Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Studs and Duds from Week 13

Week 13 in fantasy football had your usual suspects atop a lot of the categories.
Players like Tom Brady, Maurice Jones-Drew and Reggie Wayne all had big days.

Here are some Studs from Week 13:

Brady, QB, Patriots - 326 yards, 4 TDs
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers - 298 yards, 3 TDs
Drew Brees, QB, Saints - 313 yards, 2 TDs

Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars - 186 yards
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings - 107 yards, 3 TDs
Chris Ivory, RB, Saints - 117 yards, 2 TDs
Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants - 103 yards, 2 TDs
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants - 97 yards, 2 TDs

Wayne, WR, Colts - 14 receptions, 200 yards, TD
Greg Jennings, WR, Packers - 6 rec., 122 yards, 2 TDs
Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings - 5 rec., 105 yards, 2 TDs
Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers - 4 rec., 126 yards, TD

Here are some duds from Week 13:

Kyle Orton, QB, Broncos - 117 yards, 0 TDs
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills - 158 yards, INT.
Derek Anderson, QB, Cardinals - 93 yards, 2 INTs
David Garrad, QB, Jaguars - 126 yards

Peyton Hillis, RB, Browns - 57 yards
Mike Tolbert, RB, Chargers - 16 yards
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills - 42 yards
Ronnie Brown, RB, Dolphins - 50 yards

Brandon Lloyd
, WR, Broncos - 2 rec., 31 yards
Steve Johnson, WR, Bills - 2 rec., 36 yards
Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys - 4 rec., 47 yards

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Brady playing at fantasy MVP level

The more things change the more they stay the same.

Through 13 weeks of the NFL season, Patriots QB Tom Brady is the highest rated QB in the league, and is also heating up at the right time for fantasy owners.

From Week 6 through 9, Brady averaged 228 yards and threw for 5 touchdowns. Not bad numbers, but not fantasy stud numbers. Fantasy owners who were patient with Brady are reaping the benefits.

In Brady's last four games, he's averaged 300 yards and threw 12 TDs. Another great thing about Brady's recent tear is that he has no turnovers and and only been sacked five times.

That means not only is Brady racking up fantasy points, he's also not hurting owners who get negative points for turnovers and sacks.

With fantasy playoffs beginning this weeks in many leagues, owners shouldn't think twice about starting Brady the rest of the season.

The Patriots last four games are against good pass defenses at Bears (13th), vs. Packers (6th), at Bills (10th) and vs. Dolphins (5th).

If this was any normal QB, owners might try to play someone else, but this is Tom Brady were talking about. He's already torched teams like the Ravens, Steelers and Jets, so he will be fine.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Start 'em/Sit 'em for Week 13

The end of the fantasy football regular season is nearing closer and closer, so there's more pressure for owners to get the right guys in their lineup.

Here are some guys you should start:

Philips Rivers, QB, Chargers: vs. Raiders
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts: vs. Cowboys
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers: vs. 49ers
Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs: vs. Broncos
Drew Brees, QB, Saints: at Bengals

Jamaal Charles,
RB, Chiefs: vs. Broncos
Peyton Hillis, RB, Browns: at Dolphins
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans: vs. Jaguars

Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs: vs. Broncos
Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts: vs. Cowboys
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Broncos: at Chiefs
Marques Colston, WR, Saints: at Bengals
Steve Johnson, WR, Bills: at Vikings

Here are some guys you should sit:

Tom Brady, QB, Patriots: vs. Jets
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers: at Ravens
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens: vs. Steelers

Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders: at Chargers
Any Redskins running back: at Giants
Ronnie Brown, RB, Dolphins: vs. Browns

Santana Moss,
WR, Redskins: at Giants
Steve Smith, WR, Panthers: at Seahawks
Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals: vs. Saints

Highlights from Eagles/Texans game

Michael Vick continued to make fantasy owners very happy with another stellar performance in the Eagles 34-24 win against the Texans on Thursday night.
Vick threw for 302 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and rushed for 48 yards and another score.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy also had a big game with 130 total yards and 2 TDs.
Matt Schaub had a good fantasy day for the Texans with 337 yards and 2 TDs. Texans RB Arian Foster had 108 total yards and 2 TDs, while WR Andre Johnson had 6 reception for 149 yards.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Studs and duds from Falcons/Ravens game

Thursday night's game between the Falcons and Ravens was the first Thursday night of the season, so hopefully fantasy owners had their lineups set.

The Falcons defeated the Ravens 26-21, and there were a few studs.

Falcons WR Roddy White had a big game with 12 receptions for 138 yards and 2 TDs. QB Matt Ryan also had a great game with 316 yards and 3 TDs.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco had a good day with 215 yards and 3 TDs. WRs Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason and TE Todd Heap all had TD receptions.

There were also some duds Thursday night, particularly with the running backs.

Falcons RB Michael Turner had a season-low 39 yards on 17 carries. Falcons backup RB Jason Snelling, though, had 6 receptions for 56 yards and a TD.

Ravens RB Ray Rice finished with just 59 yards, while Willis McGahee only had 8 yards.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Titans get Moss just in time

The Titans were the only team to put in a claim for wide receiver Randy Moss, and it couldn't have come at a better time for them.

Moss will have an extra week to get familiar with the Titans, because of the bye week. Also Moss move right into the No. 1 WR slot with the injury to WR Kenny Britt.

Britt left last week's game against the Chargers with a hamstring, and will miss four weeks with the injury, according to reports.

Moss will be a threat on the field, but will see constant double teams, so his fantasy value won't change much. Owners should consider Moss a No. 2 WR.

The player who will benefit most from the acquisition of Moss will be WR Nate Washington.

Washington, who has 351 yards and 4 TDs, should see an increase in production with all the intention on Moss.

RB Chris Johnson should also see an increase in productive, because teams will not be able to stack the box against.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Start'em Sit'em for Week 8

Well we're past the half-way point in most fantasy leagues.
Remember fantasy owners don't over think who to start in your lineups, go with your best players available, no matter what the match-up is.
Owners who have only one, or two wins, it's desperation time. That means go to the waiver wire early and often to pick that receiver, or defense who you think will have a productive day.
Also don't be afraid to make a lot of trades now. If you have a losing record at this point, that means your players aren't worth that much anyway.

With that said, here are guys that should be starting in Week 8:

Peyton Manning, QB, Colts - vs. Texans
Matt Schaub, QB, Texans - at Colts
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers - vs. Titans
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots - vs. Vikings
Kyle Orton, QB, Broncos - at 49ers

Steven Jackson,
RB, Rams - vs. Panthers
Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders - vs. Seahawks
Ryan Torain, RB, Redskins - at Lions
Jamaal Charles/Thomas Jones, RBs, Chiefs - vs. Bills
Arian Foster, RB, Texans - at Colts
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers - vs. Broncos

Mike Wallace, WR, Steelers - at Saints
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans - at Colts
Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts - vs. Texans
Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions - at Redskins
Kenny Britt, WR, Titans - at Chargers

Here some guys that owners should think about sitting:

Vince Young, QB, Titans - at Chargers
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers - at Jets
Drew Brees, QB, Saints - vs. Steelers
Matt Moore, QB, Panthers - at Rams

DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers - at Rams
Joseph Addai, RB, Colts - vs. Texans
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills - at Chiefs

Roy Williams,
WR, Cowboys - vs. Jaguars
Steve Smith, WR, Panthers - at Rams
Chris Chambers, WR, Chiefs - vs. Bills