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Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Tom Still Terrific?


Tom Brady was first listed on the team's injury report with an Achilles injury heading in to Week 11.
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating

Fantasy Goo: This should line up for a good week for Brady, Tennessee is 8th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, but just below average against QB’s. The Patriots are 13 point favorites on Saturday Night, if Brady doesn’t do it at home in prime-time then something is wrong.


01/09/18, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Primary Role Shifting


Saints have run 5 times at/inside opponent's 5-yard line over last 4 weeks (including playoffs):
Alvin Kamara 3 carries, Zach Line 1, Mark Ingram 1. Kamara was in on all 3 Saints run plays at/inside 5 vs. Panthers last week, including Line's 1-yard TD run.

Fantasy Goo: If you’re trying to decide between Kamara and Ingram for the playoff run, Kamara looks to be the much better play.


01/09/18, 07:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

It's A Trap


Jay Ajayi (knee) is practicing in full for the Divisional Round.

Fantasy Goo: Atlanta is 5th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s this year and they are more susceptible to pass-catching backs. Todd Gurley rushed 14 times for 101 yards in the Rams' Wild Card loss to the Falcons, adding four receptions for 10 additional yards. Ajayi might have been drafted before Gurley this year, but that was clearly a mistake. Ajayi has talent, but he’s far from a good option this week.


01/09/18, 07:16 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Back in Action


Chris Hogan (shoulder) is expected to return for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Titans.

Fantasy Goo: He’s going to take a couple of weeks to get in tune with the offense, I’m looking to save him until the Super Bowl if you’re in one of those one and done fantasy playoff tournaments.


01/09/18, 07:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Strength vs Strength


Saints RBs led NFL during regular season in receptions (9.0) and receiving yards (77.8) per game.
Vikings held opposing RBs to fewest yards per target (4.2) and 3rd-fewest yards per game (30.6).

Fantasy Goo: The Vikings have been absolutely sick in all aspects on defense this year. If the Saints are going to pull this one out it sounds like it’s going to have to be a Brees week, I’m not so sure he’s going to be the guy you want to start on the road this week.


01/09/18, 07:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills

Not The Real McCoy


LeSean McCoy said if he plays Sunday, "I want to be able to cut well enough to where I don't have a lot of pain cutting. I just want to be close, or the best as far as 100 percent as I can get. The type of game like this, you got to lay it all on the line.”

Fantasy Goo: McCoy is a poor play against the Jags this week. The Jags strength on defense is against the pass (#1 in FP allowed), but they are still strong against the rush (11th). I’m not taking any Bills on fantasy playoff squads or in DFS this week.


01/04/18, 09:29 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans

Arrow Pointing Down


DeMarco Murray (knee) didn't practice again Thursday. Derrick Henry show ready to go.

Fantasy Goo: The way to attack KC is through the air, they rank 9th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s. They will most likely be in negative game script. KC hasn’t allowed any team to score over 20 points in Arrowhead all year.


01/04/18, 09:27 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Julio Jones

Atlanta Falcons

No Fly Zone


Julio Jones finished 11th in NFL in red-zone targets but caught only 5 of 19. He finished 4th in targets inside 10 but only caught 4 of 11.

Fantasy Goo: The Rams have a strong pass defense, especially against outside receivers, but are second worst in fantasy points allowed to RB’s. Freeman and Coleman are the only Falcons I am considering this week.


01/04/18, 09:25 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions

Under the Radar


In the first game with TJ Jones (shoulder) on IR last week, Kenny Golladay played 95% of snaps and led DET WRs with 8 targets.

Fantasy Goo: Marvin Jones has a history of shredding the Packers defense and is a solid play at $6500 on DK, but Golladay is half the price ($3300) and will probably see a similar number of targets. If Detroit had something to play for I’d be stacking the heck out of this game, but I still think it’s smart to have one of these guys in the line-up this week.


12/31/17, 09:46 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs

Rookie Debut


Patrick Mahomes was 2nd in PFF’s QB Rating when kept clean in preseason. He rushed for 744 yards, 22 TDs in his last two years at Texas Tech. Denver has allowed multiple passing TDs to six-straight QBs not named Petty or Brissett.

