Our Favorite 2017 Fantasy Football Players by Position, Part 2

Football season is back and in full swing. With all the great Sunday and Monday action that has returned this fall, fantasy football is starting to heat up as well. Through the first third of the fantasy football season, there are many surprises we’ve seen so far. Be it David Johnson getting injured in the 3rd quarter of the first game to the New York Giants starting the season 0-4, the 2017 football season has had some crazy stuff happen thus far. In last month’s blog, we highlighted our top players at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions.

This month, we’re going to highlight what we think are the best tight end, defense and kicker players for the remainder of the season.

Tight End – Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles)

This might be quite a surprise, but we have to go with Zach Ertz to be the No. 1 fantasy tight end by the end of the season. With Rob Gronkowski, who hasn’t played a full season since 2011, always having a red flag attached to him when it comes to health and Travis Kelce being touchdown dependent, Zach Ertz could very much be the best fantasy tight end of 2017. Leading all tight ends in receptions, yards and targets, Zach Ertz’s volume just can’t be rivaled. In an era where most tight ends have become touchdown dependent, Zach Ertz is a monster in PPR and even non-PPR leagues.

Defense – Jaguars (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Although maybe a surprise to some, the Jacksonville defense has proved that they should be in the discussion as one of the best fantasy defenses. Their 18 sacks, which leads all of football, partnered with upcoming elite corner Jalen Ramsey and newcomer A.J. Bouye help give Jacksonville a balanced defense of getting to the QB and the ability to intercept passes. Only the Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions have more interceptions than the young Jacksonville secondary. Their remaining schedule helps make the Jaguars the real deal.

Kicker – Greg Zuerlein (Los Angeles Rams)

Among the many things that are real this football season, the LA Rams are one of them. New head coach Sean McVay and legendary defensive coordinator Wade Phillips have helped create a new culture in Los Angeles. With surprisingly one of the best offenses in football at 35.5 points scored per game through 4 weeks, long leg Greg Zuerlein is sure to be getting plenty of XP attempts. Zuerlein is also a perfect 14-for-14 on field goal attempts. Zuerlein is a perfect 28-for-28 on all kicking opportunities. Even better, the sneaky great kicker is still available in more than 30% of leagues!

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Our Favorite 2017 Fantasy Football Players by Position

Football is finally here! Can you smell it in the air? It’s a beautiful feeling. With all the amazing football that will soon be bestowed upon us, that also means another great year of fantasy football. Since its creation in 1980 as fantasy baseball surprisingly, fantasy football has become one of the most popular games in the world.

According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, an estimated 41 million people play fantasy sports every year. Even more remarkable, 80% of teen fantasy players say they plan to continue playing for at least the next decade and 40% plan to play for life!

With fantasy football becoming bigger and bigger each year, we at Rightway Waterproofing want to keep our readers up to date with the best fantasy football news. Here are our top fantasy players that could be at the top of their position rankings by the end of the season.

QB – Tom Brady (New England Patriots)

Tom Brady sure has come a long way since being drafted 199th overall (sixth round) in the 2000 NFL Draft. Since then, TB12 has gone on to win five Super Bowls, two MVP awards, two times All-Pro and was elected to 12 Pro Bowls! Aside from being without a doubt the greatest quarterback of all-time, Brady is just as much elite in fantasy football as he is on the gridiron. After being suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, Brady came back with a vengeance. After throwing for 406 yards in the air and finding the endzone three time against the Cleveland Browns, Brady went on to become the 12th best QB in fantasy for 2016. With the addition of deep-threat Brandin Cooks and a healthy Rob Gronkowski, Look for Brady to be typical (dominant) Brady in 2017.

Honorable Mentions: Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers), Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons), Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans)

RB – David Johnson (Arizona Cardinals)

It’s impossible to talk about elite fantasy football players without mentioning David Johnson. Finishing the 2016 campaign with an impressive 2,118 yards from scrimmage. With an aging Carson Palmer (37,) the Cardinals may depend on the third-year running back even more this season. Johnson is an absolute PPR (Point per reception) monster in fantasy, finishing #20 among receptions with 80 catches. Not too shabby for a running back to be in the top 25 for catches.

