A CorrespondentKokrajhar: OIL Duliajan on Sunday has entered the semi-final in the ongoing 20th Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup football tournament being held at Banargaon in Kokrajhar defeating SAI, Kokrajhar by 2-0 goals in the second quarter-final. The OIL Duliajan will face Eleven Stars Club of Bongaigaon in the first semi-final match to be held on Tuesday next.Meanwhile, local outfit Baarhoongkha Athletic Club of Kokrajhar will play against ASEB, Guwahati in the first semi-final on Monday.Also Read: Dhubri Deputy Commissioner & OIL Duliajan sign MoU on Corporate Social Responsibility SchemesAlso Watch: Actress Amrita Gogoi promotes ‘Pratighat’ at Namti in Sivasagar
AMID much expectation and excitement, the 2017 edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Championship, was officially launched yesterday at the Thirst Park Sports Club.The event which will commence tomorrow at the East Ruimveldt Community Centre tarmac (California Square), comprises 32 teams battling in an initial round-robin format, comprising eight groups of four teams.Upon the conclusion of the group stage, the top two finishers from each pool, will advance to the round of 16 elimination section.The event will feature new rules. The most important addition will occur in the final three minutes, as any goal scored in that period, will result in the team being awarded two goals. It is called a ‘Guinness Goal’.Similarly, each team will only be allowed two fouls per half, with the third infraction and every foul thereafter, resulting in a penalty kick being awarded to the opposition.Also, if any player intentionally kicks the ball outside of the arena, based on the judgement of the referee, that individual will have to leave the match for three minutes, effectively reducing their team to three players for that period.The other playing dates are November 23, 25 and 30, December 2, 5, 7, 9 and 16. Also, the other venues that will be utilised are Albouystown, Burnham Court, National Cultural Centre and Demerara Park.Lee Baptiste, Guinness Brand Manager, declared,that the event is testimony to the company’s commitment to organising social activities in the communities.He noted that street football has been an avenue to identify talents in the world, especially in England, noting, “Banks DIH Limited remains committed to social activities in the communities. I wish all the teams the best of luck to show that your community is made of more.”Colours Boutique representative, Creanna Damon, affirmed that her company is once again proud to be associated with the tournament.Rawle Welch, representative of Three Peat Promotions, thanked the company for the affording his organisation the opportunity to coordinate the championship, declaring that the record number of team submissions for the recently concluded playoff section, indicates that the event is growing in popularity.Welch added that he expects a very competitive tournament, affirming that many of the teams possess the necessary talents to emerge victorious.Winners of the overall event will walk away with $500 000 and the championship trophy along with automatic qualification for the National Playoffs.The runners-up, third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $250 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively.The event is also sponsored by Colours Boutique.
Now that was a little bit ridiculous.With six minutes left in Saturday’s game against Washington, USC had a comfortable lead and total control of the game.The score was 69-48, a few fans were starting to pile out of the Galen Center and an impressive win was seemingly on the way for USC. Then redshirt senior point guard Mike Gerrity and redshirt senior forward Marcus Johnson connected on an alley-oop dunk for the ages — a dynamic display of just about everything good in the world of sports.A perfect synergy of instinct, skill and luck; a beautiful rendezvous between ball and player just above the rim; a meeting of two objects — ball and player.Quite simply, it left everyone in the building in utter disbelief.“He did not throw a lob right now,” redshirt junior forward Alex Stepheson said postgame, describing his initial reaction to seeing Gerrity heave the ball from beyond midcourt. “Tell me he did not throw a lob right now.”He did, Alex.Gerrity caught a pass from sophomore forward Nikola Vucevic, dribbled twice and hurled the ball towards the vicinity of the basket.Gerrity said afterward that his football skills were horrible, but I’d venture to say he was probably just being humble — I’d like to see USC quarterback Matt Barkley make that throw.Anyways, while the ball was in the air, Johnson was running down the court.Somewhere mid-flight, he said he got the idea that he should jump to meet the ball.Good decision, Marcus.Just after that came the monstrous slam that electrified the crowd to never-before-seen levels.But it’s not the first time Gerrity and Johnson have connected on an alley-oop. And it’s definitely not the first time Johnson has ignited the Galen Center crowd with a big dunk.Finisher · Senior forward Marcus Johnson, shown here against Tennessee, was at the receiving end of a crowd pleasing alley-oop. – Seth Rubinroit | Daily Trojan In the area of alley-oops, they’re both old hands.Gerrity, an altogether average athlete, has one redeeming factor that has propelled him to success at the college level: He’s got the vision of an NBA-caliber point guard.Teammates have been saying it since they met him.Guard Jio Fontan, who’s sitting this season after transferring from Fordham, told me a couple weeks ago that he had so much to learn from watching Gerrity pass.This alley-oop slam is only the latest manifestation of Gerrity’s passing ability — in short, he just knows how to dish.And Johnson is similarly talented in his field — the field of dunking.Many USC fans first learned Johnson’s name after his spectacular posterization of Cal’s Jorge Gutierrez last February, and the dunks have kept coming since.