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2 years ago

NFL Week 17 Thoughts & Recap – Inside The Wheelhouse

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Let’s take a look back at some of the things that stood out from Week 17 in the National Football League!

- Tampa Bay closes out the 2012 regular season with a nice win against a not-so-competitive Atlanta Falcons team in Week 17. I’ve said it all season long and it’s only fitting that I say it again, Tampa is a good team and one that people should look out for in 2013. Really like what they accomplished this season, would’ve loved to seen them compete for a playoff spot in the final weeks.

- Not the way Atlanta wanted to end the regular season I’m sure but now they can look towards the playoffs and hope that the defensive injuries they suffered on Sunday aren’t that bad. Not sure what to think of this Falcons team heading into the playoffs but I’ll tell you this much, they don’t look like a ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

NFL Week 16 Thoughts & Recap – Inside The Wheelhouse

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Let’s take a look back at some of the things that stood out from Week 16 in the National Football League!

- Congrats to the Falcons on clinching the #1 seed in the NFC and having home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Personally, I believe while it’s a tremendous feat, they may be the weakest #1 seed in the NFL playoffs in some time. Their passing offense is great but their run game and defense can be shaky depending on the week. Let’s see if the ATL can make me eat my words yet again this season.

- Congrats to Calvin Johnson on breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record! Can we now say that the “Madden Curse” is done?

- Quietly, the Green Bay Packers are continuing to emerge in the NFC. While it is the Titans, they kept the momentum going throughout this one. Things are getting interesting for the Pack…

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2 years ago

Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em Week 15

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For every negative there is a positive. The age old question ” do you want the good news or the bad news? ” Is alive and kicking, especially when it comes to crucial fantasy decisions. Yes I got plenty of heat for telling all of you to go against Cam Newton last week. I honestly thought this Atlanta Falcons team was actually good enough, but instead Newton slammed them, and there in made me look quite awful.

However, I was also the guy getting the big thumbs up for telling all of you to bench Eagles RB Bryce Brown. Brown was man-handled by the Bucs excellent run defense. Sure, I always want to be perfect, but even perfect takes a day off, I mean we all need a day off, right?

As for me and my personal work I managed to get all 4 of my teams into the playoffs. 1 big ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em Week 11

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Your hopes and dreams are coming near a conclusion. Are you a fantasy football playoff team? Are you a spoiler? Do you really have no idea what you are? Well very much all in a season’s work for many Fantasy owners. Week 11 brings (finally!) the end of bye weeks, some serious QB injury issues, and some tough match ups. The time is surely now to separate men from boys, and winners from losers.

As for me, another fantastic week last week had me finish at 4-0 in my leagues, and I am currently the top points guy in 3 of those 4, and in the last league, well just a TD from the lead. I am currently fielding a lusty record of 26-14, and while I am cruising with big points, no playoff spot is yet locked and nothing is safe. This week some key players will have the bye, ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

9 Fantasy Football 2012 Second Half Trade Targets

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Struggling fantasy football players are entering into crunch time this week with the start of the must-win season. Now is the time to shake up your team with a trade and here are just a few struggling players you may want to target to turn your team around and start that comeback.

I am not a big fan of fantasy football trades. One of the biggest mistakes I made early on was over-trading. I have taken a much more conservative approach in recent years and it has made a huge difference. My top strategy is targeting players who are not performing up to expectations. Most of these players still have the skills but for whatever reasons, they aren’t living up to their ADP. In the right situation, you can easily take advantage of a frustrated owner by buying low and gambling that these ex-fantasy football studs will get their swagger back.

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2 years ago

Top 10 Fantasy Football 2012 Disappointments

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We past the halfway point of the fantasy football season and it is time to start calling people out. Those people are the highly ranked preseason players who have turned into huge disappointments and those arrogant experts who told you to pick them.

For many of us, your fantasy football season is made or broken on draft day. It is almost impossible to recover from a busted first or second-round draft pick. Those other players you passed up have gone on to either live up or exceed expectations. Your opponents got stronger as your team turned into a big fat bust. It’s time to call out those disappointments who have given you weeks of frustration and a stressful fantasy football season.

