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Week 9 Fantasy Football: Targets, Carries and RedZone Opportunities

Week 9 Fantasy Football: Targets, Carries and RedZone Opportunities

Mike Cardano, Senior Fantasy Analyst October 30, 2014

Week 9 Fantasy Football: Targets, Carries and RedZone Opportunities

Mike Cardano (@MikeCardano) breaks down WR Targets, RB Carries and Red Zone Opportunities from Week 8 in the NFL to help you make better decisions in your DraftKings lineups in Week 9 and beyond… As seen on DKTV…

Fantasy Football: Week 9 WR Rankings, Starts & Sits

Fantasy Football: Week 9 WR Rankings, Starts & Sits

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 9 WR rankings, telling you which wide receivers you need to get into your lineup for Week 9, and which normally lower-ranked options will excel in favorable matchups.

Week 9: Starts/Sits | FAAB Bids | WR Adds | RB Adds
Week 9 Rankings: FLEX | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 9: Buy Low/Sell High | Bye Week Replacements

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Week 9 WR Rankings

ProbableTavon Austin (Knee)
Questionable: Eddie Royal (Rib), Donnie Avery (Hip), Reggie Wayne (Elbow), A.J. Green (Toe), Torrey Smith (Dizzies)
Out: Brian Quick (Shoulder)
Cut: Austin Pettismile
Keep Stashing: Josh Gordon (Suspension)

ByesFalcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans

  1. Dez Dispenser Bryant
  2. Antonio Brown
  3. Jeremy Maclin
  4. T.Y. “Gene Mean” Hilton
  5. Demaryius Thomas
  6. Kelvin BenJAMIN’
  7. Emmanuel Sanders
  8. Mike Wallace
  9. A.J. Green
  10. STEVE SMIFF SEÑOR
  11. Rueben Randle
  12. DeAndre Hopkins
  13. DeSean Jackson
  14. Andre Johnson
  15. Pierre Garçon
  16. The Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald
  17. Doug Baldwin
  18. Keenan Allen
  19. Andrew Hawkins
  20. Malcom Floyd
  21. Allen Robinson
  22. Eric Decker
  23. Mohamed Sanu
  24. Denard Dog Robinson
  25. Vincent Jackson
  26. Michael Floyd
  27. Mike Evans
  28. Cecil Shorts III
  29. Dwayne Bowe
  30. Brandon LaFell Sexwell
  31. Wesley Welker
  32. Julian Edelman
  33. Michael CRABPEOPLE!!!
  34. Reggie Wayne
  35. Marques Colston
  36. The New ODB, Odell Beckham Jr.
  37. Andre Holmes
  38. Cordarrelle Patterson
  39. Martavis Bryant
  40. James Jones
  41. Greg Jennings
  42. Brandin Weber Cooks
  43. Terrance Williams
  44. John Brown
  45. High Speed” Kenny Britt
  46. Taylor “Sledgehammer” Gabriel
  47. The Walls of Jerricho Cotchery
  48. Donte Moncrief
  49. Kenny Stills to Pay the Billz
  50. Jarvis Landry
  51. Percy Harvin
  52. Anquan Boldin
  53. Jermaine Kearse
  54. Riley Cooper
  55. Miles Austin 316
  56. Torrey Smith
  57. Stedman Bailey
  58. Eddie Royal
  59. Stevie Johnson
  60. Allen Hurns
  61. Jordan Matthews
  62. LOUIS MURPHY!!!!
  63. Dr. Jacoby Jones
  64. Lance Moore
  65. Jarius Wright
  66. Markus Cream of Wheaton: NOW WITH EXTRA GLUTEN!!!
  67. Tavon Austin
  68. Kenbrell Thompkins
  69. Andre Roberts
  70. Jeremy Kerley
  71. Brian ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND IT’S TYMS FOR A CHANGE
  72. Danny Amendola
  73. Travis All About the Benjamins
  74. Marlon Brown
  75. Paul Richardson
  76. Brandon Tate
  77. Marqise Lee
  78. Brian Hartline
  79. Brice Butler
  80. Dane Sanzenbacher
  81. Country Music Sensation Griff Whalen
  82. Brandon Lloyd
  83. Jason Avant
  84. Rishard Matthews
  85. Chris Givens
  86. Frankie Hammond
  87. Ted Ginn Jr.
  88. Cody Latimer
  89. Andre Caldwell
  90. Ace Sanders
  91. Ricardo Lockette
  92. Denarius Moore
  93. Brandon Gibson
  94. Greg Little
  95. Preston Parker
  96. Cole Beasley
  97. Junior Hemingway

Fantasy Football: Week 9 RB Rankings, Starts & Sits

Fantasy Football: Week 9 RB Rankings, Starts & Sits

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 9 RB Rankings, telling you which running backs you need to get into your lineup for Week 9, and which available waiver wire RBs can be picked up and immediately started to help you navigate through injury and bye troubles.

