Archive for September, 2013
Posted: Monday, September 30th, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Houston, Jake Locker, Matt Schaub, Quarterback, Rex Ryan, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston, Jake Locker, Matt Schaub, quarterback, Rex Ryan, Ryan Fitzpatrick
Kubiak sticking with Schaub: When asked about Matt Schaub’s future as Houston’s starter, here’s what head coach Gary Kubiak had to say: “He’s our quarterback,” the coach told reporters on Monday, “I believe in him. He’s a strong kid, but it’s going to be a tough week.” Translation: I really don’t know. This is similar to a dreaded vote of confidence. Kubiak has also criticized Schaub’s ability to audible as well as his decision making ability. Then he went on to blame himself for putting Schaub in bad situations as a coach. The likelihood of sticking with Schaub beyond this season seems very low, but despite the interceptions, his fantasy numbers haven’t been too bad. He’s had 298 or more passing […]
Posted: Sunday, September 29th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Fantasy Feedback,
» Looking ahead to Week 5 … MIN, PIT, TB and WAS are all on byes. That takes out a number of quality RBs (Peterson, Bell, Doug Martin and Morris), but won’t be quite so hard on fantasy QB depth charts. Robert Griffin III is the only signal-caller of any real significance that will be missing next week. » Reports of Antonio Gates’ fantasy demise have been greatly exaggerated. He’s scored double-digit fantasy points in each of the past three weeks and gets to face the Raiders next week. Time to upgrade him! » Apparently not everyone can take advantage of Washington’s terrible defense. Thanks for teaching us that valuable lesson, Matt Flynn. » Justin Hunter might not catch a lot of passes. But when he […]
Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Social (Fantasy) Network,
In the Social (Fantasy) Network this week, we look at team names and whether it’s ever okay to change them mid-season.
Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Rob Gronkowski, Terrelle Pryor
In today’s Three and Out: Rob Gronkowski continues to be uncertain for the Patriots; it’s a little more certain that Christian Ponder and Terrelle Pryor won’t play.
Posted: Thursday, September 26th, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Gary Kubiak, Houston Chronicle, Houston Texans, Jim Brown, Matt Schaub, Rick Dennison, Schaub, Seattle Seahawks, Three and out, Gary Kubiak, Jim Brown, Matt Schaub, Schaub, Seattle Seahawks
Cassel closer to starting?: Lezlie Frazier recently said he hopes Christian Ponder plays on Sunday against the Steelers, but I don’t know how broken up the coaching staff would be if they were forced to go with Matt Cassel. Ponder has more INTs (5) this year than TD passes (2), and he has yet to crack 240 passing yards in a game. In other words, he’s been operating at about a C- level all year long. If Ponder plays well in London, he’ll be given a moratorium. If not, Cassel will likely start after the bye. Jim Brown endorses Richardson trade: The Browns made a huge trade splash by recently sending Trent Richardson to the Colts, and former NFL great […]
Posted: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Detroit Lions, Le'Veon Bell, Nate Burleson, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Broyles, Terrelle Pryor
In today’s Three and Out: Terrelle Pryor’s status for Week 4 is up in the air while Le’Veon Bell could touch down for the Steelers this week.
Posted: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Adam Rank Tags: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos, Monday Night Football, Montee Ball, Oakland Raiders
Peyton Manning is probably the most automatic player in fantasy football right now. Probably. I should change that to just automatic. But here’s the thing, if you had him on Monday night, and let’s say you needed 28.86 points, you had to feel pretty good. And if you have Montee Ball to boot, there’s no way you could lose, right?
Posted: Monday, September 23rd, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Darren McFadden, Mike McCarthy, Terrelle Pryor, Trent Richardson, Washington, Washington Redskins, Darren McFadden, Mike McCarthy, Terrelle Pryor, Trent Richardson, Washington, Washington Redskins
Redskins set infamous record: The Lions beat the Redskins yesterday, which was incredibly their first win in Washington since about the time World War II was getting underway. Those of us who thought the Lions stood a chance of winning probably guessed it would be a 45-38 shootout type of final score. It really wasn’t. Detroit won 27-20, and the sad part is that was Washington’s best outing of the season. The Redskins have conceded an astounding 1,464 yards to date this season, which sets an NFL record for worst performance in the history of the league in the first three weeks of the season. Good thing Washington has a few first-round picks they can use to help address the holes […]
Posted: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Fantasy Feedback,
Keep up with the latest goings on from Week 3 with our fantasy feedback blog.
Posted: Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Social (Fantasy) Network,
In this week’s Social (Fantasy) Network, Marcas Grant asks when is the perfect time to make a deal.
Posted: Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, Willis McGahee
In today’s Three and Out: Willis McGahee likely will play this week, Le’Veon Bell likely won’t and Ray Rice isn’t totally sure.
Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Willis McGahee
The Cleveland Browns have traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. Marcas Grant says that does a lot to boost the star rusher’s value.
Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns, Duane Allen, Maurice Jones-Drew, Minnesota, Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns, Duane Allen, Maurice Jones-Drew, Minnesota
Browns to start third-string QB: Jason Campbell is second on Cleveland’s depth chart, but head coach Rob Chudzinski has decided to start Brian Hoyer when the Browns take a trip to Minnesota for Week 3. Browns GM Mike Lombardi seems enamored with Hoyer, but even the most incurable optimists will have a difficult time making a case that Hoyer will be a productive fantasy QB this week. The Vikings don’t even have to stuff the box and dare Hoyer to beat them in the air, because Cleveland’s running game hasn’t been productive either. The Browns have one offensive touchdown heading into Week 3. As poorly as Minnesota’s defense has played, that number may not change much after this week. […]
Posted: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jason Snelling, Kenny Britt, Steven Jackson, Tennessee Titans
In today’s Three and Out: One more featured running back goes down with Steven Jackson expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
Posted: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 | Adam Rank Tags: Fantasy football, A.J. Green, Calvin Johnson
The common wisdom going into Monday night is that you want to be the challenger. There is nothing worse than trying to enjoy your delicious Slice of New York pizza on a Monday, while you constantly check your phone for updates to see those fractional points add up. It’s worse than being a member of the Texas Rangers right now. (And for the record, I’m kind of enjoying this collapse.)