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Tuesday's News and Notes
Tuesday's News and Notes
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 04:34 PM EDT
American Football Conference Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is expected to the biggest beneficiary of two team developments — the switch to OC Marty Mornhinweg and the injury to WR Steve Smith Sr. (ankle). Perriman is a better fit for QB Joe Flacco throwing even more downfield opposite WR Mik...
IDP Waiver Wire: Week 6
IDP Waiver Wire: Week 6
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 04:32 PM EDT
Notable IDP Injuries Rams CB Trumaine Johnson suffered an ankle injury and did not return. Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie injured his groin. Giants CB Eli Apple injured his groin and did not return. Colts CB Patrick Robinson left with a knee injury. Steelers DE Cameron Heyward left with ...
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 5
Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 03:56 PM EDT
The Stock Watch UP Doug Martin (RB, TB) – Yes, we’re upgrading a player who didn’t even play in the MNF slopfest. Martin has missed each of the last three games with a hamstring injury, but the Bucs have a Week 6 bye, and we’re anticipating he returns after that. And with Charles Sims on IR, Marti...
D/ST Streaming: Week 6
D/ST Streaming: Week 6
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 02:56 PM EDT
In most leagues, only about 12-14 D/STs are on rosters, leaving owners with a palatable amount of options if they are in need of a defense. Streaming your defense based on opponent strength and expected game script can give fantasy owners untapped upside on their roster. (Author’s Note: This column...
The Stock Watch: Week 5
The Stock Watch: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 02:30 PM EDT
Upgrades Recent news and/or performance has made us more optimistic about these particular players for fantasy purposes. Quarterbacks Matt Ryan (Atl) - It is completely fair to say that Ryan has proved all of his 2016 doubters wrong. He and Julio Jones (12/300/1) completely annihilated a respecta...
Week 5 Quarterback Previews
Week 5 Quarterback Previews
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 02:29 PM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Friday Practice Reports
Friday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 9, 2016 08:05 AM EDT
Friday – Final update: 5:05 p.m. Quarterback Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) didn’t practice for a second day. He’s trending toward missing Tampa Bay with QB Derek Anderson in line to start. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb-doubtful) didn’t practice for a third day and won’t ...
Week 5 Running Back Previews
Week 5 Running Back Previews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 9, 2016 08:05 AM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Week 5 Wide Receiver Preivews
Week 5 Wide Receiver Preivews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 9, 2016 08:04 AM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Week 5 Tight End Previews
Week 5 Tight End Previews
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 9, 2016 08:04 AM EDT
Note: Ranked by John Hansen’s projections as of Friday morning. Note: These player previews were published on Friday afternoon. Based on late news, the write-ups and rankings for the following players could change dramatically. Make sure you look for our Sunday morning updates and practice report u...
Mastering the Matchups: Week 5
Mastering the Matchups: Week 5
PUBLISHED: Sunday, October 9, 2016 08:03 AM EDT
Greg Cosell is one of the most respected NFL analysts in the country, and he’s been a contributor/consultant with Fantasy Guru for about 10 years. When it comes to analyzing matchups and personnel, Greg is the best. No one watches more film than he does thanks to his gigs at NFL Films and as the Sen...
Week 5 IDP Preview
Week 5 IDP Preview
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:12 PM EDT
This season’s IDP preview is a streamlined view of the many different factors that go into the players on these lists. Each of the categories will consider the impact of the player, the matchup, the stadium, and even factors such as weather, injuries, or whatever else we think could impact a player ...
Who to Flex?
Who to Flex?
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:12 PM EDT
When trying to decide who to play as your flex, there are two basic factors to consider: the candidate player's ability and his matchup. Late last season, I did a series of articles on who to start at RB, WR, and TE that looked at quantifying those factors. You might want to look over those articles...
