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About JoseO1981

I have been a professional writer for over nine years. My experience includes sports reporting, copywriting, feature stories and more. I fell in love with fantasy sports as a freshmen in college, during the 2000 baseball season. I've been an avid sports fan since 1989, when the 49ers destroyed the Broncos 55-10.

JoseO1981 has written 37 articles so far, you can find them below.

Boom and Bust Candidates for Week 16: Blake Bortles, Doug Martin, A.J. Green, & More

Championship week is here, so pat yourself on the back if you’ve made it to the final game of the season, it’s not an easy journey to make. But if you’ve gotten this far, you may as well complete the trip and go all the way to the championship, you don’t want to wait a... Read More

4 years ago

Boom and Bust Candidates for Week 15: Matthew Stafford, Lamar Miller, Odell Beckham & More

If you’ve gotten this far, pat yourself on the back because it is incredibly difficult to survive all of the crap that can happen in a fantasy football season. Bad draft picks, unfortunate injuries, inconsistent performances, and just plain bad luck are just a few of the things fantasy owners must navigate through on the... Read More

4 years ago

Boom and Bust Candidates for Week 14: Jameis Winston, Devonta Freeman, Randall Cobb & More!

Congratulations to all who made the postseason! There’s a lot of luck involved in head-to-head fantasy football on a week-to-week basis, but making the playoffs is a true test of skill. Getting in usually requires at least seven or eight wins, and we all know how difficult it can be to get a win in... Read More

4 years ago

Week 13 Boom and Bust Candidates: Russell Wilson, Doug Martin, Alshon Jeffery & More!

It’s do or die time for millions of fantasy football players this week. Week 13 marks the end of the fantasy regular season for many leagues, and finishing 8-5 or 7-6 will make the difference between playing meaningful games in Week 14 and the losers’ bracket. The boatload of injuries that have plagued the league... Read More

4 years ago

Week 12 Boom and Bust Candidates: Drew Brees, Odell Beckham Jr., LeSean McCoy & More

We’re at the point of the season where just one more win may get you into the postseason, and just one more loss may keep you out. It may be the most wonderful time of the year as far as holiday season, but in fantasy football land, this is the end of the line for... Read More

4 years ago

Week 11 Boom and Bust Candidates: Carson Palmer, Marshawn Lynch, DeAndre Hopkins, & More

Depending on the type of league you’re in, there are only three to four weeks left in the fantasy football regular season. If you’re sitting pretty at 10-0, 9-1, 8-2 or even 7-3, you probably have little to worry about, as the playoffs are basically a guarantee for you. For the other 80 percent of... Read More

4 years ago

Week 10 Boom and Bust Candidates: DeMarco Murray, Allen Robinson, Marshawn Lynch & More

The fantasy football regular season is winding down, players are dropping like flies to injuries and fantasy owners are hoping they can survive the carnage. If you’re entering this week still in the playoff hunt, you deserve some credit. Injuries, under-performance and bad luck destroy a lot of fantasy football seasons. Being alive at this... Read More

4 years ago

Week 9 Boom and Bust Candidates

There are only five-six weeks remaining in the fantasy football season, so the time to make your move up the standings is now. With bye weeks and injuries hampering everyone at this time of year, it’s crucial for owners to maximize their points at every position. This weekly boom and bust candidates list shows you... Read More

4 years ago

Potential Booms and Busts for Week 8: The Early Games

It’s starting to become money time in fantasy land – the time for mistakes has passed. If you’re locked in a race for the playoffs right now, the last thing you need is to leave points on the bench or place faith in a guy who is destined to put up a dud. While it’s... Read More

4 years ago

Potential Booms and Busts for Week 7: The Early Games

As we approach the halfway mark of the fantasy football season, it's a great time to think about how unpredictable this year has been. Just think of people who drafted Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Alfred Morris, Melvin Gordon, Mike Evans, Eddie Lacy or Jimmy Graham with one of their first four picks. How about people... Read More

4 years ago

Week 7 Lineup Booms: Doug Martin, Drew Brees, Todd Gurley, Julius Thomas

Doug Martin - RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers In the two weeks prior to the Week 6 bye, Doug Martin looked as good as he has since his rookie season. Over the last two weeks, the Redskins run defense has been shredded to the tune of 346 YDs and 5.2 yards per carry. This is aligning... Read More