Fantasy Goo: The rookie was supposed to take over for Alex Smith much earlier this season, but Smith and the Chief’s came out firing on all cylinders and kept the rookie on the bench. Mahomes will get his chance this week as Smith gets a week off before the playoffs. Denver may be packing it in, but they still have one of the best defenses and I expect they will play more inspired this week against a division rival.


12/31/17, 09:32 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Wayne Gallman

New York Giants

Last Man Standing


Giants will be without Shepard (neck), Engram (ribs), and King (concussion) vs. WAS. Wayne Gallman has 9, 7, 8 target counts in last three weeks.

Fantasy Goo: Washington ranks 24th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s and Gallman is $4200 on DK. Feels like a great way to save and pay up at other positions.


12/31/17, 09:21 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Burfict Situation


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict ruled out for game Sunday at Baltimore because of shoulder injury.

Fantasy Goo: Collins becomes a solid RB1 this week. Cincinnati’s run defense is a sieve with Burfict out.


12/31/17, 09:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Akeem Hunt

Houston Texans

Akeem No Dream


Charcandrick West is out Sunday vs Denver with an illness. Akeem Hunt and Kareem Hunt only RBs on active roster for KC. It would be a surprise to see Kareem play much. That means a ton of Akeem Hunt and likely some De'Anthony Thomas on passing downs.

Fantasy Goo: Akeem is min price ($3000) on DK so the definition of a free-square, but there’s a reason he’s bounced around the NFL and never earned a starting role. Denver is 5th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, I’m not rostering Akeem when there are so many other options this week.


12/31/17, 09:17 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeAndre Hopkins

Houston Texans

Milestone Not Worth The Risk


Bill O'Brien on DeAndre Hopkins' status: 'Probably won't know up until game time'. Typically, we might classify this as coach-speak, but Hopkins has never missed a game, and is four catches away from 100 for the season. He's probably pushing hard to play.

Fantasy Goo: This is an awesome match-up for the Houston WR’s going against a very weak Indy pass defense, but there is really no reason for Hopkins to play, especially with the calf injury. At $8400 on DK he’s just way too pricey given this news. A sneaky start might be Will Fuller at $4300, he has 5 targets in each of the past three games and is coming off some difficult match-ups. Earlier in the season he was a superstar with Watson throwing the ball, but he has always had the big play in his arsenal no matter who the QB is.


12/29/17, 10:03 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Dion Lewis

New England Patriots

Vultures Are Always Flying


James White (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice. White was absent for last week's win over Buffalo but should be out there against the Jets in Week 17. He ranks eighth among running backs with 56 catches this year.

Fantasy Goo: Lewis dominated last week with White and Burkhead out, even though Gillislee vultured a TD. I would imagine that White playing will take away the five receptions Lewis had last week and the Jets actually have a better rush defense than the Pats week 16 opponent (Buf). The Pats will be looking to lock-up home field advantage and won’t be resting their starters, but they will probably be looking to get everyone some work as they prep for the playoffs. Gillislee appears to be nursing a hammy and is not expected to play, but let’s not forget how White performed last year in the Super Bowl.


12/29/17, 09:47 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Pittsburgh Steelers

Stars Sitting


The Steelers Marcus Gilbert tells reporter Tim Benz that the Steelers won't play Ben Roethlisberger or Le'Veon Bell in finale vs. Cleveland. Landry Jones will be under center for Pittsburgh and Fitzgerald Toussaint and Stevan Ridley will form a thoroughly underwhelming RB committee against the Browns.

Fantasy Goo: Underwhelming is an understatement for these two backs, a highly respected fantasy website hasn’t even updated the news on these two since the pre-season and doesn’t even recognize them as being on the team. The one player of note in this is Martavis Bryant, The Alien averages over 17 ppr points per game with Landry at the helm as opposed to 8.4 ppg with other QB’s. He also has 5 TD’s in 5 home games with Landry. Granted most of this production comes from 2015 when they worked together often in the preseason, but Bryant could be a very sneaky GPP play this week.


