Archive for November, 2012

NFL fantasy football: 49ers to name QB starter midweek

In today’s Three and Out: Smith or Kaepernick? The Niners will tell us later; Amendola hopes to get back to practice and Jalen Parmele is up in the air.

Monday Nightmare: Would Jeremy Maclin ruin a great night?

Monday night could have been a big night for me. There was a chance I could shoot the moon and go 5-0 in my fantasy leagues this week. And Dean Ambrose was going to cut a promo on Monday Night RAW. The only thing that could have have ruined the whole thing was seven points from Jeremy Maclin and John Cena.

J.J. Watt and others taking initiative

A.C. Slater, CM Punk, and M. Night Shyamalan.  Famous figures known by their mysterious initials.  The NFL has had a plethora of players known by singular letters from Y.A. Tittle to T. J. Houshmandzadeh. In week 12, four of the initially inspired stamped their imprint on the field of play with an OMG-worthy performance.  Here are our top four performances and the real names of the performers.  By the way, the names of the three listed above are Albert Christopher, Phillip Jack Brooks and Manoj.  ————————————————————————————————————————————– C.J. Spiller Real Name: Clifford Jr. Week 12 Performance: Rushed for 107 yards on 14 carries. ————————————————————————————————————————————– T.Y. Hilton Real Name – Eugene Week 12 Performance:  75-yard punt return for touchdown and 8-yard touchdown pass. ————————————————————————————————————————————– […]

Unexpected (and expected) for Week 12: Bald is beautiful

We are just in Week 12 and people are already starting to jump ship. And that’s just Fireman Ed, who is leaving his role as the face of Jets’ fandom. Or as I like to call, “the story I’m the least interested in.”

Seriously, this has become a thing?

Enough of this nonsense, let’s get to the Unexpected (and expected) from Week 12.

Carolina Panthers needs to capitalize on Philadelphia Eagles’ carelessness…

The Eagles are among the league’s worst red zone teams, ranking 30th in touchdown percentage (38.7%), and dead last with 6 red zone turnovers.

Fantasy football: Ben Roethlisberger eyes return

Will Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger return in time to save the day for Mike Wallace owners>

Fantasy Postmortem: Of course Reggie Bush scores

One of the biggest fears as a fantasy enthusiast, other than having to start Mark Sanchez, is for one of your guys to have a huge day … after you’ve long given up on him.

Week 12 fantasy feedback

» San Francisco’s quarterback controversy is now in full gear. Colin Kaepernick has moved the offense effectively (minus his one interception) and has both a passing and a rushing touchdown. The easy response is to say “it’s the Saints”, but let’s not forget his breakout game against the Bears on Monday night. » The Ravens are on the road, which means Joe Flacco is going to struggle. Yet Ray Rice is averaging five yards per carry. Quick, someone get this blog to Cam Cameron! » I fielded several tweets today asking if people should start one QB or another over Drew Brees. Yes, the 49ers defense is tough. But it’s Drew Brees, people! You drafted him in the first round for a reason. […]

Week 12 Sunday Lookout (NFC)

In three of Tampa’s last four outings, Doug Martin has rushed for over 100 yards; this week the 25th ranked run defense travels from Atlanta to stop this trend.

Week 12 Sunday Lookout

Charger QB Phillip Rivers is 2nd in the NFL in interceptions this season with 14. This doesn’t bode well when visiting an opportunistic Raven defense who is the AFC’s 2nd leading pass intercepting defense (11).

Social (Fantasy) Network: Better than advertised

In this week’s Social (Fantasy) Network, Marcas Grant runs through several of the fantasy players who have been better than advertised in 2012.

NFL fantasy football: Colin Kaepernick to start?

In today’s Three and Out: Alex Smith is ready to go, but will he get the call? Beanie Wells will be limited in his return, while we wait to find out when (or if) Maurice Jones-Drew will return at all.

Madden curse watch week 12: Houston Texans at Detroit Lions

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of the “Madden NFL” franchise experience significant drops in their offensive production. is tracking the performance of Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions over the course of the 2012 season because we believe Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the Detroit Lions’ 73rd Thanksgiving Game. The Lions played host to AFC South division leader Houston Texans. The Texans are closing in on a playoff spot and the Lions just needed a win. Megatron‘s ready. Are you? ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST QUARTER ————————————————————————————————————————————– Matt Stafford is sacked on the first play of the game. Hello, J.J. Watt. Stafford shakes it off and puts together this drive: Big throw to Ryan Broyles on 3rd […]

NFL fantasy football: Blaine Gabbert on IR

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Wednesday that quarterback Blaine Gabbert was placed on season-ending injured reserve with elbow and shoulder issues. By itself, that news won’t make any fantasy ripples — if you were relying on Gabbert, you’re not contending for a playoff spot — but it does raise some intrigue after the way Chad Henne played last week. If someone had told you Henne would light up the Houston Texans for 354 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, the appropriate response would have been “Go away, troll!” Yet the former Michigan Man looked fantastic against one of the league’s toughest defenses. Now the fantasy future for the Jaguars looks a little brighter; certainly much brighter than it did when I […]

NFL fantasy football: Aaron Hernandez to play Thursday

In today’s Three and Out: Aaron Hernandez is expected to play, Felix Jones is feared out and the Steelers have no clue who will start at running back.

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