Emil was a class act and not angered by the sincere mistake instead he listened to my argument yet he debated my ideas with confidence. I could tell Emil enjoyed just talking about NFL football as well as the strategies of fantasy football.
ESPN Christopher Harrisgoes in depth beyond simple speculation on what will happen. Harris works with statistics and calculations; in other words facts. If your playing for a championship this week take a moment to read his article.
Harris touches on a very important subject from week 15 that may cut a lot of owners out of the playoffs. What exactly happened to the Green Bay Packers last week and what can we learn from it this week.
Back again! This time, start three: Shonn Greene (@ Philly), Reggie Bush (@ Buffalo), Felix Jones (@ Tampa Bay), Michael Bush (vs. Detroit).
Good to Have You Back!
Felix Jones is a Lock to get you carries TB has the worst run defense in the NFL. The only problem with Felix Jones is that dumbass coach of his Jason Garrett!
Last week the Cowboys lost because Garrett has no clue how to manage the clock with heavy use of the run game. Hopefully he learned his lesson this week.
No matter what I expect to see Jones have a TD and a 100 yard game.
I don’t have to look at stats to tell you Michael Bush difficult match-up. Detroit can shutdown a run game and they have NdamukongSuh back this week.
So it is either Bush or Greene. I like Bush against another bad run defense! The Bills are right behind the Bucs in stopping the run making them the 2nd worse team in the league and Bush is catching the ball as well making him a double threat!
Greene has to bust soon and I think he will bust against Philly.
I'm a little worried about my line-up. It's my first year doing fantasy football (competitively) and I'm in the playoffs. I'm starting Tebow, Eli, McGahee, Felix Jones, Cruz, L. Robinson, S. Moss, Austin, O. Daniels, Dallas D, and Hanson and am up against a team with Rodgers, Welker, Roethlisberger and some other weapons. I'm worried at my lack of diversity. I mean, my entire lineup is composed of 3 games basically. Should I be worried?
First, thanks for the follow.
Let me get this straight…Wait are you taking a picture of yourself? ok…
Tim Tebow and Eli Manning? What the HELL kind of league plays two QB’s? To tell you the truth I don’t think I can help you.
See I play fantasy football we start one QB, two RB’s, two WR’s, one TE, one GODDAMN kicker who never comes through when you need him to, and one DEF, and a Flex position is common in most leagues (But NOT in this commissioners league! A flex position is BULLSHIT and can bail out dumb ass GM’s who suck at fantasy football).
My friend I have bad news. You did not not start playing fantasy football competitively instead you joined a league where half the NFL starts and that is not competitive fantasy football.
That is to easy.
Fantasy Football is having the dilemma of being down two QB’s to injury and you’re only options are SEA Tavaris Jackson vs the Philly Defense or CLE Colt McCoy vs PIT Defense and you’re all out of Tebow because he is on a bye this week!
But if you’re really that worried don’t be you have some great WR’s and I am sure you will score some points. But next year come here for advice on how to determine a good league (That is a great topic to write about!).
Hello, great tumblr. I got knocked out of my playoffs and now have the lovely task of selecting two keepers to carry over for 2012. First one is easy- Aaron Rodgers. Who would you pick among this group of players? Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace, and Rob Gronkowski.? I'm leaning towards Gronko bc he's a consistent player in a good pass offense but wanted your opinion. Thanks!
First thanks for following my blog!
Well I can tell you this I don’t need a lot of research to tell you a scoring TE is not just and advantage it can be a game changer. I think you are right Gronkowski is a solid keeper. How can anyone argue a 15TD season and 1088 yards receiving.
How I was burned in the first round of the Fantasy Football Playoffs
by The Fantasy Football Informer
Most critics agree that your Fantasy Football draft makes or breaks your season. I strongly disagree. What makes or breaks your season is week fourteen of the first round of the fantasy football playoffs.
Week fourteen also happens to be panic time in the NFL playoff picture as well. Coaches make changes in their usual game plan, beat writers either over or under empathize injuries, and most so called experts give you really bad fantasy football advice. I myself included but I don’t claim to be an expert.
