I’d rather take a sledgehammer to the nuts than watch that Cowboys game again. I knew they’d piss the game away against the Lions after one particular situation.
Coming into the fourth quarter, the Monte Kiffin led defense had to take a freakin’ time out because they only had 10 men on the field. Are you effing kidding me? They just came off the commercial time out in between quarters! How do you not have at least the right number of players lined up? These people are professionals. Blows my mind. There was no way that team deserved to win after that.
After I cried in the shower and chloroformed myself, I woke up and decided there’s something better to do… provide you, the fantasy football people, with week 9 waiver wire targets. Here they go.
Jason Campbell, Cleveland
He’s not flashy or sexy, but he had a surprising game against a vaunted defense. Campbell completed 22 of 36 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns. All of this was even more impressive as it was against Kansas City. If you need a bye week fill in who is on most waiver wires, Campbell is a nice play against the Ravens in week 9.
Andre Ellington, Arizona
Never mind, he’s probably not on your waiver wire. If he is, ask that league to up their buy ins next year. There’s still a time share in the desert, but he gives you great upside each week. Ellington is a viable weekly flex option or low end RB2.
Montee Ball, Denver
Ronnie Hillman has fumbled his way down the depth chart. Ball has claimed the clear cut back up roll behind Moreno. Ball is a great stash and wait guy. If Moreno goes down with an injury, Ball has the talent to be a high end RB2. For now, he probably doesn’t make your line up other than desperate situations or in deep leagues.
Marvin Jones, Cincinnati
122 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Jets will earn you some attention. However, Jones has been showing out the last couple games. He has gone for 15 catches for 250 yards the last three weeks. As long as Andy Dalton can keep up the consistent play, Jones is a WR3.
Kenny Stills, New Orleans
Stills made the most of his 3 receptions on Sunday going for 129 yards and two touchdowns. He’s on the field enough, second in snaps for WR’s behind Colston, but his lack of targets will keep him from being a consistent threat. Likely boom or bust production from Stills.
Dexter McCluster, Kansas City
Kansas City wanted to get McCluster the rock this week. He posted an impressive stat line of 7/67/1. Definitely worth a look in PPR leagues. However, getting into the end zone is a rarity for McCluster. He has become the go-to possession receiver and has led the Chiefs in receiving in back to back weeks.
Now back to crying about the damn Cowboys…
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NFL Latest News
Rashad Jennings to be feature running back
The New York Giants will use Rashad Jennings early and often. GM Jerry Reese said Jennings can be a “bellcow type running back”. Jennings proved in Oakland last season he can play all three downs. He can be a pass catcher and block well enough to remain in on third downs. Coming off the board as running back 27 and 87 overall Jennings will provide tremendous value and should be viewed as a RB2.
Montee Ball “Making Strides”
Denver OC Adam Gase, who probably has the most boring job in the league, said that he has seen Ball make the most strides throughout the 2013 season, and looks forward to seeing more this offseason. Ball is set to be the featured back in Peyton Manning’s high octane offense. Knowshon Moreno was able to be a top 5 RB last year, and Ball is clearly more talented. The sky is the limit for the former Badger.
Vernon Davis Missing from OTAs
The 30-year old TE is reportedly dissatisfied with his current contract, and is skipping these voluntary OTAs. Until Vernon skips the mandatory minicamps next month, this is nothing more than just a situation to keep an eye on.
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The State Of The Sixers
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Ozuna went 2-4 with two RBI, and a home run. His second game in a row with a HR. Ozuna had been struggling, but it may be possible the struggles are over. He is still producing some good HR numbers, if he can cut down on the strikeouts things could turn around for him.
Sale came off the DL in a big way Thursday night, throwing six shutout innings with ten strikeouts. Sale had a no- hitter going into the sixth, but with two outs Zolio Almonte singled to center to break it up. According to Sale and manager Robin Ventura, they had discussed before the game that even if Sale had been throwing perfect game he was not pitching more than six innings.
Keuchel dominated again Monday night against the Angels. Throwing almost his second complete game in consecutive outings. Keuchel threw 8.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs, and he stroke out 8. Keuchel has been very tough, not allowing no more than 4 runs in his nin starts. He will look to continue his dominance on Saturday against Seattle.
Already missing star striker Christian Benteke, Belgium got a bit of a scare in their final World Cup tune-up against Tunisia. Lukaku came on as a substitute at the 61st minute in the 1-0 victory in Brussels, but was forced off the pitch shortly after with an ankle injury. Belgium manager Marc Wilmots downplayed the severity of the issue saying that Lukaku should only need a few days rest to recover. Wilmots added that despite the striker being in pain, he believes the rest should be enough to bring Lukaku back to fitness in time for Belgium’s first match. Source: foxsports.com
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal – MID
Making an appearance in England’s International friendly with Ecuador, which came to a 2-2 draw, Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a knee injury from a challenge by Ecuador’s Carlos Guezo. The club is fearing that there may be ligament damage resulting from the injury, but will be sending the midfielder for scans on Thursday. Ox-Chambo was forced from the match in the 63rd minute. England will play Honduras in their final tune-up before they face Italy on June 14 to kick off their 2014 World Cup campaign. Source: foxsports.com / dailymail.co.uk
Frank Lampard, Chelsea – MID
Lampard’s current contract with Chelsea is set to expire at the end of the month and so will his time with the club. It was announced today that after a wonderful 13 year stint, Lampard will move on to a possible stint with New York City of MLS. Lampard leaves with a long list of achievements including scoring 10+ goals in 10 consecutive seasons, 648 appearances, a club record 211 goals scored, 3 PL titles, 4 FA Cups and two-time PL player of the season, to only name a few. A true Chelsea legend. Source: @Squawka / @chelseafc
Tim Kennedy executed his gameplan to perfection and virtually dominated Michael Bisping in the Main Event of The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Bisping Vs Kennedy. The former U.S. Army sniper, ranked #8 at middleweight, can now look to move into possible title contention with his win over #5 ranked Bisping. Kennedy improves his overall record to 18-4, 3-0 in the UFC.
Patrick Cote Grinds Out a Win
Patrick Cote defeated Kyle Noke via Unanimous Decision in the Co-Main Event of The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Bisping Vs Kennedy. Cote served as head coach of the Canadian team on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada Vs Australia. He runs his record to 20-8 overall and 7-8 in the UFC.
Elias Theodorou Wins The Ultimate Fighter Nations Middleweight Final
Elias Theodorou defeated Sheldon Westcott via TKO to win The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada Vs Australia middleweight final and secure himself a contract in the UFC. The win puts his overall record at 9-0 and 1-0 in the UFC