Donald Brown (

Dallas takes their second straight bye this week being of the mandated by the NFL fashion.  Saint Louis takes the high road as the only other bye week team after Tavon Austin blew up benches and waiver wires.  Is he Hester 2.0 or mini-Harvin?  Week 11 produced a thin crop of wire prospects, but with only one more bye week and three games until the majority of playoffs start, maybe you need some help somewhere from 1 to 11 on the scale of desperation.


Nick Foles and Case Keenum both delivered multiple touchdowns and Keenum is actually a decent stash if you’re counting on Foles since the Eagles have a Week 12 bye. Continue reading Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 11 Fantasy Sleepers »

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Eddie Lacy (

The top three hold their spots on this week’s Board while Adrian Peterson jumps Marshawn Lynch to move up to No. 4.  Patriots Rob Gronkowski, Stevan Ridley, and Tom Brady all ascend due to New England finding their rhythm against Pittsburgh.  Rookie running backs Eddie Lacy and Zac Stacy jump to 15 and 20 respectively.  Brandon Marshall jumps to No. 12 and Alshon Jeffery climbs on to the bottom of the board and it sounds like both will be catching passes from Jay Cutler this week.  Players like Danny Amendola and C.J. Spiller are next in line to join the Board after both eclipsed 100 yards in Week 9, but each is difficult to trust.

  1. RB  Jamaal Charles (KC)
  2. WR Calvin Johnson (DET)
  3. QB  Peyton Manning (DEN) Continue reading SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 10 »

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After seven touchdown day, Nick Foles a great option going forward. (Michael Perez AP)

With four or five weeks to go in the regular season, Week 10 is do or die for almost every single fantasy team. Here are some players who you should consider starting or sitting this week:

Start ‘Em

Nick Foles (vs.Green Bay): The Philadelphia Eagles will be in this game with Aaron Rodgers out at QB. Foles should be able to throw for a couple scores, especially against a mediocre pass defense that the Packers have. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 10 »

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Shonn Greene (

Patriots bye week is one of the weeks in the year Boston sports fans are especially thankful for fantasy football.  The Jets, Chiefs, and Browns join the Pats on the bye this Week 10 and most fantasy owners have a good inclination as to whether they are a contender or pretender.  Nick Foles reappeared in Oakland torching the Raiders en route to matching Peyton Manning’s record-setting 7 TD outing.  Foles will start again this week for Philadelphia in Green Bay against a Packers team likely to start Seneca Wallace.  Mike James performance in Seattle is almost more impressive to me given the Seahawks reputation as the best defense in the NFL, especially with the 12th man at home.

Here are some players to target for your playoff push. Continue reading Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 10 Fantasy Sleepers »

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Aaron Rodgers (

Calvin Johnson continues his ascent all the way up from No. 9 to No. 2 on this week’s Big Board.  Jamaal Charles remains atop the board and Aaron Rodgers jumps to No. 10, becoming the third quarterback in the Top 10.  I think many people, including myself, believed entering this season that 12-14 quarterbacks would be good enough to make waiting until Round 4 or later to draft a QB a wise strategy.  The theory was that the talent gap by tier fell off more dramatically at other positions, specifically running back, to warrant loading up on position players early.  Brees, Manning and Rodgers have really rewarded owners, especially those who were wise with late-round picks like Knowshon Moreno.  I feel there are three QBs (Matt Stafford, Tony Romo, Cam Newton) on a second level that similarly can explode any week, but lack the level of comfortable consistency the first tier provides.  Contratily, New England fans are hoping Tom Brady turns it around since his struggles leave him perilously on the edge of the Top 50.

  1. RB  Jamaal Charles (KC)
  2. WR Calvin Johnson (DET)
  3. QB  Peyton Manning (DEN)
  4. RB  Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
  5. RB  Adrian Peterson (MIN) Continue reading SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 9 »

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Denarius Moore ready to get back to scoring

Not much time is left to get back into the mix in most fantasy leagues, but Week 9 is the time to get back into the race. Here are some players you should start or sit this week:

Start ‘Em

Terrelle Pryor (vs. Philadelphia): Pryor had that one big rushing touchdown at the start of last week’s contest, but he should be able to throw more in this contest and be a nice bye-week replacement. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 9 »

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Six more teams are on the bye this Week 9, so you’ll have to wait a week for Calvin Johnson to return from the stratosphere.  Joining the Lions this bye week are the Broncos, Cardinals, Jaguars, Giants and 49ers.  This week is unique, as many of the best options on your wire may be players that were drafted, but are now returning from injury such as Andre Brown, Shane Vereen, and  Michael Crabtree.  It’s impossible to write a Week 9 column like this and not include Marvin Jones.  Those who took the plunge on Jones last week were rewarded with four touchdowns.


Carson Palmer was serviceable in the desert and Geno Smith was not good at all in Cincinnati. Continue reading Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 9 Fantasy Sleepers »

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