Retired Football Legends: Where are They Now?

When former NFL quarterback Brett Favre entered the Hall of Fame in 2015, he had not been out of the public spotlight for very long. His long, drawn-out retirement, which started in 2002 and continued into 2013, kept his name in the news. Unlike Favre, though, many other famous football players didn’t stay in the news after their retirement, even when their post-retirement achievements were newsworthy. That being said, here’s a look at what a few famous players of yesteryear have been up to since retiring.

Jim Brown

Many people consider former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown to be the greatest player in NFL history. A multi-sports star and All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse, Brown entered the NFL as the first round sixth pick in 1957. His 942-yard rookie year earned him the league’s rushing championship, which he would win eight more times. By 1965, Brown held league records for 100-yard games, single-season yards, career rushing yards, average yards per carry and career touchdowns. In his final game, Brown scored three touchdowns.

Before retiring, Brown had already begun an acting career. He became the first major black action star, appearing in such classics as “The Dirty Dozen” and “Three the Hard Way.” In 1993, Brown helped kick off the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a commentator. Since 1988, he has helped kids from gang backgrounds through his Amer-I-Can program. He is part-owner of a lacrosse team, and remains an adviser to the Browns.

Tim Foley

A Purdue Boilermakers All-American defensive back, Tim Foley joined the Miami Dolphins as a third-round pick for the team’s first winning season in 1970. That year, the Dolphins’ defense allowed an AFC low of 11.6 yards per catch. The next year, Foley made an interception in three consecutive games for a total of four in the season, which culminated with the Dolphins going to the Super Bowl for the first time. In 1972, Foley added three more interceptions to his stats as the Dolphins won every game to take Super Bowl 7 from the Washington Redskins. In 1973, Foley returned two blocked punts for touchdowns in one game as the Dolphins won a second consecutive Super Bowl, defeating the Minnesota Vikings. Foley continued playing until 1980, going to the Pro Bowl in his second-to-last year and achieving career totals of 101 games started, 510 tackles and 22 interceptions. He was named the Dolphins’ 28th best player of all time by The Phinsider.

Foley went on to an equally successful career at Amway, America’s 30th largest private company. By 1998 Foley had qualified as a Crown Ambassador, which had been the highest possible level until Amway added a Founders Crown Ambassador level to recognize exceptional achievers. In 2005, Foley became a Founders Crown Ambassador.

Joe Montana

Following a come-from-behind Notre Dame Cotton Bowl win, the all-time greatest clutch quarterback joined the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1979 draft. Replacing Steve DeBerg midway through 1980, Montana led the league with a 64.5 percent pass completion rate, scoring the first of 31 come-from-behind victories with an overtime win over the New Orleans Saints. In the 1981 NFC Championship, Montana marched the 49ers down the field from the 11-yard line to come from behind and defeat the Dallas Cowboys with a pass that would go down in NFL history as “The Catch.” The 49ers went on to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 16, the first of Montana’s four Super Bowl victories. After earning three Super Bowl MVPs, Montana went down with a 1991 injury that took him out for the 1992 season, propelling Steve Young to starting quarterback. Requesting a trade, Montana ended his career with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1993 to 1994.

Today, Montana struggles with chronic pain from his football injuries. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been horseback riders since 1996, and they raise horses and produce wine in Napa when they’re not in San Francisco. This year, Montana tossed the coin to start Super Bowl 50.21

Fantasy Football Notes for Those Who Haven’t Been Watching!


* DeMarco Murray will help Tennessee balance out their offense.

* Martellus Bennett left Chicago and will compliment Gronk in New England. The Pats love 2-TE sets and Bennett is a solid target for Brady (who will be suspended for the first 4 games by the way).

* Michael Crabtree’s commute to work got just a tiny bit longer as he’ll suit up for Oakland this year.

* Coby Fleener left Indy for New Orleans where the hole left by Jimmy Graham wasn’t filled last year.

* Lamar Miller is taking the lead spot in Houston and that means that Arian Foster will likely end up somewhere else.

* Robert Griffin III has finally gotten out of Washington, but landing in Cleveland isn’t all that exciting.