“It’s just stupid what he can do in the air,” Stepheson said of Johnson,No, Alex, that’s not stupid at all.What Johnson can do in the air is quite amazing actually.That man can jump.In practice, in games, heck, just about anywhere — that man can jump.And the Galen Center crowd is just the beneficiary of this teamwork, the witnesses to an alley-oop dunk for the ages.So while only 11 games remain for the Trojans this year no matter their record, this season isn’t a total waste.Not at all.This Gerrity-Johnson connection will be remembered for years to come as the alley-oop heard ’round Los Angeles.Never mind that it took place in an already decided game, never mind that it took place in front of fewer than 6,000 fans and never mind that it won’t really affect the season of the team it benefited.None of that matters.There is always something to be said of the beauty of an alley-oop dunk.Always.“Looking Past the X’s & O’s” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Pedro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on October 14, 2015 at 1:09 am This is episode No. 10 of the “On The Beat” podcast, where Daily Orange beat writers discuss relevant topics in Syracuse football and men’s basketball.You can read all The Daily Orange coverage of Syracuse-Virginia here.If you have thoughts on the USF game or the season, leave us a comment beneath the podcast. Thanks for listening. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+
9 months ago Chris Jericho calls out WWE NXT for being “just another WWE show” COMMENT Written By Akhil Nambiar Here is some disappointing news for AEW fans around the world. Kenny Omega has not been cleared for in-ring action following an injury he sustained during AEW Full Gear. According to the former heavyweight champion, doctors have refused to clear him to compete in professional wrestling matches. Omega took to Twitter to break the news to his fans.Also Read | WWE RAW: The Kabuki Warriors Set To Defend Their Tag Team Championship Also Read | WWE Raw: Becky To Open, Lana To Make The Episode A Nightmare For RusevKenny Omega was injured in a brutal match against Jon Moxley in last Saturday’s AEW Full Gear Pay per view. During the loss to Moxley, the duo had a brutal fight involving trash cans, barbed wires, mouse traps, steel chains, and pretty much anything that they could lay their hands on. Now, it looks like the brutal fight has taken its toll on the Best Bout Machine.Also Read | WWE News: Shane McMahon Reveals His WWE Status, John Cena RespondsHowever, this doesn’t spell the end of Omega-Moxley feud. According to the former IWGP heavyweight champion, he still has Moxley in his sights. Their match may have split public opinion. But it has to be acknowledged that these two wrestlers put their bodies through hell for the main event.Also Read | WWE Survivor Series: 4 Superstars Who Could Be On SmackDown Men’s TeamAEW athletes restedKenny Omega is not the only AEW star to be advised rest by the doctors. Cody Rhodes was also not medically cleared by his doctors to fight in the ring following injuries he sustained in a match against Chris Jericho. Cody received eight stitches after busting his head against the ramp. Cody suffered the injury to his forehead after he dived out to the metal ramp that was connected to the ring. He missed Jericho and landed face down, resulting in a nasty cut above his right eye. The injury nearly stopped the match. Cody also suffered bruised ribs, taking him out of action for a few weeks. WE RECOMMEND First Published: 12th November, 2019 14:07 IST WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago AEW Dynamite narrowly tops WWE NXT viewership numbers this week FOLLOW US Last Updated: 12th November, 2019 14:07 IST AEW News: Kenny Omega Not Cleared By Doctors After AEW Full Gear Here is some disappointing news for AEW fans around the world. Kenny Omega has not been cleared for in-ring action following an injury he sustained recently. 10 months ago AEW Dynamite: Cody Rhodes smashed glass to confront Chris Jericho 9 months ago AEW provides Cody Rhodes’ health update after major blow to the head LIVE TV 10 months ago AEW: The Rock praises Cody Rhodes’ ‘heated’ AEW Dynamite Promo SUBSCRIBE TO US
A 70 for the pair overnight left them on 14-under, four shots clear of Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler of the United States.Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell carded a 70 themselves to move to 5-under, 9 shots off the lead and in a tie for 8th.
