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Yahoo Fantasy Football Picks Week 4: NFL DFS lineup advice for cash games

first_imgThere isn’t much to say about last week’s Yahoo NFL DFS cash lineup — at least nothing good to say. Our Matthew Stafford-Kenny Golladay stack was a bust, Saquon Barkley exited early, Peyton Barber remembered he was Peyton Barber, and D.K. Metcalf was more like D.K. Meh-calf. Greg Olsen showed up as expected and Adam Thielen got into the end zone, but we needed a lot more than that to cash. Our Week 4 daily fantasy football picks will be looking to bounce back in a big way.Our lineup this week is built around a Rams stack, a Redskins stack, the top WR, and a pair of chalky picks at TE and FLEX who are tough to avoid in cash lineups. On the surface, this probably doesn’t look like a typical cash lineup, but we feel good about the matchups and home/road splits, so we expect to hit the cash line with this squad. TE: Will Dissly, Seahawks @ Cardinals ($18). Everyone knows how bad the Cardinals have been against TEs this year, so this will be an extremely chalky pick. It’s also a little riskier than you think, as a fair amount of Dissly’s production last week came in garbage time (including a touchdown on the untimed final play of the game). Darren Waller is a higher-floor pick at the same price, but we avoided him because we didn’t want two Raiders on our roster. Austin Hooper also works but then we would’ve been dealing with two Falcons’ pass-catchers. In cash games, we wanted to diversify.FLEX: Austin Ekeler, Chargers @ Dolphins ($31). Another very chalky pick, but Ekeler has been dominant all season and the Dolphins can’t stop anyone. You’re putting yourself at major risk if you don’t have Ekeler this week.D/ST: Washington Redskins @ Giants ($10). As much as we like Daniel Jones, he’s still a rookie who was sacked five times and lost two fumbles last week in Tampa. You know he’s going to throw some INTs soon, too. Washington hasn’t been overly impressive this year, but they have enough talented players to cause problems for Jones. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 4 Yahoo NFL DFS Lineup: Picks, Advice for cash gamesWEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPQB: Jared Goff, Rams vs. Buccaneers ($28). Goff hasn’t been great this year, but he’s managed at least 269 passing yards and two TDs in each of the past two games. He’s typically better at home, and this week he gets a favorable  home matchup against a Bucs team that was just torched by rookie Daniel Jones. Goff has too many good receivers not to produce, and at QB13 pricing, he presents solid value, too.RB: Josh Jacobs, Raiders @ Colts ($25). Jacobs had his first poor day as a pro last week, so now’s the perfect time to grab him in anticipation of a bounce back. Jacobs only saw 10 carries and produced 44 yards against the Vikings because of an early deficit, but in Weeks 1 and 2, he had at least 99 total yards and scored twice. The Colts have been one of the worst defenses against RBs all year, and Devonta Freeman had 88 rushing yards against despite trailing all game. Jacobs should produce despite worries about playing time if the Raiders fall behind again.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB: Adrian Peterson, Redskins @ Giants ($15). This one might look weird, but Peterson is a very situational player. In favorable matchups, he’s a good bet for 80-plus yards and a touchdown; in bad matchups, he’s useless. Well, this is a good matchup, as the Giants are allowing just over 20 fantasy points per game to RBs, so expect Peterson to get a heavy workload and grind out enough yards to pay off in cash games. At his cheap price, he allows us to fill in two other steady RBs and arguably the top WR.WR: Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Titans ($38). The knock on Jones is that he doesn’t get into the end zone enough, but after scoring in each game this year and each of the final four games last year, it’s safe to say Jones knows where the goal line is. If anything, we’re a little nervous that Jones is due to not score at this point. But the targets are there (30 through three games) and the production obviously is, too. On top of that, Tennessee has struggled against relatively mediocre passing games the past two weeks (Indianapolis, Jacksonville). Facing the Falcons in Atlanta will be a much tougher test.WEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsWR: Cooper Kupp, Rams vs. Buccaneers ($22). Kupp’s mispricing makes him almost a must-own. WR13, at $16 off WR1 pricing? That’s silly for the clear top target in the Rams offense (31 targets). Like we said with Goff, Tampa was just lit up by the Giants, so Goff and Kupp should keep the connection going strong back in L.A.WR: Phillip Dorsett, Patriots @ Bills ($13). Even if Julian Edelman (ribs) plays, we like Dorsett here. In two games without Antonio Brown this year, he’s caught 10-of-11 targets for 148 yards and three TDs. The Bills have done a good job with receivers in favorable matchups the first three weeks (Jets, Giants, Bengals), but the Patriots passing game will be a different story. Dorsett is typically more of a GPP option because of his big-play ability, but he can pay off in cash now, too.MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup Builderlast_img read more

