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The Haul – Fantasy Football Week 2

Well, this fantasy football weekend sucked. Our opponent has a short and not-so-sweet message to our readers for our cockiness.

Fantasy Football Week 2 Summary (for last week’s result, click here)

StakeHaul vs. Team #8

Week 1 Points: 122.3
Head-to-Head League Result: L 122.3-134
Record: 1-1
League Standings: 4th
Power Rankings: 1st
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$25
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $234

Spending FAAB Dollars Early

Since we consider Wisconsin our hometown, the majority of us are Green Bay Packers fans. Thus, we watched the Packers/Bears game Week 1, and saw how terrifying that Bears D can be with Khalil Mack.

I know most fantasy football “experts” say you should not roster two defenses. However, we had to have the Bears D, even with already having the Vikings D. Did you know that they placed in the top ten in fantasy for defenses last year without Mack?

Finally, we couldn’t believe what we saw in the Detroit Lions/New York Jets game. The Lions allowed 48 points to a team with a rookie QB in his first NFL start? That defense ate more ass than its fans!

Upon final review, we made a $16 FAAB claim for the Bears D and also drop the Lions D. The final waiver claims from this week were as follows:

CLAIM BID
T.J. Yeldon, Jax RB $36
Jared Cook, Oak TE $25
Austin Ekeler, LAC RB $22
Quincy Enunwa, NYJ WR $18
George Kittle, SF TE $17
Bears D/ST D/ST $16
Jets D/ST D/ST $8
Tyler Lockett, Sea WR $6
Corey Coleman, NE WR $2
Tyrod Taylor, Cle QB $1

Our $16 claim for the Bears D beat out another manager that bid $8. However, we weren’t done.

Other Roster Moves

The performance of the Lions D wasn’t the only fantasy football player that left us flabbergasted. Matthew Stafford’s performance against the Jets was just as ugly. And with Tom Brady facing the Jaguars defense, we wanted to start a different QB.

Thus, we made a free waiver transfer. Philip Rivers (LAC QB) in, Matthew Stafford dropped.

We made another free transfer by dropping our kicker Matt Prater (yes, we had too many Lions players) for Brandon McManus (DEN K).

Finally, with Marquis Goodwin (SF WR) hurt and inactive for Week 2, we decided to take a risk and sub in the one Lions player that played well Week 1 (Kenny Golladay).

Thoughts From This Week

The fantasy gods giveth Week 1, and the fantasy gods taketh Week 2.

We lost to a team that got 19 points from their kicker (Mason Crosby) and 4 points from one of their starting WR’s blocking a punt (Geronimo Allison).

We lost 4.5 fantasy points by starting Rivers at QB and McManus at K instead of keeping Stafford at QB and Prater at K.

The Arizona Cardinals are a dumpster fire. We have David Johnson, while our opponent had the Rams D. It is pathetic that not only did the Rams shut them out, but that the Cardinals didn’t get the ball past midfield until the 4th quarter.

So yeah. We’re salty as hell.

Hear It From Our Opponent!

How the mighty have fallen! The previously unbeaten and unmatched are now “kupping” the enormous balls of Melvin Gordon. An upset for the record books.

Week 3 Preview

StakeHaul vs. Team #7

We’re facing the lowest scoring team through two weeks. For the love of God, we better not lose this matchup.

Will we make any attempts at waiver pickups? If so, how much will it take to bid to secure their services? Tune in next week to find out!

Oh yeah, LOL Vikings and LOL Browns.

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The Haul – Fantasy Futból Week 5

Our FPL fantasy futból lineup is still holding down 2nd place, but multiple members of our squad have injury concerns going forward.

FPL Week 5 Results (to see last week’s results, click here)

Week 5 Points: 65
Total Points: 300
Default League Position: 2nd (no change)
Head-to-Head League Result: W
Head-to-Head League Record: 4-1
Lineup Shakeup: (Free) Trent Alexander-Arnold (DEF – LIV; 5.0M) to Marcos Alonso (DEF – CHE; 6.7M)
Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (This Week): -4
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (Season – Weeks of Initial Transfer): -7
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (Season – Cumulative): +15
Money in the Bank (GW5 Transfers): -1.7M
Money in the Bank (Current): 0.4M
Squad Value Increase/Decrease From Transfers: +0.6M
Money Gained/Saved From Transfers & Available to Spend: +0.4M

Things We Like

  1. We’re fortunate that bench players automatically get subbed in for points purposes if a starter does not play in his respective match. In our case, we started Luke Shaw despite his doubt for the match. However, he ended up not playing. However, Ryan Fraser got subbed in and hauled us eighteen total points from scoring two goals, assisting on another, and three bonus points.
  2. It was nice to see Wilfred Zaha score a goal and nab two bonus points. Also, Aaron Wan-Bissaka nabbed a total of nine points due to a clean sheet and three bonus points. We needed all those points due to not one but two defenders of ours missing this week due to injury.

