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Saturday, November 22, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: ARIAN FOSTER OUT SUNDAY WITH GROIN

                                            

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster has already been declared out for Sunday's game internally, with a formal declaration coming early Sunday.  Alfred Blue, coming off a 36-carry monster performance in Week 11, would once again get the start.

Analysis:  Unreal.  Foster is missing games at the worst time of the season, what with leagues in the stretch run of their seasons and locking up playoff spots.  Blue was terrific last week but he doesn't offer the PPR ability that Foster possesses.  Hope for a Week 13 return.

 

2015 FANTASY BASEBALL PLAYER ANALYZER: ADAM LaROCHE 1B CHICAGO WHITE SOX

                                          Adam LaRoche

Another semi-big name came off the board Friday as the Hot Stove Season continues to gather steam leading up to the second Winter Meetings after Thanksgiving.  The Chicago White Sox inked 1B Adam LaRoche (formerly of the Washington Nationals) to a two-year deal worth $25 million.  With Jose Abreu serving as the everyday first baseman, LaRoche is preparing for DH duty almost exclusively this season.  With that said, let's dig in and find out what LaRoche could supply his fantasy baseball owners for the upcoming season.

When it comes to Adam LaRoche, the collective response when mentioning his name during his career has been one big yawn.  For some reason, certain players are considered "boring" or fail to move the fantasy baseball interest needle and LaRoche absolutely is one of those guys.  This despite the fact LaRoche has generally been one of the more consistent players in the game during his career with 8 seasons of 20-plus home run output.  The overall picture year is solid but not flashy as most of LaRoche's value is tied to his home runs and RBI.  LaRoche has hit as many as 33 home runs as recently as 2012 with the Nationals, which is doubly impressive since it came in a prime pitching park.  LaRoche has also collected 100 RBI twice since 2010 and his power bat is good enough to serve as an everyday fantasy baseball first baseman.  The fact he moves from a prpime pitching park to a very good power park in Chicago could add to his home run/RBI totals as well.  Overall though LaRoche looks like a low-end first baseman however as he is mediocre in the other three categories.  LaRoche is only a career .264 hitter and his runs total struggles to go past 70 due to very poor speed.  Also you can forget any stolen bases either as LaRoche is a station-to-station runner.  Thus you get two good category contributions and not much else here which means even though LaRoche COULD work as your everyday first baseman due to the pop, you ideally want to use him as your UTIL or CI option. 

As far as the intangibles are concerned, LaRoche has been a pronounced firs half dud/second half star over the course of his career which is well-known for those who are fantasy baseball veterans.  Consider that LaRoche is only a .251 career hitter the first of the season, which goes up to .281 the second half.  In addition, LaRoche has struggled badly against lefties in his career with a .241 career mark, compared to .272 against righties.  Thus if a lefty is scheduled to be on the mound, you might want to sit LaRoche for that game. 

Overall the story remains the same here for LaRoche when looking at 2015 fantasy baseball.  The guy is a good veteran power hitter who can surely be a help again despite getting somewhat up there in age at 35.  As long as LaRoche is a supplementary guy on your club, he will turn a profit for you.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 12 TIGHT END RANKINGS

Here are the fantasy football Week 12 tight end rankings based on opposing matchups.

1.  Jimmy Graham
2.  Rob Gronkowski
3.  Coby Fleener
4.  Martellus Bennett
5.  Antonio Gates
6.  Julius Thomas
7.  Jason Witten
8.  Larry Donnell
9.  Charles Clay
10. Delanie Walker
11. Owen Daniels
12. Vernon Davis
13. Jared Cook
14. Kyle Rudolph
15. Jacob Tamme
16. Niles Paul
17. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
18. Zach Ertz
19. Jermaine Gresham
20. Jace Amaro
21. Scott Chandler
22. Lance Kendricks
23. Jordan Cameron
24. Marcedes Lewis
25. Brent Celek

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL THURSDAY WRAPUP: 49ERS/RAIDERS

Alex Smith:  20/36 for 234 yards and 2 TD's.  This is about as good as game as Smith can have since the Chiefs run so much and for his habit of throwing underneath.  As classic a QB 2 as one could get.

Derek Carr:  18/35 for 174 yards and 1 TD.  Accuracy so far is a big problem for Carr but he has a quick release and a rifle for an arm.  Not to be overlooked, Carr has next to no receiving talent which is a factor in his shaky numbers.  Still he has done all right for a rookie and gives the Raiders some hope for the future.  However he has zero fantasy football value through to 2015. 

Lataavius Murray:  4 carries for 112 yards and 1 TD.  Wow that was exciting.....and than he was gone.  The second-year Murray has speed to burn and has shown a decisive cutting ability that gets him into open space quickly.  However Murray suffered a concussion one carry after his 90-yards TD run and that was that.  He will have to go through the protocols but Murray should be added in all formats.

Jamaal Charles:  19 carries for 80 yards while catching 4 balls for 42 yards and 1 TD.  Nice game from Charles who is one big play waiting to happen.  Has so far been much more productive on a per game basis than LeSean McCoy who were the two most debated number 1 picks this season.

