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COLTS FAN CASEY: WEEK 6 FANTASY BLOG

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on October 12, 2012 – 3:20 pm

What’s up Colts Nation!? Well it happened. I went to 0-5. I never thought I would be this low in my fantasy football career but I am in a deep valley. There’s nothing that I did this week that led to my demise. Instead, my opponent had Tom Brady, Victor Cruz, and Ahmad Bradshaw who combined for 71 points so that didn’t help my cause. You can see my scoring below.

So heading into this week I had to make a change. My philosophy heading into the season was to get top players regardless of their team, but that has seem to backfire on me a bit as the players aren’t getting the opportunity they should because their team is not in position to best utilize them.

Let’s look at Trent Richardson for example. He has been putting up decent numbers, but almost all of his points come in the first half. He had 15 points at halftime last week and ended the game with a total of 18. That’s because when his team is down, they’re passing the ball not running.

This prompted me to make a game changing trade and I did. I gave up Trent and Dwayne Bowe for Marques Colston and Stevan Ridley. I know what you’re thinking, “a Patriots guy!?” but I had to do it. He has been putting up great numbers.

Now for my “start em” and “sit em” picks of the week.

Week 6 Start em: I’ve never been really hot on this guy, but I think this is the week he gets it done. I am going to go with Phillip Rivers as your starter for the week. He’s projected big points, but he seems to play better when pressure is on him, and it’s getting pretty high after the loss to New Orleans last week.

Week 6 Sit em: Just because San Fran is playing so well right now, I think you should sit Eli Manning as long as you have a solid back up. I think the 49ers will be able to get pressure on him and maybe even force a few turnovers.

Week 6 Random Though: Beware who you start in your flex spot. You should use this as a way to get 10-20 extra points every week. Don’t just base it off projections, look at the opposition and how someone can match up against them. Use your flex player to help you solidify a victory week in and week out.

That’s it for today. Don’t forget to visit my homepage and watch some of my tailgate videos.

Yours in Football,


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WEEK 4 FANTASY FOOTBALL RECAP

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on October 4, 2012 – 3:27 pm

What’s up Colts Nation!? I’m back for another week of fantasy football talk. As you all know, I have been struggling a little bit this fantasy season and week four was supposed to be the week I bounced back. I thought to myself “no way will I go 0-4!” Well the week came and went and here I am sitting at 0-4.

This week’s downfall was due to a move that I made an hour before kickoff that I thought was a good move. I had been disappointed with Cam Newton’s performances lately and my other QB Ben Roethlisberger had a bye week. So I decided to take a leap of faith and pick up Christian Ponder who had been averaging more points than Newton and had played really consistently. That in addition to the fact they were playing the Lions, which had given up substantial passing yards, I thought it was a wise move. Not to mention that Newton was playing a Falcons defense that had played tough all year long.

Long story short, Ponder got me 4.94 (wasn’t even nice enough to give me 5) and Newton had 31.2 sitting on my bench. My opponent’s margin of victory was 23 which means if I would have started Newton I would have won.

I’m not down about it though because it’s setting me up for the best comeback in the history of fantasy football. I just have to win my nine remaining games to ensure that I will have a shot of making the playoffs. We’ll see how that pans out.

Now for my “start em” and “sit em” picks of the week.

Week 5 Start em: This is going to the guy I drafted in the second round that has yet to do anything for me this year, Ryan Mathews. I mean this guy isn’t even listed as the starter, but he’s the best back on that team. They’re facing the Saints which have been the team that is giving up the most points to running backs.

Week 5 Sit em: I think I am going to sit this guy even though he’s been solid for me all year which is why I have him here, Dwayne Bowe. The Ravens haven’t given up many, if any, big plays to wide receivers this year and I’m sorry but I don’t see Dwayne being the one who disrupts this defense.

Week 5 Random Though: Put some thought into the defense that you start. A defense can be the difference in fantasy football. Start making moves to ensure you have a defense that is not only good at minimizing points, but also that can force turnovers. I started the Texans last week and they got me 23 points. In most leagues, the 49ers defense scored around 33. So pay attention to the defense.

That’s it for today. Don’t forget to visit my homepage and watch some of my tailgate videos.

Yours in Football,


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COLTS FAN CASEY: WEEK 3 FANTASY

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on September 27, 2012 – 11:48 am

What’s up Colts Nation!? I’m back for another rendition of my fantasy blog. Last week was a bitter sweet one for me and my fantasy team.

I was so excited to finally see the return of Ryan Mathews who was a second round pick of mine that had high expectations. He had missed the first few weeks which  cause me to have to juggle running backs none of which helped lead me to victories.

Sitting at 0-2, with word that Mathews was coming back provided some optimism. Unfortunately he didn’t get the opportunities I was hoping and ended up scoring me a mere 5.6 points.

Another downfall of mine was at the quarterback position. As you can see below, I started Cam Newton and had Ben Roethlisberger on the bench. Newton went for 10.28 points and Roethlisberger went for 35.16. A 20 point swing that would have given me my first win of the season.

