Fantasy Football Add Drop for Week 6

Fall Break is a time  for painting pumpkins, finding your favorite and for me getting back to writing on my blog. Hopefully I can get into a habit of writing more often here as I do feel that eventually I can give something to the sports blogging world that no one else is. Recently I have been searching for my inner optimistic Browns fan by writing previews for MTAF Cleveland.  You can check out my work here. So that’s a little update on where I’ve been so now I will present my list of players I am planning or hoping to add this week in fantasy football.

Add

  1. Thomas Rawls- The former Central Michigan Chippewa broke out in a huge way last week running through and around the Bengals stout defense. Lynch has struggled recently and may have hit his Shaun Alexander-esque point of no return so Rawls may become a Justin Forsett type pick up that could save your league.
  2. Willie Snead- I told my buddy last week to pick Willie Snead last week in a PPR because I liked his consistency. After his break out game last week it appears he is Drew Brees number 1 or two receiver. This gives him the upside of a quality WR2 for the rest of the year. And on a side note Willie Snead is from Ball State making my top 2 add #MACtion alumni.
  3. Charcandrick West- I’m not to hot on Jamaal Charles potential replacement as I’m assuming Reid will move to a committee. Plus the Chiefs O-Line isn’t that good.
  4. Gary Barnidge- If Gary Barnidge is still available pick him up. No questions asked.
  5. Andre Johnson- After two straight goose eggs Johnson finally found his groove last Thursday. If anyone in your league was stupid enough to give up on him early (I was, whoops) go ahead and pick him up to see if can duplicate Thursdays performance.
  6. Josh McCown- Josh McCown is playing like a Pro Bowl QB despite throwing to an underwhelming receiving corps. His schedule gets a lot a tougher soon with match-ups against the Broncos, Rams and Cardinals but afterwards he can be a valuable streaming option.

Drop

  1. Jamaal Charles- Obviously considering he tore his ACL
  2. Marques Colston- Snead and Cooks seem like the Saints main targets plus Colston suffered a separated shoulder last week.
  3. Darren Sproles- Murray is getting into a groove and Mathews has been playing well. No reason to own the third back on a medioce offense.

Fantasy Football Add Drop for Week 2

  1. Marcus Mariota- Odds are he’ll be one of the first players taken off the waiver in your league, and for good reason. He looked absolutely dominant in the opener. He probably isn’t this year’s Cam Newton but he should finish near the top 10 in fantasy points this year and he has a good match-up against the Browns in week 2.
  2.  Terrance Williams- Was probably drafted in your league but if not grab him in the wake of Dez Bryant’s injury. Could get 10 TDs this year.
  3. Stevie Johnson- I drafted Johnson in a couple of my leagues and was very pleased with his first week numbers. He will be a good flex option all year-long.
  4. James Jones- Not as excited about him as everyone else is because he only had 4 targets which was 3rd among GB WRs.
  5. Tyler Eifert. Jordan Reed, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins- Any of these TEs are worth a pickup if you feel you are having issues at the position.
  6. Brandon Coleman- A sleeper throughout August it now may now be too late to nab the man who could hop over Marques Colston and become the Saints number 2 receiver.
  7. Titans D/ST- They have an easy match-up against the Browns and perhaps Johnny Manziel this Sunday. Should be easy points if you are streaming defenses.
  8. Patriots D/ST- The Pats go up against the Bills which seems like a decent match-up, but it is there week 3 game against the Jags that will make this pick up worth it.
  9. Cole Beasley (PPR)- Dallas’ slot receiver will be in line for lots of receptions now that Dez Bryant is hurt.

Drop

  1. Reggie Bush- He is now hurt and there is no chance now he’ll be stealing any of Hyde’s carries.
  2. Ty Montgomery- Is now the fourth receiver on the Packers behind Cobb, Adams, and Jones. No need to own him.

Fantasy Football Mock Draft

On August 12th I did a fantasy football mock draft with Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball and some of his Twitter followers. I had a blast and feel my team would compete in this league. (Draft charts are from WalterFootball.com plus you can read his opinion on this draft right here.)

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Rounds 1-2

My Picks:  In the first round I drafted LeSean McCoy 2 picks before his Average Draft Position (ADP). It was between him and Matt Forte but I decided to take McCoy because he has a higher upside.  Next I took Rob Gronkowski. I feel Gronk is a bit undervalued here, plus I feel that Gronk gives me a huge edge over every other team at the TE position.

Best Picks: I really like how WalterFootball was able to grab Jeremy Hill and Odell, no one did better with their 1st two picks. Some other good picks were Matt Forte who only falls to 2.04 4% of the time, Calvin Johnson, and Andrew Luck.

Worst Picks: I really don’t like CJ Anderson. I feel that any RB without a full productive season and a new offense is a huge risk. I also believe that team Tiny Sauce should have taken Randall Cobb instead of Alshon Jeffery.

Rounds 3-4

My Picks: I was praying Brandin Cooks  would fall to me but the auto drafted team in front of me nabbed him. Instead I got DeAndre Hopkins who did well last year despite poor QB play, and now he won’t have to compete with Andre Johnson for targets. Plus Arian Foster will be hurt for awhile, giving Hopkins more opportunities. In the fourth round I didn’t like any of the RBs so I took another WR2 with great upside in Jordan Matthews.

