Playbook analysts Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann, Brian Baldinger and Matt Millen make their picks for Week 7.
Archive for October, 2011
With the ink on his contract barely dry, Carson Palmer has apparently already landed the starting job in Oakland. But it may be a week or two before he’s worthy of inserting into your fantasy lineup.
Enough with the hollow chatter about the aging Steelers looking slow and clumsy on their feet. These guys can move.
With Tom Brady and Michael Vick off this week, a couple of surprising names creep into Jason Smith’s top 10 quarterback options for Week 7.
It’s no way to win over the ladies, Michael Vick. But at least the Eagles QB apologized.
Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Al Davis, Carson Palmer, Charles Davis, Christian Ponder, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Dave Dameshek, Donovan McNabb, Jimmy Graham, LeBron James, Leslie Frazier, Michael Lombardi, Mike Munchak, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Terrell Owens
The Cincinnati Bengals’ trade of disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday stands as one of the biggest draft-day deals in NFL history.
An era came to an end Tuesday, and a new one began, as Carson Palmer, who spent the first eight years of his career with the Bengals, was traded to the Raiders in exchange for a 2012 first-round pick and 2013 conditional second-rounder.
Welcome back to fantasy relevance, Ronnie Brown.
Let’s examine the games since the NFL began playing regular-season contests across the pond four years ago and see what we can glean for Sunday and going forward for future contests in England.
NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Christian Ponder will start for the Vikings, but what will it mean to your fantasy team? Let’s just say that it can’t get much worse. If you spent any time watching Donovan McNabb throwing bounce passes to his receivers, this should be looked at as a positive move.
In honor of the Bears traveling across the pond this week to play the Buccaneers in London, let’s call this a “shephard’s pie chart.”
The move that will send Carson Palmer to the Raiders will have major fantasy implications across the board.
Well that was terrible. Both the game and the ending of my fantasy week. Although it is hard to put this all on Brandon Marshall who had an impressive stat line against Darrelle Revis — 10 receptions for 109 yards. I mean, even desiring anything more than that production against Revis is asking a lot.
Posted: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Adam Rank, Andrew Luck, Brandon Lloyd, Bucky Brooks, Denver Broncos, Hines Ward, Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller, Michael Fabiano, Michael Lombardi, Mike Sims-Walker, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams
Some players — and even some coaches — bring a blue-collar, working-man approach to their football, and we like to honor that spirit with the Hardest Working Man award.
Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Adrian Clayborn, Brandon Lloyd, Brandon Pettigrew, Bryan Bulaga, Cam Newton, Josh McDaniels, Marshall Newhouse, Patrick Willis, Playbook, Rob Ryan, Sam Bradford, Tom Brady
With less touchdowns (four) than they have losses this season (five), the Rams were desperate for some kind of weapon on offense.