SERIES SCHEDULEGame 1: at Dodgers, Thursday, 5:37 p.m., MLB NetworkGame 2: at Dodgers, Friday, 6:37 p.m., FS1Game 3: at Braves, Sunday, 5:07 p.m. FS1x-Game 4: at Braves, Monday, TBD TALE OF THE TAPE (OFFENSE)Dodgers (NL rank) … category … Braves (NL rank) Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire SERIES PREDICTIONIt cannot be understated how important Monday’s win over the Rockies was. Instead of flying halfway across the country to play an elimination game at hostile Wrigley Field, the Dodgers head into this NLDS with all of the advantages. They had two days off. They have the home-field edge. And they were able to line up their rotation instead of choosing between Ross Stripling or a bullpen game to try to win the wild-card game. The young Braves have arrived at least one season earlier than expected. But the Dodgers have been here before. DODGERS IN FOUR x-Game 5: at Dodgers, Tuesday, TBDx- if necessarySeason Series: Dodgers won 5-2 804 (1st) … Runs scored … 759 (5th).333 (3rd) … OBP … .324 (5th).442 (1st) … Slugging Pct … .417 (5th).774 (1st) … OPS … .742 (6th).250 (8th) … Batting Avg. … .257 (2nd)235 (1st) … HRs … 175 (8th)75 (9th) … SBs … 90 (5th)TALE OF THE TAPE (PITCHING)Dodgers (NL rank) … category … Braves (NL rank)3.38 (1st) … Team ERA … 3.75 (5th)3.19 (1st) … Starters ERA … 3.50 (2nd)3.72 (5th) … Bullpen ERA … 4.15 (10th)1.15 (1st) … WHIP … 1.28 (6th)9.54 (1st) … Ks per 9 inns … 8.79 (7th).669 (1st) … Opponent OPS … .684 (2nd).230 (2nd) … Opponent Avg. … .229 (1st)Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.PROJECTED LINEUPSBraves: LF Ronald Acuña Jr. (.293, 26 HRs, 64 RBIs, .917 OPS, 16 SB), CF Ender Inciarte (.265, 10 HRs, 61 RBIs), 1B Freddie Freeman (.309, 23 HRs, 98 RBIs, .892 OPS), RF Nick Markakis (.297, 14 HRs, 93 RBIs), 3B Johan Camargo (.272, 19 HRs, 76 RBIs), 2B Ozzie Albies (.261, 24 HRs, 72 RBIs, 105 runs scored, 14 SB), C Kurt Suzuki (.271, 12 HRs, 50 RBIs) or Tyler Flowers, SS Charlie Culberson (.270, 12 HRs, 45 RBIs)Dodgers: LF Joc Pederson (.248, 25 HRs, 56 RBIs, .843 OPS), 3B Justin Turner (.312, 14 HRs, 52 RBIs, .924 OPS), 1B Max Muncy (.263, 35 HRs, 79 RBIs, .973 OPS), SS Manny Machado (.297, 37 HRs, 107 RBIs, .905 OPS combined between Dodgers and Orioles, C Yasmani Grandal (.241, 24 HRs, 68 RBIs, .815 OPS), CF Cody Bellinger (.260, 25 HRs, 76 RBIs, .814 OPS), RF Yasiel Puig (.267, 23 HRs, 63 RBIs, .820 OPS), 2B Kiké Hernandez (.256, 21 HRs, 52 RBIs, .806 OPS)The Dodgers’ offense had a hot-and-cold aspect to it, scoring eight or more runs 17 times in 66 games since the All-Star break but producing three or fewer 32 times (and losing 24 of those games). That seemed to smooth out down the stretch, in large part due to Manager Dave Roberts turning the batting order almost completely over against right- or left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers have 10 players with OPS marks over .800 and seven who hit at least 21 home runs. The Braves cannot match that firepower and are not expected to have starting shortstop Dansby Swanson due to injury. That opens the door for Culberson to reprise his performance in last fall’s NLCS, when he went 5 for 11 with two doubles and a triple while filling in for an injured Corey Seager. EDGE: DodgersSTARTING PITCHERSBraves: RH Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 9.9 Ks per 9 IP), RH Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 2.83 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 