Who is this Murphy and where can I find him? If you happen to meet up with him before I do, please punch him in the face for me. Then, when he’s down and writhing in agony, kick him a few times too. Preferably in the groin region. Fantasy football owners really took it on the chin from this guy as Murphy’s Law reared its ugly head on a few occasions this week. We as writers can sit here and prognosticate all we want about a number of things we expect to see each week, but sometimes the fantasy gods feel the need to keep us in check, tame our hubris, and show us who really is in charge here. And for that, you have our deepest sympathies. You are not alone in the crossfire though as we all have teams of our own. So when we say to start Player X because of his ridiculously tasty match-up this week, chances are, we’re starting him too. Here’s a few situations from Week 7 worth lamenting about…
This week in the NFL will long be remembered for Peyton Manning’s return to Indianapolis for the first time as an opponent. But there were many other memorable moments this week including several that will haunt your fantasy football teams for quite awhile. Injuries to QB’s such as Jay Cutler, Nick Foles and Sam Bradford are atop the headlines but losing Arian Foster and Doug Martin could very well have hurt fantasy owners more this week. Breakout performances by players such as Roy Helu, Jordan Reed, Jarrett Boykin and Harry Douglas helped to heal some of the wounds created by injury. Let’s take a look inside everything that happened in Week 7 of the NFL from a Fantasy Football perspective.
We’re getting ready to start up Week 6 of the NFL which means the fantasy football season is about to hit its midway point in many leagues. That means wins are more crucial than ever. Falling below .500 at this point puts you strongly in danger of missing your playoffs and putting you on the path towards holiday depression. So let’s get this week started off on the right foot and take a closer look at tonight’s match-up between the Giants and the Bears. Let’s make sure we’ve got everyone active who needs to be active and those who shouldn’t be, back on the bench.
Every year during the preseason, we preach the same old thing when it comes to quarterbacks – there’s no need to rush your pick as it’s the deepest position out there**. With so much talent out there, you can afford to wait until at least the fifth round and you’ll still find yourself some top quality. But is that the case this season? The strategy works if you’re using those top picks on high-scoring, elite running backs and splashing in a couple of high-end wide receivers and/or tight ends, but if those picks aren’t putting up the points you were expecting, then you probably find yourself struggling here through the first five weeks of the fantasy football season without an elite-level quarterback.
It's Week 4 of the NFL season meaning we've got data to review in order to help us to make more informed decisions in fantasy football. That doesn't mean there is ever unanimity if you ask the experts, and it doesn't mean that the numbers always lead to the correct answer. However history matters a bit, as does current levels of production, usage, matchups etc. This week we'll share our thoughts on some of the better Week 4 matchups out there as you try to continue building upon what was hopefully a solid start to the football season for your fantasy club (who are we kidding, there's no way anyone reading this has only one fantasy football team).