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Sunday, November 23, 2014

#FantasyFootball: Week 12 QB #Rankings, #Starts&Sits

reveals his Week 12 QB Rankings, telling you which quarterbacks you need to get into your lineup, and which passers can make an impact in deeper leagues and DFS formats. Mayo provides a few names that are available on the waiver wire that you can stream through your lineup with confidence if you need to upgrade a murky QB situation or are dealing with bye week issues. He expresses concern that Fantasy owners simply aren't taking Mark Sanchez seriously as a legitimate QB1, bewilderment over Josh McCown's recent success and glee for the return of Josh Gordon, which he projects on to Brian Hoyer in a soft matchup

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Justin Bieber Visit Dooms Steelers - The day after Justin Bieber visited Steelers headquarters, Pittsburgh went on to play their worst game of the season, losing 20-13 to the sad sack Jets

The day after Justin Bieber visited Steelers headquarters, Pittsburgh went on to play their worst game of the season, losing 20-13 to the sad sack Jets

NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Show

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fantasy Football Week 9 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

START ‘EM Carson Palmer (Cardinals) vs. Cowboys: The Cowboys’ defense has been better than anyone anticipated but they’re not a team to shy away from starting a quarterback. In his four starts, Palmer has passed for two touchdowns in each, and he’s taking shots deep. He passed for 329 yards last week and should continue to get better. Palmer has attempted at least 42 passes in two of the last three games.
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With AJ Green back - Mohamed Sanu is a great #FanDuel pick. Green is likely on a snap count but will draw all the attention #FantasyFootball

With AJ Green back - Mohamed Sanu is a great #FanDuel pick. Green is likely on a snap count but will draw all the attention #FantasyFootball

Tony Romo will NOT play in Week 9

Prior to Tony Romo being ruled out, Dallas was -3 over Arizona. After the news however, the game is now a Pick'em. Brandon Weeden starts vs. Cardinals do u start him ? Tony Romo (back) is OUT today against the Cardinals. Brandon Weeden will get his first Cowboys start #Cowboys coaches already planning for the possibility of Tony Romo not going to London and allowing the pain to dissipate during the bye. Best win% by QB in November since 1966: 1 Tony Romo 24-5 .828 2 Daryle Lamonica 19-4-2 .826 3 Jim McMahon 18-5 .783 4 Tom Brady 35-11 .761

Which of these 2 ‪#‎Quarterbacks‬ has a Bigger Sunday Afternoon Fantasy Football game ?

Which of these 2 ‪#‎Quarterbacks‬ has a Bigger Sunday Afternoon Fantasy Football game ? ‪#‎TomBrady‬ vsDEN or ‪#‎PeytonManning‬ @NE

#Cowboys coaches expected #TonyRomo to show up and talk his way in. But Romo made the call last night that he couldn’t play today, I’m told.

#Cowboys coaches expected Tony Romo to show up and talk his way in. But Romo made the call last night that he couldn’t play today, I’m told.Looking ahead, the Cowboys play the Jaguars next week in London, then have a Week 11 bye. This game against the Arizona Cardinals aside, this is fortuitous timing for Romo, as he could skip the London trip and get an extra week of rest. For now, though, this is a sudden dark spot on what had been a very bright season indeed for Dallas Breaking News: Cowboys QB Tony Romo reportedly out against Cards with back injury Tony Romo out for Sunday's game against Arizona with back injury: report . . ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is attended to by team personnel after being sacked … Tony Romo will miss Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals as a result of a back injury suffered on Monday night against the Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports. Brandon Weeden will get the start for the Dallas Cowboys.

Friday, October 24, 2014

2 adults meet in a field to punch each other over #fantasyfootball #video

In 30 minutes, two mid-30s men will meet in a field in my hometown for a fight over something that happened in our fantasy football league.Final note on that FF fight: It was a "Loser leaves the league" fight. Ironically, the guy who created the league was the guy who got beat.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fantasy Swagger #11 | Week 6 Fantasy Football Preview, TONS OF Q&A, Bust...

Fantasy Football Swagger Podcast with @KliquidTV and @ProjectKSL, we will be talking about the injuries to A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson while giving you a few potential replacements for the stud wide receivers. We'll also give you our busts and sleepers of the week and answer a ton of your questions

Fantasy Football Today: Trade Targets (10/7)

The Fantasy Football Today team breaks down the top players being traded and which they would buy low or sell high.

Fantasy Football Today: Trade Targets (10/7)

The Fantasy Football Today team breaks down the top players being traded and which they would buy low or sell high.

Fantasy Football Today Postgame: Waiver Wire Targets (10/5)

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Fantasy Football Today Postgame: Waiver Wire Targets (10/5)

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Week 5 inactives watch list #fantasyfootball #nfl

