Background Check

1528640_10152110045521066_694386914_nA little background on Dennis Farrell, he’s a former ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Radio Detroit host.  Currently he’s a host of fantasy sports shows on http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com and NBC Sports Radio St. Louis 1280 AM.  His fantasy sports show also airs on Armed Forces Radio where he is the program director. Fantasy baseball is his first love and passion but he has also been quite successful in fantasy football.  Dennis’s fantasy baseball podcast was on the top 10 on iTunes for over a year and a half.  If you want to get in touch with Dennis you can follow him on Twitter @Dennis77Farrell or you can email him at dennis77farrell@gmail.com.

Dear Yahoo thanks for the disrespect

Have you ever left a draft thinking “God I crushed this draft ” or ” Damn I truly am the smartest guy in the room”
Only to wake up the next day to see Yahoo Fantasy Sports has graded you a C- and worst draft in the league?
Now I get that it does not mean much and we still are a few weeks away from the start of the season and really what does yahoo know? I had the worst draft grade in the league last season and won the whole thing so why this year does it run me the wrong way?
Why do I really care?
I’m really not sure but when I woke up the day after my draft to see that I crushed the draft and yahoo and my league mates would be forced to recognize my greatness on draft day.
Sadly yahoo stole that from me.
So you ask what does your team look like?
Before I tell you , just know in this league I’m only forced to play 1 QB 2-WR 1TE and 1RB with 2 flex spots.
I opened up the draft picking from the 10th spot out of 12 team , having 4 picks between my next pick on the swing around.
With my 1st pick 10 overall I go Dez Bryant while I was one pick off of his ADP (11) I opted to go Dez over AJ Green here the chance was slim to land both I had a plan B who I was just as happy to land with my next pick.
Pick 2 15th overall I went back to back Wide outs and snagged Julio Jones . Jones has a ADP of 16 overall go picking at 15 was not far fetched but I have high hopes that Julio can end the year as a top 5 WR.
My 1st big steal of the draft came in the 3rd round and with the 34th overall pick I selected Le’Veon Bell, I’m not worried about his run in with the lawDog at all this season so while he still sports a ADP of 22 I was more then pleased to land him 12 spots later then his ADP suggests .
So far I now have two Wide outs and one RB so with my 4th pick I really was thinking Rb here and I had a feeling Doug Martin might fall to me here but he was picked with the 38th overall selection in turn making me rethink my pick. At this point I Figured I would bolster the best WR core in my fantasy league so when I seen Keenan Allen sitting around I jumped at the chance to add him with my 39th pick .Right now Allen is being drafted around 33 overall.
With some of my early round steals like Bell and Allan I let the draft dictate my next move here with my 5th round pick and already 6 QB off the board I felt the pressure here and reached for the guy I wanted knowing with the way the draft was going I might be on the wrong end of a QB run and QB Touchdowns are worth 6 points here I went Nick Foles with my 58th overall pick in this draft . Foles has a ADP of 73 right now so reaching at 58 hurt a bit . I would have loved to wait until my 63rd pick and I know it’s only 4 spots but two of the next 4 picks after mine was the QB position .
With my QB slot sintched up and really trying to make it a point this year to team up my QB with one of his top go to men I went with Jeremy Maclin with my 6th round pick 63rd overall . Maclin was not a reach or a steal here with a ADP of 66 but I now have my double point combo I wanted and a affordable price . So now I have my QB my one mandatory RB Slot(Bell) my two WR slots (Bryant, Julio Jones)
And now my two Flex spots (Maclin,Allen) all that was really left was my TE slot and Def and K.
As round 7 started I had my eye on Jason Witten here hoping to secure a what I think is to be a top 4 TE. Unfortunately Witten was selected 2 spot ahead of my draft position so now opting to wait on a TE and watching to see if a run was on it way I wanted to add depth to my Running Back core and with only one RB on my team after 6 rounds I went Chris Jonson in round 7 with my 82overall pick , if your counting at home that a true steal at 23 spots latter then his ADP suggests (59) . How do I celebrate that? Why going for what I feel was my 2nd reach of the draft and picking Zach Ertz (89) with a ADP of 106. I could have waited on Ertz I think at the time he was rated at the 4th best TE still on the board but if this Eagles team is as high octane as everyone thinks why not try for another combo of double points.
Now if your still reading this and trust me I’m kinda shocked you are lol trust me… Hey ps, follow me on twitter @Dennis77Farrell
Alright we move onto the 9th round if your still here, with only two RB on my roster I went with Bernard Pierce while I’m shocked at how late Ray Rice has been going in drafts I was just as shocked to see Pierce sitting around until 106 most drafts he has been going around 80-87 overall spots .
Josh Gordon ADP of 105 is a true risk reward player while he finished last season as the 2nd best WR in fantasy football with two less games played and facing between 6 to a whole season suspension this year I took a chance on him at 111 10th round . If he plays this year you could get a stud to plug into your lineup late in the year for a playoff run .
With most of my starting lineup set and the start of the 11th round I wanted to start working on a bench of players with a ton of upside so I went with Jonathan Grimes,who you ask?
Last month Houston made two moves dropping André Brown and Dennis Johnson making Grimes and rookie Alfred Blue and if you have ever employed Foster on your team you know he may or may not be looking replace him in your lineup from week to week.
Round 12 I got to thinking what if I’m wrong on Zach Ertz ? Maybe I should draft another TE who would replace him in my lineup. Hey why not backup a Ertz with a even riskier player so in steps Eric Ebron and in my defense Ebron has been drawing comparisons to Jimmy Graham so why not? Ebron has a ADP of 146 and I drafted him 135 overall.
I went KC def in round 13 and only 2 spots off the ADP 152
With my next 3 out of 4 pick to the the draft I go RB and a K,
I take Jeremy Hill at 159/14th round and that’s a steal because he has a ADP of 116 then Ahmad Bradshaw at 178 his ADP is 138 and with Trent Richardson looking like a hot dumpster fire I think Bradshaw can give you 9th or 10th round production . I go kicker Rob Bironas and end the draft with 202 overall and almost 50 later then his ADP call for is Jonathan Stewart who already has a 2TD game is pre season.
So in a nutshell that’s my team.
Just alone my starting lineup would be….
QB-Foles
RB-Bell
WR-Bryant
WR-Julio Jones
TE-Ertz
Flex-Maclin
Flex-Allen
Ok plug time ..
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Also new go to 97.1 FM news talk St.Louis and the DGS blog for more fantasy football advice.

