Dalton Del Don
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade12 days ago
Russell Wilson had a monster performance Sunday, becoming the first player ever to post 300+ passing yards and 100+ rushing yards in the same game and sure doesn’t look like he’ll miss Percy Harvin. Wilson is on pace to finish with 872 rushing yards, and after running for one score over his previous 19 games, he’s scored on the ground in three straight. Wilson became the first QB to eclipse 40 fantasy points this season, and if Seattle’s recent struggles carryover, it would actually be a good thing for his owners…Tre Mason is officially the back to own in St. Louis. He’d be my No. 1 waiver wire priority in Week 8. Zac Stacy, meanwhile, saw one snap and can be dropped in all leagues…The surprising Harvin trade means Doug Baldwin gets a huge upgrade. He won’t be a top-20 fantasy WR in this system but should be plenty useful in deeper formats…The Rams entered with one sack on the season yet recorded three over the span of five snaps Sunday…I’m not sure which St. Louis special teams play was more impressive, this one or this one.
- Dalton Del Don at Yahoo Sports17 days ago
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- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade17 days ago
Colin Kaepernick threw for 343 yards, got 9.5 YPA and posted a 120.5 QB Rating with a 3:0 TD:INT ratio. He also added 37 yards on three carries (he leads the NFL with 242 rushing yards among quarterbacks), and his day could’ve been even bigger had this not happened. Kaepernick was terrific, and his touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin was ridiculous…Austin Davis is an intriguing player, and he and the Rams looked good early on (San Francisco had allowed 20 points during the first quarter in the previous five games combined before yielding 14 on Monday night), but a questionable offensive PI penalty and an ensuing 80-yard TD catch by Brandon Lloyd on third down with 14 seconds left in the first half helped propel the 49ers to a comeback victory…Brian Quick had three touchdowns over the past two games and had seen at least nine targets in three of the team’s four games this season before disappearing Monday, when he hauled in one of four targets for just 10 yards…I wouldn’t worry too much about Quick, but owners of Zac Stacy certainly have reason to panic. His 2.1 YPC can be excused facing a tough 49ers run defense, but Stacy’s eight rushing attempts were just one more than Benny Cunningham (who scored at the goal line during the team’s opening drive) and also just three more than Tre Mason, who wasn’t inactive for the first time in his career. Stacy has been given more than 12 carries in just one game this season and is no longer a reliable weekly starter…Lloyd got 80 yards per target in this game…The Rams are the first team ever to record just one sack through five games. This is a team that had 53 sacks last year (the third most in the NFL) and added Aaron Donald with the No. 13 pick in the draft. Chris Long is hurt, but this is still pretty bizarre. Three of St. Louis’ five games have been at home, and after racking up 19.0 sacks last season, Robert Quinn has yet to record a single one this year…The 49ers were the only team yet to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter before their pick-six with 53 seconds left.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade19 days ago
Kevin Durant has suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot, which will sideline him 6-8 weeks, although this timetable isn’t concrete since it’s unclear if he’ll require surgery or not. It sounds like at best, he’ll miss the first month of the season, with a real chance his absence will extend beyond that. It’s rough news for fantasy basketball’s No. 1 player.
