The Big Board takes into consideration past returns, current performance and expected future gains in determining who should be included among the top 50 fantasy football players. Essentially, the Big Board is a cheat sheet designed for a fantasy owner who is planning to participate in a draft today. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football default scoring settings are used as the baseline for the Big Board.
Should you drop Travis Kelce? One pundit is considering it (AP)
Ah, Week 8, cruel Week 8. Six teams are on holiday. Six teams sit out next week, too. The time to get in fantasy character is now, right now.
Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski are here to touch on all the key topics. Are Russell Wilson and Carson Palmer still in the Circle of Trust? What’s going on with crowded backfields in Washington and Denver? Is there any hope for Allen Robinson, or Travis Kelce, or the Chicago offense?
How do we handle Green Bay’s offense, which throws an awful lot (to a bunch of guys) but has a makeshift backfield? Is Matt Asiata the answer? If so, what’s the question? What DFS positions should you pay up and pay down for this week?
Give us an hour, we’ll give you the world. (We even start with a brief bit of World Series and Draymond Green talk, but it’s
Every Wednesday the Noise highlights 12 under-started names who he believes are destined to torch the competition. To qualify, each player must be started in fewer than 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post results, whether genius or moronic, the following week using the scoring system shown here (Thresholds – QB: 18 fpts, RB: 13 fpts, WR: 11 fpts: TE: 10 fpts; .5 PPR). If you’re a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 8 Flames in the comments section below.
Tyrod Taylor, Buf, QB (33 percent started, $32 in Yahoo DFS) Matchup: vs. NE Similar to Marcus Mariota, T-Mobile is a poor man’s Cam Newton, a multidimensional passer who pads the bottom line with his legs. Despite being without the services of Sammy Watkins and most recently Robert Woods, the Bills’ passer has played unfazed, repeatedly bombarding DBs with deep-ball attempts. Not only is he the current
Shuffle Up season is here, my friends. Here’s the idea — how would we rank fantasy players if the season were starting right now? These are not weekly ranks, these are rest-of-season ranks.
A few caveats up front. The prices are unscientific in nature, merely used as a way to compare players within their position. I do not compare prices outside of position — a price of a quarterback is only meant to be considered within his positional class. I am generally far less expectant with injury-returning players, so don’t be surprised when I like them less than you do.
Every Shuffle Up is done from scratch. I think it’s counterproductive to justify an old, dated list. I want my current opinions. I considered a modified PPR scoring system for the field players.
Spencer Ware: He’s totaled 294 yards from scrimmage with two touchdowns over the last two games, and Jamaal Charles has renewed knee issues making it increasingly unlikely he’ll contribute much over the rest of the season. Ware is on pace to finish with 2,075 yards and eight touchdowns this year, and he has another dream matchup in Week 8 against an Indy defense that’s allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs. Ware should be considered a top-five fantasy RB down the stretch.
Ty Montgomery: Putting his eligibility controversy aside, Montgomery is turning into a fantasy asset regardless of whether he’s labeled a running back or not. He’s racked up 20 catches on 25 targets (while adding a dozen carries) over the past two games, and yet he’s somehow still available in nearly 40% of Yahoo leagues. The Packers offense remains a work in progress, but Eddie Lacy is essentially out for the year,
There have been numerous tweets and questions about whether Ty Montgomery would become eligible at running back in Yahoo Fantasy after getting a chance to line up in the backfield after a rash of injuries for the Green Bay Packers. After much consideration, Yahoo Fantasy Sports has decided to leave Montgomery as receiver only at this time.
We realize many of you will disagree with this, including possibly Aaron Rodgers, but we’re standing by the fact that the Packers haven’t listed Montgomery as a running back on their official depth chart. If and when that happens, we will update his position designation.
Six of our fantasy gurus weighed in with the pitfalls of making the change now. As always, we appreciate your passion, so please feel to tell us why you agree or disagree in the comments section.
By Jeff Ratcliffe, Pro Football Focus Special to Yahoo Sports
It was a historic week in the NFL with a massive rushing performance for the record books, but there were also a number of other stats that stick out. Here are 10 stats to know from Week 7 of the NFL season, using the help of Pro Football Focus grades and data:
1. Melvin Gordon leads the NFL with 10 total touchdowns.
Remember when Gordon was a bust? He’s the quintessential example of a post-hype sleeper. After a disappointing rookie campaign where he failed to reach pay dirt even once, Gordon has double-digits TDs in just seven games after scoring three times against the Falcons in Week 7. He also ranks fourth in the league in carries (138) and averages 22.6 touches per game. Gordon has gone from bust to beast
On this week’s rousing edition of the program, Brad Evans and Brandon Funston try their damnedest to understand what’s ailed suffering commodities Allen Robinson, Jeremy Maclin, Jordan Howard and Russell Wilson.
Additionally, our fantasy trumpeters broke down this week’s top waiver wire options. How much should owners shell out for Davante Adams? What about Mike Gillislee, Matt Asiata or Chris Thompson?
B&B also touched on Dez Bryant’s expected return and revealed their top stream QBs and D/STs heading into a frightening six-team bye week.
Each week throughout the NFL season, we identify six players to target on fantasy waiver wires, plus a lightly owned D/ST. All are available in a majority of Yahoo leagues. Add as needed.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers, 18% owned
Sixteen targets. Sixteen. That’s the workload Adams received in Green Bay’s win against Chicago, a number that led all NFL receivers in Week 7. Adams isn’t exactly known for his reliable hands, but he managed to catch 13 balls on Thursday night, gaining 132 yards and finding the end-zone twice. He’s obviously not a lock for double-digit weekly target totals going forward, but it’s worth noting that he’s seen at least seven chances in four of his six games this season. Next Sunday, the Packers travel to Atlanta to face a defense that ranks next-to-last against the pass (294.3 YPG). Green Bay clearly doesn’t trust its ground game at the moment, not with Eddie Lacy sidelined, so it’s reasonable to expect another 50-plus pass attempts from Aaron Rodgers.
Matt Ryan didn’t have his best game, but at least he concentrated his throws, as Julio Jones turned 15 targets into nine receptions and 174 yards. It’s too bad Jones isn’t used more in the red zone, but he’s nevertheless on pace to finish the year with 91 catches, 1,897 yards and nine touchdowns. That yardage total would be the second most ever in a season (giving him two of the top-three marks all time), and he gets Green Bay and Tampa Bay the next two weeks. Jones is a monster and has separated himself as the clear No. 1 fantasy wide receiver right now.
Melvin Gordon got just 3.1 YPC but scored another three touchdowns, giving him 10 on the year. He’s yet to get even 4.4 YPC during a game this season, but fantasy owners certainly don’t care with all those scores. Gordon’s 53 receiving yards Sunday were a career high…Odd to see San Diego on the other side of a late comeback victory…I was
Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don talk Jay Ajayi’s second straight huge game and what to make of the mess in Jacksonville. The duo also discuss what life looks like in Pittsburgh without Ben Roethlisberger and the high-scoring overtime game in Atlanta. This much and more during a fantasy football podcast recapping what went down in Week 7.