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Scott Swanay

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Fantasy Football -- Week 13 Strategy Topic

Posted December 6, 2011 | 12/06/11 11:15 AM ET

Strategy topic of the week: are tight ends on teams with weak passing attacks better options than tight ends on teams with strong passing attacks?

Like any fan who followed the NFL before they started playing fantasy football, I have certain "beliefs" about the game that I've never actually tested...

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Fantasy Football -- Week 11 Strategy Topic

Posted November 21, 2011 | 11/21/11 06:13 PM ET

Strategy topic of the week: which teams have the most favorable schedules during the fantasy football playoffs (i.e. -- weeks 14-16)?

As we discussed last week if your team is likely to qualify for you fantasy league's playoffs, you should already be looking ahead to ensure that the...

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Fantasy Football - Week 10 Preview

Posted November 12, 2011 | 11/12/11 10:52 AM ET

Strategy topic of the week: What moves should you make now to optimize your roster for the playoffs?

At this point in the season you have only four or five games left before your league's playoffs begin. If your team has a record of 6-3 or better and is among...

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Fantasy Football -- Week 9 Preview

Posted November 5, 2011 | 11/05/11 03:49 PM ET

Strategy topic of the week: How should you rank players by position for the upcoming week's games?

I used to believe that re-ranking fantasy football players by position each week based on their upcoming match-up was a waste of time. Why not just go with your hunches or your preseason...

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Fantasy Football -- Week 8 Preview

Posted October 30, 2011 | 10/30/11 02:08 PM ET

Strategy topic of the week: is win-loss record the best way to evaluate your fantasy football team?

Since we're now past the halfway point of the fantasy football regular season, most fantasy owners have a pretty good feel for whether their teams are legitimate contenders for the championship or candidates...

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Fantasy Football -- Week 7 Preview

Posted October 23, 2011 | 10/23/11 11:00 AM ET

Strategy topic of the week: how should you go about evaluating and responding to a trade offer?

When you're offered a trade in your fantasy football league, you'll often have a visceral reaction to the proposal. Whether your instinct is to hit the "Accept" button before the offer is withdrawn...

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Fantasy Football -- Week 6 Preview

Posted October 16, 2011 | 10/16/11 11:27 AM ET

Strategy topic of the week: how should you go about proposing trades?

Whether your fantasy football team is doing well or not, one of the best aspects of fantasy football is the ability to improve your team by making trades with other owners. While exploring potential trade possibilities can be...

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Fantasy Football - Week 5 Preview

Posted October 9, 2011 | 10/09/11 03:25 PM ET

Strategy topic of the week: should you drop players during their bye week?

This weekend we enter the seven-week stretch of the season known collectively as "the bye weeks." No matter how great your draft was, no matter how well your team has performed during the first four weeks of...

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Fantasy Football - Week 4 Preview

Posted October 2, 2011 | 10/02/11 04:06 PM ET

Strategy topic of the week: should you cut your injured/suspended players?

One of the most difficult decisions fantasy football team owners have to make each season is how to react to players' injuries (and the occasional suspension). As you might suspect, there are a number of factors that should be...

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Fantasy Football - Week 3 Preview

Posted September 25, 2011 | 09/25/11 05:34 PM ET

Strategy topic of the week: is it too early in the season to drop star players who've gotten off to a slow start?

What do Michael Vick, Chris Johnson, DeSean Jackson, and Antonio Gates have in common? Chances are that if you drafted any of them for your fantasy football...

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Fantasy Football -- Week 1 Preview

Posted September 11, 2011 | 09/11/11 02:19 PM ET

Strategy topic of the week: should you always start your stars?
There are two distinct schools of thought. Those who say "yes" feel that you drafted your stars to be the foundation of your team, and that these players are stars because of their ability to perform at a...

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There's No Avoiding the (Fantasy Football) Draft

Posted September 4, 2011 | 09/04/11 04:25 PM ET

It's Labor Day weekend, and that means three things: (1) summer is unofficially over, (2) many people who have no connection whatsoever to organized labor have an extra day off, and (3) seemingly every football fan you know is talking about their fantasy football draft.

No matter whether this is...

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NFL Week 16 - New Year's Resolutions

Posted January 2, 2011 | 01/02/11 11:30 AM ET

New Year's resolutions for each NFL team!

Philadelphia - hit DeSean Jackson with a tranquilizer dart on his way to the end zone to prevent excessive celebration penalties.

New York Jets - encourage Rex Ryan to keep his fetishes private.

Dallas - hire a real GM, and give Tony Romo...

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10 Things We Learned From NFL Week 16

Posted December 30, 2010 | 12/30/10 03:21 PM ET

  1. President Obama won't be calling Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie again anytime soon.
  2. If Mike Singletary had known he was about to be+ fired, he would have lined up Troy Smith and Alex Smith, then knocked them both silly.
  3. The Dolphins will switch to the visiting team's locker room next season...
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NFL Week 16 - Holiday Gifts Edition

Posted December 26, 2010 | 12/26/10 11:00 PM ET

Holiday gift ideas for your favorite NFL players, coaches, and owners!

Albert Haynesworth -- a trade to a team that plays a 3-4 defense and has a trainer for the conditioning test.

Donovan McNabb -- a new team with a head coach who's more interested in winning than in demonstrating...

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10 Things We Learned From NFL Week 15

Posted December 22, 2010 | 12/22/10 06:28 PM ET

  1. It may be the holiday season, but don't try convincing Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin that it's better to give (or punt) than to receive.
  2. If you're around Jets' head coach Rex Ryan, and he has a video camera in his hand, make sure your feet are covered.
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NFL Week 15 - Tweet Dreams

Posted December 19, 2010 | 12/19/10 09:53 AM ET

Hypothetical tweets from real NFL figures!

@JasonWitten Can you believe our luck? The Redskins already stink, and now they're starting Rex Grossman as their QB! #whostolemikeshanahansbrain

@sidneyrice We decided to celebrate our 50th season with a giant game of musical chairs in sub-freezing temperatures. #raisesallaroundforthemarketingdepartment

@ChrisCanty99 We heard that @MikeVick...

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10 Things We Learned From NFL Week 14

Posted December 15, 2010 | 12/15/10 06:11 PM ET

  1. Jets' strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi will never practice his warrior pose on the sidelines again during an NFL game.
  2. If Matt Schaub wants to find Gary Kubiak in mid-January, he should check the local unemployment office.
  3. DeSean Jackson's personal choreographer didn't work any overtime last week.
  4. The person...
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NFL Week 14 - Tweet Dreams

Posted December 11, 2010 | 12/11/10 11:30 PM ET

Hypothetical tweets from real NFL figures!

@Jared Allen69 Jenn Sterger keeps texting Brett Favre pictures of legal documents. #aretheyreal

@BigMike@ill17 (Mike Williams) Coach Carroll's confused - he told us after we won last week that we're now bowl eligible. #toomanyyearsinthesun

@MrArmstrong13 (Anthony Armstrong) Albert Haynesworth is lobbying for public support...

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10 Things We Learned From NFL Week 13

Posted December 8, 2010 | 12/08/10 03:55 PM ET

  1. Albert Haynesworth makes Derek Jeter look like the double rainbow guy.
  2. San Diego must watch Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde as a team before each game.
  3. After figuratively kicking Rex Ryan in the ass, Bill Belichick was able to resist the urge to do so literally during the post-game handshake.
  4. ...
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