Showing posts with label Football. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Football. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FanDuel Week 7 Results and Value Picks for Week 8

Hey there.  Week 7 is in the books and another exciting NFL week has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out as I had hoped.  Specifically, Malcolm Floyd.  The Raiders defense did pretty well against Philip Rivers and the Chargers passing game and Floyd only managed to get 1 pass for 7 yards, netting a grand total of 1.2 points. Keenan Allen did play and he did see several looks that would have gone to Floyd.  Not even during garbage time was Floyd able to get going.  My bad for recommending him!!!  I was soooo wrong about this one.  Another bust was Travis Benjamin.  He managed only had 4 catches for 47 yards and he lost a fumble.  That was good for only 4.7 points.  Way under the 18 points that I projected.  Stefon Diggs did pretty well for himself, netting a great 20.7 points, exceeding my 18 point projection.  At a low price point, you might want to think of adding him again this week.  And lastly, John Brown came up with a good 14.5 points.  He only had 4 catches but at least he came up with a touchdown.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $2 single entry tourney, I came up a winner!  The losing streak ends at 2 losses in a row and new winning streak begins (hopefully!!!)!  I needed 140.54 points was good enough for a $4 win.  So far this season I'm 3 and 4.  I've put in $9 and I've won $13.  Here is my line up for week 7:

Friday, October 23, 2015

FanDuel Week 6 Results and Value Picks for Week 7

Hey there.  Week 6 is in the books and another exciting NFL week has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out as I had hoped.  Specifically, Danny Woodhead.  Woodhead was on pace to hit my predicted score (15 points) but what should have been a TD pass was knocked away at the last second.  Woodhead ended up with 9.6 points, well under the 15 I hoped.  James Jones was the other player that didn't work out.  I had him for at least 14 points and he ended up with only 10.  Jones only had 2 catches for 30 yards, but one of them was a TD catch.  Both Gary Barnidge and Allen Robinson exceeded my point prediction so I hope you guys ended up putting them on your team.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $2 single entry tourney, I came up a loser.  The losing streak continues at 2 losses in a row!  I needed 145.20 points to come up a winner and I ended up with 135.66.  I missed out by less than 10 points!!!  So far this season I'm 2 and 4.  I've put in $7 and I've won $9.  Here is my line up for week 6:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FanDuel Week 5 Results and Value Picks for Week 6

Hey there.  Week 5 is in the books and another exciting NFL week has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out.  Specifically, the Giants D.  I had them pegged for a cool 14 points and they ended up only getting 2.  Colin Kaepernick decided to show up and play and the Giants just couldn't pressure him into bad throws.  The others did faitly well, though.  James Jones 14.7 points (I predicted 18) on only 2 catches, Todd Gurley didn't find the end zone, but netted 15.9 points (I predicted 16) and Allen Hurns came up big with 20.1 points.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $1 single entry tourney, I came up a loser.  The streak ended at 2 wins in a row but man, was I ever so close!  I needed 142.30 points to come up a winner and I ended up with 141.60.  I missed out by less than a point!!!  So far this season I'm 2 and 3.  I've put in $5 and I've won $9.  Here is my oh so close line up for week 5:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Loving FanDuel Fantasy Football

Hey there.  I've been playing Fantasy Football for years.  I'm usually in a league, playing against friends, but I also started using FanDuel to play fantasy football about a year or so ago.  I played in a lot of free leagues in an effort to hone my skills and just last year, I decided to try my hand on a few $1 games at FanDuel.  Mind you, I wasn't very good at it.  I would rarely reach the 100 point mark (you usually need more than 125 points to come out a winner) but it's still something that I very much enjoy.  For the first two weeks of the season, I came up empty.  No wins... but last night, I notched my first win of the season.  Here's my winning lineup:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fanduel is Simply Awesome for Fantasy Sports

Hey there.  I love sports.  Though my basketball team and football team are horrible this year (Raiders haven't won a game this season and the Lakers notched their 2nd win of the season last night), it doesn't stop me from enjoying the games.  I'm a fan of the sport so it really doesn't matter to me who's on the screen as long as it's a good game.  But why not take it step further?  Why not make watching a little more interesting?  This is why I love fantasy sports.  I've been playing fantasy football for a few years now and I can honestly say that since I started playing, my enjoyment of the NFL has increased.  Because I can pick and choose players from many teams to create my fantasy team, I end up following more games, I end up being exposed to different styles of play, and I end up appreciating what other teams are doing.  The same applies to fantasy basketball or any other fantasy sport that you may look into getting.  Because I choose players from many different teams, I tune in to see how they are doing.  And I'm not the only one.  It's why sites like Fanduel do so well.  You can play for free, but you can also plop down a dollar and see how you do.  Well... I recently accepted an offer from Fanduel to play a cash game for free.  Why not, I said.  Well... this is what happened from that free game...

