Friday, October 30, 2009

Morning Cup of Coffee from the NFL

-Packers not sure if Ahman Green will be active Sunday vs the Vikings
-Hasselbeck returns to full practice for Seahawks
-Gonzalez and Brown both miss another practice for Colts
-Darren McFadden has yet to begin hard running and cutting since undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee over three weeks ago.
-Stafford and Johnson limited in Lions practice but both expected to play Sunday
-Nate Washington misses Thursday practice for Titans
-Ahmad Bradshaw misses practice but is likely to play vs Eagles
-Lofa Tatupu placed on injured reserve
-Bernard Berrian (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Thursday.
- Though Percy Harvin missed practice Thursday, coach Brad Childress indicated the absence was not injury related.
NBA Fantasy Stars from Thursday Night

Line of the Night
Carmelo Anthony-41 pts, 6 rebs, 3 assts, 18 of 18 from the line.  Stud performance.

Dud of the Night
Richard Jefferson-9 pts, 2 rebs, 3 of 9 shooting

Pickup of the Night
Rudy Fernandez-22 pts, 4 rebs, 8 of 8 from line, 2 threes

Drop of the Night
Steve Blake-0 pts, 3 assts, only 20 minutes

News from around the NBA
-Danilo Gallinari to start for Jared Jeffries?
-Hawes to come off bench for motivation
-Ben Wallace to start again over Kwame Brown Friday
-Pau Gasol through Sunday and possibly more as the Lakers are cautious with his return
-Derek Rose overcomes ankle injury in Bulls win
-Okur to be game time decision tonight
-Jarvis Hayes to miss 2-3 weeks.  Snag Terrence Williams if you still can.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

In the Trenches-NFL Report

-Jarrett to see larger role with Muhammad banged up for Panthers
-Larry Johnson to appeal 2 game suspension from KC.  Kolby Smith and Jamaal Charles to split carries
-Anthony Gonzalez and Donald Brown missed yet another practice for the Colts yesterday
-McFadden already ruled out for Sunday
-Finley to be game time decision for Packers
-After returning to a "limited" practice Wednesday, Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) declared himself ready to resume playing in games.
-Boldin and Breaston limited in practice for Cardinals but expected to play
-Titans to name starting QB today for game vs Jaguars
-Clowney misses Jets practice with ankle injury
-Josh Freeman to start for Bucs
Opening Tip-Thursday Morning NBA Top Performers

The stars were out on Wednesday Night as the superstars played like superstars.  LeBron notched his triple double of the season, while Melo scored 30, and Dwight Howard had 21 and 15.  But here are the highs and lows from the night around the Association.

Line of the Night-Tie
Al Horford-24 pts, 16 rebs, 4 assts, 2 blocks in the Hawks win over the Pacers
Jeff Green-24 pts, 8 rebs, 4 threes, 3 steals in the Thunder in over the Kings
Brook Lopez-27 pts, 15 rebs, 5 blocks, 4 assists in the Nets loss to the Wolves

Dud of the Night-Tie
Mike Conley-3 pts, 3 assts, 1 of 4 shooting, 2 TO
T.J. Ford-3 pts, 3 assists, 1 of 9 shooting

Rookie of the Night
Jonny Flynn-18 pts, 4 rebs, 2 steals.  More importantly, Flynn led the Wolves huge comeback over the Nets

Pickup of the Night
Marreese Speights-26 pts, 5 rebs, 10 of 11 shooting.  Considering Dalembert and Brand were man handled and combined for only 17 pts and 8 rebs, Speights should continue to get plenty of run.

