<![CDATA[Mr. Fantasy Freak Your Home For Fantasy Sports News And Updates - Blog]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:51:47 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[2017 MVP & Cy Young Results]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:05:19 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/2017-mvp-cy-young-results2017 MVP & Cy Young Results

Actual Winners
AL MVP - Jose Altuve
NL MVP - Giancarlo Stanton
AL Cy Young - Corey Kluber
NL Cy Young - Max Scherzer

Our Predictions

Alex Wiesner
AL MVP
Manny Machado

NL MVP
Nolan Arendao

AL Cy Young
Chris Sale

NL Cy Young
Noah Syndergaard

Jaxon Wright
AL MVP
Mike Trout

NL MVP
Nolan Arendao

AL Cy Young
Corey Kluber

NL Cy Young
Madison Bumgarner

Kenneth Teape
AL MVP
Jose Altuve

NL MVP
Anthony Rizzo

AL Cy Young
Aaron Sanchez

NL Cy Young
Jon Lester

Mark Merriam
AL MVP
Mookie Betts

NL MVP
Kris Bryant

AL Cy Young
Justin Verlander

NL Cy Young
Clayton Kershaw

Holly Corbett
AL MVP
Mike Trout

NL MVP
Kris Bryant

AL Cy Young
Aaron Sanchez

NL Cy Young
Jake Arrieta

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<![CDATA[2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper Picks Week 11]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:24:42 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/2017-fantasy-football-sleeper-picks-week-11Fantasy Football Weekly Sleeper Picks
Week 11 Results

Alex Wiesner
Sleeper QB - Joe Flacco
9.2 pts

Sleeper RB - Kenyan Drake
2.4 pts

Sleeper WR - Marqise Lee
9.5 pts

Sleeper TE - Coby Fleener
14.1 pts

Mark Merriam
Sleeper QB - Alex Smith
7.9 pts

Sleeper RB - Jay Ajayi
11.1 pts

Sleeper WR - Michael Crabtree
13.1 pts

Sleeper TE - Delanie Walker
15.2 pts

Kenneth Teape
Sleeper QB - Eli Manning
8.7 pts

Sleeper RB - Jamaal Williams
13.5 pts

Sleeper WR - Philip Dorsett
0 pts

Sleeper TE - Jared Cook
5.6 pts

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<![CDATA[2022 NFL Predictions: Future Season Predictions]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:08:08 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/2022-nfl-predictions-future-season-predictionsFuture NFL Predictions

The year is 2022.
 
NFL stalwarts Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Eli Manning have all retired.
 
The Oakland Raiders are now in Las Vegas.
 
The Rams and Chargers now share a stadium in Los Angeles.
 
The Jacksonville Jaguars are now the London Jaguars.
 
And the Cincinnati Bengals are now the Mexico City Aztecas.
 
Roger Goodell is out as Commissioner, replaced by Robert Kraft,-the now former owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft sold the Patriots to an investment group led by Tom Brady and Mark Wahlberg in 2019 in an effort to become commissioner.


From an on-field perspective, Aaron Rodgers (Steelers), Russell Wilson (Seahawks), Carson Wentz (Eagles), Andrew Luck (Colts), Deshaun Watson (Texans) and Sam Darnold (Broncos) are considered the best Quarterbacks in the league. Behind them is a large group of above-average passers consisting of Jared Goff (Rams), Dak Prescott (Cowboys), Derek Carr (Raiders), Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers), Jacoby Brissett (Saints), Pat Mahomes (Chiefs), Kirk Cousins (Bills), Matthew Stafford (Lions), Matt Ryan (Falcons), Cam Newton (Giants) and Marcus Mariota (Titans).

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That's right, Newton to New York and Rodgers to Pittsburgh. Stay tuned.

Mike Evans and JuJu Smith-Schuster are considered by many to be the best Wide Receivers in the game, followed closely by Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr. and Cooper Kupp. The two top Tight Ends in the game are Jake Butt and Evan Engram.
 
Although the NFL is still a pass-first league, a few Running Backs manage to rack up over 1,300 yards every year. Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley, Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette and Kareem Hunt are considered the five best Running Backs in the NFL in 2022.
 
Of course, not all things have changed: Cleveland is still awful, having just recorded their 15th straight losing season. It's now been two decades since the Browns last made the playoffs.

Outside of Football, the World has seen some major changes. 
 
Thanks to Elon Musk, in 2019, life outside of Earth has been discovered underneath the surface of Mars.
  
The truth about Area 51 finally comes to light in 2020. This being that it is an underground base for experimental aircraft that was back-engineered from the flying saucer discovered in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
Yup, we have flying saucers and we've had them for 70+ years.