12/29/17, 09:23 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Jacksonville Jaguars

Play To Win The Game


Despite already being locked into the AFC's No. 3 seed, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has no plans to rest starters in Sunday's game against the Titans. "Make no mistake about it, just so there is not a lot of talk during the week: When the players come in (Wednesday), we are talking about how we are going to play to win and do everything we possibly can to win this game, period," Marrone said. "I am not even thinking about what happens beyond that, and that is the way we are going to go about our business this week."

Fantasy Goo: I think it’s crazy of him to do, but I’m sure he has Tom Coughlin in his ear feeding him that old-school philosophy. Looks like Bortles, Fournette, Westbrook and Cole will be safe plays against a Titan’s team hoping to hold on to the sixth seed in the AFC.


12/26/17, 10:00 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com

Los Angeles Rams

Resting Starters


McVay hints that there will be Rams starters “who won’t play at all” on Sunday. The Rams are already locked into either the No. 3 or 4 seed in the NFC and will host a Wild Card round playoff game.

Fantasy Goo: Gurley, Goff, Woods, all sitting this week? That’s going to destroy so many hopes and dreams for teams that rode Gurley all year.


12/26/17, 09:58 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Grind It Out


Mike Mularkey said he's not ruling DeMarco Murray out just yet. He's day-to-day. The Titans are holding out hope to have him in limited role.

Fantasy Goo: They are really grinding him into the dirt if they play him this week. I didn’t see the injury, but it sounded pretty ugly from sources in the know. Keep away from him in whatever format you are playing this week, I’m giving Derick Henry a solid upgrade as the Titans are trying to hold on to the final playoff spot in the AFC.


12/26/17, 05:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Philadelphia Eagles

All Locked Up


Pederson on playing Foles vs. Cowboys: “I’ve got to get him as many reps as he can and then be smart about it. Obviously, we have a lot of football left. Our season is really just beginning, quite honestly. We’ll be smart.”

Fantasy Goo: This is why you don’t play a championship game in week 17. I’m staying away from the Eagles regular starters, pretty much across the board, as they have a first round bye all locked up. Guys like Blount, Clement, and Nelson Agholor might have some DFS appeal, but we have to get closer to Sunday to see what they plan on doing.


12/26/17, 05:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

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Off The Top Of Our Heads - 2016 Kickoff

Posted by d-Rx on 09/09/16

by   The Archer


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An introduction to Off The Top Of Our Heads

The 2016 NFL season started last night, which is absolutely remarkable for all of us fantasy football nuts! So for this season we have decided to dust off an old piece of content that we did in the early years of Pyromaniac.com. Off The Top Of Our Heads will be a multi-contributor weekly article that will come out on Monday of each week in-season. It'll be fun, random, heady and something to fill your NFL minded brains on Mondays while we reboot each week for the upcoming week of Pyro content. It's a work in progress, and will evolve and improve over the course of the coming weeks, but here is our 2016 Kickoff version. Hope you enjoy!


 

 

 

PyroLytics Thoughts

 

 

Kickoff

After a long offseason of questionable franchise moves and surprising roster cuts. It’s finally the beginning of week 1. Come kickoff time for the Thursday night Super Bowl rematch, it will have been 214 days and 2 hours since the last meaningful NFL game kicked off back on February 7, 2016, but who’s been counting? It’s not like I’ve waited 18,503,800 seconds for this moment. Hell, I’ve been waiting for this moment since midway through last season and it looks like I’ll be waiting for the 2017 season right around the same time. The joys of being a Rams fan. C’mon guys, get your heads out of your asses and just can Fisher already. Instead, you pull up Rotoworld and see the organization is trying to extend Fisher’s contract. You can’t be serious. A perennial .500 coach and we’re over here treating him like a God, all because of one great season in Tennessee, ridiculous. Here’s to another 6-10 (at best) season my fellow Rams fans.

