Archive for December, 2012
Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Social (Fantasy) Network,
Alas, we have come to the end. It’s been 16 weeks of triumphs, defeats, inspirations and frustrations. Now we boot up the Social (Fantasy) Network one last time to talk about all that we’ve learned here together. That’s right, it’s like those hokey, last-day-of-school pseudo-essays your teacher makes you write as a de facto evaluation of your time in class. The difference here is that this is actually fun. And it’s only 140 characters. As always, I’ve culled some of your many tweets and tried my best to distill them down into a handful of important fantasy life lessons that you can take with you into the future. This is where I’d normally include a Dr. Seuss quote and something […]
Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar Tags: best NFL rookies of 2012, Bobby Wagner, Casey Hayward, Cordy Glenn, Dwayne Allen, Janoris Jenkins, LaVonte David, NFL Draft, Nick Foles, Russell Wilson, T.Y. Hilton, underrated rookies
The 2012 NFL draft feature a number of excellent rookies other than the high-profile quarterbacks that are worthy of your attention. Here are eight from rounds two and three that you may have forgotten about.
Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out,
In today’s Three and Out: Matt Forte returns to practice while Randall Cobb and Trent Richardson sit out.
Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 | Alex Gelhar Tags: Andrew Luck, Chandler Jones, Doug Martin, first round picks, Harrison Smith, Kevin Zeitler, Luke Kuechly, Matt Kalil, NFL Draft, RG3, Russell Wilson, underrate rookies
The season may be winding down, but the hyperbole is just getting started. The much-lauded 2012 rookie class has featured the likes of such playmakers as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Doug Martin, all of whom have been fixtures in league headlines for the last 16 weeks. But what about the rest of the gang? I’m not talking about the likes of Alfred Morris or Josh Gordon, going from draft day afterthoughts to key players in their teams’ seasons. I’m talking about the other big guns, the best of the rest who stood in the spotlight on the Radio City Music Hall stage with the commish, but have somehow ended up in the shadows during the 2012 season. Well, their […]
Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags:
Heading into the final week of the season, it appears that very few (if any) teams will rest their starters. That’s good news for fantasy football owners.
Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out,
In today’s Three and Out: Mark Sanchez is back as a starter, Peyton Manning is back for four quarters and Rob Gronkowski may not be back at all.
Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Adam Rank, Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Calvin Johnson, Cam Newton, Christmas, Jake Long, Larry Fitzgerald, Mario Williams, Maurice Jones-Drew, megatron, Pro Bowl, RG3, rudolph, santa, Tim Tebow
We’re still in holiday mode, even though Santa didn’t bring our favorite team a playoff spot. However, jolly old St. Nick has been generous with a few other teams. The NFC playoff spots are still up for grabs. But even if you’ve been naughty or nice, we’re going to present you with out generous gift of content for this past week. Sunday: RG3 Zone – RG3 makes a comeback against the Eagles. It’s like he’s never left. Madden Curse Watch – Megatron transforms Jerry Rice’s all-time record. Adrian Peterson – All Day Zone – All the highlights from every game Adrian Peterson’s played in as he inches closer to breaking Eric Dickerson’s all-time season rushing record. Monday: Week 16: Curse, […]
Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Bruce Arians, dancing with the starters, molly qerim, Torrey Smith, touchdown dance, Von Miller
Hope Santa delivered everything that was on your wish list this year. We don’t have dancing elves, but we’ve got some movers and shakers on Week 16’s version of Dancing with the Starters. Enjoy!
Posted: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out,
In today’s Three and Out: The Bears hope Matt Forte can return, the Colts have no plans to rest players and Hakeem Nicks is resting from practice (again).
Posted: Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out,
In today’s Three and Out: Cecil Shorts is finished for the season; David Wilson hasn’t earned his coach’s trust and Chris Johnson is playing on a bum ankle.
Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: NFL Fantasy Live podcast,
NFL Fantasy Live – December 24, 2012 Hour 1 This week, on a special, one hour, Christmas Eve edition of the “NFL Fantasy Live” podcast, Jason Smith, Michael Fabiano and Elliot Harrison relive what was either an excited or demoralizing Fantasy Championship Week. Also, the guys help those of you with crazy Week 17 Super Bowls get ready for your shot at fantasy glory. And, of course, things get all sorts of ridiculous in the Fantasy Cantina.
Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Brandon Weeden, Heath Miller, Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Trent Richardson
Can Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick make the most of his final opportunity with the team?
Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: A.J. Green, Aaron Hernandez, Arian Foster, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Danario Alexander, Danny Amendola, Darren McFadden, DeAngelo Williams, Dennis Pitta, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Kristen Bell, Peyton Manning, Red Dalton, RG3, Sam Bradford, Stevan Ridley, Victor Cruz
If you fine folks have followed along, you know I received a Festivus miracle last week when the Tennessee Titans defense scored 18 points (thank you, Mark Sanchez) to secure the win against Matt “Money” Smith. I ultimately fell short in that league (more on those circumstances in a moment). I went 2-2 on Championship Weekend, as I again took out “Money” in our NFL.com Experts League. So I’m stuck in kind of limbo, fantasy purgatory similar to the finale of “Lost.” But two championships is pretty cool. And to fight off my NFL Fantasy Live peers for the second time in three seasons is pretty cool, too. Moving on, it should be noted so many fantasy football championships were […]
Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | Alex Gelhar Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Blair Walsh, Bruce Arians, Calvin Johnson, Cam Newton, Chuck Pagaon, Green Bay Packers, Greg McElroy, Indianapolis Colts, Jerry Rice, Kai Forbath, Marques Colston, megatron, NFL records, Pete Carroll, Play 60 kid, playoffs, Rex Ryan, The Holy Roller, The Immaculate Reception
Welcome to week 16, where we saw several records be broken… by kickers! There was also a 50-burger dropped in Green Bay, a real record broken in Detroit, and a heart-warming moment as the cherry on top of a wild Sunday. Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected) for week 16.
Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | NFL.com staff Tags: Calvin Johnson, Jerry Rice, Julio Jones, Madden Curse, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, receiving record, Roddy White
It’s week 16 and with the Lions officially eliminated from the playoffs, all eyes turn to Calvin Johnson and his pursuit of Jerry Rice’s all-time receiving record.