Fantasy sports

March 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, a man watches Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. Kentucky's public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for years as they sought a solution. Now some lawmakers think they’ve found at least a partial fix: sports gambling. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Kentucky's public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for years as they sought a solution. Now some lawmakers think they've found at least a partial fix: sports gambling. Several bills introduced this...
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Drivers sit on pit road while in a rain delay during the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 12, 2019 - 7:29 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once bet on himself in Las Vegas to win the 2004 Daytona 500. Gaughan got a stern talking to from NASCAR back in the day...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, people wait to get into the stadium for the second round of the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The multiyear arrangement announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, begins with this weekend's playoffs. Caesars will have exclusive rights to NFL trademarks in the U.S. and United Kingdom, including the Super Bowl and draft. Caesars will host parts of the 2020 draft. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years,...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) fumbles the ball as New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins tackles him, causing a turnover in the final minute of the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The Saints won 31-28, clinching the top seed for the NFC and home field advantage for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 25, 2018 - 1:45 am
JuJu Smith-Schuster began Week 16 with a promise to tough it out for all those fantasy football owners trying to win their league championships. He ended it with an apology for a mistake that might have wrecked Pittsburgh's playoff plans. Limited at practice all week by a sore groin, Smith-Schuster...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen runs against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills play at the New England Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough. The Patriots can lock up a 10th consecutive division title this week with a win or tie against Buffalo. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, FileDec. 9, 2018, file photo)
December 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
A look at some key fantasy football questions and answers for title matchups in Week 16: WHICH UNDER-THE-RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK? Week 16 is championship week in most fantasy football leagues, and we don't recommend you making many wholesale changes to your...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) passes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Houston. The Carolina Panthers play the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:38 pm
A look at some key fantasy football questions for Week 14: WHICH UNDER-THE-RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCES FOR BIG GAMES THIS WEEK? Week 14 typically marks the start of the fantasy football playoffs. If at all possible don't take too many chances when constructing your lineup this week. Digging...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) looks back as he runs in for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. Cooper has caught 16 of 17 targets in the past two weeks and will have a great opportunity to continue his pace against an Eagles pass defense that is 30th in fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
December 06, 2018 - 12:50 pm
It's playoff time in most fantasy leagues, so if you're still contending for a title it probably means you had a crafty draft, timely waiver wire moves and a fortunate bounce or two along the way. Now, the job is shifting. Week 14 is also the last week of the regular season in a host of leagues...
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) is injured after being tackled by Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Adrian Phillips in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 04, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Kareem Hunt and James Conner showed the value of fantasy handcuffs this week as fantasy leagues head toward the playoffs. Hunt's release by the Chiefs after video surfaced of him in a scuffle with a woman at a Cleveland hotel prompted many fantasy players to flock toward Spencer Ware. And on Monday...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum throws a pass against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. Keenem, who hasn't been picked off in November after throwing interceptions in each of his first eight games, is playing behind a makeshift offensive line, with two tackles playing guard and a guard at center. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
December 01, 2018 - 2:55 am
A look at some key fantasy football questions for Week 13: WHICH UNDER THE RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK? Broncos QB Case Keenum has a very favorable matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Cincinnati has yielded at least three passing TDs to QBs in four of...
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