Week 9: Starts/Sits | FAAB Bids | WR Adds | RB Adds
Week 9 Rankings: FLEX | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 9: Buy Low/Sell High | Bye Week Replacements

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Week 9 RB Rankings

SHUNNED!!!: Ray Rice
RESHUNNED!!!: Adrian Peterson
Probable: Jonathan Stewart (Leg), Toby Gerhart (Foot)
Questionable: Darren Sproles (Knee), Deangelo Williams (Thigh), Trent Richardson (Hammy), Khiry Robinson (Forearm), Justin Forsett (Leg)
Doubtful [Not Ranked]: Rashad Jennings (Knee), Donald Brown (Concussion),(Ankle), Pierre Thomas (Shoulder), Ryan Mathews (Knee)
Out: Montee Ball (Knee)
Cut: Austin Pettismile
Keep Stashing: Josh Gordon (Suspension)

Byes: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans
Week 9 Special Guest Ranker – since Mayo refuses to list Mark Ingram or Trent Richardson – Evan Tarracciano

  1. DeMarco Murray, Present
  2. Le’Veon Bell
  3. Arian Foster
  4. LeSean McCoy
  5. Ronnie Hillman
  6. Jamaal Charles
  7. Oh, hai Mark Ingram (Special Guest Rank: Evan Tarracciano)
  8. Marshawn Lynch
  9. Andre Ellington
  10. Gio Bernard
  11. Dolphins Starting RB
  12. Ahmad Bradshaw
  13. Branden Oliver
  14. Justin Forsett
  15. Ben Tate
  16. He went to Jerick McKinnon
  17. Shane Vereen
  18. Alfred Morris
  19. Chris Ivory
  20. Denard Dog Robinson
  21. Darren McFadden
  22. Travaris Cadet
  23. Trent Richardson (Special Guest Rank: Evan Tarracciano)
  24. Frank Gore
  25. Darren Sproles
  26. Andre Williams
  27. Jonas Gray
  28. Bobby Blame it on the Rainey
  29. Tre Mason
  30. Roy Helu Jr.
  31. Lorenzo Taliaferro
  32. Jeremy Hill
  33. DeAngelo Williams
  34. Jonathan Stewart
  35. Doug Martin
  36. Benny Cunningham, and his wife, Oprah
  37. Isaiah Crowell
  38. Charles Sims
  39. Juwan Thompson
  40. Robert Turbin
  41. Peyton Hillis
  42. Alfred Blue
  43. Khiry Robinson
  44. Matt Asiata
  45. Maurice Jones-Drew
  46. Knile Davis
  47. Joseph Randle
  48. Carlos Hyde
  49. Stepfan Taylor
  50. Chris Johnson
  51. Christine Michael
  52. Terrence West
  53. Daniel Thomas
  54. LeGarrette Blount
  55. Zac StacyFilm Credits: “Super Mario Bros.” as Goomba
  56. Toby Gerhart
  57. Brandon Bolden
  58. Kyle Juszczyk
  59. Jordan Todman
  60. Super Storm Johnson
  61. Daniel Herron
  62. Bernard Pierce
  63. Chris Polk
  64. Marcel Reece
  65. THE OG DAWG – Chris Ogbonnaya
  66. DeAnthony Thomas
  67. Lance Dunbar
  68. Leon Washington, The Professional
  69. Jonathan Grimes (Or, Grimey, as he likes to be called)
  70. Dri Archer #DANGERZONE
  71. Darrin Reaves
  72. James White
  73. Darrel Young
  74. Ronnie Brown
  75. C.J. Anderson
  76. Fozzy Wozzy Whittaker
  77. Jalen Parmele
  78. Tauren Poole
  79. Bilal POWWWWell
  80. Mike James
  81. Silas Redd
  82. Latavius Murray
  83. WORST PLACE!!!
  84. Oh, hai Mark Ingram
  85. Lamar THRILLER
  86. Second Worst RB of all time, Trent Richardson

Fantasy Football:  Week 9 TE Rankings & Streaming Defenses

Fantasy Football: Week 9 TE Rankings & Streaming Defenses

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 9 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 or Jordan Cameron as your starting TE. Plus, Mayo’s top streamable D/STs for Week 9.