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WMS basketball teams keep rolling with 6-1 record against Clearwater

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Middle School girls basketball teams swept Clearwater for their home opener Monday evening while the boys were winners of three out of four on the road. 8A girls: Wellington 40 Clearwater 9Individual scorers: Taylan French 14, Mallory Barker 8, Brecken Lawrence 6, Brentasia Cramer 4, Madison Lewellen 4, Lauryn Snipes 4.7A girls: Wellington 46 Clearwater 11Avery Rusk 14, Mekenna Adams 11, Gracie Fink 6, Abby Lowe 6, Lexi Saffell 4, Stormie Jones 3, Shayland French 2.7B girls: Wellington 28 Clearwater 4Stormie Jones 8, Valerie Ast 6, Kyla Hawks 6, Zairen Warnock 6, Abby Lowe 2.8A boys: Clearwater 37 Wellington 27Connor Burnett 10, Brock Edwards 8, Derek Driskell 4, Chaese Hamel 4, Therin French 1.7A boys: Wellington 37 Clearwater 21A.J. Snipes 11, Logan Jones 4, Phelps 7, Jack Walton 6, Buresh 2, R.J. Lara 2.8B boys: Wellington 21 Clearwater 16Ackerson 6, Long 4, Carpenter 4, LeGrand 3, Rains 2, Daugherty 2.7B boys: Wellington 17 Clearwater 3Radamacher 6, Reynolds 3, Buresh 2, Carey 2, Ramirez 2, Sears 2. 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 commentslast_img read more

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Sumner County roundup: Routs galore! South Haven romps Caldwell; Conway Springs over Belle Plaine; Oxford big over Central

first_img3rd QuarterOxford Haskins 1 yard TD run. Oxford Norris 9 yard TD run, PAT fail Oxford Silhan 29 yard TD run, Norris to Catlin PAT 2nd QuarterOxford Haskins 17 yard TD run, PAT fail 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 Oxford Haskins 1 yard TD run, PAT Norris run Oxford Haskins 35 yard TD, Norris to Catlin PAT Oxford Norris 44 yard TD run, Haskins PAT run Central Burden: Stephens 1 yard run  Stephens PAT run 1st quarterOxford Silhan 8 yard TD run, Norris PAT Run By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Three Sumner County games were less than thrilling Friday night. South Haven whipped up on cross-rival Caldwell 68-26, Conway Springs mangled Belle Plaine 62-6, and Oxford beat Central-Burden 58-8. •••••South Haven 68 Caldwell 26J.T. Yunker scored five touchdowns rushing for 233 yards including a 62-yard touchdown romp. Caldwell was led by Kellen Schmidt who had 183 yards and three touchdowns.South Haven led 20-8 at the end of the first quarter and 40-14 at the half en route to victory. The full box score is here: South Haven -Caldwell box score•••••Conway Springs 62 Belle Plaine 6Conway Springs to the surprise of nobody whipped Belle Plaine. Cardinals led 21-0 and 35-6 at the half. The Cardinals outscored the Dragons 21-0 in the third en route to victory.Conway Springs had 15 runners rushing the ball Friday and four people pass it. The Cardinals had 569 yards of offense to Belle Plaine’s 121. The box score is here: Conway Springs- Belle Plaine box score.•••••Oxford 58 Central 16Oxford had no trouble with Central-Burden. The Wildcats scored three touchdown in the first quarter and led 52-0 at the half en route to victory. The box score is as follows:Oxford 24 28 6 58Burden 0 8 0 8last_img read more

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The Heat get wet but win series over Liberal; Wellington now 19-1

