Archive for August, 2009

New Orleans Saints Running Backs 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

New Orleans Saints Running Back by Committee Watch out if you’re drafting in fantasy drafts this weekend. The New Orleans Saints appear to be headed towards a true “running back by committee” this year. One Saints beat writer has written that the Saints actually intend on using not only Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush in their backfield this year – but also Mike Bell. Yes, that Mike Bell, of Denver Broncos and Houston Texans fame (if you want to call it that). Reggie Bush&#

Brandon Marshall Suspended by Denver Broncos

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Broncos Receiver Suspended for NFL Preseason Brandon Marshall has been suspended by the Denver Broncos for “conduct detrimental to the team”, after news footage surfaced of Brandon Marshall’s recent insubordination at the Broncos practice facility. Before practice on Tuesday, Brandon Marshall was seen walking through running drills and batting away balls that he was meant to catch. Later, Marshall took a football and punted it away in disgust. This was all caught on camera, for

Eagles-Jaguars Fantasy Football Stats

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason Results Donovan McNabb had a big showing in preseason football, with 244 yards on 21 of 36 passing for 1 touchdown (and 1 interception) and 10 yards rushing. Of course, McNabb’s big night was overshadowed by the first post-prison appearance of Michael Vick on an NFL field. Michael Vick showed up under center on the 2nd play of the game, as Donovan McNabb split out wide as a decoy while Vick threw a shovel pass. Michael Vick finished wi

Dolphins-Buccaneers Preseason Results

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Week 3 Preseason Chad Pennington had strong enough looking numbers against the Bucs, posting 9 completions for 128 yards and a touchdown, but it was hardly a confidence-building performance. The Dolphins hardly moved on their first four possessions and only moved in the first half during the two-minute drill. Once the team came out of halftime, Pennington led a drive for a touchdown. The Pennington touchdown was a 2-yard pass to Anthony Fasano, who

New England Patriots Running Backs

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

New England Patriots Fantasy Runners News Fred Taylor might be winning the starting running back job in New England, for whatever that’s worth. Fred Taylor played with the 1st team in the Patriots’ 2nd preseason game, getting 7 carries. Nearly half of those carries were for 5 yards or more, while Fragile Freddie collected a 12-yard pass to go along with his rushing totals. Laurence Maroney, after an unproductive Week 1 with the Pats 1st team offense, carried the ball three times and

Ray Rice Named Baltimore Ravens RB Starter

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Ray Rice Fantasy Football News The word is out: draft Ray Rice in fantasy football drafts. Ray Rice had a stellar 2009 offseason and was surprisingly named the starter before Baltimore Ravens training camp. According to the Ravens, Ray Rice’s promotion shouldn’t be seen as an indictment of Willis McGahee, who is also said to have had a good offseason. But at this point in their careers, Ray Rice, a 2nd year running back out of Rutgers, gives the Ravens more than McGahee does. Here

Edgerrin James Fantasy Football News

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Edgerrin James Signs with Seattle Seahawks Edgerrin James signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, while TJ Duckett was waived by the team. The Seahawks have struggled this preseason with 2.9 yards per carry, so they decided to go with Edge instead of Duckett. Word had been that TJ Duckett was being considered as a possible goal line option, so it’s possible that Edgerrin, who is a good 10 lbs heavier than Julius Jones, might first be given that job. Edge Had a Good 2008 Playoffs Remem

Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy Football News

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Big Ben Hurts His Ankle in Steelers Practice Ben Roethlisberger injured his ankle on a pass rush by James Harrison in practice today. The extent of the injury is still unknown, but Roethlisberger was able to joke about the collision: “It feels like a car ran over it.” Of course, Ben Roethlisberger knows how to play in pain, so this shouldn’t be much of a setback – unless x-rays or catscans show major damage. The play happened when Steelers LT Max Starks had trouble handli

Fantasy Football Scoring Systems

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Fantasy League Scoring Systems There are all kinds of fantasy football scoring systems to use and, depending on the fantasy scoring system your fantasy league uses, scoring systems will make you draft differently. So I thought I would go over some of the types of leagues I’ve been a part of in the past as examples of the fantasy football scoring systems out there. For each of these examples, I’ll try to include one or two fantasy football tips for drafting in each type of league. Qua

IDP Fantasy Football Scoring

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Individual Defensive Players – Fantasy Scoring Systems Let’s talk about drafting IDP or individual defensive players in your fantasy football league. There is a trick to drafting IDP players, because the stars of the NFL often aren’t the ones with the best stats lines. The impact of a defensive player on an NFL game isn’t always measured by the stats sheet, at least as they affect fantasy football. A “quarterback pressure” seldom is given points in fantasy f