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NLL Fantasy: Week 11 ILIndoor Standings Update

NLL Fantasy Lacrosse — just like fantasy football —
is painful for some and enjoyable for others, depending on how your season goes. This season Teddy Jenner is experiencing another solid season, and he’s probably laughing like a hyena as he reads this. He’s sitting pretty at number 41 with 1,016 points so far this season. That’s out of 3,263 people, so he’s got reason to feel good. It’s tougher than you might think to put your team together each week. If you’re participating, you know what we mean.

Teddy  has been able to increase the value of his team to an impressive $131 at this point in the season , and he’s created a significant gap between himself and the next man in our ranks, Ty Pilson, who’s got 959 points to hold a small lead on Bob Chavez, who’s racked up 950 so far. That puts Ty at 133 and Bob at 159 in terms of their overall points rank across the globe. READ MORE »


NLL Fantasy: Week 9 Standings Update

A quick update on the ILIndoor fantasy lacrosse battle.
A quick update on the ILIndoor fantasy lacrosse battle.

Just a quick update for you in the midst of an unusual week in the NLL with a game already having taken place, as the Buffalo Bandits edged the Toronto Rock with a strong second-half effort. That’s the same sort of performance the ILIndoor.com Fantasy Lacrosse participants are hoping will happen for us as we trudge into the second half of the 2013 NLL season.

Out in Victoria, Teddy Jenner has added to his lead in the So Called Insiders mini league, with 789 points, which actually positions him as the 84th overall points holder out of the 3,170 fans engaged in the NLL’s fantasy system this year. Teddy is trailed by our other Western Canada-based writer, Ty Pilson, who is camped out in Calgary and has 752 points (good for 198th overall). In Rochester, Bob Chavez has 734 points (269th). In Baltimore, Casey Vock has 722 points (330th). Road warrior Marty O’Neill has 712 points (383). And in Peterborough, Stephen Stamp has 684 points (522nd overall). READ MORE »


NLL Fantasy: Insiders Update, Players to Consider

Some players to consider for Week 8 of NLL Fantasy Lacrosse.
Some players to consider for Week 8 of NLL Fantasy Lacrosse.

The ILIndoor crew enters Week 8 of the 2013 season still in pretty tight competition in the NLL Fantasy Lacrosse battle. Teddy “Chewbacca” Jenner is still on top of the So Called Insiders league with 687 points. Ty Pilson isn’t too far behind with 657 big ones, and Bob Chavez is in the hunt too, with 647. Rounding out the pack is Casey Vock (636), Stephen Stamp (620) and Marty O’Neill (618).

This weekend marks the half-way point of the season, and by now, it’s pretty clear which teams are clicking and which teams are tending to struggle a little bit more on the floor. But the choices haven’t gotten any easier for the 3,100+ fantasy participants, especially this weekend, as the Toronto Rock do not play, removing a bunch of great options from the fantasy pool. But here’s a few names to consider for Week 8. READ MORE »


NLL Fantasy: Week 7 Update

A NLL Fantasy update heading into Week 7.
A NLL Fantasy update heading into Week 7.

The ILIndoor NLL Fantasy Lacrosse war wages on, and there was a bit of movement in the staff standings since last time around. Teddy Jenner has been using the force and is still holding onto the first-place spot with 575 points; but the gap has narrowed as Bob Chavez sits less than 20 points behind with 556. That’s where elbows start to bump, as Casey Vock has 554 points and Ty Pilson has 550.

Marty O’Neill jumped up a spot on Stephen Stamp, and though those two are in the back of the pack, they are still both better than 500 points and have more than enough time to catch up to the rest of the gang and even fight for that top slot. READ MORE »


NLL Fantasy: Steals & Stretches for Week 4

ILIndoor looks at some potential steals and stretches for your fantasy rosters this weekend.
ILIndoor looks at some potential steals and stretches for your fantasy rosters this weekend.

That great fantasy wheel in the sky keeps on spinning as we enter the fourth week of the 2013 NLL season. And it’s no surprise to see some of the names we’re more than familiar with at the top of the fantasy points charts. John Grant Jr., priced at $25, is the highest valued player, and he’s averaging a big 24.5 fantasy points in just two contests. And of course, in terms of price tag, he’s followed by the likes of Dan Dawson, Garrett Billings, Rhys Duch and a list of the other top scorers in the league.

But it’s a new season still, and we’ve already seen that young bucks like Mark Matthews, Dhane Smith and Curtis Knight have established themselves as formidable threats and certainly attractive options if you’re looking to make improvements to your fantasy roster heading into this weekend. As we move through the season, we’ll try to keep this post fresh, taking a different approach to offering you advice. Take it for what it’s worth. Here’s a look at some names who could be considered “steals” or “stretches” — all of whom could completely prove me incorrect — based on their performance so far and their price tags heading into the weekend. READ MORE »


NLL Fantasy: High-Risk, Low-Risk Buys for Week 2

For what it's worth, some NLL Fantasy thoughts from the ILIndoor staff.
For what it's worth, some NLL Fantasy thoughts from the ILIndoor staff.

Box fantasy has become an annual tradition for many fans, thanks to the NLL’s excellent work to provide a dependable and simple-to-use interface that has resulted in several thousand fans participating already this season in NLL Fantasy Lacrosse. But, as anyone who’s playing can attest, it sure isn’t easy to decide who to go with each week.

