- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade1 hr ago
Get out your Black Friday shopping list, it's time to add another entry.
Week 13 fantasy running back.
Latavius Murray thrilled us with his Week 12 highlight film, but the breakout story remains on hold. He suffered a concussion on his final carry that night, and it doesn't sound like he's ready to go yet. Here's a report from the front lines:
After looking optimistic early in the week, sources tell me it's not likely for #Raiders RB Latavius Murray to play this week
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade1 hr ago
With fantasy playoffs on the line for many owners this week, it's time to turn our attention away from the gluttonous distractions of Thanksgiving and focus on optimizing fantasy lineups for the all-important weekend. With that in mind, here are some players that I think look better or worse than usual this week:
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Before we turn our attention to blissfully congruous plates full of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries and stuffing, let's first offer some words of gratitude to those players that have consistently stuffed our fantasy stat sheets this season. Here are the players the Yahoo fantasy staff would like to give thanks to this holiday season:
Who are you most thankful for at QB? Brandon Funston – RUSSELL WILSON. As a Seahawks fan, the team's Super Bowl hangover has been tough to watch at times. But you have to wonder just how much further this team would fall in the standings without Wilson. Despite a receiving corps that lacks a single true playmaker (especially now that Percy Harvin has been booted), Wilson has delivered top 5 QB returns through the first three months of the season. And he's done it mostly on the ground (644 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs). He's a magician at work behind center, holding this team (and your fantasy team) together with sleight of hand and misdirection despite a severe lack of protection and supporting talent in the passing game.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Baked, fried or rotisserie flamed, several highly thought of fantasy commodities have cooked owners this season. In dishonor of the virtual game's biggest turkeys,our group of Swedish Chefs
Who is your All-Turkey nominee at QB?
Brandon – MATT RYAN. While Ryan could very well wind up with his second-best fantasy point per game total of his career, as a heavily invested Ryan owner, it sure doesn't feel like it. He fattenened his numbers in September, throwing three touchdown passes in three of his first four games. He's had just nine TDs in seven games since, only once topping 273 passing yards in that span (he's outside the top 20 QBs from Week 5 through Week 12). Clearly, he misses Tony Gonzalez.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Each week the Noise highlights 10 somewhat un-obvious 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 13 Lames in the comments section below.
See Also: Week 13 Flames
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days 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
Ben Roethlisberger, Pit, QB (FanDuel Price: $8,300) – Usually I like to allocate funds to RB/WR by investing in the services of a cheap passer with a top-notch matchup, but Big Ben's scenario in Week 13 is an exception. The guy can't be caged at home. In five contests at Heinz Field, he's totaled a ridiculous 18:1 TD:INT split and averaged 361.2 yards per game. New Orleans, hitting the skids at the wrong time, is an extremely favorable matchup. Five of the last eight QBs facing the Saints have scored 20 or more FanDuel points. Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant spank Saints DBs Corey White and Keenan Lewis, who both rank outside the top-70 in pass coverage per Pro Football Focus.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade3 days 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 13 Flames in the comments section below.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Bradley Beal: He’s back after missing the start of the season with a wrist injury, and despite coming off the bench, Beal has been a top-35 fantasy player (on a per-game basis). He’s unlikely to continue shooting better than 50.0 percent from the floor, but he’ll join Washington’s starting five soon and looks like a budding star. The third-year guard averaged 19.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.5 bpg and 1.5 3pt over the final month last season, giving a glimpse of the kind of upside Beal possesses.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade4 days ago
Based on a quick scan of C.J. Anderson's bio, you wouldn't call him an obvious candidate for fantasy stardom. He shared the rushing workload for a three-win team in his final collegiate season at Cal, then failed to dazzle at the scouting combine (4.60 speed). Two months ago, Anderson was merely another name on the depth chart for Denver — an undrafted second-year back, the handcuff to the handcuff.
And then injuries hit the Broncos backfield. We're now three weeks into Anderson's reign as the featured runner, and no opposing defense has managed to hold him below 100 scrimmage yards. He ripped off 163 at Oakland, then 115 at St. Louis, and he shredded Miami's defense for 195 on Sunday.
"Big fellas did a great job up front," he said, like a seasoned pro accustomed to huge rushing totals.
Anderson is a powerful back with vision and tackle-breaking ability, tied to an ideal offense. Congrats to those who own him, because you appear to have won the 2014 waiver lottery. With Ronnie Hillman on a bad wheel, it's tough to imagine Anderson fading in the final weeks.
If we were redrafting for December, he'd be an easy first-rounder.