Bye week teams: Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Monday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins, 8:30 p.m. We track key injuries Monday-Friday in Injury Central. Full Week 5 NFL inactives lists Ruled out before Sunday WR Donnie Avery (groin), RB Joique Bell (concussion), S Eric Berry (ankle), S Jairus Byrd (knee), LB Bruce Carter (thigh), WR Harry Douglas (foot), WR Mike Evans (groin), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), S Dashon Goldson (ankle), RB Mark Ingram (hand), WR Marqise Lee (hamstring), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder), RB Theo Riddick (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) Top players we're watching Early games, 1 p.m. ET (9 scheduled) WR Tavon Austin (knee, questionable): active RB Arian Foster (hamstring, probable): active WR Andre Johnson (ankle, questionable): active WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, questionable): active RB Jonathan Stewart (knee, doubtful): inactive QB Josh McCown (right thumb, questionable): inactive WR Golden Tate (hamstring, probable): active Late games, 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET (3 scheduled) TE Vernon Davis (back, questionable) WR Eric Decker (hamstring, questionable) Sunday Night Football, 8:30 p.m. ET DE Chandler Jones (shoulder, questionable) WR Marvin Jones (ankle, doubtful) Updates/analysis (most recent first) Brandon Marshall active (12:09 p.m. ET): ESPN's Michael C. Wright reports that WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, probable) is active for the Chicago Bears. Wright also tweeted on Saturday that Marshall "said he feels good and doesn't feel limited. Said he feels 'more explosive' and that he's got his wind back." It's great news for Marshall, who has routinely been a questionable listing in past weeks; he was probable this week and his arrow is pointing upward. He is our No. 9 wide receiver for Week 5. Tavon Austin active (12:07 p.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter Nick Wagoner reports that WR Tavon Austin (knee, questionable) is active for the St. Louis Rams. He'll man the slot this week, but his fantasy production isn't good enough to warrant even WR4 appeal. Austin didn't crack our top 50 wide receivers for Week 5. Golden Tate active (12:04 p.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter Michael Rothstein reports that WR Golden Tate (hamstring, probable) is active for the Detroit Lions. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but still has a good chance to pace the Lions in targets due to Calvin Johnson's injury. Tate is a solid WR3 for Week 5; he is our No. 27 option. Darrin Reaves draws the start (11:59 a.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter David Newton reports that Darrin Reaves is listed as the Carolina Panthers' starting running back for Week 5. As expected, but the team is likely to use a rotational approach to the position. Be cautious expecting anything more than flex-play production from Reaves. Bernard Pierce active (11:58 a.m. ET): The Baltimore Ravens' official Twitter feed reports that RB Bernard Pierce (thigh, probable) is active. There have been reports that the Ravens plan to utilize all three of their running backs in Week 5, leading to a nightmarish-for-fantasy running back by committee picture. It's one of the main reasons we didn't rank any of their depth-chart-top-three as anything more than flex plays: Justin Forsett placed 24th, Lorenzo Taliaferro 35th and Pierce 43rd. Kyle Williams inactive (11:55 a.m. ET): The Buffalo Bills' official Twitter feed reports that DT Kyle Williams (knee, doubtful) is inactive. With both Williams and LB Nigel Bradham (knee, doubtful) inactive, the Bills' run defense doesn't look quite as scary as its sixth-best-at-limiting-fantasy-points ranking against opposing running backs. That's good news for Reggie Bush, who is the Detroit Lions' clear starter with Joique Bell inactive. Ben Tate active (11:53 a.m. ET): The Cleveland Browns' official Twitter feed reports that RB Ben Tate (knee, probable) is active. Bear in mind, though, that there was a Friday report that Tate had some concern about his knee following his Friday practice. It's possible that he's playing at beneath 100 percent and/or might be on a limited snap count, which is why he's more of a flex option than a clear RB2 for Week 5. We ranked him 26th. Mark Barron active (11:51 a.m. ET): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official Twitter feed reports that S Mark Barron (abdomen, questionable) is active. Barron is Jim McCormick's No. 8 defensive back for Week 5. Mason Foster inactive (11:51 a.m. ET): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official Twitter feed reports that LB Mason Foster (shoulder, questionable) is inactive. With Foster sidelined, Dane Fletcher will step in for him. It's a small bump for the Saints' running game; keep that in mind if you own Khiry Robinson or Pierre Thomas. Michael Johnson active (11:50 a.m. ET): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official Twitter feed reports that DE Michael Johnson (ankle, questionable) is active. Johnson is Jim McCormick's No. 13 defensive lineman for Week 5. Gerald McCoy active (11:50 a.m. ET): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official Twitter feed reports that DT Gerald McCoy (hand, questionable) is active. McCoy is Jim McCormick's No. 27 defensive lineman for Week 5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins active (11:49 a.m. ET): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official Twitter feed reports that TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle, questionable) is active. He put in only a limited Friday practice, but apparently there aren't any lingering concerns after he absorbed effectively starter's snaps in Week 4. With WR Mike Evans (groin) sidelined, Seferian-Jenkins should see a few more targets than usual this week. He is our No. 20 tight end for Week 5. Josh McCown inactive (11:47 a.m. ET): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official Twitter feed reports that QB Josh McCown (right thumb, questionable) is inactive. As expected. He didn't practice at all this week, making it obvious that Mike Glennon would start again at quarterback. Glennon is our No. 18 quarterback for Week 5. Andre Johnson active (11:46 a.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter Tania Ganguli reports that WR Andre Johnson (ankle, questionable) is active for the Houston Texans. Several reports suggested Johnson showed no limitations whatsoever during pre-game warm-ups, which is a good sign considering he sat out Friday's practice. Johnson is well worth using as a WR2; he is our No. 16 option for Week 5. Arian Foster active (11:44 a.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter Tania Ganguli reports that RB Arian Foster (hamstring, probable) is active for the Houston Texans. He was limited throughout the practice week and his "probable" tag was actually somewhat surprising; he might be the most limited -- at least among prominent fantasy options -- of anyone who had that tag. Keep that in mind if you own Foster. He's more of an RB2 than RB1 as a result, earning only our No. 11 ranking at the position for Week 5. Jonathan Stewart inactive (11:38 a.m. ET): The Carolina Panthers' official Twitter feed reports that RB Jonathan Stewart (knee, doubtful) is inactive. As expected. Stewart joins RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) on the sidelines this week, leaving Darrin Reaves as the leading man in a "hot hand" Panthers backfield including Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya. Reaves, as the highest-ranked on the depth chart, is the back you want if you must choose from the Panthers' options, but we still ranked him only 34th accounting for the uncertainty. Calvin Johnson active (11:31 a.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter Michael Rothstein reports that WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, questionable) is active for the Detroit Lions. His "active" status was expected, but his usage is what remains in question. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted at around 11:28 a.m. ET: "Question is how much Detroit will use him." Johnson's fantasy owners who have extraordinary depth at wide receiver could consider dodging the question. Still, there's a reason we ranked Johnson our No. 3 wideout regardless: He has the ability to make a few big plays for big-time fantasy points even with limited snaps. How lucky do you feel? Odell Beckham active (11:27 a.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano reports that WR Odell Beckham (hamstring, questionable) is active for the New York Giants. Beckham will be making his NFL debut, but it is unclear how many snaps he will play and, at best, he'd be fourth in Eli Manning's receiver pecking order. We didn't rank Beckham among our top 50 wide receivers for Week 5 for those reasons, but his performance bears watching for dynasty league owners, and perhaps also for redraft league owners seeking late-season sleepers. Jon Beason inactive (11:24 a.m. ET): ESPN NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano reports that LB Jon Beason (foot, questionable) is inactive for the New York Giants. It's Beason's third consecutive game missed, and the Giants' defense hasn't performed particularly poorly in his absence, oddly. His absence isn't a positive for the Giants, and their D/ST matchup isn't the best this week besides; they are our No. 14 D/ST for Week 5

Let's grow the fantasy football page: SUGGEST THIS PAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS

Mission The mission of this site is to create a place where people can share their strategies about fantasy football and for a place where advice can be given to anybody who needs it. Description Let's grow the fantasy football page: SUGGEST THIS PAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS General Information TIP : When asking a Start/Sit Question, if you post the match-ups you will get better feedback, MOST people don't know them and it WILL help you get better advice and when asking a Question, please take the time to answer a few at the same time. TIP : When ask a Waiver Wire (WW) Questions, you need to list the Top 5 Players at that position your looking to pick-up. Every league is different an has different players on the WW. TIP : When asking a Add/Drop Question, list the options. If you are looking to ADD a player let us know who you would be dropping for that player. Then we can let you know who has more Value. Like I said most people don't remember all the games being played this weekend. So when they answer your question (with NO match-ups) they will just pick the most popular name. This page is active because I get people active and people get good advice. So thank you for posting the match-ups in the future

Fantasy Football 2014: Top Picks for Week 5 | The New York Times

Ben Roethlisberger, Keenan Allen and Rashad Jennings are among the players expected to put up big fantasy football numbers in Week 5.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets for Week 3

NFL Week 2 may be go down as one of the worst injury days of the young 2014 NFL season. First round picks like that of A.J. Green (CIN) and Jamaal Charles (KC) each went down in addition to Robert Griffin III (WSH) and offseason acquisition DeSean Jackson (WSH). With the unbelievable amount of early injuries it is certain that many fantasy football teams are going to be rushing to the waiver wire to pick up some backups to strengthen the bench.

Chris Liss, Ben Mankiewicz and Heather Ankeny break down which players you should be targeting for Week 3 of the NFL season

Fantasy Football Today: Week 3 #Sleepers (9/19) #nfl

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Chiefs RT Jeff Allen likely out for the season after surgery on right elbow (ESPN) #nfl #fantasyfootball

Chiefs RT Jeff Allen likely out for the season after surgery on right elbow (ESPN) #nfl #fantasyfootball

#Browns | Josh Gordon's ban likely reduced #JoshGordon Pick up from #waivers ?

Browns | Josh Gordon's ban likely reduced title=fantasyfootball&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=fantasyfootball&utm_term=fantasyfootball&url= … #fantasyfootball

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Top 5 Fantasy STARTS of the Week | Week 2 Fantasy Football Help

5. DST Houston Texans vs Oakland Raiders
4. TE Greg Olsen - Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions
3. WR Michael Floyd - Arizona Cardinals vs New York Giants
2. RB Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings vs New England Patriots
1. QB Jake Locker - Tennessee Titans vs Dallas Cowboys

The 5 best waiver wire pickups for Week 2 of # fantasyfootball (Keepers)

Week 2 RB Rankings, telling you which running backs you need to get into your lineup for Week 2 and which available waiver wire pickups can be immediately started.