My week fourteen was a triple whammy! Not only did my Chicago Bears let the Broncos come back from the dead like Tim Tebow raising Lazarus I was also knocked off the leader position in my confidence pool with my twelve pick for the Bears. Bye bye $100 dollars!
On top of that I was booted out of the first round of my big $$$ payout fantasy football league playoffs.
The one that hurts the most is the Chicago Bears. Honestly. I love the Bears and this wasn’t just a regular season loss this was also an exit from reaching the NFL playoffs. The Bears season just went into hibernation thanks to Tim “Hallelujah” Tebow.
Now let me return to the purpose of my topic fantasy football.
All season I kept Joe Flacco on my fantasy team and remember he did start the season producing false hope with his three touchdown performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also Flacco had one of the most difficult quarterback schedules in the NFL this season.
My starting runningback in my opinion was the most valuable draft pick of the fantasy draft. Ray Rice was excellent this season and a steady combination of catching and running helped pull my team to an overall 7-6 fantasy season.
Rice, Flacco, and Anquan Boldin lead my team in scoring this past weekend and at 3pm I was certain I was headed to a first round victory. While my opponent was playing a pass heavy Tom Brady the rest of his starting lineup was beatable.
All I had to score was seven points to attain a victory and move on to the money round.
The remaining starters were locks to attain my 3 point fifty yard bonus. They did not even need touchdowns just 50 yards!
I started running back CJ Spiller over my regular 2nd option Willis McGahee who was bound to be shutdown due to injuries and the Bears defense was very stingy against the run game.
I also started wide out Vincent Jackson and tight-end Jason Witten.
The week before I made an aggressive move to capitalizing on a hot defense and the Denver Broncos were available. Although a serious conflict of interest was occurring in my soul but Hannie the Chicago Bears backup quarterback sucks.
I was primed and ready to see a productive day from all my players.
Let’s begin with Spiller who was a hot waiver pickup after Fred Jackson was placed on IR for the season.
Spiller appeared to be a steady part of the game plan when the game began but unfortunately that didn’t last long after the Bills defense gave up some touchdowns. Also the erratic play of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t a help.
Fitzpatrick finished the game with more rushing yards (46 total) then Spiller something that I cannot figure out at all.
But I still had Vincent Jackson! Now if Ryan Fitzpatrick was erratic Phillip Rivers was blind not being able to sink with Jackson on several deep routes Sunday.
Now being down a running back a wide receiver I was left with a very steady tight end yet Jason Witten was used primarily as a blocker Sunday night. At this point I was screaming at my television because I knew it was over.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett has some great options and the passing game called for heavy use of his wide receivers. But there were several reports that Cowboys receiver Laurent Robinson would not play Sunday night and he did miss practice all last week. Although he did say he would be ready on Friday how many times do you hear that and end up getting burned.
Plus in addition to injuries to receiver Miles Austin the Cowboys would most likely be counting on Witten to be more involved.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I sat and watched my fantasy football season go to hell game, after game, after game…
It sucked. I was trying to think about what I did wrong but my bench only
scored 6pts and that was from out of all people Tim Tebow.
The honest truth is I was unlucky. Just plain and simple bad luck and I could do not do anything about it.
I researched all my options and could not control my own fate regardless of who started.
On the other hand that is why fantasy football is just like real football. The only difference is the Chicago Bears collapsed in minutes my team collapsed over hours.
Did I get burned? Yes. Will I be back next year absolutely!
Hopefully with some better luck and the 8th pick overall.
Wow! Thank you so much for your response! I see you put a lot of work into this and I really appreciate it. Can't thank you enough really. I'll definitely be starting Lynch and will take your advice and go with Murray again. Also, one more question: Who would you rather start, Percy Harvin @ Detroit or CJ Spiller @ San Diego? And how much does Harvin's production depend on whether or not Peterson plays? I figure Spiller has the higher 'floor', but Harvin has been on an absolute tear lately.
