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.
On the surface, this game doesn’t look like a real thinker, does it? The high-octane offense of the Patriots that can light up even the best of defenses meets the lowly Jets who barely escaped last week with what could be one of four games they win all year. The match-up just doesn’t look pretty at all. But while that about covers it for real world football, the fantasy aspect is a whole lot different. I’m not saying that there’s as much fantasy gold in this game as there was to be found in last week’s Thursday match-up, but there are a few bargain guys out there who could be of some service. So let’s just get to it and look at the fantasy impact that this game might bring.
Well now that was quite the opening week for the NFL now, wasn’t it? We saw some high-powered offenses, some tough defensive plays, and plenty of fantasy scoring to go around. Surprisingly, the number of injuries was held to a minimum, yet the waiver wire will be a hot-bed of action this week as we also saw a few names emerge from the shadows to take center stage. With so much to talk about, let’s just get started right away with a collection of notes from around the league and the potential fantasy fallout that you as an owner may need to address.
While we always spend so much time suggesting to you that you grab this particular wide receiver or that particular running back, we often forget to tell you which situations or players to avoid. It might seem like basic fantasy common sense, but when you’re sifting through your waiver wire here in the early goings of the season, desperately looking for some unfound gem in a quarry filled with lumps of coal, even the slightest glimmer of hope can become exaggerated to the point where you’re tempted to drop someone from your roster to take a chance. So for today, rather than hype someone who may not even deserve a look, let alone a roster spot, we’re going to take a bit harsher a point of view and go over those situations around the NFL that you’re going to want to avoid this year.