Who to Play in Super Bowl LI When it Comes to One-Day Fantasy Games

The Super Bowl is next weekend, and it’s the last chance of the year for people to jump on sites like FanDuel and Draft Kings in order to try and make some money for the last time in the 2016 NFL season.

While it’s going to be a long couple of months until opening day 2017, there’s plenty to be excited about in terms of the last game of the season, with the New England Patriots in most books like fun88 being three-point favorites over the NFC reps the Atlanta Falcons.

While there’s only two quarterbacks to choose from in the biggest game on earth, there’s plenty of other players that could score you some bucks in the last game of the season.

Today we give you a quick rundown of the players we think you should look for, and what surprise players we think should be able to cross the goal line in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, February 5th.

First off, if there’s a QB to take, you have to take Tom Brady. He’s an experienced Super Bowl quarterback, and there’s no doubt while Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has the wide out edge, you have to take Brady as it doesn’t seem to matter who is catching passing for him, he’s going to find a way to get to 300 plus yards and at least three touchdowns in the game.

As far as a couple surprise players, here’s some players to be on the lookout for in the game next weekend.

Chris Hogan WR Patriots – He may not be a surprise after the big game he had against the Steelers in the AFC Title Game, but look for Hogan to still be a go-to guy that Brady will look for, and we can see him catch 7-8 passes for 125 yards and at least one score from Brady, who seemed to look for Hogan all too often in the win over Pittsburgh.

Taylor Gabriel WR Falcons – This former Cleveland Browns receiver has been a huge part of the Falcons offense this season, and even though he at times has had drops, he can still make a big impact, as he’s been a big target of Matt Ryan this season for Atlanta. Gabriel is a good second or third option for the Falcons and should get plenty of looks Sunday.

Martellus Bennett TE Patriots – With no Rob Gronkowski, the Pats will have another tight end option in Martellus Bennett, who has filled in nicely this year. Look again for Brady to take a look near the goal line for the backup TE, and if the team gets into a pinch, look for a score or two for the Pats TE.

Fantasy Starts for Week 11 in Fantasy Football

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It’s hard to believe it’s already week 11 of the Fantasy football season, but now it’s crunch time as teams are looking to make the leap to the playoffs, or stay in their race in many of their leagues.

Today here’s some players to look to start for week 11 starting tonight with the Panthers and Saints.

Starts

QB Marcus Mariota Titans

Mariota has been red hot at the QB spot as of late, going off for at least 20 Fantasy points in six games in a row, including at least 30 points in four of those outings. This week he’s going up against the Colts, and should be able to hit about 20-23 points, which means he again is a good start in Fantasy, as the last time he played Indy back in week seven, he threw for 232 yards and two scores with 14 rushing yards.

RB Jonathan Stewart Panthers

The Panthers lead rusher starts the week tonight against the Saints, a team that has issues stopping the run. He’s been solid against the Saints, with at least 80 yards and a touchdown in three of his past four meetings, which should serve him well in the game this evening against New Orleans. The Saints are among the league leaders with 14 touchdowns allowed to running backs this season. Look for Stewart to have a good night this evening.

WR Jamison Crowder Redskins

Even if the Redskins get DeSean Jackson back this week, that shouldn’t mean anything for Crowder, who should be able to put up points against the Packers secondary. Sunday against the Vikings, Crowder had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown, and he’s on a good pace with a touchdown in five games this season. He should have good success against a Green Bay secondary that allowed four touchdown passes last week to Titans QB Marcus Mariota.

TE Martellus Bennett Patriots

Bennett will be the go-to guy this week as Rob Gronkowski is out for the Pats. Since Tom Brady has been back in the Pats lineup, Bennett has been up and down like those that can play Australian games online, catching three TD’s against the Browns, and in three games against the Seahawks, Bengals and Steelers basically doing nothing. We’re willing to bet that this week as the number one guy he will have a big week, and should put up good numbers against the Niners, a team that’s won one game.

Defense Steelers at Browns

The only winless team in the NFL has another tough task this week taking on a Steelers team that is none too happy about losing four in a row. The Browns have allowed eight sacks in the past two games with just 17 points scored, and this week should be much of the same, as the Steelers should be able to take advantage of the Browns woeful offensive line, and the Steelers love to pick on their AFC North rival and should be able to do it with sacks and maybe even a defensive score Sunday.

Who to Sit and Who to Start: NFC Title Game Arizona at Carolina

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The NFC Title game is the final step for the Cards and Panthers as they try to get the honor of being the NFC rep in Super Bowl 50. There’s some fantasy implications with the game, and today we take a look at how to start and how to sit for both teams.