Best Picks: I really like how Tiny Sauce was able to grab Lamar Miller. Gives him the best set of RBs in the league. Kelvin Benjamin is a steal at 4:06 and he gives Better Unborn the best group of WRs in the league.

Worst Picks- I’m pretty sure team 4 was on auto-pick or something because it is just silly for 1 team to draft a QB and 2 of his WRs in the first 4 rounds. The LaGarrette Blount pick was a huge reach as there was a good chance he’d be available 22 picks later when Walt drafts again. Like Walt, I really don’t like the Martavis Bryant pick. He isn’t even listed as a starting WR and the Steelers face a really tough schedule this year. Bryant will be a huge bust at that spot. Also not a huge fan of Kelce, I feel that if you don’t take Gronk or Graham its best to wait until the later rounds because I’m not anticipating much difference between Kelce and say Jason Witten in non-PPR leagues.

 

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5-6

My Picks: Sheldon’s Bentley stole my pick again nabbing Doug Martin. Instead I selected Andre Ellington more than a round later than average. I’m not a big fan of Ellington this year but his value and my need at RB made it an easy pick. In the 6th round I grabbed Vincent Jackson who is one of my favorite mid round receivers.

Best Picks: I was considering picking Drew Brees with my 5th round pick so I have to give team 11 props fro drafting him. Team 11 also got real value taking Ameer Abdullah next round.

Worst Picks: Ben Roethlisberger is very overrated this year so Blash taking him feels like a huge mistake. Same with Jimbob who drafted Cam Newton 1 and half rounds before average. Arian Foster also feels like a reach. I don’t feel any player who’s likely to miss half the season deserves a pick before the 8th round. The Brandon Marshall was a steal according ADP but I highly doubt he will have any type of success in the Jets offense.

7-8

My Picks: I wanted to draft Charles Johnson, but the computer gave me Coleman instead. It’s a shame since I really don’t like Coleman because I question his ability to run in a zone scheme. Last year I was hyping up Charles Johnson as a super sleeper for the Browns and my prediction came true, albeit with the Vikings. Now I get a decent WR 4 with some potential if the Vikings can overcome their tough schedule. (From here on out I drafted as if Charles Johnson was my pick.) In the eighth round I took Ryan Mathews. I am really excited because odds are Murray will get hurt at some point during the season, and Ryan Mathews excels at running out of the shotgun formation that the Eagles love to use.

Best Picks: Nothing too great, but the Gio Bernard, Alfred Blue, and Roddy White were good picks.

Worst Picks: Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady were quite reaches but they pale in comparison for the reach of Eli Manning. On average Eli Manning is the 11th QB taken but Better Unborn took him ahead of a guy like Matt Ryan who’s usually taken 2 rounds earlier. Poor move on his part.

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9-12

My Picks: I nabbed a high upside WR in Davante Adams in the ninth round. I’m really hoping he can do better than last years trendy Packer WR pick, Jarrett Boykin. Then I finally took a QB in Ryan Tannehill in tenth. I feel waiting was a great strategy and that Tannehill will be a serviceable QB. 11th round I took Brian Quick, mostly because  I knew Walt liked him and because he seems like a good high upside WR5. In the 12th round I drafted Charles Sims. I really like the Bucs this year because of their easy schedule and feel that if anything happened to Doug Martin Sims could step up and be a RB2.

Best Picks: Tony Romo was a great pick in the ninth round. I also thought every pick between my Adams and Tannehill pick were good, especially Anquan Boldin. Jason Witten was an amazing steal in the 11th round. Marques Colston and Terrance Williams were other good picks.

Worst Picks: A lot of people took defenses too soon besides that I feel that Roy Helu, Reggie Bush, and Carson Palmer were poor picks. The worst pick was probably Kevin White but that’s just because he got hurt after the draft.

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13-15

My Picks: The one player I knew I wanted was Jameis Winston and I knew he’d be there at 14 so I just drafted the best kicker in the game. Jameis is one of my favorite picks this year and you can check my QB rankings to find out why. Last round I took Baltimore’s defense. Baltimore’s defense has always been good and I hope they can do well enough, and if not I can just take another defense.

Best Picks: Cameron Artis-Payne, Marvin Jones, Markus Wheaton, and Kenny Stills were all good high upside picks.

Worst Picks: It’s kind of hard to say cause there really aren’t any bad picks this late, but if I had to choose I’d say that Michael Crabtree is a stretch to make any real contributions.

My Team: Starters

QB: Ryan Tannehill

RB1: LeSean McCoy

RB2: Andre Ellington

WR1: DeAndre Hopkins

WR2: Jordan Matthews

WR3: Vincent Jackson

TE: Rob Gronkowski

D/ST: Baltimore

K: Stephen Gostkowski

Bench

QB2: Jameis Winston

RB3: Ryan Mathews

RB4: Charles Sims

WR4: Charles Johnson

WR5: Davante Adams

WR6: Brian Quick

Looking back at my team the one thing I’d change would be taking Tre Mason instead of Charles Johnson. I feel my team is too low on RB depth and really high on WR depth. Besides that I feel like I did a good job on my draft. I got a good RB1 the best TE in the game along with 3 good receivers. I’m a little week at RB2 but most everyone is. Overall I feel that my team has a lot of high upside players and if just a few breakout I will contend for the championship.

