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Fantasy Football Update, Fantasy Basketball, and an Experiment in Free-Range Learning

We’ve hit the midway point of the fantasy football season: Time for an update.[[MORE]] I got off to an ugly 0-4 start, marred by poor performance by high draft picks and injury woes. I’ve gone 3-1 since then and stand at 3-5. Let’s look at some changes to my roster: Week 1 Roster: QB: Matt …

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Guest Spotlight: Jonathan Bales

I love games and sports. The solution-based focus of competitive activity mirrors what’s needed for success in the real world. When I’m not playing football or battling over park place, I’m holding court in one of my fantasy sports leagues. For someone with my competitive bent, it’s a seamless fit. Previously dismissed as another iteration of …

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Fantasy Football 2013: What The Stock Market Can Teach Us About Draft Strategy

September kicks off another fantasy football season. I play in a standard-scoring, 12-team league on Yahoo with a few notable scoring changes: Kicker scoring is reduced from “3pts, 4pts, 5pts” to “1pts, 2pts, 3pts”. Receiving/Rushing touchdowns are ‘5pts’. Passing TDs are ‘4pts’. Points are lost for fumbles, not ‘fumbles lost’. Fumble recovery is random, so …

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Fantasy Football Playoffs 2012

Week 14 marks the beginning of the fantasy football playoffs for many leagues worldwide. I finished the regular season at 8-5 on the back of a 5-1 stretch over the last 6 weeks of the season. Round 1 of the playoffs kicks off today.  I am the 4th seed. Here’s the matchup:

Fantasy Playoff Update

A week 13 win secured my place in the postseason (#4 seed). It’s playoff time. I’m into the second round after a comfortable “94-64” victory over the fifth seed. Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, and Jake Ballard keyed my Sunday night surge. Notable Adds: Demaryius Thomas Damian Williams Jake Ballard Denver Defense (they’ve been playing well) …

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Fantasy Football Update: Week 10

My record now stands at 6-4 (third place in the standings). I’ve gone 5-1 since the dreadful 0-3 start. Save for an embarrassing loss to an 0-6 team in week 7, it’s been a very good run. Key Additions: Tim Tebow Denarius Moore Vincent Brown Key Drops: Nate Washington Michael Bush (this was painful) Christian …

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Fantasy Football Update (Week 6)

After a disastrous 0-3 start, I’m back to .500. I rattled off three wins in a row with an average point score of 106 (league average is in the mid 70’s). Notable adds since Week 3: Matt Cassel (No Charles/ weak defense = More Passing Plays. Favorable matchup.) Nate Washington Cincy Defense Notable drops: Arizona …

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