FANTASY FOOTBALL - Week 2 RB Rankings, Starts & Sleepers

Week 2 RB Rankings, telling you which running backs you need to get into your lineup for Week 2 and which available waiver wire pickups can be immediately started.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fantasy Victory: 5 players to add

Justin Forsett, Markus Wheaton, Terrance West, Isaiah Crowell and Jake Locker are Charch's Top 5 waiver targets after Week 1. See the full list of 11 players to add

Fantasy Football Meets MMA

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ray Rice HITS Fiancee Leaked Video #TMZ These actions should be a ‪#‎LifeTimeBAN‬. Ravens should release ‪#‎RayRice‬ for his actions?

These actions should be a ‪#‎LifeTimeBAN‬.

Ravens should release ‪#‎RayRice‬ for his actions.

Fantasy football stats: best Week 1 Top Fantasy Players Best quarterbacks in Week 1

Fantasy football stats: The best of Week 1 Best quarterbacks in Week 1 Matt Ryan, ATL (448 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 15 rushing yards, 30 fantasy points) Yeah, you have to lower your expectations in the rough-for-fantasy Week 1, but Matt Ryan posed no such problems for his owners, putting up a career-type game against the division rival New Orleans Saints. It was mostly second-half production after the Falcons managed only one touchdown in the first half, but all told, Ryan managed a 128.8 passer rating. It was a great performance for a Falcons team coming off a disaster season and needing a strong start to work on bouncing back this year. Next game: The Falcons take on the Bengals in Cincinnati in Week 2. Ryan picked apart the Saints' supposedly strong defense Sunday, so a unit with a similar reputation next week shouldn't bother him. You can't possibly expect 30 points again, but Ryan is firmly in fantasy starter status for now. Andrew Luck, IND (370 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 19 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 25 fantasy points) Fantasy Football Stats The two interceptions weren't great, but Luck still had a big game, even outpacing Manning. Luck finished fourth in fantasy points among quarterbacks a year ago, but only scored 20-plus points four times. If he can mix in a few more big-time games, he could potentially finish even higher in the rankings this season. Next game: The Colts take on the Eagles next Monday night, the same Eagles team that made Chad Henne look like a viable fantasy option Sunday. Enjoy, Luck owners. Peyton Manning, DEN (269 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, -3 rushing yards, 22 fantasy points) Manning and the Broncos really called off the dogs after taking a 24-0 lead Sunday, almost to their detriment -- they had to fend off a late charge by the Colts as a result. Still, even having only gone all-out for half the game, Manning was the No. 3 quarterback across the league through Sunday. The old guy isn't really the Old Guy quite yet. Next game: I mean, it doesn't really matter, but the Broncos play the Chiefs next Sunday. With the possible exception of a game against the Seahawks in Seattle -- and probably not even then -- Manning will be the No. 1 quarterback every week. Jake Locker, TEN (266 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 14 rushing yards, 19 fantasy points) See what I mean about a not-huge week? Sure, Locker and the Titans should look fondly at his performance Sunday, and it bodes well for the 2014 future of both the quarterback and the team, but it's insane that a 19-point day with only 266 passing yards was fantasy's No. 2 performance before Sunday Night Football. If Locker can stay healthy and reach this level of production going forward, the Titans could find themselves contenders in what looks to be a subpar AFC South. Next game: The Titans host the Dallas Cowboys' putrid defense at 1 p.m. ET next week. Locker wasn't drafted as a starter in basically any league, but owners of, say, Cam Newton who are nervous about his status should look at Locker really closely, because anyone facing that Dallas defense is interesting. Best running backs in Week 1 Marshawn Lynch, SEA (110 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 14 receiving yards, 24 fantasy points) The people hyping Christine Michael and/or Robert Turbin in preseason had some reason -- Lynch is getting older, he's likely in his last year in Seattle, he had a holdout in preseason that is always worrisome. But Lynch doesn't appear to be slowing down quite yet, destroying a subpar Green Bay defense Thursday in a great performance, averaging 5.5 yards over 20 carries despite no rush of more than 21 yards. A big yardage average without any huge runs makes for a beloved stat line. Next game: The Seahawks travel to San Diego for a Sunday afternoon game in Week 2. This Seahawks team looked incredible through one game, and if that's any indication, there will be a lot of running out the clock in the team's future. It can only mean good things for Lynch. Le'Veon Bell, PIT (109 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 88 receiving yards, 24 fantasy points) It was a huge game for Bell despite getting a first-quarter touchdown vultured by goal-line back LeGarrette Blount. He staved off the vulture in the second-quarter by running the ball in from 38 yards all by himself. Bell peaked at 139 yards from scrimmage last season as a rookie, but went for 197 Sunday. He might have played himself into obvious RB1 territory with this performance. Next game: The Steelers travel to Baltimore on a short week, playing their rivals in a Thursday night game. The Ravens gave up 10 fantasy points to the Bengals' Giovani Bernard Sunday. Bell is already ranked ahead of Bernard, and is a must-start. Knowshon Moreno, MIA (134 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 19 fantasy points) It stood to reason that Moreno's production would fall off a good deal in Miami. His 2013 season in Denver was a career year, buoyed by a brilliant offense and Peyton Manning, and he was moving to a Miami Dolphins team that had a historically bad offensive line a year ago. That hypothesis might come to fruition yet, but it certainly didn't Sunday, when Moreno averaged 5.6 yards a carry across 24 touches. Similar to the Lynch point earlier, Moreno managed a high YPC despite no rush of longer than 15 yards. Next game: The Dolphins travel to Buffalo for an early-afternoon Sunday game. Moreno isn't exactly a must-start, but another game like this and that might be changing. Best wide receivers in Week 1 Allen Hurns, JAX (110 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns, 23 fantasy points) No one thought this was coming. Hurns led the Jaguars in catches in preseason, and he was gaining attention leading up to the season. And sure, Cecil Shorts was inactive. But anyone who predicted that an undrafted rookie from the University of Miami would be the NFL's leading wide receiver in Week 1 was Allen Hurns' mother. The rookie caught only four balls, but three of those completions were for at least 26 yards. It was a great performance from someone most fantasy players hadn't heard of in July. Next game: The Jaguars play a Washington team with a bad defense at 1 p.m. ET next Sunday. Shorts is likely to be back on the field, and Marqise Lee also had a decent game, so Hurns might not get as many looks as he did Sunday. He's not a fantasy starter quite yet, but he needs to be added in every league. A.J. Green, CIN (131 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 19 fantasy points) In Week 10 last year, Green caught a Hail Mary pass at the end of the fourth quarter for 51 yards and a touchdown. It gave the Bengals a chance at a win against the Baltimore Ravens and took Green from a "meh" fantasy day to a monster one. Sunday was almost the same thing, when Green caught a 77-yard touchdown pass inside the game's last five minutes that gave the Bengals the win over the Ravens and changed Green's stat line from "five catches for 54 yards" to "six catches for 131 yards and a score." That's a heck of an improvement. Next game: The Bengals host the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. That's pretty irrelevant, and there's no reason to think any particular team or matchup would make Green anything other than a fantasy must-start. Cordarrelle Patterson, MIN (102 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 26 receiving yards, 18 fantasy points) Yep, that's a wide receivier with 80 percent of his yards coming on the ground. So far in his career, Patterson hasn't done much of anything according to conventional wisdom, and Sunday continued that. The fantasy darling through the preseason lived up to the hype in the Vikings' beatdown of the St. Louis Rams, and he even out-gained Adrian Peterson by 27 yards. Next game: The Vikings host the New England Patriots Sunday. I think I was the last holdout on Patterson, wanting to see him do it this season before buying in. Well, he's done it. Patterson is officially a fantasy performer. Best tight ends in Week 1 Julius Thomas, DEN (104 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns, 28 fantasy points) We all knew what Thomas could do, and even then this was crazy. Thomas scored three touchdowns in the second quarter alone in Sunday's win over the Colts, single-handedly taking the score from 3-0 to 24-0.