I could sit here and come up with at least 25 players off of the top of my head that have failed to meet preseason expectations. Instead, I narrowed it down ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Fantasy Football 2012 Second Half Make Or Break Players

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With a half of the NFL season in the books it is time for fantasy owners to get serious and bear down for what lies ahead. Some of you may be in pretty good shape, riding a high and having a good record, sitting back and waiting for the playoffs. Some of you are in the middle, every win and every loss are critical, and with every one yard gain you cringe, every dropped pass makes you scream, oh and that share time with RBs? Yes just makes you want to cripple that rookie who is stealing your man’s time. Others, well you are playing spoiler and trying to take others down. No matter where you are on this food chain, it never hurts to have a little more advice.

The article is called “Make or Break” and it is just that easy. I will go through players that can make ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em Week 8

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We approach the half-way mark of the NFL season this week folks, how are things treating you? For me it has been a very typical season of tough choices, heart ache and some joy have helped me roll on to an 18-10 record in 4 Fantasy leagues! It has been tough of course, and it always seems that I have to sweat out each week up until the final whistle on Monday night. In fact I jumped up in the standings in one league when a late Lions TD lowered the points of the Bears defense and a team in that league ended with a loss by a half of a point. Just crazy!

As you all know, we are also approaching Halloween season, and we have seen some wild costumes in the NFL for sure. Last week we watched Josh Freeman wearing his Dan Marino costume, firing for over 400 ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

The Sharkys 2011 Fantasy Football Awards

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Aaron RodgersAnother great season has come and gone Fantasy Football fans, and with it ends all the glory and possible heart-ache that we all suffered week in and week out. The hopes of a perfect draft in mid-August, and the dreams of the big trophy have all played out, so what was it like for you? Are you the bragger, and a hero? Are you the guy already working on the drawing boards for next year? Well whoever you may be, I hope we all had a great season and look forward to 2012!

It is with great pleasure that I bring you all my version of an “Awards Show” for Fantasy Football, with the 3rd annual “Sharky Awards”. For you who may be new to it, my nickname is “The Shark” and well, hence the very simple name of the award. ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

The Shark’s Fantasy Football Week 12 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

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Michael Bush fantasy footballAh, late November football is here! The smell of Turkey, the gathering of family and friends, and of course some of the biggest fantasy games of the season. Yes it may all seem like cheer and thoughts of what we are most thankful for, but behind it all is the stress and strain of crunch time in fantasy leagues worldwide. Well I will take this time to wish all of you a happy holiday, and give you some advice on who to start this week, and who, well may just want to sit and enjoy the meal instead of playing.

I understand full well how many band-aids we are all putting on our teams. Big injuries have plagued many of us, and it is taking luck and being quick on the draw for pick-ups to save the ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

The Shark’s Fantasy Football Week 6 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

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Tony RomoHere we go again fantasy football owners. The time to get cute is over, as is the waiting game for players to bust out. Even though you may be trying with all your might to root for your 3rd round pick, if he is not panning out, it is time to give him the bench. Yes we sit here at week 6, which in most fantasy leagues is the half-way point.

I totally understand that it is tough to just plug in people and hope for big time points, but some free agent players or later round picks are finding the end zone. With each year that passes more and more obscure players are stealing action from the top guys, you just have to know how to deal with this.

So for week 6 I came up with who I like and ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

The Shark’s Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

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Maurice Jones-DrewWelcome to week 4 NFL fans! Here we are after 3 weeks of fantasy football and already some players are forcing our hands or making us push that big ol’ panic button. Let’s say you grabbed Arian Foster first and maybe a guy like LaGarrette Blount third, how badly are you struggling right now? Well there is always a chance for redemption, and the beauty of fantasy football is that a good match-up can change your fortunes very fast.

So here we are, more advice and some players who have those good match-ups this week. It is my “Start ‘em/ Sit ‘em” segment where some wise words can go a long way. As always don’t forget if you need some inside advice, I welcome all of you to email me at the address below for a little help can’t hurt, right

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