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Fantasy football: Winning locks, starts and DFS plays for week 12

You’re probably still full from the Thanksgiving feast, but if you listened to the Wayniac Nation Fantasy Feast Thanksgiving Special, not only are you full, but so is your wallet.

Who did we pick for you this week?

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Fantasy football: EMERGENCY week 11 updates – What to do with Taysum Hill and D’Ande Swift

Ahh, the 2020 fantasy football season. Where the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. There have been several fantasy emergency situations that have popped up in the last day or so that we need to discuss.

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Fantasy Football: Week 11 locks to win your DFS, Weekly and Survivor League

You’re in trouble. You’re 6-4 in fantasy football and are looking at the bottom of the barrel in Survivor. Don’t worry we got you covered with the best FREE fantasy football advice on the interweb.

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Fantasy Football: Wayniac Nation’s week 10 starts, sits, DFS plays and locks of the week

Last week was a good one if you listened to the show. The Wayniac, Dunton and Fanduel Fee racked up big starts and went 5-2 against the spread. What’s in store for Week 10?

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Fantasy Football Week 9: Wayniac Nation Podcast – locks, DFS plays and Starts and Sits

Week 9 of the fantasy football season is here. We are rolling and, dare I say, getting better each week.

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WAYNIAC NATION FANTASY FOOTBALL SPECTACULAR – WEEK 8 RECAP

Week 8 Recap

Welcome back to the Wayniac Nation Fantasy Football Start and Sit Spectacular. In this article we are going to take a look back at the Week 8 picks from our team.

Survivor and Spread Picks

All three writers survived with their survivor picks and we went 4-for-5 collectively against the spread for the second-straight week.

Wayniac

Survivor – Chiefs ✅

Spread – Eagles -8 ✅

Buccaneers -8.5 ❌

Fanduel Fee

Survivor – Chiefs ✅

Spread – Colts-3.5 ✅

Broncos +3.5 ✅

Dunton

Survivor – Seahawks ✅

Spread – Seahawks -3.5 ✅

Starts and Sits

STARTSQBRBWRTE
WayniacCarr – 15.7Eagles RB – 8.9Corey Davis – 22.8Gronk – 12.1
Fanduel FeeBurrow – 25.3Jonathan Taylor – 4.1Brandon Aiyuk – 19.1Jimmy Graham – 2.3
DuntonBrady – 25.9Gurley – 10.6Tyreek Hill – 26.8Jonnu Smith – 3.9
STARTS

SITSQBRBWRTE
WayniacGoff – 17.7Montgomery – 11.5Diggs – 12.2Fant – 8.2
Fanduel FeeStafford – 32.8Swift – 3.8JuJu – 10.2Hockenson – 10
DuntonJosh Allen – 14Ronald Jones – 5.6Thielen – 4.2Hunter Henry – 5.3
SITS

Both our starts and sits were pretty solid in week 8. Only a few different spots where we were off on our picks. Overall a very solid week once again for the Wayniac Nation Crew. Come see us for our week 9 picks for Survivor, Spread, DFS, and Season Long.

NFL playoffs: Here are the 26 Division II football players in the postseason

(From NCAA.com, please see the full article HERE.)

The 2019 NFL playoffs kick off on Saturday, Jan. 5 when the Houston Texans battle the Indianapolis Colts in the first Wild Card game of the postseason. Five former DII football players will hit the field for that game.

In fact, all eight teams playing on Wild Card weekend will feature former Division II football players. The numbers are up from last season when 22 former DII ballers were spread out across 11 teams in the NFL playoffs. One year later, 26 players from 10 different rosters* enter the postseason. Only the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints are not represented on their active rosters by any former DII football players.

MORE: An incredibly early look at the 2019 preseason top 10

Here are some interesting numbers from the 2019 NFL playoffs:

2 — Players from Grand Valley State and California (Pa) in the postseason, the only two schools with multiple players in the playoffs.

3 — DII players returning to the playoffs from last season. Ethan Westbrooks returns for the Rams while both Tyreek Hill and Ron Parker return for the Chiefs. Morgan Fox (Colorado State-Pueblo) played for the Rams last season but is currently on injured reserve.

 5 —  Former DII players on the Baltimore Ravens roster, more than any other team in the NFL playoffs. The Los Angeles Rams are right behind with four.

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9 — Defensive backs, including safeties, from DII schools in the NFL playoffs, the most from any position. Wide receivers were the second most represented with five.

11 — DII players on NFC rosters, up one from last season.

15 — DII players on AFC rosters, up three from last year.

MORE: 11 record-breaking numbers from the 2018 DII football championsip

NAME POSITION SCHOOL
Baltimore Ravens
John Brown WR Pittsburg State
Brandon Carr CB Grand Valley State
Matthew Judon LB Grand Valley State
Zach Sieler DT Ferris State
Brandon Williams DT Missouri Southern
Chicago Bears
Eric Kush OG California (Pa)
Adam Shaheen TE Ashland
Dallas Cowboys
C.J. Goodwin CB California (Pa)
Jeff Heath S Saginaw Valley State
Chris Jones P Carson-Newman
Houston Texans
Tyrell Adams LB West Georgia
Vyncint Smith WR Limestone
Indianapolis Colts
Pierre Desir CB Lindenwood
Kenny Moore II CB Valdosta State
Grover Stewart DT Albany State
Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill WR West Alabama
Ron Parker DB Newberry
Los Angeles Chargers
Austin Ekeler RB Western State
Jeff Richards CB Emporia State
Tyrell Williams WR Western Oregon
Los Angeles Rams
Marqui Christian S MSU Texas
Matt Longacre LB Northwest Missouri
Ethan Westbrooks DE West Texas A&M
Greg Zuerlein K Missouri Western
Philadelphia Eagles
Tre Sullivan S Shepherd
Seattle Seahawks
David Moore WR East Central

* — Active rosters per NFL.com team sites only. Practice squad, future contracts, and injured reserve players are not included.

MORE: Programs with the most titles | DII football news

The 4th Annual Wayniac Nation Super Bowl Prediction Special!

It’s finally here. Super Bowl 51. I don’t know what’s more impressive. The Thread has stuck with me contributing articles and to this Annual Wayniac Nation Super Bowl Prediction Special! — my favorite piece of the year — or that their beloved Atlanta Falcons are finally back in the big game.

Look, we all know where The Thread allegiances stand by now. But that doesn’t mean it’s as easy a pick as you think.

As always, I’ll let them do the talking.

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The Wayniac Nation NFL Power Rankings: Falcons or Patriots?

Two teams left. One is a Super Bowl stalwart, making their seventh trip to the big game this millennium. The other? Not many expected the Atlanta Falcons to be there. But they are, making their first trip since the 1998 season.

So how does the Top 12 look this week?

Super Bowl bound Rankings are one click ahead.