NFL Fantasy Draft News 12-16-2015

Carolina Panthers versus New York Giants NFL Fantasy Preview 12-20-2015

The Carolina Panthers put up their undefeated record as they meet the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. NFL fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to FOX at 1PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their one day league roster picks.


The Carolina Panthers are plenty motivated in this spot. The team is 13-0 and is in line for a perfect regular season record. They have played good defense for some time but now the offensive side of the football is playing at a high level The team is number one in the NFL in scoring offense as they average over 31 points per game. Their point total has been extremely high as they have scored 33 points or greater in four straight games including a 38-0 home victory to Atlanta last week. On the defensive side of the football the team ranks in the top five in every key category.


The Giants are on a short week after they defeat the Miami Dolphins last week 31-24 on Monday night football. A big concern for New York has been the play of their defense as the club is 32nd and last in the NFL against the pass by allowing 308 yards per game.


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Carolina Panthers QB:


Newton is a major threat with his arm and his legs. He will call his own number near the end zone and is very effective in moving the sticks by running the football. Newton has improved greatly on his passing accuracy as he is developing by threading the needle behind his great arm strength in tight windows. On the year Newton is hitting on 59% of his throws for 3062 yards with 28 touchdowns and ten picks. He has scored seven rushing touchdowns. Newton has thrown for eight passing touchdowns over his past two games. Last week against Atlanta Newton hit on 71% of his throws for 265 yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers signal caller will have great success throwing against the worst rated pass defense in the league.


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Green Bay Packers versus Oakland Raiders NFL Fantasy Preview 12-20-2015


The Oakland Raiders return home to host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. DFS draft managers can tune to FOX TV at 4PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results as they happen for their roster picks.


The Green Bay Packers ran away late for a 28-7 victory at home last week to the Dallas Cowboys. But they are 3-4 since their bye week and have looked sluggish on the offensive side of the football. Last week the Packers ran the football 44 times as the Cowboys offense presented very little concern for Green Bay that they could just ground and pound to victory. The Packers are 18th in the NFL in total defense as they give up 350 yards per game.


Oakland has been inconsistent for much of the season. They are much improved from previous teams as they are 6-7 with major improvement shown on the offensive side more specifically with their passing game. The Raiders played a clean game last week with no turnovers and Derek Carr can be reckless at times.


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It was apparent that Jack Del Rio was fed up by the turnovers. So he reeled in Derek Carr and went the conservative rout not allowing Carr to blow games with turnovers. The defense came up big for the Raiders with a strong pass rush against a sitting duck. Bottom line is that the Packers defense will be facing a Raiders offense that will play to not make mistakes. Green Bay has allowed 18 or fewer points in four of their past five games.


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The Chicago Bulls did not make it all the way to the 2015 NBA final, falling victim to LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite that, general manager Gar Forman kept the team intact on the eve of a new season. The roster will be the same, with center Nazr Mohammed being the only player not being resigned by the franchise.

The Bulls finished third in the eastern conference with a 50-32 record. They defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs in 6 games, but failed to go past the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference semifinals despite a valiant effort. Chicago lost the series 4-2.

During the 2014/15 season, tension was brewing between head coach Tom Thibodeau and the organization front office. Thibodeau brought the team to the post-season every year since his hiring in 2010. With 255 wins and 139 losses (64.7%), he holds the second best winning percentage in franchise history behind legendary coach Phil Jackson. Despite all of this success, GM Gar Forman and executive VP Johns Paxson weren’t seeing eye-to-eye with Thibodeau anymore. The move to fire him was made shortly after the playoff loss to the Cavs. His replacement, Fred Hoiberg, coached Iowa State for the past five years. The college team won the Big 12 Tournament championship for the past two season.

Chicago Bulls PG

Derrick Rose

2011 NBA MVP was finally able to play more than 60 games (including the playoffs) for the first time since tearing his ACL, back in 2012. The injury still seemed to affect him a bit, as he was not able to replicate the number’s he had a couple years back. But with 17.7 PPG and 4.9 AST/G last year, the fantasy basketball production are getting better.