This week I’m matched up against the only other winless team in my league. I have a few key moves that give me good chances. I’m starting Ryan Wilson (Arizona RB) as he will be the starting back getting a high number of carries against Miami.

Now for my “start em” and “sit em” picks of the week.

Week 4 Start em: I’m going with the abovementioned Wilson. I think that he’ll be workhorse for the Cardinals against the Dolphins. He’s a strong powerful runner that will cause problems for the Miami defense.

Week 4 Sit em: Sam Bradford against the Seattle pass rush. These guys and their bright uniforms have 10 sacks on the season already, and they’ll get pressure on the Rams quarterback.

Week 4 Random Though: If you have any offensive player for the Green Bay Packers START THEM! They face a reeling New Orleans team at home that has struggle against the pass and should have a high level of energy coming off that Monday night loss.

For from me visit my homepage and watch my tailgate videos!

Yours in Football,


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WEEK TWO FANTASY FOOTBALL RECAP BLOG

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on September 21, 2012 – 1:32 pm

What’s up Colts Nation!? It’s another week of the NFL season which means another week of fantasy football. As I said in last week’s blog, I got worked during week one, and this week I more than bounced back. Despite a losing effort, I was able to get the second highest point total in my league.

One of my downfalls this week came before the games even started. I was offered a trade from my week two opponent where he would give me Danny Amendola for Kevin Ogletree. Long story short, if I would have accepted this trade I would have won. Lesson learned.

Other than that I did pretty well. Thanks to Cam Newton for having a great game and I stuck with my guns leaving Trent Richardson in there and he obviously did pretty well.

If you remember my “sit em” and “start em” picks from last week, I was pretty accurate on these so let’s go ahead and look at this week’s picks.

Week 3 Start em: I’m going to go with Reggie Bush on this one. If you didn’t start him last week you’re probably kicking yourself. For an offense that has been struggling to get things going, I think that he might be their best option against a tough Jets defense.

Week 3 Sit em: I think it would be safe to sit Darren McFadden unless he’s your highest rated running back. I can foresee the Steelers defense shutting him down regardless of the game being play in Oakland.

Week 3 Random Though: If you have the option to, claim Andre Brown of the Giants off of waivers. He had a breakout game last night and he is only going to get better as the statuses of their running backs are not promising.

Yours in Fantasy Football,


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WEEK ONE FANTASY FOOTBALL BLOG

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on September 11, 2012 – 4:05 pm

What’s up Colts Nation!? Well I’m back and the topic of this blog is going to be a little fantasy football. Now I will warn you ahead of time, by no way am I a fantasy expert, but I am a football expert and I think that I know more than the average fantasy football player. With that being said, I got absolutely worked this week in fantasy!

This week might be lowest scoring first week in any league ever. I got beat 69-90. That’s just terrible. But I’m not worried about it, there are a few reasons that my team only scored 69 points. As you can see from my roster below, I started Toby Gerhart and Trent Richardson at running back. Now that’s not as dumb of a move as it seems, or at least that’s what I thought. Adrian Peterson’s status was unsure and I figured they’d use their big back Gerhart to do the dirty work. Well they didn’t and Gerhart scored 2.6 points for me.

On the other hand, I just took a leap of faith on Trent Richardson being everything everyone made him out to be. I still have faith, but I doubt he’ll be starting for me this week. Ryan Mathews named inactive really hurt me this first week, but from everything I’ve heard he’ll be back next week.

So I’ve put in a trade to get Frank Gore in return for Richardson and Ryan Williams of the Cardinals. We’ll see if that goes through. Also, I’ve claimed Kevin Ogletree (Dallas WR) and Alfred Morris (Washington RB) off of waivers just have to wait for the league to approve them.

So as you can see, I’m trying to amend my first week debacle and am looking forward to week two where I think I can get back into contention. The good news is that it’s still early so I have time to make some moves to make sure I am in the best position at the end of the season.

Below you will find my “sit em and start em” as well as a “random thought” pick which I will bring you each week.

Week 2 Start em: I would say go ahead and start CJ Spiller this week as the Bills host the Kansas City Chiefs. He came off the bench last week and did great against a tough Jets defense and I look for him to do the same against the Chiefs.

Week 2 Sit em: This was a close one, and by all means I don’t think this guy is going to get shut down, but I think it would be safe to sit Juilo Jones against Denver. Jones is similar to the wide outs of the Steelers and they weren’t able to get things going against this defense. I just don’t see Jones getting over 20 points like he did against the Chiefs.

Week 2 Random Though: This might sound a little crazy, but I think that starting the Indianapolis Colts defense might not be a bad idea. They play at home where everyone knows they’ll have the home field advantage, they’re playing a young quarterback that they can get pressure on, and if they can make the Vikings one dimensional, I think they could force a couple turnovers and score some points on the defensive side of the ball.

Well that is it for my fantasy blog; I’ll be back later this week to talk about some TAILGATING!!! Until then GO COLTS and enjoy the second week of NFL action!

Yours in Football,



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