Well, we’ve reached the end of the (non-silly) Daily Fantasy Football season! I’d like to thank all of you, my loyal readers, for your weekly support. There will be DFS next week, but Week 17 cash games get really silly as so many teams end up resting starters and/or giving heavy volume to guys you’ve never heard of, which is why Week 16 really is the functional end of the non-silly Daily Fantasy Football season. I hope 2018 was profitable for you, and I hope this article helped. Now let’s get to the picks!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Danny Amendola, WR, Knee: Amendola struggled with this injury last week to produce his worst fantasy game of the year. He didn’t practice on Wednesday so things are not looking good. My take: Will play, bench him. 1 catch for 13 yards was all he managed with this same injury.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Jimmy Graham, Thumb: After the notification went out that Graham broke his thumb in week 11 I think all of his owners threw their phones against the wall. Then a second notification went off saying Graham is going to try and play through it we all picked up our shattered phones confused. It’ll be interesting to see what type of metal claw the Packers medical staff rigs up to make Graham able to play. I hope it looks like Clay Matthews’s club hand with fake tape finger claws. My take: Won’t play. At least for this first week I don’t think he’ll be in the lineup until the Packers rebuild him. They have the technology.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The one injury I’m watching most closely this week is Joe Flacco’s. I know he’s only owned in around 20% of leagues, but it’s not him I’m concerned about — it’s Lamar Jackson. The 2016 Heisman winner actually had an even better 2017 than his 2016 and would’ve won the award back to back if it weren’t for the crazy breakout of Baker Mayfield. If you’re a Tom Brady owner looking for a good bye week replacement — keep an eye on the Ravens QB situation. Either way Flacco goes I think a Ravens QB is due for a big game.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The baseball article I write during the baseball season has a section “Doing Lines In Vegas” but here in NFL season, we’re “Doing Lines With cinthree.” If anyone is willing bet me that Nathan Peterman will outscore the Chicago Bears defense in fantasy points tomorrow, I will take that bet. Peterman’s not going to break 10 and the Bears are probably putting up 12-15 (which makes them a bad play in DFS).Please, blog, may I have some more?
Week 8 of Propageddon featured the tie to honor the firing of Hue Jackson. Three touts tied at 10 out of 14 correct: last week’s winner Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF), Brandon Gdula (@Gdula13), and our own Rudy Gamble (@rudygamble). There was also a three-way tie on the reader side at 9 correct: @andrewkdewhirst (second straight), @evanklotzman, and gt.sundown. Any of you could have taken solo possession of first by grabbing the bonus point for sharing the post. Perhaps you’ll consider it this week. At stake is not only a free 7-day trial of Rudy’s tools, but Rudy will name his next predictatronomizer after the best reader (maybe). To get the extra credit just share your favorite prop of the week on any social media. THIS WEEK’S PROPS are live so get crunching. You can see the response distribution of the touts here.Please, blog, may I have some more?
What’s going on everyone, and welcome to the eighth week of the 2018 NFL season! I hope you guys all had a great Week 7 thanks to some awesome performances from Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, Kerryon Johnson, Marlon Mack, John Brown, Sterling Shepard, and Trey Burton!
Below are my rankings for Week 8, for all scoring systems, so enjoy!
In the meantime, I’ll be back on Saturday for the eighth edition of my 2018 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em series!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Return of the Donkey Teeth, like Devin Hester, on this week’s Ditka Pod! The guys revisit two rookies, profiling Ito Smith and Michael Gallup, who both have seen an increase in workload over recent weeks. Should you be looking to add either or both of these young men in your league?
Bra-My and DT also take a quick look at blossoming star Tevin Coleman, discussing his outlook for the rest of this season into next year. Then, in a full segment of Sausage/Cheesehead/Ditka, find out whether you should buy, sell or hold Adam Thielen, Alvin Kamara, Le’Veon Bell, Robert Woods, Amari Cooper and Carlos Hyde. Finally, the show is rounded out by an impromptu ranking of the top end tight ends and some behind the scenes Mega Millions negotiations. All the saaaaaasage you can handle right here:Please, blog, may I have some more?
I have witnessed one of the worst overtime games that I have ever seen. There was an interception, a fumbled punt, and a coach that doesn’t know the overtime rules. Jameis Winston threw an interception in Tampa Bay territory leaving the Browns with only about 15 yards to gain to give them a shot at a game-winning field goal. Tampa Bay held strong on defense and forced a punt. Jameis Winston then puts together a terrible 3 and out. Tampa punts the ball and strips Jabrill Peppers leaving the Buccaneers with the ball right around mid field. Jameis is able to complete a pass to DeSean Jackson to get inside the 40 setting up a 59-yard field goal attempt from a kicker who previously missed an extra point and a 40 yard field goal to win the game in regulation. One would think the Buccaneers coaching staff would go for it on 4th and long because the chances of Catanzaro making this kick are slim to none. NO! KICK IT! They did… He made it… What is life? Let’s get to some individual player tidbits from that dumb game.Please, blog, may I have some more?