Drop of the Night
Brandon Bass-The popular late round draft pick was supposed to pick up some extra minutes with Rashard Lewis out suspended.  He only played 23 minutes in the blowout win, thus likely to not make a huge impact when Lewis returns.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Check out my Article on the Top 5 Surprises in College Fantasy Football 2009 here.
Going Deep-NFL News Wednesday

-Cotchery returns to practice for the Jets
-Matt Hasselbeck (ribs) was held out of Seahawks practice Wednesday as a precaution, and is expected to play in Week 8.
-Andre Johnson misses practice but Texans are still optimistic he can play this week
-Many experts still believe LJ will be cut before the Chiefs play their next game
-Josh Freeman named starting QB for the Bucs
-Jake Delhomme to remain Panthers starting QB
-Ahman Green formally moved to Packers #2 RB
-Brian Westbrook (concussion) missed Eagles practice on Wednesday.
-Calvin Johnson (knee) sat out Lions practice once again Wednesday.
Opening Tip-Pregame Notes from Around the NBA

-Despite trade rumors earlier in the day, Rip Hamilton to start for Pistons.  He had missed an earlier practice because of personal reasons.
-Charlie Villanueva and Ben Wallace will play, Kwame Brown is out.
-Ronnie Brewer's status for Utah's opener is reportedly "uncertain" due to a back injury.
- Rookie Marcus Thornton will be on the inactive list for Wednesday's season opener against the Spurs.
-Granger plays during pregame shootaround and is now a game-time decision.  Expect him to play.
-Damian Wilkins and Ryan Gomes to start for T'Wolves against Nets
-Conley to play for Grizzlies
Roundball Recap-October 28th

Line of the Night
-Gilbert Arenas:  Agent Zero is back as the talented PG led the Wizards with 29 pts and 9 assists in a huge road win in Dallas

Goat of the Night (Tie)

-Luis Scola:  Wasn't this supposed to be the breakout season for the Argentine with no Yao Ming?  What a dud of a debut.  3 points, 4 rebs, 3 TO on 1 of 6 shooting.  Yuck.

-Baron Davis: 2 points on 1 of 10 shooting.  He did have 8 assists, but the shooting percentage is dreadful

Go Grab off the Wire
-Travis Outlaw:  Led the Blazers with 23 points, hit 3 triples, grabbed four boards, had two steals and a block. 

Get Outta Here
-Derek Fisher:  Only 5 points and 3 assists.  Not enough shots to go around for the PG

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

NFL Report-Tuesday Night

-Many experts expect Chiefs to cut Larry Johnson in the coming days.  Would a playoff team looking for a spark at RB (Cardinals, Seahawks) to name a few.  Dont cut him just yet.
-Chris Cooley expects to be back within 4 weeks and not miss entire season
-Stafford took limited snaps for Lions in Tuesday practice
-Calvin Johnson did not practice today but says he is feeling better.  Still questionable for this weeks game
-Andy Reid is not ruling out Brian Westbrook (concussion) for this week's game against the Giants.
-Donald Brown expected to miss 2-3 weeks for the Colts
-Andre Johnson said Tuesday that his bruised lung is "doing fine" and he feels better.
-No concern over injury to Joe Flacco

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beating Down the Books-October 23rd

-UConn +7.5 @ WVU
UConn has three key reasons on their side as to why I like this game for them.  They have a dominating running game with Andre Dixon and Jordan Todman.  #2, they always play close games because of their ball control nature and solid defensive abilities.  #3, WVU QB Brown is questionable with a concussion.  All 3 signs point to the Huskies, especially getting a touchdown.

-Duke -4 vs. Maryland
Nope, this is not Carlos Boozer giving four to Juan Dixon.  The Blue Devils have shown the ability to score in 2009 while the Terps simply cannot stop anyone.  Given the home field advantage, Thaddeus Lewis throws for 300 yards and at least 3 scores.

-Miami -4 vs. Clemson
This line is low after Miami struggled at UCF last weekend.  Jacory Harris is the real deal and after two weeks of playing mediocre teams, Harris is going to show off in a huge contest for the Canes.

-Cal -35 vs. Washington State
I never like taking games with the spread this high.  This week however I believe the Bears will score 60.  Both Best and Vereen will rush for over 100 yards, while Riley will throw 3 scores.  Blowout for the Bears.