Week 9: Starts/Sits | FAAB Bids | WR Adds | RB Adds
Week 9 Rankings: FLEX | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 9: Buy Low/Sell High | Bye Week Replacements

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Week 9 TE Rankings

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

Byes: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans 

  1. Julius Thomas
  2. #GRONKSMASH!!!!!
  3. Greg Olsen
  4. Jimmy Graham
  5. Jordan Reed
  6. Antonio Gates
  7. HEY VERN Davis
  8. Zach Ertz
  9. TRAVIS KELCE!!!!!!!
  10. Dwayne Allen
  11. Heath Miller
  12. Jace Amaro
  13. Clay Harbor
  14. Charles Dice Clay
  15. Jermaine Gresham
  16. Jordan Cameron
  17. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  18. Cooper Helfet
  19. Larry Donnell
  20. Chase Ford
  21. Anthony Fasano
  22. Ladarius Green
  23. Coby Fleener
  24. Crockett Gillmore
  25. Jason Witten
  26. Tim Wright
  27. Daniel Fells
  28. Dion Sims
  29. Jeff Cumberland
  30. Brent Celek
  31. Niles Paul
  32. James Casey
  33. Vance McDonald
  34. Josh Hill
  35. Gavin Escobar
  36. Brandon Myers
  37. Garrett Graham
  38. Luke Willson
  39. Mychal Rivera
  40. John Carlson
  41. Ben Watson
  42. Zach Miller (SEA)
  43. Rhett Ellison

WORST PLACE!!!

  1. Jared Cook

Week 9 D/ST Rankings

  1. KC
  2. SF
  3. CIN
  4. PHI
  5. SEA
  6. CLE
  7. MIN
  8. WAS
  9. BAL
  10. IND

Fantasy Football: Week 9 QB Rankings, Starts & Sits

Fantasy Football: Week 9 QB Rankings, Starts & Sits

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 27, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo reveals his Week 9 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. 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. He tells you why Alex Smith’s matchup has him surging up the Week 9 QB rankings and how Ryan Fitzpatrick can be turned to in a moment of need.

Week 9: Starts/Sits | FAAB Bids | WR Adds | RB Adds
Week 9 Rankings: FLEX | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 9: Buy Low/Sell High | Bye Week Replacements

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Week 9 QB Rankings

Probable: David Carr (Ankle)
Questionable: NOT GREAT BOB Griffin III (Ankle), Tony Romo (Back)
Banished: Kirk Les Cousins Dangereux
BENCHED: E.J. Manuel (He’s not very good), GENO PICKSSSSSSS!!!! (Neither is he)

Byes: Matt Ryan, I borrow my dad’s suits Kyle Orton, Smokin’ Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, Zach Mettenburger   

  1. Andrew Luck
  2. Peyton Manning
  3. Gonzo Kaepernick
  4. Russell Wilson
  5. Drew Brees
  6. Tom Brady
  7. Nick Foles
  8. I’m Philip Rivers?
  9. Carson Palmer
  10. CAAAAMMMMMMMMMMM
  11. Ryan Tannehill
  12. Alex Smith
  13. Tony Romo
  14. Andy “GINGERVITUS” Dalton
  15. Ryan FITZMAGIC
  16. Chef Hoyardee
  17. Ben Roethlisberger
  18. Eli Manning Face
  19. HELLO JOE Flacco. Iron helps him play!
  20. Michael Vick
  21. Teddy Throwsevelt
  22. NOT GREAT BOB Griffin III
  23. Blake Bortles
  24. Austin Davis
  25. Secret Bald” Mike Glennon
  26. Derek Carr

Fantasy Football: Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups and FAAB Bids

Fantasy Football: Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups and FAAB Bids

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer October 27, 2014

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo & Laura Diakun run through the top Week 9 waiver wire pickups at wide receiver. They tell you how to manage your FAAB budget, the WRs to target based on your specific team needs and league settings while debating whether Malcom Floyd, Odell Beckham Jr. or Allen Robinson is the best Week 9 waiver wire pickup at the position. They move into newer names on the scene like Martavis Bryant, John Brown, Donte Moncrief, Brandon LaFell and Davante Adams and project their value for the remainder of the season. Plus, Mayo ranks the best Week 9 waiver wire pickups and explains why certain players are are lower in the power rankings despite having higher suggested winning FAAB bids.

