Sometimes we get a little wild in the FOX Sports Radio studios. This week, Jason Smith and I produced our first QB Monopoly feature for social media. Our social media director, Mike Fowler, watched us play with the names of NFL quarterbacks on a comically oversized Monopoly board. Smith put the names into groups for […]

The calendar flips to Week 6 and the white-hot Cam Newton leads the way against the Eagles. We’re concerned about Tom Brady’s shoulder and Derek Carr’s ability to stay upright against that Los Angeles front. So, let’s get to rankings. 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings

I don’t need to wax poetic. The games of Week 5 kick off in about 4 1/2 hours. Mariota is going to be out. Carr’s going to be out. Shuffle up and deal. 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings

We’re going back to basics starting Monday – time to start firing off a lot of content and get the traditional yell on. Until then, here’s a preliminary set of rankings for Week 5 of the NFL. We’ll kick things off tonight with Patriots-Buccaneers and a lot of questions about the New England defense. Can […]

We’re rolling through a four-hour show on FOX Sports Radio until kickoff. So, here’s a look-see at updated Week 4 Fantasy Rankings. 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings

I’ll wax poetic on the week ahead in a longer diatribe when I update rankings Friday and through the weekend to reflect updated injury information. For now, we await the power of Aaron Rodgers against the potent Chicago running attack. Can Jordan Howard build on his Week 3 dominance while running with one shoulder … […]

Week 3 gave us a huge start with the 49ers and Rams playing a highly entertaining game. It continued with a London game between the Jaguars and Ravens. What’s next? 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings

There’s already one game in the books for Week 2 … and one fired Offensive Coordinator. With Andrew Luck ruled out once again, the Colts turned to Jacoby Brissett to jumpstart a listless offense. Will it matter for T.Y. Hilton owners? And, of course, fantasy owners are looking for a points barrage in New Orleans. […]

OK. So I took a hit on Thursday night with the Patriots – as many prognosticators did. So, let’s rally. Here’s my Week 1 Picks Against The Spread.

It’s that time. We have one game in the books, the surprise 42-27 win by New England over Kansas City. And yes, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski owners are still smarting. Now we push forward to a full slate of action, including a highly anticipated matchup between the Cowboys and Giants. Will Odell Beckham, Jr. […]

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I’m going to start up a new project for NFL 2017. Following each game of the NFL season, I will summarize things in one PowerPoint slide. So, I’m dialing up the “One-Board Recap.” It’d be easy to fire up the stats recorded from Alex Smith, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt. Hell, this game featured 11 […]

Keeping it simple. I’ll take the Patriots laying the 9 points. More analysis and picks tomorrow, including videos for each game.

You made it. Congratulations. Our long run without regular season football and the national angst over the continued dominance of the Patriots … is over. The 2017 NFL season kicks off later tonight with Brady and Gronk and the high-octane Patriots (no Edelman or Mitchell) facing off against Alex Smith, Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs. […]

I don’t know that I need to belabor the point. We’re in the final throes of the NFL preseason. That is to say, there are 48 hours until the Patriots and Chiefs get the 2017 season started. I felt that I needed to produce another quick update to the rankings at the wire. Here, I […]

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This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a sweet Fantasy Football event put together by our team at 1360 KLSD-AM San Diego. In my long ride down the highway, signal strength came and went. But, I was gifted the audio gold of a repeat of an April episode of Freakonomics. If you […]

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As I traversed my social media timelines on Monday, I found a gem between accounts of the eclipse. Yes, there were some solid, professional takes in the mix to offset the crazy “built my own viewer” crowd. I was most taken back by the photos showing large gatherings of people in city centers and campuses. […]

Since the Chargers announced their plans to move to Los Angeles, one of the most pressing storylines has been about the “Fight For LA.” We watched the Rams and Chargers scuffle during a joint practice, a dust-up that led local newscasts. With the star power of future Hall of Famers Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates, […]

It’s only appropriate that I post this while watching Ocean’s Eleven in the middle of the night. The fight scene and blackout just occurred – to give the specificity of my viewing pleasure. We often see television shows or movies detailing big-time organized crime rings or packs like George Clooney and his band of merry […]

Who do you trust? Injury issues loom large at the top of the tight end position entering the 2017 Fantasy Draft season. Gronk is the unquestioned leader of the pack, but how much of a gamble are you taking with his selection? I’m selected him a couple times in the second round of industry drafts […]

I’ll wax poetic another time. The top of the wide receiver board is stocked with the usual suspects. But, change is afoot. Mike Evans crashes the top-5, and we’ve got Michael Thomas and Brandin Cooks entering the top 10. Cooks offers Tom Brady his first true deep ball threat since Randy Moss in that historic […]

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The running back position has undergone an overhaul in recent years. We don’t have a huge run of bellcows anymore. Few players at the position averaged more than 15 carries per game. Now, the continued involvement of RBs in the passing game keeps the touch count high for some, but has created a proliferation of […]

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Breathe it in. Football returned this past week in earnest. Ratings were up in virtually every market for the first preseason telecasts, demonstrating the NFL’s power once again. Fans were treated to solid first outings from several rookie quarterbacks. Fantasy owners parsed through workloads, targets and snap counts to try and create separation in the […]

DartThrow

I haven’t done 17 versions of Mock Drafts ahead of tonight’s festivities. But, I felt compelled to at least toss a couple darts in the direction of this spectacle. Because we offered up some bold predictions in my shows on FOX Sports Radio, I included trades affecting the top 6 (had to include the Jets […]

Pancakes

Here’s your headline of the day. I saw this story first thing on Friday morning. Naturally, it started to appear everywhere given its comical nature. We joke about the Kevin Costner “Pancake-Eating (Expletive)” rant from the movie Draft Day during out shows on FOX Sports Radio and even celebrate a segment called Hot Takes & […]

It’s time to put the ball back up. Tipoff for Sunday’s games is just moments away when Michigan and Louisville get after it. We’re ready. We’re sitting at 23-15-2 ATS through three days. —– Louisville – 3 1/2 Michigan Wichita State +5 Kentucky Michigan State +8 Kansas UNC -11 Arkansas Rhode Island +5 1/2 Oregon […]