Posts Tagged ‘QBs’

Break out those rookie quarterbacks

Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco have both thrown touchdown passes in the first quarter of their respective games. Ryan hit his favorite target, Roddy White, on a 16-yard strike, while Flacco connected with Yamon Figurs on a 43-yard bomb. I’m amazed at how good these rookies have been, both on the field and in fantasy circles.

Need a QB? Consider these free agents

Quarterbacks are dropping like flies around the NFL, so fantasy leaguers are all over the waiver wire looking for replacements. While you shouldn’t expect to find this season’s Derek Anderson (who is on this list), here are 10 quarterbacks to consider. Percentage of availability in leagues shown in parenthesis.

Trends to consider for Week 3

In an effort to help you set the best lineup possible, NFL Network’s stats guru David Carabello and I have found 10 trends you might want to consider for Week 3.

Third game, third QB to start for Chiefs

For the third consecutive week, the Chiefs will start a different quarterback.

RBs Grant, McGahee both on injury report

Here are some of the top names listed on the injury report for Week 1:

Reggie Brown, WR, Philadelphia (Doubtful): Brown (hamstring) is likely out for Week 1, so Hank Baskett and rookie DeSean Jackson will see more targets. Jackson is a nice sleeper candidate against St. Louis.

Joey Galloway, WR, Tampa Bay (Questionable): Galloway (groin) was limited in Friday’s practice but is still expected to start in Week 1. He owns the New Orleans Saints, so be sure to check his status on Sunday morning.

RBs Perry, Slaton have added value

All 32 NFL teams have cut their rosters down to 53 players, so it’s time to examine some of the moves that will have the greatest impact on fantasy football.

Cincinnati Bengals: The release of Rudi Johnson guarantees a starting role for Chris Perry, who now has value as a No. 3 fantasy back or flex starter. Based on his past proneness to injuries, however, it’s important to add Kenny Watson as a handcuff.

Warner wins top spot in Arizona

It’s finally official…Kurt Warner is the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. Despite an impressive performance from Matt Leinart in Friday night’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos, coach Ken Whisenhunt still decided to go with Warner as the leader of his offensive attack.

Warner will start for Cardinals at San Francisco

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that veteran quarterback Kurt Warner will start against the 49ers when the team opens the season on Sept. 7. Whisenhunt admitted that he wrestled with the decision, but felt that Warner gives the Cardinals the best opportunity to win now.

O-line injuries could hurt Manning, Brady

Offensive linemen don’t receive much attention in the world of fantasy football. So when it was announced that the Indianapolis Colts had lost C Jeff Saturday for at least the first six weeks of the regular season with an injured right knee, it didn’t make news.

Maybe it should have.

Report: Warner could start in Arizona

Fantasy football fans rejoice! According to published reports, the Arizona Cardinals could choose Kurt Warner as their starting quarterback. Matt Leinart all but gave up the top spot on the depth chart Saturday night, as he completed one more pass to his teammates (4) than he did to the Oakland Raiders (3) in less than a half. He finished with a passer rating of 2.8 (no, that’s not a misprint) and looked like the mistake-prone quarterback who threw for 2 TDs and 4 picks in five starts last season.

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