USC -20.5 vs Oregon State
TCU -2.5 @ BYU
Texas -13 @ Mizzou
Houston -16.5 vs. SMU
Friday Fantasy News-Start Setting the Lineup for the Weekend

-WR's Cotchery and Smith both out for Jets
-Trent Edwars inactive for the Bills
-Ocho Cinco does not practice Friday morning but should play Sunday
-Chris Henry misses practice for the Bengals but is in line to play as only suffering an illness
-Manningham listed as probable for the Giants
-Willie Parker revealed that his turf toe is still causing swelling in his foot.
-Cowboys coach Wade Phillips confirmed Friday that Felix Jones (knee) will be active for Week 7, and could play "quite a bit" versus Atlanta.
-Jonathan Stewart (heel) is listed as questionable for Week 7, but put in a second straight complete practice Friday.
-Roy Williams may be held out of this weeks game by coach Wade Phillips
-Sammy Morris does not travel to London for Pats game vs Tampa Bay

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Night Fantasy News


-Anquan Boldin to be game time decision for the Cardinals
-Pierre Thomas not on Saints injury report
-Gore returns to full practice for the 49ers after their bye
-Browns RB Jerome Harrison, TE Robert Royal, WR Chansi Stuckey, and NT Shaun Rogers were among 12 Cleveland players missing from Wednesday's practice because of the flu.
-Michael Turner limited in practice with a chest injury
-Crayton angry he heard of demotion through the press
-Gonzalez misses Colts practice and status uncertain for Sunday
-Cotchery participates in individual drills for Jets
-Harvin limited in Vikes practice and is questionable for Sunday
-Ryan Fitzpatrick looks likely to start for Bills
-Portis and Avery miss practice.  Portis likely to play, while Avery is doubtful


-Aldridge and Blazers agree to contract extension
-St Mary's guard Patty Mills has made the Trailblazers
-Andrew Bynum reportedly suffered a strained rotator cuff during Tuesday's game and missed Wednesday's practice, but is not expected to miss any game action
- Coach Byron Scott said on Wednesday that Emeka Okafor (toe) will not play in the team's two remaining preseason games on Thursday or Friday

-Steve Nash indicated after Wednesday's game that he doesn't believe his sprained ankle will be a problem
-Allen Iverson will come off the bench to start the season, according to Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday NFL News & Notes

-Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Rashard Mendenhall has officially passed Willie Parker on the depth chart at tail back.
-Kicker Jeff Reed to play this weekend against the Vikings
-Tashard Choice to see increased carries despite not being named the starter
-James Jones is now the Packers' full-time No. 3 receiver.
-Expect Anthony Gonzalez to sit this week for the Colts
-Patriots release Joey Galloway
-Jerricho Cotchery still quesitonable to face Raiders this week
-Reggie Brown a trade candidate?
-Jason Campbell to remain starting QB for the Redskins

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Who is In?  Who is Out?

-Panthers Steve Smith and Stewart active
-Percy Harvin active
-Calvin Johnson INACTIVE, Stafford may need surgery
-Willie Parker (turf toe) active
-Pierre Thomas active
-Eli Manning active
-Cortland Finnegan out for Titans
-Galloway to be traded to Ravens?
-Jamal Lewis active for Browns
-Maclin to start over Curtis

Friday, October 16, 2009

All Your Fantasy News in One Place-NFL & NBA


-Rashard Mendenhall returns to practice, should start vs. Browns
-Bears have "no interest" in trading for TO
-Harvin listed as questionable by the Vikings
-Portis listed as probable for the Redskins
-Pierre Thomas limited in practice, yet expects to play.  Possible time share with Mike Bell
-The Jets officially consider Jerricho Cotchery (doubtful, hamstring) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with Buffalo.  David Clowney expected to start in his place. 
-ESPN's Mike Sando predicts that Justin Forsett's role in the Seahawks' backfield will increase going forward.
-Steve Smith was a full participant for the Panthers in practice
-Stafford and Calvin Johnson both miss Lions practice, unlikely to play Sunday
-Browns not entertaining trading KR Josh Cribbs


