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Daily Blitz (11/15): Giants Week 11 fantasy rankings

Posted by Joe Kania on November 15, 2013 – 11:36 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Experts make picks for Giants vs. Packers

» Unfamiliar roster faces Giants on Sunday

» Increased role for rookie Damontre Moore?

» Andre Brown aims for repeat performance

Read more..

 

GIANTS WEEK 11 FANTASY RANKINGS

Andre BrownAndre Brown made a believer of the fantasy experts in his season debut against the Raiders on Sunday.

Brown picked up 115 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 30 carries and jumped 20 spots in the fantasy rankings, from No. 30 to No. 10. He scored 17.9 fantasy points, the most of any Giants running back this season, and finished as the league’s No. 5 running back.

“He’s going to be a top 20 running back for me because I don’t see another running back in that backfield getting that many carries,” ESPN’s Eric Karabell said.  “He’s 39 rushing yards away from the team lead and he’s played in one game. Think about that for a minute. Going forward they’ve got Green Bay coming up, I’m going to rank him ahead of Ray Rice and ahead of Trent Richardson. These guys are doing nothing, Andre Brown is a good player. If I knew he was going to get that many touches I would have ranked him higher. Yes — he is a top 20 running back this week and for the rest of the season.”

WEEK 10 FANTASY RESULTS

Brown is the only Giant ranked in the top 10 but the team’s defense is not far behind. The unit earned an average ranking of No. 12, one spot down from last week, but was ranked as high as No. 5 by Karabell and ESPN.

Jason Pierre-Paul“I’d say the Giants are a good streaming defense,” Karaball said. “But they’ve also gotten a lot of luck with the quarterbacks they’ve played. Scott Tolzien will be starting his first NFL game on Sunday and I have to believe he will be good for at least two interceptions and maybe a fumble or two.”

The team’s defense finished No. 3 in the league with 15 points scored in Week 10.

But several Giants are moving in the opposite direction. Quarterback Eli Manning fell five sports, from No. 14 to No. 19, and was ranked as low as No. 23 by ESPN. Wide receiver Victor Cruz also fell, from No. 12 to No. 15. Cruz had been ranked as high as No. 6 in Weeks 5 and 6 but remains out of the top 10 for the second week in a row.

CBS Sports’ three-man panel apparently had mixed emotions about Josh Brown. He was ranked as the league’s No. 2 kicker by one member but received a No. 23 ranking by another. Brown earned an average ranking of No. 18.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings. This week’s ranking is listed in parentheses. +/- indicates the difference between this week’s rankings and last week’s.

 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 19th

Sources: ESPN -6 (23rd), CBSSports -6 (19th), Yahoo! Sports -7 (19th), Fox Sports -4 (16th)

» Week 10: 14th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 14th

» Week 7: 12th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 13th

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB Andre Brown

Average ranking: 10th

Sources: ESPN +18 (12th), CBSSports +15 (12th), Yahoo! Sports +19 (10th), Fox Sports +19 (16th)

» Week 10: 30th

 

RB Peyton Hillis

Average ranking: 50th

Sources: ESPN -14 (T-54th), CBSSports -17 (47th), Yahoo! Sports -12 (51st), Fox Sports -16 (48th)

» Week 10: 35th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 29th

 

RB Brandon Jacobs

Average ranking: N/R

Sources: ESPN (N/R), CBSSports (N/R), Yahoo! Sports (N/R), Fox Sports (N/R)

» Week 10: 46th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 43rd

» Week 7: 19th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 15th

Sources: ESPN -2 (12th), CBSSports -9 (22nd), Yahoo! Sports +1 (12th), Fox Sports -5 (14th)

» Week 10: 12th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 8th

» Week 7: 6th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 6th

» Week 4: 11th

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 30th

Sources: ESPN -7 (28th), CBSSports, -14 (34th), Yahoo! Sports -8 (32nd), Fox Sports -4 (26th)

» Week 10: 22nd

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 23rd

» Week 7: 20th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 22nd

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 36th

Sources: ESPN +3 (36th), CBSSports +2 (36th), Yahoo! Sports -3 (33rd), Fox Sports +4 (39th)

» Week 10: 36th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 24th

» Week 7: 30th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 51st

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 26th

Sources: ESPN -15 (30th), CBSSports -3 (T-25th), Yahoo! Sports -5 (29th), Fox Sports, -2 (20th)

» Week 10: 20th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 15th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 15th

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN -2 (18th), CBSSports -4 (12th), Yahoo! Sports -4 (22nd), Fox Sports -2 (T-21st))

