Week 2: Fantasy Football Talk by Jared Calhoun

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By Jared Calhoun

9/12/2013

Why you shouldn’t draft Patriot’s RBs or WRs and Week 2 Buy Lows and Sell highs!

The preseason does not matter.

Patriots ruin your fantasy team. (Except Tom Brady)

I only drafted two Patriots players this year through 5 leagues. I drafted Rob Gronkowski in a league where I got him in the late 4th round and Kembrell Thompkins as a late roun pick in a very deep league. Our most recent example over hyped Patriots players, Thompkins and Sudfeld, had ‘breakout’ preseason performances against 2nd and 3rd string defenses had only to fall on their face in their week one preview. There was so much hype on both those players you would have through it was the next Gronkoski and Megatron themselves.

Then you have Danny Amendola who couldn’t even make it a half before getting hurt. No one denies his production, but I don’t want a player on my team that isn’t dependable. SELL HIGH WHILE YOU CAN! Julian Edelman comes in and vultures two TDs. He is obviously a reliable target of Brady’s mind. If you got Edelman in your draft or off of waivers, I’d start him as a number 3 or weak number 2 receiver. I would use him over the likes of Dwayne Bowe and Torrey Smith this week . Torrey Smith has the same match up Mike Wallace did last week in Joe Hayden where he put up an awful statistical day just last week. As a late round pick or a pick up there is some serious value here in Edelman.

Then you look at Ridley, yes he had a productive season last year. The key word here is last year. So he probably lost you your week because of his coaches lack of commitment and his performance. Shane Vereen comes in and plays hurt for the rest of the game over him. Ridley is lucky he will get his job back because of the lack of talent behind him and Vereen, but who is to say they run the ball at all because of their fumble worries.

Sell High!

Micheal Vick
If you have a top ten QB and Vick, see if you can pawn him off for a solid running back or receiver upgrade. This offense will put up huge points but he could also be out for the year tomorrow.

Peyton Manning
I’m not saying he won’t be awesome the rest of the year, but check with that Flacco or Freeman owner to see if they would upgrade you at running back. QBs are everywhere, including waivers. Maybe you could grab a player like David Wilson or Giovanni Bernand.

Buy Low

Trent Richardson

He absolutely torched the respectable Miami defense on the first drive and then they stacked the box, so the Browns played the odds and went to the air with Weeden. That didn’t work out too well for Richardson or the Browns. Look for them to lean on what works. Richardson has good historical stats against the Ravens, and now they are without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.

Giovanni Bernard

This guy didn’t get much action and had 2 long plays called back on penalties. I knew the Browns wouldn’t make him the primary running back over Benjarvus Green-Ellis week one, but it will come. They took Bernard over every other running back in the draft because they believe he is special. This is a great time to give someone “safer” or an extra WR for Bernard. Green-Ellis averaged under 3 yards per carry on 33 carries. This isn’t a new trend for him. That screams replacement.

Fantasy Football Talk by Jared Calhoun

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By: Jared Calhoun

8/30/2013

This time of year, many preseason lists become out dated with injuries and depth chart adjustments. If you’re drafting this weekend like I am, here are some players that are guaranteed to help you win your league and some players that will sink you like an anchor. I’m interested in drafting players with as few question marks as possible.

Under Drafted Players

QB – Matt Stafford DET– Stafford’s touch downs dropped from 41 in 2011 to 20 in 2012. If he ends up with a happy medium around 30 or so and he will be leading you to glory considering you may be able to get him in the 8th round or later. Remember how bad his WRs outside of Calvin Johnson were last year? It can only get better. He will play this whole year at 25 years old.

QB – Andrew Luck IND – I really think Luck has the capability to be a top 5 QB with a year of experience. I would take luck in the first 6 rounds for 10-12 team leagues.  This whole team is another year older and Ahmad Bradshaw will help keep Luck upright. I’d rather have him than Newton, Kaepernick, RG3, Ryan or Russell Wilson.

RB – David Wilson NYG – If you already drafted and you picked Wilson, you struck fantasy gold. His backfield counterpoint Andre Brown suffered a fractured leg this week. Wilson is explosive with top 10 back potential. Draft with confidence in the 2nd round. Look at his stats from the last couple weeks of the season in 2012.

RB – Giovanni Bernard CIN– I would draft this guy in the second round and be happy about it. He was drafted to take over for Green-Ellis and I think it is sooner rather than later. The Bengals drafted him in the second round for a reason.

