Archive for September, 2013

Reason for concern about RGIII?

RGIII not playing confidently: The script has gone similarly for the Redskins in their first two games of the year — fall behind big early on, then spend the second half playing catch-up against prevent defenses. RGIII has looked great going against them and amassing garbage points in the process. But there are some reports which indicate the coaching staff may be beginning to worry about their franchise QB’s early inability to produce when games are still undecided. RGIII’s sketchy play is probably the result of two factors: 1. RGIII is still getting up to game speed from having had zero preseason time on the field, and… 2.  Players who suffer severe injuries usually are a little bit hesitant to […]

Week 2 fantasy feedback

» Not really sure what to make of the Giants from a fantasy perspective. They either can’t run it or just don’t want to (not sure which), making David Wilson a non-factor. But Eli Manning has seven interceptions in two weeks. Besides Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, there are no sure things on this squad. » Very quietly Rashard Mendenhall had a nice day for the Cardinals. He has a combined 21.80 fantasy points through the first two weeks and is turning him into a matchup-based flex option. » Things that stink: old gym socks, bad cheese, the Jacksonville Jaguars offense. » The Broncos running back rotation might be working itself out. If today’s any indication, Ronnie Hillman isn’t really involved. I still wouldn’t trust any […]

Social (Fantasy) Network: The Big Letdown

In this week’s Social (Fantasy) Network, we’re giving you the chance to vent over the players who broke your heart in Week 1.

McCoy, Brown could share more touches

In today’s Three and Out: LeSean McCoy is asking for a little backfield help; the Panthers have no interest in playing faster.

Jacobs epitomizes RB vulture role

Bird watching in NY: The Giants revealed how they plan to use the rumbling Brandon Jacobs, and you can probably guess what that is: goal-line and short-yardage passing situations. In other words, he’s going the become the league’s most infamous vulture you’ve ever seen. He might post a classic Jerome Bettis type of line late in his career: Five carries, eight yards, 1 TD. and that’s good enough for some of you in leagues where total scores, not yardage, dictates who wins. Timeshare: Arian Foster and Ben Tate will split time for … well, as long as Gary Kubiak feels its necessary. For those of you who believe preseason should be eliminated altogether, here’s exhibit A for why players need […]

Shane Vereen out until Week 11

The Patriots announced Tuesday that running back Shane Vereen has been placed on injured reserve with a designation to return after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated bone in his left wrist. The earliest Vereen would be able to return would be Week 11 against the Panthers.

Amendola, Gronkowski likely out for Patriots

In today’s Three and Out; Tom Brady’s receiving targets are getting thinner; C.J. Spiller has new (old) company in the Bills backfield.

Monday Nightmare: Ryan Mathews FTW

When Ryan Mathews beats you on Monday night, you know it’s not going to be your decade.

Good things in store for Cam?

Let’s open it up: Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he was too conservative with his playcalling in a 12-7 loss to the Seahawks. Carolina led for a good portion of the game, but they were done in by a late fourth-quarter Seahawks touchdown. Newton had 125 yards and one touchdown, and while he was going against a tough defense, his owners undoubtedly expected more from him. It will certainly be good news if Carolina wants to open up the passing game, although a number of questions exist about which of their WRs would be capable of stepping up. The Panthers travel to Buffalo next week, which may present a decent opportunity for them to rediscover their passing attack. DeAngelo […]

Week 1 fantasy feedback

Keep up with the latest around Week 1’s fantasy happenings with the fantasy feedback blog.

Social (Fantasy) Network: Picks of the litter

In the return of the Social (Fantasy) Network, we find out the savviest draft picks around as we celebrate the opening of the 2013 fantasy football season.

Jacoby Jones to have MRI on sprained knee

In today’s Three and Out: Jacoby Jones is set to undergo an MRI on his sprained knee; there’s more big talk surrounding the Dolphins offense.

John Harbaugh, Ravens agree to four-year contract extension

On the same day the Baltimore Ravens began the defense of Super Bowl XLVII, John Harbaugh and the Ravens agreed to a four-year contract extension, a source informed of the deal told NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday.

Gronk practices again, White should be healthy

Gronkowski has second straight limited practice: It may not sound like a big deal at first, but it is considering Gronk seems to be a tad ahead of schedule in his estimated return. I remember reading some articles which wondered whether Gronk’s entire 2013 season was in jeopardy. Now, it appears as if he’ll be back before the calendar turns to October. If you drafted him and stashed him on your bench while living with whatever fill-in you could find, chances are you’ll be rewarded for your patience. Holmes misses Thursday practice: Santonio Holmes took a scheduled day off from practice on Thursday, and the team said it’s because they’re trying to limit his reps. Scheduled or not, no one […]

Jets go with Geno … for now …

Jets show lukewarm commitment to Smith: By now, you’ve surely heard that Geno Smith will be starting under center for the Jets against the Buccaneers in Week 1. Rex Ryan said the team isn’t committed to Smith beyond the opener. Well, that’s certainly reassuring. Whether the reason behind this decision is because Mark Sanchez’s shoulder is still healing really isn’t relevant. What is relevant is you shouldn’t have either Smith or Sanchez anywhere near your fantasy roster. The Jets offense is a mess from top to bottom, and it’s not easy to envision where their point production will come from. Maybe Smith’s game will evolve and develop after he gains some real in-game experience, but for now, he belongs on […]

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