Weekly Reports

We’ve got some grinders on our player teams, these top dogs keep one eye on the game and one eye on HypSports roster. We’ve invited a few to share with us through the season their weekly take on their sport of choice. Here are their unique views on which players to watch, who to buy and how to play.

Anaheim vs. Florida – Anaheim’s Three Stars

Anaheim’s Three Stars
Who to Watch: Anaheim Ducks
Tonight’s game; 11/19, 8pm EST

One great tradition in hockey is the end of the game three starts. It’s a nice end to the game, and as far as I can remember, this hockey tradition always brought a smile to my face. So I thought that leading into a game each week, I’d offer you my three stars on one particular team. I’ll try to hit as many teams as I can as they head into their games for the week, and we’ll see if I can’t get through them all by the end of the season. Let’s start in alphabetical order, with the best option picks for those Ducks of Anaheim.

C. Rickard Rakell

This year my pick for the first star on the Ducks is Rickard Rakell. Off to great year, Rakell is the stand out in Anaheim. In just 17 games, Rickard has already managed to put up 6 goals and 8 assists. When you people talking about putting in the word, someone like Rakell should come to mind. If you are looking for a Center this week that is just going to get better as the year goes on, I think the Swedish native is the way to go.

LW Andrew Cogliano

Every team has that one veteran that always seems to contribute; Anaheim is no different. Andrew Cogliano has always been on my radar as one of the grittiest players in the NHL. His grinder style of play is a dying art in the league. But Cogliano shows there is still room for the old school. Though not great in the goal department, Cogliano is fitting his role-player assignment perfectly with 8 assists and 11 points. Every team needs a gritty vet and if your HypSports lineup doesn’t have one, go with my second star!

G. Ryan Miller

Though his superstar status has subsided throughout the year, Ryan Miller has proven his worth in the National Hockey League. My third star for the Ducks has proven he still has some gas in the tank. 2-0-2 this season might not be the most impressive stat, but stay with me. Ryan Miller has a great GAA at 1.88. Now I know he isn’t John Gibson, but Miller is still a great alternative for both the Ducks and your HypSports team. Though he might be on the shelf with a recent injury, he will be back soon and will be in form. If you can get him on your roster, pick him up! You won’t regret it!

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

NFL: Three Wide Receivers for Your HypSports’ Roster

In the NFL, there are surprises each and every week, often up to the last week of the regular season. Injuries happen and big moves are made to revive teams with lackluster starts. For this week’s report, I have hand-picked three receivers you should look to add to your HypSports roster. Time to take advantage of the mid-season shakeups.

The Redskins
Sometimes other’s misfortunes can become an person’s opportunity. This is the case for Washington Redskins’ wide receiver Ryan Grant. If you haven’t had an eye on this guy, take a good look. With Jordan Reed, Jamison Crowder, and Earl Thomas out, expect Grant to step up his game. He is sure to add some real points to what started as a lackluster 250-yard season. If you can grab him, now is the time to do it!

The Lions
My next pick is a guy that I think is undervalued in Detroit. His name is Marvin Jones. Write that down. This guy is only now starting to show his true value. Coming off a 128-yard game with Golden Tate still in the lineup, Jones’ game is looking up. Jones’ is a real prize,, in my opinion, now that Detroit is going away from RB Theo Riddick as a number two target. This means big things for the underrated Marvin Jones. If you are looking for a nice supplement sleeper to round out your HypSports team, Jones is an option.

