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The Haul – FPL Fantasy Futból Week 14

For Week 14 in FPL, we decided to risk a transfer hit to bring in Raheem Sterling and captain him. It turned out to be one of our best moves of the season.

FPL Week 14 Results (to see last week’s results, click here)

Fantasy Premier League Week 14 Points: 66

Total FPL Points: 788 (includes Week 14 -4 transfer hit)
Default League Position: 2nd (no change)
Head-to-Head League Result: W
Head-to-Head League Record: 7-7 (place)

Lineup Shakeup

  • (Free) Richarlison (MID – EVE; 6.8M) to David Brooks (MID – BOU; 5.1M)
  • (-4 hit) Anthony Martial (MID – MUN; 7.5M) to Raheem Sterling (MID – MCI; 11.3M)

Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (This Week): +12
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (Season – Weeks of Initial Transfer): +6
Money in the Bank (Week 14 Transfers): 0.0M
Money in the Bank (Current): 0.1M
Squad Value: 102.9M

Things We Like

  1. Bringing in Raheem Sterling, despite the -4 transfer hit, paid dividends this past weekend. Normally, we avoid taking a four point transfer hit because it rarely pays off. However, we made an exception this week due to our plan to captain him. To fund this, we chose to move out Richarlison due to his upcoming opponents. Everton faced Liverpool this past weekend and face Man City and Tottenham over the next four game weeks. We also moved out Anthony Martial due to concerns over his upcoming game time. As it turned out, Sterling’s two bonus points plus captaincy paid for the transfer hit, and his goal gave us a nice point haul.
  2. We gained 25 points on first place in our big money FPL league. Twelve of those points came from the Sterling and Brooks transfers. Felipe Anderson is on fire these last few weeks, scoring another goal and nabbing two bonus points, for a total of ten points.
  3. For the first time this season, our entire back line had clean sheets. We’ll gladly take this, despite the fact that none of them received bonus points.

Things We Hate

  1. All three players on our bench did not feature in this past game week due to injuries. We planned on transferring out one of our goalies for Game Week 15 due to both of them facing top six teams. However, we now need to burn the transfer on Sergio Aguero due to his potential absence in Game Week 15 and heavy rotation throughout the Christmas period.

Looking Forward

After fourteen game weeks, we are still in 2nd place. However, our squad is in great position to make a run at 1st place, especially since we still have our wildcard chip.

We are now only twenty five points behind first place with a stronger lineup than first. Barring injuries, we plan to hold on to our wildcard for as long as possible to capture first place before the New Year.

Recall that the squad in 1st place after Game Week 20 will receive $450, and the team in 1st at the end of the Premier League season also gets $450.

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Nicolas Cage NFL Bets of 2018: Week 13

Sports Betting Nicolas Cage went 3-3 last weekend and has NFL bets for Week 13. However, he first has to unleash hell on the Steelers for losing.

I’m so angry as I’m typing. I’ve been angry all week. That Steelers v. Broncos game should have its own post on its own for a bad sports betting beat.

What a seemingly perfect game to bet on. This Steelers -3 line seduced me faster than that damn vampire in Vampire’s Kiss.

The Steelers outgained the Broncos by more than 200 total yards. That Steelers QB that shall not be named almost threw for 500 yards. So what the hell happened?

Wait a second, the Steelers turned it over not once, but twice at the goal line!?!?!?

And the Broncos blocked a field goal attempt on the Steelers first drive?

I hate life and I hate everyone now.

I’m 12-8 in my NFL bets over the past five weeks, but I don’t care. I’m going to rage about that Steelers bet for a long time.

What’s that, you say? You still want my sports bets for NFL Week 13? Fine, but I still hate everyone.

The home team is always on the right. A minus spread shows that the home team is the favorite, while a + spread shows the home team is the underdog. Remember, my picks always include the spread.

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions (+10, 54.5)
Pick: Rams

I tell you what, had the Lions scored a touchdown on their final drive to tie it up last week…

Let’s not think about it. I don’t want to think about scaring my family on Thanksgiving. I’m thankful I won that bet.

