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NFL Playoff Picture 2017

Posted: January 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

AFC WILD CARD ROUND JAN 7 – 8

RAIDERS 5th Seed (12-4) vs TEXANS 4th Seed (9-7)

This game all of the sudden looks to be a flip of the coin.  The Raiders were looking like a solid team and ready to fight to make that AFC Championship round, but without Derek Carr they have a long way to go. I know people are down and out now because Connor Cook is starting, but to me he played well last week vs maybe the best defense still in the NFL. We also have to remember that Cook is a rookie along with that, this was the first time he suited up all year for a game.  Connor Cook brings a lot to the table and if the rest of Oakland shows up they can pull out a win vs Texans. For fantasy value, I believe Oakland will have to lean more on the rushing game. The Texans are ranked 11th in allowing points to the opponent running back, so I believe Oakland will lean on that 3 headed RB core they have. The Texans are ranked 3rd best in allowing opponent QB’s points, which means Cook will have his hands full.

I believe for the Texans to get the win, we will need to see the best game of the year for Brock Osweiler.  I want to the best out of him not just for the win, but to save himself on bad season he gave the Texans and those fans.  Brock has a very talented roster to use and no team can just overlook DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and the rest of the WR group. Each of them WR’s have great speed and are are 6 foot+ in size.  The Raiders are not so good on defense, and fantasy wise they are ranked 26th in allowing opponent overall points.  The Raiders are also ranked 23rd in allowing points to the opponent running backs, which means Lamar Miller could have a field day.

Vegas Current Spread: -3.5 HOU (my pick, take HOU)

Fun Fact: Connor Cook has become the 1st NFL rookie QB to make his season debut start in the postseason.

DOLPHINS 6th Seed (10-6) vs STEELERS 3rd Seed (11-5)

I am personally excited to watch this game, I have always been a Matt Moore fan and it will be good to see him in the playoffs. Moore does not have a favorable match-up at all, so he has a large task at hand.  The Steelers are ranked 7th in allowing opponent QB’s points, and I don’t believe that will change at all in this game.  I assume they will keep rushing Moore and trying to put that pressure on him for an easy turnover. The Steelers also have been locking down the opponent WR’s and once again are ranked 7th in allowing points to the opponent WR position.  I think the focal point for the Dolphins will be in the run game with Jay Ajayi.  As of right now Ajayi is listed as questionable, but if he does play he has a favorable match-up with the Steelers be ranked the 27th worst team in allowing points to the opponent RB’s.

Now for the Steelers, what is there to say really.  This team will not slow down, nor will playoffs as long as Big Ben is helm.  The last time the Steelers missed playoffs was back in 2009 and the time before that was 2006 and then all the back to 1999 and 1998. If you want to go back even more, you have to go back to 1991 and 1990. So this franchise knows about the playoffs all to well. Also holding the current record for most Super Bowl wins (6 total) helps that knowledge as well.  The Steelers are one of the top teams favored to make it and win the Super Bowl (2017) again. My personal opinion is the Steelers beat the Dolphins and make it to the AFC Championship game. I don’t see the Dolphins having an answer to stop Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell.  Both of these players have very very favorable match-ups. The Dolphins are ranked 22nd in allowing points to the opponent RB’s and again 22nd to opponent WR’s.  Also this game is in Pittsburgh and the forecast is calling for cloudy and cold weather on Sunday.  If you are playing fantasy, don’t be scared to ever start Bell and Brown.  If you are looking at which QB to roll this weekend, Big Ben has a great match-up with the Dolphins being ranked 28th in allowing points to the opponent QB. To me, Big Ben might be the best QB play this weekend.

Vegas Current Spread: -10 PIT (my pick, take PIT and buy down .5 or full 1)

NFC WILD CARD ROUND JAN 7 – 8

LIONS 6th Seed (9-7) vs SEAHAWKS 3rd Seed (10-5-1)

I love Matthew Stafford and have since those Georgia days. It was great to seem him drafted 1st overall in 2009. I remember watching that draft and was glad he went ahead of Mark Sanchez. But once they started off the career, Sanchez did well with going to the playoffs and everyone started to jump on that wagon thinking he was QB to take from that 2009 draft. I never bought into that hype and my peronsal opinion was that the Jets defense and Thomas Jones (RB)/Shonn Greene (RB) took that Jets team to those playoffs. Anyway, back to this wild card game match-up. I think Stafford is going to have his hands full with that Seahawks defense. The Seahawks are ranked 4th in allowing points to the opponent QB, which does not help Stafford at all. The Seahawks have been so up/down this season vs opponent WR’s and the Lions have two very fast outside weapons in Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr. I think that the Lions need to try and keep passing it and trying to work in deep shots with these two explosive WR’s. The Seahawks tend to keep the opponent TE’s in check so I don’t see Ebron being much of a factor outside of the redzone, but he might soak up DE players in the middle of the field to help that outside down the field shot.

