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  • Brandon 1:26 pm on August 10, 2011 Permalink
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    This morning’s fantasy football updates 

    Just some updates from this morning while scanning through Google Reader…

     
    • Kevin 3:19 am on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, I’ve been monitoring the St. Louis Rams WR situation a lot recently from their camp reports, but I was wondering what your opinion was on how the landscape of their WRs will look like. Is Donnie Avery still a starter, and how will MSW fit in? What about the potential of Danario Alexander?

      • Brandon 1:55 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        At this point the WR situation in St. Louis is a little murky. This is what the Yahoo! Rams Report says:

        “Battle Of The Week: WR Mike Sims-Walker and others for jobs. Sims-Walker is the newcomer and in a competition with several receivers for roster spots. With only six jobs likely available, the battle will be intense among Donnie Avery, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson(notes), Danario Alexander, Mardy Gilyard(notes), rookies Austin Pettis and Greg Salas and Dominique Curry”

        Personally, I’m pretty confident that Sims-Walker will carve out a starting job and Amendola will continue to be solid out of the slot (good for PPR leagues mostly.) As for the other starter though, it could be Avery if he gets healthy…or Alexander (also if he gets healthy) or Gibson. If you’re drafting any of these guys, they’re your WR3 at best and most likely a wait and see candidate. Hopefully it clears up a bit through the preseason games.

      • Brandon 1:56 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, and the latest news is that Mark Clayton will most likely be re-signing with the team…just to make things a little more interesting 🙂

        • Robin Palm 6:05 pm on August 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          My take is that MSW was decently productive with the JAX poo poo platter throwing to him, a good QB like bradford will be able to get him the ball. Avery is a perfect slot, while MSW is a taller threat.

      • Kevin 3:43 am on August 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for clearing up some of my confusion guys, now I have a question regarding my fantasy squad. I am lacking a 3WR for my team which now is Jordy Nelson, who has lost his sleeper appeal since James Jones resigned. I have been eyeing some WR in my league’s Fa that I believe are potential breakout candidates. Arrelious Benn TB, Emannuel Sanders PIT, and Steve Smith/Jason Avant(mainly because of Maclin’s questionable health). Our WR spots can also be TEs too, so I have been looking at Lance Kendricks STL as well as the two TE on Baltimore, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson. Which one of these WR/Te do you guys see as having the greatest potential for fantasy impact? Thanks once again!

        • Matt 6:03 pm on August 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          I like Benn and Sanders and see them both as essentially the same kind of high-risk, high-reward player. Either one is worth a shot and I can’t say that I prefer one over the other. I definitely think they’re the two best options of the players you listed.

    • LegendsFantasyLeagues 4:03 pm on August 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Here at Legends were definitely seeing Owen Daniels as a great TE to pick up this year. Actually here at Legendsfantasyleagues we think of him more as a Ben Coates type player. Why you ask him yourself, as you play him head to head in fantasy football!dont

  • Brandon 2:14 pm on August 3, 2009 Permalink
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    Tight end rankings for 2009 

    Here are my tight end rankings for this season. You can check out the other cheat sheets here.

    1. Jason Witten, DAL – With T.O. distractions out of the way, the Romo-to-Witten connection should be better than ever.
    2. Antonio Gates, SD – Looking for Gates to rebound from a season where he was hampered by injuries throughout and regain his spot near the top of this list.
    3. Tony Gonzalez, ATL – It’s hard to tell how Gonzo will do in Hot-lanta, but he gives Ryan a great new target and I can only see things going at least as well as they did in Kansas City for the veteran.
    4. Dallas Clark, IND – With Marvin Harrison leaving town, expect Peyton Manning to look Clark’s way a lot this season.
    5. Greg Olsen, CHI – Jay Cutler likes throwing to the tight end and he might have already found a new best friend in Olsen, especially given the weakness at the wide receiver position in Chicago.
    6. Chris Cooley, WAS – Hopefully they look to him in the end zone a bit more than they did last year when he only had ONE touchdown!
    7. Kellen Winslow, TB – He’s a “soldier” when he IS playing, but he’s got a new team with quarterback questions and there are always injury concerns. I’m optimistic though that the Bucs will make good use of him.
    8. Kevin Boss, NYG – With no Plaxico Burress in the picture, hopefully Eli can make better use out of Boss this year. He did have six touchdowns in only his second season, so that’s promising.
    9. Owen Daniels, HOU – Only two touchdowns last year, but racks up solid yardage.
    10. Zach Miller, OAK – Needs to become more of a red-zone factor.
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    • Matt 2:38 pm on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I know I said this last season and it didn’t pan out quite how I thought it would, but Greg Olsen’s going to be positively huge. He’s always had the size and talent; now he’s finally got a QB who can get him the ball consistently (just like he did with Scheffler in Denver). He scored in 3 of the final 4 games last year. Barring injury, I don’t see how he doesn’t finish in the top 3 TEs.

