// Matt Forte

Notes and Observations Week 8: Brady, Gronk Dominate Bears in 51-23 Patriots Win

Games like Sunday against the Bears highlight just how different the Patriots are than the rest of the NFL. Four weeks ago the Patriots suffered an absolutely embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. The media basically wrote off Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as washed up and said it was time […]

Patriots’ Defense to Face one of Season’s Toughest Tests in Bears

The Bears will travel to Gillette Stadium on Sunday to face the Patriots and will bring with them one of the most difficult to defend offenses in football. Their mix of dominant wide receivers, and elite running back, and matchup nightmare tight end make them a challenge for any defense. The wild card is their […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 8

Another Big Board member is done for the year (Reggie Wayne) and Doug Martin may be finished as well with a shoulder/labrum injury.  Fantasy roster staples Jimmy Graham, Arian Foster and DeMarco Murray are all suffering from less severe injuries..  However, the board must continue.   Adrian Peterson drops out of the top three for the […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 7

Injuries continue to take their toll on stars like Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray, and Jimmy Graham.  Calvin Johnson has also been visibly limited by a knee injury.  Cobb is out until Week 15 and Murray’s return date is unknown, but he will return long before Cobb, which keeps him in the top 50.  Jamaal Charles’s […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 6

Breakout receivers from Week 5 Alshon Jeffery and T.Y. Hilton crack the Top 50, and Justin Blackmon is likely to join them soon in the Top 50.  Peyton Manning could easily be No. 1, but the lack of depth at RB1 keeps Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles atop the board even with the Vikings on […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 9

This week, I’m going to attempt to put the “fast” in “Fantasy Fast Forward.” Why? Because as I’m typing this, I’m just a few short hours away from jetting off to Las Vegas, and like any other guy I know, I’m a procrastinator and haven’t packed a darn thing yet. So instead of racking up […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 1

We all love summertime. The mercury in the thermometer peaks, and so does the number of scantily clad women at the beach. But personally, I’m very happy to see the summer come to a close. Not because I want to see the lovely beach bunnies layer up for colder weather ahead, but because with the […]

NFC North Fantasy Preview

Our fourth divisional fantasy preview takes us to the NFC North, a division that features heated rivalries and is filled with top notch fantasy talent. Last season, the Vikings earned the top spot in this foursome, coming ever-so-close to a Super Bowl appearance, instead losing in overtime of the NFC title game at the hands […]

High Five/Low Five: Week 12

And life goes on. We’ve eaten our turkey. We’ve rooted on our local high school football team. We’ve enjoyed time with our family. Ok, exchange the word “enjoyed” with “endured” in most cases. And we’ve now woken up from our tryptophan-induced slumber. There’s nothing left to do but to focus on what’s left on our […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 11

I hate my team in the SoB league. I wish I had my juggernaut offense from last season when I had Kurt Warner, Philip Rivers, and Michael Turner. I’ll tell you another thing, Ladell Betts screwed me over for the second week in a row. Last week, he had ankle problems and didn’t practice, so […]

TGIF: What Has Become of Yahoo! Fantasy Football’s First Round?

Now, I am focusing on just one provider of fantasy football, so the rankings may differ from other leagues. Every season, for people who are not that familiar with the game of fantasy football, we tend to lean heavily on the rankings. Even if you are a seasoned veteran, you can’t help but be influenced […]

Week 10: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Have you watched that new show on ABC called Flash Forward? For those who haven’t here’s a quick summary. The whole world blacked out for 137 seconds, during which, everyone saw a vision that took place six months in the future. I’m going to stop right there because that’s all I need for this introduction. […]

High Five/Low Five: Week 8

Happy Halloween, fantasy football fans! So I have always considered Halloween as the unofficial halfway point of the fantasy football season. By now, you know if your team is a contender or pretender. You know if your roster is haunted or not. You know if they have had a spell cast against them. You know […]

Week 8: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

I am frustrated. I mentioned last week how owners should get creative when dealing with their bye weeks. I shared with you how I coped with a tough Week 4 by making two trades that value-wise weren’t in my favor, but allowed me to upgrade my starting lineup – or so I thought. Let’s look […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 6

I fell into one of the all-time classic fantasy football dilemmas this past week. It came in the form of two players: New England WR Wes Welker, and Denver QB Kyle Orton. In one league, I had both players starting. In another league, my opponent had both players starting. The unfortunate part was that coming […]