Recap of the 2014 Bear Down Podcast league “Celebrity” league

So it’s draft season and this past weekend I held my first draft of this 2014 season in what happens to be my favorite fantasy football league. I have dubbed this league the “Celebrity” league..
The Bear Down Podcast league was birthed from a talk myself and Matt Walsh had after one recording for my show where I pitched letting me host a podcast league for his show.
Last season we had some great talent like Rob Riggle,Dave Glover and Marc Bulger.
Here is a list of this year names and a draft recap for the 2014 BDP league.
-Matt Walsh (@MrMattWalsh) HBO’s Veep one of the founders of UCB “Upright Citizens Brigade”
-Jason Mckie (@Jmac37) Former Chicago Bear and Radio CoHost (@DoubleJShow877) 87.7FM The Game Chicago Sat./Sun. 2-5pm
-Matt Besser (@MattBesser) Host of one of my all time fav podcast Improv4humans and one of the founders of UCB “Upright Citizens Brigade”
– Brad Morris (@bradmorris773) Stand up comedian and by far was the hardest guy to get logged into the league.
– Max Foizey (@MaxonMovies) airs on (@971FMTalk) out of STL and producer for Dave Glover Show.
Team Csonka in the draft will be played by him.
– James Underdown not on twitter, executive director of The Center for Inquiry (CFI)

– max deacon (@MaxD9) Actor -Into the Storm
– Ron Livingston Swingers, Office Space,The Conjuring
-Dan Van Kirk (@danielvankirk) Ryan Sickler told me Dan had the best Mark Wahlberg impression.Also you can find dan Co-host Sklarbro County on Earwolf – Perform on UCB Maude Team: TUT! – Write the NFL blog Upon Further Review – Watch his sketch show DVK on Nerdist Channel.
– Reid Scott ( @ReidScott_ ) from HBO’s Veep
– Timothy C Simons (@TimothyCsimons ) Also from HBO’s Veep
– Travis Hafner MLB player Cleveland / NYY He once drafted himself in fantasy baseball.
– For my new readers Me- Dennis Farrell (@Dennis77Farrell) former espn radio host in Detroit, I now do fantasy sports for FOX Sports Detroit,Armed Forces Sports Radio, and TV for Fntsy Sports Cable Network channel 147 in NYC,NJ,CT or FantasySportsNetwork.com
And last but not least the 2013 Bear Down Podcast league champ Scot Armstrong ( @BearDownPodcast )

Scot has had his hand in the making of some of your favorite movies like Old School,Semi-Pro,The Hangover 2 and others.
Round 1

1 LeSean McCoy, Phi RB Armstrong
2 Adrian Peterson, Min RB Besser
3 Jamaal Charles, KC RB Simons
4 Calvin Johnson, Det WR Farrell
5 Matt Forte, Chi RB Van Kirk
6 Marshawn Lynch, Sea RB Underdown
7 Eddie Lacy, GB RB Hafner
8 Peyton Manning, Den QB Morris
9 Jimmy Graham, NO TE Livingston
10 Aaron Rodgers, GB QB Mckie
11 Drew Brees, NO QB Csonka
12 DeMarco Murray, Dal RB Walsh
13 Arian Foster, Hou RB Deacon
14 Doug Martin, TB RB Scott
I was shocked to see Lacy fall to 7th overall Some of that falls on me as I passed on him
and Forte to take Calvin. Why? I wanted to test out a strategy this year..Matching a up 3 WR with his top
5QB for double points.
Steal of the round Lacy at 7th
Reach of the round Drew Brees at 11th