WR – Torrey Smith – With the departure of Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta’s injury, Smith will have all the opportunity in the world to improve on his 8 TDs from last year. This will be his 3rd year and which is the year that we normally see a large jump in production from receivers.

WR – Josh Gordon CLE – The browns have a great offensive line with a great running back and an improving QB. This is a 12 round pick or beyond. Gordon is suspended the first couple games of the season and may even be able to be grabbed off waivers at some point.

Stay Away Players

QB – Robert Griffin III – This guy is still coming back from knee surgery, while he has big time potential, I will not draft a player who is a running QB that will be changing his style of play. I’m looking for a guy to take me to the playoffs, not someone who will be leaving games early or be out half of the season.

RB – Arian Foster – Foster’s yards per carry average has dropped each of the last three years. Enough said. He wasn’t healthy enough to play in the pre-season and Ben Tate is chomping at the bit. This guy will not be my 1st round pick. I would take him in the second round but I doubt he ever falls to that.

RB – Darren McFadden OAK – This guy could blow up in my face, but I want nothing to do with it. He is an injury risk and he plays on a bad team. The box will be stacked against him. STAY AWAY! Let someone else gamble.

WR – Andre Johnson TEX – Look out for this guy. As great of a career as he has had he has never had 10 TDs in a season. That is not what I want from a top receiver. They drafted DeAndre Hopkins and I believe he will benefit more this year from Andre Johnson’s double team than Johnson benefits from Hopkins presence.

This Week on The Balance – 7/20

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Airdate: July 20, 2013
Host: Tom Marquis

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports
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9:05-10:00: Racing Talk – Kenny Barr and/or Cliff Tanner from Radio Speed Talk
10:00-10:25: Brad Jones and Chris Maggiolo – Meet Your Makers from www.tocurefood.com
10:30-10:55: Fantasy Football Huddle – The Boys are gearing up!!

You don’t want to miss this week’s show. You can catch it LIVE Saturday 9-11a EST on Blog Talk Radio here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-balance/2013/07/20/the-balance AND on the encore on Indiana Talks from 3-5p. Also, feel free to call in to discuss racing, meet your makers, and/or fantasy football with host Tom Marquis at (917) 889-8516.

This Week on The Balance – 12/15

 

The Balance
Airdate: December 15, 2012
Host: Tom Marquis

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports
1209 Country Club Rd
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Indianapolis, IN 46234
Phone (317) 903-8063
Email tom@indyprosports.com

9:05-9:30: Radio Speed Talk Guys
9:05-9:20: SPECIAL GUEST – Roger Curtis – Michigan International Speedway President
9:30-10:00: College Saturday
10:00-10:02: Elizabeth the Greek
10:00-10:15: SPECIAL GUEST – Jeff CurtsBears Claws
10:15-10:30: A Look Around the NBA
10:30-11:00: Indy Pro Sports Fantasy Football Huddle

You don’t want to miss this week’s show. You can catch it LIVE on Blog Talk Radio on Saturday 9a-11a EST here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-balance/2012/12/15/the-balance. Also, feel free to call in to discuss racing, college football, college basketball, Elizabeth the Greek, NFL, NBA, and/or Fantasy Football with host Tom Marquis at (917) 889-8516.

This Week on The Balance – 11/10

 

The Balance  
Airdate: November 10, 2012
Host: Tom Marquis

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports
1209 Country Club Rd
Country Club Industrial Park
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Phone (317) 903-8063
Email tom@indyprosports.com

9:05-9:30: Radio Speed Talk
9:30-10:00: Evan Williams – Purdue University
9:30-10:00: Jimmy “The Intern” Cavanaugh – Indiana University
10:00-10:05: Elizabeth the Greek
10:05-10:15: – NFL/Colts
10:15-10:30: – NBA
10:30-11:00: Indy Pro Sports Fantasy Football Huddle with 2 Dollar Bill Josh, Sparky, and more

You don’t want to miss this week’s show. You can catch it LIVE on Blog Talk Radio on Saturday 9a-11a EST here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-balance/2012/11/10/the-balance. Also, feel free to call in to discuss racing, college football, Elizabeth the Greek, NFL, MLB, and/or Fantasy Football with host Tom Marquis at (917) 889-8516.