Chicago Bulls SG

Jimmy Butler

Butler took the team on his shoulder last year, playing a league high 38.7 minutes per game for Chicago. He also led the team in points per game with 20. The 2015 NBA most improved player did everything on the court, from knocking down three pointers to stealing the ball away. His contribution all-year long was recognize by the league and played in his first all-star game.

Chicago Bulls SF

Mike Dunleavy Jr

Dunleavy is making the most of being a role player. His 40.7 three points percentage was the second-best in the team last year. Despite that, Dunleavy’s fantasy value is still very low.

Chicago Bulls PF

Pau Gasol

At 35 years-old, Gasol is still a top fantasy pick at the power forward position. He finished with 1446 points, 570 field goals, 919 rebounds and 147 blocks. The Spaniard led the Bulls in all of those categories, while his rebound total was third best in the NBA.

Chicago Bulls C

Joakim Noah

Noah is coming off his worst season. After collecting more than a thousand buckets the year before, he produced 485 points. That’s three less than what he made during his rookie season. His rebounds skills dropped considerably too. He had 9.6 rebounds per game, his lowest average since his sophomore season.


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Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News
September 5th 2015

Yankees Even in the Loss Column with the Blue Jays after Friday Win

The New York Yankees built on an early 3-0 lead on their way to a 5-2 victory against Tampa Bay on Friday Night. The Yankees made the most of their four hits in the game and the starting pitching was good too. The Yankees power was on display with three homers in victory.

Luis Severino:

The New York young starter had a good outing and got some run support for his effort. Severino went 6 1/3rd innings and allowed just one earned run and seven hits. The run was scored on a home run by Evan Longoria. In his six starts Severino is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.04 and WHIP of 1.19. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his six starts. The 6 1/3rd innings Severino worked on Friday night was his longest stint as a Yankees.

Brian McCann:

The Yankees catcher had a home run in the win and walked twice. McCann has struggled for the month of September going 3 for 16.

Alex Rodriguez:

ARod had a home run and two RBIs in the victory. He had a poor month of August. Rodriguez is trying to break a slump and bounced back with a .286 batting average in his past seven days.

Gregory Bird:

The 22 year old first baseman is playing for injured Mark Teixeira. He slugged his fourth home run in 19 games with the Yankees on Friday night. Bird is hitting .318 over his past seven days.

Blue Jays Get Blown Out At Home- Sit Tied in Loss Column With Yanks

Toronto was the victim of big innings by Baltimore as the Orioles pushed across four runs in both the sixth and eighth inning. It was a rough night on the hill for Drew Hutchison and reliever Bo Schultz as the Orioles won by the score of 10-2.

Drew Hutchison:

The 25 year old had a bad start on Friday night as he surrendered six earned runs and nine hits pitching five innings. Hutchison allowed three homers to Orioles batters. This broke a winning streak of four games for Hutchison. Toronto had been 7-0 in his previous seven starts.

Bo Shultz:

In just 1/3rd of an inning Shultz was lit up for four earned runs with three hits and a walk.

Chris Colabello:

It was a 3 hit game for Colabello in a losing effort. He leads the everyday hitters with a .330 batting average with 13 homers and 49 RBIs.

Russell Martin:

The Blue Jays catcher had two hits on Friday and has multiple hits in two of his past three games. On the season Martin is batting .244 with 17 homers and 56 RBIs.

Kevin Pillar:

The centerfielder of Toronto had two hits on Friday night. He has multiple hits in four of his past nine games. On the year Pillar is batting .264 with nine homers and 45 RBIs.

Josh Donaldson:

The former Oakland Athletics drew the 0 for 4 on Friday. Still he has been hot with a .458 batting average with ten RBIs over his past seven days. On the season Donaldson has 36 homers and 112 RBIs for this hot hitting Toronto Blue Jays team.

Edwin Encarnacion:

The Toronto DH was cooled off on Friday night with a 0 for 3. Despite a poor night Encarnacion is still batting .421 over his past seven days with four homers and 12 RBIs. He has put up some impressive powers numbers in 2015 with 30 homers and 92 RBIs season to date.

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