Have a Ball in 2014

I have been working on a massive Post Free Agency Stock Watch, which is aimed at putting all the activity into perspective and conveying to readers how free agency has changed the fantasy landscape for 2014.

I use the word “massive” a lot because it describes most of the articles we do. I really want to continue to try to scale back our word counts because I know it’s usually too much. But on the other hand I insist on covering all the angles I think are important. So it’s a constant battle. For example, the writeup I did today on Montee ball, who is the top RB upgrade on my list.

I don’t think there’s any repetition in this entry, but it is very long, possibly “massive.”

I’m curious as to your thoughts on a writeup like this. Is it too long? I feel it has enough stats to back our endorsement of Ball, but are there too many? Or not enough? If you’re inclined, give me your thoughts below or on twitter (@Fantasy_Guru).

Thanks!

Note: This is actually not yet proofed or edited by anyone but me.

Montee Ball (Den) – The RB position is a young man’s game, yet when you play with [...]

Just missed it: Week 14

I have been a little behind lately spending more time on more important things, and I missed two weeks ago also due to the holiday, but here are raw notes showing all if not most of Week 14’s “Just missed it” plays.

If you’re looking for perfect grammar and punctuation, don’t read this.

WR Mike Brown drops a TD pass on opening drive of game.
Maurice Jones-Drew loses balance on potential TD pass in red zone, goes down at 1-yard line. Lewis finishes drive off on next play.
Cecil Shorts nearly catches a TD pass but is rewarded on the next play anyway.
Chad Henne missed Shorts on a deep ball for a potential long score.
Troy Polamalu dropped a potential pick-six on the opening drive. He did score later in the game.
Antonio Brown barely stepped out of bounds on the final play of the game to take away the potential game-winning TD. And it would have counted.
Chief defensive TD taken off the board by replay on Robert Griffin III fumble call.
Deep ball to Tiquan Underwood for potential touchdown just tipped away by a Buccaneer defender.
Vincent Jackson had a touchdown taken off the board by replay, ruled that his foot stepped out of bounds on catch.
C.J. [...]

Just missed it: Week Eleven

Here is another batch of just missed it type plays from Week 11. These are raw notes, so they were not edited for quality control.

Brandon Pettigrew lets one of his fingertips for a potential TD over the middle, continues to have suspect hands
Heath Miller dropped one in end zone going to ground
Bell tackled inside the 1-yard line on pass from Big Ben
Big Ben just overthrows David Paulson for a potential fifth passing TD down near goal line

Matt Ryan just misses Harry Douglas on pass in end zone late in blowout

Ryan Tannehill underthrows Mike Wallace for what should have been 51-yard TD
Brian Hartline fumbled at GL, but wiped out by penalty
TD from Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates TD negated by illegal forward pass

1st-and-Goal from 3, Andre Brown runs down to half-yard line…Brandon Jacobs cleans up the TD

Colin Kaepernick to Jon Baldwin for 11-yard TD, Baldwin couldn’t hang on going to ground
Kaepernick picked off, should have been a pick 6, but fumbled out of end zone
Pierre Thomas tackled at the 1 on nice run, Jed Collins cleans it up
CK to Davis for 11-yard TD, Davis can’t hang on
Jimmy Graham catches passes at 1, but gets stood up
Drew Brees to Kenny Stills in [...]

Just missed it: Week Ten

Week 10 was an active week in terms of the Just Missed it plays for TDs or big plays. Here are our raw notes from our film reviews. If you have Victor Cruz, wouldn’t you like to know that he almost scored like 3 TDs as opposed to just looking at the Boxscore? I would.

Heath Miller just missed a potential TD grab, as the FS raked it out of his arms.

RG3 throws a heater off of Logan Paulsen’s hands in the end zone, obviously catchable but no touch from RG3 from just a few yards away
RG3 throws high to Garcon on slant for game-tying TD on GL target.
Santana Moss can only get one foot down in corner of end zone on potential game-tying TD

1st and goal, Ben Tate tackled at 1
Carson Palmer to Andre Roberts, who nearly makes catch in end zone, defensive holding called
Palmer to Roberts for 3-yard TD, incomplete
Case Keenum overthrows DeAndre Hopkins from 5-yard line

Vincent Brown should’ve had TD on long fade from Rivers in 2nd quarter but it fell through his hands…defender was in his face but the ball was perfectly placed—had to settle for another FG
Peyton Manning should’ve been intercepted early in the third as [...]

Just missed it: Week 9

It was a pretty light week in terms of the just missed it plays, but here’s what we picked up watching the tape from Week Nine.

Marvin Jones had a long TD taken off the board because of a holding call by Jermaine Gresham.

Leodis McKelvin punt return taken off the board by penalty
Jeff Tuel just missed Woods in back of end zone for potential TD, nearly made acrobatic catch for TD later in game

Steven Jackson has a TD run taken off the board because of a holding call.

Stl PK Greg Zuerlein missed a 43-yard attempt in the waning seconds of the first half.
Stl’s last drive in the game’s final 15 seconds, 4th and 4 at Ten 26, Clemens throws for WR Austin Pettis who gets a hand on the ball but can’t haul it in.
Preceding the final drive, Tavon Austin nearly broke a punt return for a TD but stepped out of bounds along the way.

Was PK Kai Forbath has his 25-yard FG attempt blocked on Redskins opening drive. Tough to take for Washington which had a 16-play, 92-yard drive consume 9:03 and come up with nothing.
Forbath missed a long one to end the first half, no good from about 59 [...]

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