- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade6 hrs ago
If you're still reading fantasy content so late in the season, then you've obviously had a pretty good year — a profitable year, in fact.
All that's left to do at this stage, when your Championship Week lineups are set, is to watch the yards and points roll in. Let's do it together, live chat-style.
Shortly after the early games kick, we'll launch a special Sunday Scene live chat in the window below. Feel free to join the support group. Share your glory, your fears, your creeping sense of dread. We're here for you. The Week 16 game-watch is a Roto Arcade holiday tradition.
Join us for an hour or two, then go CELEBRATE LIKE A CHAMPION.
[If you've got sit/start questions in title week, we've got answers on Fantasy Football Live, beginning at 11:30 am ET]
Chat will run at least three hours — possibly longer, if you're well-behaved.
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- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade7 hrs ago
So it all comes down to this. The blood, sweat and tears of the past five months are about to pay off. Will you experience a champagne shower?
On this week's season-clinching program, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston will get you fully prepped for Judgement Day. We'll reveal our sleepers, busts and shocker specials for every Week 16 game, decide if Dennis Johnson is worth the risk, exchange blows over Colin Kaepernick's projected Monday night performance, and, of course, attend to your championship needs.
Here's how YOU can join the circus:
Set your alarm. Crack open a beer for breakfast. And lend an ear. It's SUPER BOWL WEEK FOOL!
- Scott Pianowski at Roto Arcade16 hrs ago
As usual, we'll start in the backfield for the first lap of our injury wrap, then double back for the pass catchers and the quarterbacks. Good luck in your championship games.
• Adrian Peterson (foot) had a limited Friday practice and is listed as questionable, though he wants to give it a go at Cincinnati. If he's active (which he likely will be), I'm starting him anywhere I can.
• Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) did some work at Friday's practice after missing the two prior days. Context clues point to him not playing against Tennessee, but we won't know until Sunday. Jordan Todman is an interesting play if MJD is scratched. It's an early game, which we appreciate.
• Ray Rice has a sore thigh and did limited work the past two days. Baltimore lists him as questionable, but it would be a stunner if he didn't play. The Patriots rushing defense is obviously a plus matchup.
• Donald Brown (neck) had a good week of practice and will probably go at Kansas City, sharing work with Trent Richardson.
- Yahoo! Sports Staff at Roto Arcade21 hrs ago
This is it, kids. TITLE WEEK. Glory, there for the taking. Your fantasy legacy at stake. Fantasy immortality.
You don't want to be known as the manager who left a 30-point RB on the bench in Week 16, do you? Heck no you don't.
And that is why you must watch this week's show . Join us for 90 minutes of pregame sit/start discussion, right here. Fantasy Football Live kicks off at 11:30 am ET on Sunday. We'll cover all the weather issues, all the injuries — all the scenarios you're panicking about, basically. We'll talk Jordan Todman, Kirk Cousins, Andre Caldwell and Dennis Johnson. We'll make you love Ryan Mathews like never before.
We will guide you to a title, is what I'm saying. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW. The trophy is right there , awaiting you. Let's get a win, gamers.
Give us 90 minutes, we'll get you a championship.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade1 day ago
Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don't, and you're painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball, here's our view on 10 intriguing over/unders this week.
Colin Kaepernick, widely perceived as a sure-fire QB1 preseason, has grossly underachieved this year, ranking outside the top-12 in per game average among QBs. In the final regular season game at the 'Stick, 279.5 combined yards against Atlanta.
Dalton – OVER. It's possible the 49ers win big and Kap still finishes under this number, but he's gotten 8.1 YPA with 28.5 rushing yards over his past four games. Michael Crabtree's return has been a big deal, and Atlanta has allowed a 103.4 QB Rating this season, which is the second highest in the NFL. I expect the Niners to pour it on during the team's final game at Candlestick.
- Brad Evans at Roto Arcade2 days 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 16 Lames in the comments section below.
