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August 27, 2019

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Strategies to win your draft and more

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

Despite more and more athletic receiving TEs entering the league, targets for the position have dropped each of the past three seasons and 2018’s TEs 6-15 had the lowest total points in each spot since 2008. If you don’t gun for one of the top three, you’re better off waiting on a TE.
1. Travis Kelce, [...]

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Strategies to win your draft and more

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

With your fantasy draft rapidly approaching, it’s time to settle down and work out a strategy.
Of course, every draft is different and you’ll have to adapt on the fly, but that’s what preparation is for.
The best advice we can give you approaching the big day is sorting players in position groups into different tiers. This [...]

August 13, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: Did VAR go too far on opening weekend?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Welcome to the Premier League, VAR.
And welcome even more criticism of the Video Assistant Referee.
It didn’t take long for controversy to take centre court around VAR as a call in the second game of the season – Manchester City vs. West Ham United – was taken upstairs.
Now, let’s just get it out of the way [...]

August 9, 2019

2019-20 English Premier League preview: The Top 10 contenders

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

While many would say the big question at the top of the table is about which team will hoist the trophy come May, we have another concern: How far back from the top two squads will the rest of the Big 6 finish? Last season saw a 25-point gap between Liverpool and Chelsea in third [...]

2019-20 English Premier League preview: The Top 10 pretenders

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Let’s face it: Not every team has the means to make a run at the top of the table like Leicester City did in 2015-16. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be intrigue in the bottom half of the table, as teams do their best to avoid the drop and prove themselves in the world’s [...]

May 15, 2019

PREMIER XI: Sky Blues and Reds highlight team of the season

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Dan Bilicki selects his top players from the 2018-19 English Premier League campaign.
Alisson Becker, GK, Liverpool
He certainly had a couple of gaffes, but overall the Brazilian has supplied Liverpool with the stability it has needed between the sticks for years now. His 21 clean sheets led the league and made 16 more saves than Golden [...]

May 13, 2019

It wasn’t the same as 2012, but City’s 2019 title a memorable one

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

For about 83 seconds there, it seemed like we could actually be headed for another historic moment.
Instead, it was a wakeup call that the champions needed.
After Glenn Murray headed in a corner to improbably put Brighton & Hove Albion up 1-0 against mighty Manchester City, it looked like we could get a repeat scenario of [...]

April 30, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: Aguero’s goal a great metaphor for title race

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

The slimmest of margins could settle the tightest Premier League race we’ve seen in years.
With Burnley piling as many players behind the ball as it could, Sergio Aguero eventually played the hero for Manchester City, scoring the game’s lone goal to give his side the three points and retake the lead atop the table.
But it [...]

April 9, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: Should fans be concerned about EPL’s move to DAZN?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Fans of the Premier League are about to be riding a wave into the future next season – for better or worse.
As we reported back in December, DAZN and Premier League have reached a deal for the streaming service to become the exclusive broadcaster of the EPL in Canada. The three-year pact was officially announced [...]

April 2, 2019

EPL FREE KICKS: The Terriers have been put down, now who’s next?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

We’ve talked about the title race, the chase for spots in Europe and the increasingly interesting midtable battle — which now features five teams separated by two points fighting for seventh place.
But what about the life-and-death battle at the bottom of the table?
This weekend we saw the first team fall victim to the harsh reality [...]

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