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Bad Fantasy Advice 12/16/14 – Adam Dulski

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Back for more eh?

If you’re reading this you are in the fantasy championship most likely, or one of those crappy leagues that goes to week 17, either way, here is some more bad fantasy advice.

You certainly don’t want to grab Carlos Hyde or Joseph Randle off waivers to insure your precious RBs, as I’ve said before we don’t need no stinking insurance. Was that a double negative?

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You absolutely want to pick up and start CJ Spiller, he’s proven to be a reliable work horse RB. Speaking of amazing Bills talent, Sammy Watkins continues to be a must start and the best use of multiple 1st round picks in recent memory.  A close second is another must start, RG3.

As I’ve been saying all along, Chris Polk is the future RB1 of the eagles. Lesean who? Peyton Manning’s bulging arm muscles continue to impress and looks to remain the top fantasy QB for years to come. I would be ecstatic to own him in Dynasty formats, just like Mark Sanchez and Jay Cutler.

Rob Ryan proved he’s one of the best defensive minds in football and I’m sure he’ll keep it going next week making the Saints D a must start.

-Adam Dulski

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Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard

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In just a few short weeks, racing fans from across the country will flock to Indianapolis for one of NASCAR’s biggest events of the summer. And despite being named the winner of the annual Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” program, which renames the Brickyard 400 after a deserving hero, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Jason Redman’s name won’t be displayed around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway – for good reason.

 

Redman instead asked that the race bear the name of the charity he and his wife, Erica, founded. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race will officially be referred to as theCrown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard.

 

Yesterday, during a special surprise event in Suffolk, Va., Redman was announced the winner of the annual program while completing his one hundredth skydiving jump. Redman witnessed the reveal of the official race logo, painted in the landing area at Skydive Suffolk, from mid-air as he approached the ground.

 

After the logo unveiling, Redman was greeted by Erica, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles, and Crown Royal Associate Brand Manager Dany Penn. Redman was then escorted to a nearby hangar for a party where he was able to celebrate the announcement with his closest friends, colleagues and family.

 

“What an amazing and humbling opportunity to have my organization as the official title of the Brickyard 400. This race is an icon of NASCAR, Americanism and patriotism,” said Redman after being named the winner of the 2016 “Your Hero’s Name Here” program. “I can’t wait to arrive in Indianapolis and meet the fellow finalists, the awesome race fans, drivers and crews!”

 

Redman, of Chesapeake, Va., enlisted in the Navy following high school and served 11 years as an enlisted SEAL before enrolling at Old Dominion University. After graduation, Redman was commissioned as a Naval SEAL Officer and served ten more years. Throughout his career he served five deployments including two combat deployments.

 

In 2007, Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun fire and he was wounded with shots to the face and left arm. While recovering from his 37 surgeries at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Redman wrote and hung a sign on his door which became a statement and symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. The original sign on the door now hangs in the Wounded Ward at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda.  Redman was honored with the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medals and two Combat Action Ribbons.

 

Following his recovery, Redman founded the non-profit organizations Combat Wounded Coalition and Wounded Wear to help combat wounded warriors overcome the wounds of war. The Combat Wounded Coalition provides free clothing, clothing modifications, and connections to other vetted service organizations for combat wounded warrior needs. To date, the Combat Wounded Coalition has helped over 500 wounded warriors return to daily life after serving.

 

 

This will mark the tenth time Crown Royal has renamed a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, and the first time a race will be named after a charity, through the whisky brand’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program. After receiving hundreds of entries during the nomination period, five heroes were chosen as finalists and adult fans had the opportunity to cast their votes for the person they felt was most deserving of the honor.

 

In addition to Redman, program finalists included: Piper Hill, retired Army Captain and founder of Healing4Heroes from Atlanta, Ga.; Michael Gallardo, retired Army Sergeant from San Antonio, Texas; Chris Mintz, former Army Infantryman and community leader from Roseburg, Ore. and Leigh Ann Hester, Army National Guard Sergeant First Class and Police Officer from Murfreesboro, Tenn.

 

“Jason Redman’s perseverance to overcome all of the adversities he faced is truly remarkable. The dedication he has to helping veterans and families is a direct reflection of his generous nature,” said Dany Penn, Associate Brand Manager for Crown Royal. “The race on July 24th will mark an exciting event and first NASCAR race experience for Redman and we can’t wait for him to see his charity’s name in lights at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

 

As the “Your Hero’s Name Here” winner, Redman will receive the ultimate VIP race weekend experience, including garage tours, driver introductions and pace car rides. He’ll cap off race day by delivering the trophy bearing his charity’s name to the winner in Victory Lane.

