What have I learned so far in this 2014 fantasy football season..
1. Nick Foles -Man heres a guy I was so high on and thus far this season he has been fools gold. One of the worst 1st half QB in fantasy football and has posted only 1 20+ pts game out of the last 4 weeks and the DUD in week 4 with only 3..no really 3! fantasy pts. and next week vs STL who has one of the best front 4 in the league.For some reason his trade value is still sky high and with tough matchups in week 5 vs STL , 8vs AZ I think its time to see what the open market might bring for him.
2.Leveon Bell -Once he started to drop to round 3 in most leagues,I tweeted (@Dennis77Farrell) jump on him in the 2nd round..Now he looks like he could end the year as a top 3 RB this season and also has 19 Rec on the season.The price might be to high to trade for him but I would not think twice in trading McCoy or Charles for him if you can find a sucker.
3. CJ Spiller- Here is a RB with no touchdowns and no respect among but he is a great buy low player, healthy and getting 10+touches a game and could easily heat up and net you 15-17 touches a game.
4. Matt Asiata- Sell high now!!! he value will never be any higher then it is now (Week 4-20/78/3) Sure he will have a good game vs GB in week 5 but after that he plays Det who has the 6th best Def vs RB Buf who has the 7th best Def vs RB and in week 9 Washington who as of right now the 2nd best D vs RB. Now you wont get a stud in return but dont worry use him as a peace to push a trade for a stud.
5.Eddie Lacy- Buy now, the whole Packers Offense has looked sluggish but in week 4 the passing game came alive so its only a matter of time before Lacy hit his stride and becomes a fantasy stud.
6. Jeremy Hill- If you act now you can catch someone in your league sleeping and steal Hill from them. Being drafted as a backup he has worked his way into your Flex spot with 19 pts in the last two games his roll in the Offense will only keep growing. Unlike Asiata Hill is the real deal.
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Ad this fantasy football season limps into full affect I wanted to take a break from tv, podcast , mock drafts and ADP talk to take a look at some news and a few silly things I have seen and heard.
Over the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend I had a chance to talk fantasy football with a former Green Bay Packers RB who not only told me but pulled out his phone to show me that he took the Seahawks Def in the 1st round of his draft.
Now as you could imagine I wanted to and tried to talk him out of it quite passionately , I’m sure it was hard to take me seriously as I was laughing hoping to see a candid camera host pop out some place.
Yes I think it is silly to take a Def in the 8th round (Seahawks ADP right now) in 12 team leagues but after some poking around I might have just changed my mind a bit…Just a BIT!!
Look last year the Hawks Def scored 195 fantasy points… That one more then both Dez Bryant and Adrian Peterson .Eddie Lacy and Brandon Marshall(198) only scored 3 more fantasy points then the Seattle def and both guys are going in the 1st round .Aj Green managed to out score the Def by 8 points while other guys like Demarco Murray(189) and Alshon Jeffery(186) finished behind the Seattle Seahawalks in points. Look I’m not saying go crazy here but maybe the 7th or 8th round is not so crazy for a player(Seahawks) that can give you top 30 overall points in and around picks 90-96 overall.
St.Louis Rams have listed Kenny Britt as the teams starting WR on its depth charts. Here’s a guys fantasy owners every year over drafted him looking for that big season out of him, Off the field issues and injures has derailed any hope of that. With a ADP of 13.2 right now Britt has become a true sleeper WR this season with zero risk and what we hope is a ton of upside.
Same will go for Josh Gordon who finished 2013 as the number one WR in fantasy points who is also facing a one-year suspension with a current ADP of round 12 in 12 team league and no word for 1-3 week on if it gets lifted or reduced. Here’s the deal I truly think the NFL will wait until last second to announce anything leaving fantasy owners in limbo. If my draft was today I would absolutely take the risk in round 12 on Gordon , by round 12 your filling in your flex if not bench guys your hoping to hit on and if he is out for the season WR is so deep take a guy like Nick,Hopkins and even rookie WR Mike Evans in round 10 .
