Week 1 has finally arrived - and between QB controversies, suspensions, injuries and other drama, the preseason has not disappointed those of us that really pay attention before the NFL kicks into high gear. If you haven't been paying close enough attention, I've done some preliminary work for you by ranking the top plays of the week - standouts in week 1 for me include Ben Roethlisberger, Terrance West, Tevin Coleman, Alfred Morris, Jarvis Landry, Adam Thielen, Corey Coleman, Tyler Eifert, Matt Prater, and the Buffalo Bills.
A lot of fantasy players out there took some serious damage in week 1 with major injuries to players like David Johnson and Allen Robinson, but we must soldier on with the season! Often times, winning teams are determined through team management and good pickups throughout the year, rather than solely on the merits of their originally drafted players. Standouts in week 2 for me include Alex Smith, Joe Flacco, Kerwynn Williams, Tevin Coleman, Sammy Watkins, Adam Thielen, Eric Decker, Jared Cook, Younghoe Koo, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Another bunch of crucial injuries to fantasy mainstays like Greg Olsen, Jordan Reed, and Jordy Nelson this week have fantasy managers throwing their hands up in the air. Hopefully these rankings for week 3 can help you to sort out any difficult personnel changes that you may need to make before kickoff this week. My predictions? Le'Veon Bell finally has his first big game of the season against the hapless Chicago Bears, Ty Montgomery continues to be a menace to opposing fantasy teams, Terrelle Pryor continues to be disappointing at his draft ADP, Jason Witten keeps up his late-career heroics, and both the Ravens and the Jaguars score defensive touchdowns. Good luck, and remember that the aforementioned game is going to be played at 8:30am CT this Sunday. No rest for the wicked!
Last week threw a wrench into many fantasy owners' plans, but this game that we love has many peaks and valleys along the way to fantasy riches and glory. Staying the course in some cases may be the best situation, but I tend to find that allowing yourself a little bit of flexibility in your lineup choices can make all of the difference. It's not very often these days that conservatively managed and played fantasy teams take home the Gold. With that in mind, don't be afraid to pull out a Trevor Siemian or Jay Cutler start this week - or forgive Jacquizz Rodgers of his poor performance in week 3 and give him a spin. I'm also digging a bounce back game from Ted Ginn and Tyrell Williams. Whatever you do, make sure to be paying attention this week for targets that you can buy low: Le'Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Mark Ingram, DeVante Parker, Martavis Bryant, and Travis Kelce are all good candidates. But mostly, make sure to enjoy watching the games - that's what it's all about, after all. :)
For Fantasy Football team managers, playing in week 15 is all about making the right starts to get to the championship. Whether you fought hard to get into the playoffs from the bottom of the league or coasted into a bye spot early on, everyone is on an even playing field and (in most cases) only has one shot.
We'll be paying special attention to the players that you should and shouldn't start in week 15 and what matchups to keep in mind should you make the championship game in Week 16. We're joined by regular guest and drinkfive.com contributor Mike Mocerino.
Welcome back! We're joined this week by fantasy football veteran Matt Ellis to discuss the best starts moving forward into Week 13. This is the last week of the regular season of most fantasy football leagues, so put your best foot forward!
Peterman completed 6-of-14 passes for 66 yards with five interceptions. Wow, Buffalo. Nice work. In this episode, we'll be touching on the Bills' and NFL fantasy players going forward as well as the other highs and lows of Week 11 and what they mean to your fantasy squad.