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“All Things Fantasy” (9-19-12)

September 21, 2012

This is the Wednesday September 19th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” . Isaac Stock joined me in studio to talk about trades. Also, I talk about how you should use your waiver wire priority, players to trade for/away, pickups to make, some underrated players for this upcoming week, and more. Here are some notes from the show. Also, I give some solid plays for weekly fantasy lineups (IE. or

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Adrian Peterson vs the 49ers- SIT

Darren Mcfadden vs the Steelers- Sit, only if you have a solid option to replace him

Michael Bush vs the Rams- START

Jamaal Charles/ Peyton Hillis vs NO- Both should be starts, Charles could easily exceed 100 yards and Hillis will probably get at least 1 TD

Donald Brown vs the Jags. The Jags have been one of the worst rushing defenses in the league. I like Brown a lot this week.

Eric Decker vs the Texans- Sit, Texans have been the best defense against the pass. ( granted, it has been against some brutal pass teams in Dolphins & Jags). want to see him produce a solid game before I would start him. Don’t sell low on him Decker.

What to do??

Chris Johnson- Sell- even if he has good week, I don’t trust him going forward. He plays Houston, Minny, and Pitt after this week. All 3 are solid run defenses.

Jamaal Charles- He should be a great start this week against the Saints who rank close to last in the NFL in run defense. However, if Charles struggles this week then I would start to be very concerned.

Cam Newton- Had him before last nights game, and seems like the league has adjusted to him, but Cam hasn’t made the adjustments to the league. This is starting to look like a down season for Cam, but he should still get some points in rushing yards which will still make a solid Fantasy QB.

Aaron Rodgers- He is going to struggle again this week against a solid Defense in the Seattle Seahawks ( never thought I would say solid defense and Seahawks in the same sentence). He won’t have Greg Jennings either. Don’t sell him and try to buy him after this week.

Larry Fitzgerald- He should not be starting until we see him produce. If you can trade him and still get value for him then go ahead and do it. Don’t sell him for nothing though.

My Starts of the Week

QB- Ryan Fitzpatrick vs the Browns- Andy Dalton threw for 3 TDs and over 300 yards last week against them. Even though Fitzpatrick hasn’t thrown for over 200 yards yet. He has thrown 5 TDS in his first 2 games which is actually tied with Matt Ryan for the most so far this season.

Andre Brown RB, NYG-  Look like Ahmad Bradshaw is out which means Brown will become the starter on Thursday for the Giants. He had 13 rushes for 71 yards and a TD last week taking over for Bradshaw. That was with ELI throwing the ball in the 2nd half. Think Brown could have a big week, but this is also a chance for David Wilson to play to.

Donald Brown- Brown has 182 yards on 28 carries (6.5 yards per carry) in two home games versus the Jaguars.  The Jags have actually been really good agains the pass this season so I think this will be a close game and both teams will run the ball a lot. BTW Brown has as many points as DMC and more than guys like Steven Jackson and Michael Turner.

WR Brandon Lafel- LaFell was targeted on 42 percent of Cam Newton’s pass attempts in Week 2, earning twice as many targets (eight) as Steve Smith (four). Has Double Digit fantasy points in his first 2 games. The Giants CBs are terrible. Look for Lafell to have a huge game. (that was a bad call)

WR- Lance Moore- had a great week 1 and struggled week 2, Now the Saints face the Chiefs who have been blown out in 2 str8 games. Moore could be the number WR for the Saints if Colston can’t play. Look for Moore to repeat his week 1 Numbers.

TE- Owen Daniels- Has been consistent so far and the Texans face a solid Broncos Defense. Look for Daniels to get a lot of catches. ( Tony G had 7 catches for 70 yards and a TD.


“All Things Fantasy” (6-4-12)

June 5, 2012


This is the Monday June 4th, 2012 edition of “All Things Fantasy” . Jeff Erickson, Senior editor of, comes on the show to talk about closer situations, some hot pitchers, prospects to watch, and more. Also, start my 5 Fantasy football facts for the upcoming season. Here are my notes from the show.   “All Things Fantasy”

2 week starters

Last week got Scott Diamond right with 13 innings pitched 1 Win, 2 QS,35 points in CBS standard league scoring., Bronson Arroyo struggled as he had 2 loses and Travis wood had 1 good start and1 bad start that netted him 16 fantasy points for the week.

