Friday, September 19, 2014

Ask the Expert Question: Pick one slow starter that you believe would be a good "buy low" target, and say why.

Pick one slow starter that you believe would be a good "buy low" target, and say why.

After a nothing week 1 Davante Adams had five catches and fifty yards on seven targets in week 2. Jarrett Boykin has three targets and one catch for the year. The WR3 spot is his for the taking. Buy Adams low now before he has a big game. As the WR3 he will benefit from the inevitable injury to Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb. In that scenario, later this season, when he is the WR2 with Rodgers as his QB- look out!



ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly at http://www.fantasyindex.com/ with answers to a new question posted Thursday morning.


Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics , all available at his website, http://www.ffguidebook.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/. He is a 20+ year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC), Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).



Check out the latest book from Extra Point Press…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...







Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:




Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837


Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Week 3 Early Injury, Starters, Free Agent Pick Ups

TNF: TB @ ATL
SNF: PIT @ CAR
MNF: CHI @ NYJ

Wx Concerns:
TEN @ CIN Thunderstorms?
IND @ JAX Thunderstorms?
KC @ MIA Thunderstorms?
SD @ BUF Showers Likely
BAL @ CLE Showers?

Out
RG3-Indef
Tyler Eifert (thru wk 10)
Adrian Peterson-deactivated, now on Exempt/Commissioners Permission List (sounds like double secret probation to me) which means he is away from NFL indefinitely
Mark Ingram-surgery on broken hand, run unknown
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB TE
Knowhson Moreno-dislocated elbow 4-8 weeks

Mark Ingram-broken hand, 4 weeks
Ryan Mathews-sprained MCL (4-5 weeks)
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Marcedes Lewis-Out until week 12 ST IR


DID NOT PRACTICE (DNPr)
Joe Flacco-cold
Odell Beckam-what a wasted year
Tont Romo-limited practice (back tightness)
Dez Bryant-W
Jordan Reed-hammy
AJ Green-turf toe
Toby Gerhart
Allen Hurns

Watch these injured players
Jamaal Charles-high ankle sprain
Lamar Miller
Marshawn Lynch-back issues
Eric Decker-hammy
Tavon Austin-sprained MCL
Vernon Davis-sprained ankle on crutches
Andre Ellington
Roy Helu
Carson Palmer-shoulder
Doug Martin-knee
Ben Tate-knee
MJD-hand
DeAngelo Williams-thigh
Jordan Cameron-shoulder
Jordan Reed-hammy
Ryan Mathews-knee
AJ Green-foot
Djax
Eric Decker
Vernon Davis-
Shaun Hill-quad
Dexter McCluster-ankle
Rod Streater-hip
Tavon Austin
Allen Hurns-ankle




New Starters
Donald Brown-SD
Stedman Bailey-STL WR reinstated from suspension
Wes Welker-reinstated from suspension
Kirk Cousins
Kniles Davis
Drew Stanton-AZ QB ?
Daniel Thomas MIA RB
Terrence West-CLE RB
I Crowell-CLE RB
Darren McFadden/Latavius Murray-OAK RB 
MIN RB-Matt Asiata safe (most carries expected), Jerick McKinnon-high risk/reward rookie
Ahmad Bradshaw-splitting carries with Trent Richardson
Jonathan Stewart




Expected To Play
Roddy White-hammy
DeAngelo Williams-thigh

Probable (I am not going to list probables unless they are really strange-way to many players are probable these days)








Questionable
Doug Martin
Roddy White


Doubtful


Day to Day
Desean Jackson


Not Expected To Play (NETP)
Ben Tate
Odell Beckam

Game Time Decision (GTD)


Free Agent Pickups:
QB
Kirk Cousins-WAS
Ryan Tannehill
Joe Flacco
Geno Smith
EJ Manuel
Desperate future gambles:
Blake Bortles
Teddy Bridgewater



RB
Knile Davis
Bobby Rainey
Ahmad Bradshaw
Donald Brown
Khiry Robinson
Jonathan Stewart
Jeremy Hill
Isaiah Crowell
Matt Asiata
Jerick Mckinnnon
Jonthan Dwyer
Damien Williams-MIA
Robert Turbin-SEA?