* Alfred Morris also left Washington, but he’ll be suiting up for Jerry and company in Dallas. We don’t expect him to unseat rookie Ezekiel Elliott for the starting gig though.

* Chris Ivory jetted out of New York (pun intended) and caught a nonstop flight to Jacksonville where he’ll duke it out with Denard Robinson and TJ Yeldon.

* The Falcons have bid farewell to our friend Roddy White.

* The Mike Wallace experiment continues with a trip to Baltimore.

* Mark Sanchez left New York for Denver after Brock Osweiler signed a major deal to become Houston’s starting QB.

* Calvin Johnson and Marshawn Lynch have officially retired.

* The Packers signed TE Jared Cook to a one-year agreement. A big TE is exactly what Green Bay needs.

* Speedy WR Martavis Bryant won’t be playing for the Steelers or anyone else this year as he sits out a year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

* The Jets acquired a new PPR stud in the backfield when Matt Forte left the Windy City

Murray,Latavius Struggled in the 2nd half with a 3.3 YPC (134/436) as did the rest of the Raiders offense. Part of that can be attributable to an extremely difficult schedule (D+), and that should improve to a C grading this season. This should help him take advantage of one of the expected better Olines in supporting the run. Solid as a backfield receiver with a 77% catch rate, yet the YPC are a bit disappointing at 5.7. Should improve on his 6 Rushing TDs this season. Currently a mid 5th round ADP, that offers significant upside value.

Thompson,Chris Recovering from shoulder surgery, but is expected to be ready for the open. Solid 1.93 FP per attempt last season, but under utilized as a back field receiver. Will back up Matt Jones, who showed volatility in his rookie season.

Riddick,Theo Registered almost 100 targets last season (99), and caught a solid 81% of them, while maintaining an above average 8.7 YPR. His points per attempt were off the charts at 2.92 (best in the league for anyone over 80 touches). That said, he still might lose some touches to 2nd year Ameer Abdullah. Although he only registered 2 QS in non PPR leagues, he registered 10 QS in PPR leagues.

Lacy,Eddie Points per Game dropped from 17.3 to a miserable 9.6. Somehow he still put together 4 quality Starts in his final 7 games. Conditioning (or weight control) is the major concern here, and right now it’s looking ok as Lacy lost weight this offseason with a conditioning program…but maintenance is at issue. If he can, he’s still productive, especially in Red Zone situations.

Ellington,Andre Performed extremely well in limited action. Averaged 6.4 YPC on his 45 carries and 1.50 FP per attempt. Yes DJ is clearly the lead dog here, but Ellington is going to see time, and is a capable backup if he can stay healthy.

White,James Solid receiving numbers out of the backfield with 33 receptions and 6 TDs in the 2nd half. Since he struggled in the run game, he’s more of a backup option to Dion Lewis at this point.

Hill,Jeremy Although his Red Zone numbers were quite encouraging with 12 total TDs (23% Red Zone success), his overall yardage numbers were disappointing (223/794 yards 3.6 YPC). His offensive line is considered above average (C+), and his schedule is neutral for 2016. We expect that there will be a rebound in the rushing totals, and his 7 QS from 2015, will climb closer to 8-9 in 2016, so there is value in his current last 6th round ADP.

Anderson,CJ Registered for an encouraging 6.3 YPC in the 2nd half while posting a superior 1.12 FP per attempt. However his usage came in spurts, and with Hillman still on the roster and rookie Davinte Booker in play, it’s something he may have to contend with again in 2016. Expected to open as starter, but still a volatile pick, with upside of course.