Week 9: Starts/Sits | FAAB Bids | WR Adds | RB Adds
Week 9 Rankings: FLEX | QB | RB | WR | TE & D/ST
Week 9: Buy Low/Sell High | Bye Week Replacements

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Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups & FAAB Bids

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

Wide Receivers

  1. Malcom Floyd ($5)
  2. Odell Beckham Jr. ($27)
  3. Allen Robinson ($11)
  4. Doug Baldwin ($18)
  5. Brandon LaFell ($16)
  6. Cecil Shorts III ($4)
  7. Mike Evans ($7)
  8. Andre Holmes ($11)
  9. Martavis Bryant ($13)
  10. Andrew Hawkins ($6)
  11. Donte Moncrief ($19)
  12. John Brown ($4)
  13. Kenny Stills ($3)
  14. Davante Adams ($3)
  15. Kenny Britt ($2)
  16. Stedman Bailey ($0)
  17. Jermaine Kearse ($0)
  18. Jordan Matthews ($0)
  19. Jarvis Landry ($0)
  20. Allen Hurns ($0)
  21. Miles Austin ($0)
  22. Jerricho Cotchery ($0)
  23. Eddie Royal ($0)
  24. Stevie Johnson ($0)
  25. Taylor Gabriel ($0)
  26. Jarius Wright ($0)
  27. Andre Roberts ($0)
  28. Markus Wheaton ($0)
  29. Marqise Lee ($0)
  30. Kenbrell Thompkins ($0)
  31. Louis Murphy ($0)
  32. Robert Woods ($0)
  33. Jeremy Ross ($0)
  34. David Tyms ($0)
  35. Jeremy Kerley ($0)
  36. Preston Parker ($0)
  37. Michael Campanaro CANYONERO ($0)
  38. Jeremy Ross ($0)
  39. Devin Hester ($0)
  40. Brice Butler ($0)
  41. Brandon Lloyd ($0)
  42. Brian Hartline ($0)
  43. Nate Washington ($0)

Cecil Shorts is still seeing the most targets of any receiver from Blake Bortles, but Allen Robinson is almost his equal and his share of the looks are of higher quality and deeper downfield. Treat both as PPR stalwarts with Robinson possessing slightly higher upside… Andrew Hawkins finally scored!!! What a hero. Like with Shorts and Robinson, receivers exposed to enough weekly opportunity will eventually become consistent producers. Hawkins has seen 9+ targets in every game but one  … Brandon LaFell explodes every second week. Apparently, that’s his bag, baby. LaFell’s worth owning, that’s evident, but counting on consistent production from any Patriot not named Tom Brady or GRONKSMASH is rather foolish. LaFell is a perfect WR5 to have on your squad; one that can be forced into duty if you need him…  There’s no reasonable explanation for Malcom Floyd being so widely available. Please, pick him up. I’m beggin’ ya… Everyone’s already fallen in love with Donte Moncrief without even getting to know him first. Mistake. The rook has unquestionable upside, but what happens to his role when Reggie Wayne returns, huh? I’ll tell ya, it shrinks. Unless there’s some breaking news that Wayne is finished for his career, Moncrief will tumble into that Jordan Matthews/John Brown/Eddie Royal WR3-on-their-own-team purgatory: Valuable to own because of ceiling, but won’t see enough consistent opportunity to trust in your starting lineup on the regular. Moncrief is going to cost a lot of FAAB bucks to obtain on the Week 9 waiver wire, and frankly, he’s not going to be worth the sticker price… If Doug Baldwin remains unowned in your league, be happy he didn’t score a TD against Carolina, it would have driven up his price. Since the Percy Harvin trade it’s been made abundantly clear Baldy is Russell Wilson’s primary read – 18 targets in two games. As long as the personnel remains the same in Seattle, Baldwin’s a Top 30 PPR WR/Top 40 Standard WR for the rest of the season. While I’m still a big fan Jermaine Kearse’s talent, he’s nothing more than a project due to his lack of looks…If you failed to jump on Martavis Bryant after his breakout last Monday, you may want to reconsider that. It’s doubtful Ben Roethlisberger will challenge the single game NFL passing record every week, but I’d wager it’s Markus Wheaton’s workload that will become a casualty rather than Bryant’s. There’s a vacancy for the tertiary looks after Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell in the Steelers’ offense, and it’s a role Bryant could fill moving forward. Worth an upside bench gamble… Brian Quick appears as if he’ll miss significant time with an arm injury. I’d recommend Kenny Britt as the HOT PICKUP, but then you’d have to own a piece of the Rams’ passing game. And, generally, that results in failure. Britt’s worth a buck or two if you need WRs or are dealing with massive bye week problems… With the Giants on bye in Week 8, some may have forgotten about Odell Beckham Jr. Don’t be one of those people.

