Oct 23,2014

Minding the Mustache

mustacheWhat do Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Dallas, and Buffalo all have in common? At one point or another, their football teams have all been led by the aptly-whiskered Kyle Orton. After getting the start over Buffalo’s E.J. Manuel in Week 5, the journeyman has thrown for nearly 900 yards and five touchdowns. In his last three games he has outproduced perennial studs like Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford, and Ben Roethlisberger. Averaging twenty fantasy points a game, the Bills starting quarterback is among the top fourteen prospects at the position. READ MORE

Oct 22,2014

My Money’s on Moncrief

moncriefBreaking up is hard to do. When there’s a younger and more electric option waiting in the wings, however, it doesn’t seem as difficult. Reggie Wayne has undeniably been Andrew Luck’s security blanket since 2012… but that was before Donte Moncrief.
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Oct 21,2014

Insider Report: Buffalo’s Banged Up Backfield

BuffaloThis past Saturday, I wrote an article outlining the Bills backfield as part of my weekly Running Back Round Up column. In the piece, I suggested owners keep an eye on Anthony Dixon as he would replace a banged up Fred Jackson were the elder of the two backs to go down. Unfortunately, that premonition came true as FJax was carted off the field and is expected to be out for at least 4 weeks with a groin injury. As if that weren’t bad enough, later in the game C.J. Spiller broke his collarbone and is likely to be done for the year.

The next two backs in line are Dixon and former Eagle Bryce Brown. According to the Bills depth chart, Dixon is ahead of Brown, but given their very different skill sets it’s not entirely clear how the RBs are going to be used moving forward. In order to shed some light on the situation and assist fantasy owners in navigating the waiver wire, I’ve enlisted the help of Scout’s very own Ryan Talbot. READ MORE

Oct 20,2014

Week 7: Eating Crow and Told Ya So

FleenerI appreciate being kept honest. And unlike Jay Cutler, I can handle an impassioned tongue lashing when I deserve the heat. So each Monday I review my picks from the following week and tell you what I see for the highlighted players moving forward. Rather than bellow when I’m right and cower when I’m wrong, I keep myself accountable with a little Eating Crow and Told Ya So. READ MORE

Oct 18,2014

Week 7: Running Back Round Up

LacyEvery week, I examine the most turbulent backfields to determine whether a backup is due for a bigger role and how any possible changes will affect Fantasy relevant stars. Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is clinging to the upside and promise he established last season.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

I am tired of hearing from Eddie Lacy apologists. A player who was selected sixth overall in most fantasy drafts, the Packers RB1 has put up a mere three touchdowns on the season and is being outproduced by guys like Justin Forsett and Branden Oliver. READ MORE