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2005 Archives

For you history buffs, we will archive every article penned by the Shark Team in 2005.  As each week is finished, we will move the content to this page so you can reminisce about the good old days ... like week 1.

Because of the huge number of articles, this archive is divided into sections:
Preseason | Weeks 1-4 | Weeks 5-8 | Weeks 9-12 | Weeks 13-17 | Playoffs

Week 1

Vinnie Vinnie's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 1 Vinnie's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 1
Vinnie, Caribbean Affiliate
Sep 9, 2005
Vinnie’s been quite busy in the off season with some huge multi-million dollar deals, and now it’s time to get back to this book’s best sport.

Tony Holm The Prognosticator: Week 1 The Prognosticator: Week 1
Tony Holm, "The Prognosticator"
Sep 8, 2005
It’s with great excitement and enthusiasm I begin this 2005 campaign. FantasySharks.com has grown in the off-season and I am sure there are a few of you reading for the first time. Welcome, come on in, it’s nice to have you...

Tim Davoll The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Let The Season Begin The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Let The Season Begin
Tim Davoll, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 8, 2005
I would like to thank all of the fans who gave me some straightforward “Thong-Opening” conversations for my wife.  The best one came from Pete in Maine who suggested that it could be “a welcomed opening line to a frigid Maine evening!” 

Paul Fountain Under The Microscope - Arizona Cardinals Under The Microscope - Arizona Cardinals
Paul Fountain, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 8, 2005

For perhaps the first time since they moved to Phoenix, (or maybe the first time ever?) the Cardinals are a consensus pick to win their division. This team is hot, and not just because they play in the middle of the desert.


Doug Gaskell The Seadog Report The Seadog Report
Doug Gaskell, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 7, 2005
This week we take a look at some IDPs to keep an eye on as the 2005 season begins.

Ron Anish Start/Bench List - Week 1 Start/Bench List - Week 1
Ron Anish, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 7, 2005
Week one is upon us.  Keep it simple, remember the basics, and dominate.  Plenty of options to choose from this week, just make sure you make the right choices.

Staff Player Projections - Week 1 Player Projections - Week 1
Staff, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 6, 2005

Welcome to week 1 of the FantasySharks.com weekly projections!  

AFC East 
AFC North
AFC South
AFC West 

NFC East 
NFC North
 NFC South
 NFC West 

NOTE: Above you will find the player projections by division/team.  For a listing by position, use the Player Projections blue tab above.  Also, don't forget to try out our Interactive Projections Tool as well as your personalized FantasySharks Lineup Coach TM


Bill Leonard Contests Now Available Contests Now Available
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Sep 6, 2005

The Pick 'Em Contest and Swim Contest are ready. We've also added a new contest this year - a Survivor Contest.  I'll be explaining the Survivor contest in a thread in the Main Tank.  Good Luck!


Brian Jackson Ranking the Contenders Ranking the Contenders
Brian Jackson, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 6, 2005
Who are the favorites to win the Super Bowl, and who's new to the list?

Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls Games to Watch Games to Watch
Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 5, 2005
We start 2005 with a fresh new list of games to watch from a  fresh new list of Games to Watch Writers...Your Philly Connection - Dolfi, Petrizzi, Walls. We try to smother our bias, but still end up with games involving last year's Super Bowl participants.


Week 2

Vinnie Vinnie's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 2 Vinnie's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 2
Vinnie, Caribbean Affiliate
Sep 17, 2005
Hope you gamblers followed my advice and went 2-1 last weekend.  You’re bookie isn’t going to like you if you keep taking him down every week. 

Tony Holm The Prognosticator - Week 2 The Prognosticator - Week 2
Tony Holm, "The Prognosticator"
Sep 16, 2005
The big question in fantasy football land is whether Willie Parker can actually do it again and hold off the veterans.  The answer in my book is yes, and no.  He can and will do it again against the Texans this week and probably will get the start against the Patriots in Week 3...

Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls Games to Watch Games to Watch
Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 16, 2005
We have FOUR games we wnat you to keep an eye out for this week. We didn't steer you wrong last week, so dial into the wisdom we drop on you here and look for these games this week.

Doug Coutts From the Misc File on CN8 From the Misc File on CN8
Doug Coutts, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2005
Last night, Ed Berliner once again opened up Comcast Cable's CN8 studio for Doug Coutts and the sharks to talk fantasy football on the Sports Pulse.  Here's what they talked about...

Paul Fountain Under The Microscope - Oakland Raiders Under The Microscope - Oakland Raiders
Paul Fountain, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2005
Raiders fans are understandably excited about an offense that could be one of the league's toughest to defend.

