May 122012
 

September 3rd Fantasy Football Update

This is the final fantasy update of the season, unless any unexpected cuts/trades are made.

QB Ben Roethlisberger UP

Ben had his suspension cut by 6 games to 4 on Friday. Ben has looked great this preseason and… (read more)

Hines Ward has to be happy that Ben’s suspension has been cut by 2 games

September 2nd Fantasy Football Update

TE Owen Daniels UP

Daniels has been activiated from the PUP list and looks likely to start the season opener. There are definitely no guarantees that he will play all 16 games, but he’s very talented when… (read more)

Reports say Vincent Jackson has played his last game as a Charger

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 10

Round 10 Pick 1

Justin Mertes-Mistretta- The Sports Bank

Pick: WR Derrick Mason BAL

He’s as solid as they… (read more)

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 9

Round 9 Pick 1

Ryan Lester- Lester’s Legends

Pick: WR Lee Evans BUF

He is far better than… (read more)

August 31st Fantasy Football Update

RB Laurence Maroney DOWN

Maroney has yet to see a single carry this preseason. Belicheck loves to mess with fantasy owners, but this is definitely not a good sign. He’ll probably see some carries, but he’ll share… (read more)

Johnny Knox has been the Bears best receiver this preseason

August 24th Fantasy Football (MEGA) Update

QB Tom Brady UP

With Welker back in the lineup, the Patriots and Tom Brady looked to be in 2007 form week 2 against Atlanta. I’m not saying that he’ll throw 50 touchdowns, but having a healthy… (read more)

Sidney Rice could miss 8 weeks after undergoing hip surgery

 

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 8

Jerome Harrison ran for 561 yards and 5 TDs in the last three games of last season. Plus, the injury to Montario Hardesty allowed Harrison to move into the starting RB spot this off-season. I think the Browns will move the ball better than people think and Harrison… (read more)

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 7

Round 7 Pick 1

Ryan Lester- Lester’s Legends

Pick: TE Brent Celek PHI

With essentially a rookie… (read more)

August 19th Fantasy Football Update

WR Donald Driver UP

Driver was in the lineup and looked healthy in his first preseason game this season, after speculation that he could miss time in the regular season. He’s still a 35 year old coming off of knee surgery on both knees so he won’t be player, but I’d feel a lot more… (read more)

Looks who’s back

 

August 15th Fantasy Football Update

RB Jamaal Charles UP

Charles was so much better than Thomas Jones in his first preseason game, albeit in limited action. Jones looked old on his two carries, managing 2 yards. Charles rushed for 37 yards on 4 carries and looked as good as he did to end last season, showing no signs of… (read more)

Rookie Ben Tate’s likely ankle break is a bad break for his fantasy owners

August 12th Fantasy Football Update

WR Johnny Knox UP

I’m hearing from many sources that the 2nd year receiver is playing amazingly in camp and looks like the favorite to win the #1 receiver job over Devin Aromashodu and Devin Hester. He won’t be a true #1 because the Bears will throw the ball all… (read more)

Philip Rivers’ blindside could be very exposed this season without Marcus McNeill

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 6

Round 6 Pick 1

Justin Mertes-Mistretta- The Sports Bank

Pick: WR Hines Ward PIT

Consistency is king… (read more)

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 5

Taking a rookie RB, even if he is in a great situation like Mattews, is a bit risky. Addai is a productive back, and perhaps even more important, one that Manning trusts. He can produce on the ground and through the air. Quality RBs are drying up, meaning I wouldn’t… (read more)

August 10th Fantasy Football Update

RB Arian Foster UP

Foster has been working with the first team during camp. I still expect Ben Tate to start the season. They drafted him in the 2nd round after being clearly discontent with their running game last year so it only makes sense they’d give him the first crack at… (read more)

Moreno is starting to strike me as the type of guy who can’t stay healthy

 

August 6th Fantasy Football Update

Hey, you know that whole Brett Favre retiring thing. Turns out it was pretty much a hoax. Even though no one in the media heard it straight from his mouth that he was retiring, the entire world went into a panic and assumed he was retiring because of some alleged… (read more)

He’s baaaaack! I think…

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 4

I’m a little hesitant to draft Best this early, because he is so unproven, but my gut feeling couldn’t be any higher on this guy. The Detroit Lions have a plethora of young talent and head coach Jim Schwartz has already said that he wants Best to be the feature back. I… (read more)

August 3rd Fantasy Football Update

Brett Favre has “retired.” However, right after the news, I tweeted “over/under a week before Brett Favre comes back” and it turns out I’m not alone. A large percentage of the football community believes that Favre is not actually 100% retired (like a boy who… (read more)

Please don’t come back Brett. Updating my fantasy rankings is a pain in the ass.

