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THE DIVE: Week 17 “The Last Dance”

TE Jonnu Smith TEN

Remember Jonnu Smith? It appeared he was poised for a monster season after three touchdowns in his first two games, but then completely fell of the radar. He has been heating up recently with double-digit points in back-to-back games and is a solid target for your Week 17 matchup.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 17

WR Michael Thomas and QB Drew Brees NO

So you think you know fantasy football? I drafted 10th in my 10-team league. My first draft pick was quarterback Drew Brees and my second draft pick was wide receiver Michael Thomas. And yes, I still made it to the finals.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 16

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger having only 7 yards passing, something is amok. I guess this is just a weird year. This means that I can proudly say Christmas being early is the least of my worries as I am actually in the finals of my fantasy football championship.

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THE DIVE: Week 15 “Patiently Waiting”

RB Cam Akers LA Rams & LB Kendall Beckwith Tampa Bay

Cam AKers has had extra time to rest and prepare for a juicy Week 15 home matchup against the New York Jets, who allow the 10th most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Akers may be a low-end RB2, but has the ceiling to be a top option this week!

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 15

TE Rob Gronkowski & QB Tom Brady Tampa Bay

Who knows who my TE will be but that has been my issue since I dropped TE Rob Gronkowski after 5 weeks of just awful performances. But he is now back and playing for one of the teams in our Final Four. Oh, the humanity.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 8

RB Jonathan Taylor Indianapolis Colts

His role as a receiver has been largely disappointing during the last month, and now Jonathan Taylor’s rushing workload took a hit during the Indianapolis Colts’ Week 8 win over the Detroit Lions.

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THE DIVE: Week 8 – “Thriller”

RB Boston Scott PHI

Although Boston Scott’s game in Week 7 was poised for disappointment, he heated up on Philadelphia’s final drive and scored the game-winning touchdown. Scott should thrive again when Philadelphia visits the downtrodden Dallas defense, who has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 8

QB Joe Burrow CIN

I decided to go big or go home last week. I was playing against Irv, who just so happens to be the manager who has won our fantasy football league each of the last two years. He is a very talented fantasy football player so I needed to pull a rabbit out of my hat.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 7

Fall Leaves in New England

How much cider and apple pies and pumpkin patch picking can you prepare for? Well, not enough my friends. Everyone seems to be driving 40 miles per hour or less and they are bedazzled by the wonderful colors brought forth by Mother Nature. Foliage is Covid-19 friendly just like drive-ins! Who knew?

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 6

WR Cole Beasley BUF

We had a Tuesday Night Football game between the “So this is what a field looks like” Tennessee Titans and the “Hey our QB Josh Allen was taken after Sam Darnold in the same draft” Buffalo Bills that kept Tennessee with a perfect record.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 5

QB Cam Newton New England Patriots

The shocker of the week was announced that QB Cam Newton of the Patriots tested positive for Covid-19 and the game was moved to a Monday Night game if there were no more positive tests. There were no more positive tests and the game was played Monday night.

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THE DIVE: Week 4 “Buffalo Wild Wins!”

WR Allen Lazard GB & Marshon Lattimore NO

Thankfully, Week 3 saw less injuries, yet still gave us many monster performances from players including Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Alvin Kamara, Tyler Lockett, Dak Prescott, James Robinson, Jared Goff and Austin Ekeler. New England running back ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 4

Fall Leaves in New England

The end of Summer has come and gone. It is the time where New England locals bid a fond farewell to the hummingbird although ours left officially on 8/31. When you are quarantining it appears that you seem to notice things like this.

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TRAPS & TRENDS: Week 3

RB Rex Burkhead NE

What’s the best way to sum up the Week 3 action? Try this: Fewer injuries, but more questions. Is there clarity in the New England Patriots backfield? Is the New York Giants backfield a lost cause? Are there two on-the-rise ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 3

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A portmanteau is the creation of a word out of two words. Like smog is the combination of smoke and fog. My portmanteau is loffense. A combination of lacking with offense describes my season so far. I miss my offense and Will Fuller who went for 19 last week ended up with 0 points this week.

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THE DIVE: Week 2 – “Sand Off the Rust”

RB Adrian Peterson, Detroit

Detroit’s backfield will have a shared workload, but Adrian Peterson appears to head this committee for now. He has an attractive matchup against Green Bay, who he is very familiar with - and who just allowed 128 total yards and two scores to Minnesota’s running backs.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 17

Christmas Playoffs

Merry Christmas everyone! This article will drop on Dec. 24 and in homage to Clement C. Moore … it ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas when you could read this tome and all through the house … well you know the ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 16

QB Drew Brees NO

The narrative for this week is that the following will occur: QB Drew Brees will pass for more than three touchdowns because that is what he needs for the overall record over former QB Peyton Manning. He passed for exactly four touchdowns and delivered the win.

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RED ZONE: Target Analysis – Week 14

WR Allen Robinson CHI

Allen Robinson has been on fire the past three weeks, with touchdowns now in three consecutive games while averaging 10 targets per game during that span. This is the production we thought we’d be getting all year when drafting him this past summer and it’s better late than never.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 15

TE_Zach_Ertz_PHI_1

I was leading by eight points as late as 11:15 p.m. on Monday Night and tight end Zach Ertz caught a touchdown to send the game into overtimes. Then I was up by those same two points until tight end Zach Ertz caught the game-winning touchdown and went for 30 points on me. I lose on the last play of the game.

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 14

Christmas_Tree_1

Hello and greetings. For everyone in the normal world, I have news. It is snowing in New England with an unusual flurry. However, we are better in New England at handling the elements than most. So it is without further ...

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DIARY OF A FANTASY VIRGIN: Week 13

Richard_Sherman_Holding_Turkey_1

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone I know and don’t know. I will be giving thanks this year for what my family possesses. I wish your time with your family brings about a more Norman Rockwell moment with that turkey than a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation sequence of events with the same type of bird.

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REAR-VIEW: Week 11 Recap

QB Mason Rudolph PIT

Mason Rudolph is starting to show his limitations as a passer against a Browns team that is finally healthy in the secondary. Rudolph threw for 4 interceptions and just one touchdown on an infamous night that he was hit with a helmet.

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