 

 

Expect a late season surprise

This offseason has lingered with many different injuries, some serious and some on the lighter side, but nothing is worse than the soft tissue issue. This 2016 class isn’t very deep at talent compared to what’s to come next year, but one of the guys I’m most excited for is Josh Doctson. He was the number 1 wide receiver on my big board coming into the draft and walked away just the same. He came away with the soft tissue bug late into training camp and missed all of the preseason but rest assured he’s been caught running full speed. IN PADS! Nonetheless. He’s got a steep climb for playing time but the cream always rises to the top. At 6’4” this dude will be a beast in the red zone and we could see him in red zone packages early on in the season. Trust me when I say Doctson will be one of those guys that comes on strong late in the year and delivers you your fantasy title.

 

 

RBS for the 2017 NFL Draft are giving me a Chubby

Nick Cubb still looks like the old Nick Chubb. Coming off a “significant” knee injury to miss the back half of the season, Chubb was questionable most of the summer as to whether or not he would open week 1 as the starter. Chubb came out of the gate with a fire under him, amassing 222 yards on 32 carries while crossing the goal line twice against UNC. Chubb looks like he hasn’t lost a step since the injury back in October of last year and looks to add onto his already impressive resume. Some have toted Chubb as a better prospect than Gurley, so the hype is there. Currently sitting as the number 1 running back on my college big board among a very viable class of 2017 backs, I’m all aboard. You think people are butt hurt about Elliott going in the first round this year? Just wait until next year. We’re in for a historical draft next year.

 

 

Philla!

This past week Philly won out the rights to host the 2017 NFL Draft and what more of a Philly move than to go out and trade for a first round pick to get their fans excited to attend next year. In case you hadn’t heard, the Eagles traded Sam Bradford who currently sat atop their depth chart at the quarterback position to a quarterback needy Vikings team. That’s not the first time a first round pick has been wasted on Bradford. The original plan for the Eagles all along has been to get Wentz that “redshirt” year and let him learn under two fairly serviceable quarterbacks. As we know in the NFL nothing goes according to plan, Allah Blake Bortles sitting out a year. That’s all fine and dandy, we’ll let Chase Daniels man the reigns until Wentz gets his feet under him, since he barely got any pre-season playing time before injuring his ribs and being sidelined. Wait… you’re telling me the Eagles paid $21 million to Chase Daniels to play backup for a rookie who threw for 24 total passes in the preseason? And were giving the rookie the start week 1 if his ribs are ready to go. Ok. Someone needs to let the Eagles know that their 2017 1st round pick isn’t based off how they finish as a team. All in on full tank mode?


 

The Bills will surprise

The Buffalo Bills are my dark horse Super Bowl team. The Bills get to face the AFC West and the NFC West this season alongside their regular division opponents. With Brady missing the first four games, the Bills could find themselves in position to outright win the division or sneak in as a wildcard. It also helps they face the Patriots in Foxborough against the Brady-less Patriots in week 4, so they could potentially steal one on the road. Tyrod Taylor is in for a magical year and is out to get the money he rightfully deserves. LeSean McCoy continues to dominate as a runner and is fresh free from the nagging tissue issues of last year and Sammy shows why he’s deserving of top 12 status. My prediction is the Bills finish the season with a record of 10-6 and make a strong push for the Super Bowl.


 

Kenny Stills is going to be the real deal

New reports say Parker has been nursing a hamstring strain in both his left and right knees. Parker known for soft tissue issues doesn't seem like a lock to play this weekend against Seattle. In 2010 Adam Gase was employed as the wide receivers coach for the Denver Broncos, the same year Brandon Lloyd came out of the middle of nowhere. Adam Gase loves to feature an X receiver, giving plenty of opportunity for Stills to emerge as that option while Parker falls farther and farther behind. Pick up Kenny Stills before it's too late.

 




d-Rx® Thoughts


 

Yeah Boykin!

