Posts Tagged ‘Alex Smith’

NFL fantasy: Maurice Jones-Drew eyes summer return

In today’s Three and Out: Maurice Jones-Drew has a timeline for his recovery; Alex Smith talks Norv Turner and the Panthers want continuity for Cam Newton.

NFL fantasy football: Alex Smith drawing interest

In today’s Three and Out: Alex Smith is reportedly already drawing interest; the Dolphins are targeting their new starting RB; do the Vikings have interest in Donald Driver?

Colin Kaepernick – The Secret Ingredient

With Colin Kaepernick continuing his ascent as the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback, we dug a little deeper and may have uncovered the secret to his success. No, it’s not his pet tortoise Sammy. It’s food. While he may not be Top Chef material just yet, it appears Kaepernick has quite the palette and has taken to Instagram to show it off. Here are some of his most recent edible conquests: ————————————————————————————————————————————– Chicken, Rice, and Green Beans Nothing too outside the ordinary here. Kaepernick is getting the essential proteins and carbs that all athletes need. Starting athletes, especially. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Fruit Salad Continuing the healthy trend, Kaepernick posted this assortment of fruits that he was consuming one afternoon. Recent reports from […]

NFL fantasy football: Put your Kaepernick on?

It’s no surprise that Colin Kaepernick is the talk of the NFL on Tuesday. After all, when you carve up the league’s leading defense with 243 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in your first-ever NFL start, you’re going to turn a few heads. But it begs the question … should you pick him up off the waiver wire? Undoubtedly, Kaepernick looked fantastic on Monday night. But Alex Smith has been pretty good all season long, completing 70 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Therein lies the rub. Smith isn’t a fantasy monster (he ranks just 24th among QBs in 2012) but the Niners are winning with him under center. Jim Harbaugh might not hate your […]

Monday Nightmare: Vernon Davis is back for fantasy owners

Call off the search, we’ve found Vernon Davis! And it turns it, Colin Kaepernick knew where he was the entire time. Just when we were ready to write off Davis for good, he comes out with a monster performance against the Monsters of the Midway.

49ers look to trap Bears on ‘Monday Night Football’

The San Francisco 49ers host the Chicago Bears in a highly anticipated matchup among two of the league’s best teams. Both teams are coming off of disappointing performances in their prior outing; San Francisco is coming off of a frustrating tie against St. Louis, and Chicago lost a sloppy 13-6 slugfest against Houston. With Alex Smith out, it becomes especially important that the 49ers gets their ground game on track to make things easier on second-year QB Colin Kaepernick as he makes his first NFL start. Behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, the 49ers lead the NFL averaging 170.2 rushing yards per game on a staggering 5.61 yards per carry, and look to exploit a Bears defense that has had […]

Fantasy Post Mortem: What to do with Cam Newton

Cam Newton is an undroppable in most fantasy leagues, and it’s probably a good thing, too, considering most impetuous fantasy enthusiasts would at least consider dropping him after another disappointing game in Week 5. Like you’re sitting around, drinking a few beers, watching Dexter after the Sunday night game and thinking, “(expletive) it, I’m done with this guy.”

Niners’ Patrick Willis says confidence has allowed Alex Smith to play ‘lights out’

Patrick Willis discusses Alex Smith‘s strong play over the past 22 games.

Fanatasy Post Mortem: Jamaal Charles gives sweet relief

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.

Behold! An older, kinder, gentler Randy Moss for the 49ers …

Hellooooo from San Francisco. Or, actually, Santa Clara, Calif. Hey, only a 45-minute drive. Anyway, the San Francisco 49ers are about to practice, and Randy Moss will be on the field when they do. The 35-year-old formerly retired receiver spoke to the media today for about 10 minutes, and he was as colorful as always. That accent never gets old, and neither does what he says. But this time, to me, it felt different. He’s older and wiser, but maybe kinder and gentler? He was soulful, almost. He was asked about his milestones and said he didn’t care. Not really, anyway. “I just love to play football,” Moss said. “All that other stuff I’ll leave up to y’all. I’ve been […]

My story: College coaches pinpoint the next trend to permeate the NFL’s game

First, there was the Wildcat. Then, spread offenses. The college game has long proven a feeder ground for concepts that break into the NFL. But what’s next? For that question, I asked several who work in or work closely to the college game — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, South Florida’s Skip Holtz, and analyst Doug Flutie. Their answers were all the same. As Meyer expertly put it, “Utilizing the quarterbacks as something more than just hand the ball off and throw it.“ Yup, the mobile QB era in the NFL is alive and well, and it’s only going to grow. Robert Griffin III (right) is this year’s addition. Cam Newton and Tim Tebow have also shown what worked in […]

New York Jets’ Tim Tebow rising in fantasy football?

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to be used in red-zone situations, but does the news make him fantasy worthy?

Live from Tahoe: What does 49ers QB Alex Smith think of his new weapons? “Love it, love it.”

While racing around the golf course in South Lake Tahoe yesterday, I ran into San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith. So, while he walked from the 18th green to the first tee (making the turn), we caught up on the 49ers offseason. In between signing autographs and dodging stray carts, Smith came off as a guy pumped to get going. Considering his team added weapons like Randy Moss and Mario Manningham, I can’t blame him. “Love it, love it,” Smith told me when I asked what he thought of the new additions. “We had a great offseason, a lot of new faces came in, really fit in. But this is the time when real football starts, put the pads on and […]

Nine really random things and whatever else is going on around the NFL…

A quick and random spin through what the heck happened in the NFL this week …

Three and out: Moss looks good in practice

Happy ‘getaway’ Friday everybody! Or maybe it’s just me who is getting away for a week. Yes, please try to contain your excitement. Let’s get to the fantasy.

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