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Fantasy Football: Week 8 Injuries – Megatron, Graham & Bush

Fantasy Football: Week 8 Injuries – Megatron, Graham & Bush

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 24, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo & Laura Diakun run through the top Week 8 Injuries; discuss how to approach Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush in the 9:30am ET game, and how Theo Riddick becomes a sneaky fill in RB if Bush is inactive. They move onto Reggie Wayne and A.J Green’s status, which players will benefit in their absence and how Travaris Cadet is a quality PPR RB start with Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson’s questionable availability. The duo finishes debating whether you should start or sit Jimmy Graham, what to make of Shane Veeren’s flu-like symptoms and if Crockett Gillmore is an alternative you should consider if you were relying on Owen Daniels in Week 8?

Week 8 Ranks: FLEX & Starts | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 8: Spread Picks & Game Previews | FAAB Bids | RB Adds | WR Adds
Week 8: Injury Decisions | Ranks Debate | Bye Week Adds | Harvin Trade

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Week 8 Injuries

SHUNNED!!!: Ray Rice
RESHUNNED!!!: Adrian Peterson
ProbableJonathan Stewart (Leg), Jordan Reed (Hammy)
Questionable: James Starks (Ankle), Darren Sproles (Knee), Marqise Lee (Ankle), Eddie Royal (Rib), Kelvin Benjamin (Dizzies), Jimmy Graham (Shoulder), Calvin Johnson (Ankle), Toby Gerhart (Foot)
Doubtful [Not Ranked]: Rashad Jennings (Knee), Rabbi Shonn Greene (Hammy), Donald Brown (Concussion), Pierre Thomas (Shoulder), Harry Douglas (Foot), A.J. Green (Toe), Eric Ebron (Hammy), Joseph Fauria (Ankle), Reggie Bush X (Ankle), Trent Richardson (Hammy)
Out: Ryan Mathews (Knee), Montee Ball (Knee), Fred Jackson (Groin), Victor Cruz (Knee), MARV Jones (Ankle), Reggie Wayne (Elbow), Owen Daniels (Knee), Deangelo Williams (Thigh), Donnie Avery (Hip), Khiry Robinson (Forearm)
Cut: Austin Pettismile
Keep Stashing: Josh Gordon (Suspension)

