Author Archives: Andrew Thomas Jordan

Adrian Peterson – The Vision Test

You don’t need me to tell you that Adrian Peterson is good at football. But telling you specifically why, is the reason I created The Vision Test. AP is a unique player, not only in the stats he’s amassed through … Continue reading

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The Vision Test

When I was a kid, I loved pro wrestling. I’m not talking about like when I was 13 or 14, I mean when I was 4 I loved pro wrestling. I still have a very vivid memory of my brother … Continue reading

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3.18 Liz Loza and Underhyped Players

I hit the jackpot today in getting Liz Loza (@LizLoza_FF) of Yahoo Fantasy to come on and talk pre-hype sleepers. Liz and I chat about a 2nd year back that’s being being seriously invested in by his team, a WR … Continue reading

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3.17 Chris Cheung and Drafting

I’m joined again by Chris Cheung (@FFDynasty101) of FakePigskin.com as we talk about 2 key components of drafting independent of league type: Proper Understanding of ADP and Composing Tiers. Chris has 2 invaluable articles covering these topics (links below). We … Continue reading

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3.16 TJ Hernandez and DFS

I’m joined by TJ Hernandez (@TJHernandez) of 4for4.com to talk about the DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) industry as a whole. We discuss topics from the variety of jobs that DFS brings to states and the interesting material it gives writers, … Continue reading

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3.15 Leo Paciga

I’m joined by one of the best in the industry as Leo Paciga (@Ciga_FF) of DLF and I discuss streamlining his Dynasty Notebooks in 3 easy steps, completely rebuilding a dynasty squad, and the dynasty RB you should be trading … Continue reading

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3.14 NFC UDFAs

I talk NFC UDFAs, their place on respective depth charts, paths to NFL success, and a rookie TE nobody is talking about.

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3.13 AFC UDFAs

I spotlight some undrafted free agents that went to AFC teams after the NFL Draft. In addition to talking about their fantasy potential, I outline their spot on the depth chart and what they would need to do to stick … Continue reading

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Mom

I can’t explain what a driving, motivating, and inspiring force my mother is in my life. She has been there with me though everything, and I know that comes off as cliche, but its 100% true. Through my whole life … Continue reading

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3.12 NFL Draft Day 3

A little solo episode for everyone. I talk about the fantasy impact of rounds 4-7 in IDP, dynasty, and redraft formats. Find out why I’m high on Rams pass catchers, the first pick in round 5, some 7th round inside … Continue reading

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3.11 2016 NFL Draft Day 2

Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft is here and I’m joined by John Laub (@GridironSchol1) Chris Cheung (@FFDynasty101) and Chad Lio (@WaiverWarrior1) as we react to the litany of selections. John and I discuss IDP selections in the 2nd … Continue reading

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3.10 2016 NFL Draft Round 1 Special

Two hours of NFL Draft goodness are packed into this episode as I’m joined by Chad Lio (@WaiverWarrior1) and Chris Cheung (@FFDynasty101) to get reactions on the 31 picks in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Chad and … Continue reading

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3.09 IDP Rookies with Joe Redemann

I’m joined by Joe Redemann (@JayArr_FF) of numberFire for some marathon IDP talk. We go through Joe’s picks in the 2016 Rookie Mocktacular and debate top defensive prospects including: DeForest Buckner, Sheldon Rankins, Leonard Floyd, Reggie Ragland, Jordan Jenkins, Noah … Continue reading

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Taking on a Brand New League

So you want to start your own fantasy football league. First off congrats, because as someone who tried to start new leagues (successfully and otherwise) I can attest that it’s a task that involves a lot of careful thought. Over … Continue reading

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3.08 2016 NFL Draft WRs Part 3

I’m back with Chris Cheung (@FFDynasty101) as we cover 5 of the more interesting WRs in this year’s draft class. We discuss when 40 times begin to concern you, drafting a player just to trade him, how long you should … Continue reading

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3.07 4th Round Dynasty Prospects

John Laub (@GridironSchol91) and I talk about some of our favorite selections in the 4th round of the 2016 Rookie Mocktacular, and dynasty drafts in general.

