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Fantasy Football Haiku: Losing Value (Week 7 Recap)

Fantasy Football Haiku:

Losing Value (Week 7 Recap)

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

Week 8 Rankings coming out soon.

The season is never over, until you say it is over.  If you are nearly in last place, make sure to grab Rashad Jennings who could be your season-long spark plug to get your team going again.  Fantasy Football is a game of momentum, I’m sure if you won this past week.  Everything is great.  If your team fell, do not stay down and keep moving forward.

It All Comes Down to the Playoffs.

Use this article to help you gain an advantage on how I personally feel about every relevant fantasy player.  I am honest, and I am not biased at all as I am competing to be Top Fantasy Football Expert this season.

Which reminds me… Thank you all for going through this season long journey together.  We both have a common goal, and as a NATION. we will get there.

WAIVER WIRE: Blast From the Past (WEEK 8)

 

WEEK 7 RECAP HAIKUS

BUFFALO BILLS

Ryan Fitzpatrick loves easy matchup.
Fred Jackson led the team in targets and rushing Yards, RB#2.
CJ Spiller is still explosive with double digit touches.
Stevie Johnson came through with a late TD.
Scott Chandler is going downhill quickly.
Bills Defense has problems.

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Bye Week.
Too many problems, but Reggie Bush getting healthy is important.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Tom Brady played game manager.
Stevan Ridley disappointed.
Brandon Bolden and Shane Vereen are threats.
Danny Woodhead steals 3rd downs.
Rob Gronkowski was back to his vintage self.
Brandon Lloyd only caught 1 of his 8 targets. Cromartie is too good.
Wes Welker lost PT to Julian Edleman.
Aaron Hernandez is the #2 option behind Gronk.
Patriots D/ST is a matchup play unit.

NEW YORK JETS

Mark Sanchez 300 Yards on the road.
Shonn Greene is a warrior, but hard to trust.
Dustin Keller is back to being vintage.
Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley are the (#2a) and (#2b) WRs for NYJ.
JETS D/ST is looking better by the week.

HOUSTON TEXANS

Matt Schaub looked better with 37 pass attempts.
Arian Foster is a Fantasy KING.  Another 2 TDs and 100 Total Yards.
Andre Johnson caught 9 of his 10 Targets.
Owen Daniels also had 10 Targets.
Kevin Walter is a WR#4.
Ben Tate is now battling Justin Forsett for the time being.
HOU D/ST has potential, but is not the top 5 Unit they once were.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Andrew Luck needs help from other WRs outside of Wayne.
Reggie Wayne is as consistent of a #2 WR as you will get.
Borderline #1.
Vick Ballard looked decent, expect Donald Brown to reclaim the job when healthy.
Coby Fleener only saw 2 Targets.
Colts D/ST is not worth considering any week.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Blaine Gabbert was looking good before getting hurt.
Rashad Jennings is a RB#2 as long as Gabbert is QB.
Cecil Shorts led the team in targets with 10.
JAX D/ST is not as bad as everyone things. But not great.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Matt Hasselbeck looked alright.
He gets another good matchup against the Colts.
CJ2K is back as long as the Titans passing game stays consistent.
Kenny Britt needs more than 6 targets.
Hassel spread it out.
Jared Cook only saw 5 targets, fading.
Nate Washington led the team in targets with 8.
Surprisingly. Titans D/ST is awful.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Brandon Weeden is a consistent QB#2.
Trent Richardson could be out 3 weeks.
Montario Hardesty is a good add as the Browns will run him often.
Josh Gordon only caught 2 of this 10 Targets. 1 for a TD.
Greg Little came back to life crowding this Browns WR rotation.
Browns D/ST has the playmakers, but a matchup play team.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Ben Roethlisberger is a top 10 QB.
Rashard Medenhall owners lost value with Dwyer looking good.
Mike Wallace had 15 targets, dropped 2 TDs.
Antonio Brown caught 7 of his 8 targets.
Heath Miller is a top 15 TE.
Steelers D/ST is getting stronger.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Joe Flacco is inconsistent but has nice upside.
Ray Rice needs Joe to have better games.
Torrey Smith & Anquan Boldin will do as well as Joe. Torrey (13 Targets) Boldin (8).
Dennis Pitta is inconsistent but still getting major targets.
Ravens D/ST is looking weak.

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Andy Dalton had no T.O.P.
Benjarvus Green-Ellis was very effective.
Pulled himself out on the goal line.
AJ Green only had 6 Targets.
Jermaine Gresham only had 5.
Bengals D/ST is not the strongest.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

Bye Week.
Focus has to be on Phillip Rivers not being the worst QB.

DENVER BRONCOS

Bye Week.
Focus has to be on starting strong.

OAKLAND RAIDERS

Carson Palmer had a very up and down day, QB#2 at best.
Run DMC was the BUST of the week.
Brandon Myers led the team in targets with (10).
Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore eat eachothers value.
OAK D/ST is very beatable.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Bye Week.
Brady Quinn gets another start, hard to swallow for Bowe/Charles.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Bye Week.
Focus has to be on the defense getting good again.

