RSO Staff Picks: Week 17

Updated: December 28th 2014

Week 16 Results

1. Wendkos –  11 points = 10-6 + 1 fantasy win (Busts – tied with Goodwin)
2. Papson –  10 points = 8-8 + 2 fantasy wins (Stars, Sleepers)
3t. Wendell –  9 points = 9-7
3t. Goodwin –  9 points = 8-8 + 1 fantasy win (Busts – tied with Wendkos)

Tough week of picking games for everyone, but Wendkos takes the week with a 10-6 record and 1 fantasy point for his Bust predictions. Wendell does enough to maintain his lead heading into Week 17. Wendell leads by 7 points over Wendkos with Goodwin and Papson out of the race. With only 1 fantasy point up for grabs this week, it will be tough for Wendkos to catch Wendell, who looks to go wire to wire.

Overall Standings

1. Wendell – 182 points = 162-78 + 20 fantasy wins
2. Wendkos – 175 points = 163-77 + 12 fantasy wins
3. Goodwin – 167 points = 159-81 + 8 fantasy wins
4. Papson – 159 points = 150-89 + 9 fantasy wins

Week 17 NFL Game Picks

Game 1. Wendell 2. Wendkos 3. Goodwin 4. Papson

CLV @ BAL

ravens browns ravens ravens

DAL @ WSH

cowboys redskins cowboys cowboys

IND @ TEN

colts titans colts colts

JAX @ HOU

texans jaguars texans texans

SD @ KC

chargers chiefs chiefs chiefs

NJY @ MIA

dolphins jets dolphins dolphins

CHI @ MIN

vikings bears vikings vikings

BUF @ NE

patriots bills bills patriots

PHI @ NYG

eagles giants giants eagles

NO @ TB

saints bucs saints bucs

OAK @ DEN

broncos raiders broncos broncos

ARI @ SF

49ers cardinals 49ers 49ers

STL @ SEA

seahawks rams seahawks seahawks

CAR @ ATL

falcons panthers falcons falcons

DET @ GB

packers lions packers packers

CIN @ PIT

steelers bengals steelers steelers

Week 17 Fantasy Picks

Wendell
Sleeper: T. Bridgewater
Bust: Philip Rivers
Star: OBJ
Wendkos
Sleeper:
Bust:
Star:
Goodwin
Sleeper: D. Freeman
Bust: Patriots Offense
Star: OBJ
Papson
Sleeper: D. Freeman
Bust: Lions DST
Star: J. Nelson

RSO Staff Picks: Week 16

Updated: December 20th 2014

Week 15 Results

1t. Wendell –  14 points = 11-5 + 3 fantasy wins (Sleepers, Stars, Busts)
1t. Wendkos –  14 points = 14-2
3. Papson –  9 points = 9-7
4. Goodwin –  8 points = 8-8

Incredible week of picking games by Wendkos, but unfortunately he did not submit any fantasy picks, and Wendell was on point once again, taking all 3 categories. Wendkos will need a big last two weeks to try and close the gap between him and Wendell.

Overall Standings

1. Wendell – 173 points = 153-71 + 20 fantasy wins
2. Wendkos – 164 points = 153-71 + 11 fantasy wins
3. Goodwin – 158 points = 151-73 + 7 fantasy wins
4. Papson – 149 points = 142-81 + 7 fantasy wins

Week 16 NFL Game Picks

Game 1. Wendell 2. Wendkos 3. Goodwin 4. Papson

TEN @ JAX

jaguars jaguars jaguars titans

PHI @ WSH

eagles eagles eagles eagles

SD @ SF

chargers 49ers 49ers 49ers

MIN @ MIA

dolphins dolphins dolphins vikings

BLT @ HOU

ravens ravens ravens texans

DET @ CHI

lions lions lions lions

CLV @ CAR

panthers panthers browns panthers

ATL @ NO

saints saints saints saints

GB @ TB

packers packers packers packers

KC @ PIT

steelers steelers steelers steelers

NE @ NYJ

patriots patriots patriots patriots

NYG @ STL

rams rams rams rams

BUF @ OAK

bills raiders bills bills

IND @ DAL

colts cowboys cowboys colts

SEA @ ARI

seahawks seahawks seahawks seahawks

DEN @ CIN

broncos broncos broncos bengals

Week 16 Fantasy Picks

Wendell
Thursday Night:
Sleeper: M. Lee
Bust: Clip Board Jesus
Star: Blake Bortles