The Ravens
Sometimes those old vets show signs of re-upping their careers, this looks to be the case with Baltimore’s Jeremy Maclin. Coming off a good week with 98 yards receiving, he raised eyebrows, mine especially. And it doesn’t hurt that he has Joe Flacco back in action behind center. This combo is something that we need to watch. A comfortable receiver and quarterback relationship is a dangerous one and that might be what we are going to start seeing for the Ravens. If you get the chance, grab Maclin.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

NHL Nov. 6-12: Hoffman, Kane and Chara

We are in the part of the NHL season where teams really start hitting their stride and staking their claims. One thing we’ve come to depend on is that in hockey there is always Good, Great and some Ugly too. Let’s take a look at three that, in my opinion as a huge fan, fit that description:

The Good
It’s tough to look at Ottawa’s lack of recent success and imagine them being in the “Good” column. But they’ve been getting steadily better in recent years and building on their strengths. A lot of that has to do with players like Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is proving to everyone he is a first-line caliber player and one of the best assist men in the league. This year is no different. Already with 4 goals and 9 assists in just 14 games, Hoffman is a great addition to any HypSports lineup. If you can get him in your roster, use him in your lineup. I don’t think he will disappoint you.

The Great
You can’t spell great without using the letters KANE, well I guess you can, but you know what I mean. This week’s great is none other than Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. You have heard his name a time or two (or three or four) recently and rightfully so since he has become one of the best goalscorers in the league. As winner of the Hart Trophy (MVP Award) last season, Kane is a beast among men. He’s already off to a great start this year with 5 goals, 9 assist, and 14 points, Kane is picking up where he left off last season, and it’s real fun to watch. If you have Patrick Kane on your roster, count yourself lucky and count me jealous – I’m saving up my HypCash for him.

The Ugly

This week’s ugly pains me even to mention, due to the fact that he was once one of the most dominant defensemen in the league and a personal favorite. Zdeno Chara has fallen off the map, and I think his days may be numbered in the NHL. With 1 goal and 4 assists in 13 games, he’s not posting points the way he once did, and that’s okay because he’s a defenseman and he should be judged on presence, not points. Unfortunately though, Chara has slipped even further south in the physical department. It is a bummer to see this happen, since he’s a veteran leader and strong captain, and when he retires, which I imagine will be soon, he leaves a strong legacy. But for now, there are better players to collect for your HypSports’ lineup.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

NFL Mid-Season: How’s Your Team?

This year has been beyond crazy in the NFL with injuries, key players under performing and some utility players having big games — and there is still half a season left. My HypSports team has been up and down all year due to those unpredictable injuries. This week I’d like to take talk not about players, but about teams and their overall performance. Here are a couple teams that are lighting it up and one that has few to zero players that will get you the HypSports fantasy points you need.

The Eagles are Making it Look Easy

The Eagles are playing on a different level right now. It would be a lie to say that this team’s success wasn’t a complete shocker to me. With the best record in the NFL at 7-1, the Eagle squad is looking fantastic. If you have any HypSports players from Philadelphia, keep them and put them in your lineup. Right now, the team looks like they are going to finish just as strong as they started. My only concern is week 12 and 15, weeks where they face tough competition in the Seahawks and Raiders. Circle those dates because that might be a hiccup for this monster of a team and their HypSports point-making ability. But otherwise, the Eagles will keep your HypSports team flying to the end of the year.

The Vikings are Steering the NFC North Ship.

The Vikings are no foreigners to regular season success in the NFC North. They are sitting pretty on top, and it looks like they will remain there. What does this mean for your HypSports team? If you have anyone on this defense, I’d make them starters! Their last eight games are with the division, and that’s a good thing for them as the NFC North is injury ridden. One player you can keep off your squad though, Sam Bradford. He just isn’t making the needed fantasy points to make him worth keeping.

The Bad News Browns

Some things don’t change in football year to year. My heart goes out to Browns fans, but the only consistency here is bad football. With a horrid 0-8 record the Browns can’t catch a break and neither can your HypSports team if you decide to start any Browns player. Whether it is the lack of football poise or the estate sale of quarterbacks, this team cannot figure it out. There have been some close matchups, but they were still losses and mostly to terrible teams. If you have any of these guys on your team, get rid of them, earn a bit of HypCash (or trade them in at Collections) and rebuild. If you are depending on a better second half of the season it just isn’t going to happen.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

NHL Oct 30-Nov 5: Who to Pick Up and Who to Drop Like Bad Candy

Halloween week has been about haunts, scares, and trick-or-treats. Just like Halloween, the NHL is full of solid treats and a few tricks that shouldn’t be lacing up each night. With that said, we return after a short absence with this week’s Good, Great, and Ugly.

