Ken R.

Ken R. joined Double G Sports in July 2012 as our head Fantasy Football and UFC/MMA writer. He is a 2006 graduate of Rutgers University. Ken is a lifelong New York Giants fan and a ten-year veteran of fantasy football. He also has a love for MMA and trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for two years, earning a blue belt. He has followed the UFC since 2003. Follow him on Twitter @KenRusso

Eli Manning and the Giants will have a tough task on Sunday against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
By Ken R. On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Why The Giants Will Beat The San Francisco 49ers

Eli Manning and the Giants will have a tough task on Sunday against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) It’s October Since 2006, the New York Giants have won 20 games in the month of October.  The Giants not More...

For the 8th time in nine games the Giants have lost to the Eagles. Photo: Rob Carr, Getty Images
By Ken R. On Monday, October 1st, 2012
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New York Giants: It’s Never Sunny in Philadelphia

For the 8th time in nine games the Giants have lost to the Eagles. Photo: Rob Carr, Getty Images Last night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles marks the eighth time in nine games that the Eagles beat the G-Men.  More...

Eli Manning continues to show he's among the top QB's in the league, regardless of which receivers are on the field.
By Ken R. On Friday, September 21st, 2012
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You Can Have Cam Newton, I’ll Take Easy Eli

  Eli Manning continues to show he's among the top QB's in the league, regardless of which receivers are on the field. Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images If you were a football newbie watching Deion More...

Victor Cruz makes a reception against Tampa Bay on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Photo Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
By Ken R. On Sunday, September 16th, 2012
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Unshakable: Eli Shreds Bucs Despite Rough Start

Victor Cruz makes a reception against Tampa Bay on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Photo Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE In typical fashion, Eli Manning had Giants fans wondering whether they were watching the More...

Fans of the NY Giants have plenty of hope despite opening week loss to Dallas.  Photo by: Kristin Morin
By Ken R. On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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Giants Fans Should Remain Optimistic Despite Opening Loss

  Fans of the NY Giants have plenty of hope despite opening week loss to Dallas. Photo by: Kristin Morin Fans of the New York Giants are used to dealing with doubt.  In their 2007 and 2011 runs to the Lombardi More...

A fumble by rookie David Wilson hurt the Gaints in opening week loss. Photo credit: Jim McIsaac
By Ken R. On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Fumble Pie: 4 Unsurprising Reasons the Giants Lost to the Cowboys

A fumble by rookie David Wilson hurt the Gaints in opening week loss. Photo credit: Jim McIsaac When asked what he said to his team after their defeat to the division rival Dallas Cowboys, Tom Coughlin mentioned More...

You may want to avoid Shonn Greene and the Jets offense in your fantasy drafts.
By Ken R. On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Weekly Fantasy Report: Preseason Observations

You may want to avoid Shonn Greene and the Jets offense in your fantasy drafts. If you read enough fantasy football articles, you will come across a number of clichés from a number of so-called experts.  One More...

Be careful not to overvalue players in your fantasy drafts just because they are on your favorite team.
By Ken R. On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Weekly Fantasy Report: 4 Draft Pitfalls to Avoid

Be careful not to overvalue players in your fantasy drafts just because they are on your favorite team. Being a Homer I learned very early on in my fantasy football career that drafting your team’s players just More...

Chris Johnson could be a bad first round pick in fantasy drafts.
By Ken R. On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Weekly Fantasy Report: 3 First Round Picks That Will Sink Your Season

Chris Johnson could be a bad first round pick in fantasy drafts. Michael Vick Every year we hear from the media how good the Philadelphia Eagles will be, and every year we hear from the media about the potential More...

If Tom Brady is available in your fantasy draft, will you take him? You should.
By Ken R. On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
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Weekly Fantasy Report: 5 Reasons You Must Draft Tom Brady

If Tom Brady is available in your fantasy draft, will you take him? You should. Reason 1: Schedule Let’s play word association.  Ready?  Rams. Terrible.  Colts. Even worse.  Jaguars.  Gabbert.  Ok , let’s More...

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By Ken R. On Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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UFC on FOX: The Dragon Slays

While it could be said that Dana White and the UFC did not construct the most interesting of fight cards for Saturday’s live event on FOX, the fighters certainly delivered a night of exciting fights and finishes.  More...

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (pictured) will fight Brandon Vera this weekend.
By Ken R. On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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UFC on FOX: To Watch or Not To Watch?

  Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (pictured) will fight Brandon Vera this weekend. Saturday’s card isn’t the UFC’s most prolific.  In fact, it’s pretty darn uninteresting.  Brandon Vera is irrelevant and More...