      • Randy 1:35 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure why people keep pointing to the Cutler-Scheffler connection in Denver as an argument for Olsen having a huge year. The fact is, Scheffler and Graham together were targeted just 111 times by Cutler – that’s how many targets Cooley had on his own. Olsen and Clark, on the other hand, were targeted 155 times last year. The numbers suggest that the 2 Chicago TE’s will be splitting fewer, not more, targets with Cutler in town. Yes, Olsen will get a greater share this year now that he’s starting and he’s the favorite, plus the WR corps is shaky, but the numbers don’t support Olsen as the #5 overall.

        • Brandon 1:52 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Keep in mind that Scheffler was hurt for about 1/3 of the season, so the fact that he still piled up a lot of targets says something.

          Maybe a better reason to expect big things from Olsen is the “Cutler-to-best receiver connection”, as the Cutler-to-Brandon Marshall connection was pretty huge over the past two years in Denver and now Olsen is arguably the best receiver in the Bears offense.

        • Matt 1:58 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          The Cutler-to-Scheffler connection obviously doesn’t mean much on its own; it’s just one more factor to consider when you’re attempting to predict what the Cutler/Olsen pairing will produce. The number of targets the tight ends get is more dependent upon the offensive coordinator than the QB is, in any case.

  • Brandon 8:19 pm on November 10, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 10 Wrap-up: Keepin' up with the Jones' 

    What a week 10, huh? The Jets and Ravens break the 40 point mark, Brady Quinn makes his big debut…and the Bills drop from first to last in the AFC East! The biggest achievements of the week though by far came from some of the league’s running backs, primarily Thomas Jones of the Jets, and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jaguars, who both had three touchdown games. In addition to the Jones’, I think an honorable mention is also deserving of Adrian “All Day” Peterson, who broke the 200 yards from scrimmage mark in the Vikings exciting, last minute victory over the Packers. (By the way, all three running backs were on the Hit list this week!) Anyways, let’s jump into the action that took place in week 10…

    • New York Jets 47, St. Louis 3: While I predicted a solid game from Thomas Jones, I was not prepared for what transpired Sunday afternoon when he dominated the Rams defense to the tune of 149 rushing yards and three touchdowns. What’s nearly as amazing as T-Jones’ performance was the fact that Brett Favre, Laveranues Coles nor Jericho Cotchery really contributed much of anything to this slaughter. Rookie tight end Dustin Keller had the biggest game of his short career with 107 yards receiving and a score, but the player who paid off the most for fantasy managers (besides Jones) was kicker Jay Feely, who had five extra points and four field goals, which equated to 21+ fantasy points in most leagues.
    • Jacksonville 38, Detroit 14: My question is how many people started Maurice Jones-Drew this week? MJD has been extremely frustrating to own in fantasy football this season and has really only been worth playing three out of nine weeks the Jaguars have had a game so far (week 3, 6, 10…every third game actually…do I sense a big game in week 13 against the Texans?) So when he goes for 91 combined yards and three touchdowns, how many of you were screaming in joy? And how many in regret? In other news, Lions rookie running back Kevin Smith had a solid game with over 90 rushing yards and a score and is becoming a guy you can feel semi-confident starting as a RB2 or flex play against mediocre or worse defenses. Also, what is going on with Detroit’s quarterback situation? Nevermind…I just remembered that I don’t care.   (More …)
     
  • Brandon 9:36 am on October 22, 2008 Permalink
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    Tight end Kellen Winslow suspended one game 

    In case you hadn’t heard, Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow has been suspended for one game after making critical comments towards the team regarding how they handled his injury/illness two weeks ago. For those of you who took Winslow in the draft (I did in multiple leagues!) hoping he could repeat his stats from last year, you’ve been rewarded with nothing but headaches so far…and I don’t expect it to get a whole lot better anytime soon. The offense has dropped off dramatically since last season and it seems the team is reaching the end of the rope with Winslow as he was apparently on the trading block before the deadline, but they couldn’t get enough in return to warrant a trade. While I can’t recommend dropping Winslow from your squad (he’s got too much talent…and maybe Brady Quinn will take a liking to him if/when he gets to start), I CAN sympathize with you and pray that he can get back on track come fantasy football playoffs time!

     
  • Brandon 8:39 am on August 19, 2008 Permalink
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    Giants pound the Browns, 37-34 

    Alright, so maybe the score doesn’t show that the Giants pounded the Browns, but if you watched the first quarter and a half, it was definitely a lopsided match. With all the “starters” in (I use the term loosely because the Giants were missing Plaxico Burress, Amani Toomer and Steve Smith, while Cleveland was without Braylon Edwards), Eli Manning showed that maybe the Superbowl victory was no fluke as he bombed two touchdown passes to receiver Domenik Hixon in the first quarter. Hixon, a third year receiver out of Akron who had only one reception for a measly five yards all of last season, looked like a Pro Bowl player in this one (4 catches for 63 yards and 2 TD), dragging his feet in the endzone on both touchdown grabs and also torching the Browns special teams for a kick off return touchdown. Even with the great game, at this point it doesn’t appear that Hixon will be a relevant fantasy player this year…but if injury strikes one of the top three receives on the team, keep his name in mind as a possible late season sleeper. (More …)

     
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