- 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 15 Flames in the comments section below.
- Dalton Del Don at Roto Arcade3 days ago
After missing the first nine games last year with a broken hand, Kevin Love struggled when he returned, shooting just 35.2 percent from the field, including 21.7 percent from behind the arc. Despite averaging 18.3 ppg and 14.0 rpg (which would have easily led the league had he qualified), Love was just the 171st most valuable fantasy player on a per game basis. He only managed 18 games before re-fracturing his right hand, ending his season right after the new year. Fantasy owners (rightfully) were unconcerned with the lost season, as Love was drafted aggressively entering this year, often in the top-five, and he’s rewarded those in a big way so far, as offseason surgery completely fixed the hand issue. Love leads the NBA with 22 double-doubles, and the big man has been especially impressive of late, averaging 27.8 ppg, 13.3 rpg and 3.7 3PT in December. He now has more 40-point games (five) than Kevin Garnett had during his entire tenure in Minnesota. Love also has seven games of 25 points and 15 rebounds this year. To put that into perspective, Dwight Howard has one such game. Love will never be a very good shot blocker, but it’s hard to argue with someone leading the NBA in rebounds per game while also averaging 4.0 apg and a whopping 2.5 3PT who’s center eligible. Love leads the league with 21.1 rebounding chances per game, but his contested rebound percentage (39.4) is higher than Howard (34.5), DeMarcus Cousins (33.3), Nikola Vucevic (32.4) and LaMarcus Aldridge (30.1). In other words, Love may be getting a high volume of opportunities on the glass, but he’s as efficient or better than most of the league-leaders in the category - the true standouts here are Roy Hibbert (48.1), Anthony Davis (46.3) and Andre Drummond (45.6). It all counts the same in fantasy anyway, where Love is currently the No. 5 ranked player, and that’s without considering position scarcity.
- Brandon Funston at Roto Arcade3 days ago
Thinking ahead is a necessity in fantasy football. By the conclusion of Monday night, owners need to immediately turn their thoughts to roster maintenance so as to account for the ever-changing NFL landscape. Injuries, depth chart fluctuations and upcoming matchups need to be mulled in an effort to determine which players should be added, dropped, benched and/or started in the week ahead. The Skinny will strive to paint an early picture of what you can expect in the coming week of NFL action. The player rankings below are subject to change based on news developments and my constant scrutiny as we move towards the kickoff of Week 16. But, at least, the Skinny represents a best-guess starting point for owners to consult as they begin their week of roster preparation.
Editor's Note: This is the final week for the Skinny in '13, but look for Yahoo! position rankings to be live by Tuesday, December 24 in Week 17, where my rankings will be listed along with the other four Yahoo! fantasy experts. Thanks for following along with me in this space this season, and best of luck with your fantasy championship matchups. Cheers!
- Andy Behrens at Roto Arcade4 days ago
If Baltimore Ravens kicker Tucker is not now your favorite athlete human, I can only assume it's because you lost to a Tucker-led fantasy team in Week 15. The man booted six field goals on Monday night, accounting for all points scored by the Ravens, extending his streak of successful kicks to 33.
The highlight kick, without question, was this go-ahead 61-yarder, nailed with 43 seconds on the clock. That's badass. (Awesome call by Tirico, too.) Tucker's other five kicks were from 53, 49, 32, 29 and 24 yards — relative layups, compared to the game-winner.
Was Tucker thrilled to play such a vital role in Baltimore's win? Well, sure. But he was extra happy to have .
"I was getting hit up, actually, quite a bit on the Twittershpere leading up to the game for a couple days, people in their fantasy playoff matchups. And, you know, those are very important. So I'm glad to have come through, of course, for my team here — for my reality-team. But also my fantasy owners, a big thank you for picking me up. It means a lot to me."Sun, Dec 221:25 PM PSTNew England at BaltimorePreview Game