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
2014 NFL schedule to be released Wed at 8 pm ET
Wait no more, as the NFL will release the 2014 Regular Season Schedule on Wednesday at 8 PM ET.
Chris Johnson signs with Jets
Chris Johnson has agreed to a 2- year deal with the New York Jets. It is my guess he is on a trial basis, working on an incentive program. The quarterback situation is ambiguous, so the Jets look to lean on the ground game. Johnson will join Chris Ivory in the backfield in what looks to be another NFL platoon. CJ2k is an intriguing pick in fantasy land.
Andre Brown signs with the Texans
Andre Brown is headed to Houston to join the Texans. Brown is an intriguing player that saw his season derailed due to injury in 2013. As a back up to Arian Foster, he will have flex value certain weeks. Brown should see a decent amount of carries. Training camp will give indication on what the split may be. In addition he could see regular snaps if Foster were to miss any significant time, Brown would have tremendous value.
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The State Of The Sixers
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Clay Buchholz struggled in Monday’s outing, lasting only 2 1/3 innings. He gave up six runs on seven hits, with only one strikeout. Buchholz has been somewhat inconsistent this year, he’s had two quality starts but two awful starts as well. Buchholz is looking to regain his form from a great 2013 season. He will look to bounce back Saturday against Toronto.
Hunter Pence continued to struggle on Sunday afternoon, going 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .157 on the season. Pence could be dropped in the lineup or get a couple of days off to help him get back on track.
Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings on Sunday against the Astros. Perez induced four double plays on Sunday, which helped his cause. He makes for a interesting spot starter for your fantasy teams depending on the matchup, but he is not one to count on. Perez is sporting a 2.70 ERA through three starsts this season.
Coming as a bit of a blow to Everton’s efforts to pass Arsenal for the 4th spot in the table and Champions League participation, manager Roberto Martinez announced Tuesday that Mirallas suffered a small tear in his groin muscle and will miss the remaining three fixtures in the season. The injury occurred in the defeat of Manchester United this past weekend as the forward limped off the pitch after the completion of the match. Martinez added, “Kevin being out for the rest of the season is a real disappointment because he was in a phenomenal moment of form.” Source: evertonfc.com
Petr Cech, Chelsea – GKP
Chelsea continued their quest in the Champions League on Tuesday earning a 0-0 draw at Athletico Madrid, but the result came at a cost. Cech was forced off the pitch in just the 18th minute after taking a hard fall on a corner. The club already has announced that Cech is set to miss the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder. Also leaving with injury was John Terry, who is set to miss a month after limping off in the 73rd minute. A blow to Chelsea’s EPL title chase as they face Liverpool this Sunday. Source: chelseafc.com
David Moyes, Manchester United
Manchester United has announced that manager David Moyes will leave the club. United has already lost more matches this season (11) under Moyes than they had in the previous two seasons combined(10). The club said that Ryan Giggs, one of the more decorated players with United will manage the first team until a permanent solution at the position has been found. Source: manutd.com / @WhoScored
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