If only young people in this country knew and cared half as much about politics as they do fantasy football, we'd be twice the democracy that we are today. In a true democracy, we'd demand more qualified candidates. We'd demand more substantive debates. We'd demand a political process that works for all of the people
Suggested Variety Headline: "CNBC Debate Dud" -- but for some of the candidates, the NBC business channel's inept handling of the October presidential...
The core issue: is fantasy sports a game of chance or a game of skill? The UIGEA definition says, Skill. The problem is that, when it comes to daily fantasy sports (DFS), a skill versus chance argument is a gross generalization of the issue.
Anyone can get lucky and win their fantasy football league, but it takes genius to destroy one. Here is a step by step, methodical plan to ruin fantasy football for your "friends."
When you are done gawking over the literal beating I gave my opponent in the first week of Fantasy Football, it is important to know I came from humble beginnings. I grew up in the pre-cable era. My house had one television and very limited channels.
It's preseason and time to dig into the game of the game and mine through the data and get ready to draft your fantasy team. May the odds, or really the statistics, be ever in your favor! Enough talk -- dig in and start playing -- with the numbers.
When fantasy football players think about making the leap to baseball, there is one common response: "Oh. My. God. I have to do this for 162 games?" They conclude that fantasy baseball is for diehards only and then they go find something else to do.
Yes, fantasy football is much more than a game; it's a political science crash course. Now if we could just get more people to play together, then fantasy sports may help us bridge the world's political and diplomatic divide.
In my second season of fielding a Fantasy Football (FF) team, I won the first place prize. And I won the high point total also. It was impossible to predict when the season began how much a person could learn about himself by truly committing to the process. Here is my list.
We projected a down week for Rodgers last week, but he bounces back into the top three this week against a bottom ten pass defense that will be without its best pass rusher this week.
The Predictalator has run every Week 12 2014 NFL game 50,000 times. Below we present the up-to-date top three at each fantasy position for the week, a sleeper likely to have a breakout game, a player to avoid and some injury situations to monitor heading into the week
Here are the up-to-date top three at each fantasy position for the week, a sleeper likely to have a breakout game (generally chosen as the best $/FP value on daily fantasy sites), a player to avoid (the worst $/FP value) and some injury situations to monitor heading into the week.
The Predictalator has run every Week 10 2014 NFL game 50,000 times. Below we present the up-to-date top three at each fantasy position for the week, a sleeper likely to have a breakout game.
Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers return from their bye week with an advantageous matchup with a banged up and beleaguered Rams team.
Unassuming country music star Chris Young describes himself as "a normal dude who just happens to have a really freakin' cool job." While the "cool job" part is clear-he's toured with everyone from George Strait to Miranda Lambert-Young's accomplishments place him squarely ahead of the "normal dude" pack.
Andrew Luck continues to lead all players in fantasy points to-date and in our projections for the end of the season. This week, he gets a Pittsburgh defense that may currently have the weakest starting cornerbacks in the NFL.