Thursday, December 13, 2012

Super Freak of the Week: Seahawks Defense The Seattle Seahawks Defense was on fire on Sunday in the 58-0 win against their division rivals the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks held the Cardinals to a pathetic 111 passing yards and only 43 rushing yards for a net total of 154 yards. The Seahawks had 4 interceptions as well as 4 fumble recovery in the defensive SHUTOUT! This is the first time we have chosen a Defense for the SFOTW, but we could not ignore this stellar defensive performance. Sy Su's Sleeper Week 15: Giants RB David Wilson Rookie running back David Wilson of the NY Giants first made headlines in October with his confident "I'll be in the Hall of Fame" statement but he certainly proved why he could after last week. His phenomenal 327 all-purpose yard performance set a Giants team record, in addition to 3 touchdowns. He's also the first-ever NFL player with 200+ kickoff return yards and 100 rushing yards in a game! Although he's listed only as a backup RB, expect Wilson to get a lot, if not, the majority of the work in Week 15 with lead RB Ahmad Bradshaw fragile and questionable to play (sprained knee). Eli & Big Blue will feed the red hot hands of Wilson against a porous Atlanta rush defense that ranks 23rd in rush yards per game after allowing 195 yards against Carolina. Bailey's Bench Em: Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin/ Eagles RB Bryce Brown This def isn't my flashiest Bench Em, but they are relevant. I'm here to tell you to not so excited about Nick Foles with his recent success & Bryce Brown putting up gaudy numbers in week 12 & 13. Brown only produced 12 total yds against a great Tampa rush D & will face another strong D in Cincinnati, who ranks 11th in rush yds/g. On the passing/receiving side for the Eagles, well that is going to be a rough match up even at home. Cincinnati's D is 1st in the league in sacks with a little over 3 a game, has 21 take aways on the year, & ranks 10th against the pass. I don't see the Eagles OL handling this front 7, and Cincinnati's corners are tough & effective. The Cincinnati D does allow 21 pts/g, but I don't see the Eagles putting up even 14 points. Stay away from the Eagles offense this week.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fantasy Football Guide Week 13

Super Freak of the Week: Panthers QB Cam Newton & Patriots QB Tom Brady Cam Newton and Tom Brady both played out of their minds last week and earned the first Co-SFW! Newton was 18-28 with 306 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns. Cam was having fun running the ball too, he had 14 carries for 52 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Brady was equally as stellar in his performance on Turkey Day! Tom was 18-28 with 323 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns, he also had a rushing touchdown. Two great performances worthy of our Super Freak of the Week!! Sy Su's Sleeper: Philadelphia Eagles RB Bryce Brown Grab Bryce Brown now while he's still hot! Mr. BB brought his "A" game last week against the Panthers, racking up 178 yards and 2 TDs on only 19 carries - production unseen by LeSean McCoy owners this season! The rookie's window of opportunity opened after McCoy's Week 11 concussion and he's expected to miss at least another week. The disastrous Eagles season is becoming even worse with injuries to McCoy, Michael Vick, and now DeSean Jackson, who's out for the remainder of the season with a rib injury. With the offensive anemia from the injuries, look for Brown to have a heavy workload. I wouldn't expect as explosive of a game from last week but he'll have a very productive game in Week 13 versus a weary Dallas Cowboys rush defense. DeMarcus Ware and company have allowed nine rushing TDs in the four of the last five weeks! Plus, asides from Week 10 versus McCoy & Philly, running backs have earned 100+ yards against the Cowboys. As long as Brown can secure the ball (2 fumbles last week), expect another double-digit fantasy point performance. Bailey's Bench Em:Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch & Bears RB Matt Forte I went with 2 Bailey's Bench Em this week, and both just happen to be RBs that play against each other this week @Chicago. If I had to chose only 1 I would go with Lynch, but both RBs have a tough D to go against & both are coming off horrible fantasy performances. Seattle gives up the 6th fewest fantasy points to RBs, but if their stud pro-bowl DT & local LA product, Brandon Mebane doesn't play that will hurt Seattle. Seattle may be 6th, but Chicago is 2nd in fewest points allowed against RBs, so Lynch & his OL will have their work cut out for them on the road. Also, both teams only allow a little over 2 TDs a game defensively, but I see those points from the Ks. On a side note, if Seattle's starting CBs, Brandon Browner & Richard Sherman play this week look for Brandon Marshall to struggle. I really wanted to go with Marshall, but how do I convince people to bench the #2 WR in fantasy?! In my opinion this game could be decide by STs, FGs, & TOs. Nick's Pick: Browns RB Trent Richardson

