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  • Brandon 11:58 am on September 6, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: darrelle revis, , matt leinart,   

    More updates from final cuts this past weekend 

    Just wanted to put up a running list of the important transactions that went down this weekend, starting off with one that raises more question marks than I’d like (since I drafted him!)

    • Seattle Seahawks release WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh – There were rumors that Housh might land in Minnesota, especially since the team cut reclamation project Javon Walker over the weekend, but nothing seems to be coming from it at this point. The latest seems to point towards T.J. playing for the Raiders or Redskins…so let’s hope he picks Washington, since Oakland is where receiver’s careers go to die.
    • Minnesota Vikings release WR Javon Walker – See above. Would have been a feel-good story, but in the end it just didn’t work out.
    • Arizona Cardinals release QB Matt Leinart – Apparently there are multiple teams bidding for his services as their backup, which seems odd to me. If he isn’t good enough to back up Derek Anderson, is there another team where he’s qualified? Maybe the Bills?
    • Washington Redskins released running backs Willie Parker and Ryan Torain – I’d stay away from these two in any fantasy drafts you may have left.
    • New York Jets have come to an agreement with CB Darrelle Revis – Unfortunately for Patriots fans, this means that the Jets defense should be at 100% to start the season and could make it a tight race for AFC East supremacy.
    • Wolf 1:21 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Think it’s a good idea to pick up Mike Williams (SEA) to replace TJ for now? I posted a few other options in a question through the contact us as well.

      • Eric 2:09 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Housh to the Ravens – they are stacked at WR now.

        • Wolf 5:33 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yah.. Housh appears to be 3rd receiver on the Ravens now? I wonder how much he’ll actually see the ball (at least in the first few games)?

      • Brandon 9:09 am on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It will definitely be interesting to see how Housh fits into the Ravens passing game plan, as the team already has a lot of options. If Flacco has improved, it should allow all of these receivers to get their chances. However, to start the season, he’ll be a somewhat risky play. Mike Williams for Seattle has his own share of risk though. In your e-mail, I think the best option you mentioned was actually Jacoby Jones, who I think will see a lot of targets from Schaub as he matures into a legit wide out this year. Go with him for week one.

  • Brandon 9:14 am on September 2, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , matt leinart   

    Always fun to wake up and see a tweet like this (by Adam Schefter) in the morning, especially if you skip the “Bogus…” introduction:

    “Bogus…RT @dylansprague: can u confirm? On den radio: Possible 3 way deal sending boldin to kc, marshall to az, leinart to denver.”

  • Brandon 1:54 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
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    Preseason week 3 leaders 

    With the real preseason coming to an end this past weekend (week four is always a joke), here are the leaders in yardage from the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions (compliments of NFL.com)…

    week 3 leaders

    As you can see, there are a number of starting quarterbacks (Flacco, Rodgers, McNabb and Hasselbeck) and running backs (Peterson, Turner) now on the list, but there are some other names on there that may pique your interest. Cardinals backup Matt Leinart has actually done something useful this preseason, making him an even more important handcuff for Kurt Warner owners if you think the veteran’s age may catch up to him this year. Running back sleepers Glen Coffee and James Davis remain on the list and make solid, late round draft picks with medium-to-high upside. The same goes for all the receivers on the list (except Kenny McKinley…who is he?), who can be drafted very late and could provide you WR3 type of numbers this year.

    • Jacob 3:54 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve heard the Broncos are very high on McKinley, but he’s pretty unlikely to make any impact until next season when Brandon Marshall is out of Denver.

      I’m finding it hard to believe Troy Williamson’s preseason performances, but if he keeps it up in Week 1, I might just have to grab him off the waiver wire.

      • Brandon 4:38 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah it seems that Williamson is getting big stats off a few long bombs and he most likely will not keep that up consistently throughout the season.

        As for McKinley, you could be right. Marshall wasn’t projected to be a superstar out of college, nor was Eddie Royal, but they both did well. Maybe he’s the next in line.

  • Brandon 4:49 pm on September 2, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , matt leinart, rudi johnson   

    Post-draft waiver wire notes 

    Did you have the draft for your fantasy league yet? If so, how long ago? If it was over a week ago and you haven’t taken another look at your team, you might want to log-in and check the status of the following players, whose value has increased/decreased dramatically since you picked your squad…

    • Kurt Warner (QB-ARI): When ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that the Cardinals were going to name Warner the starter over Matt Leinart, head coach Ken Whisenhunt was quick to squash the rumor, questioning why Mortensen was making decisions for the team when it wasn’t his job. Then Whisenhunt waited a few days…and named Kurt Warner the starter on opening day. Although Whisenhunt wasn’t fooling anyone but himself, he might have raised enough questions to keep both Warner’s and Leinart’s names off your league’s draft results list. Now that we know Warner will be starting the season at quarterback though, it’s time to assess the position for your team. With the weapons Warner has at receiver, he always has a chance to put up solid fantasy numbers. You’ll want to look at his schedule if you plan to start him early in the year though, as the team has some pretty tough match-ups to start the season, going to San Francisco and at home versus the Dolphins (I know they sound easy, but they were actually tied for the third best pass defenses in terms of yards per game allowed last season!) Weeks three and four get much easier though, against Redskins and Jets, who were 30th and 26th respectively in passing yards per game allowed. (More …)
  • Brandon 10:55 am on August 25, 2008 Permalink
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    Best of the Rest: Leinart back in the doghouse 

    Continuing my previous article “Rising and Falling: The Barbarian Unleashed!”, here is a list of some of the players who saw the field over the weekend and how their play may or may not have affected their draft status…

    Falling Down

    Matt Leinart (QB-ARI): 4 of 12 for 24 yards, 3 INT –  ESPN is reporting that Kurt Warner will be named the starter for Arizona on opening day after Leinart had another poor outing in preseason. Completing 25% of your passes and nearly having as many interceptions as completions is not the way to earn the coach’s trust. On the plus side, maybe Leinart can spend more time partying with all his celebrity friends now, while Warner studies game tape. At this point, Leinart should be no where near one of your cheat sheets going into draft day. (More …)

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