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3.06 John Laub and the Rookie Mocktacular

I’m joined by John Laub (@GridironSchol91) again as we go through his picks in the 4 round dynasty rookie mock draft dubbed the 2016 Rookie Mocktacular. We finish up by running through the back end of John’s 1st round NFL … Continue reading

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3.05 John Laub and Deep Dynasty Picks

John Laub (@GridironSchol91) and I dive deep into the dynasty pool to talk about late round prospects that are being overlooked by your leaguemates. Late round WRs Mitch Mathews and Devin Lucien are given a long look, and the physical … Continue reading

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3.04 2016 NFL Draft WRs Part 2

Back at with Chris Cheung (FFDynasty101) talking more rookie WRs, the Miami spring game, why, “bad” Michael Thomas is still going ahead of, “good” Michael Thomas, Tyler Boyd’s leash on your bench, Will Fuller’s rising ADP, the uncertainty of both … Continue reading

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3.03 2016 NFL Draft WRs Part 1

I’m joined by Chris Cheung (@FFDyansty101) for the first of multiple pods on Dynasty WRs, why we’ve been been spoiled by the past 2 draft classes, taking a look at the little things WRs do, the Warriors quest for history … Continue reading

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Dynasty Trade Etiquette

I put up a poll on Twitter yesterday, phrased it carefully so there was no bias, and got some interesting responses out of it so I decided to flesh it out in a full piece here. “Is purposely letting a … Continue reading

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3.02 Christopher Harris

I’m joined by Christopher Harris (@HarrisFootball) to talk running backs and how their offensive line play influences their performance. We dive into who is being lifted by the men in front of them, who is succeeding despite them, who is … Continue reading

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3.01 2016 NFL Draft RBs

A new season of the Fantasy Force podcast kicks off as I am joined by fantasy analyst, dynasty player, and draftnik Chris Cheung (@FFDynasty101) to talk about the notable RBs entering the 2016 NFL Draft and their impact on the … Continue reading

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This Doug ain’t Funnie

There’s a lot to like about incoming rookie Ezekiel Elliot. Great hands, great change of direction, great burst through the line. But he’s not who the Dallas Cowboys should be looking at on draft day. So clearly I’m about to extol … Continue reading

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What Happened to RG3?

Sometimes things in the NFL puzzle fantasy players. Why doesn’t Lamar Miller got 25 touches a game? Why isn’t DGB getting more playing time? Why aren’t we just tossing jump balls to Mike Evans ALL THE TIME? But one I … Continue reading

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Curating Your Analysts

Sundays without football just feel weird. It’s like, all of a sudden there’s this huge chunk of time where I get to do things that I do the other 6 days of the week. Gym time, errands, grocery shopping…for a … Continue reading

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Building A Brand

When I tell people I write about fantasy football, which I do more and more, I get a range of questions. “Who should I pick up?” “Look at this trade someone in my league offered me, should I take take … Continue reading

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Moments of Doubt

There are times I wonder why I do this. Which isn’t to say I don’t enjoy it. I think moments of doubt are natural when taking on something. They bring out a lot of reflection. Working through a moment of … Continue reading

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WRs to Target Late in Fantasy Drafts

I enjoy going to them gym and lifting weights, and that might be putting it lightly. After work it’s where I go to relieve stress, push myself, and do things I never thought I could. Just as much as the … Continue reading

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Ep 16 Mind in the Mock Adam Cahill

I’m joined by Adam Cahill (@TheOtherFFGuy) to talk some Ultimock strategy, including a RB that is falling too far down draft boards, coaches that historically use certain types of talent, and staking an entire fantasy season on one player.

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Ep 15 Mind in the Mock: Jay Harding

Jay Harding and I talk about his strategy behind the Ultimock, fantasy football history, and an interesting fantasy football playoff strategy.

