Author: Jorge Martin

May 3, 2022

TOP ROOKIE RB LANDING SPOTS FROM NFL DRAFT

The NFL Draft is in the rear-view mirror. Now what? What comes next may be just as much fun, if not more, than the buildup to the NFL’s version of a Tijuana Swap Meet.

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March 22, 2022

LOCO FREE AGENCY RECAP

It really was just nine days ago that we woke up with Tom Brady still retired, Deshaun Watson’s future still uncertain and a couple other signal callers not exactly making plans to call a mover.

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February 12, 2022

SUPER BOWL LVI DFS PREVIEW, DO IT FOR NOLAN!

This one is for Nolan Cromwell. Don’t remember him? That’s OK. He was an option Qb at Kansas who converted and played free safety for the Los Angeles Rams from 1977-87, and even made the Pro Bowl four times.

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January 27, 2022

NFL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND, REMATCH FOR SUPER BOWL SHOTS

I remember the ending of the original Rocky. It was at the culmination of 15 grueling rounds that was inspired by the near-death experience that was Ali-Frazier III, aka the Thrilla in Manila. Sorry, I just realized I referenced that last week. But at the end of the movie’s epic battle, Apollo Creed, his ribs broken, but his spirit barely intact, yelled into Rocky’s ear, “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” Rocky said he didn’t want one. Well, for the NFL Championship round of the playoffs, just one step from the Super Bowl, we get not just one, but two rematches.

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January 21, 2022

NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND DFS, THE GREATEST WEEKEND OF FOOTBALL

About 20 years ago, I read Peter King’s recap of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs in Sports Illustrated. He called it the greatest weekend of football all year. I hadn’t thought of it at the time, because I was focused on the games, but he was 100% right.

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January 14, 2022

SUPER WILDCARD WEEKEND DFS, DID SOMEONE SAY PLAYOFFS?!

Playoffs?! Can someone cue up Jim Mora’s YouTube rant? I love this time of year. I remember when I worked in baseball, no matter how tired you were after the six-month crucible that was the season, everyone in the front office always found that extra gear in the postseason to match the players. It’s the same thing now.

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January 8, 2022

WEEK 18 DFS, LOCO WEEK STILL WITH CALIENTE PLAYS

Week 18 is crazy. Una locura as we’d say in Spanish. It reminds me of those late-season baseball games when teams that are out of the pennant race are playing minor leaguers to see what they might have for the next season. And those teams that have already clinched are sitting their studs to freshen them up for the playoffs. At best, you get an at-bat followed by a seat on the bench.

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December 31, 2021

WEEK 17 DFS, FELIZ ANO NUEVO

Familia, if you don’t have a championship to play for this week, we have you covered. DFS is how we’re going to rearrange our content from now through the Super Bowl. We’ll focus on players who are both expensive and primed to break the slate, as well as those value plays who can help you get those important points at the end of your roster.

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December 30, 2021

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK ADENTRO Y AFUERA, JUST WIN, BABY & TRIBUTE TO JOHN MADDEN

The irony of starting this column with a tribute after the passing of the legendary John Madden is that the ethos of the old Oakland Raiders was “Just Win, Baby.” Still is in the Las Vegas incarnation, but I very much identify those words with Al Davis and Madden. Because for all the Miller Lite commercials, hundreds of national NFL broadcasts and millions of video games bearing his name, John Madden was first and foremost a football coach.

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December 28, 2021

WEEK 17 LOS PEEKUPS, CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK. READY TO BE A CAMPEON?

Familia, if you’re reading this, felicidades! You’re in the title game. Salud, pat yourself on the back, but your work is not done. Time to finish the job. There are still players to pick up to either add depth with COVID still running rampant through the NFL, to plug into your lineup or to block your opponent from using them against you. This is no time to let up. You only get so many chances at a title!

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