courtesy of: http://larrybrownsports.com I’ve put off writing this article for a few weeks now, ever since Decker signed with the Jets back in March. Perhaps, it was the heat I knew I would take for unceremoniously proclaiming Decker a lock for at top 10 wr finish in 2014, or maybe it had more to do with the fact that I some how wanted to work my man crush on Justin Timberlake’s new album
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Denver Broncos (Sunday 4.05pm EST) Peyton Manning continues to storm through offences. His only problem is if he’s benched in the 4th Q because the Bronco’s are already up by 84 points. Knowshon Moreno has elevated himself to the #1 back in Denver after carrying the ball 17 times against the Cowboys and scoring 21 fantasy points in the process. A nice matchup against the Jags should see him as a RB8-12 this
We’ve all been caught up in the hype machine at some point or another. It’s easy to watch a couple of big pres-season plays and think: “Man this kid’s got it all!” But make sure you see that for what it often is – just a snapshot of the big picture. When drafting for upside, you shouldn’t pay for a players fantasy ceiling – something I fear many people are doing this year. Here are
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.
In a match that saw Loic Remy withdrawn from the teamsheet in anticipation of move to Chelsea, the Rangers got all they needed from Austin to pick up the 1-0 victory over Sunderland. Last time QPR were in the PL during the 2012/13 season, they didn’t get their first win until December. Austin, into the starting XI for the departing Remy, netted the match-winner in first half extra time when he finished from close range after a QPR corner. Austin led the club in goals last season with 20 and should see increased time with the Remy departure. Source: bbc.com
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Swansea City – MID
The Swans continued their hot start to the season, defeating West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on Saturday, moving to the top of the Table. Sigurdsson is now up to four assists on the season, good enough for tops in the league. The four assists also matches the total that he managed in 58 PL appearances for the Spurs. Nathan Dyer picked up a brace while Wayne Routledge volleyed a brilliant ball into the back of the net for one of his own. Saturday’s victory gave Swansea their first three match win streak in their PL history. Source: bbc.com
Tom Heaton, Burnley – GKP
The Clarets goalkeeper turned aside the only shot he face from the visiting Manchester United on Saturday to help his squad earn a 0-0 draw. United dominated the possession at times, but home side had their chances. Unable to capitalize on any of those chances and take advantage of United’s lackluster start to the season, Burnley settled for their 1st point on the season. The clean sheet happens to be only Burnley’s fourth in their Premiere League history, while two of those have come against United. Source: @OptaJoe
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