Posts Tagged ‘Nate Burleson’

Who has bigger impact in Detroit: Burleson or Best?

The Lions offense was one of the worst in the NFL last season (26th overall), but there is a lot to look forward to this season.

Lions players believe team will make playoffs

The Lions are going to the playoffs! That seems to be a popular refrain from players in Detroit.

Scheffler deal adds to Stafford’s value

The Lions have acquired Tony Scheffler in a three-team trade that also sent linebacker Ernie Sims to the Eagles. The move wasn’t a major one from a fantasy perspective in terms of the players involved, though getting Sims does improve the value of the Eagles defense. However, it does give Matthew Stafford another weapon in the pass attack. It also gives opposing defenses another player to cover in the middle of the field, which should help Calvin Johnson avoid constant double and triple teams. Scheffler is a solid pass-catching tight end who was once a viable fantasy starter during his time with the Broncos. He’ll be second on the Lions depth chart behind Brandon Pettigrew, though Scheffler could start in […]

Calvin Johnson says losing got to him

It’s difficult to blame Calvin Johnson for wanting to get past 2009. He battled through knee injuries. His numbers fell across the board. His Lions won only two games.

Marshall set to visit Seahawks

Broncos restricted free-agent WR Brandon Marshall will visit the Seahawks on Saturday morning, according to a league source.

Burleson’s value won’t change with Lions

The signing of WR Nate Burleson is good news for the fantasy value of QB Matthew Stafford.

Lions give WR Burleson a five-year, $25M deal

The first deal of free agency happened a little over two hours into the signing period early Friday morning, as WR Nate Burleson agreed to terms with the Lions, a league source told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

Crystal balling: Bold predictions for free agency

With the clock about to strike midnight in the East, here’s a look at how some of the top players could begin to come off the market. A handful of players will get new deals tonight, with DE Julius Peppers and LB Karlos Dansby likely in line for the biggest paydays.

Seattle fans should check their expectations for Carroll

Seahawks fans should temper their expectations for an immediate turnaround under Pete Carroll. Carroll’s arrival has been widely hailed in Seattle, but until his soon-to-be-appointed general manager overhauls the team’s roster, he is another college coach destined to fail.

Carroll’s teams haven’t had much fantasy success

New Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t have too many solid fantasy players in his previous NFL stints.

Owners could be without Cardinals WR Boldin

Here’s a look at a few news and notes from around the fantasy world, including the status of Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin.

Seahawks WR Burleson probable vs. Cards

Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (back) gave it a full go on Friday and is officially listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

Week 6 injuries: Giants QB Manning good to go

Teams have released their latest Week 6 injury reports. Here’s a look at the developments among notable names through Thursday.

Seahawks’ Burleson out for season

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren announced during his weekly Monday press conference that starting WR Nate Burleson is out for the season with a torn knee ligament. The injury was revealed in an MRI exam on Monday.

Fantasy owners lose WR Burleson

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren announced at his Monday press conference that Nate Burleson will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a knee ligament in Week 1.

Burleson is the fourth wideout the team has lost in the past year, joining Deion Branch (knee), Bobby Engram (shoulder) and Ben Obomanu (clavicle). Courtney Taylor will now be thrust into the top spot on the depth chart and should be owned in all leagues with 12-plus teams.

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