4 years ago

Potential Booms and Busts for Week 6: The Early Games

It’s hard to believe that it’s already Week 6 and the NFL season is nearly a third of the way over. The fantasy football season is nearly halfway over, with the majority of postseasons beginning on Week 13 or 14. Whether you’re 0-5, 5-0, or anywhere in between at this point, you still have a... Read More

4 years ago

Boom and Bust Candidates for Week 5: The Early Games

One rule I live by hard and fast in fantasy football is to never make any judgments about my team or any players before the first four weeks of the season. Especially now, with abbreviated practices and training camps, the first four weeks are often an extension of the preseason. But with Week 4 officially... Read More

4 years ago

Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Jordan Matthews - Week 4 Lineup Booms

Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles Don’t be discouraged by last week’s dud, Jordan Matthews was stuck on Revis Island. This week, against a much more forgiving Redskins passing defense, expect Matthews to return to his Week 1 and Week 2 form. The Skins have surrendered four touchdowns and 380 yards to receivers in three games. Matthews will be... Read More

4 years ago

Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Andy Dalton - Week 4 Lineup Booms

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers Seven total touchdowns against just two turnovers has Cam Newton looking like an early MVP candidate. While the Buccaneers have tightened up their passing defense over the last two weeks, Marcus Mariota’s Week 1 explosion against Tampa Bay still has me convinced that their passing defense is suspect. Newton has produced big... Read More

4 years ago

Jarvis Landry, Vincent Jackson - Week 4 WR Lineup Busts?

Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins Revis Island is where No. 1 receivers go to die for a week, and this time around it’s Jarvis Landry’s turn. He still has not reached the end zone this season and is beginning to lose targets to Rishard Matthews. Landry will likely have big games down the road, but in... Read More

4 years ago

Rashad Jennings, Lamar Miller - Players Showing Warning Signals

Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins Lamar Miller is already likely stuck on your bench after a very disappointing start to the season. A favorite preseason breakout pick, Miller has not reached 55 rushing yards yet or received more than 13 carries in a game. Despite the fact that he was a third or fourth round pick for... Read More

4 years ago

Ryan Tannehill, Eli Manning - Week 4 QB Lineup Busts

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins It’s hard to have faith in anyone on the massively disappointing Dolphins offense. Ryan Tannehill has turned the ball over four times already and has only scored in the 20s once this season. With this game being in London and the Jets defense holding fantasy QBs to an average of 9.2... Read More

4 years ago

Boom and Bust Candidates for Week 4: The Early Games

Your team is beginning to take shape after Week 3, as are your postseason hopes. Your success during the first four weeks of fantasy season are often determined by the strength of your draft, your luck with injuries and your fortunes on the waiver wire. Another important factor is picking the right player to start... Read More

4 years ago

Week 3 Boom/Bust Candidates for Early Games

By now you're likely starting to get a feel for your team, but as the first two weeks have shown, just about everything we think we know is wrong. DeMarco Murray and Andrew Luck have been disappointing, Alfred Morris is being replaced, Jimmy Graham is barely being targeted, Peyton Manning can't throw anymore and Adrian... Read More

4 years ago

Jordan Matthews (WR, PHI) - Week 3 Lineup Busts?

Two words: Revis Island. Not only does the Eagles offense look terrible so far this season, they’ll be headed to Metlife Stadium to face one of the league’s better looking defenses. Jordan Matthews has had a solid start to the season, so chances are good that you won’t bench him. And I understand that, especially... Read More

4 years ago

Andre Johnson (WR, IND) - Week 3 Lineup Busts

Andre Johnson is starting to look like a fixture on the bust list this season. Drafted as a WR2 in most formats, Johnson has looked slow and uninspiring thus far. It appears that wide receiver Donte Moncrief is poised to move ahead of the veteran receiver for good, dropping Johnson to the number four option on... Read More

4 years ago

Joseph Randle (RB, DAL) - Week 3 Lineup Booms

Anyone who understands the nature of running backs in fantasy football knows that value is all about volume. The more touches a runner has, the better. Without Dez Bryant or Tony Romo for the foreseeable future, an uptick in carries for Joseph Randle is inevitable going forward. Dallas certainly aren’t going to put their trust... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Football Week 2 Boom and Bust Candidates for Early Games

