Jimmy Graham Seahawks training camp
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As the 2015 NFL season approaches here is a look at what to expect in the NFC West. As you prepare for the season be sure to check out the list of sports betting sites.
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Studs
Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks - Graham had 889 yards and 10 touchdowns. Over the past four seasons he has averaged 88.8 receptions for 1,099 yards and 11.5 touchdowns. Graham’s value gets bumped down a little going from Drew Brees to Russell Wilson, but he remains his team’s primary threat.
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks – Lynch could  lose some touches near the goal line, but at least it will be Jimmy Graham that he’s yielding them to. Over the past four seasons Beast Mode has averaged 1,612 total yards and 14 touchdowns.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks - Wilson should take a step forward thanks to the arrival of Jimmy Graham. In 2014 Wilson threw for 3,475 yards and 20 touchdowns while adding 849 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
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Stars
Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals – Ellington has averaged 1,039 total yards over the past two years, but has just nine total touchdowns. He’s a solid RB2.
Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers – Hyde should earn the early down and goal line work. He’s a solid RB2 with some upside.
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers – Kaepernick threw for 3,369 yards and 19 touchdowns while adding 639 yards on the ground. He’s a quality QB2 with upside thanks to his running ability.
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Solid Options
Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers – Boldin had 1,062 yards last year. He’ll turn 35, but there is still borderline WR3 status in the tank.
John Brown, Arizona Cardinals – Brown had 696 yards and five touchdowns and has been impressive in offseason workouts. He could easily emerge as a starter.
Reggie Bush, San Francisco 49ers – Bush will get some carries, but most of his damage will come in the passing game. He is a solid PPR flex.
Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams – Cook had 634 yards last year and has averaged 646.8 yards over the past four years. He’s a decent TE2 option.
Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers – VD had an awful year, but could bounce back. He’s a TE2 with upside.
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals – Fitz had 784 yards last year. Fitz is probably a WR3 at this stage of his career.
Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals – Floyd had 841 yards and six touchdowns in what was thought of as a disappointing year. Should be a nice value option.
Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams – Gurley is an amazing talent when healthy. That’s his problem though. He’s a risky RB2.
Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams – Mason had 913 total yards last year and five touchdowns. He’s a solid RB4 with upside should Gurley go down.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals – Palmer is 35 and coming off a knee injury. He is a decent QB2.
Torrey Smith, San Francisco 49ers – Smith finds a new home in San Francisco. Last year he had 767 yards and 11 touchdowns. Look for his yards to go up and his touchdowns to go down.
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Stretches
Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks – Baldwin caught 66 passes for 825 yards. He’s a WR4 option at best.
Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams – Britt had 748 yards last year, which is sadly his second highest total in his six seasons. He’s not a viable fantasy option.
Nick Foles, St. Louis Rams – Foles goes to a much worse situation in St. Louis. He’s not worth fantasy consideration.
Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams – Quick has done little to date and I wouldn’t expect him to pick up the pace dramatically this year.
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Cody Anderson, Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins
Cody Anderson is 2-3 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. The Twins have been struggling with their bats.
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Season Totals: 30-35, 509.1 IP, 409 Ks, 3.76 ERA (213 earned runs), 1.24 WHIP (480 hits, 151 walks)
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Don’t get confused when it comes to comprehend the proper meaning of fantasy game. Anytime you can associate yourself with the multiple forms of fantasy sports since you are quite accustomed to the usefulness of Smartphone. The mobile technologies which are implemented in this respect are solely serving as the very platform of such fantasy sports. As far as the mobile based far ranging & diversified fantasy sports are concerned, we must consider some aspects of mobile roulette games to have such features as these gaming activities can be performed keeping in mind the notion of fantasy games. Once you have registered yourself as the member of any of the fantasy games based online resources, you are given a specific period of time to utilize all the options of gaming  features as per the reference of these definite online resource.
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Mobile roulette can claim to be an inseparable part of those gaming websites where you can experience many other sports related options that comprise of fantasy sports.  If you are decided to pay proper attentions to those compelling sports like football, cricket or basket ball  etc, then why you should stay away from online roulette in your mobile. Here is the hypnotic spell of online destinations of those roulette games which you have the right to access from laptop or Smartphone. As a matter of fact, Google Play store is there to serve you with further assistance of downloading mobile application. The fantasy sports may be referred to as the very gateway to actual sports betting or online gambling. You should make sure that you have surpassed this gateway for unrestricted gaming advantages.