first_img2. Derby Twins 9-4 (13-5 overall) 7/15/147:05 PMHays Larks 6/24/147:05 PMDerby Twins 6/10/147:05 PM@ Derby TwinsWellington 6 Derby 5 6. Dodge City A’s 3-10 (4- 11 overall)•••••Schedule to date: 6/30/147:05 PMKansas Cougars by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Heat won the rubber match of an exciting three-game series with the Liberal Bee Jays Sunday evening that ended with a blustery visit by Mother Nation.Wellington took two of three games with a big two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth. Then Mother Nature brought blowing wind and flowing rain. But the Heat still had some work to do, retire the Bee Jays with three outs in the top of the ninth. Heat closer Robbie Romero would do just that retiring the next three batters at the plate, and the Heat escaped with a 9-8 victory.A rainstorm blew through between the eighth and ninth inning, leaving fans less than dry.The Heat are now 19-1 for the season having suffered their first loss of the season on Friday. Wellington is now 12-1 in the Jayhawk League and leads second-place Derby Twins with a 9-4 record. The Twins come to town Tuesday for Beach Party night sponsored by The Dore. Bring your beach attire.On Sunday, Wellington had 11 hits to Liberal’s 12, but the Bee Jays had trouble fielding the ball, committing five errors in the field Sunday night. Brandon McMillian was the winning pitcher for the Heat. It was a very entertaining three-game series in which all games were decided by one-run affairs. The Heat came into the series undefeated but lost to Liberal Friday 3-2. In that game, Wellington left runners on second and third before Liberal’s Blake Rogers struck out the two Heat players in the bottom of the ninth.On Saturday, the Heat avenged their only loss of the season thus far with a 2-1 victory. In that game, the Heat rallied late on a Rowdy Andrews walk off RBI single which brought Kirk Rocha home in the bottom of the ninth. Trent Keefer had 12 strikeouts in the game.Not much has been going wrong this season for the Heat. For the second consecutive year, Wellington took to the road and swept the Hays Larks at their home park a weekend ago.Wellington then had a couple of exciting rumbles with El Dorado, beating the Broncos 4-3 on Tuesday and then a 4-3 14-inning marathon on Thursday.•••••Standings: Jayhawk Standings (entering Monday, June 23nd) 5/30/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWelllington 16 Cougars 0 6/23/147:05 PM@ Kansas Cougars 7/7/147:05 PM@ El Dorado Broncos 6/25/147:05 PM@ El Dorado Broncos 6/2/147:00 PMValley Center Diamond DawgsWellington 7 Valley Center 6 6/5/147:05 PMEl Dorado BroncosRained out – to play July 16 7/16/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 6/7/147:05 PM@ Dodge City AthleticsWellington 10 Dodge City 3 1. Wellington Heat 12-1 (19-1 overall) 7/5/147:05 PM@ Derby Twins 6/28/147:05 PMDodge City Athletics 7/18/147:05 PM@ Liberal Bee Jays 3. Hays Larks 7-7 (10-7 overall) 6/21/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysWellington 2 Liberal 1 6/15/147:05 PM@ Hays LarksWellington 14 El Dorado 0 7/13/147:05 PMHays Larks 7/2/147:05 PM@ Derby Twins 6/19/147:05 PM@ El Dorado BroncosWellington 4 El Dorado 3 (14 innings) 7/23/147:05 PMDerby Twins 6/26/147:05 PM@ Derby Twins 7/6/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 7/20/147:05 PM@ Liberal Bee Jays 6/14/147:05 PM@ Hays LarksWellington 3 Hays 2center_img 6/27/147:05 PMDodge City Athletics 6/18/147:05 PMNewton RebelsWellington 8 Newton 1 6/8/147:05 PM@ Dodge City AthleticsWellington 10 Dodge City 4 6/22/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysWellington 9 Liberal 8 7/10/1412:00 AM@ Kansas Cannons 6/6/147:05 PM@ Dodge City AthleticsWellington 2 Dodge City 1 7/1/147:05 PM@ El Dorado Broncos 6/13/147:05 PM@ Hays LarksWellington 11 Hays 0 5/31/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWellington 11 Cougers 2 7/9/147:05 PMDerby Twins 6/17/147:05 PMEl Dorado BroncosWellington 4 El Dorado 3 6/3/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWellington 11 Cougers 2 7/25/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 6/9/147:05 PMTulsa BravesWellington 8 Tulsa 4 6/1/147:05 PMKansas CannonsWellington 9 Kansas Cannons 7 6/29/147:05 PMDodge City Athletics 7/8/147:05 PMValley Center Diamond Dawgs 4. Liberal Bee Jays 5-10 (9-10 overall) 6/20/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysLiberal 3 Wellington 2 7/4/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 6/12/147:05 PMDerby TwinsWellington 2 Derby 1 7/19/147:05 PM@ Liberal Bee Jays 5. El Dorado Broncos 5-9 (8-8 overall) 7/3/147:05 PMKansas Cannons 7/26/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 7/14/147:05 PMHays Larks Follow us on Twitter. 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! 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CFB 150: Georgia’s Herschel Walker is Sporting News’ top college football player of all time

