2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 8 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 7 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter @TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

Matt Forte – $8,800 at New England – This matchup could hardly be better for one of the hottest backs in the league. Forte has at least 109 total yards in each of his last four games, and he’s averaging over eight catches a game. He’s also scored five times in his past three games. New England’s allowing 4.5 yards per rush. They’ve allowed four players to rush for at least 92 yards in only seven games, and opposing backs are averaging over five catches a game against the Pats. All the good things.

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 7 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

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Carson Palmer

Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight as many appealing quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups. As the season progresses, more options will appear as teams and players are dropped and we discover who’s real and who’s not. If you have any questions about these picks or fantasy football in general, hit me up on Twitter @44AMiller.

Quarterback (Quarterbacks on bye: Nick Foles, Mike Glennon)

Andy Dalton (53%, 74%) at Indianapolis – Indy ranks seventh in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, but look at who the Colts have faced at QB: Manning, Foles, Bortles, Henne, Whitehurst, Mettenberger, Flacco, Fitzpatrick. They gave up 600 yards and four touchdowns combined to Manning and Foles, but have luckily faced mostly should-be backups since then. That’s why their ranking is so good. Dalton is better than most if not all those quarterbacks except Manning obviously, and without A.J. Green last week he had the best game of his season: 323 yards and two touchdowns, plus 25 rushing yards. This figures to be another shootout as the Cincy defense isn’t playing well and the Colts are leading the league in points. [Read more...]

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 7 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 7 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter @TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

DeMarco Murray – $9,600 vs. New York Giants – He’s the most expensive running back and one of only two above $8,300, but his consistent excellence makes him worth looking at. Obviously he’s gained over 100 yards on the ground in each game with six touchdowns, and he’s caught six passes each in his last two games, raising his receptions per game to 3.5. New York has been the sixth-friendliest defense to opposing running backs, and it’s allowed six scores to RBs.

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 6 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

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Austin Davis
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Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight as many appealing quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups. As the season progresses, more options will appear as teams and players are dropped and we discover who’s real and who’s not. If you have any questions about these picks or fantasy football in general, hit me up on Twitter @44AMiller.

Quarterbacks

Eli Manning (66 percent owned ESPN, 74 percent owned Yahoo!) – at Philadelphia – The Eagles have allowed the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, as well as the most touchdowns – 13. Eli has thrown at least two touchdowns in each of his last four games and over 250 yards per game. He got a dangerous receiving option back for the first time – if that makes sense – in Odell Beckham Jr., and he immediately made an impact. Philly’s allowed multiple passing touchdowns in each of its five games.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 6 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 6 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter @TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

Matt Forte – $8,800 at Atlanta – The most expensive running back against the friendliest defense for running backs. Forte had over 100 rushing yards in Week 4 and over 100 receiving yards in Week 5. He’s had at least five catches in each game, and his workload is assured. He costs a ton, but he’ll be worth it. Pair him with the last guy on this list and you’ll be fine.

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2014 Fantasy Hockey: Draft Review

Last Sunday my buddies and I drafted in our fantasy hockey league. This is my fourth year playing fantasy hockey, and I’ve gotten second and first, respectively, in the last two seasons. I’m not a fantasy hockey expert, but I think I’ve gotten to the point where I know enough to feel comfortable giving some fantasy advice to you, the dear readers. Most of the information I’ll share with you here will be brief and from articles I’ve read in print and online. I don’t get to see much hockey outside of St. Louis and the national games, so I can’t tell you much about in-game play. But with the players I drafted I feel like I can give you some good tips here.

Here’s my roster, as we start two centers, two left wingers, two right wingers, three defensemen, one utility and two goalies.

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 5 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

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Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight as many appealing quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups. As the season progresses, more options will appear as teams and players are dropped and we discover who’s real and who’s not. If you have any questions about these picks or fantasy football in general, hit me up on Twitter @44AMiller. [Read more...]

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 5 Running Backs

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For today’s Daily Fix I’ll list several different options in different price ranges at DraftKings, a great daily fantasy sports site. DraftKings is currently running a special contest with a $100,000 prize pool, which is free to enter with your first deposit. DraftKings will match that deposit up to $600. Otherwise, the entry fee is just $2, with first place winning $10,000. Be sure to check that out. Here are the full NFL scoring and settings rules at DraftKings.

Expensive

Le’Veon Bell – $7,300 at Jacksonville – Jacksonville is the 30th-ranked defense against opposing running backs, and it has allowed five running backs to obtain double-digits in fantasy points. Bell has at least 107 total yards in every game, and he’s averaging almost five catches a game.

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 4 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

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Teddy Bridgewater
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Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight several quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups. As the season progresses, more options will appear as teams and players are dropped and we discover who’s real and who’s not. If you have any questions about these picks or fantasy football in general, hit me up on Twitter @44AMiller.

Quarterback

Teddy Bridgewater (7 percent owned ESPN, 11 percent Yahoo!) – It’s a weak week for quarterback options on the waiver wire for short-term plays. So I’ll give you one who can be played this week and kept on your roster for a while. Bridgewater will start for Minnesota for the foreseeable future, and he has a little bit of promise for those looking for some help at the position. He did fine in his debut Sunday, and while nothing stands out in his passing line he did rush six times for 27 yards, including one designed run. Minnesota should trail against Atlanta this week, and Bridgewater should have plenty of opportunities to put up points against a fairly susceptible defense.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 4 Running Backs

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For today’s Daily Fix I’ll list several different options in different price ranges at DraftKings, a great daily fantasy sports site. DraftKings is currently running a special contest with a $100,000 prize pool, which is free to enter with your first deposit. DraftKings will match that deposit up to $600. Otherwise, the entry fee is just $2, with first place winning $10,000. Be sure to check that out. Here are the full NFL scoring and settings rules at DraftKings.

Expensive

Le’Veon Bell – $7,400 at Tampa Bay – This should be the lock of the week considering how bad Tampa Bay has been on defense and how studly Bell has been so far this season and throughout his young career.

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