- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade18 hrs 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 Arcade22 hrs 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 Arcade1 day 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 Arcade2 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.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade3 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.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Entering play on Sunday, Seattle's defense had allowed only two rushing touchdowns all season, and they'd held opposing ball-carriers to just just 3.1 yards per carry. The only back to top the 60-yard mark against the Seahawks had been DeMarco Murray, the NFL's leading rusher. Whatever else went wrong for the defending Super Bowl champs, the team's D was still stuffing the run.
But not this week.
St. Louis rookie Tre Mason carried the ball 18 times against Seattle on Sunday, gaining a team-high 85 yards. His afternoon included a 6-yard touchdown run, the first score of his pro career, and he broke off his second 20-plus yard gain in as many weeks. Benny Cunningham got the start for the Rams, but Mason carried the mail. (He also dropped a piece of mail, but his team kinda/sorta recovered.)
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade3 days ago
When you think of Kyle Orton, professional quarterback, the word "journeyman" jumps to mind. He's been with five teams over nine seasons. He's never thrown a pass in the playoffs or a Pro Bowl. His regular facial hair has received more ink than his passing stats.
But if Orton can keep getting the ball to hotshot Buffalo rookie Sammy Watkins, fake-football owners will gladly overlook the pedestrian resume.
Orton and Watkins hooked up nine times for 122 yards and two scores in Sunday's dramatic victory over Minnesota, including the game-winning points with just one second remaining. Here's Watkins winning in the left corner of the end zone, and here's Watkins running past defenders on the other sideline. In upstate New York, it really makes you wanna shout.
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Five picks against the Yahoo Pro Football PickEm spread, that's how we roll here. Share your five best in the comments.
Zig-zag theory insists you use the Giants +6.5. New York just got embarrassed on National TV, and the Cowboys had a very public win at Seattle, too. Be wary of outlier results, and take the line value that ensues from them.
If you trust a coach, you want to invest in him after a bye week. Andy Reid +4 and Sean Payton +3, those will be two of our tickets.
I can't in good conscience spot a big number with a very flawed Washington team. Tennessee has plenty of playmakers, if Ken Whisenhunt feels like unlocking them for once. Titans +5.5 will go to post.
Back with the plucky Raiders +3.5, liking what Derek Carr brings to the table with his two primary wideouts (Holmes, Jones). Arizona's overrated secondary has been toasted all season.
Last Week: 1-4 Season: 14-15-1
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade5 days ago
All things considered, it's a reasonable injury report this late in the season. That established, there are some big names at the top of the tight end and wide receiver crew. Get your clipboards and co-pays, let's do this.
• Jimmy Graham (shoulder) had limited workouts Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable. We probably won't know until game-time if he'll play at Detroit. At least it's an early start, so there's time to make adjustments, as needed.
• The Bengals list A.J. Green (toe) as doubtful, but he's not going to play. He's still out indefinitely. Mohamed Sanu has been terrific of late and should see plenty of looks against Indianapolis.
• Every logical sign points to Calvin Johnson (ankle) missing another game. He's week-to-week. Detroit plays Atlanta next week, then has a Week 9 bye (along with five other teams).