8.9 Ks per 9 IP), RH Kevin Gausman (11-10, 3.92 ERA, 1.30 WHIP), Julio Teheran (9-9, 3.94 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 8.3 Ks per 9 innings), LH Sean Newcomb (12-9, 3.90 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 8.8 Ks per 9 innings)Dodgers: LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3, 1.97 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 9.7 Ks per 9 innings), LH Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 2.73 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 8.6 Ks per 9 innings), RH Walker Buehler (8-5, 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 9.9 Ks per 9 innings), LH Rich Hill (11-5, 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 10.2 Ks per 9 innings)The Dodgers led the National League in overall ERA (3.38) and starters’ ERA (3.19) and they only got better as the season wound down – largely because of the dynamic emergence of Buehler and Ryu’s return to health. Over the final 55 games of the season (including Game 163 on Monday), Dodgers starters had a 2.99 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and went at least six innings 36 times. Game 1 starter Ryu has had a remarkable season at Dodger Stadium (a 1.15 ERA in nine starts there). The Braves’ rotation has been pretty good as well. Their 3.50 ERA was second in the NL to the Dodgers. Newcomb, in particular, came within one out of pitching a no-hitter against the Dodgers in Atlanta in July. EDGE: DodgersBULLPENBraves: RH Dan Winkler (4-0, 3.43, 2 saves, 1.19 WHIP, 10.3 Ks per 9 innings), RH Arodys Vizcaino (2-2, 2.11 ERA, 16 saves, 1.17 WHIP, 9.4 Ks per 9 innings), LH A.J. Minter (4-3, 3.23, 15 saves, 1.29 WHIP, 10.1 Ks per 9 innings), LH Sam Freeman (3-5, 4.29 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 10.4 Ks per 9 innings), LH Jesse Biddle (6-1, 3.11 ERA, 1 save, 1.27 WHIP, 9.5 Ks per 9 innings), RH Brad Brach (2-4, 3.59 ERA, 12 saves, 1.60 WHIP combined with Braves and Orioles), LH Jonny Venters (5-2, 3.67 ERA, 3 saves, 1.22 WHIP combined with Braves and Rays), RH Shane Carle (4-1, 2.86 ERA, 1 save, 1.22 WHIP)Dodgers: RH Kenley Jansen (1-5, 3.01 ERA, 38 saves, 0.99 WHIP, 10.3 Ks per 9 innings, LH Scott Alexander (2-1, 3.68 ERA, 3 saves, 1.27 WHIP, 7.6 Ks per 9 innings), RH Josh Fields (2-2, 2.20 ERA, 0.95 WHIP), RH Pedro Baez (4-3, 2.88 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 9.9 Ks per 9 innings), RH Kenta Maeda (8-10, 3.81 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 11.0 Ks per 9 innings), LH Alex Wood (9-7, 3.68 ERA, 1.21 WHIP), LH Caleb Ferguson (7-2, 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 10.8 Ks per 9 innings), RH Dylan Floro (6-3, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 8.2 Ks per 9 innings combined with Reds and Dodgers)The company line among the Dodgers’ decision-makers is that other than a couple “hiccups” (including a horrific stretch of five consecutive losses following Jansen’s irregular heartbeat episode) the bullpen has been very good. The truth is they searched all season for replacements for Brandon Morrow and Tony Watson and none have emerged. More disturbing is Jansen’s vulnerability. The Braves, meanwhile, have a fairly pedestrian group that finished 10th in the NL in bullpen ERA and seemed taxed at times, particularly when Vizcaino spent two months on the DL with a sore shoulder. Vizcaino made just six appearances after returning in mid-September, allowing three