» Week 10: 15th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 21st

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 18th

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 12th

Sources: ESPN +9 (5th), CBSSports -12 (19th), Yahoo! Sports -1 (9th), Fox Sports +2 (14th)

» Week 10: 11th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 23rd

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th

 

QUOTABLES

“As long as we’re winning, I don’t care (how many carries I have). I’m playing right now. I’m playing good ball. We’re playing good ball. As long as we’re doing that… I’ll let them manage that and what have you, but I’m just going to go out there and play ball.” -RB Andre Brown

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Two sticky situations facing Dallas during bye week

EAGLES: Friday morning headlines

REDSKINS: Darrel Young plays Santa’s elf

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN reports: Daily countdown prediction

The New York Daily News reports: Jacobs, Brown could be powerful 1-2 punch


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Daily Blitz (10/8): Giants Week 5 fantasy results

Posted by Giants.com on October 8, 2013 – 10:11 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Upon Further Review: Coach defends Eli

» Quotes: Spencer Paysinger, Victor Cruz

» Experts discuss where Giants go from here

» Giants vs. Eagles timeline

» Latest injury report (10/7)

Read more…

 

GIANTS WEEK 5 FANTASY RESULTS

Wide receiver Rueben Randle had a breakout game in Week 5 against the Eagles, earning 21.6 fantasy points and finishing as the league’s No. 5 receiver.

Randle’s 21.6 points were the most he has scored since tallying 10.1 in Week 1 against the Cowboys. He and Victor Cruz are the only two Giants to finish among the top five players in the league after Cruz did it in Weeks 1 and 4.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: RUEBEN RANDLE

Fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks also posted a season-high against the Eagles with 14.2 points and finished as the league’s No. 13 wide out while Cruz added 11.8 points to his already impressive fantasy resume.

Moving in the opposite direction is the Giants defense, which scored -3 points. The unit finished No. 28, dead last with four teams receiving byes.

Here’s a look at how the Giants fared in Week 5. Fantasy points are listed following the player’s name:

Eli Manning, Connor Barwin

 

QB Eli Manning, 15.36 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 16 (+10)

» Week 4: 15.36 points

» Week 3: 4.16 points

» Week 2: 10.48 points

» Week 1: 28.8 points

 

RB David Wilson, 7.6 points

Among running backs: No. 25 (+7)

» Week 4: 6.3 points

» Week 3: 3.9 points

» Week 2: 1.7 points

» Week 1: -2.1 points

 

WR Victor Cruz, 11.8 points

Among wide receivers: No. 43 (-40)

» Week 4: 22.4 points

» Week 3: 2.5 points

» Week 2: 11.8 points

» Week 1: 29.8 points

Rueben Randle

 

WR Hakeem Nicks, 14.2 points

Among wide receivers: No. 13 (+48)

» Week 4: 3.3 points

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 8.30 points

» Week 1: 11.4 points

 

WR Rueben Randle, 21.6 points

Among wide receivers: No. 5 (+108)

» Week 4: .7 points

» Week 3: 4 points

» Week 2: 1.4 point

» Week 1: 10.1 points

 

TE Brandon Myers, 3.5 points

Among tight ends: No.26 (+22)

» Week 4: 0 points

Jason Pierre-Paul

» Week 3: 3.3 points

» Week 2: 7.4 points

» Week 1: 12.6

 

K Josh Brown, 3 points

Among kickers: No. 27 (+3)

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 11 points

» Week 1: 7 points

 

Defense: -3 points

League ranking: No. 28 (-7)

» Week 4: 6 points

» Week 3: 1 point

» Week 2: -2 points

» Week 1: 4 points

*Point totals via NFL.com

 

QUOTABLES

“It’s a team game, and yes, the head coach is the guy that’s responsible for the losses, and the players need to be there for each other in all circumstances and in this one, criticizing the quarterback for the outcome for everything there at the end of the game really is not right.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Should Cowboys have let Broncos score?

EAGLES: Vick expected to miss Sunday’s game

REDSKINS: Redskins morning clips (10/7)

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Giants to re-sign Da’Rel Scott

The New York Daily News reports: Five keys to fixing the season


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Daily Blitz (10/4): Giants fantasy rankings: Week 5

Posted by Giants.com on October 4, 2013 – 11:52 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Dave Diehl cleared to play Sunday

» Insider: Breaking down the Eagles

» Jim Cordle and O-line subs look to improve

» Spencer Paysinger set to play former coach

» Victor Cruz putting up big numbers

Read more…

 

GIANTS FANTASY RANKINGS: WEEK 5

Victor Cruz, Dunta RobinsonVictor Cruz finished as the league’s No. 3 receiver in Week 4, the second time he has finished in the top three, and breaks into the top 10 for the first time this season in this week’s fantasy rankings.