Tim Davoll The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Week 1 The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Week 1
Tim Davoll, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2005
OK! The season opens and my bench team outscored my regular team.  What is a loser to do? 

Doug Gaskell The Seadog Report The Seadog Report
Doug Gaskell, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2005

Week 1 is in the books, so we'll take a brief look back and a look ahead to this weeks IDP match-ups. Check out the first installment of "the Wall report" as well.


The Sin City BetBot 6000 BetBot: Time for some new Bling! Bling! BetBot: Time for some new Bling! Bling!
The Sin City BetBot 6000, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2005
Nobody takes risks like a Gin-soaked robot who used to be a bookie.  Do you dare listen to this machine's advice?  Only if you want to see the playoffs this year.  Also: How to tell if Hines Ward is acting like a needy girlfriend.

Staff Player Projections - Week 2 Player Projections - Week 2
Staff, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 15, 2005

Here is week 2 of the FantasySharks.com weekly projections!  

AFC East 
AFC North
AFC South
AFC West 

NFC East 
NFC North
 NFC South
 NFC West 

NOTE: Above you will find the player projections by division/team.  For a listing by position, use the Player Projections blue tab above.  Also, don't forget to try out our Interactive Projections Tool as well as your personalized FantasySharks Lineup Coach TM


TV Team Sports Pulse and FantasySharks Cable Show Sports Pulse and FantasySharks Cable Show
TV Team, FantasySharks.com
Sep 15, 2005
Join Ed Berliner and Doug Coutts TONIGHT (Sept 15) LIVE at 10pm Eastern on Comcast Cable CN8's Sports Pulse where they chat fantasy football.  Only here at FantasySharks.com and on Comcast New England. 

Ron Anish Start/Bench List - Week 2 Start/Bench List - Week 2
Ron Anish, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 14, 2005
Did you start Keyshawn Johnson last week?  How about Chris Baker?  You benched David Carr and Amani Toomer, right?  If you answered No to any of these players, then be sure to check out this week's start/bench list and get on board.

Bill Leonard Contests Now Available Contests Now Available
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Sep 14, 2005

The Pick 'Em, Swim and Survivor Contests are ready. If you have any questions about these contests please update the in the Contests Are Ready topic in the Main Tank.  Good Luck!


Brian Jackson Ranking the Contenders Ranking the Contenders
Brian Jackson, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 14, 2005

Week 1 is in the book, and some new teams are making a statement about their post season chances.


Jim The Brutus Report The Brutus Report
Jim "Dominion" St. Onge, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 14, 2005
Welcome to the 2005 NFL Season and week 1 of this years Brutus Report.

Glenn Anderson Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups
Glenn Anderson, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 13, 2005
Here we are again...it's football time!  Week Two is always fertile ground for waiver wire pickups as the preseason hype ends and the true starters emerge from amidst the coachspeak and stats racked up against fourth-string defenses.  And this week's waiver wire is hoppin' with some sweet pickups that could help your squad all season long.  So let's get to it!!

Jason Brictha Observation Deck - Week 1 Observation Deck - Week 1
Jason Brictha, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 13, 2005
The Observation Deck is back for another week.  This week we take a look at: The Saints, Mike Shanahan, Jets and Chiefs, T.O, and some Quick Hits.

Bill Leonard Contest Results Available Contest Results Available
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Sep 13, 2005

Contest results for week 1 of the Pick 'Em Contest are ready.  Aussie Cowboy and spiderhett post the best record.  Everyone is still alive in the Survivor Contest.  It's the shark with the most sand dollars at the end of the year that wins it all!  The more wins you string together the more sand dollars you earn (regardless of your bet).  The swim contest will be updated later today.


Doug Coutts Week One In Review Week One In Review
Doug Coutts, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 12, 2005
And so after a long summer, week one of the National Football League finally arrived!!


Week 3

Tony Holm The Prognosticator - Week 3 The Prognosticator - Week 3
Tony Holm, "The Prognosticator"
Sep 23, 2005
Teams are applying a very different tactic this season to slow the Colts down and so far, it has been working.  Commit 5 DB’s to the field at all times, in other words, stay in a dime or nickel package and run with them.  Opposing teams have effectively taken Peyton Manning out of the game as the Colts adjust to what the defense gives them by just feeding Edgerrin James all day...

Vinnie Vinnie's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 3 Vinnie's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 3
Vinnie, Caribbean Affiliate
Sep 23, 2005
Vinnie has prediction on 2, yes 2, 5-star winners this week!

Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls Week 3 Games to Watch Week 3 Games to Watch
Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 23, 2005

This week we focus on some interesting RB subplots during week 3.  Also, some open discussion about 4:15 games in the East, Eli Manning's attitude towards the Chargers, and whether or not Mike Shanahan is a vampire.