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Amongst diverse paths of entertaining into fantasy sports destinations over the internet, you must take into consideration the safest devices like laptop or Smartphone.  Roulette can serve you better in this respect with its appealing characteristics to let you perform for long time. The fantasy games like classic roulette table game has utilized latest HTML5 framework. It is meant to feature high definition design with full presentation of 3D wheel. The sky roulette game has been confirmed to be the foremost multi channel deliveries.   However, the norms are there to make some initial deposits before going on with any online roulette related challenges. Some roulette casinos stand undisputed in supporting with satisfying gaming provisions.  In fact, you find those operate roulette by different names. It is nice option to go for comparative researches of those online roulette casinos, so that you can find more reliable resource amongst them. In this context, it is to be reviewed that your ambition for long term association with fantasy games is not spoilt here.
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Gamblers must come to know that mobile casinos are on the same path to follow the same rules as it is experienced in real casinos. You must leave no stone unturned in getting familiar with the rules, systems or mechanisms of the game before investing your money in those mobile slots. It is better to watch those fantasy sports for long time before investing your money for the same purpose of winning it.
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Charlie Morton, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox
Charlie Morton is 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. He’s 2-0 at home with a 1.26 ERA.
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Season Totals: 19-22, 321.2 IP, 261 Ks, 3.64 ERA (130 earned runs), 1.20 WHIP (296 hits, 90 walks)
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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Miami Marlins
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Here’s the 2015 Lester’s Legends AL-Only Shortstop Rankings.
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1. Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox
Hanley Ramirez hit .283 in 2014 with 64 runs, 13 home runs, 71 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 128 games. He returns to Boston where he made his MLB debut. If he can stay healthy he’s also a five-category stud.
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2. Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Reyes hit .287 with 94 runs, nine home runs, 51 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 2014. He’s a .291 lifetime hitter and has averaged 89.3 runs and 42.3 stolen bases over the past 10 seasons. Like three of the top four shortstop options, staying healthy is a key.
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3. Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox
Alexei Ramirez hit.273 in 2014 with 82 runs, 15 home runs, 74 RBI and 21 stolen bases. In seven seasons Ramirez has averaged 72.7 runs, 14.1 home runs, 68.6 RBI and 16.9 stolen bases while hitting .277. He doesn’t excel in any category, but he’s a solid contributor across the board. Durability has also been a key for Ramirez.
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4. Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers
Elvis Andrus hit .263 with 72 runs, two home runs, 41 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 2014. Andrus has averaged 84 runs and 32 stolen bases over the past six seasons.
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5. Ben Zobrist, Oakland A’s
Ben Zobrist is Mr. Utility. He is eligible at second base, shortstop and outfield. Zobrist hit .272 with 83 runs, 10 home runs, 52 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 2014. Over the past six years he averaged 85.8 runs, 16.5 home runs, 75.7 RBI and 15.8 stolen bases.
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6. Erick Aybar, Los Angeles Angels
Erick Aybar hit .278 last year with 77 runs, seven home runs, 68 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Over the past six years he’s hit .280 while averaging 70.3 runs, 6.8 home runs, 52.2 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
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7. Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox
Xander Bogaerts had 60 runs, 12 home runs and 46 RBI last year. He also has third base eligibility.
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8. Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals
Alcides Escobar hit .285 with 74 runs, 50 RBI and 31 stolen bases. He has averaged 28.5 stolen bases over the past four years.
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9.  J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles
J.J. Hardy hit nine home runs with 52 RBI last year. He averaged 25.7 home runs and 74.7 RBI from 2011-2013.
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10. Danny Santana, Minnesota Twins
Danny Santana hit .317 with 70 runs, seven home runs, 40 RBI and 20 stolen bases. He is also eligible as an outfielder.
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The rise of Fantasy Sports, or Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) following the industry’s evolution, has been almost unprecedented over the last two years. From a budding enterprise to a booming industry, many of the major DFS sites now offer fantasy sports competitions for baseball, football, hockey and mixed martial arts (the UFC).
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Today, thousands of people ante-up at the largest fantasy sports sites every week and that has allowed operators such as DraftKings, DraftDay and FanDuel to be capable of creating prize pools worth in excess of $1 million. These impressive cash prizes have fuelled a major boom in the industry and the market leaders are now approaching company values close to $1 billion thanks to deals with organizations such as the NFL and the NBA.
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From Poker to Fantasy Sports