runs in 5-2/3 innings. EDGE: DodgersBENCHBraves: IF-OF Culberson, C Flowers, IF Ryan Flaherty (.217, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs), OF Adam Duvall (.132, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs), 1B Lucas Duda (.222, 1 HR, 2 RBIs)Dodgers: C Austin Barnes (.205, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs), OF Chris Taylor (.254, 17 HRs, 63 RBIs), 2B Brian Dozier (.215, 21 HRs, 72 RBIs combined between Twins and Dodgers), OF Matt Kemp (.290, 21 HRs, 85 RBI), IF David Freese (.296, 11 HRs, 51 RBIs)The Dodgers have uncommon positional flexibility in players like Taylor, Hernandez and Bellinger, allowing Roberts to search for any advantage in matchups. Freese has been a terrific addition, batting .395 with a 1.130 OPS since being acquired at the end of August. The Braves’ bench takes a big hit with Culberson in the lineup filling in for the injured Swanson. EDGE: DodgersMANAGERBraves manager Brian Snitker led his young team to an unexpected 90-win season. Roberts’ job was much more difficult. He didn’t have his two best players (Corey Seager and Justin Turner) for a large chunk of the season, lost his ace (again) to injury for significant time and had to navigate through the swamp of “World Series hangover” that had the Dodgers 10 games under .500 in mid-May and 4-1/2 games out of first place in late August. Roberts’ willingness to platoon established players like Kemp, Puig and even Bellinger did not go over well at times. But it worked. EDGE: DodgersRelated Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco
76ers assistant Monty Williams and Heat assistant Juwan Howard are also being considered for the position, according to Yahoo Sports.The Lakers finished the regular season 10th in the Western Conference with a 37-45 record and have missed the playoffs each of the last six seasons. The 41-year-old Lue immediately emerged as a “strong frontrunner” for the head coach position after Luke Walton was fired from the Lakers last Friday following three seasons at the helm. A few days later, Walton agreed to take over a Kings team that has missed the playoffs for 13 straight seasons.Lue has a history with James as the two worked together in Cleveland. He was an assistant in 2014 before taking over as head coach during the 2015-16 season after the Cavaliers fired David Blatt. Lue led Cleveland to a 128-83 record in four seasons as head coach, but was fired just six games into the 2018-19 season after James signed with the Lakers in free agency over the summer. Related News NBA trade rumors: Lakers, Bulls had ‘initial conversations’ about Lonzo Ball before deadline Lue guided the team to a NBA championship in 2016 and then coached the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals the next two seasons. Lue’s relationship with James could be a selling point for the Lakers as they look to turn around the franchise. But it could also present problems in Los Angeles. According to the New York Times, “some in the Lakers’ organization may fear hiring Lue would be giving LeBron too much control.” Kings confirm Luke Walton is new coach LeBron James and coach Tyronn Lue have a chance of reuniting in Los Angeles as Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and the former Cavaliers coach are set to met Friday to discuss the open coaching job, according to ESPN.The meeting will take place at a hotel in Orange County that is close to Pelinka’s Newport Beach home.
