Why Kobe Bryant’s wife escaped helicopter crash

first_imgRelatedPosts Kobe Bryant honoured in Bosnia with giant mural Kobe Bryant helicopter crash post-mortem released Kobe Bryant’s wife files claim against LA County sheriff over crash photos Basketball legend Kobe Bryant had reportedly agreed with his wife Vanessa that they would not fly together in a helicopter. The former LA Lakers star tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, aged 41, along with eight other people in California while travelling to a practice session at Bryant’s Mamba Academy. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also in the aircraft when it crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, around 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Bryant is survived by wife Vanessa, 37, as well as daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, who was born as recently as June 2019. The pair married in 2001, before Bryant began to use helicopters for convenience after growing tired of getting stuck in LA traffic. But American publication People report that Vanessa had decided not to join her husband in choosing to ditch the roads in favour of flying. Bryant is thought to have only ever used trusted pilot Ara Zobayan when flying; he was also killed in Sunday’s crash. Bryant said in 2018 that he decided to start using helicopters as it allowed him to fulfil his family and basketball duties. “I was sitting in traffic and I wound up missing like a school play,” he told Alex Rodriguez. “I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time. “So that’s when I looked into helicopters, to be able to get down and back in 15 minutes and that’s when it started.” The Lakers game against the LA Clippers on Tuesday night has been postponed in light of the news.Tags: GiannaKobe BryantLA LakersVanessalast_img read more

Villa look to make impression

first_img Only Philippe Senderos (calf) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) are unavailable for the hosts. Sherwood twice missed out on the West Brom job and was linked with QPR before they appointed Chris Ramsey – Sherwood’s own assistant at Tottenham– as manager until the end of the season. Lambert was sacked after two-and-a-half years in the role, having only signed a new four-year contract in September. Villa have won just twice in their last 21 league games and are winless in 10 matches. Chairman Randy Lerner acted after Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Hull, which dropped Villa into the bottom three in the Barclays Premier League. Sherwood said: “It is a great honour to manage one of the biggest clubs in English football. “I can’t wait to get started and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.” Lerner also told the club’s official site: “While being forever conscious of the frustrations that we all suffer, we feel that a change that offers a positive, fresh approach will be very good for the club. “I know that Tom (Fox, chief executive) and many others at Villa worked very hard to recruit Tim in the face of severely limited time constraints and pounding pressure. “More importantly, I know further that internally we remain focused and committed to challenges we face, and I am deeply appreciative for that.” Press Association Former Tottenham chief Sherwood has been appointed as Paul Lambert’s successor after Villa acted quickly to replace the sacked Scot. Marshall will take the team for Sunday’s FA Cup visit of the Foxes, with Sherwood watching from the stands after signing a deal until 2018. Caretaker manager Scott Marshall insists Aston Villa will not hold back against Leicester – as incoming boss Tim Sherwood watches on. He has been charged with keeping Villa in the Barclays Premier League after they dropped into the bottom three on Tuesday. The FA Cup remains a secondary priority for the club but Marshall insists they are ready for a battle after two previous games with Leicester this season saw three red cards. Paul Konchesky was dismissed in the first game, only for the red card to be overturned, while Matty James and Ciaran Clark walked in Leicester’s 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium last month. James’ tackle on Jores Okore sparked a late scuffle between the sides in January and Marshall wants Villa to impose themselves. He said: “There’s a lot at stake – a quarter-final place – it’ll be competitive and you don’t want to take your foot out of anything. “It’s a Midlands derby, the clubs aren’t far apart and it’ll be a competitive game. “I don’t think there was much in the last one, certainly there was a bit of a gathering of the two teams but other than that there wasn’t much.” Christian Benteke could return after being on the bench for the last two games of Lambert’s reign while Ron Vlaar is fully fit after a knee problem. last_img read more

