The advice is always the same every year – get your running backs first. The position is thin, there are too many committee situations and when it comes to fantasy football, he who touches the ball the most stands the best chance to score the most points. Top-flight running backs are the key to your success. But while the advice is still solid, this year seems to be more of a nightmare with regard to the position. Well, more of a nightmare than usual, it seems.
It's Week 6, and things are starting to crystallize in the world of fantasy football. Guys like Vick and Daniels can't stay healthy, what a shock. Guys like Brees and Romo continue to get it done, what a shock. Youngsters like Lacy and Cameron are establishing themselves as weekly starters. Which fellas on the gridiron have the best matchups for Week 6? So glad you asked as we've got a lot of information to share with you in your quest to emerge with the “W” in the sixth week of the NFL season.
With four weeks of the NFL season in the books, all but two teams have played four games. This week we have four teams on Bye, the first time we've really had to deal with that issue this season, so now it's time that many a fantasy football squads depth will be tested. In what follows we'll point out some of the better matchups of the week. Some of the names will be obvious – yeah it takes a genius of immense knowledge to stay start Drew Brees – but some of the suggestions might boost a few of the fellas significantly up your rankings.
Given the recent match-up article written by Ray Flowers earlier in the week, I’d like to avoid the redundancy of a full-blown fantasy football game capsule piece. Instead, I’ll simply go through each match-up and cite a player or two who I think could find a fair amount of success this Sunday (and Monday). I may agree with Ray on some and I may disagree on others, but you should get the full spectrum of necessary information needed to set your lineup for optimal points. And if we skipped over someone you may have a question about, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or email. I’ll be happy to answer your questions. But in the meantime…
Both the NFL and fantasy football community are all abuzz with the recent news that the Cleveland Browns just traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a future first-round pick. Apparently Richardson doesn’t fit into coach Rob Chudzinski’s offensive game plan and the team would rather just tank the year than go on fooling themselves, thinking that T-Rich is part of the problem and not the solution. Whaaaaat? That loud boom you’re hearing right now is the collective heads of football fans everywhere whose minds have been blown by today’s actions. But rather than continue down this path that only leads to the declaration of the Browns’ stupidity, let’s be productive and talk about the fantasy football impact that this trade will have moving forward.
Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Week 1 of the NFL regular season and the first Sunday of your 2013 fantasy season! Every week, I’ll be doing game capsules, much like I did the other day for the Denver/Baltimore game. But due to scheduling conflicts caused by the holiday weekend earlier in the week, there is little or no time for that to be done here. So instead, I’m just going to go game by game and throw you a relevant fantasy thought or two that may be helpful to you for this week.