Sat/Sun:
Sleeper: Pierre Thomas
Bust: Arian Foster
Star: M. Stafford

Monday:
Sleeper: A. Dalton
Bust: Peyton Manning
Star: AJ Green

Wendkos
Thursday Night:
Sleeper: M. Lee
Bust: B. Sankey
Star: B. Bortles

Sat/Sun:
Sleeper: J. Manziel
Bust: Kyle Orton
Star: A. Rodgers

Monday:
Sleeper: W. Welker
Bust: A. Dalton
Star: P. Manning

Goodwin
Thursday Night:
Sleeper: M. Lee
Bust: Titans RBs
Star: B. Bortles

Sat/Sun:
Sleeper: D. Martin
Bust: J. Gordon
Star: D. Brees

Monday:
Sleeper: J. Thompson
Bust: J. Hill
Star: CJ Anderson

Papson
Thursday Night:
Sleeper: C. Whitehurst
Bust: Jaguars
Star: D. Walker

Sat/Sun:
Sleeper: R. Wayne
Bust: J. Flacco
Star: Sea DST

Monday:
Sleeper: Bengals DST
Bust: Broncos DST
Star: J. Hill

RSO Staff Picks: Week 15

Updated: December 19th 2014

Week 14 Results

1. Goodwin – 11 points = 10-6 + 1 fantasy win (Sleepers)
2t. Wendell – 10 points = 9-7 + 1 fantasy win (Stars)
2t. Wendkos – 10 points = 9-7 + 1 fantasy win (Busts)
2t. Papson – 10 points = 10-6

Goodwin takes the week with his 10 wins and picking the best sleepers. Pretty tough week overall and not much movement in the standings.

Overall Standings

1. Wendell – 159 points = 142-66 + 17 fantasy wins
2. Wendkos – 150 points = 139-69 + 11 fantasy wins
3. Goodwin – 150 points = 143-65 + 7 fantasy wins
4. Papson – 130 points = 133-74 + 7 fantasy wins

Week 15 NFL Game Picks

Game 1. Wendell 2. Wendkos 3. Goodwin 4. Papson

ARI @ STL

rams cardinals rams rams

PIT @ ATL

steelers steelers steelers steelers

WSH @ NYG

giants giants giants giants

MIA @ NE

patriots patriots patriots patriots

OAK @ KC

chiefs chiefs chiefs chiefs

HOU @ IND

colts colts colts colts

JAX @ BAL

ravens ravens ravens ravens

GB @ BUF

packers packers packers packers

TB @ CAR

bucs panthers bucs panthers

CIN @ CLV

bengals bengals browns browns

NYJ @ TEN

titans jets titans titans

DEN @ SD

broncos broncos chargers broncos

MIN @ DET

lions lions lions vikings

SF @ SEA

seahawks seahawks seahawks seahawks

DAL @ PHI

eagles eagles eagles eagles

NO @ CHI

saints saints bears bears

Week 15 Fantasy Picks

Wendell
Thursday Night:
Sleeper: Larry Fitz
Bust: Tre Mason
Star: Drew StantonSunday:
Sleeper: D. Anderson
Bust: Colin Kaepernick
Star: Antonio Brown

Monday:
Sleeper: Kenny Stills
Bust: Jay Cutler
Star: Drew Brees

Wendkos
No Picks
Goodwin
Thursday Night:
Sleeper: Jaron Brown
Bust: Tre Mason
Star: Jared CookSunday:
Sleeper: Chris Johnson
Bust: AJ Green
Star: Keenan Allen

Monday:
Sleeper: M. Wilson
Bust: Jimmy Graham
Star: Matt Forte

Papson
Thursday Night:
Sleeper: Shaun Hill
Bust: Kerwynn Williams
Star: STL DSTSunday:
Sleeper: J. Football
Bust: Matt Ryan
Star: Josh Gordon

Monday:
Sleeper: Jay Cutler
Bust: Jimmy Graham
Star: Martellus Bennett

numberFire/RSO Champion!

