Monthly Archives: September 2017

Jacoby Brissett wasn’t enough to save the hapless Colts.

Somehow, in a bizarre turn of events, the J.J. Watt-Jadeveon Clowney combo managed just two tackles, the entire Houston defensive line couldn’t come up with a single sack, and Blake Bortles played an entire game without throwing a single interception. In fact, it seemed as though Jacksonville went out of its way to do their best impression of what the Texans should have been, as they piled up a whopping 10 sacks.
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Limited Mens Mikko Koivu Jersey All in all, it was a huge improvement from what we saw from a Vikings offensive line that would have struggled against Big Ten defenses in 2016. If they can get their level of play to just around average on a regular basis, the Vikings are a playoff contender. If they can perform the way they did on Monday night, the Vikings are a Super Bowl contender.

After Tank Carder’s season-ending injury, Schobert seized the opportunity and had an excellent preseason. The best words I’ve been able to use to describe Schobert is that he’s recognizing and finishing plays all over the field, which is something I never would have projected.

Austin Johnson Limited Jersey His stunning improvement presumably compelled Williams to ensure that Schobert was not just a rotational player, but a vital cog in the defense. In Week 1, he played every defensive snap against the Steelers.

The Cowboys suffocating defense was a collective effort on Sunday. They got pressure from their defensive line, great patrolling by their linebackers, and a secondary that clamped down on the receivers.

I spent the first part of the game making fun of the Chiefs on Twitter, which was a win for me personally. But then I spent the second part of the game making fun of the Patriots and that was a much bigger win.

Rob Gronkowski makes a nice catch to get to 69 career receiving touchdowns

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has already compiled Hall of Fame-worthy stats during his nice NFL career, but he added one more nice accomplishment Sunday when he hauled in a nice, 53-yard pass from Tom Brady against the New Orleans Saints.

The catch was Gronkowski’s 69th receiving touchdown of his career.

Henry played five NFL seasons after being drafted in 2005. In 55 games, Henry recorded 119 receptions for 1,826 yards and 21 touchdowns.

“It’s a very difficult thing with his loss and a young life and one that won’t ever get to reach its full potential,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said after Henry’s death.

Henry had a number of arrests and suspensions throughout his NFL career, but as the tragedy happened, many around him felt he was turning the corner.

“Everyone makes mistakes, but I don’t see how Chris was supposed to go already, especially when he was on the right path,” Chad Johnson said back in 2009. “Other than that, he’s going to be missed.”

Texans 13, Bengals 9 A long, methodical Texans drive led to another field goal, which just might be enough to ice the game.

The Texans simply refuse to put away the game, doing nothing on offense. Fortunately for them, the Bengals also can’t move the ball, so neither team is getting close to scoring position.

Since Watt started it on Aug. 27, and as it kept reaching goals of $500,000, $1 million, $2 million, and more, it got to a point where Watt decided he would leave the donations open until Friday at 5 p.m.

Prior to the Texans’ season opener at home against the Jaguars, Watt announced that it had reached the $30 million mark. By Friday, it had surpassed $37 million.10

T.J. Watt leaves game for Steelers with groin injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers may be without first-round rookie T.J. Watt for a while after the linebacker suffered a groin injury Sunday. At first he was listed questionable to return to the Week 2 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He has since been declared out.

Watt didn’t do much to appear in the box score prior to his departure, only assisting on a pair of tackles for the team. A week ago, he made a big impact for the team with two sacks and an interception — something not even his decorated brother J.J. Watt has ever done in a game with the Houston Texans.

Without Watt, the Steelers should probably be just fine against the Mike Mitchell Womens Jersey Vikings. Minnesota turned to Case Keenum as a starter Jerrell Freeman Jersey due to a knee problem for Sam Bradford.

Columbus prosecutor Robert S. Tobias said in October 2016 that he believed Elliott had been physical with his accuser but that his office didn’t have enough evidence to bring charges.

“For the Ezekiel Elliott matter, I personally believe that there were a series of interactions between Mr. Elliott and (his accuser) where violence occurred. However, given the totality of the circumstances, I could not firmly conclude exactly what happened. Saying something happened versus having sufficient evidence to criminally charge someone are two completely different things. Charging decisions are taken very seriously and we use best efforts to conduct thorough and detailed investigations,” Tobias wrote in an email to USA Today.