During the Summer of 2020, the NCAA will end the 'one-and-done' rule for Basketball players. This will allow players to go to the NBA straight from High School. Yes, I think it will take three more years for them to get rid of this dumb rule.

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Also in 2020, Mark Cuban becomes President of the United States. The Vice President will be New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker. 
 
Alright, enough with my prophecies, let's talk football!



2017-18 Season Predictions
*Current Season*

AFC Playoffs
1. New England Patriots
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Kansas City Chiefs
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Tennessee Titans
6. Oakland Raiders


NFC Playoffs
1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. New Orleans Saints
3. Los Angeles Rams
4. Minnesota Vikings
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Carolina Panthers


Rookie of the Year: Kareem Hunt (Chiefs)
Most Valuable Player: Carson Wentz (Eagles)

Super Bowl LII (Minneapolis, MN)
New Orleans Saints @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh wins 30-28



2018-19 Season Predictions

Biggest Off Season Story Line:
After winning Super Bowl LII, Ben Roethlisberger retires from the NFL. During the off season Aaron Rodgers opts out of his current contract with the Green Bay Packers and signs with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
 
Biggest Draft Story Line:
The Denver Broncos trade up in the Draft to select USC Quarterback Sam Darnold, first overall.
 
Biggest Season Story Line:
Ezekiel Elliott rushes for 2,200 yards and tallies over 3,000 total yards of offense.


AFC Playoffs
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. New England Patriots
4. Houston Texans
5. Oakland Raiders
6. Denver Broncos

NFC Playoffs
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. Minnesota Vikings
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Philadelphia Eagles
6. Los Angeles Rams


Rookie of the Year: Sam Darnold (Broncos)
Most Valuable Player: Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys)

2019 Super Bowl LIII (Atlanta, GA)
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Dallas Cowboys
Pittsburgh wins 34-27


2019-20 Season Predictions

Biggest Off Season Story Line:
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick both retire.
 
Biggest Draft Story Line:
Georgia Quarterback Jake Fromm will be selected by the Cleveland Browns with the fourth overall pick. Jake will get a national sponsor deal from State Farm and be known as “Jake Fromm State Farm”, he'll make a fortune off the field. On the field he will struggle because the Browns will still be terrible.
 
Biggest Season Story Line:
The Philadelphia Eagles will go undefeated during the regular season.


AFC Playoffs
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Oakland Raiders
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. Buffalo Bills
5. Houston Texans
6. Kansas City Chiefs


NFC Playoffs
1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. Los Angeles Rams
3. Minnesota Vikings
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Dallas Cowboys
6. Seattle Seahawks

Rookie of the Year: Nick Bosa (Chargers)
Most Valuable Player: Carson Wentz (Eagles)

2020 Super Bowl LIV (Miami, FL)
Philadelphia Eagles @ Kansas City Chiefs
Eagles win 35-23


2020-21 Season Predictions

Biggest Off Season Story Line:
Jim Harbaugh will leave the University of Michigan to coach the Indianapolis Colts. The hope being that reuniting Harbaugh and Andrew Luck will create a 'perfect storm' for the Colts.
 
Biggest Draft Story Line:
The inaugural pick of the London Jaguars will be Wisconsin Quarterback Alex Hornibrook, who will be drafted first overall in 2020.
 
Biggest Season Story Line:
Andrew Luck will throw 56 touchdowns a single-season record. Luck’s dominance will get the Colts a 15-1 record and the number one seed in the AFC.

AFC Playoffs
1. Indianapolis Colts
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Buffalo Bills
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Houston Texans
6. Denver Broncos
 

NFC Playoffs
1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3. San Francisco 49ers
4. Detroit Lions
5. Chicago Bears
6. Los Angeles Rams

Rookie of the Year: Cam Akers (Colts)
Most Valuable Player: Andrew Luck (Colts)

2021 Super Bowl LV (Tampa, FL)
Indianapolis Colts @ San Francisco 49ers
Colts win 27-20



2021-22 Season Predictions

Biggest Off Season Story Line:
The Carolina Panthers will trade Cam Newton to the New York Giants. In return, the Panthers will receive the Giants first overall pick in the upcoming Draft.
 
Biggest Draft Story Line:
In the first round of the draft the Carolina Panthers will use the pick from the Cam Newton trade to select Deondre Francois from Florida State.
 
Biggest Season Story Line:
The Houston Texans will go 14-2 and earn the first number one seed in franchise history. Deshaun Watson will throw 50 touchdowns and only five interceptions during the regular season.

