Month: June 2020

June 29, 2020

Catching Up With A Martinez

Full disclosure, I was a fan of A Martinez before I ever met him in person. As an avid Dodger fan, I would listen to Martinez deftly handle the pre and postgame show that could mimic a war zone after particularly tough losses. Hosting DodgerTalk had him sitting with the legendary Ross Porter, who handled the fan base so well for more than 2 decades. I knew what his sitting in that seat meant. 

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June 25, 2020

Year 2 QBs Ready to Break Out?

Daniel Jones is ready to step into fantasy glory.

June 19, 2020

Los Underrated Players Who Are Being Drafted Too Low

Sometimes you look at ADP lists and wonder, “why is that guy so low?” You file it away in the memory bank, knowing that this player might fall in drafts and be a value pick later. Our Arriba/Abajo series continues with the Underrated players. Los Muy Abajo. We came up with 3 players each at QB, RB and pass catcher— WR or TE —  that we think are aren’t getting enough love compared to the ADP of some other players. Muy Abajo. To figure ADP we used 4for4.com, which has an updated composite of several different sites that are conducting drafts. Let’s open up with the QBs (draft round is based on a 12-team league).

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June 17, 2020

Overrated: The Players Who Are Too Arriba on Draft Boards

Our Arriba/Abajo series continues with the Overrated players. Los Muy Arriba. We came up with 3 players each at QB, RB and pass catcher— WR or TE —  that we think are going a little too high compared to the ADP of some other players. Muy Arriba. To figure ADP we used 4for4.com, which has a regularly updated composite of several different sites that are conducting drafts. Let’s open up with the QBs (Note: Draft round is based on a 12-team league).

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June 16, 2020

Polo’s Big Shots

I’ve always had an affinity for people who are self-made.

My father, Juan, was a self-made man. He left school after the 6th grade and began driving a bus in Jalisco, Mexico when he was 13. When he and my mother came to El Norte and settled in the San Fernando Valley a few months before I was born, he had to reinvent himself. It took a few years of moving through factory jobs, but he eventually landed a job driving for Bonanza, a cement company. That led to him forming his own cement pump business, which he did for more than 30 years before retiring. 

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June 15, 2020

Arriba/Abajo: Overrated/Underrated Teams of the AFC

The AFC landscape had a seismic shift when TB12 took his talents to Tampa Bay. Will there be a new king in the AFC East? Is 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes ready to take the Chiefs on a similar run like the Patriots? Is Cleveland ready to FINALLY take a step forward after all those top draft picks (and coaching changes)?

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June 11, 2020

Arriba/Abajo: Overrated/Underrated Teams of the NFC

The NFL offseason can be so long, that we overanalyze teams based on 16-game schedules (more if there’s playoffs) and then spend months hyping up some players while tempering the enthusiasm for others. 

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June 8, 2020

2019 Fantasy Draft: Otra Vez, the Do-Over

I should have taken it as an omen. And not a good one. Our first Familialogy location draft in San Diego on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend 2019, and it was at a craft brewery. Wanting to be responsible, I called for a Lyft from the hotel to the brewery.

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June 4, 2020

Diving Into the Shallow End of Top 10 Tight Ends

Our rankings of the 11-20 WRs brings you breakout stars and former elite WRs.