- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade4 hrs ago
Welcome to bye-week hell, where thoughts of starting an unknown rookie running back (Charles Sims) with zero experience against the Cleveland Browns is completely acceptable.
On this week's deep-digging show, Melanie Collins is our resident Sacagawea navigating our fantasy explorers (Brandon Funston, Brad Evans, Andy Behrens and Shaun King) through a treacherous six-team bye. We'll keep everyone abreast of the latest windy weather expected in Foxboro for Denver/New England, discuss the virtues of rookie upstarts Donte Moncrief and Martavis Bryant, decide if Frank Gore is must-start material against the Rams and, naturally, answer your pressing questions. Here's how YOU can join the circus:
As always, our warmup act, the Big Noise and Boss Man, will get down to the brass tacks on every remaining Week 9 matchup, express their feelings about RGIII's return and tell you what players you should target via trade for the stretch run. Questions? Contact us one of two ways below:
Twitter: @YSRFFLSun, Nov 210:00 AM PSTTampa Bay at ClevelandPreview Game
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade10 hrs ago
The Shuffle Up series is all about value to come. What's happened to this point is merely an audition. How would you rank the players if you were starting from fresh today? (These are not Week 9 ranks; if you need those, please click here.)
The dollar values are merely comparison tools; they're not assembled in any scientific way. Players at the same position are considered even. We're aiming to illustrate tiers, show where the pockets of value are.
You'll disagree with some things (perhaps many things) because that's why we have a game in the first place. Share your respectful disagreement in the comments. (Running backs and tight ends are shuffled in the even weeks.)
The prices stand on their own for now; commentary will be added later.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade14 hrs ago
Before we dive into Thursday's desperation plays, let's have a quick word about the quarterback who is, at the moment, the best buy-low in fantasy. Cam Newton owners are an angry, unsatisfied bunch right now — or at least they seem to be, based on various complaint-tweets.
They don't seem to care that Cam is running again — 12 rush attempts last week, 36 over his past three games — and they certainly don't care that Newton has never ranked outside the top-5 at his position in any season.
Nope, Cam's owners are seeing those nine combined TDs in seven games, and they're displeased. Understandably so. But let's take a quick look at the series of favorable matchups in Carolina's second-half schedule, because it's kind of ridiculous:
Week 9 – vs. New Orleans Week 10 – at Philadelphia Week 11 – vs. Atlanta Week 12 – bye Week 13 – at Minnesota Week 14 – at New Orleans Week 15 – vs. Tampa Bay Week 16 – vs. Cleveland Week 17 – at Atlanta
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade14 hrs ago
Straight cash homie! In his never-ending quest to pay off his kids' college education early, Brad Evans unveils his FanDuel picks for the upcoming week and explains his reasoning behind them. Make that money, #TeamHuevos.
FAKE BUDGET: $60,000
Tom Brady, NE, QB (FanDuel Price: $9,000) – Tom Tepid's early season cameo seems like a millennium ago. Tripping out of the gate to start the season, the QB has rediscovered his "Terrific" side. Since Week 5, no passer has delivered more treats than Brady. During that stretch, he's completed nearly 70 percent of his attempts, compiled 317 yards per game and posted an impeccable 14:0 TD:INT split. Denver's secondary has executed a high level this year, but in a game Vegas believes will be chock full of fantasy goodness (55 over/under), Mr. Bundchen exceeds the 300-yard mark with three-plus scores yet again.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade15 hrs ago
Each week the Noise highlights 10 somewhat un-obvious names who 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 9 Lames in the comments section below.
See Also: Week 9 Flames
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade1 day 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 an 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, which is updated on a regular basis during the season.
DROPPED OUT: Ben Tate, Cle, RB; Michael Floyd, Ari, WR; Greg Olsen, Car, TE; Tony Romo, Dal, QB
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Each week the Noise highlights 12-13 somewhat obscure, un-obvious 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. If you're a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 9 Flames in the comments section below.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Given the image and headline above, you can probably figure out what this pattern is. But let's present it without an identification, just for fun: 9, 31, 20, 8, 24, 22, 13, 1.
Those are the final QB scoring ranks for Ben Roethlisberger this season. Even after a 522-yard, six-touchdown performance for the ages (the eighth-best fantasy QB showing since 1960), it's still rather pedestrian, don't you think?
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Mid-way through the third quarter at Heinz Field on Sunday, Martavis Bryant broke open on a quick slant, shedding Colts corner Josh Gordy with ease. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an absolute dart that hit Bryant in stride, on the hands ... and the rookie bobble the ball, then dropped it.
Immediately, Bryant hung his head in disbelief. Only a single safety stood between Bryant and a 77-yard touchdown, which would have been his third spike of the afternoon.
"I should have kept my eyes on the ball and focused," Bryant would later say. "I'm going to get a lot more work this week on the JUGS machine and get back to work."
Had Martavis snagged the ball, he might still be running. It was the right throw against beaten coverage. And if Bryant would have grabbed it, then Roethlisberger might now own the all-time NFL single-game rec...