Week 8 FLEX Rankings

  1. Matt Forte
  2. Le’Veon Bell
  3. Dez Bryant
  4. DeMarco Murray, Present
  5. Antonio Brown
  6. Jamaal Charles
  7. Arian Foster
  8. Marshawn Lynch
  9. STEVE SMIFF SEÑOR
  10. Jordy Nelson
  11. Randall Cobb
  12. Michael Floyd
  13. Julio Jones
  14. Golden Tate III
  15. Jeremy Maclin
  16. Sammy Watkins
  17. Andre Ellington
  18. Dolphins Starting RB
  19. Calvin Johnson
  20. LeSean McCoy
  21. T.Y. “Gene Mean” Hilton
  22. Greg Olsen
  23. Justin Forsett
  24. Ahmad Bradshaw
  25. Gio Bernard
  26. Mike Wallace
  27. Brandon Marshall
  28. Alshon Jeffery
  29. #GRONKSMASH!!!!!
  30. Vincent Jackson
  31. Ben Tate
  32. Kelvin BenJAMIN’
  33. Andre Johnson
  34. Eric Decker
  35. Julian Edelman
  36. Cecil Shorts III
  37. Delanie Walker
  38. Jordan Reed
  39. Mohamed Sanu
  40. Kendall Wright
  41. Pierre Garçon
  42. DeSean Jackson
  43. Joique Bell
  44. Darren McFadden
  45. Eddie Lacy
  46. He went to Jerick McKinnon
  47. Alfred Morris
  48. Marques Colston
  49. Doug Baldwin
  50. Roddy White
  51. The Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald
  52. Allen Robinson
  53. Tre Mason
  54. Shane Vereen
  55. Denard Dog Robinson
  56. Jimmy Graham
  57. Andrew Hawkins
  58. DeAndre Hopkins
  59. Dwayne Bowe
  60. James Jones
  61. Brandin Weber Cooks
  62. Terrance Williams
  63. Justin Hunter
  64. Mike Evans
  65. Doug Martin
  66. Oh, hai Mark Ingram (Special Guest RankJuan Elway)
  67. Isaiah Crowell
  68. Reggie Bush X
  69. Darren Sproles
  70. Travaris Cadet
  71. Zach Ertz
  72. Martellus Bennett
  73. Brian Quick
  74. Torrey Smith
  75. Jarvis Landry
  76. Andre Holmes
  77. Reggie Wayne
  78. Jordan Cameron
  79. Dwayne Allen
  80. Chris Ivory
  81. Bishop Cranky
  82. Anthony Dixon
  83. Theo Riddck
  84. Bryce Brown
  85. Jonathan Stewart
  86. Percy Harvin
  87. Jermaine Kearse
  88. Riley Cooper
  89. Greg Jennings
  90. Cordarrelle Patterson
  91. Jordan Matthews
  92. John Brown
  93. Brandon LaFell Sexwell
  94. TRAVIS KELCE!!!!!!!
  95. Charles Dice Clay
  96. Clay Harbor
  97. Donte Moncrief
  98. Robert Turbin
  99. Benny Cunningham, and his wife, Oprah
  100. Antone Smith
  101. Matt Asiata
  102. Super Storm Johnson
  103. Bobby Blame it on the Rainey
  104. Coby Fleener
  105. Scott Chandler
  106. Heath Miller
  107. Crockett Gillmore
  108. Cooper Helfet
  109. Jace Amaro
  110. Jonas Gray
  111. Jeremy Hill
  112. James Starks
  113. Steven Jackson
  114. LOUIS MURPHY!!!!
  115. Robert Woods
  116. Jarius Wright
  117. Taylor “Sledgehammer” Gabriel
  118. Kenny Stills to Pay the Billz
  119. The Walls of Jerricho Cotchery
  120. Davante Adams
  121. Miles Austin 316
  122. Martavis Bryant
  123. Andre Roberts
  124. Allen Hurns
  125. Maurice Jones-Drew
  126. Knile Davis
  127. Daniel Herron
  128. Roy Helu Jr.
  129. Alfred Blue
  130. Chris Johnson
  131. Bernard Pierce
  132. LeGarrette Blount
  133. Toby Gerhart
  134. Dexter McCluster: Telling you not to LOL and Drive
  135. Dr. Jacoby Jones
  136. Jeremy Kerley
  137. Brian ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND IT’S TYMS FOR A CHANGE
  138. High Speed” Kenny Britt
  139. Nasty Nate Washington
  140. Brice Butler
  141. Lance Moore
  142. Jason Witten
  143. Jermaine Gresham
  144. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  145. Tim Wright
  146. Kyle Juszczyk
  147. Jeff Cumberland
  148. Ben Watson
  149. Chase Ford
  150. Brent Celek
  151. Andrew Quarless
  152. Jeremy Ross
  153. Danny Amendola
  154. Travis All About the Benjamins
  155. Marlon Brown
  156. Paul Richardson
  157. Chris Polk
  158. Daniel Thomas
  159. Zac StacyFilm Credits: “Super Mario Bros.” as Goomba
  160. Joseph Randle
  161. Stepfan Taylor
  162. Brandon Bolden
  163. Niles Paul
  164. James Casey
  165. Brandon Pettigrew
  166. Josh Hill
  167. Gavin Escobar
  168. Brandon Myers
  169. Garrett Graham
  170. Luke Willson
  171. Mychal Rivera
  172. Devonta Freeman
  173. Lorenzo Taliaferro
  174. Marcel Reece
  175. George Winn
  176. Christine Michael
  177. Markus Cream of Wheaton: NOW WITH EXTRA GLUTEN!!!
  178. Brandon Tate
  179. Marqise Lee
  180. Dane Sanzenbacher
  181. Jason Avant
  182. Jarrett Boykin
  183. Ace Sanders
  184. Brian Hartline
  185. Devin Hester
  186. Denarius Moore
  187. Stedman Bailey
  188. Brandon Gibson
  189. Country Music Sensation Griff Whalen
  190. Santonio Holmes
  191. Tavon Austin
  192. Greg Little
  193. Rishard Matthews
  194. Corey Fuller
  195. Chris Givens
  196. Terrence West
  197. THE OG DAWG – Chris Ogbonnaya
  198. Ka’Deem Carey
  199. Jacquizz Rodgers
  200. DeAnthony Thomas
  201. Lance Dunbar
  202. Leon Washington, The Professional
  203. Jonathan Grimes (Or, Grimey, as he likes to be called)
  204. Dri Archer #DANGERZONE
  205. Jordan Todman
  206. Darrin Reaves
  207. Frankie Hammond
  208. Brandon Lloyd
  209. Mike Williams
  210. Ryan Broyles
  211. Marquise Goodwin
  212. David Nelson
  213. Cole Beasley
  214. John Carlson
  215. Levine Trololo
  216. Anthony Fasano
  217. Zach Miller (SEA)
  218. Brandon Bostick
  219. Chris Gragg
  220. Rhett Ellison
  221. Jackie Battle
  222. James White
  223. C.J. Anderson
  224. Fozzy Wozzy Whittaker
  225. Jalen Parmele
  226. Tauren Poole
  227. Bilal POWWWWell
  228. Mike James
  229. Silas Redd
  230. Latavius Murray
  231. Kris Durham
  232. Kenbrell Thompkins
  233. Junior Hemingway

WORST PLACE!!!