Who will be 2016s Cam Newton in the fantasy world? Newtons 2015 was one for the ages, particularly when you consider where he was drafted in most leagues. I can tell you in quite a few leagues, he was drafted in the lower third of all QBs which wasnt surprising given the lack of receiving talent, especially when Kelvin Benjamin was injured and lost for the season. Instead of a season that most experts thought wouldnt even match his lackluster 2014 (18 passing TDs), he went on to throw for a career-high 35 TDs and rushed for 10 TDs. He threw five TDs in three different games and when you factor in rushing TDs, he scored multiple TDs in all but four games and threw and/or ran for at least one TD in every game. I can remember dropping him in one league (Andrew Luck was my starter and Newton was my backup) after Week 1 when injuries started to hit and Newton had a lackluster season opener against Jacksonville. It was the biggest mistake of mine in that league and probably cost me a shot at the title. Even without Benjamin, Newton maximized the talent of the receivers he did have, especially his tight end Greg Olsen who had a career year. We havent even mentioned the Panthers D /ST which set up the offense many times as they became dominant, so Newtons year was really the result of a perfect storm. Looking at this year there are some names that will exceed expectations but to say any one of them will play to the level of what Newton did last year, would be unwise. Jameis Winston does come to mind after a nice rookie season that saw him throw for 4,044 yards and 22 TDs. He did throw 15 INTs but with one year of experience under his belt and a new offensive minded head coach in Dirk Koetter, not to mention stud receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, projects 29 passing TDs. Tyrod Taylor managed to hold on to the starting QB job in Buffalo all of last year and will be much better this year for it, especially when you consider he finished the season with five quality starts in his final eight games. Coming off 20 TD passes and just six INTs along with 568 rushing yards, we project increases in all parts of his game, including TD passes which we have at 28. If Buffalos D can knock off the penalties and give its offensive counterparts more chances to succeed, Taylor can take the next step up. Marcus Mariota looked good in his rookie year when healthy which is saying something because he had pretty close to no talent around him in Tennessee. He had eight quality starts and will look to increase that this year. The Titans did make the move to acquire DeMarco Murray which was brilliant because it will take pressure off of Mariota and allow a beefed up offensive line to dominate in the trenches. Although some will see this move as a limit to what Mariota can put up, we project 30 passing TDs and a much more confident QB picking his spots much more efficiently. Jasbir Singh

The pending four-game suspension isnt the only concern with Pittsburgh running backLeVeon Bell; hes also coming off another knee injury. However, the news is better on that front. ESPN.coms Jeremy Fowler wrote that Bell no problem with his open field cutting. The Steelers have a bubble around him, but movements really fluid, Fowler added…Arizona wide receiver John Brown is in the leagues concussion protocol after banging his head on the turf during practice on Sunday. Its early enough in camp that this should be a nonfactor, but all concussion issues are worth monitoring…The Buffalo Bills signed veteran running back Reggie Bush to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million, including incentives. He will likely be used in a niche role within the offense and be utilized in the teams return game. Bush could get a spike in value if starter LeSean McCoy were to go down, but offers minimal stand-alone value…Eagles running backRyan Matthews (ankle) has yet to see the practice field in Philadelphia. Given his injury history, its not surprising. The longer he remains the more opportunities rookie Wendell Smallwood will have to get some reps…Rookie running back C.J. Prosise is expected to miss 7-10 days of training camp due to a strained hamstring. The injury doesnt appear to be too serious, but any loss time for a rookie running back is never a good thing in training camp when the depth chart is as crowded as it is in Seattle…CBS Sports Jason La Canfora reports that Redskins rookie wide receiver Josh Docston (Achilles) is expected to return to action in a few weeks.  Hes been sidelined since May and if he wants a shot at having an early-season impact Docston can ill afford to fall too far behind…Chargers wideout Stevie Johnson has sustained a torn meniscus and will seek a second opinion before undergoing surgery. His timetable will become clearer after he is operated on, but for now it doesnt appear hell be much of a factor in fantasy football or for the Chargers in 2016…Chicago wide receiver Eddie Royal and tight end Zach Millerare both in concussion protocol, but neither issue appears to be serious. Both are expected back on the practice field later in week….The Chargers and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa are still not close to a deal. The No. 3 overall pick and his reps havent spoken to the club since last Thursday.