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A New Season For All

With the Hall of Fame Game kicking off the NFL preseason yesterday one thing is clear: Football is back. And I have an announcement that has been a long time coming. This season I start working as an analyst for … Continue reading

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Ep 14 Mind in the Mock: Tod Burros

Tod Burros @TodFromPA sits down we me to talk results from the Ultimock, trading teams, and why some players might not need a Snickers.

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Ep 13 Mind in the Mock: Lisa London

  I’m joined by Lisa London (@leedoglaw) as we talk results from the Ultimock, strategy for live drafts, and injury plagues.

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Watching the NFL Draft

I can’t quite figure out what I’d like to say about the NFL Draft. Yes, I’ll be watching it tonight and tweeting about it as well. But this year, more than any I can remember just has a ton of, … Continue reading

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Ep 12 NFL Draft 2015 Part 2

One episode of draft coverage just wasn’t enough to cover the prospects. Part 2 of the NFL Draft covers rookies that will be selected in rounds 2-4. And fear not! Christoper Cheung (@FFPriceCheck) is back with some heavy hitting dynasty … Continue reading

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Ep 11 NFL Draft 2015 Part 1

The Fantasy Force Podcast is back! Christopher Chung (@FFPriceCheck) and I talk about some of the top prospects entering this year’s NFL Draft. Come back tomorrow where we cover prospects in rounds 2-4.

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Free Agent Frenzy: QBs

Quite possibly the best thing about Fantasy Football is that there’s no true season. Yeah, of course the 16/17 weeks where you’re playing head to head matches is the real meat and potatoes of it all, but there is always … Continue reading

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Black Monday Blues

Any casual reader/follower of The Fantasy Force knows that I’m a New York Jets fan. Amazingly so I haven’t been a Jets fan my whole life. It all started in 2009. I finished my first semester in college and football … Continue reading

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A Season on the IR

This post is roughly 10 or so weeks late but there’s a reason for that. The first year of The Fantasy Force was hastily done. Set up on the day the 2013 season began as a way for me to … Continue reading

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Moving On

I’ll never forget how her hair looked in the sun, the way it shined. It was March 22nd, 2011. I skipped a day of classes at school and got together with a friend in New York City as she was … Continue reading

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We Should All Know Better

I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. Maybe around week 8. But I would grind it out and have something to show for it. Then again around week 12 and I’d rebound and hit a good stride to close … Continue reading

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We’re Finally Here

I never liked the first day of school. From tearing up during the Pledge of Allegiance in kindergarten all the way up to my final semester of college where I don’t even think I shaved to look extra sharp for … Continue reading

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You’re Going to Be Hearing A Lot of This

So Sam Bradford is lost for the year with a torn ACL. This is (obviously) a crushing blow to Bradford who really did seem to have the confidence of both the coaches and the ownership in St. Louis. The question … Continue reading

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Tell Your Friends

I made this announcement on Twitter last night but it didn’t feel official, this post should correct that. If I pass 300 followers on Twitter before the regular season begins I will do a special 10 minute podcast episode rapping. … Continue reading

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Ep. 10 SAFF Mock and Preseason Notes

Late night podcast with a ton of shout outs! I talk a bit about the SAFF mock and what we should be looking for when we’re watching preseason games.

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Ep. 9 WR/TE Rankings Talk

In this episode I talk a little about what made who land where for my WR and TE Rankings.