  1. Oh, hai Mark Ingram
  2. Lamar THRILLER
  3. Second Worst RB of all time, Trent Richardson

Week 8 Daily Fantasy Football Top Tournament Plays

Week 8 Daily Fantasy Football Top Tournament Plays

Mike Cardano, Senior Fantasy Analyst October 24, 2014

Week 8 Daily Fantasy Football Top Tournament Plays

Mike Cardano (@MikeCardano) talks about Top Tournament Daily Fantasy plays for Week 8, striving to find NFL players with big upside and potential low ownership to help you separate from the field and climb your tournament the leader board in Daily Fantasy… As seen on DKTV…

Week 8 Fantasy Football Targets, Carries and RedZone Opportunities

Week 8 Fantasy Football Targets, Carries and RedZone Opportunities

Mike Cardano, Senior Fantasy Analyst October 23, 2014

Week 8 Fantasy Football Targets, Carries and RedZone Opportunities

Mike Cardano (@MikeCardano) breaks down WR Targets, RB Carries and Red Zone Opportunities from Week 7 in the NFL to help you make better decisions in your DraftKings lineups in Week 8 and beyond… As seen on DKTV…

Fantasy Football: Week 8 WR Rankings, Starts & Sits

Fantasy Football: Week 8 WR Rankings, Starts & Sits

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 8 WR rankings, telling you which wide receivers you need to get into your lineup for Week 8, and which normally lower ranked options will excel in favorable matchups.

Week 8 Ranks: FLEX & Starts | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 8: Spread Picks & Game Previews | FAAB Bids | RB Adds | WR Adds
Week 8: Injury Decisions | Ranks Debate | Bye Week Adds | Harvin Trade

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Week 8 WR Rankings

ProbableTavon Austin (Knee)
Questionable: Marqise Lee (Ankle), Eddie Royal (Rib), Kelvin Benjamin (Dizzies), Donnie Avery (Hip), Calvin Johnson (Ankle)
Doubtful [Not Ranked]: Harry Douglas (Foot), A.J. Green (Toe), Reggie Wayne (Elbow)
Out: Victor Cruz (Knee), MARV Jones (Ankle)
Cut: Austin Pettismile
Keep Stashing: Josh Gordon (Suspension)

Byes: San Francisco, New York Giants

  1. Dez Bryant
  2. Antonio Brown
  3. STEVE SMIFF SEÑOR
  4. Jordy Nelson
  5. Randall Cobb
  6. Michael Floyd
  7. Julio Jones
  8. Jeremy Maclin
  9. Sammy Watkins
  10. Calvin Johnson
  11. T.Y. “Gene Mean” Hilton
  12. Mike Wallace
  13. Brandon Marshall
  14. Alshon Jeffery
  15. Vincent Jackson
  16. Golden Tate III
  17. Kelvin BenJAMIN’
  18. Andre Johnson
  19. Eric Decker
  20. Julian Edelman
  21. Cecil Shorts III
  22. Mohamed Sanu
  23. Kendall Wright
  24. Pierre Garçon
  25. DeSean Jackson
  26. Marques Colston
  27. Doug Baldwin
  28. Roddy White
  29. The Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald
  30. Allen Robinson
  31. Andrew Hawkins
  32. DeAndre Hopkins
  33. Dwayne Bowe
  34. James Jones
  35. Brandin Weber Cooks
  36. Terrance Williams
  37. Justin Hunter
  38. Mike Evans
  39. Brian Quick
  40. Torrey Smith
  41. Jarvis Landry
  42. Andre Holmes
  43. Percy Harvin
  44. Jermaine Kearse
  45. Riley Cooper
  46. Greg Jennings
  47. Cordarrelle Patterson
  48. Jordan Matthews
  49. John Brown
  50. Brandon LaFell Sexwell
  51. Donte Moncrief
  52. LOUIS MURPHY!!!!
  53. Robert Woods
  54. Jarius Wright
  55. Taylor “Sledgehammer” Gabriel
  56. Kenny Stills to Pay the Billz
  57. The Walls of Jerricho Cotchery
  58. Davante Adams
  59. Miles Austin 316
  60. Martavis Bryant
  61. Andre Roberts
  62. Allen Hurns
  63. Dr. Jacoby Jones
  64. Jeremy Kerley
  65. Brian ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND IT’S TYMS FOR A CHANGE
  66. High Speed” Kenny Britt
  67. Nasty Nate Washington
  68. Brice Butler
  69. Lance Moore
  70. Jeremy Ross
  71. Danny Amendola
  72. Travis All About the Benjamins
  73. Marlon Brown
  74. Paul Richardson
  75. Markus Cream of Wheaton: NOW WITH EXTRA GLUTEN!!!
  76. Brandon Tate
  77. Marqise Lee
  78. Dane Sanzenbacher
  79. Jason Avant
  80. Jarrett Boykin
  81. Ace Sanders
  82. Brian Hartline
  83. Devin Hester
  84. Denarius Moore
  85. Stedman Bailey
  86. Brandon Gibson
  87. Country Music Sensation Griff Whalen
  88. Santonio Holmes
  89. Tavon Austin
  90. Greg Little
  91. Rishard Matthews
  92. Corey Fuller
  93. Chris Givens
  94. Frankie Hammond
  95. Brandon Lloyd
  96. Mike Williams
  97. Ryan Broyles
  98. Marquise Goodwin
  99. David Nelson
  100. Cole Beasley
  101. Kris Durham
  102. Kenbrell Thompkins
  103. Junior Hemingway

