Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute
- Brad Evans at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute20 hrs ago
Like most things in fantasy, the tight end position, outside mainstays Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham, is highly unpredictable on a week-in, week-out basis. Wild production swings are commonplace. Just ask Jordan Cameron owners. To help guide you into Round 2 of the second season, here are three tight ends you can count on in Week 14:
Ladarius Green, SD – The heir apparent to Antonio Gates is making his presence known. Over the past three weeks he’s accounted for nine receptions, 206 yards and two touchdowns. Earning the most PT of the season last week against Cincy (played on 61-of-67 snaps), he has become a fixture in a pass-happy San Diego offense.
- Dan Harris at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute1 day ago
Well, we're in it now. GAME ON. The most important weeks on the fantasy calendar have at last arrived. If you're still consuming fantasy content at this late date, then it's obviously been a successful season.
Today, we're discussing three players with friendly schedules in Weeks 14-16, all of whom are available in a fair number of Yahoo leagues. Jay Cutler, Michael Crabtree and BenJarvus Green-Ellis may yet help you claim a fantasy title.
- Andy Behrens at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute6 days ago
Just in case you're looking for something extra to be thankful for on Turkey Day, we've got three flex-worthy options in the Thursday games...
Nate Burleson, Detroit - If you can't use 75-100 yards and 6-7 catches, fine. But you're watching fantasy videos, you probably can.
Rod Streater, Oakland - Rod has feasted over the past two weeks, delivering 177 yards and 11 catches. With Denarius Moore dinged, Streater is an obvious play against a miserable Dallas D.
Terrance Williams, Dallas - If you can find it in your heart to forgive his recent clunkers, please stick with him. He's an explosive player, tied to a great QB, playing plenty of snaps.
- Brad Evans at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute7 days ago
Mashed potatoes, stuffing, libations and, of course, a roasted bird – these are edibles people typically relish on Thanksgiving. However, no fantasy owner wants a 'turkey' on their team, especially with the fantasy playoff just one week away. To prevent unwanted heartburn, here are three players who could run afowl in Week 13:
Andrew Luck, Ind, QB – In the Colts' previous meeting with Tennessee just a couple weeks ago, Luck registered only fair numbers (232-0-31-1) against a stout Titans secondary. A similar output should be expected in the encore. Matt Schaub is the only passer to throw for two touchdowns against Alterraun Verner and Jason McCourty this year. Even stiffer of late, the duo has given up just two vertical strikes in their last seven games. Don't expect Luck to buck that trend.
- Andy Behrens at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute8 days ago
Each week, the NFL gives us a handful of surprisingly useful individual performances, and fantasy owners are forced to sort the frauds from the stars. As we head into Thanksgiving week, with the fantasy playoffs in view, we now need to decide if guys like Tiquan Underwood, Carson Palmer and Benny Cunningham can possibly repeat their recent binges. All three finished near the top of the scoring leaderboard in Week 12; only one seems like a decent bet to do it again in Week 13.
- Andy Behrens at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute12 days ago
Contrary to popular belief, fantasy is not a "What have you done for me lately?" game. Instead, we care only about what a player is likely to do tomorrow.
- Brandon Funston at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute13 days ago
Atlanta has two receiving options going in opposite directions as it prepares to host New Orleans on Thursday night. Falcons All-World tight end Tony Gonzalez has fallen on hard times, having hit pay dirt just once in his past six games and ranking only 20th at the position in fantasy points per game in his past five games. And now he has to face a Saints defense that ranks as the fifth-stingiest in fantasy at defending the TE position. If Tennessee's Delanie Walker or Indy's Coby Fleener are still swimming in your league's waiver pool, it's worth letting Gonzo take the week off from your active roster while you fish for one of those better options.
- Dan Harris at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute14 days ago
End game expletive-laced tirades. No, I'm not talking about Tom Brady. That's a common occurrence for many a fantasy owner when dealing with the wildly inconsistent wide receiver/tight end positions. To help protect the ears of the innocent, here are three under-started targets who could get you one step closer to the second season:
Kendall Wright, Ten – Tennessee's sure-handed receiver has quietly emerged as one of the finest PPR assets around. So far this year, he's logged at least five receptions eight times. End-zone dances have been elusive, but facing a Raiders defense that's allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to WRs on the season, he could easily post strong WR2 numbers even in standard leagues.
- Dan Harris at Yahoo Sports Fantasy Minute15 days ago
Perhaps you never imagined you'd need to start a McCown in fantasy ever again. But this is the hand you've been dealt, gamer. Four teams are on bye in Week 12, and various other quarterbacks are dinged.