After missing nearly a week of action, Alshon Jeffrey (hamstring) was back on the practice field on Monday for the Bears.  Chicago placed the franchise tag on their top wide receiver this offseason partially because of concerns of his durability issues…Sammy Watkins (foot) passed his physical and was taken off the Bills PUP list on Monday. Thats a huge plus for Watkins and his Week 1 playing status…The Eagles will be without wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee) for 2-4 weeks as he deals with a bone bruise, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.  A loss of Matthews would be devastating to an offense starving for weapons…The Dolphins have listed Jay Ajayi as their No. 1 running back on their initial preseason depth chart, of newly signed free agent Arian Foster. Expect the two running backs to share the workload for most of the season in Miami…After initially believing the Detroit tight end Eric Ebron suffered an Achilles injury, ESPNs Adam Schefter is reporting it is actually a high ankle sprain issue Ebron is dealing with. That is better news than originally anticipated and could still mean hell be available for Week 1…Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon (suspension) has plenty of work to do to get back into shape before hes eligible to return in Week 5.  He will be the first to tell you he needs to lose weight, according to head coach Hue Jackson…Denver has listed Mark Sanchez and Travis Siemian as co-starters at quarterback on their initial depth chart…The Redskins will not dress wide receivers Jamison Crowder (hamstring) or Josh Doctson (Achilles) in Thursdays preseason opener… Buffalo left tackle Cordy Glenn (ankle) is expected to miss the entire preseason. Glenn hasnt missed a game since 2012.
* Of the Top 10 RBs drafted last year, only 2 finished the season in the Top 10 (Peterson and Forte). The average finish for the remaining eight? 32nd. Don’t be afraid to take a WR with your first pick.

* Tony Romo will miss half the season with a broken bone in his back. Even if/when he comes back, he’s not likely someone you’re going to want to roster.

* Dion Lewis will miss 8-10 weeks while he gets his knee cleaned up. Only Bill Belichick knows what that Pats’ backfield is going to look like.

* Thomas Rawls will be ready for Week 1. Christine Michael looked good this preseason, but Rawls will be at the top of the depth chart.

* According to Ian Rapoport, Bengals’ TE Tyler Eifert should be ready to play by Week 4.

* The NFL has redefined the “Questionable” label for injuries this year. Any player whose chance is less than 100% this year (even if it’s 95%) will be considered Questionable. That should make Sunday mornings real fun…

* Ben Watson tore his ACL and will miss the season. Bad news for the Ravens before the season has even started.

We want the REAL Johnny Football – Not the Coward.

 I don’t know if Johnny Football’s fans are complicit in this scheme or are merely clueless. I do know, however, that we are at war. Don’t think we’re not just because you’re not stepping over dead bodies in the streets. We’re at war with Johnny Football’s sick publicity stunts. We’re at war with his chauvinistic slurs. And we’re at war with his maledicent histrionics. As in any war, we ought to be aware of the fact that my fantasy is to immerse myself in the grandeur and greatness of the college-Johnny Football world, a world in which it was unfathomable that anyone could desire to create an atmosphere that may temporarily energize or exhilarate but which, at the same time, will pose the gravest of human threats. As you’ve no doubt gathered, realizing such a fantasy requires honoring our nation’s glorious mosaic of cultures and ethnicities. Anyhow, I guess I’ve run out of things to say, so let me just leave you with one parting wish: Together, may we enlighten the mind of Man and improve him as a rational, moral, and social being!

OMG! Amazing High-tech Gifts For Football Fans of All Ages!

shutterstock_111152987Football kicked off the holiday shopping season as usual this Thanksgiving with the Lions, Panthers and Bears all scoring victories going into Black Friday. Football and the holidays have become inseparable in America, with the traditional two NFL Thanksgiving games expanding to three in 2006. In fact, nearly twice as many Americans watched football than went shopping this Thanksgiving. The National Retail Federation reports that 43.1 million shoppers descended on stores as compared to 84.3 million who caught this year’s games.

All of this means that combining football and holiday shopping is a natural way to find the perfect gift for the sports fans on your shopping list. Here are a few high-tech items that make great Christmas gifts for football fans:

4K TVs for Watching Games in High Resolution

One of the hottest-selling items on Cyber Monday was 4K Ultra HD TVs, according to digital provider Adobe. With four times the pixels and twice the resolution of standard high-definition TVs, 4K TVs bring the football viewing experience to new levels of lifelike clarity. A few years ago UHD TVs were luxury items that cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars; however, this year prices have fallen to record lows with quality TVs available for $550 to $800. The website provides a review of some of today’s top affordable options as well as higher-end models that can bring football to your favorite fan’s living room.

