Found September 27, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Kendall: TE Martellus Bennett or Owen Daniels in Week 4? Given his proneness for bonehead-like behavior, I thought Bennett would be a disaster for the Giants. The theory was sound: yes, Eli Manning likes to utilize his tight ends, but if Jerry Jones, an owner who has seen his share of immature and imprudent conduct, thought the Texas A&M product was detrimental to his team, how would Bennett react to the no-nonsense environment of Tom Coughlin? Seemed like the Kanye West - Kim Kardashian romance held a better outlook. Bennett has proved this conjecture wrong in the early going, grabbing 15 balls for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Granted, the G-Men's slate has not been filled with the most formidable of foes thus far, but hard to argue against Bennett's 23 targets, good for second-best on the team. However, Daniels has been no slouch himself, hauling in 13 catches for 160 yards and a score. With Daniels and the Texans taking on a Tennessee team that has surrendered the most points to tight ends this season, compared to Bennett and the Giants facing an Eagles unit that has been stout against the position, roll with Daniels. Johnny Hammersticks: Do I trust in Aaron Rodgers this week or change to Matt Ryan - wish that I had switched it up last week! It's been a rough start for Rodgers, as the Packers signal caller stands at No. 21 in QB fantasy points in standard formats. It is worth noting, though, that Green Bay has faced three of the tougher defenses in football in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle. Matty Ice has been lights-out for owners thus far, and a Sunday soiree with Carolina should facilitate further fantasy fruition; alas, with the Packers facing one of the worst secondaries in New Orleans in Lambeau, stick with Rodgers. If I were you, Johnny Hammersticks, I would try to parlay one of these entities into running back or receiver help. You can find a suitable substitute arm with ease, but unearthing rushers and wideouts is an arduous endeavor, and one can never have too much depth at these spots. EK: Start Denarius Moore, Andrew Hawkins, or Brandon Pettigrew in the flex spot? Pettigrew is the smart play, as he sees the most targets out of the trio and has a matchup against a Minnesota squad that is conceding a high margin of scoring to tight ends. Conversely, if you are looking for a bonanza and are alright with a little risk, Hawkins is your man. After posting eight receptions for 86 yards in Week 1, the looks in Baby Hawk's vicinity have died down, yet the slot receiver has made amends for this reduction with two 50-yard end-zone excursions. Cincinnati has a date with a better-than-believed Jacksonville secondary, but Hawkins' explosiveness correlates to x-factor designation. As for Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey's absence may seemingly vault Moore to a low-end No. 2 fantasy receiver. The upshot to Moore becoming the primary target, however, is Champ Bailey most likely covering him this weekend, a battle that rarely translates into a win for wideouts. Solo Fire: When will Vernon Davis turn it on this year? realize Davis is the leading scorer for tight ends through the first three weeks, right? Considering the sender's name of the comment, as well as the negative connotation with such a positive product, I can only deduce that this is Hope Solo. Chuck: Is Mike Vick seriously in danger of being benched? Andy Reid's comments were somewhat taken out of context, and though Vick has struggled with turnovers, benching the Philly field general is not an imminent threat. Besides, is the City of Brotherly Love that eager to boo Nick Foles? In terms of fantasy ouput, Vick hasn't been that bad, and the Eagles have a relatively manageable schedule in regards to adversarial pass defenses. This actually would be a good juncture to try and snatch Vick from an opposing owner at a discounted price. With an exploitable tilt against the Giants, Sunday should be the perfect platform for a Vick bounce-back. DetLo: I need help at WR/RB. Do I trade Matt Ryan or RG3 - what's a reasonable return for them? Hold with Ryan. The Atlanta QB has made miles of progress with his accuracy and command, has been blessed with one of the more endowed receiving crews in the NFC (including a rejuvenated Tony Gonzalez) and the lack of a viable Atlanta rushing attack should parallel to an amplified fantasy standing for Ryan come season's end. On the other end of the spectrum lies Griffin III. The box scores may illustrate the former Heisman winner is racking up the points, but it's been evident the past two weeks that the word is out on how to contain the Washington quarterback. Not helping matters is the frequency and severity of hits Griffin III is absorbing, which will undoubtedly connect to an injury at some stage. Selling high on Griffin III, even in keeper leagues, is the astute assessment. Jobin: Kendall Hunter or Pierre Thomas: who would you prefer to stash ROS in .5 PPR? I'm a major proponent of advanced statistics, and the figures state, more than likely, Frank Gore is going to erode this season. Though rumors of elevated Hunter assimilation have not come to pass, still believe that the second-year man out of Oklahoma State will see more action as the year progresses. Thomas, meanwhile, is a more consistent and sound investment, but his potential is hampered with the company of Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram. If you are looking to make a splash, go down the Hunter route.

