Thoughts On NFL Fantasy Football After Preseason Week 1

There is no better time than now for fans to draft players to their fantasy football teams. Sunday’s games have a lot to tell about the players and their value to their teams. Based on their performance, you can tell what player deserves to be on your team, and who is not worth the investment. Read on to get more insight on the NFL odds for week 1.

Could Robby Anderson be the New York Jets’ No. 1?

Anderson’s performance last season was nothing if not sterling, which is why he really ought to be a top priority for the Jets. With 14 receptions, 29 targets, 240 yards and 2 scores last week, he is well above most other players. He is a little over 6 feet tall, which makes him the tallest receiver. He might not weigh much at 190 lbs, but there is no denying that he is talented. Despite McCown’s attack on Saturday, Robby still deserves a place as one of the best New York Jets players.

The Patriots’ Backfield Uncertainty

There is little clarity on the status of the Patriots’ backfield. Dion Lewis seems to bear the bulk of the work after veteran player Mike Gilislee’s hamstring injury. Last season, Lewis did not get much time on the field due to injury, but this season seems more promising for him. According to many fantasy football enthusiasts, players like Rex Burkhead and James White seem invaluable, but the team’s coach Bill Belichick think that Lewis is just as important to the team.

Jameis Winston’s Astounding Performance

Winston beat Mike Evans with 7 targets and Cameron Brate with 19 and 8 yard gains, which is really not surprising. He remains a valuable player for his team, and one that you should consider drafting to your fantasy team. The case is different for rookie O.J Howard who despite showing great potential during the game remains a risky investment. Evan’s regression is a mere rumor, and since he has proven himself in other seasons, you might want to draft him into your team.

Is Kenny Galloday The Lions’ Star?

After two touchdowns, Lions’ rookie receiver enjoyed his well- earned time in the limelight. He has both flair and athletic ability, although this does not guarantee him a spot in the fantasy football community. This is because the Lions players rise through the ranks in a designated way. Currently, Marvin Jones, Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick are above Galloday in the pecking order. He might however be lucky since Ebron is prone to injury and Jones suffered huge statistical drop, so Galloday might still get his chance to shine.

Who will be the Dallas Backfield?

After Darren McFadden’s performance on Sunday, there is no doubt that he will be the Dallas backfield. He might be getting old and losing some of his exceptional flexibility as he turns thirty before the season kicks off, but he is still one of the team’s best players. Elliot’s pending suspension makes him a risky investment for your fantasy team. It is also hard to guess what a fair price for Zeke would be.

Colts Panic Due to Andrew Luck’s Absence

Luck has been missing in action for a while now after he suffered a shoulder injury that needed to be surgically repaired. This veteran quarterback’s absence from the field is unsettling to say the least. To make matters worse, his backup, Scott Tolzien, is not half as inspiring as Luck is. The team’s manager has not clearly stated that Luck won’t be joining the team, so there is still a glimmer of hope that he might return.

Rookies prove themselves

2017 seems like the year for rookie running backs to prove themselves. These include such players as Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara. It is somewhat reminiscent of the year 2014 where rookies like Odell Beckham Jr., Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans proved to be talented wide outs. Some rookie quarterbacks to watch out for include Deshaune Watson, Mitchell Trubisky and Deshone Kizer. Although it is clear that these rookies have immense talent, it is best to first observe them before drafting them for your team.

Aaron Rodgers Career Passing Stats are Insane

Aaron Rodgers has already proven to be a Top 5 quarterback in the National Football League and will most likely go down as one of the best in his position when all is said and done.

Source: http://www.12up.com/posts/5235564-aaron-rodgers-on-pace-to-set-insane-nfl-record

Shocking Video Footage Reveals Fantasy Football RB Sleeper

The Saints traded away next year’s second-round pick to get Alvin Kamara in the third round of this year’s draft.

Source link: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/saints-alvin-kamara-emerging-as-prime-fantasy-football-prospect-fantasy-football/kgomiunpw42v15mk9oztdrmti

Quiz: How Well Do We Really Know Tom Brady?

How well do you really know the Pats quarterback?

