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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.
Dwayne Bowe will be suspended for one game
The Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for the first game of the season. This will drop him slightly in my rankings. Owners who worry about receiver taken early in their draft may want to target Bowe, who will provide stability. He is currently coming off the board as a 10th round pick and receiver forty-two per myfantasyleague.com. His ADP will likely drop with the news, giving even more value to Bowe.
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.
The Rangers have strengthened their attack with the signing of Vargas on a season long loan from Napoli. The highly rated Chilean striker will bolster a shallow position within the club, where manager Harry Redknapp previously only had three strikers to select from. Vargas had spent the second half of last season on-loan at Valencia where he picked up five goals in 25 appearances. He has 15 goals in 32 matches in his time with Chile, most notably scoring the match-winner against Spain in the group stages in the 2014 World Cup. Source: dailymail.co.uk
Mario Balotelli, Liverpool – FWD
Liverpool are amidst yet another summer signing to bolster their squad as they have agreed to terms on a £16m deal for striker Balotelli from AC Milan in a blockbuster move that will replace the departed, top scoring Luis Suárez. Since joining the Serie A club from Manchester City on a £19m transfer fee a year ago, Balotelli racked up 30 goals in 54 matches. The deal is still in the negotiating phase, but Balotelli has reportedly said his goodbyes and is set for the move. Liverpool will face his former PL club on Monday night at Etihad Stadium. Source: bbc.com
Robin van Persie, Manchester United – FWD
The United squad is set for a boost with van Persie’s return ahead of this weekend’s match against Sunderland. The striker’s imminent return comes with good timing as squad mates Marouane Fellaini and Jesse Lingard have come down with injuries of their own and are set to miss time. van Persie has yet to feature in the starting XI due to his involvement in Holland’s third place finish in the 2014 World Cup, but appears to be back to match fitness. Barring any set-back in training ahead of the Sunderland match, he is expected to feature. Source: theguardian.com
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