Friday, October 24, 2014

NFL Week 8 Power Rankings

The NFL regular season approaches the halfway mark in Week 8 with no undefeated teams and a wide open Super Bowl betting field. While early standings don’t give much away, five teams remain at the top of this week’s power rankings, any of which could be Super Bowl champions in just over three months time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014 NFL Week 4 Metal Power Rankings

Hey there.  Week 3 is now in the books and we are still trying to get a grasp at who are the contenders and who are the pretenders.  The game of the week?  The Broncos at Seahawks.  That was the Super Bowl match that we should have seen!  Last second heroics, by both teams.  Last second heroics to force overtime.  Last second surge to power through for the TD and the win in overtime.  It was one hell of a game!  Other notes from the week:  Are the Pats on the decline?  The Raiders gave them a good fight and if not for a questionable holding call at the end of the game, the turnout could have been different.  The Eagles continue to soar despite having to come back in each of their games.  Is San Diego on the rise?  After beating the Seahawks, Philip Rivers continues to air it out and lead the Chargers to a victory over the Bills.  More stunners, folks.  It one great week of football!  I went 5-5, again, this week (16-14 overall).  Still over .500!  lol  Now, on to the rankings!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 NFL Week 3 Metal Power Rankings

Hey there.  Week 2 is now in the books and we more than a few surprises after 2 weeks.  Who would have thought that the Saints would be 2-0?  Antonio Gates catches 3 TDs against the Seahawks defense?  Eagles are down 20-6 to the Colts in the 3rd quarter and come back to win 30-27?  And injuries, injuries, injuries...  RGIII, Jamaal Charles, AJ Green, and Vernon Davis just to name a few.  Wow... what season this is shaping up to be!  I went 5-5 last week (11-9 overall).  Many surprises in last week's games so I'll take it! I'm still over .500 so I can't complain.  lol  Now let's see if your team made it into my top 9.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2014 NFL Week 2 Metal Power Rankings

Hey there.  What an awesome start to the NFL season!  Week 1 is in the books and we have already had some thrilling games and some unexpected outcomes!  Who would have thought that the Dolphins would beat down the Patriots in a convincingly fashion?  The Packers looked mediocre against that stout Seahawk defense. The Falconts take down the Saints in overtime!  The Eagles down by 17 or so points to the Jaguars and STILL getting a victory by 17!  Talk about high flying offense!  Before we get to rankings, let's see how I did on my picks.  I went 6-4 last week (6-4 overall).  Not too bad... I'm over .500 so that's good.  lol  Now let's see if your team made it into my top 9.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 NFL Week 1 Metal Power Rankings

Hey there.  Remember the NFL power rankings that I used to do years back?  Of course you don't.  lol  I started them off and wouldn't even finish the season.  But I'm going to follow through with it this time around.  I love sports and I love football and I watch plenty of football during the season to know a thing or two about ranking the top teams.  So here's the layout that I'll be using... I'll rank the top 9 teams and the Oakland Raiders (yeah... I know... they'll probably won't be in the top 9 but this is my rankings so I'll include them if I want to.  lol).  I'll give a little blurb about this week's matchup and a prediction for the game.  No scores, just straight up who I think will win the game.  I'll keep track of my predictions every week and see how we do at season's end.  New rankings will go up every Tuesday this season (I know today is Thursday, but I decided to bring this back last night) so make sure to come back and see how well I did in predicting the games.  So let's get to it!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Join Fantasy Feud for All Your Fantasy Sports Needs

Hey there.  I love sports.  So much so, that I take part in fantasy sports all the time.  Fantasy football is my game.  For 17 weeks, I get to be the GM of my team (the name of my team is ALWAYS Creeping Death) and I get to battle friends for a full season for football supremacy!  But now that the NFL Playoffs are coming to an end and fantasy football is done and done for the year, I decided to check out some of the other fantasy sports for the first time.  I joined a few free leagues and tried out more than a few websites.  After about a month of trying out different sytsems and websites, I find that the guys over at Fantasy Feud do it best!  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thoughts On... the Xbox One

Introducing... the Xbox One!
Hey there.  It's here!  The big unveiling of the next gen Xbox console.  It's not Xbox Durango, it's not Xbox Infinity.  It's Xbox One!  I'm sure many of you reading this have already checked some, if not all of the 2 hour presentation earlier today.  I'm not going to get into the specifics.  There are plenty of websites with people way smarter than me that will break down the Xbox One specs for you.  I'm an average Joe that loves games.  I have some curiosities about the Xbox One and I have a few thoughts that came to mind while checking out the presentation.  So here are my thoughts on the Xbox One reveal.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thoughts On... the Dallas Cowboys Defeating the New York Giants 24 - 17