Coming up Â April 1st-8th…Mosaic Magic,Â an art classÂ for adults will be held at the Elsass Art Center, Monday and Tuesday, April 1st-2nd. A Paintball Trip is planned for Saturday, April 6th for 6th-12th graders. Bus leaves from the WRC at 12:15 pm and returns at 5:30 pm. New Leagues!Â Cal Ripken BaseballÂ andÂ Babe Ruth SoftballÂ are offering Open Leagues this spring for the first time for those who wish to play at a more competitive level. Register by Friday, March 29th. Please call the WRC at 326-3323 and Â talk to Tanner for more information. Kidz Cupcakez will be heldÂ Monday, Mar. 25th from 4-5 pm at the Recreation Center, for 3-6 year olds. Youth SoccerÂ for 1st-8th graders begins Monday, April 8th at Worden Park. Games are on Mondays and Thursdays. Registration is still open with a late fee. Instructional Soccer for 5 year olds- Kindergarten takes place on Saturdays, April 6th-27th. Easter Eggcellent Hunt; Thursday, Mar. 28th from 8-9 pm at Melody Bowl, for families. Register for theÂ Recreational LeagueÂ ofÂ Cal Ripken BaseballÂ andÂ Babe Ruth SoftballÂ byÂ 5:00 pm on Friday, March 29th, to bypassÂ a late fee. Divisions include 9 & 10 year olds and 11 & 12 year olds. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sign up for Swim Team Stroke Refinement through the WRC. This pre-season training begins Sunday, March 24th-May 5th, (excluding Easter, March 31st) at the SW College Indoor Aquatic Center. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following is the Wellington Rec Rap for March 18 – April 8.Get your tickets to seeÂ John Michael MontgomeryÂ in concert at the Grand Re-Opening of Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 5th!Â General Admission and Â ReservedÂ Tickets are available at the Rec Center and the Chamber office.JoinÂ March MadnessÂ at the Fitness Center. Â FC Members mayÂ sign in 12 or more times (while exercising at the FC) through March 31st.Â A drawing will be held on the 31st for a 3 month single Membership. The 4th session of Goju-Ryu Karate will be held at the WRC Tuesdays and Saturdays, April 2nd-30th. Celebrate Spring Break all week! Â AllÂ 4th-12th graders can come to the Memorial Auditorium for Spring BreakÂ Open Gym, March 18th-22nd. Â Play basketball, Wii, Xbox and other games from 1-4 pm each day.
Our Week 12 fantasy busts start with the Colts’ running game (Jonathan Williams) on Thursday night and continue into the biggest game on Sunday, Patriots vs. Cowboys (Tom Brady, Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and more). So, if you’re one of the owners inclined to make start ’em, sit ’em decisions based on the NFL game you’ll be watching on TV, this might be the week to avoid that. With the fantasy playoffs right around the corner, avoiding busts is more important that ever. We take some pretty big swings at quarterback this week, although if you look at them just on paper, they make sense. Both Josh Allen and Prescott have one of the worst matchups a fantasy QB can have, so calling them potential busts is definitely fair. And we’ve doubled down on the Cowboys passing game with Dak’s running mate Amari Cooper as another possible bust (and we even threw in the Patriots D/ST, too). WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWe’re also especially down on the Denver passing game, with both Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant finding their way to our busts list. If there are two things the Buffalo defense does well, it’s shut down No. 1 WRs (shoutout Tre’Davious White) and eliminate tight end production, so you might want to stay away from those guys.We were definitely spot on last week in our David Johnson bust pick. He’s reached droppable territory in fantasy leagues. Derrius Guice also saw limited enough usage in his debut that our bust call on him was mostly accurate, though a garbage-time touchdown salvaged his day. And Le’Veon Bell certainly didn’t play like a top-10 RB.