The Good
For this week’s good player, we travel to San Jose. Joe Thorton has proven in his career that he is a shark with some bite. With multiple 20+ goal seasons, Thorton is a pretty consistent player. Even with talk of him being a headache in the dressing room, there is a reason he hasn’t been shipped out of San Jose. Already with six assists this season, it looks like this year will be another strong year for Joe. If you are looking for a good player that can earn you some points, Joe Thorton is a good selection.

The Great
Time to show the protectors of the net some love. This week’s great is none other than Washington Capital goalie, Braden Holtby. Holtby has won at least 41 games each season for the last three seasons. Along with a great GAA (Goals Against Average), Holtby also leads the league in wins since 2013. Braden is a solid goalkeeper and a great addition to your HypSports lineup.

The Ugly
This week’s ugly comes from Broad Street itself. Philadelphia winger Matt Read is having a rough start. With three seasons of less than 12 goals, the RW seems to be heading towards the door and away from his career. In this young 2017 season, Read only has one point in any stat column. For your HypSports lineup, there are better wingers to start.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

NFL Week 7: The Heart of the Defense

In today’s game, you can’t talk football without giving rightful props to the linebackers of the league. The brutes are the timekeepers on the defensive end of the ball. If you’re looking to win football games, you better believe you need a good core backing up the defensive line. This too is the case when talking about your HypSports lineup. Here are three linebackers that would be great additions to your weekly lineup.

Packing in the Points

Being a Bears fan it pains me to give props to anything out of Green Bay, but you cannot deny their talent. At the helm of the Packer’s D is Clay Matthews. This guy is a pure beast and would earn you serious points if obtained in your roster. In this season, Clay already has racked up 20 combined tackles and 14 of his own. Along with that, he was named Green Bay’s all-time leader in tackles early this season. With a banged-up secondary in Green Bay, look for Matthews to have an even bigger role in the Defense.

NaVorro is Awesome, No Matter Who He Plays For

It is not every day that you see a player that makes you go, “holy cow!” NaVorro Bowman is that type of player. Coming off a terrible knee injury that ended his season early last year, Bowman looks in rare form again. With 38 combined tackles and 22 of his own, Bowman is an Offense’s nightmare. The only catch with Bowman is that he is a free agent as of today. This is not an issue to me, give it a week and he will be dominating the NFL again. My advice is to take a week off from Bowman and when he signs anywhere add him back to your lineup, Bowman won’t let you down!

Bigger in Texas

This year has been interesting for the Texans with J.J. Watt going down to injury. You would be naive to think a loss like that wouldn’t harm your defense. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel and his name is Benardrick McKinney. He’s already off to an amazing start with 39 combined tackles, 24 total tackles, and 2 sacks. There is a lot of slack to be picked up in Houston, and I think McKinney is the man to do it. Add him to your line up, and you will be surprised and get consistent points.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: @beardeddicereviews

NFL Week 6: Collections Week. Players to Recycle or Sell

I was beyond pumped to see the addition of Collections to the HypSports app. This addition finally addresses my issue of getting more from my unwanted players. By this point, your roster can be rather bulky, and your best option was to sell the players back for a few HypCoins. Now, you also have the option to trade those players through Collections, giving you access to trade them in for future player packs and star players. Here are a few players I think you should sacrifice to the Collection feature or outright sell.