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fantasy Football Weekk 12

Super Freak of the Week: Texans QB Matt Schaub Matt Schaub was out of control this weekend at home against the Jaguars. The Texans QB was 45 of 55 and threw for 527 yards and 5 touchdowns in the overtime victory over Jacksonville. Schaub threw 2 interceptions in the game, but when you throw 5 touchdowns and 527 yards you are bound to have a few mistakes. This stellar performance tied him with Warren Moon for the second highest yardage total in the NFL history. I have to throw in a Honorable Mention to 49er's LB Aldon Smith with 5.5 Sacks in Monday nights game against the Bears. He was just to much for the offensive line of Chicago to handle. Way to go Aldon! Nick's Pick: Bengals RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis Don't look now, but the Law Firm has been holding court in fantasy land. He's scored double-digit fantasy points and one touchdown in two of his last three games, and that's despite losing some work to Cedric Peerman. I'd start him against the Raiders who are giving up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing running backs on the road this season. Green-Ellis has quietly had a nice fantasy season. In deep leagues he is a must start at rb or flex. Bailey's Bench Em: Dolphins RB Reggie Bush This weeks Bench Em is Reggie Bush. Reggie has been playing at a very poor level the past few weeks & is not high on coach Philbins list right now. Bush hasn't rushed for over 67 yds in a game since week 2 & has only 2TDs in that span as well! Bush still is the best RB on Miami, but overall Miami is not helping Bush or the rushing game in general. And to top it off Bush & the Dolphins face a tough Seattle D. Seattle's rush D has slacked a little lately, but they have only allowed 5 rush TDs in 10 games. Also, Seattle is well rested after the bye week & Pete Carrol's game plan will def be to put the ball in Tannehill's hands. Do not start Reggie Bush this Sunday. Sy Su's Sleeper: Raiders TE Brandon Myers Gronkowski owners, do not fear! Brandon Myers is here! The Raiders tight end has been averaging 50+ yards and a touchdown for the last three weeks! He's also seen 30 balls thrown his way over that span thanks to the gun-slinging arm of Carson Palmer. Palmer would like to avenge his former squad this week against the Cincinnati Bengals, who've allowed the fifth most fantasy points to tight ends. He's available in more than half of NFL and ESPN fantasy leagues. View the Complete 30 minute Fantasy Football segment here.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fantasy Football Week XI

Super Freak of the Week: Lions WR Calvin Johnson
MEGATRON!! Sorry, but I have been holding that in all season! Calvin finally had the week owners have been waiting for all year! Johnson had a career high 12 receptions for 207 yards and 1 touchdown in a tough loss to Minnesota in Week 10. Megatron and Stafford hooked up for the first time this season on a 11 yard hard fought touchdown. We are proud to finally have Megatron in his rightful place as our Super Freak of the Week! Nick's Pick: Panthers WR Steve Smith We all know that WR Steve Smith has been somewhat of a disappointment for fantasy owners this year. This week should prove to be different. He is going up against a Tampa Bay pass defense that has allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. Other than last week, Smith and Newton have sparked some of that mojo they had almost all of last season. Make sure Steve Smith is in your lineup this week. Bailey's Bench Em: Chargers QB Phillip Rivers Alright fantasy football comrades, this weeks Bench Em is Phillip Rivers. Rivers did put up good fantasy numbers last week, but that was against a horrible Tampa Bay pass D. Denver's D has been complimenting Peyton Manning & the Denver O terrifically this past Month or so & to be honest nobody wants to face the Denver D right now. So why feel confident playing Rivers against Denver this week? Denver has only allowed 16 pts/g at home this year, avgs 3 sacks/g & 1 int/g. Denver only allows 218 pass yds/g as well. This division road game for Rivers against a surging Denver team does not sit well with me & shouldn't sit well with owners either. I would be surprised if Rivers even reaches his fantasy point avg (depending on your league, around 16 pts) this week! Sy Su's Sleeper: St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford With the injuries to many top notch fantasy quarterbacks, like Ben Roethlisberger, Alex Smith, Jay Cutler, and Michael Vick, look at Sam Bradford to carry you through these painful times! The young Rams QB is coming off one of his best games of the season, finishing with 275 yards and 2 TDs (could've been more if Danny Amendola's 80-yard TD in overtime wasn't called back), against the second-best pass defense, the San Francisco 49ers. This week, he faces a New York Jets defense that hasn't intercepted a pass in a month. He also has some of his top weapons back, a healthy Danny Amendola and Chris Givens, back from team violations, in addition to his reliable and rejuvenated RB Steven Jackson. Asides from this week, Bradford has a pass-favorable schedule going into the fantasy playoffs with games in the final 3 weeks against Buffalo, Minnesota, and Tampa Bay.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fantasy Football Week X