Cardinals | Andre Ellington limited on Monday

Cardinals | Andre Ellington limited on Monday

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WEEK 1: Grading Fantasy Football Projections

ESPN for getting my hopes up every week. I’m a casual fantasy owner on a vigilante quest for justice, fueled by a combination of vengeance, rage, and quad espresso drinks. I’m looking to save you the pain I’ve suffered at the hands of the mothership’s often misleading weekly predictions

If Crabtree is out, here are a list of WRs owned in less than 20% of #ESPN leagues worth a look for Week 1 #FantasyFootball

If Crabtree is out, here are a list of WRs owned in less than 20% of ESPN leagues worth a look for Week 1 #FantasyFootball Doug Baldwin, Andrew Hawkins, Jerricho Cotchery, Robert Woods, Denarius Moore,Andre Holmes, Andre Caldwell, Nate Washington

Monday, August 25, 2014

Suh Flagged For Hitting Henne team will discuss Ndamukong Suh's hit on Chad Henne

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell has yet to coach defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in a regular-season game yet, but he is already making a stand about how he'll address any potential late hits or fines about his star. [+] EnlargeNdamukong Suh Leon Halip/Getty Images Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team will discuss Ndamukong Suh's hit on Chad Henne, which drew a roughing penalty. He won't criticize any of the officials' calls publicly, but he will discuss it with the team privately. "Just like I address everything else," Caldwell told reporters Saturday. "We don't cut any corners, we don't pull any punches. We talk about the issue, we talk about what needs to be straightened away, like most families would do. "We don't dance around issues and I think we can get them corrected that way." Suh's latest issue was a roughing the passer call after hitting Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne during the second quarter of Detroit's 13-12 win in a preseason game Friday night. It is unclear if Suh will be fined for the latest hit, but he has a history of late hits and roughing quarterbacks, including Jake Delhomme in the preseason his rookie year. Suh's teammate, C.J. Mosley, told on Friday night he saw the hit and believed Suh made a clean hit. Suh has not spoken to the media since the game. Suh is one of the players who met with new league director of football operations Troy Vincent to discuss his play and how he can play better in the confines of NFL rules. "It's a league issue and I think it's been handled very well," Caldwell said. "I think they've handled it very well. I think they've talked about it at length and we'll leave it at that."

Fantasy Football Today: Mock Draft rounds 1-8

The Fantasy Football Today crew takes a look at the first half of our most recent standard league mock draf

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FANTASY FOOTBALL PPR RANKINGS 2014: Ranking the Top 10 PPR Wide Receiver...

FANTASY FOOTBALL PPR RANKINGS 2014: Ranking the Top 10 PPR Running Backs...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Can you beat Steve Brandano's score of 13 on the Wonderlic test? Here's a link to the test the guys took, as discussed on this morning's ‪#‎Howard‬ Stern Show

Can you beat Steve Brandano's score of 13 on the Wonderlic test? Here's a link to the test the guys took, as discussed on this morning's ‪#‎Howard‬ Stern Show See how your IQ score compares to top pro football players April is the time of the pro football draft–a time when the physical performance of pro football candidates is closely measured and compared. But the testing doesn't stop at the bench press and broad jump. Players are also administered a unique intelligence measurement called the Wonderlic Personnel Test. The test is a sort of IQ test used to measure players' aptitude for learning and problem solving. The possible score range is 1 to 50. The average football player scores around 20 points and scoring at least 10 points suggests a person is literate. Now you have the opportunity to determine your own score with our online sample test and compare it to the Wonderlic scores of famous football players—from some of the lowest Wonderlic scores like Vince Young who barely scraped by with a 6 to former punter Pat McInally who has the only perfect score on the Wonderlic in league history.

BREAKING: "I officially announce my retirement from the fantasy football league..." @sbrandano's shocking statement on today's ‪#‎WrapUpShow‬ ‪#‎Howard‬

BREAKING: "I officially announce my retirement from the fantasy football league..." @sbrandano's shocking statement on today's ‪#‎WrapUpShow‬ ‪#‎Howard‬

Bubba Watson ALS Ice Bucket Challenge w/ Son

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Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers August 17, 2014 at 7:50pm 1. Calvin Johnson 2. Demaryius Thomas 3. A.J. Green 4. Dez Bryant 5. Brandon Marshall 6. Jordy Nelson 7. Alshon Jeffery 8. Keenan Allen 9. Antonio Brown 10. Julio Jones 10. Randall Cobb 12. Wes Welker 13. Victor Cruz 14. Pierre Garcon 15. Larry Fitzgerald 16. Roddy White 17. Cordarrelle Patterson 18. Andre Johnson 19. Vincent Jackson 20. DeSean Jackson 21. Percy Harvin 22. Michael Floyd 23. Michael Crabtree 24. Ty Hilton 25. Torrey Smith 26. Kendall Wright 27. Marques Colston 28. Terrance Williams 29. Jeremy Maclin 30. Julian Edelman 31. Mike Wallace 32. Golden Tate 33. Eric Decker 34. Cecil Shorts 35. Rueben Randle 35. Mike Evans 37. Marvin Jones 38. Anquan Boldin 39. Emmanuel Sanders 40. Brandin Cooks 40. Riley Cooper 42. Reggie Wayne 43. Dwayne Bowe 44. Sammy Watkins 45. Hakeem Nicks 46. DeAndre Hopkins 47. Danny Amendola 48. Markus Wheaton 49. Tavon Austin 49. Brian Hartline 51. Jarrett Boykin 52. Aaron Dobson 53. Nate Washington 53. James Jones 53. Kenny Stills 56. Kelvin Benjamin 57. Brandon LaFell 58. Greg Jennings 59. Doug Baldwin 60. Steve Smith 61. Andrew Hawkins 62. Robert Woods 63. Rod Streater 64. Odell Beckham Jr. 65. Marqise Lee 66. Steve Johnson 67. Miles Austin 68. Harry Douglas 69. Mike Williams 70. Jordan Matthews 71. Marlon Brown 72. Justin Hunter 73. Jerricho Cotchery 74. Kenny Britt 75. Nate Burleson 75. Kenbrell Thompkins 77. Cody Latimer 78. Lance Moore 79. Andre Roberts 80. Chris Givens 81. Malcom Floyd 82. Denarius Moore 83. Andre Holmes 84. Dexter McCluster 85. Sidney Rice 86. Jermaine Kearse 87. Jerrel Jernigan 88. Stephen Hill 89. Marquess Wilson

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The best fantasy football team names of 2014

