(QB Waiver Wire Week 2 – 3)
BEAST DOME NATION.
It was Sunday.
Just finished a great Sunday Morning BEASTchat which is located on the left side of the site. Love the BEAST DOME NATION and their underground passion for Fantasy Football. The people who found this site put out a special effort to be here, and those are the people you want to talk Fantasy Football with. The BEAST DOME NATION CHAT was reporting inactives to Carson Palmer/Doug Martin/Jordan Cameron/Greg Hardy before any mainstream website. Yes even Rotoworld. Jumped in my car, ready for gameday.
It was the 1st Quarter of the Redskins game. I just arrived to the Sportsbook learning the Redskins Defense held Jacksonville to a 3 & out. RGIII time here we go.
Before I can even grab my seat he already has over 20 Yards Rushing and approaching 25 Yards passing. Most importantly the QB/K was looking money instantly. I take a seat, I look up and RGIII makes a nice throw to Desean Jackson who picks up 19 Yards. I start calculating his new totals in my head, but then I see a crowd along the Redskins sideline.
What happened? Did RGIII knock over a water boy? No. What I saw was my Franchise QB laying on the ground with his face in the dirt. What I saw was the QB I was telling everyone to draft, who was going to have a BREAKOUT year laying on the ground. I took a deep breath, watched the replay, and I realized his season is possibly done. Just want to escape with the Win this week and worry about this mess later. Most importantly hope Kai Forbath can makeup the QB/K that was left behind.
After the game we learn he is out for a Month. Most importantly we learn that RGIII is now not guaranteed a spot as the QB when he returns. Am I worried. No, QB is a position that is as deep as the ocean. That is why in the BEAST strategy unless you were seeing Aaron Rodgers/Drew Brees/Peyton Manning in Round 2 instead of BALL/LYNCH (Arian Foster 1st Round) you were going with one of those guys. If those guys were gone, you build up your squad then draft a QB later.
Remember. It is all about the Journey.
It is only the closing ceremony of Week 2
BEAST DOME TRUE STORY
BEAST VIP EXPERIENCE PART I (2012)
BEAST VIP EXERPIENCE PART II (2012)
AS WE ALL KNOW FANTASY FOOTBALL IS A CRUEL MISTRESS. BRINGING US BOTH EXHILARATION AND HEARTACHE ON SUNDAYS. THE ’12 FANTASY SEASON DID NOT END IN A CHAMPIONSHIP FOR ME, I FINISHED A HARD FOUGHT THIRD IN A COMPETITIVE 12 TEAM LEAGUE. WHERE AS MOST TEAMS WHEN THEY SAY THEY FINISHED THIRD, ITS WITH A SHRUG OR A BIT OF DISGUST IN THEIR VOICE. KNOWING THAT IT WAS CAUSED BY AN OFF WEEK OR TWO DURING THEIR SEASON. ONE PLAYER NOT SHOWING UP WHEN NEEDED. HOWEVER IN THIS CASE. MY TEAM STARTED THE SEASON 0-6….
LET THAT SINK IN. 0-6 IN A 12 TEAM LEAGUE IS BASICALLY REBUILD MODE. EXCEPT I WASN’T PLAYING IN A KEEPER LEAGUE. INSTEAD OF GIVING UP. I TURNED TO MY VIP SECRET WEAPON. MUNTRADAMUS WAS THERE HELPING ME SUPPLEMENT MY SOLID TEAM THAT WAS SPUTTERING. EACH WEEK AFTER THAT 6TH LOSS BECAME A PLAYOFF GAME. MUNTRADAMUS WAS THERE EACH WEEK, HELPING ME SELECT MY WAIVER CLAIMS, WITH NOT JUST AN EYE FOR THAT WEEKS CRUCIAL VICTORY, BUT THE COMING WEEK’S AS WELL. THIS HELPED ME BEAT THE WAIVER CLAIM RUSH FOR KEY PLAYERS, SOMETIMES 2-3 WEEK’S BEFORE OTHER SO CALLED EXPERTS BEGAN TO SPREAD THE WORD. ARTICLES SUCH AS TD’S A MAKE THEM DANCE, HAD ME TRIPLE DIPPING WITH THE TAMPA BAY CREW. ALSO SUGGESTING TRADES FOR PLAYERS WHO WERE UNDER PERFORMING AT THE TIME. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY CLAIMING AND TRADING PLAYERS THAT THE OTHER EXPERTS WERE HYPING AS THE NEXT BIG THING IN EXCHANGE FOR CONSISTENT PROVEN PRODUCERS, IE TURNING FELIX JONES INTO JASON WITTEN. ONE WIN, TURNED TO TWO, WHICH BECAME THREE. THEN MY SOLID DRAFT CHOICES STARTED PERFORMING LIKE THEIR DRAFTED SLOTS. FOUR WINS IN A ROW TURNED INTO FIVE. MY TEAM WENT FROM LAUGHING STOCK, TO WORRISOME, TO PLAYOFF SPOILER, TO THREAT FOR A PLAYOFF SPOT.
