Here is a recap of the recent episodes of NFL Fantasy Live and Fantasy Football Live. The points that I strongly agree with are marked with an asterisk.
NFL Fantasy Live 11/4/14, with Matt Smith, Michael Fabiano, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Marcas Grant and Adam Rank.
-Top Waiver Wire Targets: Carson Palmer, Martavis Bryant, Ryan Tannehill, Mark Sanchez, Jordan Matthews, Kyle Orton, -Owen Daniels
-Tomy Romo hopeful for progress
-Arian Foster not expected to miss time
-Nick Foles out 6-8 weeks
-Lamar Miller is day-to-day
-Odell Beckham Jr is the best WR in all of NY (Fabiano)
-WR Top 10 Targets Plus Touches: Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Percy Harvin, Brandon Lafell, Eric Decker, Vincent Jackson, Mychal Rivera, Odell Beckham JR, Demaryius Thomas, Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins.
-RB Top 10 Targets Plus Touches: Mark Ingram, Marshawn Lynch, Jeremy Hill, LeSean McCoy, Andre Ellington, Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, Bobby Rainey, Alfred Morris, Tre Mason
-Players to Buy Low: Julio Jones*, Calvin Johnson*, Brandon Marshall*, Le’Veon Bell*
-Players to Sell High: Ben Roethlisberger*, Marshawn Lynch, Andre Ellington, Jeremy Maclin
-Spot Starts: Mike Evans*, Bobby Rainey*, Davante Adams, Anquan Boldin.
NFL Fantasy Live 11/5/14, with James Koh, Michael Fabiano, Molly Qerim, Marcas Grant, Elliot Harrison
-Mike Glennon benched in favor of Josh McCown
-Ryan Mallett starting QB in Houston.
-5 Most Added Players: Martavis Bryant, Denard Robinson, Jeremy Hill, Adrian Peterson, Carson Palmer
-5 Most Dropped Players: Branden Oliver, Nick Foles, Jerick McKinnon, Jordan Reed, Eddie Royal-
-When Josh Gordon returns, he will pick up where he left off (Fabiano)
-Mark Sanchez is a viable option (Marcas Grant)
-Roethlisberger will not end in the top 5 fantasy QBs (Fabiano)
-Adam Rank’s Sleepers: Mark Sanchez, Bobby Rainey*, Terrance West.
-Ben Roethlisberger is a better option than Cam Newton (Harrison)*
-LeSean McCoy will be the highest scoring player this week(Grant)
-Golden Tate is a better start than Sammy Watkins (Harrison)
-Denard Robinson is a better start than Martavis Bryant (Grant)
-Mohammed Sanu is a better start than Odell Beckham (Harrison)
-Ronnie Hillman is a better start than Justin Forsett (Grant)*
-Start: Andre Ellington*, Justin Forsett, Ronnie Hillman*, Bobby Rainey, Kelvin Benjamin, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Julio Jones*, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger*, Matt Ryan
-Sit: Frank Gore*, Lamar Miller, Reggie Bush, Andre Williams*, Doug Baldwin*, Percy Harvin, Rueben Randle*, Mike Wallace, Jay Cutler, Eli Manning, Alex Smith, Ryan Tannehill
-Wide Receiver Question Marks: Golden Tate, Steve Smith Sr, Mike Evans, Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones
Fantasy Football Live 11/4/14 with Russ Thaler, Takeo Spikes, Kay Adams, Andy Berens
-On The Bandwagon: Adams likes RGIII, Berens likes Denard Robinson, Spikes likes Carson Palmer*.
-Yahoo Most Added QBs: Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco
-Yahoo Most Added RBs: Adrian Peterson, Terrance West, Charles Sims
-Yahoo Most Added WRs: Mike Evans, Martavis Bryant, Allen Hurns
-Yahoo Most Added TEs: Owen Daniels, Mychal Rivera, Charles Clay
-Smart Adds: Mark Sanchez, Terrance West, Mike Evans*, Owen Daniels
-Most Dropped Players: Nick Foles, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton, Branden Oliver, Andre Williams, Donte Moncrief, Eddie -Royal, Wes Welker, Jordan Reed, Tim Wright, Jordan Cameron.
-Smart Drops: Branden Oliver (Ryan Mathews is coming back), Cordarrelle Patterson.
-Good Fill-Ins: Kenny Britt, Juwan Thompson*, Brandon LaFell*
-Trade For: Carlos Hyde, Matthew Stafford*, Vincent Jackson
-Don’t Play: Cordarrelle Patterson, Brandon Oliver, Ben Tate*, Vernon Davis*.
-Streaming Defenses Available in Over 50% of Yahoo Leagues: Dallas*, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Green Bay, Jacksonville
-Roethlisberger can keep it up (Spikes). Sell high after he plays the Jets (Berens)*.
-With Calvin Johnson returning, Golden Tate will continue to perform (Spikes and Berens).
-Spikes is not sure if Adrian Peterson is worth adding because the league may take action. Berens says the uncertainty makes you have to pick him up.
-Fearless Forecast: Berens likes Jeremy Hill*, Spikes and Adams like Mike Evans*.
11/5 Fantasy Football Live with Dave Briggs, Kay Adams, Brian Westbrook, Takeo Spikes, and Brandon Funston.
Start Mark Sanchez, Denard Robinson, Bobby Rainey*, Steven Jackson with confidence.
-No confidence in Anthony Dixon*, Andre Williams*
-RB Desperation Play: Chris Polk
-Either, Neither, or Both: Start neither Detroit RBs or Cleveland RBs or Carolina RBs*.
-Westbrook doesn’t like Mike Evans because of the uncertainty at QB.
-Terrance Williams will struggle because there are not enough balls to go around (Westbrook)*
-Must play Martavis Bryant (Funston).
-Either, Neither, or Both: Steve Smith over Torrey Smith*, Odell Beckham over Rueben Randle*, Neither Michael Crabtree nor Anquan Boldin*.
-Funston and Adams are higher on Jay Cutler than most.
-Streaming TE: Owen Daniels
-Funston likes Denard Robinson as a WR*
Broadway’s Breakdown: The best thing I heard all week was the application of the Keith Byars rule application for Denard Robinson. You know I don’t love any Jaguar. But if your league recognized Robinson as a RB/WR, it’s a very good idea to use him as a WR that will get at least 10 touches per game. Now, while Mark Sanchez looked fantastic in preseason and performed well last week after Foles went down, I still have to believe there are 10 QB better than that butt fumble guy who eats hotdogs during the game. I have him ranked outside my top 15.
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