-Wade bruises hip in return to court Thursday.  Not considered serious.
-Dahntay Jones wins Pacers SF spot over Brandon Rush
-Redd says knee is completely healthy and he is ready for a big year
-Phil Jackson toying with idea of playing Odom, Bynum and Gasol together
-Maggette can possibly see time at PF for Warriors
-Eric Maynor of the Jazz continues to impress in preseason

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Get Your Lineups In Order-Thursday Fantasy News

-Bills coach Jauron says Bills not likely or interested in dealing TO.  Chicago remains a decent scenario if he was dealt.
-Barber to impacted by injury for a total of 10 weeks?  May be time to add Choice and Jones
-Roy Williams (ribs) did not practice Wednesday and is targeting next week for a return to the field.
-Megatron Calvin Johnson and Matt Stafford unlikely to suit up for the Lions.  GB Defense looks like a solid play this week.
-Percy Harvin hurt his shoulder when he landed on it at the end of a second-quarter catch along the sidelines against the Rams in Week 5.  Harvin remains a solid play this week against a Baltimore defense struggling to stop slot receivers.
-Willie Parker (turf toe) will wear a special left shoe in practice this week and try to play with it Sunday against Cleveland.  Expect Mendenhall to get the bulk of the Steelers carries.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Midday Fantasy News and Notes

-Adam Vinatieri to miss up to 8 weeks following knee surgery. Colts sign Matt Stover.
-Another blow to the Steelers defense as Aaron Smith is out for the season.
-Domenik Hixon no longer battling injuries to get time, just Manningham and Nicks
-Cotchery and Smith do not practice for Jets Wednesday
-Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) was back in his protective boot for Giants practice Wednesday.
-Matthew Stafford (knee) returned to Lions practice on Wednesday, and took snaps with the first-team offense at the start of the workout.
-Megatron Calvin Johnson did not practice for the Lions today and is questionable to play this week.
-Browns have no plans to trade Brady Quinn before deadline
-Eli Manning (foot) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hot off the Wire-Waiver Wire Gems Week 6

Chad Henne-Henne torched the Jets for well over 200 yards and two scores.  The schedule will remain difficult for the Phins and their running attack wont be as successful most weeks, so expect Henne to continue to develop.  Keeper league owners should take notice, he can be a nice stashee for 2010 and beyond.

Mike Wallace-The guy is a big play machine.  He doesnt get many touches, but when he does, he makes them count.  He dropped a sure TD early then came back for a second long TD from Big Ben.  If you count long TD's as bonus points, this guy is a steal.  Think Nate Washington circa 2008.

Michael Bush-The guy is a bruiser and following a respectable effort against the Giants which saw him score and with McFadden out, he will get the carries as Fargas struggled to move the pile.

Anthony Gonzalez-Remember that the preseason sleeper should be returning from injury next week.  Yes Garcon and Collie have been solid, but remember he has a full year in the system, developed great chemistry with Manning last year and has sure hands.  Keep an eye on him and buy low.

Mike Sims Walker-Do not worry about the 0 he put up last week.  He was suspended for missing curfew.  Big deal.  Grab him now while his owner thinks he was hurt.  Pounce.

Miles Austin-This is a no brainer.  10 catches, 2 long scores, 200+ yards.  If he is somehow available or on waivers, use your high waiver number on him.

Kyle Orton-I still dont think the Broncos are that good or one of the 4 best teams in the AFC, but Orton is playing very well and as a bye week fill in for a QB you start every week, you could do a lot worse.  He moved the Broncos up and down the field and should continue to play mistake free football.

