Articles by Ed Kensik

A listing of all the articles written by Ed Kensik for the RotoWire Blog.

RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship – Final Round

The calendar is about to turn July and nearing the MLB All-Star break, but we are now in the Final Round of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship.

The RotoWire/FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship tournament ran from April 5 through June 14 that also included three more chances to qualify for the final round, which takes place today, June 28, where you’ll compete for an extra $2,000 in cash prizes plus RotoWire subscriptions.

The RotoWire/FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship tournament ran from April 5 through June 14 that also included three more chances to qualify for the final round, which takes place today, June 28, where you’ll compete for an extra $2,000 in cash prizes plus RotoWire subscriptions. If you finished in the top-25 on the overall leader board, you are as good as in. Inquiring minds can learn more by clicking here.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship – 4th Qualifier

Having the early season blues with your season-long baseball league and having regrets over drafting the likes of Starling Marte, Noah Syndergaard, Madison Bumgarner and Josh Donaldson.
Well, you don’t have to worry about that in the daily format and also the RotoWire/FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship tournament with three more rounds to qualify.

The tournament is a bi-weekly competition that allows participants to compete for cash prizes while attempting to qualify for the championship contest.

The RotoWire/FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship tournament is running from April 5 through June 14, with three more chances to qualify for the final round, which takes place on June 28 where you’ll compete for an extra $2,000 in cash prizes plus RotoWire subscriptions. If you finish in the top-25 on the overall leader board, you are as good as in. Inquiring minds can learn more by clicking here.

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RotoWire Baseball Championship – 2nd Qualifier

The 2017 baseball season is off to a blazing start for some while it’s limping along if you have had the myriad of players that have been placed on the new vaunted 10-day disabled list.

But for the daily folks who are currently enjoying another installment of the RotoWire/FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship, you don’t have to worry about that 10-day disabled list.

The RotoWire/FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship tournament will run from April 5 through June 14, giving you six chances to qualify for the final round, which takes place on June 28. If you finish in the top-25 on the overall leader board, you are as good as in. Inquiring minds can learn more by clicking here.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 10

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Hello and welcome to the final week, Week 10, before the Week 11 Freeroll.
It was only yesterday we were talking the first week of the 2016 season and now we are heading into the Week 10 of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship.

This is the last week until the Freeroll with over $5,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs.

If you are unfamiliar with the competition, here are the basics:

– 10-week competition hosted on FanDuel
– $10 entry (max five entries each week)
– Compete against other users and three FanDuel experts (Jeff Erickson, Derek VanRiper, Kevin Payne)
– Finish above the experts and win an entry in the Week 11 Freeroll with over $5,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs
– Each qualifying week acts as a double-up with the top 250 doubling up their cash
– This is not a continuous competition, so you can enter every week, and you don’t have to have participated in Week 1 to enter this week’s competition
– There is no limit on the amount of entries you can win for the championship round, so start racking them up this week if you haven’t already
– You can sign up for this week’s competition here.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 7

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Welcome to Week 7 of the 2016 NFL season!

And welcome to Week 7 of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship. Yes it is Week 7 already which is unbelievable considering it was only yesterday that NFL camps were opening up.

There are only four more weeks until the Week 11 Freeroll with over $5,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs.

If you are unfamiliar with the competition, here are the basics:

– 10-week competition hosted on FanDuel
– $10 entry (max five entries each week)
– Compete against other users and three FanDuel experts (Jeff Erickson, Derek VanRiper, Kevin Payne)
– Finish above the experts and win an entry in the Week 11 Freeroll with over $5,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs
– Each qualifying week acts as a double-up with the top 250 doubling up their cash
– This is not a continuous competition, so you can enter every week, and you don’t have to have participated in Week 1 to enter this week’s competition
– There is no limit on the amount of entries you can win for the championship round, so start racking them up this week if you haven’t already
– You can sign up for this week’s competition here.