first_imgCFB 150: Top 10 college football players of all time Sporting News has selected Georgia running back Herschel Walker as the greatest player in college football’s 150-year history as part of our “CFB 150” celebration.The fact SN’s 54-person voting panel selected Walker is no surprise. The star running back who rushed for 5,259 yards and 49 touchdowns from 1980-82, won the Heisman Trophy and led the Bulldogs to a national championship in 1980 would be considered on most lists of this sort. It’s the margin of victory that surprised us. Walker received 455 points from our ballots, which awarded points on a 10-1 scale (10 points given to the top player, one to the 10th-ranked player). So, Walker got 84.3 percent of a maximum of 540 points. Walker also had the most first-place votes: 31 of our 54 voters, comprised of former college players and media from all the regions of the country, voted Walker as their No. 1 player. Forty-eight of the 54 ballots had him in the top five.For comparison, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow finished second in both No.1 votes (eight) and points (286) and still finished 169 points behind Walker.In the interest of transparency, here are the points totals for the 80 college football players who received votes in those 54 ballots:RankPlayerNo. 1 votesTotal points1Herschel Walker, RB, Georgia314552Tim Tebow, QB, Florida82863Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State32574Bo Jackson, RB, Auburn02155Archie Griffin, RB, Ohio State22026Charles Woodson, CB, Michigan01407Red Grange, RB, Illinois21098Tommie Frazier, QB, Nebraska1989Tony Dorsett, RB, Pitt19710Jim Thorpe, RB, Carlisle39511Orlando Pace, T, Ohio State07012Derrick Thomas, LB, Alabama06913Vince Young, QB, Texas06814Reggie Bush, RB, USC06215Deion Sanders, CB, Florida State06116 (T)Hugh Green, DE, Pitt05916 (T)Dick Butkus, LB, Illinois05918Earl Campbell, RB, Texas15819Randy Moss, WR, Marshall03820Cam Newton, QB, Auburn13721Lee Roy Selmon, DE-DT, Oklahoma03222Marcus Allen, RB, USC02923Bronko Nagurski, FB/T, Minnesota02724Roger Staubach, QB, Navy02525John Hannah, G, Alabama02226Jim Brown, RB, Syracuse02127Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska01828Johnny Rodgers, RB, Nebraska01629 (T)Doug Flutie, QB, Boston College01429 (T)Dave Rimington, C, Nebraska01431Kenny Easley, S, UCLA01332Bubba Smith, DE, Michigan State01233Sammy Baugh, QB, TCU01134 (T)Brian Bosworth, LB, Oklahoma01034 (T)Glenn Davis, RB, Army01034 (T)Doak Walker, RB, SMU01037 (T)George Connor, T/LB, Notre Dame0937 (T)Reggie White, DE, Tennessee0939 (T)Peyton Manning, QB, Tennessee0839 (T)Ki-Jana Carter, RB, Penn State0841 (T)Lawrence Taylor, LB, North Carolina0741 (T)O.J. Simpson, RB, USC0741 (T)Howard Cassady, RB, Ohio State0741 (T)Ronnie Lott, S, USC0745 (T)Don Hutson, WR, Alabama0645 (T)Chic Harley, RB, Ohio State0645 (T)Ricky Williams, RB, Texas0645 (T)Sean Taylor, S, Miami0645 (T)Archie Manning, QB, Ole Miss0645 (T)Mike Singletary, LB, Baylor0645 (T)Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon0652 (T)Eric Dickerson, RB, SMU0552 (T)Ross Browner, DE, Notre Dame0552 (T)Bennie Oosterbaan, WR, Michigan0552 (T)Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford0552 (T)Ted Hendricks, LB, Miami0552 (T)Anthony Carter, WR, Michigan0558 (T)Anthony Munoz, T, USC0458 (T)LaVar Arrington, LB, Penn State0458 (T)Raghib Ismail, WR, Notre Dame0458 (T)Tom Harmon, RB, Michigan0462 (T)Desmond Howard, WR, Michigan0362 (T)Chuck Bednarik, LB/C, Penn0362 (T)Billy Sims, RB, Oklahoma0362 (T)Kellen Winslow, TE, Missouri0362 (T)Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma0367 (T)Ed Reed, S, Miami0267 (T)Kenny Washington, RB, UCLA0267 (T)Joe Greene, DT, North Texas0267 (T)Ernie Davis, RB, Syracuse0267 (T)Bruce Smith, DE, Virginia Tech0267 (T)Jerry Rice, WR, Mississippi Valley State0273 (T)Neil Lomax, QB, Portland State0173 (T)Leon Hart, FB/DE Notre Dame0173 (T)Terrell Suggs, DE-LB, Arizona State0173 (T)Steve McNair, QB, Alcorn State0173 (T)Ron Dayne, RB, Wisconsin0173 (T)Derrick Brooks, LB, Florida State0173 (T)Jonathan Ogden, T, UCLA0173 (T)Charles White, RB, USC01last_img read more

