Posted: Monday, October 15th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Monday Nightmare, A.J. Smith, Antonio Cromartie, Bobby Valentine, Darren Sproles, Drew Brees, Michael Turner, Norv Turner, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers
There is special place in sports hell where real-life and fantasy disappointment run concurrently. Please allow me to share one of these stories.
Posted: Monday, October 15th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andy Luck, Dwayne Bowe, Eli Manning, Jordy Nelson, Matthew Stafford, Robert Griffin III, Shonn Greene, Trent Richardson, Victor Cruz
Many fantasy enthusiasts likely feel a lot like Felix Baumgartner this morning after some players (and let’s put this mildly) didn’t come through on Sunday. Though, some old standbys finally showed themselves. Let’s get into it.
Posted: Sunday, October 14th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: CM Punk, Darrelle Revis, George C. Scott, Greg Little, Ian Rapoport, Jay Feeley, John Cena, Josh Gordon, Kansas City Chiefs, Matthew Stafford, Nate Burleson, New York Jets
John Cena‘s mantra is hustle, loyalty and respect. Well, at least two out of three isn’t bad.
Posted: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, Cedric Benson, Doug Martin, LeGarrette Blount, Wes Welker
Time to move forward with Cedric Benson who is expected to be out eight weeks because of Lisfranc surgery.
Posted: Monday, October 8th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Monday Nightmare, Andre Johnson
Did Andre Johnson ruin your fantasy week? Share your tales of woe in The Monday Nightmare.
Posted: Monday, October 8th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Cedric Benson, Brady Quinn, Jackie Battle, Jake Locker, Matt Cassel, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Mathews, Ryan Williams
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is out for Week 6 against the Houston Texans, according to coach Mike McCarthy.
Posted: Monday, October 8th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Fantasy Post Mortem, Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Christian Ponder, DeAngelo Williams, Greg Jennings, James Jones, Joe Flacco, Jordy Nelson, rashard mendenhall, Red Dalton, Reggie Wayne, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill
Cam Newton is an undroppable in most fantasy leagues, and it’s probably a good thing, too, considering most impetuous fantasy enthusiasts would at least consider dropping him after another disappointing game in Week 5. Like you’re sitting around, drinking a few beers, watching Dexter after the Sunday night game and thinking, “(expletive) it, I’m done with this guy.”
Posted: Sunday, October 7th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Unexpected (and expected), A.J. Green, Andrew Luck, Andy Reid, Harrison Smith, Jay Cutler, Julio Jones, Kirk Cousins, Marvin Lewis, Mike Nugent, Mike Shanahan, Reggie Wayne, RG3, San Francisco 49ers
The NFC North is a two-team race, just as we all figured. What we didn’t figure was it would be the Chicago Bears (well, we kinda figured them) and the Minnesota Vikings (nobody saw it coming). The Bears and Vikings won in a pair of laughers, but the Packers?
Posted: Monday, October 1st, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Monday Nightmare, Brandon Marshall, Donovan McNabb, Eric Young, Jay Cutler, Kurt Angle
Did Tony Romo cost you this week? You’re not alone. Feel free to join us in the world’s largest therapy session for fantasy enthusiasts, the Monday Nightmare.
Posted: Monday, October 1st, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Fantasy Post Mortem, Aaron Rodgers, Andy Reid, Bill Belichick, Brandon Bolden, C.J. Spiller, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Drew Brees, Fred Jackson, Graham Harrell, Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, Matt Cassel, Mike Shanahan, Philip Rivers, Stevan Ridley, Tom Brady
This was the kind of week where why wouldn’t Chris Johnson have his best game of the season against the Houston Texans. And congratulations to the 65 percent of you who still started Johnson this week, kudos to you.
Posted: Sunday, September 30th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Unexpected (and expected), Andre Roberts, Brian Dawkins, Brian Hartline, Colin Kaepernick, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, Kevin Kolb, Los Angeles Raiders, Marcus Allen, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Sean Payton, Thurman Thomas, Tom Brady
Well, this motivation poster clearly isn’t doing its job in New Orleans. You almost expect a new poster this week, maybe Sean Payton hanging from a branch with the inscription, “Hang in there, baby!”
Posted: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Monday Nightmare, Aaron Rodgers, Golden Tate, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks
The term “Monday Nightmare” might take a different connotation after the controversial ending to the “Monday Night Football” game. But let’s deal with the fantasy impact of what happened on Monday night.
Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Alfred Morris, Andre Brown, Andy Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Christian Ponder, Darren McFadden, Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly, Eli Manning, Jake Locker, Jamaal Charles, Jermichael Finley, Joe Flacco, Jose Canseco, Ken Griffey Jr., Matt Cassel, Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Mike Scioscia, Mike Shanahan, Mike Smith, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Red Dalton, RG3, Roger Clemens, Ryan Mathews, Tony Romo, Wade Boggs, Wes Welker
Week 3 is nearly in the books, how are you feeling? We still have a great Monday night game left, but let’s look back at the wek that was.
Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Unexpected (and expected), Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Dallas Cowboys, Greg Schiano, New Orleans Saints, Roger Staubach, San Francisco 49ers, Shaun Hill, Tim Tebow, Titus Young
When you talk about the unexpected for Week 3, the conversation might start and end with the Minnesota Vikings upset win over the San Francisco 49ers. Or was it the Saints falling to 0-3? Well one thing is expected … Adam Rank is here to cover it all.
Posted: Monday, September 17th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Monday Nightmare, Demaryius Thomas, Elliot Harrison, Eric Decker, John Cena, Julio Jones, Matt Prater, Peyton Manning
Welcome to the Monday Nightmare. When I stated this feature three years ago, it was to provide an outlet for those whose fantasy weeks were ruined on Monday. The impetus being, I lead the world in being worked over on Monday night. Seriously, I’m considering a fantasy league which will outlaw Monday nights.