AFC Playoffs
1. Houston Texans
2. Oakland Raiders
3. Miami Dolphins
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Indianapolis Colts
6. Denver Broncos

NFC Playoffs
1. Los Angeles Rams
2. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Atlanta Falcons
4. Chicago Bears
5. Dallas Cowboys
6. San Francisco 49ers

Rookie of the Year: Donovan Peoples-Jones (Browns)
Most Valuable Player: Deshaun Watson (Texans)

Super Bowl LVI (Inglewood, CA)
Philadelphia Eagles @ Houston Texans
Texans win 30-27
 
Have your own predictions? Please post them in the comment section below. Thanks for reading.


Alex Wiesner
November 18th, 2017
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<![CDATA[November 15th, 2017 Fantasy Football Studs & Duds]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:27:58 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/november-15th-2017-fantasy-football-studs-dudsFantasy Football Studs & Duds

These lists were created based mostly on preseason draft value and my own personal opinion.


Studs

Alex Smith
One of the biggest surprises of the 2017 season so far has been the elite play of Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Alex Smith. Smith threw for at least 246 yards in seven of the teams first nine games. His 18 touchdown passes ranks fifth in the NFL through the first ten weeks of the season. Smith's career high in touchdowns is 23 (set in 2013). With the pace he's on, Smith will blow that mark out of the water this season, and possibly become the second QB in franchise history to throw 30 scores in a single season (Len Dawson threw 30 back in 1964). The 33 year old has also managed to throw just one interception so far this year (the fewest in the NFL among passers with at least 50 pass attempts).

Carson Wentz
A budding star right before our eyes, Carson Wentz has tossed 23 touchdowns this season and just five picks. Through his first nine games of the season Wentz has recorded the second most fantasy points among Quarterbacks (to Russell Wilson) and the third most overall (Todd Gurley II has the most fantasy points through the first ten weeks). Wentz is the front-runner for MVP and was probably taken after the 9th round in your drafts this year.

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Todd Gurley II
Through Week 10 Todd Gurley II has managed to rush for 754 yards and haul in an additional 406 through the air. Not bad for a guy drafted outside the Top 20 in most leagues this year. Gurley's 10 total touchdowns is the most in the NFL at this point in the season. He had just six total scores all of last season.

Kareem Hunt
Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Kareem Hunt has racked up 800 rushing yards and 331 receiving yards through the team's first nine games. The rookie from Toledo stepped in right away after Spencer Ware went down with an injury and dominated. Hunt started the season with three straight games of at least 25 fantasy points. Although he has yet to record a game with at least 17 points since Week 3, Hunt still makes this list due to his extreme value as a middle round draft pick.

Adam Thielen
Who saw this coming? Not me and I'm sure not too many of you. Adam Thielen has been incredible this season hauling in 56 passes for 793 yards and two scores. His 144 fantasy points ranks third among Wide Receivers in the NFL through ten weeks behind only DeAndre Hopkins and Antonio Brown. Thielen has recorded at least five catches in every single game so far this year. Thielen also has 14 receptions of at least 20 yards tying him with Antonio Brown for the most in football.

Robert Woods
An afterthought in most fantasy drafts entering the season, Robert Woods has emerged as a terrific WR2 this season. Woods has developed terrific chemistry with Jared Goff (who just missed this list himself) and has found himself on the receiving end of 59 passes so far in 2017. Woods' 59 targets is the most on the Rams and the 27th most among all Wide Outs.

Evan Engram
Through ten weeks Engram leads all Tight Ends with 72 targets. Engram has 40 receptions, 443 receiving yards and five touchdowns on the season so far and will continue to be Eli Manning's number one target with Odell Beckham Jr. out for the season.


Duds

Jameis Winston
Shoulder injury aside, Jameis Winston has been a disappointment for fantasy owners this year. With just 10 touchdowns in eight games, Winston has underwhelmed many who thought he was set for a breakout year after the team acquired DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard last off season. Just 23 years old, Winston still has a bright future but I'll need to see more for me to make him an elite keeper in dynasty leagues.

Marcus Mariota
It's been a frustrating season for Mariota and fantasy owners alike as the young passer has yet to get things going in 2017. With just seven passing touchdowns in eight games this year, Marcus has drawn major concern and criticism this year playing hurt and playing in an offense that has yet to utilize his full dual-threat potential. His seven scores are especially bad when you look around the league and see guys like Josh McCown (14 touchdown passes), Case Keenum (11), Trevor Siemian (9) and Jacoby Brissett (9) with more. Like Jameis Winston, Mariota is young with a bright future but I'll need to see more in order to put my trust in him again.

DeMarco Murray
Staying in Tennessee, DeMarco Murray has struggled failing to rush for 60 yards in all but one game so far in 2017. He scored three times in Week 10, his first multi-touchdown game this season and his first since the fourth game of last season (over 400 calendar days separate the two games). At 29 years of age, Murray's window as an elite Back may be over with the team likely turning to Derrick Henry as their main rusher.