Check out: http://fanlockerhq.com/ultimate-tom-brady-quiz/

Tyreek Hill and the NFL’s other Fastest Players – 2017

 

Running fast on a track is one thing. But playing fast — in full pads — is what strikes fear in opponents.

Source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19520414/ranking-nfl-fastest-players-2017

LEAKED VIDEO: Julian Edelman is practicing at Tom Brady’s ranch!

Source: http://www.12up.com/posts/5230777-video-watch-julain-edelman-practice-with-tom-brady-at-brady-s-montana-ranch

The Top 15 NFL players with the Most Receiving Yards

 

  1. Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1985 to 2000, the Oakland Raiders from 2001 to 2004, the Seattle Seahawks from 2004 to 2005, and the Denver Broncos in 2005. He had a total of 22 895 receiving yards.

  1. Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1996 to 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles from 2004 to 2005, the Dallas Cowboys from 2006 to 2008, and the Buffalo Bills in 2009. He had 15 934 receiving yards.

  1. Randy Moss

Randy Moss played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1998 to 2004, and again in 2010, the Oakland Raiders from 2005 to 2006, New England from 2007 to 2019, the Tennessee Titans in 2010, and the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. He had 15 292 receiving yards.

  1. Isaac Bruce

Bruce played for the L.A. /St. Louis Rams from 1994 to 2007, and the San Francisco 49ers from 2008 to 2009. He had 15 208 total receiving yards.

  1. Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1997 to 2008, and the Atlanta Falcons from 2009 to 2013. He had 15 127 receiving yards.

  1. Tim Brown

Brown played for the L.A./Oakland Raiders from 1998 to 2003 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004. He had 14 934 receiving yards.

  1. Steve Smith Sr.

The senior Steve Smith played for the Carolina Panthers from 2001 to 2013, and the Baltimore Ravens from 2014 to 2016. He made 14 732 total receiving yards, and was a favourite with sports betting NZ sites offering markets for the NFL.

  1. Marvin Harrison

Harrison played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1996 to 2008, and made 14 580 receiving yards.

  1. Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald has been a member of the Arizona Cardinals since 2004, and has made a total of 14 389 receiving yards.

  1. Reggie Wayne

Wayne played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2001 to 2014, and had 14 345 receiving yards.

  1. Andre Johnson

Johnson played for the Houston Texans from 2003 to 2014, the Indianapolis Colts in 2015 and the Tennessee Titans in 2016. His total receiving yards was 14 185.

  1. James Lofton

 James Lofton played for the Green Bay Packers from 1978 to 1986, the Los Angeles Raiders from 1987 to 1988, the Buffalo Bills from 1989 to 1992, and the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles in 1993. His total receiving yards was 14 004.

  1. Cris Carter

Carter played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1987 to 1989, the Minnesota Vikings from 1990 to 2001, and the Miami Dolphins in 2002. He had 13 899 total receiving yards.

  1. Anquan Boldin

Boldin played for the Arizona Cardinals from 2003 to 2009, the Baltimore Ravens from 2010 to 2012, the San Francisco 49ers from 2013 to 2015, and has been a member of the Detroit Lions since 2016. His total receiving yards is 13 779.

  1. Henry Ellard

Henry Ellard played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1983 to 1993, the Washington Redskins from 1994 to 1998, and the New England Patriots in 1998. His total receiving yards was 13 777.

Hot NFL Rookies to Spice Up Your Fantasy Team

We’re only weeks away now, from the start of training camp for the 2017-2018 NFL season. That also means we’re also weeks away from many fantasy football leagues holding their draft. Given the influx of new talent in a star-studded 2017 NFL Draft, we wanted to provide a breakdown of the top two rookies at each offensive fantasy football position, so you can keep an eye on them in your draft.

Quarterback:

Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans — It’s not entirely out of the question that Deshaun Watson could actually beat out incumbent quarterback Tom Savage, and win the starting job under center for the Texans. It’s not exactly like Savage lit the world on fire in his few starts last year. Watson is easily the most talented quarterback on the roster, and would have an offense filled with highly capable weapons around him to help him succeed.

