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
Another week down in the NFL season, another crop of new running backs to go after. I’ll run these free agents down in the order I’d target them on the Week 5 waiver wire. Hope the bye weeks treat you kindly these next few weeks. RUNNING BACKS Ryan Torain (Redskins) He’s the most lucrative pickup…… Continue reading Sorry to Torain on your Week 5 waivers parade
If your head’s swimming with stats and rankings this morning deciding who to start with playoff implications on the line, here’s a study aid. PlayThisGuy.com has provided us with their consensus rankings for Week 13 quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. You may not have these top 10 players, but dig deep to see what…… Continue reading Decisions, Decisions: Who to Start in Week 13
It’s been three weeks. Time to take a long hard look at your team and the “sleepers” you chose on draft day. If they haven’t woken up yet, chances are that they aren’t going to wake up anytime soon. On the waiver this week, there are several running backs to take a chance on, but…… Continue reading On the Wire in Week 4: LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Torain Headline Best of Waiver Wire Running Backs to Stash
With a name like Best, you should have known he was going to be good, but this video might also have helped clue you in on his talent. http://youtu.be/dl6M1jSZcto You can only blame yourself for not getting a piece of this guy in your own fantasy football draft. I’ve heard people compare him to Chris…… Continue reading Why Jahvid Best is the Best
Yes. So much yes. Don’t get caught up in the hype of this Adrian Peterson vs. Chris Johnson debate. Sure, Chris Johnson had a phenom year. He broke 400 touches in 2009. He may not do that in 2010; in fact, he probably won’t. There’s a good chance he could suffer a setback or injury…… Continue reading Should you draft Chris Johnson at No. 1?
Here’s a look from Sports Data Hub at the top fantasy performers at each position as of the beginning of December. [Update: Link no longer available] We all wish we could go back to the draft and change something, whether we want to draft Miles Austin or not draft Matt Forte, but looking at the…… Continue reading And while you’re kicking yourself for not drafting these guys in the first place
There’s no way someone in the fantasy football playoffs was starting Jerome Harrison this week, is there? If so, you must have just received your Christmas miracle. Did you save an old woman trying to cross the street? Donate an organ to an ill friend? Give a dollar a day to a child in a…… Continue reading Jerome Harrison’s Week 15 Fantasy Playoff Surprise: A Tragedy in Three Parts
In a fantasy football group I participate in each week, Fantasy Football Fanatics on LinkedIn, I recommended going with Beanie Wells in a flex spot over Andre Johnson this week. Am I crazy or is this smart strategy? I’m going with the numbers here. My argument for going with Beanie: There is definitely a huge…… Continue reading Starting Beanie Wells over Andre Johnson: Smart Play or Crazy Talk?
Last week’s Fourth & 1 fantasy football roundtable debate asked, “Which two players are you stashing for the second half? Why?” I selected LeSean McCoy and Mike Bell as my stashes for the reasons outlined below in my entry for the roundtable. After seeing Brian Westbrook suffer a concussion in Monday Night Football tonight, I…… Continue reading Fourth & 1 Debate: Two running backs worth stashing