Mobile Devices for Playing Fantasy Football

The iPad Mini and iPad Air 2 were also among Cyber Monday’s hottest items, according to Adobe. For football fans, iPads represent an opportunity to watch games and get updates even when they’re not at their TV set. For instance, with NFL Game Pass, they can use any connected device to watch replays of all 256 regular-season games on demand as well as tune into radio broadcasts and watch Super Bowls and other games from the 2009 to 2015 seasons.

Mobile devices also provide fans with a way to keep up with their fantasy football leagues. T-Mobile’s website provides a holiday gift quiz you can use to find a wide selection of mobile devices and accessories for playing fantasy football. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. TechRadar provides a rundown on the best mobile deals this shopping season, which includes the iPad Air 2 going for as low as $399 and Samsung Galaxy tablets selling for as little as $349.

Video Games and Consoles for Simulating Game Play

Video game consoles are also hot this year. Microsoft‘s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 came in high on Adobe’s list of Cyber Monday’s best-selling items. Both platforms support “Madden NFL 16,” which lets you bring your fantasy football picks to life with Draft Champions. “Madden 16” also gives you unprecedented new quarterback controls to let you control passing action along with letting you act as your team’s GM, watch highlight reels and build your ultimate team with history’s greatest players. Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are currently going for about $300, with some Cyber Monday sales going even lower. Madden 16 was selling for as low as $47 on Cyber Monday.

Angry GF Won’t Let Me Watch Football!


Workout Guide: Football Season Edition

The 2015 NFL season is finally here. And that means instead of hitting the gym like usual, you’re going to be spending a lot more time on couch with your buddies in front of your flat screen, rooting for your favorite teams and fantasy players. The face-stuffing, beer-drinking, sedentary lifestyle that comes with every football season might leave you feeling a little heavier than pre-season. But the guys who follow winning teams might have an unfair advantage. And no, we’re not talking about Tom Brady’s balls and Deflategate.

A new study has shown that fans of losing NFL teams are more likely to be fat. According to a study from the Journal of Psychological Science, after a loss, losing fans eat 16 percent more saturated fats and 10 percent more calories, while fans of winning teams are more likely to eat healthy. If your team’s coach is in the hot seat this year, like the Eagle’s Chip Kelly or Jeff Fisher from the Rams, you better hide chips and dip. If you’re all about college football, prepare for this season’s biggest matchups. Whatever the outcome, win or lose, you should still be getting in some reps and staying fit this season. Here’s how:

Commercials: Push Ups

When it comes to hanging with the guys, even the littlest things can turn into a competition. Who can pick up that girl? Who can drink more beers? Who has the nicest car? A little competition is healthy, so bring that same competitive spirit to your living room while you’re watching the game with your bros. During each commercial break, challenge your friends to a push-up contest. See how many you can do. Whoever does the most reps wins. There’s not exactly a prize, just bragging rights.

Halftime: Touch Football

If you’ve got a crowd at your place, take everyone outside during halftime and toss-around the ol’ pigskin during halftime. Split everyone up into even teams and play a game of touch football. Moving a little bit, getting your heart rate up and breathing in some fresh air after two long quarters of sitting inside is good for you. Just don’t go too hard, you don’t want to pull something.

Timeouts: Planks

Work your core and pass the time during each timeout of the game. Like pushups, this exercise will spark a little competition between all the guys. See who can hold the pose for the longest time, with proper form, until play resumes. A little ab work never hurt anybody. Exercising during time out breaks will also help you cut back on snacking

Catch the Game at the Gym

For fitness junkies who are serious about breaking a sweat on game day, head to the gym and flip on the TV. Whether you’re using your home gym or you belong to a member’s only club, breaking a sweat and getting some cardio in while watching TV actually makes the exercise feel easier. A study from the University of North Carolina found that people who watched a video while working out had perceived less exertion. And, another study from the Journal of Behavioural Science showed that people who worked out in front of a TV actually exercised longer than people who weren’t watching. 🙂

Crazed Idiots are Overrating these Fantasy Football Players!

