2014 NFL Draft Prospect, QB out of the University of Wyoming, Brett Smith joined Chris Shanafelt on The C.S. Podcast on March 6, 2014 for an interview to talk about his college football career, why he decided to forgo his senior year to enter the NFL Draft, his future, and more! Brett is 1 of 102 underclassmen (most ever) who will be entering this years draft. Be sure to watch out for Brett Smith’s name come May during the 2014 NFL Draft!
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Josh Gordon will be suspended for the entire season
The year long suspension for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been upheld per multiple media reports. The potential for a reduced suspension seemed somewhat realistic with a delay in decision on his appeal. The Browns offense will take a huge hit without him. Owners in dynasty leagues may want to make a move for Gordon who has number one wide receiver upside. The price will never be lower than after with this news.
Brian Hoyer named starter over Johnny Manziel
The Cleveland Browns have named Brain Hoyer their starting quarterback for week one. This may or may not be a shock to everyone. Johnny Manziel will likely start at some point this season. When that it happens depends on how well Hoyer and the Browns do to begin the season. Hoyer helped Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron be fantasy stars last season. Manziel taking over shouldn’t hurt the pass catchers in this offense.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Sims will undergo Surgery
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Sims will undergo surgery on the ankle he injured in practice. Sims is expected to be out for 12-14 weeks. This should be good news for Doug Martin owners, as Sims seemed the likely contender to carries in Tampa Bay. Bobby Rainey, Mike James and Jeff Demps are all vying for carries as well. Sims could be a worth add from the waiver wire depending on how the early part of the season goes.
Value plays are a must in DFS. Here’s a few guys with low values on the up swing with values all under $5,400 on Draft Kings: Brian Roberts – $5,400 It can still be a Holiday with no Jrue! Over last 7 games 15PPG, 5APG, 2RPG, 1.5 SPG, & 2TPPG. Kent Bazemore – $3,200 2 games with new team. 16PPG, 2.5APG, 1.5RPG, 2SPG, & 1.5TPPG. In Mike D’s system expect numbers to climb. Kyle Singler – $4,100 Over last 7 games 12PPG, 4RPG, 1.5APG, 2SPG, while playing around 37 minutes a game. Thomas Robinson – $3,000 No Lamarcus means it’s Thomas time. February 23rd stat line. …
The State Of The Sixers
Don’t be scared by the big dump in Philadelphia, still tons of value which equal fantasy gold. Thaddeus ” The Beast” Young – $7,800 DK- Young has been a beast, averaging 60 fantasy points over last 2 games. Enough said! Tony Wroten – $4,700 DK- Tony very productive when he gets minutes. Over last 2 games he is averaging 20PPG, 3RPG, 3.5APG, & 1SPG. James Anderson – $4,100 DK- Over last 2 James averaging 11PPG, 2RPG, 3APG, & 1.5SPG. More minutes better numbers. Byron Mullens – $3,000 DK- Been riding pine in LA, conditioning inproves expect big things. In only 14 minutes on Feb …
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.
Eto’o has signed a two year deal with Everton after being released by Chelsea following the 2013/14 season. The move comes on a free transfer after his contract with The Blues expired in July and another was not offered. Liverpool were also said to be in the running for the forward’s services but opted to sign Mario Balotelli instead. Eto’o scored 12 goals in 35 appearances for Chelsea last season. Everton will face Chelsea on Saturday at Goodison Park, when Eto’o has a chance to debut for The Toffees. Source: bbc.com
Lukas Podolski, Arsenal – FWD
With the recent expectations of Olivier Giroud to miss significant time due to a foot injury, club manager Arsene Wegner announced that Podolski will not be sold during the current transfer window. The forward had been rumored to be on the move, drawing interest from Juventus and Galatasaray. Podolski has been added to the teamsheet for Wednesday’s Champions League qualifying match as one of four available forwards among Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo. A final report is yet to come on Giroud, but Wegner seems to be preparing for bad news. Source: bbc.com
Olivier Giroud, Arsenal – FWD
Handing the Arsenal squad a blow, Giroud could miss three months with a broken foot. The first scan was inconclusive so the forward will undergo another when the inflammation subsides to better gauge the seriousness of the injury. Currently Giroud is set to miss at least two weeks, which may increase to the full three months if a fracture is found. The injury could force Arsenal back into the transfer market, with QPR’s Loic Remy rumored to be a potential target. Lukas Podolski who seemed to be on his way out may be set to stay put. Source: dailymail.co.uk
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