With such large amounts of money on the line and at least some scope for implementing a winning strategy, a number of poker players have gradually found themselves migrating over to the world of DFS. Whether it is in the role of company founder, employee or player, DFS has attracted some of the finest poker minds over the last few years.
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Arguably the most prominent players to crossover from poker to DFS are Andrew Wiggins and Taylor Caby. The former high stakes online cash game players were two of the original founders of poker training site, CardRunners. After successfully running CardRunners for a number of years, the two entrepreneurs spotted an opportunity in the fantasy sports market. Using their experience and cash to help set-up DraftDay in 2011, the two poker experts are now at the helm of one of the leading operators in the industry.
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Negreanu et al Support DFS

This early trickle of poker-to-DFS converts soon turned into a wave as more players soon discovered that their skills on the felt could help them make money in fantasy land. Jonathan Aguiar was another early fan of DFS and quickly realized his tournament skills gave him an edge in the sports arena. As well as winning a WSOP bracelet in Europe, Aguiar has earned more than $1.5 million playing poker in events across the world.
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However, after turning his attention to DFS, Aguiar quickly made $30,000 in his first two months and then decided to join DraftKings as a full-time employee. Having seen the success of Aguiar, many of the poker world’s top players have now joined the action, including PokerStars’ standout pro, Daniel Negreanu. Aside from testing his skills across a range of games, Negreanu has been vocal in his support of the industry. Commenting on the fears that the rise of DFS could lead to match fixing, Negreanu said that it is “less likely” that match fixing would occur in places such as Las Vegas if people are taking part in DFS.
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Why Poker Pros Make Strong DFS Players

If poker players make great DFS players, what crossover skills can the former use for success in the latter?
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Study the Stats

One of the key skills the so-called “fantasy sports wizard” Cory Albertson, who is also a skilled poker player, has used to make more than $100,000 is statistical analysis. Like a high-level poker player assessing their opponent’s pre-flop raise frequency or three-bet ratios, a DFS pro will consider the vital statistics of each player and then come to a conclusion based on this analysis. During his interview with the Wall Street Journal, Albertson called this a painstaking, almost “menial” process but one that is necessary for success.
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For example, to become a fantasy sports winner in baseball you would need to review the top ranking first basemen or the leading catchers of the season to get an insight in which players are worth speculating on.
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Take a Holistic Approach

Another skill poker pros and DFS players share in their quest for cash is an understanding of long-term expectation. Otherwise known as expected value (EV), DFS and poker pros know that every stat, every attribute and every move needs to be considered in overall terms. A basketball player on a heater may have scored 40 points in three games, but that does not mean he is a natural pick in a DFS contest.
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Numbers And Finance
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Those three performances need to be weighed in the context of the season as a whole. Similarly, a tournament player may win three tournaments in a row before hitting a stretch of ten events without cashing. Because this is possible, all poker players will look at their overall ROI (Return On Investment) to determine whether they are profitable or not. ROI takes into account the number of tournaments a player has played, the total cost of their buy-ins and the amount they have won to deliver an overall win rate.
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Assessing this sort of information is also something a DFS pro will do. The basketball player’s 40 points in three games is great, but if they then only manage a further ten points in the next 15 games, then their overall ROI will not be as impressive as that three-game run would lead some to believe.
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Money Management is Key

The final part of a DFS pro’s arsenal which skilled poker players will be familiar with is bankroll management. Knowing how much to bet and how to distribute this based on the expectation of each proposition is a skill that must be mastered if success is to be had in both worlds. Albertson has proved that money management is crucial for the aspiring DFS pro by turning a $200 investment into more than $100,000. Starting off small and investing his bankroll wisely, Albertson has shown that it’s more than possible to make a living playing DFS if you are disciplined.
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Time + Dedication = Profit
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Taking the time to analyze stats, both in a vacuum and in a holistic sense, managing your money and having the focus to play DFS as much as possible are the foundations of success in the industry. Although there is always going to be an element of luck involved in whether or not you win a particular contest (namely because sport can often throw up unexpected scenarios), it is possible to nullify the effects of this over time. Consistently making +EV moves (moves that are statistically more likely to succeed than fail) will result in a long-term profit.
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Scooping a single jackpot is something any DFS player can do, but earning a consistent amount of money is something only those with dedication can do. Albertson, and many others like him, have shown that it is possible to make a living playing fantasy sports, but only if you are willing to put in the time and effort to do things properly.
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