Kevin Nelson

Case of the Mondays: Week 13 Waiver Report and Recap

Author: Kevin Nelson

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Well here we go guys. It's week 13 and for most of us, that means playoffs begin next week. Hopefully you are still alive and in good position for your final run of the year. It is starting to get pretty thin out there on the waiver wire, so hopefully we can identify a few guys who may help you win your titles or at least identify a few trends to help you keep your eye on the prize and stay ahead of your opponents. After all, not everyone can have Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers right?

 

Note 1: Next Year

Ok this is slightly off topic, but as I watched Victor Cruz climb the list of WRs list again with his performance last night I began thinking about next year's drafts. I'm weird like that. Who are the studs going to be? I mean who are the guys you would feel great about taking at wide receiver in the first and second rounds? Andre Johnson, who has been hurt back to back years now? Victor Cruz to repeat with all those weapons in New York out of the slot? Larry Fitzgerald after we see how bad Kolb is? Jordy Nelson? Hakeem Nicks? Wes Welker is number 2 right now but does he scream superstud early draft pick? Outside of Calvin Johnson, for the most part, consistency at the wide receiver position this year has been hard to find. Not really anything ground breaking, and I’m sure things will clear up as we get into next year, just an interesting list to look at right now.

Note 2: Detroit Lions

Case of the Mondays: Week 12 Waiver Report and Recap

Author: Kevin Nelson

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And the hits just keep on comin! For those of you out there who haven’t experienced the bug yet this year I congratulate you. For the majority, injuries have over whelmed the NFL this year like a plague. Sunday was no different as we lost another quarterback potentially for the season and another stud running back went down. Jay Cutler fractured his thumb and will miss a minimum of 6 weeks, aka the remainder of the fantasy season. I don’t know how many of you were actually relying on Jay week in and week out so the loss might not be that big of a blow but there is a different group of owners who have still not exhaled since Sunday. Those would be the AP owners. AP went down with an ankle injury that initially looked like it could have been devastating. I usually have a rule that if a player leaves on a cart, it’s all bad news. The good news is it is, only a sprain; the bad news is, its high ankle. It looks like AP will miss AT LEAST this week, but potentially could miss more. AP is saying all of the right things, he wants to play, blah blah blah, but let’s be honest about high ankle sprains; typical recovery is 4-6 weeks. All aboard the Toby Gerhart train to the playoffs??? Hmmm.

Week 11

Note 1: Kevin Smith’s comeback

 

Case of the Mondays: Week 11 Waiver Report and Recap

Author: Kevin Nelson

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It’s funny. No matter how long you play this game, how much studying you do, how much football you watch, the unpredictableness of the NFL is inevitable. One week nobody knows who DeMarco Murray is, the next he is a household name. One week Matt Schaub is leading the Texans to perhaps being the best team in the AFC, the next he is out for the season. The joys of never knowing exactly what will happen are also our pains, and week 10 was the epitome of those sentiments. John Skelton outscored all quarterbacks save 3. Michael Bush outscored all running backs save 1. This is the top 8 scoring wide receivers, how many did you have high on your cheat sheets: Larry Fitzgerald, Denarius Moore, Laurent Robinson, Jordy Nelson, Damian Williams, Vincent Brown, Jacoby Jones, and Harry Douglas. Talk about studs!!! If it tells us anything, it is that you need FFBLife to be on top of our game now more than ever and fortunately for you we will be. For better, for worse, we will be there. That said; let’s check out some more of the unpredictableness that was week 10:

 

Injuries

Case of the Mondays: Week 14 Waiver Report and Recap

Author: Kevin Nelson

mjd

A standing ovation, and a round of applause my fickle football fans! If you are still interested in what we have to say, you must be either preparing for your playoff match up, finishing up the last week before the playoffs, or are just an awesome person in general. Regardless, glad to have you none the less. With the playoffs beginning for most leagues, mind sets shift and margin for error dissipates. In addition to reviewing a few things that caught my eye this past week, I would like to include a few general tips I have for playoff survival. This is it! The draft prep, the draft, the trades, the pick ups, the great calls and bad calls all culminate with these next few weeks. Win or go home time. This is why we play the game. Let's go.

Note 1: Play the guys who brung ya!

Look we all focus on match ups and try and play the percentages and I believe in that philosophy 100%. However, don't OVER think your line up at this stage just because it's the playoffs. If Mario Manningham comes back and you have some other receiver with a seemingly great match up you aren't sitting Victor Cruz. The man has been stud and you need to start your studs when it counts. Don't get cute, it's not a good look.

Note 2: My coin flip philosophy

Case of the Mondays: Week 10 Waiver Report and Recap

Author: Kevin Nelson

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Is it just me or is the season just flying by? We are coming into week TEN for crying out loud! Fantasy football leagues in which playoffs are weeks 14-16 only have four weeks left to hold their leads, make up ground, or wreak havoc on other owner’s dreams. Many trade deadlines will come and go this week so if you have any roster tinkering left to do, make sure you check your league rules and find out when your deadline officially is. Lastly, make sure to get your lineups taken care of early this week as Thursday night football begins this week as well. Yep, two days till some more football! Let’s get to work……

 

Note 1: Tim Tebow

-          I don’t know if I have mentioned this before or not but this guy scores fantasy points. 23 more standard league points good for 3rd in the league. Ugly = pretty in this case, if ya know what I mean. Oh and as a side note, McGahee definitely looks like the man in that backfield and will get plenty of attempts as they turn to an even more ground oriented team with Tebow and Decker seems to be the only guy Tebow has eyes for. Tebow doesn’t throw for many yards so receiving options outside of Denver might be able to head back to the wire.

Note 2: Shannanigans