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“Coin Flip” Draft Picks (ESPN Edition)

This started out as a simple article about two players who’s Average Draft Position (ADP) were roughly 2-6 spots from each other, meaning you were only likely to grab one (I decided to use MyFantasyLeague.com and ESPN.com for my ADP … Continue reading

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Ep. 8 QB/RB Rankings Talk

Outside of the rankings update it’s been a bit since the last new post up here so I’m happy to say this new pod has some of the reasons players fell in certain spots for my QBs and RBs. The … Continue reading

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D/ST Rankings

Hey everyone, the NFC West is a brutal division to be in! One single division is responsible for four of my top five fantasy defenses. Each one of them has something unique to fear and of course the Seahawks rank … Continue reading

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K Rankings

Let your friends tell you kickers don’t matter in fantasy. Let them tell you they’re all the same. Let them laugh when you grab Gostkowski, Prater, or Tucker just one round early when they’re grabbing their 7th WR (that they’ll … Continue reading

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TE Rankings

All due respect to Tony Gonzalez, but Jimmy Graham is revolutionizing the TE position today in the NFL (and fantasy owners appreciate it). If you need any evidence of that just note where his ADP is this season. He’s the … Continue reading

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WR Rankings

Wide Receivers, more than any other position in fantasy football separate championship teams from those that miss the playoffs entirely. A large part of this is due to a lack of predictability at the position. Combine that with a scarcity … Continue reading

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RB Rankings

A dependable RB 1 is the most crucial and sough after position in fantasy football. And while 2013 was historically bad for first round Running Backs this year holds many more safe options. Yes, the NFL is turning into a … Continue reading

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QB Rankings

Signal callers can make or break an NFL team and the same goes for your fantasy squad as well. Yes, the talent level is deeper than ever, but owners who are willing to enter a season with Josh McCown as … Continue reading

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Ep. 7 AFC East Review

The last divisional breakdown is here! The top three questions fantasy owners have for each AFC East team are all answered. Make sure you’re always getting updates by following on Twitter @TheFantasyForce and getting updated from TheFantasyForce.com

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Ep. 6 NFC East Review

The NFC East Review is here! Full breakdown of the division with the three biggest questions fantasy owners have for each team! Got any questions I didn’t answer? Tweet me @TheFantasyForce

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Players I’m Excited About

Obviously I could write this entire article about the top 10 guys going in drafts. However, for this article I’m looking past ESPN’s top 70 ranked players. This is closer to a sleeper article in that respect, but since the … Continue reading

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Teammates Being Drafted in the Wrong Order

Outside of Julio Jones and Roddy White there isn’t a single set of teammates (at the same position) in fantasy football that you would not only draft, but also feel comfortable starting together on a weekly basis. And while I’m … Continue reading

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Ep. 5 NFC South Review

We have the full breakdown of the NFC South. As always if you have any more questions Tweet me @TheFantasyForce or comment below and I’ll get right back to you. Also make sure you’re subscribing here and on Stitcher.com (Just … Continue reading

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Ep. 4 AFC South Review

This episode is the full breakdown of the AFC South division. As always you can submit any other questions you have for these teams in the comment section below or tweet me @TheFantasyForce. Make sure you’re following on Twitter, subscribed … Continue reading

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Ep. 3 AFC North Review

Here’s the full AFC North breakdown with the 3 biggest questions fantasy owners have for each team. If you have any questions you can post them here in the comments section. Make sure you’re following the blog, following on Twitter … Continue reading

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Ep. 2 NFC North Review

Latest episode of The Fantasy Force Podcast is up! I talk about the NFC North and all the fantasy value it provides for owners. Got any questions I didn’t answer? disagree with anything I said? Put it in the comments … Continue reading

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Ep. 1 AFC and NFC West Review

The first podcast is here! Enjoy the AFC and NFC West breakdowns. And what do we think about a fan league this season? Have any questions about these teams I didn’t answer? Post them in the comments section and I’ll … Continue reading

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The Fantasy Force…Podcast

That’s right! It’s finally here! In 2014 The Fantasy Force will be podcasting. The debut episode will be coming early next week but until then, enjoy a tease of the intro with theme song by K-Nice!

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Early QB Ranks Sampler

Just a sneak peak at the soon to be published QB ranks. In HANDWRITTEN form!

