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The ratings success of the ESPN show “First Take” suggests that among a large segment of fans there exists a thirst for strong, unwavering opinions in the realm of sports punditry. Plant your flag at the North Pole or the South Pole, not in Switzerland, world capital of neutrality. “Have a take and don’t suck,” as TV/radio host...

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I hate Darren McFadden. OK, perhaps that’s a little harsh. But my moth-to-a-flame attraction to McFadden in recent years has been costly.  It’s cost me money.  It’s cost me self-esteem.  It’s cost me credibility as — big air quotes here — a fantasy expert. Come to think of it, I re...

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Running backs are currency in fantasy football. No, wait ... that doesn’t do them justice. Running backs are currency, stocks, funds, precious metals and real estate. Your RB portfolio is critical to your success. During fantasy drafts, a lot of owners focus on putting together the best possible starting lineup, so...

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TFG Fantasy Club is a weekly email exchange between TFG editor Melissa Jacobs and TFG Fantasy contributor Pat Fitzmaurice covering all the hot button fantasy issues with a few added surprises. Look for special guests to pop in occasionally, and feel to leave chime in below.   July 22 10:16 AM ...

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TFG Fantasy Club is a weekly email exchange between TFG editor Melissa Jacobs and TFG Fantasy contributor Pat Fitzmaurice covering all the hot button fantasy issues with a few added surprises. Look for special guests to pop in occasionally, and feel free to chime in below. August 4 12:24 PM Hi Pat, Roge...

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We’re inching closer toward the heart of fantasy draft season. Most drafts still lie ahead, but many have been conducted already, and each day brings us useful new draft data. Based on the most recent Average Draft Position (ADP) data from Fantasy Football Calculator, a few commodities stand out as being overvalued in the current market. These ADPs ar...

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(Note: This is an adaptation of a column Pat Fitzmaurice wrote for Pro Football Weekly in 2012.) There will be thousands of fantasy football trades consummated today. Maybe tens of thousands. But for every trade successfully negotiated there will be at least two or three trade discussions that ultimately lea...

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TFG Fantasy Club is a weekly email exchange between TFG editor Melissa Jacobs and TFG Fantasy contributor Pat Fitzmaurice covering all the hot button fantasy issues, with a few added surprises. Look for special guests to pop in occasionally, and feel free to chime in below.   9/9 1:56 PM...

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