Free at last, free at last, thank gawd almighty we are free at last! Razzball has <3′ed this man for a while and we kept saying to ourselves and anyone else who would listen, If only he were given the chance to be a starter somewhere.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Fun google facts to start your day off with. Did you know that the nickname ‘City of Brotherly Love’ comes from the latin roots of the city’s name itself? Compounding Philos or ‘loving’ with Adelphos or ‘brother’ is what brought that city’s well known mantra to be. Of course, I only tell you this because I’m sure Michael Vick can attest to Philadelphia being the city of anything but love over the last two years for him. Well and I wanted you to know I’m not just a pretty face. I’m learned, yo! But enough about my degree from Clown College, we’re here to talk about Michael Vick and what we should expect from him for 2013 fantasy football…Please, blog, may I have some more?
So you’re in a fantasy league that plays all 17 weeks huh? That can always be rough for the teams whose early round picks are resting comfortably on the bench because their playoff seed is locked up. Thankfully, this year there are fewer of those players than there typically are in week 17, but there are still plenty of concerns. You can test your luck with backups, but in many cases, the backup has seen so little action that it’s impossible to tell whether they’ll be able to rise to the occasion.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s the end of the regular season or the start of the playoffs in fantasy football and the injuries just don’t care which situation you are in. Some injuries are going to be older ones while we also have a spate of fresh hurts that will impact your fantasy rosters.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Get it? Andrew Hawkins? Hawkin’? Eagles? So much pun, so little time. The truth of the matter is it’s playoff time and we all know you’re most likely a strong enough team or else you wouldn’t be here. But injuries can always happen. It’s why I carry around a first aid kit where ever I go and have learned to make splints out of those umbrella sticks found in mojitos. When I come to a bar, I come prepared! Just ask the Eagles if you don’t believe that injuries can strike at any time. Michael Vick has been singing that Foreigner song since about week 10 and looks to be out for the rest of the season while Bryce Brown has show more LeSean than LeSean since McCoy got his bell rung week 11. Injuries can change a team quickly so as you prep for your first week of the playoffs – or if you’re a really eager consolation bracket player – its time we look at some great week 15 plays that could pay huge dividends but are probably not much of a concern for week 14. With the season ending injury to Mohamed Sanu declared this week, the person who gets sloppy WR seconds from AJ Green should fall to the small, speedy Andrew against an Eagles secondary that hasn’t given up less than 300 yards passing in its last two games through the air and have been atrocious in general against the pass since they fired ‘the problem’ over the bye week in defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. I think the Eagles have 99 problems but the defensive coach ain’t Juan and it shows.Please, blog, may I have some more?
“Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure that burns a building down…
Chippin’ around, kick my brains across the floor
These are the days, when it rains it pours…
Insanity laughs under pressure we’re cracking
Can’t we give ourselves one more chance?”
“Under Pressure” Queen/David Bowie
It’s that time of year.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Doc doesn’t know what gives him a bigger headache between being a sub-.500 team in the Razzball Writers’ League or all of the quarterback concussions suffered last week. This time it’s the concussions that felled Michael Vick, Jay Cutler and Alex Smith.
More concerning was the injury that felled Ben Roethlisberger on Monday night against the Kansas City.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Before this weekend hit, Calvin Johnson admitted he’d been playing dinged up stating he had suffered nerve damage week 4 which was affecting his grip. Unfortunately for most of the fantasy community who drafted him, it affected their grip as well as Johnson became constant ‘should I trade him?’ fodder across the fantasy football community. Not to toot my own horn – namely because I don’t like the idea of saying I toot anything – but I did say to buy low on Calvin after his clunker vs the Bears. Even with a bad game vs the Seahawks nestled into the last three weeks, I think it’s safe to say that was a good call as today was the game changing Calvin his fantasy owners were looking for. Despite a fumble, Megatron dropped 207 receiving yards and a touchdown on the beleaguered lineups of his fantasy faithful on 12 receptions and now has 382 yards receiving over the last three weeks. Safe to say, you’re not getting Calvin from his owners any longer but if you did when I suggested it…well, you’re welcome. In other fantasy football news…
Chris Johnson - Finished with 134 total yards and a touchdown and was the first running back to rush for over 100 on the Dolphins in 22 games. Have to say my buy call on him was way off, though. To quote myself, ‘Let us be perfectly clear: he’s probably not an RB1 back at this juncture and should be treated like an RB2.’ He’s been an RB1 since that call…my bad. I also mentioned in there you should get those warts checked. Hope you did. We’re all about your health and safety here at Razzball.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The election is finally over. As someone that doesn’t want to pay my cable company for DVR (they charge an additional $15! I’ll just play on my phone for two minutes, thank you very much.), I couldn’t be happier that there are no more political ads. They just don’t make sense to me. You’re going to spend $300 million dollars? Let’s get some production value! Not just a slide show with a stark narrated voice.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Aaron Rodgers, RGIII, and two other guys who occasionally throw the football are all on bye this week. So are all the people they throw to. What does this mean? It’s time to check the matchups.
Did you see The Titans’ most recent embarrassment? They had lost that game before the first quarter was over and Brandon Marshall still ended the game with 3 TDs. In short, The Titans’ defense is still atrocious and that makes Ryan Tannehill , Brian Hartline, and Davone Bess all excellent options this week. The Bears only threw for 229 yards because they really only had to worry about running the clock out once the first 8 or so minutes had elapsed. Miami will likely need to keep playing at least heading into the 3rd quarter so look for Tannehill to pass 300 yards this weekend. Hartline and Bess should both be good for a score as well; perhaps even more than one.Please, blog, may I have some more?