WR1 Emmanuel Sanders
, Denver Broncos

Sanders is coming off a beast period and also has a lots of skill. Still, he’s being ranked right around the WR15 port. My trouble below is that Peyton Manning
is visibly decreasing as well as the Broncos have actually made it clear they’re transitioning to an even more run oriented infraction this period. Of all the people on this team, Sanders has the greatest prospective to make me look dumb. Nonetheless, I required him to see a significant autumn in dream production in 2015. In fact I pretty much anticipate every person on the Denver crime to take a huge step back.

RB2 Jonathan Stewart
, Carolina Panthers

Stewart is basically right there with Spiller as a low-end RB2 in 10-team leagues. First and foremost, he hasn’t already remained healthy and balanced in four years. Over the previous three periods he’s missed out on 20 games. He hasn’t hurried for 810 yards or 5 TDs considering that 2009. What worldwide is making people think that this person is about to make some sort of significant resurgence? It’s not like he has a ton of PPR worth either; he only caught greater than 25 passes as soon as in his whole job. If you want to prepare a Panthers’ running back, get hold of Cameron Artis-Payne
concerning 90 choices later on. He’s a better value pick.

WR2 Sammy Watkins
, Buffalo Expenses

Watkins remains in a truly bad situation this period. Drafting him as a mid-level WR2 could be a catastrophe. Not simply is he going over offseason hip surgical treatment however his group isn’t really doing him any kind of supports. The Bills got LeSean McCoy
and also Rex Ryan has made it clear they wish to run the round concerning 40 times a game, and also knowing Ryan, that’s possibly just a mild exaggeration.

On the off opportunity the Bills do decide to throw the ball, their quarterbacks could be the worst in the league. Matt Cassel
is the expected starter and also his weaknesses reduce the effects of Watkin’s best toughness. If E.J. Manuel
wins the task, he might have a hard time to get Watkins the round deep or brief. With so couple of passes to walk around, Buffalo has a bunch of mouths to feed. They added Percy Harvin
, Charles Clay
and McCoy, while F-Jax as well as Robert Forest
will likely still play a considerable part. Points don’t look good for Watkins or any one of the Expenses’ receivers.

WR3 Amari Cooper
, Oakland Raiders

I truly like Cooper and also assume he’ll be a superstar in the future. The Raiders merely aren’t there yet. If you could possibly get him as a flex option, I enjoy it. Nonetheless, he’s being placed as a WR3 and prepared as a WR2. That’s merely way excessive. Also, as long as I trust my capability to review ability, that the Raiders selected him does startle me a bit. Derek Carr
and also Cooper will grow into a strong duo, I just assume it’s going to take a while for the youthful pair to establish.

TE1 Josh Hill
, New Orleans Saints

Zach Ertz
scares me also but Hillside perplexes me a lot more. He’s being drafted as a TE1. Do individuals truly believe that he could simply pointer in and also do exactly what Jimmy Graham
did? Very few TEs in the history of the organization have installed the numbers Graham has. Not only that, Drew Brees
is decreasing and also the Saints are one more group transitioning to a run-heavy crime. Hill is totally unverified, and also it’s extremely risky to simply prepare him as your leading TE and anticipate him to make also remotely close Graham. If you want to roll the dice on a man with 20 occupation functions as your starter, you’re a larger risk taker than me.

QB1 Tony Romo
, Dallas Cowboys

Romo is usually being drafted and ranked as a low-end QB1 in 12-team organizations. There are a variety of problems I have with this. One, Romo is coming off an MVP caliber period and also only completed 2014 as the No. 11 dream quarterback. It’s unlikely he has a much better period in 2015 than he did last year. He lost DeMarco Murray
, which took a ton of pressure off Romo, as well as the Cowboys made minimal effort to replace him. The team still intends to release a solid run strike with a lackluster committee.

Additionally, Dez Bryant
is intimidating to sit out normal season games and at finest will most likely be disgruntled. His most trusted target Jason Witten
will be one more year older and also will likely continue to decline at 33. In addition to all that, Romo is still a 35-year-old quarterback with a history of severe back problems. Pass on Romo this period, he’s unworthy the price.