Cruz comes in at No. 6 and was ranked as high as No. 4 by ESPN. He moved up five spots from his No. 11 ranking in Week 4.

WEEK 4 FANTASY RESULTS

The fantasy experts expect David Wilson to have his best game yet against the Eagles on Sunday. He is ranked as the No. 16 running back, a season-high, and moved up 13 spots from his ranking last week. Wilson entered the season ranked No. 17 but has fallen every week since.

The Eagles allow the 19.2 fantasy points per game to standard running backs, according to fantasy football insider James Morris, and Wilson is expected to carry an increased workload after the Giants cut running back Da’Rel Scott earlier in the week.

Quarterback Eli Manning moved up six spots, from No. 19 to No. 13, and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks moved up five spots, from No. 27 to No. 22.

Tight end Brandon Myers was the only Giant to fall in this week’s rankings, dropping one spot from No. 14 to No. 15.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings. This week’s ranking is listed in parentheses. +/- indicated the difference between this week’ rankings and last week’s.

 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 13th

Sources: ESPN +1 (16th), CBSSports +11 (11th), Yahoo! Sports +10 (11th), Fox Sports +3 (13th)

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB David Wilson

Average ranking: 16th

Sources: ESPN +1 (21st), CBSSports +22 (13th), Yahoo! Sports: +17 (13th), Fox Sports +4 (17th)

» Week 4: 29th

» Week 3: 27th

» Week 2: 23rd

» Week 1: 17th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 6th

Sources: ESPN +6 (4th), CBSSports +6 (6th), Yahoo! Sports +7 (6th), Fox Sports +2 (6th)

» Week 4: 11th

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN +3 (23rd), CBSSports, +11 (21st), Yahoo! Sports +0 (24th), Fox Sports +6 (18th)

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 51st

Sources: ESPN +0 (T-56th), CBSSports +2 (47th), Yahoo! Sports +1 (46th), Fox Sports -6 (54th)

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 15th

Sources: ESPN -1 (15th), CBSSports +0 (17th), Yahoo! Sports -2 (14th), Fox Sports +-1(15th)

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN -14 (T-23rd), CBSSports +8 (11th), Yahoo! Sports +2 (18th), Fox Sports +4 (19th)

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 23rd

Sources: ESPN -1 (28th), CBSSports +6 (19th), Yahoo! Sports +2 (21st), Fox Sports +2 (T-21st)

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th

 

QUOTABLES

“Our offensive line is a thick-skinned group and we’re the guys that, no matter what happens, no matter what’s said, we’re going to be a group that comes out fighting. Me coming back, I’m not a miracle worker. Everything’s not going to be perfect, everything’s not going to be fixed. I just know that I’m going to bring my leadership, I’m going to bring energy, I’m going to fight each and every play, I’m going to do whatever I can to bring the best out of my teammates, just like they do for me.” T Dave Diehl

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Can the Cowboys succeed without running?

EAGLES: Eagles still respect the Giants pass rush

REDSKINS: Friday Conversation: Pierre Garcon

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Trust in Tom Coughlin to save season

The New York Daily News reports: Kevin Gilbride staying the course


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Daily Blitz (7/25): Fantasy breakout players

Posted by Dan Salomone on July 25, 2013 – 9:00 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

flipblitz copyNOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Watch: Kevin Gilbride previews offense

» Eisen’s Mailbag: Will team keep three QB’s?

» Power Rankings: Pre-Training Camp

» 20 Questions in 20 Days: Late Rookies

» Watch: Who will return kicks & punts?

» Eisen’s Mailbag: Choosing uniform numbers

» Where have the Giants held Training Camp?

FANTASY FOOTBALL: BREAKOUT PLAYERS AND SLEEPERS TO TARGET

It’s time to start thinking about fantasy football again, and while you’re brainstorming a team name, NFL.com put together an early draft kit, which included a few Giants among breakout players and sleepers.

