Archive for October, 2013

Bucs RB Martin done for the year?

As if the 0-6 Buccaneers needed any more bad news, they have just received some of the worst kind on Monday morning. RB Doug Martin reportedly has a torn labrum and could miss the rest of the 2013 season, although Bucs coach Greg Schiano said it may not be that bad. Schiano said it would be a “stretch” for Martin to play Week 8, although I have a hard time believing we’ll see Martin on the field again this year. It’s not that he was such a productive force for the Bucs in 2013. The problem is his presence on the field at least kept defenses somewhat honest. Martin was a disappointment from a fantasy perspective — he rushed for […]

Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers “is my quarterback”

There are plenty of things you can learn about NFL Sundays from NFL Gameday Morning. But where else can you learn that former NFL star Brett Favre has Aaron Rodgers as his fantasy quarterback. The future Hall of Famer admitted to Rich Eisen and company that he has been rolling with the Packers star for his fantasy squad this season, saying “he’s been good”. Although judging from Favre’s account of Rodgers’ scoring (45 points in a week?), he’s not using NFL.com’s standard scoring system. Nonetheless, it’s always fun to know that some of the greats are staying in the game even when they’re not staying in the game. And hey, it’s good to see the former Packers rivals have made up for […]

Week 7 fantasy feedback

» Case Keenum acquitted himself fairly well today in Kansas City. But injuries to Arian Foster and Duane Brown are reasons for concern going forward. Fortunately, the Texans have a bye next week. » It’s been feast or famine for Anquan Boldin owners this season. They ate fairly well today. » It was refreshing to see Le’Veon Bell produce against a Ravens defense that has been improving steadily since Week 1. The Steelers have found their primary RB, which is equally good news for fantasy owners. » After staying away from Ray Rice in recent weeks, it seemed a near certainty that the Ravens would feature him against a Steelers defense that’s struggled against the run. He only has 12 carries for 38 yards. It’s starting […]

Social (Fantasy) Network: M.A.S.H Units

In this week’s Social (Fantasy) Network, we want to know how you’re dealing with your injury-riddled roster.

Rob Gronkowski cleared to play by doctors

In today’s Three and Out: Gronk’s back … finally! Jake Locker could be back for Week 7 and Percy Harvin might return in Week 8.

Keenum to start in place of Schaub

Keenum gets Week 7 start: Well, the Matt Schaub era seems like it’s coming to an end, which means its time for me to go QB shopping. Case Keenum finally gets his first taste of NFL action after playing college ball in as pass-happy of an offense as you’ll find.  The good news is he can make all the throws that will be asked of him since he probably attempted all of them under Kevin Sumlin. The bad news? His first start comes against the Chiefs on the road. No big deal … only the most intimidating and productive defense in the league. Go get’em, kid! This would be like finding out that your son’s first little league at-bat will […]

Peyton Hillis, Danny Ware to reportedly work out for Giants

In today’s Three and Out: The Giants are auditioning running backs; Percy Harvin could be back soon while Cecil Shorts could be back even sooner.

Is Cam Newton back for good?

Can we trust Newton? Remember when Cam Newton burst onto the scene in 2011 and topped 400 passing yards in each of his first two starts as a rookie? “Wow, let the good times roll!” thought his owners. Then he went on to post either mediocre or disappointing weeks until … well, pretty much now. He threw for 308 yards and no TDs against the Cardinals a couple weeks ago, then threw for 242 yards and three TDs yesterday. Hmm. We’ve seen these outbursts from Cam in the past, but is it finally time to start him on a weekly basis? A lot depends on what you’re expecting from him on a weekly basis, but if you’re going by history, the […]

Week 6 fantasy feedback

» That big game by Larry Fitzgerald certainly came out of nowhere. But let’s not overlook that 13.50 of his 16.10 points came on one play. Hard to count on that type of thing happening every week. Even less likely it happens against Seattle next Thursday night. » There are two legitimate fantasy options in the 49ers offense — Frank Gore and Vernon Davis. Everything else is a crapshoot. Good luck next week against the Titans. » Jimmy Graham getting shut out is going to hurt a ton of fantasy owners this week. Graham leaving the game with an injury could hurt even more. The good news is the Saints have a bye next week for their star TE to get healthy. » It […]

Social (Fantasy) Network: Can I get a mulligan?

In the Social (Fantasy) Network this week, we ask who you would draft if you could do it all over again.

Rob Gronkowski still not cleared

In today’s Three and Out: Rob Gronkowski’s 2013 debut could be delayed yet again; Percy Harvin’s return could be coming soon.

Calvin Johnson returns to practice field

Megatron practices again: Good news for the Lions offense and, well, probably their entire organization as a whole. For the first time since sitting out Week 5, Calvin Johnson returned to the practice field Thursday. He’s likely to be a game-time decision as the Lions take a short trip to visit Cleveland. We all saw how lethargic Detroit’s offense looked without him. The good news is the Browns play an early game this week, so it’s not like you’ll have to wait around until a late afternoon game and then find out you got hosed. The bad news? Browns DB Joe Haden has shown a pretty good knack for covering the best WR on the opponent’s roster and shutting him down. Plus, […]

Texans get bad news regarding TE Daniels

TE Daniels will miss significant time: Just when Texans fans thought the news couldn’t get much worse, it’s now being reported that Owen Daniels will be placed on the IR with designation to return after six weeks. He’ll officially miss 4-6 weeks, but per league rules, the earliest he can return would be Week 14. The official diagnosis on Daniels is a non-displaced fibula fracture — ouch — that happened during Sunday’s blowout loss in San Francisco. This is a huge blow to the Texans offense — not because Daniels was posting monster stats this season (40 catches, 252 yards, 3 TDs) — but with Matt Schaub really struggling to find some consistency, having longtime teammate and friend Daniels as an […]

Julio Jones feared out for the season

In today’s Three and Out: Julio Jones might be finished for the year; Rob Gronkowski is expected back while Owen Daniels is down for a few weeks.

Monday Nightmare: Where Geno outscores Matty Ice

How many of you headed into Monday night even thought of benching Matt Ryan for Geno Smith?

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