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Quietly great: Padres’ Chris Paddack did lots of good in 2019, though mostly under the radar

first_imgThis offseason, we’ll look at players around the majors whose 2019 seasons were overlooked for various reasons. This week’s edition focuses on Padres pitcher Chris Paddack. He didn’t throw enough innings in 2019 to qualify for any leaderboards, but in the 140.2 that Chris Paddack tossed for San Diego, his walk rate (5.5 percent) matched Jacob deGrom’s and his strikeout rate (26.9) matched Aaron Nola’s and was a tick higher than Clayton Kerhsaw’s. With a full season, Paddack might not be a part of this series, but in his somewhat limited time in 2019 he showed potential to be one of the top pitchers in the National League as he develops. Paddack was on an innings limit in 2019, so the Padres shut him down in September. He made his last start on Sept. 17 against the Brewers, striking out nine batters in five innings and giving up just one run on a homer to Lorenzo Cain. He was on an innings limit because in the minors, Paddack had not thrown more than 90 innings in a season and missed part of 2016 and all of 2017 because of Tommy John surgery, so the limitations the major league club put in place made sense.ALSO QUIETLY GREAT: Lance Lynn | Yoan MoncadaEven with the reduced innings, Paddack was impressive. He had a 3.33 ERA and a sub-1.00 WHIP. He struck out 153 batters in 140 innings. In 26 outings, Paddack had 10 quality starts this year. He was very good, but he garnered little attention.Why did we sleep on this guy?Before his semi-breakout this season, the most notable bit of trivia regarding Paddack was that he had been traded from the Marlins — the team that drafted him in the 8th round in 2015 — for Fernando Rodney.Eighth-round picks have to be really, really good in the minor leagues to attract a lot of attention, and Paddack didn’t pitch enough to get the prospect hype that he deserved. He also wasn’t in the minors long enough to climb very high on any prospect rankings.Paddack was 23rd in the Padres’ system going into 2018, and he climbed to 35th overall by the end of that year. At the start of 2019, MLB Pipeline put Paddack at 18th in its Top 100 list. This is high for a pitcher drafted in the eighth round out of high school, but within the Padres’ system, Fernando Tatis Jr., Francisco Mejia and fellow pitcher Mackenzie Gore drew more attention.There’s also the reality that the Padres as a whole don’t get a lot of love, and they haven’t for a while. Some of that is because they haven’t finished above .500 since 2010 and have finished last in the NL West three of the past four seasons. They generated some buzz last winter by signing Manny Machado, but until the Padres climb back to the top of their division, it will be harder for players like Paddack to get attention for their performances.And then there was the aforementioned innings limit, which likely contributed at least a little to Paddack not getting as much notice as he should have.What’s ahead in 2020?Obviously, the biggest question next season will be how many innings Paddack can pitch. He’s not the first pitcher put on a limit, but given the sparse number of innings he threw as a minor leaguer, it is probably not reasonable to expect his innings total in 2020 to jump significantly.  It is encouraging that he pitched consistently well throughout the season last year and didn’t show signs of fatigue, so as his innings increase, his performance shouldn’t dip. Paddack’s average fastball velocity in April was essentially the same as it was in September, and he was still pitching into the fifth and sixth innings of his starts in the last two months of the season. He never threw 100 pitches in a game but got to at least 90 four times in his last month, from Aug. 16 to Sept. 17. He will turn 24 at the start of the new year and has been otherwise healthy aside from his Tommy John surgery three years ago.What Paddack showed in 2019 should continue next season. His 3.95 FIP indicates that a 3.33 ERA was not an aberration, and he does a lot of key things well. His strikeout rate is high and walk rate low, and he keeps the ball on the ground reasonably well. Paddack could stand to do it more, however, because his HR/FB rate (14.6 percent) is well above average. Paddack averaged 1.47 home runs per nine innings last year, so forcing more ground balls would help drop that average as well as his hard-hit contact rate (42.1 percent).As Paddack’s workload increases and the Padres work their way up the standings, he’ll get more love for the quality of his pitching.last_img read more

