fantasy sports

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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Why I Cut Derrick Rose: Lessons In Decision Making

Although the following is a discussion of fantasy basketball strategy, it offers valuable insight into the human decision making process. It’s an extremely interesting and useful read for anyone who interacts with people on a regular basis. I Cut Derrick Rose from my NBA Fantasy team last Monday. The decision sparked a firestorm of criticism …

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