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FSWA 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Review

On Monday, August 18, 2014, I participated in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (“FSWA”) fantasy football league draft with other terrific writers in the industry.  It is a 12-team PPR league and I was randomly assigned the 7th pick in the draft.  Knowing that the big four running backs (LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson […]

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FLEX Fantasy Football League Draft Review – August 16, 2014

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, I participated in the live FLEX (Fantasy Leagues of Experts) fantasy football draft in New York City which was covered by the FNTSY Sports TV Network. It was an incredible event with a great turnout of over 20 of the best and brightest fantasy football minds in the business. I […]

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Pissy In Your Brown Eye vs. League Commissioner – 6 F.J. 491 (August 5, 2014) – Fantasy Football Dispute (Free Agent Keepers)

SUPREME COURT OF FANTASY JUDGMENT Pissy In Your Brown Eye vs. League Commissioner ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI FROM THE 11 DICKS AND A CHICK FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE Decided August 5, 2014 Cite as 6 F.J. 491 (August 2014) Factual Background A fantasy football league called the 11 Dicks and a Chick Fantasy Football […]

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Passing Judgment: The Fantasy Football Running Back Dilemma

Succeeding at fantasy football requires all of the stars to align for you over the course of a season.  Not only must you thoroughly prepare for your draft, but you must also accumulate depth, analyze bye weeks, avoid injuries, manage the waiver wire, be creative and intelligent with trades, and have a little Lady Luck […]

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Fantasy Football: FSWA Industry Insiders League Draft Recap

On August 21, 2013, I participated in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (“FSWA”) Industry Insiders Fantasy Football Draft hosted on RTSports.com.  There are actually over 10 different FSWA leagues comprised of 12 teams each, so the league I am in is named after ESPN’s Eric Karabell.  I have some stiff competition in this 20-round PPR […]

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Fantasy Football: Fantasy Trade 411 Non-PPR Mock Draft Review

On August 5, 2013, I participated in a 12-team non-PPR fantasy football mock draft hosted by Nick Raducanu of Fantast Trade 411 for inclusion in his upcoming draft guide.  I had the pleasure of drafting with some of the best fantasy football experts in the industry which led to some interesting trash-talking and a few […]

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Fantasy Football: Make Your First Pick Count

Draft Day Tips – Make the First One Count By: Mathew Silverman (@MathewSilverman) My father always used to say, “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes.”   Fortunately for us, fantasy football has neither.   Thus, logic tells us there are no certainties in fantasy football.   Injuries, ineffectiveness, and multiple other reasons can make […]

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Fantasy Football: Fighting Chance Fantasy – Mock Draft Review (July 29, 2013)

Fantasy Football: Mock Draft Review On July 29, 2013, I participated in a 12-team fantasy football PPR mock draft hosted by Ryan Hallam (@fightingchance) of FightingChanceFantasy.com.  Along with some of the industry’s best including Steve Gardner, Mike Harmon, Allie Fontana, Nick Minnix, Howard Bender and others, we spent a couple hours on MyFantasyLeague.com drafting teams and […]

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Fantasy Football: Calling All Newbies – Part 2

Calling All Fantasy Newbies – Part 2 By: Mathew Silverman (@MathewSilverman) So did you remember and digest all of the information provided to you in Part 1 of this article?  Think you are ready to start drafting away? Wrong!  Before you can start picking players, you need to know what positions your league will have.  […]

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Fantasy Football: Calling All Newbies – Part 1

Calling All Fantasy Newbies – Part 1 By: Mathew Silverman (@MathewSilverman) Did you ever want to play fantasy football but were afraid you would be overwhelmed?  Did you want to get involved in what your significant other is always obsessing about?  Or maybe you are a teenager that wants to get into what your Dad […]

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