Sorry, There is a New Kid in Town

Without sounding too much like a fanboy, I was jumping for joy when Mitch Trubisky got announced the starter this past week for the Bears. But, what does that mean for Mike Glennon? The big contract signer has now lost his spot, therefore, if you have some depth in your QB position, there is no time like the present to throw him in the collection bin. With only 833 yards passing and more interceptions thrown than TDs, it is a safe bet to say you won’t see him taking snaps under center on Sunday’s anymore. Just get rid of him, he’ll be riding your bench if you don’t.

Another Giant Down

The injury bug keeps on stinging this year and now is making its way up to marquee players. It has been announced that Odell Beckham will likely be placed on the IR. The No. 1 receiver is ruled out with a broken ankle. I know there might be hope here, but I will be the voice of reason for you, let him go! Odell is a perfect candidate to add to your selling or collection pile, simply due to the fact we’re unlikely to see him again this year.

This Raider is a Lost Cause
When he entered the league, I had high expectations for Cordelle Patterson. Even though he had a couple of okay games during his time in Minnesota, it is easy to say he is a bit of a letdown then, and this is still the case with the Raiders. In this young season, Patterson has managed to only grab 9 catches for 48 yards. Unfortunately, I think that is the best you will see from him this year. If you can afford to get rid of him, do so. You have a better shot at getting a point getter through an earned or purchased pro pack.

I love the addition of Collections; now that we have multiple options for the players that aren’t in our events, it makes sense to clean house. I can’t wait to rummage through my roster and cut the fat. How is your HypSports season going? Let me know on social media! Who are you going to sacrifice to the new Collection feature or sell back to the HypSports machine? Let me know.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: @beardeddicereviews

NHL Week 1: The Good, Great, and Ugly.

Now that NHL hockey is here, I can almost feel the chill of the freshly laid ice. Not only is the NHL season ready to kick-off so is our HypSports hockey year. So, what better time for another installment of the Good, the Great and the Ugly where I tell you who I think is looking good, who is looking great and who to avoid adding to your HypSports lineup. Without further adieu, here we go!

The Good

Being a diehard Blackhawks fan I need to swallow my bias a bit; but I would be lying if I said you shouldn’t add Patrick Sharp to your lineup. The 35-year-old winger has landed back on the team he took to Stanley Cup glory. Don’t let his numbers fool you, I know only 18 points the entire year is nothing to write home about. The important thing to note is that Sharp’s lack of contribution was due to missing half the season for hip surgery. The good news is, he’s back and ready to play.

The Great

To no one’s surprise greatness can be found in Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn. Coming off a 69-point season, Benn is looking to hit the high 80s again this year. It also doesn’t hurt that he plays on the same line with goal-getter Tyler Seguin. It doesn’t hurt that he signed a huge extension for eight years and $75 million bucks. I believe this makes him rather happy, and a happy Benn is a productive one. Don’t think twice to sign Jamie Benn!

The Ugly

When talking about the ugly in the NHL one name comes to mind – Kevin Bieksa. Bieksa, the once noteworthy defender, has definitely lost his way in terms of productivity. Coming off another terrible year with only 11 points in 81 games, his stock is still dropping. This is the last year of the Bieksa contract and while I wouldn’t expect him to suit up in an NHL sweater next year, he does have some incentive to turn his game around. So maybe it’s not all bad. He does have a laser of a shot, but without some work on his end, that wouldn’t be enough to make him the mighty duck for your lineup.

So there is the list for this week. Next step is to sit back and enjoy the opening week. This year is promising for the NHL. I, like many, am excited it’s finally here and thrilled that HypSports has added it to the game!

Check back next week for the next installment of the Good, Great, and Ugly.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

Preseason NHL Hockey: The Good, the Great and the Ugly

My favorite time of the year, NHL hockey season, is almost upon us! HypSports hockey will launch next week, and this makes me beyond happy. Hockey is my number one love (aside from the wife and kids, of course). With that said, I would like to present to you my weekly HypSports NHL Report which I’m naming: The Good, The Great and The Ugly! This weekly blog will consist of three players, two you should consider for your lineup because they are good and great, and one that, in my humble opinion, you should avoid like the plague. So without further adieu, here we go!