 

“We can’t wait to host Jason later this month at one of the most prestigious events on the NASCAR calendar,” Boles said. “This race has resonated with fans, drivers and teams with how it honors heroes, and this year’s installment is our most special yet with the Combat Wounded Coalition.”

 

While raising a glass to the heroes in your life, Crown Royal reminds consumers to please drink responsibly.

 

 

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By Adam Dulski

@adamdulski

 

 

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Crown Royal’s Crown Your Hero!

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Once again Crown Royal is doing their amazing “Crown Your Hero “, if you are unfamiliar with this great program it allows adults to vote for their own hero. The winner get’s to have their name put on this year’s Brickyard 400 race trophy. If you remember, Crown Royal kindly invited us to cover the weekend last year and it was spectacular. The 2015 winner, Jeff Kyle, could not have been more deserving of the honor.

This year is the 10 year anniversary of the Crown Royal’s “Crown Your Hero” program at NASCAR’s premiere event, the Brickyard 400. The program focuses on all of the unsung heroes who make a difference in their communities, from firefighters and police officers to first responders and local volunteers.

I highly encourage everyone 21 and over to go HERE and vote for one of the 5 very deserving finalists to be the 2016 winner. You can read up on each one of them at the above link. If you’d like, you can also view a video of all the finalists HERE.

 

 

Adam Dulski

@adamdulski

What To Do With Josh Gordon in Dynasty?

As a long time Josh Gordon fan it pains me to continue to see him mess up his chances at NFL reinstatement. As a Dynasty owner, I was saying sell him all winter when there was hype…..and hope. Now there is neither after his latest failed test.

So what to do? I think it depends entirely on the makeup of your team. If your team is dominant and loaded with talent, dump him for whatever you can get, possibly even cut him in some dynasty/deep keeper formats.

If you’re selling, look for a bottom tier team that has their eyes on 2 years out and try to get a late round pick.

 

Conversely, if you’re team is hurting, offer a late round pick for Mr. Gordon, especially if you think the owner is fed up/overloaded with “keepable” talent.

 

Adam Dulski

@adamdulski

George Dickel Barbecue

Did you guys see Kimmel last week? I can’t wait to try this when it warms back up here in upstate NY.

Last week, famed barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show viewers that whisky and barbecue go hand in hand.

Chef Perry Lang makes his barbecue handmade and with great intention, just like those down in Tullahoma, Tenn. who hand craft George Dickel Tennessee Whisky. A natural pair, George Dickel has the perfect depth and richness to incorporate into barbecue dishes and, since sauce can add so much flavor to barbecue, Chef Perry Lang shared how he created a glaze using George Dickel No. 12. See below for the recipe if you’d like to try the glaze on your own.

Additionally, Chef Perry Lang visited the George Dickel distillery to pick out a special holiday gift for Jimmy Kimmel Live! The gift, a barrel of George Dickel 9-Year-Old whisky, provided a one-of-a-kind whisky to Jimmy and members of the audience. Each barrel varies in taste and provides a unique experience, making this whisky exclusive to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show.

See the segment here:Click here

George Dickel Whisky Holiday Roast Baste
Ingredients:
1 cup George Dickel No. 12
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup Finely diced shallots
2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup cubed cold butter

Directions:
– In a small pan over low heat, sweat shallots in butter until golden then add black pepper
– remove from flame and pour in whisky, light by tilting the pan, or with lighter. Be careful of the flame
– cook until the alcohol burns off. Remove from fire and swirl in cold cubed butter
– Add salt to taste

Adam Dulski
@adamdulski

Crown Royal Once Again Selecting Heroes for its “Your Hero’s Name Here” Program

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Crown Royal is once again selecting heroes for its “Your Hero’s Name Here” program to have the 2016 Indianapolis Brickyard 400 named after them.