Marshawn Lynch
I was excited for the return of Lynch this season but he's  been a major let down this season. 'Beast Mode' has yet to record a 100 yard rushing game this season and has only found the end zone four times. Through his first eight games (he was suspended for one game) Lynch is averaging just 10.75 rush attempts/game. Marshawn's fantasy value is that of a spot-starter at the Flex position. Ouch.

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Martavis Bryant
It's been sad to hear the things that have come out of Martavis Bryant's mouth this year. The once-dynamic pass catcher has pretty much talked his way out of the pecking order in Pittsburgh's talented offense. I don't think he's with the Steelers when next season starts.

Terrelle Pryor Sr.
37 targets, 20 receptions, 240 yards and one touchdown is what Terrelle Pryor Sr. has given fantasy owners through ten weeks this season. In weeks eight, nine and ten, Terrelle tallied a total of two catches on three targets for just 17 yards. As crazy as it is to say out loud, this is one player who should have stayed in Cleveland.

Jordan Reed
The Pro Bowler has been hampered throughout his career by injuries and in 2017, that saga has continued. Reed has missed three games this season and could miss more in the coming weeks as he deals with a hamstring injury. The 27 year old is a dynamic talent when he's healthy showing shades of a young Jimmy Graham but until he's off the injury report, there's really no need to put him in your lineup.

Alex Wiesner
November 15th, 2017
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<![CDATA[2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper Picks Week 10]]>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:04:34 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/2017-fantasy-football-sleeper-picks-week-10Fantasy Football Weekly Sleeper Picks
Week 10 Results

Alex Wiesner
Sleeper QB - Jacoby Brissett
15.6 pts

Sleeper RB - Orleans Darkwa
12.8 pts

Sleeper WR - Robby Anderson
18.5 pts

Sleeper TE - Tyler Kroft
1.4 pts

Mark Merriam
Sleeper QB - Ben Roethlisberger
17.9 pts

Sleeper RB - Jordan Howard
5.4 pts

Sleeper WR - Golden Tate
21.7 pts

Sleeper TE - Austin Hooper
16.9 pts

Kenneth Teape
Sleeper QB - Ryan Fitzpatrick
10.4 pts

Sleeper RB - Duke Johnson Jr.
14.8 pts

Sleeper WR - Marquise Goodwin
17.1 pts

Sleeper TE - C.J. Fiedorowicz
3 pts

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<![CDATA[2018 NHL Draft Prospects]]>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:18:00 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/2018-nhl-draft-prospects2018 NHL Draft Prospects

1. Defenseman, Rasmus Dahlin, Sweden
Dahlin is my early pick to go first overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The Swede is a great offensive Blue Liner who prefers scoring over physical play but can still get confrontational when asked. At 6' 2" 180 pounds he's a little thin but he does posses above-average stick handling and speed for the position. I hate comparing prospects to pros but there's a bit of a Alex Pietrangelo feel to his game. This guy has "blue line sniper" written all over him.

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2. Center, Joe Veleno, Canada
Joe Veleno was granted "exceptional status" in 2015 which allowed him to play in Major Junior Hockey as a 15 year old. The only other players (ever) to be granted "exceptional status" are: Sean Day, John Tavares, Aaron Ekblad and Connor McDavid. Joe is a good scorer but a better playmaker with extremely great skating skills. He feels like a lock to be a top pick in the 2018 Draft. In terms of talent, he's on the same level as last year's top prospects Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick.

3. Wing, Andrei Svechnikov, Russia
There's major upside in Andrei Svechnikov's game should he continue to grow in the Ontario Hockey League. The young Russian is a great scorer with a great wrist shot and supreme stick handling. At 6' 2" 190 pounds, Andrei has NHL-size and is considered one of the faster players in the Draft pool.

4. Wing, Filip Zadina, Czech Republic
Filip is a terrific scorer who knows how to create chances. He's a good defender who can contribute offensively with solid passing and vision. Zadina has quietly become one of my favorite prospects.

5. Center, Brady Tkachuk, United States
Brady Tkachuk is the brother of Calgary Flames' skater Matthew Tkachuk (already a must-own in Fantasy Hockey) and son of Hall of Famer Keith Tkachuk. Brady is a big body Center who can play down low near the net. He is a natural scorer with the potential to create chances almost every single time he's down near the crease. Tkachuk is both aggressive and relentless on the ice, two traits I love in a hockey player.

