Teaching You How to #Win – NFL Week 15 Absolutes

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Absolute Must Have

Russell Wilson has been playing dangeRussly good of late, including 5 TD’s last week. This week, he gets to play against the banged up Cleveland Browns back in Seattle so the matchup is by far the best for this weekend, combined with his recent success in the passing game, he leads our top #AbsoluteMustHave on DraftKings this week. On FanDuel we have Drew Brees as our top projected QB and overall MustHave. He comes off another solid week and if you were looking at just the stats for Brees, you would think that the Saints are a playoff team right now. The issue for them has been their inability to stop anyone, except Jamies Winston and Brian Hoyer, that is why they are another NFL 8 – 8 team.

***Reminder Must Have’s are salaries that are $7,800 and higher


Absolute Notable

Moving onto our #AbsoluteNotable for week 15 for DraftKings we have Drew Brees and for DraftKings, this should be a very high consideration because his price tag is significantly less than his expected output. DC*3PO has him at 24.08 and our top projected QB for week 15 at The DiRT Canon. I agree with the machine and will certainly be looking for a Detroit and New Orleans stack this weekend. That will mean on Sunday my numbers won’t look great but come Monday, it will be all about the comeback. For FanDuel we have Jeremy Hill as our top Notable for this week. Plain and simple, this is a matchup play. It has nothing to do with Hill’s performance for the season as he is projected to get just about his average for this Sunday, which has been around 10 points per game. That said, even Crowell lite up the 49ers last week for a top RB performance of 31 fantasy points on DraftKings and 28 on FanDuel, look for Hill to get in the end zone two times as well. The other thing to consider in that game is the fact that Dalton is out, so they will look to crush the 49ers in the running game and we will guarantee that less than 5% of the field will have Hill this weekend.

***Reminder Notables are salaries between $5,200 and $7,800


Absolute Sleeper


For our last category we have our #AbsoluteSleeper on FanDuel we have Richard Rodgers at the TE position. He gets a favorable matchup against the Raiders who are still 31st against the TE position this season and Rodgers has quietly become the go to ball catcher for Aaron Rodgers of late. Look for 68 yards and a TD this weekend and that should suffice without any real threat at TE, unless Gronkowski goes off. For DraftKings we have Alex Smith as the top, cheap QB for week 15. Taking last week out of the mix because of the horrible weather in KC, Smith has been a top 7 fantasy QB over the past 4 weeks. He gets a solid matchup again this week as he gets the Ravens secondary who just gave up 5 TD’s to Russell Wilson. This also means that you should be looking at Maclin, who surprisingly is only $5,500 this weekend on DraftKings. As for my personal sleepers for this week, I have Tim Hightower on DraftKings, coming in with a salary of only $3,900 and a matchup against the Lions who just got torched by Todd Gurley, with 8 guys in the box most of the game. My sleeper for FanDuel is Mike Tolbert! Yes, I know that he barely gets to play but if Stewart sits out this game, as he is expected to, that means the Carolina backfield will be Tolbert and Whitaker. While Whitaker might get more overall touches in this game, Tolbert will get all of the goal line work. Some food for thought on that topic is also to consider that Carolina is playing for the #1 overall seed in the NFC, that means while they need this game, they don’t need it so bad to put Cam Newton in unnecessary harms way near the goal line and the Giants defense has given up at least 2 rushing TD’s in 4 of 5 games. My bold prediction here is Tolbert goes for 47 yards and 2 TD’s for a fantasy total of 16.7 on FanDuel.

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What You Need To Know For Wednesday, Dec. 16 2015

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Degenerate Pete

Speculating is a vice, millions are hooked and many will suffer grievously before this holiday season is over, because of their desires of the heart – not the head. The traditional “Christmas spirit” runs completely against the grain of the natural laws of Speculating, which have nothing to do with silly human weaknesses like Generosity or Kindness or Carelessness.

If Santa Claus had a speculating habit, he would have been dead a long time ago. There are a lot of Criminal Psychos between here & the North Pole, and they would show no mercy on a goofy old man who gets loaded one night a year and drives around through strange neighborhoods with a truckload of jewelry & furs & gold Rolexes. What if ISIS got their hands on him? They would set him on fire & stuff him head-first down a smoking chimney.

Which is not much different from how Professional speculators treat their victims at Xmas time, which also happens to be the end of the football season & the start of Playoff frenzy that will build & grow & throb like a Shark’s heart for 33 more days until Super Bowl Sunday.