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Tyreek Hill, Adam Thielen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, more affect Week 13 WR rankings

first_imgWEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerTyreek Hill injury updateHill injured his hamstring in Week 11 before his bye. Speaking Monday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that he’s “optimistic” about Hill’s availability for Week 13 against the Raiders.The Raiders’ pass defense is very beatable, so Hill’s owners will be hoping he gets back. With Hill dinged up in Week 11, it was Mecole Hardman who played 51 snaps and would be in line for increased action if Hill were to be out, and Demarcus Robinson would also be a boom-or-bust WR3. When these teams played in Week 2 (also without Hill), Hardman had a 4-61-1 line and Robinson had a 6-172-2 line. WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endAdam Thielen injury newsThielen hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring in Week 9. Considering the conversations that surrounded him since, he should be good to go after the Vikings’ Week 12 bye week, but there haven’t been any official statements on Thielen yet.(Update: Thielen resumed practicing on Tuesday in an informal Minnesota practice session.)Minnesota plays Monday night against Seattle, so hopefully there’s some positive Thielen news in the interim so you don’t have to worry about him potentially missing the last game of the week. He and Stefon Diggs are both fantasy starters against the Seahawks (if Thielen is out, give small boosts to Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr. and Olabisi Johnson).WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWill JuJu Smith-Schuster play Week 13?Smith-Schuster is dealing with both a concussion and knee contusion that held him out of Week 12. For JuJu to make it back for Week 13 against Cleveland, he’ll have to clear concussion protocol. Mike Tomlin should provide an update on Smith-Schuster in his Tuesday presser.James Washington was the most productive wideout in Smith-Schuster’s absence, catching three passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. That’s despite Diontae Johnson being active, too. If JuJu is out, we like Washington the most for Week 13, especially if Devlin Hodges gets the start at QB, but he’s still nothing more than WR3/FLEX.MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderAlshon Jeffery injury updatesBoth Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) missed Week 12, and that’s after Jeffery was reportedly trending in the right direction the night before the game. Doug Pederson again said Monday that both receivers are “trending” in the right direction.Philly plays at 1 p.m. Sunday in Miami, a great matchup if either of the wideouts can make it back to the field. If not, expect heavy dosage of Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. The Eagles did waive Jordan Matthews on Monday, suggesting at least one of the WRs should be ready for this highly favorable matchup.Mohamed Sanu, Phillip Dorsett injury updateSanu (ankle) and Dorsett (concussion) both missed Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Sanu was closer to returning, per pregame reports. The Patriots play on Sunday night in Week 13 in Houston. Tyreek Hill, Adam Thielen and JuJu Smith-Schuster are three big names that aren’t certain to be ready for your Week 13 fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions. The latest news on Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett also have their statuses up in the air. There could be big waiver wire and sleeper implications if some of these guys were to be inactive in Week 13, so we have the latest injury updates for them below.For updates on banged-up RBs James Conner, Damien Williams, Jordan Howard, and more, click here; for the latest on TEs Austin Hooper and Evan Engram, go here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. With the pair out, rookie Jakobi Meyers caught four-of-nine targets while N’Keal Harry caught one-of-four targets (for a touchdown). Harry played three more snaps than Meyers. It’d be hard to predict which of the rookies remains relevant if one of the veterans makes it back. If both remain out, both rookies have some FLEX appeal in Sunday night’s favorable matchup.T.Y. Hilton injury updateHilton is uncertain about his Week 13 status, he told reporters Tuesday, after he “didn’t have (his) explosiveness” in the Colts’ Thursday night loss. He added that he spent the weekend in the training room, and that he hopes he practices this week.This is a twist after Hilton made it back to the field – his late-week practice reports will be the best indication we have. Zach Pascal wasn’t useful in Hilton’s absence, so this is mostly just about Hilton himself.last_img read more

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Dillian Whyte in the clear as UKAD drops doping charge

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch Ruiz-Joshua 2 plus more than 100 fight nights a yearThat came after it was reported the 31-year-old had tested positive for a banned substance before the bout, in a test administered by UKAD.However, Whyte was later added to the undercard for Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia this week, facing Mariusz Wach, live on DAZN.Ahead of Saturday’s fight, UKAD announced the charge against Whyte had been withdrawn and the Briton had been cleared of any wrongdoing.Whyte wrote on Twitter: “For those who believed in me, I won’t forget you. To those who didn’t, I won’t forgive you and I know who you are.”UKAD said a urine sample provided by Whyte on June 20 indicated the presence of two metabolites of a steroid, and the fighter “cooperated fully” with an investigation.The anti-doping body added it would not normally reveal details of an investigation but the public reports of Whyte’s charge meant it would do so on this occasion.For those who believed in me I won’t forget you . To those who didn’t, I won’t forgive you and I know who you are.#bodysnatcher #no1 pic.twitter.com/ncmVXDPHt4— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) December 6, 2019UKAD said the levels of the metabolites found in Whyte’s sample were “extremely low.”Tests either side of the sample in question returned negative results, and UKAD was satisfied the June 20 sample “was not caused by any fault, negligence or wrongdoing on Mr Whyte’s part.” It said: “Given the circumstances, [it] could not have affected the fight between Mr Whyte and Mr Rivas on July 20, 2019.”Whyte provided further evidence that led to the withdrawal of the charge, although he acknowledged in Friday’s statement — released jointly by the fighter and the anti-doping agency — that UKAD “acted in accordance with the UK Anti-Doping rules by issuing the initial charge and in the conduct of its investigation.”The British Boxing Board of Control has been informed of the resolution, the statement said. Dillian Whyte has succeeded in a mission to clear his name after UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) dropped a doping charge against the British heavyweight.Whyte beat Oscar Rivas on points in July but was later provisionally stripped of his WBC interim title and status as mandatory challenger to champion Deontay Wilder by the sanctioning body.last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Sam Brownback being booed question

