CBSsports.com Dave Richard breaks down every NFL teams fantasy football match up this weekend. The deepest match up chart available.
Gerry Sandusky Shares His Thoughts About Ravens QB Joe Flacco
The great thing about twitter is you can reach out and talk to the real professionals in the media that have close access to NFL teams.
One the best is Ravens play by play broadcaster Gerry Sandusky who seems to be suffering some confusion over his name lately. However what Gerry is not suffering is insight into the Baltimore Ravens.
Gerry was nice enough to take some time to answer a few questions I had about Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco via twitter this morning.
I was very intrigued by Gerry’s responses about Flacco and the Ravens offense
@TheFFInformer I think Flacco can, and will, show he is among the best QB’s. And I think he’ll take that next step this year.— Gerry Sandusky (@GerrySandusky) July 3, 2012
@TheFFInformer I think it’s just a natural progression.Flacco can make all the throws. He’s proven in big games now. More big games help too— Gerry Sandusky (@GerrySandusky) July 3, 2012
@TheFFInformer I would think we’ll see more passing this yr with the development of Torrey Smith and addition of Jacoby Jones.— Gerry Sandusky (@GerrySandusky) July 3, 2012
As Gerry points out a natural progression is something to strongly consider since the Ravens didn’t have an off season last year yet still made the AFC championship. While Flacco didn’t impress many fantasy football fans last season he finish the season strong in the second half.
Things to keep in mind Falcco is in a contract year and the Ravens do not have Ray Rice back yet so as of now Flacco is the focal point of the offense.
NFL.com: Can A Holdout Have Negative Effects On Player Performance?
NFL.com Will Maurice Jones Drew, Matt Forte, Ray Rice, and Drew Brees be affected on the field by their holdout?
ProFootballWeekly.com Publisher Hub Arkush and the PFW staff open up the discussion with the NFL vs Saints and how bounty gate is taking a new dynamic.
Could the Saints bounty scandal have an unintended consequence which is labor unrest in the NFL.
The staff also talk about Vikings WR Percy Harvin; will he traded?
Also should the Ravens be worried about left-tackle Bryant McKinnie and is he able to protect Joe Flacco’s blind side?
Do the Houston Texans have the depth they need behind Andre Johnson?
Is the window closing on Tony Romo’s SuperBowl chances?
As always great in-depth reporting!
ProFootballWeekly: Contracts, Contracts, and MORE CONTRACTS! One guy feels disrespected and the other feels under paid but none will play for their current deal.
The PFW staff discuss the current status of Saints QB Drew Brees contract negotiation and the Saints creative accounting to find cap space.
The situation in Chicago with Bears RB Matt Forte is coming to a climax as talks are in a stalemate. Will the Bears front office bend or will Forte continue to hold out come training camp refusing to sign his franchise tag tender. By the way Jaguars RB Maurice Jones Drew and Bears RB Matt Forte share the same agent who appears to be poorly representing both clients.
Unlike Ravens RB Ray Rice and Bears Matt Forte who have one year left on their contracts MJD still has two years left on his contract. The Jaguars have made it clear they are not going to renegotiate a contract for MJD at this time.
While the NFL is about to go into hibernation before the start of NFL training camp it is important to keep a close eye on Monday July 16th. That is the deadline for players that have been tagged to sign franchise tenders.
ProFootballWeekly: The Ravens lose defensive OLB Terrell Suggs to injury, Goodell drops hammer on Saints players, and the tragic death of Junior Seau
ProFootballWeekly The staff talk about how Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Saints bounty decision has affected several NFL teams. NFL Draft aftermath. Did the Bears bust in the NFL Draft by not picking a offensive tackle to protect Jay Cutler? Did Miami make the right decision drafting QB Ryan Tannehill?
As always the NFL never has a shortage of news.
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice uses the Screen Pass to find the endzone!
Ravens RB Ray Rice is becoming a very steady option for most Fantasy Football owners gaining another TD this week. Rice is a dual threat as a back field receiver and a productive rusher.
Baltimore RB Ray Rice proves you never bench a Fantasy Football Starter
Rice had 107 yards on the ground, 42 yards in the air, and two TD’s! One almost a fumble but still a TD…Rice earns Top Fantasy Performer in this game.
Ravens vs Chiefs
COLD: Cheifs QB Matt Cassel is not looking to hot but it’s not all on him. Cassel is being pressured on every throw and is forced to make quick and sometimes risky decisions.
HOT: Ravens RB Ray Rice was fast on his feet and did not hesitate to explode on ball carries. While Rice was a bit of a disappointment last year not being able to get TD’s as much as most heavily used RB’s he should be used as more of a TD threat this season.
SLEEPER: Ravens WR Lee Evans looked like he was with Baltimore Ravens since last season rather than a couple of weeks. He had 3 receptions for 68 yards.