The Good

It wouldn’t be an NHL season without a rookie being under the fantasy magnifying class. This season is no different. Enter Clayton Keller. The prospect will be running with the first line in Arizona. This can be big for both the Coyotes and your lineup. Keller was a contributor at Boston University with 21 goals and 24 assists in just 31 games. The Coyotes struggled offensively last year, but there’s a good chance that Keller may be a diamond in the rough.

The Great

I am going to probably get some grief for suggesting that a Maple Leaf is the first player to make my “great” list, but so be it. My pick for greatness for your lineup is Auston Matthews. Already picking up where he left off last year, Matthews recorded his first hattrick this year in a preseason game. The kid is magical and is a true point-getter. Coming off winning the Calder trophy and a 40 goal and 29 assist season, Matthews is a no-brainer to build a lineup around. If you can land Matthews you’re in for a big HypSports year!

The Ugly

This pick was rather easy for me, a guy I would avoid is Craig Smith with Nashville. Though the 28-year-old winger had a heck of a rookie season, it looks like the honeymoon is officially over. Struggling with only 12 goals in 78 games played last season, I feel that Smith may find himself in the AHL Milwaukee Admirals dressing room soon. If you are looking for an RW to contribute and earn you HypCash, he is too big a risk right now.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.

You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

Football​ ​Week​ ​3​ ​-​ ​Finding​ ​The​ ​Guy​ ​Behind​ ​The​ ​Guy

When​ ​looking​ ​at​ ​football​ ​you​ ​would​ ​be​ ​pretty​ ​naive​ ​to​ ​think​ ​injuries​ ​are​ ​not​ ​part​ ​of the​ ​game.​ ​Unfortunately​ ​for​ ​some​ ​fantasy​ ​rosters​ ​this​ ​means​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​find replacements​ ​early​ ​on​ ​in​ ​the​ ​year.​ ​The​ ​2017​ ​year​ ​is​ ​no​ ​exception​ ​to​ ​this​ ​practice. With​ ​one​ ​week​ ​into​ ​the​ ​books,​ ​here​ ​are​ ​three​ ​replacement​ ​options​ ​for​ ​some​ key injuries​ ​that​ ​already​ ​have​ ​happened.

Bear​ ​Down,​ ​Again.

The​ ​injury​ ​bug​ ​has​ ​stung​ ​Chicago​ ​hard​ ​yet​ ​again​ ​for​ ​the​ ​second​ ​year.​ ​Coming​ ​into week​ ​one​ ​they​ ​already​ ​had​ ​a​ ​receiver​ ​down​ ​with​ ​the​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​Cam​ ​Meredith​ ​due​ ​to​ ​a torn​ ​ACL​ ​in​ ​the​ ​preseason,​ ​this​ ​new​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​Kevin​ ​White​ ​really​ ​hurt.​ ​The​ ​Bears​ ​are​ ​in big​ ​trouble​ ​on​ ​the​ ​offensive​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ball.​ ​Here​ ​are​ ​two​ ​players​ ​I would immediately​ ​add​ ​to​ ​your​ ​HypSports​ ​lineup:​ ​Tarik​ ​Cohen​ ​and​ ​Zach​ ​Miller..​ ​First,​ ​Tarik Cohen.​ ​This​ ​rookie​ ​RB​ ​is​ ​bound​ ​to​ ​touch​ ​the​ ​ball​ ​more​ ​and​ ​can​ ​probably​ ​be​ ​found rather​ ​easily​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​your​ ​HypSports​ ​season.​ ​Secondly,​ ​look​ ​for​ ​TE​ ​Zach Miller​ ​to​ ​get​ ​targeted​ ​more​ ​now​ ​that​ ​he​ ​has​ ​moved​ ​up​ in​ ​the​ ​receiver​ ​food​ ​chain.​ ​The addition​ ​to​ ​either​ ​of​ ​these​ ​guys​ ​might​ ​earn​ ​you​ ​some​ ​points​ ​under​ ​the​ ​radar.

