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I’m starting this weekly column to take a rational look back at the week that was in fantasy football.
What I’m planning on doing is not giving you sleepers or irrational predictions, but rather taking a look at who did not live up to expectations.
Chris Johnson fell well short of expectations in Week 1. Will he bounce back in the future? (Photo by By AJ Guel via Wikimedia Commons)
But I’m not just going to tell you who had bad games; that’s easy. This isn’t a place to tell you that a unproven rookie had a bad day or that a potential sleeper spent the week sleeping rather than breaking out.
Instead, I’m going to look at who did not have good fantasy days when they perhaps should have, and try to decipher whether or not it’s a sign of things to come.
NOTE: It’s been one week. Just one game for each team in the books. Way too early to know anything for certain, but it’s worth taking a look at, since each week matters in fantasy.
Fantasy Flop #4: Hakeem Nicks, New York Giant...
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Wes Welker owners are cursing themselves for using an early round pick on the New England receiver, after a three-catch, 14 yard performance against the Titans week one.
ESPNboston’s Mike Reiss reports that in addition to limited targets (Only 5 passes from Brady), Welker was on the field for just 43 of New England’s 67 offensive snaps. For a player that lined up for nearly 90...
Four was the magic number for Chris Johnson yesterday. Four yards rushing, 47 yards receiving, and four points for fantasy in non-PPR leagues. Certainly those who drafted Johnson spent either a first or second round pick to get the $53 million man. So if and when can owners expect a return on their lofty investment?Short answer - sometime soon. Johnson ebbs and flows around a...
NASHVILLE Last season as he struggled game after game following a prolonged holdout, the Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson showed a potentially volatile side of his personality as his team finished ranked 31st in the NFL in rushing.
With an offseason that went much more smoothly and in which the Titans made changes that would ostensibly fix those woes, much more was expected...
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks says he’s just resting his foot today and will be back at practice on Thursday.
WR Hakeem Nicks says his foot is fine, he was just resting it today and he will practice tomorrow. #NYG
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) September 12, 2012
It looks like the Giants are limiting how much...
If their dominating week 1 victory against the Tennessee Titans was any indication on Sunday, it appears as if the New England Patriots may already be working on phasing out wide receiver Wes Welker as the team prepares to see what life may look without No. 83 next season.
We all know teh background when it comes to Welker and the Patriots. The receiver is unhappy with his contract...
Frenz: Does Wes Welker's Reduced Role Mean New England Patriots Are Moving On?: Good breakdown from...
Calm down, Welker will be fine this year
In Wes Welker's first five years with the Patriots he has averaged 110.8 receptions, 1,221 yards and 6.2 touchdowns per season. That is why after his week 1 performance of three catches for only 14 yards and only playing about 64% of the offensive snaps, many people questioned what was going on with him.
First, fans and "...
In an attempt to avoid the inevitable mass hysteria that arises each time New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks misses a practice, the star wideout came out and publicly stated his intentions of practicing tomorrow. After sitting out of team activities today to rest his foot injury, Nicks told the media that not only will he be on the field for practice Thursday, but...
Patriots receiver Wes Welker was a nonfactor in Sunday's win over the Titans. He registered just three catches for 14 yards.Fantasy Spin:Welker finished second in the NFL in receiving yards a season ago but on this day, four of his teammates were able to reel in more yards than the four-time Pro Bowler. Welker will have to do better than this if he still wants that huge contract...
In an attempt to avoid the inevitable mass hysteria that arises each time New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks misses a practice, the star wideout came out and publicly stated his intentions of practicing tomorrow. After sitting out of team activities today to rest his foot injury, Nicks told the media that not only will he be on the field for practice Thursday, but he will...
A lot -- probably too much -- has been made about the boo-boo on Tom Brady's nose that the quarterback suffered on Sunday. There has also probably been too much made about Wes Welker's limited role in the Patriots' offense in the same game. So naturally, it was Welker who summed up Brady's situation better than anyone else. "He's such a good-looking guy,...
A lot has been made about Wes Welker only playing 64 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday against the Titans.
Welker played nearly 90 percent of the total snaps last season and never dropped below 70 percent in a single game last season. Some view Welker's decreased role as a sign that he is being phased out of the offense.
Quarterback Tom Brady doesn't think it is an...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker had a little fun with Tom Brady for getting his nose busted against the Titans on Sunday.
“He’s such a good-looking guy,” Welker said, per the Boston Herald. “Obviously, he gets banged up, and he’s probably the toughest metrosexual I’ve ever come across.”
All kidding aside, Welker was impressed by...
Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz are the starters for the New York Giants, but history has shown that the Giants like to change wide receivers almost every year. Since Plaxico Burress’s gun incident, the New York Giants have been trying to find the perfect tandem for Eli Manning, but every year a wide receiver comes and then they go.
The wide receiver position has never been more important to the game of football. With teams taking the the air more and more, and with quarterbacks signing huge contracts, the guys that catch all those passes are taking center stage in the NFL with some of the sport's most gifted athletes at the front of the pack. With such a huge amount of talent at the position, picking out...