In many ways, Week 2 is the most important week of the early fantasy football season. If you started off 1-0, now you have a chance to perch yourself atop the league with a victory. At 0-1, the last thing you want to do is fall into an 0-2 hole, so a Week 2 victory... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy Football Week 1 Boom and Bust Candidates for the Early Games

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – football is finally here. The beginning of fantasy football brings with it hope for every team out there, as everyone is 0-0 and full of potential. It’s also a time when fantasy owners may be having delusions of grandeur about how good their draft was and... Read More

4 years ago

Joe Flacco (QB, BAL) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Rounds 11-13 Current ADP: 125 STD ANALYSIS: Joe Flacco has never surpassed 4,000 yards or thrown for 30 TDs, but he is coming off the best statistical season of his career-- 3,986 yards and 27 TDs. With new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman running the show, those numbers should only increase. Under Trestman in... Read More

4 years ago

Eli Manning (QB, NYG) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target in Rounds 8-10 Current ADP: 84 STD ANALYSIS: Heading into his 12th season, Eli Manning may be surrounded by the best offensive cast of his career. A healthy Victor Cruz joins Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle and Larry Donnell in the receiving corps, and Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen make up a very... Read More

4 years ago

Chris Ivory (RB, NYJ) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Starting in Seventh Round CURRENT ADP: Overall #79, RB #29 ANALYSIS: Over the last two seasons, it could be argued that Chris Ivory was the most reliable offensive weapon for the New York Jets. Ivory averaged a very respectable 4.35 YPC over the last two years and topped 800 yards in both seasons. Heading... Read More

4 years ago

Rashad Jennings (RB, NYG) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target In Eighth Round CURRENT ADP: Overall #84, RB #31 ANALYSIS: On the surface, it might appear that Jennings is too old, too brittle and in a backfield that's too crowded to trust him. Jennings is 30, a supposed age of decline for running backs, has never played 16 games in a season and... Read More

4 years ago

Doug Martin (RB, TB) - 2015 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Add In Later Rounds CURRENT ADP: Overall #88, RB #34 ANALYSIS: When the Muscle Hamster burst onto the scene during his rookie campaign with 1,926 total yards and 12 TDs, it seemed that he was on his way to being one of the best backs in the game. But the last two seasons... Read More

4 years ago

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We Must Overreact Immediately! Week 6 Outliers

In Week 6, several players exploded in fantasy lineups. There were a few receivers that were above the rest of the pack in Week 6, such as Stefon Diggs, Terry McLaurin, Chris Godwin and Tyreek Hill, but there shouldn't be any surprises there as those guys should have been in fantasy lineups. At the quarterback... Read More

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 7

The bye week difficulties continue this week with Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay all getting their rest in Week 7. It should be noted, however, that just because a player is currently in their bye week, doesn't mean you should avoid them on the waiver wire. In fact, this is often the easiest way... Read More

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The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 7)

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Week 7 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 6 is done, and we've seen some outstanding games thus far. We've also seen a lot of surprising teams through six weeks. The San Francisco 49ers, after picking in the top 10 for four straight years, are 5-0 with one of the most complete teams in football. As far as kickers go, we're seeing... Read More

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

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Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

We weren't really surprised by the top-scoring fantasy wide receivers from Week 6. Out of the top-20 receivers, only Jamison Crowder, Auden Tate and Jaron Brown were less than 50% owned. Jaron Brown (0% owned) was only targeted five times but he scored two touchdowns off of those five targets. Auden Tate (23% owned) hauled... Read More

Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers – Week 7

Another week, another four teams on bye in the NFL. Fantasy football players are going to have to make due this week without Carolina’s Greg Olsen, Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard and Pittsburgh’s Vance McDonald, not to mention Seattle’s Will Dissly, who was injured this past Sunday. It could be a worse week for fantasy players... Read More

Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 7

It was another big week at the quarterback position, as five quarterbacks topped 30 points and 12 scored more than 20 heading into Sunday Night Football. Most of the big performers were players we expect, such as Matt Ryan and Deshaun Watson, but we also got some surprising starts from quarterbacks who are widely available.... Read More

Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

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