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Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin

START/BENCH: Week 17

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It was not the happiest of Holidays for many Tennessee and Oakland fans as their young franchise quarterbacks suffered leg injuries that ended their seasons. Here’s hoping that both Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota recover fully and are back on the field for the start of ...

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START/BENCH: Week 16

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It somehow feels fitting that Week 16 of the 2016 NFL season falls squarely on Christmas weekend. It would have taken a few ‘miracles’ in the last two weeks for owners to have reached what is considered championship week in ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 16

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I’ve made my feelings quite clear about Thursday night football and I believe the Seattle Seahawks uniforms were just Thursday night further messing with me…ugh. [Editor’s Comment: Hey Uncle Waldo, what do you think about those unis now?] If Russell ...

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START/BENCH: Week 15

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There is so much to love about this time of year from a fantasy football perspective as the playoffs are in full swing. There is also so much to hate about this time of year as seven months of draft ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 15

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Last week’s edition of Wally’s World was the ‘It’s my Birthday Spectacular.” This week is the “We are getting at least nine-inches of snow here in Michigan and I’m exhausted from shoveling.” edition. At least I’m not alone as quite ...

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START/BENCH: Week 14

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To paraphrase that fine singer Mr. Kenny Loggins, “This is it.” After four months of NFL action the fantasy football playoffs are finally here (in most formats). Weeks of pouring over replays, statistics and rankings to set our weekly lineups ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 14

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Welcome to a very special trip to Wally’s World as the majority of this week’s article will be written on my birthday. [Editor’s Comment: Happy Birthday, Uncle Waldo!] Yes. Old Uncle Waldo just got a bit older. For the sake ...

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DRAFTKINGS SLEEPER DEFENSES: Week 13

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It’s that time of year when season long fantasy owners are pacing and fretting over their lineup decisions as the playoffs approach (or have already started). We have no such worries here as we put together another DraftKings Sleeper Defenses ...

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START/BENCH: Week 13

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As the last scraps of turkey are made into dumplings or a stew it’s time to focus on Week 13 action and the looming fantasy football playoffs. Well, in a lot of leagues this is the final week of the ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 13

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The moose out front may have indicated that the park is closed. Trust me folks. Wally’s World is certainly open. As a Detroit Lions fans I can only say…wow! As a fantast football pundit as well as owner in multiple ...

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START/BENCH: Week 12

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It was going to be hard for Week 11 to live up to the drama and excitement that Week 10 provided. Let’s face it. It did not. I suppose if you are a Cincinnati Bengals fan then there was plenty ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 12

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After their first game was a 41-38 fantasy bonanza, it stands to reason that a Thursday night meeting between New Orleans and Carolina would be a 23-20 clunker. Curse you, Thursday Night Football! It was rough watching Luke Kuechly leave the game ...

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DRAFTKINGS SLEEPER DEFENSES: Week 11

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There’s little doubt that Week 10 was one of the most exciting weeks of NFL and fantasy football action we’ve seen in 2016. From crazy last-minute finishes to outstanding individual performances, last week’s action had it all. Another thing it ...

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START/BENCH: Week 11

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Now that’s what I’m talking about! It may have taken until Week 10 but it was well worth the wait to see a week full of great NFL action. Not just good folks. GREAT! It could not have come at ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 11

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Old Uncle Waldo has never been as excited to get behind the wheel of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster as I am this week. [Editor’s Comment: If that excitement lasts longer than 4 hours, consult a physician.] Let’s hit the ...

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START/BENCH: Week 10

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Things are heating up now that we have passed the halfway point of the actual NFL season and enter the home stretch of fantasy football seasons. Every roster decision takes on added importance as teams battle for playoff positions or ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 10

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The Wagon Queen Family Truckster has been gassed up and ready to hit the road for Week 10. OK, Taylor Gabriel, you’ve officially piqued my interest. The speedy Atlanta wide receiver has scored a rushing, as well as receiving, touchdown in the ...

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DRAFTKINGS SLEEPER DEFENSES: Week 9

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I would be remiss if I did not begin this article by offering congratulations to the Chicago Cubs on their epic World Series victory. Even a football junkie like myself can appreciate great baseball and that series ended with a ...

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START/BENCH: Week 9

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The craziness that is fantasy football truly is like riding a hummingbird. It’s up. It’s down. It’s all over the place but it’s always a heck of a ride. Trying to pin down a pattern to the 2016 season is ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 9

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The Thursday night game was a great example of where fantasy and reality regarding a performance part ways. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles was horrific tossing wounded ducks all over the field and was lucky to not have been benched. Well, ...

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DRAFTKINGS SLEEPER DEFENSES: Week 8

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Now that we are solidly past the halfway point of the fantasy football season…wait. My bad. That is the opening I’ve been putting on my other articles this week but we are talking Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) here. We don’t ...

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START/BENCH: Week 8

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Let’s face it folks. As we head into Week 8 of the NFL/fantasy football season it’s a great time to be a sports fan and alive in general. The World Series starts this week and the Chicago Cubs are actually ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 8

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It appeared that Aaron Rodgers was doing his best Jay Cutler impersonation early in the game Thursday night. Less pouting and complaining with some better passes would be nice. [Editor’s Comment: Are we talking about Smokin’ Jay Cutler?] That being said, I’m guessing his ...

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DRAFTKINGS SLEEPER DEFENSES: Week 7

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There was plenty of exciting offensive performances in Week 6 of the NFL season with big name players stepping up. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, LeSean McCoy, David Johnson, Odell Beckham, Julio Jones and Rob Gronkowski all finished as top-5 scorers ...

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START/BENCH: Week 7

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Now that Week 6 is firmly in the rear view mirror, we are basically at the halfway point of the fantasy football season. Owners have a good idea of where they stand and what they may need to do heading ...

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DRAFTKINGS SLEEPER DEFENSES: Week 6

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Thanks to the Tennessee Titans we managed to have a third consecutive week in which one of our ‘sleeper’ defenses reached double-digits is scoring. The other bargain defenses managed to score in the four to seven point range. Not bad ...

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START/BENCH: Week 6

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It is truly hard to believe that Week 6 of the NFL season is upon us. Although, I’m guessing that New England Patriots fans as well as Tom Brady owners feel like the first four weeks took forever to get ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 6

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How bad must Colin Kaepernick look in practice that San Francisco continues to roll out Blaine Gabbert? It’s time to make that change. Actually, it’s way past time. Heck. I’m guessing San Francisco fans would even take Christian Ponder over Gabbert at this point. [Editor’s ...

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START/BENCH: Week 5

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With the first four weeks in the books and bye weeks kicking into high gear, the 2016 fantasy football season is beginning to come into focus. Owners have an idea of what kind of rosters they have and where work ...

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WALLY’S WORLD: Week 5

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We are a quarter of the way through the fantasy football season and things are heating up. Let’s get the Wagon Queen Family Truckster out on the road and see what stood out this week. That’s the A.J. Green we ...

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