Ben Stecker

Writer, sports connoisseur, Pacific Northwesterner. Rarely met a sport or a bourbon I couldn't be great friends with. Follow me on twitter @Softball_Guy

John Elway

Why Flacco Makes Sense: Economics of the Trade

The recent acquisition of Joe Flacco by the Broncos has set off a tizzy of reaction pieces raising their hands either in favor of or against the deal. Almost every single piece that is against the trade has looked only at the on-field return and boiled it down to a simplistic idea of Joe Flacco …

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Denver Broncos Get Wacko for Flacco

Having been kicked around by a host of NFL “analysts” for failing to install a long term quarterback option since the departure of Peyton Manning, John Elway was always going to make some moves at the position this off-season. Turns out he decided not to wait for the new league year to start as ESPN’s …

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Grading Our Fantasy Football Projections – Quarterbacks

Throughout the entire off-season and preseason, I compiled projections for every team in the NFL, I then put together tiers of potential fantasy starters by each position. I’m not going to go through all 32 team projections (all of which were completed before preseason play began), but you can review them all here. What I …

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The Denver Broncos’ and John Elway’s Ultimate Question

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Quarterback? To call the media’s rhetoric harsh, in regard to John Elway’s attempts to solve the post-Peyton Manning quarterback situation in Denver, would be putting it mildly. Writers and experts throughout the league have taken great joy at pointing out how a Hall of Fame QB like Elway …

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Post-Mortem: Grading Our Fantasy Predictions – Rookies

Any truly worthwhile fantasy writer will always give you a chance to see how accurate they are. If an “expert” continuously hides their previous projections or looks for ways to rationalize their misses, you should be skeptical. Fantasy sports are about recognizing that it’s your best-educated guesses, but at the end of the day the …

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Patriots Win, No Surprise, But Not Why You Think

Let’s get something clear at the outset. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are two of the best ever at their respective NFL jobs. Belichick has routinely turned hodge-podge assortments of unknown defensive players into the top of the league units and his ability to control a team from the front office through the locker room …

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Denver Broncos: Off-Season Needs

It took a little less than a month and five interviews, but the Denver Broncos found their man (or men). Vic Fangio gets his first crack at being an NFL head coach after 30+ years in the league as an assistant and he’ll be partnered in Denver with former Head Coach – and close confidant …

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Coach’s Office: Who to Start and Who to Sit – Week 17

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Fantasy Football: Coach's Desk

Welp, we’ve arrived at Week 17 and if you’re reading this column one of two truths applies to you: your league is lame and is forcing you to play your championship game in the worst week of NFL football imaginable (congrats by the way), or you’re a borderline fantasy football addict who is trying to …

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Coach’s Office: Who to Start and Who to Sit – Week 16

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Fantasy Football: Coach's Desk

REDSKINS @ TITANS – Ben Quarterbacks START – Marcus Mariota SIT – None SUB – Josh Johnson Mariota was one of a fleet of duds at QB in Week 15 that left the fantasy world in disarray. His pathetic 88 yards passing were a joke and he’s now gone back to back weeks without a …

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Scouting Room: Fantasy Football Breakout Performers – Week 16

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Scouting Room: Fantasy Football

It’s been widely documented by fantasy “experts” everywhere that Week 15 was anything but predictable. Season-long studs nosedived at the most inopportune times and owners of those players took it on the chin, and hard. If you had started a lineup that included Andrew Luck, Saquon Barkley, Phillip Lindsay, Aaron Jones, Amari Cooper, Adam Thielen, …

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