Monthly Archives: October 2012

Week 8 Fantasy Pickups – Dwyer the Mini-Bus?

It may be a cheap and lazy comparison, but Jonathan Dwyer has definitely earned the spotlight for this week.  With Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman out again, Dwyer capitalized with more than 100 yards on 17 carries for the 2nd … Continue reading

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2012-13 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Preview: Knuckle Push-Ups Threaten Playoff Hopes

A LOOK BACK AT 2011-2012 The Minnesota Timberwolves finished the lockout-shortened season last year with a dismal 26-40 record, but for the first time since the KG-era, they gave fans real hope that sunnier days are ahead for this franchise. … Continue reading

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Week 7 Fantasy Pickups – Rashad Jennings Gets His Chance

While Maurice Jones-Drew was busy holding out, Rashad Jennings quietly had himself an impressive preseason – proving to many that he could be a solid fantasy running back, if given the opportunity.  Well, that opportunity has arrived, as Jennings is … Continue reading

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The Death (and Resurrection) of American Cycling

The following is a joint-Playing Rooky/Land of 10,000 Losses post. On a cool October day, cycling in America received the death sentence. Not when Lance Armstrong was indicted by a grand jury; not when USADA filed its “Reasoned Decision;” not … Continue reading

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Week 6 Fantasy Pickups – Will Felix Jones Burn Again?

With DeMarco Murray likely out for this weeks’ game against the Panthers (and possibly longer), Jones will probably be the number one waiver claim this week.   Sure, the potential for a big game is there, no doubt, but honestly, … Continue reading

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Week 5 Fantasy Pickups – Carries Up For Grabs in Green Bay and Arizona

When it comes to fantasy running backs, the common statement is, “Opportunity breeds production,” which is why injuries to the running back position lead to some of the most valuable pick-ups in a fantasy season.  Guys like DeMarco Murray, Michael … Continue reading

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How accurate is WAR, really?

So, this whole metrics vs old-stand-by debate is about to boil over with the AL MVP voting and the Mike Trout vs Miguel Cabrera senseless bickering. One side talks about playoffs, the “eye test,” and the Triple Crown; the other … Continue reading

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