Make-up or Break-up: Jordan Reed

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Jordan, In this world of fantasy football, we move most players around like pawns on a chessboard. We don’t care about how long we have them as long as they get us what we want, but some players are better than that. You, Jordan Reed, were better than that. Your dominance on the gridiron was awe inspiring…and rule inspiring. If …



Week 15 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK! If you’re reading this you’re either in the big game or you are starting research on DEF/ST for 2017, either way: Great Job! Week 15 was as volatile for team defense as the entire season had been. Minnesota, the 1st place DEF/ST coming into the week, finished with negative points and probably cost some of you a …



Week 14 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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The fantasy playoffs have started and Week 14 is in the books. My predictions last week were a microcosm of my entire season, some teams I expected to have a hard time did great (Chiefs and Giants), some teams I predicted to have solid weeks failed (Jaguars), but I also predicted that the Falcons would make Goff miserable and man, …



Week 13 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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I would like to start this week with a humble apology. After writing this article for 12 weeks, I’ve been wrong before. But never have I been as spectacularly wrong as I was about the Miami defense in Week 13. I made a joke on Twitter that when I mentioned that Vegas had the Miami @ Baltimore game as it’s …



Week 12 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Sometimes picking which DEF/ST to play is as easy as “Follow the bad QB play”. Of the top 10 teams in Week 12, 7 played opponents with less than exceptional QBs. The Browns make an appearance in our top performers for the 3rd time in as many weeks…unfortunately, they’ve been the opponent all 3 times. But, for the first time …



Week 11 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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As much as I love to tell you that defenses are unpredictable, every now and then the fantasy gods throw me a bone. In Week 11, the #1 unit played the Browns and every one of my Starts finished in the top 10. If you played the matchups this week, you probably ended up with a high score out of …



Week 10 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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It seems like every week I am offering more and more proof of the unpredictability of fantasy DEF/ST…and Week 10 was no different. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be the flukiest #1 we’ve had at any position all season. Coming into Week 10, they had 20 fantasy points and were a bottom 5 unit. Coming out, they more than doubled …



Week 9 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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In the world of fantasy defense, Week 9 was not great. It produced the 2nd lowest weekly leader of the season, and if not for the 4 DEF/ST touchdowns scored by our top 3 teams, it would have been the worst week of the year. Week 9 gave us some predictable outcomes, like the Cowboys beating down the Browns, and …



Week 8 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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Week 8 was a tough one for DEF/ST. We had 6 teams on bye, 3 of which were top 15 fantasy units, and then 8 teams proceeded to score 0 or negative points this week. With only 26 teams active, that means almost 1/3 of the league really crapped the bed in fantasy, including the #1 ranked Minnesota Vikings and …



Week 7 Team Defense Recap

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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If you ever wondered what makes a fantasy writer smile, let me tell you. It’s looking at the weekly rankings and seeing the top 3 teams are all teams he recommended you start that week. I don’t smile often, but I’m smiling today! Week 7 gave us some really solid defense. We saw 7 defensive or return TDs, the most …