Donnie Avery-Back in the groove with Bulger back under center, went over 80 yards and a score and if he was dropped by an inpatient owner, now is a good time to grab him and stash on the bench for bye weeks.

Not So Bullish On...

Austin Collie-Yes 3 TD's in the last 2 games.  What will return of Anthony Gonzalez do?
Anthony Fasano-Yes he scored on MNF, but did not much else.
Leon Washington-Where has he gone in the Jets attack?
Larry Johnson-See Leon Washington.
Chris Henry-After a huge preseason the Bengals talented receiver has been a huge disappointment.  Cut bait.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday Schooled-What We Learned From Week 5

-Tom Brady, despite missing two easy throws to Moss in the first half had 2 scores before the break.  After halftime, the Pats gameplan became way too conservative, he lost a fumble and missed Welker on a slant that would have won the game.  The Pats have to go back and realize they missed an opportunity in Denver.

-Miles Austin's breakout, which was predicted here, came.  He broke two huge gains out of short gains for 2 scores, saving the Cowboys.  Tony Romo owes him a steak dinner.

-After a slow start Roddy White busted out for over 200 yards and 2 scores.  One was a busted coverage 90 yard score, so expect inconsistency from the Falcons #1 WR with Tony Gonzalez still in the lineup.

-Joseph Addai, despite battling an injury, got more touches then Rookie Donald Brown and used the most of it as he scored again for the Colts.  How will the return of Anthony Gonzalez impact Austin Collie's value?  The BYU rookie scored twice more on Sunday.

-Bills, Titans, Rams, Raiders go get yourselves new QB's asap.  How do the Bills LOSE a game when the Browns QB completes 2 passes...yes....2!

-Any fantasy owner that played Jake Delhomme owner in the place of a bye week QB (me), was livid that on 1st and goal the Panthers attempted 0 pass attempts...and didnt score.

-Glen Coffee will be fine after leaving Sunday's blowout loss to the Falcons

-Eddie Royal finally woke up with over 10 grabs, so hopefully you bought low on the Broncos WR#2, while Brandon Marshall is turning into the beast we all knew he was.

-Welcome Back Matt, as Hasselbeck throws 4 TD's in the rout of Jacksonville.  Houshmandzadeh scores twice and so does Burleson...what about Carlson? 

-Expect Mark Bulger to be back for the Rams next week.  He was 7-7 and a TD in garbage time and Kyle Boller shockingly looked like garbage.

-Nice fantasy days from Kellen Winslow, Matt Cassel, Michael Turner, Reggie Wayne, Kyle Orton, Ahmad Bradshaw, Cleveland's D, Matt Ryan, Jeremy Maclin, Donovan McNabb, Michael Bush, and Rashard Mendenhall.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Night Injury Report

-Wes Welker (questionable, knee) was limited in practice again Friday.
-Steve Breaston listed as questionable for Cardinals
-Matt Hasselbeck (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 5 and due back in the lineup Sunday against the Jaguars.
-Jerricho Cotchery hamstring is in real trouble of missing MNF vs. Dolphins
-Correll Buckhalter is out for the Broncos
-Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he won't announce a starting quarterback until Sunday.
-Roy Williams (ribs) is listed as doubtful for Week 5 against Kansas City.  Miles Austin to start in his place
-Willie Parker out for Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall to start again
-Eli Manning practiced Friday and appears ready to play against Oakland Sunday
-Felix Jones doubtful for Cowboys

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fantasy Football Minute-Thursday

-Randy Moss returns to Pats practice Thursday
-Miles Austin to start in place of Roy Williams if the Cowboys receiver cannot play
-Braylon Edwards to start for Jets Monday Night
-Fred Taylor misses 2nd straight practice for Pats
-Kevin Boss, Bradshaw and Manning all miss practice for the Giants Thursday
-Matthew Stafford (knee) missed practice again on Thursday and is considered unlikely to play against the Steelers this week.
-Bucs OC wants Caddy Williams to be the one featured back in the rotation
-The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fully expects Rashard Mendenhall to start his second consecutive game Sunday against Detroit.
-NO starting RB yet named for Oakland as they play NYG Sunday

