Saturday, November 1, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEATHER IMPLICATIONS

They are favorites, but Manning and the Bronco’s offense have an uphill climb in New England this Sunday.

Peyton Manning is a masterful quarterback and headed to the Hall of Fame, but those in the know realize that his track record in outdoor games is checkered with failures, especially later in the NFL season when winter weather creeps into the U.S.

Challenging weather conditions are nothing new to Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots team as a whole.Belichick may say he doesn’t trust the weatherman, but I can guarantee you he listens to him.  

Remember ‘The Tuck Rule Game’ during a Foxboro snowstorm against the Raiders in the 2001 AFC Playoff game?  This is a great example of New England’s notoriety for periods of wicked weather during NFL games, especially when a Nor’Easter runs up the east coast.  Wicked weather is what we will have this Sunday as strong low pressure passes just east of the Massachusetts coastline.  

Powerful NW winds at 20 to 30+ mph on the backside of this intense low will create difficult, if not impossible passing conditions, at times, in Foxboro.  This will create a diagonal yet swirling wind across the stadium that will play tricks on the ball as it is in the air.  Combine these winds with temperatures only in the 40s, and you get the potential for ice cold passing and kicking games.  Both teams will likely find it challenging to score, but history shows that the visiting team in Foxboro will find much fewer opportunities to cross the goal line, this will include the high powered ’14 Broncos offense.

Don’t forget, the Broncos not only have to contend with these challenging weather conditions, but Manning & Co. also need to battle with a roaring crowd and a tough as nails Patriots defensive backfield.

With all this being said, you will want to temper your expectations for both offenses on Sunday, especially the Broncos offense.  Meanwhile, that 3 point spread that Denver is giving New England will likely loom large in this contest.  I simply can’t imagine the Patriots losing this game by more than 3 points.  Quite frankly, they will likely win this game straight up if not blow out the Broncos.  

Article written by Thomas G. Novak of WeatherNFL
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Friday, October 10, 2014

INJURY UPDATE FOR WEEK 6 2014



INJURY UPDATE FOR WEEK 6 2014

Jimmy Graham – Shoulder injury. Not believed to be serious, and has a bye week, so he should be ok to return bye week 7.

Calvin Johnson – Aggravated his ankle injury. Never came back into the game, and reports are saying he may miss next week. He really should take a week off and rest it. Will keep you updated.

Rashard Jennings – Injured his left knee and will have an MRI done Monday. It looks like he will miss a few weeks with this injury. 

Jake Locker – Had his hand wrapped after the game. Will have an MRI done on hand/thumb. Initial X-Rays were negative. The hand was very swollen, and will keep an eye on him, but he will probably be doubtful. 

Zac Stacy – Injured his left calf. He will miss some practice time this week, but should play per Fisher.

Fred Jackson - Sprained his right ankle. After the game, he said it would be fine. Has been a bit limited in practice, but looks probable for week 6.

Donald Brown – Left with a concussion. Will undergo further testing. Has not cleared the concussion protocol or practiced yet.

Drew Stanton – Concussion. Has not practiced or cleared the protocol as yet.

Reggie  Bush – Hurt his ankle. He did say he felt good after the game. Will check on this again tomorrow for an update. He may not miss any time. As yet, I have not heard an update from his coach. Will monitor this.

Montee Ball – Hurt his groin. The Denver Post has reported the injury is pretty severe and he could miss multiple weeks if this proves true.

Eric Decker – Aggravated his hamstring injury this past week. Inactive last week. He did practice Wednesday, but not fully. There is a chance he could play this week.

Malcolm Floyd –Left the game with a calf injury. Was limited in practice Wednesday, and will probably be questionable this weekend.

Danny Amendola – Left with a head injury. Will be evaluated for a concussion. 

Jonathan Stewart – Didn’t practice Wednesday. Will try to get an update Thursday or Friday.

Andre Johnson – Ankle. He hasn’t practiced yet, and plays on Thursday, so he could be questionable.

David Nelson – Ankle. Will try to get an update on him Thursday or Friday.

Carson Palmer – Nerve injury in shoulder. Practiced Wednesday, but was limited. There is a slight chance he could be ready this weekend, but it’s doubtful. His Coach has said he would need a full day of practice.

Marvin Jones – Ankle. Did not practice Wednesday. Should be considered questionable this week.

Harry Douglas – Did not practice Wednesday and probably won’t play this week.

