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Top 30 Running Backs for 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:56 AM
When I sat down over the weekend and wrote my quarterback rankings, I may have bitten off more than I could chew. I went a little crazy with some of the analysis, and before long, I had a 3,000 word post - and that was only for the top 20. I knew that I was going to need to rank more than 20 running... Read more

Welcome back to the Island

Monday, August 20, 2012, 6:02 PM
After a long hiatus, I am back for the 2012 fantasy football season. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that starting next Thursday (August 30) Ed Barkowitz of the Daily News and I will be hosting weekly fantasy football chats at noon. The chats will run throughout the season and are a great... Read more

Top 20 Quarterbacks for 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012, 7:58 AM
Over the weekend, I was waiting in line at CVS and saw some fantasy football magazines on the rack. I picked one up and flipped through a few pages. I even considered buying one just to see how the information compared to what you could get online. Then I looked at the price. $7.99?! There's no way... Read more

Wake-up Call: A look at some 2012 sleepers

Friday, August 17, 2012, 2:28 PM
I've decided to start posting my rankings for the 2012 season on Monday, since it's a Friday at the end of the summer and everyone is getting ready to leave work early and head to the shore. Instead, let's take a look at some fantasy football sleepers for the 2012 season. I will offer some sleepers... Read more

Quarterback or running back: Which should you take first?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 2:41 PM
Greetings and welcome back to Fantasy Island. I haven't posted here in far too long, and that's a combination of too much work - this isn't my real job - and even more work. Therefore, I decided to take the fantasy baseball season off this year (just like the Phillies*), but I am back and ready for... Read more

Week 14 Waiver Wire Watch

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 5:19 PM
Time is winding down on our fantasy football season (shed tear). Pretty soon you will be off to start paying attention to your hockey squad or closing your laptop in time to get some glimpses of the sun before we head into whatever weather winter plans on sending our way. By now, you should be starting... Read more

Week 11: Getting your team ready for the playoffs

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 1:08 PM
It's hard to believe that 10 weeks of NFL football are already behind us. The good news is, there are still seven left to go, including the stretch run and fantasy playoffs. While your league's regular season may just be heating time, the time to make trades is beginning to wind down. Yes, the dreaded... Read more

A different look at ranking fantasy players

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 4:34 PM
Just looking at points scored for any certain player can ofter be misleading, especially when some have had the by while others haven't. Even averages can be skewed by a how difficult a player's opponents have been. For example, four of the top six teams in points allowed against quarterbacks are... Read more

Week 7: What I learned

Monday, October 24, 2011, 3:48 PM
Sorry about the absence. I have been busy building and maintaining the new microsite for Philadelphia SportsWeek, the Daily News' weekly sports magazine. If you haven't already, you should definitely check it out, especially if you're a fan of long-form journalism like me. With no Eagles game yesterday... Read more

Week 7: Waiver Wire Watch

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 11:26 AM
Each week Greg Boyce, my colleague on the sports desk at, will scour the waiver wire to bring you the best options to fill those pesky holes on your roster. Here is his report for Week 7: *Percentages are the percent of leagues that the player is owned in Byes: Bills, Bengals, Patriots... Read more
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