WR
James Jones
Brian Quick-STL WR
Mohameed Sanu
Andrew Hawkins
Steve Smith
Malcolm Floyd
Miles Austin
Davante Adams
John Brown

TE
Delanie Walker
Travis Kelce
Niles Paul-WAS
Larry Donnell-NYG
Owen Daniels
Dwayne Allen
Jermaine Gresham CIN

K
Shayne Graham-NO
Greg Zuerlien-STL
Cody Parkey
Brandon McManus
Dan Carpenter-MIA

DEF
IND
NO
MIA
SD
NYJ



Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:





Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Other Fantasy Sports Books from Extra Point Press

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428693

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Injury Plagued Week 2

What a terrible week for injuries to stud fantasy football players-many on my teams. Lets review the damage so far going into SNF:

RG3-dislocated ankle
AJ Green-turf toe/ligament strain
Knowshon Moreno-elbow (out 4 weeks)
DeSean Jackson-sprained shoulder
Jamaal Charles-ankle sprain
Lamar Miller-leg/ankle
Ryan Mathews-knee (MRI scheduled)
Allen Hurns-leg
Marcedes Lewis-ankle
Eric Decker-hamstring
Roy Helu-knee

Dez Bryant-shoulder (but returned to game)
Charles Clay-(but returned)


Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:





Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Other Fantasy Sports Books from Extra Point Press

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428693

MJD, Doug Martin, Cody Latimer-OUT

Shaun Hill active but Austin Davis starts for STL

Out
Doug Martin
MJD-
Cody Latimer-DEN WR
Tre Mason

Carson Palmer
Odell Beckam
25% Chance of Either Alshon Jeffrey or Brandon Marshall playing
Cecil Shorts
Clay Harbor
AP
DeAngelo Williams
Jordan Reed
Santana Moss
Jordan Cameron
Kembrell Thomkins
James White
Byrce Brown-BUF RB
Ben Tate-2-4 weeks
Tyler Eifert (thru wk 10)
De Anthony Thomas-KC RB
Christine Michael
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
CJ Fiedorowicz
Adrian Peterson-deactivated
Jordan Reed-hammy
Wes Welker



Adrian Peterson is out for week 2 facing disciplinary action from the Vikings for a pending "reckless or negligent injury of a child". 
-MIN RB starters-Matt Asiata safe, Jerick McKinnon-high risk/reward rookie
-Josh Gordon's suspension has been reduced to 10 games



New Starters
Terrence West-CLE RB
I Crowell-CLE RB
Darren McFadden/Latavius Murray-OAK RB (if MJD is out)
MIN RB-Matt Asiata safe (most carries expected), Jerick McKinnon-high risk/reward rookie
Ahmad Bradshaw-splitting carries with Trent Richardson
Jonathan Stewart

Expected To Play
Garrett Graham
Cam Newton-ribs
Eddie Lacy
Toby Gerhart
AJ Green-foot

Probable
Cam Newton-ribs
Tom Brady

Knowshon Moreno
Reggie Bush
Arian Foster
Toby Gerhart-ankle
Eddie Lacy-concussion
Chris Polk

AJ Green
Andre Johnson
Roddy White
Keenen Allen
Mike Wallace
Justin Hunter
Kenny Stills (takes something from Brandin Cooks if starting)
Dwayne Bowe
Terrence Williams
Keenan Allen
Marqise Lee-hammy
Sammy Watkins

Rob Gronkowski
Greg Olsen
Antonio Gates
Charles Clay
Garrett Graham
Mercedes Lewis
Brandon Pettigrew





Questionable


Carson Palmer-nerve
Shaun Hill

Andre Ellington
Doug Martin
MJD
DeAngelo Williams-thigh


Alshon Jeffrey-careful plays in SNF game so only 4 teams left then
Brandon Marshall-same thing SNF so only CHI, SF, PHI and IND left to play by the time his status is revealed-dont wait on him!


Jordan Cameron-shoulder

Kai Forbath-WAS K

Doubtful
Cecil Shorts

Day to Day



Not Expected To Play (NETP)
Cecil Shorts
Jordan Cameron-shoulder
DeAngelo Williams
Alshon Jeffrey
Brandon Marshall

Game Time Decision (GTD)
Shaun Hill-STL QB

Out
Ben Tate-2-4 weeks
Tyler Eifert (thru wk 10)
De Anthony Thomas-KC RB
Christine Michael
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
CJ Fiedorowicz
Adrian Peterson-deactivated
Jordan Reed-hammy
Wes Welker


Free Agent Pickups:
QB
Jake Locker
Ryan Tannehill
Matt Cassel
EJ Manuel
Chad Henne
Derek Carr
A Davis STL (In 2 QB leagues)

RB
Knowshon Moreno
Mark Ingram
Terrence West
Bobby Rainey
Isaiah Crowell
Ahmad Bradshaw
Justin Forsett
Shonn Greene
Benny Cunningham
Chris Ivory
James Starks
CJ Anderson
Lorenzo Taliaferro

WR
Josh Gordon-Could see suspension reduced to 10 games and play this season
Allen Hurns
Andrew Hawkins
Marquise Lee
Steve Smith
Rod Streater
Malcolm Floyd
Brian Quick-STL WR
Mohameed Sanu
Devin Hester 
John Brown

TE
Niles Paul-WAS
Larry Donnell
J Fauria DET
Travis Kelce
Dwayne Allen
Delanie Walker
Mercedes Lewis
Jermaine Gresham CIN