The Lions I don’t believe will have much of a run game, they are missing Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah hasn’t played since week 2 of the season. The Lions will look mostly at Zach Zenner who had 20 carrier last week. I think the Linos will need to try and work Dwayne Washington in to help Zenner carry that load vs a stingy Seahawks defense. For fantasy value I will be avoiding Lions players in general.

The Seahawks get maybe the easiest matchup in the NFC. The Detorit Lions had to fight back in every game this season, which does not help them vs a team like the Seahawks. Russell Wislon will be facing a Lions DE that is ranked 31st worst in allowing points to opponent QB’s which makes Wilson a lock for fantasy. Russell will be passing to one of the best TE’s in the NFL today in Jimmy Graham. The Lions are ranked 29th worst in allowing points to opponent TE’s which is great for a player like Graham. I believe Graham will be open alot and maybe have the best game of the season for himself. Wilson will also two good WR’s in Doug Baldwin (who I love in general) and Jermaine Kearse. I think Pual Richardson is also a sneaky play and someone that the Seahawks will try and work in. I don’t think you should be scared in taking a WR from the Seahawks roster when the Lions ranked 25th worst in allowing points to opponent WR’s. My picks would be Baldin/Graham and maybe if I wanted to use a flyer, lock in Richardson for the sleeper play of the whole Wild Card Round.

For the Seahawks run game, I think Rawls is a lock and not much to say. I think he will have a solid game and you can go wrong. I think people will sleep on him because he has been down as of late, but I think he will fine vs this Lions defense. But I also think that Alex Collins will get some work and could have a nice day as well.

Vegas Current Spread: -8 SEA (my pick, take SEA and maybe buy down to -7)

Fun Fact: Lions are the best comeback team in NFL history for a single season, with 8 come from behind wins in the fourth quarter.
GIANTS 5th Seed (11-5) vs PACKERS 4th Seed (10-6)

This in my opinion will be the best game of the Wild Card Round. Eli Manning will be facing a Packers defense that is ranked 26th worst in allowing points to opponent QB’s. Eli could have a field day and it helps having a WR core like the Giants have. The Packers are also ranked 22nd in allowing points to opponent WR’s which is great for players like Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz. Each of these WR’s have great speed, which spells trouble for that Packers DE who ranks 31st in total defense vs the pass and has allowed 32 passing TD’s. I don’t see the Giants being that great in the run game, the Packers have been pretty solid in stopping the run. If you want some fantasy value out of a Giants RB, I would look at Paul Perkins for that sneaky play. Myself, I will be avoiding them if I can help it.

All in all, I think the Gaints have a solid squad going into this playoff round and are getting overlooked way to much.

The Packers to me are getting to much love going into this game. They have been playing well as of late, but the Giants are just not getting any love. The 4 of the last 6 games for the Packers were against teams NOT in the playoffs. The other 2 games games were against two current playoffs team in SEA and DET. Well to me the Seahawks have been up/down all year and the Lions are missing a starting RB along with not having a good defense at all. They also got embarrassed by the Redskins 42-24 and before that they got embarrased by the Titans 47-25. The Packers also barely pulled out a win vs the Bears 30-27. I think they will have a hard day vs Eli and that WR’s core the Giants have. The Giants are ranked 5th vs opponent RB’s and 5th vs opponent WR’s. These numbers don’t help out the Packers at all, and think Montgomery and Adams will be the players to target for Rdogers. Also don’t forget the Giants are ranked 2nd in points allowed to opponent QB’s. I am staying away from the Packers roster myself.

Vegas Current Spread: -4.5 GB (my pick, take NYG).

Fun Fact: Lambeau Field Playoff Record for Aaron Rodgers 2-2 and Eli Mannings record is 2-0.

My Week 3 DF Team

Posted: September 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you are a DFS player, here is my NFL Week 3 lineup, it did pretty well for me.

Week 3

Welcome Back Fantasy Football Fans!

Posted: September 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

Yes I know I have been away for awhile now, but I AM BACK NOW! Well so far over the first 3 weeks of the season we have seen a number of injuries, scores, new teams making strong pushes, some previously strong teams fading into weakness.  I am sure some of are already hurting with injuries to players like Tony Romo and Ben Roethlisberger. I will be posting a start’em / sit’em by Thursday, so stay tuned.