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears — Sure, Mike Glennon is currently listed as the starting quarterback in Chicago right now, and the plan is for Mitchell Trubisky to have something of a “redshirt” year in 2017. But the Bears didn’t take Trubisky with the second overall pick in the draft to keep him on the bench. Chicago is only one bad game by (or one injury to) Glennon away from declaring “the future is now” for Trubisky, and installing him as the full-time starter.

Running Back:

Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars — In 2015, when the Jaguars offense enjoyed a breakout season of sorts, it came as a result of high-flying passing attack that challenged defenses vertically. The addition of Leonard Fournette will give defensive coordinators headaches, as they’ll be forced to choose between keeping more guys near the line of scrimmage to stop Fournette, or risking him running wild through the second level of the defense. Fournette is a borderline superhuman combination of power, speed, balance, agility and vision. He’ll only limited by the imagination of the Jaguars’ offense.

Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers — Simply put, Christian McCaffrey is going to add a brand new dimension to the Panthers offense. He’ll be an electric change-of-pace running back to Jonathan Stewart, and he’ll provide a receiving option out of the slot — with a lethal ability to produce yards after the catch — which quarterback Cam Newton hasn’t had at any point in his career. He could easily break 1,500 combined yards (rushing and receiving) his rookie season.

Wide Receiver:

Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans — The Titans raised a few eyebrows when they selected Corey Davis with the fifth overall selection in the draft, especially considering Davis couldn’t work out during the pre-draft process, due to injury. But Davis finished college as the all-time leader in major college football in receiving yards (with 5,285 in four years), and was drafted to be the #1 receiving weapon for the emerging Marcus Mariota.

John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals — The Bengals already have a superstar wide receiver in AJ Green, but offenses did everything they could to clamp down on Green last season, and force the Bengals to beat their defense with anyone else besides Green. That could open up a lot of opportunities for Ross to catch passes from quarterback Andy Dalton. Ross clearly has big play ability, as evidenced by his record-setting 4.22 time in the 40 yard dash at the 2017 NFL Combine.

Tight End:

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Talk to any NFL draft analyst, and they’ll tell you two things: 1) O.J. Howard might have been one of the 8-to-10 best players in the 2017 NFL Draft at any position; and 2) the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got themselves one hell of a steal. He’s going to have the middle of the field wide open to himself, as defenses try to figure out how to stop Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson.

Evan Engram, New York Giants — Evan Engram might be listed as a tight end, but he’s one of the new-age tight ends who moves more like an enormous wide receiver. With legitimate 4.4 speed, he’s going to provide a target down the middle of the field for the Giants, of the likes they haven’t seen in a long time.

Kicker:

Zane Gonzalez, Cleveland Browns — Zane Gonzalez, whom the Cleveland Browns selected in the 7th round of the draft, left Arizona State University as the the all-time leader in field goals made in a college career. Incumbent Cody Parkey hit only 80 percent of his field goals in 14 games with the Browns last year, and they would be more than happy to see someone beat him out for the job.

Jake Elliott, Cincinnati Bengals — If a team selects a kicker in the draft, they’re usually doing so for a reason. The Bengals want Jake Elliott to come in and at least compete with — if not replace — incumbent Randy Bullock, who cost them at least one win last season.

Three Mind-Blowing 2017 NFL MVP Candidates

As National Football League teams prepare their respective training camps, there are a number of questions heading into the new season. Can the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots repeat? Will the Dallas Cowboys continue their winning ways behind a second-year quarterback and last year’s NFL Rookie of the Year? And everyone wants to know, who will win the NFL’s MVP award?

If you are looking for answers to those questions, they may very well be 1) absolutely, 2) maybe, and 3) any of a number of players. The best bet is the guy that guided New England to its (sixth) Super Bowl victory last season. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has shown no signs of slowing down despite being 39 years of age. In 2016, Brady enjoyed a season where he completed 67.4 percent of his passes, threw 28 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. His receiving corps returns and gets a boost from former New Orleans WR Brandin Cooks who had 78 catches for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns last year. Brady will turn 40 in August, but has the ingredients for an MVP season.