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

 A Tale of Two WR's

Fantasy Analysis-Jets acquired Braylon Edwards for Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnick, and 2 picks

Analysis: Mark Sanchez stock goes up as he gets a solid second WR to throw to.  Braylon Edwards' stock also goes up because of his motivation to succeed in the big city and to play for a winner.  Cotchery's value is one to watch now for the Jets.  On one hand, the addition of a proven playmaker can only limit the number of targets he receives, however, with less double teams and safety help that will have to be focused on him, that will now be on Edwards, it is entirely possible Cotchery has more room to roam.  Buy low on Sanchez and Edwards and keep a close eye on Cotchery.  It may not happen this week as Edwards becomes accustomed to the offense, but watch out for the impact.  

In Cleveland, Mohamed Massaquoi is the clear #1 receiver.  We were more excited about his value when he had someone like Edwards lining up across the field, so now he will attract the opposing teams top corner as Mike Furrey or Chansi Stuckey lines up beside him.  Because the Browns will struggle to stay in front of teams and will be playing from behind, his value will remain as a solid WR3.  Stuckey and Furrey will battle for snaps in Cleveland, but neither holds much value.

Michael Crabtree signs with the 49ers 
Keeper league owners are relieved that their gamble to draft Crabtree will pay dividends in 2009 and not have to wait for 2010.  While he will struggle to establish a solid impact right away, given a few weeks and a SF bye week, Crabtree's expectations must be tempered as he plays in a run oriented offense.  The value of Josh Morgan, Arnaz Battle and Isaac Bruce will all take a hit in the meantime, however Vernon Davis, who has become the 49ers main receiving weapon, should continue to see plenty of targets and now more of an open middle of the field as the safety will have to cheat over to play Crabtree.  He probably will not be active for Week 5, but play him once he is. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NFL Fantasy Update-Tuesday Night

-Shefter believes Crabtree to sign before the end of the day
-Reggie Bush possibly in Sean Payton's doghouse because of fumbling problems
-Tomlin has yet to determine who will start for Steelers at RB this week's John Clayton "gets the feeling" the Lions will play it cautiously with QB Matthew Stafford (knee subluxation) and sit him for a couple of weeks.
-Mike Bell will be good to go this week for Saints.  A must hand cuff for Thomas owners
-Lawrence Tynes will remain the Giants kicker's Bill Williamson believes Correll Buckhalter could miss "a week or two" with a high ankle sprain.  Hillis and Jordan to get more carries. confirms CBS analyst Boomer Esiason's report that JaMarcus Russell has been fined heavily for tardiness and weight problems.
-Matt Hasselbeck expected back for this weeks game according to his brother Tim
-Michael Clayton wants more touches in the Bucs passing game

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday Night News from around the NFL

-The Giants now say Eli Manning has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for "several weeks," and that he aggravated the injury in Sunday's win.
-Crabtree to reopen contract talks with 49ers
-Zach Miller expected to play despite concussion suffered Sunday
-Darren McFadden expected to miss 2-4 following knee surgery
-Bears RB Adrian Peterson will miss 2-3 weeks with sprained MCL in right knee.
-Matt Hasselbeck will try to practice Wednesday but is doubtful for Sunday
The Morning After-NFL News and Notes

-Braylon Edwards is reportedly being accused of assaulting a man outside a Cleveland nightclub early Monday morning.
-Westbrook and McNabb return to Eagles practice
-Kerry Collins in no danger of being benched by Titans
-Maurice Jones Drew limited on Sunday since Titans loaded the box, not cause of injury
-John Carney expected to be cut this week by Saints
-Texans still upset with running game despite 2 total touchdowns from Slaton Sunday
-Willie Parker (turf toe) is "looking forward to" playing next week against the Lions.
-LaDainian Tomlinson (ankle) said he felt "pretty good" after Sunday night's loss to the Steelers.
-Correll Buckhalter didn't seems concerned about his ankle after Sunday's game, even though he was on crutches.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fantasy Football-In and Out