first_imgGovernor Brownback got booed at the KU-Wichita State game. What is your reaction? Bravo! It was totally justified. It was completely embarrassing and disrespectful. Yawn. Comes with the territory. Who’s Brownback? View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter. 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 (11) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Kenneth Mayberry · 281 weeks ago Moronic= In D.C. we have an UNGODLY man putting it to the people. In Topeka we have an allegedly GODLY man putting it to the people. GO FIGURE !!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down For What its Worth · 281 weeks ago I believe the Bible I studied teaches, thou shalt not judge. Who are you to say who is Godly and Ungodly? What definition are you using and why do you think you are that important! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 281 weeks ago Mr Mayberry, i agree with your point. Most politicians are hypocrites when money and power take over their “agenda”; even the Godly ones. Cueball, if youre going to include a third choice in your newscow polls, why not make it a legitimatr choice? I might suggest, ” I despise Brownback but I respect the office of our governor. Im not sure the boos were appropriate.” On the other hand, i think he deserves to know we despise him enough to disgrace him on national TV. I realize im being hypocritical but im not a politician. Report Reply 2 replies · active 281 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down credence · 281 weeks ago You folks are amazing. You want lower taxes yet you want more benefits; you want less government in your lives but you want more government support. We have a Governor who is trying to provide what the voters wanted, lower taxes and less government involement in our private lives. Unfortunatley those that depend on government for support want just the opposite and guess who is more vocal? Report Reply 1 reply · active 280 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Stop Whining · 281 weeks ago People, he got VOTED into office! It’s not like he just parked his RV at the capital and won’t leave. He received the majority vote! If you don’t like it, either run for office, or get you and your people to the polls next election!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Charlotte Brooks · 281 weeks ago Weather I agree with a certain politician or not I do not believe this type of thing in a National forum is appropriate. I think of where this could take us as a society if this becomes acceptable. We could be just about anywhere and if a person is there that some don’t care for they could begin to be booed and the shoe might be on our own foot. I think of school ceremonies, graduations basically any school activity and to begin to boo a principal, administrator or even teacher because some don’t like them would be horrible. What are we teaching our children? Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down For What its Worth · 281 weeks ago You mean like being disrespectful to our President? Our governor not showing up when the President is in our state? He sets a great example. Whether you agree with the policies or not, he is our governor, just like Obama is our President. You can’t say, “he isn’t my governor or president.” Yes they are, whether you voted for them or not. Respect should be shown to both positions. With that being said, booing is a form of free speech, so boo away if it makes you feel better, but your vote is what really counts! Report Reply 1 reply · active 281 weeks ago 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. 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Wellington council discusses bulldozer, problem with fungus growing on golf course