Another solid bet for the NFL MVP award is Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A winner of two MVPs already, Rodgers established career highs in both completions (401) and attempts (610) last season. He threw 31 touchdown passes versus just eight interceptions and this year should have a better running game to aid the Packers passing attack. If that isn’t enough, history could be an indicator. Rodgers won his first MVP in 2011. Three years later in 2014, he won his second. The 2017 season marks three years since Rodgers’ last MVP. He will have the weapons to put together an MVP-caliber season.

The longshot pick in the MVP race is Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Watt missed most of last season with a back injury, but will return in 2017. In his first five seasons in the NFL, Watt was the league’s defensive player of the year three times. At age 28 and healthy, he should be in his prime and another 20-plus sack season could be in the cards. Watt will also benefit from the improved play of DE Jadeveon Clowney, who had six sacks and 16 tackles for loss last season. It is difficult for a defensive player to win an MVP award, but if Watt has a season similar to 2012, ’14, or ’15 he will be in the mix to be crowned the NFL’s best player in 2017.

Andrew Luck’s Superb Plays Bolt The Colts into Victory

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck displayed an epic performance at Nissan Stadium when his team played on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans that he even had the audacity to stride confidently to the podium before coach Chuck Pagano’s arrival. The Indianapolis Colts usually have a unique way of flipping the hierarchical order during postgame conferences compared to other NFL teams. In their next game, online NFL betting odds for the Colts will definitely improve, thanks to Andrew Luck’s input.

Regardless of the horrible ownership, the terrible coaching and other dreadful players, Andrew has been exalted for his leading role in the team. The 27-year-old QB has played for five seasons in his pro career, making him a rare and excellent role model to other players. After losing to Houston, the Colts had a 2-4 record before their last Sunday fixture with the Tennessee who had 3-3. 

A self-examination of the Colts shows that the players have been listening keenly to their coach. According to tight end Jack Doyle, one cannot allow the outside view to define their performance because every player in the team wants to prove their prowess. T.Y. McGill, Colts defensive tackle zealously said that the team’s outlook initiates from the outside and preparing for their Sunday games takes a 7-day practice at times. 

According to Pagano, with a 2-4, many people will criticize your game and since having satisfactory results calls for the participation of the entire team, every player must step up his role to ensure the maintenance of a winning mentality rather than depending on one player. When Luck was asked about the injured pundit players who will not feature against the Titans, he confidently said that the team embraces the cards they deal. He also added that the locker room

is the most ecstatic spot after recording a victory because it stirs good feeling and emotions.

The Titans losing to Colts 34-26 delivered an immediate football healing for Pagano’s team after making some crucial plays and decisions, which gave Luck the power to pull other players up to his level. Every player contributed to making game-swinging plays that generated the tenth back-to-back win over Tennessee with the influence of the QB in eight of them.

Only Jameis Winston (41.4) and Drew Brews (45) leads Luck who has was averaging 39.5 passes per game and the QB received exactly 39 passes from his teammates against Tennessee. Furthermore, he threw 28, 6 and 5 passes toward wide receivers, running backs and tight ends respectively. The game brought out a wide range of ball dispersal, which led to Luck getting sacked twice. His three touchdowns came from 27 completions for 353 yards.

Even though Doyle failed to seal a potential touchdown in the early moments of the game, he scored a game-winning one with only 1:55 from 7 yards. Immediately before this scenario, Delanie Walker, the Titans tight end, tied the score at 20 with a spirited touchdown. With 6:02 on the clock, Tennessee led their opponents at 23-20, which led to the coach instructing McNary at length to create another touchdown. McNary said that the bench advised him to stay focused on the game despite their opponent’s lead, which he adhered to along with the Colts defense. McGill almost immediately grabbed the ball from Mariota to give Robert Mathis who made a 14-yard run for another touchdown.

Doyle stated that Andrew has all the qualities of a leader and the entire team looks up to him for improvement in their performance. McNary added that Luck could make superb plays under pressure to inspire their teammates to fight on, making him an accountable player. With Luck’s big arm, the QB can easily pinpoint secondary receivers with his unique knack.

The next two scheduled games for the Colts are against Kansas City at home on the road against Green Bay. Winning over the Titans sent shivers to the AFC South teams, including Jacksonville, Tennessee and Houston. According to linebacker DQwell Jackson, big tests are ahead and maintaining Andrew Luck in the squad will boost their morale in the end.