K
Cody Parkey
Brandon McManus
Shayne Graham-NO
Ryan Succop-TEN

DEF
GB
MIA 
JAX




Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:





Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Other Fantasy Sports Books from Extra Point Press

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428693

Doug Martin and MJD Out for Week 2, Injuries to RG3, DJax, AJ Green and Knowshon Moreno highlight first half of early games

Doug Martin-Out for Week 2-Look for Bobby Rainey to start
MJD-OUT -Look for Darren McFadden to get the most carries for OAK

Injuries to RG3, DJax, AJ Green and Knowshon Moreno highlight first half of early games

Kirk Cousins looks good for WAS-QB Controversy Brewing

Dez Bryant leaves game and then returns 

Sunday Early Fantasy Football Week 2 News-Wes Welker Out, DeAngelo Williams, A Jeffrey and B Marshall-Not Expected To Play

Breaking News: Adrian Peterson is out for week 2 facing disciplinary action from the Vikings for a pending "reckless or negligent injury of a child". 
-MIN RB starters-Matt Asiata safe, Jerick McKinnon-high risk/reward rookie
-Josh Gordon's suspension has been reduced to 10 games



New Starters
Terrence West-CLE RB
I Crowell-CLE RB
Darren McFadden/Latavius Murray-OAK RB (if MJD is out)
MIN RB-Matt Asiata safe (most carries expected), Jerick McKinnon-high risk/reward rookie
Ahmad Bradshaw-splitting carries with Trent Richardson
Jonathan Stewart

Expected To Play
Garrett Graham
Cam Newton-ribs
Eddie Lacy
Toby Gerhart
AJ Green-foot

Probable
Cam Newton-ribs
Tom Brady

Knowshon Moreno
Reggie Bush
Arian Foster
Toby Gerhart-ankle
Eddie Lacy-concussion
Chris Polk

AJ Green
Andre Johnson
Roddy White
Keenen Allen
Mike Wallace
Justin Hunter
Kenny Stills (takes something from Brandin Cooks if starting)
Dwayne Bowe
Terrence Williams
Keenan Allen
Marqise Lee-hammy
Sammy Watkins

Rob Gronkowski
Greg Olsen
Antonio Gates
Charles Clay
Garrett Graham
Mercedes Lewis
Brandon Pettigrew





Questionable


Carson Palmer-nerve
Shaun Hill

Andre Ellington
Doug Martin
MJD
DeAngelo Williams-thigh


Alshon Jeffrey-careful plays in SNF game so only 4 teams left then
Brandon Marshall-same thing SNF so only CHI, SF, PHI and IND left to play by the time his status is revealed-dont wait on him!


Jordan Cameron-shoulder

Kai Forbath-WAS K

Doubtful
Cecil Shorts

Day to Day



Not Expected To Play (NETP)
Cecil Shorts
Jordan Cameron-shoulder
DeAngelo Williams
Alshon Jeffrey
Brandon Marshall

Game Time Decision (GTD)
Shaun Hill-STL QB

Out
Ben Tate-2-4 weeks
Tyler Eifert (thru wk 10)
De Anthony Thomas-KC RB
Christine Michael
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
CJ Fiedorowicz
Adrian Peterson-deactivated
Jordan Reed-hammy
Wes Welker


Free Agent Pickups:
QB
Jake Locker
Ryan Tannehill
Matt Cassel
EJ Manuel
Chad Henne
Derek Carr
A Davis STL (In 2 QB leagues)

RB
Knowshon Moreno
Mark Ingram
Terrence West
Bobby Rainey
Isaiah Crowell
Ahmad Bradshaw
Justin Forsett
Shonn Greene
Benny Cunningham
Chris Ivory
James Starks
CJ Anderson
Lorenzo Taliaferro

WR
Josh Gordon-Could see suspension reduced to 10 games and play this season
Allen Hurns
Andrew Hawkins
Marquise Lee
Steve Smith
Rod Streater
Malcolm Floyd
Brian Quick-STL WR
Mohameed Sanu
Devin Hester 
John Brown

TE
Niles Paul-WAS
Larry Donnell
J Fauria DET
Travis Kelce
Dwayne Allen
Delanie Walker
Mercedes Lewis
Jermaine Gresham CIN

K
Cody Parkey
Brandon McManus
Shayne Graham-NO
Ryan Succop-TEN

DEF
GB
MIA 
JAX




Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:





Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Other Fantasy Sports Books from Extra Point Press

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428693

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wes Welker out for Week 2

Doug Martin expected to play-the question is how well will he play if he plays

Wes Welker is out-this was expected since he has not practiced with the team

To clarify the New Drug Policy situation-the players voted to give the NFL Players Association the authority to approve the leagues drug policy proposal. The final agreement is pending as far as I know. So it is premature to talk about suspended sentences for Josh Gordon and Wes Welker although it appears that it may come soon.