- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 hrs ago
Sans Keanu Reeves, the replacements have officially arrived. After the injury imp and unspeakable off-the-field incidents rocked the fantasy world a week ago, standouts Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram and Ryan Mathews will give way to promoted backups Knile Davis (We hope), Matt Asiata, Khiry Robinson and Donald Brown.
On this week’s decisive program, Brad Evans, Brandon Funston, Andy Behrens and Shaun King will attempt to guide owners through the sordid RB mess. We’ll also provide the very latest on the availability of Jordan Cameron, Eric Decker, A.J. Green and Vernon Davis, project exactly how many catches Wes Welker grabs in his first game back and, of course, answer your pressing questions.
Here’s how you can join the circus:
Phone: 877.FFL. GURU.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade12 hrs ago
Under normal circumstances, you don't necessarily want to stack a fantasy lineup with players tied to the Thursday game. But this week — finally — we have a matchup with significant shootout potential. The defenses involved in the opening game of Week 3 have offered little resistance to this point.
Somehow, despite having faced a pair of sketchy backup QBs to begin the season (Derek Anderson and Austin Davis), Tampa Bay's defense is still looking for its first interception. Atlanta is the only team in the league that has not yet recorded a sack, and the team's defense is allowing a league-worst 472.0 total yards per game.
So tonight, points and yards should be plentiful. We've got a pair of widely available fantasy assets for your consideration...
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade13 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
- 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 3 Lames in the comments section below.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade22 hrs ago
Welcome, or welcome back, to another season of NFL Shuffle Ups. We'll start with a modest little preamble, as these things often do.
The assignment of a Shuffle Up is to get a read on rest-of-season value. You can use these lists to judge your roster, consider trades and pickups, or simply to enjoy a good-old-fashioned debate.
A few rules of thumb:
-- These are NOT weekly ranks. If you want the Week 3 ranking story, click over here.
-- The ranks are, of course, fantasy-driven. There will always be a disconnect between real-life and fake-game value.
-- The ranks consider what's happened to this point, but they're not mere listings of what's already happened. If you want the list of scoring leaders to this point in the season, there are several places you can find them.
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Group-think can be an especially scary thing when it comes to fantasy football rankings. After all, the unpredictable nature of the NFL game is part of what makes fantasy football so popular, and why some people like to say that the NFL acronym stands for "No F****** Logic." But when one of our Yahoo fantasy football analysts veers particularly far away from the rankings consensus, our curious nature begs for an explanantion. So, with that in mind, I've identified two players from our Week 3 rankings that our Yahoo analysts love/hate significantly more than the rest of us, and have asked them to explain their reasoning. I'll kick things off with a couple of my outliers:
Love him: Jonathan Stewart, Car, RB - Funston RB rank No. 20 (Y! rank No. 38)
- 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 3 Flames in the comments section below.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Adrian Peterson is officially back in limbo.
While most of the country was asleep, the news came out early Wednesday: Peterson has been placed on the exempt list, which means he'll stay away from the Vikings (for both team activities and games) while Peterson's child abuse charges are addressed.
Here's the crux of the story, from the Associated Press:
The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning, about a day and a half after initially deciding that Peterson could play with the team while the legal process played out. Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
The Vikings came under heavy criticism for their initial stance. Several sponsors responded by either suspending their deals with the Vikings or severing ties with Peterson.
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade2 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 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: Michael Floyd, Ari, WR; Keenan Allen, SDG, WR; Knowshon Moreno, Mia, RB (elbow); Vernon Davis, SF, TE; Pierre Garcon, Was, WR; Reggie Bush, Det, RB; Doug Martin, TB, RB; Tom Brady, NE, QB;
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade2 days ago
It's our last week in Coors Field. We hope you're having some fun with it. LA cornerman Juan Uribe is near the end of his career at age 35, but he's nonetheless a fun bat to stream when the thin air comes calling. Uribe rapped out three hits in Monday's blowout victory, and he's on a 20-for-49 binge since returning from the DL two weeks ago. He's still unowned in 82 percent of Yahoo leagues, and fairly affordable for the daily crowd. (If Uribe gets a day off, consider Justin Turner on a one-day rental.) Arizona gets a four-game Coors holiday later in the week, which pushes us to outfielder A.J. Pollock. He's rolling along at a .324/.395/.529 clip (one homer, four bags) since coming back to the Snakes at the beginning of the month, locked in as Arizona's No. 3 hitter. The former No. 1 draft pick is a name to remember for next year's sleeper board, and he's someone I want to play anywhere I can down the stretch (no matter the elevation). Pollock is free in 78 percent of The Y. Colorado has some injury-returnees to consider, too. Michael Cuddyer is back in the saddle. Wilin Rosario is catching again (three hits, homer on Monday). Just make sure they're not floating around your wire; Cuddyer is unowned in about a third of Yahoo, while Rosario is at the 50-50 mark. If you need to dig a little deeper, DJ LeMahieu might be worth a depth call. He qualifies at two infield spots (second, third) and provides a plus average and the occasional bag. He's hitting .326 at home (.388 OBP), with 37 runs in 72 games. You can take the spin in 88 percent of Yahoo leagues.