Fantasy Football: Week 8 RB Rankings, Starts & Sits

Fantasy Football: Week 8 RB Rankings, Starts & Sits

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 8 RB Rankings, telling you which running backs you need to get into your lineup for Week 8, and which available waiver wire RBs can be picked up and immediately started to help you navigate through injury troubles.

Week 8 Ranks: FLEX & Starts | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 8: Spread Picks & Game Previews | FAAB Bids | RB Adds | WR Adds
Week 8: Injury Decisions | Ranks Debate | Bye Week Adds | Harvin Trade

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Week 8 RB Rankings

SHUNNED!!!: Ray Rice
RESHUNNED!!!: Adrian Peterson
Probable: Jonathan Stewart (Leg)
Questionable: James Starks (Ankle), Darren Sproles (Knee), Toby Gerhart (Foot), Shane Vereen (Mystery Illness)
Doubtful [Not Ranked]: Rashad Jennings (Knee), Deangelo Williams (Thigh), Rabbi Shonn Greene (Hammy), Donald Brown (Concussion), Reggie Bush X (Ankle), Trent Richardson (Hammy)
Out: Ryan Mathews (Knee), Montee Ball (Knee), Fred Jackson (Groin), Khiry Robinson (Forearm)

Byes: San Francisco, New York Giants

  1. Matt Forte
  2. Le’Veon Bell
  3. DeMarco Murray, Present
  4. Jamaal Charles
  5. Arian Foster
  6. Marshawn Lynch
  7. Andre Ellington
  8. Dolphins Starting RB
  9. LeSean McCoy
  10. Justin Forsett
  11. Ahmad Bradshaw
  12. Gio Bernard
  13. Ben Tate
  14. Joique Bell
  15. Darren McFadden
  16. Eddie Lacy
  17. He went to Jerick McKinnon
  18. Alfred Morris
  19. Tre Mason
  20. Shane Vereen
  21. Denard Dog Robinson
  22. Doug Martin
  23. Second Worst RB of all time, Trent Richardson (Special Guest RankJuan Elway)
  24. Oh, hai Mark Ingram (Special Guest RankJuan Elway)
  25. Isaiah Crowell
  26. Darren Sproles
  27. Travaris Cadet
  28. Chris Ivory
  29. Bishop Cranky
  30. Anthony Dixon
  31. Theo Riddick
  32. Bryce Brown
  33. Jonathan Stewart
  34. Robert Turbin
  35. Benny Cunningham, and his wife, Oprah
  36. Antone Smith
  37. Matt Asiata
  38. Super Storm Johnson
  39. Bobby Blame it on the Rainey
  40. Jonas Gray
  41. Jeremy Hill
  42. James Starks
  43. Steven Jackson
  44. Maurice Jones-Drew
  45. Knile Davis
  46. Daniel Herron
  47. Roy Helu Jr.
  48. Alfred Blue
  49. Chris Johnson
  50. Bernard Pierce
  51. LeGarrette Blount
  52. Toby Gerhart
  53. Dexter McCluster: Telling you not to LOL and Drive
  54. Kyle Juszczyk
  55. Chris Polk
  56. Daniel Thomas
  57. Zac StacyFilm Credits: “Super Mario Bros.” as Goomba
  58. Joseph Randle
  59. Stepfan Taylor
  60. Brandon Bolden
  61. Devonta Freeman
  62. Lorenzo Taliaferro
  63. Marcel Reece
  64. George Winn
  65. Christine Michael
  66. Terrence West
  67. THE OG DAWG – Chris Ogbonnaya
  68. Ka’Deem Carey
  69. Jacquizz Rodgers
  70. DeAnthony Thomas
  71. Lance Dunbar
  72. Leon Washington, The Professional
  73. Jonathan Grimes (Or, Grimey, as he likes to be called)
  74. Dri Archer #DANGERZONE
  75. Jordan Todman
  76. Darrin Reaves
  77. Jackie Battle
  78. James White
  79. C.J. Anderson
  80. Fozzy Wozzy Whittaker
  81. Jalen Parmele
  82. Tauren Poole
  83. Bilal POWWWWell
  84. Mike James
  85. Silas Redd
  86. Latavius Murray