RB1 C.J. Spiller
, New Orleans Saints

He is being prepared as a low-end RB2 as well as is being rated as the RB20 generally. Spiller has actually been nothing but unsatisfactory in spite of a couple of huge video games in one period 3 years ago. He couldn’t vanquish Fred Jackson
in Buffalo and also has actually struggled to remain healthy. Individuals are projecting him to be some kind of PPR star, nonetheless, individuals fall short to realize that he’s not a great pass-catcher. His brightest minutes began brings when he was able to get around the edge. He is as well frail to be knocked between the deals with and struggles as a receiver. His hands are subpar and his path running is even worse. Do not compose Spiller in hopes of getting an additional Darren Sproles
. All you’ll be obtaining is an additional C.J. Spiller

Guru Reveals: 3 Fantasy Football Steals for 2015-6!

Locating a dream stud in the very early rounds of a draft is an obstacle for no one, however having the ability to divide the wheat from the chaff in the later rounds is a much-needed skill to set up a dream juggernaut.

These are three draft day bargains that are anticipated to go in rounds 10 or later on, as well as if they work out they might have a significant influence on any type of fantasy roster.

Danny Woodhead

Danny Woodhead’s 2014 campaign was stopped when he broke his ankle joint in Week 3, inevitably sidelining him for the rest of the period.

While his 2014 period was nothing except featureless, it’s difficult to write-off what he performed in 2013 when he left New England to join San Diego’s backfield.

During Woodhead’s very first period with the Chargers he finished with 1,034 complete backyards from skirmish, 8 overall touchdowns, and he apprehended 76 of his 86 targets. Only Matt Forte and Jamaal Charles finished the 2013 period with even more targets compared to Woodhead.

Woodhead has actually recovered from his injury as well as prepares to go back to his duty as the Chargers’ change-of-pace back. The enhancement of first-round pick Melvin Gordon isn’t a danger to Woodhead’s fantasy worth, viewing as Gordon will certainly be utilized as an early down back, while Woodhead will certainly be used for passing downs.

Woodhead may not be an every-down back, but he still has the possible to be an useful commodity to any sort of dream roster, especially in PPR layouts. For as economical as he will certainly begin draft day, the incentive much surpasses the threat for this prospective dream sleeper.

Jordan Cameron

Jordan Cameron was hindered with injuries in 2014, leaving many dream lovers disappointed and frustrated, but he now has a chance to recover his standing as one of the leading strict ends in the organization this forthcoming year.

During the offseason, Cameron left Cleveland’s inefficient run-first infraction for Miami, a team with the 12th-most pass efforts in the organization. Miami struggled in red-zone efficiency last period, finishing 21st in the NFL in red-zone touchdowns, which is a big reason why they went out and signed Jordan Cameron. The enhancement of Cameron provides quarterback Ryan Tannehill a large, athletic red-zone target, meanings a bunch of appearances inside the 20 for the 6′ 5″ strict end.

Cameron is two years eliminated from an outstanding 2013 season, where he had 80 catches for over 900 backyards, and took 7 touchdowns. More impressively, he did this with the likes of Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden, as well as Brian Hoyer at quarterback. With a greater than qualified quarterback in Ryan Tannehill at the helm, Cameron has the chance to go back to his standing as a top-10 fantasy strict end.

Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer has had problem with injuries throughout his career, most recently tearing his left ACL for the 2nd time in 2014. It were reported that Palmer taken into consideration retirement after in 2014’s knee injury.

Palmer’s injury past history and interception troubles are issues that have him forecasted to go quite late in fantasy drafts, yet gambling on him in the final round could possibly pay massive returns.

Palmer has actually completely recovered from ACL surgical treatment and has actually looked wonderful in minicamp. Behind an upgraded offensive line as well as with another year of exposure to Bruce Arians’ infraction, Palmer is primaried to be a practical fantasy quarterback in 2015.

If you leave out the game he left early with his ACL injury, his numbers are among the dream elite. In the five games he played from start to complete, he averaged 18.8 dream issues each game in typical scoring.

There is obviously no guarantee that Palmer will certainly continue to be healthy for an entire 16 video game stretch, however if he does, it’s hard to argue that he will not be a top-10 fantasy quarterback. Make certain Palmer winds up on your roster if your method is to take a few late-round fliers at the quarterback placement.