Things We Hate

  1. Both Mendy and Shaw did not feature this weekend. Since our one bench defender stayed off the pitch, we scored a big fat zero FPL points for one of our players.
  2. Well, it happened. We went against our own advice and knee jerked Marcos Alonso right at the start of the international break. We did this to lock in his price before it increased over the break. And while his price increased, we should have waited to sub him in for one of either Mendy or Shaw. That move caused us to miss out on six total FPL points.
  3. Sergio Aguero hurt his ankle. If he’s out for next week, that leaves us with one available starting forward since Danny Ings is not allowed to play next week against Liverpool.

Looking Forward

After five game weeks, we are in second place and 26 FPL points behind the first place squad. The first place squad scored a whopping 84 FPL points this past week. Below is his full lineup:

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. Stay tuned for next week to see whether we gained ground on the 1st place squad.

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The Haul – Fantasy Football Week 1

You know those fantasy football matchups where two of the top scoring teams happened to face each other? Yeah, that happened to us, but we managed to claim victory.

Fantasy Football Summary

StakeHaul vs. Team #6

Week 1 Points: 157.7
Head-to-Head League Result: W
Record: 1-0
League Standings: 1st
Power Rankings: 1st
Total Season Haul From Side Bets: +$25
FAAB Dollars Remaining: $250

The Trade That Wasn’t (Thank God)

We have a confession to make.

Prior to Week 1, we had trade discussions with the team that owned Le’Veon Bell. Yes, this Le’Veon Bell seen out partying like a boss in Miami last night without a care in the world.

Last Thursday afternoon, we saw the email from ESPN. The Bell team offered both Bell and Larry Fitzgerald for Alex Collins and Tyreek Hill. However, the Bell team quickly pulled the trade offer before we saw the email and analyzed it.

Yes, that Tyreek Hill. And that was the first touch of any Kansas City offensive player of the season.

We really wanted Bell. We were salivating at the thought of a lineup that would eventually start David Johnson, Alvin Kamara, and Bell come playoff time.

Eventually, through text, we agreed on the initial terms of the trade. I asked the opposing team to send it over so I could accept.

However, we saw another ESPN email. An email of a trade that was accepted. It involved Bell, but with another team.

Le’Veon Bell and Keelan Cole (WR JAX) for DeAndre Hopkins and Aaron Jones (RB GB).

WHAT THE HELL!? Thought we had a deal!?

Needless to say, this non-trade was a blessing in disguise.

Thoughts From This Week

Sometimes in fantasy football, it pays to be lucky. The non-trade from above may prove to be one of the best non-moves of our season.

Unless you are living under a rock, you saw what Tyreek Hill did to the Chargers. In fact, he was the 2nd highest scoring player in fantasy this week, and it took a performance from Ryan Fitzpatrick no one in the universe saw coming to keep Hill from being #1.

(Fun side bet idea: Will Ryan Fitzpatrick have another 4+ total TD performance this year? Perhaps someone will bite, but that number may have to be lowered to 3+ to get any nibbles)

Point being, had we traded Hill away:

  • We’d miss out on a $15 weekly side pot for having the highest scoring roster in the league that week.
  • We’d miss out on a $10 weekly side pot for having the highest scoring player in the league that week (Fitzpatrick was on waivers).
  • Most importantly, we would have lost our weekly matchup.

Week 2 Preview

Team #8 vs. StakeHaul

We’re facing up against the lowest scoring team that won their matchup in Week 1. However, a lot can happen between now and Week 2 kickoff. Teams pick up players from waivers this week more than any other week.

Will we make any attempts at waiver pickups? If so, how much will it take to bid to secure their services? Tune in next week to find out!

Oh yeah, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Bears.

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Side Action For Your NFL and Fantasy Football Season

Spice up your betting on the NFL and your fantasy football team with these side bets against your friends.

Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season is in the books. You realize that your season-long fantasy football team sucks. Your favorite NFL team (LOL Bears) left you deflated and hating life as you walk into work Monday. You’re wondering how the hell can you keep this season interesting.

Or, if you’re like us, neither of these events happened, and you love betting to keep things interesting.

We’ve got you covered. Below are some ideas to add a little flavor to your betting this season. Make sure you download the StakeHaul platform from the Apple App Store and Google Play to keep track of these side bets throughout the year.

Stake Spice: ?

  1. Out of two NFL players at the same position, pick which one will have the most yards, touchdowns, and/or fantasy points by week’s end or season’s end. Ex: Royce Freeman will have more rushing yards than Peyton Barber.
  2. Standard weekly fantasy football bet against your opponent. Nothing fancy, just a good old fashioned weekly bet against your biggest rival and/or best friend in the league.