Ayoze Perez signs new long-term deal with Newcastle

first_imgAyoze Perez has committed his future to Newcastle by signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract which ties him to St James’ Park until the summer of 2021. Press Association He said: “It’s a special day for me, a big day for me. The truth is I’m really happy here, so it’s a good thing for me – and I hope it’s the same for the Geordie family. “Newcastle gave me everything and I’m really pleased to sign this new contract.” McClaren was equally happy to have ensured Perez’s extended stay on Tyneside. He said: “I am delighted that Ayoze has signed a new deal. He is a very good player with huge potential and someone we believe has a very big future at Newcastle United. “We are building this club for the long-term and Ayoze is a very important part of that.” News of Perez’s new contract came hours after the Magpies completed a loan deal for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia. The 28-year-old Roma frontman will spend the rest of the campaign at St James’ Park, subject to being awarded a visa, and Newcastle have an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. Doumbia, who enjoyed hugely successful spells in Switzerland with Young Boys and in Russia with CSKA Moscow earlier in his career, has struggled to make his mark in Serie A, where he has made just 13 league appearances for the Rome club. The Ivory Coast international said: “I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player. I’ve already started to prepare. I’ve arrived and I’m ready to go. “It has always been a dream to play in the Premier League and now that dream has come true, so I’m absolutely delighted. I am looking forward to helping the club get some wins and climb the table.” McClaren will hope Doumbia adds firepower to a team which has created chances in recent weeks, but not taken enough of them to ease itself out of the relegation zone. Newcastle have targetted West Brom’s Saido Berahino, for whom they tabled a £21million bid on Sunday, and have other options in addition to Doumbia. McClaren said: “It is no secret that we have been looking to add to our options in the striking area. We have been searching for a forward and were delighted when the opportunity arose to take Seydou on loan. “He is a natural goalscorer, someone who has scored goals in the Champions League and has played at the highest level. We believe he can make a mark in this team.” The 22-year-old former Tenerife striker, who has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United among others, put pen to paper on Monday as head coach Steve McClaren continued his efforts to re-shape the squad. Perez, who has scored 12 goals in 63 appearances for the club, was thrilled to have tied up his future. last_img read more

Caregiver steals thousands from elderly patient

first_imgA Palm Beach County woman has been arrested after she allegedly used an elderly woman’s credit cards without permission to make a large number of personal purchases.51-year-old Jacqueline Combs Rodney was arrested earlier this week after investigators found that she racked up $30,000 worth of charges on her 81-year-old Alzheimer’s patient’s credit cards.Officials were alerted to the scheme after the victim’s daughter contacted them about fraudulent accounts and purchases from Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Synchrony Bank, Chase Bank, and Nordstrom’s.Rodney reportedly used the accounts to purchase handbags, shoes, furniture, a plane ticket and even reportedly used the victim’s cards to pay her car insurance, phone bills, and for a wedding banquet hall.Rodney has since been arrested and charged with grand theft and exploitation of the elderly. She has since been freed on bond.last_img read more

Sports News Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Diamond League Final

first_imgZurich: India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has qualified for the prestigious Diamond League Final, which will be held here on August 30.Reigning Commonwealth Games champion, Chopra, finished fifth in the Rabat (Morocco) leg of the Diamond League series earlier this month, with a best throw of 83.32m.Also Read | Neha moves into contention, flawless Vani rebounds to Tied-2nd in Hero WPGTHe collected four Diamond League points from there and made it to the Final along with five other athletes.Besides Chopra, current world champion Johannes Vetter, Olympic champion Thomas Rohler, 2017 IAAF Diamond League champion Jakub Vadlejch, German champion Andreas Hofmann and Estonian record holder Magnus Kirt have also qualified.Before Rabat, Chopra has taken part in two other Diamond League Meetings. He finished fourth while collecting five points in Doha on May 4 and sixth, with 3 points, in Eugene (USA) on May 25.Also Read | Asian Games: pain subsides, hope floats for Mirabai ChanuThe 20-year-old’s first competition saw him finish fourth in the Doha Diamond League with a throw of 87.43 metres.The 14-leg Diamond League Meetings are prestigious events competed among elite athletes of the world. The top eight finishers in each leg get prize money. The eighth-place finisher gets USD 1000 while the winner pockets USD 10,000.Also Read | Kylian Mbappe reveals he played World Cup finals with a back injuryFor the Diamond League Final in Zurich and Brussels, the prize money has been enhanced with the eighth-place finisher getting USD 2,000 and the winner pocketing USD 50,000.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Tennis News Novak Djokovic stays on course for record seventh Miami Open title

