This week in the NFL will long be remembered for Peyton Manning’s return to Indianapolis for the first time as an opponent. But there were many other memorable moments this week including several that will haunt your fantasy football teams for quite awhile. Injuries to QB’s such as Jay Cutler, Nick Foles and Sam Bradford are atop the headlines but losing Arian Foster and Doug Martin could very well have hurt fantasy owners more this week. Breakout performances by players such as Roy Helu, Jordan Reed, Jarrett Boykin and Harry Douglas helped to heal some of the wounds created by injury. Let’s take a look inside everything that happened in Week 7 of the NFL from a Fantasy Football perspective.
We, as writers, walk a very fine line each week. On one hand, we want to report the latest news and information to you in a timely and relatively unbiased fashion. You want to hear exactly what’s going on with your players and what our thoughts are moving forward with regard to their fantasy value. But while we’re supposed to be 90-percent fact and 10-percent opinion, we too play the game and sometimes the lines get blurred. We have our favorites, usually the guys we’ve drafted or have been hyping up to you these last few months, and all too often when those guys let us down, there’s a certain amount of frustration that takes center stage with us. And that’s what today’s column is all about. The opinions expressed in this article belong to me and me alone. Many of the assessments and evaluations of players will be steeped in facts that should prove to be very helpful to you in your fantasy season, but there’s also going to be plenty of ranting and raving as well. Bordering on lunatic? Perhaps, at times. But sometimes even those to whom you go to for advice need a forum just to vent.
It’s a shame Hank Williams Jr. ruined it all with his social and political views, otherwise I could ask you all if you’re ready for some football. But thanks to Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper we’ve had our fix of racism for the season and instead we’re left to just fantasize over some scantily clad country gal singing some song that sort of sounds like a football theme. Yes folks, the NFL season is finally upon us! After months of mini-camps, OTAs, training camp and preseason snoozers, it’s all about to begin tonight with the Ravens and the Broncos squaring off for the inaugural game of the 2013-14 season. And with that brings us to the opening of the fantasy football season. You’ve had your draft, you’ve possibly made a few tweaks to the roster here and there and now it’s time to see if you can actually put your money where your mouth is. We’re going to have extensive coverage here at Fantasy Alarm and we’re going to start out official in-season coverage right here with a fantasy preview of tonight’s game.