Stake Spice: ??

  1. Instead of comparing two NFL players, you set your own stats for a specific player. For example, you bet your friend $20 that Russell Wilson will throw for over 4,000 yards this season.
  2. Weekly fantasy football bet against your opponent, but allow both teams to designate a captain, similar to fantasy Premier League futból. Your captain’s point total counts double towards your total score.
  3. Set aside a portion of your season long fantasy football fee to award the highest scoring team and highest scoring player per week.
  4. Season long survivor pool (NFL): Pick a team to win each week; you win, you stay in, but if that team loses, you are eliminated for the rest of the season. Also, you lose the ability to pick that same team later in the year if you’re still in the pool. Last person to survive wins the pot.
  5. Season long survivor pool (fantasy football): The league eliminates the lowest scoring team in your league each week from the pool. Last team to survive wins the pot

Stake Spice: ???

  1. 12-week reverse survivor pool (NFL): Pick a team from the twelve playoff teams the prior season to lose each week. If they lose, you stay in, but if that team wins, you lose your spot in the pool for the rest of the season, or until someone wins the pool. Also, you lose the ability to pick that same team later in the year if you’re still in the pool. Last person to survive wins the pot. Realistically, you can have this pool multiple times in a season.
  2. For the teams playing in the weekly Thursday night, Sunday night, and Monday night games, you pick one QB, RB, WR, TE, DEF, and K from the six teams playing. You can only pick one player from each team. If you have the exact same lineup as someone else, you and that person are automatically eliminated from winning that week. Scoring is the same as in your season long league. Winner of the week gets all the cash.

Stake Spice: ????

  1. Week 17 Pro Bowl, fantasy football edition: The teams from each conference join together and make up a superteam of fantasy players based on your league’s lineup settings and scoring. If there’s only one conference, then try to split up the teams evenly based on their W-L record. Top team wins the money.
  2. Once the playoffs start, you pick two QB, RB, WR, TE, DEF, and K’s. One player per team. The catch is you cannot change your lineup throughout the playoffs. Highest total score wins.
  3. Season long combination of auction style lineup setting and survivor style pool: We really like Football Guys version of this and will use them as an example. From their website…

There will be no draft. A subscriber simply chooses a team from the pre-determined values. Roster selection can be changed until the deadline passes, at which point it will be frozen. No roster moves are permitted once the contest starts.

Each team will select at least 18 and no more than 30 players, consisting of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, kickers and defenses. You must select at least 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 PK and 1 Def/ST.

Every selection has a different cap value, but all teams must remain at or under the $250 cap. 

You may not select the same player more than once. For example: Submitting a lineup with two Alvin Kamaras will be disqualified.

Each week, your top QB, top 2 RBs, top 2 WRs, top TE, top 2 flex (either RB, WR or TE), top PK and top Def/ST will count towards your weekly total. You do not have to select who will play. You will receive the maximum score based on your roster.

Contest will be Survivor style through week 13. The league eliminates the team with the lowest score. Scores reset each week.

Stake Spice: ?????

Guillotine fantasy football league format: This will require a lot of manual scorekeeping unless you’ve heard of a site that can import your team with this style of league. You can use your current draft, lineups, and scoring in your league, or you can redraft. You also receive FAAB dollars (say $250) at the beginning of the year.

Assuming a 12-team league, the lowest scoring team after the first two weeks is eliminated.

The catch is every player from the eliminated team goes back in your league waivers for people to select on their team. Thus, your FAAB dollars can go towards waivers or towards an eliminated team’s players. The league eliminates the lowest scoring team every two weeks, and your cumulative score rolls over throughout the season.

Honestly, a guillotine style of league has everything. A standard guillotine league optimally has 17 teams to draft at the beginning of the year so that a new team is eliminated every week based on the fantasy points output of that singular week. However, you can tailor it to fit the size of your league.

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The Haul – Fantasy Futból Week 4

While we wait for fantasy football to start, our fantasy PL futból team is holding steady in 2nd place, seven points back of 1st, going into the international break. We’re also tracking new fantasy PL stats to analyze our transfer decisions.

