| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
GAINESVILLE — Jim McElwain was the man of the hour.
By the end of Saturday's press conference introducing the Gators' gregarious new head coach, McElwain made family dog Claire-a-Belle the star.
McElwain fired one-liners, discussed his...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:28 PM
As an NFL fan, I don't particularly trust Bill "Spygate" Belichick. As a fantasy football owner, I really don't trust Belichick.
The only statistic the New England Patriots coach cares about is the number of W's he has, and that's what he's paid for,...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:37 PM
You read that headline correctly, the Seattle Seahawks traded wide receiver and kick return specialist Percy Harvin traded to the New York Jets on Friday, a stunning move that has NFL and fantasy implications.
Fantasy outlook: The Seahawks appear to...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears showed they could play offense in the second half, putting away the Atlanta Falcons 27-13 Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
1. Unless Willie Young went the Alonzo Spellman route when setting goals for his season, he ought...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Breaking down each aspect of the Ravens' Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium:
RAVENS: Through the first four games last year, Joe Flacco had thrown five touchdown passes, seven...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Toby Gerhart would get the Trent Richardson treatment if Gerhart were even half as pedestrian a running back as Richardson was last season. He's a backup who fooled the Jaguars and fantasy football owners into believing he could be an RB1.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Tribune fantasy football columnist Phillip Thompson answers readers questions.
Q. I have Niles Paul and Jordan Cameron for TE’s. I am strong in the RB dept. Is this the week to finally say goodbye to my first-round pick Adrian Peterson and grab...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Every Wednesday, I’ll serve up five stats you should know heading into that week’s Ravens game. This week’s stats, pertaining to Sunday's game in Indianapolis against the Colts, are focused on the prolific quarerback the Ravens will be...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Week 5 in the NFL is here, and while most fans in the city are gearing up for Sunday's Bears-Carolina matchup, I'm worried about the only fall sport I'm good at nowadays: fantasy football. We're a quarter of the way into the fantasy season and while it'...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Some sports name three stars of the game after the game. I'll do that one better: I'm going to name them before the Ravens even play. These will be the three stars of the game when the Ravens play the Colts in Indianapolis.
1. Quarterback Andrew...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:55 AM
There is no secret trick to fantasy football, not that I’ve discovered — yet. You can build what the experts say is a good team, what the math says is a winner, what your gut tells you is can’t-miss, and then it all comes crashing down...