The Sin City BetBot 6000 Dilfer's Inferno! Dilfer's Inferno!
The Sin City BetBot 6000, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2005
This week the BetBot gives a few short term suggestions to try while you figure out if your drafted name brands need a few more weeks to fester on the bench. Only an intoxicated robot would dare suggest Trent Dilfer over Daunte Culpepper.

Paul Fountain Under The Microscope - Dallas Cowboys Under The Microscope - Dallas Cowboys
Paul Fountain, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2005
This year's team is starting to resemble a classic Parcells squad by blocking well, running the ball with authority, and stopping the run in a classic 3-4 defensive alignment.

Tim Davoll The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Week 2 The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Week 2
Tim Davoll, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 23, 2005
At this point my season looks like the injury status on my players. So what is the difference between Questionable and Doubtful? 

Doug Gaskell The Seadog Report The Seadog Report
Doug Gaskell, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2005
Week#2 is in the books. Let's take a look into the wonderful realm of IDPs

Staff Player Projections - Week 3 Player Projections - Week 3
Staff, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2005

Here is week 3 of the FantasySharks.com weekly projections!  

AFC East 
AFC North
AFC South
AFC West 

NFC East 
NFC North
 NFC South
 NFC West 

NOTE: Above you will find the player projections by division/team.  For a listing by position, use the Player Projections blue tab above.  Also, don't forget to try out our Interactive Projections Tool as well as your personalized FantasySharks Lineup Coach TM


Brian Jackson Ranking the Contenders Ranking the Contenders
Brian Jackson, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2005

Indy takes the top spot, Philly bounces back and there are some fact movers up the list


Ron Anish Start/Bench List - Week 3 Start/Bench List - Week 3
Ron Anish, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 21, 2005

It's week three and that means it's time to reevaluate our studs list and bye weeks begin. Keep a close eye on your reserves as team depth = success once the injuries begin to mount.


Jim The Brutus Report The Brutus Report
Jim "Dominion" St. Onge, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 21, 2005
Week 2, ahhhh a return to normalcy where studs soar and suckers sink, well it is about time!  Wait…

Chris Dolfi-Tom Walls The Last Row The Last Row
Chris Dolfi-Tom Walls, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 21, 2005
Your friends in Section 209 of the Linc get back to you with their chronicle of the first Eagles home game of the season.

Glenn Anderson Week 3 - Waiver Wire Pickups Week 3 - Waiver Wire Pickups
Glenn Anderson, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 20, 2005
Peyton Manning without a touchdown pass?  Jamal Lewis held to nine rushing yards?  Five interceptions for Daunte Culpepper?  It was indeed another crazy week in the NFL.  But there's one thing that we can count on...solid players available on the waiver wire for those with the knowlege to find them.  So let's look at who these guys are this week!

Bill Leonard Contests Now Available Contests Now Available
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Sep 20, 2005

The Pick 'Em, Swim and Survivor Contests are ready. If you have any questions about these contests please update the in the Contests Are Ready topic in the Main Tank.  Good Luck!


Bill Leonard Contest Results Available Contest Results Available
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Sep 20, 2005

Contest results for week 2 are now available. A few people tied for the best record in the Pick 'Em Contest.  joepetrizzi leads overall.  In the Swim Contest our own Tony Holm submitted the best team this week but still trails BIGDOGDCH.  Here are the results for the Survivor Contest 


Jason Brichta Observation Deck Observation Deck
Jason Brichta, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 20, 2005
This week, I must begin by saying how happy and sad I am that the NFL and the Saints decided to move operations to San Antonio and play three home games here.

Doug Coutts Week Two in Review Week Two in Review
Doug Coutts, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 19, 2005
Week two is in the books, quick recap this week of what went on.

Ray Salemi One-Hour Champion One-Hour Champion
Ray Salemi, Fantasy Football Guest Writer
Sep 19, 2005

Got a Life?   If you do, that�s too bad because for most people a life is an insurmountable obstacle to a fantasy football champion; unless, of course, you are a One-Hour Champion.   I�ve won championships using the One-Hour Champion program and in this article I�ll share the secrets of the program with you...



Week 4

Tony Holm The Prognosticator - Week 4 The Prognosticator - Week 4
Tony Holm, "The Prognosticator"
Sep 30, 2005
Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator. May it be your north star in a zodiac sky.

Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls Games to Watch Games to Watch
Dolfi-Petrizzi-Walls, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 30, 2005
While we search for a headshot of Philly Connection writer Joe Petrizzi, we decided to write another Sharks TV Guide for your pleasure this week. A few prime games this week, and all involve a bit of tactical intrigue at the TE position. Crack the Natty Light, sit back and avoid contact with all other people in your life.