If Russell Wilson gets inured this season, an un-drafted QB out of TCU in Trevone Boykin is the only other quarterback on the Seahawks roster after narrowing the team down to 53. The Jets kept 4 QBs on their roster, in FitzMagic, 2 players they drafted highly in the second round over in the last few years and Christian Hackenberg who they grabbed in April in the 4th round. It’ll be interesting to see if Pete Carrol sticks with this approach. I think Geno Smith will be traded to another team before Week 5, and the Seahawks will go after another QB as an insurance policy in case DangRuss get’s busted up. Remember how quickly the Cowboys went from Super Bowl contenders to bottom dweller last year without a serviceable backup quarterback. Not saying Boykin can’t play, but this team is in their prime, they can’t throw caution to the wind.



I think Eiferted

I’ve drafted injured Tyler Eifert in every league I am in this year. Not expecting those TDs when he finally returns, but he’s too good to pass up in the 14th round of drafts. He’s my backup in each instance (behind Jordan Reed in my oldest league and Kelce/Fleener in my big money league), and someone that could become an amazing start at TE, or trade bate or a flex position gem by season’s end. The Notre Dame stud will continue to make pro-bowls, but something tells me he’ll chose not to play in them considering this injury is a result of an injury in the Pro Bowl in February.


If you need a reminder on how talented this fellas is, check out the Vines here:

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2016/7/26/12273142/top-5-reasons-tyler-eiferts-injury-really-hurts



Justin Forsett Deja Vu

So let me get this straight, the Ravens cut Justin Forsett from a crowded backfield of running backs only to resign him for the say exact amount of time and money his contract originally had, 2 years and $6mil. Why did they feel the need to do this? I’m staying away from that whole team this year in fantasy football - I like Flacco as a third QB in deeper leagues, but that’s about it.



Vivid Seats APP is where it’s at for finding NFL tickets and more

A great app for tickets to football games and concerts! If you like to buy last minute tickets to sporting events and concerts like I do, then you have to check the Vivid Seats APP out. It’s like the Hotwire of event seats! Stub Hub shuts down at noon the day of the event, which can be a real bummer when you want a last minute ticket to a sporting event, Vivid Seats you can buy tickets even after the game has started. Get on board now while you can, it’s legit and so much cheaper than going through a ticket agent.



I live in the murder capital of the world.

There have been more murders in Chicago so far this year than in both New York City and Los Angeles combined. I think it’s time to call in the National Guard to be honest, the issue is getting worse, not better. 



Le’Veon Bell is younger than David Johnson.

Hard to believe, but it’s true. Le’Veon Bell was born Feb. 18th, 1992 and is going into his 4th season in the NFL while David Johnson was born on December 16th, 1991 and is entering his second year. Both are top tier running backs in fantasy football, but one is injury prone and the other is unproven - should be nice to track their careers as the years pass on.



The effects of no longer having a the probable injury tag…

Getting rid of the probable tag is going to be a headache in #FF this year. Everybody and their brother will be listed as questionable now. 




PK Ripper's Thoughts



Troy Aikman is apparently less than thrilled that Skip Bayless has joined the team at Fox sports

“To say I’m disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement,” Aikman said.
He Also went on to say "I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals, none of which applies to Skip Bayless.”

The roots are deep here, all the way back to 1989 when Skip thought Steve Walsh should start ahead of Aikman. Then in his book from 1995 repeatedly referencing rumors to Aikman being gay and mentioning he had an AIDS scare...Rumor has it that Skip had spread alot of Rumors about Aikman back in the 90's that weren't true .. To this day Skip hasn't apologized.
Skips job is to talk shit, piss people off, and get viewers. Like him or not he knows what his role is and he does it well.He's the Conor McGregor of announcing, haha. Everyone loves to hate him and wants to know what's gonna come out of his mouth next.

But one thing is for certain these two will be working under the same umbrella what I would give to be around that water cooler...


Sit for something or stand for nothing

Eagles rookie to stand for national anthem after saying he'd sit like Kaepernick.

Colin Kaepernick's stand against racial injustice briefly inspired one of his NFL comrades to follow his lead. So that promted, rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres said that he wouldn't stand up for the national anthem, like the 49ers quarterback, before the Eagles' fourth preseason game Thursday.

 

Speaking with media Tavarres revealed his initial intentions.