6. Defenseman, Jared McIsaac, Canada
It didn't take me long to figure out how great Jared McIsaac has been in the QMJHL. He burst onto the scene last season and dominated from the get-go.  He'll be a safe pick in next year's Draft as he doesn't panic under pressure and always seems to make the right play. I think his skills as a Defender are underrated as is his passing accuracy and scoring ability. It feels like there's a bit of separation between the first six players on my list, and the rest.

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7. Center, Ryan McLeod, Canada
McLeod has an uncanny ability to create offense with a wicked lefty shot. The younger brother of Michael McLeod (the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils) has a real chance to go in the Top 10 in the 2018 Draft.

8. Defenseman, Bode Wilde, Canada
Bode Wilde is a great blue line scorer who's quick on his feet. Wilde does lack a high-end skill-set in a few other areas of his game and will probably be passed up early in the Draft for safer, higher-floor, players.

9. Defenseman, Ty Smith, Canada
An improving player, Smith has upside once he gets a few more pro seasons under his belt. He has a knack for moving the puck and forcing action on the offensive and defensive end. Although he's a bit undersized (5' 11") he's still a reliable defender.

10. Defenseman, Quinton Hughes, United States
Like Ty Smith, Quinton Hughes is undersized at the blue line (5' 9"). Also like Smith, Hughes knows how to force action on the offensive end. Hughes has a solid stick with the ability to pinpoint passes anywhere on the ice.

11. Center, Oliver Wahlstrom, United States
Look up his trick shot on Youtube. Trust me, it's worth your time.

12. Defenseman, Ryan Merkley, Canada
I'm way higher on Merkley than most but I'm a believer in his ability to create on offense. Merkley possesses great skating skills and projects as a Drew Doughty-type of player (although I'm not sure he'll ever get to Doughty's level as an elite Defenseman). Merkley currently plays for the Guelph Storm in the OHL, the same team Doughty played on for three years from 2005-2008.

Those are my Top 12 prospects for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Here are a few more prospects worth keeping an eye on:
Defenseman, Adam Boqvist, Sweeden
Wing, Joel Farabee, United States
Wing, Anderson MacDonald, Canada
Defenseman, Mattias Samuelsson, United States

Alex Wiesner
November 11th, 2017
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<![CDATA[November 11th, 2017 Fantasy Hockey Player Rankings]]>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:14:00 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/november-11th-2017-fantasy-hockey-player-rankingsFantasy Hockey Player Rankings

A few things have changed in my Rankings in comparison to where they were before the year began. Take a look at these updated ranks and understand that I'm a little hard-headed when it comes to Hockey and a few of my favorite players (I'm looking at you Nathan MacKinnon).

Another thing I want you to keep in mind is that aggressiveness tends to win out in the NHL. Go after aggressive players and find a way to get guys like Evander Kane and Clayton Keller on your team. If you have any questions please post them in the comment section at the bottom of the article and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are curious as to why certain players received their rankings please ask. I'm also ready and willing to discuss any potential trade you're mulling over in your fantasy leagues.

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These Rankings are based on the value of each player, in my opinion, from this point forward. Each player is ranked in an order I would value them in trades and what I consider their Fantasy value to be as a whole. My Rankings are based on my own personal values for this season alone, for standard rotisserie league scoring. The Rankings do take into consideration potential time missed and injury risk.

Forwards

1. Conner McDavid EDM
2. Nikita Kucherov TB
3. Sidney Crosby PIT
4. Vladimir Tarasenko STL
5. Jamie Benn DAL
6. John Tavares NYI
7. Alex Ovechkin WSH
8. Steven Stamkos TB
9. Brad Marchand BOS
10. Patrick Kane CHI
11. Tyler Seguin DAL
12. Auston Matthews TOR
13. Blake Wheeler WPG
14. Jakub Voracek PHI
15. Evgeni Malkin PIT
16. Johnny Gaudreau CGY
17. Mark Scheifele WPG
18. Claude Giroux PHI
19. Phil Kessel PHI
20. Anze Kopitar LA
21. Jack Eichel BUF
22. Evgeny Kuznetsov WSH
23. Nicklas Backstrom WSH
24. Artemi Panarin CLS
25. David Pastrnak BOS
26. Patrice Bergeron BOS
27. Leon Draisaitl EDM
28. Max Pacioretty MON
29. Joe Pavelski SJ
30. William Nylander TOR
31. Wayne Simmonds PHI
32. Taylor Hall NJ
33. Brandon Saad CHI
34. Brayden Schenn STL
35. Evander Kane BUF
36. Patrik Laine WPG
37. Ryan Johansen NSH
38. Jaden Schwartz STL
39. Filip Forsberg NSH
40. Brayden Point TB
41. Corey Perry ANA
42. Aleksander Barkov FLA
43. Mike Hoffman OTT
44. Cam Atkinson CLS
45. Nazim Kadri TOR
46. Eric Staal MIN
47. Mikael Granlund MIN
48. Nathan MacKinnon COL
49. Alexander Radulov DAL
50. Jaden Schwartz STL
51. Jonathan Toews CHI
52. Sean Couturier PHI
53. Kyle Turris NSH
54. Dustin Brown LA
55. Logan Couture SJ
56. Derek Dorsett VAN
57. Vladislav Namestnikov TB
58. T.J. Oshie WSH
59. Jonathan Huberdeau FLA
60. Mark Stone OTT
61. Paul Stastny STL
62. Rickard Rakell ANA
63. James Neal LGK
64. Henrik Zetterberg DET
65. Milan Lucic EDM
66. Nico Hischier NJ
67. Alexander Steen STL
68. Matt Duchene OTT
69. Max Domi ARI
70. Matthew Tkachuk CGY
71. Bo Horvat VAN
72. David Perron LGK
73. Dylan Larkin DET
74. Victor Arvidsson NSH
75. Clayton Keller ARI