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Don’t Be That Guy

Usually these types of articles are better reserved for some of those leading up to the season type posts. But I saw this and in the moment it moved me so much that I had to write this article. Twitter … Continue reading

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Making The Case For…RGIII

Making the case is going to be a brand new article for The Fantasy Force where I’ll examine players who have the potential to either greatly overperform or underperform what the fantasy community is expecting. And for the inaugural post … Continue reading

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Early TE Sleepers

The TE sleeper is an odd player to identify. Especially with the incoming crop of exciting rookies entering the league, there are some tight ends who will be flat out ignored in drafts. However not all is bleak and with … Continue reading

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Early WR Sleepers

Sleepers are possibly the most sought after commodity in any fantasy sport. Sleepers are investments. Sleepers are getting 3rd round value out of an 8th round pick. But the easiest way to put it? Sleepers equal championships. But if I … Continue reading

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Early RB Sleepers

Some say it’s too early to look at sleepers for the 2014 season. Those are the people who will be missing out on the playoffs this year. Let’s face it, you came to here because fantasy football prep never ends. … Continue reading

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Rookies Poised To Make A Fantasy Impact

Every year of fantasy football brings the possibility of a game breaking rookie to the draft pool. Anyone who had RGIII in his rookie season was the proud owner of fantasy football’s biggest surprise. This past year Eddie Lacy was … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Michael Sam

Michael Sam made a bit of History Sunday when the SEC Defensive Player of the Year announced that he is gay. This is truly an historic moment, not just for the NFL but American sports as a whole. Like many … Continue reading

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Calling An Audible

Sometimes when you are in the game things change. The most important thing about changes are when you see them you have to make adjustments. That’s why I’m here to say that I, Andrew Jordan, the author of all the … Continue reading

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Can Matthew Stafford Lead Your Team to a Fantasy Championship?

It didn’t take terribly long for Matthew Stafford to make a splash in the offseason. Once Jim Schwartz was fired as head coach of the Lions it was reported that Matthew Stafford would be involved in the search for a … Continue reading

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Browns Officially Announce Mike Pettine as Head Coach [Poll]

One of the highlights of Mike Pettine’s press conference came when he was asked if he was surprised to get a call from the Browns. His response is as follows.  “I was not surprised but those expectations were there at … Continue reading

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Can Michael Crabtree Make A Fantasy Difference in 2014?

Unfortunately due to a preseason ACL injury there isn’t a whole lot from this season to take for Crabtree’s value headed into next season. And our most recent memory of him involves being dominated when Richard Sherman was covering him. … Continue reading

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Browns to Likely Hire Mike Pettine

Mike Pettine left a meeting with the Browns today without a deal done but reports are saying that the two sides are close to a contract and may be ironing out some minor details. Last season Pettine was the Defensive … Continue reading

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Were Richard Sherman’s Comments Understandable?

Richard Sherman, speaking to Erin Andrews post game said, “I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that is the result you are going to get. Don’t you ever talk about … Continue reading

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Can Jamaal Charles top His 2013 Season?

When Andy Reid took over the Chiefs in 2013 many people knew Jamaal Charles would be an effective weapon for him. Seeing what Reid did for Brian Westbrook and Shady McCoy it seemed like a match made in heaven. Nobody … Continue reading

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What Will Josh Gordon Do Next?

The single biggest surprise of the 2013 fantasy football season was Josh Gordon. It’s not even that the numbers don’t lie when it comes to complimenting his feats. It’s finding the right ones to properly display just how effective he … Continue reading

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On Returning

The only sad part about fantasy football is the end. Especially when you have not one but TWO SECOND PLACE FINISHES. There is something to knowing that there may be other major sports and fantasy seasons but something about them … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is finally upon us and like everyone else this time of year has me feeling very thankful. And I truly am thankful for fantasy football. As a nerd/jock hybrid since high school I never really fit in with one … Continue reading

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Different Wins

Just like the pros, fantasy owners experience all different types of wins. These three are all unique wins I had this week and they all illustrate why we play the game. First is my team, “Gio Bernard’s Minivan” This team … Continue reading

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Making the Most of What Remains (WR Edition)

For some of you waivers will clear Wednesday while you rest up for another work day for others they clear Thursday as you viciously await Friday’s workday and beginning of the weekend. Either way we’ll provide waiver/free agent payers who … Continue reading

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It’s Important

Sharing one’s victories is important. In a fantasy football world where we are always looking to improve our teams it is sometimes necessary to sit back and just enjoy the fruits of our labor.