Round 2

15 Le’Veon Bell, Pit RB Scott
16 Demaryius Thomas, Den WR Deacon
17 A.J. Green, Cin WR Walsh
18 Dez Bryant, Dal WR Csonka
19 Brandon Marshall, Chi WR Mckie
20 Giovani Bernard, Cin RB Livingston
21 Zac Stacy, StL RB Morris
22 Montee Ball, Den RB Hafner
23 Julio Jones, Atl WR Underdown
24 Alshon Jeffery, Chi WR Van Kirk
25 Alfred Morris, Wsh RB Farrell
26 Jordy Nelson, GB WR Simons
27 Julius Thomas, Den TE Besser
28 Antonio Brown, Pit WR Armstrong
I really did not want to go Morris here not a bad pick more safe the sorry I guess,>
I really had my eye on Jones or Jeffery here.
Steal of the round Demaryius Thomas who has a ADP of 8 overall
reach of the round Julius Thomas not a bad pick but his ADP of 31 suggests he might be back around in the 3rd
but he got his guy here.

Round 3
29 Randall Cobb, GB WR ArmStrong
30 Reggie Bush, Det RB Besser
31 Andre Johnson, Hou WR Simons
32 Matthew Stafford, Det QB Farrell
33 Andre Ellington, Ari RB Van Kirk
34 Ben Tate, Cle RB Underdown
35 Keenan Allen, SD WR Hafner
36 Vincent Jackson, TB WR Morris
37 C.J. Spiller, Buf RB Livingston
38 Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR Mckie
39 Frank Gore, SF RB Csonka
40 Cam Newton, Car QB Walsh
41 Rob Gronkowski, NE TE Deacon
42 Pierre Garcon, Wsh WR Scott
Reach of the round: Me with Stafford, I had my eye on Cobb here and after he went 29th overall I was left for the 1st time in the draft without a clear cut draft pick. Ellington would have been the smart play but after going Calvin 4th overall I figured why not let go double points. Staffords ADP is 44th.
Steal of the round: Has to be Gronkowski with a ADP of 30 a that’s a 11 spot fall.

Round 4
43 Ryan Mathews, SD RB Scott
44 Victor Cruz, NYG WR Deacon
45 Ray Rice, Bal RB Walsh
46 Vernon Davis, SF TE Csonka
47 Rashad Jennings, NYG RB Mckie
48 Roddy White, Atl WR Livingston
49 DeSean Jackson, Wsh WR Morris
50 Andrew Luck, Ind QB Hafner
51 Wes Welker, Den WR Underdown>
52 Percy Harvin, Sea WR Van Kirk
53 Toby Gerhart, Jac RB Farrell
54 Trent Richardson, Ind RB Simons
55 Michael Crabtree, SF WR Besser
56 Nick Foles, Phi QB Armstrong
So I went Gerhart and with a ADP of 37 it suggests I got a deal here but I think real life play he might be more in the 50-60ADP range. I needed a RB and I just could not draft Sankey here.
Steal of the round:Michael Crabtree I’ll take Crabs over Harvin and Welker this season
Reach for the round: Trent Richardson It had to be someone I guess.

Round 5
57 Michael Floyd, Ari WR ArmStrong
58 Torrey Smith, Bal WR Besser
59 Chris Johnson, NYJ RB Simons
60 Cordarrelle Patterson, Min WR Farrell
61 Terrance Williams, Dal WR Van Kirk
62 Steven Jackson, Atl RB Underdown
63 Colin Kaepernick, SF QB Hafner
64 Joique Bell, Det RB Morris
65 Jordan Cameron, Cle TE Livingston
66 Julian Edelman, NE WR Mckie
67 Stevan Ridley, NE RB Csonka
68 Bishop Sankey, Ten RB Walsh
69 Robert Griffin III, Wsh QB Deacon
70 Jeremy Maclin, Phi WR Scott
I was going to go CJ2K here but he was sniped right before me, I’m I happy with Patterson sure with a ADP of 46 I was kinda shocked he fell.
Steal of the round: I kinda feel like snagging Maclin at the end of round 5 in a 14 team league is great value.
Reach of the round: Hands down Terrance Williams with a ADP of 85 no doubt he would have been still on the board in round 6.Also RG3 or Ridley here both guys might have been sitting around on the round 6 swing.

