Archive for October 2011
Rashard Mendenhall vs Arizona Cardinals- Rashard Mendenhall has finally started to find his stride in the past two weeks. After a big game against Jacksonville, look for Mendenhall to tear up the weak Arizona defense. His hamstring looks to be back to normal, and he doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.
Dez Bryant vs St. Louis Rams- The rams secondary is very weak and has given up the most points as a defense in fantasy football this year. Dez Bryant is a probable pro bowler with a physical frame that allows him to dominate smaller corner backs Look for Bryant to have a huge day.
Steelers Defense vs Arizona Cardinals – Kevin Kolb has had his growing pains magnified as a start in Arizona. He fails to make quick decisions and continually comes up small in late game situations. This makes this a great match up for the Steelers. Look for the Steelers to capitalize on Kolb’s mistakes with their veteran secondary and hard hitting linebackers.
This week were going to look at week 4′s top tight ends.
Rob Gronkowski (NE) – Gronkowski has slowly established himself as Tom Brady’s favorite target. At 6-6, 266 lbs Gronkowski’s big frame makes him an ideal target for Brady, especially in the red zone. Look for Gronkowski to continue having a big year.
Jermichael Finley (GB) – It’s no secret that Jermichael Finley has been one of Aaron Rodgers favorite targets for a longtime. Although he started a bit slow due to injury, Finley is a reliable target for any fantasy owner. He is due for a big game so look out for him in the coming weeks.
Tony Gonzalez (ATL) – Gonzalez has been one of the leagues best tight ends for quite sometime. His relationship with Matt Ryan is something he’s longed for since his days with the Chiefs. Gonzalez is arguably the most consistent fantasy tight end in the league, so look for Matt Ryan to continue seeking out Gonzalez in the red zone and on third downs.
Week 3 of fantasy football was very interesting as we saw many young wide receivers shine. Below we’ll look at the most valuable young receivers on the market and likely to be in your waiver wire.
Torrey Smith (BAL) – with the absence of Derrick Mason and newly acquired Lee Evans, Smith has become a frequent target for quarterback Joe Flacco. Smith has the deep speed that Anquan Boldin and Lee Evans, two older receivers, lack so look for Smith to continue progressing as the season goes forward.
Victor Cruz (NYG) – Victor Cruz has taken full advantage of Mario Manningham’s concussion issues in week 3. Cruz scored two touchdowns while gaining 110 receiving yards against a stellar eagles defense. Look for Cruz to lose some touches when Manningham get back, but i would still keep him ready for action for favorable match ups.
Brandon Gibson (STL) – Gibson has finally started to catch fire as one of Sam Bradford’s primary targets. The 24 year old Gibson should continue to see a bunch of touches in a weak receiving corps. Although inconsistent, Gibson could be a great addition for a fantasy owner in a tight spot.