Super Freak of the Week: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Well we never thought it would happen, but it did. Our first ever back to back Super Freak of the Week goes to the Rookie sensation Buccaneers RB Doug Martin. All of you Martin owners out there have been doing "The Dougie" the past two weeks with these stellar performances. This week Doug went for 251 yards on 25 carries for 4 touchdowns and he added 4 receptions for 21 yards. The rookie had huge touchdown runs of 45,67 and 70 yards and ended the day with a 1 yard touchdown run. This was definitely a performance worthy of repeat honors! Sy Su's Sleeper: Raiders RB Marcel Reece With Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson exiting Week 9 early with ankle sprains, Marcel Reece's fill-in performance was as sweet as Reese's Pieces! The third-string RB had absolutely zero carries but managed to post up 15 fantasy points in standard ESPN leagues with his 8 catches, 95 yards and TD. With numbers like that, he's a MUST in PPR leagues. Run DMC and Goodson are both questionable so far, but expect Reece to be the primary back along the side of QB Carson Palmer. Reece will be a major benefactor of the Raiders' pass-happy offense (Palmer ranks 5th in the NFL in pass attempts) against a Ravens' defense that ranks in the lower tier of passing AND rushing defense. Reece has averaged 26 catches and 317 yards in the last two season and is on track to exceed it with 26 catches and 272 yards midway the 2012 season. Nick's Pick: Buffalo RB CJ Spiller Do we all remember those incredible two weeks C.J. Spiller had in the beginning of the season? Well folks I believe that Spiller is just about ready to break out again, and put up some superior fantasy numbers for the stretch run. Experts will tell you he is one of the best pure runners on film. His only problem is a guy named Fred Jackson who has taken away a substantial amount of carries from him...until now? Starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was quoted in saying they need to get the ball in Spiller's hands more. Head coach Chan Gailey has backed up Fitzpatrick's words and agrees that Spiller should and will begin to see more carries in his future, putting Jackson in more of a third down back role. He does has a tough matchup this week against New England, but these games in the past have proven to be high scoring. I think Spiller has a big week, and in weeks to come. Bailey's Bench Em: Panthers WR Steve Smith Week 10 is already here (sigh) & this week I am benching Steve Smith. Steve consistently produces, but at a mediocre level. Besides Cam Newton, he is the best offensive player on the Panthers, however that is also a problem for the Carolina O. And this week Carolina plays a tough Denver D, who is a top 10 pass D. Denver is playing at a high level in all aspects & Cam Newton has been struggling all year, so unless you have Smith in leagues with 3-4 WR spots or in PPR leagues don't start Steve Smith this Sunday.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Super Freak of the Week: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Buccaneers rookie RB Doug Martin had a huge game on Thursday night against the Vikings. Martin had a career high 135 yards rushing on 29 carries, and also had a career day catching the ball with 3 receptions for 79 yards. The rookie had over 200 all purpose yards and 2 touchdowns in the 36-17 victory over the Vikings. Sy Su's Sleeper: Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts With the NFL Trade deadline here, the Jags trade Mike Thomas to the Lions opening a door of opportunity for Jacksonville's leading receiver Cecil Shorts. He's racked up 400 yards and 3 TDs so far this season -highlighted by last week's career-high 116 yards on 8 catches. He's definitely QB Blaine Gabbert's favorite receiver, targeting him 22 times in the last two weeks! By the way, his 12 receptions in the last two weeks is more than Megatron, Larry Fitzgerald, and Hakeem Nicks, just to name a few, in the same period. Bailey's Bench Em: Cowboys RB Felix Jones I understand that DeMarco Murray is hurt & fantasy owners need Felix Jones right now, but this week's matchup is not a good one, so unless you own Felix in a deep league or a PPR league, don't start him. Atlanta's O is on a run & should put all the pressure on Dallas's O, leaving the game in Tony Romo's hands. Felix has produced only 1 standout game & hasn't produced much in the last 2 games, when he has been getting the majority of carries. Atlanta does allow over 100 yds/g rushing, but only allows 18 pts/g & I imagine Romo & his WRs are gonna see the end zone over Felix. Nick's Pick: Lions QB Matthew Stafford Matthew Stafford was an unlikely top fantasy quarterback last week against a Seattle defense that has given up the 26th most points to opposing fantasy quarterback's this season, throwing for more than 350 yards and 3 touchdowns. Is this a sign of better days on the horizon for Stafford owners? Or just an aberration. I'm a believer in Stafford. The next few weeks seem to be more favorable for him on paper with matchup's against Jacksonville and Minnesota who this year has given up the 8th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. I look for Stafford to get back on track and begin to find the rhythm he had all of last season.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Super Freak of the Week: Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson had the receiving game of his career on sunday against the Saints. Jackson hauled in seven receptions for a career high 216 yards and 1 touchdown in the loss to New Orleans. His only score was a 17 yard strike from QB Josh Freeman, and almost had another being pulled down at the 1-yard line after a 95 yard pass from his QB. This sudden display of fantasy production earned Jackson our Super Freak of the Week honors for Week 7. Sy Su's Sleeper: Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings With Maurice Jones Drew out at least a week with a sprained foot, Rashad Jennings not just takes the starting RB spot in Jacksonville, but actually deserves it. Jennings racked up 102 total yards (44 rushing, 58 receiving) and a touchdown last week with MJD leaving in the first quarter. Don't forget - Jennings was impressive enough in the preseason (209 yards in 4 games, 4.5 yards/carry) to make MJD's contract holdout an afterthought. With the subpar QB Blaine Gabbert (possible torn labrum) hurt as well, Jacksonville will turn into the "Jennings"-ville Jags as he'll be expected to carry the offense against a Green Bay defense that's allowed three TDs to RBs in the last two games. Bailey's Bench Em: Browns RB Trent Richardson Week 8's Bench Em is Trent Richardson. Not only is he banged up, but he says he is not going to sit this week. Trent played last week, but didn't finish the game. Trent hinted towards the same outcome this Sunday, announcing that Montario Hardesty would come in if he couldn't finish the game. So, we have all this focus on Richardson's injury & we haven't even talked about the Browns, who are facing the stingy San Diego rush D. San Diego only allows 71 yds/g rushing and only 2 rushing TDs all season. Richardson fantasy owners need to suck up their pride this week & next week when Richardson has his bye week & be patient for their playoff runs. Starting Richardson this week is going to be as stressful as ever. Nick's Pick: Colts QB Andrew Luck This week I'll go with Andrew Luck. He's been a pleasant surprise in the fantasy world this year proving he can hang with the big boys. He's also proven that he can score with his legs rushing for two touchdowns last week against a woeful Cleveland defense. This week he's facing a Tennessee defense that has given up the third most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. No quarterback this season has scored less that 15 points against the Titans defense this year. Look for Andrew Luck to continue his stellar rookie campaign and put up big numbers this week. View the complete Week 8 Scoring Predictions here. Listen to the full 20 minute podcast or get more info here.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fantasy Football Guide Week 7

