Interrogate the Industry: Brandon Marianne Lee

Dec 27

Interrogate the Industry: Brandon Marianne Lee

It has felt like ages since my last Interrogate the Industry post. For that I apologize. I think due to the peak of the Fantasy Football season, the Holidays, illnesses things often get put on the back burner for everyone. I wasn’t ignoring the posts as much as not over concerning myself making sure folks responded, etc as I normally would. That being said, now that I am planning on bringing the series back in full force, especially for the Fantasy Baseball season, I wanted to come back strong. Why not snag one of the amazing sisters from the Her Fantasy Football podcast, and website herfantasyfootball.com? I had success, and not only that a kick ass response and I think built a friendly and future relationship with the ladies of this fantastic site/podcast. They are making waves in the industry and for good reason. They are women who really know their stuff. They research, they provide insight, they don’t rely on hunches, and most importantly, they actually interact with their followers. An extremely difficult and time-consuming task for anyone who continually develops a larger base of fans and followers. The Fantasy Football season may be over, but the questions are still fun and well answered. If anything it will give you a heads up onto a great follow and podcast for the next Fantasy Football season. Hope you enjoy the triumphant return, and continue to look forward to more great interrogation’s for the Fantasy Baseball season. Enjoy learning a tad more from one of the absolute best and sweetest in the industry! I also think we have plenty in common, besides Fantasy Sports. I hope most of you are basking in championship glory and winnings as you read this. Enjoy the Real NFL playoffs while I start getting lubed up for the MLB season to...

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Discount Diving for FanDuel Week 16

Dec 21

Discount Diving for FanDuel Week 16

CHAMPIONSHIP has arrived and if you are in the championship congratulations and best of luck! If you are not however, like myself you will likely be looking to do some Discount Diving in DFS this week. I would normally apologize for the disastrous lineup I submitted and discount plays from last week, but I won’t this week. Last week was simply brutal from top to bottom. I was eliminated from 3 championship matches thanks to a quarterback nightmare, poor play from superstars Jamaal Charles, Calvin Johnson and….. well, I could go on and on but I won’t.  I know the saying “No one cares about YOUR team” and won’t push my readers to the limit. I will save that for Twitter. This week there are plenty of injuries, questionable to doubtful status players, and values to be found if you are willing to risk it before kickoff. With top-tier positional players like Demarco Murray, T.Y. Hilton, and Julio Jones listed as question marks, or playing at less than 100% you have some potential discount gold. With that I wish everyone luck in their seasonal and Daily contests today and let’s all cross fingers that this week is far better than last week. Discount Diving on FanDuel Quarterback: Alex Smith, Kansas City @ Pittsburgh Smith has been putting up decent numbers from the Quarterback position the last 4 weeks, even as a game manager. Don’t let the zero touchdown passes to Wide Receivers stat scare you. He uses his feet, tosses the ball to his Running Backs and big Tight End target Travis Kelce. Pittsburgh does not have a fantastic defense and allows 17+ points to opposing Quarterbacks all season.  Pricing in at $7,400 makes him a nice target on FanDuel if you are looking to save at the position this week. Projected FanDuel points: 17.3 Running Back: Joique Bell, Detroit @ Chicago Joique has a fantastic matchup against a bears team that is reeling, and a defense that allows second most rushing touchdowns in the league. At a price tag of $7,300 and an increased workload Bell should be able to pound the Bears this week and continue scoring double-digit Fantasy points. Projected FanDuel Points: 15.5 Wide Receiver: Donte Moncrief,...

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Week 16 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

Dec 18

Week 16 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

It is sad, but exciting at the same time. The fantasy championships are among us, and some of your leagues are already finished. It has been an exciting season, and if you’re in the championship, a successful one for you. However, there is one more week, and that causes for you to finish the job, and get the prized possession in your fantasy league. Your season has been great, but don’t let it end here. If you have any lineup decisions, this article should make it easier to make them. I’ll help you in your championship matchups, by giving my advice on whom to start or sit. Good luck! This is for it all. Remember: If you win, thank me. But if you lose, it’s your team. Week 16 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Quarterbacks Start ‘Em: Matthew Stafford at Chicago Projected Fantasy Points: 24 Stafford was a let down last week, but otherwise he’s been very productive as of late. In two of his last three weeks, he has had over 20 fantasy points. This week he’ll play the Bears, which rank last in the league against opposing fantasy quarterbacks this season. Two weeks ago when Stafford met the Bears last, he had 25 fantasy points. Expect a stat-line similar to that, and you can trust Stafford in your fantasy championship matchups. Quarterbacks Sit ‘Em: Philip Rivers at San Francisco Projected Fantasy Points: 14 The 49ers’ season has been brutal, but they have done things right on the defensive side. Rivers will play the 49ers this week, and they have faired well against opposing quarterbacks this season, ranking 4th in the NFL against them. Plus, Rivers hasn’t been productive the last two weeks, as he only had 11 fantasy points for two weeks straight. I don’t think it is smart to start Rivers in a crucial championship showdown. Running Backs Start ‘Em: Dan Herron at Dallas Projected Fantasy Points: 10 Let’s face it, Herron is obviously the better running back than Trent Richardson, and has done much more with his touches. That being said, Herron’s role should continue to grow, especially this week against the Cowboys. Dallas is coming off of a game in which they allowed three rushing...

