No season-changers emerged this week, but we did finally see more of Matt Asiata with Teddy Bridgewater taking over the reigns for Minnesota. If this offense keeps moving, he could finally be a solid contributor in Adrian Peterson’s absence. I’m going running back heavy in this edition with some options and stashes reaching a “must…… Continue reading Week 5 Pickups: Asiata told you to pick him up last week
The recent track record of Week 1 surprise players isn’t good. How many have played well in Week 1 and gone on to finish as a top-shelf Fantasy option at their position? Over the last two years, the answer is two: Alfred Morris in 2012 and Julius Thomas in 2013. Two! Over two years. Still…… Continue reading Week 1 surprises rarely turn into fantasy studs
The drug vote saga drags on, leaving the suspensions for Josh Gordon and Wes Welker up in the air. Is it worth stashing Gordon at this point if he’s still out there? Probably. I’m still concerned about how much of Gordon’s suspension will actually be reduced, but his abilities as a top-5 fantasy football receiver when he takes the field…… Continue reading Week 2 Waiver Wire: Can Josh Gordon get a vote?
It’s one of the most frustrating occurrences in fantasy football. It’s not a Baltimore fan complaining about the refs or John Carney missing three kicks when just one would have won the fantasy game you lost by a point. No, the most sickening feeling in fantasy football hits you when you start the wrong guys. There’s…… Continue reading Foolish Thoughts: My Beef with Fleaflicker’s Coach Rating
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks. You should pause for a moment and think of all the players you have to thank for getting you where your fantasy team is today. Thank you, Terrell Owens, for going off the week we finally gave up on starting you. Thanks so much for being worthless just…… Continue reading Week 12 Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: Carson Palmer, Michael Crabtree, Steve Smith, and Pilgrim’s Pride on Turkey Day
Is there anything sadder than two coaches from the worst teams in the league arguing about who cheated? There are sad clown faces, and then there are SAD CLOWN FACES, people. I’m pretty sure half the NFL wishes that this game wasn’t even televised. It might fool some people into believing that the Browns and…… Continue reading On the Wire: Week 12 Pickups, Playoff Prep, and Matt Leinart
When one of your fantasy football studs gets injured, fantasy owners usually face a tough decision. Should you go get that backup, the one who hasn’t seen more than five touches in any game this year? Or should you just find another running back or wide receiver on the waiver wire who’ll get it done…… Continue reading Foolish Thoughts: Forsett, Snelling, Scott, and McCoy offer instant gratification
I know nothing of Twilight. I like it that way, but this debate that’s been raging across all my television channels, including my sports channels, has annoyed me to no end, especially because they used my name. From what I can gather, my namesake Jacob is a werewolf who is loyal and the complete “nice…… Continue reading Week 11 Hot Hand and Cold Shoulders: Twilight Edward vs. Jacob, who ya got?
So now begins our recovery from this great weekend of injuries. It’s all your fault, but I forgive you. This week, we are left with the scraps of all the teams who lost one of their studs. Hot Claims Justin Forsett, RB, Seattle Seahawks — Let’s be honest. Forsett already had a great shot of…… Continue reading On the Wire: Week 11 Pickups, Replacements Justin Forsett, Bernard Scott, and McCoy
It’s all your fault, you know. Yes, you, the one who pointed out how few injuries had struck fantasy owners thus far this season. You’re the reason we lost Cedric Benson, Ronnie Brown, Michael Turner, Julius Jones and Brian Westbrook (again). You jinxed three of the top backs in fantasy…and Julius Jones just happened to…… Continue reading Foolish Thoughts: Turner, Benson, Brown, Westbrook struck down by fantasy jinx