According to Basketball Monster, over the past two seasons the difference between Durant and the No. 2 player (LeBron James), has been equal to the difference between James and the No. 6 player (Anthony Davis), and that’s on a per-game basis (Durant has missed a total of two games over this span). Durant won the scoring title and league MVP last year, and no player is a bigger help to free throw percentage in fantasy terms.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade25 days ago
Russell Wilson had 89 rushing yards at halftime, which is more than LeSean McCoy has had during any game this season. Wilson finished with 122 rushing yards (the most ever by a quarterback during a Monday night game) on 11 carries, and while his score on the ground was just his second over the past 23 games (including the playoffs), he completed 75.0 percent of his passes, getting 8.4 YPA with a 2:0 TD:INT ratio, as he had a huge fantasy performance despite throwing for a modest 201 yards. In fact, he became just the fifth player ever to record 100 rushing yards with a TD and 200 passing yards with a score in a game. This play that effectively won the game was also pretty ridiculous. Wilson is on pace to throw for 32 touchdowns and run for 836 yards this season…Kirk Cousins, meanwhile, also had a nice night, getting 7.9 YPA with a 2:0 TD:INT ratio against a strong Seahawks secondary. A matchup in Arizona next week won’t be any easier, however…Marshawn Lynch gave his owners a scare when he didn’t play a snap during Seattle’s opening drive, but he later returned and looked just fine, even recording a TD catch for the third game in a row. Doug Baldwin leads the Seahawks with 155 receiving yards this season, which is pretty crazy while playing for arguably the best team in football…DeSean Jackson had a really nice game, while Pierre Garcon owners have to be concerned, as his target numbers look like this over the past four games: four, 16, six and three. Aside from the big game in Philly, Garcon totaled 63 yards in the other three contests…The Seahawks entered having allowed the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends yet Niles Paul managed just one catch for six yards…I respected Jay Gruden’s aggressiveness with the surprise onside kick as underdogs, although he made the all-too-common mistake of not calling his final timeout before the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter, costing his team five seconds or so…Percy Harvin owners have to be irate, as he saw not one, not two but three touchdowns taken away by penalties (and often it wasn’t clear there was a flag on the play until you were celebrating). Harvin ended up totaling just 34 yards, as his night looked quiet, but really, it was anything but that.
Fans were barely in their seats before Geno Smith tossed a pick-six 32 seconds into Monday night’s game, as Chicago’s secondary continues to be opportunistic, as they are tied for the league-lead with six interceptions. Smith was lucky a couple of others that could’ve been picked were dropped, but he finished with a fine fantasy performance, throwing for 316 yards and a score while adding 20 yards on the ground. His record at home as a starter during his career fell to 7-3 with the loss though, as the Jets scored just one touchdown during six trips inside the red zone…Eric Decker caught one pass and was a non-factor before exiting after aggravating his hamstring injury. Let’s hope he doesn’t return until he’s much closer to 100 percent. Jeremy Kerley becomes an interesting flier in the meantime…Since a decent debut with the Jets at home against the Raiders, Chris Johnson has 22 carries for 55 yards while securing just 1-of-5 targets for zero yards. He’ll probably get hurt, but Chris Ivory, who entered Monday leading the NFL with 4.4 YPC after contact (next best is James Starks with 3.7) is the preferred New York back to use moving forward.
The Eagles became the first team in NFL history to win their first two contests of the season while trailing by 14+ points in the second half of each game. Monday night also marked the first time in Andrew Luck’s career he’s lost back-to-back games…Luck tossed three touchdowns but got just 5.1 YPA, as Indy relied heavily upon its rushing attack, which produced 169 yards on 38 attempts. Luck, who already has a whopping 10 fourth quarter comebacks during his brief career, wasn’t able to pull off another one Monday night, but it should be noted his interception in the fourth quarter (which looks bad considering the Colts were up seven and in field goal range), involved a blatant hold on the defense that wasn’t called that forced T.Y. Hilton to fall down. An ensuing play also resulted in a 15-yard horse collar penalty during a tackle on LeSean McCoy in which no such infraction occurred…At 31 years old and the seemingly smart Saints willing to give him up for a song (a fifth-round pick), I was skeptical how much juice Darren Sproles had left (although to be fair, Pro Football Focus graded him as the best receiving back in the NFL last season). My skepticism was clearly unfounded, as Sproles might have been the best player on the field Monday night, when he compiled a career-high 152 receiving yards and seven catches. This run was pretty legit, and this play might have been equally as impressive.
I was down on Matthew Stafford entering the year, but there’s no question he played well Monday night. He completed 68.8 percent of his passes while getting 10.8 YPA and a 2:0 TD:INT ratio, even adding a rushing score and a two-point conversion against a Giants secondary that projects to be very strong. Stafford got just 6.9 YPA with a 13:13 TD:INT ratio over the final eight games last season, but it’s clear he’s taken to Detroit’s new offensive system a bit more so than Eli Manning has in New York. Stafford’s fantasy value is dependent upon Calvin Johnson staying healthy, but he looks like a weekly top-five QB start right now ...