Super Freak of the Week: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers The Green Bay Packers MVP QB Aaron Rodgers had possibly the game of his career on sunday night against a tough Houston defense. He threw for a season-high 338 yards, a career-high 6 touchdowns and was 24-37 with no interceptions. Rodgers finished with his best passer rating of the year (133.8) and has at least three touchdowns in his last three games. Rodgers hit 3 different receivers for touchdowns, Jordy Nelson for 3, James Jones for 2, and Tom Crabtree caught the game long 48 yard touchdown. He tied a franchise touchdown record set by Matt Flynn in 2011. Sy Su's Sleeper: Browns WR Josh Gordon Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon has looked more like Flash Gordon in the last two weeks, speeding past the secondary and scoring three touchdowns in the last two weeks, including deep bombs of 71 and 62 yards. This trend is very likely to continue as the Browns face an Indianapolis Colts defense that's allowed five touchdowns in the last two games via wide receivers. Cleveland QB Brandon Weeden is expected to be busier than usual with fellow rookie Trent Richardson's rib injury possibly slowing down the running game. In October, Weeden's number one target has been Gordon with 12 total targets for the month. Nick's Pick: Cowboys RB Felix Jones We can conclude that Heath Miller had a mediocre week 6 with 6 rec for 67 yds. This week I feel confident in Felix Jones. If you were able to claim him off the waivers or had him buried on your bench, this is the week to start him. DeMarco Murray is week to week with a foot injury, and you can't be too sure how many guaranteed starts Jones will get. He's going up against a Carolina defense that has given up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing running back's. Start Felix Jones. Bailey's Bench Em: Jets RB Shonn Greene I hate to burst fantasy owners' bubble who own Shonn Greene, but Greene will be lucky to have a TD or even 10 points in standard leagues against New England. The benching of Greene is not so much of a statistical choice, but more of a instinctive choice. Greene faced a terrible Colts rush D @ home. Colts were coming down after an emotional high beating Green Bay & New England should be coming out strong after a 4th quarter collapse @Seattle. I think the Jets will be playing behind early, its a tough division game on the road, both teams love to beat the other, & New England is not gonna drop to a sub .500 record. I'm still gonna throw out some stats. Last week Greene faced a Colts team that has allowed 159yds/g & before the Colts faced Greene, they allowed 5 rush TDs in 4 games. While, New England only allows 83yds/g rushing & has only allowed 2 rushing TDs in 6 games. Sit Greene this week! View the Complete 30 minute Fantasy Football segment here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fantasy Football Guide Week VI

