Overthinking the New PAT Rules

No one really pays much attention to kickers in fantasy football. You pick one up at the end of your draft, keep him until he sucks or his bye week rolls around, then toss him aside and pick up someone else. Preseason kicker ‘rankings’ are really nothing more than an obligatory reminder that the Tuckers and Hauschkas are marginally better than the rest, but even Chandler Catanzaro (who?) would have gotten you 114 points last season in leagues with standard scoring.

So, when the NFL decided to revamp the point after touchdown rules and move the spot of the kick from the two yard line to the 15, changing a 20-yard chip shot into a… well, a 33-yard chip shot, there was really no reason for that change to impact your fantasy plans for 2015.

That’s not going to stop me from trying, though.

The Bishop Plays Like a Dominator! – Lew’s Clues

Thank you Mr. Ben Bishop for making my predictions come true. I knew that the more you played in an unorthodox style – the better you would become! You are drawing on the ghost of “The Dominator” and NHL fans love you for it. If hockey were tennis – you would be Andre Agassi and Lundqvist is Peter Sampras. As predicted in prior Lew’s Clues’ posts – you are reinventing the position by becoming a threat when the puck comes your way. Sure – the opposition scores an errant goal once in a while with a bubble hockey type goal: banking the biscuit off of a player in front of the net. But those goals are too few and far between too take the series from you. Stoic goaltending is so 2014.

NHL Eastern Conference Finals Game 2: Tyler Johnson out-Mighty Mites Mighty Mite

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • Out with the old and in with the new. Age really has caught up with Mighty Mite; it has just arrived for Tyler Johnson. That hattie was the first in Bolts’ franchise history. And he did it every way he could — shorthanded, on the PP and at even strength. Damn, he has a quick stick. And he’s smart. Really smart.
  • Ben Bishop had some great moments, but when he goes swimming, he looks a lot like a beached sturgeon. That’s one massive fish.

DraftKings MMA: UFC 187 Preview

UFC 187 may have lost Jon Jones, but it still features two title fights and remains arguably the best card that the UFC has produced this year. The return of the middleweight champ and an epic light heavyweight title bout make it a card that is not to be missed.

If you’re hoping to turn the event into an opportunity to build your DFS bankroll, DraftKings.com has you covered with a full slate of contests. Players get a $50,000 budget to select five fighters, and the scoring is distributed as follows:

Moves Scoring

  • Significant Strikes (SS): +0.5 PTS
  • Advance (ADVC): +1 PT
  • Takedown (TD): +2 PTS
  • Reversal/Sweep (REV): +2 PTS
  • Knockdown (KD): +3 PTS

Fight Conclusion Bonuses

  • 1st Round Win (1rW+): +100 PTS
  • 2nd Round Win (2rW+): +70 PTS
  • 3rd Round Win (3rW+): +50 PTS
  • 4th Round Win (4rW+): +40 PTS
  • 5th Round Win (5rW+): +40 PTS
  • Decision Win (WBD+): +25 PTS
  • Scoring Notes:
    • Significant Strikesare any Distance Strike or Clinch/Ground Strikes that are considered “Power Strikes” by official scorers.
    • Advancesinclude:
      • To Half Guard
      • To Side Control
      • To Mount
      • To Back Control

Now, on to the fights…