Week 1 Fantasy Preview: Jets vs. Browns

Joe Malfa with his week 1 fantasy preview for Jets vs. Browns

Along with the start of the football season comes the start of the fantasy football season. It is time to log onto ESPN.com, NFL.com, or whatever website you use in order to set your lineup and embark on your 13-week journey to fantasy immortality. My goal here, and throughout the season, will be to help you set that lineup by analyzing the potential fantasy output of the players in each Jets game — opponents included. I will not give exact score predictions per player because there are many different scoring systems used by leagues, but I will provide stats for you to predict scores based on your league’s system.

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TOJ #PickSix – New York Jets Fantasy Football Preview

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio delivers a #PickSix of New York Jets Fantasy Football options as you begin to draft for the season…

With this week’s edition of #PickSix, we’ve decided to take a one week reprieve from your Twitter questions and bring you a New York Jets Fantasy Football preview. With drafts coming up in the next few weeks and leagues filling up, here is who you should target on the Jets roster. Let’s jump right into it…

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The Fantasy Football Mailbag

Mike Donnelly of TOJ answers readers questions about how to form a perfect Fantasy Football league.

It’s that magical time of the year… Fantasy Football is here! Last year I did all you fantasy football players a favor and published a revised version of my 8 Rules for a Perfect Fantasy League (which can be found HERE). It’s pretty much a step-by-step guide on how to create your league, what scoring system you should use, and pretty much anything else you can think of. I was going to update it and make a Volume 3 for this year, but that would be boring. Instead I’m going to just link to the articles from last year and answer a bunch of the questions and comments that were posted on them here. So, without further adieu, let’s empty the fantasy football mailbag…. Continue reading “The Fantasy Football Mailbag”

New York Jets Preliminary Fantasy Football Outlook

Joe Caporoso with a preliminary fantasy football outlook for the New York Jets

The New York Jets have been a fantasy football wasteland the past few years. Can things improve in 2014? Let’s take a quick look at their prominent skill position players and what reasonable expectations for production should be:

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TOJ Week 5 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football

Mike Donnelly breaks down this week’s gambling lines and gives fantasy football advice for week 5.

At this point I feel like I can just copy and paste the intro paragraph from last week’s column when it comes to my weekly picks. “Well, last week didn’t quite go the way I had hoped, but this week I feel like it’s about to turn around!” This week, however, I actually do feel real good about my best bets, so at least there’s that. And while the picks were umm, not the best shall we say last week, my fantasy takes were actually pretty spot on.

This week I’m going to give you one player in each game that should outperform expectations and that I’d recommend you start, especially if you are having bye week problems. It should go without saying, but I’m not going to tell you to start your stud players. I’m looking at mid-range kind of guys here. I’d say “sleepers” but there’s no such thing in fantasy these days. Let’s get started.. Continue reading “TOJ Week 5 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football”

TOJ Week 4 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football

Turn On The Jets Week 4 NFL Gambling and Fantasy Football Outlook

Well, it’s Week 4 and things haven’t quite gone as planned so far here with my weekly picks. The visions I had dancing in my head of starting the season on fire and having all our readers begging for my picks haven’t quite materialized… yet! Ok, ok, that’s probably never going to happen, and you may be better off fading me at this point, but I feel it all turning around this week! There’s plenty of room left here on the bandwagon (current occupancy: 1).

And to shake things up this week, I’m not gonna just give my reasons for why each team will cover. Instead, I’m gonna also break things down by giving my fantasy football takes on each game and which players you should be thinking about starting or sitting when Sunday afternoon rolls around. You’re welcome.

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TOJ – Week 1 Gambling and Fantasy Football Advice

Mike Donnelly with week 1 NFL Fantasy and Gambling Advice

Well look what we have here. The Turn On The Jets gambling column has found a new home in 2013 and it is right here in Donnellyville. Joe searched high and low for the most degenerate gambler he could find, and he picked me. I’m honored. I truly am. Each week I’m going to run down all the games and give a brief synopsis on why I’m picking who I am. Then I’m going to give you my 5 “Best Bets” which are typically the games I’m going to be betting on myself and the “Teaser of the Week”. Yes, teasers are usually sucker bets, but they’re fun, and every once in a while I nail a good one. Then afterwards, I’m gonna give my fantasy football advice for the week. You’re welcome. Let’s get started.  Continue reading “TOJ – Week 1 Gambling and Fantasy Football Advice”

How To Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft

Mike Donnely with a simple guide on how to dominate your Fantasy Football Draft

Ahh, the end of August. To many, that signals a dark time as the summer is winding down and your time at the beach is coming to a close. Well fear not, because the end of August also signals the return of fantasy football! It’s that time of the year where fantasy begins to take over the lives of many dedicated fantasy ballers. Heck, even if you’re only a casual player, you’re probably getting consumed with rankings, draft strategies, and the like. I’m not going to bore you with a standard list of my fantasy rankings or anything like that, but what I am going to do today is give you a simple guide on how to dominate your fantasy draft so that at the end of the season you’re the one taking home the prize money. You’ll thank me later. Continue reading “How To Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft”

Fantasy Football – 8 Rules for the Perfect League, Volume 2 (Part 2)

Mike Donnelly finishes out his 8 rules for a perfect fantasy football league

In case you missed Part 1 from yesterday, you can find that right HERE. Also be sure to let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.

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Fantasy Football – 8 Rules For A Perfect League, Volume 2 (Part 1)

Mike Donnelly with part 1 of his 8 simple rules for running a perfect fantasy football league

July is approaching, and that means it is just about time to start the preparations on your 2013 fantasy football league. Whether you are new to the game or a long-time player, there are a few things you need to know before you click “Start League” and send out the invitations to your pals this season. I’ve seen far too many leagues sprout up recently that are, well… pretty terrible to be perfectly honest. So while you may think you have everything down pat, I’m here to give you aspiring Fantasy Commissioners my 8 Simple Rules for Playing Fantasy Football. Continue reading “Fantasy Football – 8 Rules For A Perfect League, Volume 2 (Part 1)”