Updated: February 19th 2015

NOTE: This guest column is being written by numberFire NFL contributor Tyler Buecher, who won the inaugural We Will Mock You: Reality Sports Online/numberFire Writers league by defeating 12-1 Leo Howell, by a score of 130.0 to 119.5 in the championship. Reality Sports Online’s Matt Goodwin took third place. Tyler, a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan,  can be followed on Twitter via @gingersauce4u

Wow Reality Sports Online, what a product.

RSO has created one of the most all-encompassing, innovative platforms for both fantasy football amateurs and enthusiasts alike. The We Will Mock You: RSO/numberFire Writer league just wrapped up our inaugural season and it was a great experience from start to finish. The league held a three-round rookie draft which was followed by a Free Agency Auction.

RSO’s Free Agency Auction Room was everything you could look for as a fantasy GM. Drafting in an auction format, teams were able to bid on players in both single and multi-year contracts simultaneously. Each team in our league was allotted one 4-year deal, two 3-year deals, and three 2-year deals to use on any particular player with the rest of their rosters on 1-year deals.

Each GM constructed their team by applying these deals and bidding on players with various contract lengths and dollar amounts. Managing both your cap space and your multi-year deals provided a true NFL GM experience, all of which is fully customizable.

The rookie draft that our league held provided my team with some great youth at wide receiver as I was able to pick up Brandin Cooks, Marqise Lee, and Jarvis Landry. Cooks provided me with some quality flex plays before sustaining his season-ending injury, but the future is bright. Unfortunately injuries throughout the season had led me to releasing Landry right before he started carrying the Miami offense, as a move that might be my biggest regret of the season.

The team I wanted to construct through the Free Agency Auction Room was built on two key principles. I wanted to invest my long term 4-year contract on a wide receiver that had the potential of finishing as a top-five receiver each of those years. Julio Jones ended up providing exactly that as he ended this year as the fifth best wide receiver in our scoring format (0.5 PPR) on a 4-year $90 million deal.

Secondly, I wanted my two 3-year deals to be spent on wide receivers or running backs that were either in their prime or were on the cusp of a breakout season. After watching a few of the top running backs fly off the board at exorbitant prices, I nominated Le’Veon Bell and was able to pick him up at three years for $50.5 million. Last year’s leading rusher, LeSean McCoy, was also an ideal candidate after seeing how successful he was in his first year in Chip Kelly’s offense and I was able to pick him up at a more expensive $89 million for three years.  Bell ended the year as the second best running back with Shady finishing tenth.

The rest of my roster comprised of both some hits (Jeremy Maclin, Mark Ingram) and some misses (Rueben Randle, Jacquizz Rodgers). I had a trio of quarterbacks I rotated through based on matchups in Russell Wilson, Tony Romo, and Ryan Tannehill. The grouping combined to provide me with a QB6, only a few points behind Drew Brees (QB4) and Ben Roethlisberger (QB5). I streamed defenses throughout the year with mixed success, but none provided me quite the output as the Baltimore defense did in the championship game putting up 22 points.

Overall I ended up with two top-10 running backs in Bell and McCoy, three top-10 wide receivers in Julio, Maclin, and Randall Cobb, and had success streaming quarterbacks and defenses. The core of those five players led to my team accruing the most points in the league this year and I was fortunate enough to claim champion of the 10-team league. This team has a bright future ahead of it with youth at several positions locked up as a key part of my strategy, and I look forward to building on this success in 2015.

For any fantasy football enthusiast looking to enhance their dynasty experience, I highly recommend Reality Sports Online.