Top 100 Funny Fantasy Football Team Names – 2014 Think your team name makes the cut? Scroll to the bottom of the page, and post it in the comments section. If it is deemed worthy, your hilarious team name shall be added to the list! List is sorted in alphabetical order by player’s first name Team Name Player(s) referenced Dark N’ Lean Green Machine A.J. Green -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood Aaron Rodgers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Quit Playing with your Peter Son! Adrian Peterson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bardshaw-Shank Redemption Ahmad Bradshaw -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tickle Me Al-Mo Alfred Morris -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Luckness Monsters Andrew Luck -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Boldin the beautiful Anquan Boldin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Foster’s AustrARIAN for beer Arian Foster -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Mingo ate my Brady Barkevious Mingo / Tom Brady -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben there raped that Ben Roethlisberger -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You Sankeyd my Battleship Bishop Sankey -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Teenage Mutant Ninja Bortles Blake Bortles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weeden Wayne Bowe Brandon Weeden / Reggie Wayne / Dwayne Bowe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drill ‘er then Spill ‘er C.J. Spiller -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Megatron’s Johnson Calvin Johnson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wham! Bam! Thank you Cam! Cam Newton -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hyde your kids Hyde your wife Carlos Hyde -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carson don’t Palmer ass Carson Palmer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Henne Given Sunday Chad Henne -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You Kaepernick the future Colin Kaepernick -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Surprise Mother Fluker! D.J. Fluker -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Morning Woodhead Danny Woodhead -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revis and Butthead Darrelle Revis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sproles Royce Darren Sproles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- De more de maryius Demaryius Thomas -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I Pitta the fool Dennis Pitta -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Final Dez-tination Dez Bryant -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dez-ed and Confused Dez Bryant -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Teach me how to Dougie Doug Martin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Breesus, King of the Drews Drew Brees -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Taste the Dwaynebowe Dwayne Bowe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dickson your rear Ed Dickson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lacy underwear makes my Dix bigger Eddie Lacy / Ha-Ha Clinton Dix -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Erect Dicker Eric Decker -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Multiple Goregasms Frank Gore -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Geno 911! Geno Smith -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Knights who say giovanNI Giovanni Bernard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Golden Taint Golden Tate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HaHa Monica Loves Clinton Dix HaHa Clinton Dix -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.21 JJWatts J.J. Watt -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Turn down for Watt J.J. Watt -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I’m gonna Jacquizz all over yo’ Tates Jacquizz Rodgers / Ben Tate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Insane Clowney Posse Jadeveon Clowney -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gotta Catch Jamaal Jamaal Charles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Harb Gore Porn Jim Harbaugh / Frank Gore -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- InstaJimmyGraham Jimmy Graham -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Flacc Jacket Joe Flacco -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Manziel in distress Johnny Manziel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ladies and Edelman Julian Edelman -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Julio Think you are? Julio Jones -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brain injuries make me Seau Junior Seau -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Orton hears a Who Kyle Orton -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Backfields and McCoys LeSean McCoy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not my Forte Matt Forte -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corn on the Schaub Matt Schaub -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stafford Infection Matthew Stafford -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- InGorious Staffords Matthew Stafford / Frank Gore -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What would Jones-Drew Maurice Jones-Drew -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have Crabs and VD Michael Crabtree / Vernon Davis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Sam-I-Am Michael Sam -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Its Mike Vick in a box Michael Vick -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Suck a Ditka Mike Ditka -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mikel row your boat Leshoure Mikel LeShoure -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Montee Wrecking Ball Montee Ball -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Suh Girls, One Cup Ndamukong Suh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Putting the Percy on a Pedestal Percy Harvin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- May God have Percy on your Goal Percy Harvin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cry Me a Rivers Philip Rivers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Plaxidental Discharge Plaxico Burress -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Slob on my Cobb Randall Cobb -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mendenhally Rasharded Rashard Mendenhall -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Beats by Ray Ray Rice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Its Wayning Men Reggie Wayne -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I’m gonna make it Wayne Reggie Wayne -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coopers Klux Klan Riley Cooper -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gronk if your horny Rob Gronkowski -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gronk if you love Breesus Rob Gronkowski / Drew Brees -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABC, Easy as RG3 Robert Griffin III -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- White Jacquizz from my Harry Jones Roddy White / Jacquizz Rodgers / Harry Douglas / Julio Jones – All Falcons -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Every day I’m Russell’n Russell Wilson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Russel & Bowe Russell Wilson / Dwayne Bowe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tannesaurus Rex Ryan Tannehill -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inglorious Bradfords Sam Bradford -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elementary my dear Watkins Sammy Watkins -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Don’t Pull a Hammy Watkins! Sammy Watkins -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Breaston Plants Steve Breaston -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hali of Fame Tamba Hali -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Troubled Bridgewaters Teddy Bridgewater -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a few Pryors Terelle Pryor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tebows before Hoes Tim Tebow -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Munchen on Bundchen Tom Brady -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brady Gaga Tom Brady -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Romophobic Tony Romo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Neverending Torrey Torrey Smith -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My Richardson is pitching a Trent Trent Richardson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pardon Me Eiferted Tyler Eifert -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cruz Control Victor Cruz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wilfork on the first date Vince Wilfork -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welker Texas Ranger Wes Welker -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It Ertz when Eifert Zach Ertz / Tyler Eifert -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Looking for the top 100 fantasy football team names for 2014?

Friday, August 15, 2014


Sleeper: A draft term for a NFL player that an owner believes is going to have a breakout season. These are usually players who are not rookies, but they can be. For the most part they are not well known NFL players. Usually sleepers are drafted in the middle to late rounds of a draft We have classified the following players as sleepers for 2014. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season. QB RB WR TE PPR NAME POS TEAM AGE YRS EXP. POS. RANK Teddy Bridgewater QB MIN 21 R QB - #27 DYNASTY STAR: For the second straight year, the Vikings traded back into Round 1 to upgrade the offense around the best RB in the league. Last year they nabbed WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson at No. 29 and this season they traded two picks (40th and 108th overall) to secure their QB of the future-- Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater-- with the last pick of... Josh McCown QB TB 35 12 QB - #24 We currently have McCown ranked as the No. 25 QB heading into 2014. The good news is he had success as a starter last season filling in for the injured Jay Cutler in Chicago. The Bucs seem to be attempting to set him up with a similar setup in Tampa. With their first two draft picks being spent on WR Mike Evans and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the Bucs provided M... Alex Smith Contract Year Player QB KC 30 9 QB - #23 Smith could be considered a sleeper given his current QB rankings. He had his best season ever in 2013 with over 3,300 passing yards and nearly 500 rushing yards. His 23 passing touchdowns and only seven interceptions last season were enough to make him the occasional matchup start or bye week replacement. Smith has Charles to lead the rushing attack and it looks

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the WGC Bridgestone Invitational #golf #WGCBridgestone #backpain

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the WGC Bridgestone Invitational #golf Photos from Tiger Woods' round, before withdrawing from the #WGC Bridgestone Invitational How can Tiger Woods withdrawing from a tournament be breaking news? He has done that like 10 times in the last 4 years , Ohio (AP) Tiger Woods has withdrawn after eight holes of the Bridgestone Invitational with apparent back pain. Woods hit a number of shockingly bad shots in the fourth round Sunday at Firestone. After missing the fairway on the ninth hole, he grimaced and reached toward his back. Moments later, he was driven off the course in a cart. Woods had back surgery March 31, causing him to miss three months. He returned June 26 at Congressional - about three weeks earlier than expected - and missed the cut by four shots. Woods has reported no problems with his back since returning. This is the second time this year Woods has withdrawn in the middle of the final round.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

______ is my must-draft WR this year ? #fantasysports #draftkings #nfl

??? Who is your Pick ? Post comment below ..........

