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

Oct 17,2014

Week 7: Tight End Triage

Andrew Luck,  Coby FleenerAs much as I love a good tight end, finding one to start on Sunday can be a real headache. With Jimmy Graham nursing a shoulder injury and both Zach Ertz and Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a bye, this week’s list of available options is as flukey as a Cowboys fan. Still, there are a few players who could prove to be hidden gems (we’re talking semi-precious stones, not diamonds in the rough here). Below, I’ve highlighted three TEs who have the potential to shine just brightly enough to get you through the week. READ MORE

Oct 16,2014

Landing on Landry

LandryTiming is everything. It’s hard to believe that sometimes just a few seconds can alter years of a person’s life. Rookie Jarvis Landry understands this quite well. During the 2014 NFL Combine, Landry pulled his right hamstring while running the 40-yard dash. Talk about bad timing. Before that moment, the LSU product was considered just as talented and sought after as his teammate Odell Beckham Jr. Landry was selected in the second round by the Miami Dolphins. Beckham, as we’ve discussed, was picked up by the Giants in the first round. READ MORE