Archive for November, 2012
Posted: Sunday, November 18th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags:
» It might have come against the Saints, but Marcel Reece deserves a lot of credit for being incredibly efficient with his opportunity. In just 23 touches, Reece has gained nearly 200 total yards from scrimmage. In other words, he’s posted the type of numbers that people expected from Darren McFadden this season. This game has also solidified Taiwan Jones as an afterthought in the Raiders offense. » Forget about Ryan Mathews as a fantasy prospect. Since he came into the league, the expectations have been high, but Mathews has struggled with injuries, fumbles and generally disappointing production. Despite getting numerous chances to be the man in San Diego, guys like Jackie Battle and Ronnie Brown continue to see carries. Mathews is going to be a […]
Posted: Friday, November 16th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Social (Fantasy) Network,
Sundays are a long day in this office — you can file that under ‘Duh” — which doesn’t always jibe well with my late Saturday nights watching bad 1960s sci-fi. Then again, who can resist Jane Fonda in the cinematic classic Barbarella? Am I right, Ted Turner? The good news is that it’s nothing a bottle of coconut water and an energy shot can’t fix. Except instead of hitting up the convenience store a block from NFL.com offices, which has exactly what I’m looking for, I decided to try one a little closer to home. There, I came face-to-face with a host of oddly-flavored options, none of which was exactly what I was looking for. Nonetheless I decided to be adventurous. […]
Posted: Friday, November 16th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out,
In today’s Three and Out: Michael Vick is officially ruled out, Pierre Garcon is trying to get back in and DeMarco Murray remains in limbo.
Posted: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Buffalo Bills, Jake Long, Javorskie Lane, Miami Dolphins, Reggie Bush, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Tannehill, Thursday Night Football
The Miami Dolphins take on the Buffalo Bills on “Thursday Night Football” to attempt to snap their two-game slide. To do so, the Dolphins have to take advantage of the Bills’ league-worst rushing defense, which surrenders an average of 163.7 yards per game. Coming off a game in which rookie QB Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions, it becomes especially critical that the Dolphins get the ground game going and protect their young signal caller. The Bills’ linebackers have struggled playing in space all year, which works right into the Dolphins’ favor with their zone-running scheme spearheaded by talented RB Reggie Bush. The “Playbook” crew breaks down Miami’s use of the stretch play. To stop this stretch attack, the Bills’ linebackers […]
Posted: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Chris Ivory, Peyton Manning, Reggie Bush
Is Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush poised for a big Thursday Night Football performance?
Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out,
In today’s Three and Out: Ben Roethlisberger has a more serious injury than initially diagnosed, while a pair of concussed quarterbacks hope to work their way back onto the field.
Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | Kevin Patra Tags: NFL AM, Ben Roethlisberger, Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tim Tebow
Maurkice Pouncey still has faith his former college teammate will make it as a starting NFL quarterback.
Posted: Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: NFL Fantasy Live podcast,
Jason Smith, Michael Fabiano and Elliot Harrison fill you in on which waiver wire pickups could pay dividends come playoff time. Also, the guys take to the hottest fantasy football game in sports radio, “Matching Mike,” where Jason and Elliot try to pick the better play for Week 11.
Posted: Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out,
In today’s Three and Out: Ben Roethlisberger’s injury could be worse than first believed, the Bears are making contingency plans at quarterback and Greg Jennings is itching to return.
Posted: Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 | Kevin Patra Tags: NFL AM, Buffalo Bills, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Stevie Johnson
Stevie Johnson said he doesn’t like anyone not wearing a Bills jersey, Brandon Spikes is no different.
Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Jamaal Charles, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer, Kansas City Chiefs, Monday nightmare, Pittsburgh Steelers, Romeo Crennel, Ryan Tannehill
If you know anything about me, you know I love to play guys on Monday night. Well, unless they play for the Kansas City Chiefs. I needed just 4.53 points from Jamaal Charles on Monday night, and to be honest, I didn’t think it was going to get it. Seriously, my fantasy week wasn’t so much dependent on Charles having a decent night, but more to the point, I needed Romeo Crennel to remember Charles was on his team.
Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Mike D'Antoni, Atlanta Falcons, Danny Amendola, Eli Manning, Jim Harbaugh, Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Reggie Bush, Sam Bradford, Tom Brady
Time now to take a look at the unexpected (and expected) from Week 10, and we’re not going to talk about new Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni. Although, if you’ve followed my work, you know I love the move and have called for it the last couple of weeks. (Just look back to the 2011 Lakers season to see what an unmotivated Phil Jackson is all about.)
Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Jay Cutler, Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Tim Tebow
Could New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow still get his shot as a starter regardless of what Rex Ryan wants?
Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012 | Kevin Patra Tags: NFL AM, Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Brandon Lloyd says he was nervous watching the Buffalo Bills drive down the field at the end of the Patriots victory.
Posted: Sunday, November 11th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, C.J. Spiller, Dennis Pitta, Eli Manning, Fred Jackson, Greg Olsen, Jimmy Graham, Joe Flacco, Josh Freeman, Kyle Rudolph, Norv Turner, Philip Rivers, Post Mortem, Scott Chandler, Steven Jackson, Tony Gonzalez, Victor Cruz, Vincent Jackson
You’ve heard this before, but this is why you always play your studs. Calvin Johnson has led the world this season in being tackled at the 1-yard line. No, seriously. Elias passed along this note before the start of NFL Fantasy Live on Sunday which said Megatron had been tackled at the 1-yard line after four of his catches. And each time, the Lions ran the ball in each time, and did not go to Johnson.