Archive for October, 2011

Week 7 Playbook picks: A Saints-Colts upset?

Playbook analysts Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann, Brian Baldinger and Matt Millen make their picks for Week 7.

Three and out: Palmer to start for Raiders

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.

Amid another shampoo ad, Steelers get down

Enough with the hollow chatter about the aging Steelers looking slow and clumsy on their feet. These guys can move.

Ranking the Week 7 quarterback options

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.

Vick apologizes to Redskins cheerleaders

It’s no way to win over the ladies, Michael Vick. But at least the Eagles QB apologized.

First and 10: Just win now, baby

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.

New and former teammates react to Palmer trade

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.

Brown becomes Best handcuff

Welcome back to fantasy relevance, Ronnie Brown.

Don’t let London game put you in fantasy fog

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.

Ponder starting for Vikings, not your fantasy team

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.

Data Points: Forte the Bears’ the foundation

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.”

Palmer is back on the fantasy radar

The move that will send Carson Palmer to the Raiders will have major fantasy implications across the board.

Monday Nightmare: Marshall good, just not enough

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.

First and 10: Who works the hardest?

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.

Playbook: Lloyd a low-risk addition

With less touchdowns (four) than they have losses this season (five), the Rams were desperate for some kind of weapon on offense.

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