With an even more compared to qualified quarterback in Ryan Tannehill at the helm, Cameron has the opportunity to return to his condition as a top-10 dream limited end.

Albeit short, Carson Palmer’s 2014 project was quite outstanding while he was on the industry. If you omit the video game he left early with his ACL injury, his numbers are amongst the dream elite. In the 5 video games he played from beginning to finish, he averaged 18.8 fantasy factors per game in common racking up. If you theorize those numbers over an entire 16 game period he would have finished with 300 factors, ranking 5th ideal in the organization.

Winning Fantasy Football Strategy

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Basics (If you’ve played for a few years, feel free to skip this section)

1. Knowledge is power. You HAVE to know your league’s settings. This is non-negotiable. Know what positions are required (2 QBs? 3 flex? No flex?), know how the scoring is broken down,  know if bonus points are awarded, etc. You can throw a wrench into your season from the very beginning by not understanding your league’s settings.

2. Do your research. You don’t need to know who has what assignment on an A-gap overload zone blitz (is that even a real thing?), but it’s important to know who the starting running back and receivers are for the Jaguars, who some of the backups are in Dallas and Philadelphia, and so on.

3. Personal touch. Make your own rankings. Yahoo!, ESPN, CBS, etc. are all going to have their own set of rankings, but yours may look a lot different — especially when you move beyond the top 30-40 or so. Your rankings will reflect your research and your strategy and will help you have an easier time during the draft.

4. Patience is a virtueDon’t be the person who jumps on a kicker or defense a round or three too early. Not only will you announce yourself as fresh meat, but you could significantly lower your team’s ceiling.

5. Fantasy football “fitbit”. Everyone wants to get his and her steps these days. Use that same mentality in fantasy football. Be active on the wire, consume information, start players who are actually starting on game day. You’ll be surprised what simply being an active owner can do for you even if you had a lackluster draft.


1. Pitch selection. One of the most basic things you’ll hear someone say regarding draft strategy is “get as much value as possible”. That’s certainly true, but “value” is such a fluid concept in a draft. At any point, the best value may be that boring, steady vet with the established ceiling and high floor. Sometimes it’s the flashy young player with high risk but an even higher ceiling. The key is knowing when to simply move the chains and when to toss the Hail Mary. Whatever you do, try to avoid “throwaway picks”. That’s not the official term, but you know it when you see it. “Oh, it’s the 12th round, Trent Richardson and his 3.3 yards per carry will come in handy at some point, right?” No! Even late in the draft, you want to avoid wasting picks on players that you know won’t give you anything. If you’re going to take a zero anyway, you might as well swing for the fences.

2. “Last man standing”. In this day of specialization and committees, it can be difficult to sort through backfield pecking orders. It’s one thing if you know that Player A is going to handle early-down work and give way in passing situations or if Player B is a goal-line specialist, but how do you handle a situation like Cleveland or Dallas where multiple backs with similar skillsets are going to be battling for carries? Instead of guessing, just wait and pluck the second or third guy in the competition. Not only are you getting him at a cheaper price, but chances are solid that you’ll end up with the top option. You can also avoid these murky situations altogether, but it’s getting increasingly more difficult to build a team without dipping into these muddled competitions.

3. Stacking. While you shouldn’t necessarily set out to draft excess depth at a position or a number of players with the same bye, you shouldn’t be afraid to build on it if that’s how your draft has unfolded. Quality depth is never a bad thing, and you can usually trade from a surplus. As far as byes are concerned, I’ll reiterate that you shouldn’t go out of your way to have all of your players on one bye week, but sacrificing one automatic loss in exchange for a higher chance at a win in several other weeks isn’t an awful trade.

Fantasy Football Secrets of High Stakes Players







Keep Things Very Simple and You Will Succeed:

1.   Play a top fantasy defense when it is at home.

2.   Play a quarterback when he has high QB Rating and is against a defense that allows high completion percentage.  Make sure his team is the favorite to win the game.

3.   Play wide receivers that are heavy and tall.

4.   Play other wide receivers who have a top ten quarterback throwing to them,  and are targeted often in and out of the red zone.

(5.   Read   :lol:)