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Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/19/14

Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/19/14
Apr 18, 2014

.Roenis Elias, Seattle Mariners @ Miami MarlinsElias is 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. A favorable matchup with the Marlins should keep him on a roll..Season Totals:  2-6, 89.1 IP, 72 Ks, 4.53 ERA (45 earned runs), 1.43 WHIP (94 hits, 34 walks).

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Can Chris Johnson Succeed for the New York Jets?

Can Chris Johnson Succeed for the New York Jets?
Apr 17, 2014

.Chris Johnson, in some ways, was a victim of his own success. He set the world on fire with 2,006 rushing yards in 2009. He added 503 receiving yards and 16 total touchdowns. While he never came close to those numbers again, he has averaged 1,454 total yards the past three seasons. His scoring dipped to 6.7 touchdowns per season during that stretch, but the Tennessee Titans were a mess as a whole. Can he succeed with the New York Jets?.Since averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rookie and 5.6 ypc during the season that coined the nickname CJ2K, he has averaged 4.3, 4.0, 4.5 and 3.9 ypc and dozens of not-so-flattering variations of his moniker. Still, 1,454 total yards and 6.7 touchdowns is nothing to sneeze at..Last year Tennessee averaged 4.1 ypc and 118.4 rushing yards per game as a team compared to 4.4 and 134.9 by the Jets. In 2012 the Jets averaged 118.5 yards compared to 105.4 from the Jets. In 2012 it was 105.8 for the Jets and 89.9 for the Titans. Clearly Rex Ryan believes in running the football..Johnson will have a little stiffer competition for carries this year. He shared the load last year with Shonn Greene, who managed to gain 3.8 ypc on 77 carries. In New York he’ll share the load with Chris Ivory. Ivory averaged 4.6 ypc on 182 carries. If Bilal Powell, who averaged 4.0 ypc on 176 carries is also in the mix, there isn’t enough for Johnson to continue his past success..Johnson will be a low-end RB2 at best. Ivory moves to RB3 status. This is a move that should help the Jets, but hurt fantasy owners…Also check out:
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Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/18/14

Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/18/14
Apr 17, 2014

.Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago CubsSimon is 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. He has a career 3.98 ERA and a 2.64 ERA since joining the Reds in 2012. Simon has a 3.38 career ERA against the Cubs.Season Totals:  2-5, 83.1 IP, 70 Ks, 4.43 ERA (41 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (85 hits, 33 walks).

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2014 Early Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings

2014 Early Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings
Apr 16, 2014

.With the 2014 NFL Draft finally approaching, here’s an early look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ fantasy football tight end rankings..1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans SaintsGraham has averaged 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns over the past three seasons. Last year Graham racked up an amazing 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns. With Darren Sproles being dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles, Graham will take on even more meaning for the potent Saints’ offense. Graham will likely negotiate a long-term deal before training camp..2. Rob Gronkowski, New England PatriotsGronk has 42 touchdowns in 50 career games, but he has managed to play just 18 games over the past two seasons. When he’s healthy he’s as good as anybody in the league. He’s coming off a knee injury that will likely limit his preseason involvement. There are healthy doses of risks and rewards associated with Gronk..3. Julius Thomas, Denver BroncosOrange Julius exploded on the scene with 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games. With Eric Decker moving on to the New York Jets, Thomas figures to be more of a focal point in the offense. Having Peyton Manning’s confidence, particularly in the red zone, puts him a notch ahead of Vernon Davis in my book..4. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ersDavis finished with 850 yards and 13 touchdowns in his most impressive season since 2009. Michael Crabtree, who was limited to five games because of an Achilles injury figures to eat into some of Davis’ production. Still, Davis has a combination of size and speed that is difficult to match. He’s too fast for most linebackers and too strong for most defensive backs..5. Jason Witten, Dallas CowboysWitten reached 850 receiving yards for the seventh straight season. He’s topped 750 yards for 10 straight years. Witten is as consistent as they come. He had his fewest receptions (73) since 2006, but he finished with eight touchdowns..6. Greg Olsen, Carolina PanthersOlsen finished with 816 yards, giving him an average of 829.5 yards over the past two seasons. Olsen caught six touchdowns, which was his sixth straight season with at least five scores. With a shortage of reliable options for Cam Newton in the passing game, Olsen should play a huge role for Carolina in 2014..7. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore RavensPitta appeared poised for a breakout season before a hip injury limited him to four game last year. Despite being sapped of his explosiveness, Pitta caught 20 passes for 169 yards and a score. In 2012 Pitta caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven scores. Don’t let the Owen Daniels’ signing scare you off. Pitta is primed to deliver..8. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland BrownsCameron also emerged last year with 917 yards and seven touchdowns after catching 26 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown in his first two seasons. No longer in Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner’s system, Cameron will likely regress. Still, he’s too good of a talent not to peg him in the top half of the fantasy tight end landscape..9. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota VikingsRudolph (foot) was limited to eight games last year and subjected to five games with Christian Ponder at the helm. With Matt Cassel at quarterback and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner in the mix, look for much better things from Rudolph..10. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia EaglesErtz caught 36 passes for 469 yards and four touchdowns last year as a rookie. All four of his touchdowns came in the second half of the season. Look for a step forward in Ertz’s second year, particularly with DeSean Jackson’s 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns up for grabs…Also check out:
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Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/17/14

Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/17/14
Apr 16, 2014

.Scott Feldman, Houston Astros vs. Kansas City RoyalsFeldman is 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. He has held the Rangers, Yankees and Angels to one run in 20.2 innings. He was 1-0 against the Royals last year with a 2.25 ERA. Lifetime he’s 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA against them..Season Totals:  2-5, 77.1 IP, 66 Ks, 4.31 ERA (37 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (79 hits, 31 walks).

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Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/16/14

Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/16/14
Apr 15, 2014

.Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals @ Houston AstrosGuthrie is 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He’s a good bet to keep rolling against the Astros..Season Totals:  2-4, 72.2 IP, 59 Ks, 4.21 ERA (34 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (73 hits, 30 walks).

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Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/15/14

Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/15/14
Apr 14, 2014

.Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres vs. Colorado RockiesErlin is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and a 0.60 WHIP. Last year Erlin was 2-0 at home with a 2.18 ERA and 1-3 on the road with a 7.06 ERA..Season Totals:  2-4, 67.2 IP, 56 Ks, 4.12 ERA (31 earned runs), 1.36 WHIP (64 hits, 28 walks).

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Houston Texans Should Repeat History

Houston Texans Should Repeat History
Apr 14, 2014

.In 2006 the Houston Texan shocked the world by selecting Mario Williams over the likes of Reggie Bush and Vince Young. Reggie Bush has had a nice career as did Williams. Vince Young was an amazing college quarterback, but his game just didn’t translate at the pro level..This year the Texans again have the first pick in the NFL Draft. They could choose quarterback Blake Bortles, offensive lineman Greg Robinson or the speedy Sammy Watkins. I think they would be best served going with defensive lineman in this draft by selecting Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina..Williams is 6’6″ and 292 pounds. Clowney is 6’5″ and 266 pounds. Clowney has impressive speed and athleticism. Williams has 76.5 sacks in eight season, including four double-digit sack seasons. Playing opposite of J.J. Watt could lead to even impressive numbers for Clowney..It would be different if a talent like Andrew Luck was available. Unfortunately for the Texans, Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater aren’t surefire prospects. This is a quarterback driven league. If you can’t have a top passer, go after the talent to try to slow the elite ones down. Having Watt and Clowney as bookends would be a great start..

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Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/14/14

Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 4/14/14
Apr 13, 2014

.Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres vs. Colorado RockiesErlin is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and a 0.60 WHIP. Last year Erlin was 2-0 at home with a 2.18 ERA and 1-3 on the road with a 7.06 ERA..Season Totals:  2-4, 60.2 IP, 52 Ks, 4.30 ERA (29 earned runs), 1.38 WHIP (59 hits, 25 walks).

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Things to Do While Waiting for Fantasy Football Season

Things to Do While Waiting for Fantasy Football Season
Apr 13, 2014

.Fantasy football season is still a ways off. With the NFL Draft being pushed back, for some it feels like the wait for football season has been extended. Of course, after the draft it will seem like the offseason sped up. My feelings are still undecided on the change. Still, there is plenty of things to do while you wait..Play fantasy baseball. If you haven’t joined a league, perhaps you can find enough buddies to go in with you. Baseball is a LONG season so missing a few weeks could be nice for the casual fan. Alternatively, there are plenty of daily fantasy baseball leagues you can choose from..Get in on the action of the Kentucky Derby and other races. This is fun because you can do a little prep work to give you a better feel for the horses. There is great buildup and the fast pace of the race is intense. If you happen to win some coin, even better..Check out golf or NASCAR. If baseball isn’t your thing, there are fantasy leagues for golf and NASCAR. Heck, there are even fantasy fishing leagues. That or you could actually go fishing or golfing. There isn’t many more relaxing things than spending some time on a lake on a beautiful summer day..If you have kids you need not worry about making the time pass. They keep you busy with all of their activities. Plan a family vacation. Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. We visited it last summer and I highly recommend it..Become a grill master. Summer is all about cooking over an open flame. Make your whole neighborhood jealous of the way you thrown down on the grill..Whatever you do, just don’t wish the summer away…even for football. Time goes fast enough. Plus, the winter was so brutal in a lot of the country. Let’s not wish for a return anytime soon..

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