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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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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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 26 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

Well, we made it. It’s finally the last week of the 2014 regular season. Hopefully I’ve helped you somewhere along the way, and I’ve really enjoyed interacting with you all on Twitter. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you all next spring training.

I don’t know and won’t pretend to know what several teams might do later in the week regarding postseason rotations, etc. So I’ll just list what I know for now in terms of starting dates and pitchers set for two starts. I will put an asterisk by starts that may not happen, and the rankings will favor the pitchers who are more likely to make both starts.

As usual, there are several two-start pitchers who qualify for the streaming portion of this article. You should definitely pick up any of the two-starters you want to stream. If you have any questions about these starters, other pitchers or general fantasy baseball questions hit me up on Twitter.

Must-Starts

  1. Johnny Cueto – Tue vs. MIL, Sun vs. PIT
  2. Felix Hernandez – Tue at TOR, Sun vs. LAA*
  3. Alex Wood – Tue vs. PIT, Sun at PHI
  4. Mike Fiers – Tue at CIN, Sun vs. CHC
  5. Cole Hamels – Tue at MIA, Sun vs. ATL
  6. Carlos Carrasco – Mon vs. KC, Sun vs. TB
  7. Jeff Samardzija – Mon vs. LAA, Sat at TEX
  8. Alex Cobb – Tue at BOS, Sun at CLE
  9. Francisco Liriano – Mon at ATL, Sat at CIN
  10. Madison Bumgarner – Tue at LAD, Sun vs. SD*
  11. Adam Wainwright – Mon at CHC, Sun at ARI*
  12. Zack Greinke – Tue vs. SF, Sun vs. COL*
  13. Derek Holland – Mon vs. HOU, Sat vs. OAK
  14. Tanner Roark – Tue vs. NYM, Sun vs. MIA
  15. Jake Peavy – Mon at LAD, Sat vs. SD
  16. David Price – Tue vs. CWS, Sun vs. MIN*

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 3 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 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.

Quarterbacks

Joe Flacco (ESPN 29 percent owned, Yahoo! 40 percent. Cleveland) – Flacco bounced back from a bad Week 1 to complete 21-of-29 passes for two touchdowns last week. While Flacco isn’t someone you’d want to roster throughout the year, this week is a perfect example of when you’d want to stream him. Cleveland has allowed three passing touchdowns and 602 yards while allowing a 67.5 completion percentage. That makes Cleveland the 13th-friendliest defense to opposing quarterbacks so far this season. With the re-emergence of Steve Smith, Flacco has three legitimate receiving options as well as red zone maven Owen Daniels. The Browns have been surprisingly feisty in their games so Flacco should see a good amount of attempts in this game.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 3 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.

Now here are this week’s running back picks:

Expensive

DeMarco Murray – $7,900 at St. Louis – Murray has 25 and 30 touches, respectively, in his first two games this season, so you know you’re going to get a ton of work from him. He also has 143 and 173 total yards, respectively, in those games, too. St. Louis held Adrian Peterson in check in Week 1, but the Rams have allowed a 100-yard rusher in each game – Cordarrelle Patterson and then Bobby Rainey (22 for 144) in Week 2. The Rams miss a ton of tackles and the shifty Murray should exploit that Sunday.

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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 25 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

There are several two-start pitchers who qualify for the streaming portion of this article. For sake of brevity I’ll only cover them in the top portion of the article, but you should definitely pick up any of the two-starters you want to stream. If you have any questions about these starters, other pitchers or general fantasy baseball questions hit me up on Twitter.

Must-Starts

  1. Max Scherzer – Mon at MIN, Sun at KC
  2. Stephen Strasburg – Mon at ATL, Sat at MIA
  3. Corey Kluber – Tue at HOU, Sun at MIN
  4. Jacob deGrom – Mon vs. MIA, Sun at ATL
  5. James Shields – Mon vs. CWS, Sun vs. DET
  6. Jeff Samardzija – Tue vs. TEX, Sun vs. PHI
  7. Tanner Roark – Tue at ATL, Sun at MIA
  8. Andrew Cashner – Mon vs. PHI, Sat vs. SF

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 2 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 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.

Quarterbacks

Carson Palmer (25 percent ESPN, 58 percent Yahoo!) – Palmer had a very good start to the 2014 season Monday night, completing almost two-thirds of his passes for 304 yards and two scores. There are several other positive takeaways that go beyond his surface stats. It looks like Palmer has four legitimate receiving weapons in Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Ellington and hyped-up rookie John Brown. Fitz only caught one pass Monday night, but that speaks to how well Palmer played – he didn’t have to rely on Fitzgerald to produce for him.

Palmer threw the ball downfield a lot Monday. He ranked tied for fourth in attempts 20 or more yards downfield, and on those throws he averaged 19.5 yards per attempt, connecting three of six times. Now Palmer gets a horrendous Giants defense that was torched by Matthew Stafford Monday. Stafford averaged over 10 yards per attempt and threw two touchdowns against New York, and Palmer should be able to do similar damage. This is the last week I believe Palmer will be widely available on the waiver wire.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week Two Running Backs

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Good morning, all. I hope your Week 1 was less frustrating than mine. I think the middle of September is my least favorite time of the year because I’m always beating myself up over why I decided to play fantasy football again. I just keep telling myself that this year can’t be as bad as last year when three of my first four picks in one league were Trent Richardson, David Wilson and Steve Smith. Somehow, miraculously, I won that league.

Once again, 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.

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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 24 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

There are several two-start pitchers who qualify for the streaming portion of this article. For sake of brevity I’ll only cover them in the top portion of the article, but you should definitely pick up any of the two-starters you want to stream. If you have any questions about these starters, other pitchers or general fantasy baseball questions hit me up on Twitter.

Must-Starts

  1. Felix Hernandez – Mon vs. HOU, Sun vs. OAK
  2. Jon Lester – Tue at CWS, Sun at SEA
  3. Jordan Zimmermann – Tue vs. ATL, Sun at NYM
  4. Jacob deGrom – Tue vs. COL, Sun vs. WSH
  5. Doug Fister – Mon vs. ATL, Sat at NYM

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