The Kerry native had previously managed Limerick’s U21s to Munster glory and an All-Ireland final appearance in 2000.It’s reported Kearns will be ratified at a football board meeting later before his appointment is ratified at this month’s meeting of the County Board tomorrow night.There’s further speculation that ex Tipp goalkeeper Paul Fitzgerald will be coming on board as a selector.
It’s already Week 17?! This year flew by, and if you’ve been checking out this column on a weekly basis, thanks for joining us along the ride. If you checked out last week’s DFS value advice, you were probably let down by Dwayne Haskins’ injury (he was balling out before getting carted off), but all three of our running backs met value and scored touchdowns (Phillip Lindsay, Adrian Peterson and Myles Gaskin). Tight end Kaden Smith, one of our tight end plays, caught the game-winning overtime touchdown in the Giants/Redskins game (and another earlier in that contest). Let’s get into this week’s options on DraftKings and FanDuel to find NFL DFS values for Week 17. But before we break down top Week 17 value plays, please note that the picks and analysis below are provided by the industry-leading DFS experts at RotoQL Find out why 100,000 DFS players trust RotoQL to build lineups. Optimize, find value plays, and increase your chances of cashing today! WEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS Picks Week 17: QB sleepers, valuesRobert Griffin III: Ravens vs. Steelers (DraftKings $5,100 | FanDuel $7,000)Since the Ravens clinched the No. 1 spot in the AFC (and a first-round bye), coach John Harbaugh already announced that Lamar Jackson (rest) will not play. That means Griffin will take his spot within the league’s most powerful offense (even without a few key starters). While we haven’t seen any of him during the regular season, he will most likely possess some of the dual-threat ability that Jackson brought to the table. While the Steelers are in must-win mode and have been a solid defensive unit (especially after acquiring Minkah Fitzpatrick), there’s a lot of upside in this spot based on his price tag.WEEK 17 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD CashBrett Hundley: Cardinals at Rams (DraftKings $4,500 | FanDuel $7,000)After Kyler Murray (hamstring) left last week’s game against the Seahawks, Hundley stepped in and completed 4-of-9 passes for 49 yards and rushed the ball six times for 35 yards. At this price tag and clear dual-threat ability, there’s a lot to like, especially since it’s essentially a showcase to the rest of the NFL for Hundley, who will go up against a Rams defense that was just eliminated from playoff contention.Case Keenum: Redskins at Cowboys (DraftKings $4,500 | FanDuel $6,800)Although Hundley is the better option and will undoubtedly be chalky, Keenum is in a similar situation. After losing his starting role to Haskins, he saw playing time last week after the rookie went down with a high-ankle sprain. While the matchup is tougher than Hundley’s since the Cowboys are still in playoff contention, Keenum will be looking to show the rest of the NFL that he can still perform at a high level.MORE: Which players are sitting out Week 17?Week 17 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: RB sleepers, valuesAdrian Peterson: Redskins at Cowboys (DraftKings $4,900 | FanDuel $6,300)Not only did Peterson pass Walter Payton for fourth all-time on the career touchdown list, but he’s scored a touchdown in four consecutive weeks. He’s still seeing a solid workload, and there’s no reason to expect that to subside as Washington will be looking to spoil Dallas’ playoff hopes.Damien Williams: Chiefs vs. Chargers (DraftKings $4,700 | FanDuel $6,400)Williams led the Chiefs backfield in Week 16 and rushed 16 times for 65 yards. He added 27 more yards on three receptions (with a touchdown). LeSean McCoy was inactive for that contest, but Williams’ involvement might be indicative of how Andy Reid will utilize his stable of backs heading into the playoffs. If that’s the case, expect a similar allotment of touches for Williams this week at what would