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5 Reasons Why Fantasy Football is Genius

Fantasy football is a competition between fans in the same league who choose professional players in a draft format. The athletes then play each week in their normal games and fans are awarded points in correlation on how successful specific players are. This simple model of sports fantasy has become a sensation among American adults, teens and more!

Here are 5 reasons why fantasy has become incredibly successful:

  1. Fantasy football creates meaning to previously worthless football games. For example, a fan previously may have watched only a few popular games on the weekend, along with the primetime Thursday and Monday games. Now, sports watchers are inclined to constantly track full games to see how their individual players are doing even if the game is between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns. From a marketing perspective, this is absolutely brilliant.

2. Fantasy can make a TON of money. The games are professionally betted on in Las Vegas, yielding insane profit if done correctly. That being said, the average player can make profit too by pooling together small money with friends and giving the winner $50-$100. However, even if no money is involved, the bragging rights from fantasy last a lifetime!

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The Best Player on Each NFL Team

Believe it or not, preseason professional football is less than one week away. One week!

Now is a perfect time to discover the best player for each NFL team in the 2017 season:

Arizona Cardinals- David Johnson

Atlanta Falcons- Julio Jones

Baltimore Ravens- Justin Tucker (A kicker…sad)

Carolina Panthers- Cam Newton

Chicago Bears- Jordan Howard

Cincinnati Bengals- AJ Green

Cleveland Browns- Jabrill Peppers (He has not even played a game yet)

Dallas Cowboys- The Offensive Line (They are all too good to pick just one)

Denver Broncos- Von Miller

Detroit Lions- Matthew Stafford

Green Bay Packers- Aaron Rodgers

Houston Texans- JJ Watt (Easiest decision I had to make)

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Top 5 NFL Teams This Season

Amidst all the buzz regarding Kyrie Irving’s shocking request to leave Cleveland and the MLB trade deadline, the NFL season is soon approaching. After a relatively quite offseason for the players, the business starts back up in a few weeks with preseason football and then the opening kickoff game on September 7th.

Let’s dive into my top 5 teams for the 2017-2018 NFL Season:

  1. New England Patriots- Most often than not, any defending Super Bowl champion is a good bet to have success the next year, nevermind the Patriots. New England has a consistent model of success with coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. On top of that, offseason pickups Stephan Gilmore and Brandin Cooks are primed for great seasons on an excellent team. Sorry NFL, the Patriots are still the team to beat and this year is no different.
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers- The combination of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell is just plain nasty. Add in the return of Martavis Bryant, and that is one superpower offense. The defense will be a bit of a question, but the overall team is primed to go far.
  3. Green Bay Packers- As with the Steelers, the offense will be stellar, especially with a healthy Jordy Nelson. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ “run the table” philosophy at the end of the season proves just how talented and strong the team will be again this year. With Clay Matthews in need for a comeback year, the defense should be good enough to give Green Bay a deep playoff run.
  4. Atlanta Falcons- Even though the season is new, the Super Bowl has to be some thought in the Falcons’ minds. A small decline is expected here, but Matt Ryan and Julio Jones will continue to build on their amazing chemistry and keep Atlanta both afloat and thriving. Aside from end of the Super Bowl, the Falcons defense demonstrates it has extreme talent and will become a great asset for the team.
  5. Dallas Cowboys- It is hard to put an exact choice for the number five team, but the Cowboys present the best growing potential and talent out of the remaining 28 teams. The success for the Cowboys this year will hinge on an Ezekiel Elliot possible suspension and Dak Prescott’s second season. If both of those scenarios go in the opposite way, Dallas could be headed for a “2016 Carolina Panthers” type collapse. However, until any more information is released, Dallas can be expected to be a contender, especially with their unreal offensive line.

Notable Mentions: Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders

 

 

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Super Bowl Preview

Super Bowl 51 is here! The Atlanta Falcons are squaring off with the New England Patriots!

Here are the skill position breakdowns of this matchup:

Quarterback

Atlanta- Matt Ryan

  • 2016-2017 Regular Season MVP
  • 1st ever Super Bowl
  • 730 postseason passing yards
  • Best Total QB Rating in the regular AND postseason
  • No postseason interceptions

New England- Tom Brady

  • 4 time Super Bowl champion
  • 7th career Super Bowl
  • Averages 336 yards/game in the postseason

Edge: Equal

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My 2017 NFL Playoff Bracket

Here are my predictions for the 2017 NFL Playoff:

AFC Wild Card

#6 Miami Dolphins at #3 Pittsburg Steelers

Pick: Steelers

#5 Oakland Raiders at #4 Houston Texans

Pick: Texans

NFC Wild Card

#6 Detroit Lions at #3 Seattle Seahawks

Pick: Lions

#5 New York Giants at #4 Green Bay Packers

Pick: Packers

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