UPDATE: I changed direction on my lock and in the Super Contest 5, switching from the Colts to the Bengals. Also, I’m jumping on the Broncos, instead of the 49ers.
Lots of lat drama in Week 6, as the Cardinals and Broncos pick-6’d their way to improbable covers. Good thing for me, too, as my bad week would’ve been worse. I went a disappointing 6-9 for the week, but in a mix up, managed to go 4-1 in my Super Contest Picks. I have to stick to my guns…never make your picks an hour before kickoff! But I did manage to stay perfect with my locks, choosing Cleveland over Pittsburgh.
Sorry for the late post, real life keeps getting in the way of fantasy these days. Last week was a somehow disappointing 8-7 week. Anything over .500 is good, but I keep missing on the end-o-f-the-week night games. Only 2-3 in the Super Contest this week, but I kept the streak going in locks, with the Chiefs.
Coming off my first losing week of the season, I have to admit, I didn’t have a good feel for last week’s games. I went 6-7 after dropping all three night games. But the season total still stands at a stellar 37-24. It was a decent week in the Super Contest, with a 3-2 record. And I ran my locks record to 4-0 with an easy win by the Colts.
Hey, pickers! I was late posting last week, so this week I’m overcompensating. Of course, anytime I post midweek, I end up changing my picks. So check back for updates. IT was another banner week for The Geek. I hit 11 correct picks, making double-digits all three weeks. Plus, with the Cowboys rally, I went a perfect 5 for 5 in my Super Contest picks. And I’m making up for a bad 2013 by giving rock solid locks so far.
I’m REALLY late with this week’s post, obviously. It’s been one of those weeks. And I’m already off to an 0-1 start by having too much faith in an awful Bucs team. Last week was another strong one: 10-6, overall. 3-2 in the Super Contest and hit my lock of the week.
I apologize for the late changes, but things like Adrian Peterson and Alshon Jeffrey being declared out or highly questionable make a big difference. Below are my revised (and final) pick for Week 2.
Not a bad debut. 10-6 to open the festivities. 4 out of 5 in my Super Contest picks. And 1-0 in my locks. Dawgs went 11-5 last week and I’m riding that trend again this week. I’m taking the points in 10 games this week. We’ll see if there’s a correction. It feels strange to go against 0-1 teams like the Patriots and Saints, but this it’s not 2013 anymore and the NFL is always a’changin’.
Yadier Molina is healthy and ready to start right in time for your fantasy playoffs… Molina was dropped in a lot of leagues, as it was thought by many that his season was over, so he is a definite add if you can get him… Other good free agent grabs include Hector Santiuago, Jorge Soler, Luis Valbuena, Yusmeiro Petit, Mookie Betts, Jordan Schaeffer, and Miguel Gonzalez… Football is back and Pickin’ Winners is always a nice read because the Fantasy Geek comes out of hiding to school ya on betting football…
Here we go. Time for another season of picks against the spread. The purpose of this column is to give you a second opinion on your pick ‘em pool selections and wagers. I have had winning seasons every year so far. And I don’t plan on stopping now. As usual, I’ll also give my top 5 picks, as well as my single lock of the week. NOTE: Last-minute waffle…Seattle over Green Bay!
If you have time to read this, you have time to go to the waiver wire and grab Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker. He has proven himself to be a relevant, competent starting pitcher, yet I see hom sitting on so many fantasy league free agent lists. he is worth having if you have a hole to fill, or in place o f someone who is just filling a hole with, probably, way worse stats… Other potential free agent candidates of note include P Carlos Carrasco, 1b Kennys Vargas, U Steve Pearce, OF Oswaldo Aria and P Jake Peavy… It would be horrible if Brett Gardner had a serious ankle injury, as he is such a competent, dependable stat man… Ryan Braun‘s scare was just a scare. He is good to go… If you do not own Red Sox minor league P Matt Barnes in keeper leagues, go look at his page… Even if it is for a day or rest, it makes me shudder whenever Bryce Harper is out of the Nats’ starting lineup…
If you are riding the waiver wire to find plugs for your roster holes, here are some popular guys to grab if they are still out there: Tommy Medica, Danny Santana, Javier Baez, Dustin Ackley, Josh Reddick, Kyle Kendricks, Chris Carter and Shelby Miller… Corey Kluber has pitched well recently, and today was no exception… Michael Brantley is having a career season. Those enjoying it most probably drafted him late, or took him off the waiver wire… Pedro Alvarez should soon have dual eligibility, as the Pirates move him to first base… I would love Max Scherzer a lot more if the Tigers had a stable closer in place… Hanley Ramirez is hurt again. It should actually only be reported if and when he is healthy…