2014 Fantasy Football: Analyzing Top Rookie Receivers

2014 Fantasy Football: Analyzing Top Rookie Receivers Sleeper Pick: Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints It makes sense to immediately go to the next wide receiver taken in the draft, but the fourth wide receiver is the best fit for his team. While Odell Beckham Jr. might thrive with the New York Giants, another wideout has a better quarterback. That man is Brandin Cooks, who just so happened to fall to the New Orleans Saints with the 20th overall pick. He might not come in and immediately be a No. 1 receiver, but Cooks has Drew Brees, who loves to spread the ball around.Jordan Matthews was often overlooked in the loaded SEC. Now with the Philadelphia Eagles, he's slowly breaking out as a star in the City of Brotherly Love. The young receiver is already blossoming in front of Chip Kelly and the rest of the coaching staff. Matthews might already be looking at a starting role in the Eagles offense, Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills He wasn't the No. 1 overall wide receiver taken for nothing. Sammy Watkins offers a well-rounded wideout with unlimited speed, hands and good size coming into the Buffalo Bills offense. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Watkins has plenty of expectations coming into this year. According to Bills general manager Doug Whaley, he has met them all, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports: “ Sammy is as advertised, and actually even better than advertised because of everything he does off field. His preparation, his want to be the best, his professionalism. He is wise beyond his years. ... What we thought about him, and what he would do for E.J. (Manuel), has become evident on the field at practice. He gives confidence to E.J. and gives confidence to our offensive coordinator and in the big picture also affects how we think defensive coordinators are going to try to attack us. ” Here's a translation of Whaley's comments: He's a game-changer in every aspect. While EJ Manuel experienced a solid rookie season, he finally has a complete No. 1 option to help him break out. La Canfora went on to talk about Watkins being the prototypical "first man in, last man out" type of player, necessary for any rookie. As for what those around the league believe, Jeff Darlington of passes some along: His ridiculous ability might not take off from Week 1, but he might be a viable option at the flex late in the season. No doubt it will take time for Watkins to blossom, but he's the best option even as a rookie for the Bills. Potential Breakout Star: Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Already drawing comparisons to teammate Vincent Jackson before being drafted, Mike Evans is a perfect fit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At 6'5" and 231 pounds, Evans is the exact same height and one pound heavier than Jackson. As for how well the two have co-existed thus far, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers notes their work on the field: The biggest difference between Evans and Jackson, of course, is 124 games, 7,362 yards and 52 touchdowns. While Jackson has that on his side, Evans has been surrounded by veterans throughout the offseason. Which rookie WR will put up the most fantasy points? Sammy WatkinsMike EvansBrandin CooksJordan MatthewsOther (comment below)Submit Votevote to see results Along with Jackson lining up across from him during training camp, Evans has also worked out with veterans like Brandon Marshall in Miami. The 20-year-old shared what that experience has been like, per a phone interview: "Training with Brandon Marshall has been going really well," Evans said. "He's a guy that has a similar body type to myself, so it's great to learn from him. ... He's giving me a lot of insight that I didn't have as a rookie. Being around some of those guys and seeing how hard they work has been huge for me." There is still a quarterback battle going on between Josh McCown and Mike Glennon, but Evans will be the No. 2 wideout. Given the size and strength of the "Twin Towers," either signal-caller will flourish with these two receivers. For fantasy owners, Evans looks like a great option. For those in keeper or dynasty leagues, Evans has the chance to be a slam dunk. Sleeper Pick: Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints It makes sense to immediately go to the next wide receiver taken in the draft, but the fourth wide receiver is the best fit for his team. While Odell Beckham Jr. might thrive with the New York Giants, another wideout has a better quarterback. That man is Brandin Cooks, who just so happened to fall to the New Orleans Saints with the 20th overall pick. He might not come in and immediately be a No. 1 receiver, but Cooks has Drew Brees, who loves to spread the ball around. After losing Darren Sproles in the offseason, Cooks has a chance to pick up plenty of passes in the screen game. Here's a look at one explosive play from training camp, per the Saints Vine: The explosiveness from Cooks earned him the nickname "Lightning" and led to him setting Oregon State and Pac-12 records for catches (128) and receiving yards (1,730). While the NFL is completely different, he's shown that same potential in training camp thus far. As for a breakdown of Cooks on the field, Saints broadcaster Sean Kelley provides his thoughts: Though he's an undersized receiver at just 5'10", 189 pounds, Cooks has blistering speed out of the slot. Much like any other rookie, he'll have a curve before production, but look for Cooks to be a solid contributor late in the season. One to Watch: Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles After losing Darren Sproles in the offseason, Cooks has a chance to pick up plenty of passes in the screen game.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2014 fantasy football draft strategy guide