The league’s policy does not rely on the same burden of proof as the legal system does. The personal conduct policy says that “persons who fail to live up to this standard of conduct are guilty of conduct detrimental and subject to discipline, even where the conduct itself does not result in conviction of a crime.”

The league is fully within its rights to suspend Elliott for conduct detrimental to the league, even though he wasn’t charged.

The research builds off previous work conducted by Stern and colleagues that looked solely at former NFL players.

Elite L. P. Ladouceur Jersey Playing safety in Orchard Park has proven rewarding for fantasy purposes, as Poyer is yet another example of a player thriving statistically at the back-end of Buffalo’s defense. While we don’t expect him to tally a sack every week, usage as a blitzer and in the box supports a high fantasy ceiling for Poyer. Facing Denver’s effective passing attack, Poyer could prove busy this week. -J.M.

Finally available to start the season after years of suspension-laden campaigns, Lawrence is shining as the Cowboys’ key pressure producer. On the field to set the edge against the run, Lawrence now has added value in the tackle department. The Cardinals’ vertical passing game could expose Carson Palmer to added pressure, meaning Lawrence is creeping into the DL2 tier for Week 3. -J.M.

Each week of the NFL campaign we will sift through the deeper options at each position with an eye on identifying streaming fantasy commodities with valuable matchups to consider.

Do you need replacement options for injured or suspended players? Or are you merely dealing with depth issues heading into the season? We have some choice names to consider for those seeking widely available options at each position.

Hart, Robinson and Beckham were all limited during Friday’s practice. Beckham ran some routes against air but was more involved than the previous day. He also did some running and skipping during warm-ups and made an impressive one-handed, left-handed grab in the back of the end zone during an offensive drill.

Elite Eric Ebron Jersey He looked good. Looked like he’s improving, wide receiver Roger Lewis said.

It’s progress after Beckham did not practice and worked on the side with trainers most of last week. He admittedly wasn’t close to playing against the Cowboys.

Lions vs. Giants odds 2017: Stafford, Detroit road underdogs on Monday Night Football

The road team is 7-3 straight up and 8-2 against the spread in the last 10 games between the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants. The Lions are hoping that this trend continues on Monday when they face the Giants on the road.

Detroit is a 3-point road underdog in East Rutherford at sportsbooks monitored by Something has to give this week as both the Lions and the Giants are 0-5 ATS in their last five games played in Week 2.

Matthew Stafford looked like he deserved his spot as the highest paid quarterback in the NFL last Sunday, passing for 292 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 35-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Lions have made the postseason three times in the last six seasons with Stafford under center, but they are still looking for their first playoff win since 1991. Offensive performances like the one they had last week could help that cause.

The defense played well in holding Seattle to only 12 points on the road last week, but the offense clearly has a long way to go.

The 49ers haven’t shown much bite as a home underdog with an 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS record in their last six instances as one per the OddsShark NFL Database.

The Rams have taken major strides on offense under new head coach Sean McVay, averaging 352.5 yards per game and 33 points per game through their first two games.

A blowout win over Indianapolis in Week 1 and a seven-point loss last Sunday to Washington is a far cry from how Los Angeles ended last season with an 0-7 SU and ATS run with an average Rod Woodson Womens Jersey margin of defeat of 19.4 points per game. The Rams are 0-6 ATS in their last John Riggins Womens Jersey six games against NFC opponents.

Thursday night’s total is set at 40 points. The UNDER is 18-6 in San Francisco’s last 24 home games.

NFL roster cuts 2017: Browns release Brock Osweiler

he Browns made the decision last weekend to name rookie DeShone Kizer their starting quarterback.

The man expected to be the team’s starter when training camp began is now out of a job.

Brock Osweiler was released by the Browns on Friday as the team began trimming its roster from 90 players to 53 before Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.

With the news that fellow wideout White is heading to injured reserve because of a broken collarbone, someone has to emerge for Chicago in the receiving group. Wright might be the most natural candidate, as he’s healthy, familiar with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and a receiver with a history of production (e.g., 94 catches in 2013). I’m not particularly optimistic, but he’s an add in a deeper PPR league.

We’re back! The 2017 NFL season marks my third writing of the free-agent finds column for, and it bears repeating: People win fantasy football leagues in a lot of different ways, but being an adept, attentive and consistent waiver-wire monitor is almost universal to success. Be it because of injuries, performance issues or a bye week, you’re going to need to dip your toe into the waiver wire at some point. Probably frequently.