Round 7

71 Jason Witten, Dal TE Scott
72 Shane Vereen, NE RB Deacon
73 T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR Walsh
74 Seahawks D/ST D/ST Csonka
75 Pierre Thomas, NO RB Mckie
76 Marques Colston, NO WR Livingston
77 Reggie Wayne, Ind WR Morris
78 Lamar Miller, Mia RB Hafner
79 Emmanuel Sanders, Den WR Underdown
80 Bernard Pierce, Bal RB Van Kirk
81 Maurice Jones-Drew, Oak RB Farrell
82 Golden Tate, Det WR Simons
83 Kendall Wright, Ten WR Besser
84 Darren Sproles, Phi RB Armstrong
Look its a flex spot here and the 7th round MJD is a great low risk pick here
Steal of the round: SHHHHHHHHane Vereen what a true steal here with a ADP of 53 congrats! that was a steal.
Reach of the round: None

Round 8
99 Khiry Robinson, NO RB Scott
100 Chris Ivory, NYJ RB Deacon
101 Riley Cooper, Phi WR Walsh
102 Knowshon Moreno, Mia RB Csonka
103 Danny Amendola, NE WR Mckie
104 Rueben Randle, NYG WR Livingston
105 Dennis Pitta, Bal TE Morris
106 Dwayne Bowe, KC WR Hafner
107 Tony Romo, Dal QB Underdown
108 LeGarrette Blount, Pit RB Van Kirk
109 Zach Ertz, Phi TE Farrell
110 Greg Jennings, Min WR Simons
111 Steve Smith, Bal WR Besser
112 Tre Mason, StL RB Armstrong
Once Pitta went I just had the feeling I waited a round or two too long.
Steal of the round: I really like Moreno the hate on him is so crazy and in round 8 it can only help you more then hurt you.Also Bowe here.
Reach of the round: Tre Mason I liked a few guys in round 9 over Mason here.

Round 9

113 Brandin Cooks, NO WR Armstrong
114 Shonn Greene, Ten RB Besser
115 Darren McFadden, Oak RB Simons
116 Mike Evans, TB WR Farrell
117 Christine Michael, Sea RB Van Kirk
118 Mark Ingram, NO RB Underdown
119 Kyle Rudolph, Min TE Hafner
120 Donald Brown, SD RB Morris
121 Josh Gordon, Cle WR Livingston
122 Jeremy Hill, Cin RB Mckie
123 Philip Rivers, SD QB Csonka
124 Jonathan Stewart, Car RB Walsh
125 Justin Hunter, Ten WR Deacon
126 Ben Roethlisberger, Pit QB Scott
I’m just drafting bench guys here with high upside
Steal of the round: Josh Gordon and Jeremy Hill
Reach of the round: Ben Rothlisberger

round 10

127 Terrance West, Cle RB Scott
128 Panthers D/ST D/ST Deacon
129 Jordan Reed, Wsh TE Walsh
130 Matt Prater, Den K Csonka
131 Hakeem Nicks, Ind WR Mckie
132 Broncos D/ST D/ST Livingston
133 49ers D/ST D/ST Morris
134 Devonta Freeman, Atl RB Hafner
135 Cardinals D/ST D/ST Underdown
136 Knile Davis, KC RB Van Kirk
137 Carlos Hyde, SF RB Farrell
138 Bengals D/ST D/ST Simons
139 Rams D/ST D/ST Besser
140 Jarrett Boykin, GB WR Armstrong

Round 11

141 Martellus Bennett, Chi TE Armstrong
142 James Starks, GB RB Besser
143 C.J. Anderson, Den RB Simons
144 Stephen Gostkowski, NE K Farrell
145 Marqise Lee, Jac WR Van Kirk
146 Roy Helu, Wsh RB Underdown
147 Kelvin Benjamin, Car WR Hafner
148 Andre Williams, NYG RB Morris
149 Patriots D/ST D/ST Livingston
150 Chiefs D/ST D/ST Mckie
151 Ahmad Bradshaw, Ind RB Csonka
152 Markus Wheaton, Pit WR Walsh
153 Tavon Austin, StL WR Deacon
154 Bills D/ST D/ST Scott

Round 12

155 Justin Tucker, Bal K Scott
156 Mason Crosby, GB K Deacon
157 Josh McCown, TB QB Walsh
158 Doug Baldwin, Sea WR Csonka
159 Andy Dalton, Cin QB Mckie
160 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cin RB Livingston
161 Steven Hauschka, Sea K Morris
162 Browns D/ST D/ST Hafner
163 Phil Dawson, SF K Underdown
164 Eric Ebron, Det TE Van Kirk
165 Brandon LaFell, NE WR Farrell
166 Nick Novak, SD K Simons
167 Eli Manning, NYG QB Besser
168 Jerricho Cotchery, Car WR Armstrong
I kinda went rookie crazy in the end of the draft, I cant lie I wanted Ebron here went with the hopes Lefell gets his grove back.