first_img 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 (17) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +9 Vote up Vote down Fred · 248 weeks ago Weren’t we just talking about the city becoming bankrupt? Now we’re talking about greens that will cost 350,000 WTH IS GOING ON HERE!! I think I’ve missed something, unless we have that money tree somewhere that my parents used to tell me about!! SMH but then again it couldn’t be more important then putting a concrete slab out at Worden park for people to drive down a DIRT road to park on concrete, let’s handle the things that really matter PLEASE COUNCIL! not parking lots and greens Report Reply 6 replies · active 248 weeks ago +16 Vote up Vote down Just me · 248 weeks ago At best, the out of town golfers buy a hamburger somewhere and maybe a six pack of beer. Not much revenue and/or taxes go into the Wellington coffers. Mr. Butts, as President of the WGA, should exclude himself from discussions and voting on golf course issues but that won’t happen because that is why he got himself appointed on the council in the first place. Next up will be a new clubhouse. Report Reply 4 replies · active 247 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down randy · 248 weeks ago So what if there is a fungus, if its not a hazard to the health of people. Let the golf course raise its prices to pay for it, not the tax payers. If they cant afford it oh well, we dont get that much traffic to omg come wellington to play a golf. So where does it end. It would be different if our golf course was packed all the time but it is not. Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down no name · 248 weeks ago Just me if we are going to talk conflicts holy cow. Green has rental houses etter has a bar complaining about unfair business practices with the vfw and legion. Everyone has an agenda. How about the city learn to address the issues as they arise instead of putting it off until it is to late. I only wish the city council had used the we shouldn’t be hiring people when Roy’s boy was being promoted with a huge raise and they hired additional staff to compensate for that. Take care of the golf course now and it won’t cost that much. Report Reply 0 replies · active 247 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down no name · 248 weeks ago Fred the 350,000 is for a bulldozer not the golf course. Report Reply 1 reply · active 248 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Sue · 248 weeks ago Why can the City of Ark City be able to buy a used dozer for their landfill for around $129,000? Why do we have to have one that costs $350,000?? Is this a “keeping up with the Joneses”? If this council is so concerned with saving money then figure out how to cut costs where we can. Hiring an expert to take care of the fungus on the golf course is ridiculous. Have the current employees learn about it. So if you hire this expert then we will keep adding payroll costs, benefits and expenses to an already in trouble city coffers. I have said this before STOP spending money and cut some costs!!! Because the more you raise prices on utilities and all taxes people will keep moving out and then where will this town be?? Drive down any road here in town you will find more and more houses for sale. Is this what we want? Another thing that is being brought up is automation for trash service. If you haven’t read the budget report it is brought up in there how the city wants to add this “expense”. The cost is overwhelming to say the least. The alleys will go away and new trash containers will have to be purchased and new trucks at a cost of $500,000 for each truck. We cannot afford to have this happen. We need to stand together and tell the council to stop with the spending of the money. Yes there are some expenses that have to be paid but unnecessary spending doesn’t have to happen. Worden Park was not a necessity. Automated trash service is not a necessity right now. A golf course green expert is not a necessity either. Channel 55 aired an episode on the bonds being purchased. Did anyone watch this? The gentleman that was talking about it said the reason the bonds were being purchased was to build substation north of town. When asked about the cost the gentleman stated with the 30% rate increase for the utilities it will pay for the bonds. Hmmmm thought the rate increase was to help put money back in the reserve. So which is it?? If the substation wasn’t approved then the rate increase should go back down. So I ask again which is it?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago 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 by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The city of Wellington has had its share of financial issues recently. But it still has to run the city, and two big expenses were the issues Monday at a work session meeting.The city is still considering whether to buy or lease a bulldozer, while it is currently paying rent on a machine after the one they had stopped working. The golf course was the other issue with a problem of fungus growing on the greens that is causing some severe problems. No solutions were suggested on the golf course issue, but it will be taken up at future meetings.The bulldozer was discussed at the last meeting, but the council wanted to get more information on leasing and financing before making a decision.Public Works director Jeremy Jones presented figures showing a lease option would be cheaper initially, but if the lease went five or 10 years, they would end up spending more money over the longer period of time.He wants to buy a Caterpillar, which has technology specifically designed for landfill usage, and is configured in a way he thinks will work better in that environment. They have money set aside in reserve for a $150,000 down payment, and the total cost is about $350,000. The remaining $200,000 would be financed with a monthly payment of around $4,000 for five years.Jones said they would have the option of purchasing at the end of the lease, but the lease still costs more in the long run.City council members did not come to agreement, but said they hope to come to a decision at the next meeting. They had an older machine that finally broke down and is not worth fixing, Jones said. It is in such bad shape none of the dealers were interested in taking it as a trade in. They can sell the old one at auction, and someone who just wants to use it on a farm could rebuild it and use it, Jones said.Dealers from Wichita were at the meeting.Steve Wagoner with the Wichita Case dealer said he had not bid on the contract but said he had some used bulldozers that could be considered.The Caterpillar dealer said there are several cities in Kansas that use their products in landfills, and they keep a supply on hand, so repairs could be done quickly.On the golf course issue, the problem is a fungus that grows in a circle on the course. It cannot be treated. The dirt has to be taken away and re-sod, which is becoming a major problem for the course.The council discussed the city’s relationship with the course and what the course means to the city.City officials believe the course is a quality of life issue, and that it brings people into the city. Those people spend money at area businesses, and pay sales tax, which also provides revenue for the city as well as local merchants.Derek Harrison, who manages the course, said the course has a very good reputation, and people often come from Wichita and other cities to play here. He said the greens virus is a problem that could affect that reputation.Council member Bill Butts suggested the city consider hiring a turf manager, someone with more scientific knowledge about golf courses.Other council members said they did not want to hire another employee because of budget consideration. However, if an employee left or retired, there might be room for a conversation.Wellington City Manager Roy Eckert and the staff intend to start working on a plan, and will present it to the council at a future meeting.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more