12/10/14- NFL Fantasy Now Recap

Here’s what you missed from Monday and Tuesday’s shows:

  • Big names put up some terrible numbers in week 14 (Peyton Manning 2.72, Demaryius.Thomas 1.1, Josh Gordon 1.5, Jimmy Graham 2.5).
  • Buffalo’s defenses has allowed less than ten points to opposing QBs the past three weeks.  Next up, Aaron Rodgers.
  • Andre Ellington done for the year.  Kerwynn Williams will be starting in his place.  Williams put up 100 yards rushing.
  • Other injuries: Colt McCoy, Zach Mettenberger, Percy Harvin, Andre Johnson.
  • Fabiano’s Mock First Round for 2015:
    1. Le’Veon Bell
    2. Matt Forte
    3. Jamaal Charles
    4. LeSean McCoy
    5. Eddie Lacy
    6. Andrew Luck
    7. DeMarco Murray
    8. Antonio Brown
    9. Demaryius Thomas
    10. Aaron Rodgers
  • Tweet Adam Rank with#YouMadeTheList of players you will not draft next year.
  • Lessons Learned for 2015:  Fabiano says draft the best available player in the first round because there are too many RBs with uncertainly, and the league is evolving.  Akbar says lasts years number are not an indicator of future success, and he mentions Peyton Manning as an example.  James Koh says evaluate RBs and WRs equally, as more RBBC are occurring.
  • Players with favorable playoff match ups: Drew Brees, Isaiah Crowell.
  • Johnn Manziel is starting.  Akbar says to start him if you have a disappointing QB with a bad matchup like Colin Kaepernick.
  • Cam Newton was in a car accident.
  • Torrey Smith has a sprained knee.
  • Aaron Rodgers took a knee on the last play which costs fantasy owners -0.4.
  • Most Targeted Players: T.Y. Hilton, Julio Jones, Vincent Jackson, A.J. Green, Odell Beckham Jr, Martellus Bennett, Fred Jackson, Antonio Brown, Michael Crabtree, Julian Edelman.
  • Most Backfield Opportunities: DeMarco Murray, Le’Veon Bell, Andre Williams, Arian Foster, Marshawn Lynch, Latavius Murray, Matt Asiata, Joique Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Tre Mason.
  • Waiver Wire Targets: Latavius Murray, Charles Johnson, Kerwynn Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Cole Beasley, Jared Cook, Johnny Manziel.
  • Players that will redeem themselves in week 15: Demaryius Thomas, Alfred Morris, LeSean McCoy, LeGarrette Blount, Josh Gordon, Jimmy Graham.
  • Week 15  match ups that make you nervous: Peyton Manning vs San Diego, Matthew Stafford vs Minnesota, Mike Wallace vs New England, A.J. Green vs Cleveland.
  • Who should be the first QB drafted in 2015: Aaron Rodgers (Rank, Grant), Andrew Luck (Akbar).
  • Who should be the first RB drafted in 2015: Le’Veon Bell (Grant, Rodgers, Akbar), Jamaal Charles (Smith).

Broadway’s Breakdown:  I’m not starting Johnny Manziel even if you paid me to.  You just have to ask yourself the old “What’s more likely to happen?”  Is Manziel more likely to throw for 250 yards, 2 TD, and rush for 50 yards (23 fantasy points), or throw for 200 yards, 1 TD, 2 Ints, and 30 rushing yards (9 fantasy points).  I’m not saying either will happen, but Manziel is going against a division rival that allows the fifth fewest points to fantasy QBs.  Look at it this way, there are at least 10 better choices this week, and no one should be surprised if  Manziel disappoints.  As for Fabiano’s 2015 mock first round, I thought it was solid with the exception of the two receivers listed.  Why take Demaryius in the first, when you can get Dez in the second, ya know?  All the data I have collected across over 75 leagues the past three years indicates you almost have to go with a RB in the first round.

Steve Broadway is the author of Fantasy Football Playoffs Guaranteed, the only fantasy football guide that guarantees you’ll make the playoffs or DOUBLE your money back.  For more information, visit fantasyfootballplayoffsguaranteed.com

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