BY WEEK 13, WE HAD ACTUALLY WORKED OUR WAY TO A GAME OVER .500 AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE LAST PLAYOFF SPOT. AND I USED THE TERM WE, BECAUSE MUNTRA HAD BASICALLY BECOME A CO-OWNER. REVELING IN EACH VICTORY AND WORKING HARDER TO HELP KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE. WE WON THE FIRST PLAYOFF GAME AND PUT THE STREAK AT EIGHT. AT THAT POINT MY TEAM WAS FEARED. AND THOUGHT OF AS THE 2ND BEST TEAM IN THE PLAYOFFS. SADLY THE STREAK CAME TO AN END AGAINST THE EVENTUAL CHAMPION, LOSING BY 5. HOWEVER WE FINISHED STRONG WITH ANOTHER WIN TO TAKE 3RD PLACE. AFTER STARTING 0-6, I THOUGHT I WAS PLAYING FOR PRIDE, SO THE COMBINATION OF WINNING 3RD PLACE AND THE AWE AND ENVY OF MY COMPETITORS MADE THIS SEASON ALMOST AS SWEET AS A CHAMPIONSHIP RUN. I COULDN’T HAVE HAD SUCH A STRONG FINISH WITHOUT MUNTRADAMUS.
THE VIP #1 SERVICE WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. I WILL NOT ONLY BE BACK FOR THE VIP SERVICE FOR FOOTBALL NEXT SEASON. BUT I WILL BE USING IT FOR THE UPCOMING BASEBALL SEASON. THERE ARE MANY FANTASY SITES YOU CAN GO TO FOR GENERIC REGURGITATED INFORMATION, BUT IF YOU WANT UNIQUE AND FRESH ANALYSIS WITH SOMEONE THAT BUYS INTO YOUR TEAM LOOK NO FURTHER.”
MO 2013 FANTASY FOOTBALL
WAIVER WIRE (Week 2-3)
Let me start out by saying.
DO NOT DROP RGIII
While I will admit the ankle injury is something that can limit his game going forward. He is still RGIII and he is still one of the most talented players in the game today with a schedule that will make any Fantasy Owner excited. I am not worried about him losing his job, and I would much rather drop another BEAST DOME star in the name of Jarrett Boykin instead if you need to. While Davante Adams is the guy who will likely be HOT off the WIRE and I reccomend him in all leagues, it is important to keep rolling with RGIII on your bench. See if your team can survive because the last thing you want, is to lose to the team that has RGIII later in the year.
As far as the Jarrett Boykin situation goes. After seeing 0 Targets in Week 1 on Sherman Island, he secured his first reception in Week 2, but then did not go BEAST MODE to catch an easy TD. Then he saw another target his way, only to go up very soft and let the DB easily make a play. If that was a Star WR like Vincent Jackson. Easy TD.
Davante Adams played like Jarrett Boykin and nearly got a TD as he was tackled on the 1. Even though his feet were in the endzone the throw led him back to the goal line. Davante was on the field the rest of the game, while Boykin watched on the sideline from the 2nd quarter on. Fantasy Football is a Cut Throat business. Keep Boykin on your radar in-case something changes. As of now, he is on the outside looking in, and you need a QB. It is very possible we see Boykin’s name another time very soon.
As far as Mark Ingram and his hand injury goes. I ranked Khiry Robinson ahead of the BUST OF THE YEAR Toby Gerhart in my preseason Rankings. Go ahead and jump on that Bandwagon. He is the next Curtis Martin as I have been stressing this to all the BEAST VIPs all preseason.