Cardinals

Start:
Carson Palmer should have a decent day throwing, the weather is expected to be good for the early evening game, and he’s going to have the luxury of throwing to some good wide outs, one of which – Larry Fitzgerald, is having a monster year and a huge rebound season with the Cardinals. He’s another start for Arizona, as with Charles Tillman out, look for the Cards to air it out early and often as they try to build a lead. Cards kicker Chandler Catanzaro should kick at least two to three field goals in the game also, make him a start as well.

Sit: Running back David Johnson is going to have a rough time with the Panthers D, a good run stuffing D that should keep him in check. Don’t fall for the hype of playing him as there’s going to be better options in the first game as well as with the Panthers and Jonathan Stewart who we will hit on in a bit. Cardinals Defense is going to be hard pressed to have a big day, as Cam’s scrambling ability will limit sacks.

Panthers:

Start: Jonathan Stewart is the toughest runner in the league right now, and he should have a decent day against a Cards D that can be run against. Start him and watch him rack up about 100 yards as well a touchdown or two in what should be a high scoring affair. Ted Ginn Jr. is a sleeper, but I think he will put up some good numbers for Cam and company. Ginn is a guy that can have a breakaway play or two that can give fantasy owners some great points in the big game.

Sit: Cam Newton. Sorry, I know he’s going to be NFL MVP (or should be), but in this game I think the Cards pass defense with Patrick Peterson should be able to keep Newton for the most part in check. Cam is going to need to find a way to create, and that’s not going to be easy as you can bet the Cards defense is coming up with a game plan to make sure to keep the Panthers QB in check. Graham Gano is another player you need to sit for this NFC Title game.

So there you have it, a huge game with everything on the line, as the two teams do battle for the right to allow their fans to have the enjoyment all each super bowl commercial 2016 at the biggest game on planet earth!

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Indianapolis Colts v Buffalo Bills

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St Louis Rams v Washington Redskins

Two weeks are in the books in fantasy football, and if you’ve been able to make it past two weeks without an injury on your year-long roster – good for you.

It’s been crazy the number of players hurt thus far, which is why some people are happy moving away from year-long leagues into one-day fantasy leagues to try and win some quick money.

Today we try and help you if you are in a year-long league with some solid week 3 players that could still be available on your roster.

QB Nick Foles (Rams) – St.Louis had a tough time last week against the Redskins on the road, but don’t lose hope in them and in Foles. Against the Skins he threw for just 150 yards and a touchdown, but the Redskins had something to prove and their defense could be better than expected. He plays the Steelers at home this week, and could have a productive day against a team that is still suspect in the secondary.

RB Matt Jones (Redskins) – Back to that Redskins-Rams game from last Sunday, running back Matt Jones had his coming out party, going off for 19 carries, 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 23 yards. If you’re in a bidding system don’t go overboard, as Alfred Morris is still the number one back in DC, but there’s room for Jones, and based on his outing Sunday against the Rams, expect to see him get more carries.

WR Travis Benjamin (Browns) – Two weeks and three touchdowns? Yeah, it’s pretty obvious that the Browns have found, at least early in the season, a playmaker to help an offense that likely is going to be challenged to put up many points on a weekly basis. Benjamin is one of those fast wide outs (his nickname is ‘Rabbit’) that can pretty much never be overthrown. His big play late saved the Browns in their 28-14 win over the Titans Sunday after Tennessee clawed their way back into the game. He may only score three more TD’s the rest of the year, but as of now he’s worth a pickup.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice For September 16th

Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

There’s plenty of money out there tonight as there’s a lot of great playoff baseball, and if your ready to get in the action on a great one-day fantasy league to try and win some quick cash, here’s some tips and advice.

First off, here’s a list of the Picks tonight for Draft Kings and their salary cap value:

Best MLB DraftKings Picks for September 16
Pos. Player Opponent Salary
P Jake Arrieta Pittsburgh $14,000
P Bartolo Colon Miami $8,100
C Miguel Montero Pittsburgh $3,100
1B Eric Hosmer Cleveland $3,700
2B Chase Utley Colorado $3,000
3B Freddy Galvis Washington $3,000
SS Starlin Castro Pittsburgh $2,800
OF Bryce Harper Philadelphia $5,900
OF Ryan Raburn Kansas City $2,400
OF Jacoby Ellsbury Tampa Bay $3,400

Pitchers: Personally I think for the money, Bartolo Colon is a solid play tonight. He’s going against the Marlins tonight at home, and is 14-11 on the season. He went 6.2 in his last outing, allowing two runs on 7 hits back on 9/11. If you wanna spend big on Jake Arrieta, but Colon is a much cheaper value and could pay off if you can only pick one pitcher.

Catcher: Indians catcher Yan Gomes has hit safely in his last four, including a pair of hits last night.  He’s super cheap ($2300) and could have a big night against Danny Duffy.