A​ ​Cardinal​ ​That​ ​Flew​ ​Away.

One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​worst​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​football​ ​is​ ​losing​ ​a​ ​marquee​ ​player​ ​early​ ​in​ ​the​ ​year.​ ​This was​ ​the​ ​case​ ​in​ ​week​ ​one​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arizona​ ​Cardinals.​ ​David​ ​Johnson,​ ​the​ ​workhorse, went​ ​down​ ​with​ ​a​ ​wrist​ ​injury​ ​that​ ​requires​ ​surgery.​ ​Johnson​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​miss​ ​at least​ ​3​ ​months​ ​leaving​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​hole​ ​in​ ​that​ ​backfield.​ ​So​ ​what​ ​do​ ​you​ ​do​ ​as​ ​a HypSports​ ​player?​ ​I​ ​would​ ​recommend​ ​looking​ ​now​ ​for​ ​Kerwynn​ ​Williams.​ ​Though there​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​a​ ​three-way​ ​battle​ ​for​ ​the​ ​starting​ ​spot,​ ​Williams​ ​has​ ​what​ ​the other​ ​two​ ​candidates​ ​don’t​ ​-​ ​a​ ​goal-line​ ​presence.​ ​Kerwynn​ ​is​ ​also​ ​someone​ ​you​ ​are likely​ ​to​ ​find​ ​early​ ​in​ ​you​ ​roster​ ​build.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​a​ ​guy​ ​to​ ​carry​ ​you​ ​along a​ ​bit​ ​until​ ​David​ ​Johnson’s​ ​return,​ ​look​ ​for​ ​Kerwynn​ ​Williams,​ ​you​ ​might​ ​get​ ​some consistent​ ​points.

Are​ ​the​ ​Colts​ ​out​ ​of​ ​Luck?

Though​ ​it​ ​really​ ​sucks​ ​to​ ​lose​ ​any​ ​players​ ​in​ ​an​ ​NFL​ ​season,​ ​there​ ​is​ ​something​ ​really cringe-worthy​ ​when​ ​it’s​ ​your​ ​QB.​ ​With​ ​Andrew​ ​Luck​ ​out​ ​and​ ​having​ ​no​ ​timetable​ ​for return,​ ​the​ ​offensive​ ​output​ ​in​ ​Indy​ ​is​ ​questionable.​ ​So​ ​who​ ​do​ ​you​ ​look​ ​for​ ​lineup wise?​ ​There​ ​are​ ​two​ ​trains​ ​of​ ​thought​ ​here.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​throw​ ​Jacoby​ ​Brissett​ ​into​ ​the lineup​ ​and​ ​gain​ ​some​ ​minor​ ​points.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​use​ ​my​ ​recommendation​ ​and​ ​throw Frank​ ​Gore​ ​in​ ​your​ ​lineup.​ ​Gore​ ​is​ ​the​ ​better​ ​option​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​likelihood​ ​of​ ​running the​ ​ball​ ​becoming​ ​the​ ​year’s​ ​strategy.​ ​​ ​Don’t​ ​pass​ ​on​ ​veteran​ ​Gore,​ ​he​ ​might​ ​shake​ ​up your​ ​lineup​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​inch​ ​out​ ​some​ ​wins.

These​ ​are​ ​just​ ​a​ ​few​ ​guys​ ​to​ ​round​ ​out​ ​your​ ​lineup​ ​and​ ​have​ ​a​ ​setup​ ​that​ ​goes​ ​under the​ ​radar.​ ​These​ ​players​ ​can​ ​earn​ ​you​ ​some​ ​points​ ​until​ ​your​ ​get​ ​better​ ​roster options.