Honorable Mentions: Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers), LeSean McCoy (Buffalo Bills), Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers)

WR – Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Since departing from Texas A&M in 2013, the 7th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has shown he is among the best wideouts in the league. Despite a sophomore slump in the TD department, the humongus 6-5 deep-threat has shown improvement through his first three NFL seasons. After finishing 2016 with 96 catches and 12 touchdowns, Evans could take that final leap and become the best WR in the game. The arrival of the speedy (4.35 40 yard dash combine time) DeSean Jackson can help spread the field for Evans, who despite his size has shown that he is also one of the best route runners in football. Tampa Bay has something special brewing with young quarterback Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and rookie tight end O.J. Howard. Look for Tampa Bay to make a push for the playoffs this season.

Honorable Mentions: Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons), Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers)

Check back next time as we go over the tight end, flex defense and kicker positions!

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3 Playoff Baseball Matchups We’re Dying to See This October

With fall right around the corner, an influx of great sports to watch will be thrown upon us shortly. We’re just a month away from the start of the NFL regular season, two months away from the MLB postseason and the first puck drop of the NHL season. Anyone lucky enough to have a man cave in their basement has a lot to look forward to.

 

For anyone on the fence about turning their cellar into a man cave, hopefully, this blog about the three playoff baseball matches that we are looking to see will help you pull the trigger on installing one this fall.

 

Boston Red Sox (Currently 63-49, 1st in AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (Currently 59-50, 1st in AL Central) – After an impressive 93-win season with a plus-183 run differential, the  Boston Red Sox were a strong contender to win the World Series. However, former Red Sox skipper Terry Francona and his Cleveland Indians shocked the baseball world by sweeping the Red Sox in three games. Both teams have suffered their share of injuries so far this season, but both still remain in the lead in their respective divisions. The addition of Chris Sale (13-4, 2.70 ERA) and this year’s third best ERA in baseball at 3.71 can be a big obstacle in the way of Francona and the Tribe, who look to advance to the World Series for the second consecutive year.

 

Washington Nationals (Currently 66-49, 1st in NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (79-32, 1st in NL West) – Despite the Houston Astros stealing most of the spotlight for the first three months of the season, no one in baseball has been better than the Dodgers since July 1. The emergence of Alex Wood (13-1, 2.33 ERA) and the always trusty three-time Cy Young Award-winner Clayton Kershaw (15-2, 2.04 ERA) have helped lead the Dodgers to a major league leading 79 wins so far. Trade deadline acquisition Yu Darvish (7-9, 3.81 ERA) shined in his first start with the Dodgers, beating the New York Mets by going seven scoreless innings and giving up three hits while notching 10 strikeouts. Last year’s NLDS matchup between the Dodgers and Nationals could not have gotten any tighter with the series going the distance and three of the five games being decided by one run. A rematch this year in October will feature the two best teams in the NL and two teams that can easily win it all.

 

Houston Astros (Currently 71-40, 1st in AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (Currently 57-54, 2nd in AL Central) – After missing the playoffs in 2016 and starting 2017 with a 7-16 record in April, many experts started to write off the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. Since then, the Royals have been the best team in their division since June. Currently second in the AL Central, the Royals still have plenty of work to do before they start to anticipate playoff matchups. If the Ned Yost-led Royals can find a way to extend their season to October, a possible rematch of the 2015 ALCS matchup with the Houston Astros can be a big possibility. Houston’s juggernaut offense led by AL-MVP candidate Jose Altuve (.364 BA, 16 HR, 63 RBI, 24 SB) is looking like a team on a mission to win it all after falling so short in 2015 to Kansas City. October is looking to shape up into a great month of baseball regardless of matchup.

 

Hopefully, these possible matchups have gotten you excited about the postseason. A man cave is an ideal hideaway for anyone to watch their beloved sports team in a great atmosphere. The first step in creating a man cave is to give us a call at Rightway Waterproofing Co. We specialize in mold removal in NJ, PA and DE and will sweep your basement for areas that are target to flooding and eliminate any chance of flooding in the future.

 

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How to Recover after Water Damage in Your Basement

There are some home repairs that tend to get put off forever. A squeaky door might stay in our house for months before getting oiled, and a clogged toilet or sink can stay for weeks before someone notices. One home repair that should never be put off is recovering after water damage in your basement.