Anyways, I like the Rams bet here more than my other bets this weekend. The Lions injuries at the offensive skill positions continue to pile up. Marvin Jones is out for the remainder of the year. Kerryon Johnson is likely out this week.

Still worried about the Rams defense allowing points? The return of #1 CB Aqib Talib should help.

Bet on the Rams now. The thought of helping my fans out is the only thing keeping me from driving angry to Pittsburgh and punching a bunch of random yinzers.

Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans (-6, 48)
Pick: Texans

The Texans are riding one of the hottest winning streaks in football right now. Their defense is top five in total scoring allowed, while their offense is riding the hot hand of Lamar Miller.

This is not a knock on Baker Mayfield. Imagine an alternate reality where every NFL player gets placed in a draft pool and all 32 teams had to redraft their teams. If your team had a top 10 pick, wouldn’t you seriously consider Baker Mayfield?

If I lose this bet, I’ll be mad. But not that mad. Baker is my favorite kind of competitor and shit talker, and I hope the Browns don’t ruin him.

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-10, 46)
Pick: Seahawks

Normally, I hate being on division games against the spread. I hate it even more when the spread is in double digits.

So why am I loving the Seahawks? For one, I love that they covered for me last weekend.

You want more reasons? Fine, the 49ers have been killed on offense and defense by the injury bug. Nick Mullens has thrown only 2 TDs and 4 INTs in the past two weeks against the Giants and Buccaneers. Would you consider those defenses world beaters? I didn’t think so.

On the other side, Seattle leads the league in rushing yards per game. Also, they top 5 in turnover differential (+8), while the 49ers are second last (-17).

I could go on and on, but writing this column doesn’t make me feel better. I’m driving to Pittsburgh to release my anger.

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The Haul – Fantasy Football Week 12

Our fantasy football championship aspirations took a drastic turn for the worse after this weekend. In addition to losing a first round bye, our team lost Melvin Gordon to injury.

Fantasy Football Week 12 Summary (for last week’s result, click here)

Team #6 vs. StakeHaul


Week 12 Points: 117.4
Head-to-Head League Result: L 117.4-139.1
Total Season Points:
League Record: 7-5
League Standings: T-3rd
Power Rankings Record (This Week):
Power Rankings Record (Overall):
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$90
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $70

Lineup Moves

We spent $18 of FAAB this week, spending $12 on Stephen Gostkowski (NE K) and $6 on the Lions defense to plug them in the first and hopefully the second round of our playoffs. Hopefully, the move for Gostkowski will be the last move for a kicker this season.

Finally, we made a free transfer for Luke Kuechly for our IDP spot. Unless he’s injured, he’s staying in our starting lineup for the remainder of the season.

Thoughts From Week 12

We’re pretty angry about this week. If it’s even possible, we’re more angry than an angry Nicolas Cage.

For one, our opponent traded for JuJu Smith-Schuster earlier in the week. His 97 yard touchdown grab…no words.

Aaron Rodgers and Alvin Kamara, to our detriment, scored two of their lowest outputs of the season.

The worst part? We still could have won had we started Amari Cooper over Chris Carson. We opted for the safer play due to us being favorites in the matchup.

Finally, did you hear Melvin Gordon sprained his MCL and could be out for the rest of the fantasy football season? Fantastic. We love Melvin and wish for a speedy recovery.

Luckily, our Aaron Rodgers trade last week also netted us Gordon’s backup, Austin Ekeler. However, we still feel sick over losing Gordon’s high-scoring consistency.

Hear It From Our Week 12 Opponent!

Thank you for not starting Amari Cooper this week! Hahahahaha.

Week 13 Preview and Looking Forward

StakeHaul vs. Team #8

With virtually no chance at a first-round bye, we need to win and score well this week to secure the 3rd seed. Currently, we would be seeded 4th if the playoffs started today. We are nine points off from the 3rd seed, and 5th seed is four points behind us.

