2009 Fantasy Football is about half way over and the following is 5 players who are making a huge impact this season and have become no doubt play makers and must have fantasy options despite where they started this year. Fantasy Football 2009 has had a lot of surprises and some old reliables coming back, but the following 5 fantasy football players are people that may not have been on the radar when the season started but are now unquestionable fantasy players who you need to start every week. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2009 fantasy football season has been a very interesting one through the first six weeks of the year. We’ve seen many breakout players that no one really expected, and we’ve definitely seen our share of busts as well. Today we’re going to focus on the overachievers of the fantasy football world and which are the most meaningful fantasy football surprises.
Let’s give some respect to the guys who have gone above and beyond the call of duty so far. Having impressed just about everyone out there, here are three players we all wish we drafted when we had the opportunity to get them. Read the rest of this entry »
1. Drew Brees: Brees was simply the best quarterback in the NFL last year, and he’s a superstar. Especially when it comes to fantasy leagues. Brees had a handful of monster games last season, and it’s safe to say that this season should be no different. Bonus points when you factor in Colston’s return.
2. Tom Brady: I’d be tempted to put him at #1, but his rustiness could be an issue at the beginning of the season and it remains to be seen how well he’s recovered from injury. He’s looked strong in the preseason, but that’s no sure thing. Now that we’ve thrown out the risk factors, Brady is a fantasy stud and could easily be the best in football. Read the rest of this entry »
Jay Cutler has a new starting job with the Chicago Bears. I for one am glad that Denver finally let him go. It’s obvious that the trade rumors rubbed Jay the wrong way and I don’t think that Denver Coach McDaniels would have ever been able to win Cutler’s trust back; that bridge was burned. Now, it looks like everyone is going to get a nice fresh start. McDaniels will find a QB that he can mold and dictate. Cutler will finally find out what it feels like to be on a team with a good defense. I’m guessing the Bears have a better chance of making the play-offs this season. I’d call it a sure thing if they actually had some brand name wide receivers, but they don’t, so it’s still iffy. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m watching the playoffs this weekend and noticing a few things that may help my fantasy football 2009 team. One, Joe Flacco is certainly a better QB that many give him credit for. In fact, I’m wondering why isn’t Joe rookie of the year. Where is Matt at these days. Not that they both didn’t have good years, and maybe over the course of the season Matt did enough to deserve the award, but why was Joe not even considered. There wasn’t one vote for him as the #1 candidate for Rookie of the Year, despite being one of two rookies to play every game and lead their team to the playoffs. Read the rest of this entry »
Most leagues are either starting their playoffs this week, or going into their last regular season week before the playoffs. Either way, these are crucial games with must wins. Some of the surprises to look for and watch out for may help you make adjustments to get to the next round and keep your season going.
Fantasy Football Playoffs
Running Back Advice for Playoffs: Read the rest of this entry »
The Eagles are done. Drop McNabb, keep Westbrook as a secondary RB if you have him and start looking on your wires for another pick if you have the chance. Better yet, if you got some moron in your league, make the trade if your deadline is still open. Reid doesn’t give a damn anymore, and McNabb is an over rated has been. Westbrook is too banged up to be a solid consistent RB anymore. Read the rest of this entry »
If you want a good tip about Fantasy Football Quarterback Pickups, remember this: never draft a rookie QB as your starter. Do you remember how excited everyone was about Arizona QB Matt Leinart, Tennessee QB Vince Young, Oakland QB Jamarcus Russel, and even Cleveland QB Brady Quinn? Fantasy football managers couldn’t wait to draft them into their line-ups. Big mistake.
Typically, NFL coaches make rookies sit on the bench a few years to study the veteran QB before he’s ever able to start a game. If rookies do get lucky enough to start, it’s usually as a fill-in for an injured veteran. The great QBs of today like New England QB Tom Brady, Dallas QB Tony Romo, Denver QB Jay Cutler, San Diego QB Philip Rivers, and New Orleans QB Drew Brees, all watched, studied, and absorbed from the bench before they were able to start and finish a game with notable success. In the last few years, it seems as if more coaches are taking their chances with rookie quarterbacks. Read the rest of this entry »
As a fantasy sports owner of Donovan McNabb I have to wonder what is going on with game lately. Has McNabb lost his edge? I have to ask myself in week 12, with the playoffs on the line, if I should I Sit or Start Donovan McNabb.
The reality is that he has been getting picked a lot this year and doesn’t seem as mobile as he was in the past. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is some Tony Romo Fantasy Football advice. I have Tony Romo in one of my leagues, and like you, I have awaited his return with abated breath. However, as much as I wanted to start him, I decided to bench him for week 11. I played QB Kansas City Thigpen instead and I’ll tell you why. Read the rest of this entry »
Week 11 Quarterbacks to Start or Bench is a quick list of some players that may impact your fantasy team this week. If you have a quarterback in trouble, or not sure who to play, then double check this list and see if there is a player that may help your team get the win it needs to make the playoffs.
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As the season comes to an end, many of us evaluate our players to see how they’ve helped us or failed us. If your duds are lessening your chances for a playoff run, then take a look at a couple of fantasy sleepers probably out on the wire: Kansas City QB Tyler Thigpen and Kansas City WR2 Mark Bradley.
Fantasy Football Week 8 Studs or Duds: On any given Sunday you can find QBs that will perform well and others that will not. Here is a list of 3 quarterback studs and duds that might help or hurt your roster for fantasy football week 8.
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I’ve never been one to draft a QB high and stand by that decision as a solid fantasy sports tip. Given the fact that each week there are usually more QB’s as the top point earners on the waiver wire than any other position. The reason is that most teams need only one or maybe two QB’s (one for a bye week). This means if you are in a 12 man league, than there would still be at least 10 starting QB’s on the wire for any given week. QB’s don’t share throws and they don’t have to fight for receptions, so basically any QB on any given week could produce good numbers. The key is to look at the match-ups and determine which one will have an easier time. The fact that every year there is always at least one QB taken in the first round is mind blowing. Granted, Tom Brady’s numbers last year were out of this world, and in fact, was the greatest single football season for a QB, but no one can expect that every year. Read the rest of this entry »
Fantasy Football owners have been on a ride this year. Injuries, sleepers, and egos, oh my!
Fantasy Football Week 7 Trends:
Running Backs – There were a few surprises and a couple of old stars emerging from last week’s game play. Read the rest of this entry »