first_imgSimona Halep lost the top ranking after Naomi Osaka won Australian Open.Simona Halep could face Venus Williams in Miami Open.Andre Agassi has won most Miami Open titles with six. Djokovic moved 5-2 ahead but after he missed a set point opportunity on the Delbonis serve, his game deserted him and suddenly, the South American had a spring in his step. Delbonis had opportunities to steal ahead, yet calling on all his experience and mental resolve, the Serbian was able to hold firm and take the opener. The world number one was getting incredibly frustrated , he received a warning for racquet abuse and was furious for allowing a 3-1 lead to slip in the second, yet credit to Delbonis who stayed calm and served out confidently to force a decider, something which looked beyond him midway through the opening set.  He couldn’t keep the pressure on, however, and when Djokovic managed to get 3-1 ahead, this time there was no way back for the 28 year-old from Azul who rightly received an ovation from the center court crowd for his monumental efforts. “I think last four games were terrific, so I ended up in a positive way,” Djokovic added.  Defending champion John Isner blew Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas off court with serves touching 139 mph as the American sealed an ultimately comprehensive 7-5, 7-6 (8-6) win to set up an intriguing match with Kyle Edmund in the last 16 after the British number one impressively saw off Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4. In the women’s draw, Simona Halep kept alive hopes of regaining the world number one ranking Sunday, beating Polona Hercog 5-7, 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 to reach the last 16 where she will play Venus Williams. Halep, 27, lost her place at the top of the rankings following Naomi Osaka’s triumph at the Australian Open earlier this year. But with the Japanese faltering here on Saturday, Halep can return to the position she last held at the end of 2018 if she lands the Miami Open for the first time.”It’s always tough against Venus,” said the current world number three, who has beaten the American in their previous three encounters. “I’m not going to say that it’s going to be easier because I won the last matches against her. It’s a big challenge for me.” Seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams, meanwhile, swept past Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-1. “Simona always plays flawless tennis against me, so I have to be ready for that,” Williams said. Elsewhere in women’s action, American Sloane Stephens’s title defense ended in a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Germany’s Tatjana Maria. It was another disappointing ending for Stephens, who fell in the third round at Indian Wells. Miami: Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record seventh Miami Open title, but the world number one admitted to a loss of focus in a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over spirited Federico Delbonis which booked his place in the last 16. Djokovic is hoping to eclipse Andre Agassi’s six ATP crowns in South Florida over the next week and although the 31-year-old endured some shaky moments at Hard Rock Stadium, he still possessed enough quality during the key moments to see off the battling Delbonis. The Serbian, though, wasn’t happy with letting a 5-2 advantage slip in the first set and became furious with himself as the second squirmed from his grasp. He will need to tighten up his game if he is to reach next Sunday’s final with Roberto Bautista Agut waiting in the fourth round after the Spaniard defeated Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-4. “To be honest, I lost my focus,” said Djokovic who smashed 36 winners compared to 24 from Delbonis. “I should have done better I think mentally than I have done at the end of the first two sets. “I managed to really play well last couple games of first set, go up a break, put myself in front, then I played a couple of really bad service games. Credit to Federico, he stepped in.” Djokovic had looked impressive in the second round win over Bernard Tomic and the Serbian continued his decent form by immediately imposing himself onto the Argentine.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse fills nation’s top recruiting class with Upstate New York talent