There is a separate RotoWire expert competition that is taking place concurrently with the public competition. Scott Jenstad (oaktownsj) had a monster week with 205 points, almost 32 points ahead of the second place, Harry Thompson (hlthomson3) who had 173.60. Jenstad was bolstered by four players who accumulated 31-plus points by Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. (36.2 points), Saints’ Drew Brees (33.6), Bills’ LeSean McCoy (33.2) and by Texans’ Lamar Miller (31.3). With the big week Jenstad jumped to fourth place (766.60). James Seltzer (schweppy23) has a healthy lead overall with 811.72, more than 35 points ahead of Adam Wolf (rotosomething) who is second at 776.54. After a slow week I have bolted up to seven place overall (Ed Kensik, ChicagoEd, 740.18) with a help of sixth place in Week 6 (158.8, Brees, Miller and Beckham Jr. helped).

You can check out the full expert leader board here, but here’s the current top 10 after six weeks:

1. James Seltzer (schweppy23) 811.72
2. AdamWolf (rotosomething) 776.54
3. Chris Benzine (crispy272001) 770.82
4. Scott Jenstad (oaktownsj) 766.60
5. Harry Thompson (hlthompson3) 751.04
6. Kevin Payne (kevinccp) 741.04
7. Ed Kensik (chicagoed) 740.18
8. Ronny Mor (ronnymor2) 733.56
9. Shawn Cwalinski (cwalinski) 728.68
10. Eric Caturia (etcat30) 728.08

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 3

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Welcome to Week 3 of the NFL season.
And for me I hope the rest of the season is much better than the first two weeks where I have literally stunk up the joint.
But let me not dwell on my pathetic daily football play.

For many of the northern portion of the United States, this might be the first Sunday with a chill in the air, well relatively considering the hot summer that if finally starting to cool off. And this is the first official weekend of the fall season as we pass the Autumnal Equinox on Thursday.

And this is Week 3 of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship. If you are unfamiliar with the competition, here are the basics:

  • 10-week competition hosted on FanDuel
  • $10 entry (max five entries each week)
  • Compete against other users and three FanDuel experts (Jeff Erickson, Derek VanRiper, Kevin Payne
  • Finish above the experts, win an entry in the Week 11 Freeroll with over $5,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs
  • Each qualifying week acts as a double-up with the top 250 doubling up their cash
  • This is not a continuous competition, so you can enter every week, and you don’t have to have participated in Week 1 to enter this week’s competition
  • There is no limit on the amount of entries you can win for the championship round, so start racking them up this week if you haven’t already
  • You can sign up for this week’s competition here

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship – Week 11

We’re heading into the homestretch of the RotoWire/FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship with only five weeks remaining until the championship week.
RotoWire users can get into the action as we’ve teamed up with FanDuel to run a $10, multi-entry contest exclusively for you every Friday from April 8 to July 15 for cash prizes and entries into the $5,000 championship that will be held on July 22. There are plenty of prizes and entries to be had, so make sure to create your lineups. You can view the rules and enter the contest by clicking here.

In terms of the Rotowire expert competition, it was a changing of the guard at the top off the overall standings. Josh Fathollahi (jashfath) jumped over James Anderson (realjranderson) for first place with James dropping to second as the standings have Fathollahi with 1,302.50 points to Anderson’s 1,290.10. The standings in the top five are still tight with Ken Crites (kencrw) at fifth place, less than 67 points (1,235.80) behind Fathollahi with plenty of points remaining in the final five weeks.
For Week 10 Josh Hayes (fsinsiders) took the top spot with 154.30, just ahead of yours truly, Ed Kensik (chicagoed) with 147.30. While we both picked Clayton Kershaw and went cheap the rest of the lineup, Josh had better selections especially with the reinvigorated Padres’ Wil Myers (38.2 points), who is finally reaching his potential, and White Sox’ Brett Lawrie (24.9). I went with FanDuel’s misprint of Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez for $220. Hernandez started but came up with zero points. I would do it any day if it meant finishing in second place.

You can check out the full expert leader board here, but here’s the current top 10:

1. Josh Fathollahi (jashfath) 1,302.50
2. James Anderson (realjranderson) 1,290.10
3. Benny Ricciardi (brich11) 1,244.10
4. Aaron Quinn (aaronq) 1,240.90
5. Ken Crites (kencrw) 1,235.80
6. Joel Bartilotta (joelbartilotta) 1,224.90
7. Clay Link (linkdaddydollaz) 1,220.20
8. Jake Letarski (rotojakeski) 1,219.70
9. Ronny Mor (ronnymor2) 1,214.90
10. James Seltzer (schweppy23) 1,213.40

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