Mickey (Vinnie's cousin) Mickey's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 4 Mickey's Pick$ and Pa$$es - Week 4
Mickey (Vinnie's cousin), Caribbean Affiliate
Sep 30, 2005
Vinnie, Vinnie, Vinnie. Two five-star losers. Guess what? Your pall Mickey takes over for you this week since you stunk up the joint.

Doug Coutts From the MISC file on CN8...strategy tip of the week From the MISC file on CN8...strategy tip of the week
Doug Coutts, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2005
Last night, Ed Berliner once again opened up Comcast Cable's CN8 studio for Doug Coutts and the sharks to talk fantasy football on the Sports Pulse.  Here's what they talked about...

Tim Davoll The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Week 3 The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin - Week 3
Tim Davoll, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 30, 2005
The week starts off pretty normal.  Then you get an e-mail from your college roommate. 

Doug Gaskell The Seadog Report The Seadog Report
Doug Gaskell, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2005
IDP match-ups for week 4 and another wrap-up on "the Wall"

The Sin City BetBot 6000 The Sin City BetBot Presents The Sin City BetBot Presents
The Sin City BetBot 6000, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2005

The Tecmo Tip of the Week is back!  Plus a host of other deeper sleeper information you'll need to dominate your fantasy league.


Paul Fountain Under The Microscope - Pittsburgh Steelers Under The Microscope - Pittsburgh Steelers
Paul Fountain, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2005
The biggest reasons for Big Ben's historic early success have been a punishing running game and good protection from the offensive line.  This is an effective combination that boosted the fortunes of many fantasy teams last year, and will continue to do so in 2005.

The Sin City BetBot 6000 Money In The Bank! Money In The Bank!
The Sin City BetBot 6000, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 30, 2005
The BetBot has some Tecmo tips and a feedback loop in store for you this week. You'll also want to check out his sleeper picks for this week.

Chris Dolfi-Tom Walls The Last Row The Last Row
Chris Dolfi-Tom Walls, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Sep 29, 2005
Section 209 of the Linc was hot, in more ways than one versus the Raiders. We talk about the importance of kickers; a couple members of Raiders Nation and ways we get out of tough situations.

Jim The Brutus Report - Week 4 The Brutus Report - Week 4
Jim "Dominion" St. Onge, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 29, 2005
Week 3 has come and gone and Daunte has finally produced.  LT also produced and let me publicly apologize right now if anyone didn’t start him...

Ron Anish Start/Bench List - Week 4 Start/Bench List - Week 4
Ron Anish, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2005

We turned back the clock last week and recommended starting Fred Taylor, Terry Glenn, and Keenan McCardell. They all paid off in spades. Be sure to check in to see the new names on the Studs list and some old names that have been taken down a notch until they can prove us wrong. Keep an eye on the bye weeks and don't be afraid to start the hot hand.


Brian Jackson Ranking the Contenders Ranking the Contenders
Brian Jackson, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2005

The defensive minded Colts win again, and the Pats bounced back with a big win.


Bill Leonard Contests Now Available Contests Now Available
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Sep 28, 2005

The Pick 'Em, Swim and Survivor Contests are ready. If you have any questions about these contests please update the Contests Are Ready topic in the Main Tank.  Good Luck!


Glenn Anderson Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups
Glenn Anderson, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2005
There are few constants in life.  But thankfully, there are a few in the football world.  Randy Moss *will* have a head of hair that makes him look like Don King in a funhouse mirror.  You *will* hear the Philly fans in the crowd.  And your hot waiver-wire pickups of the week *will* be right here!  So let's go!

Jason Brichta Observation Deck - Week 3 Observation Deck - Week 3
Jason Brichta, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2005

Some observations from this weeks games:
 - Just Plain Lousy Game of the Week
 - Manning the Offense  
 - Green in Green Bay
 - Surgeon General Warning
 - Fantasy Studs
 - Quick Hits


Bill Leonard Contest Results Available Contest Results Available
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Sep 27, 2005

Contest results for week 3 are now available. rallyz had the best record in the Pick 'Em Contest with a number of members tied for the overall lead.  In the Swim Contest Decktard submitted the best team this week with Popper overtaking BIGDOGDCH for the year end lead.  Here are the results for the Survivor Contest.  Lots of members with S$1900.  Even those of us that have picked a loser can still compete.  It's the member with the most sand dollars that wins!


Doug Coutts Week Three in Review Week Three in Review
Doug Coutts, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Sep 26, 2005
Week three saw some tremendous fantasy performances...Tomlinson, Alexander, Steve Smith...and hopefully you didn't buy into the hype and jumped off the Culpepper bandwagon. 


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