Round 13

169 Robbie Gould, Chi K Armstrong
170 Adam Vinatieri, Ind K Besser
171 James Jones, Oak WR Simons
172 Texans D/ST D/ST Farrell
173 Buccaneers D/ST D/ST Van Kirk
174 Blair Walsh, Min K Underdown
175 Dan Bailey, Dal K Hafner
176 Steve Johnson, SF WR Morris
177 Rod Streater, Oak WR Livingston
178 Carson Palmer, Ari QB Mckie
179 Charles Clay, Mia TE Csonka
180 Bears D/ST D/ST Walsh
181 Johnny Manziel, Cle QB Deacon
182 Jordan Todman, Jac RB Scott

Round 14

183 Latavius Murray, Oak RB Scott
184 Marcel Reece, Oak RB Deacon
185 Shayne Graham, NO K Walsh
186 Andrew Hawkins, Cle WR Csonka
187 Nick Folk, NYJ K Mckie
188 Matt Bryant, Atl K Livingston
189 Ka’Deem Carey, Chi RB Morris
190 Lance Dunbar, Dal RB Hafner
191 Delanie Walker, Ten TE Underdown
192 Greg Zuerlein, StL K Van Kirk
193 Ryan Tannehill, Mia QB Farrell
194 Antonio Gates, SD TE Simons
195 Chris Polk, Phi RB Besser
196 Saints D/ST D/ST Armstrong
I love the Gates pick here.

Ok guys thanks so much for sticking around this long. Do me a solid while I have you here please give me a follow on twitter @Dennis77Farrell
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Fantasy football news- Seahawks Def #DGS971 Josh Gordon and AP

Ad this fantasy football season limps into full affect I wanted to take a break from tv, podcast , mock drafts and ADP talk to take a look at some news and a few silly things I have seen and heard.
Over the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend I had a chance to talk fantasy football with a former Green Bay Packers RB who not only told me but pulled out his phone to show me that he took the Seahawks Def in the 1st round of his draft.
Now as you could imagine I wanted to and tried to talk him out of it quite passionately , I’m sure it was hard to take me seriously as I was laughing hoping to see a candid camera host pop out some place.
Yes I think it is silly to take a Def in the 8th round (Seahawks ADP right now) in 12 team leagues but after some poking around I might have just changed my mind a bit…Just a BIT!!
Look last year the Hawks Def scored 195 fantasy points… That one more then both Dez Bryant and Adrian Peterson .Eddie Lacy and Brandon Marshall(198) only scored 3 more fantasy points then the Seattle def and both guys are going in the 1st round .Aj Green managed to out score the Def by 8 points while other guys like Demarco Murray(189) and Alshon Jeffery(186) finished behind the Seattle Seahawalks in points. Look I’m not saying go crazy here but maybe the 7th or 8th round is not so crazy for a player(Seahawks) that can give you top 30 overall points in and around picks 90-96 overall.

St.Louis Rams have listed Kenny Britt as the teams starting WR on its depth charts. Here’s a guys fantasy owners every year over drafted him looking for that big season out of him, Off the field issues and injures has derailed any hope of that. With a ADP of 13.2 right now Britt has become a true sleeper WR this season with zero risk and what we hope is a ton of upside.
Same will go for Josh Gordon who finished 2013 as the number one WR in fantasy points who is also facing a one-year suspension with a current ADP of round 12 in 12 team league and no word for 1-3 week on if it gets lifted or reduced. Here’s the deal I truly think the NFL will wait until last second to announce anything leaving fantasy owners in limbo. If my draft was today I would absolutely take the risk in round 12 on Gordon , by round 12 your filling in your flex if not bench guys your hoping to hit on and if he is out for the season WR is so deep take a guy like Nick,Hopkins and even rookie WR Mike Evans in round 10 .
If Gordon does play I’m guessing he would still sit for 6-8 games and being that deep into the season and getting a guy like him for a playoff push would be like a free gift or a crazy late season trade that would put you over the hump.
James Jones now with Oakland who in the last two years with Green Bay had 24TD is listed as the 2 team WR .
Adrian Peterson will not see any action this pre season.. Don’t be shocked at this news Peterson has not had a per season snap since 2011.

Here’s some news as to what I’ll be doing this fantasy football season
As always you can catch the Tv show and fantasy shorts on FantasySportsNetwork.com and Cable vision channel 147 in NYC Thursday and Fridays at 1pm est everywhere else check with you local cable provider .
Also on Fox Sports Detroit and Pro Football Focus Fantasy (The Fantasy Slant).
You can download the podcast at

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Now here’s one of the coolest things I’ll be doing this season …
When I lived in St.Louis I had a favorite radio show The Dave Glover Show hashtag #DGS971 now this show helped get me though some bad times.. A job I hated a divorce . It was my my best friend mon-fri for a few hours a day. Now keep in mind going into the media business was not even on my radar, from show one I never missed it. Now I live in Michigan and podcast all 4 hours of the show and over the last 2 years they (Dave and Max) have let me become part of this one thing that has been part of my life . I take more pride in the 5 min hits I do for them then any of my other projects.
So this fantasy football season I will be giving the DGS fans fantasy football advice via the DGS blog I’ll give you sit/starts and matchup advice while answering email questions!!
Keep a eye out for more info here or go to the Dave Glover Show Blog or head over to ITunes and Download the show.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

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Let’s play the Fantasy Football Over/Under game.

