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!
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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.

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