Sunday, September 30, 2012

GHL Week 4 Pick'em and Survival Predictions

Alright. Here's the story. I've got a new gig. It takes up a ton of my time. I still think I'm doing alright though. I will continue doing my best getting to all of your questions. If it is an urgent one, or I havent responded to you, the best way to reach me is Twitter, so I can answer from my phone.

Twitter is @godhateslosers. If you don't have Twitter, its a pretty great fantasy football tool, you can reach me and other fantasy experts. Get live injury updates from the guys at or ESPN. Its great. Promise.

Here's the pick'em that was, again, pretty unforgiving. Didn't exactly kill it last week. But I've got good feelings about this week. I do.

Upsets: Chiefs over Chargers... Bucs over Redskins... Eagles over Giants
Locks: Seems like theres a lot of them: 49ers, Falcons, Texans, Bengals... But I've learned that there is no such thing as a lock this year.

Record (Last Week):
24-24 (7-9)(0-0)
Browns @ Ravens
Patriots @ Bills
49ers @ Jets
Seahawks @ Rams
Panthers @ Falcons
Vikings @ Lions
Chargers @ Chiefs
Titans @ Texans
Bengals @ Jaguars
Raiders @ Broncos
Dolphins @ Cardinals
Redskins @ Bucs
Saints @ Packers
Giants @ Eagles
Bears @ Cowboys

Survival Pick

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

GHL Week 4 Position Rankings

Another fun week. And by that I mean, completely absurd. At least now we kind of have a handle on the defenses. Which ones are good against the run. Which ones are terrible against the pass. And so on and so forth.

I'm just happy to announce that I am a far better player ranker than I am a pick 'em predictor this year. Another rough week on that front.

Without further ado, here's my weekly rankings.

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Week 4 Quarterback Rankings
Running Back Rankings
Wide Receiver Rankings
Tight End Rankings
Defense Rankings
PPR Rankings
Flex Rankings

Sunday, September 23, 2012

GHL Week 3 Answering Machine

will not be able to access the blog the rest of the morning, but i can still take your questions. hit me up on social media! Twitter handle is @godhateslosers. or find me on facebook on the godhateslosers page.

lets do it

Saturday, September 22, 2012

GHL Week Three Pick'em Predictions and Survival

Damn. So last week was a bit nuts. I'm in a Suicide (Survival) Pick'em league with more than 180 people. After Week 2, only 30 people are remaining. With the Patriots, Cowboys, Redskins and Saints going down, pretty much everyone that didn't pick the Bengals or Texans is gone.

So.. I'm out. I'm out here too. But for the sake of the game, I will continue playing along. Knowing full well that I suck at survival pick'em. Always have. I'm sure there is some sort of method for it... I'll find it eventually.

Upsets: I'll take the Dolphins over the Jets at home. Bengals over the Redskins in Washington. And the Cardinals taking advantage of the Eagles TOs.

Locks: Now it's dangerous for me to say "locks" But I'd put some money on the Cowboys, 49ers, Saints and Steelers

Let the games begin.

Record (Last Week):
17-15 (8-8)(0-0)
Giants @ Panthers
Rams @ Bears
Bills @ Browns
Bucs @ Cowboys
Lions @ Titans
Jaguars @ Colts
Jets @ Dolphins
49ers @ Vikings
Chiefs @ Saints
Bengals @ Redskins
Eagles @ Cardinals
Falcons @ Chargers
Texans @ Broncos
Steelers @ Raiders
Patriots @ Ravens
Packers @ Seahawks

Survival Pick

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Week Three Fantasy Football Rankings

Once again, I'm coming at you with my QB, RB, WR, TE, K, DST, and PPR rankings! Check them out below.

Two weeks in and its still hard to get a grip on some of these players. I do think that this will be the breakthrough week for a lot of players who started off slow. I like Dez Bryant to have a good game after seeing what the Giants managed against the Buccaneer secondary. I think that Chris Johnson, even with a pretty rough matchup could finally break some damn tackles.

But we'll see. This is how I'm calling it...

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Sunday, September 16, 2012


Three hours to kickoff. And you lucky kids have me for all of them.

Post any last minute questions here or on Twitter @godhateslosers.

I'll be updating everyone on injury outlooks through Twitter today. So far... Pierre Garcon is looking like a no go. Follow GHL and get the latest updates.

Ask away.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

GHL 2012 Week Two Fantasy Pick'em Predictions

Kickoffs start tomorrow. For the record, I really despise all of these Thursday night games. Not only do they throw off the rhythm of the NFL, but only on NFL Network, for real? Garbage.

Anyways. I'll try to get my Thursday pick out sooner.

So.. not the hottest Week 1 for me. But winning record, I suppose I'll take it. Picked a few good upsets, missed on a few. Got all of my locks right though, so go me!

Upsets: I like Chiefs over the Bills, Falcons over Broncos... and thats about it.

Locks: Patriots, Texans, Skins (did I really just say Redskins as a lock?), Bengals

Lets do this. So ready for Sunday, this has been a pretty boring college weekend, no?

Bears @ Packers
Chiefs @ Bills
Browns @ Bengals
Vikings @ Colts
Raiders @ Dolphins
Cardinals @ Patriots
Buccaneers @ Giants
Ravens @ Eagles
Saints @ Panthers
Texans @ Jaguars
Redskins @ Rams
Cowboys @ Seahawks
Jets @ Steelers
Titans @ Chargers
Lions @ 49ers
Broncos @ Falcons

Survival Pick

Thursday, September 13, 2012

2012 Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings

Sorry that took so long. Once again, figuring out the kinks of a new system for getting these up. But now you lucky kids get PPR rankings too!