Super Freak of the Week: Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne had a spectacular game in week 5 against the Green Bay Packers, helping lead his team to a 30-27 victory! Wayne was targeted 20 times catching 13 passes for 212 yards and 1 TD on Sunday. Through four games, Wayne has caught 36 passes for 506 yards and two touchdowns and is on pace for a 2,016-yard receiving season. This is definitely Reggie’s year and should continue to flourish with the help of Andrew Luck. Bailey's Bench Em: Washington Redskin QB Robert Griffin III This week I really tried to stay away from a RB & decided to gamble with benching RG3 this week. RG3 does play at home, but against a Minnesota team that is playing very well all around. Minnesota does not create a lot of ints, but they do have 32 pass deflections (3rd in NFL) & have 14 sacks (9th in NFL) on the year. Minnesota only has allowed 6 passing TDs all year, only 226 passing yds/g, & allows just 16 pts/g. However, my decision is also based on a rookie QB about to play a good pass rush after a concussion. I'm thinking RG3 won't be the same player he has been so far & I'm positive Jared Allen & the Minnesota D will try to take advantage of RG3's set back. I imagine this game will be determined by Adrian Peterson, Alfred Morris, both D's & field position & not by RG3 throwing for 300yds & putting up 3 TDs. Nick’s Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller Redemption! I just have to say thank you to Trent Richardson for putting up some numbers for me this past week, or else my credibility might have gone right out the window. As for this week, my pick comes at the tight end position. It’s not a sexy pick by any means, but I’m going with Heath Miller. Last week he saw his worst fantasy out put of the week, but I feel will rebound going up against a Tennessee defense that has given up the most receptions, yards, and touchdowns to opposing tight ends thus far. Crossing my fingers. Sy Su's Sleeper: Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright You can't go wrong with Mr. Wright! The rookie already has 27 receptions in his young career, including a season-best 9 catches for 66 yards last week against a top-tier Minnesota Vikings defense. Week 6 features a tough matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, so expect Tennessee to be playing from behind. Matt Hasselbeck is going to have to throw it early and often (especially with how ineffective Chris Johnson has been). Wright was Hasselbeck's favorite target last week, getting a team-high 11 throws towards his, not Kenny Britt or Nate Washington's way. Kendall Wright has solid value as a WR3 and an even more valuable in a PPR league.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fantasy Football Guide Week 5