Dallas Cowboys 24 - New York Giants 17
Hey there.  Are you ready for some football?!?!  I sure am!  I hate the few months leading up to football season because the only sport that is on TV is baseball.  Even though I played in a softball team for 2 seasons, I just can't watch the sport on TV.  It's just not my cup of tea.  So now that football is back, sports have been reinserted into my life!  I love football and couldn't be more excited that the first game of the season finally kicked off!  So here are my thoughts on the opening game of the 2012- 2013 NFL season between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Buffalo Wild Wings is the Place to go for NFL Football

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buffalo Wild Wings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  The NFL season is finally here!  Your favorite team (mine is the Raiders, by the way) is ready to take the field and tackle the 2012-2013 season.  So are you going to hang out at home and catch the first game of the season on the couch???  No way!  You should head on over to the NFL capital of the world, Buffalo Wild Wings!  Where else you would you be able to enjoy awesome wings and catch the game in a family friendly environment?  Don't drop the ball and miss out on a great environment with friends and family!  Protect the football. Get to B-Dubs and enjoy the big game in style!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The NFL Season is Just a Few Weeks Away

Hey there.  Who is ready for some football!?!?!  I know I am.  I have been ready.  I'm a huge football fan and it pains me when we have to go through the 6 months or so of no football.  The preseason has already started and we now have our first glimpse of all of the teams and many of them have new looks.  Some of the more exciting story lines include Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, and Peyton Manning a Bronco.  I, however, am a loyal Raider fan and I would love to see if we can improve from last year and make the playoffs!  Another great thing about the football season starting is FANTASY FOOTBALL!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

The 2012 NFL Wildcard Playoffs

Hey there.  Wow.  Did you see that?!  If you don't know what I am talking about, you must not have caught the NFL Playoffs this weekend.  We had some miraculous throws, hard hitting tackles, blow out wins, and some close games.  The game of the weekend was definitely the Denver Broncos vs the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The heavily favored Steelers were looking to roll past Tim Tebow and the Broncos.  Other games included the Lions were looking to stop the NFL record setter, Drew Brees and the Saints, there was a battle of rookie quarter backs going on between the Bengals and Texans, and the Giants were looking to show they belong in the playoffs in their game against the Falcons.  Let's get to the action!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Qualcomm Stadium to be Temporarily Renamed to Snapdragon Stadium

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Snapdragon by Qualcomm. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  If you are a football fan, then you are familiar with the names of some of the stadiums across the United States.  There's Lucas Oil Stadium, The Meadowlands, Arrowhead Stadium and for you San Diego natives, there's Qualcomm Stadium.  The naming rights for a stadium usually lies with the highest bidder and in this case, the local San Diego based company, Qualcomm, has been awarded that right.  But what do you do after the novelty wears off?   Qualcomm is already on the map but you need to bring more exposure to the products that you produce.  Qualcomm is taking the naming rights a step further and are proud to announce that as of last Sunday, Dec. 18th, they will temporarily change the name of the stadium from Qualcomm to Snapdragon Stadium!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thoughts On... The Carson Palmer Trade to the Oakland Raiders

Carson Palmer signs with the Raiders
Picture courtesy of The Oakland Raiders Facebook Page
Hey there.  You know... I wonder if God owns a phone.  How else can you explain the Carson Palmer trade from Cincy Bengals to the Oakland Raiders?  This deal has the late great Al Davis written all over it.  Davis was notorious for trading picks for player he believed would better the Raiders.  And now, we have learned that the Raiders have traded away the 2012 first round pick and the 2013 second round pick, which could be a  first round pick depending on Palmer's performance, for the former Heisman winner, Carson Palmer.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Family Movie Night! Game Time: Tackling the Past on NBC September 3rd

Hey there.  Here's another game winning movie to enjoy with your family courtesy of P&G!  Game Time: Tackling the Past is a great film to sit down and watch with your family and have that discussion with your kids that winning isn't everything.  We all grow up to be the best that we can but sometimes we all lose focus on the real meaning behind that phrase.  It doesn't mean that if you don't win, you're a loser.  It simply means that as long as you give it your all, you should be satisfied with your results.  If you feel as if you can do better next time, then go for it!!!  But what if you take that phrase and take it to heart.  What if winning is everything to you and you can't accept defeat?  What's left for you if winning is out of the equation?  These are some of the great questions that arise in Game Time: Tackling the Past.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Are You Ready for Some Football?! NFL PreSeason Starts Tonight

Hey there.  Finally, after almost 6 grueling months since the last meaningful football game took place, the NFL is back and the players are eager to get on the gridiron.  The spring brought about the NFL lockout when the owners and the NFLPA could not agree on a collective bargaining agreement and the summer brought about some nervous jitters.  But after all is said and done, we are ready to play some games and the fan could not be happier!