Fantasy Football Add Drop for Week 14

It’s playoff time in the world of Fantasy Football! Time to put our best team on the field and win the gold. Here are some general tips for fantasy football.

Time to drop your backup QB and TE. Don’t waste roster spots on players you don’t need.

Add your best players handcuff: And injury to your best player hurts your team even more and its essential to get some value if that happens.

Load up on defenses: Have your defenses scheduled until the the last week. Having the right D can be the difference between gold and silver.

Add:

1. Johnny Manziel- If he starts he will immediately become a QB 1 due to his rushing numbers. If you have a low end QB Johnny’s definitely worth a look.

2. Kenny Stills- He’s looking like the number 2 option in this explosive passing attack. Great flex play for the rest of the year.

3. Marion Grice- Good back who could get a lot of carries now that Andre Ellington got hurt. Also look at Stepfan Taylor, who could get the goal line carries.

4. Houston Defense- They play Jacksonville 2 times in the next 4 weeks.

5. Doug Martin- Well apparently Doug Martin is good again. As always he has potential, if he can stay healthy.\

6. Stedman Bailey-  Another Rams WR who seems to be showing potential.

Drop:

1. Cordarrelle Patterson- Isn’t even playing that much somehow. Easy drop.

2. Jonas Gray-  He goes from having 200 yards and 4 TDs in one game two 1 carry in two games. Ughhh Belichick.

Fantasy Football Add Drop for Week 13

Due to the fact hat I am a college kid writing for 2 other blogs I was unable to get last week’s add/drop list done. But today I’m free to blog to my heart’s desire. I’ll have this post and a Thanksgiving special.

Add-

1. Dan Herron- Boom seems to be taking Ahmad Bradshaw’s role, which is really important because Bradshaw was a top 10 PPR RB before he got hurt. A must add in all formats.

2. Jordan Cameron- TE is a vast wasteland this year. Cameron is getting healthy so odds are he’ll put a couple of TDs before the season ends.

3. Latavius Murray- Seems like a decent option after showing explosiveness in an upset i predicted to happen. But still its the Raiders.

4. Isaiah Crowell- In case someone in your league forgot to pick him up.

5. Your Handcuff- If you have any of the top 3 RBs make sure to pick up there handcuff. Handcuffs are almost never draftable, but by this time of season, if your stud horse gets hurt its important to have his backup. And those extra roster spots mean less now that there are no bye weeks.

6. Jarvis Landry- Landry seems like a good add with all the targets he has been getting. Could be a nice flex option.

7. Charles Johnson- I guy I was hyping at the beginning of the year is finally making an appearance. He had 11 targets last week but only 3 catches and a TD. Worth a look if you are in a deep league.

8. Rams D- THey have Oakland this week and Washington the next.

Drop-

1. No one of note.

 

Add Drop for Week 11

Add:

1. CJ Anderson- There really doesn’t seem any home run adds this week, so I’ll start with CJ Anderson. CJ Anderson had a great game against Oakland (doesn’t everybody) and could get more looks going forward. the only issue is that Montee Ball will be coming back soon.

2. Bryce Brown- Was able to get 6 catches along with 7 carries. Seems like he’s worth an add. Though Fred Jackson’s role will be increased as he gets healthier.

3. Jarvis Landry- Landry looks like someone you should add if you are having WR issues. Led all Dolphins in targets last week.

4. Mychal Rivera- If you’re TE isn’t Gronk, Graham, Thomas, or Olsen you should probably pickup and start Rivera.

5. Chargers D- They have Oakland at home followed by the Rams before going to the toughest part of there schedule. Worth a start the next 2 weeks.

6. Jordan Matthews- Seems to gel with Sanchez, but I usually don’t trust players who are only third options.

Drop

1.  Carson Palmer- The bad news: He tore his ACL. The Good News: He just signed a 3 year extension.

2. Marques Colston- Has 3 straight games with less than 5 points.

 

 

Fantasy Football Add Drop for Week 10

Add:

1. Terrance West- I have no idea what the Browns are doing with their running backs. All I know is that West got a bulk of the carries. The fact that he’s number 1 just shows how there really isn’t anyone to add this week.

2. Carson Palmer- He’s low key been a QB1 the past 4 weeks.

3. Mark Sanchez- Mark is a viable option if your starter is on a bye week.

4. Adrian Peterson- So Adrian Peterson might be coming back here soon. If you have room he should be worth an add.

5. Bills D and the Texan’s D- The Bills have home games against the Jets and the Browns soon, while the Texans still need to play the Jags twice.

Drop:

1. Nick Foles: He’s pretty much out for the year.

2. Doug Martin: All he does is get hurt, and besides Bobby Rainey has been running rather well.