Predict NFL Games

Predict NFL GamesWhether you're a professional handicapper, or simply an armchair quarterback trying to win some pizza money in your office confidence pool there are ways to accurately predict NFL games to improve your odds of coming out ahead. I have been doing so as an amateur, semi-professional and professional since I was in high school, … Continue reading Predict NFL Games

Touchdown Dependency Rankings in Fantasy Football

Touchdown Dependency Rankings in Fantasy FootballAt this point, everyone knows that I like to use "tendency-towards-the-norm" like metrics to forecast certain statistics likely to move in a certain direction. You can find the vast majority of these in Ryan Newman's Fantasy Pros Articles, but today I am providing a new data point "Touchdown Dependency" rankings for … Continue reading Touchdown Dependency Rankings in Fantasy Football

Doug Martin/Darren McFadden Handcuff

Doug Martin/Darren McFadden HandcuffHandcuffing RBs, or drafting the starting RB and his backup to capitalize on a run-heavy team (also as a form of insurance in case of injury), is not as in vogue as it once was in the Priest Holmes/Larry Johnson days, but you can still find plenty of watered-down modern day options … Continue reading Doug Martin/Darren McFadden Handcuff

2017 NFL Teams on the Rise/Fall

2017 NFL Teams on the Rise/FallA reader requested that we follow-up on the 2017 NFL Season Predictions piece, that used Pythagorean Win Theory, Turnover Margins and Net Close Games to give some subjective evidence to which direction teams are heading this upcoming year. He noted, fairly so, that after all the math the rankings are essentially … Continue reading 2017 NFL Teams on the Rise/Fall

How to Budget an Auction Draft

How to Budget an Auction DraftSo you've decided to join an auction league this year? Or, you've finally decided to approach your auction league's draft with some real strategy. And no, treating your draft capital like...Monopoly moneyYou should just throw all your money at the best playerA good plan is to raise the bid in … Continue reading How to Budget an Auction Draft

Phase 10, a Tutorial To Take Down Your In-Laws

Phase 10, a Tutorial To Take Down Your In-LawsFor those of you that follow my blog, this may seem quite out of place along NHL predictions and alcohol/calorie content of your favorite beer...yet, for those that really know me, know why I'm naturally drawn to this simple, yet very winnable game, when you apply a … Continue reading Phase 10, a Tutorial To Take Down Your In-Laws

Top Ten Misused Football Terms by the Media

Top Ten Misused Football Terms by the Media I recently was channel surfing and came across a Hollywood juggernaut of a movie: The Replacements, and just had to watch. Feel free in joining me in a quick laugh by fast forwarding to minute 56 of this bootleg (mirrored) version of the Replacements The scene serves as the … Continue reading Top Ten Misused Football Terms by the Media

Why A .300 Hitter Does NOT Have a 30% of Getting a Hit This AB

Early in the 2017 MLB season DJ LeMahieu is leading the league in batting average, hitting .348 according to Baseball Reference MLB Leaders. We all know by now advanced metrics, OBP, etc. paint a much better picture of batter production. However, today's post is not an attack on traditional numbers, rather an attack on a … Continue reading Why A .300 Hitter Does NOT Have a 30% of Getting a Hit This AB