That other guy don’t even bother reading his stuff.
By the way thanks alarfa and your appreciation is all the thanks I need. Although a mention on twitter and fb never hurts! LOL
Let’s get to your question..
Percy Harvin (@Detroit 6th against the run and 12th against the pass.)
While the Lions are dirty players the loss of Ndamukong Suh has had an affect on their defensive production. They were keeping teams in check from producing runaway scores and now they can’t seem to do that.
Now the Lions have another issue on their front four DT Nick Fairley is injured.
I think the Vikings have to depend on Harvins production.
Will Percy Harvins production be affected if Adrian Peterson is playing?
No. A healthy Adrian Peterson is one thing but if Adrian Peterson see touches he will be sharing them with Toby Gerhart.
Besides while the Vikings are not running heavy they are trying to keep Christian Ponder as involved as possible. That means he has to build a report with his number one target Percy Harvin.
CJ Spiller (@San Diego 16th against the run.)
Spiller is a solid start this weekend. If you want points you always go running back this time of year.
The chargers have been attacked by the run game lately almost as if offensive coaches have spot a weakness in the defense. The Chargers defense have allowed 12 fantasy points on average in the last 5 games.
All that said I would still take Percy Harvin for his home run potential this weekend.
I have a major (albeit good) dilemma in one of my leagues where we can only start two RBs. I have to choose from Marshawn Lynch (vs. St Louis), DeMarco Murray (vs. NYG), Shonn Greene (vs. KC), Mark Ingram (@Tennessee), and Roy Helu (@NE). Any suggestions as to which two to start?
I am going to break this down by each and every player and tell you who are the final two I would start at the end.
Marshawn Lynch (vs. St Louis 23rd against the run.)
Lynch is a player that I used to put a lot of stock into and I always got burned. He is lazy and hasn’t shown the work ethic needed at the pro level.
He averages 4.2 yards a carry this season and has 8 rushing TD’s.
He also has 1 receiving TD. The great thing about Lynch is his season did not really even start until week 8 and he has very fresh knees. In other words he isn’t banged up and that is a plus this late in the season for a RB.
He played the Rams in week 11 and they held him to 3.3 yards per a carry but he did have 1 rushing TD.
But this next game you know the Rams are scheming against him.
DeMarco Murray (vs. NYG 26th against the run.)
Murray has not played the Giants this season. But he has another
problem and that is possibly having a reduced role of carrying the ball.
Murray only had 12 carries last week and averaged only 3.2 yards on the carry against the Cardinals (20th against the run).
After a great early November his production is taking a nose dive.
However the Giants have been brutal at stopping the run allowing teams to rush over a 100yrds in 7 of 13 games and allowing 11 rushing TD’s this season.
Shonn Greene (vs. KC 24th against the run.)
Greene is a mess. But last week he had 3 rushing TD’s and 88 yards against the Redskins tied for 26th against the run. I still think he lacks production and the Jets need Sanchez to take the next step increasing his own production.
So don’t buy into Greene just yet.
Mark Ingram (@Tennessee tied for 20th against the run.)
The Titans have given up over 4 of the last 5 games a 100 yrds or more rushing but only 2 rushing Td’s.
Mark Ingram is restoring faith in his teammates and the coaching staff. He ripped a 14yrd Td against the Lions (tied for 6th againsthe run) last week.
His one problem is touches and in the NO system a RB that touches the ball will score once. Just once.
Roy Helu (@NE tied for 20th against the run.)
Roy Helu is making the most out of his runs! Roy has seen a heavy workload in his last two games and will see it again against the Patriots.
While the Patriots are stingy against rushing Td’s they still have to many problems in the secondary and never stack 8 in the box.
Yet the Patriots will challenge Helu and try to make Grossman beat them in the air.
My recommendation is go with your work horses! The guys who see the most carries!
Lynch is a solid start and is certain to find the endzone!
But the second player to start may not be as solid a choice. But he will have over 20 carries giving him the chance to bust a score.
You have to start Murray! He was due for a bad game and it is done so run him and don’t look back!