Archive for November, 2011

Monday Nightmare: Where was Wes?

If anybody has seen Wes Welker lately, can you let him know that we miss him? Especially those who were counting on him to get a big performance from him on Monday night. Actually, some were not even waiting for a big performance from Welker.

Fantasy Faux Pas Monday: Kevin Smith strikes back

It’s no surprise that Kevin Smith headlines this week’s Fantasy Faux Pas, but as always, there’s plenty more.

Playbook: Five rookie QBs on display Sunday

On Sunday, we saw five rookie quarterbacks try and bring their teams back from behind – and failed. Nonetheless, they continued to make strides in their NFL journey.

What will it take to save Turner in San Diego?

There’s no point in rehashing all that has gone wrong for the Chargers, who entered the season with high expectations. The team’s current five-game slide has made those expectations a distant memory.

Coaches Show: Week 11 analysis

Think the Bears’ playoff chances are done without Jay Cutler? Can the same be said about the Texans without Matt Schaub? Not according to Brian Billick and Jim Mora. Hear what the coaches have to say about those teams’ chances going forward, as well as other hot topics around the league in this week’s podcast. Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes

Warner: ‘No question’ I’m retired

For all the Bears fans who buying into the rumors that Kurt Warner is going to come walking through that door and save the season … well, it’s not going to happen.

Monday night notes: Chiefs confident in Palko

Time to check in with a few notes on the Chiefs-Patriots matchup Monday night at Gillette Stadium.

Three and out: Vikes’ Peterson has high ankle sprain

With Adrian Peterson, Jay Cutler and Michael Vick all hurting, fantasy owners could be missing key pieces for the stretch run of the fantasy regular season.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 11

With Reggie Bush, Michael Bush and Chris Ogbonnaya having good days, running back controversies could be brewing in a few different NFL locker rooms. That and more in the Week 11 fantasy feedback blog.

Three and out: Vick ruled out

With Michael Vick out, Vince Young will start this week for the Eagles. But against an improving New York defense, it could have a wide-ranging impact on Philly’s fantasy value.

Girl has much to learn in way of Vikings heartache

One young Minnesota Vikings fan had her dreams crushed by the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. We hope Aaron Rodgers feels good about himself.

Tale of the Tape: Tebow takes hold of TNF

We call Tim Tebow a winner. How else does a quarterback complete two passes in a game and win like he did last week in Kansas City?

Three and out: Raiders RB McFadden improving

Both Darren McFadden and Ahmad Bradshaw are improving, but likely not fast enough to play this week. Meanwhile, no one really knows what’s up with Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty.

Broncos’ McGahee is a risky fantasy play

Willis McGahee’s balky hamstring has him in danger of missing Thursday’s contest against the stingy Jets defense.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Defending double-tight end sets

The tight end position is one of the hardest for defenses to match up with because of their “tweener” nature.

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