RSO Staff Picks: Week 14

Updated: April 21st 2015

Week 13 Results

1t. Wendell – 12 points = 10-6 + 2 fantasy wins (Sleepers, Stars)
1t. Wendkos – 12 points = 12-4
1t. Goodwin – 12 points = 11-5 + 1 fantasy win (Busts)
4. Papson – 10 points = 10-6

Overall Standings

1. Wendell149 points = 133-59 + 16 fantasy wins
2. Wendkos140 points = 130-62 + 10 fantasy wins
3. Goodwin139 points = 133-59 + 6 fantasy wins
4. Papson120 points = 123-68 + 7 fantasy wins

Week 14 NFL Game Picks

Game 1. Wendell 2. Wendkos 3. Goodwin 4. Papson

DAL @ CHI

PIT @ CIN

STL @ WSH

NYG @ TEN

CAR @ NO

NYJ @ MIN

BAL @ MIA

IND @ CLE

TB @ DET

HOU @ JAX

BUF @ DEN

KC @ ARI

SEA @ PHI

SF @ OAK

NE @ SD

ATL @ GB

Week 14 Fantasy Picks

WendellThursday Night:
Sleeper: T. Williams
Bust: B. Marshall
Star: T. Romo

Sunday:
Sleeper: S. Hill
Bust: J. Maclin
Star: A. Foster

Monday:
Sleeper: D. Adams
Bust: S. Jackson
Star: J. Nelson

WendkosThursday Night:
Sleeper: T. Williams
Bust: B. Marshall
Star: D. Bryant

Sunday:
Sleeper: B. Tate
Bust: C. McCoy
Star: J. Graham

Monday:
Sleeper: J. Starks
Bust: R. White
Star: A. Rodgers

GoodwinThursday Night:
Sleeper: C. Beasley
Bust: A. Jeffery
Star: M. Forte

Sunday:
Sleeper: A. Hawkins
Bust: M. Evans
Star: R. Gronk

Monday:
Sleeper: R. Rodgers
Bust: M. Ryan
Star: J. Nelson

PapsonThursday Night:
Sleeper: Bears D/ST
Bust: D. Bryant
Star: M. Bennett

Sunday:
Sleeper: T. West
Bust: Cards RBs
Star: Texans D/ST

Monday:
Sleeper: D. Adams
Bust: M. Ryan
Star: A. Rodgers

RSO Staff Picks: Week 13

Updated: December 4th 2014

Week 12 Results

1t. Wendell – 13 points = 11-4 + 2 fantasy wins (Sleepers, Busts)
1t. Wendkos – 13 points = 12-3 + 1 fantasy win (Stars)
3. Goodwin – 12 points = 12-3
4. Papson – 10 points = 10-5

Overall Standings

1. Wendell137 points = 123-53 + 14 fantasy wins
2. Wendkos128 points = 118-58 + 10 fantasy wins
3. Goodwin127 points = 122-54 + 5 fantasy wins
4. Papson120 points = 113-62 + 7 fantasy wins

Week 13 NFL Game Picks

Game 1. Wendell 2. Wendkos 3. Goodwin 4. Papson

CHI @ DET

PHI @ DAL

SEA @ SF

WSH @ IND

TEN @ HOU

CLE @ BUF

SD @ BAL

NYG @ JAX

CIN @ TB

OAK @ STL

NO @ PIT

CAR @ MIN

ARI @ ATL

NE @ GB

DEN @ KC

MIA @ NYJ

Week 13 Fantasy Picks

Wendell

Thursday Night:
Sleeper: M. Sanchez
Bust: R. Wilson
Star: M. Stafford

Sunday:
Sleeper: D. Robinson
Bust: R. Cobb
Star: A. Luck

Monday:
Sleeper: J. Landry
Bust: G. Smith
Star: R. Tannehill

Wendkos

NO PICKS

Goodwin

Thursday Night:
Sleeper: J. Witten
Bust: B. Marshall
Star: T. Romo

Sunday:
Sleeper: C. Johnson
Bust: J. Nelson
Star: L. Bell

Monday:
Sleeper: J. Landry
Bust: Jets Team
Star: Dolphins D/ST

Papson

Thursday Night:
Sleeper: T. Moeaki
Bust: D. Bryant
Star: G. Tate

Sunday:
Sleeper: M. Wheaton
Bust: A. Rodgers
Star: A. Luck

Monday:
Sleeper: J. Amaro
Bust: L. Miller
Star: M. Wallace