Archive for December, 2011

Playbook mailbag: Why are the Cowboys struggling?

Cowboy fans had huge expectations coming into this year. A second year with Dez Bryant and Miles Austin at wide receiver, another year with DeMarcus Ware rushing the passer, and their first go-round with renowned defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. But after two consecutive, heartbreaking losses, first to the Cardinals and last week to the Giants, the mood in Dallas is shifting. Fans are wondering: What’s wrong with the Cowboys?

Bears offense could receive a big Christmas gift

Matt Forte and Jay Cutler are hinting that they might return sooner than expected. That could mean some stashed weapons on the benches of fantasy owners.

Fantasy Live Podcast: Rodgers, over and out

Elliot Harrison and Michael Fabiano talk sits and starts at quarterback and Darren Sharper joins to program to talk about fantasy football star Aaron Rodgers. In the second hour, the guys return to the “fantasy cantina” to talk playoff running backs and wide receivers and who can win you a championship.

Three and out: If Peterson’s back, drop Gerhart

Adrian Peterson looks like he’s back, Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t appear to be going anywhere and the Chiefs have no idea where they’re going at QB.

Winless finish by Colts will cost Caldwell job

With three weeks to go in a winless season, the fate of Colts coach Jim Caldwell hangs in the balance.

Week 15 Fantasy QB rankings

Few things are as crucial as picking the right starting QB for your fantasy semifinal matchup. Jason Smith runs down the ten signal-callers best suited to help get your team to championship week.

Mr. Drew to Elmo — for the touchdown!

Drew Brees leads the NFL this season with a dizzying 4,366 yards through the air, so it makes sense he would be the man to teach our nation’s youth about the word “measure” during a recent visit to “Sesame Street.”

Stroud: Bucs need wins to save Morris’ job

The season has snowballed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to the tune of seven straight losses. The disappointing season has made the up-and-coming vibe of last year’s team a distant memory, and has left many wondering if coach Raheem Morris is on the hot seat.

Don’t lose sight of these rules for your playoff run

If you’re in the fantasy playoffs, chances are your roster is pretty locked in, but it doesn’t mean there’s no more advice to give – in fact, I can’t believe there’s some things that owners are still ignoring even as we hit Week 15. So in no particular order, here’s what’s on my mind today.

Three and out: Murray officially done

Here’s what’s going on in the fantasy world on Tuesday.

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Congratulations to the Texans, who have clinched the first playoff berth in franchise history. With three weeks left in the season, there are still eight playoff spots up for grabs. And three teams – the Patriots, Ravens and Steelers – all have a chance to officially join the party this weekend.

Monday Nightmare: Nothing is meaningless

Congratulations to those of you who lived to fight another day in fantasy football, thanks to some strong performances from Marshawn Lynch, Steven Jackson, and even Brandon Lloyd, who had a decent outing. But for some of you, it just wasn’t enough.

Playbook: Cardinals blitz stymies Smith

While Alex Smith owns one of the league’s top quarterback ratings versus the blitz (behind only Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady with a 114.1), the Cardinals found a way to pressure the 49ers quarterback in their 21-19 win on Sunday.

Coaches Podcast: Can Denver better utilize Tebow?

Special guest Dennis Green joins Brian Billick for this week’s Coaches Podcast, and offers some advice for the Broncos to better utilize Tim Tebow‘s special talents.

Three and out: Comb Packers roster for WR depth

Losing Greg Jennings to a knee injury certainly will impact fantasy owners currently in the playoffs, but there is plenty of value to be found in the rest of Green Bay’s deep receiving corps.

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