At midway point, some A-listers deserve an F We’re halfway through the regular season, and The Loop’s team, like many of yours, is halfway to a second-division finish. There are two major reasons for fantasy underachievement. The first is the inability to identify the players who will dominate the 2018 season. We’ll go over the cream of the crop in next week’s column. The second reason is the reliance on big name players who, when midnight struck on opening day, turned into pumpkins. Either that or they stayed on the sidelines (we’re talking about you, Number One Pick Le’Veon Bell). Some stars like Aaron Rodgers and David Johnson have underperformed, while still putting up respectable numbers. For others, though, it has been a season of infamy: Russell Wilson (Seahawks QB) — Mr. Ciara was ranked in the top five in the preseason, and he’s been barely top 20 through the first seven weeks. He’s averaging just over 200 passing yards a … [Read more...] about The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Week 8
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You love your Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But if you want to win your fantasy football draft, you can’t load up on your favorites. You have to put your allegiances aside. Don’t think you can help yourself? This guide tells you who is worth drafting and when. 1. WR Mike Evans: Don’t mind the drop in touchdowns from 12 in 2016 to five last season. His red-zone targets increased, so expect a bounce-back campaign. He’s worth taking late in the second round or early in the third. 2. TE O.J. Howard: There’s potential for a breakout season here. Yes, he’ll compete with Cameron Brate for targets, but he played more offensive snaps last season despite missing the final two games. In the three games before his injury (Weeks 12-14), he was averaging about 55 snaps to Brate’s 25 to 35. At the least, he should be able to repeat his 2017 performance (26 catches, 432 yards, six touchdowns) rather easily. 3. RB Peyton Barber: Until recently, fantasy players had … [Read more...] about Fantasy football 2018: Ranking the Buccaneers
Fast forward is a wonderful thing. This miracle technology, when utilized in modern digital recording devices, allows you to race through ESPN’s 29-hour Fantasy Football Marathon in just a shade over three. Progress. But that ESPN non-classic still accounts for only a fraction of the annual August glut of useless draft knowledge. Depending on where you look, the Vikings’ Dalvin Cook is either on the brink of a breakout season, or a candidate for additional surgery. And the truth is, your guess is as good as ours. Possibly even much better. While we don’t want to add to the glut of pundit factoids, we DO want to inject our two cents worth. So we’ll go easy on you. Since most of you already have the top of your cheat sheets committed to memory, we’ll just break down our thoughts that differ significantly from the pack. Who do we have a man-crush on? Who puts the fear of God into us, and who do we need to avoid like the bubonic plague? PASSING … [Read more...] about The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Look carefully for keepers, sleepers and … jeepers!
Fantasy football makes a triumphant return this weekend, with both Premier League and FA Cup games to look ahead to. The pick of the weekend’s fixtures is undoubtedly Leicester’s quarter-final clash with Chelsea, with both sides seemingly holding out for some Cup glory at the end of the season. IS YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM IN TATTERS ALREADY? THEN DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER IS JUST THE CURE! Have you signed up to play Dream Team Weekender? Pick 7 players – no limit to the number of players you can choose from one club No transfer budget – any player is available to pick Only Saturday and Sunday fixtures Sign up to play Dream Team Weekender now Man United host Brighton in their Cup clash on Saturday, while we’re keeping a close watch on Watford’s daunting Premier League visit to Liverpool. But who should you be picking for your Dream Team this weekend? Fantasy football tips: Game Week 29 1 Loris Karius – £4.3m … [Read more...] about Fantasy football tips: 7 transfers you HAVE to make this weekend
Another year of Fantasy Football in the books unless you are playing in a Week 17 final. With all of the key players being benched in the last games of the year, it is very clear why having a championship decided at the end is not a great idea. What is a great idea is starting to prepare for 2018, whether you are in a redraft or dynasty format. It is never too early. Lift Me Up by Moby Patrick Mahomes will make his first start of the year in Week 17 and it could be much more important than simply resting Alex Smith. With a number of the high profile Chiefs taking a seat, it may not be a completely fair gauge at what Mahomes can do, but I’m excited for a glimpse nonetheless. He has a rocket arm and all of the measurables that you’d want in a franchise Fantasy QB, plus the offensive talent around him to be a statistical monster. He is not yet a finished product but his raw ability alone is a massive upgrade on Smith’s limited tool chest. I’ll take a flier in DFS … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Week 17 Playlist: Buy into a Devin Funchess breakout in 2018