December 26, 2013 |
Being a sports fan is serious business. Lifelong friends and business partners Ross Karel, Todd Heyden and Jason Kreiter know that firsthand. "We're sports guys," said Heyden, 30, a founding partner of Lock. As sports guys, they figured there was a fan experience missing for a younger, fast-paced generation. "We just wanted to build something that would change the reputation of what fantasy [leagues] had become, something that was so time consuming that there's a reason only a minority of sports fans are playing fantasy," Heyden said.
December 18, 2013 |
Before the football season began, we had fantasy fanatics Dan Richman and Jay St. Pierre draft their ideal teams. Now it's time to see who looks like a genius and who needed to go back to the drawing board. FIRST ROUND St. Pierre: Drew Brees, New Orleans QB Breesus Christ hasn't let me down this year, trailing just Peyton Manning as the best quarterback in most fantasy leagues. He's second in passing yards (4,500) and total touchdowns (36). Richman: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota RB While AP didn't come close to duplicating his...
December 11, 2013 |
The playoffs are here, and for many of you congratulations are in order. Now it's decision time. We know you aren't going to play Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, or RG3, but will you play Josh McCown, Rod Streater or Bobby Rainey? If you have any or all of the aforementioned, my answer is you'd better give them a shot. Here is why you should play these super sleepers in the playoffs. Josh McCown, Bears quarterback I am of the mindset that the Bears are going to start Josh McCown against Cleveland on Sunday.
December 4, 2013 |
DJ Earworm stuck Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and most everyone in the recording industry in a blender for his annual wrap of a year in music. "The United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy)" is this year's mix of all hits, and is "a little darker-themed" this year, the DJ told Billboard. The DJ, whose real name is Jordan Roseman, has released "United State of Pop" mashups since 2007. Not to be outdone, Pop Danthology's mix of 2013 has also been released, mashing together 68...
December 3, 2013 |
Keeper leagues are picking up steam in fantasy football, and I am a big fan of the concept. Here are three players you should consider hanging on to if you are in such a league, or consider drafting them in the early rounds next year. Alshon Jeffery, Bears wide receiver Jeffery is developing into a top-line wide receiver. After an injury-plagued rookie season, he's a big reason why the Bears have one of the best receiving corps in football. His stats are off the charts; two 200-yard receiving games, more than 1,100 receiving yards total and five touchdowns.
December 1, 2013 |
When you get to this stage of the fantasy football season, knowing statistics is of the utmost importance. That said, now is the time when you need to focus on matchups based on stats. So here are few tips to follow the rest of the way. Play your running backs against the Bears You don't need to be a Harvard scholar to know the Bears are really bad at stopping the run. The statistics show the Bears have the worst run defense in all of football. Just look at the great games by Brandon Jacobs (looking like an All-Pro)