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Mike Nease

Mike Nease is a member of the FSWA and has been playing the game since 1985, while also writing about it since 2001. Over the years he has sampled about all the playing scenarios that fantasy football offers, including re-drafter, keeper, dynasty, auction, IDP and salary cap leagues. He and his wife Bonnie reside in West Chicago, IL You can contact Mike at mnease23@yahoo.com anytime and during the football season follow him @mikeinsights.

COUCH TOMATOES: Anatevka Redux

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Warning: Reading this column about fantasy football can be hazardous to your health. If you cannot handle humor and satire, mixed in with a few juicy tidbits of NFL facts, this may not be for you. But if you are ...

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COUCH TOMATOES: Back to the Future

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Warning: Reading this column about fantasy football can be hazardous to your health. If you cannot handle humor and satire, mixed in with a few juicy tidbits of NFL facts, this may not be for you. But if you are ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 17

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The long fantasy football season has come to an end. The only ones still playing are diehards who want to suck every pint of blood out of this injury-filled 2015 season. Playing a championship game in Week 17 is like ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 14

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Last week I let Toby pick some players that he believed would excel in Week 13. My only caveat was that he could not pick all the obvious choices. Anybody could choose Antonio Brown and other players of that ilk. ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 13

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Week 12 is in the books, and for many of us the results of the Week 13 games will decide who is in the playoffs and who is not. All year long I have been moaning and griping about injuries ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 12

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You just have to sit back, grin and suck it all up some weeks. In one league I have lost by one point and three points, respectively, in two of the last three games. I no longer have to worry ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 11

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Sunday was a day of exciting football. Chicago attacked St. Louis with that old-time nasty snarling defense I have grown to love throughout the years. Nick Foles played like a man being chased by demons. It brought back fond memories ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 10

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I feel like I am cartwheeling in space, watching a myriad of colors splashing around me. There is soothing jazz mixed with a lively African folk song being sung by children in the distance. I’m thinking about how great it ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 9

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I feel like I am in the car, cruising at about 75 MPH on the Interstate watching the mile markers cluck by. Whoosh-Whoosh-Whoosh! Suddenly we are at Week 9, just passing the halfway point in the NFL and having only ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 8

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The Bears took the week off and as has become the norm, many of my fantasy players spent the weekend relaxing in the trainer’s room around the league, whether they had a game scheduled or not. Speaking of being dinged ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 7

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Other than the Bears losing in OT, the Cubs sending impostors to play the Mets and one fantasy game I lost by about a single stinking fractional point, Sunday was a great day on the couch. I have been told ...

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The Stud Running Back Theory…RIP?

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We have seen running backs falling by the wayside all season long. Jamaal Charles is gone. DeMarco Murray, LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch and Arian Foster have been hurting. Eddie Lacy, C.J. Anderson and Alfred Morris are apparently playing in an alternate universe. As far as the young rookies go, mediocrity reigns. They have ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 6

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Oh, what a raucous weekend it was on the couch. The Chicago Bears won again and are actually giving fans some hope. The Chicago Cubs did well in foreign territory — beating the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs. And ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 5

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This game is all in the numbers — nothing more and nothing less. The numbers tell the story. Another week, another whine festival … for what seemed like the 810th Sunday in a row, the sour grapes were flowing freely ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 4

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One thing that can be said about early injuries is that hopefully you get your guys back quicker. Hmmmm—that does sound like a feeble rationalization doesn’t it? Perhaps it helps to get your butt in gear on the waiver wire ...

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Couch Tomatoes – Week 3

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One thing you have to admit is that when the football season starts, it flies by like a fast freight train going downhill. The Thursday-Sunday-Monday schedule keeps racing along, with little time for a break between the weeks. I am ...

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Couch Tomatoes

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When you make the move from being just a fantasy football fan to becoming a senile old fart couch potato, you really have to pause and think about it. I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, like this is ...

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