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Making the Most of What Remains (QB Edition)

Intensity is the name of the game. It always seems to pick up after week 11. And now these late BYE week teams have you wondering if you can survive without Marshawn Lynch or AJ Green. That’s because one week … Continue reading

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Grading the Rookie Running Backs

This previous NFL Draft was the first draft in 49 years where a running back wasn’t selected in the first round. That made some draw the conclusion that this rookie class of running backs might take a while to develop, … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Post About Trades

Bad trades happen. They happen for a ton of reasons. One guy thinks he buying low on a player who is gonna break out. Maybe an owner parts with a superstar because he doesn’t like the schedule come fantasy playoff … Continue reading

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BYE Week

The Fantasy Force would like to announce that it has a BYE week for the NFL’s week 9. I’ll try to keep the twitter page active with pickups, (Marvin Jones, Jason Campbell, and Drew Davis for deep leagues). I am … Continue reading

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Josh Freeman

This terror of a Monday Night Football game is over and I now see that Josh Freeman should not have started. Leslie Frazier probably figured that the Giants would be their usual abysmal pass D. That Eli would sling a … Continue reading

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What To Do With Trent Richardson

It was the tenth pick in the first round, what were you supposed to do grab a wideout? You knew Foster, Peterson, and Lynch were gone before the draft even started so you prayed for Spiller. And you watched Rice, … Continue reading

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Waiver Duds and Buds

Maybe it’s an untimely injury. Maybe it’s the BYE week. Maybe it’s just a matchup you just don’t love. There are many reasons a fantasy owner scours the waiver wire. And for some these moves pay off handsomely where they see … Continue reading

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Mark it Down

Martellus Bennett gets 60+ yards and a TD tonight against his former team. MARK IT DOWN

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What To Do With A.J. Green

A.J. Green was probably the second or third wideout coming off the board in fantasy drafts this year. So it’s safe to say that fantasy owners are a little more than disappointed with his performance so far as he ranks … Continue reading

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Brandon Weeden’s Mustache

No this isn’t an advertisement for some obscure Cleveland-based indie rock band. This is about Brandon Weeden and what he means for your fantasy team. The only format where he is a must own is 2 QB leagues where pretty … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Quarterback

So last night’s game was…interesting… and here with the quick team specific breakdown we start with the Cleveland Browns. Brandon Weeden is back, much to the dismay of Browns fans everywhere and while the Browns did come away with the … Continue reading

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Wavering Waiver Wire

Maybe it’s me. Maybe I just don’t see it like some. Maybe the talent is just jumping out and I refuse to believe it. Or maybe i’m right. Either way the waiver wire looks practically bare to me. It looks … Continue reading

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On Matchup Plays

A lot of picking the “plug and play” D/ST goes entirely based on matchups. However much of this in the early season remains basically guesswork. My defense of note here is the Tennessee Titans. Having only allowed an average of … Continue reading

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MARK IT DOWN

Here’s your special Thursday Night Football MID! BENNY CUNNINGHAM GETS 50+ YARDS AND A SCORE MARK IT DOWN Let’s double down on it BENNY CUNNINGHAM STARTS AT RB WEEK 5 FOR THE RAMS

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Thursday 2 Minute Drill

Time for your 2 Minute Drill 49ers Rams edition! We’re learning that the Thursday night game produces lackluster results on the offensive end with lower point and yardage totals compared to the Sunday games. So here we go with your … Continue reading

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