first_imgIt’s a strategy Syracuse has used for years, but never has it been done to this extreme. SU has always prided itself on recruiting top-notch local talent, but this year, Gary Gait and company have recruited a freshman class that looks like a handpicked Upstate New York all-star team. Of the 16 freshmen on this year’s roster, 13 are from Upstate New York. Four are from Syracuse and four others are within a 30-mile radius of the Carrier Dome. The familiarity among players has given the team a leg up as it looks to reach its second national championship game in as many years. “We’ve always talked about it,” Gait said. “…We always focus on Upstate New York as our No. 1 recruiting area. As they say, you take care of your own backyard. And we do that through Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. We always try to go after the top recruits in those areas.”The recruiting strategy isn’t just about familiarity, it’s about talent. Inside Lacrosse ranked SU’s recruiting class as the nation’s best. Midfielder Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna, N.Y.) ranked second overall individually, and Christian Brothers Academy’s (Syracuse) Caroline Webster ranked No. 17. Midfielder Erica Bodt (Forest Hill, Md.) ranked fourth and Kelly Cross (Oreland, Pa.) ranked No. 13. “The (upperclassmen) girls in fall ball said they were better than the girls were last spring,” freshman Maddy Huegel, a product of nearby West Genesee High School, said. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen asked which players they knew coming in, several freshmen rattled off multiple names, and because of this connection, they said it’s made for an easier adjustment. “I think about that all the time,” freshman Brenna Rainone, who attended Syracuse’s Westhill High School, said. “I think it’s really cool because it helps us be more like a family and be more connected on the field.”Rainone compared going to practice like going to a family function.With the amount of local talent on the field, the community feeling also flows into the crowd. “I know that last year and the year before we had a lot of local girls and a lot of local people came out to the games,” junior Katie Webster, of Christian Brothers Academy, said. “But this year, I think it’s even bigger.” This season, Gait was especially familiar with the local talent because his daughter Taylor, who’s redshirting her freshman season, played at CBA. Taylor Gait said her father has always “liked the Upstate attitude more,” especially with this class.“I’ve actually played with most of my class and some of the sophomores before coming to school,” Taylor Gait said. “It’s great knowing them, being close to them already. Even on breaks we all get to hang out.”Syracuse’s central location also helps. As the team practices in the morning, it gives Gait and assistant coaches Regy Thorpe, Katie Rowan and Brett Queener the opportunity to scout evening games everywhere from Rochester to Long Island. “A lot of teams practice in the afternoons, and for their staffs it’s hard to get out and watch high school lacrosse,” Gait said. “I know certainly in the past, I’ve been in that situation where you practice 3-5 or 3-6 and a lot of those games are at 4 and you can’t get to them. I think the way we’re at we can get in the car and drive and get to almost anywhere and watch a game.”SU also recruits in numbers. Freshmen Addy Tauro and Shannon Byrne both attended Skaneateles High School. Gait and Caroline Webster both attended CBA. Freshmen Amanda Wheeler and sophomores Kelsey Richardson and Ella Thorpe all attended nearby Jordan-Elbridge High School.Regardless of the legacy the 2013 class leaves, they’ll do it with Upstate New York flare. “We always try to go after the top recruits in those areas, and then we kind of move in to other areas through the country,” Gait said. “…We try and cover everything, but we certainly focus on Upstate New York.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

The ‘superstitions’ that have made Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski the world’s best striker

first_imgEveryone has certain quirks or habits that they can’t ever seem to stop doing.For some people, these acts have become so routine that they are basically superstitions they can’t do without.Bayern Munich’s Polish superstar, Robert Lewandowski, is no different.The striker, who scored 55 goals in 46 games this season as Bayern won the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League, has a few quirks which often earn him some confused looks from his teammates.For instance, at mealtimes, according to The Guardian‘s Jonathan Liew, the striker eats his dessert first before starting on the main course.Liew explains in his piece that sweets foods digest faster which means by “metabolising” the desserts first, he “avoids mixing them in his stomach with the protein and carbohydrates”  from his main meals.Thus, Lewandowski is able to burn fat a lot quicker than he normally would.The forward also sleeps exclusively on his left side. This, apparently, is a conscious move to keep his stronger right side in good shape.This sleep pattern was decided on after consulting his sleep therapist.Lewandowski also favours reading books instead of playing video games as he feels it helps him build his concentration more, while also engaging in computerised brain-training exercises.His more conventional superstition, putting on his left boot first came from speaking with a psychologist who advised him to make this pre-match routine into an “instinctive sequence.”When Lewandowski first signed for Bayer, Thomas Muller was the club’s first-choice penalty taker. The Pole who enjoyed that privilege at Dortmund, reportedly practised them consistently in training to impress then manager, Pep Guardiola.Eventually, Guardiola gave in, stating that Lewandowski was “he most professional player I’ve ever met.”“He thinks about the right food, sleep and training 24 hours a day.”Lewandowski’s brilliant season made him the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or before this year’s award was cancelled due to the disruptions in the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.He also scored 15 goals in Bayern’s march to the Champions League title.last_img read more

