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, […]
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 […]
Posted: October 8th, 2013 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Atlanta Falcons, Garrett Graham, Houston Texans, Julio Jones, New England Patriots, Owen Daniels, Rob Gronkowski, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez
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.
How many of you headed into Monday night even thought of benching Matt Ryan for Geno Smith?
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 […]
» For all of the attention focused on Peyton Manning, let’s not overlook Knowshon Moreno who rushed for 93 yards and a TD while adding another 57 receiving yards. He’s taking control of the No. 1 spot in the Broncos backfield. » He might frustrate Dallas Cowboys fans, but a game like today shows why Tony Romo remains a quality fantasy option. » Chris Johnson scored a long touchdown, but there was little that he did today to excite fantasy owners. He might be a bench option next week with the Titans travelling to Seattle. » Nick Foles played well today, but don’t get too excited. That was against the Giants. If he starts next week, it will be against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. » […]
In this week’s Social (Fantasy) Network, we want to know if your team is on a playoff path.
Posted: October 4th, 2013 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Brandon Bolden, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, EJ Manuel, Jeff Tuel, LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots, Stevan Ridley
In today’s Three and Out: A pair of quarterbacks go down in Thursday Night Football and Stevan Ridley isn’t looking good for Week 5.
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 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 […]
Posted: October 1st, 2013 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, David Nelson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jason Snelling, New York Jets, Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Steven Jackson, Trent Richardson, Willis McGahee
In today’s Three and Out: Santonio Holmes thins out an already thin jets WR corps while Willis McGahee might be more like Trent Richardson than he gives himself credit for being.
Allow me to pull back the curtain a little bit. When we do projections for the Monday show, if I need a guy to get me a certain number of points that night, I will project that. This, of course, explains why I had Jimmy Graham tabbed for 26.80 points against the Dolphins on Monday night. And to be honest, that number wasn’t so outlandish. It puts him in the Tony Gonzalez category for Week 4 and it was close to what Graham did on Monday.
Posted: September 30th, 2013 | johnjuhasz | Tags: Houston, Jake Locker, Matt Schaub, Quarterback, Rex Ryan, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston, Jake Locker, Matt Schaub, quarterback, Rex Ryan, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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 […]
» Looking ahead to Week 5 … MIN, PIT, TB and WAS are all on byes. That takes out a number of quality RBs (Peterson, Bell, Doug Martin and Morris), but won’t be quite so hard on fantasy QB depth charts. Robert Griffin III is the only signal-caller of any real significance that will be missing next week. » Reports of Antonio Gates’ fantasy demise have been greatly exaggerated. He’s scored double-digit fantasy points in each of the past three weeks and gets to face the Raiders next week. Time to upgrade him! » Apparently not everyone can take advantage of Washington’s terrible defense. Thanks for teaching us that valuable lesson, Matt Flynn. » Justin Hunter might not catch a lot of passes. But when he […]
In the Social (Fantasy) Network this week, we look at team names and whether it’s ever okay to change them mid-season.