 

Water can cause serious damage to your basement, as well as put the residents living inside your home in danger. If you’re currently recovering from a water damage in your basement, here are three steps that you need to take today to ensure the safety of your home and family.

 

  • Check for mold damage. Summer humidity plus water in your basement is the perfect recipe for mold growth in your attic. Mold can take root quickly, and cause health problems for your family members, especially children or those who suffer from allergies. If you notice any form of mold growth in your basement, call our team at Rightway Waterproofing Co. for mold removal in NJ as soon as possible because mold tends to spread quickly, this is one issue that just can’t wait.

 

  • Take inventory of water damage. One of the biggest hassles that may come along with water damage is what it could do to your belongings. While items like old documents and clothing can be thrown away if they are damaged, damage to wood and the flooring of your basement can be much more time consuming to fix. If you notice water damage to your items and flooring, call us for water damage cleanup in New Jersey to contain the damage and prevent it from spreading.

 

  • Turn off the electricity. If water is entering through a home in which there is wiring throughout the basement, you are putting yourself and your home at a serious risk of a fire, as water that enters your home can easily short-circuit. Until you are able to get the issue resolved, cut the power to your basement ASAP.

 

If you wish to learn more helpful tips about what to do when you get water damage in your basement, contact our team today!

 

 

How to Prevent Basement Mold

Mold is a fungus that loves to move into damp and dark places, making the basement one of the top hot-spots for mild growth. Basement mold is a common problem among homeowners and can be difficult to eliminate without the help of a mold remediation company in Bucks County. When it comes to mold, prevention is much better and more cost effective than cure, so take our top tips to prevent the growth of mold in your basement.

 

  • Control humidity. One of the things that is most important to mold growth is humidity, so lowering the humidity of your basement can make the area inhospitable to mold growth. Use a hydrometer to measure humidity levels; if you get a reading of over 45%, install a dehumidifier in your basement to prevent the onset of mold.

 

  • Take care of cracks immediately. Cracks in the walls of your basement provide the perfect area for mold to latch onto and begin to flourish. As soon as you notice cracks in your basement walls, be sure to contact a local expert in basement crack repair of Chester County to avoid mold contamination.

 

  • Avoid storing wood in your basement. If you’ve ever stored wood in your yard, you’ve probably noticed that mold and mildew tend to flock to it. This is because the air inside the wood provides the perfect nourishment for mold to thrive. Be sure to avoid storing wood in your basement, even if you don’t see any mold currently growing on it, mold particles can still be inhabiting invisibly on the wood.

 

  • Take care of leaks. Leaking pipes, water heaters and other structures can speed up the growth of mold. Be sure to regularly check your piping, and make sure that there are no puddles or other piles of water lying around in your basement, as these are perfect for mold growth.

 

If you are interested in learning more about mold prevention and removal, contact our experts at Rightway Waterproofing Co. today!

Mold: How This Fungus Can Harm Your Health

Did you know that mold isn’t just for fancy cheese and old bread? This dangerous substance can also be lurking in your water supply. Mold thrives in dark, wet places, making your home (particularly those areas affected by water damage) hotbeds for its growth. If you’re searching for water damage cleanup in New Jersey, you should also check your living area for signs of mold.

 

If left untreated, mold can have serious effects on your health. In 2004, a major study found evidence that linked the presence of indoor mold to upper respiratory tract infections in otherwise healthy people. In those with asthma or other sensitivities, the effects were even more pronounced, linking mold to other upper respiratory issues like cough and obstructive lung disease. Individuals with asthma or small children (who may have weakened immune systems) are advised to stay away from wooded areas that are likely to contain mold.

 

Mold can be found both indoors and outdoors, and some may even be hiding in your own home. Mold enters the home through open doorways and can cling to the fibers on your clothes or the fur on pets that have free reign to walk in and out of the home. Mold thrives in damp, warm places, such as leaking roofs and pipes or near the cracks in windows, shower doors and even upholstery. Mold can also grow well on paper products including cardboard, paper towels and toilet paper.

 

Searching for mold can help to reduce the risk of illness in your home. If you have a leaking pipe or window issue, be sure to call Rightway Waterproofing, your local experts in mold removal in NJ, to ensure that the water damage is the only hazard in your home. By staying vigilant and taking proper care of any damage to your home, you can reduce the risks associated with mold in your home.

