Archive for December, 2013

Week 17 KABOOM! goes to Drew Brees

Drew Brees clinched a playoff berth for the New Orleans Saints and won the Week 17 KABOOM award in the process.

That Helps No One Week 17: Jonathan Grimes

Jonathan Grimes got the start for the Houston Texans, and ran away with the Week 17 That Helps No One award.

Rex Ryan will coach Jets in 2014

The Jets announce that Ryan will be New York’s coach next year.

Week 17 fantasy feedback

» The likelihood of Peyton Manning throwing 55 touchdowns next season is pretty small. Any chance we could be talking about Drew Brees as the top fantasy QB drafted in 2014? Either way, you’re still staying away from any Saints WRs. » Plenty of people will look at LeSean McCoy or Jamaal Charles as the top pick, which is understandable. But someone will likely get Matt Forte with the third or fourth pick in their draft and could come up on the potential 2014 fantasy MVP. » It’s not always easy to tell which of Colin Kaepernick‘s pass-catchers will see the bulk of the targets, but one thing is for certain. With Michael Crabtree back, Kaepernick looks more like the QB that many took a chance on as […]

For those of you still playing in Week 17 …

Till the end: If you’re in one of those die-hard leagues where teams start players through Week 17, give Browns RB Edwin Baker a try. He was in the game on almost every offensive snap during Sunday’s loss to the Jets, and he finished with 17 carries for 64 yards and a TD. Cleveland finishes the season with a road trip to Pittsburgh, whose defense has been leaking yards and points in recent weeks. With so many starters disappointing in Week 16, maybe Baker can give you an unexpected boost to close out the year.   Loyalty program: Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed Jay Cutler will remain the starter in Week 17. Count me in the crowd that says […]

That Helps No One: Geno Smith goes Broadway

A lot of things have been said and written about Geno Smith this season. Let me add two more that probably haven’t been used much — if at all. Fantasy stud. That was the case on Sunday when the Jets rookie quarterback threw for 214 yards with two passing touchdowns while rushing for another 48 yards and a score in New York’s win over the Cleveland Browns. In total, it adds up to 27.36 points — more than Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson. Combined. It was also a season high for the former West Virginia star in an up-and-down season that has now seen him score better than 20 points twice in the past three weeks. All of that is wonderful news, […]

Week 16 KABOOM! No surprise it’s Peyton

Yes, Peyton Manning entered the Sunday night game as the leading fantasy scorer of Week 16. But this award is just as much about his 2013 season overall. Sunday, Manning threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns in a win over the Houston Texans. More importantly, that fourth touchdown gave Manning 51 touchdown tosses for the season — breaking the record set by Tom Brady in 2007. It’s a fitting honor for a season that began with Peyton tying a long-standing NFL record when he threw seven TD passes in a season-opening romp of the Baltimore Ravens. It’s not a complete surprise for a guy who is a lock for the Hall of Fame. And who knows? With Manning chasing the single-season record […]

Week 16 fantasy feedback

» In a matchup of top rookie running backs, both Eddie Lacy and Le’Veon Bell have acquitted themselves well. The difference is that Lacy has found the end zone twice. But both have bright futures. » Ryan Mathews needs to be considered a low-end RB2 heading into next fantasy season. He’s run hard all season, stayed healthy and curbed his fumbling problems. He’s the back everyone thought he’d be coming out of college. » Calvin Johnson was banged-up coming into today’s ballgame and his production seems to have suffered accordingly. Of course, it doesn’t help that Matthew Stafford has struggled today. » The Belitricks are strong today. All four Patriots running backs have at least one attempt so far today.  » It looks like early season Carson Palmer […]

Report: Cecil Shorts expected to go on IR

In today’s Three and Out: Cecil Shorts is finished, while Joe Flacco and Willis McGahee should be back on the field.

Is a potential RB1 suddenly available on waivers?

Who? Those of you wondering why the Browns named Chris Ogbannaya the starter against Chicago, but hardly gave him the ball aren’t alone. Edwin Baker was signed off the practice squad and had six carries for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Bears. If you’re a risk-taker by heart, he should be available in a high number of leagues heading into Week 16. If this was Week 5, I’d say pick him up, then if it doesn’t work out, we’d crack a joke about it and move on. But many of you are playing in your fantasy Super Bowls. Do you really want to take that kind of risk? Same old, same old: Stop us if you’ve heard this […]

Week 15 KABOOM! goes to Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles scorched the Oakland Raiders defense on Sunday afternoon, and ran away with the Week 15 KABOOM! award.

That Helps No One Week 15: Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel torched the Philadelphia Eagles at home without Adrian Peterson in the lineup. For that, he earned the Week 15 That Helps No One award.

Week 15 fantasy feedback

» Rashad Jennings will be a name to remember next fall when it comes to draft time. He had another nice day with 91 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He’s also made Darren McFadden expendable in Oakland. » More on Jamaal Charles. He posted all of his 51.50 fantasy points on just 16 touches — eight rushes, eight receptions. » It was a DeAngelo Williams day for the Panthers. Don’t you just get the feeling that he could have been that type of back more consistently if the Panthers had just committed to him all along? » As much as Jamaal Charles is killing people’s playoff hopes, so is Drew Brees. But for completely different reasons. » After a slow start, Matt Flynn is starting to […]

Rodgers in a race against time

Progress? On Thursday, Aaron Rodgers — still recovring from a busted collarbone — said he would “need to take the majority of the reps” in Friday’s practice if we expect to see him on the field against the Cowboys. He reportedly looked and felt better today than he did earlier in the week. Rodgers owners simply need to pay close attention to this situation throughout the weekend, but even if he does return, he isn’t on auto-start status. It’s going to take him at least a week to get back up to speed. Use your backup plan, unless it’s a God-awful one. Back to our guy: Jay Cutler has been named Chicago’s Week 15 starter. Josh McCown averaged over 350 […]

Adrian Peterson could miss Week 15

In today’s Three and Out: Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin are looking uncertain for Week 15 while Jacob Tamme could be a sleeper play for Rob Gronkowski owners.

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