Fantasy Football Tip: KISS

If you’re expecting this tip to be about Gene Simmons and his giant tongue, you’re out of luck. KISS=Keep it simple stupid and it is a great tip for fantasy owners at this time of year. The NFL Preseason is coming up soon and people with upcoming fantasy… (read more)

Yeah, not that KISS

Fantasy Football Position Battles

Below is a list of positional battles that will have significant fantasy consequences this season, thus making them extremely important to monitor in training camp.

Jonathan Stewart/DeAngelo Williams

Both backs are… (read more)

If Fred Davis wins the starting tight end job in Washington he’d be a nice sleeper

 

Fantasy Players Coming Off Injuries

Below is a list of key fantasy players coming off of injuries. These players are one you should play extra special attention to during the Pre-Season.

Tom Brady

Brady had shoulder, finger… (read more)

If Steven Jackson shows he’s healthy in the preseason, his stock would shoot up

 

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 3

Round 3 Pick 1

Ryan Lester- Lester’s Legends

Pick: RB Ryan Mathews SD

Mathews is stepping into… (read more)

 

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 2

I have to confess, I have an absolute man-crush on Miles Austin. While some may be wary of drafting him this early, I have no qualms. He was able to put up 80+ catches, over 1300 yards and double digit touchdowns despite only starting 3/4′s of the season. It’s scary… (read more)

July 30th Fantasy Football Update

RB Cedric Benson UP

Benson reportedly will not be suspended by the league following his recent arrest. This is a big surprise for me, but nonetheless it does move Benson back up my board. He’s still an… (read more)

Donald Driver is still not practicing after two offseason knee surgeries

 

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: Round 1

I believe Peterson, Chris Johnson, and Maurice Jones-Drew are pretty much on the same level. I expect Chris Johnson to see a decrease in his workload after such a heavy one last year. MJD proved he could be the feature back, but doesn’t get enough help. Meanwhile… (read more)

QB2 Cheat Sheet 

Bye Weeks

Good ideas in bold

Week 4

QB1s on bye: Tony… (read more)

 

July 9th Update 

WR Vincent Jackson DOWN

I had Jackson lower than normal already due to the possibility that he might get suspended. Now he actually has been suspended, for 3 games. Add in his bye week, and he’ll be missing 4 weeks out of your 13 or 14 week regular season. If you spend a 3rd round… (read more)

Vincent Jackson’s suspension makes him a less valuable fantasy player

 

Drafting a QB2 

Before reading this, it would be a good idea to brief yourself on my Fantasy Quarterbacks article

Drafting a backup quarterback is an often overlooked, but it can actually have a huge impact on your fantasy team. With any luck, you’ll only have to use your backup quarterback… (read more)

Matt Stafford is a huge boom or bust type player for 2010

 

June 29th Update 

WR Donald Driver DOWN

Driver had two knee surgeries in the offseason and is still not practicing. This might not be a big deal if he was 25, but he’s 35. Driver already started to drop off in production late last season and now he’s pretty badly hurt, not practicing, and won’t heal like… (read more)

Cedric Benson’s future isn’t looking too bright

 

Sleeper Cheat Sheet 

Mid Round Upside Picks

WR Chaz Schilens- OAK

ADP: 154th

WR Malcom Floyd- SD

ADP: 88… (read more)

 

Fantasy Football: Late Round Value Picks

I have broken my sleepers into 4 categories this year. Mid Round Upside Picks, Mid Round Value Picks, Late Round Upside Picks, Late Round Value Picks. A Late Round Value Pick, as I will list here, is anyone available in the late rounds (13th-16th) of a 12 team… (read more)

