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The Blue & Gray Press | January 18, 2019

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Who to keep an eye out for and who to avoid in Fantasy Football

October 6, 2016 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Now that we are a quarter of the way into the NFL season, we can start to tell who the real studs are and who will not deliver the hype that surrounded them at the beginning of the season. There have also been some major injuries to many teams in the league, which means new players will have their turn in the spotlight. This is also a crucial time for fantasy owners as we are nearing the end of the first half of the season. If your record is not quite what you would have hoped for then now is the time to make some moves.Read More

Fantasy Football surges in national popularity

October 8, 2015 |

BY HOGAN LEPORE

Imagine an irrational interface that spurs rational relationships between users and has generated revenue close to $70 billion. That is what fantasy football is, an online league that allow users to indulge themselves in the NFL in more ways than just watching.Read More

Fantasy football: stress builder, reducer or both?

October 8, 2014 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

As if college students did not already have enough distractions to keep them from their studies, fantasy football is yet another pastime utilized by students as a way to provide friendly, or not-so-friendly, competition. The game has been available to the public for almost 10 years and is still hitting its peak of popularity annually.Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

November 30, 2011 |

Start ‘Em QB: Vince Young (Philadelphia) RB: LaGarrette Blount (Tampa Bay) WR: Dwayne Bowe (Kansas City) RB: C.J. Spiller (Buffalo) WR: Victor Cruz (New York Giants) TE: Vernon Davis (San Francisco) K: Conor Barth (Tampa Bay) DEF: Dallas Cowboys

Sit … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

November 10, 2011 |

Start ‘Em QB: Mark Sanchez (Jets) RB: Steven Jackson (Rams) WR: Dez Bryant (Cowboys) RB: Willis McGahee (Broncos) WR: Reggie Wayne (Colts) TE: Heath Miller (Steelers) K: Alex Henery (Eagles) DEF: Washington Redskins

Sit ‘Em QB: Tom Brady (Patriots) RB: Brandon … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

November 3, 2011 |

Start ‘Em

QB: Tim Tebow (DEN)- Let’s be clear, Tebow is an awful real life quarterback who appears completely overmatched at the moment. Fortunately for fantasy players, his real life value doesn’t matter. Tebow’s rushing  ability inflates his fantasy … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

October 26, 2011 |

Start ’Em

QB: Matt Hasselbeck (TEN)- The longtime Seahawk and first year Titan was fantastic through the first four games of his 2011 campaign, but has tailed off in his last two contests. However, there’s no better way to … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

October 12, 2011 |

Start Em QB: Matt Ryan (ATL): Besides being the guy with the worst nickname in sports, “Matty Ice” has been equally disapointing on the field in 2011. He ranks 17th among quarterbacks in fantasy points and his yards per attempt … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

October 5, 2011 |

Start Em

QB: Matt Schaub (HOU) RB: Mark Ingram (NO) WR: Santontio Holmes (NYJ) RB: Joseph Addai (IND) WR: Percy Harvin (MIN) TE: Kevin Boss (OAK) K: Mike Nugent (CIN) DEF: Tennessee Titans

Sit Em

QB: Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) RB: … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

September 21, 2011 |

Start Em QB: Cam Newton (Panthers): Despite the history of rookie quarterback’s lack of success in the NFL, Newton has proved to be the exception to that rule. He has thrown for over 420 yards in each of his two … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

September 14, 2011 |

Start Em: QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF)– The Harvard grad tore up last year’s AFC West champion Chiefs in Arrowhead in Week 1, passing for four touchdown passes in Buffalo’s blowout win. With a home game against the Raiders on slate … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

December 1, 2010 |

Start Em QB- Jay Cutler (Bears): I know, I know, I can’t believe I’m trusting him either. But the fact is that since coming off his bye week, Cutler has been rather reliable, throwing for nine touchdowns and only three interceptions. … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

November 25, 2010 |

Start Em:

QB- Shaun Hill (Lions)

RB- Ronnie Brown (Dolphins)

RB- Mike Tolbert (Chargers)

WR- Mario Manningham (Giants)

WR- Sidney Rice (Vikings)

WR- Michael Crabtree (49ers)

TE- Bo Scaife (Titans)

K- Shayne Graham (Patriots)

DEF- Cleveland Browns

Sit Em:

