Archive for October 2009

This Week’s SoB Recap

October 30, 2009

Here is a recap on what I wrote this week for Sports of Boston. Get ready for fantasy basketball coverage as I will be recapping every week and giving you advice for future weeks.

  • Week 8: Start/Sit column
  • Sports of Boston’s fantasy basketball draft recap
  • My take on the Red Sox’s offseason
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Huskies Get First Win

October 27, 2009

Just wanted to throw out a congratulations to the Northeastern Huskies football team for getting their first win of the season, 27-7 over the Towson Tigers. I was in attendance and the team scored on a couple big plays to put Towson away early. John Griffin is really looking like a nice runner and the defense played another good game (this time for an entire 60 minutes) as they recorded five interceptions. It was their first win in thirteen games! Congrats to the team.

Other Northeastern Huskies News:

  • The women’s soccer team is ready to face Hofstra on Friday at Parsons Field. They are the top two teams in the CAA and the winner will host the CAA Tournament.
  • Staying on the soccer field, the men’s soccer team is also on a roll and find themselves in first place with four games to go. They have won six of their last seven games to bounce back from a dreadful 1-5 start to the season.
  • Finally, the men’s basketball team is getting ready to start their season against Siena on November 17. Matt Janning is hungry to finally push this team to a NCAA berth. In past years, the team has always faltered at the end of the season, but hopefully they right the ship this season.

2009-10 Fantasy Basketball Draft Preview

October 25, 2009

Kevin DurantI recently put together a draft preview for the upcoming fantasy basketball season. It includes my top 10 at each position with sleepers and busts. I also added in some strategy in drafting each position. You can find it all here at SoB.

Sorry for the lack of content this week (due to midterm week). I’ll be back to full force this week with added fantasy basketball articles too!

This Week’s Recap

October 16, 2009

I had a busy week at the SoB Blog this week so check out my articles.

As always, feel free to post comments because I love interacting with my readers!

2009-10 Celtics Centers/Forwards Season Preview

October 14, 2009

With the season fast approaching I took some time to preview the Centers and Forwards for the 2009-10 season. Read what I had to say and feel free to leave a comment!

Week 6 Pickups

October 14, 2009

Looking good there Miles!

Looking good there Miles!

We saw a lot of wide receivers have great games on Sunday and most of them were probably sitting on your league’s waiver wire. Guys like Austin Collie (8 REC, 97 YDS, 2 TD), Jeremy Maclin (see below) and Miles Austin (see below) had monster weeks, which is why I am touting week 6 as the week of the wide receivers pickups.

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia

Maclin should be the top pickup this week because the Eagles are clearly the best offense in this column. Maclin scored on two long touchdowns and finished the game with six receptions for 142 yards, but the most surprising thing was that he received eight targets compared to Desean Jackson’s three. Beware because the Eagles love to spread the ball around, but Maclin will be a solid contributor for the rest of the season and has the ability to turn in great performances much like the one on Sunday.

Miles Austin, WR, Dallas

What a game for Miles Austin! When all was said and done, Austin had 10 catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He will be an interesting play going forward because Romo has shown a liking for the receiver, but a lot of his yards came on two long touchdown plays as a result of poor tackling. I wouldn’t expect big things going forward, but he could be a solid flex play during a bye-week.

Donnie Avery, WR, St. Louis

Avery was touted as a nice preseason sleeper, but injuries to both him and Marc Bulger forced many people to drop him. I am here to tell you it’s time to pick him up again. He looks to be healthy again and Bulger did come back at the end of the Rams’ game Sunday and went 7-for-7 for 88 yards and a 27 yard touchdown strike to Avery. If Bulger plays next week look for Avery to be a nice sleeper to put up nice numbers against a bad Jaguars pass defense.

Chansi Stuckey, WR, Cleveland

He played for Mangini last year and is playing for him again this year. Mangini must love Stuckey because he was brought in to replace Braylon Edwards. Obviously, he is not going to be anywhere near as good as Edwards, but the Browns will be down in every game they play this year so Stuckey should receive a lot of targets. If Cleveland can figure out their quarterback situation, Stuckey could be a nice mid-season find.

Week 5: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

October 8, 2009

Here is my Start/Sit column for the sportsofboston.com. It features a comparison between the two Steve Smiths and also who I think you should be putting in your lineups this week. Leave comments!