Hey Yahoo, you might want to fix this soon before you screw over everyone who needs to make a last-minute FA pickup today – all players are currently listed on waivers even though according to your rules they should be FA until 5 minutes before the first games start. It’s probably related to this:
Update: The KC-MIA game no longer shows up as live, but all unclaimed players remain erroneously on waivers. Thanks Yahoo, you just cost me (and who knows how many others) the chance to make a couple of game-day adjustments that could end up being the difference between a win and a loss.
Biggest Surprise: Hard to go with anyone but Cam Newton here. He’s had a good deal of help from a re-energized Steve Smith, but the inverse is true as well – it’s so long since we last saw how dangerous Smith could be that the fantasy world had just about written him off. Those who took a late-round flier on him in keeper leagues have been on cloud nine all season. Honorable Mention: Jimmy Graham, Victor Cruz, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Biggest Flop: Again, an easy call – Chris Johnson isn’t just having a bad year, he’s having an awful one. The only reason he wasn’t benched weeks ago is because he forced his team to sign him to what looks like a ludicrous contract now. You have to wonder whether he somehow knew his best playing days were already behind him, making it imperative to sign a contract before anyone got the chance to see him play. Honorable Mention: DeAngelo Williams, Josh Freeman (a pre-season fantasy darling), Mike Williams (blame Freeman). (More …)
Explaining why he slowed down as he crossed the goal line, drawing the ire of Saints safety Roman Harper who pushed him to the ground and drew a $15,000 fine from the NFL:
“He felt that I was slowing down and trying to disrespect somebody and that wasn’t my intention,” Smith said. “With physics, when you accelerate at some point you have to slow down. So I wasn’t slowing down to hot dog in front of someone, because at the end of the pylons, you have to stop or there’s a large blue pad… that you will run into. So I was slowing down, not to disrespect anybody, but to decelerate.”
Smith’s been giving lessons on acceleration to NFL secondaries all year.
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Tentatively bullish on Jacoby Jones now that it sounds like Andre will be out for a few weeks. Oakland’s defense has been allowing 273 yards through the air per game, so this should be a good opportunity for him to show whether he’s a capable AJ replacement. I like him as a flex start this week.
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