Hey Fans,
My co-host/Myself Reuben Droughns (Former NFL RB Det,Den,Cle,NYG)
Want to know what you think…
Your answer will air on FNTSY Sports Network (FantasySportsNetwork.com)
And channel 147 on cable-Vision in NYC.

So here’s what we are looking for,
I’ll list between 10-15 NFL players with a number/projection for this fantasy football season to play just send a email to Dennis77Farrell@Gmail.com
With the player and your projection based off of the Over/Under of the number I present .Heres your chance to show everyone how fantasy football smart you are!!

1.David Wilson NYG RB
Over/Under 160 total
2. Arian Foster HOU RB
Over/Under 11 games played
3.Peyton Manning Den QB
Over/Under 46 passing TD
4.Eric Ebron Det TE
Over/Under 500 Yd Rec
5.Emmanuel Sanders Den WR
Over/Under 70 Rec
6.Reggie Wayne Ind WR
Over/Under 75 Rec
7.Knowshon Moreno Mia WR
Over/Under 800 Yd Rushing
8.Toby Gerhart Jax RB
Over/Under 950 Yd Rushing
9.Ryan Mathews SD RB
Over/Under 13 games played
10.Matt Stafford Det QB
Over/Under 4700 passing YD
11.Matt Ryan ATL QB
Over/Under 33 passing TD
12.Tavon Austin STL WR
Over/Under 72 Targets
13.Alshon Jeffery Chi WR
Over/Under 1,300 Rec
14.Bernard Pierce Bal RB
Over/Under 840 Rushing YD
15.C.J Spiller Buf RB
Over/under 1,000 Rushing

Alright guys let me know what you think Dennis77Farrell@Gmail.com

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2014 Fantasy Football RB ADP update

Hey Guys
Here is the latest 2014 Fantasy Football RunningBack ADP update as of July 22nd.
A few name you won’t be seeing right now in the first nine rounds of mock drafts that I am keeping a eye out on who’s fantasy fortunes could turn around with a few fumbles or even a injury like NYG David Wilson fresh with the news that he has been cleared to practice. Wilson looks to be heading into camp as the 3rd RB but he is a Peyton Hillis injury away from having value and with a ADP of round 12 pick 2 I would jump all over that.Few other names just to keep a eye on with a low LOW ADP currently behind a Rab with a realistic chance to miss time -Donald Brown SD 14.4 , Ahmad Bradshaw IND 13.10, Andre Brown HOU 13.6 one word Foster!!

2014 RB ADP update
–1st Round
1.1 LeSean McCoy /2nd 262Pts
1.2 Jamaal Charles / 1st 295Pts
1.3 Adrian Peterson/ 7th 194Pts
1.5 Matt Forte / 3rd 251Pts
1.6 Eddie Lacy / 6th 198Pts
1.8 Marshawn Lynch/4th 224Pts
1.11 Montee Ball / 43rd 80Pts
Round 2
2.1 Arian Foster / 41st 80Pts
2.3 Demarco Murray/ 9th 80Pts
2.4 LeVeon Bell 15th / 160Pts
2.7 Gio Bernard 18th / 149Pts
2.8 Alfred Morris 14th./ 160Pts
2.12 Doug Martin 56th / 51Pts
Round 3
3.3 Zac Stacy / 17th 150Pts
3.6 Andre Ellington /25th 115Pts
3.7 C.J Spiller / 28th 109Pts
3.9 Reggie Bush 12th 174Pts
Round 4
4.1 Toby Gerhart (Bench)
4.4 Bishop Sankey (Rookie)
4.5 Ryan Mathews / 11th 175Pts
4.8 Rashard Jennings / 22nd 127Pts
4.9 Shane Vereen / 42nd 80Pts
Round 5
5.1 Frank Gore / 13th. 166Pts
5.3 Chris Johnson / 8th 189Pts
5.5 Trent Richardson / 34th 90Pts
5.8 Ben Tate / 33rd 100Pts
5.12 Joique Bell / 16th 151Pts
Round 6
6.2 Ray Rice / 30th 107Pts
6.4 Stevan Ridley / 29th 108Pts
6.10 Steven Jackson 32nd 105Pts
6.12 Pierre Thomas 23rd 118Pts
Round 7
7.3 Larmar Miller / 38th 85Pts
7.7 MJD / 19th 132Pts
7.8 Darren Sproles / 35th 90Pts
Round 8
8.1 Terrance West
8.6 Bernard Pierce / 51st 55Pts
8.9 Darren McFadden / 47th 71Pts
Round 9
9.1 Fred Jackson / 10th 175Pts
9.2 Danny Woodhead /20th 132Pts
9.3 Kriry Robinson/ 23Pts
9.4 Knowshon Moreno / 5th 220Pts
9.8 Jeremy Hill ( Rookie )
9.12 Deangelo Williams / 21st 128Pts