We’re playing the same team we lost to in Week 2. However, since that week, our opponent lost seven of their last nine and is out of playoff contention. Additionally, they are in the bottom half of our power rankings, so we feel good about winning.

As we stated earlier, we’re still in 5th place in our power rankings. Our power rankings are based on a W-L record using our score from each week and comparing it to the other teams score that week. Below is our season long power rankings record compared to the league:

This upcoming weekend will have a lot of maneuvering to determine our playoff picture. We’re preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

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The Haul – FPL Fantasy Futból Week 13

Our FPL fantasy futból squad brought back a weak haul for Week 13. We got lucky in captaining Mo Salah, but we lost ground on first place.

FPL Week 13 Results (to see last week’s results, click here)

Fantasy Premier League Week 13 Points: 40

Total FPL Points: 726
Default League Position: 2nd (no change)
Head-to-Head League Result: L
Head-to-Head League Record: 6-7 (8th place)

Lineup Shakeup

  • (Free) Benjamin Mendy (DEF – MCI; 6.3M) to Ben Chilwell (DEF – LEI; 5.1M)

Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (This Week): +2
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (Season – Weeks of Initial Transfer): -6
Money in the Bank (Week 12 Transfers): 1.2M
Money in the Bank (Current): 2.2M
Squad Value: 103.1M

Things We Like

  1. If we had to choose one member of our FPL squad to score a goal, we’re glad our captain selection scored the goal. In all honesty, we considered choosing Richarlison as captain due to his easy matchup against Cardiff and playing at home. Thank God we didn’t because we would have lost out on ten total points.

Things We Hate

  1. We looked to transfer in either Ben Chilwell or Lucas Digne (Everton) to replace Benjamin Mendy due to Mendy being out for the next few months. We took a more long-term fixture view in bringing in Chilwell, but this week, that decision cost us six total points.
  2. Speaking of Mendy, this is the second time this season we’ve had to burn a transfer on him. If we ever have three Man City players in our squad again, we’ll use them all on attackers and midfielders.
  3. We needed our goalie, Joe Hart, to get a clean sheet against Newcastle. Our goalie choices have been poor overall this season, and they’ve been our downfall in our head-to-head league.

Looking Forward

After thirteen game weeks, we are still in 2nd place. Unfortunately, we lost sixteen points on first place, and are now down fifty points on the season. However, our squad is in great position to make a run at 1st place, especially since we still have our wildcard chip.

Barring injuries, we plan to hold on to our wildcard for as long as possible. We also have 2.2M in the bank and will look to retool our lineup to add a premium player. We’re hoping that the premium player we select will get hot during the busy Christmas season.

Recall that the squad in 1st place after Game Week 20 will receive $450, and the team in 1st at the end of the Premier League season also gets $450.

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Nicolas Cage NFL Bets of 2018: Week 12

Sports Betting Nicolas Cage is fat and happy from Thanksgiving and from his 2-1 betting record on the NFL yesterday. He’s got more NFL bets for Week 12.

Another great Thanksgiving is in the books. I’m thankful that all my on-screen craziness gave me the opportunity to bet big on all these Thanksgiving games, as well as eat a ton of delicious food in the process.

Seriously, one time I had to eat a cockroach. Sure, I make it look good on camera, but I was a lunatic during the entire shooting of Vampire’s Kiss.

I’m 11-6 in my NFL bets over the past four weeks. And since the season of giving is upon us, I want to give you more NFL bets for the weekend.

The home team is always on the right. A minus spread shows that the home team is the favorite, while a + spread shows the home team is the underdog. Remember, my picks always include the spread.

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (-3.5, 46.5)
Pick: Seahawks

The Panthers screwed me for the last time last week, and I hope they lose every single game the remainder of the year. On the bright side, I think I can get away with it if I just so happen to bump into Cam Newton and throw him a cheap shot or two. Hey, the NFL seems to allow it.

Wait, they don’t anyone? Ah, what the hell, I’m an Academy Award winning actor and the best of my generation. Try and stop me.

Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts (-7.5, 51)
Pick: Colts

Oh wait, you want actual stats and analysis on why I’m making these bets?

Fine. The Colts finally seem to be hitting their stride in winning their last four games. Miami sucks when they play on the road. Even though Miami is getting back their starting QB, I can’t seem them keeping pace with the Colts offense.

What, that analysis wasn’t good enough for you?

Seriously, just shut up and do as I say.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos (+3, 46.5)
Pick: Steelers

Did you know that Pittsburgh is 15-1-1 in its last 17 road games and winners of their last six games?

On the other hand, Broncos are playing for pride and have no chance of the playoffs. Both Baltimore and Cincinnati expected to win at home against weak teams. The Steelers have no reason to take this game lightly and should win by more than three.

Therefore, take the Steelers and have a good laugh after you’re rolling around in the money you made from my bets

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Nicolas Cage NFL Bets of 2018: Thanksgiving Edition

It’s a Thanksgiving miracle. Sports Betting Nicolas Cage decided to hold off his rage on his Week 11 NFL bets and give us bets for all three Thanksgiving matchups.

Week 11 sucked. And I’m angry.

The Panthers…lost? Is this some sort of karma for when I pulled a gun on an old lady? She wouldn’t help me with my case!

As far as the Ravens bet, well I have no one to blame but myself. I made the bet before confirming whether a few Bengals on defense would suit up.

Washington loses Alex Smith, and yet Colt McCoy comes in as backup and almost wins them the game against the Texans D? If I had lost that bet, God only knows what I would have done.

I’m 9-5 in my NFL bets over the past four weeks, despite last week’s hiccup. And since the season of giving is upon us, I cooled myself off and am giving you a special Thanksgiving slate of NFL bets.

The home team is always on the right. A minus spread shows that the home team is the favorite, while a + spread shows the home team is the underdog. Remember, my pick always includes the spread.

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (+3, 44.5)
Pick: UNDER

Seriously, I hate these damn divisional games. The Ravens couldn’t cover against the pathetic Bengals last week, and I’m ready to burn down M&T Bank Stadium for losing a second bet on the season picking them.

Anyways, I’m salty that I didn’t keep riding the Bears against the spread last week. However, their starting QB hurt himself in Week 11. I don’t care that Chase Daniel played in Kansas City at the same time Bears coach Matt Nagy coached Kansas City’s offense. This game won’t go over the 44.5 total points now that Trubisky sits, especially when Detroit’s offense will be without their starting RB and #1 WR.

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (-7.5, 40.5)
Pick: OVER

I know what Alex Smith is going through. I screamed like a girl.

Anyways, I really hate betting on this game since Alex Smith to Colt McCoy doesn’t seem like much of a drop off in QB production. And who the hell knows which Dallas team will show up. Will it be the team that stunk it up against the Titans? Or will it be the one that outplayed Atlanta and Philly in successive weeks?

If I had to predict how McCoy will play, he’ll could be successful in chucking the ball downfield, leading to more Washington points. Or, he could gift wrap Dallas multiple turnovers with a short field. Either way, I think more points will be scored than assumed.

I feel most comfortable betting the OVER on a low O/U. Friends and family are begging me to take Xanax tomorrow as we speak.

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (-13, 60)
Pick: OVER

Right now, there’s no more complete team in the NFL than the Saints. And yet, I can’t shake this feeling that a 13 point spread is a lot to overcome against a divisional opponent like the Falcons.

Alvin Kamara should explode against an Atlanta defense that’s been getting gashed all year. New Orleans averages over 37 points per game this season, and they should be able to reach that point total against statistically the worst defense in the NFL. They already scored 43 against Atlanta earlier in the year.

However, Atlanta’s offense is no slouch. They average 26 points a game, and scored 37 against New Orleans earlier this season. In a game where Atlanta must win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and New Orleans must win to keep home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, I say they play the game to their strengths.

Take the OVER and have a good laugh after you’re rolling around in the money you made.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and you’re welcome for the betting tips.