WORST PLACE!!!

  1. Oh, hai Mark Ingram
  2. Lamar THRILLER
  3. Second Worst RB of all time, Trent Richardson

2014 World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals

2014 World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals

Mike Cardano, Senior Fantasy Analyst October 21, 2014

2014 World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals

Mike Cardano (@MikeCardano) uses what he’s learned from Fantasy Baseball this season to present a 2014 World Series Preview…

Fantasy Football:  Week 8 TE Rankings & Streaming Defenses

Fantasy Football: Week 8 TE Rankings & Streaming Defenses

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 8 TE Rankings and Top D/STs, focusing on one big man with an awesome matchup that’s surging up the RANKS, and another deeper option that can be of assistance in PPR leagues, especially if you’ve been relying on Jason Witten as your starting TE. Plus, Mayo’s top streamable D/STs for Week 8.

Week 8 Ranks: FLEX & Starts | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 8: Spread Picks & Game Previews | FAAB Bids | RB Adds | WR Adds
Week 8: Injury Decisions | Ranks Debate | Bye Week Adds | Harvin Trade

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Week 8 TE Rankings

Probable: Jordan Reed (Hammy)
Questionable: Jimmy Graham (Shoulder)
Doubtful [Not Ranked]: Eric Ebron (Hammy), Joseph Fauria (Ankle)
Out: Owen Daniels (Knee)

Byes: HEY VERN Davis, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells, Vance McDonald 

  1. Greg Olsen
  2. #GRONKSMASH!!!!!
  3. Owen Daniels
  4. Delanie Walker
  5. Jordan Reed
  6. Jimmy Graham
  7. Zach Ertz
  8. Martellus Bennett
  9. Jordan Cameron
  10. Dwayne Allen
  11. TRAVIS KELCE!!!!!!!
  12. Charles Dice Clay
  13. Clay Harbor
  14. Coby Fleener
  15. Scott Chandler
  16. Heath Miller
  17. Crockett Gillmore
  18. Cooper Helfet
  19. Jace Amaro
  20. Jason Witten
  21. Jermaine Gresham
  22. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  23. Tim Wright
  24. Jeff Cumberland
  25. Ben Watson
  26. Chase Ford
  27. Brent Celek
  28. Andrew Quarless
  29. Niles Paul
  30. James Casey
  31. Brandon Pettigrew
  32. Josh Hill
  33. Gavin Escobar
  34. Brandon Myers
  35. Garrett Graham
  36. Luke Willson
  37. Mychal Rivera
  38. John Carlson
  39. Levine Trololo
  40. Anthony Fasano
  41. Zach Miller (SEA)
  42. Brandon Bostick
  43. Chris Gragg
  44. Rhett Ellison

WORST PLACE!!!

  1. Jared Cook

Week 8 Top 10 D/ST

  1. DET
  2. MIA
  3. HOU
  4. PHI
  5. BAL
  6. BUF
  7. DAL
  8. CLE
  9. NE
  10. NYJ

Fantasy Football: Week 8 QB Rankings, Starts & Sleepers

Fantasy Football: Week 8 QB Rankings, Starts & Sleepers

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 20, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 8 QB Rankings, telling you which quarterbacks you need to get into your lineup, and which passers can make an impact in deeper leagues and DFS formats. Plus, Mayo provides a few names that are available on the waiver wire that you can stream through your lineup with confidence if you need to upgrade a murky QB situation or are dealing with bye week issues, and why Russell Wilson tops the Week 8 QB rankings.

