Week 3 Observations

In a week where nearly everything went right for me, why do I still feel like I got karate-kicked in the solar plexus? It must be because I faded the Vikings in Survivor, saw the nine other remaining people on the Vikings, then watched my team, the Jaguars, unable to stop the Titans’ game-winning, death-by-1,000-cuts field-goal drive. There’s a zero-percent chance for such a mistake-free drive had the Jaguars not foolishly concussed Blaine Gabbert out of the game, too.

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2018 Rotowire FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the NFL season! As expected, Patrick Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick are out to an early lead in the MVP race, the Steelers are falling apart and we’ve already had two ties.

If Le’Veon Bell and Joe Mixon have already sunk your season-long teams, you’ve come to the right place. The RotoWire FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship is your shot at redemption. A quick rules refresher: we’re running a $10 contest in each of the first 10 weeks of the season, where the top 150 finishers double their money. Compete against fellow RotoWire readers as well as three experts: Kevin Payne, Jeff Erickson and Derek Van Riper. Beating all three experts in one week earns you a ticket to Week 11’s championship round, where the top 120 scores earn a prize and the top score gets $1,000 and a two-year RotoWire subscription. Sign up for this week’s contest here.

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Thursday Night Observations

Looks like the Browns chose wisely in the 2018 NFL draft. Rarely do we get to see No. 1 vs. No. 2 heads up in a standalone game early in the year, and it was no contest. Baker Mayfield already looks like a star, while Sam Darnold never attempts a pass more than 10 yards past the line of scrimmage.

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NFL Offensive Line Overview: Week 3 Roundup

From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offence runs through the O-line. Aside from skill position players themselves, nothing has a larger impact on the outcome of a play call than the battle up front. In the Offensive Line Overview series, the ebb and flow of all 32 offensive line groups around the NFL is analyzed and relevant fantasy implications are uncovered.

With two weeks of the regular season to digest, we can finally start to really separate the contenders and pretenders. One common theme shared between underwhelming offenses? — shoddy offensive line play. Looking at teams like the Cardinals, Texans and Giants, it’s obvious that not even fantasy studs like David Johnson, OBJ and Deshaun Watson are immune to being dragged down by poor O-line play. Now heading into Week 3 of the 2018 season, let’s take a look at which lines around the league are trending up or down:

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Early 2019 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft: Rounds 1 & 2

On the latest RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Derek VanRiper and I completed the first two rounds of an Early 15-team 2019 Mock Draft.

Really. Early.

Being the generous host he is, DVR let me draft eight teams (including the No. 1 pick), while he handled the other seven.

Who went No. 1? (Jose Ramirez?) Which pair is your favorite? Which team messed up?

Take a look at the draft board image below or the public Google Doc. We’ll be finishing up with Rounds 3 and 4 next Tuesday to wrap up the regular season.

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