Neil Greenberg, The Washington Post Published 1:33 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 You know who the first five picks are going to be in your fantasy football draft. If you are in a 12-team, standard-scoring league, you can be sure that at least four, and potentially all, will be running backs - most likely Todd Gurley, LeVeon Bell, Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson and Alvin Kamara. If you are in a league that rewards receptions, also known as point-per-reception, or PPR leagues, one receiver, Antonio Brown, will probably hop into the top five. And based on ESPN ownership data, we can be relatively sure that the players drafted in the first seven rounds, on average, are all going to be heavily owned. But after that, the draft starts to go off script. For example, players being drafted in the seventh round have ownership rates ranging from 80 to 99 percent, but one round later that widens to 54 to 94 percent. And the trend continues downward from there. In other words, once … [Read more...] about These fantasy football sleepers are worth a flier late in your draft
Fantasy football handcuff
Des Bieler, The Washington Post Published 9:44 am PDT, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Quarterback Alex Smith has been on an upward trend for several seasons and now finds himself with the Redskins. Quarterback Alex Smith has been on an upward trend for several seasons and now finds himself with the Redskins. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey 2018 fantasy football QB rankings: How to evaluate Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In advising, "Wait to draft a QB," no one sounds particularly smart at this point - just aware of the blindingly obvious (at least for one-QB leagues). That said, some signal-callers provide far more upside than others, and fantasy drafters confident in their ability to pluck value … [Read more...] about 2018 fantasy football QB rankings: How to evaluate Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Cindy Boren and Des Bieler May 24 at 10:28 AM Email the author Moments after police body-camera video of his arrest was released Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown said his experience with the city’s police department was “wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody,” and he sharply criticized officers for “a simple parking ticket” that turned into “an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force.” Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said in a brief statement that officers had been disciplined for acting … [Read more...] about Milwaukee police release ‘disturbing’ video of Bucks player’s arrest
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Des Bieler by Des Bieler Email the author May 15 at 8:30 PM Email the author Lucas Glover married his wife in 2011, and they have two young children. (Matt Roberts/Getty Images) The wife of PGA Tour player Lucas Glover was arrested Saturday and charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest without violence, following an altercation with the 2009 U.S. Open winner and his mother. According to a police report, Glover said he was “tired of the altercations,” claiming that his wife, Krista Conley Glover, became abusive “every time he plays poorly in a tournament.” The altercation occurred at … [Read more...] about Wife of PGA Tour’s Lucas Glover arrested for allegedly attacking golfer and his mother
Holy moly, some naughty things were said about our guy Adrian Peterson in the inbox and on the Twitter this week. Fantasy footballers took a break from Christmas Cheer and The Holiday Spirit to blow off some steam Monday night and Tuesday about their No. 1 pick going from optimistically questionable to DNP at the last moment. You could hear the geeks gasp at TCF Bank Stadium when Toby Gerhart trotted out in front of our frozen eyeballs. My favorite Peterson comment came from a sneaky fellow who went into MNF ahead by three points and playing against AP. When AP was declared out, this guy dropped a couple of players from his roster and picked up Gerhart and Chester Taylor, leaving his opponent zero pickup options at RB. Ruthless, and I loved it. For those scoring at home: Always have the handcuff (that's geek-speak for "Make sure you have your best player's real-life backup") option in weeks 13-16. And it doesn't get any easier this weekend -- Fantasy Bowl weekend -- with AP potentially … [Read more...] about The Fantasy Reality: No backup? Very bad idea