This Week on The Balance – 10/27

 

The Balance  
Airdate: October 27, 2012
Host: Tom Marquis

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports
1209 Country Club Rd
Country Club Industrial Park
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Phone (317) 903-8063
Email tom@indyprosports.com

9:05-9:30: Radio Speed Talk
9:30-10:00: Evan Williams – Purdue University
9:30-10:00: Jimmy “The Intern” Cavanaugh – Indiana University
10:00-10:05: Elizabeth the Greek
10:05-10:15: – NFL/Colts
10:15-10:30: – MLB
10:30-11:00: Indy Pro Sports Fantasy Football Huddle with 2 Dollar Bill Josh, Sparky, and more

You don’t want to miss this week’s show. You can catch it LIVE on Blog Talk Radio on Saturday 9a-11a EST here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-balance/2012/10/20/the-balance. Also, feel free to call in to discuss racing, college football, Elizabeth the Greek, NFL, MLB, and/or Fantasy Football with host Tom Marquis at (917) 889-8516.

This Week on The Balance – 10/20

 

The Balance  
Airdate: October 20, 2012
Host: Tom Marquis

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports
1209 Country Club Rd
Country Club Industrial Park
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Phone (317) 903-8063
Email tom@indyprosports.com

9:05-9:30: Radio Speed Talk
9:30-10:00: Evan Williams – Purdue University
9:30-10:00: Jimmy “The Intern” Cavanaugh – Indiana University
10:00-10:05: Elizabeth the Greek
10:05-10:15: – NFL/Colts
10:15-10:30: – MLB
10:30-11:00: Indy Pro Sports Fantasy Football Huddle with 2 Dollar Bill Josh, Sparky, and more

You don’t want to miss this week’s show. You can catch it LIVE on Blog Talk Radio on Saturday 9a-11a EST here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-balance/2012/10/20/the-balance. Also, feel free to call in to discuss racing, college football, Elizabeth the Greek, NFL, MLB, and/or Fantasy Football with host Tom Marquis at (917) 889-8516.

This Week on The Balance

 

The Balance  
Airdate: October 13, 2012
Host: Tom Marquis

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports
1209 Country Club Rd
Country Club Industrial Park
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Phone (317) 903-8063
Email tom@indyprosports.com

9:05-9:30: Radio Speed Talk
9:30-10:00: Evan Williams – Purdue University
9:30-10:00: Jimmy “The Intern” Cavanaugh – Indiana University
10:00-10:05: Elizabeth the Greek
10:05-10:15: – NFL
10:15-10:30: – MLB
10:30-11:00: Indy Pro Sports Fantasy Football Huddle with 2 Dollar Bill Josh, Sparky, and more

You don’t want to miss this week’s show. You can catch it LIVE on Blog Talk Radio on Saturday 9a-11a EST here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-balance/2012/10/06/the-balance. Also, feel free to call in to discuss racing, college football, Elizabeth the Greek, NFL, MLB, and/or Fantasy Football with host Tom Marquis at (917) 889-8516.

Fantasy Football Huddle

 

Fantasy Football 2012 is here. Are you ready?

Each week I as your fearless leader will attempt to guide you thru this wild and crazy jungle of Fantasy Football.

Every year, fantasy owners are looking for an edge. They need to have the best rankings, find the best experts and utilize the best tools to help win that fantasy championship.

The Balance is that edge. Each week tune into the Balance for the Fantasy Football Huddle. Also I would extend the invite to all Fantasy owners to call in the show. We will discuss your teams and strategy,and our world famous “Buy,Sell,Trade”

Remember that there are many paths to take in winning a championship and lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season.

The goal is to put your team in the best possible position by creating flexibility in your lineup as well as being creative if you have any roadblocks.

The Fantasy Football Huddle we will the latest thoughts on what’s hot, who’s not and other breaking news and analysis that impacts the world of NFL fantasy football.

Lets have a great year and good luck

Your leader
Tom

The 2012 Balance Fantasy Draft Results

So if you missed The annual draft party at BW3’S in Avon last night you missed a great time and the hottest wings known to man. Yes Brian Jessen and I did the tradition of ordering the Blazin. Red Flag should have been when they brought wings out and they were black. WOW…yeah I am no afraid to admit I had to order Milk. I literally felt like my stomach was of going to explode. All I can say is your not a real man until you eat a Blazin wing at BW3’s whewww mommy. Our Social Media director Michelle Derr was not as brave,however she did eat the second hottest and was a real trooper. It was a great time.