If Gordon does play I’m guessing he would still sit for 6-8 games and being that deep into the season and getting a guy like him for a playoff push would be like a free gift or a crazy late season trade that would put you over the hump.
James Jones now with Oakland who in the last two years with Green Bay had 24TD is listed as the 2 team WR .
Adrian Peterson will not see any action this pre season.. Don’t be shocked at this news Peterson has not had a per season snap since 2011.
Here’s some news as to what I’ll be doing this fantasy football season
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Now here’s one of the coolest things I’ll be doing this season …
When I lived in St.Louis I had a favorite radio show The Dave Glover Show hashtag #DGS971 now this show helped get me though some bad times.. A job I hated a divorce . It was my my best friend mon-fri for a few hours a day. Now keep in mind going into the media business was not even on my radar, from show one I never missed it. Now I live in Michigan and podcast all 4 hours of the show and over the last 2 years they (Dave and Max) have let me become part of this one thing that has been part of my life . I take more pride in the 5 min hits I do for them then any of my other projects.
So this fantasy football season I will be giving the DGS fans fantasy football advice via the DGS blog I’ll give you sit/starts and matchup advice while answering email questions!!
Keep a eye out for more info here or go to the Dave Glover Show Blog or head over to ITunes and Download the show.
My co-host/Myself Reuben Droughns (Former NFL RB Det,Den,Cle,NYG)
Want to know what you think…
Your answer will air on FNTSY Sports Network (FantasySportsNetwork.com)
And channel 147 on cable-Vision in NYC.
So here’s what we are looking for,
I’ll list between 10-15 NFL players with a number/projection for this fantasy football season to play just send a email to Dennis77Farrell@Gmail.com
With the player and your projection based off of the Over/Under of the number I present .Heres your chance to show everyone how fantasy football smart you are!!
1.David Wilson NYG RB
Over/Under 160 total
2. Arian Foster HOU RB
Over/Under 11 games played
3.Peyton Manning Den QB
Over/Under 46 passing TD
4.Eric Ebron Det TE
Over/Under 500 Yd Rec
5.Emmanuel Sanders Den WR
Over/Under 70 Rec
6.Reggie Wayne Ind WR
Over/Under 75 Rec
7.Knowshon Moreno Mia WR
Over/Under 800 Yd Rushing
8.Toby Gerhart Jax RB
Over/Under 950 Yd Rushing
9.Ryan Mathews SD RB
Over/Under 13 games played
10.Matt Stafford Det QB
Over/Under 4700 passing YD
11.Matt Ryan ATL QB
Over/Under 33 passing TD
12.Tavon Austin STL WR
Over/Under 72 Targets
13.Alshon Jeffery Chi WR
Over/Under 1,300 Rec
14.Bernard Pierce Bal RB
Over/Under 840 Rushing YD
15.C.J Spiller Buf RB
Over/under 1,000 Rushing
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Here is the latest 2014 Fantasy Football RunningBack ADP update as of July 22nd.
A few name you won’t be seeing right now in the first nine rounds of mock drafts that I am keeping a eye out on who’s fantasy fortunes could turn around with a few fumbles or even a injury like NYG David Wilson fresh with the news that he has been cleared to practice. Wilson looks to be heading into camp as the 3rd RB but he is a Peyton Hillis injury away from having value and with a ADP of round 12 pick 2 I would jump all over that.Few other names just to keep a eye on with a low LOW ADP currently behind a Rab with a realistic chance to miss time -Donald Brown SD 14.4 , Ahmad Bradshaw IND 13.10, Andre Brown HOU 13.6 one word Foster!!