Breakout Players to Target:

WR Hakeem Nicks

“This might be the biggest risk-reward breakout candidate on the list, but there’s a lot to like about Nicks heading into this season. For one, he’s back at 100 percent health. The North Carolina product is also in a contract year, which means he’ll be even more motivated to produce at a high level in an effort to cash in at the end of the 2013 campaign. Being that he’ll be taken as a No. 2 fantasy wideout, Nicks could turn into a major steal in drafts.” — Michael Fabiano

RB David Wilson

“With Ahmad Bradshaw gone, expect the 2012 first-rounder to build on those flashes we saw last season. His ability to catch the ball means he doesn’t have to leave the field on third down, which makes his value to you all the greater.” — Dave Dameshek

TE Brandon Myers

“How am I able to call someone who finished in the top-10 in fantasy points at his position last year a ‘breakout candidate’ for 2013? When you’re a tight end, being ranked 10th isn’t all that great, but when you’re going to make the jump to a top-three player in your category in just one year? Yeah, that’s a breakout. The Giants have shown no matter who their tight end is, Eli Manning is going to get the ball to him – whether it’s Jeremy Shockey, Jake Ballard, Kevin Boss or Martellus Bennett. Myers has more talent than most of the players I’ve just mentioned. He’s a perfect fit in New York’s offense, who, unlike Oakland, actually has threats on the outside that will open things up for Myers underneath. He caught 79 balls with the Raiders last year, he’ll approach 100 with the G-Men.” — Jason Smith

Sleepers:

RB Andre Brown

“David Wilson is going to get the headlines, but Brown is going to get the touchdowns. The Giants love to pound the ball when they get inside the 10-yard line, and Brown will get repeated chances to score every time they do so. He plays with a mean streak that’s part desperation, part desire. He wants the football, and he wants to get in the end zone. He can be a solid flex player for you this season, and he’ll be available in the eighth round or later.” — Jason Smith

TWEET OF THE DAY

QUOTABLES

“There is no such thing as ‘maintain.’ You have to get better all of the time or you are going the wrong way. And you have heard it as a cliché, said many times, what I firmly believe and I think that good players all know it, as you physically get older, you have to compensate for that with continued growth with technique, continued growth in the deepening of understanding of what is taking place out there, so that you can compensate for whatever that loss of skill level is. So as a receiver, as a running back, as a lineman, if you are not doing that, then pretty soon you are going to be on the bench.”Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride on Eli Manning (WATCH PREVIEW REPORT)


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Fantasy Football Primer

Posted by Fantasy_101 on December 21, 2012 – 10:52 am

The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.

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fantasy-fb113111111QB Sam Bradford, Rams

Last Week: 377 passing yards, 3 TDs

Bradford has had a rollercoaster-type season thus far in 2012. He has thrown only 11 interceptions all year (and one fumble lost) to go along with his 18 passing touchdowns. However, he has four games in which he didn’t throw a touchdown and only three in which he threw for more
than 300 yards. But whichever quarterback is playing Tampa Bay’s seems to have one of their best games statistically of the year.  Tampa Bay ranks last in pass defense, allowing an average of 310 passing yards per game.

RB Vick Ballard, Colts

Last Week: 105 rushing yards

Ballard has been a pleasant surprise for owners who have been facing injuries at the running back position.  In the past three weeks alone, he’s totaled 271 yards and a touchdown.  With Kansas City’s rush defense ranking 27th in the league, giving up 136 yards per week on the ground, look for Ballard to continue his success this upcoming Sunday.

WR Justin Blackmon, Jaguars

Last Week: 93 yards receiving

Blackmon’s rookie season has produced just three touchdowns up to this point. He’s had his highs (Week 11, 236 receiving yards, 7 catches and one touchdown) and lows, having four games combined for just
23 yards and three catches.  Whenever going up against New England (29th in league in pass defense, 270 ypg allowed), it could be a shootout, meaning more balls are going to be thrown his way, regardless of the score of the game.

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Grades

Posted by Fantasy_101 on December 18, 2012 – 8:42 am

The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.

Fantasy Week 16 Grades/Waiver Adds

Jonathan Dwyer: 22 yards, TD

fantasy-fb113111111Dwyer didn’t have the stellar performance we were all hoping for, but he did score a touchdown. In a must win game for the Steelers against the rival Bengals, Dwyer could have a big impact on whether or not they will advance to the playoffs this season.

Arrow: Up

Lions defense: 38 points allowed, Interception, sack

The Lions defense was pretty atrocious to say the very least, but it didn’t totally kill your chances of winning this week with one turnover and a sack. However, they didn’t help you win.

Arrow: Neutral

Danario Alexander: 0 yards

Alexander put up zeros in every category last week.  After looking like he was going to be one of the top wideouts in fantasy for playoffs, he laid a giant goose egg in the most important matchup for fantasy leagues to date this season.  Though you can never make up for a miserable performance like that, you can try and learn from it.