1. Understand the Value of Quarterbacks in your League. Quarterbacks typically dominate the total points leaderboard in most formats, but their values depend on several things including your scoring system, the number of teams in your league, the number of starting quarterbacks (including quarterback-eligible flex positions) and the required number of starting position players (RB, WR). Scoring System Whether quarterbacks get 3, 4 or 6 points per passing touchdown, whether and how much they get docked for interceptions and how many points they get per passing yard all matter. Your league's scoring for passing yards and TDs also affects the value of quarterbacks who run – the less credit given for passing stats, the more the running quarterbacks stand out relative to their peers. Point-per-reception (PPR) leagues add more relative value to position players and remove value from all quarterbacks. League Size There are 32 teams in the NFL, and typically 15-20 of them have quarterbacks you'd be willing to use, though probably fewer on any given week when you take into account bye weeks, weather conditions and matchups. In a 12-team league that starts just one-QB, you can almost always find quality quarterbacking late in your draft, or on the waiver wire. Accordingly, in most formats of that sort, you should wait until the middle to late rounds to draft one unless an elite one falls significantly below ADP. In a 14-team league (or deeper), the position typically becomes far more scarce, as the waiver wire is usually fairly barren during the year, and owners are therefore inclined to draft backup QBs earlier. That means you wait on QBs at your peril, though the other positions in deeper leagues are scarce also – so you'll have tougher choices to make. Number of Quarterbacks Started In two-quarterback leagues, or leagues where you can start a second QB as a flex (essentially 2-QB leagues), the value of the position skyrockets, and getting two competent starting ones is almost essential and something on which it's worth spending early picks. Number of Position Players Started The number of starting position players (RB, WR) is crucially important to determining the value of quarterbacks. If you start 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, and one FLEX (RB/WR), the ratio of position players to QB is 6:1. That's high, and it diminishes the value of QBs relative to position players. If you start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, then the ratio is just 4:1 which is low, and it's more permissible to draft QBs early. In a 14-team league, this ratio is often the tiebreaker for me when it comes to deciding whether to wait on quarterbacks. Once you've figured out the value of quarterbacks, the rest of your job is typically easier. If their value is relatively low, you punt the position and load up on WR/RB unless a star QB falls so far below ADP that you have to take him. 2. Take What the Draft Gives You People often ask whether they should go RB/RB at Pick 9 in a 12-team standard league, or if it would be better to go RB/WR. The answer is it depends. Typically in a standard format, you should go with the best RB or WR available in the first two rounds, and any combination thereof is permissible. Even so, different choices here will have consequences which you must address later in your draft. RB/RB Running backs typically score more points than receivers. That's because they usually have more opportunities for touchdowns and they rack up both passing and rushing yards. Also, given their higher volume of touches, their scoring is less volatile than that of receivers, i.e., you can count on more consistent week-to-week production from them than you can from receivers. But by losing out on elite receivers, you're rolling the dice on mediocre ones who are almost impossible to predict on a weekly basis. Moreover, running backs are more injury prone, so your most precious investments are more likely to lose their value if you go RB/RB. WR/WR Receivers are typically more durable than running backs, but they're limited (with rare exceptions) to receiving yards and scores, they see fewer than half the touches that comparable backs do and their production is more volatile, i.e., it's less consistent on a weekly basis. But top receivers are reliable over the long haul, and by drafting them, you avoid the nearly impossible task of choosing which mediocre ones to start week to week. Moreover, should one or two of your middle or late-round backs win a starting job, it's far easier to count on their production than it would be for a comparable receiver. Finally, because the league has evolved toward more running back committees, there are typically more useful backs than there used to be, and more who emerge over the course of the season. WR/RB or RB/WR This is obviously fine, too, and gives you some added flexibility. 3. Where to Draft a Tight End? Getting an elite tight end in the middle rounds is worthwhile, but keep in mind a few caveats: Tight ends are injury prone. It's a grueling position due to the dual requirements of blocking and receiving. Tight ends typically lack upside. The No. 1 overall tight end often fails to outscore even the No. 10 overall receiver, who often fails to outscore the No. 20 overall running back. You typically are required to start only one of them. They're usually not too scarce, and more talented pass-catching tight ends have come into the league over the last five years, making good ones available late. That said, once the RB/WR plateau a few rounds into your draft, you should consider a TE or QB. 4. Kickers and Team Defenses In most scoring systems, these positions are afterthoughts because: •They contribute only a small amount of total scoring. •You need only start one of them, so plenty of choices are available on the waiver wire. •Most importantly, both are so difficult to predict that it's only worth investing a very late-round pick on them. 5. PPR Leagues In leagues that award a point-per reception, possession receivers and pass-catching running backs get a significant boost. All good receivers get a modest boost. Backs who don't catch passes and quarterbacks merit downgrades. 6. Auction vs. Draft More leagues have begun to use auctions to acquire players, the strategy for which requires a separate and more lengthy discussion. The same principles regarding the value of various positions apply, however, with dollars substituting for rounds in your calculus. But bidding and nominating strategy, i.e., how to maximize your budget in the auction, requires a different skill set than that of a draft. 7. IDP Leagues Individual Defensive Player leagues are more common these days, with so many varied starting requirements it's nearly impossible to say what's standard. As a rule, defensive players get one point per tackle, several points for sacks and interceptions and six points for TDs. As such, players who make a lot of tackles - typically middle and inside linebackers - are the most valuable commodities, followed by outside linebackers, safeties, cornerbacks and defensive ends. IDPs rarely score enough to merit anything better than a middle-to-late round pick, but there are some exceptions for particular scoring systems. 8. Backups Typically, once you hit the middle rounds of your draft, you should largely be looking for upside - potential game changers who are an injury or depth chart change away from being top players at their positions. Only rarely should you concern yourself about getting your stars' real life backups as insurance - for that, two requirements must be met: (1) The backup is almost certain to inherit the starter's entire role; and (2) The backup is likely capable of producing at least 80 percent or so of what the starter produced. If the starter is also injury prone, that makes the case more compelling and should cause you to reach a round early for the backup. Otherwise, draft the players with most upside regardless if they're on the same team as your star players. When to draft a backup quarterback depends on two thing: (1) Quarterback value in your league (See above), and (2) The quality, job security and health/injury proneness of your starter. 9. Distance Scoring Leagues Some leagues award extra points for longer touchdowns, and in those, you obviously must upgrade big-play players and downgrade slower, possession receivers or plodding, bruising backs, accordingly. 10. Miscellaneous Players on the Same Team Some people avoid drafting players on the same team because if the team gets shut out, both will necessarily do poorly. Others target players on the same good team because both will likely benefit when the team does well. In my opinion, neither scenario changes your decision: simply take the best player regardless of whether you've drafted his teammate previously. Bye Weeks There's no reason to worry about them. Everyone has to deal with them, and it's an open question whether it's better to get it over with all at once with multiple players missing from your lineup in one week, or to be slightly compromised over several weeks. The one exception might be taking a backup QB with a different bye than your starter, but otherwise, bye weeks should not affect your draft-day decision making. Strength of Schedule I tend to ignore this to an extent, but of the three "miscellaneous" factors, it's the most important, especially early in the year when teams are more likely to resemble their preseason configurations. If you know a player is playing against two tough defenses in the first four weeks, you might want to downgrade him a draft slot or two, and upgrade one who has cushy matchups early. But because so much changes year to year, it's foolish to put too much stake in this, especially for games scheduled in November and December.

Hot Fantasy Football 2014 Sleepers to Draft

Panthers Defense Obviously, Cam "Superman" Newton is the man in Carolina, but the defense is what fuels that engine. The Carolina Panthers finished 12-4 last season thanks to their No. 2 ranked defense in the National Football League. The Panthers' offense will be without Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell, so they will be depending on their defense to win games more than ever. Linebacker Luke Kuechly is the defending Defensive Player of the Year and after the Seattle Seahawks, this defense is worth a first round selection. Jamaal Charles Charles is one of the best all around backs in the league, but he is underrated. Most people mention Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch as the must-pick first round fantasy stars. With Andy Reid running the show in Kansas City, the possibilities are endless. Reid once coached Brian Westbrook, who was also a fantastic runner and pass catcher. Last season, Charles was the leading rusher and receiver for the Chiefs. Fantasy players won't have to worry about him getting enough touches. Philip Rivers Even though Rivers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, he's underrated and usually undervalued. He's a Top Five fantasy quarterback and plays in the AFC West, a division that doesn't exactly feature the best defenses. Rivers is throwing to great targets such as Antonio Gates and Keenan Allen. Rivers is also a very dependable and reliable quarterback who doesn't miss games. This pocket passing quarterback isn't mobile, but he is very effective. Michael Floyd With Carson Palmer's inability to throw the accurate deep ball, Larry Fitzgerald is a risky pick. Instead, why not go with Michael Floyd? Floyd had a team-leading 1,041 receiving yards last season, nearly 100 more yards than Fitzgerald. Floyd is a speedy receiver who catches a lot of underneath balls. It's a safe pick because Palmer will be throwing his way a lot in a division that loves to get to the quarterback and double team Fitzgerald.

