Tag Archives: NFL

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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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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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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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 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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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’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. 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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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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