Week 6 started out like a thud with Touchdowns from such fantasy stalwarts as Cory Harkey, Joseph Fauria & Thaddeus Lewis before the usual suspects came through to save the day. But as good as Cam Newton, JaMaal Charles and Marshawn Lynch were others such as Jimmy Graham, Ray Rice and Calvin Johnson fell flat. But no matter how bad you may have lost your matchup this week the Packers may have lost even worse considering both Randall Cobb and James Jones left with significant leg injuries. Let’s take a look at all of the games played on this Sunday of Week 6 from a Fantasy Football perspective.
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.
Week 5 started out slowly and heading into the afternoon games the popular sentiments from around the industry was that this was a “down” week. Then the Broncos and the Cowboys took to the field to bless us with 99 points and an unbelievable 1039 yards of total offense. Also, for the first time since week 1 we had three games yet to be played once the Broncos and Cowboys game ended. So, what was a slow week has turned out to be another week filled with production. Let’s take a spin through all twelve games played this Sunday and find out how our players performed.
With four weeks of the NFL season in the books, all but two teams have played four games. This week we have four teams on Bye, the first time we've really had to deal with that issue this season, so now it's time that many a fantasy football squads depth will be tested. In what follows we'll point out some of the better matchups of the week. Some of the names will be obvious – yeah it takes a genius of immense knowledge to stay start Drew Brees – but some of the suggestions might boost a few of the fellas significantly up your rankings.
It's already the third week of the NFL season. If you're 2-0 you feel great. If you're 1-1 you feel hopeful. If you're 0-2 your ready to blow your entire team up (I know some of you are staying the course even if the first two weeks didn't turn out well, but far more of you are cursing the players on your team and giving them the evil eye). Regardless of the spot you are in, here are some thoughts on players heading into Week 3. Which guys should you trust to as starters this week to keep the good times rolling or to turn around a rough start? Here are some thoughts.
On the surface, this game doesn’t look like a real thinker, does it? The high-octane offense of the Patriots that can light up even the best of defenses meets the lowly Jets who barely escaped last week with what could be one of four games they win all year. The match-up just doesn’t look pretty at all. But while that about covers it for real world football, the fantasy aspect is a whole lot different. I’m not saying that there’s as much fantasy gold in this game as there was to be found in last week’s Thursday match-up, but there are a few bargain guys out there who could be of some service. So let’s just get to it and look at the fantasy impact that this game might bring.
After months of prep work, endless back and forth discussions about when to take a quarterback and which position to roster in Rounds 3 and 4 of a draft, it's time to start playing some games. Finally. With that we now have to switch our attention to chososing our starting lineups so now is when the real pressure begins. Who should you be playing in Week 1? Here are some thoughts based on matchups, numbers and some fun facts.