Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fantasy Football Eliminator Challenge

The NFL kicks off tonight with Pittsburgh and Tennessee. That means once again it's Fantasy Football time! As Fantasy Football grows into a huge hobby so do the websites, leagues, as well as the rewards!

That's right, rewards. Some leagues offer a prize for winning, even without an entry fee. I found a Football Eliminator Challenge where there is no entry fee, and you can win $1,000!

An Eliminator Challenge is pretty straightforward. Each week you must predict the winning team. You pick one team a week, and you can't pick the same team to win twice during the season. So you have to use the schedule to figure out who you want to pick.

This week I chose the San Diego Chargers, because I want to make sure to get into round 2, but the most popular choice this week seems to be the New Orlean Saints over the Detroit Lions

Eliminator Challenge Sign-Up

To be eligible to win the $1000, follow these steps.

Register a username at ESPN.com if you don't have one.

Join the SpendOnLife group, the password is creditcard1.

Start picking the winning team each week.

Post a comment at the SpendOnLife blog and follow their instructions to be eligible for the prize money.

That's it! Good luck.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What is Brett Favres Fantasy Value?

Brett Favre 2008 Training Camp
We've all seen the charade that has become Brett Favre's career. It's really just been a circus.

Has that diminished his fantasy value?

Well, essentially he had none to begin with. Aaron Rodgers has been designated the go-to guy and WILL be the Green Bay Packers opening day quarterback barring injury.

Where does that leave Brett Favre?

Essentially, on another team.

According to the NFL Network's Adam Schefter, Favre spoke to both the Buccaneers and Jets on Tuesday to discuss a possible trade with either of the two clubs.

That still leaves Favre in a Quarterback battle where it may still question his fantasy value.

In Tampa Bay there is Jeff Garcia, Brian Griese, Luke McCown, Chris Simms, and recently drafted Josh Johnson.

In New York, it's not nearly as bad a situation, but Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens to deal with.

Just like last year, Brett Favre may be entering the season with little to none fantasy value. But, just like last year, he may surprise us.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Pacman Jones Reinstated in Dallas - Almost

Adam Pacman Jones
Adam "Pacman" Jones can join the Dallas Cowboys, but hasn't technically been unsuspended. He has been granted allowance to participate in off season workouts and practice. He could join the team as early as today.

Commissioner Roger Goodell will decide by September 1st whether to fully end the suspension or not. If Jones can keep straight for the next few months, we should see him on the field this regular season.

Jones played a total of 30 games for the Tennessee Titans. He accumulated a total of 115 tackles and 4 interceptions. He was valuable on special teams as well. He has recorded 4 punt return TDs.

Dallas traded a fourth round pick in this years draft to acquire Pacman Jones. If he plays that investment should pay off. With the pick the Tennessee Titans chose wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Jason Taylor Dancing His Way Out Of Miami?

As Jason Taylor finished second on Dancing with the Stars, he may have also danced his way off the Miami Dolphins.

Since Taylor isn't expected to take part in any training camp activities it has irked Bill Parcells and coach Tony Sparano. It appears both sides are unhappy with eachother, that may signal the end of his tenure as a Miami Dolphin since 1997. Jason Taylor was the only Miami Dolphin to be selected to the Pro Bowl, so moving on without him may not be the best thing for rebuilding.

Defensive tackle Vonnie Holliday said that Taylor's absence hasn't been a distraction to players.

"All they want to know is if and when he's coming back," Holliday said. "That's the only issues we have with JT right now."

Jason Taylor has been on and off the trading block, with Jacksonville being interested. Owner Wayne Huizenga has said the team is open to trading Taylor. In the draft, Miami took two defensive ends in the second and third round.

Last season Jason Taylor has 11 sacks to make his career total 117. That is third among active players.

Anyone who ends up with Jason Taylor will be lucky. I am predicting he will have an explosive season. Although he is 33, his Dancing with the Stars experience has made for a quicker and faster Taylor. With last seasons stats of 56 tackles, 11 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and an interception, I only see him improving on those statistics.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

2008 NFL Draft Picks

The 2008 NFL Draft was pretty interesting. It was full of interesting picks as well as trades and very strategic planning. Here is the first round results for the 2008 NFL Draft.

1 Miami: Jake Long OT
2 St. Louis: Chris Long DE
3 Atlanta: Matt Ryan QB
4 Oakland: Darren McFadden RB
5 Kansas City: Glenn Dorsey DT
6 NY Jets: Vernon Gholston DE
7 New Orleans: Sedrick Ellis DT
8 Jacksonville: Derrick Harvey DE
9 Cincinnati: Keith Rivers LB
10 New England: Jerod Mayo OLB
11 Buffalo: Leodis McKelvin CB
12 Denver: Ryan Clady OT
13 Carolina: Jonathan Stewart RB
14 Chicago: Chris Williams OT
15 Kansas City: Branden Albert OG
16 Arizona: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB
17 Detroit: Gosder Cherilus OT
18 Baltimore: Joe Flacco QB
19 Carolina: Jeff Otah OT
20 Tampa Bay: Aqib Talib CB
21 Atlanta: Sam Baker OT
22 Dallas: Felix Jones RB
23 Pittsburgh: Rashard Mendenhall RB
24 Tennessee: Chris Johnson RB
25 Dallas: Mike Jenkins CB
26 Houston: Duane Brown OT
27 San Diego: Antoine Cason CB
28 Seattle: Lawrence Jackson DE
29 San Francisco: Kentwan Balmer DE
30 NY Jets: Dustin Keller TE
31 NY Giants: Kenny Phillips FS

The first six picks were pretty straightforward. It seemed as the draft started thats what everyone predicted it to do. I knew who was getting picked when. After the top 6 it got a bit more interesting.

New England was able to trade down a bit, but still reached with their pick Jerod Mayo. Kiper and other analysts had him going later in the round. I didn't realize how much needs New England has, so they could of done better.

Baltimore did great with trading down to get more choices. Baltimore traded with Jacksonville. Jacksonville traded all the way down to pick #8 to reach for Derrick Harvey which may prove to be too much.

Baltimore in turn went after quarterback Joe Flaco since Matt Ryan was already chosen.

San Diego was pretty much certain to pick an offensive lineman or corner back. Most people had them selecting Brandon Flowers. Instead they went with Antoine Cason. That led to Brandon Flowers dropping to round 2. He was selected 35th overall by Kansas City.

This draft definitely made the AFC even more interesting. Especially the AFC West and the AFC South.