Read about all of Mayo’s top Week 9 Waiver Wire Adds here

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 9: Pickups & 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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UPDATE: Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush are both inactive.

If Calvin Johnson is active I’ll be starting him. Yes, I’ve been burned by him twice already this year, but two things point to Megatron not simply being a decoy against the Falcons: 1) He practiced Friday. In both decoy games in 2014, that didn’t happen. 2) Lions go on bye next week. Why risk a set back when Johnson would be able to return at full strength in Week 10? He’s still questionable for Sunday, so make alternate plans either way. But, unless I had a slew of great options to plug into my lineup (unlikely if Johnson was your first round pick), I’d have him starting. And if you’ve been under a rock all week, Lions/Falcons starts at 9:30am ET. Remember that.

Despite his boast to the contraryReggie Bush is listed as doubtful for Detroit. If he can’t go, Joique Bell enters MUST START territory while Theo Riddick morphs into an interesting FLEX option. Again, you only have until 9:30am ET to make this move.

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

Jimmy Graham was a limited participant in Saints practice all week and just as little is known about his status against the Packers as there was seven days ago – ZOINKS – TO THE MYSTERY MACHINE, GANG!!! Don’t discredit Graham being limited to decoy duties, but I’d wager he’s closer to normal, awesome Jimmy Graham than the cardboard cutout trotted out against the Lions. There are exactly FOUR TEs I would start over him this week. The upside he can provide compared to the remainder of the tight end class is simply too enticing to pass on. If JIMMAYYY burns me, that, I can handle. Benching him and watching him go off while Charles Clay scores nothing in my starting lineup; that would result in a broken… something. More likely my spirits; but potentially my laptop – and I can’t afford to do that. Demand to know who those five TEs are? Then I suggest you consult the sequentially ordered list of players at the bottom of the page aka the Week 8 FLEX Rankings.

Now, it’s been rumored Zach Mettenburger’s been rooting for the Titans long before they started paying him to, but that’s irrelevant. The rookie’s starting under center for Tennessee against the Texans, and while he’s no great shakes, at least he’ll attempt to chuck the ball more than -4.3 yards downfield, unlike that awful Charlie WhitehurstKendall Wright’s still a starter in almost every PPR format, Delanie Walker gets a bump now that his bounty of targets may actually come within a 5-yard radius of his hands and Justin Hunter receives the biggest boost because of his ability to utilize Mettenberger’s laser-rocket arm. Hunter’s certainly not a trustworthy Week 8 option, but one with a significant ceiling.

Shonn Greene should really hire me to represent him. I’d have him cleared of his current troubles – POSTHASTE!!! All I would say is, “just look at his actions following getting busted for parking in that handicapped spot. It’s clear he merely left his permit hanging off the review mirror in one of his numerous other vehicles.” Case closed. Then I’d immediately countersue the the Nashville police department for harassment and distress damages. Hire Pat Mayo: I have your back – NO, money down!!!

Both unlucky Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson have each been declared inactive for Sunday Night Football. I have no comment on Mark Ingram other than I hate him. OHHHH, and that he’s the secret eighth terrace in Dante’s journey to The Earthy Paradise. Others feel differently, like SPECIAL GUEST RANKER, Juan ElwayTravaris Cadet however, I like him. He’s a low end RB2 in all PPR formats and a decent desperation plug-and-play in standard leagues.

Trent Richardson is a true game time decision against the Steelers. Devotees know I would never own TRICH, let alone consider starting him, but his absence transforms Ahmad Bradshaw into a fringe Top 10 RB for the week. Daniel Herron will likely snag 5-10 touches as well. Reggie Wayne’s out for the Colts too. I’ve moved Donte Moncrief up the rankings over Hakeem Nicks, but neither should be considered a safe option. Moncrief’s nothing more than a gamble in a deep league.

With the unholy triumvirate of DeAngelo WilliamsFozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya already declared out against the Seahawks, Jonathan Stewart will have all the Panthers RB touches to himself. And, like always, will do nothing with him. The Daily Show’s quickly approaching the four year anniversary of his last 100 yard rushing game.

Owen Daniels had a knee scope Friday and will be absence against the Bengals. All-Name team co-captain Crockett Gillmore gets the start in his place. I actually kinda like Gillmore, despite knowing nothing about him outside of his hilarious name. But, the matchup couldn’t be better. Cincy’s ceding an average of 30 PPR PPG to tight ends over the past three weeks. If you need a warm body to occupy the TE slot on your team, I like Gillmore’s potential better than guys like Jace AmaroAustin Seferian-Jenkins and Jason Witten.

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

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