Week 8 Ranks: FLEX & Starts | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 8: Spread Picks & Game Previews | FAAB Bids | RB Adds | WR Adds
Week 8: Injury Decisions | Ranks Debate | Bye Week Adds | Harvin Trade

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Week 8 QB Rankings

Probable: David Carr (Ankle)
Doubtful [Not Ranked]NOT GREAT BOB Griffin III (Ankle), Jake Locker (Hand)
Benched??? Kirk Les Cousins Dangereux
BENCHED: E.J. Manuel (He’s not very good)

Byes: Gonzo Kaepernick, Eli Manning Face

  1. Russell Wilson
  2. Aaron Rodgers
  3. Drew Brees
  4. Andrew Luck
  5. Tony Romo
  6. Carson Palmer
  7. Smokin’ Jay Cutler
  8. Nick Foles
  9. Ryan Tannehill
  10. HELLO JOE Flacco. Iron helps him play!
  11. Tom Brady
  12. Teddy Throwsevelt
  13. Matthew Stafford
  14. CAAAAMMMMMMMMMMM
  15. Chef Hoyardee
  16. I borrow my dad’s suits Kyle Orton
  17. Alex Smith
  18. Ben Roethlisberger
  19. Austin Davis
  20. Andy “GINGERVITUS” Dalton
  21. Matt Ryan
  22. Secret Bald” Mike Glennon
  23. Blake Bortles
  24. Zach Mettenburger
  25. Ryan FITZMAGIC
  26. GENO PICKSSSSSSS!!!!
  27. Derek Carr
  28. Colt McCoy

Fantasy Football: Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups and FAAB Bids

Fantasy Football: Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups and FAAB Bids

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 20, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo & Laura Diakun run through the top Week 8 waiver wire pickups at running back. They tell you how to manage your FAAB budget, the RBs to target based on your specific team needs while debating whether Ronnie Hillman, Jerick McKinnon or Tre Mason is the better long-term Week 8 waiver wire pickup and whether Anthony Dixon or Bryce Brown is the RB to own in Buffalo. Plus, Mayo ranks the best Week 8 waiver wire pickups and explains why certain players are are lower in the power rankings despite having higher suggested winning FAAB bids.

Week 8 Ranks: FLEX & Starts | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 8: Spread Picks & Game Previews | FAAB Bids | RB Adds | WR Adds
Week 8: Injury Decisions | Ranks Debate | Bye Week Adds | Harvin Trade

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Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups Power Rankings

Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickup Rankings (suggested winning FAAB Bids for $100 budget)
*All Players less than 60-percent owned

Running Backs

  1. Ronnie Hillman ($80)
  2. Tre Mason ($65)
  3. Jerick McKinnon ($40)
  4. Anthony Dixon ($15)
  5. Bryce Brown ($26)
  6. Isaiah Crowell ($3)
  7. Denard Robinson ($41)
  8. Jonathan Stewart ($7)
  9. Antone Smith ($1)
  10. James Starks ($0)
  11. Travaris Cadet ($2)
  12. Storm Johnson ($0)
  13. Joseph Randle ($3)
  14. Jonas Gray ($18)
  15. Brandon Bolden ($2)
  16. Benny Cunningham ($6)
  17. Bobby Rainey ($0)
  18. Juwan Thompson ($0)
  19. Lorenzo Taliaferro ($0)
  20. Stepfan Taylor ($3)
  21. Chris Polk ($0)
  22. Dexter McCluster ($0)
  23. James White ($0)
  24. Darrin Reaves ($0)
  25. LeGarrette Montez Blount ($0)
  26. Alfred Blue ($0)
  27. Roy Helu ($0)
  28. Bernard Pierce ($0)
  29. Ka’Deem Carey ($0)
  30. Jordan Todman ($0)
  31. Peyton Hillis ($0)

