- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade15 hrs ago
Crumpets, tea, overt politeness – the NFL returns to Wimbley Stadium for its third across-the-pond tilt of the season. Different from previous British battles, this week's brutally early (6:30 AM PT) Lions/Falcons matchup is full of intrique. Even if Calvin Johnson suits up, will he be effective? Can Matt Ryan actually perform like a QB1 outdoors? What lame excuses will Mike Smith make up this time?
On this week's energetic program, Melanie Collins will guide our knights of the round table (Brandon Funston, Brad Evans, Andy Behrens and Shaun King) through the Week 8 muck. On the agenda: LeSean McCoy's prospects in the desert, rookie wide receivers not named Kelvin Benjamin and Sammy Watkins with shocker special potential, Percy predictions and, of course, your pressing questions. Here's how you can join the circus:
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade17 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
Carson Palmer, Ari, QB (FanDuel Price: $7,400) – When in uniform this season, the crafty veteran has impressed. He's thrown two touchdowns in each of his first three starts amassing a top-10 per game average at the QB position. He should again live among QB1s this week vs. Philly. Because of the Eagles' fast-paced nature, high-volume situations are inevitable for opposing passers. With Eli Manning the lone exception, every signal-caller has tossed at least two TDs against the Eagles this year. Palmer adds to that list en route to a 300-yard, 2-3 TD day.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade18 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 8 Lames in the comments section below.
See Also: Week 8 Flames
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade18 hrs ago
This week, the Thursday game is a feast for the fantasy community. We've conditioned ourselves to be wary of mid-week football, sure, but tonight we get a pair of dominant offenses. Denver again ranks first in the NFL in scoring (31.5 PPG), and San Diego isn't far behind (26.3); these teams have combined to average 754.0 total yards per game.
In fact, the Broncos and Chargers have been so ridiculously productive this season that neither team offers a starting skill player who perfectly fits the definition of a flier for our purposes here (35 percent owned or less). So instead of building a case for, say, Ladarius Green — a guy who played only eight snaps last week and saw no targets — let's instead break protocol and consider a widely owned fantasy asset who has, to date, disappointed everyone.
Keenan Allen, come on down.Thu, Oct 23San Diego21 - 35DenverGame Recap
- 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: Jay Cutler, Chi, QB; Julian Edelman, NE, WR; Frank Gore, SF, RB
- 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 8 Flames in the comments section below.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade2 days ago
OK, let's begin by acknowledging the fact that Bryce Brown has legit talent. In fact, for two extraordinary weeks in 2012, Brown ruled the fantasy world. He piled up 347 rushing yards and four TDs for Philadelphia over just two games, playing in relief of the injured LeSean McCoy.
Brown was fumbly, you'll recall, but he was also electric. Good size, good speed, good player. The good times soon ended, however, as Brown put up a pair of dud performances (28 carries, 40 yards) before slipping back into a supporting role. But he definitely demonstrated the ability to produce big plays and big fantasy lines, no question.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Seattle's best receiver, in theory anyway, was traded last week. Seattle's passing defense has fallen on hard times. And the defending champs are just another .500 club right now; they'd be out of the playoffs if they started today.
And as a Russell Wilson fan (and fantasy owner), I say "good" to all those things. I want to see what the Seahawks offense can do if Wilson finally gets the keys to the show, and it looks like we might find out.
Peyton Manning's record-shattering day was the biggest NFL story from Week 7, but Wilson's tape was the one I couldn't wait to fully break down Monday morning. As you probably know by now, Wilson became the first player to post a 300-yard passing day and an 100-yard rushing day in the same game, stuffing the stat sheet in the 28-26 loss at St. Louis. He was already a member of the exclusive 200-100 club.Sun, Oct 2610:00 AM PDTSeattle at CarolinaPreview Game
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade3 days ago
No matter what you expected from the Jacksonville Jaguars running game entering the season, the team has no doubt disappointed you.
After six weeks, the biggest single-game rushing total delivered by any Jaguars back had been Toby Gerhart's 42-yard performance in the opener — and he'd needed 18 carries to get there.
On Sunday, Denard Robinson set the bar a bit higher. By the end of the first quarter against Cleveland, Robinson had already rushed for 62 yards on seven carries. He would eventually finish with 127 yards on 22 attempts, with a nifty 8-yard touchdown run included. You can catch the highlights right here, if for some reason you weren't glued to the CLE-JAC clash as the drama was unfolding.Sun, Oct 2610:00 AM PDTMiami at JacksonvillePreview Game
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade4 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.