NFL Players of Week 2

We’re a second week in and the next coming of Cam Newton has come in the form of RG3. Swapping places with Matt Ryan from #2 to #1 overall QB (both of which I have in my money league) we’re wondering if he can be stopped. While the Redskins ended up losing to the lowly Rams, this rookie is out to break records that Newton set last year.

A half-dozen teams are 2-0 (including the 49ers and Cardinals sharing the same division) with the Raiders (not surprising) and the (gasp!) Saints being winless at 0-2.

Read on to see last weekend’s hot players!  Continue reading “NFL Players of Week 2” NFL Players of Week 2

NFL Players of Week 1

Ahh, do you smell that? It’s the victory of your home team winning its first game, the confusion of some teams losing theirs, and rookie quarterbacks setting records. It’s football season!

As I did last year, here are the top 5 (-ish, in some cases of ties I’ll keep listing them) for every quarterback, running back, and wide receiver week-by-week, in terms of fantasy value. It’s a nice indicator of how well your favorite players are doing as well. This year I’m going to rank them by their overall year’s value, however. Click names on the bottom of this post for other mentions in blog articles I have written. Starting off with a huge Falcons game, here we go!  Continue reading “NFL Players of Week 1” NFL Players of Week 1

Where is the next home for Peyton Manning?

With the Colts achieving a negative 8 wins from their previous season, they’ve locked up the #1 overall draft pick next month, and will take Andrew Luck, as all coaching and administrative staff have stated. The 11-time Pro Bowl quarterback is being kicked to the curb, but will he go out as Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Johnny Unitas, playing for different teams?

Manning, who will turn 36 later this month, will perhaps become the most prized free agent in NFL history. The decision is not a surprise. Manning spent his 14-year career in Indianapolis, but he became expendable after a neck injury forced him to miss the 2011 season and the Colts collapsed without him, finishing tied for the worst record (2-14) with the St. Louis Rams. That put the Colts in position to select Manning’s successor, Andrew Luck, who will have as many lofty expectations to meet as Manning did. Luck will join a franchise that is substantially different from the one Manning elevated to greatness. Since the end of the season, the Colts’ owner, Jim Irsay, has cleaned house of most of the coaches and front-office executives who worked with Manning.

Peyton Manning has been the Colts’ quarterback for so long that the last quarterback to start a game before he got there was Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, who could be among the teams that try to bring Manning in.  Continue reading “Where is the next home for Peyton Manning?” Where is the next home fo…