In today’s Three and Out: Pettine praises Hoyer, David Wilson expresses optimism and Adrian Peterson has successful surgery.
Mike Pettine is certain to help get the Cleveland Browns defense to the next level. But his bigger task will be transforming the offense.
Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Andre Brown, Ben McAdoo, Cecil Shorts, Eli Manning, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jay Gruden, Justin Blackmon, New York Giants, Robert Griffin III, Victor Cruz, Washington Redskins
In today’s Three and Out: Jay Gruden won’t corral RGIII while the Giants want to take the leash off the offense; and are the Jaguars not counting on Justin Blackmon for 2014?
In today’s Three and Out: Could Mark Sanchez find another starting job? Is it time to think twice about Danny Amendola?
Posted: January 21st, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Brandon Bolden, Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns, Jason Campbell, Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon, Kenny Stills, Lance Moore, LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley
In today’s Three and Out: LeGarrette Blount wants to come back to New England while other players could be looking for new homes.
Posted: January 17th, 2014 | johnjuhasz | Tags:
Still on the shelf: Percy Harvin is still dealing with concussion symptoms — among other ailments — and has been ruled out for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Harvin didn’t practice even once this past week because he didn’t pass concussion protocol. The only chance we’d possibly have of seeing Harvin again would be in the Super Bowl if Seattle makes it that far. For this week, fill your roster with others from the Playoff Challenge Roster. Bess case: Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting a police officer Friday morning at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Airport. Bess hAs been making the news for all the wrong reasons lately, and there’s a fairly good chance he won’t be with the Browns in […]
Posted: January 16th, 2014 | johnjuhasz | Tags:
Run, baby: New Bucs OC Jeff Tedford likes to spread the wealth in the backfield, as he made no secret of his plans to use multiple running backs in Tampa Bay’s gameplans in an effort to keep personnel fresh. The Bucs don’t really have a franchise quarterback, so Tedford is probably wanting to implement a running game to compensate for that. It’s too early to tell if Doug Martin’s fantasy value will take a hit, although Mike James likely played well enough at times in 2013 to earn himself some carries this coming year. Moving on: More reports continue to emerge that suggest RB Chris Johnson won’t be with the Titans next season. He’s looking for a mega deal that […]
Posted: January 15th, 2014 | johnjuhasz | Tags:
Tune up: So, yo know how Megatron had offseason knee surgery? Turns out that wasn’t all he had worked on. Calvin Johnson is also recovering from a finger operation, which may explain some of the inexplicable drops he had late in the season which he’d usually grab in his sleep. Both the finger and knee operations were done to correct issues which go back well before this season. He has missed just six games in his seven-year career, so he may have been running a couple quarts low for some time now. Heaven help opposing secondaries if he comes out even stronger and more fit than usual. Back in action? Kenbrell Thompkins has been officially diagnosed with a concussion, which […]
New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will have a tall task ahead of him in order to boost the overall fantasy appeal of the Minnesota Vikings.
Matthew Stafford’s presence in Detroit could bode well for Jim Caldwell. But will it work the other way around?
Ken Whisenhunt becomes the 17th head coach in Tennessee Titans franchise history on Thursday, and of the remaining candidates with head coaching experience, he was considered the best of the bunch. The Vikings and Browns remain the only teams without a head coach. Whisenhunt served as the offensive coordinator this past season with the Chargers. Before that, he won a franchise-record 49 games during his time with the Arizona Cardinals and also took the team to its first ever Super Bowl appearance. The Titans have spent plenty of money and also a high draft pick in 2013 to try to upgrade their offensive line, so if Russ Grimm comes on board as a coordinator, you have to like Chris Johnson’s […]
Posted: January 13th, 2014 | johnjuhasz | Tags:
Sling it! Bills coach Doug Marrone recently said the Bills plan to expand Buffalo’s passing attack in 2014. Only eight teams attempted fewer passes than the Bills last year, but no team had more rushing attempts. The results were pretty poor — the team only reached the 30-point mark in two of their 16 regular season games in 2013 and were held at 24 or under the rest of the time. “We would like to be able to take more shots, throw it more on first down and become more productive from the standpoint of scoring,” said Marrone. Hmm. Does E.J. Manuel’s fantasy value get an uptick? Not his year: Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks won’t know Percy […]
Posted: January 10th, 2014 | johnjuhasz | Tags:
Rush hour: New Bengals OC Hue Jackson said, “In order to win, we have to run the ball.” That certainly means good news for Giovani Bernard’s fantasy value in 2014. The Bengals ran the ball plenty in 2013, although a good percentage of those can be attributed to their having a large lead over an opponent and wanting to wind down the clock. The problem is their yards per carry (3.6) was very low, and when Jackson knows he’s going to need to improve on that number if he wants to be able to ride his running game throughout the season as opposed to just in mop-up time. I’m starting to wonder if Gio might be knocking on the door […]
Posted: January 9th, 2014 | johnjuhasz | Tags:
Save for later: Percy Harvin, who has been struggling with a hip injury since … forever, it seems … remained “full” in Thursday’s practice, and claims he expects to be active for the Divisional Round. Seahawks coach Pete Carrol also said Harvin wouldn’t be on a snap count. The good news is if Harvin really is healthy, you can tune into this game and do a little fantasy scouting for his potential next season, which lies anywhere between WR1 and WR3. Help wanted: Steve Smith is still battling knee issues and downgraded his health from 71 percent to 57 percent after Thursday’s practice (well, then). Smith has been listed as “limited” for pretty much the entire week. His health could […]
Posted: January 8th, 2014 | johnjuhasz | Tags:
Going Pro: So, Johnny Manziel will be playing on Sundays this coming autumn. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but there will be a lot of mystery surrounding his fantasy status. Not many rookie QBs step into the league and start throwing for big yardage and touchdowns from day one. RGIII and Andrew Luck were two of the most hyped quarterbacks to come out in some time. The former was either feast or famine while the latter was steadily mediocre. A lot of Johnny Football’s fantasy value will obviously have to do with where he lands, and to further complicate things, he may even go to a team that doesn’t currently have a head coach in place. Still, there has […]