Week 1 Recap – Matty Cool As Ice

The Good Matt Ryan – Ryan had a massive day in the Falcons home opener against the Saints throwing for 448 yards and 3 touchdowns. We spotlighted Ryan as a quarterback to target earlier in the pre-season, so hopefully you were able to get him at a bargain. If everyone stays healthy in Hotlanta it could be a career year for Matty Ice. Le’Veon Bell – Rushed for 109 yards and a score plus … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Week 1 Is Here!

It’s here! It’s finally here! The NFL (and fantasy football) is back THIS week and we’re just getting started. Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out our regular season content featuring articles on waiver wire adds, weekly cheat sheets, buy/sell and daily fantasy values for both FanDuel and DraftKings. Ryan Mallett – After an off-season of rumors, Mallett was finally traded from the … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Welker Improving

Wes Welker – Broncos head coach John Fox told the media that Welker is doing well in his recovery from a concussion suffered just last week. It could just be mind games for the Colts in week 1, but if true it’s a good sign for Welker who suffered his third concussion in just 10 months. We all know what Welker can do when he's healthy, and he was off to a really impressive start in 2013, but … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Bad News In Denver

Wes Welker – In the Welker blurb in our Wide Receiver rankings we mentioned that welker was “one more shot to the head away from his season ending (or retirement) so be warned” and unfortunately for Welker that shot to the head came in preseason game 3. Welker was officially diagnosed with a concussion and it is yet to be determined whether he will be ready for the team’s regular season opener … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Bell and Blount Up In Smoke

Le’Veon Bell – Both Bell and his Steelers backfield mate LeGarrette Blount were arrested for marijuana possession on Wednesday night, and Bell was charged with a DUI. Obviously this is really bad for the Steelers and fantasy owners alike with only 170 lb hybrid RB/WR Dri Archer left in the backfield should the “Doobie Brothers” (credit to Bungle Fever for that one) get suspended. At this … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – McCoy and Charles Dinged

LeSean McCoy – McCoy missed practice earlier this week with what the team is calling minor turf toe. Turf toe can be a very difficult injury for football players to deal with because it tends to linger so there is some reason for concern here. That said, the team doesn’t seem to be terribly worried and McCoy has already returned to practice so fantasy owners shouldn’t panic. At this point McCoy is … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Time Share in Pittsburgh?

LeGarrette Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers – Starting Steelers back Le’Veon Bell told the media that he expects Blount to be the team’s goal line running back this season. If true, it’s very bad news for Bell owners as he relied on a massive workload last season for his fantasy value. Bell should still be a top level back, but given a choice between Bell and a comparable back I’ll probably take the … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Knowshon Looking Good

Knowshon Moreno, Miami Dolphins – Coming off late off-season knee surgery the former Broncos back is said to be looking great in camp, which is bad news for anyone who spent an early pick on Lamar Miller. Moreno will be held out of the Fins second pre-season game but is expected to return for the third game. His draft stock took a dive in the pre-season and he could be a value if he works his way … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Gronk 50/50 For Week 1?

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots – ProFootballTalk is reporting that Gronk is now 50/50 to play for the Patriots in week one as he recovers from ACL surgery. The news is not completely unexpected, though his stock has risen quite a bit over the last few weeks with better than average reports. Gronk has upside to top even Jimmy Graham, but given his history you’d be wise to back him up with a … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – RGIII Unimpressive?

Robert Griffin, III – Long time Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss wrote last week that Kirk Cousins, not RGIII, looked like the best Redskins quarterback during joint practices with the Pats. It’s still very early and a lot of players look rusty but hearing this is a bit of a concern, especially coming from a veteran writer like Reiss who has no interest in who starts for Washington. I’ve been … [Read more...]