Nick Shook on fantasy football: So I was wrong, mostly, about Peyton Manning, it’s on to Week 2

By Nick Shook
Beacon Journal copy editor
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I told you to play Peyton Manning in Week 1. I was wrong.

Manning showed the same glaring issues that were present in his late-season decline in 2014. He couldn’t throw a deep pass effectively, and the Baltimore Ravens took away the short side of the field, forcing Manning to complete short passes to the long side of the field in what NFL.com’s Marc Sessler called “a blueprint for other teams to follow.” Continue reading

Nick Shook on fantasy football: Decisions to be made before opening kickoff

By Nick Shook
Beacon Journal copy editor
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Sunday is upon us. I’m hoping you read your morning paper with your coffee, well before the 1 p.m. kickoffs, or online with a second tab open with your fantasy football lineup, because I’m about to drop some knowledge.

Setting your lineup is vital to fantasy football, for obvious reasons. But that doesn’t mean we can see the future. We can, however, use statistics to project who will perform well. Continue reading