I don’t understand how Ronnie Hillman is so available. If you’re reading this and he’s still on the Week 8 waiver wire in your league, what’s your deal, PALLLL? Seriously, HILLMANIA IS GONNA RUN WILD ON YOU, BROTHER … Moving on to the leagues not populated with morons… Hope you have some FAAB dollars hidden under the mattress for the Week 8 Waiver Wire because Tre Mason is likely available, and you’re going to want him. Mason shredded the Seahawks for 85 yards on 18 carries and a score, but, it’s not his 4.7 ypc against a generally stout run D that’s important here, it was his share of the backfield workload. Mason devoured the pie chart, falling just short of things Meatloaf would do for love levels of domination, getting 90-percent of the running back carries. Now, nothing’s a guarantee, but it appears Mason has usurped both Benny Cunningham and Zac Stacy as the starter in St. Louis. If you have worries about Cunningham – DON’T!!!! – he received fewer carries than Tavon Austin out of the backfield, so I’m not sweating him. Be-Be-Be-Benny did do damage in the passing game (5-46-1), which is a positive, but places him more in the Roy Helu/Dexter McCluster category: deep league PPR option only. Zac Stacy? He played one snap. ONE!!! I’m breaking the FAAB bank on Mason, I suggest you do the same… Denard Robinson was named Jacksonville’s starting running back about an hour before kickoff and LITERALLY ran away with the role. Shoelaces got 22 carries for 127 yards and a TD, presumably earning him another week with the job. I’d love to overreact and call Robinson a MUST ADD; I won’t, however. I just have no faith in this offense. The offensive line? It’s truly bad. Entering Week 7, it rated 31st in run blocking per Pro Football Focus. I just don’t see Robinson’s success being sustainable, even if he continues to see the majority of touches – something he won’t do btw. Storm Johnson will eventually be given another shot at the job. And, while it may seem like Toby Gerhart has suffered a similar fate as Ozzie Smith, be assured, he hasn’t fallen into the abyss at the Springfield Mystery Spot. He’ll eventually be back in uniform too. Don’t expect Gerhart to reclaim his starting gig, but he’ll get enough touches to suck value away from the other RBs. Robinson is a nice add if you can get him for cheap, no doubt, but he’s going to cost more FAAB clams than I’m willing to shell out… After Fred Jackson exited with a groin injury, C.J. Spiller FINALLY got his chance to bust out, answering the prayers of many disgruntled Fantasy owners. And he did, quickly too. Spiller gained 53 yards on his first carry………… and broke his collarbone at the end of the play. Spiller’s season (and time in Buffalo) is likely finished. Since Bryce Brown was inactive (like he’s been all season), Anthony Dixon got the rock 16 times (13 carries, 3 receptions) and looked like a passable NFL running back. On the Week 8 waiver wire, both are confusing players to assess for two reasons: We have no indication which of the duo will play the most snaps and the results of Jackson’s MRI have not been revealed. Currently, Jackson is expected to miss four weeks, but injuries have been repeatedly falsely reported this season, so you simply cannot discount that he may be fine in two weeks. If Jackson’s MRI reveals he’ll be out two weeks or more, I’d be targeting Dixon over Brown. If Buffalo wanted Brown to be its starter, why has he been inactive all year? Plus, Buffalo knows its’ defense is a strength and giving the majority of snaps to a capable pass blocker, that doesn’t turn the ball over, limits the probability of turnovers, leaving that defense with a short field to protect. Brown probably has more upside, and could certainly run away with the job because of his explosiveness, but I’m wagering the Bills’ coaching staff will play this conservatively. I’ll be putting in mid-range FAAB bids on Dixon if I need immediate RB assistance and a few slightly smaller ones in on Brown in deeper leagues. Unless the coaching staff comes out and clears this situation up for us (unlikely), it’s all just educated guesswork.  UPDATE: Early reports have many coming out in support of Brown, but the Bills still have Dixon listed ahead of him on the depth chart. Most Fantasy players will gravitate towards Brown, creating a mini discount on Dixon’s services in the FAAB market…  Don’t worry about Terrance West being on the field and Isaiah Crowell not having the best of games. Crowell is still the top RB stash on the market… A bizarre situation cropped up in the Cardinals/Raiders showdown when Stepfan (I’m more of a Swimfan, to be honest) Taylor was given the ball three straight times inside the five and caught a TD pass from Carson Palmer, with Andre Ellington spectating from the sidelines. Then, he hamburgled another four yard TD run after Ellington drove the Cards into the red zone. I’m astonished he didn’t regenerate in the Sunday nighter to steal Bruce Ellington’s TD. No one likes you Stepfan Taylor, GO AWAY. Unless you’re in 14-plus team leagues, then there may be value to be had… After the mad, mad, mad, mad scramble to scoop up Brandon Bolden and James White before the Thursday nighter, recently promoted practice squad RB Jonas Gray actually ended up with the most non-Shane Vereen carries. Another example of why relying on a New England RB is foolish. Gray appears like he’ll do the work between the tackles, but that could randomly shift back to Bolden or White next week. Just avoid the situation if you can help it, it will lead to fewer bench mistakes. Oh, remember: sell high on Vereen… Pierre Thomas left the Saints game with a shoulder injury in the second half, but even before that point, Travaris Cadet was seeing his share of targets anyway. At 29, Thomas is looking slower and Cadet may eventually absorb the full time route running duties out of New Orleans’ backfield. He’s an add in deeper PPR formats. Obviously, there’s a clearer path to production if Thomas is out an extended period of time.

