Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

  • Moderation is key on Thanksgiving, even with fantasy football

    Moderation is key on Thanksgiving, even with fantasy football

    Most households have Thanksgiving certainties. Families will gather, people will overeat and the sounds of NFL broadcasters' poetic play-calling interlaced with impassioned cheers from the TV will likely result in countless dinner interruptions. Why? With the fantasy football playoffs around the...

  • Science your way to a fantasy football title

    Science your way to a fantasy football title

    In the latest James Bond movie, 007 (Daniel Craig) defeats the Spectre crime syndicate, bringing closure to the evil menace that haunted him through the entire series. In "The Martian," astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) overcomes insurmountable odds to survive on Mars.  As the fantasy football...

  • Jay Cutler cost daily fantasy player $20K: New York attorney general

    Jay Cutler cost daily fantasy player $20K: New York attorney general

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is cited in New York's attorney general's filing asking a state court to stop daily fantasy sports businesses from taking entries from New York residents. In a motion for preliminary injunction on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman calls DFS sites such as FanDuel...

  • FanDuel suspending daily fantasy sports for NY players

    FanDuel suspending daily fantasy sports for NY players

    Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said Tuesday it's temporarily suspending entry in paid contests for New York players, while the state attorney general sued to halt what he considers illegal gambling by both FanDuel and DraftKings. The New York-based company said that move follows its failed...

  • Week 10 fantasy start/sit: James Starks gets the start but does he have the spark?

    Week 10 fantasy start/sit: James Starks gets the start but does he have the spark?

    In Week 1, Eddie Lacy has on the field for 77 percent of the Packers' snaps. James Starks saw just 22 percent of those snaps. In Week 9, it was reversed. Starks took 71 percent of offensive snaps in the Panthers game and Lacy was on the field for just 25 percent of those plays. So when the Packers...

  • Even if your fantasy football team is toast, this app can win you pizza

    Even if your fantasy football team is toast, this app can win you pizza

    A Chicago-based tech company seems to have found a sports sweet spot.  With most fantasy sports apps, you're competing for cash, bragging rights or an inside joke of a trophy only you and your friends understand. While those are worthy incentives, they require a considerable amount of time and...

  • 4 ways to console your fantasy football-obsessed significant other

    4 ways to console your fantasy football-obsessed significant other

    We are entering that time of the year when overeating, overspending and depression are commonplace. While it may be jolly for some who offer thanks for their many blessings, others reflect on loss, failure or gifts they didn’t receive, and go to a dark place.  If you are in a relationship with...

  • How to choose your fantasy football league trophy

    How to choose your fantasy football league trophy

    When asking your significant other to marry you, some say the engagement ring you choose is directly reflective of your style, taste or the degree of love you have for the person to whom you are proposing. Those who don’t believe in marriage might suggest a ring is nothing more than a marking of...

  • TV may be your best fantasy football inspiration

    TV may be your best fantasy football inspiration

    At this point in the fantasy football season, more than half of you are coming to the realization that your relationship cannot be salvaged.  No matter how hard you try, all your efforts to find a winning formula have failed, so you’re ready to call it quits and find pleasure elsewhere. Others...

  • Time to play Fantasy Football Family Feud!

    Time to play Fantasy Football Family Feud!

    Move over, Steve Harvey. I’m hosting RedEye’s fantasy football edition of "Family Feud." Top three answers on the board. Here’s the question: Why would you ever play fantasy football with members of your family? Survey says: Dad discovers the Internet Five years ago, asking my dad to do anything...

  • Fantasy is a real threat to gambling addicts

    Fantasy is a real threat to gambling addicts

    Congratulations if you had Josh McCown on your fantasy football team this week. And super-congratulations if you don't know what I'm talking about.You are one of the few remaining earthlings who hasn't been swept up in the fantasy tidal wave.Millions are playing. Billions have gotten sick of the...

  • Work the fantasy football waiver wire like a true player

    Work the fantasy football waiver wire like a true player

    If you have ever been to a nightclub, mixer or any social event where there are single men or women, you likely have encountered a player.   They employ a variety of pickup lines and techniques with one relentless goal in mind: scoring. Loathed by almost anyone with a smidgen of conscience, players...

  • The 'Friends' approach to fantasy football trades

    The 'Friends' approach to fantasy football trades

    If you own Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Eddie Lacy or Drew Brees, your fantasy football season is already feeling like a nightmare instead of a dream.   But instead of being depressed, lying in bed and watching "Friends" reruns all day, how about channeling the show and approaching one of your own with...

  • Week 3 fantasy waiver wire: So many options, but let's start with Allen Robinson

    Week 3 fantasy waiver wire: So many options, but let's start with Allen Robinson

    I've said it before in this space : Wide receiver is the easiest problem to fix. Very few people, myself included, have ever had a perfect fantasy football draft, so I allow myself to reach a little for a quarterback or running back if he looks like he has star potential. New fantasy prospects...

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