-Heap and Mason active vs Pats
-Derrick Ward inactive for Bucs, Bryant active for Bucs
-Galloway inactive for Patriots
-Hixon and Lewis and Schillens inactive
-Dwayne Bowe active for Chiefs
-Wes Welker and Vince Wilfork active for the Patriots
-Kevin Smith to start for Lions
-Jamal Lewis out for Browns, Harrison to get all carries
-Tashard is the Choice for carries in Cowboys backfield ahead of Barber
-Clinton Portis expected to start for Redskins
-Danny Amendola to act as Rams 3rd WR
-Derrick Ward traveled with Bucs but remains game time decision
-Rashard Mendenhall to start for Steelers.  Willie Parker is out.

Friday, October 2, 2009

NCAA Beat the Book
Saturday Selections

Virginia Tech -17 @ Duke
Va Tech ravaged Miami in the slop last weekend, so taking on a Duke team that does not have those kind of weapons, expect the Hokies to pound the ground game, shut down anything Duke does on the offensive end and win by 25+

FSU -4 @ BC
Which FSU team will show up?  The team that struggled vs Jacksonville or the team that blew out BYU?  BC has been inconsistent so far in 2009, so expect the better talent to win out here. FSU by 8

Georgia -3 vs. LSU
Yes LSU is undefeated, but after close wins at Washington and Miss State, they head to their toughest game to date at Georgia.  The Dawgs are on fire and their offense looks unstoppable.  Joe Cox has developed and with the Tigers ground game non-existent, the Dawgs are gonna take it.

Kent State +21 @ Baylor
Baylor will be without Robert Griffin and although Kent cannot match their talent, 21 is a lot of points for a Baylor team to cover who will be playing with their 3rd string QB

Miami +7 vs. Oklahoma
Miami would not have lost last week at Va Tech if it was dry.  They did not play to their element and got blitzed.  They were about to make it a 1 score game when their TE dropped a 1st down inside the 20.  That game changes if that catch is made.  Oklahoma will be without Bradford and they have not played a defense and talent as deep as Miami.  Miami wins outright.
Friday Fix-NFL News and Notes

-Willie Parker doubtful for Steelers, Mendenhall in line to start
-Dwayne Bowe (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 4 and will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Giants. He was limited in Friday's practice.
-Clinton Portis (calf, ankles) did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 4.
-Antonio Bryant limited in Bucs practice, looks questionable for Sunday
-Jerome Harrison looks like a solid flex play with Jamal Lewis out and James Davis questionable
-Derrick Ward to make trip to DC but has missed 3 straight practices
-Kevin Smith (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Week 4.
-Kyle Boller to start for Rams Sunday
-Marion Barber practiced in full Friday and is set to face Denver
-Welker to be game time decision vs Ravens, Moss removed from injury report
-Mason, Heap, Washington all expected to play vs Patriots

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fantasy Sports Update-Thursday Afternoon

NFL News and Notes

-Cedric Benson returns to full practice for Bengals
-Mike Bell misses practice for Saints, while Lance Moore looks on track to play vs Jets
-Welker and Moss both limited in Pats practice Thursday
-LenDale White battling flu for Titans
-Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits that Felix Jones (sprained PCL) will miss Sunday's game at Denver.
-Antonio Bryant participates in limited work for Bucs Thursday
-Willie Parker misses practice for Steelers
-Derrick Ward misses practice for Bucs
-Dwayne Bowe (hamstring) returned to Chiefs practice Thursday.
-Kevin Smith (shoulder) was at Lions practice Thursday, but the team was not in full pads.