» 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.
In today’s Three and Out: Rob Gronkowski continues to be uncertain for the Patriots; it’s a little more certain that Christian Ponder and Terrelle Pryor won’t play.
Posted: September 26th, 2013 | johnjuhasz | Tags: Gary Kubiak, Houston Chronicle, Houston Texans, Jim Brown, Matt Schaub, Rick Dennison, Schaub, Seattle Seahawks, Three and out, Gary Kubiak, Jim Brown, Matt Schaub, Schaub, Seattle Seahawks
Cassel closer to starting?: Lezlie Frazier recently said he hopes Christian Ponder plays on Sunday against the Steelers, but I don’t know how broken up the coaching staff would be if they were forced to go with Matt Cassel. Ponder has more INTs (5) this year than TD passes (2), and he has yet to crack 240 passing yards in a game. In other words, he’s been operating at about a C- level all year long. If Ponder plays well in London, he’ll be given a moratorium. If not, Cassel will likely start after the bye. Jim Brown endorses Richardson trade: The Browns made a huge trade splash by recently sending Trent Richardson to the Colts, and former NFL great […]
In today’s Three and Out: Terrelle Pryor’s status for Week 4 is up in the air while Le’Veon Bell could touch down for the Steelers this week.
Peyton Manning is probably the most automatic player in fantasy football right now. Probably. I should change that to just automatic. But here’s the thing, if you had him on Monday night, and let’s say you needed 28.86 points, you had to feel pretty good. And if you have Montee Ball to boot, there’s no way you could lose, right?
Posted: September 23rd, 2013 | johnjuhasz | Tags: Darren McFadden, Mike McCarthy, Terrelle Pryor, Trent Richardson, Washington, Washington Redskins, Darren McFadden, Mike McCarthy, Terrelle Pryor, Trent Richardson, Washington, Washington Redskins
Redskins set infamous record: The Lions beat the Redskins yesterday, which was incredibly their first win in Washington since about the time World War II was getting underway. Those of us who thought the Lions stood a chance of winning probably guessed it would be a 45-38 shootout type of final score. It really wasn’t. Detroit won 27-20, and the sad part is that was Washington’s best outing of the season. The Redskins have conceded an astounding 1,464 yards to date this season, which sets an NFL record for worst performance in the history of the league in the first three weeks of the season. Good thing Washington has a few first-round picks they can use to help address the holes […]