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The Haul – Fantasy Football Week 11

Our fantasy football team continued its strong performance, but the Chiefs v. Rams game prevented us from claiming the top score of the week. Looking ahead, our next matchup could determine who gets the second bye in our playoffs.

Fantasy Football Week 11 Summary (for last week’s result, click here)

StakeHaul vs Team #9


Week 10 Points: 134.3
Head-to-Head League Result: W 134.3-79.1
Total Season Points: 1364.9
League Record: 7-4
League Standings: T-2nd
Power Rankings Record (This Week): 8-3
Power Rankings Record (Overall): 70-51
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$90
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $88

Lineup Moves

For all those that read last week’s fantasy football post, you know we traded for Aaron Rodgers. However, we had to replace our IDP and our kicker due to bye weeks for our normal starters. Thus, we brought in Landon Collins (NYG S) and the Tennessee Titans kicker, Ryan Succop.

By the way, this was Sports Betting Nicolas Cage’s reaction when we told him we picked up a player from the Titans…

We guess that when one loses two sports bets on the Titans, that person kinda freaks out and make no sense.

Anyways, as a Wisconsin startup and Green Bay Packers fans, it’s really hard to admit that the Chicago Bears look like a good team this year, especially on offense. However, we bit our tongue, picked up Anthony Miller, and dropped Tre’Quan Smith due to Miller’s WR production over the last four weeks.

Finally, we asked Twitter for their thoughts on who to start in our flex spot this week: Chris Carson or Kenny Golladay.

Thoughts From Week 11

  1. We went against the Twitter consensus and started Kenny Golladay. While we’re pleased that Carson played well against Green Bay and made it through without injury, we couldn’t be happier with starting Golladay. Obviously, Golladay is a must start in Week 12, even against the Bears defense.
  2. Aaron Rodgers gave us a solid 22 points, but we’re increasingly paranoid that Rodgers might start mailing it in towards the end of the season if the Packers don’t start winning. Call us crazy, but he doesn’t look like he wants to be out there with Mike McCarthy still calling the plays. Also, he’s not giving any “R-E-L-A-X” or “I think we can run the table” quotes to reassure the fans.
  3. The Bears defense continues to show itself as our best waiver wire pickup of the season. They have two tough matchups during Weeks 14 and 15 (Rams and Packers), but they’re playing so well that we’re second guessing benching them for those weeks.

Hear It From Our Week 11 Opponent!

Just like I’ve been saying all week, I had no chance. I still think you have bribe material on these managers you made trades with this season.

Editor’s note: Our opponent went on a long tirade after seeing we traded for Aaron Rodgers. In fact, he changed his team name and logo to appropriately vent his anger at the team that originally had Rodgers.

Week 12 Preview and Looking Forward

StakeHaul vs. Team #6

Our matchup in Week 12 has big playoff implications. We face another 7-4 team and the highest scoring team in the league. We faced this team Week 1 and won, but we had to field the highest scoring team of Week 1 to win.

Basically, we need to win this week to have a chance to claim the second bye in our league playoffs, which would be Week 14.

As we stated earlier, we’re still in 5th place in our power rankings. Our power rankings are based on a W-L record using our score from each week and comparing it to the other teams score that week. Below is our season long power rankings record compared to the league:

We’ve got three straight weeks of consistently strong performance heading into the playoffs. This week will go a long way in showing how our playoffs will be seeded.

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Nicolas Cage NFL Bets of 2018: Week 11

Sports betting Nicolas Cage won two out of three NFL bets last week. Here are his bets based on NFL Week 11 odds.

Did you take my advice last week and bet on the Chargers against the spread? I tell you what, that game was too close for comfort.

If I had lost that bet, on top of the Patriots taking a steamy shit on my bet on them…

By the way, I’m 8-3 in my NFL bets over the past three weeks. I think it’s my lucky crack pipe.

Just kidding. Seriously, don’t do crack.

Now that I’ve let out some steam, let’s get on to the bets for NFL Week 11.

