Found September 10, 2013 on We Talk Fantasy Sports:
How did your first week go? Marshawn Lynch,  Roddy White and Kyle Rudolphs killed me!  I had Matthew Stafford and Anquan Boldin...could have had a huge week.  Instead I ended upwith 83 points.ESPN has come out with a new fantasy football challenge and we are hoping you will join our group in its first season!  It's one and done survival mode, so build your roster wisely!Obviously I do not expect Peyton Manning (4.5%) to toss 7 TDs again, but against the New York Giants secondary, it is possible.  Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, and Eric Decker are just to much for the Giants D to handle, actually for any D in the NFL to handle.  Take advantage of these guys while everyone is healthy!  Terrelle Pryor is the #1 QB this week at 22.6% but as I mentioned last week, there is no need to selected a QB like him as your only need 17 all season long!  I love Pryor's potential, but not so much for an eliminator challenge!  Right behind him in Tom Brady (13%) against the New York Jets.  Probably a better option this week.After watching LeSean McCoy (12.3%)  run all over the Washington Redskins offense, I knew I wanted to get him while healthy.  The San Diego Chargers allowed 96 yards to Arian Foster and Ben Tate last week so no reason to believe they can contain McCoy and the Eagles tempo offense.  I am also going with Darren Sproles (4.6%) this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  I do not like a lot of the matchups for RBs and even though the Bucs have a solid run D, Sproles is more of a WR that lines up in the backfield.  At 29.1% owned, Darren McFadden leads all RBs in selections against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Ray Rice is right behind him at 22.8% vs the Cleveland Browns.  As far as Run DMC goes, Jamaal Charles did average nearly 5 yards per carry and got in the endzone, but McFadden didn't even average 3 yards per carry against the Colts.  I'm not sure I agree with the 29.1% of you!  I like the Rice selection as I hope Baltimore goes back to the run game and prevents Joe Flacco from passing 62 times.As with McCoy, DeSean Jackson (5.9%) looked great on Monday Night Football so I am adding him to my Week 2 lineup and Andre Johnson was able to catch 12 passes last week against San Diego.  I am adding Wes Welker (3.2%) to my lineup this week as I think he and Peyton will light it up against the Giants.  No LB on the Giants wants to even think about chasing down Welker and he will be matched up with Aaron Ross or an even worse CB.  Prince Amukamara may have to sit this one out after leaving Sunday Night Football with a concussion.  Vincent Jackson (20.3%) is leading the WR position against the New Orleans Saints.  Right behind him are Larry Fitzgerald (17.4%) and Steve Smith (16.7%).  I am not sure why Smith against the Buffalo Bills is so popular, do you know?At TE I am going with Jermaine Gresham against the Steelers as I picture the Bengals on offense a ton in this one as Pittsburgh's offense is a mess.  The Steelers lost LB Larry Foote last week for the season, leaving a big hole to fill in the middle.  Tony Gonzalez leads the TE position with 11.8% of owners selecting him.  Owen Daniels, Jimmy Graham and Jason Witten are all owned by at least 10% of owners.  I am surprised more people are going after Jared Cook (4.4%) who had 2 TDs last week for the St. Louis Rams.Gotta go with the Oakland Raiders (13%) defense against the Jacksonville Jaguars "offense."  Last week the managed to score 0 points against the Kansas City Chiefs and only found 2 points on the scoreboard thanks to a blocked punt.  Jacksonville's QB situation is bad, and Maurice Jones-Drew was only able to manage 45 yards on 15 carries.  If I heard on the radio correctly the other morning, the Jaguars only got the ball past midfield twice?!  The New England Patriots (26.8%) are the current favorite choice against the New York Jets.You are on your own as far as kickers go!

Roddy White has sound advice for his fantasy owners

Atlanta Flacons wide receiver Roddy White is dealing with a high ankle sprain that he suffered during his team’s second preseason game. The team initially downplayed the injury, but White admitted after Atlanta’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday that the injury did indeed hamper him. He also warned his fantasy football owners […]

Roddy White “Don’t start me” if I don’t practice

Roddy White seemed a little agitated about some Fantasy flack he may have received after an unimpressive showing on Sunday. In two tweets White said   White gave some very sound advice. If coaches are holding him out of practice it speaks of some potential issues. Also keep in mind that Roddy White is aging at 31 he won’t heal as wuickly as he used to. Tweets courtesy of http...