be a major discount.De’Lance Turner: Dolphins at Patriots (DraftKings $3,300 | FanDuel $4,500)This is a deep sleeper (obviously). Since Myles Gaskin (ankle) left last game, Turner stepped in and received four carries for six yards. Although that’s not exactly encouraging, the second-year back out of Alcorn State played in four games for the Ravens last season and could be worth a look in Week 17, especially since the Dolphins have most likely moved past the idea of including Patrick Laird in their long-term plans.FanDuel, DraftKings Picks Week 17: WR sleepers, valuesJuJu Smith-Schuster: Steelers at Ravens (DraftKings $5,500 | FanDuel $5,900)After posting another dud (two catches for 22 yards) last week, no one is going to be on the Steelers’ No. 1 wideout, especially against the Ravens and with Duck Hodges throwing him the ball. However, with their playoff hopes still alive, Pittsburgh needs a big game from him. As seen in the past, JuJu has slate-breaking potential based on his overall talent. Hunter Renfrow: Raiders at Broncos (DraftKings $4,500 | FanDuel $6,000)Renfrow is coming off of the best game of his rookie season in which he grabbed seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. The most encouraging sign of that output was that he played just 46% of the snaps. It wouldn’t be a shock for that number to climb drastically this week, and if it does, he could have a repeat performance.Alex Erickson: Bengals vs. Browns (DraftKings $3,600 | FanDuel $5,100)Last week, due to the injuries at his position, Erickson received nine targets and caught six of them for 55 yards. At this price tag, sign me up!WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 17 NFL DFS Picks: TE sleepers, valuesKaden Smith: Giants vs. Eagles (DraftKings $3,700 | FanDuel $5,300)Smith caught two touchdowns and turned his eight targets into six catches and 35 yards in last week’s overtime victory against the Redskins. As noted last week, his production with Daniel Jones under center has been clear due to the chemistry between the two, and he’ll be in another solid spot to produce against Philly’s exploitable defense.Tyler Eifert: Bengals vs. Browns (DraftKings $3,400 | FanDuel $4,700)Eifert caught a heroic touchdown as time expired in regulation in his last game against the Dolphins, but more importantly, he looks healthy. He should be targeted by Dalton due to the injuries at Cincinnati’s receiver position. BetQL, RotoQL’s sister product, simplifies the research process for sports bettors by equipping them with real-time line movements, value bets of the day and meaningful team trends. Check it out here!Week 17 NFL DFS values: D/ST sleepersArizona D/ST: Cardinals at Rams (DraftKings $2,400 | FanDuel $3,400) Since there’s so much variability when it comes to selecting defenses, why not take a shot on the Cardinals defense against a Rams offense that was just eliminated from playoff contention? Arizona showed up against Russell Wilson and company last week.Pittsburgh D/ST: Steelers at Ravens (DraftKings $3,000 | FanDuel $3,500)As noted above, Robert Griffin III is starting for Lamar Jackson, and key starters will be sitting out against the Steelers. Since Pittsburgh is in must-win mode to keep their playoff hopes alive, their defense becomes a strong option due to their ability to force sacks and turnovers.
Thursdayâ€™s sub-state basketball scores of interest.Girls – Class 4A Div. 1WELLINGTONRose Hill 46 Winfield 19Wellington 58 Mulvane 16ULYSSESBuhler 48 Hays 38McPherson 57 Ulysses 27TONGANOXIEAtchison 67 Tonganoxie 61DeSoto 62 Endora 29OTTAWAAbilene 45 Wamego 30Ottawa 43 El Dorado 32LOUISBURGSpring Hill 60 Fort Scott 50 OTPaola 67 Louisburg 39COFFEYVILLEChanute 72 Independence 43Labette County 44 Coffeyville 19CIRCLEAndale 58 Andover Central 53Augusta 43 Circle 41BASEHOR-LINWOODK.C. Piper 70 K.C. Sumner 63Miege 74 Basehor-Linwood 38Boys – Class 3AWichita Independent 57 Conway Springs 45Garden Plain 39 Cheney 35Class 1A Div. IIAshland 45 Argonia 39Attica 67 Caldwell 42.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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