What Can Michael Vick Do To Improve His Play?

This is a guest post from Lucas McMillan of Through the first two games of the season, Michael Vick turned the ball over six times, yet the Eagles were 2-0. However, after the Eagles’ devastating Week 3 loss against the Arizona Cardinals, in which they turned the ball over three times, it’s clear that that kind of luck simply doesn’t last. The problem,...

Book Reviews: Michael Vick’s ‘Finally Free’

A great book tells a great story, but a great story does not necessarily equal out to a great book. I’ve read plenty of autobiographies in my day where the stories were good, but when they were translated to book form, the book was underwhelming, disappointing and/or flat-out trash. However, there is none of that [...]The post Book Reviews: Michael Vick’s ‘Finally Free’ appeared...

Inconsistent Vick has job security in Philadelphia

Michael Vick punctuated his remarkable comeback story with a sensational performance against the New York Giants in Week 15 two years ago. Since then, Vick has been Mediocre Mike. The Philadelphia Eagles are just 9-9 in Vick's starts since he led them to an NFC East title by bringing them back from a 21-point deficit with 8:17 remaining to beat the Giants 38-31 on Dec. 19,...

NFL Week 4 Under Pressure: Michael Vick, Chris Johnson, Drew Brees

Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight the three most important names in the NFL. Our editors debate which player must play his best this weekend...

Giants TE: Romo not in Eli's league

Giants tight end Martellus Bennett recently said he believes there is no comparison between his team's quarterback, Eli Manning, and Cowboys signal-caller Tony Romo.

NFL Rumors: Marty Mornhinweg Allowing Michael Vick To Make Too Many Mistakes For Eagles?

The Philadelphia Eagles have been a pass-happy offense ever since Andy Reid took the head coaching job. When he aligns himself with offensive coaches such as Marty Mornhinweg, that philosophy will only get stronger and become more evident. It was the case with Donovan McNabb, and now it is the case with Michael Vick. The problem is, it just isn’t working. The Eagles have LeSean...

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 4 Preview: Will The Real Eagles Show Up?

Michael Vick has been battered and beaten thus far in the season, and yet the media reacts as if the Eagles are 0-3! Philadelphia is still sitting pretty at 2-1, and Nick Foles is more than a capable backup behind Vick in case anything goes wrong. Despite the dangerous southpaw that is often considered an injured player waiting to happen, Vick and the Eagles have nothing to be depressed...

Eagles will have to contain Giants potent D Line

If the Eagles can’t contain the Giants D line, it will be a long day for Michael Vick on Sunday. Sunday night’s matchup with the New York Giants will be a huge game for the Philadelphia Eagles. There is huge difference between 3-1 and 2-2 in the NFL, and a loss in this game could really be a setback for the Eagles. This game will undoubtedly be won in the trenches. And specifically...

Andy Reid does his best to diffuse Philadelphia Eagles’ latest quarterback controversy

Image via Andy Reid didn’t say that there is a chance that he would replace Mike Vick with Nick Foles. That’s not what he meant when he said, “We’ll evaluate as we go here.” You misinterpreted his words. It’s just semantics, man. That was Reid’s assertion when he met with the media on Wednesday, at least. According to Reid, he was unaware of how is comments...

Are the Eagles Poised to Bounce Back Against the Giants?

After two narrow victories in the first two weeks, the Eagles got a reality check in a 27-6 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It’s still very early in the season and there is still a lot of football to be played. There are still a lot of question marks about this team. Can Michael Vick improve upon his ball security? Will Andy Reid make changes in his play calling? Will Juan...

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles: Three Bold Predictions

The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants head into a Week 4 matchup against division rival Philadelphia on a roll. After dropping their opening game to Cowboys, the Giants have won two straight.The Eagles, on the other hand, pulled out two close games in the first two weeks, before losing on the road in Arizona last Sunday.Here are THREE BOLD PREDICTIONS for this Week 4...

Philadelphia Eagles week four fantasy preview

The Philadelphia Eagles are matched up with the division rival New York Giants this Sunday night in Philadelphia.  If you played any Eagles in last week's fantasy game, you probably were disappointed with the lackluster performance by the offense.   No touchdowns by any player as the Eagles only mustered two field goals.  The Eagles have been somewhat of an enigma this...

Top 9 Biggest Surprises This NFL Season So Far

9. Arizona Cardinals are 3-0 Given that it’s too early to call the Cardinals playoff contenders, they have demonstrated some great football so far. They have beat two preseason Super Bowl contenders in back-to-back games (Patriots, Eagles), and their defense made Michael Vick look like Kevin Kolb this week 8.  The New York Jets are in 1st place in the AFC East This is surprising...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.