1B: Two bad pitchers tonight in the Arizona-San Diego game (Andrew Cashner 5-15 vs Robbie Ray 4-11) so I like DBacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt to have a solid night at the plate.  Drew 3 walks last night and I can see at least 2 hits tonight with a chance for more against Cashner.

2B: Chase Utley had plenty of shots last night, going 1-for-6 in a game against the Rockies.  He’s 2-for-15 in the last 3 days, so it’s a stretch to think he’ll do much here, but he’s a decent option given the price.

3B: Draft Kings likes Freddy Galvis, but if you can spare $600 I would go with Manny Machado, who was 2-for-5 with a HR and two RBI on Tuesday night.  He seems in a zone right now with two homers in his last five days.

SS: Ian Desmond has cooled off after hitting safely in 12 of 15 games, but he’s up against the Phillies who have Alec Asher going who is 0-3 with an ERA over 10.  A safe bet to think Desmond will produce tonight.

OF: Bryce Harper has been on a tear the last two days with 24 points, including two homers last night.  If you can afford him, grab him.  Ben Zobrist has been good in the leadoff spot for the Royals, and almost hit another HR last night in the first inning.  He’s $3800 but again, can pay off.  A cheap OF option tonight is Tigers OF Anthony Gose, who has been getting consistent playing time, and has hit safely in his last seven games.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Waiver Pickups You Have To Look At In Week 2 of Fantasy Football

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It was an interesting first week of Fantasy Football across the board, with a number of upsets as well as some players (Adrian..ahem..Peterson) not stepping up as many felt he would.

There’s a lot of hidden gems out there if you are in a year-long league like many or are looking for a great one-day fantasy league to try and win some quick cash.

Today we look at some of the best waiver pickups as well as some players you need to consider moving forward to win in your fantasy league.

10. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – This big bad TE shined in week one against the Titans, going off for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. With tight ends being so weak entering 2015, this is one player that isn’t going to go unclaimed in year-long leagues for long, if he’s even out there. Look for another solid week as they play the defensively challenged Saints in week two.

9. Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots – This is a no-brainer based on the fact he played so well on a night when just about everyone in the world was watching. The danger about Lewis is the back-and-forth that the Pats coaching staff seems to play when it comes to running backs. Let’s see how week two goes, but if you can get him cheap go ahead, otherwise buyer beware.

8. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans – The rookie looked like a 10-year-vet on Sunday, throwing for four TD’s in just 16 pass attempts. He will get another shot to have a good game this week when they take on the Browns, who were awful in week one against the Jets. He’ll still be a cheaper in one-day leagues, and could still be out there in your league on the waiver wire.

7. James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers – Jones has had a rebirth with the Pack, and in week one led the team with a four receptions and two touchdowns as the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears, 31-23. With Randall Cobb and Devante Adams still listed as the 1-2 for Green Bay at the WR spot, take a flier on Jones, he should pay off moving forward with a shot at more playing time.

6. Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys – Many pegged Williams as the No. 2 option running alongside Dez Bryant, and now with Bryant down, Williams will get a lot more looks till Dez returns. Look for his opportunities to rise as Tony Romo looks downfield and dosen’t see Bryant anymore. He’ll be the top target for the Cowboys for awhile.

5. Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts – With an injury to T.Y. Hilton comes another young WR who should get a shot to play more, that being Donte Moncrief. He had six catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, and played on 74 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. If Hilton doesn’t play or isn’t 100 percent, a lot more playing time will come Moncrief’s way.

4. Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – Look for this young kid to have a monster season, and it started against the awful Raiders last week in which he had nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Andy Dalton seems to be getting more and more comfortable with Eifert, and again with a weak crop of tight ends, it looks like the Bengals have a gem in this young former first-round pick.

3. Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans – The Titans wanted to see more out of the running back, and he delivered in week one with a solid day in which he ran for two scores. He’ll go up against a Browns run D that allowed a lot of yards to the Jets, so don’t be afraid to go after Sankey this week in one-day leagues, and if he’s out there, scoop him up on your waiver wire.

2. Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers – The Bolts got behind quick to the Lions, and rallied back for a win in week one. Thanks to Woodhead, the Chargers small back who had a big day, they found their running game as he went for two touchdowns and racking up 62 total yards. He’s great in PPR leagues, and this week the Bolts take on the Bengals in what could be another high-scoring affair.

1. Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs – He was solid in week one in a win over the Texans, and right away was putting up points, something many thought he would struggle to do again in 2015. Smith put up up 243 yards and three touchdowns, and this week take on the Broncos at home. Be careful and play the matchups, as Smith isn’t the next Drew Brees, but he’s worth a flier as a possible backup on your bench.