Lately, the NFL has been all about the improbable. Some recent statistics are revealing just how crazy the league can be. Julio Jones recorded his first touchdown of the season in Week 9. He failed to score a touchdown…

Normally I don’t think about picking up anybody up for the playoffs before I’ve gotten myself there. This year is different. If you have a bench spot you’re comfortable with wasting for a few weeks, now could be the…

It seems like the majority opinion says that the NBA is the easiest sports league to predict. The Warriors will face their toughest opponent in the conference finals and inevitably move on to defeat a much weaker opponent from…

As I’m writing this, NFL teams are scrambling to finalize trades, and when waivers go through tomorrow, fantasy owners will be scrambling to find the biggest beneficiaries. I can’t help you with what happens at the deadline, but I…

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Fantasy Horror Stories

Ghosts. Vampires. Losing in fantasy sports. These are some of the common themes of scary stories every Halloween season. Well, the last one might be a bit of a stretch, but here at The Spectrum, we have some fantasy…

Have you ever dropped your spoon into a bowl of soup? Have you ever missed a crucial extra point, resulting in a loss to the New Orleans Saints? What about getting bitten by a mosquito? Those are all minor…

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Fantasy Hoops | Week 1

Normally in fantasy sports you don’t want to overreact after one game, but with fantasy basketball, I encourage it in the first week. During the first week, players are making their first impressions, both on fantasy owners and NBA…

Some fantasy busts are like old jeans. When you buy them, they instantly become a staple of your clothing lineup. But after a year or two, the jeans get old and you have to part ways. You don’t really…

Every fantasy draft, no matter the sport, follows a similar structure. The first few rounds are reserved for the superstars; the average but still safe players are drafted in the middle rounds and the last few rounds are meant…

Kickers, what are they good for? According to me, and probably many others, absolutely nothing. This week, Robbie Gould missed his lone field goal attempt, and Mason Crosby missed four of five field goal attempts. Both Gould and Crosby…