Well, the hype surrounding Colts QB Andrew Luck seems to be real. He had one stellar game (against the Vikings), two steady games, and probably the most impressive thing is that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians doesn’t treat him like a rookie. One interesting thing that’s come up this week as I’ve been shuttling back and forth between Indy and Green Bay is that Luck is starting to get compared to the dude he’s facing this week. The thought is that Luck (in a few years) = Aaron Rodgers. That’s what the Colts hope. “Very similar,” interim coach Bruce Arians said when asked to compare Rodgers and Luck. “Aaron’s very mobile, very accurate, got good velocity. Obviously he can handle a […]
Posts Tagged ‘Aaron Rodgers’
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.
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: Monday, September 10th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Robert Griffin III, Aaron Rodgers, Alfred Morris, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, Drew Brees, Hulk Hogan, King Kong Bundy, Matthew Stafford, Michael Bush, Michael Turner, Mike Shanahan, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Wes Welker
So let me see if I have this straight, Mike Shanahan said Alfred Morris was going to start for his team and then he went out and had the most carries of the weekend? Surprisingly, that’s not the biggest Washington Redskins’ story of the weekend.
While his performance on the field has at times left something to be desired, Tony Romo’s numbers show that he is actually an elite fantasy football quarterback.
Greg Jennings says a solid run game will help the Packers immensely.
Posted: Monday, September 3rd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: NFL Network, Aaron Rodgers, Chicago Bears, Christian Ponder, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Minnesota Vikings, NFC Playbook
Who will be the best NFC North QB in week 1?
First up on Revis Island 2012 edition is Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson, Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
In two games last season, Johnson averaged 79.5 yards against the New York Jets’ four-time Pro Bowl cornerback. But against Darrelle Revis, 80 yards sometimes feels like 200.
Posted: Friday, August 24th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden, Jacquizz Rodgers, LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch, Maurice Jones-Drew, Michael Turner, Ray Rice
Maurice Jones-Drew stuck up for running backs, saying that they are still a dominant fantasy commodity. But, as Marcas Grant writes, things aren’t what they used to be with fantasy RB values.
Everyone is worried about how much the Green Bay Packers will be able to run the ball this season, except those people in charge of the offense.
Asked about improving the Packers run game on “NFL Total Access” earlier this month, Aaron Rodgers responded, “Do we need to?”
Posted: Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Tony Romo
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning caused a stir prior to last season when he told the world he was an elite quarterback. Eli, of course, proved his doubters wrong when he was selected as MVP of Super Bowl XLVI — the second of his NFL career.
Contracts for NFL quarterbacks do not exist in a vacuum. So, when Saints QB Drew Brees earned a new deal, my mind immediately turned to a colleague. When will Packers QB Aaron Rodgers get similarly paid? “That stuff takes care of itself,” Rodgers told me yesterday. “I still have a few years left on my deal, and we’ll talk about that when we get there.” Perhaps. Or earlier. We’ll see. There are a lot of issues, and I tried to hit on many of them here. But Rodgers didn’t take a wait-and-see approach when discussing Brees’ deal. “You got to say he’s a fortunate man,” Rodgers told NFL.com. “I don’t think he’s complaining right now.“ No, I’d say not. One other […]
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has kept a low-profile this week in South Lake Tahoe. Well, as low a profile as a Super Bowl-winning QB can keep. But before heading out to play nine holes (and carry his own bag), Rodgers stopped to chat with me and our cameras. You’ll see some of this interview on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access tonight and on NFL.com tomorrow. But there’s always a little more. The Packers ended their season in the playoffs last year with an ugly loss to the Giants. Rodgers was ready to turn the page. “It’s a new team, it’s a new players, rookies, new coaches, it’s a different feel,” Rodgers told me earlier today. “So we’re going […]
While a variety of NFL players spend the week out here in gorgeous Lake Tahoe, they know that when they leave here, it all begins. Training camp is around the corner and it gets amped up incredibly soon. That’s why they cherish being here. They play golf, they bring their families, they chill out… and if they are smart, they clear their heads. “You got to get away because you know you’re going to go through the grind,” ex-Major League pitcher David Wells said. “You just want to try to put everything aside and then come out and golf. If they’re smart, they’re not even thinking any football, just relaxing. It’s a grind. You need something to mellow you out, […]