Super Freak of the Week - - Brian Hartline Brian Hartline turned in the Fantasy performance of the season for a wideout in Week 4. Hartline hauled in a career-best 12 receptions for 253 yards and a touchdown in the 24-21 overtime loss, including an 80-yarder in the fourth quarter which resulted in his lone score of the day. He was targeted a team-high 21 times and averaged 21.2 yards per reception. Hartline entered the contest with just 13 receptions for 202 yards and a score over his first three games of the season. Sy Su's Sleeper: Green Bay Packers WR James Jones With the great Greg Jennings struggling to get over a groin injury, turn to the Aaron Rodgers' most popular target in the end zone this season - no, not Jordy Nelson, not Jermichael Finley or the injured Jennings - but its James Jones with three touchdowns! Last week, Jones caught two of them, stepping into a higher role when Jennings exited the game early. The Packers running game continues to struggle so expect Rodgers, as usual, to throw it early and often and with Jones as the Packers' number 2 receiver (behind Nelson). Not to mention, the Packers match up against a lowly Colts passing defense that's so far faced the turnover-prone Jay Cutler and the youngsters Christian Ponder and Blaine Gabbert. Bailey's Bench em Week 5 Week 5 in this 2012 Fantasy Football year brings some tough running back match ups, such as Fred Jackson & CJ Spiller @San Fransisco & the Carolina running attack facing a tough Seattle D, but my Bench Em this week is Shonn Greene. The Jets just lost Santonio Holmes, arguably the best offensive weapon on New York, which makes Greene the focal point in the Jets offensive now. However, Greene faces the elite Texans Defense, that hasn't allowed a rushing TD this year & except for last week, Houston hasn't allowed more than 69yds to a running back in a game, which includes MJD, McGahee, & Reggie Bush. Greene is relevant this year in fantasy, but this week will prove tough to get that great game fantasy owners have been waiting for from him. Look for another rout if U have Greene in your line up. Nick's Pick Week 5 Well folks I have to apologize for the egg I laid last week picking Dennis Pitta. This is why I love fantasy football though, because you just never know. That being said, My pick for this week is Trent Richardson. He has scored a touchdown in 3 straight weeks, and is going up against a Giants def that gave up over 170 yards on the ground last sunday night . Even if the Browns are down late in the game, expect Richardson to still be involved. He has shown he can catch the ball out of the backfield and make plays when the ball's in his hands.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fantasy Football Guide Week IV

Super Freak of the Week KC Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles - 33 Carries 233 Yds Avg. 7.1 YPC 1 TD 6 Rec 55 Yds Longest run 90 Yds Jamaal Charles is coming off a huge game last week at New Orleans as he heads into Week 4 against San Diego. Charles rushed 33 times for 233 yards and a touchdown and added 6 receptions for 55 yards against the Saints and now has two career games with at least 230 rushing yards. Charles has averaged 5.9 yards per carry for his career against the Chargers. Sy Su's Sleeper: RB Ryan Williams, Arizona Cardinals RB Tashard Choice, Buffalo Bills In remembrance of the infamous replacement referees, I'd like to replace my sleeper of Ryan Williams with another RB, Tashard Choice, at least for now. The third-string Bills back is my choice as sleeper with injuries to Fred Jackson and now, CJ Spiller. Reasons why Jackson and Spiller are known solid fantasy options is that the Bills have a reliable rushing attack so this week, Choice will be the benefactor. He already showed the benefits with 99 total yards on 20 carries and 2 catches, averaging nearly 5 yards per touch, after Spiller went down last week. Although some reports say Jackson could return from a sprained LCL, expect Choice to be the go-to guy till Jackson recovers to full strength. Nick's Pick: TE Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens In the end zone for touch down. On to this week. I have been impressed with the Last week Antonio Brown salvaged my pick by miraculously recovering his own fumble amount of looks Dennis Pitta has been getting this year from Joe Flacco. He is 4th in the league amongst tight ends in receiving yards, and is another one of those “new brand” of tight ends popping up all over the NFL. He is going up against a Cleveland defense that does a solid job of stopping the run, but has struggled mightily against the pass. Look for Pitta to get plenty of looks not only on thursday night, but throughout the season as well. Bailey's Bench ems : RB Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson & Shonn Greene are sketchy starts, but my player to bench this week is Steven Jackson of the Rams. Jackson goes up against a stingy Seahawks Defense, that only allows 59 yds/g rushing & a league low 13 pts/g. The Seahawks have allowed 43 yds in week 1, 49 yds in week 2 & 84 yds in week 3. The 2 longest rushes against Seattle were 15 & 20 yds & by WRs! The Seahawks have also forced 2 fumbles. Like I stated, do not start Steven Jackson this week!
To listen to the full 30 minute podcast press here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fantasy Football Guide Week 3

