- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade3 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 12 ranks; you can find those over here.)
The dollar values are merely comparison tools; they're not assembled in any scientific way (and not used comparatively with different positions). Players at the same position and price 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.
And remember the golden rule, a player doesn't gain (or lose) 15-20 percent of bonus value simply because you roster him. Also keep in mind how contextual fantasy values tend to be.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade8 hrs ago
OK, so the last Rubio replacement discussed around here did not fill the stat sheet quite as much as we'd hoped. But there's a new Wolves point to consider this week, and he's widely available...
PG Mo Williams, Min (20 percent owned)
Mo drew the start against the Knicks on Wednesday, delivering a stellar line: 14 points, 5-of-9 FGs, 2 threes, 13 dimes. Kevin Martin was scorching hot (37 points), and Williams fed him early, often and in rhythm. Check the postgame praise for Mo, from both Martin and head coach Flip Saunders:
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade8 hrs ago
Good things come to those who wait. If you're a Josh Gordon owner who's patiently waited to employ the services of the Pro Bowl receiver, your time is NOW.
On this week's positively giddy program, Melanie Collins is behind the wheel, fully prepared to drive our car of clowns (Brandon Funston, Brad Evans, Andy Behrens and Shaun King) wherever is needed. We'll discuss whether once cherished Jerick McKinnon is cut-worthy, debate the Week 12 merits of Ryan Tannehill and surely disagree on whether Steve Smith should be trusted in 'Nawlins. Questions? Here's how you can join the circus:
As always on our two-hour pregame simulcast, our highly caffeinated duo, the Big Noise and Boss Man, will wind their way through the remaining Week 12 schedule unveiling their sleepers, busts and shocker specials. Funston is sure to profess his sudden man-love for Indy's Boom Herron. Please, join the party via the methods below:
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade12 hrs 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 12 Lames in the comments section below.
See Also: Week 12 Flames
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade14 hrs ago
Just for the record, the official position of this blog is that you can do without any Oakland Raiders in your fantasy lineup in Week 12.
In fact, if I were playing in a 10-team, 2-quarterback AFC West-only league, I might still look to avoid Raiders. The team ranks dead-last in the NFL in scoring (15.2 PPG), total yards (276.4 YPG), rushing offense (63.0) and yards-per-play (4.7). This is not exactly a ripe fantasy situation.
On Thursday, the league's least productive offense will face Kansas City's D, a unit that's allowed the second-fewest total points to opponents (17.1 PPG). KC ranks first in pass defense (201.6 YPG), and, incredibly enough, the team has not yet allowed a rushing touchdown.
So this is not an ideal week to load up on Raiders. (The last such week was in 2002.)LiveKansas City3 - 17OaklandFollow Game
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 day 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
Josh McCown, TB, QB (FanDuel Price: $7,500) – Thanks to Mike Evans' sudden emergence, McCown is again booming midseason. Over the past two weeks, he's thrown for 589 yards and four touchdowns. This week matched against his former employer, Chicago, he should provide plenty of bang for the buck. The ultra-generous Bears have surrendered 8.19 yards per attempt, 269.5 passing yards and 2.4 passing touchdowns per game. Their resulting 21.8 fantasy points allowed to QBs ranks second-worst. Roughly 300 total yards and 2-3 touchdowns are within reach for the Buc.
- 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 explanation . So, with that in mind, I've identified two players from our Week 12 rankingsthat 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: Keenan Allen, SD, WR - Funston WR rank No. 16 (Yahoo rank No. 25)
- 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 12 Flames in the comments section below.
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade2 days ago
We knew the Adrian Peterson story would take a few turns this week. The NFL certainly moved it along on Tuesday morning:
NFL announced Adrian Peterson is suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. Expect an appeal
Obviously, with this being a legal/disciplinary issue in the NFL, we're nowhere near a full resolution. The NFLPA will appeal the suspension, demanding that a neutral arbitrator rule on the matter. A separate ruling allows the league to keep Peterson on the Commissioner's Exempt List. This remains a murky situation, but Peterson doesn't have a clear path to returning to action in the current season.
Our mission here of course is not to judge the process or any of the individuals involved, but rather to think about the tiniest, least significant aspect of the story. For the record, we hate reducing any story as ugly and complicated as this to fantasy impact, but that's the job.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade2 days ago
Rudy Gay: He was a top-50 player after getting traded to Sacramento last season and has been a top-15 asset so far this year. His 22.5 ppg and 3.5 apg are both career highs, as his Usage Rate (25.4) is among the top-30 in the league. The Kings are off to a surprising 6-4 start and in the upper half in Offensive Efficiency (103.8), and Gay has been a big reason why. He’s unlikely to keep up quite this pace, but there’s also no glaring reason to try to sell him high right now.
Jimmy Butler: He was a popular target in the middle rounds of drafts with plenty predicting a breakout but few could’ve foreseen him being a top-10 player. Butler has exploded, averaging 21.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.3 3pt with an excellent 64.3 True Shooting Percentage. He’s quickly become a top fantasy option and should continue to be one of the focal points of Chicago’s offense, especially with Derrick Rose continuing to be plagued by injuries.