Roddy White Tells Fantasy Owners “Don’t Start Me” If I Don’t Practice

Roddy White did his best to grit it out against the Saints in the Falcons season opening loss. White who was nursing a severe high ankle sprain, wasn’t sure if he was going to actually play until a few minutes before kick off. White admitted he was on a snap count of about 15-20 plays, which resulted in him having 2 catches for 19 yards.  After starting his 129 consecutive game...

Roddy White doesn’t care about your fantasy team

Atlanta Falcons Roddy White didn’t have his best game against the New Orleans Saints during yesterday’s season opener.  A bothersome ankle sprain limited White to two catches and 19 yards, which equates to just one measly fantasy point in most leagues.  When a player like White usually averages double digit fantasy numbers, such a drop in productivity is hard for most owners...

Falcons exploring options at receiver

We reported yesterday that Roddy White’s ankle was not quite at 100% and that his presence in Sunday’s 23-17 loss against the Saints was merely as a decoy.  With the fear that White may miss more time in the season, the Falcons have worked out veterans Lavelle Hawkins, Mohamed Massaquoi and Courtney Roby according to multiple reports.According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution...

Roddy White Will Start for Falcons

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Falcons say Roddy White (ankle) will start Sunday against the Saints.Fantasy Spin:Schefter reported Sunday that the ankle injury White suffered during the preseason was actually a high-ankle sprain, but the Falcons have denied that. White has played in 128 of 128 games in his career and he looks ready to extend that streak, but he might...

Roddy White Misses Wednesday's Practice

Falcons wideout Roddy White (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice.Fantasy Spin:White has a high-ankle sprain and likely will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Rams. If he does play, fantasy owners should avoid him. He had just two catches in the opener while Harry Douglas stepped up with four catches for 93 yards.

The Atlanta Falcons merely lack team chemistry

According to what seems like everybody with an opinion, since the Atlanta Falcons lost on the road, to their rival team, during Week 1 of the NFL season, then that must mean that their Super Bowl hopeful season is hopeless. Tony Gonzalez might as well go ahead and stop playing, Stephen Jackson should accept the fact that he’s on a losing team again and stop trying, Matt Ryan must...

Thoughts After The Seattle Seahawks Victory Over The Carolina Panthers

From, a partner of Oregon Sports News Russell Wilson scrambled for his life, Marshawn Lynch could not find running room, and the Seattle defense could not stop Kevin Kolb from scoring the winning touchdown. That was last year. Tarvaris Jackson was battered with five sacks, Lynch could not find running room, and the Seattle special teams gave up two kick returns...

Roster Management: The Correct Call Isn’t Always The Best Call

If only. If only you would have started player X instead of player Z. Then you’d be on your way to a victory instead of a top waiver priority. You know the feeling, the one that gnaws at your composure and ultimately blankets you with regret as the final minutes of Monday night expire. Hindsight be damned—you might think—this is a situation that could have been avoided. You’re...

2013 fantasy football start em’ sit em’ week 2

So here we are ready for NFL Week 2 and I am sure some of you are already in a panic over some of the performances of high draft picks. Well, all I can say is it's a long season and 1 week can't be written as bible.

Seattle Seahawks: 2013 Week 2 NFL Power Rankings (#1)

It might not seem like a 5 point win over the Panthers is that impressive, but if the Panthers are as good as I think they are, it is, especially in Carolina at 1 PM ET. The Seahawks have a very easy home schedule this year (San Francisco this week is their only home test) and they could easily go 8-0 at home again. That’s 9 wins right there. All they would have to do is go 3-4...

Fantasy Football: Week 1 hot waiver moves

A look at players who are likely riding your waiver-wire who could be worth an add if you need a player to fill in for an injury, or a busted draft pick. A lot of these guys have very easy schedules coming up so if you're panicing over Roddy White, Danny Amendola, or Shane Vareen maybe one of these guys can help you out...Alex Smith (QB SD) 198 yards, 2 TD, 0 INTKansas City has...

Fantasy Football: Week 1 injuries

Nobody likes week 1 injuries. Well, luckily, there wasn't a plethora of fantasy studs who will make their way from your fantasy line-up to your fantasy IR after the NFL's opening week. While there aren't many, there are still a few top fantasy stock who are suffering from nagging ailments that likely won't result in an inactive status, but might be reflective in their...

Five Biggest NFL Stat Surprises From Week 1

Every week, NFL fans and analysts dissect and debate the matchups around the league. Team X cannot stop the run, and Team Y has running back A. This team has a bad offensive line, and the team they are playing blitzes a lot.Despite these types of analysis that seem that clockwork before the game, there is always a result that leaves fans scratching their heads.For Week 1, quarterback...
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