 

"Oh, I thought about it. Believe me, I definitely thought about it," Tavarres said of sitting down Saturday. "And usually I'm front and center on the line with the rest of the guys, and that's since pre-K all the way up. Saturday's game, I stepped back, I was in the background, and it didn't feel right to me at all, and so I will be taking a stand -- or sitting down -- for the fourth game."

 

However, Tavarres then changed his mind -- rather, his agent changed his mind.  

 

Tavarres' agent admitted that he advised his client to stand for the anthem. And now, Tavarres won't be sitting down and taking a stand with Kaepernick because he doesn't want to be a "distraction." 

 

"He plans on standing for the national anthem," Corey Williams (agent)said in a statement, "Myke does not want to be a distraction to the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Myke's goal is and will always be to make the Eagles 53-man roster and help the team win a Super Bowl."


It's clear why Tavarres won't be sitting down on Thursday: He's afraid it will jeopardize his roster spot. 

Tavarres, who went undrafted, noted in his interview that he had "nothing to lose." His agent apparently didn't agree.
"In this situation, I've really got nothing to lose," Tavarres said. "I'm a rookie free agent, haven't signed any major contract, so there's not a lot of money on the line, I don't have any big endorsement deals on the line. Really what's at stake is my pride and what kind of man would I be and what kind of African-American would I be if I didn't stand my ground on this issue we have today?


"It needs to be done. Will there be backlash? Probably. I don't think anyone has bought my jersey yet, so I don't know if it's going to be burned, but it's a major issue and I'm definitely going to stand my ground for this one."
So, as you can see, Tavarres made a total 180. 

But Kaepernick's message clearly resonated with Tavarres. 
"We've got an issue in this country in this day and age, and I feel like somebody needs to step up".

 

 

 

R.I.P. Sam Foltz  

During A game against Fresno State this past weekend Nebraska honored their fallen teammate by voluntarily taking a delay of game penalty by lining up without a punter on the field for a fourth down.


Sam Foltz, who would have been a senior at Nebraska this fall, died in a car crash in Wisconsin in July.


It was a classy move by officials to give the crowd a moment of silence to pay respect for the lost student athlete as well as the Fresno State coaches to decline the penalty.


It's times like these when you realize that sport is not just entertainment but a platform to observe humanity and a place to come together in honor and tradition.



 

 

Feeling Minnesota or The Bradford Exchange. 

You been sleeping under a rock for the past week you would have missed this news Sam Bradford has been traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a first round and conditional fourth round draft pick.

I think this move bodes well for both sides first the Eagles get rid of a disgruntled player who really didn't want to be there since the drafting of QB Carson Wentz. Plus they get to recoup some of those picks the used to pick up the rookie signal caller who by the way is touted to be the week 1 Starter.

For the Vikings this is an easy replacement for the freakishly injured quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who we all hope can at least make a miraculous recovery back onto the field eventually.
Now those of us who know about Sam to say the least that he's a little bit fragile is an understatement and has not really shown Great Signs of being a top-tier NFL quarterback in previous seasons. And I believe that he has his best chance and best years ahead of him in Minnesota he'll be playing with the best running back in his career that ever played behind him with the best receiving Corps he's had,as well as a formidable defense all he has to do is not screw it up. This should be Sam's last hurrah and I for one hope he makes it count.

 

Bradford rules by Vikings staff



Johnny Football has returned to college.

 

Don't get it twisted I really don't wish him any ill but knowing his track record I'm expecting a Van Wilder back to school experience.

Johnny Manziel's 1st semester course schedule at Texas A&M

- Keg Stands 101
- Intramural Flag Football
- Dealing w/PTSD after playing in Cleveland.
- Hotel Room Deconstruction 
- Don't forget the course in chemistry. His drugs will be a lot cheaper when he can run his own meth lab.

 

You might ask why is he not taking Bong Etiquette 101?

 

That's a freshman level course. He's taking Improvisational Bong Making II.

What's next? Will we see Johnny Foosball on the Dean's List??????

I imagine it would go something like this," Mr. Football, 0.0"

All joking aside I bet he's a beast at intramural football.