CHOOSE YOUR QB JOURNEY BELOW
OPTION A. (ALLEY-OOP)
JOSH MCCOWN – QB – TB
YAHOO 29% OWNED
No expert was higher on Josh McCown coming into the 2014 Fantasy Football Season. I love the fact that McCown has the most underrated best go-2 WR combo in the league. Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson are bigger and stronger than any CB in the NFL. McCown literally just has to throw it up in the air and watch one of these two jump up and get it. They are a Basketball Team.
McCown saved everyone during the Eli Manning collapse of 2013 when Jay Cutler was injured for the Bears last season. He will save everyone again. The only thing I do not like about Josh McCown is the play calling of the Bucs. They go way too run heavy when they have huge mismatches with both star WRs. Especially in the Redzone. It cost them in Week 2, so things may change.
*I crossed out an Expert who changed his Rankings after the deadline below*
OPTION B. (RAVEN WITHOUT A WING)
JOE FLACCO – QB – BAL
YAHOO 35% OWNED
More often than not. The Ravens are going to be a team that needs to throw the ball 50+ Times a week now that Ray Rice is gone. Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett looked nice last week, but that was more of a matchup situation than anything. The Ravens will be throwing a lot, Steve Smith SR. aka Triple S. gives Flacco his Anquan Boldin type of weapon from their Superbowl run from 2012. Look for Flacco to have a breakout year as he does what he can to bring the Ravens back to the playoffs. Have to love their chances against an AFC North that can really go any direction from here.
OPTION C. (TEAM ARIAN)
RYAN FITZPATRICK – QB – HOU
YAHOO 9% OWNED
I will let the video do the talking for me. This is basically your insurance plan for Arian Foster every week who will not be seeing as many carries as he has after Week 1 and Week 2. Have to love the Barbarian, but you also want to see him take less carries moving forward as 20+ touches is plenty in todays hard hitting NFL. Ryan Fitzpatrick can make big things happen in the passing game, his schedule is rock solid, plus you will not get angry when J.J. Watt steals the 1 Yard TD pass after Arian should have had his.
The reason Fitzpatrick has done nothing so far this season is due to the Texans never throwing the ball. Things are going to change in Houston with the amount of carries Arian has seen so far this season. The Texans have also been dominating every game early on, and have been in kill clock mode. Instead of put points on the board mode.
OPTION D. (SETUP MAN)
KIRK COUSINS – QB – WAS
YAHOO 9% OWNED
There is no doubt Cousins can run this Jay Gruden offense like a Pro. There is one doubt though. The Redskins will likely be more run Heavy after last weeks dominant showcase by Alfred Morris who has to see his 20+ Carries every week now that RGIII is hurt. Cousins can still sling the ball and pick up those 300 Yard/2 TD performances that leave you with a smile on your face. Depending on how many players you can drop, it is not a bad idea to stash Cousins and see if he is the real deal, instead of being a QB that failed to get the ball to Pierre Garcon all game even with Desean Jackson OUT. Desean as of now is 75/25 to play on Sunday which should leave you with confidence. As much as I like Cousins, I am not in LOVE with him. As far as RGIII getting his job back when he returns. I would be very shocked if he lost his job even if Cousins plays well. RGIII has weapons that no QB has, he is a very talented QB not just with his running, but also his touch on deep/short/medium throws. Look at this as a setback, and stash RGIII for the time being.
WHAT TO DO WITH RIDE OR KAI
For everyone who was rocking the QB/K. It is time to jump to a new strategy. No you are not just going to pick the best Kicker. You are going to roll with Randy Bullock the Kicker of the Texans to protect Arian Foster. Everytime Arian gets stopped in the redzone as he will see the ball on 2 of the 3 downs, you get the chip in FG instead. We will call this strategy. PLAN B.EAST.
WHEN RGIII comes back, you can jump right back on the QB/K combo. Nobody will add Kai Forbath in their fantasy leagues.
RIDE OR KAI
If you do not own Arian Foster. Time to go with..
TEAM BEAST DOME.
Will be rolling with Josh McCown on Thursday Night Football
As far as TEAM BEAST DOME in Week 2. This is how it looks going into Monday Night Football. Top 6 Teams get wins, we will see. Find out what happens on Thursday.