Defensemen

1. Erik Karlsson OTT
2. Dustin Byfuglien WPG
3. Brent Burns SJ
4. Alex Pietrangelo STL
5. Victor Hedman TB
6. Kris Letang PIT
7. Shea Weber MON
8. Drew Doughty LA
9. P.K. Subban NSH
10. Roman Josi NSH
11. Kevin Shattenkirk NYR
12. Aaron Ekblad FLA
13. Shayne Gostisbehere PHI
14. Torey Krug BOS
15. Zach Werenski CLS
16. Ryan Suter MIN
17. Duncan Keith CHI
18. John Klingberg DAL
19. Mark Giordano CGY
20. Dougie Hamilton CGY
21. John Carlson WSH
22. Rasmus Ristolainen BUF
23. Tyson Barrie COL
24. Seth Jones CLS
25. Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI
26. Keith Yandle FLA
27. Mike Green DET
28. Justin Faulk CAR
29. Brent Seabrook CHI
30. Ryan McDonagh NYR
31. Colton Parayko STL
32. Dion Phaneuf OTT
33. Charlie McAvoy BOS
34. Mikhail Sergachev TB
35. Will Butcher NJ
36. Nick Leddy NYI
37. Oscar Klefbom EDM
38. Jake Muzzin LA
39. Jake Gardiner TOR
40. Jared Spurgeon MIN
41. Morgan Reilly TOR
42. Justin Schultz PIT


Goalies

1. Braden Holtby WSH
2. Sergei Bobrovsky CLS
3. Corey Crawford CHI
4. Andrei Vasilevskiy TB
5. Devan Dubnyk MIN
6. Jonathan Quick LA
7. Matt Murray PIT
8. Jake Allen STL
9. John Gibson ANA
10. Martin Jones SJ
11. Carey Price MON
12. Pekka Rinne NSH
13. Connor Hellebuyck WPG
14. Cam Talbot EDM
15. Mike Smith CGY
16. Tuukka Rask BOS
17. Jimmy Howard DET
18. Cory Schneider NJ
19. Henrik Lundqvist NYR
20. Craig Anderson OTT
21. Ben Bishop DAL
22. Oscar Dansk LGK
23. Frederik Andersen TOR
24. Brian Elliott PHI
25. Scott Darling CAR
26. Anders Nilsson VAN
27. Robin Lehner BUF
28. Semyon Varlamov COL
29. Roberto Luongo FLA
30. Charlie Lindgren MON
31. Marc-Andre Fleury LGK
32. Michal Neurvith PHI
33. Jaroslav Halak NYI
34. Carter Hutton STL
35. James Reimer FLA
36. Jacob Markstrom VAN
37. Mike Condon OTT
38. Cam Ward CAR
39. Antti Raanta ARI
40. Ryan Miller ANA
41. Petr Mrazek DET
42. Maxime Lagace LGK


Alex Wiesner
November 11th, 2017
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<![CDATA[Top College Football Prospects as of November 9th, 2017]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:22:13 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/top-college-football-prospects-as-of-november-9th-2017Top 50 NFL Draft Prospects

Players are ranked, by me, based on their overall skill set and potential to excel at the NFL level. As you look through my prospect list take a few things into consideration:

The school a player attends doesn't really mean much these day. Carson Wentz went to North Dakota State and was selected second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Collegiate coaching doesn't always matter either. Right now the University of Southern California's coaching staff is pretty bad but it's widely believed that Quarterback Sam Darnold (if he so chooses) will be the first overall pick in next April's Draft.

