The NFL Fantasy LIVE crew goes Trick or Trading!

With Halloween just a few days away, our expert panel decided to get together and see which players they are hoping to either receive or give away to other trick or traders. Michael Fabiano gives some insight into why he thinks now is the best time to trade away Fred Jackson. Adam Rank is selling if you’re looking to take Stevan Ridley off his hands. Jason Smith loves Knowshon Moreno’s production, but if history is a reliable indicator, that could change very quickly. And why would Akbar Gbaja-Biamila be looking to deal Wes Welker quickly? Check out the above link to find out. Our fantasy crew isn’t only in a giving mode, though. Adam Rank has his eye on a […]

Is Bengals WR Marvin Jones fool’s gold?

Jones explodes against Jets: Raise your hands if you had Marvin Jones scoring four TDs and rivaling an almost historic day by Megatron? Who can figure out the Jets defense? Ok, his parents can put their hands down. Anyone else? I didn’t think so. If your hand is in the air, your nose is probably growing. Jones had eight receptions on eight targets to go along with his 122 receiving yards and four touchdowns (way to go, Jets secondary!). Every one of those numbers represents a career high for Jones. Had this happened out of nowhere, I’d have been hesitant to trample over my league mates and try picking him up on the waiver wire. But after catching just one […]

Kurt Warner talks Fitz and fantasy

Our own Michael Fabiano spent a few minutes chatting with Kurt warner about a variety of topics. Naturally, the first question was about — what else? — fantasy football. Warner sheds some light on why he has become more of a fan of the hobby in recent years, and what aspect of the game annoys him the most. Warner also offered his opinion on why he expects Le’Veon Bell to start getting more touches, why he opted for picking up Bell over Zac Stacy and what he has to do to finally catch Tony Romo on a good week. Finally, the two discussed Larry Fitzgerald‘s role and whether he can turn things around to become elite again? Yes, Fitzgerald has been […]

Campbell gets the nod, A.D. wearing down?

Browns make QB change: I called this one a couple of days ago. Rob Chudzinski has apparently had enough of Brandon Weeden and decided to go with Jason Campbell at QB this week (and maybe even for the rest of the season). This has the potential to get very ugly since Campbell didn’t look much different than Weeden during his mop-up stint against the Ravens earlier this year. But with a full week of reps with the first-team offense? Hey, if Case Keenum can post a more than respectable outing, surely an eight-year veteran can at least match that. Campbell might get a couple TDs if Josh Gordon can take off and make something happen on his own. Spot-starting Campbell […]

Cutler among injury-marred Week 7 victims

Cutler among those injured in Week 7: What a rough week for a number of fantasy staples, if not superstars. Sam Bradford and Reggie Wayne both had torn ACLs. Brian Cushing had disgusting and unimaginable injuries to his knee. Jermichael Finley suffered a concussion and was in ICU through most of Monday. Doug Martin may or may not be out for the year depending on whether you believe Greg Schiano. And as long as we’re at it, let’s just add Jay Cutler to the list. Bears head coach Marc Trestman told reporterson  Monday that Cutler will miss “a minimum” of four weeks with a torn groin muscle and will be “week to week” after that point. Trestman said Cutler told him he […]

Torn ACL ends Colts WR Wayne’s season

Reggie Wayne has played at an elite level since coming into the league as a rookie. A brief rundown of his résumé highlights: he helped the Colts win a Super Bowl, he made the Pro Bowl six times, he was an All-Pro three times, he led the NFL in receiving yards in 2007, and he’s also the Miami Hurricanes’ career receptions leader with 173. Pretty impressive feat since more than a few good NFL WRs spent their college days at the U. But his 2013 season came to a premature end as he suffered a torn ACL during Week 7 against the Broncos.   Wayne haden’t posted enormous fantasy stats this season like he did in the past, but he has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Start Dolphins opponents regularly

Fins defense still struggling: How fortunate are the Dolphins to have a 3-2 record heading into their bye? Extremely. Their record belies what is really happening on the gridiron. Believe it or not, Miami has been outgained in yardage in all five games this season, and that isn’t the best recipe for long-term success. It has caught up with them the last two weeks — first, Drew Brees shredded their secondary last Monday night, then Baltimore, which had struggled to run the ball often this season, outgained Miami 133-22 in Week 5. Miami’s offensive line was manhandled badly in the second half against the Ravens, as Ryan Tannehill seemed to face pressure on every snap. What’s the point of all […]

Freeman now a free man

Buccaneers release QB Josh Freeman: We’ve officially entered the Mike Glennon show. The Bucs tried to trade Josh Freeman, but no one was interested, so they let him go. He’ll probably catch on with another team eventually, but his fall from grace hasn’t been very enjoyable to watch. Glennon has no fantasy value until he figures out how to run this offense efficiently. Doug Martin is also going to struggle as the Bucs try to develop a passing game. If you somehow owned or started Freeman on your team, you have some QB shopping to do. Stat. Spiller a game-time decision: Those of you who own C.J. Spiller are in a bit of a bind. He’s a game-time decision against […]

Burleson still aiming big

Burleson has lofty post-injury goals: Can Nate Burleson reach 1,000 receiving yards this season despite missing time after a pizza-related car accident that even he is laughing about now? He certainly thinks so. Burleson averaged about 80 receiving yards per game in the first three weeks of the season, which would have put him on pace to go well over 1,000 over the course of a 16-game season. But the recent accident will become a bigger obstacle the longer it lingers. The good news, though? With a number of inter-divisional games left, the Vikings, Packers and Bears all rank in the bottom 10 at defending the pass this season. Yes, it’s early. But the opportunities will be there. Get back […]

Texans sticking with Schaub

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 […]

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