Archive for August, 2016

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was injured for the year, hurting the Vikings' Super Bowl odds. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1IFSzB5/Kyle Engman

Vikings’ Super Bowl odds dwindle with Bridgewater’s injury

August 31, 2016

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Handicapping, NFL:

Say goodbye to Minnesota’s Super Bowl chances. That’s what oddsmakers are saying after Teddy Bridgewater’s knee injury at practice on Tuesday. The Vikings were a… Read More ›

The Washington Huskies face high expectations. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1MbdKjH/John Martinez Pavliga

Buy into these college football teams this season against the spread

August 30, 2016

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Handicapping, NCAAF:

The key to winning games against the spread in college football, or the NFL for that matter, is finding specific teams that the public and… Read More ›

Jerick McKinnon could be a decent bet on the week 7 fantasy football waiver wire. Flickr

Choosing handcuff running backs a solid late-round draft strategy

August 30, 2016

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Once the starters inhabit the majority of fantasy football teams in the draft, it’s time to decide how you’re going to structure your strategy. You… Read More ›

Russell Wilson is among the run of quarterbacks in round five of the fantasy football draft. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1F5ZDIw/Mark Morris

Which NFL teams will finish with best, worst records in 2016?

August 29, 2016

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Handicapping, NFL:

With the college and pro seasons still at least a week away, you have to get creative with your handicapping at this point of the… Read More ›

Todd Gurley should be a better bet in the 2017 fantasy football draft. Flickr

Best fantasy football draft strategy no matter what pick you have

August 28, 2016

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

Take your fantasy football draft seriously. No matter where you’re picking, Against The Chalk has highlighted the best strategies and players available for your fantasy… Read More ›

Tony Romo will attempt to stay off the sidelines for the most part this season. Flickr/Keith Allison

Waiting on drafting a quarterback takes hit with Romo injury

August 27, 2016

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

We’ve seen this headline before – Tony Romo is out for a significant amount of time. Depending on you listen to, he could be suiting… Read More ›

Breshad Perriman isn't in college anymore. Now it's time to make it count for fantasy football owners as a late draft pick. Flickr

Best late-round picks for fantasy football draft

August 26, 2016

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

The starters have been scrutinized and analyzed ad nauseum. But what do you do when you start building depth and the picks are in the… Read More ›

Sometimes you have to trust the head coach in college football. Flickr/http://bit.ly/1GBt6uz

Don’t dismiss Auburn’s talent in week 1 game against Clemson

August 26, 2016

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Handicapping, NCAAF:

Despite being favored in 10 of  13 games in week 1, it’s the three games in which SEC teams are underdogs that is drawing the most… Read More ›

Tony Romo will attempt to stay off the sidelines for the most part this season. Flickr/Keith Allison

Sleeping giant QB available later in fantasy football drafts

August 25, 2016

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Fantasy Sports, NFL:

If you’ve read this blog at all, you’ve realized my distaste for the quarterback position in fantasy football. It’s not that I don’t love Cam… Read More ›

San Francisco will be terrible once again this year. Flickr

Three projected RB2 who can slide into the RB1 slot in fantasy football

August 24, 2016

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There’s nothing better than having a nice stable of running backs on board for your fantasy football team. There’s so few consistent running backs in… Read More ›