Well what can I say about this offseason so far.  It has been one of the craziest offseasons  and we still have a lot more to come.  We have seen a few big names move on to new teams like we thought they would, but then you get sneakers like Welker landed with the Broncos who just blow up the free agency market when a move like that happens.  Then you turn around and see moves like Miami paying Hartline $30 million over 5 years which is more then Broncos paying Welker $12 million for 2 years.  If you haven’t seen any free agency news, here are the top 3 big winners to to me.

1. Miami Dolphins – To me they just landed two big players to help them on each side of the ball.  Mike Wallace will help them stretch the field, he is one of the best in the game to stretch the field with that remarkable speed of his.  Tannehill has a big arm so he should have no issue getting Wallace the ball deep.  Also as of right now, Wallace is the only FA getting an avg of $10 million a year, everyone else has been way below that.  I think this would be a good WR core with Hartline and Bess, each have speed and hands, if Tannehill can get protecting this group has great upside and might end up being a top WR core in the NFL.

Miami also landed LB Dannell Ellerbe from the Ravens, he should help fill the middle of the field and will be great help in stopping the run.  To me Miami’s DE just jumped up another notch, they already have a very good DB core, so now the sky is the limit for this growing Miami team.

2. Denver Broncos – Well what can we say, they just landed one of the best slot WR’s of all time in Wes Welker.  This WR core for Denver is going to be a force to reckon with, team will have issues covering both big WR’s on the outside and then the great Welker in the middle.  Also you cannot forget they still have Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen to come over the middle as well.  This is going to be a fun one to watch this season.

Broncos also snagged away OG Louis Vasquez from the Chargers.  Now this seemed like a great deal for them and just a bad mistake by the Chargers for not resigning him.  Well then I took a stepped back and realized Phillip Rivers was the 2nd most sacked QB in the league last season.  Denver already has a good O line, this Vasquez pick will be a great hit or a bad miss. Broncos also was able to land Terrance Kinghton, but that is really nothing special unless Terrance can show up unlike he did last year for Jacksonville.

Now the big name player to top off the free agency hunt for the Broncos so far was adding Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.  This might be the best add for them because it just makes that DB core and DE in general that much better on paper.  I am ready to see what they can do with him along side Champ Bailey and Chris Harris.

3. Cleveland Browns – The big news for the Browns so far was the signing of LB Paul Kruger.  This is big for them because they need the help over the middle and a run stopped in the 2nd level.

The other big signing for the Browns was Desmond Bryant.  This is also going to be a big part of the run stop DE which is going to help the Browns huge.  Reports has said Browns will try to sign a top CB, well with already having a top CB in Joe Haden this run stop DE will be huge for those CB’s.  The Browns we will something to see this season, even more so if they can log a top FA TE like Fred Davis or Dustin Keller.  I know I am ready to see how this all plays out for the Browns.

Well Patriots and Jabar Gaffney fans it looks like your dreams may or may not of came true today. Yes it is true that Jabar Gaffney signed with the New England Patriots.

I am a little lost on why the Patriots signed Gaffney, they have signed a number of other WR’s in the off-season already.  The Patriots signed, Anthony Gonzalez, Brandon Lloyd, Donté Stallworth and now Jabar Ganney.  This list does not even include the current WR’s they have on the roster.  I am unsure how they plan on using all of these WR’s, but maybe they don’t really even care to do that.  I am thinking the Patriots wanted to signed all of these WR’s so no other team in the AFC can land them and have a deep threat vs them since the Patriots had a lot of issues stopping the passing game last season.

Anyway, I guess we will all find out how the Patriots plan on using these WR’s come regular season.

On April 2nd 2012, The San Diego Chargers have confirmed the passing of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau.

This is a very sad day in the NFL and sports in general.  Junior Seau was reported dead today from a gunshot wound.  Some of the reports I’ve seen said it was a “self-inflicted wound” and others just say “gunshot wound”.  So as of right now I am unsure if it was self-inflicted or not, but either way its still a tragedy.

Junior was in the NFL for 20 years with three different teams “San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots”.  Junior was a 1st round pick in the 1990 NFL draft going 5th overall to the San Diego Chargers.

During Juinor’s time in the NFL, I believe he was one of the best to play the game and still ranks among the best ever.  Junior should be selected for the Hall of Fame in my eyes.

I would like to provide my condolences to Junior Seau’s family and friends.

Hello football fans,

So as most of you may no, it already has been a big off-season. This off-season has had tons of changes that have changed your favorite teams roster/staff.

Myself, I’m a very big Dallas Cowboys fan and so far they have made a number of changes to make me pleased. I am very happy with the Cowboys 1st round draft pick Morris Claiborne, I hope he turns out to be a beast. I cannot wait until the start of regular season and to see how all these changes and made all these teams better or worse. Anyway, I also wanted to let you know I’ll be providing fantasy football advice and picks for your fantasy team this year. These picks will be for daily and year leagues.