Alright once again I need your help (Yes you).. I know your on twitter so please follow me, you get updates links to the podcast and cool pictures .
In at @Dennis77Farrell
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The podcast – So I have a new co-host
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Fantasy Football ADP draft day steals

So it that time of year where everyone is looking for draft day steals.

We all enjoyed late round production in 2013 from guys like Alshon Jeffery and Knowshon. This year I see a lot of names who are not getting any love in mock drafts some rookies and some are fantasy football vet who once have helped or even lead your team to a championship .

Here is a list of guys with low ADP (Avg Draft Position) that could become draft day steals. (Round they are being drafted. pick in said round)

DeAngelo Williams (9.12)/Jonathan Stewart(12.7)

I’m leaning toward Stewart more here all signs point to Stewart being healthy and with coach speak saying they would be happy if the Wideouts would  get 12-20 rec per-game. That tells me the Offense might be more run heavy.question marks around Cam Newton and his band of misfit Wide Revisers maybe just maybe D-Will and J-Stew might payoff.

Miles Austin (14.5)

Without Josh Gordon and if Austin can stay on the field I think he has the chance to see the Endzone at least 7-8 times. Before this I had him at 6 TD.as far as Rec before the Gordon debacle I projected Miles Austin at 65 Rec now I’ll give him a bump to 72-75.

Odell Beckham Jr (13.10)

Look OBJ has a real opportunity to be the 3rd WR on this team and truly think he could sidestep Rueben Randel as the number two guy on this team. my projection- 66Rec 760Yd 7TD

Tre Mason (11.7)

Realistically Mason is a great handcuff this season but what if we tried to put the clues together..One of the best RB in college football last season,The Rams already set with Zac Stacy drafts Mason with a 3rd round pick. I would not be shocked if Mason has 120 ATT 440 Yd and 4TD.

Steve Smith (12.10)

Last season Smith netted 97 fantasy points in standard leagues this season I think you see a bit of a bump upward in his stats I’m going to guess about 60-67Rec and 7TD,Add that to the fact he is being drafted late in the 12th and early in the 13th round Steve Smith is a draft day steal.

Heres a list of other names you keep a eye out on..

DeAndre Hopkins (11.3)

Carlos Hyde (11.8)

Jerrett Boykin (11.11)

David Wilson (12.4)

Markus Wheaton (13.4)

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Fantasy Football : 8 Over/Under questions for you to ponder

Its my Favorite time of year -Fantasy Football projection time..

This year instead of a list of my projection I wanted to try something new This year I want to play the over/under game with you.

So here are the rules I’ll list a player and a number send me a email with what you think said player will do over/under and your best guest.

Your answer Will end up in the podcast seen on The Fantasy Sports Network Channel 147 on Cable-vision /The F Word Podcast and this hit blog.

So Email your opinion to Dennis77Farrell@Gmail.com or go to http://www.thefantasychronicles.com/

OK here we goooooo…..

1.Over/Under RG3 4 rushing TD? I’ll say over at 5 a stretch sure but he has had 7 before and I can see him doing it.

2. Over/Under Nick Foles will toss 30 TD’s this year?  Every site and fantasy football magazine has Foles between 24-27 TD

I think Nick can hit the 30TD mark but I’ll stop short at 33.

3.LeSean McCoy Over/Under  45Rec? Some places have him at 50 other have him at 42-45. Myself I believe Darren Sproles 

will have more of a impact on McCoy in the passing game. Under at 40Rec

4.Can Bishop Sankey Rookie Rb for Tennessee top 190 stranded league fantasy points?  I’ll bite on this one and go Over on this one

I have him as one of my big sleepers and could sneak in the top 15 by years end.

5.Over/Under on games played for Ryan Mathews for 2014 is 13? I think 13 is perfect but if I had to pick one I would say Over at 14.

6. Over/Under 9 rushing TD for Doug Martin? IFFFFFFFFF Martin can stay healthy I do think he can pull it off. Martin is the real deal.

7.Reggie Wayne Over/Under 90Rec ? I’ll go over 90 but under 100.

8.Andre Johnson Over/Under 1200Yd Rec? Last two years he has finished the year with 1598,1407 yard Rec.  I’m going Under on this one but not by much.