Must-See Sports for Your New Man Cave

In last month’s blog, we talked about stuff every man cave should have in it. Little things like comfortable seats to an awesome entertainment system help turn just an ordinary basement into a top-of-the-line man cave.

If our last blog did not convince you to get a man cave, hopefully, this blog about upcoming sporting events will help you make the decision to turn that unused cellar into a fortitude of testosterone.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship – Memorial Day Weekend (Boston, MA)

Lacrosse has seen an explosion in popularity within the past 5-to-10 years, in particular, college lacrosse. College lacrosse is arguably more popular than their professional counterpart. The first round of the tournament kicked off just this past weekend, and a champion will be crowned on Memorial Day. You can watch the semifinal games on Sat. May 27 and the national championship Mon. May 29 at 1 pm.

NBA Finals – June 2017 (TBD)

The 2017 playoffs haven’t given us much to watch up until this point outside of recent matchup between the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics. The Celtics surprised many by snagging the coveted No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Now with a Kawhi Leonard injury damaging the San Antonio Spurs, the clear matchup for the finals will most likely be a ridiculous third rematch of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Buckle up folks; it’s about to get interesting.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals – June 2017 (TBD)

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. The only team standing in their way within the Eastern Conference is the Ottawa Senators, While the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators battle it out in the Western Conference, a possible rematch of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals between the Ducks and the Senators would be a compelling matchup. However, if the Predators advance out of the Western Conference, it’ll mark the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Finals appearance.

(Golf) US Open – June 15-18, 2017 (Erin Hills, Wisconsin)

It’s going to be hard to outdo the greatness we were witnesses to for the 2017 Masters in April, but the US Open does not look like it’s going to disappoint. The action for the Masters started before the first tee-off when one of the favorites to win, Dustin Johnson, withdrew just 24 hours before the tournament started after suffering an injured back from falling down the steps. DJ was playing the best golf of his career, winning his last three PGA Tour events prior to the Masters. Johnson is no surprise the favorite to win (+650) this year’s US Open.

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Four Things a Man Cave Must Have

Since around the age of 15, every boy dreams of the day he his able to create his own man cave. A place where he can put his feet up to relax and usually a place where the kids are not allowed in. A place where one is safe to watch football in their boxers, eat an unhealthy amount of pizza and buffalo wings. But ultimately, a place to make home feel just a little more special.

Here are four things we feel that every man cave must have to be a proper man cave:

#4 Dart Board
Nothing beats going to the bar with your buddies and playing an excessive amount of darts. Oh wait, not having to leave the house to play an excessive amount of darts with your buddies does. The best part is you don’t have to spend anywhere near the amount of money to do so either. Having a dart board within the comfy confines of your home also gives you the advantage of being a very good dart thrower. Being able to head down to the basement for a quick game of 501 will help make you the best cricket player in your entourage.
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#3 Entertainment System
Every man cave needs to be backed up with the power of a baller entertainment system. Don’t even consider yourself a real man unless your flat screen stretches at least 50’’. It doesn’t just stop at the tv either. If you want a tried and true man cave, you need to be rocking surround sound, the newest gaming system, every single sports package and a plethora of classic guy movies. Rocky, The Godfather, Scarface and Beerfest just to name a few.

#2 Seating Arrangements
You and none of your friends are going to want to spend time in your man cave if you don’t have comfortable recliners or a comfortable couch. A recliner is crucial to a man cave, but an extremely cozy couch can easily make up for a lack of one. If your seating arrangements aren’t comfortable enough for us to pass out on when we aren’t even tired, don’t even bother inviting us over. Step your couch game up son!

#1 Coffee Table
Having comfortable seating arrangements is pointless if your friends need to get up to place their beer or bowl of chips down somewhere else every time they’re done drinking or eating. It doesn’t have to be a coffee table that your wife picked out, which is most of the time unnecessarily expensive. You can get a coffee table designed by your favorite sports team or they even know have a coffee table that stores beer and keeps them cold and ready to drink at a moment’s notice.

These are just a small must-need items that you have to have to make your basement a certified man cave because it’s just a basement unless you have these four items.