Former Ram Torry Holt may be old and boring, but don’t sleep on him this year

Fantasy Football: Late Round Upside Picks

I have broken my sleepers into 4 categories this year. Mid Round Upside Picks, Mid Round Value Picks, Late Round Upside Picks, Late Round Value Picks. A Mid Round Upside Pick, as I will list here, is anyone available in the late rounds (13th-16th) of a 12 team draft, that has… (read more)

Buccaneer rookie receiver Arrelious Benn has big fantasy upside this year

Fantasy Football: Mid Round Value Picks

I have broken my sleepers into 4 categories this year. Mid Round Upside Picks, Mid Round Value Picks, Late Round Upside Picks, Late Round Value Picks. A Mid Round Value Pick, as I will list here, is anyone available in the mid rounds (8th-12th) of a 12 team draft, that… (read more)

People seem to have forgotten about Lee Evans, playing will Buffalo will do that

Fantasy Football: Mid Round Upside Picks

 I have broken my sleepers into 4 categories this year. Mid Round Upside Picks, Mid Round Value Picks, Late Round Upside Picks, Late Round Value Picks. A Mid Round Upside Pick, as I will list here, is anyone available in the mid rounds (8th-12th) of a 12 team draft, that… (read more)

Chaz Schilens has good upside this year now that he has a capable quarterback

Positional Cheat Sheet 

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Quarterbacks

Tier 1

1. Aaron… (read more)

 

Fantasy Football Top 100: Cheat Sheet

1. Adrian Peterson

2. Chris Johnson

3. Maurice Jones Drew

4. Ray… (read more)

 

Fantasy Football Defenses

I am not going to do an official fantasy defense ranking. This is how I draft my fantasy defense. I make a list of 4 or 5 teams that I view as elite defenses and then, if when my pick comes up, more than half of those defenses are gone, I take one of the remaining. This… (read more)

Darrelle Revis is a huge reason why the Jets’ have a very good fantasy defense

Top 30 Fantasy Wide Receivers

This top 30 list also happens to be the same list as my “list of guys who if you have anyone else as your WR1 or WR2 you’re screwed list” (name pending). No offense to wide receivers 30+, but if you’re in a 10 or 12 team league, you don’t want the 31st or… (read more)

Andre Johnson is pretty clearly the #1 fantasy wide receiver for 2010

 

Top 30 Fantasy Running Backs 

This top 30 list also happens to be the same list as my “list of guys who if you have anyone else as your RB1 or RB2 you’re screwed list” (name pending). No offense to running backs 30+, but if you’re in a 10 or 12 team league, you don’t want the 31st or… (read more)

Chris Johnson’s durability after a big season with his small frame is a concern

 

Top 15 Fantasy Tight Ends 

This top 15 list also happens to be the same list as my “list of guys who if you have anyone else as your TE1 you’re screwed list” (name pending). No offense to tight ends 16 on, but if you’re in a 10 or 12 team league, you don’t want the 16th or 17th best… (read more)

Vernon Davis is talented, but he’ll have some trouble remaining the #1 tight end

 

Top 15 Fantasy Quarterbacks 

This top 15 list also happens to be the same list as my “list of guys who if you have anyone else as your QB1 you’re screwed list” (name pending). No offense to quarterbacks 16-32, but if you’re in a 10 or 12 team league, you don’t want the 16th or 17th best… (read more)

Drew Brees may have a ring, but Rodgers is the king of all fantasy quarterbacks

 

Fantasy Rookie Rankings

QB Jimmy Clausen

Of the 5 quarterbacks to play a significant portion of their rookie year in recent years, 2 (Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco) had success in their first year. Now, in real life, there’s nothing wrong with your rookie quarterback throwing 20 picks as rookies (Matt Stafford, Mark… (read more)

 

Fantasy Football Offseason Stock Report

Matt Forte DOWN

Matt Forte was awful last year, with a YPC of 3.6, but at least you could say he got the ball often with 258 carriesa and 57 catches. With Chester Taylor now in town, that’s not going to happen again. Plus, they didn’t fix the offensive line either, a major… (read more)

Larry Fitzgerald is talented, but is his quarterback?

 

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