Thursday Practice Reports
Thursday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:07 PM EDT
Thursday – Final update: 7:45 p.m. Quarterback Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) didn’t practice. They’re not sure if he can go vs. Tampa Bay with QB Derek Anderson in line to start. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) didn’t practice for a second day. QB Brian Hoyer is line to s...
Week 4 IDP Snap Report
Week 4 IDP Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:05 PM EDT
In an effort to streamline more usable info from an exhaustive snap chart and deliver it in a way that’s easier to help with difficult lineup decisions, the IDP Snap Report is focusing more attention on important usage shifts, and spending less time reporting the obvious. (ex. Luke Kuechly plays lot...
Week 5 Staff Picks
Week 5 Staff Picks
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:03 PM EDT
  Week 5 John Hansen (Defending Champ) Ben Kukainis Joe Dolan Tom Brolley Graham Barfield Paul Kelly Consensus   Last Week Last Week Last Week Last Wee...
Week 4 Snap Report
Week 4 Snap Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:01 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has played more than 95% of the snaps in two of Arizona’s four games. He’s on the field in all game situations and now with Chris Johnson injured there is less depth behind him. He’s played more snaps than any RB in the league so far. RB Andre Ellington hasn’t pl...
Week 5 Thursday IDP Preview
Week 5 Thursday IDP Preview
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:59 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers   Overview The Arizona Cardinals (1-3) travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers (1-3), with both teams struggling out of the gate. Drew Stanton will be starting for Carson Palmer (Out – concussion), and brings a limping offense to go up against a limping ...
Week 5 Kick Returners Preview
Week 5 Kick Returners Preview
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:56 PM EDT
By Tom Simons, Staff Writer               R Player Tm Pos Vs. 2016 TDs PR Yds PR TDs KR Yds KR TDs Comments 1 Cordarrelle Patterson ...
Week 5 Trending Topics
Week 5 Trending Topics
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:54 PM EDT
We field thousands of questions each week on Twitter, and we try our damndest to answer them all – just don’t ask lineup questions Tuesday morning or 1 minute before kickoff. Every week in this spot, I’ll highlight a few of the questions that we’ve seen a little more than usual. As always, feel free...
Wednesday Practice Reports
Wednesday Practice Reports
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:50 PM EDT
Wednesday – Final update: 8:10 p.m. Quarterback Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (concussion-out) didn’t practice all week and won’t play in San Francisco with QB Drew Stantonstarting in his place. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) didn’t practice. QB Brian Hoyer is line to start again ...
Week 5 Thursday Night Previews
Week 5 Thursday Night Previews
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:16 PM EDT
Quarterbacks 25. Blaine Gabbert (SF vs. Ari, Thurs. 8:30 p.m.) Last four weeks: 69/119 (58.0%), 728 yards, 4 TDs, 4 INTs, 29/102/1 rushing, 16.8 FPG (t-30th) Starting his year with weekly finishes of QB22, QB10, QB29, and QB20, Gabbert should not be on your fantasy radar for Week 5. Arizona is pe...
Week 5 Production Tracker
Week 5 Production Tracker
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:12 PM EDT
It is time to review Week 4’s defensive points allowed data. In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access to more data that allows for a full view of what defenses allow, the data is presented as a ...
Week 5 Kicker Recommendations
Week 5 Kicker Recommendations
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:07 PM EDT
Kickers averaged 7.6 FP, a little below 2015's average. The system had an excellent week. For the second straight week, the average FP lined up exactly as I'd like to see, from "Sits" scoring the lowest to "Starts" scoring the highest. And W-L percentage also cooperated: "Sits" and "Starts" were cor...
Week 5 Tackle Report
Week 5 Tackle Report
PUBLISHED: Saturday, October 8, 2016 09:04 PM EDT
We’re a month into the season and most teams have played multiple games at home, so now we have enough data to sink our teeth into. So far, most our assumptions on generous or stingy tackle stadiums have been consistent from Week One.   Home Crew Tackle Chart Here’s a breakdown of how each team’s...