We’re at the midway point of the fantasy football regular season. Where you go from here will primarily be determined by how well you manage your team from here on out. Stop hoping for another breakout player jumping up on the waiver wire who’ll rescue your season or a trade that you must make to survive. If you haven’t made those moves or found those players yet than you’re in trouble my friends. But fear not I say!! For I have the answers to all your week 8 problems right here in the weekly fantasy rankings:
This is the mountain we have all been climbing towards. Six teams are off this week including some of the most fantasy noteworthy teams like the Broncos, Chargers, Eagles and Falcons. Oh, the Chiefs and Dolphins are also not playing but each of those teams have maybe 1 usable player each. So, this week we are going to have to rely on role players to get us over the hump and hopefully squeak out a win. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve and you’ll find out exactly who they are in this weeks rankings:
The biggest tip I can offer for this week is pay attention to the injury report. Last week there were quite a few injuries that went under reported and have resulted in some interesting shakeups especially among the RB position. Also, notice that there are some marquee matchups this week including the Giants/49ers, Packers/Texans, Patriots/Seahawks and Broncos/Chargers. These matchups will tempt you to bench some of your better players for those with seemingly easier matchups. Bad idea. Big time players step up in big time games. The road to a fantasy football championship ain’t always easy my friends, but that is why I bring you the week 6 rankings:
Week 3 of the NFL season is right around the corner and the wide receiver picture looks very differently already in just the first two weeks of the season. Receivers in Carolina aren't looking as badly as we thought before the season started, while the situation in Indianapolis continues to look bleak. Is rookie A.J. Green going to continue what he did in Week 2? How many points are the Chargers going to put up against the Chiefs this week? What effect will Jerome Simpson's "delivery" have on his fantasy value? Will we be in awe of Ochocinco's statistics? Below are how I think the third week of the season is going to play out and so much more in the world of wide receivers.
The position that seemed to gain the most steam in 2011 in fantasy football was wide receivers. They never would be even thought of in the first round in years past, but this season I saw as many as four in the first twelve picks. Of course the highlight of the week was Wes Welker's 99 yard touchdown reception on Monday night, but also Calvin Johnson proved once again that he is just completely unguardable. Dez Bryant looked like he was going to take the next step towards fantasy stardom, and Kenny Britt he can run on the field too, not just from the police. The passing games across the NFL were in sync like never before, and now you have to wonder if that trend will continue. From Calvin Johnson to Dominik Hixon, take a look at who will be the top 50 performers in the world of wide receivers in Week 2.