Just like Pete the Penultimate.  He was denied again reinstatement by Commish Manfred.  As Ed Graney notes in his article for the Las Vegas Review-Journal: After MLB’s latest hypocritical ruling, Pete Rose doesn’t get it.”

Pete is a shady, classless, swarmy, dirty, clueless, unpenatent-hit king.  The debate may never be over, because however you may moralize the crimes of Clueless Pete – you will see on your tour of the museum of baseball, that he is only one of many deplorable characters that played the game.  For Pete, just shut up, tell your lawyers to shut up, stop making money on autographs and other mementos in Cooperstown, and be the ambassador you think you actually are, and never show – be more than about Pete Rose – if you can.  Kneel before the Gods of Baseball and beg forgiveness and walk the valley as the shepherd – then maybe….until then you might just have to be satisfied as the second best baseball player in hell, because Ty Cobb leads that team.


Tell the Truth

As Danny Kanell avenges the war on football, Bob Costas believes football’s biggest problem can not be fixed.  Is Football headed to a Running Man scenario where football players are fielded by inmates and the shouts from the Colosseum grow louder for the lions?  Everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.  Who will deny the public what it wants?!

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Missouri Compromise

It’s usually adorable when politicians try to venture into college sports. Combine grandstanding with a distinct lack of understanding of the system upon which an elected official is attempting to impose rules, and you have a recipe for comedy. Today’s example comes from Missouri state representative Rick Brattin, who has introduced a bill that would revoke the scholarships of athletes who refuse to play for any reason other than injury.

This is obviously a response to the Missouri football team’s threat in November to sit out a game against BYU. That move by the players turned a local story into a national one and basically got Missouri’s system president and chancellor fired. And while there is a robust argument to be had about whether that was the appropriate result, this isn’t the site for that. Today, as the Internet commenters always command, we’ll stick to sports.

Source: Analyzing the dumbest piece of college athletics legislation imaginable


Way to Early Heisman Race 2016

NEW YORK—As Derrick Henry walked out of the Heisman Trophy winners’ press conference Saturday night, the next item on his to-do list was to text his grandmother Gladys. The woman who gave Henry his nickname (Shocka) couldn’t make it to the Big Apple to celebrate with the Alabama junior tailback. She was in a Florida hospital, but that hospital hosted one heck of a party.

Meanwhile, Stanford do-everything back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson left the ceremony already planning a return visit. They’re sophomores, and it’s quite possible they’ll be back here next year. It’s also quite possible one of them will hoist the trophy. But don’t just picture those two with the Heisman. Take a look at the top eight vote-getters from this season.

1. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama (1,832 points)
2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford (1,539)
3. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson (1,165)
4. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma (334)
5. Keenan Reynolds, QB, Navy (180)
6. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU (110)
7. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State (79)
8. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (57)

Besides McCaffrey and Watson, Mayfield, Fournette and Cook will return next year. So will Oregon tailback Royce Freeman, who led the Pac-12 in rushing (1,706 yards). So will Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, who looked like a Heisman candidate as a redshirt freshman and should own the Buckeyes’ starting job free and clear as a redshirt junior. So will UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who looked like a budding superstar in his first few college games and should enjoy the fruits of a year-one-to-year-two improvement.

Source: Early look at 2016 Heisman race: Who follows Derrick Henry?


Out of Chaos Comes Order

Every season, hundreds of college football teams line up for a three-month, 12-game haul in the hopes of gaining a spot in the College Football Playoff.

This year, it was an easy selection. Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State, and Oklahoma were the right picks. It was a relatively easy night for Jeff Long and his committee.

However, looking back at the regular season, six critical plays were needed to make this year’s selection such a simple one. Had these plays not happened, controversy would’ve reigned supreme over the college football world.

Here are the six plays that defined the 2015 college football season.

Source: Sports Central / Sports Articles and Columns / College Football / Six Plays that Defined the 2015 Season

Kane's point streak ends at 26, Avs blank Blackhawks


You Play to #Win the Game

”We didn’t focus on (Kane’s streak), we focused on winning the hockey game,” Colorado coach Patrick Roy said. ”I thought we did a good job offensively, defensively. in the neutral zone.

”I liked our game tonight, and our goalie was really solid in key moments in the game.”

Source: Kane’s point streak ends at 26, Avs blank Blackhawks