Arrow: Down

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Primer

Posted by Fantasy_101 on December 14, 2012 – 8:57 am

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Josh Freeman QB Buccaneers, last week: 189 passing yards, 2 touchdowns

fantasy-fb113111111Freeman will be going against a New Orleans Saints defense that ranks 30th in the NFL (284 ypg) against the pass.  In their first meeting, Freeman had his best game of the year, throwing for 420 yards and three touchdowns, back in Week 7.  More of the same should come this Sunday.

Jonathan Dwyer RB, Steelers, last week: 32 yards rushing

Dwyer gets the nod this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have a pivotal matchup vs. Dallas that will affect both teams’ playoff hopes.  Expect plenty of carries for Dwyer because of the simple fact that the Dallas secondary, which ranks eight against the pass, will be trying to shut down the passing game first, as they usually tend to do.

Danario Alexander WR Chargers, last week: 88 yards receiving, 2 touchdowns

Since Week 9, Alexander has combined for 555 yards, 33 receptions and five touchdowns in just six games played in 2012. The Chargers’ new stud wideout will be looking to continue that success in Week 15, when he will be playing a Panthers defense that is pretty solid against pass (13th) but gives up too many big plays. Alexander should be a part of at least one.

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Grades

Posted by Fantasy_101 on December 11, 2012 – 10:10 am

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fantasy-fb113111111Jason Avant WR Eagles, last week: 7 receptions, 133 yards

Avant had arguably his best day as a professional stat-wise last weekend, hauling in seven catches for 133 yards. Avant also had 12 targets, which was second to Jeremy Maclin’s 13.  Look for more of the same production this weekend.

Arrow: Up

Joe Flacco QB Ravens, last week: 3 TD’s, 182 passing yards

Flacco got off to a hot start throwing three touchdowns in the first half vs. Washington’s last-ranked pass defense. However, Flacco wasn’t perfect in the second half, turning the ball over twice with a fumble and an interception.  He didn’t have break the 300-yard marker but the three touchdowns make up for anything and everything.

Arrow: Up

DeMarco Murray RB Cowboys, last week: 75 total yards, TD

Murray carried the ball 21 times Sunday vs. Cincinnati, recording 53 yards on the ground and 22 more in the receiving game.  He’s definitely not back to 100 percent, but who is at this point in the season?  A tough rushing touchdown showed enough to give him another start next week as well.

Arrow: Up

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Fantasy Football Primer

Posted by Fantasy_101 on December 7, 2012 – 5:12 pm

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Joe Flacco QB Ravens, last week: 188 passing yards, TD, 2 turnovers

fantasy-fb113111111Flacco has been up and down this year, throwing 350 yards in Week 12 and then having 188 this past week.  He started off the season passing for 299, 232, 382, and 356 yards before dipping to 187, 234,147, and 153 in Weeks 5-8. This week, he’ll be up against the 31st ranked pass defense (299 passing yards per game), and the gunslinger out of Delaware should reach that 300-yard passing mark once again.

DeMarco Murray RB Cowboys, last week: 83 yards rushing, TD

Murray looked healthy last week, carrying the ball 23 times for 83 yards and a rushing touchdown. Facing the Cincinnati Bengals this week (11th rush defense in the league), it’s a good thing the Cowboys tend to only use one primary back.  Murray should be back to normal come Sunday.

Tony Moeaki TE Chiefs, last week: 54 yards, TD

Moeaki once was sought out to be a nice replacement for the greatest tight end of all time in Tony Gonzalez until nagging injuries hurt his production in a major way the past few years. However, you can’t deny his skill set and has proven he can make some ridiculous catches when the ball is thrown his way. With Brady Quinn coming off his best game of his NFL career, Moeaki will benefit. Expect plenty of targets for Moeaki, especially this week against Cleveland.
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Fantasy Preview: Thursday Night Football

Posted by Fantasy_101 on December 6, 2012 – 8:45 am

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fantasy-fb113111111TE Jacob Tamme, Broncos

Last Week: 89 yards

Tamme had his best game of the season last week with nine receptions for 89 yards.  Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders rank 25th against the pass, allowing more than 250 yards per game.  Coming off arguably one of the most productive games of his career, look for Tamme to come up big again and possibly find the end zone for third third time this season.

WR Denarius Moore, Raiders

Last Week: 31 yards

Moore caught two passes for 31 yards in last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns.  The hot start for Moore passed quickly, and in his last three games combined, he has four receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. Compare that to Weeks 6-10, when Moore had four touchdowns, 22 catches and 389 yards.  Case and point: he’s due.


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