With that in mind, let’s get to the Week 2 waiver-wire picks. A note that will be recalled each week: In order to be eligible for this list, a player must be available in more than 50 percent of leagues on Also, a reminder: Players who are added to your team through the waiver wire don’t merely need to be players that you plan to utilize right away. The reality is, sometimes your early waiver-wire claims can be players who you add to stash. Some of the players mentioned below fit that bill.steelers_007

Patriots’ Tom Brady posts hype video ahead of season opener

Tom Brady has been waiting all offseason for Thursday night.

Ahead of New England’s season opener against Kansas City, the Patriots quarterback posted a hype video on his Instagram account to get fans excited about the upcoming season.

Authentic Youth Marcus Williams Jersey Brady led the Patriots to victory in Super Bowl 51 with a historic comeback to defeat the Falcons, winning his fifth championship and earning Super Bowl MVP honors for the fourth time. The team will raise its championship banner in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium before Thursday’s 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

Beginning at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, a full hour after the waiver claim period following roster cuts ends, teams were able to begin establishing their 10-man practice squads. Per the NFL: No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a Practice Player Contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL Player Contract has been terminated via the waiver system.
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An NFL practice squad typically is made up of rookies and undrafted free agents who the team recently cut. Each team can carry up to four veterans 鈥?who can have no more than two accrued NFL seasons (six games on 53-man roster qualifies as an accrued season) 鈥?on its practice squad, and a player can’t be on a given practice squad for more than three seasons. Practice squad players are not eligible to play in games.

Sometimes misfortune itself can turn into opportunity, however.

Game Youth Rocky Bleier Jersey Luckily for Rodgers, his old offensive coordinator with Atlanta, Dirk Koetter, was now the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he happened to be in need of a running back or two after losing Mike James for the season to an injury. As fate would have it, Rodgers, who was signed as mostly an emergency running back, would end up carrying the load at times as the usual starter, Doug Martin, battled a hamstring injury for much of the season.

Unfortunately, Rodgers himself ended up battling an injury which hampered him from fully taking advantage of the opportunity that Martin’s injury afforded him. But when he was healthy and being fed the rock, Rodgers looked like a starting-caliber running back.

Amendola’s tenure in New England has followed a familiar pattern; lackluster and injury-filled regular seasons give way to impressive postseason performances. After an unimpressive 23-catch 2016, he had eight receptions for 78 yards, a touchdown, and an extremely important two-point conversion to help lead New England to an NFL title. The Patriots are 8-2 in the playoffs with Amendola active. He’s capable of putting up a 600-plus yard season, provided he stays healthy.

Game Youth Jeremy Langford Jersey White showcased his value as a pass-catching tailback with a Super Bowl record 14 receptions last February. Lewis, while a constant injury risk, is an explosive athlete who can give linebackers fits running wheel routes from the backfield. Each is capable of picking up some of the receiving slack.

Fantasy football TE depth chart

Limited Cassius Marsh Jersey The tight end depth chart below breaks down all 32 NFL teams in terms of current fantasy value for the 2017 season. This is a file I’ve done in the past — previously known as the Tamme Index — and it’s important to note it does not necessarily reflect a player’s position on his NFL team’s depth chart.

A player listed in the starter column is the most valuable tight end on his team in terms of fantasy value.

A player listed under handcuff should see increased fantasy value if the starter becomes injured or sees his role diminish.

The value column reflects the likely upside that player would have in standard leagues if he becomes a starter: TE1 (top 10), TE2 (11-20), flex (21-30), bench (worth adding to your bench as a flier), waivers (not worth adding as a free agent).
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Maintaining elite, Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback play. Packers fans recognize how lucky we have been to go from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers without skipping a beat, and how that transition has saved the organization from the quarterback hell that defines so many organizations in this day and age.

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“It’s something that’s been talked about, even when he was playing with the Seahawks,” said DiAndre Campbell, a fellow Oakland Tech product who spent the past two years on the 49ers practice squad. “Hypothetically, ‘What if Marshawn goes back to Oakland? What is it going to be like?’

“And honestly, I really don’t know what it’s going to be like because Raiders fans are already super electric, so just having a person from the hometown, I think, is going to raise that level even more.”

Eight players cut by the Raiders returned on the practice squad Saturday: cornerback Breon Borders, defensive end Fadol Brown, tight end Pharaoh Brown, linebacker Shilique Calhoun, wide receiver Keon Hatcher, running back Elijah Hood, guard Jordan Simmons and wide receiver Isaac Whitney.

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