Ok down to business. I noticed some of the team owners were on “autopilot” which is fine however you be looking at your line up and say words that will make you cover the ears of children. Well don’t sweat it to much you can add/drop or trade until you get your team perfect. We have a couple weeks untill the real son starts

Also I will be setting the schedules and and divisions today.

Good luck this season. I am looking forward to some fantastic match ups this year.

Here are the official draft results from the 2012 Balance Fantasy Football Draft

Round: 1
(1) Team Fork – Arian Foster RB
** (2) Pigskin Pirates – LeSean McCoy RB
(3) Rar’s Heros – Aaron Rodgers QB
(4) Soggy Bottom  Boys – Ray Rice RB
(5) True PackerFan – Drew Brees QB
(6) Victorious Secret – Eli Manning QB
(7) Bitchin Barbies – Tom Brady QB
(8) Team chapman – Maurice Jones-Drew RB
(9) Indianapolis Enforcers – Matthew Stafford QB
(10) Dornville Destroyers – Calvin Johnson WR
(11) Indy Triple Threat – Chris Johnson RB
(12) jwaescolts jwae – Larry Fitzgerald WR

Round: 2
(13) jwaescolts jwae – Andre Johnson WR
(14) Indy Triple Threat – Greg Jennings WR
(15) Dornville Destroyers – Marshawn Lynch RB
(16) Indianapolis Enforcers – Rob Gronkowski TE
(17) Team chapman – Roddy White WR
(18) Bitchin Barbies – Matt Forte RB
(19) Victorious Secret – Reggie Wayne WR
(20) True PackerFan – Fred Jackson RB
(21) Soggy Bottom  Boys – DeMarco Murray RB
(22) Rar’s Heros – Wes Welker WR
** (23) Pigskin Pirates – Adrian Peterson RB
(24) Team Fork – Darren McFadden RB

Round: 3
(25) Team Fork – Cam Newton QB
** (26) Pigskin Pirates – Peyton Manning QB
(27) Rar’s Heros – Jamaal Charles RB
(28) Soggy Bottom  Boys – Mike Wallace WR
(29) True PackerFan – Jordy Nelson WR
(30) Victorious Secret – Hakeem Nicks WR
(31) Bitchin Barbies – Jimmy Graham TE
(32) Team chapman – A.J. Green WR
(33) Indianapolis Enforcers – Victor Cruz WR
(34) Dornville Destroyers – Ryan Mathews RB
(35) Indy Triple Threat – Michael Vick QB
(36) jwaescolts jwae – Steven Jackson RB

Round: 4
(37) jwaescolts jwae – Julio Jones WR
(38) Indy Triple Threat – Frank Gore RB
(39) Dornville Destroyers – Brandon Marshall WR
(40) Indianapolis Enforcers – Michael Turner RB
(41) Team chapman – Trent Richardson RB
(42) Bitchin Barbies – Steve Smith WR
(43) Victorious Secret – Dez Bryant WR
(44) True PackerFan – Ahmad Bradshaw RB
(45) Soggy Bottom  Boys – Darren Sproles RB
(46) Rar’s Heros – Willis McGahee RB
** (47) Pigskin Pirates – Marques Colston WR
(48) Team Fork – Brandon Lloyd WR

Round: 5
(49) Team Fork – Miles Austin WR
** (50) Pigskin Pirates – BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB
(51) Rar’s Heros – Tony Romo QB
(52) Soggy Bottom  Boys – Vincent Jackson WR
(53) True PackerFan – Percy Harvin WR
(54) Victorious Secret – Steve Johnson WR
(55) Bitchin Barbies – Reggie Bush RB
(56) Team chapman – Jonathan Stewart RB
(57) Indianapolis Enforcers – Dwayne Bowe WR
(58) Dornville Destroyers – Stevan Ridley RB
(59) Indy Triple Threat – Antonio Gates TE
(60) jwaescolts jwae – Shonn Greene RB

Round: 6
(61) jwaescolts jwae – Vernon Davis TE
(62) Indy Triple Threat – Jeremy Maclin WR
(63) Dornville Destroyers – Philip Rivers QB
(64) Indianapolis Enforcers – Stephen Gostkowski K
(65) Team chapman – Jermichael Finley TE
(66) Bitchin Barbies – Roy Helu RB
(67) Victorious Secret – Beanie Wells RB
(68) True PackerFan – Matt Schaub QB[b][/b]