Articles by Ed Kensik

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

RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 9

Welcome to Week 9 of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship and this is a week more about the players on the bye week along with injuries and suspensions than anything else.

For this week there is NO Tom Brady, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, three of the top priced FanDuel players basically every week.
And before Thursday this is what I wrote: “Who would ever have thought that Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson ($9,600) would be the highest priced player in the contest.”
Well, scratch that because beware Watson is OUT for Week 9 and for the season and that’s how things can change in a minute where the Texans signal caller suffered a right ACL tear during practice. And what did Allen Iverson say about “Practice!!!!,” but Watson knows now what ‘Practice’ is all about and not in a good way.
And in addition to the Watson injury, as of this writing on Friday morning, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ($8,900) was suspended for six games. If his people get a stay at the last minute, it will very well change a lot this week including season-long leagues.
But in Daily Fantasy Sports you can change pretty much on a dime even if there is an injury in practice or in the courts for suspensions.

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship Week 7

Welcome to Week 7 of the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship as we are just halfway through this season with plenty of winning weeks ahead for everybody.
It was only yesterday when it was the first kickoff for the 2017 season, but now we have plenty of evidence and background to go forward.
And also welcome to life after Aaron Rodgers.
It could have not come at a worse time with the Packers facing a nice enticing opponent in New Orleans.
There is no doubt that some are enticed by taking a flyer on Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley. But even if he goes off against New Orleans this week, you don’t want to be the one that is left holding the bag and he goes the other way.
For this week a lot of players will be on the Falcons-Pats game for Sunday night with an over/under 56 points. There is no doubt that most of the players in that game will be heavily played, i.e. Pats QB Tom Brady and Falcons QB Matt Ryan.
With that said, if you are unfamiliar with the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship competition, here are the basics:

– 10-week competition hosted on FanDuel
– $10 entry
– 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 $4,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs
– Each qualifying week acts as a double-up with the top 150 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
– You can sign up for this week’s competition here

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 and welcome to the Bye Weeks.

For the Daily Fantasy it is not as much of a hindrance as opposed to the year-long fantasy leagues, but there are some Daily Fantasy players who love playing the same quarterback or running back or wide receiver or even kicker and defense.

But for the Fifth Week, there are some choice players that you can’t choose from like a pair of quarterbacks, Falcons’ Matt Ryan and Saints’ Drew Brees. Both who have started out relatively slow, but are considered favorites for Daily Fantasy as well as some of the other Falcons, Saints, Broncos and Redskins.
Along with the choice quarterbacks missing from Week 5 was possibly the highest scoring game of the week that was Thursday between the Bucs and Patriots (update, it was an underwhelming offensive game as it turned out to be).
Along with the Bye Weeks, welcome to Week 5 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
– 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 $4,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs
– Each qualifying week acts as a double-up with the top 150 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
– You can sign up for this week’s competition here

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RotoWire Football Championship Week 2

The first week of the NFL season is sort of like Christmas. There is so much build up to it and for many, there is a total let down especially on the fantasy side. For me, there’s nothing as loathing as the first week of the NFL season when it comes to fantasy. You basically have nothing to go on since preseason has become a wasteland and you really can’t base it all on last season. And it showed last week as I finished a nice round 58th out of 58 in the RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship so for me there is only one way to go which is up. Hopefully, you will fare MUCH better than I in the second week 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
– 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 $4,000 in prizes and RotoWire subscriptions up for grabs
– Each qualifying week acts as a double-up with the top 150 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
– You can sign up for this week’s competition here:

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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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