by Press Association May 12 2018, 7.07pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week Fantasy football might seem like a bit of fun, but the figures within often tell other stories such as who has performed better than expected. Such a thing can be measured by looking at the Fantasy Premier League’s price index. As more and more FPL managers buy a player, that player’s value increases, so to see who has exceeded expectations, one need only look at the players with the biggest price increases this season. Eight footballers stand out when considering their price increase from gameweek one to gameweek 37, so with one round of fixtures to play, who did fans flock to as the season progressed? 8. Phil Jones £5.0m to £5.5m The Manchester United defender hasn’t played all that much league football this season, but his performances have certainly improved, with the FA Cup … [Read more...] about 8 footballers who exceeded expectations most according to the FPL price index
by Press Association May 11 2018, 12.43pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week With the relegation battle and top-four race looking like a foregone conclusion and the champions already crowned, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s not much excitement to be had in the Premier League’s final round of fixtures. If you’re one of the millions of fantasy football managers out there however, it’s crunch time after a hard-fought season across mini-leagues – your final team selection headache and last chance to bag some points. To celebrate before the end, here are some memes made from pictures of the Premier League – accompanied by some truths only fantasy footballers will understand. 1. Footballers make great puns. 2. Stubbornness can hurt. 3. Managers can’t be trusted. 4. Time always gets away from you at least once. 5. Life’s not … [Read more...] about 14 Premier League memes only fantasy football managers will understand
With NFL training camps set to open later this month, fantasy football geeks across the globe have already started research for the upcoming season. For those individuals looking for a bit of help or just another point of view, here’s a look at ‘sleepers’ at each position and a bit of analysis on why they could have a breakout year. Having a top-notch quarterback is imperative. There’s nothing like having Tom Brady or Matt Ryan in a starting line-up, but for those picking late in the first round or waiting until a bit later to select a signal caller, Tennessee Titans third-year leader Marcus Mariota could be a steal. The former Heisman Trophy winner had a stretch in 2016 that had him as an elite fantasy option. This season the offensive line should be improved and the addition of wide receivers Eric Decker and Corey Davis could make this one of the most potent scoring teams in the league. Running backs were once the most important aspects of the game, and while … [Read more...] about NFL Fantasy Football: Top sleepers for 2017 season
by Press Association April 18 2018, 1.33pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week April 18 2018Fantasy Premier League managers around the world were left a little disappointed by Harry Kane’s showing in what they hoped might be a bumper gameweek. Read More Want more stories? Register for FREE or subscribe today for unlimited access Login / Register Subscribe More from The Courier Hottest day of the year so far – and it’s set to get warmer Fans of Sir Cliff Richard in court to offer moral support This girl took a cardboard cutout of Michael B Jordan to prom and the man himself was impressed Anti-psychotic drug contributing factor in teenager’s death – consultant … [Read more...] about Fantasy football managers were divided after Harry Kane’s double gameweek ended with just one goal
Despite a shoulder injury that led to offseason surgery, Andrew Luck finished as the fourth-best fantasy football quarterback in FOXSports.com scoring last season. Analysts John Halpin and Will Singer disagree on where to rank Luck this season, and discussed the details on the latest FOX Fantasy Podcast.Other players & topics included:Philip Rivers’ outlook with rookie WR Mike WilliamsRBs Leonard Fournette, Spencer Ware and Adrian PetersonWRs A.J. Green, Davante Adams and Sammy WatkinsTE Tyler EifertA look at how the Panthers’ fantasy fortunes will be impacted by the arrival of rookies Christian McCaffrey and Curtis SamuelListen now via the player near the top of this page! … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football rankings podcast: How high is too high for Andrew Luck?
NFL season win totals are trickling out and so the NFL is starting to get fun.The lines opened first at South Point in Las Vegas and Bovada came out with their odds this week. Below is a comparison between the Las Vegas opening line versus the current number at Bovada. Our numbers nerds also crunched the numbers to give a look at strength of schedule based on last year’s opponents’ win record.Take a look at the chart below for your handicapping info. A few quick notes:Patriots are a full game higher since the original numberRaiders, Panthers, Ravens, Eagles, Saints, Bucs, Cards, Jags, Bears are all at least 1/2 game in difference from the original line.Chiefs have the toughest schedule based on last year. Colts have the easiest.2017 NFL Win TotalsSouth PointBovadaStrength of Sched.TeamOpening OddsOdds (2016 opp. win %)Patriots11.5 (-120 OVER)12.5 (-125 O)9th – 52.7% (135-121)Steelers10.5 (-120 OVER)10.527th – 44.9% … [Read more...] about 2017 NFL season win totals, over/under and strength of schedule
John Halpin saw Emil Kadlec (Football Diehards) pick Rob Gronkowski in the second round of a fantasy industry mock draft earlier this week. On our latest FOX Fantasy Podcast, Halpin and Kadlec discussed the risks associated with an early Gronk pick, plus:The fantasy hype surrounding rookie Bengals RB Joe MixonThe lead back status of Ty Montgomery and Paul PerkinsBrowns WRs Corey Coleman and Kenny BrittEric Ebron as a favorite late-round tight endMid-round Jets Eric Decker and Bilal PowellListen now via the player near the top of this page! … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Podcast: How early is too early for Gronk?
Early Average Draft Position (ADP) data suggests that Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch will be drafted as early as the second round of fantasy football drafts. On the latest FOX Fantasy Podcast, John Halpin and Will Singer discuss whether Lynch is worth such a big investment after sitting out a year. (Hint: Hell, no!)Other players covered in the discussion of teams with new offensive coordinators include Julio Jones, Pierre Garcon, Brian Hoyer, Carlos Hyde, Quincy Enunwa, Bilal Powell, C.J. Anderson, Jake Butt, Jamaal Charles, Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, Josh Doctson, Terrelle Pryor, Rob Kelley, Leonard Fournette, Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, Todd Gurley, LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor.Listen now via the player near the top of this page! … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Podcast: Is Marshawn Lynch worth a high draft pick?
Many people think Bucs QB Jameis Winston will improve in 2017, especially with the additions of WR DeSean Jackson and TE O.J. Howard to help him. In fact, Winston is being drafted as a top-five quarterback in early MFL10 drafts. On our latest FOX Fantasy Podcast, John Halpin and Ryan Fowler discuss Winston’s draft position, plus the average draft positions of players such as:RBs: Ezekiel Elliott, Le’Veon Bell, Joe Mixon, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook and Bilal PowellWRs: Amari Cooper, DeVante Parker, Michael Thomas, Quincy Enunwa and Eric DeckerTEs: Rob Gronkowski and Eric EbronListen now via the player near the top of this page! … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Podcast: Betting on Jameis Winston’s breakout
FOXSports.com Fantasy analyst John Halpin sees Marshawn Lynch as too big of a risk to draft at his current Average Draft Position in Round 2. FOXSports.com colleague Ryan Fowler thinks Halpin is being waaaaaay to pessimistic about Beast Mode. Listen to the debate on rising draft stock in the latest edition of the FOX Fantasy Podcast, which also includes discussion on:Jay Ajayi’s status as the Dolphins’ workhorseMarcus Mariota’s new weaponsTerrelle Pryor’s new home in D.C.Christian McCaffrey’s popularity in early draftsMike Gillislee’s attempt to replicate LeGarrette Blount’s Patriot productionDalvin Cook’s rookie season in MinnesotaPierre Garcon as the only WR standing in San FranciscoListen now via the player near the top of this page! … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Podcast: Debating Lynch, Ajayi and more