Could the 49ers pick up a Steel?

(.. do you see what I did there? Steal? Steelers? bwahaha…)

The expiration date to lock up the NFL’s franchise players has come and gone, and there are a few receivers to take a look at in free agency. I wrote about Marques Colston from the Saints, but there’s another possibility out there that won’t break the 49ers’ bank.

This is the most enticing argument for chasing after a young, talented restricted free agent such as Mike Wallace, who might qualify as the best deep-threat receiver in the NFL. NFC West fans might remember Wallace’s 95-yard touchdown reception against Arizona last season, or his 53-yard reception against Seattle, or his 46-yarder against St. Louis. Wallace would give the 49ers the deep-threat wideout their rotation has been lacking.

There are a few factors to consider for both the team and the free agent:  Continue reading “Could the 49ers pick up a Steel?” Could the 49ers pick up a…

Top NFL players week 7

Finally. Last year’s #1 rusher decided to show up this year, partly because the Texans had Andre Johnson out and Matt Schuab realized there were fewer players to throw to. Arian Foster reminded us all why he should be on the top, and he’s making his play for the remainder of the season.

This past weekend also featured a Cowboys NFL rushing record that made Emmitt Smith get off the couch and make a phone call, as rookie DeMarco Murray filled in for injured Felix Jones, and will now be highly sought after on the waiver wire if he wasn’t picked up last week.

Flashy passing by one of my favorite quarterbacks, Drew Brees, caused the Saints to roll over the Colts once again. And with that, I take you to…  Continue reading “Top NFL players week 7” Top NFL players week 7

Top NFL players week 6

As if this year’s NFL season hasn’t been crazy enough, 8 of this week’s top-5 are outside of the top-10 overall for the season. Ahmad Bradshaw claims the lone 30-point performance, putting it to those hapless Bills with 3 scores. Only two quarterbacks landed in the 20-point range, but all 5 running backs had a 20+ point performance. To make things even more exciting, all 6 wide receivers this week are fresh in our top-5 list.

My 49ers are 2nd in the NFL/NFC at 5-1, my Packers are atop by themselves at 6-0, and my prediction Eagles & Falcons are doing quite horrible. My fantasy teams with money involved are both 4-2, so being first/second place in those isn’t too shabby.

And, as you’ve been waiting for, on to the list!  Continue reading “Top NFL players week 6” Top NFL players week 6