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Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: Championship Week!

Dec 17

Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: Championship Week!

You’re so close to a Fantasy Football championship, you can taste it! Our Week 16 Fantasy Rankings will help you become a champion for the entire Fantasy offseason! While Daily Fantasy Football has become all the rage in the instant gratification world we live in, putting in the time and effort to build a quality Fantasy team that brings home a title is even better. Think of how many hours you put in this summer, researching, projecting and debating all of the players in your Fantasy Football draft before finally coming up with your cheat sheet. And even once your cheat sheet was complete, you still had to come up with some strategies to use during the draft. You had to outsmart your fellow drafters, figuring out what they were going to do before they did it. All of this – before your season even started!?! Good luck this week – and don’t come home a loser! Week 16 Fantasy Rankings Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros Hopefully, these Week 16 Fantasy Football rankings will help you come home a...

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings

Dec 11

Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings

If you’ve made it this far in your Fantasy playoffs, then you are just a couple more wins away from winning the whole shebang! The Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings should help you with those very difficult lineup decisions! Most likely, you’re not struggling with who to start at quarterback, tight end or kicker. But the Fantasy running backs, wide receivers and defense/special teams might be a different story. One good thing about trying to figure out which kicker or defense/special teams to start in the playoffs is that there are only four teams battling it out on the waiver wire this week. And, ideally, you should be able to snake away a DST your opponent might consider starting against you. Over at FantasySports.About.com, I wrote “9 Tips For Success in the Fantasy Football Playoffs”! If you work the waiver wire smartly, you can help your team with players NOT in your starting lineup! Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros Hopefully, these Week 15 Fantasy Football rankings will help you reach the championship game next week! If not, I blame the NFL. Those guys are always out to screw...

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Week 15 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

Dec 10

Week 15 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

It has arrived; the Fantasy Playoffs are among us. Whether you were 10-4 in the regular season, or 8-6, the records do not matter anymore; everyone is equal game right now. And in fantasy football, anything can happen, on any given week. For instance, last week I found myself in a win and in situation. However, my team put up a total dud. I came into Monday Night down 26 points, with my only player being Julio Jones. I thought I was done, finished, and my season was over. But, I was wrong. As I checked up on the score I found myself just down 7 points in the fourth quarter, I couldn’t believe it. A few plays later, Jones caught a 21-yard TD pass to give me the win. So, to summarize, never give up, because anything can happen in fantasy. I’m in the playoffs, and hopefully so are you. Whether you’re the top team or the wildcard, I’ll help you make your playoff lineup decisions a bit easier, because I know how hard they can get. Remember: If you win, thank me. But if you lose, it’s your team. Let’s get started. Week 15 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Start Of The Week: Justin Forsett vs. Jacksonville Projected Fantasy Points: 15 I will once again apologize, because my start of the weeks has been off as of late. However, I’ll hope to turn it around this week with Forsett. Forsett has been on a roll lately, having double-digit fantasy points in every game since Week 10. That stretch also includes two games that he has had at least 23 fantasy points. Forsett will face up with Jacksonville at home this week, a team that has allowed the 27th most fantasy points to running backs this season. I’ll give the nod to Forsett this week, as he should continue rolling. Bust Alert Of The Week: Rashad Jennings vs. Washington Projected Fantasy Points: 7 I’ll give Jennings a chance to bust this week, as Jennings is coming off a game where he was barely involved, due to injury. Without Jennings, we saw rookie Andre Williams have an awesome day, which could mean he gets more involved in the immediate future....

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The Case for All-Play + Head to Head Leagues in Fantasy Football

Dec 09

The Case for All-Play + Head to Head Leagues in Fantasy Football

I can’t contain my excitement on sharing a Fantasy Football League setup known commonly as All-Play with you all.Even crazier? I have a league setup, I tried personally in my home league and it was a resounding success and fun for everyone. So, now is as good of a time as any to do it. The playoffs have begun and hopefully most of you are participating, already advancing or I suppose worse….you are looking back and wondering where it all went wrong. Perhaps your team had a destructive suspension like Adrian Peterson or Josh Gordon, or devastating injury early on which hurt your squads. Under performing players are also rampant this season, and for whatever reason players who at one point were locks for double-digit performances are not even coming close in 2014 (I am looking at you LeSean McCoy). Either way, if you aren’t riding the back of a few studs like DeMarco Murray, Antonio Brown or late Waiver Wire darling C.J. Anderson and sitting atop the heap, you are more than likely cursing your waiver wire, start/sit, and trade decisions. Everyone knows luck is a part of every game, and if you are like me, believe that Fantasy Football is largely dependent on it. There is Daily Fantasy Sports to ease the pain, but if you are like me it can’t replace seasonal leagues. The thrill of playing league-mates, and hopefully taking their money at the end of the season because of your efforts and Fantasy brilliance is hard to match anywhere. That’s why I am here now writing this. It is time for some of you to look forward to next year, and in fact consider making a few changes. It may not be for every one of course, and long-standing leagues have history and comforts with their league set-up that likely shouldn’t be tweaked. HOWEVER, if you are in a relatively young league, or one with plenty of turnover each season then you must consider switching to an All-Play + Head to Head league. There are plenty of fears, and hesitations to do it, but I will explain how to make it work, how it works, and why it is a great option. I will also address...

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