The home team is always on the right. A minus spread shows that the home team is the favorite, while a + spread shows the home team is the underdog. Remember, my pick always includes the spread.

Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions (+3.5)
Pick: Panthers

Right here is my bet of the weekend. Since I placed this bet, the line moved up to Panthers/Lions +4.5. The Panthers are a hell of a lot better than they showed last week against the Steelers. They showed this when they beat down the Ravens three weeks ago and beat down my bet on the Ravens.

Meanwhile, the Lions suck since they traded away Golden Tate, and will now be without their new #1 WR in Marvin Jones Jr. Also, they can’t stop anyone on defense, ranking in the bottom 5 in total points allowed. With Detroit at #29 in total DVOA and Carolina at #12, including top ten in offense, I’d bet on Carolina even if they were favored by a touchdown.

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (-4.5)
Pick: Ravens

Normally I hate betting on divisional matchups, but with all the injuries Cincinnati has, I’m not confident they can beat anyone outside those silly Raiders. Their defense sucks without Burfict. Those injuries to key players haven’t changed since I called it out last week.

On the other hand, the Ravens are at home, coming off a bye, and still have a top-5 ranked defense by many measures to pair with a respectable offense. Even if Flacco doesn’t play, I still expect the Ravens to win by at least a touchdown.

Houston Texans at Washington Redskins (+1.5)
Pick: Texans

Washington is down their top two guards and their pass catching RB. In addition, their top offensive tackle, Trent Williams, is questionable for Sunday. The Texans and their top-5 defense should feast all day on Alex Smith and their bottom tier offense.

I think the gap is that great to where the Texans will score an easy touchdown or two off Washington turnovers.

Happy Movember everyone, and you’re welcome for the betting tips.

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The Haul – Fantasy Football Week 10

A high scoring fantasy football weekend netted us a win and a four-way tie for second place. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we made another trade.

Fantasy Football Week 10 Summary (for last week’s result, click here)

StakeHaul vs Team #3


Week 10 Points: 137.4
Head-to-Head League Result: W 137.4-107.9
Total Season Points: 1230.6
League Record: 6-4
League Standings: T-2nd
Power Rankings Record (This Week): 10-1
Power Rankings Record (Overall): 62-48 (5th)
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$90
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $88

Wait, Another Trade!?

While we didn’t spend FAAB dollars this past week, we swung our third fantasy football trade of the season, effective immediately after Week 10 concluded.

We traded away the following:

  • Tom Brady (NE QB)
  • Courtland Sutton (DEN WR)

In return, we received:

  • Aaron Rodgers (GB QB)
  • Austin Ekeler (LAC RB)

We like this trade on two fronts. One, we believe Aaron Rodgers provides us with an upgraded starting QB. Two, we get cover in case Melvin Gordon hurts himself again. However, we are going to miss Courtland Sutton and his potential to be a valuable keeper next season.

We posted a poll on Twitter on who got the better end of this trade. Twitter gave us the advantage.

Thoughts From Week 10

  1. We had to endure a rough three weeks of low fantasy output from Kenny Golladay, so we’re glad he rebounded in a big way. In all honesty, we’ve been trying to trade him over the last month, to no avail. We tried including him instead of Sutton in trade talks with the team we got Aaron Rodgers from. We’re hoping Kenny G can be a valuable starter down the stretch.
  2. Speaking of Kenny Golladay, we tried packaging him in a trade to receive Leonard Fournette to that same team we ended up getting Aaron Rodgers from. Frankly, this team needed wide receivers, and we were looking to consolidate our bench into every-week FLEX starters. At the end of the day, the other manage wanted to see how Fournette would do for the rest of the season. It will be interesting to analyze this non-move at the end of the fantasy football season.
  3. We’ve been ridiculously impatient with kickers this season. We dropped Dustin Hopkins (Redskins) and put in Jason Myers (Jets). This transaction lost us six points when comparing the two. Also, we will have to change kickers for next week since the Jets have a bye week.
  4. Ditto for tight ends. We dropped Jordan Reed (Redskins) and picked up Evan Engram (Giants). Despite their team records, we like the potential of the Giants offense more than the Redskins potential. Also, Reed hadn’t scored a touchdown since Week 1. Their performance this past weekend was very comparable, but we really need a healthy Rob Gronkowski to be a difference maker come playoff time.
  5. Overall, a strong team performance, despite our now former quarterback doing nothing against the Titans defense. Even better, second place lost to first place. We are now in a four-way tie for second and the other playoff bye.

