September 14, 2018

NFL Week 2 picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

The lines are from Betway.com and the home teams are in CAPs.
CINCINNATI (pick) over Baltimore
You can never forget that A.J. Green is capable of big, three-TD games like the one he had on Thursday night. And maybe, just maybe, Joe Flacco isn’t, in fact, back.
TENNESSEE +2 over Houston
Mariota should be OK for this one, but [...]

September 7, 2018

Deja Vu all over again + Week 1 picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

Tell me if this sounds familiar: The Falcons had a first and goal needing a touchdown in Philadelphia with time winding down. But despite having one of the league’s best offences, they can’t do it in four tries.
Yes, the same thing that happened in last year’s playoffs happened again.
At what point will Atlanta give offensive [...]

September 6, 2018

32 NFL team-by-team predictions for 2018

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

With a new season kicking off tonight, let’s run down where each team stands and where we see them finishing come January.
AFC NORTH
Pittsburgh
The Steelers remain the class of the AFC North. Even with the drama surrounding Le’Veon Bell, this is a team that has plenty of receiving weapons – including the best in the game, [...]

September 1, 2018

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Top 30 big board + some advice

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

TOP 30 BIG BOARD
Here’s the guys we’d expect to see get taken in the first three rounds of a 10-team draft.
1. Todd Gurley, RB, LAR
2. Le’Veon Bell, RB, PIT
3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
4. David Johnson, RB, ARI
5.Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
6. Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
7. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO
8. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
9. Odell Beckham Jr., [...]

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Top 30 quarterbacks

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

We’re in an era where the pool for fantasy QBs is deeper than ever. There’s also plenty of fluctuation at the top, as no QB has repeated as the No. 1 fantasy QB since Daunte Culpepper did in 2013-14.
1. Aaron Rodgers, GB
1675 passing yards, 16 passing TD, 6 INTs, 126 rushing yards, 135.6 points.
A broken [...]

August 31, 2018

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: The Top 50 running backs

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

Just because you’re at the top of the draft and grabbing one of the best RBs, that doesn’t guarantee success. Since 2000, the top RB has repeated just twice and the average finish for an RB1 when accounting for injuries is RB16 the following year.
1. Todd Gurley LAR
1305 rushing yards, 788 receiving yards, 19 TDs, [...]

August 30, 2018

FANTASY FOOTBALL PREVIEW: The Top 50 wide receivers

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

With the rules changing to better protect receivers, we could see a boost across the board at the position. This could be one for the record books.
1. Antonio Brown, PIT
1533 receiving yards, 9 TDs, 209.3 points.
He has been the top fantasy WR in PPR for four straight years and has at last 100 receptions in [...]

August 29, 2018

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Top 25 defences

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

Looking for a reason to wait on grabbing your defence? Well, 48% of top-5 DEFs finished outside the top 12 the next season and just 20% repeat their top-5 status.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
262 points allowed, 55 sacks, 21 INTs, 12 fumbles recovered, 8 TDs, 207 points.
Had the second most sacks and interceptions and scored the most [...]

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: Top 20 kickers

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

You can leave this position until the last round of your draft since the difference between the top-end kickers and the low-end of the top 10 isn’t too much. A season like Zuerlein’s 2017 is an anomaly.
1. Greg Zuerlein, LAR
38 FGs, 44 PATs, 182 points.
Despite missing the final two games of the season, Legatron finished [...]

August 28, 2018

NFL FANTASY PREVIEW: The Top 25 tight ends

by Dan Bilicki In: Fantasy, Football

After the top tier of tight ends, the drop off to the lower end of TE1s is a bit big, but at least there’s a lot of depth in the position to fill that spot on your roster.
1. Rob Gronkowski, NE
1084 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 158.4 points.
Gronk remains the top of the TE class and [...]

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