Look for Pt.2 next week as we will cover 8 more Over/Under

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Updated: 2014 RB Rankings

So while I was working on my top 25 RB rankings  for the 2014 season I got to thinking…How right are we(Industry Insiders)

and it turns out not really.. This is data from a site we all LOVE.. So much so fans have a blind devotion to the ranks and the talent. On draft day dont be a slave to the rankings.

Over the last 3 years between 6-7 RB that have been pre-ranked in the top 15 at the start of the year was NOT in the top 15 when the smoke settled . Here a look at the top 15 for the 2011,2012 and 2013 season (Not Ranked in the top 15)

2011 RB    Pts  (Pre-Ranked)

1.Ray Rice 300pts (5th)

2.LeSean McCoy 282pts (6th)

3.MJD 264pts (7th)

4.Arian Foster 256pts (4th)

5.Marshawn Lynch 219pts (Not Ranked)

6.Michael Turner 216pts (9th)

7.Ryan Mathews 190pts (Not Ranked)

8.Michael Bush 187pts (Not Ranked)

9.Darren Sproles 185pts (Not Ranked)

10.Steven Jackson 183pts (11th)

11.Frank Gore 180pts (10th)

12.Reggie Bush 180pts (Not Ranked)

13.Adrian Peterson 178pts (1st)

14.Fred Jackson 172pts (Not Ranked)

15.Matt Forte 170pts (14th)

—-2012 RB Pts (Pre-Rank)—-
1.Adrian Peterson 307pts (10th)
2.Doug Martin 263pts (Not Ranked)
3.Arian Foster 262pts (1st)
4. Marshwn Lynch 247pts (6th)
5.Alferd Morris 241pts (Not Ranked)
6.Ray Rice 222pts (2nd)
7.CJ Spiller 212pts (Not Ranked)
8.Jamaal Charles 205pts (9th)
9.Trent Richerson 204pts (14)
10.Frank Gore 203pts (Not Ranked)
11.Steven Ridley 199pts (Not Ranked)
12.Matt Forte 177pts (7th)
13.Chris Johnson 176pts (4th)
14.Reggie Bush 172pts (Not Ranked)
15.Shonn Greene 167pts (Not Ranked)

As you can tell its a crap shoot as to how they finish year by year.
Let take a look at the 2013 season before we get to my rankings .

—–2013 RB. Pts. (Pre-Rank)
1.Jamaal Charles 295pts (6th)
2.LeSean McCoy 262 (10th)
4.Marshawn Lynch 224pts (3rd)
5.Knowshon Moreno220pts (Not Ranked)
6.Eddie Lacy 198pts (Not Ranked)
7.Adrian Peterson 194pt (1st)
8. Chris Johnson 189pt (15th)
9.Demarco Murry 189pt (Not Ranked)
10.Fred Jackson 178pts(Not Ranked)
11.Ryan Mathews 175pts(Not Ranked)
12.Reggie Bush 174pts(Not Ranked)
13.Frank Gore 166pts (14th)
14.Alfred Morris 160pts (9th)
15.Leveon Bell 160pts (Not Ranked)

So my point is the top 15-25 has just as much value and chance to break the top 10 as guys being ranked in the top 10.
I will update my list as the days and the weeks leading up to camp so check back. (Are the ranking from two other sites)
—-2014 RB rankings—-
1.Jamaal Charles (1st,3rd)
2.LeSean McCoy (2nd,2nd)
3.Matt Forte (6th,4th)
4.Marshawn Lynch (4th,5th)
5.Adrian Peterson(3rd,1st)

The more I think about it AP should be ranked 5th,It’s a nice safe spot for him only played 3 full season out of 7, 2011 finished 6th in Pts for RB  1st 2012 in his record breaking year but last year AP finished 7th in RB’S and 6 other WR out scored him in stranded leagues and the 7th Dez Bryant tied him in points.
6.Eddie Lacy (5th,6th)
7.Leveon Bell(8th.11th)
8.Zac Stacy (9th,9th)
9.Doug Martin (10th,7th)
10.Alfred Morris (14th,12th)
11.Montee Ball(7th,13th)
12.Arian Foster(13th,8th)
13.Giovani Bernard(11th,14th)
14.Reggie Bush (15th,15th)
15.Demarco Murry (12th,10th)
16.CJ Spiller (16th,18th)
17.Ryan Mathews (15th,17th)
18.Ben Tate (21st,16th)
19.Andre Ellington (17th,20th)
20.Trent Richarson (21st,32nd)
21.Reshad Jennings (25th,19th)
22.Shane Vereen (22nd,26th)
23.Bishop Sankey (24th,29th)
24.Knowshon Moreno (33rd,31st)
25.Joique Bell (23rd,27th)

So keep a eye on 16-25th I have a feeling one maybe two guys sneak into my top 15.
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