Success in college doesn't mean much either these days. Ben Simmons didn't even take his Louisiana State University team to the NCAA Tournament and he still went first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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If you have any questions or want to discuss another player that didn't make my list feel free to post a comment in the section at the bottom of the page.

2018 NFL Draft Prospects

1. Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC
2. Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming
3. Saquon Barkley, Running Back, Penn State
4. Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
5. Arden Key, Defensive End, LSU
6. Quenton Nelson, Guard, Notre Dame
7. Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA
8. Minka Fitzpatrick, Cornerback, Alabama
9. Derwin James, Safety, Florida
10. Connor Williams, Offensive Tackle, Texas
11. Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State
12. Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama
13. Bradley Chubb. Defensive Tackle, N.C. State
14. Da'Ron Payne, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
15. Sam Hubbard, Defensive End, Ohio State
16. Christian Kirk, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M
17. Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, Clemson
18. Tavarus McFadden, Cornerback, Florida State
19. Mitch Hyatt, Offensive Tackle, Clemson
20. Martinas Rankin, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State
21. Courtland Smith, Wide Receiver, SMU
22. Derrius Guice, Running Back, LSU
23. Harold Landry, Defensive End, Boston College
24. Cameron Smith, Linebacker, USC
25. Jordan Whitehead, Safety, Pittsburgh
26. Roquan Smith, Linebacker, Georgia
27. Malik Jefferson, Linebacker, Texas
28. Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington
29. Bryce Love, Running Back, Stanford
30. Bo Scarbrough, Running Back, Alabama
31. James Washington, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State
32. Martez Ivey, Guard, Florida
33. Clellin Ferrell, Defensive End, Clemson
34. Tyquan Lewis, Defensive End, Ohio State
35. Orlando Brown, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
36. Armani Watts, Safety, Texas A&M
37. Marcell Frazier, Defensive End, Missouri
38. Austin Bryant, Defensive End, Clemson
39. Jaire Alexander, Cornerback, Louisville
40. Ronnie Harrison, Safety, Alabama
41. Isaiah Oliver, Cornerback, Colorado
42. Chukwuma Okorafor, Offensive Tackle, Western Michigan
43. Carlton Davis, Cornerback, Auburn
44. Maurice Hurst, Defensive Tackle, Michigan
45. Lorenzo Carter, Defensive End, Georgia
46. Rashaan Evans, Linebacker, Alabama
47. Joshua Jackson, Cornerback, Iowa
48. Porter Gustin, Linebacker, USC
49. Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville
50. Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State


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<![CDATA[Top College Basketball Prospects as of November 9th, 2017]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:17:06 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/top-college-basketball-prospects-as-of-november-9th-2017Top 50 NBA Draft Prospects

Players are ranked, by me, based on their overall skill set and potential to excel at the NBA level. As you look through my prospect list take a few things into consideration:

The school a player attends doesn't really mean much these day. Carson Wentz went to North Dakota State and was selected second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Collegiate coaching doesn't always matter either. Right now the University of Southern California's coaching staff is pretty bad but it's widely believed that Quarterback Sam Darnold (if he so chooses) will be the first overall pick in next April's Draft.

Success in college doesn't mean much either these days. Ben Simmons didn't even take his Louisiana State University team to the NCAA Tournament and he still went first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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If you have any questions or want to discuss another player that didn't make my list feel free to post a comment in the section at the bottom of the page.

