- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade4 hrs ago
Every Wednesday the Noise highlights 12 under-started names who he believes are destined to torch the competition. To qualify, each player must be started in fewer than 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post results, whether genius or moronic, the following week using the scoring system shown here (Thresholds – QB: 18 fpts, RB: 13 fpts, WR: 11 fpts: TE: 10 fpts; .5 PPR). If you’re a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 4 Flames in the comments section below.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade5 hrs ago
Shuffle Up season is here, my friends. Here’s the idea — how do we rank fantasy players if the season were starting right now?
A few caveats up front. The prices are unscientific in nature, merely used as a way to compare players within their position. I do not compare prices outside of position — a price of a quarterback is only meant to be considered within his positional class. I am generally far less expectant with injury-returning players, so don’t be surprised when I like them less than you do.
Every Shuffle Up is done from scratch. I think it’s counterproductive to justify an old, dated list. I want my current opinions. I considered a modified PPR scoring system for the field players.
And of course, you’ll disagree with plenty on this list — that’s why we have a game in the first place.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade20 hrs ago
Christine Michael: He ran for 106 yards and scored the first two touchdowns of his career in Week 3, and impressed while doing so even if it was a favorable matchup. Thomas Rawls is going to miss multiple weeks with a fibula injury, so there’s a big opportunity for Michael to take full control of Seattle’s backfield. The Seahawks’ immediate upcoming schedule isn’t ideal (@NYJ, bye), but it really eases up after that. Michael should be treated as an RB1 right now, and if a draft were held today, he’d be gone within the first three rounds, if not sooner.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don open the podcast discussing fantasy ramifications from all of the Week 3 fallout, including how much to spend on waiver wire targets such as Kenneth Dixon, Terrelle Pryor, Jordan Howard, Dak Prescott and Trevor Siemian, among others. The duo also play a game of “panic or patience” regarding struggling players like Randall Cobb and Golden Tate in an all fantasy football podcast getting you ready for Week 4.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Each week throughout the NFL regular season, we identify six players to target on fantasy waiver wires, plus a lightly owned D/ST. All are available in a majority of Yahoo leagues. Add as needed.
Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears, 23% owned
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade2 days ago
After throwing for more than 300 yards and two scores against a Steelers defense that entered having allowed just one passing TD over two games, the legend of Carson Wentz continues to grow. He now sports a 5:0 TD:INT ratio on the season, and it’s clear his early success wasn’t just a product of an easy schedule. Wentz has lit the league on fire despite coming from an FCS school and missing most of the preseason with a rib injury. He’s gotten 7.5 YPA and became the first rookie in NFL history to throw more than 100 passes without an interception. He’s also capable of running even more than he’s shown (although it would help if he learned to avoid contact better). Wentz sure looks like a future star, and he’s fully capable of being a major fantasy asset right now as well. Just check out this play Sunday in which he improvised and found Darren Sproles for a 73-yard TD. He’s the real deal.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade2 days ago
When Aaron Rodgers says relax, we relax. And the Packers might just be a fantasy carnival again — because of their offense and their defense.
Rodgers was just about perfect in Sunday’s 34-27 victory over the Lions, rolling up four first-half touchdown passes and a 129.3 rating for the day. The early efficiency cost him some fantasy stats — Green Bay was conservative in the second half, and Rodgers finished with just 24 pass attempts. But this was nonetheless the game his fantasy owners were looking for. Rodgers also broke Detroit’s back in the second half with a couple of well-timed scrambles.
Rodgers and Jordy Nelson are copacetic again, that much is clear. Nelson caught two of the TD passes, logging a 6-101-2 day on just seven targets. Nelson’s scored in every game this year, though his best foot showed in the Lambeau Field opener. Unfortunately for the fantasy chase, the other two touchdown passes went to the unstartable Richard Rodgers and Davante Adams. Meanwhile, Randall Cobb and Jared Cook combined for two catches on six targets.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade2 days ago
If only Hue Jackson would have allowed Terrelle Pryor to handle kicking duties at Miami, things might have ended differently for the Browns. We’ll never know. Pryor did pretty much everything for Cleveland on Sunday. He spent time behind center as a rotational QB, completing three passes for 35 yards, plus he led his team in receiving, snagging eight balls for 144. Naturally, Pryor also ran the ball four times for 21 yards, delivering Cleveland’s only rushing score. Of course he did.
Pryor is the clear top option in his team’s receiving corps at the moment, with Corey Coleman injured and Josh Gordon suspended for another week. He’s also a wide receiver getting snaps at quarterback, which makes him an almost unfair fantasy weapon. He’s a priority add.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days ago
1. Welcome back to fantasy relevance, Jeremy Hill. After an unmemorable start to his season (20-53-1), Cincy’s caged kitty broke loose Sunday against, of all opponents, Von Miller and the Denver Broncos. Exhibiting a fiery hand out of the gate, he galloped his way to 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns, undeniably his finest performance of the season.
Hill, despite scoring double-digit touchdowns, was a massive disappointment last season. He was largely ineffective, unassertive and generally vanilla, a rusher completely outplayed by teammate Gio Bernard. Fantasy investors were bitter to say the least.
The third-year back entered the season determined to right last year’s wrongs. Throughout training camp and the preseason he resembled the intimidating, between-the-tackles battering ram of 2014. His admirable 2.4 YAC Weeks 1-2 offered additional encouragement. Sunday’s effort versus Denver confirmed the resurgence.