Fantasy PL Futból Week 4 Results (to see last week’s results, click here)

Week 4 Points: 50
Total Points: 235
Default League Position: 2 (no change)
Head-to-Head League Result: L
Head-to-Head League Record: 3-1
Lineup Shakeup: (Free) Ryan Sessegnon (MID – FUL; 6.4M) to Ryan Fraser (MID – BOU; 5.6M)
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (This Week): +1
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (Season – Weeks of Initial Transfer): -3
Net Point Haul/Loss from Transfers (Season – Cumulative): +7
Money in the Bank (Started): 0.5M
Money in the Bank (GW3 Transfers): 1.3M
Money in the Bank (Current): 2.1M
Squad Value Increase/Decrease From Transfers: +0.6M
Money Gained/Saved From Transfers & Available to Spend: +0.4M

The Net Point Haul/Loss (Season – Individual Weeks) is an increase or decrease in points from week to week on which the initial transfer occurred. The Cumulative stat is the increase or decrease in points from when the initial transfer occurred to the current game week, including the transfer for the most current game week.

Example: Last week, we transferred out Josh King and Ben Davies for Danny Ings and Benjamin Mendy, respectively. King and Davies combined for 10 points last week and 3 points this week. Ings and Mendy combined for 6 points last week and 13 this week. This week we transferred Sessegnon for Fraser. Sessegnon got one point and Fraser got 2 points.

Thus, last week’s transfers net us -4 points, and the one transfer from this week net us +1, for a total of -3 points week by week. However, the cumulative season long point gain so far from these transfers is +7.

Things We Like

  1. Remember how last week we said we’d captain Mo Salah until we found another player matchup too tantalizing to resist? We thought we found that and captained Sergio Aguero. Turns out, all of the top 5 teams in our default, big money league captained him as well. It still turned out to be a good decision since Aguero’s assist and bonus point earned us an extra 8 points over keeping Salah as captain. Don’t expect this to continue, as we fully expect Salah to return his form last year that set the Premier League on fire.
  2. We’re fortunate that bench players automatically get subbed in for points purposes if a starter does not play in his respective match. In our case, we started Wilfred Zaha, but unbeknownst to us, he was hurt and did not play. However, Danny Ings got subbed in and hauled us two bonus points and points from scoring a goal.
  3. It was nice to finally see Luke Shaw and Manchester United get a clean sheet. Could this be the turning point in their season?
  4. 2.1M in our bank to track players during the international break and determine who to transfer in. Diligent planning and management of our lineup and the salary cap has given us a leg up on our scoring as opposed to last year.

Things We Hate

  1. Since his goal in Week 1, Bernardo Silva has done next to nothing in terms of points. In fact, he didn’t even start this past game week. We’re not sure how much longer we can stomach starting a player if he continues to be rotated in and out of the lineup.
  2. Ditto for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Since his 12 point outburst in the first week, he scored a grand total of -2 points the last three game weeks combined, with one of them serving a suspension. It’s unlikely we’ll get rid of him since he’s one of the cheapest starting DEF in fantasy, but how can we trust to start him again?

With the international break, fantasy PL is taking a break this weekend, and will be back Saturday, September 15th.

Also, in a few days, the fantasy football season starts! Check out our post on how we did in our draft.

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The Haul – Fantasy Futból Week 3

On one hand, we had a poor fantasy PL futból scoring week. On the other hand, we could have transferred in Richarlison and suffered with the rest of you knee jerkers.

Fantasy PL Futból Week 3 Results (to see last week’s results, click here)

Week 3 Points: 43
Total Points: 185
Default League Position: 2 (no change)
Head-to-Head League Result: W
Head-to-Head League Record: 3-0
Lineup Shakeup: Two free transfers
Net Point Gain/Loss from Transfers: -4

Things We Like

  1. Consistent double digit returns from captaining Mo Salah. Remember people, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Salah has scored or assisted in all three matches so far, and we’d be hard pressed to take the captain label off him unless we see a matchup too tantalizing to resist for one of our other players.
  2. Swapped out Ben Davies (DEF – TOT) for Benjamin Mendy (DEF – MC). While Mendy did not get a clean sheet this week, this swap was a net gain of three points. In fact, Davies didn’t even start this past week against Manchester United, making way for Danny Rose. If Tottenham is going to rotate their fullbacks like this, even when Rose has been rusty for quite some time, then it’ll be awhile before we transfer Tottenham defenders back in.

Things We Hate

  1. Swapped out Josh King (FWD – BOU) for Danny Ings (FWD – SOU). This caused us a net loss of seven points since King scored a goal off a penalty kick. What’s more upsetting than the loss of points is the transfer itself. For example, we were looking to swap out one of our lower performing MIDs because all three of our bench players were projected to miss their match this past week. However, we didn’t expect Sessegnon (MID – FUL) to be benched.
  2. Continued starting of Jordan Pickford (EVE) as our goalie. He hasn’t returned one clean sheet at all this year despite the easy fixtures. While we can’t place the blame squarely on Pickford since his defense in front of him is trash, we can’t envision keeping Pickford for much longer.

Who will we transfer in for the EPL matches in Game Week 4?

Also, next week, the fantasy football season starts! Check out our post on how we did in our draft.

