Fantasy Football Week 8: Early Advice for Your Roster (B/R)

Hey, we’re going to be gearing this thing back up again (we meaning me) and I’ll have a few announcements later but for now, just know that I’ll keep posting my stuff here as well as new material directly for this site.

This morning I posted one of my weekly columns for Bleacher Report, a fantasy football piece on matchups to take advantage of as well as playersa you want to dump or grab while you can.

 

Here’s a sample – as always you can read the whole thing here.

 

We’re about to hit a very difficult two-week stretch for fantasy owners, as we lose six teams worth of players in both Week 8 and Week 9.

Here is a list of the players you could be losing this week. Each position has at least one stud in it, and all of them also have multiple fantasy relevant players who could have been anything from a No. 2 receiver to a flex-spot tight end.

QB: Andrew Luck, Jake Locker, Luke McCown, Philip Rivers, Joe Flacco, Case Keenum

RB: Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, Trent Richardson, Donald Brown, Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead, Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Arian Foster, Ben Tate

WR: Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright, T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Keenan Allen, Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal, Torrey Smith, Marion Brown, Tandon Doss, Jacoby Jones, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins

TE: Martellus Bennett, Delanie Walker, Coby Fleener, Antonio Gates, Ed Dickson, Garrett Graham

 

Week 4

Green Bay , Carolina

Week 5

Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington

Week 6

Atlanta, Miami

Week 7

Oakland, New Orleans

Week 8

Chicago, Tennessee, Indianapolis, San Diego, Baltimore, Houston

Week 9

Denver, Detroit, New York Giants, Arizona, San Francisco, Jacksonville

Week 10

Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets

Week 11

Dallas, St. Louis

Week 12

Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle

Top Fantasy Football Team Defenses for 2013 (Bleacher Report Video)

Again, really wish I could embed these.

Here is my gorgeous face talking about the top fantasy defenses in the NFL this year. Also, there is an accompanying piece about why the Denver Broncos missed the cut.

Enjoy!

Handle With Care: Determining the Value of Marcus Lattimore (at Footballguys.com)

We had a technical glitch but it’s finally up – my latest at Footballguys.com about what you need to keep in mind when considering drafting Marcus Lattimore in any format.

Below is a snippet of it – of course you can read the whole thing at Footballguys.

Had it not been for the massive knee injury Lattimore suffered against Tennessee last fall, he would have been the best running back in the 2013 NFL draft class. It’s not even close. That said, the injury did happen and is compounded in the minds of many fantasy owners by the fact that it was the second major injury in just over a year (the first being a torn ligament in the left knee against Mississippi State the previous year).

Meanwhile, Lattimore has been on a mission to let people know he is going to come back, and come back strong. He showed at the Senior Bowl to make sure teams knew he was serious, was ahead of schedule at the Combine, got a standing ovation at his Pro Day and has been working so hard rehabbing since joing the 49ers that they’ve had to tell him to throttle it back.

With the massive talent he had pre-injuries (even after the first one), Lattimore is a guy who has to be on your radar and one you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons off this draft season.

As I said, you can read the whole thing here.

There are some exciting things on the horizon for me over the next few weeks, so definitely stay tuned. There should be some video content coming very shortly.

As always, thanks for coming by.