Guest Editorial: New law turning over 20 mills property tax revenue to state treasurer is disconcerting

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Thank you for your input. +16 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 319 weeks ago Dear Kansans, Please stop voting Republican. It really is not in your best interests (especially farmers). You won’t go to hell and you can still keep your guns. An additional plus – the state might recover from its current status as “laughingstock.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down concerned voter · 319 weeks ago The hustling of this bill into law sounds a whole lot like the affordable healthcare act. Seems to be a trend with our politicians now adays. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down jim · 319 weeks ago Hey Ted. How about Get off the website with the anti-GOP rant. That kind of misuse of media is exactly how our country end up with the nitwit we have in the Oval office. Furthermore, any comeuppance delivered by the state to tax-intense entities like this PALES in comparison to the fleecing we get here in Wellington and other like cities. With all due respect… Opinions are one thing but campaigning here is just problematic on so many levels. Report Reply 1 reply · active 319 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 319 weeks ago Stop voting Democrat if you’re tired of taxes and “redistribution of wealth.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago -10 Vote up Vote down Fixed Income · 319 weeks ago I am sick and tired of all the Democrats and wish they would be banned from politics. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 319 weeks ago I’m sure we won’t have an issue with raising the taxes here in Wellington if “need” be. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Just me. · 319 weeks ago So much denial here it boggles. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Seriously · 319 weeks ago Detroit =Democrat. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down use2be4wgtn · 319 weeks ago Throw out the party affiliation and vote for the person. Low tax rates have no causal relation whatsoever with prosperity. If that were the case, places like Alabama and Afghanistan would be economic powerhouses, and places like Sweden and Massachusetts would be impoverished– but they’re not. What is really necessary for prosperity is a good educational system, good infrastructure, and a good social safety net. If you want those things you have to invest in them, but our state is currently not raising enough money to provide these essential conditions for our future economic well-being. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Caring Cherokee · 319 weeks ago Our government, city, county, state, and federal now consists of people who are there because of personal ego. These folks while campaigning promise the pot of gold at a rainbows end. Upon being elected they vote on laws with a me, myself, and I attitude. They do not care or give a thought about what the people who voted them in want. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The following is an editorial written in the Clay Center Dispatch. Former State Representative Vince Wetta sent this to Sumner Newscow wishing for its publication: A new Kansas law requires county treasurers to turn over the 20 mills property tax revenue they collect for local schools to the Kansas treasurer for distribution.Many legislators were not aware of the provision, buried in a bill dealing with mineral severance taxes and oil and gas depletion funds, until after it passed. Yet it represents a power grab by the state that should be of concern to their constituents.Now for the first time, Clay County Treasurer Christine Swaim will send at least $1.3 million in property tax revenue to the state instead of directly to USD 379. The district also receives general state aid in addition to the property tax revenue.Republican leaders, who hustled the provision through a conference committee without general debate, said the change is necessary to establish an audit trail they say is required by the recent Supreme Court order on school finance, an excuse attorney John Robb, who represents school districts in the state, termed as ridiculous.The Supreme Court didn’t indicate any concerns about the existing system for tracking property taxes going to schools, Robb said.The effect will be to create a half billion dollar pool of money for education that will be controlled by the state.Even though it won’t be easy for the legislature to raid those property tax funds to bail out their own budget mess, it will certainly be easier for them to attach strings to or delay the return of the money without interference from the courts.Given the State’s erratic history handling money held for other units of government and Kansas current financial deficit, school superintendents have reason to be concerned.During the financial crisis, Gov. Mark Parkinson reduced state payments to schools as tax revenues plummeted.Kansas also has been late with its payments to schools in the past.Then there’s the legislature’s history with the Local Ad Valorem Tax Reduction money, once collected by the state and rebated to counties, that now has entirely disappeared. Clay County used to get $500,000 of that money, $300,000 going specifically for roads and bridges.Today, property taxes make up the loss.Neither is this good news for local community banks for whom the school property tax funds have been a significant source of deposits. The Kansas Bankers Association, which is supporting Brownback, can only hope the funds are returned, and promptly.We believe the change has nothing to do with audit trails. It is about giving the appearance that more school funding is coming from the state instead of local property taxpayers. It is about control of education by right-wing Brownback supporters. And it is about punishing school districts and the courts for daring to challenge the legislature’s funding decisions.Given the legislature’s recent financial record and penchant for political revenge and micro-managing education, school districts, banks and property taxpayers all have very good reason to be worried.The Clay Center DispatchFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Fantasy Football Trade Value: Keenan Allen, DK Metcalf among buy-low, sell-high candidates for Week 10