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The Haul – Fantasy Football Draft Edition

First year in a fantasy football keeper league. How will this draft turn out?

TL;DR: Very good fantasy football draft for our team, although it’s kind of hard to screw up a draft with Alvin Kamara as a keeper pick and the 2nd overall pick. Maybe we’ll be the team that will be hit with injuries galore this year.

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It’s that time of year again. You put in the research and have what you believe is a foolproof strategy to get the guys you want in your fantasy football draft.

Then, draft day comes. Pick by pick, your strategy gets a wrench or two thrown in it. Do you respond with a panic pick? Do you stay true to your draft board and pick best player available?

Most importantly, is your draft strategy tailored to maximize its potential based on the rules and point system of your league?

Our League Rules

We must say that we’re very happy with the state of our league and the rules behind it. We encourage our followers to talk with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on all the rules of our league and what you think we should implement to make it even more exciting.  Also, let us know a good punishment for the last place team.

To start, our league is a 12-team, 0.4 PPR, one IDP, one keeper league on ESPN.

We do not randomize our draft slot. The team that wins the league gets to choose 1st in their draft position for the following year. Since we finished 2nd last year, we got to choose 2nd in terms of our draft slot.

Each team is allowed to keep one player that was on their team by the end of the NFL regular season. However, the team loses the pick of the previous round the player was drafted in the prior year.

Example: Davante Adams was drafted in the 4th round last year. The team keeping Adams must forfeit their 3rd round pick for this draft.

If the player kept was drafted in the 1st round last year, they give up their 1st round pick for this draft.

Any player that was drafted in the 11th round or later last year, including undrafted players, must forfeit a 10th round pick.

Since ESPN does not allow manual forfeiture of draft picks, we require each team to draft their IDP player in the round they “lost” their pick due to their keeper selection.

Below are the keepers. Keep in mind that the other teams are named based on their draft position.

Keepers

Team
Player
2017 Draft Round / 2018 Round Lost
Team #1
Russell Wilson, Sea QB
6/5
StakeHaul
Alvin Kamara, NO RB
14/
10
Team #3
Dalvin Cook, Min RB
3/2
Team #4
Davante Adams, GB WR
4/3
Team #5
Jordan Howard, Chi RB
1/1
Team #6
Joe Mixon, Cin RB
5/4
Team #7
Demaryius Thomas, Den WR
4/3
Team #8
Deshaun Watson, Hou QB
NA/10
Team #9
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pit WR
NA/10
Team #10
Keenan Allen, LAC WR
4/3
Team #11
Todd Gurley II, LAR RB
1/1
Team #12
Le’Veon Bell, Pit RB
1/1

Huge shout out to the Reddit Fantasy Football board for initially bringing Kamara to our attention before the season. We highly suggest you mark that as a reference before and during the season to give yourself the best shot at winning your league.You’ll see that our team is already in excellent shape thanks to Kamara as a relative unknown at the beginning of the season to setting the league on fire en route to winning NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Now, onto the draft…

Round 1

Team #1
Ezekiel Elliott, RB DAL
StakeHaul
David Johnson, RB ARI
Team #3
Saquon Barkley, RB NYG
Team #4
Leonard Fournette, RB JAX
Team #5
Aaron Donald, DE LAR
Team #6
Kareem Hunt, RB KC
Team #7
Antonio Brown, WR PIT
Team #8
Melvin Gordon, RB LAC
Team #9
DeAndre Hopkins, WR HOU
Team #10
Christian McCaffrey, RB CAR
Team #11
Christian Kirksey, OLB CLE
Team #12
Bobby Wagner, ILB SEA

Round 2

Team #12
Julio Jones, WR ATL
Team #11
Odell Beckham Jr, WR NYG
Team #10
Devonta Freeman, RB ATL
Team #9
Jerick McKinnon, RB SF
Team #8
Royce Freeman, RB DEN
Team #7
Kenyan Drake, RB MIA
Team #6
Michael Thomas, WR NO
Team #5
A.J. Green, WR CIN
Team #4
LeSean McCoy, RB BUF
Team #3
J.J. Watt, DE HOU
StakeHaul
Rob Gronkowski, TE NE
Team #1
Adam Thielen, WR MIN

Round 3

Team #1
Jarvis Landry, WR CLE
StakeHaul
Tyreek Hill, WR KC
Team #3
Mike Evans, WR TB
Team #4
Luke Kuechly, ILB CAR
Team #5
Travis Kelce, TE KC
Team #6
Amari Cooper, WR OAK
Team #7
Kenny Clark, DT GB
Team #8
Josh Gordon, WR CLE
Team #9
Zach Ertz, TE PHI
Team #10
Joey Bosa, DE LAC
Team #11
Stefon Diggs, WR MIN
Team #12
Marshawn Lynch, RB OAK

