We are approaching the trade deadline in most leagues. For many owners, it’s the last best chance to make a drastic difference with your roster. Here’s some trade advice to help you with the process: 1. Be personable. Compliment your league's owners whenever you have an opportunity. Reach out when something bad happens like an injury. Keep your opinions to yourself while negotiating. Use rankings/point totals/facts. 2. Buy low or sell high based on strength of schedule. 3. Trade depth for studs.
The NFL Draft has become a nice appetizer before our main course in September. A mock version of said draft is meant to educate, and even entertain. At very least, it helps you pass the time. What follows is an early attempt at figuring out the best players available in this season's draft class, and which teams they'd match up well with considering the current draft order according to NFL.com.
Each week I’ll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football — I define “widely available” as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues — and some guys who are probably better off in the free agent pool than collecting dust on your roster. Here's my best bets for Week 11:RB Danny Woodhead, Ravens (ESPN: 39%; Yahoo: 36%): Woodhead leads off for a second straight week, which indicates the type of impact he’s capable of having.
I get the issue. Landry and Maclin have significantly better matchups than Green and Baldwin. I believe you have to go with Green no matter what and probably should stick with Baldwin as well (trust your studs!) ... if you balk on Baldwin, go Landry (he's scored a TD in 5 of 6) https://t.co/mTk9vOurjU
Mixon certainly has the highest upside (combined with a relatively low floor). He's dynamic enough to produce despite his weak offensive line and if this were a couple weeks ago, I'd advise against matchup, but Denver looks like it has quit because of QB situation. https://t.co/SaJrS6ZMOV
Darkwa has a slight edge. Chiefs have given up a TD to RB in four straight and the Giants have few weapons, especially if Shepard is out today. Crowell has been better, but so have the Jags against the run recently. https://t.co/74fUoONcUG
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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