Nick’s 2016 NFL Preview

I know it’s been a few years since I posted an NFL preview, but I really wanted to write something about sports and wrote about 3,000 words over the last two days to satisfy that urge. Below you can find the records I predict for each team in football, as well as who I thinkContinue reading “Nick’s 2016 NFL Preview”

2016 NFL Free Agency Review

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Giants sign OLB Olivier Vernon 5 years $85 million Good lord that’s a lot of money! The Giants aren’t messing around, and with the three additions so far (Vernon, Harrison, Jenkins) have completely revamped their defense. Jaguars sign DE Malik Jackson 5 years $85 million After year’s of targeting the secondContinue reading “2016 NFL Free Agency Review”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: WEEK 14

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) My final top four of the regular season is Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State, and Stanford, after each team won their conference championship game. Oklahoma is the odd man out, after not playing this week and only playing 12 games this year, compared to 13 by the four teams ahead of them.Continue reading “COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: WEEK 14”

Fantasy Football: Players That Should Have Their Team’s Trust (and Yours)

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) This piece is pretty easy to figure out. Throughout you fantasy football draft there are a handful of teammates that have similar value, are fighting for roles in their offense, and are going in or around the same spot. Here, I go through a few of these situations for each positionContinue reading “Fantasy Football: Players That Should Have Their Team’s Trust (and Yours)”

Fantasy Football: Risks Worth Taking Late In Your Draft

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) On Thursday, I posted a column that talked about the idea of “drafting with hindsight,” an exercise that is meant to help identify high upside plays that may be going too early in the draft, and where projections might stand in the way of common scenes. While picking the right guysContinue reading “Fantasy Football: Risks Worth Taking Late In Your Draft”

Fantasy Football: Avoiding This Year’s Fantasy Traps by Drafting with Hindsight

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) In fantasy sports, one of most intriguing things I look at every offseason is the draft recaps from previous years. Every few months thought the season I’ll see how my draft is stacking up to others, and in the offseason as I’m making my rankings I go through again to gatherContinue reading “Fantasy Football: Avoiding This Year’s Fantasy Traps by Drafting with Hindsight”

Fantasy Football: 2015 Points Predictions

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) It’s the first Monday of August, which means we’re a little over a month away from the start to the NFL season. If you’re serious about fantasy football, now’s the perfect time to start your fantasy draft prep, especially if you want to create a baseline before all the preseason story linesContinue reading “Fantasy Football: 2015 Points Predictions”

2015 NFL Trade Reviews

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Last year I combined my trade analysis with my free agency recap, but with so many trades this season I had to make a separate article, just to keep everything organized.  Here’s my take on the trades that have taken place so far in the new NFL year. Mike Wallace tradedContinue reading “2015 NFL Trade Reviews”

2015 Football Free Agency Recap

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Here’s where I’ll be posting my takes on NFL free agents and where they sign. DeAngelo Williams to Pittsburg from Carolina The story of what never was. Trapped in a quagmire of running back mediocrity, Williams always showed the most potential in Carolina, and got paid like a top back inContinue reading “2015 Football Free Agency Recap”

2014 NFL Free Agency Quick Takes

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Now that free agency’s under way I’ll be giving my flash opinion on the big signings. Nothing fancy, just a sentence or two.  I’ll be updating these as things happen, with the most recent signings near the top. Enjoy.