Round 4

Team #12
Larry Fitzgerald, WR ARI
Team #11
Jay Ajayi, RB PHI
Team #10
Brandin Cooks, WR LAR
Team #9
Doug Baldwin, WR SEA
Team #8
Allen Robinson, WR CHI
Team #7
Latavius Murray, RB MIN
Team #6
Demarcus Lawrence, DE DAL
Team #5
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
Team #4
Aaron Rodgers, QB GB
Team #3
Derrick Henry, RB TEN
StakeHaul
Alex Collins, RB BAL
Team #1
Kerryon Johnson, RB DET

Round 5

Team #1
Khalil Mack, ILB OAK
StakeHaul
Tom Brady, QB NE
Team #3
Greg Olsen, TE CAR
Team #4
Mark Ingram, RB NO
Team #5
Dion Lewis, RB TEN
Team #6
Emmanuel Sanders, WR DEN
Team #7
Jimmy Graham, TE GB
Team #8
Lamar Miller, RB HOU
Team #9
Golden Tate, WR DET
Team #10
Tevin Coleman, RB ATL
Team #11
Robert Woods, WR LAR
Team #12
Chris Hogan, WR NE

Round 6

Team #12
Rashaad Penny, RB SEA
Team #11
Delanie Walker, TE TEN
Team #10
Evan Engram, TE NYG
Team #9
Duke Johnson, RB CLE
Team #8
Corey Davis, WR TEN
Team #7
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB SF
Team #6
Michael Crabtree, WR BAL
Team #5
Marvin Jones, WR DET
Team #4
Kyle Rudolph, TE MIN
Team #3
Julian Edelman, WR NE
StakeHaul
Marquise Goodwin, WR SF
Team #1
Randall Cobb, WR GB

Round 7

Team #1
Jordan Reed, TE WAS
StakeHaul
Alshon Jeffery, WR PHI
Team #3
Pierre Garcon, WR SF
Team #4
Jacksonville Jaguars, TD JAX
Team #5
Isaiah Crowell, RB NYJ
Team #6
Tarik Cohen, RB CHI
Team #7
Jamaal Williams, RB GB
Team #8
Chris Carson, RB SEA
Team #9
Sammy Watkins, WR KC
Team #10
Cooper Kupp, WR LAR
Team #11
Carlos Hyde, RB CLE
Team #12
Cam Newton, QB CAR

Round 8

Team #12
Rex Burkhead, RB NE
Team #11
Carson Wentz, QB PHI
Team #10
Cameron Meredith, WR NO
Team #9
Aaron Jones, RB GB
Team #8
Trey Burton, TE CHI
Team #7
Nelson Agholor, WR PHI
Team #3
Sterling Shepard, WR NYG
Team #5
Zach Brown, ILB WAS
Team #4
Donte Moncrief, WR JAX
Team #3
Andrew Luck, QB IND
StakeHaul
Robby Anderson, WR NYJ
Team #1
Will Fuller, WR HOU

Round 9

Team #1
Sony Michel, RB NE
StakeHaul
Peyton Barber, RB TB
Team #3
Jordy Nelson, WR OAK
Team #4
Ty Montgomery, RB GB
Team #5
Devin Funchess, WR CAR
Team #6
Ronald Jones II, RB TB
Team #7
John Brown, WR BAL
Team #8
Michael Gallup, WR DAL
Team #9
Kirk Cousins, QB MIN
Team #10
Kelvin Benjamin, WR BUF
Team #11
Philadelphia Eagles, TD PHI
Team #12
Jamison Crowder, WR WAS

Round 10

Team #12
James White, RB NE
Team #11
Marlon Mack, RB IND
Team #10
Allen Hurns, WR DAL
Team #9
Blake Martinez, ILB GB
Team #8
C.J. Mosley, ILB BAL
Team #7
Denver Broncos, TD DEN
Team #6
Drew Brees, QB NO
Team #5
Chris Thompson, RB WAS
Team #4
Mohamed Sanu, WR ATL
Team #3
Dez Bryant, WR fa
StakeHaul
Telvin Smith, OLB JAX
Team #1
Josh Doctson, WR WAS

Round 11

Team #1
Patrick Mahomes II, QB KC
StakeHaul
Minnesota Vikings, TD MIN
Team #3
Nick Chubb, RB CLE
Team #4
Adrian Peterson, RB WAS
Team #5
Sean Lee, OLB DAL
Team #6
David Njoku, TE CLE
Team #7
Jared Goff, QB LAR
Team #8
Mike Williams, WR LAC
Team #9
Kenny Stills, WR MIA
Team #10
Calvin Ridley, WR ATL
Team #11
Greg Zuerlein, PK LAR
Team #12
Jack Doyle, TE IND