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Fantasy Football Corner

November 17, 2010 |

Start Em: QB- Mark Sanchez (Jets) RB- Ray Rice (Ravens) RB- BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Patriots) WR- Reggie Wayne (Colts) WR- Danny Amendola (Rams) TE- Ben Watson (Browns) K- Dan Carpenter (Dolphins) DEF- Kansas City Chiefs

Sit Em: QB- Kyle Orton (Broncos) … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

November 3, 2010 |

Start Em:

QB- Michael Vick (Eagles): Vick returns from his injury hiatus and is set to take control of the Philadelphia offense once again. Stud wideout DaSean Jackson is expected to return from his concussion as well, meaning Vick will … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

October 27, 2010 |

Start Em

QB- Carson Palmer (Bengals): Palmer is far from the quarterback he was before his torn-ACL, but he has been occasionally useful for fantasy purposes. Palmer has mainly feasted on weak pass defenses, and this week he happens to … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

October 20, 2010 |

Start Em QB- Josh Freeman (Buccaneers): The second-year quarterback out of Kansas State has emerged as a solid fantasy player this season. He has more weapons in the passing game that one would think, with a good pass catching tight … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

October 16, 2010 |

Start Em
QB- Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers)
RB- Jamal Charles (Chiefs)
RB- Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks)
WR- Malcom Floyd (Chargers)
WR- Roy Williams (Cowboys)
TE- Kellen Winslow (Buccaneers)
K- Nick Folk (Jets)

DEF- San Diego Chargers
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Fantasy Football Corner

October 6, 2010 |

Start Em

QB- Eli Manning (Giants)

RB- Ray Rice (Ravens)

RB- Michael Bush (Raiders)

WR- Mark Clayton (Rams)

WR- Steve Smith (Giants)

TE- Greg Olsen (Bears)

K- Jason Hanson (Lions)

DEF- New Orleans Saints

Sit Em

QB- Kyle … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

September 22, 2010 |

Start Em QB- Joe Flacco (Ravens) RB- DeAngelo Williams (Panthers) RB- Clinton Portis (Redskins) WR- Hines Ward (Steelers) WR- Dez Bryant (Cowboys) TE- Dustin Keller (Jets) K- Ryan Longwell (Vikings) DEF- New England Patriots

Sit Em QB- Eli Manning (Giants) … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

September 15, 2010 |

Start Em: QB- Donovan McNabb (Redskins) RB- LaSean McCoy (Eagles) RB- Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) WR- Santana Moss (Redskins) WR- Percy Harvin (Vikings) TE- Zach Miller (Raiders) K- John Kasey (Panthers) DEF- Green Bay Packers

Sit Em: QB- Matt Ryan … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner

September 8, 2010 |

Start Em: QB- Jay Cutler (Bears) RB- C.J. Spiller (Bills) RB- Carnell Williams (Buccaneers) WR- Malcom Floyd (Chargers) WR- Wes Welker (Patriots) TE- Heath Miller (Steelers) K- Robbie Gould (Bears) DEF- Miami Dolphins

Sit Em: QB- Brett Favre (Vikings) … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner – Week 13

December 2, 2009 |

After taking a week off due to the holiday, your favorite fantasy football advisor returns. Think if it like Jordan’s comeback to the NBA…and I mean the first one at the end of the ’94-’95 season when he … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner – Week 10

November 11, 2009 |

Start Em:

QB- Joe Flacco (Ravens): Baltimore’s second year QB ranks just 14th at his position for fantasy purposes and he is coming off his worst game of the season in which he threw for just 195 … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner – Week 9

November 4, 2009 |

Start Em:

QB- Matt Hasselbeck (Seahawks): The last time I advised readers to start Hasselbeck, he posted this fantasy beauty: 10-29 for 112 passing yards, 1 INT, 1 fumble, 0 TDs. Ummm…sorry. But that bad day was more … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner – Week 5

October 7, 2009 |

By ZACH MORETTI

Start Em:

QB- Tony Romo (Cowboys): Romo has struggled the past two games, throwing zero touchdowns in back to back games for the first time in his career. But Romo was great against a bad … Read More

Fantasy Football Corner – Week 3

September 23, 2009 |

By ZACH MORETTI

START EM- QB: Matt Schaub (Texans) RB: Felix Jones (Cowboys) WR: Greg Jennings (Packers) TE: Chris Cooley (Redskins) K: Mason Crosby (Packers) DEF: Philadelphia Eagles

SIT EM- QB: Carson Palmer (Bengals) RB: Marion Barber (Cowboys) WR: Brandon … Read More