first_imgSam Darnold, QB NYJ: Things are getting worse and worse for Darnold on a weekly basis. He had a good game against Dallas in Week 6, which started an absurd hype train for him, but he’s fallen off a cliff since. Against New England in Week 7, he finished with negative fantasy points, threw four interceptions, and was apparently seeing ghosts. Against the Jags in Week 8, he finished with three interceptions and was sacked eight times. Yikes. Okay, surely a matchup with the Dolphins would correct his woes, right? He tossed in another bad interception against Miami and finished with just 13.5 fantasy points in a losing effort against the previously winless Dolphins. To this point he has thrown six touchdowns while throwing nine balls to the opposing team. Then he comes out on Monday and calls Adam Gase the best coach he’s ever been around, so clearly his judgment is very poor (everyone except the Jets knows how bad of a coach Gase is). Darnold has some name value and a string of favorable matchups, so if you can move him as part of a package deal, do it as soon as you can. MORE: Dominate your league with Fantasy Alarm’s season-long toolsFantasy Football Stock WatchNoah Fant, TE DEN: Fant had the best game of his young career this week, hauling in three passes for 115 yards and a touchdown, good for a 20.5-point PPR day. The rookie tight end has shown the ability to get open and he’s very athletic, so when he actually hangs onto the football (we have seen some rough drops from him this year), good things can happen. As nice as the production for this game was, it came on just four targets, which isn’t enough for us to get too excited. That being said, we cannot simply ignore this explosive game in what was his first game with a new quarterback. It’s also important to keep in mind that Emmanuel Sanders is gone and the Broncos need a second option in the passing attack behind Sutton. Keep an eye on him going forward for seasonal leagues after this week’s bye, and he may be an interesting cheap DFS play occasionally. MORE: Dominate your league with Fantasy Alarm’s season-long toolsFantasy Football Trade Candidates: Stock upDK Metcalf, WR SEA: Metcalf had a huge game in the Seahawks’ win over the Bucs, hauling in six receptions for 123 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion on nine targets. The nine targets matched a career high, and both the receptions and yards set new personal bests. It was his second straight game with more than 16 fantasy points. He has at least seven fantasy points in five straight games, and he has double-digits in four of the past five. At this point, he is someone that you can have in your lineup on a weekly basis and feel good about it. That being said, Seattle faces the 49ers in Week 10, so you might want to leave him on your bench for that one. The other big issue here is that the Seahawks just acquired Josh Gordon, and we will have to see if that puts a damper on Metcalf’s target share. Metcalf isn’t a bad sell-high candidate if you’re worried about all the unknowns.MORE WEEK 10:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSHunter Renfrow, WR OAK: Renfrow was someone I really liked as a deep league sleeper coming into the year, but things were not looking to great for him through six games, as he had zero outings with double-digit fantasy points and was averaging just a hair over four targets per game. However, things have really changed over the past two games for the rookie wideout. In Week 8 against the Texans, he finished with four receptions, 88 yards, and a touchdown, but that was on targets, so I didn’t want to get overly excited about it. Then Week 9 against the Lions, he hauled in six passes for 54 yards and another touchdown on seven targets. That gives him back-to-back games with north of 17 fantasy points. I am now ready to say that he is someone that should be added in deeper leagues. His next four games are all fantastic matchups, as well, as the Raiders will take on the Chargers, Bengals, Jets and Chiefs. He isn’t going to win you your league, but he is someone that you can slide into your lineup as a bye-week filler and at the very least get a few points out of him.Kenyan Drake, RB ARI: How about that debut with Arizona from Drake? You think he likes leaving Miami just a little bit? He finished with 15 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown and also hauled in four receptions for 52 additional yards. He even converted a two-point conversion. He set new season highs in rush attempts, rushing yards, touchdowns (yes, he had zero with Miami), yards per carry, longest rush, receiving yards, and fantasy points with 28.2. Keep in mind, he was traded to the Cardinals on Monday and played this game against the 49ers on Thursday. I loved him in that game, and I love him with this team. That being said, he doesn’t quite have the long-term fantasy value that you would hope for, as the Cardinals still have David Johnson and Chase Edmonds on the roster, and when they get healthy it’s going to be a messy RBBC/hot-hand approach that no one enjoys dealing with for fantasy purposes. Just like I said with Edmonds after his big game, sell high on Drake if you can.