Round 12

Team #12
Keelan Cole, WR JAX
Team #11
DeVante Parker, WR MIA
Team #10
Alex Smith, QB WAS
Team #9
Houston Texans, TD HOU
Team #8
Los Angeles Rams, TD LAR
Team #7
Danny Amendola, WR MIA
Team #6
Los Angeles Chargers, TD LAC
Team #5
Big Ben, QB PIT
Team #4
Terrance Williams, WR DAL
Team #3
Baltimore Ravens, TD BAL
StakeHaul
Matthew Stafford, QB DET
Team #1
Corey Clement, RB PHI

Round 13

Team #1
New England Patriots, TD NE
StakeHaul
Kenny Golladay, WR DET
Team #3
Chris Boswell, PK PIT
Team #4
Justin Tucker, PK BAL
Team #5
Stephen Gostkowski, PK NE
Team #6
Jordan Wilkins, RB IND
Team #7
Jake Elliott, PK PHI
Team #8
Mason Crosby, PK GB
Team #9
Baker Mayfield, QB CLE
Team #10
Wil Lutz, PK NO
Team #11
Rishard Matthews, WR TEN
Team #12
New Orleans Saints, TD NO

Round 14

Team #12
Harrison Butker, PK KC
Team #11
Jeremy Hill, RB NE
Team #10
Tennessee Titans, TD TEN
Team #9
Robbie Gould, PK SF
Team #8
James Conner, RB PIT
Team #7
Doug Martin, RB OAK
Team #6
Matt Bryant, PK ATL
Team #5
Carolina Panthers, TD CAR
Team #4
Ryan Grant, WR IND
Team #3
pick skipped
StakeHaul
Matt Prater, PK DET
Team #1
Adam Vinatieri, PK IND

Comments

  • Pick 1.02: We were fine with either Elliott or Johnson.
  • Pick 1.03: Never has a rookie been drafted so high in our league. However, we drafted Elliott in the 1st round two years ago, so who knows.
    Pick 1.05: Keeper pick for Jordan Howard, RB CHI
  • Pick 1.07: Our 1st round pick at #4 last year. Took us to the championship, but couldn’t play in the final game. We lost by four points.
  • Pick 2.05: Our whole draft group laughed at Royce Freeman picked in this position.
  • Team #5 was on autodraft the entire draft. Needless to say, that team is not in a strong position to start the season.
  • Pick 2.11: No way, Gronk fell to us!? Yo soy fiesta.
  • Pick 3.02: Ultimately we liked Hill’s potential vs. Mike Evans’s consistency. Could come back to bite us.
  • Pick 3.08: Damn it, we were hoping Josh Gordon would fall to the next round!
  • Pick 4.06: Another reach!
  • Pick 4.11: Can’t believe Collins fell to us in this round.
  • Pick 5.02: In hindsight, this may be a reach, but we assumed a run on QBs would occur when Aaron Rodgers was picked at 4.09.
  • Pick 6.06: Jimmy G was the 4th QB taken. Maybe this manager knows something we don’t.
  • Pick 7.02: The definition of a boom/bust pick.
  • Pick 7.04: Jags are the first DEF off the board. Seems a tad early.
  • Pick 7.12: Cam fell to here!?
  • Pick 8.07: Pick received from Team #7 trading Joe Mixon, RB CIN as a keeper to Team #5 prior to the draft. As a result, Team #7 forfeited their final round pick.

Our Team

Final Thoughts

We seemed to have grabbed quality players at every turn of this draft. It’s rare indeed to be better than the average team at the three core positions (quarterback, running back and receiver), but we think this team is. Tight end, of course, is also a big plus for this team. We think we have positioned our team well enough to make the playoffs. However, that’s why we play the game.

Stay tuned for season long updates!

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The Haul – Fantasy Futból Week 2

No changes in our EPL fantasy futból lineup. No luck on successfully completing the Dele challenge. Still another great points haul from the EPL team.

EPL Fantasy Futból Week 2 Results (to see last week’s results, click here)

Week 2 Points: 72
Total Points: 142
Default League Position: 2
Head-to-Head League Result: W
Head-to-Head League Record: 2-0
Lineup Shakeup: None

Recall we’ve mentioned how once the season starts, each team gets one free transfer per week, and each subsequent transfer per week subtracts 4 points from your season total. However, if a team decides to not make any transfers one week, they get a second free transfer the following week.