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Fantasy Football: Week 7 WR Rankings, Starts & Sits

Fantasy Football: Week 7 WR Rankings, Starts & Sits

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 18, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 7 WR rankings, telling you which wide receivers you need to get into your lineup for Week 7, and which normally lower ranked options will excel in favorable matchups.

TRADE: Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse Spin
Week 7 Rankings: FLEX | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 7: Matchup Preview | FAAB Bids | RB Adds | WR Adds 
Week 7: Injury Report | RB Tandem Value | Start/Sit |Bye Week Adds

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Week 7 WR Rankings

ProbableCecil Shorts (Hammy)
Questionable: Tavon Austin (Knee), Marqise Lee (Ankle), Eddie Royal (Rib), Kelvin Benjamin (Dizzies)
Doubtful [Not Ranked]: Calvin Johnson (Ankle), Harry Douglas (Foot), A.J. Green (Toe)
Out: Victor Cruz (Knee), MARV Jones (Ankle)
Keep Stashing: Josh Gordon (Suspension)

Byes: Philly, Tampa Bay, Percy Harvin 

  1. Dez Dispenser Bryant
  2. Antonio Brown
  3. Julio Jones
  4. Jordy Nelson
  5. Brandon Marshall
  6. Demaryius Thomas
  7. Alshon Jeffery
  8. Kelvin BenJAMIN’
  9. Randall Cobb
  10. STEVE SMIFF SEÑOR
  11. Golden Tate III
  12. Emmanuel Sanders
  13. Rueben Randle
  14. Mike Wallace
  15. Michael Floyd
  16. Brandin Weber Cooks
  17. Cecil Shorts III
  18. Roddy White
  19. James Jones
  20. Sammy Watkins
  21. Mohamed Sanu
  22. Andre Johnson
  23. Marques Colston
  24. T.Y. “Gene Mean” Hilton
  25. DeAndre Hopkins
  26. Pierre Garçon
  27. Allen Robinson
  28. The Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald
  29. DeSean Jackson
  30. Wesley Welker
  31. Terrance Williams
  32. Michael CRABPEOPLE!!!
  33. Malcom Floyd
  34. Dwayne Bowe
  35. Andre Holmes
  36. Reggie Wayne
  37. Keenan Allen
  38. Justin Hunter
  39. The New ODB, Odell Beckham Jr.
  40. Jarvis Landry
  41. Doug Baldwin
  42. Jermaine Kearse
  43. Andrew Hawkins
  44. Anquan Boldin
  45. Kendall Wright
  46. Brian Quick
  47. Markus Cream of Wheaton: NOW WITH EXTRA GLUTEN!!!
  48. Jarius Wright
  49. Torrey Smith
  50. Taylor “Sledgehammer” Gabriel
  51. Robert Woods
  52. Eddie Royal
  53. Kenny Stills to Pay the Billz
  54. The Walls of Jerricho Cotchery
  55. Davante Adams
  56. Cordarrelle Patterson
  57. Miles Austin 316
  58. John Brown
  59. Stevie Johnson
  60. Andre Roberts
  61. Allen Hurns
  62. High Speed” Kenny Britt
  63. Nasty Nate Washington
  64. Greg Jennings
  65. Brandon Tate
  66. Brice Butler
  67. Marqise Lee
  68. Paul Richardson
  69. Donnie Avery
  70. Dr. Jacoby Jones
  71. Dane Sanzenbacher
  72. Jason Avant
  73. Jarrett Boykin
  74. Travis All About the Benjamins
  75. Jeremy Ross
  76. Marlon Brown
  77. Donte Moncrief
  78. Ace Sanders
  79. Brian Hartline
  80. Devin Hester
  81. Denarius Moore
  82. Lance Moore
  83. Stedman Bailey
  84. Danny Amendola
  85. Brandon Gibson
  86. Country Music Sensation Griff Whalen
  87. Austin Pettismile
  88. Santonio Holmes
  89. Tavon Austin
  90. Greg Little
  91. Rishard Matthews
  92. Chris Givens
  93. Frankie Hammond
  94. Brandon Lloyd
  95. Cody Latimer
  96. Mike Williams
  97. Ryan Broyles
  98. Marquise Goodwin
  99. David Nelson
  100. Kenbrell Thompkins
  101. Cole Beasley
  102. Preston Parker
  103. Andre Caldwell
  104. Kris Durham
  105. Junior Hemingway