Such is the NFL right? Beat the 49ers and Seahawks in back to back weeks, lose to the Chargers. Who are you Colts? Fantasy owners can’t be happy with their Colts’ performances as the Chargers dominated time of possession on Monday Night. That is the funny thing about this game we play, ya just never know what you’re gonna get. Thad Lewis as the 5th highest scoring QB? Mike Glennon in the top 10? We have talked about it before and the quarterback carousel continues. Not to mention Brandon Jacobs and Mike Tolbert finding themselves in the top 10. Is it 2010? There were many other things that caught my eye in week 6, and it wasn’t just the cheerleaders. Let’s talk about them.
Note 1: RB Roulette
- Brandon Jacobs, Mike Tolbert, Chris Ogbonnaya, and Andre Ellington all finished above names like Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Matt Forte, CJ Spiller and more. The funny part is, I wouldn’t recommend any of them confidently going forward. If I had to take one, I would say Andre Ellington because he is young, looks talented, and the Cards needs a back. The other three are nothing special at this point and week 6 should be seen as the exception, not the rule.
Note 2: Injury Report
- Jimmy Graham: Foot (minor injury, expected back after the bye) Don’t know what was up with zero catches though. I don’t care what DB is on him, 6’ 7” and his size? Throw it up Drew.
- Randall Cobb: Broken fibula, out 6-8 weeks. This one hurts. James Jones also got hurt, but his seems more minor and he has a chance to play in week 7. Aaron Rodgers will need to lean even more on Jordy Nelson, Jermichael Finley, and Eddie Lacy. Go pick up Jarrett Boykin in the mean time.
- DeMarco Murray: Knee. Originally ruled out for next week already, now there are conflicting reports that murray could be ok. Keep an eye on the situation and pick up Joseph Randle just in case. The other back up in Dallas, Lance Dunbar, also got hurt (hamstring) so there is a chance Randle could have the keys to the castle.
Note 3: Percy
- He is running full speed. He has a chance to practice with the team as soon as next week. Get ready folks.
Another week, and another Stock Watch. Blowouts, comebacks, and shockers, we had it all this weekend in the NFL. It was another one for the books, folks, and I am going do my best to walk you through the Wall Street of fantasy football player values. So read on and let me know what your think. Cheers to October and to being sports fans. Enjoy!
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Alex Smith, KCC - As far as San Francisco is concerned, Alex Smith is making them look worse by the week. He is the pocket passing version of Tim Tebow. A bold statement, I know, but all the kid does is win. It may not be pretty, but this is football, RIGHT?! Consider this, in his starts since last year, Alex Smith led football teams are 12-1. And even better? Smith has compiled over 20 fantasy points in three of his four starts this year, making him something in 2013 with the Chiefs, that he was never able to be while with the 49ers. Alex Smith is a LEGIT fantasy football option for those in need of a QB. I love it. Go Hawks. Moving on...
Le’Veon Bell, PIT - I traded Bell last week for James Jones and felt pretty good about it considering Pittsburgh had only rushed for 51 yards a contest coming into week 4. After last weekend, I am not so sure I got the best out of this deal. Bell looked quick, agile and seemed to have a nose for the endzone, scoring two touchdowns on Sunday. Yes, he had only 57 yards on 16 attempts in his debut, but the Michigan State product also had four receptions increasing his value in PPR formats. Adding further value, Bell won’t face a rushing defense ranked higher than 14 from weeks 7-11. I see Bell as a borderline RB2-flex option at this point. Stay tuned...