Things We Like

  1. We saved our transfer from Game Week 1 to 2, and now have two transfers for this week because we had confidence in our initial lineup. Even with the hot starts of Richarlison and Benjamin Mendy, we weren’t ready to transfer them in because A) we don’t know if Mendy is a rotation risk, and B) history suggests individuals at a new club, like Richarlison, are very inconsistent. We may revisit this in the upcoming weeks.
  2. If we were to transfer in Richarlison, we would have likely transfer out Ryan Sessegnon. However, after watching Fulham play Tottenham this past weekend, I was pleasantly surprised with how fast Sessegnon got up the pitch and blew past Tottenham defenders. He tallied an assist, but he could have easily gotten two goals. One shot was blocked by Lloris at point blank due to a well timed goalie charge. The other was one Sessegnon should have scored off a cross, but fluffed it. Luckily, he fluffed it directly to his teammate who was able to get his head on the ball and tap it in.
  3. Beginning the year, we initially had Alexis Sanchez and Roberto Firmino, but last minute swapped those two for Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mane. Needless to say, that switch gave us 36 extra points in only two weeks. Also, after watching the Liverpool match this week, Firmino is playing the CF in a False 9 much farther back than last year. Whether this will change in the upcoming weeks, but he is not worth his price, in our opinion.

Things We Wish

  1. We had Mendy in our initial Week 1 lineup, but swapped him out for Ben Davies. Needless to say, that cost us 20 points through two weeks. Mendy doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon, as his 12 crosses against Huddersfield last week set a record for most crosses by a Man City player in the past two years.

Who will we transfer in for next Saturday’s EPL matches?

Also, next week, fantasy football starts! Stay tuned to see how our draft plays out.

Fantasy Football and EPL Futból Week 1 Review

Very good start to the EPL fantasy season, but like Tiger leaving a couple strokes on the board in yesterday’s PGA Championship, a couple late lineup decisions kept us from being first.

Since fantasy football isn’t starting for us in a couple weeks, we’ll be focusing on our EPL fantasy futból team for now. Check out our post from last week to see the main differences between fantasy football and fantasy futból.

Our main EPL fantasy league is a $50, 8-team, winner take all league with total scoring. Thus, whoever scores the most points over the course of a season wins.

In our main league, we are determining the winner based on who finishes 1st in the first session (first half of the season), with another $50 follow-up for the second session.

After Week 1, our EPL fantasy futból team scored 70 points, good for 2nd place in our main league. We’re also in a separate head-to-head league and won that matchup.

For context, to make it in the top 1% of all EPL fantasy futból teams last year, you’d need to average around 55-60 points for each game week.

However, two late swaps prevented us from being first. The first was swapping out Richarlison for Sessegnon in MID, and swapping out Mendy for Davies in DEF. Those two decisions cost us 25 points.

Oh well. Until next week.

In other news, our fantasy football team drafts 2nd in our 12-team, one keeper league. Stay tuned for updates on who every team in this league will keep before our draft in two weeks.

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Follow Our Journey in Fantasy Football and Futból

StakeHaul invite you to join in our joy, heartbreak, and betting for fantasy football and English Premier League futból this upcoming season. Don’t forget to place your side bets on fantasy using the StakeHaul platform.

Well boys and girls, fantasy sports season is upon us. Another season full of smack talk, pulling your hair out over lineup decisions, and betting, at least in our world.

We’re going to focus on fantasy football (NFL) and fantasy futból (English Premier League) for this series. Since the NFL season doesn’t start until September, and since the fantasy draft we’re involved in isn’t until end of August, we’ll focus on recapping our EPL lineups and scoring for the next couple weeks.

There are over 4.5 million people signed up for fantasy futból on the official Premier League site this year alone. While it has a long way to go to catch the number of people playing fantasy football, its growth over the last few years has been staggering. When that’s coupled with the growth of American interest in overseas futból, could it challenge the NFL for fantasy dominance in the next 5-10 years? Only time will tell.

The default rules are much different than default fantasy football rules in the States. A more detailed explanation of the fantasy EPL rules can be found here, but below are examples of how they differ:

  • Instead of drafting a team like in fantasy football, you get 100 million pounds for your futból team budget for  fifteen players, eleven of which you must start on a weekly basis.
  • You may not have more than three players from one Premier League club on your fantasy futból team.
  • You must select a captain and a vice-captain for your futból team each week. The captain of your team has his final weekly score multiplied by two. If your selected captain does not play, then the scoring goes based on your vice-captain.
  • While you can set your league to be head-to-head like is standard in fantasy football, in the majority of fantasy futból leagues, your rank is based on your total score from all game weeks.
  • You are only allowed one free transfer per week. If you make more than one transfer in a given week, you lose four points for each subsequent transfer.

Got all that? Even if you’ve played fantasy futból for multiple years, there’s nothing like switching your lineup twenty times to start the year to maximize the value of your budget.

That being said, here’s how our fantasy futból lineup looks to start the season…

Best of luck to everyone in their side bets this season! We love talking to our fans, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the upcoming EPL season!