Feel free to ask any questions that you have right here in the post. This will act as my Advice Time of the week.

Excited for the game tonight. As you can tell by the rankings, I pretty much have any offensive player in the night's games pretty dang high. Think it should be a high-scoring affair.

Here we go!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Week 1 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire – Like’em or Leave’em

So, we’ve reached the end of Week 1. It was a rocky one for sure, but that is pretty expected for fantasy football on opening weekend.

Take for instance that the highest scoring wide receiver was Kevin Ogletree, who began the season owned in .4 percent of leagues. That is 4 out of every 1000 leagues, people.

Or maybe that the highest scoring running back was C.J. Spiller, busting out for 169 rushing yards on 14 attempts… against the N.Y. Jets defense.

And let’s not forget that both Mark Sanchez and Blaine Gabbert finished the season as a top 10 scoring quarterback this week.

And on the other end of the spectrum, a huge amount of marquee players fell flat fantasy-wise. Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Lloyd, Torrey Smith, Marques Colston, Dwayne Bowe, Victor Cruz, Vincent Jackson, Greg Jennings, Hakeem Nicks, And Wes Welker all scoring six points of less.

At running back Chris Johnson, Michael Turner, Trent Richardson, Ronnie Brown, Isaac Redman, Roy Helu, Cedric Benson, Fred Jackson, Peyton Hillis and Beanie Wells and DeAngelo Williams couldn’t even manage to break the four-point barrier.

But it was just week one. Things come and go. I wouldn’t worry too much about the low scoring stars, they always bounce back. The sleepers are the interesting kids. Here are my thoughts on the players worth picking up, and those that seem a little too good (fluky) to be true.

Here is my list of some waiver wire names that I like to either continue their scoring trend or to drop off. Let’s get to my Like’em or Leave’em.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

GHL's 2012 Week One Fantasy Pick'em Predictions

Time for some Pick'em! And that means that the first Sunday of fantasy football.

Week 1 is generally the hardest. You only had the preseason games to get a feel for the teams, and in those game they rarely played their starters. And let's be honest... you didn't watch them.

So there will be upsets. Surprises. Someone mighty will fall.

Below you will find our picks for this week. Every week we will be posting them, along with out survival pick. The team that we guarantee to win. Feel free to comment with your rebuttals and who your lock is.

This week... I'd say the guarantees would be Detroit over St. Louis, Bears over Colts, Houston over Miami, Philly over Cleveland. The Patriots inconsistency in the preseason scares me a bit, but that is likely nothing to worry about. To read about my Survival League strategy, click here.

As for the upsets, I like Arizona over Seattle and Steelers over Broncos.

P.S. - If you don't believe that I picked the Cowboys, then just look at any pick'em from last year.

Cowboys @ Giants
Colts @ Bears
Eagles @ Browns
Rams @ Lions
Patriots @ Titans
Falcons @ Chiefs
Jaguars @ Vikings
Redskins @ Saints
Bills @ Jets
Dolphins @ Texans
49ers @ Packers
Seahawks @ Cardinals
Panthers @ Buccaneers
Steelers @ Broncos
Bengals @ Ravens
Chargers @ Raiders

Survival Pick

Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012 Week 1 Advice Time (and What to Do About Kevin Ogletree)

Hey there GHL faithful.

Some of you are aware of the majesty that is Advice Time. Others might be new here, so let's talk about it, shall we?

You have questions. Lineup, Waiver Wire, Trades, Who to Start, Who to Sit, Pick'em, Survival, etc. I've got answers. Post your questions and hear back directly from me. (Take that Yahoo and ESPN)

I will do everything in my power to have your questions answered by Sunday.  

Take Note: Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be able to answer any questions that are posted on Sundays. IF you do have one, Tweet it to me @godhateslosers and I'll do my best to get to it.

Ask early. Ask often. Ask away!

Now... onto that tricky Kevin Ogletree conundrum. Read more to see where I stand...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2012 Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings

Brand new season. Brand new ranking. And a brand new format!

Teamed up with FantasyPros this year and will be doing my rankings with their help. Also, using FantasyPros, I am now going to be ranked weekly and overall against other fantasy experts from across the internet.

Just explaining the new look. Hope you all like it. Feel free to ask any lineup questions that you have.
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Darlings

Every year we form our fantasy football teams. We study rankings and draft to the best of our abilities. But there is that one guy that we get that we just aren't sure about.

Some of us may have had the misfortune of an inopportune Internet glitch, making for a questionable “auto-pick.” Some of us may have seen the three people that we were going to choose between go consecutively right before us, leaving us rushed and unsure and spontaneous. Some of us just could have been a little dumb and gotten a 3rd string running back without thinking or an injured player.

Whatever the case, it seems like every year, after the teams have been picked, you look at it and think it could be just a touch better.

If that is the case, then I have made this post just for you. If you currently own a player that you're not to high on, read through the following list of fantasy football waiver wire darlings. The guys that didn't get drafted, but are in line to be great sleepers with the potential to turn up a great season.

Trust me, nobody else will be checking these guys out until the end of week 1. So the free agency pool is your playground. So, here is the list of 2012 best fantasy football waiver wire pickups.