Nominees of note so far are:

  • US Army Veteran and Olympic Bobsledder Dallas Robinson, nominated by country music singer Justin Moore. Moore invited Robinson and his wife Chelsea to Nashville for one of country music’s biggest weeks, during which they went to the big show and attended VIP parties alongside artists.
  • In Dallas, TX two local heroes, Army Veterans Trista Hopkins-Neal and Phil Robertson, received tickets to last Sunday’s Dallas game, delivered by US Air Force Veteran and former Cowboy Chad Hennings
  • In Phoenix, Packages From Home nominated a group of active duty Air Force officers from Luke Air Force Base and presented them with tickets to this weekend’s NASCAR race

Last night in honor of Veteran’s Day, veterans and their families were treated to unforgettable performances by some of country music’s biggest stars including Justin Moore, Little Big Town and The Band Perry at CBS Radio’s first ever Stars and Strings concert. Before the concert kicked off, guests had the chance to submit nominations.

If you would like to nominate a hero, adults 21+ can visit CrownRoyalHeroes.com and submit their heroes for consideration from now until February 28, 2016. After, five finalists will be chosen and adult consumers will be able to vote for the hero they think is most deserving of the honor where one individual will see their name in lights at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

– Adam Dulski

@adamdulski

Don’t Get Cute

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It’s that fantasy football time of year when leagues are close and playoffs are within reach. The biggest thing to remember is keep using the studs that got you this far. Playing sleepers in juicy matchups always ends in heartbreak. Just keep doing what you’ve been doing and if your starters are as good as you think they are you, will go far in the playoffs.

“Don’t get Cute, Start your studs” – M. Berry. It’s not a new idea, but every year I find I have to remind myself. I can’t tell you how many more championships I’d have won in the past if I had done this. Also, keep looking at waivers, stash talent on the bench, that way at least they can’t be used against you. Especially with teams dropping out of the playoff hunt, rosters get neglected, don’t let the other 1st place team get easy talent.

– Adam Dulski

@adamdulski

Week 1 Fantasy Football Quick Hits

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Eddie Royal was already a sneaky PPR play…now Alshon might not even play!

No Ladarius Green or Antonio Gates? Stevie Johnson, I think I love you.

The Matt Jones hype will not stop, in need of RB help and missed Dion Lewis? This is your man.

Sam Bradford wasn’t even drafted in a standard league but has top 5 QB upside this week. #lateroundQB

Speaking of Antonio Gates, if your TE situation is sketchy, think about stashing him early.

Need a defense streamer? The Dolphins take on Kirk Cousins, enough said.

Can’t wait to use your shiny Colts player? Temper your expectations in week 1 against the scary good Bills D.

Everyone is getting ready to blow their waiver claim on Dion Lewis, love the kid, used him in DFS, but Blount is coming back and do you really want to use your claim on a Pat’s secondary RB?

Speaking of DFS, Click HERE to sign up for Fanduel and I’ll love you forever.

 

 

 

– Adam Dulski

Twitter: @adamdulski

 

 

Last Race Before the Chase (Richmond)

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Technical difficulties prevented my piece from getting out in time last week, you missed out on some really mediocre material.

A short track and Joey Logano is on the pole, SHOCKER! A must start and the heavy favorite for the win.

Kevin Harvick has to be a heavy favorite, but his price to points earnings just hasn’t been there recently.

Carl Edwards offers great value with serious upside.

Speaking of upside, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt have a lot of it after poor qualifying efforts.

Caution: Denny Hamlin is the Sam Bradford of NASCAR, he’s made of glass. I don’t want my driver in a car with an ACL tear.

Speed on the Cheap: Justin Allgaier and Brian Scott both had great cars in qualifying and practice. Justin has a higher ceiling, but Brian provides better value for the cash strapped.

 

Ideal Setup:

Kyle Busch
Kurt Busch
Martin Truex
Joey Logano
Brian Scott

 

– Adam Dulski

Twitter: @adamdulski

Retro Darlington

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Sunday night old school paint schemes and car setups will be back, but it appears all the new school guys are still fast. Low downforce and quick wearing tires should make this one of the best races of the year to watch on NBC.

Brad K – Pole sitter and great on long runs

Denny Hamlin – Won nationwide race and and speeds stayed good on the quick wearing tires. He does however have a knack for being fantasy kryptonite.

Kevin Harvick – The consensus car to beat in the garage.

Kyle Busch – *insert term of the week for how good he is*

Martin Truex – Lot of chatter about how awesome he was on very long runs.

Speed on the cheap – Michael Annett seems to be the cheap driver you want.

Caution – Lot of garage chatter about Jeff Gordon, just not buying it with Hendrick’s continued struggles.

 

Ideal lineup :

Kyle Busch
Kurt Busch
Michael Annett
Kevin harvick
Martin Truex

 

– Adam Dulski

Twitter: @adamdulski