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  • Brandon 10:18 am on September 12, 2011 Permalink
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    Week one injury updates 

    • Looks like Rams WR Danny Amendola could be out for at least 8-10 weeks, if not the year, after suffering a dislocated elbow. This hurts for those in PPR leagues who drafted him. This could end up benefiting rookie tight end Lance Kendricks, who should see even more looks, even after dropping a few passes on Sunday.
    • Amendola’s teammates Sam Bradford (finger) and Steven Jackson (quad) also suffered minor injuries and both hope to play in week 2, but keep an eye on them. Don’t worry about starting Bradford’s backup for any reason, but Cadillac Williams will top the waiver wire pick-ups this week for sure!
    • Chargers running back Mike Tolbert continued to prove that he’s the more valuable tailback, at least in terms of fantasy football, on the team as he scored three touchdowns. However, he also hurt his knee and while it seems minor at the moment, it could be the type of injury to sideline him a week, so make sure to follow the situation if he’s on your team.
    • Houston running back Derrick Ward left the game with an ankle injury and backup Ben Tate had a big game. With Arian Foster’s status still unknown for week two and Ward already losing his role as primary backup, Tate could be in line for another big game.
    • 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree will most likely be day-to-day for a while with a reoccurring foot injury.
    • Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman left Sunday’s game temporarily, but it seems it was just cramps and he came back in the game. Nothing to see here.
    • Jags tight end Marcedes Lewis had either cramps or a calf strain and you’ll want to monitor his status throughout the week before plugging him into your line-up (or don’t plug him in…easier solution!)
    • Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton hurt his wrist and his status for week two is up in the air…but that shouldn’t matter, as no one should have him in their fantasy line-ups unless you’re in some crazy three QB league!
    • In case you’re someone who pays very little attention to the kicker position, other than to sub your guy out on a bye week, you might check that you don’t have Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding in your line-up. It seems he might be out for the year with a knee injury.
     
    • Rev. Benjamin 1:37 pm on September 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      My team has Cassel at qb, peyton manning on the bench. Think I should drop both/either for fitzpatrick and cam newton?

      • Brandon 2:01 pm on September 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Feel free to drop Manning at this point. He won’t help you this year. As far as who to pick up, I’d probably go the safer route with Fitzpatrick. He was decent last year as well and seems to be continuing that trend. Newton might be fun in the games he does well, but I predict a few terrible games in his near future. Maybe grab them all though if possible, since you’re pretty weak at the position.

  • Brandon 12:46 pm on September 11, 2011 Permalink
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    Arian Foster out for week 1 

    Get him out of your line-up. Backups Derrick Ward and Ben Tate should split the carries in his absense and both make decent flex plays.

     
  • Brandon 11:10 am on September 7, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: arian foster, , , touchdowns   

    Touchdown number normalization 

    I was just reviewing the stats from last year, looking at which players at each position led the league in touchdowns and it got me thinking about the likelihood of those players repeating this year. Will Arian Foster rack up 18 touchdowns again? Unlikely. How about Marcedes Lewis to score another 10? Doubtful. Anyways, here is a list of guys most likely to disappoint this year if you’re counting on them to score as many times as they did last season (as well as some guys who could/should actually improve!) Keep this in mind if you’re in a touchdown-heavy scoring league or if you’re basing your draft strategy solely on fantasy points from last season.

    Quarterbacks

    • Peyton Manning (33) – Injury worries
    • Eli Manning (31) – No more Steve Smith or Kevin Boss
    • Matt Cassel (27) – Just not confident that he can repeat, but he could prove me wrong

    Guy that will improve: Tony Romo (11), Matthew Stafford (7), Kevin Kolb (7)
    Guys that could improve: Philip Rivers (30), Matt Ryan (28)

    Running Backs

    • Arian Foster (18) – Very few running backs ever repeat this kind of touchdown numbers.
    • BenJarvus Green-Ellis (13) – Other backs and tight ends always a threat to cut into this number.
    • Peyton Hillis (13) – Madden curse? Just pessimistic that he puts up numbers again.
    • Mike Tolbert (11) – I see the touchdowns spreading out a bit more across the entire offense (V-Jax, Mathews, Gates, etc)

    Guys that will improve: Ray Rice (6), Shonn Greene (2), Felix Jones (2), DeAngelo Williams (1)
    Guys that should improve: Jamaal Charles (8), Maurice Jones-Drew (7), Steven Jackson (6), Frank Gore (5)

    Wide Receivers

    • Dwayne Bowe (15) – Expecting a drop along with the touchdowns his quarterback throws.
    • Greg Jennings (12) – Jermichael Finley should cut into this total.
    • Brandon Lloyd (11) – Not trusting Kyle Orton OR Lloyd to repeat last year’s performance.
    • Stevie Johnson (10) – Seems like a one time thing to me (plus, he plays for the Bills!)
    • Kenny Britt (9) – Should do well with Matt Hasselbeck at the helm, but take away his out-of-character, week 7 game last year and his stats normalize a bit.
    • T.O. (9) – Maybe because he’s not even on a team?

    Guys that will improve: Vincent Jackson (3),
    Guys that should improve: Larry Fitzgerald (6), Brandon Marshall (3)

    Tight Ends

    • Marcedes Lewis (10) – He was already on this list BEFORE the team cut David Garrard 🙂

    Guys that will improve: Dallas Clark (3), Owen Daniels (2), Jermichael Finley (1)

     
  • Brandon 2:33 pm on August 8, 2011 Permalink
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    Texans running back (and potential #1 draft pick in fantasy leagues) Arian Foster pulled his hamstring during the first play of his first practice of the year. I’ve heard a report that he’ll miss about a week of practice, but it’s something to keep a watch on.

     
  • Brandon 1:47 pm on June 1, 2011 Permalink
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    Feeling optimistic about there actually being football this year? 

    Good…because now you can now sign up for Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues!

    I haven’t signed up quite yet, but looking at the top 100 list from the Yahoo! experts is already getting me a little excited. Arian Foster as the #1 pick is…interesting.

     
    • Matt 1:56 am on June 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      At least two of their writers had the good sense to rank Peterson #1. I’m baffled by Brad Evans, who I usually see eye-to-eye with the most out of that group – he puts Peterson at #4 and Jamaal Charles at #2. I’d love to hear him sell that prediction.

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