Roto Arcade 3 hrs ago
As we head into Week 7 of the 2016 NFL season, here are 12 players to give extra consideration to when filling out your lineups – six that are looking better than usual, and a half dozen that are looking worse:
( Note: Carolina and Dallas are on bye in Week 7 )
Liz Loza at Roto Arcade 16 hrs ago
It’s time for another TGIF addition of Deep Sleepers and DFS Bargains. I made good on two of my five picks (Marcus Mariota and Brandon LaFell) last week. Let’s try to improve on that uncover some potential diamonds in the rough heading into Week 7.
To review… all of these players are owned in less than 60 percent of Yahoo leagues (at time of writing) and/or are a significant value in our daily game. They’re not the obvious picks, and they’re not without their risks, but that’s why they’re so cheap and available! I’d never advocate taking all of these guys, but rather utilizing them if a manager were in a pinch at a position or aiming to build a “stars and scrubs” sort of DFS lineup.
Michael Salfino at Roto Arcade 23 hrs ago
Let’s preview this week’s NFL action by first focusing on the games that are expected to produce the most real and fantasy points before I go around the league to highlight the key players we should be watching and why. An important note every week but especially for Week 7: check the player’s status. There is so much injury uncertainty and Friday’s practice, which occurs after this is posted, is key.
-A.J. Green ($37) was my sleeper pick as top fantasy wideout and he leads the league in catches and averages 100 yards per game. But the two TDs are killer. I still think he finishes with double-digit scores but this passing game just isn’t prolific enough. And even the yards have been poorly distributed (353 in two games). This is the ideal matchup though against the Browns.
-Doug Martin is out again. The lesson here is that guys who are hurt tend to stay hurt. Believe it when you see it and, with hamstrings, not even then.
Roto Arcade 1 day ago
Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don’t, and you’re painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball, here’s our view on six intriguing over/unders for Week 7.
Donning the DFS cap, what commodity is terribly UNDERVALUED in Week 7?
Scott – Take all the rules about first-year tight ends and throw them in the garbage. At least, the rules sure don’t apply to HUNTER HENRY ($17). Not only is he the featured pass-catching tight end in the San Diego offense these days, he’s the featured target, period (18-293-3 over the last month). And this week Henry gets to do his thing against an Atlanta defense that’s struggling to guard the seam (only three teams are worse in tight-end coverage). Keep rocking, rookie.
Conversely, what DFS option is the most OVERVALUED in Week 7?
DUMPSTER DIVING. With shovel in hand, what player under 25-percent started should fantasy owners insert into their lineups?
Yahoo Sports Staff at Roto Arcade 1 day ago
If you were scrambling when news of Eddie Lacy’s ankle surgery came out on Thursday, don’t panic. Our team of experts has advice for owners struggling with the Green Bay backfield. Check out where they stand on Knile Davis, Ty Montgomery, Mike Gillislee and others.
Eddie Lacy to IR. Again, Davis owns most long-term appeal. Montgomery/Cobb/Jackson fill void tonight. Knile RB2 appeal down homestretch.
— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) October 20, 2016
My stance hasn't changed – you want the other guy to win the Knile Davis FAAB bid. The wire fertilizes itself. New week, new stuff.
— scott pianowski (@scott_pianowski) October 20, 2016
Reminder that you don't actually have to add any sketchy Green Bay RB. Go get Gillislee, Jacquizz.
Roto Arcade 1 day ago
On this explorative episode, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston attempt to navigate rough RB waters to find answers in Buffalo, Denver, San Francisco, Detroit and Green Bay. Our Lewis and Clark also run through several sit/start candidates for Week 7, including Alex Smith, Jeremy Hill and Tavon Austin.
Additionally, they unveiled what player is in a make or break situation this weekend, played a TNF edition of over/unders and answered your hard-pressed Twitter questions.
Before you kickoff #TequilaThursday festivities with a fine shot of Don Julio, lend an ear and make it a habit.
Kevin Kaduk at Roto Arcade 1 day ago
Resources: Yahoo survival pool pick distribution • SurvivorGrid.com Week 6’s biggest killer: Pittsburgh Steelers losing to Miami Dolphins (37.06 percent) Week 6’s biggest winner: Buffalo Bills over San Francisco 49ers (26.36 percent) Total Week 6 eliminations: 41.1 percent of remaining entries Perfect entries remaining on Yahoo: 55,899
Over a third of us zeroed in on last Sunday’s Steelers-Dolphins matchup as an easy way to skate through the weekend. Over a third of us were summarily eliminated.
We know what happened next. Ben Roethlisberger’s meniscus wilted and Jay Ajayi turned into the second coming of Mercury Morris (without all those drug charges, anyway). J
In case you’re wondering, it’s been a long four days in the Kaduk household.
Roto Arcade 1 day ago
Each week the Noise highlights 10 over-started names whom he believes are destined to implode leave egg on his face. To qualify, each player must be started in at least 50 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. If you’re a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 7 Lames in the comments section below.
Fearless Forecast: 244 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 2 turnovers, 12 rushing yards, 11.9 fantasy points
Fearless Forecast: 14 attempts, 66 rushing yards, 0 receptions, 0 touchdowns, 6.6 fantasy points
Fearless Forecast: 18 attempts, 57 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 24 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 10.1 fantasy points
Fearless Forecast: 6 receptions, 64 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 9.4 fantasy points
Fearless Forecast: 3 receptions, 29 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 4.4 fantasy points BONUS WEEK 7 LAMES
Reader Record: 15-21
Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade 2 days ago
The Big Board takes into consideration past returns, current performance and expected future gains in determining who should be included among the top 50 fantasy football players. Essentially, the Big Board is a cheat sheet designed for a fantasy owner who is planning to participate in a draft today. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football default scoring settings are used as the baseline for the Big Board.