Not a lot to chose from next week when it comes to 2 start pitchers. So I went with guys who have good matchups.

Wei- Yin Chen SP, BAL- vs PIT, @ ATL goes against Pitsburgh

Clayton Richard SP, SD- @SEA, @OAK

Blake Beavan  vs SD, vs SFG


Gordon Beckham (36.6%)- has been on tear recently as he has 3 homeruns, 8 rbis, and a 310 BA in his last 6 games. Beckham was huge prospect and is finally hitting. I don/t see him being this good all year but could be really good this week

Daniel Nava (22.6%)-

Quintin Berry ( 21.6%)- is Fast, that’s all you need to know. HA but really he is filling for Austin Jackson and in 12 games this season he has scored 11 runs, stolen 6 bases, and is batting .333 w 5 xbh. He could be a cheap source of steals until Jackson comes back

Stephen Drew (15%) SS, ARIZ- should return to the D-Backs in about 2 weeks and will be a great edition to fantasy lineups. While I do expect him to start off slow and a couple of extra off days. I think he could have a huge impact the once he comes back. If your desperate for a SS and can wait another 2 weeks then pick him up before someone else does.

Kirk Nieuwenhius (10.2%) OF, NYM- has been hitting all season with his .301 BA, has 19 rbis, 31 runs, 3 HR/SB. He could provide a great BA and score some runs. He is getting PT in outfield. Also, Jason Bay will return soon so keep a flyer on him.

Carlos Zambrano (61.6%)- BIG Z should be owned in almost every league. BTW never thought I would say that. He has won his last 2 starts. He has a 2.81 ERA and 1.11 WHIP and if you take away his last start where he gave up 7 runs then it would be a lot lower as he hasn’t giving up more than 3 ERs in anystart besides that one. Infact he has given up 1 ER or less in 6 of 10 starts

Casey Jansen ( 51%) has been the closer for the Blue Jays and has secured 5 saves since becoming the man in Toronto.

Matt Harrison (36%) has been sensational his 3 starts, All wins, granted 2 were against SEAttle . His next start is Friday vs San Fran. He has pitched 21.2 innings in his last 3 starts ( all Wins) with 14 ks and a 2.49 ERA and 1.11 WHIP

Brian Matusz (6%) has won 4 of his last 5 starts and hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in any of those starts. he has beaten the rays twice and Red Sox once in 4 of those wins. has 21Ks in his 19 2/3 innings. with a 2.29 ERA and miniscule 0.92 WHIP.

Brandon McCarthy- is back from injury and already picked up a win against KC. His next start is against Texas so I wouldn’t start him then but He is definitely worth a pick up . There is a reason he owned in 63.4% of ESPN leagues

5 Fantasy football facts for next season

5. Don’t draft rookies- Football is the hardest sport to make the adjustment to. RG3 will be a lot better in fantasy than Luck, Trent Richardson will be great but will it be this year and people are already taking him to high. A.J. Green and Julio Jones where the best rookies WRs and those where 2 prominent guys in college. Cam Newton had a ridic year last year. Demarco Murray was the Best rookie RB last year and still didn’t finish in the top 30 in points last year of RBS.

4. Best RB is in the Eye of the beholder as Ray Rice had the most Fantasy points for a RB but Foster or Mccoy could be taken ahead of him. Guys like Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles could be bounce back candidates. I am staying away from Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson.

3. WR is All Megatrons- next closest player is wes welker with 71 points less than Calvin. Roddy white isn’t going to be the best WR on his team. Same goes for Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace,

2. TE position falls drastically after 1st 2 Gronkowsi( 232 pts) and Jimmy graham (187). Next is Aaron Hernandez with 123 and there are about 8-9 guys who are all withing 25 points of each other

1.QB position is DEEP, While this is obvious It has to be pointed out b/c guys brees and Rodgers are taken so high and You can wait on a great QB who will put up huge numbers, Like either manning a total of around 8 Elite level fantasy QBs.