2014 Fantasy Rankings Top 150

2014 Fantasy Rankings:
Top 150 All Experts
1. Jamaal Charles 2 1 1 1 2 view
  2. LeSean McCoy 1 2 2 2 1 view
  3. Adrian Peterson 4 3 5 3 4 view
4. Eddie Lacy 3 5 4 6 3 view
5. Matt Forte
5 4 7 4 5 view
  6. Calvin Johnson 6 6 9 5 7 view
7. Jimmy Graham 9 7 10 9 9 view
8. Montee Ball 16 11 3 10 6 view
  8. Marshawn Lynch 7 8 13 7 11 view
10. Arian Foster 8 9 6 19 12 view
10. Demaryius Thomas 10 14 12 8 10 view
12. Dez Bryant 11 18 15 12 8 view
13. A.J. Green 13 13 16 11 15 view
14. Brandon Marshall 17 15 14 13 16 view
15. Peyton Manning 14 10 11 22 21 view
16. DeMarco Murray 18 16 24 14 13 view
17. Giovani Bernard 15 22 18 16 23 view 18. Le'Veon Bell 22 23 8 28 19 view 18. Drew Brees 21 12 17 21 29 view 20. Julio Jones 12 26 27 23 14 view 20. Alshon Jeffery 19 20 20 25 18 view 22. Aaron Rodgers 20 17 19 26 28 view 23. Jordy Nelson 23 25 32 17 17 view 24. Alfred Morris 27 24 34 15 22 view 25. Zac Stacy 24 19 22 45 20 view 26. Antonio Brown 30 21 25 27 33 view 27. C.J. Spiller 32 29 36 18 24 view 28. Andre Ellington 31 27 23 36 25 view 29. Keenan Allen 44 28 21 34 30 view 29. Randall Cobb 33 34 28 31 31 view 31. Ryan Mathews 26 40 31 38 26 view 32. Toby Gerhart 25 57 35 24 32 view 33. Vincent Jackson 42 31 38 30 41 view 34. Victor Cruz 39 35 33 37 39 view 35. Rashad Jennings 36 41 26 32 50 view 36. Doug Martin 51 30 43 20 44 view 37. Julius Thomas 28 47 42 46 27 view 38. Reggie Bush 40 48 29 33 51 view 39. Bishop Sankey 35 32 63 29 45 view 40. Larry Fitzgerald 45 33 30 41 56 view 40. Pierre Garcon 34 51 48 35 37 view 42. Roddy White 37 44 50 39 40 view 43. Wes Welker 57 39 37 51 38 view 44. Andre Johnson 46 38 59 55 35 view 45. Shane Vereen 29 66 46 54 42 view 46. Percy Harvin 49 45 39 53 58 view 47. Cordarrelle Patterson 38 60 56 44 47 view 48. Michael Crabtree 70 64 45 40 34 view 49. Vernon Davis 59 49 49 42 55 view 50. DeSean Jackson 58 36 40 66 60 view 51. Michael Floyd 52 68 51 43 48 view 52. Frank Gore 64 37 58 48 57 view 53. Joique Bell 54 58 41 70 46 view 54. Cam Newton 41 46 60 56 69 view 55. Rob Gronkowski 47 77 44 69 36 view 56. Matthew Stafford 48 53 47 59 73 view 57. Stevan Ridley 65 59 54 65 43 view 57. Matt Ryan 50 52 62 52 70 view 59. Jordan Cameron 43 42 72 79 54 view 59. Robert Griffin III 60 54 52 62 62 view 61. Ty Hilton 63 50 65 63 53 view 62. Andrew Luck 66 62 55 47 72 view 63. Torrey Smith 68 55 90 60 52 view 64. Chris Johnson 55 63 73 67 78 view 65. Nick Foles 56 88 77 58 63 view 66. Jeremy Maclin 61 74 93 68 49 view 67. Julian Edelman 67 61 79 61 81 view 68. Kendall Wright 86 65 61 74 65 view 69. Terrance Williams 62 95 53 84 59 view 69. Steven Jackson 72 67 78 57 79 view 71. Tony Romo 81 72 57 89 71 view 72. Trent Richardson 73 78 69 93 66 view 73. Marques Colston 69 81 86 81 64 view 74. Ben Tate 90 43 96 64 92 view 75. Greg Olsen 82 71 100 49 85 view 76. Pierre Thomas 75 75 70 75 94 view 77. Jay Cutler 84 56 74 88 89 view 78. Mike Wallace 53 104 88 72 75 view 79. Lamar Miller 71 100 91 50 84 view 80. Jason Witten 83 82 83 82 67 view 81. Maurice Jones-Drew 74 79 97 77 80 view 82. Golden Tate 79 80 71 87 97 view 83. Tom Brady 95 85 87 91 61 view 84. Terrance West 76 102 66 101 93 view 85. Philip Rivers 106 73 85 78 104 view 86. Colin Kaepernick 103 107 89 80 68 view 87. Eric Decker 88 94 75 97 96 view 87. Cecil Shorts 85 89 95 99 82 view 89. Reggie Wayne 87 70 109 86 100 view 89. Russell Wilson 104 76 113 71 88 view 91. Marvin Jones 89 98 68 96 103 view 91. Mike Evans 91 87 81 112 83 view 93. Sammy Watkins 94 69 105 105 91 view 94. Kyle Rudolph 97 83 82 90 116 view 95. Fred Jackson 78 90 106 76 121 view 96. Emmanuel Sanders 80 91 101 104 102 view 97. Dennis Pitta 124 93 92 83 87 view 98. Brandin Cooks 93 105 67 98 118 view 98. Jeremy Hill 116 84 80 100 101 view 100. Riley Cooper 121 97 112 85 77 view 101. Jordan Reed 99 126 76 102 90 view 102. Bernard Pierce 107 119 84 92 95 view 103. Ray Rice 77 118 114 119 74 view 104. Dwayne Bowe 101 111 115 73 105 view 104. Zach Ertz 96 103 111 109 86 view 106. Rueben Randle 126 92 128 95 76 view 107. Ben Roethlisberger 105 86 108 113 107 view 108. Darren Sproles 92 117 104 94 126 view 109. Anquan Boldin 112 112 99 114 106 view 110. Hakeem Nicks 135 106 94 111 112 view 111. DeAndre Hopkins 110 124 102 115 113 view 112. DeAngelo Williams 108 99 124 117 127 view 113. Danny Woodhead 120 96 120 108 132 view 114. Aaron Dobson 136 108 119 134 98 view 115. Darren McFadden 122 120 123 120 125 view 116. Markus Wheaton 100 147 138 121 109 view 117. Andy Dalton 141 110 139 107 120 view 118. Tavon Austin 102 125 144 118 135 view 118. Christopher Ivory 131 122 122 126 123 view 120. Brian Hartline 113 144 110 122 147 view 121. Seattle Seahawks 119 128 127 124 141 view 122. Martellus Bennett 143 109 132 125 131 view 123. Danny Amendola 129 114 150 149 99 view 124. Kenny Stills 139 133 125 137 115 view 125. James Jones 147 116 121 142 128 view 126. Charles Clay 134 142 126 116 137 view 127. Justin Hunter 114 115 – 127 110 view 128. Devonta Freeman 130 123 98 – 122 view 129. Christine Michael 111 121 134 – 114 view 130. Josh McCown 140 148 129 135 130 view 131. Johnny Manziel – 140 64 140 140 view 132. Knowshon Moreno – 101 116 141 134 view 133. Ryan Tannehill 117 149 140 145 144 view 134. Ladarius Green 98 143 141 – 117 view 135. Kelvin Benjamin 148 113 117 – 133 view 136. Jordan Matthews 123 134 – 144 111 view 137. Jonathan Stewart 133 127 – 131 124 view 138. Carlos Hyde 115 – 103 – 108 view 138. Jarrett Boykin 109 – 107 110 – view 140. Doug Baldwin 150 146 133 128 – view 141. Khiry Robinson 132 – 135 103 – view 141. Carson Palmer – 130 149 150 142 view 143. Eli Manning 118 129 – – 129 view 144. Shonn Greene – 135 – 129 119 view 145. San Francisco 49ers 125 – 137 – 148 view 146. Tyler Eifert – 132 148 139 – view 147. Delanie Walker 146 145 142 – – view 148. Heath Miller – 150 – 146 145 view 149. Donald Brown – 136 – 106 – view 150. Roy Helu – 131 118 – – view 151. Greg Jennings 127 – – 123 – view 152. Tre Mason 128 – – 132 – view 153. Alex Smith – – 130 136 – view 154. Garrett Graham – – – 133 138 view 155. Lance Dunbar 144 – – 143 – view 156. Steve Smith 138 – – – 150 view 157. LeGarrette Blount 145 – 146 – – view 158. Latavius Murray – – – 130 – view 159. Andrew Hawkins – – 131 – – view 160. James Starks – – – – 136 view 160. Andre Brown – – 136 – – view 162. Joe Flacco – 137 – – – view 162. Odell Beckham Jr. 137 – – – – view 164. Houston Texans – 138 – – – view 164. St. Louis Rams – – – 138 – view 166. Miles Austin – – – – 139 view 166. James White – 139 – – – view 168. Marqise Lee – 141 – – – view 169. Sam Bradford 142 – – – – view 170. Andre Williams – – – – 143 view 170. Robert Woods – – 143 – – view 172. Tim Wright – – 145 – – view 173. Coby Fleener – – – – 146 view 174. Steve Johnson – – 147 – – view 174. Antonio Gates – – – 147 – view 176. Brandon LaFell – – – 148 – view 177. Dwayne Allen – – – – 149 view 177. Kenny Britt 149 – – – – view