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Tim Davoll

Author of the Weekly Series "Diary of a Fantasy Virgin" since opening day of FantasySharks.com. That particular date? It was September 12, 2002 when my first article was published on this site. It has been a great ride ever since.

DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 8

Frost on Pumpkins

So get out and enjoy. The winter always feels longer in the Northeast. Our summer may have been a precursor to the real bitter cold winds yet to arrive. This in-between time keeps pulling at you until the first frost on that pumpkin on my doorstep.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 7

QB Baker Mayfield CLE

When my wife asks me who Baker Mayfield is, it means the information she is seeing outside of the game is not properly aligned with the performance on the field. I hope Mayfield pulls it together but the message is just not completely all there. Just like my team this week.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 6

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The NFL comes into Week 6 with all of these strange issues. Teams that should win do not. See the Kansas City Chiefs at home. See the Dallas Cowboys at home. Players that were number one in receiving yards are held back. See Keenan Allen.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 5

RB Wayne Gallman NYG

Week 5 is a stepping off point for your fantasy football team. No matter what your record, realize that you must always go over and over the waiver wire. There will be a player acquired in the month of October who will propel your team forward; whether it is from an injury or just performance, be on the lookout.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 4

Fall Leaves in New England

It is the time of year people predict the foliage. It goes something like ...“Farmer’s Almanac says the rain over the Summer means beautiful colors”. Then you have those all convinced that wooly bears can predict our winter.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 2

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All I needed was an en temps performance from Tyreek Hill and Mike Evans but they went all bunsly on me. If Deshaun Watson goes for a 44 burger I will win. Hooray! But he only went for a 39 burger and I am 0-1.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Let the Season Begin

QB Deshaun Watson HOU

Like an old friend coming back for a 20 week or so visit, the NFL is about to knock on the doors of our homes again. So welcome to the 2019 NFL season. There are lots of ups and lots of not-so-ups throughout an NFL year. When confronted with the complexity of it all you could get a brain cramp.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Divisional Weekend

WR Keke Coutee HOU

First up are the surging Indianapolis Colts at the Kansas City Chiefs. I sense either brilliance from Patrick Mahomes or another scheme by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts run-run-run and throw-throw-throw so I see the latter and another road victory this playoff season for the Colts.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 14

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

On the last week of our fantasy football season, RB Phillip Lindsay, RB James Conner, and QB Deshaun Watson went for a combined 70 points. Only Phillip Lindsay went for a 28 burger but that was enough. I have been winning by getting 90 points from my Top 3 players and coasting in.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 12

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Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I consider it one of the greatest holidays because most people get Thursday and Friday off.  How cool is that? So enjoy your Turkey.  Enjoy your stuffing.  Devour that pumpkin pie.  Thanksgiving is a ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 11

QB Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs

Week 11 has arrived.  We are nearing the home stretch and the Bye weeks are getting down to the final count.  Every week is important and sometimes your team cannot find the end zone.  Somehow it becomes critical to try ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 9

QB Deshaun Watson HOU

Happy Halloween! There is a lot going on my friends. Personally and impersonally we have learned nothing. However, we are closing in on a solution. The NFL season is winding up and it is on full tilt. Generally speaking, there ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 7

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This part of the year focuses on the harvest. The pumpkin patch. The end of apple picking season. The preparation for Halloween festivities. The danger of wishing back that hot summer when there is a hint of snow in the air. I want to let Don Henley know that for adults this is the time we should lament the end of Summer.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 6

QB Carson Wents PHI & RB Jay Ajayi PHI

Where is the season going? It is on fast forward and I lost running back Jay Ajayi. Just when you thought the reigning Super Bowl Champions would be forced to run the football they find themselves without a running back and one game under .500.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 5

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Despite starting out 3-1 on the opening four matches day one, the US went on to only earn 7 ½ more points out of a possibility of 24 more to be had. In the end Team Europe took back the Ryder Cup with a score of 17 ½ to 10 ½ . It was ugly and we make no excuses. The US Ryder Cup team seems more out-of-synch on European soil than ever before.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 4

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Happy Week 4 in the NFL my friends and we are witness to history. Tiger Woods wins a golf tournament! The actual Fed Ex Cup Tournament Championship no less!  That takes temerity!  Now back to the NFL. Did you notice ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 3

Red Sox

Only two changes but the Red Sox have the best record in all of baseball. Their record is 103-47 as of this writing. That is 56 games over .500, and to put it bluntly, the team hits the ball and this team wins regular season baseball games. It just doesn’t make sense to see a team win 103 games with 12 more games to play.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 2

Mount Rushmore

What do you do when you turn 50? I asked that question earlier this year and came up with a long weekend in Rapid City South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Custer State Park. So I got these off of my bucket list and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Here are some takeaways.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Division Weekend

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I predicted that Kansas City's defense would scheme the heck out of quarterback Marcus Mariota; it worked a little bit but it gave way after a freak own catch resulted in the first touchdown for Tennessee. I think Bill Belichick is going to really-really scheme quarterback Marcus Mariota. This means easy time for New England at home as they carry on this week.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 17

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Listen my friends.  It has come to pass that the statutory system is involved in an automatic interval.  This is my gift to my friends on this holiday  The system is very Jimmy Garoppolo and I am nonetheless affected. Certainly ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 16

QB_Tom_Brady_NEP_2

Ben Roethlisberger fakes a spike and throws it late over the middle to only have it get tipped and intercepted … and a loss! What is up with New England and these crazy within the moment games? It was Tom Brady’s 51st comeback in his career. Fifty Freaking One!

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