 


Peyton Roasting Tastes So Good

Peyton Manning shines as he shows off his comedic chops at comedy centrals roast of Actor Rob Lowe.He showed good sport as he was the brunt of some good jokes as well.

 
One of the jokes on Peyton was His mom used a super bowl to cut his hair..... Lol!


Another good one was that he looks like what football players evolve to when they no longer need helmets.....

He could even dish out some snaps himself like when he said," I'm not the only athlete up on stage tonight Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby earlier this year." 
Then he gets Rob Lowe by responding to a tweet he had put out about prematurely announcing Peytons Retirement "You tried to take the air out of my retirement so fast, you can probably get a job as Tom Brady’s ball boy." Hilarious 

If you watched him over the years on SNL and his numerous television commercials you knew the Sheriff would be great after football sky is definitely the limit for him no doubt about it.....


 


Shane's Thoughts


Sam Bradford to Vikings

We opened training camp season this year with reports out of Philly that Carson Wentz might not be active on game days. When Bridgewater’s leg decided it liked his kneecap in a slightly different arrangement that changed everything. Sam Bradford finally got what he wanted and landed somewhere not Philly, making Wentz the eventual starter by default. For now Philly hasn’t commented on whether Wentz or Daniels will open the season as the starter, but you have to imagine that Wentz will get the nod eventually. I guess his 50% completion rate for 90 yards and an interception in the preseason was enough to convince the team he’s ready to roll. Bradford wasn’t really fantasy relevant anyways, but the guy loved to throw to his tight end. My expectations for Ertz are definitely tempered now, but we’ll see how the offense looks with the rookie at the helm. Maybe the move makes Kyle Rudolph a guy to look at, but for me the move just makes AP look even better. Bradford doesn’t have the same athleticism he had prior to two ACL tears, but his arm is still elite. I just get the feeling that the Norv Turner and the Vikings are going to go all-in with AP and the non-shotgun run game. Norv’s got a long history of running the ball and he’s done so very well at times. Diggs had a good offseason, and with a ninth round ADP the value is there, but we really don’t know which (if any) receiver will have good chemistry with Bradford. Maybe Treadwell starts to creep back onto the fantasy radar, who knows?



Ravens RB situation

Am I crazy or is Buck Allen getting completely overlooked in Baltimore. The first thing I thought when Forsett was released is “people are about to go crazy for West”. That looked like it was going to be the case, then reports emerged that Forsett would likely return and take the starting gig back by game one (which happened just now). The West hype died right away, but I still don’t get how Allen isn’t getting any love in Baltimore. Their entire offense is muddy, but the guy did have 45 catches last year. A running back in this Trestman offense is going to be good, but who? Forsett was actually pretty good last year, PPR RB12 through the first ten games before going down with the broken arm. You can’t imagine Forsett will be healthy all year though, and Allen was pretty awesome at the end of last season on just volume alone. Starting in week 11 when Allen took over as the guy he saw at least five targets in every game but one. Twice Allen was targeted ten times or more, including a thirteen target day with twelve catches. Those are the types of numbers I think you can expect from the back in Trestman’s offense, and Allen fits that role. Dixon has the build and playing style of a good back for Trestman too, but his injuries are slowing things down. For what it’s worth Peter King thinks Dixon will be the lead dog in the backfield by mid-October. Right now though my money’s on Allen being a factor at some point this season.



Don’t flex Thursday night guys!

Just a reminder now that we’re FINALLY getting real life football, don’t flex guys that play in Thursday night games! Start Thursday night guys in their position instead so you have some flexibility in case there’s a last minute surprise injury.


 

Jamaal Charles

You know what’s frustrating about the most recent Jamaal Charles news? Spencer Ware went from being a reasonably priced necessary handcuff to a guy other owners are willing to draft just to stick it to the Charles owner. Ware’s ADP according to FantasyPros (do we use them as a reference officially?) is in the fifteenth round, but that’s not up to date. Ware went before round ten in all five drafts I did this weekend after the Charles news broke. I’m not actually worried at all about Charles being a major contributor and top back again… he’s never been a volume dependent or short yardage guy anyways.

 



 

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