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I nailed the Super Bowl match-up. I am going with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Experience, coaching and defense should prevail.
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Regular Season Record: 151-103-2 (.594)
Playoff Record:  8-2 (.800)
Overall Record:  159-105-2 (.601)
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Super Bowl LI Pick
New England Patriots over Atlanta Falcons
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Buster Posey
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I present the Lester’s Legends 2017 fantasy baseball catcher rankings.
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1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
2. Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs
3. Jonathan Lucroy, Texas Rangers
4. Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees
5. J.T. Realmuto, Miami Marlins
6. Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs
7. Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
8. Evan Gattis, Houston Astros
9. Brian McCann, Houston Astros
10. Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays
11. Yasmani Grandal, Los Angeles Dodgers
12. Wilson Ramos, Tampa Bay Rays
13. Stephen Vogt, Oakland A’s
14. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
15. Cameron Rupp, Philadelphia Phillies
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Manny Machado
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I present the Lester’s Legends 2017 fantasy baseball shortstop rankings.
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1. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
2. Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox
3. Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
5. Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Brewers
6. Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
7. Jean Segura, Seattle Mariners
8. Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays
9. Ian Desmond, Colorado Rockies
10. Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies
11. Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals
12. Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs
13. Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers
14. Eduardo Núñez, San Francisco Giants
15. Brad Miller, Tampa Bay Rays
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Kris Bryant
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I present the Lester’s Legends 2017 fantasy baseball third baseman rankings.
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1. Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
2. Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
3. Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays
4. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
5. Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Brewers
6. Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers
7. Todd Frazier, Chicago White Sox
8. Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners
9. Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays
10. Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
11. Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
12. Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
13. Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers
14. Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks
15. Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins
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The New England Patriots open Super Bowl 51 as three point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons.  This is the seventh time curing the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era that the Patriots have played in the Super Bowl. A look back at how those previous Patriots Super Bowl teams did against the spread should give you some direction when you are sports betting online in this year’s Super Bowl.
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Before we look back, however, a quick look at how the Patriots and Falcons did this year. New England went an NFL best 14-2 while Atlanta went 11-5. Atlanta had the most prolific offense (540 points), scoring 71 more points that the next closest (New Orleans Saints). That Pats finished third at 441 points.  Defensively, New England allowed the fewest points at 250. Atlanta finished 27th with 406 points allowed. New England had the best scoring differential at +191 while Atlanta’s high-octane offense allowed them to finish second at +134. The numbers don’t lie. The top two teams are competing for the Super Bowl.
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Now that we dove deeper into this year’s numbers, let’s take a look back.
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Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) – New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams
Final Score:  20-17 Patriots
The Patriots entered the game as 14 point underdogs against the Greatest Show on Turf. They shocked the world and started a dynasty by winning the game outright.
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Super Bowl XXXVII (2004) – New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers
Final Score:  32-29 Patriots
The Patriots were favored this time by a touchdown. They won the game, but lost against the spread.
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Super Bowl XXXIX (2005) – New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Final Score:  24-21 Patriots
Again the Patriots were favored by a touchdown. Again they won, but lost against the spread.
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Super Bowl XLII – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants (2008)
Final Score:  17-14 Giants
The Patriots were heavy favorites in this one, but this time they were the ones that got shocked.
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Super Bowl XLVI – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants (2012)
Final Score:  21-17 Giants
Once again the Pats were favorites, but ended up losing yet again to the Giants.
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Super Bowl XLIX – New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks (2015)
Final Score:  28-24 Patriots
The Seahawks were slight favorites and were a Malcolm Butler improbably goal line interception away from covering. He made the play and the Pats got the win.
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Overall the Patriots are 2-4 against the spread in Brady and Belichick’s six Super Bowl appearances. Past history suggests that the smart bet is Atlanta, but it’s hard to go against Belichick with two weeks to prepare.

Jose Altuve swing
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I present the Lester’s Legends 2017 fantasy baseball second baseman rankings.
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1. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
2. Trea Turner, Washington Nationals
3. Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
4. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
5. Rougned Odor, Texas Rangers
6. Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals
7. Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
8. D.J. LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies
9. Jean Segura, Seattle Mariners
10. Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins
11. Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
12. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
13. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians
14. Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs
15. Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles
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Anthony Rizzo
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I present the Lester’s Legends 2017 fantasy baseball first baseman rankings.
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1. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
2. Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
3. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
4. Edwin Encarnacion, Cleveland Indians
5. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
6. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
7. Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox
8. Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
9. Wil Myers, San Diego Padres
10. Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals
11. Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox
12. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels
13. Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals
14. Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
15. Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants
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Jabaal Sheard
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football team defense rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. New England Patriots
2. Atlanta Falcons
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Green Bay Packers
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Stephen Gostkowski
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football kicker rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
3. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
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Martellus Bennett
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football tight end rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots
2. Jared Cook, Green Bay Packers
3. Jesse James, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
5. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
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