Travis Kelce:  4 catches for 67 yards.  Kelce is almost a lock now for 4 catches a game with 50-plus yards.  The guy has a bright future and has terrific receiving ability to be the new Jason Witten.

Dwayne Bowe:  3 catches for 42 yards.  Still no receiving scores by a Kansas City wide receiver.  Wow that is ridiculous. 

James Jones:  5 catches for 47 yards and 1 TD.  Jones has gotten out of the shadow of Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson but he runs too hot and cold to be used on an every week basis.

Yeah so not much happening in this game with few worthy players with regards to fantasy football but as always keep checking back for more injury updates as we look toward Week 12.

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 12 RUNNING BACK RANKINGS

Here are the fantasy football Week 12 running back rankings based on opposing matchups.

1.  DeMarco Murray
2.  Jamaal Charles
3.  Matt Forte
4.  Eddie Lacy
5.  LeSean McCoy
6.  Marshawn Lynch
7.  C.J. Anderson
8.  Arian Foster
9.  Justin Forsett
10. Denard Robinson
11. Mark Ingram
12. Andre Ellington
13. Rashad Jennings
14. Alfred Morris
15. Jeremy Hill
16. Tre Mason
17. Trent Richardson
18. Isaiah Crowell
19. Frank Gore
20. Jonas Gray
21. Ryan Matthews
22. Joique Bell
23. Shane Vereen
24. Giovani Bernard
25. Lamar Miller
26. Steven Jackson
27. Jerick McKinnon
28. Fred Jackson
29. Chris Ivory
30. Bishop Sankey
31. Terrance West
32. Reggie Bush
33. Darren Sproles
34. Knile Davis
35. Charles Sims
36. Bryce Brown
37. Matt Asiata
38. Alfred Blue
39. Dan Herron
40. Bobby Rainey
41. Theo Riddick
42. Chris Johnson
43. Lorenzo Taliaferro
44. Darren McFadden
45. Branden Oliver

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: CARDS WR LARRY FITZGERALD (KNEE) COULD SIT SUNDAY

There is increasing chatter that Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald could sit out Sunday due to the sprained MCL in his knee. Fitzgerald has not practiced all week and head coach Bruce Arians spoke Thursday about how the team is preparing to be without him.  John Brown would take Fitzgerald's place in the starting lineup.

Analysis:  Fitzgerald caught only two passes last week in almost a no-show performance as he was clearly limited by the knee.  Even if he does go, new QB Drew Stanton has favored throwing to Michael Floyd over Fitzgerald so sitting him is likely the way to go.

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: TEXANS RB ARIAN FOSTER (GROIN) TO BE GAME-TIME CALL AGAIN

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster will officially be listed as a game-time decision as he continues to be hampered by a groin injury that he suffered back in Week 10.  Foster sat out last week's win over the Cleveland Browns as Alfred Blue ran wild in his place. 

Analysis:  Ugh.  Foster was the second-best running back in fantasy football through ten weeks but once again injuries are undermining his overall value.  Blue is a must-start if Foster can't go but he does not have the same PPR value due to his struggles catching the football.  Stay tuned.

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: JULIO JONES (SICK) TO PLAY SUNDAY

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to start Sunday despite an illness that has kept him out of practice this week.  Head coach Mike Smith indicated Thursday that Jones was a go in a tough matchup versus the Cleveland Browns.

Analysis:  Jones has been very good this season but his numbers have dropped off a bit as the year has gone on due to all the offensive line losses on the Falcons.  The most important issue here is that Jones has thus far avoided which has been the only thing that has kept him from being a top five wideout. 

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: BENGALS RB GIOVANI BERNARD (HIP) A FULL PRACTICE PARTICIPANT THURSDAY

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard was a full participant in practice Thursday and is slated to be active Sunday.  That game will mark the first outing for Bernard after missing three games with a serious hip injury.  Reports still indicate that rookie Jeremy Hill will continue to get at least the carries and possibly more.

Analysis:  This is a muddled situation as Bernard has a ton of talent but Hill is as hot as any runner in fantasy football.  A split down the middle looks like the solution here which is a drag on both player's fantasy football values.  Start Hill in all formats but Bernard is a risk since he could be eased back in.

 

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FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 12 QB RANKINGS

Here are the fantasy football Week 12 QB rankings based on opposing matchups.

1.  Aaron Rodgers
2.  Peyton Manning
3.  Drew Brees
4.  Tom Brady
5.  Andrew Luck
6.  Tony Romo
7.  Jay Cutler
8.  Matthew Stafford
9.  Mark Sanchez
10. Matt Ryan
11. Russell Wilson
12. Colin Kaepernick
13. Ryan Tannehill
14. Philip Rivers
15. Josh McCown
16. Michael Vick
17. Eli Manning
18. Joe Flacco
19. Andy Dalton
20. Brian Hoyer
21. Robert Griffin III
22. Shaun Hill
23. Zach Mettenberger
24. Alex Smith
25. Ryan Mallett
26. Kyle Orton
27. Teddy Bridgewater
28. Drew Stanton
29. Derek Carr