2014 RB ADP update
1.1 LeSean McCoy /2nd 262Pts
1.2 Jamaal Charles / 1st 295Pts
1.3 Adrian Peterson/ 7th 194Pts
1.5 Matt Forte / 3rd 251Pts
1.6 Eddie Lacy / 6th 198Pts
1.8 Marshawn Lynch/4th 224Pts
1.11 Montee Ball / 43rd 80Pts
2.1 Arian Foster / 41st 80Pts
2.3 Demarco Murray/ 9th 80Pts
2.4 LeVeon Bell 15th / 160Pts
2.7 Gio Bernard 18th / 149Pts
2.8 Alfred Morris 14th./ 160Pts
2.12 Doug Martin 56th / 51Pts
3.3 Zac Stacy / 17th 150Pts
3.6 Andre Ellington /25th 115Pts
3.7 C.J Spiller / 28th 109Pts
3.9 Reggie Bush 12th 174Pts
4.1 Toby Gerhart (Bench)
4.4 Bishop Sankey (Rookie)
4.5 Ryan Mathews / 11th 175Pts
4.8 Rashard Jennings / 22nd 127Pts
4.9 Shane Vereen / 42nd 80Pts
5.1 Frank Gore / 13th. 166Pts
5.3 Chris Johnson / 8th 189Pts
5.5 Trent Richardson / 34th 90Pts
5.8 Ben Tate / 33rd 100Pts
5.12 Joique Bell / 16th 151Pts
6.2 Ray Rice / 30th 107Pts
6.4 Stevan Ridley / 29th 108Pts
6.10 Steven Jackson 32nd 105Pts
6.12 Pierre Thomas 23rd 118Pts
7.3 Larmar Miller / 38th 85Pts
7.7 MJD / 19th 132Pts
7.8 Darren Sproles / 35th 90Pts
8.1 Terrance West
8.6 Bernard Pierce / 51st 55Pts
8.9 Darren McFadden / 47th 71Pts
9.1 Fred Jackson / 10th 175Pts
9.2 Danny Woodhead /20th 132Pts
9.3 Kriry Robinson/ 23Pts
9.4 Knowshon Moreno / 5th 220Pts
9.8 Jeremy Hill ( Rookie )
9.12 Deangelo Williams / 21st 128Pts
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The podcast – So I have a new co-host
Former NFL RB Reuben Droughns x2 1,000 rusher Super Bowl Champ . Drafted by Detroit Lions and also has played with Denver , Cleveland and New York G-Men.
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So it that time of year where everyone is looking for draft day steals.
We all enjoyed late round production in 2013 from guys like Alshon Jeffery and Knowshon. This year I see a lot of names who are not getting any love in mock drafts some rookies and some are fantasy football vet who once have helped or even lead your team to a championship .
Here is a list of guys with low ADP (Avg Draft Position) that could become draft day steals. (Round they are being drafted. pick in said round)
DeAngelo Williams (9.12)/Jonathan Stewart(12.7)
I’m leaning toward Stewart more here all signs point to Stewart being healthy and with coach speak saying they would be happy if the Wideouts would get 12-20 rec per-game. That tells me the Offense might be more run heavy.question marks around Cam Newton and his band of misfit Wide Revisers maybe just maybe D-Will and J-Stew might payoff.
Miles Austin (14.5)
Without Josh Gordon and if Austin can stay on the field I think he has the chance to see the Endzone at least 7-8 times. Before this I had him at 6 TD.as far as Rec before the Gordon debacle I projected Miles Austin at 65 Rec now I’ll give him a bump to 72-75.
Odell Beckham Jr (13.10)
Look OBJ has a real opportunity to be the 3rd WR on this team and truly think he could sidestep Rueben Randel as the number two guy on this team. my projection- 66Rec 760Yd 7TD
Tre Mason (11.7)
Realistically Mason is a great handcuff this season but what if we tried to put the clues together..One of the best RB in college football last season,The Rams already set with Zac Stacy drafts Mason with a 3rd round pick. I would not be shocked if Mason has 120 ATT 440 Yd and 4TD.
Steve Smith (12.10)
Last season Smith netted 97 fantasy points in standard leagues this season I think you see a bit of a bump upward in his stats I’m going to guess about 60-67Rec and 7TD,Add that to the fact he is being drafted late in the 12th and early in the 13th round Steve Smith is a draft day steal.
Heres a list of other names you keep a eye out on..
DeAndre Hopkins (11.3)
Carlos Hyde (11.8)
Jerrett Boykin (11.11)
David Wilson (12.4)
Markus Wheaton (13.4)
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