Every week during the 2014 NFL season I’ll post my weekly position rankings to help you set your fantasy lineup (as will Anthony Maggio). Adjustments will be made throughout the week to account for news, injuries, etc. Post questions in the comments below or on Twitter @Bo_Mitchell.
Peyton Manning at New England
Andrew Luck at NY Giants
Tom Brady vs. Denver
Russell Wilson vs. Oakland
Drew Brees at Carolina Continue reading
Ok, the unbeatable is, in fact, beatable. Anthony Maggio, the sole survivor in our “survivor” pool, suffered his first loss in this contest Monday night when Washington stunned Dallas. But this is a double elimination party, so he gets another shot to see if he can run the table – and if he does, the riches and fame that will accompany the feat will assuredly make the accomplishment worthwhile.
So here goes:
Maggio: Seattle over Oakland
Teams used: NY Jets, Green Bay, Atlanta, San Diego, New Orleans, Denver, New England, Dallas Continue reading
Few times in my betting life have I more grossly misjudged a game than I did Green Bay’s Sunday night loss to New Orleans. The upset pick cost me $1,000 off my bankroll and left me more than a bit flummoxed. It shouldn’t though – I need to do a better job of recognizing that when I feel so strongly that I have one over on Vegas, the actual results usually show that it’s the other way around.
Nonetheless, in week eight Tony and I both continued pushing our bankrolls upward, even with the big loss. Tony had a tremendous week, going 3-1 and taking a giant leap toward his goal of doubling his original hypothetical bankroll. My winnings were much smaller, but when you leave with more than you started with it’s never a bad week.
Here are the standings:
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Every Thursday on 1500ESPN’s Fantasy Football Pants Party, Anthony Maggio and Bo Mitchell field their Ballsy teams—a full fantasy lineup comprised only of players available in at least half of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues. Each week Zoneblitz.com will publish a preview, with Maggio’s top-rated at each position among the Ballsy-eligible players.
Dr. Phil needs to apply for a job in football. He continues to pace the pick segment. His 13 wins last week put some distance between him and the rest of us. Tony continues to lead those of us who write for the site. His 11-4 also left the rest of us further in his dust. I continue lagging behind, though I can call bragging rights on the Washington win on Monday night. I’m just not sold on Dallas.
Here are the standings so far:
There are a lot of bye weeks this week and a bunch of games that feel like potential one-sided blowouts. Theoretically that could mean padding the stats a bit? There – I jinxed it. Gotta keep things interesting.
Here are our picks: Continue reading