For fantasy football purposes, while several players will be highlighted below that could have good games this week for owners, some of these players may not be able to be used in fantasy due to injury, their game status being questionable. As this is the Sunday afternoon games, Sunday night game, and Monday night games, fantasy footballers may not want to start a player that could become inactive by these games’ kickoffs without that player’s back-up on the roster or without another player who has a 4:25 p.m. game, the Sunday Night game, or the Monday Night games to insert into your active line-up. Continue reading
As we enter Week 4, it’s a great time to look over your roster and identify any fantasy football dead weight as well as look over your waiver wire and identify any fantasy football talent that has been underappreciated or overlooked. For example, players like Jay Cutler, Fred Jackson or Phillip Rivers could have been dropped in some leagues when they should remain rostered given their ability to turn things around in the right match-ups. Also, if your kicker has been underperforming, upgrade to the better kickers in your league. You’ll know who some of these players are because generally speaking, they will be at the top of the rankings. Or, they could be talented players whose teams have hit a rough stretch of scoring. Also, prepare for the Week 5 bye week where the Buccaneers, Cowboys, Lions, and Raiders will all be idle, by adding players for next weekend now. Continue reading
The Fantasy Greek provides his Week 4 Starts & Sits via The Big Ticket on OutloudShows. Hear it at 49:30 of the Broadcast:
Tonight’s game will be special in a few different ways. It’s a match-up of division rivals of the most difficult kind. One team that some believe was ripped out of its former city versus that city’s “new” team. The memory of an owner in the middle of all that controversy and the contributions he made to professional football all right there, before our eyes. The return of the “real,” official, officials of the NFL after a Monday night football game engulfed in late game controversy as opposed to heroics. Regardless of all the back-stories you will hear tonight, The Fantasy Greek thinks this will be a hard fought battle between two teams that are out to prove something this season. For the Browns, their goal this season is to markedly improve over several forgetful seasons and take a step forward into professional football relevance. For the Ravens, their goal this season is the Super Bowl Championship they believe they should have earned last season. Continue reading
For those of you not familiar with The Fantasy Greek’s fantasy points allowed tool, fantasy points allowed is an average of the fantasy points allowed by a team’s defense to the other team’s position players, in this case, quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight-ends. It is intended to help you identify when your position players have a favorable fantasy football match-up versus an unfavorable fantasy football match-up.
After three weeks of football, we are still seeing some swings in the changing of the rankings. For example, after the shellacking the Panthers underwent at the hands of the Giants in Week 3, Continue reading
For those of you not familiar with fantasy points allowed, it is an average of the fantasy points allowed by a team, in this case, to defenses and to kickers. It is intended to help you identify when your defense or kicker has a favorable fantasy football match-up versus an unfavorable fantasy football match-up.
While The Fantasy Greek preaches playing the fantasy football players with the best match-ups, don’t check your common sense at the door. Continue reading
ON THE GRIDIRON: Identifies a Quick Hit list of fantasy football players you should put in your roster because of their match-up, or because of their role on their team’s offense.
NOTE: This list is inclusive of all Week 4 games. To read our narrative with analysis on each game’s match-up, see our review of Thursday Night’s game and our review of the Sunday & Monday games, to be posted throughout the week. Continue reading
COACH’S DECISION: Identifies fantasy football players who you normally would play but whose match-up this week is not very good; identifies fantasy football players who you normally would not play but whose match-up this week is good; or identifies fantasy football players who are injured that you, the fantasy coach, will need to make the call on whether or not to play.
NOTE: This list is inclusive of all Week 4 games. To read our narrative with analysis on each game’s match-up, see our review of Thursday Night’s game, and our review Continue reading
ON THE PINE: Identifies fantasy football players who you should likely avoid unless there is no one else on your roster or on the waiver wire that can help your team win.
NOTE: This list is inclusive of all Week 4 games. To read our narrative with analysis on each game’s match-up, see our preview of the Thursday Night game and our review of the Sunday & Monday games, to be posted throughout the week. As information heading into each game may change circumstances, remember to check back for updates to this and other Quick Hit lists. Continue reading
The purpose of reviewing each game allows owners to see each team’s players’ fantasy stats in one place. This should help owners get a feel for where their players are in their team’s offenses, as well as provide a feel for other players that could become fantasy relevant in the near future. In the end, the fantasy spin lets you the owner evaluate players by where they should be in terms of setting positional rosters each and every week. It can also help you decide whether to go get a player off waivers, whether to try and make a trade, or whether to sit tight. Continue reading