Jonathan Bell
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ARTICLES BY Jonathan Bell
NFL Preview: Falcons Attempt To Defend Title
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It’s finally here, folks. After enduring the long drought from the Super Bowl to college football kick-off weekend, the National Football League will once again fill our televisions come Sunday. As the season kicks off, here are previews of a few of the more interesting week one matchups. Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday at […]

September 6, 2018
Advice On Building A Fantasy Football Team
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Although it is still blisteringly hot here in Winston-Salem, the cool, crisp air of fall is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing. No, not pumpkin spice lattés being back at Starbucks, but football season is about to start. 

August 30, 2018
Assessing Enigmatic Fantasy Baseball Picks
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Buy Low AJ Pollock, OF Arizona Diamondbacks The Arizona Diamondbacks’ offense was one of the best in baseball last season, and even after the departure of J.D. Martinez, the D-Backs continue to light up opposing pitching. While star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt gets a lot of the praise (and rightfully so), this year another Arizona […]

April 26, 2018
A Guide to Fantasy Baseball Picks
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With the baseball season finally underway, it’s time to give a few tips about how to improve your fantasy baseball teams for the rest of the season. Given we’re about two weeks into the season,  buy low/sell high players can now be indentified. Let’s get into it. Buy Low: Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox […]

April 12, 2018
International Players May go Early in NBA Draft
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Scouting and breaking down international players poses a unique challenge because the game they play is entirely different. Layne Vashro of wrote a great series of articles on this topic, but the thing that stood out the most was the part of his linear regression model where he used data from the Olympics and […]

April 5, 2018
Injured Stars May Impact NBA Playoff Race
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It’s almost upon us. With the Final Four coming this weekend, the absolute peak of the sports year is just entering it’s upswing. Baseball kicks off on Thursday and the NBA and NHL playoffs will ramp up in a couple weeks.  It’s also the time when we begin to see which teams are serious in […]

March 29, 2018
Using WAR to Determine Player Value
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Everywhere from the Northeast to right here in Winston-Salem, it seems that spring can’t come fast enough. While waiting for the inevitable warm weather to get here, we’ve had to deal with all sorts of weather, from the wind and rain to snow.

March 22, 2018
NBA Finals “Contenders” and “Pretenders”
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With the NBA playoffs only a few weeks away, the debate over who is in line for a shot at the reigning champion Golden State Warriors is in full swing.  So which teams actually have a shot at taking down the Dubs in June?

March 16, 2018
Olympic Hockey Ratings Fall Without NHL Players
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One week and four years ago, perhaps the most memorable olympic hockey moment for the U.S. occurred since the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” game against the Soviet Union. Twenty-seven-year-old T.J. Oshie converted four out of six shootout attempts en route to leading the U.S. to a victory over Russia.

February 22, 2018
Mock 2018 NFL Draft:
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With the Super Bowl concluding last week, many football fans have slipped into a slight depression as there is a mere 190 (but who’s counting?) days until college football kicks off again.  However, the one thing that will be able to keep us fans going is the excitement, fanfare and endless speculation about the upcoming […]

February 15, 2018
Analytics Show John Collins’ Success in the NBA
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Last season, seemingly out of nowhere, forward John Collins had the kind of breakout season that most sophomores only dream of. Finishing runner- up in ACC Player of the Year rankings, Collins averaged 19.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks on 62 percent shooting from the field and 74.5 percent from the line. 

February 8, 2018
Fantasy baseball: Who to buy and who to sell
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We’re in full swing of the 2017 baseball season and that means that it’s time to discuss buy low sell highs in the MLB world. 

April 20, 2017
NHL: Stanley Cup playoffs first round preview
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There’s nothing quite like playoff hockey. 

April 13, 2017
Fantasy Baseball: Martinez dazzles in first start
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It’s always fun to overreact to the first few days of baseball season, declaring that player X is on pace for 162 home runs or that pitcher y has an ERA of exactly 0.00. So without further ado let’s get into the breakout performers of the first few games of the Major League baseball season.

April 6, 2017
NHL Recap: One week closer to the playoffs
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As the NHL season comes to an exciting conclusion, the teams on the fringes of the playoff race are fighting to secure position for the post season.

March 30, 2017
A comprehensive 2017 fantasy baseball preview
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With spring right around the corner, we begin to enter the greatest time of the year for sports fans. 

March 23, 2017
NHL Recap: Kane and Chicago reclaim first place
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Patrick Kane scored his 31st goal of the season on Tuesday night as the Blackhawks reclaimed first place from the Minnesota Wild with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

March 16, 2017
NBA Fantasy: Harris and Ross show promising upside
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As the end of the NBA season approaches and the dust settles in your league, it is time for those who are lucky enough to be in playoff contention to make their season-defining moves.

March 2, 2017
The NHL’s two most electrifying rookies face off
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In a battle of two of the league’s most promising rookies, the Toronto Maple Leafs took down the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 in overtime.

February 24, 2017
Who to buy and who to sell in Fantasy Basketball
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The players to buy low on and sell high on as the NBA All-Star Break approaches this weekend.

February 16, 2017
NHL Recap: Washington Capitals lead the pack
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After 10 years at the helm, the Boston Bruins relieved Claude Julien of his coaching duties on Tuesday, Feb. 7. 

February 10, 2017