Super Freak of the Week: NY Giants QB Eli Manning - 31/51 510 yards 3TD's 3Int Eli Manning struggled early in the first half of the game vs. Atlanta Falcons, but was able to rally in the 4th quarter throwing for 250 yards and two touchdowns. His 510 yards were the second most for a quarterback in Giants' history. He continues to thrive late in games and can never be counted out when the ball is in his hands. Bailey's Bench 'Em: DEN Broncos RB Willis McGahee Last week Willis McGahee had 22 carries for 113 yards & 2 TDs. Well, that was against a poor Atlanta run Defense & this week is against a very tough Houston Defense. Houston has not alloweed a rusher of more than 70 yards and have given up no rushing TDs this year & that includes MJD last week. Houston has forced 4 fumbles, recovering 2 of them. Also, Houston has only alloweed 8.5 pts/g, that limits McGahee's chances of getting those golden 6 points. Sy Su's Sleeper: NY Giants TE Martellus Bennett Attention Aaron Hernandez owners! Need a tight end replacement? Martellus is your man! So far, through two weeks, Bennett has averaged 55 yards per game and a TD in each, posting the 5th most points for tight ends (in standard leagues)! Not to mention, Martellus was targeted ten times in Week 2! Grab this giant (6'6, 267 lbs) speedster (4.6 40yd dash) NOW especially with Hakeem Nicks out (foot injury). Don't worry if he's been picked up already, he's owned in less than half of ESPN leagues (49.6%) and only two-thirds of Yahoo leagues. Nick's Pick for week 3 My pick for this week's segment is Antonio Brown. He is going up against an Oakland DEF that allowed 200yds through the air to rookie QB Ryan Tannehill, also allowing 172 yds on the ground to Reggie Bush. With Brown's versatility being able to line up in the backfield and get a few carries as well as being the top targeted WR by Ben Roethlisberger I feel Antonio Brown is due to reach pay dirt at least once this week. To view the entire 20 minute segment of Fantasy Freaks Click Here

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Key Injury updates

The New England Patriots' famed two tight-end package took a major blow Sunday when Aaron Hernandez left the game with an ankle injury during the Pats' loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Now, the news appears to get worse for the Patriots, as Pro Football Talk is reporting that Hernandez could miss up to six weeks with the ailment.

Hernandez's injury would figure to open up even more looks for record-breaking tight end Rob Gronkowski, as well as wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker. At the same time. it's a big hindrance to the Patriots, who love using Gronkowski and Hernandez at the same time to create matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. Hernandez's absence will be even more scrutinized if the Pats have more games that end like the Cardinals debacle.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fantasy Football Guide for Week II

Super Freak of the Week
Matt Ryan – Atlanta 23/31/299 3TD’s 2 Rush 25yd 1TD – 31 points Matty Ice had an amazing game responsible for 28 points himself to lead all quarterbacks, much to the chagrin of fantasy pundits who were banking on the ‘Chefs’ D who is normally so stingy at Arrowhead. Ryan outgunned opening day favorites Rodgers and Romo with RG3 surprisingly coming in as the 2nd highest scoring QB.

Beartraps in week 2 –

Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions – Didn’t practice due to a foot contusion and his status is questionable on top of going up against a very good 49er defense that may prove to be the best in the NFL as the season goes on.

Rober Griffin III
– Relax, don’t start with the hate mail until you hear us out…. Yes he did light it up last week and was the 2nd highest grossing QB on the board but he ran it up indoors, against a Saint Team in disarray, and was the benefactor of two huge YACs for touchdowns. This week he’s going up against a real schemer in Jeff Fisher who will cook up something nasty for the kid and we look for him to struggle. Moreover, Pierre Garcon left the game early last week and his status is still up in the air and with no PG there could be a limit Griffiening’ this weekend.

Sleeper Pick of the Week – CJ Spiller
Fred Jackson is out for a minimum of three weeks with a tough injury and CJ Spiller is going to get the start for the second consecutive week for Buffalo, who is making their home opener against a very suspect Kansas City Chiefs team. Spiller came in off the bench in week one in a big way (unfortunately no one had him starting) with 14 carries for 169 yards and a touch. Fortuity aside, the guy can play, and don’t forget how he closed the final three games of the 2011 campaign with 405 total yards, 4 tds. If you can still pick him up this may be the steal of young season.

NFL Trending Stories

Smacchat MLB-Fantasy News