Hear It From Our Week 10 Opponent!

Get this season over with. When is the 2019 draft scheduled for?

Week 11 Preview and Looking Forward

StakeHaul vs. Team #9

For Week 11, we face a team with a 5-5 record and 9th place in our power rankings. This team got absolutely boned by Cody Parkey last week. Parkey got -7 points, and this team lost by 1.1 points. You have to see this for yourself.

As we stated earlier, we’re in 5th place in our power rankings. Our power rankings are based on a W-L record using our score from each week and comparing it to the other teams score that week. For example, our Week 10 W-L record was 10-1, which means we were the second highest scoring team in the league in Week 10. Below is our season long power rankings record compared to the league:

Our power rankings record is 62-48. This tells us our actual league record is in line with how well our team has scored this season. It also shows we got lucky to win Weeks 3,6, and 7, while we were unlucky to lose Weeks 2,4, and 9.

Here’s to hoping Aaron Rodgers can make our squad stronger going forward.

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The Haul – FPL Fantasy Futból Week 12

Our FPL fantasy futból squad led the league in points in Week 12 and made up twenty points on first place. We’re feeling good going into the international break.

FPL Week 12 Results (to see last week’s results, click here)

Fantasy Premier League Week 12 Points: 75


Total FPL Points: 686
Default League Position: 2nd (no change)
Head-to-Head League Result: W
Head-to-Head League Record: 6-6 (6th place)

Lineup Shakeup

  • (Free) James Maddison (MID – LEI; 6.8M) to Felipe Anderson (MID – WHU; 6.8M)

Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (This Week): +9
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (Season – Weeks of Initial Transfer): -8
Money in the Bank (Week 12 Transfers): 1.0M
Money in the Bank (Current): 1.0M
Squad Value: 102.8M

Things We Like

  1. We made a great transfer for the second week in a row. James Maddison’s fantasy performance left much to be desired before he picked up an injury last week. Enter Felipe Anderson. Frankly, we made this move because West Ham as a whole have an easy schedule up to Week 20 and he scored two goals in the last match. This transfer netted us nine points thanks to a goal and two bonus points.
  2. Despite facing Manchester City, Anthony Martial scored another goal. While this had an adverse effect on Bejamin Mendy’s point haul, we’re happy that Martial scored. This gives us even more confidence to keep Martial in our squad for the foreseeable future.
  3. Our FPL lineup has a lot of the same players as the first place squad. Thankfully, we outscored first place by twenty points largely due to the hauls from Felipe Anderson, Anthony Martial, and Marcos Alonso.

Things We Hate

  1. Not much to hate this week, short of being Nostradamus. Joe Hart, our backup goalie on Burnley, faced a Leicester City side in the first Leicester home game since their chairman died in his tragic helicopter accident. Certainly, we expected Leicester to come out inspired and score at least one goal. On the flip side, Ben Foster faced off against one of the lowest scoring Premier League teams in Huddersfield Town. Sure, starting Foster cost us seven points, but it’s hard to imagine anyone starting Hart over Foster under those circumstances.

Looking Forward

After twelve game weeks, we are comfortably in 2nd place and 34 points behind 1st. Our squad is in great position to make a run at 1st place, especially since we still have our wildcard chip.

Barring injuries, we plan to hold on to our wildcard for as long as possible. However, our squad picked up a few knocks, so we’re hoping the upcoming two week international break will help.

Recall that the squad in 1st place after Game Week 20 will receive $450, and the team in 1st at the end of the Premier League season also gets $450.

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