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPWeek 11 also saw down games for Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, just like we predicted. Both Kenny Golladay and Christian Kirk underwhelmed, too, as did Darren Fells. Our biggest misses were at tight end, where Zach Ertz and Kyle Rudolph played well. When your most prominent whiffs come at TE, you had a solid week.For our Week 12 sleeper picks, click here.LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 12 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 12 Fantasy Busts: Running backsBrian Hill/Devonta Freeman, Falcons vs. Buccaneers (Billy Heyen). The Buccaneers have the second-stingiest fantasy defense against running backs. If Freeman (foot) is back, he adds an additional question mark in what is already a difficult matchup.Devin Singletary, Bills vs. Broncos (Vinnie Iyer). This feels like a field-goal game where all kinds of offense will be hard to find, and Denver’s run defense has shored up of late.Jonathan Williams/Jordan Wilkins, Colts (Matt Lutovsky). One of these guys will be the primary ball carrier for the Colts with Marlon Mack (hand) out, but neither is a particularly high-upside play. If both are active, then this is too much of a mess to wade into. If Wilkins (ankle) remains out, then Williams is a decent FLEX, but don’t expect a repeat of his Week 11 showing against a Houston run defense that allows a good chunk of its standard RB fantasy points through the air, not on the ground (98.8 rushing points allowed this season, 85.4 receiving, not counting two-point conversions). (Update: Wilkins will play on Thursday, likely hurting Williams’ value.)MORE WEEK 12:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSWeek 12 Fantasy Football Busts: QuarterbacksJosh Allen, Bills vs. Broncos (Heyen). Denver’s allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Allen has gotten almost entirely rid of the turnovers, so that’s not the worry here – the Bills might just struggle a bit to move the ball through the air. Tom Brady, Patriots vs. Cowboys (Iyer). They should try to stay grounded with ball control as they don’t want to get into a shootout, and the matchup is tough enough.Dak Prescott, Cowboys @ Patriots (Lutovsky). Prescott has been great this year…against weaker defenses. Sure, he did light up the Vikings’ solid pass defense just two weeks ago, but he’s even had his struggles against relatively weak defenses like the Jets and Eagles. Either way, the Patriots remain the gold standard, allowing by far the fewest fantasy points per game (FPPG) to QBs, and while they’ve certainly padded their stats against weak competition, too, they have shut down Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Wentz. WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 12 Fantasy Football Busts: Wide receiversCourtland Sutton, Broncos @ Bills (Heyen). Sutton will get a game full of Tre’Davious White, which hasn’t worked out great for basically anyone this season. If you’re still starting Sutton, you can’t rely on a big day out of him.Brandin Cooks, Rams vs. Ravens (Iyer). He should return from his concussion just in time for a brutal matchup with revenge-minded former Rams cornerback Marcus Peters.Amari Cooper, Cowboys @ Patriots (Lutovsky). Cooper (knee) is banged up, playing a season-low 55-percent of snaps last week and failing to produce against a weaker Lions secondary. This week, he gets arguably the top corner in football, Stephon Gilmore. It’s tough to sit someone as talented as Cooper, but this might be the week to do it. MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 12 Fantasy Football Busts: Tight endsJared Cook, Saints vs. Panthers (Heyen). The Panthers have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends in 2019. Cook salvaged a two-target Week 11 with a score, so if you assume Carolina can keep him out of the end zone, there many positives here.Jacob Hollister, Seahawks @ Eagles (Iyer). The new Will Dissly will cool off as Seattle attacks Philadelphia more on the outside.Noah Fant, Broncos @ Bills (Lutovsky). Fant has produced the past two games with Brandon Allen under center, but we’re not sold on his ability to be consistent. The Bills defend TEs better than anyone except the 49ers, so there’s no reason to take a chance on Fant this week. Week 12 Fantasy Busts: DefensesAtlanta Falcons vs. Buccaneers (Heyen). The Bucs’ WRs are just too good to not feast on the terrible Atlanta secondary, and I’m betting that outweighs the inevitable Jameis Winston turnovers. The Falcons will be a hot streamer pickup this week, but they might be fools good.San Francisco 49ers vs. Packers (Iyer). They didn’t contain much vs. Kyler Murray, so against Aaron Rodgers isn’t where you want to play them.New England Patriots vs. Cowboys (Lutovsky). This might seem counterintuitive after picking Prescott and Cooper to bust, but no team allows fewer fantasy points to D/STs than Dallas. We see this as a low-scoring game that won’t yield many sacks or turnovers in addition to limited points. Prescott could easily throw for 220 yards and a score and not help fantasy teams, while the Pats defense could easily get one sack, one takeaway, and allow 14 points – thus not helping its owners much either.