A man cave is also impossible unless your basement is safe from all types of water damage. The best way to make sure that’s covered is to let Rightway Waterproofing make sure your basement is cleared of water or mold. Rightway Waterproofing is number one in water damage cleanup in New Jersey. Their mold cleaning contractors in New Jersey can make sure your basement is water free today! Visit their website at https://www.rightwaywaterproofing.com/ or give them a call (866)-741-6190 for a free estimate.

4 Things You Should Never Find in Your Basement

Your home is your base. It’s your safe place – your comfort zone. Your home should be somewhere you and your family take pride in. From your rooftop to your basement’s bottom, every inch counts, and you should utilize your entire property.

 

With that being said, is your basement optimized? Whether it’s finished or not, there are some steps you can take to make it a habitable part of your home for visitors of any age. If you are in need of a basement waterproofing contractor in NJ, call Rightway Waterproofing. We take pride in safeguarding your potentially hazardous areas and will handle mold removal in Pennsylvania and Delaware (and of course New Jersey.)

 

After you waterproof your basement, there are many things you can furnish it with. These items include:

  • Couches / Seating
  • Television / Electronics
  • Games
  • Office / Work Space

 

There are also many things you should never find in your basement. Here are five examples:

 

  • Mold – We covered this earlier, but why? Mold doesn’t get talked as much as it should. It’s not just smelly and unsightly; it’s downright hazardous to your health. Best case scenario, over-exposure to mold results in allergic or side effects such as sneezing, rashes, and other cold-like symptoms. Worst case scenario, it can cause asthma attacks (to children, adults, and even pets.)

  • Bugs – Bugs can be an indicator that you have a water problem or a hole in the drywall. From silverfish and centipedes to spiders and roaches, bugs can be a big problem if no action is taken.  First impressions last a lifetime. Imagine having a coworker or romantic partner over for some darts and discovering a creepy crawler along the way. Not good!

  • Animals – Other than the garage, the basement is the most common way that animals infiltrate homes. Some common intruders found in basements include mice, rats, raccoons, and squirrels. If you suspect there is an underground entry point, call 866-741-6190, and our team can see if any basement repairs are needed.

 

  • Water – This goes hand in hand with the others. Once there are leaks, the walls become less stable, and mold is more likely to grow. The more mold or mildew there is, the weaker the walls and the more intruders you’ll see. If you have a filtered spring water distributor, that is fine, but any other water that finds its way in should be addressed immediately.

 

To learn more about preventing water, mold, bugs, and animals in your cellar, call 866-741-6190 today.

 

Basements Becoming Bedrooms: 3 Reasons It Works

Close your eyes. Picture a basement. Any basement. What do you see? When people think of basements, they usually imagine two scenarios…

  • Unfurnished basements used primarily for storage.
  • Furnished basements mainly used for entertaining kids and house guests.

 

Basements don’t have to be binary. We have a third option, and it’s to transform your basement into a guest bedroom. Why do finished basements make great sleeping quarters? Here are three of the many reasons:

  1. If you have a family, every bedroom is already taken.

  2. COMFORT! Guests shouldn’t have to sleep on an air mattress or a couch in the living room. Air mattresses are uncomfortable, and they likely obstruct access for residents. Having house guests crash on the sofa can be inconvenient for all parties involved.

  3. Basements allow for privacy. It’s just as good as a bedroom. Sleeping in the living room is okay, but it’s hard to stay asleep when you can hear the others rustling around upstairs or making breakfast one room over. To make their underground stay even more enjoyable, add a TV and a mini-fridge. This way, guests can wake up comfortably and grab some orange juice while watching their favorite morning show.

Now, you might be thinking, “What if we want to keep the pool table down there and still house guests?” Great question.

 

Depending on your basement’s size, a traditional bed isn’t always practical, but a pull-out sofa bed is. Multifunctional furniture makes basements much more space efficient. No matter how old you are, you can gather your college fraternity brothers downstairs in your new “bro-tel” without interfering with other areas of the home.
If you decide to go with a hybrid basement (activity center/guest bedroom), you’re going to need a basement waterproofing contractor. Rightway Waterproofing services NJ as well as Philadelphia and Delaware. Before remodeling or furnishing, consult a basement waterproofing specialist. This is a project that should be handled before you fully renovate (just in case any construction is required). The last thing you want is mold to creep into your newly upgrade sleeping quarters. Stay ahead of the game and be proactive. If you have any questions, call 866-741-6190 and let us know.