Archive for December, 2011

Niners’ Harbaugh inspires Bay Area rapper’s latest song

The last thing Jim Harbaugh could’ve imagined happening in his first season as 49ers head coach was that he’d be sampled in a rap song. Thanks to Bay Area rapper Bailey, though, it has happened.

Three and out: Take a chance on Romo

Tony Romo is expected to be under center for the regular season finale Sunday. If his past track record is any indication, fantasy owners should feel comfortable having him in their lineups.

Tale of the Tape: Making sense of a jumbled playoff picture

The final week of the NFL regular season is upon us, and the playoff picture is anything but settled. The Texans are pegged into the No. 3 seed – and in the AFC, that’s the only peg lodged.

Marshall: Revis has earned favoritism from refs

There’s an art form to getting away with pass interference — offensive or defensive — in the NFL. Essentially, it’s about not being caught.

McCoy’s title chase could help your own

The Eagles say they will try to help LeSean McCoy win a rushing title, which should be more than enough incentive for fantasy owners to make sure he’s in their lineup this week.

It’s fine to start many Saints vs. Panthers

Saints coach Sean Payton says he has no intentions of taking his foot off the gas this week against the Panthers, providing a huge help to fantasy owners.

Yes, we’re still flippin’ out over Simpson’s incredible TD

It’s Thursday, and we’re still talking about Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson‘s phenomenal front-flip touchdown against the Cardinals five days after the fact.

Don’t doubt Romo’s ability to play vs. Giants

Tony Romo is trying to work around a bruised hand in order to play Sunday. If he does, he’s already proven that he can post big numbers while being less than 100 percent.

Three and out: Prepare back up plan for Lions’ Johnson

Calvin Johnson has missed two consecutive days of practice and fantasy owners should start looking for backup plans in case Megatron is limited or completely held out.

Fantasy Live Podcast: Last hurrah

Elliot Harrison and Michael Fabiano go over the final week of fantasy football and who you should look to if you think your starters may be resting on the bench in Week 17. In the second hour, “NFL Fantasy Live” analysts Jason Smith and Adam Rank join the show for a 2012 fantasy football mock draft and discuss strategy for the NFL.com Playoff Challenge.

Three and out: Big Ben is no sure thing

Ben Roethlisberger is doing everything he can to get back on the field for Sunday’s regular season finale, but fantasy owners might want to think twice before plugging him into their lineups.

‘Playbook’ Mailbag: Terminology 101

Through 16 weeks of the season, you have certainly heard commentators throw around some strange-sounding terms.

Week 17 ‘Playbook’ picks: Giants will win NFC East

“Playbook” analysts Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann and Brian Baldinger make their picks for Week 17.

Rodgers vs. Foster: Who should be No. 1?

With the 2011 fantasy football season in the rear view mirror, Jason Smith looks at who could be the top fantasy pick in 2012. The answer isn’t as simple as you’d think.

Week 17 AFC playoff seeding scenarios

Think you have it all figured out when it comes to where all 12 playoff teams will be seeded after Week 17? So did we until our crack research department came up with this handy-dandy guide to Week 17 and how the results for each playoff-implicated game could alter the structure of the postseason.

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