You start off with $100 in the bank, but your decisions will cost you, as the value of the players on your roster will fluctuate depending on their production each weekend. If guys underproduce based on their assigned value, you lose value as a team owner because that player could see his price drop. On the flip side, if a player put up more points than his value projects, his value could increase and, depending on what the rest of your roster does, your total value (dollar amount) can increase. The ceiling is set at $25, so it’s important to remember a player can’t be worth any more than that. READ MORE »


Last chance to get your NLL Fantasy Team in

John Grant Jr is one of the most expensive players in the 2013 NLL Fantasy Game. Will he be on your team?
John Grant Jr is one of the most expensive players in the 2013 NLL Fantasy Game. Will he be on your team?

With the 2013 National Lacrosse League getting set to kick off Saturday night Everett GM’s around the league are getting ready to see if all their hard-work during the off-season will payoff and lead to success. The ultimate goal of course is to be the last team standing when Commissioner George Daniel hands over the Champions Cup and in four plus months, we’ll be able to see who was the best of the best.

Well now it’s also time for the arm-chair GM to make their claim to be the best of the best among their fellow fans. It’s Fantasy Season folks. The all new and improved NLL Fantasy game is here and you get to pick your team with whom ever you want as long as they fit within your salary cap. Last year there was a heated down to the wire finish that wasn’t settled till the very last game of the season. This year will be no different except for the fact that there have been a few tweaks to the system to make the game play a little more use friendly and that much more competitive.

  • Changes to this year’s game include moving from individual goalies to team goalies. You now simply pick a team and get scored for either of their goaltenders.
  • We reduced the starting salary cap from $120 to $100 to make the game a little harder.
  • We also removed one of the transition positions so there are now 9 total roster slots rather than 10.
  • There are many new statistics displayed on the game’s updated interface including player matchups and pricing changes from previous weeks.
  • The season starts on January 5th with the Rochester Knighthawks playing the Washington Stealth.
  • With only one game in week 1, players should initially only use players from these two teams in their fantasy lineups.
  • There is a new section of NLL.com dedicated solely to fantasy-related content so there should be more weekly articles this year to help managers stay informed.
  • There were 2,900 registered fantasy teams last season.
  • The top scoring team last year received an All-Star game prize package including autographed memorabilia.
  • The top scoring team of each week of the season was also given a $20 gift card to the NLL store.

So if you’re ready to go, head over to http://fantasy.nll.com/ sign-up and join the fun. The time is now for you to build a winning team and show that you have what it takes to be an elite arm-chair NLL GM.


IL Indoor Fantasy: Short weekend shrinks player pool in NLL’s Week 10

Luke Wiles is a likely popular forward fantasy pick in Week 10 with only two games on the NLL schedule. (Photo: Dan Brodie)
Luke Wiles is a likely popular forward fantasy pick in Week 10 with only two games on the NLL schedule. (Photo: Dan Brodie)

With just two games this weekend and a lone one the next, there isn’t a whole lot to pick from in the National Lacrosse League’s Facebook Fantasy Challenge player pool. IL Indoor’s fantasy league is still led by Ted Jenner while Paul Tutka, Jeff Dowling and Ty Pilson are still ranked inside the game’s Top 50 point producing teams. Although it will be tough to gain much ground on teams in front over the next couple, check out IL Indoor’s rosters heading into Week 10 which kicks off tomorrow night when the Buffalo Bandits host the Boston Blazers in a critical East Division rematch (7:30PM EST, NLL Network). READ MORE »


IL Indoor Fantasy: The Cory Vitarelli Special

Giving Curtis Hodgson a mouthful during last year's Mann Cup, Cory Vitarell will be making his NLL debut soon. (VintageLax)
Giving Curtis Hodgson a mouthful during last year's Mann Cup, Cory Vitarell will be making his NLL debut soon. (VintageLax)

If you didn’t pick up former Rochester Knighthawks draft pick and recent off-season re-addition Cory Vitarelli for the basement low price of $1 this past week, you’ll likely miss out on the 2010 Mann Cup winner at that insanely low cost in the National Lacrosse League’s Facebook Fantasy Challenge. Incorrectly labeled as a defender in the NLL fantasy system this week, Vitarelli was activated by the K’Hawks leading into the NLL’s Week 9, an impact scorer for the Senior ‘A’ Peterborough Lakers the last four summers, the Mann’s second highest goal scorer behind just John Grant (13) and tied with Cliff Smith (12) in 2010. Similar to rookie Alex Kedoh Hill, who was marked as a defender for almost the first month of the season, Vitarelli could be another steal by way of error. Jeff Dowling was the only one to capitalize on the mistake this week in our league and likely one of the few that did overall. Check out our Week 9 rosters after the jump. READ MORE »


IL Indoor Fantasy: Full Week 7 slate as top of league tightens up

With Scott Evans and the Rush offense clicking, how popular were Edmonton forwards in fantasy this week? (Dan Brodie)
With Scott Evans and the Rush offense clicking, how popular were Edmonton forwards in fantasy this week? (Dan Brodie)

Three IL Indoor Facebook Fantasy Challenge teams have landed inside the Top 50 fantasy squads this year, Jeff Dowling’s Irish Laxers not only jumping on the 50 best but also sitting the highest they have in our own league all year, while Teddy Jenner’s Jenner’s Juggernauts still maintain a hold on the top spot.

After the jump check out this week’s updated fantasy rosters as they head into a loaded National Lacrosse League Week 7 slate. READ MORE »