2018 NBA Draft Prospects

1. Marvin Bagley, Power Forward, Duke
2. Michael Porter Jr., Small Forward, Missouri
3. DeAndre Ayton, Center, Arizona
4. Mohamed Bamba, Center, Texas
5. Luka Doncic, Small Forward, Slovenia
6. Jaren Jackson Jr., Power Forward, Michigan State
7. Miles Bridges, Small Forward, Michigan State
8. Collin Sexton, Point Guard, Alabama
9. Robert Williams, Power Forward, Texas A&M
10. Kevin Knox, Small Forward, Kentucky
11. Wendell Carter, Power Forward, Duke
12. Troy Brown Jr., Small Forward, Oregon
13. Trevon Duval, Point Guard, Duke
14. Justin Jackson, Small Forward, Maryland
15. Jarred Vanderbilt, Small Forward, Kentucky
16. Lonnie Walker, Shooting Guard, Miami
17. Mikal Bridges, Small Forward, Villanova
18. Hamidou Diallo, Shooting Guard, Kentucky
19. Nick Richards, Center, Kentucky
20. Bruce Brown, Shooting Guard, Miami
21. Isaac Bonga, Small Forward, Germany
22. Chimezie Metu, Power Forward, USC
23. Lamar Peters, Point Guard, Mississippi State
24. Gary Trent Jr., Shooting Guard, Duke
25. Rodions Kurucs, Small Forward, Latvia
26. Alize Johnson, Power Forward, Missouri State
27. P.J. Washington, Power Forward, Kentucky
28. Rui Hachimura, Small Forward, Gonzaga
29. Mitchell Robinson, Center, United States
30. De'Anthony Melton, Shooting Guard, USC
31. Emmanuel Akot, Small Forward, Arizona
32. Brandon McCoy, Center, UNLV
33. Killian Tillie, Power Forward, Gonzaga
34. Dzanan Musa, Small Forward, Bosnia & Herzegovina
35. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Small Forward, Kansas
36. Austin Wiley, Power Forward, Auburn
37. Malik Newman, Shooting Guard, Kansas
38. Shake Milton, Shooting Guard, SMU
39. Derryck Thornton, Point Guard, USC
40. Landry Shamet, Shooting Guard, Wichita State
41. Lagerald Vick, Shooting Guard, Kansas
42. Elijah Stewart, Shooting Guard, USC
43. Grayson Allen, Point Guard, Duke
44. Mustapha Heron, Shooting Guard, Auburn
45. Aaron Holiday, Point Guard, UCLA
46. Allonzo Trier, Shooting Guard, Arizona
47. Thomas Welsh, Center, UCLA
48. Ethan Happ, Power Forward, Wisconsin
49. Kris Wilkes, Small Forward, UCLA
50. Moritz Wagner, Power Forward, Michigan


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<![CDATA[November 9th, 2017 Fantasy Football Keeper Rankings]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:07:54 GMThttp://mrfantasyfreak.com/blog/november-9th-2017-fantasy-football-keeper-rankingsFantasy Football Keeper Rankings

We're midway through the 2017-18 season and, if you're like me, you're probably concerned about your keeper/dynasty team. I decided to update my Fantasy Football Keeper Rankings not only for you, but selfishly for myself as well.

If you have any questions or comments please post them in the comment section at the bottom of the article and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are curious as to why certain players received their rankings please ask and I'll get back to you.

I'm also ready and willing to discuss any potential trade you're mulling over for your keeper/dynasty league.

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These rankings are based on each player's value over the next three-to-five years, from this point forward.

Top 60 Fantasy Football Keepers

1. Antonio Brown (WR 1)
2. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR 2)
3. Ezekiel Elliott (RB 1)
4. Todd Gurley (RB 2)
5. Kareem Hunt (RB 3)
6. DeAndre Hopkins (WR 3)
7. Mike Evans (WR 4)
8. Melvin Gordon (RB 4)
9. A.J. Green (WR 5)
10. Tyreek Hill (WR 6)
11. Leonard Fournette (RB 5)
12. Le'Veon Bell (RB 6)
13. David Johnson (RB 7)
14. Christian McCaffrey (RB 8)
15. Dalvin Cook (RB 9)
16. Aaron Rodgers (QB 1)
17. Travis Kelce (TE 1)
18. Julio Jones (WR 7)
19. Carson Wentz (QB 2)
20. Carlos Hyde (RB 10)
21. Chris Thompson (RB 11)
22. Michael Thomas (WR 8)
23. T.Y. Hilton (WR 9)
24. Doug Baldwin (WR 10)
25. Rob Gronkowski (TE 2)
26. Zach Ertz (TE 3)
27. Amari Cooper (WR 11)
28. Matthew Stafford (QB 3)
29. Russell Wilson (QB 4)
30. Dak Prescott (QB 5)
31. Andrew Luck (QB 6)
32. Deshaun Watson (QB 7)
33. Julian Edelman (WR 12)
34. Evan Engram (TE 4)
35. Brandin Cooks (WR 13)
36. Jordy Nelson (WR 14)
37. Davante Adams (WR 15)
38. Jordan Howard (RB12)
39. Joe Mixon (RB 13)
40. Alvin Kamara (RB 14)
41. Jay Ajayi (RB 15)
42. Derek Carr (QB 8)
43. Drew Brees (QB 9)
44. Tom Brady (QB 10)
45. Ben Roethlisberger (QB 11)
46. Cam Newton (QB 12)
47. LeSean McCoy (RB 16)
48. Devonta Freeman (RB 17)
49. Michael Crabtree (WR 16)
50. Dez Bryant (WR 17)
51. Keenan Allen (WR 18)
52. Golden Tate (WR 19)
53. Devin Funchess (WR 20)
54. Kelvin Benjamin (WR 21)
55. Lamar Miller (RB 18)
56. Jared Goff (QB 13)
57. Matt Ryan (QB 14)
58. Cooper Kupp (WR 22)
59. JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR 23)
60. Jarvis Landry (WR 24)


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