DALLAS COWBOYS

Tony Romo dipping to QB#2 value.
That is usually when he breaks out.
Felix Jones cannot carry the load, has one more shot.
DeMarco Murray will sit out another game at least.
Phillip Tanner is a deep add.
Miles Austin and Dez Bryant will switch off big weeks.
Jason Witten will remain consistent with 6 receptions.
DAL D/ST is back to being good now that they are healthy.

NEW YORK GIANTS

Eli Manning 40 pass attempts. Top 5 QB.
Ahmad Bradshaw is a rock solid RB #2 right now.
Victor Cruz can score any week.
Hakeem Nicks & Martellus Bennett both see a lot of targets.
Giants D is finally playing up to their potential.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

RGIII I am close to buying a ticket on your bandwagon.
Alfred Morris is going to be a BEAST.
Santana Moss only had 4 targets, Leonard Hankerson had 8.
Chris Cooley will need some time to get back into playing shape.
Redskins D really can’t stop the pass.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Christian Ponder 8/17 with 2 INTs says it all.
Adrian Peterson is a BEAST.
Percy Harvin had 4 of Ponders 8 completions.
Kyle Rudolph can blame Christian Ponder.
Vikings D is improving very quickly.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Alex Green had 20 Yards on 19 Carries.
And one carry for 15 Yards.
James Starks could be the guy sooner than later.
Aaron Rodgers will be throwing a lot more pass attempts.
WR core gets a boost, all are WR#2 (Nelson/Cobb/Jones).
JerMichael Finley value got cheaper, I would buy.
Packers D lost Charles Woodson. Secondary has a hole now.

CHICAGO BEARS

Jay Cutler 150 Yards against DET is no good.
Matt Forte looks healthy.
Michael Bush is one of the best handcuffs in Fantasy.
Brandon Marshall slowed down by is still a machine.
CHI D/ST is one of the best in the league.

DETROIT LIONS

Matthew Stafford keeps letting down his owners.
Mikel Leshoure & Joique Bell had crucial fumbles.
Kevin Smith anyone?
Brandon Pettigrew cannot hold onto the ball.
Megatron needs another WR to step up.
Titus Young is the Lions #2 WR with Nate out for the year.
Ryan Broyles looked good right out of the gates.
Detroit Defense is going to be a hot topic.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Bye Week.
Focus has to be on getting back to vintage level before Raiders game.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Cam Newton did not look like his 2nd round value.
Jonathan Stewart is the #1 RB for Carolina right now.
DeAnglo Williams is a RB#4 in Fantasy at best.
Steve Smith can be trusted again, Cam trusts him.
Greg Olsen caught 4 of his 5 targets.
Brandon LaFell and Louis Murphy has (8) and (9) targets.
CAR D/ST is not a top 20 unit.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Josh Freeman STOCK RISE.
Vincent Jackson STOCK RISE.
Mike Williams should have had a TD on the last play.
Doug Martin is the clear RB#1 Moving Forward.
TDs A Make Them Dance.   
Dallas Clark is an interesting TE#2.
TB D/ST had no chance.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Drew Brees can score a TD on any drive.
Pierre Thomas is their best actual RB.
Marques Colston is a consistent WR#1.
Lance Moore caught 9 of his 10 targets.
Jimmy Graham should be back this week.
Saints D/ST is never worth using.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Larry Fitzgerald was shutdown.
John Skelton did better than Kolb would ever do.
Andre Roberts is an inconsistent WR#3.
LaRod Stephens-Howling was the fluke of the week.
Doubt he has a week like that again anytime soon.
Arizona Defense is back to being a Top 5 Potential Unit.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Alex Smith is definitely outside of the top 20 QBs.
Frank Gore looked good, should be fine.
I would trade him. Michael Crabtree is a solid WR #4.
Vernon Davis can blame Alex Smith for 140 Total Passing Yards.
SF Defense is still the scariest in the game.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Russell Wilson is not a QB that is worth trusting any week.
Marshawn Lynch can run for 100 Yards against any defense.
Sidney Rice is a matchup play WR.
Seahwaks Defense is a top 5 Unit R.O.S.

ST. LOUIS RAMS

Sam Bradford needs a real #1 WR to be Fantasy Relevant.
Still solid QB.
Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson are a good committee.
No WR on that group is worth trusting, Gibson by a hair.
STL Defense will be good when they don’t face GB or NE.

Muntradamus is a Fantasy Sports Expert who specializes in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball. He is currently in his first season as a Pro on FantasyPros where he is the only expert to have Adam Dunn, Mike Aviles, Mark Trumbo, Ian Desmond, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Wilin Rosario in his top 20 at each position. Muntradamus not only leads many to championships with his great advice, and outlooks into the future. He is also consistently on the top of leaderboards in DraftStreet. He was also the #1 Fantasy Football Expert of IDP & Overall Rankings, first time in Fantasy Sports History.  To check his Preseason Fantasy Football Rankings Click Here.

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