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPDevin Singletary, RB BUF: I brought him up on SiriusXM and broke him down in the DFS RB coach at Fantasy Alarm this week, as I was ready for the breakout performance from him and he delivered. He finished with 20 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown while also hauling in three receptions for 45 yards on four targets (good for a total of 23 fantasy points). Meanwhile, Frank Gore finished with 11 carries for 15 yards, zero targets, and got stuffed three times in a row on goal-line carries from the one-yard line. After watching Gore get stuffed multiple times, the Bills might even start giving those carries to Singletary. He is an explosive back, and he has done a good job of catching passes (already a role he has to himself), so this could be a monster fantasy asset down the stretch. He has the Browns and Dolphins on tap the next two weeks, and you can expect more big days ahead.WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Trade Candidates: Stock downKeenan Allen, WR LAC: I have no idea what’s going on with Allen, but it isn’t good. Allen is an elite talent and one of the best wide receivers in the league, and he still has the same quarterback throwing him the football, yet his production has been terrible. He finished with three catches for 40 yards on just four targets this week. Over the past six games, he has failed to reach double-digits in four of them and hasn’t scored more than 12.3 fantasy points in any of them. What happened to the guy that was averaging 29.2 fantasy points per game through the first three weeks of the season? Sure, he had a 43.6-point game in there, but still, he had more than 17 points in all of them. One issue is the fact that he has six or fewer targets in four of the past six games. Not sure why that is, but it needs to change. He is still worth a spot in your lineup on a weekly basis, but this has been a very rough stretch that might not get better. Aside from two matchups with the Raiders in the next six weeks, the Chargers have a pretty unfavorable-to-neutral schedule, so now might be the time to look to move Allen.MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderMarlon Mack, RB IND: Mack is playing rock solid football for the Colts in reality, but he isn’t doing a whole lot in the fantasy football world. He finished with 21 carries for 89 rushing yards this week, which is very solid, but he had zero receptions and zero touchdowns, meaning he had a lousy 8.9 points in PPR leagues. It was his fourth game with fewer than nine fantasy points across eight games this year, and he hasn’t topped 20 points since Week 1. The big issue here is his lack of work in the passing game, as he has just 11 total receptions this season. That doesn’t matter in standard leagues, and he is fine in that format, but it is a killer in PPR leagues and he currently ranks as the RB20. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to change either. He is likely doing enough to warrant a spot in your lineup on a weekly basis, but it’s far from exciting. His schedule gets tougher after his Week 10 matchup with Miami, making him a prime sell-high candidate after he goes off in that one.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end Heading into Week 10, you should have a pretty good idea of where you stand as far as making a fantasy playoff push goes, and depending on when your league’s trade deadline is, you might have just a few weeks left to make big moves to solidify yourself a postseason spot. Finding the right buy-low, sell-high candidates can also play a huge factor in seeding, so even if you are undefeated, there is never a reason to get complacent — especially if you’re really planning ahead and already thinking about he fantasy playoffs.Each player’s value fluctuates on a regular basis, so you always need to stay on top of your game. So, let’s dive in to this week’s stock watch. 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