Tavon Austin – Had no setbacks with his knee and should be good to go.

Cecil Shorts –Hamstring. Did not practice Wednesday. Will probably not play this weekend.

Odell Beckham – Has no issues and is ready to play this week.

Marquis Lee – Hamstring. Returned to practice Wednesday and should be ready to play.

Vernon Davis – Back. Was week to week, but I have heard nothing new yet.

Jordan Reed – Hamstring. Should be ready to go this week, unless he hurts himself in practice.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Ankle/foot . All set to play this weekend. 

Joseph Fauria – Knee. I haven’t heard about an official update, but will probably not play.

Arian Foster- Hamstring. Still nursing the hamstring, but played well last week. He does have a short week though, playing on Thursday, and has been limited this week. 

Joique Bell – Concussion. Still in the protocol, but could play as he did practice. Will try to get an update tomorrow.

Theo Riddick – Hamstring. Also practiced. Will get an update to you before the game.

Deangelo Williams – Ankle. Haven’t seen an update recently. Will try to get one to you by Friday.

Mark Ingram – Has a broken bone in his hand, and a bye week. Could possibly be ready by week 7.

Ryan Mathews – Knee. Will probably miss the next two weeks.

Toby Gerhart – Ankle/foot. Will probably play this week, but not really fantasy relevant at this time.

Teddy Bridgewater – Should be good to go this week. He is back to healthy.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

INJURY UPDATE FOR WEEK 6



INJURY UPDATE FOR WEEK 6 2014

Jimmy Graham – Shoulder injury. Not believed to be serious, but will undergo further tests tomorrow.

Calvin Johnson – Aggravated his ankle injury. Never came back into the game, and initial reports are saying he may miss next week. Further testing will be done Monday.

Rashad Jennings – Injured his left knee and will have an MRI done Monday.

Jake Locker – Had his hand wrapped after the game. Will have an MRI done on hand/thumb. Initial X-Rays were negative.

Zac Stacy – Injured his left calf. Nothing else known at this time.

Fred Jackson - Sprained his right ankle. After the game, he said it would be fine. Looks probable for week 6.

Donald Brown – Left with a concussion. Will undergo further testing.

Drew Stanton – Being evaluated for a concussion.

Reggie  Bush – Hurt his ankle. He did say he felt good after the game. Will check on this again tomorrow for an update. He may not miss any time.

Montee Ball – Hurt his groin. He appeared to be in a lot of pain. Further testing tomorrow should give us an idea of how long it will affect him. Was on crutches after the game. Could miss some time.

Eric Decker – Aggravated his hamstring injury this past week. Inactive this week. Will get you an update later this week.

Malcolm Floyd –Left the game with a calf injury. Not sure at this time how serious it is. 

Danny Amendola – Left with a head injury. Will be evaluated for a concussion.

We will try to get an update to you by Wednesday, with any added names that we may have missed.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

INJURY UPDATES WEEK 5 2014



INJURY UPDATES WEEK 5 2014

Joique Bell – Suffered a concussion. Not participating in Wednesday’s practice.

Teddy Bridegwater – Suffered an ankle injury and was carted off the field. He did rejoin the team on the sideline. Didn’t practice on Monday, and plays on a short week this Thursday. Questionable.

DeAngelo Williams – Extremely doubtful this week with a high ankle sprain.

Derek Carr – Claims he should be able to play this Sunday.

Mike Evans – He could miss several weeks. Out this week.

Cecil Shorts – We should just keep his name here. He seems to be constantly banged up. This time it’s a hamstring. It’s looking like he will miss this week’s game.

Vernon Davis – Back injury. Did not practice Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

Atlanta Offensive Line – 3 starters left the game, and they had to bring their TE in to play right tackle. Could lower the fantasy value of all the offensive players a bit.

Arian Foster – He is at less than 100% with a hamstring injury, and sat out Wednesday’s practice.

Jerick McKinnon – Was limited in practice, and plays in the Thursday game.

Jake Locker – Practiced Wednesday without limits.

Carson Palmer – Healing slower than expected from the nerve problem, and is expected to get a second opinion from Doctor’s.

Jordan Cameron – He has said the shoulder injury is lingering, but he will try to play through it.

Ben Tate -  Is practicing and should get the start this week.

Jordan Reed – He is practicing, but his outlook for playing this week is not good.

Brandon Marshall – Practicing in full.

Marvin Jones -  now has an ankle injury unrelated to his foot surgery, but wasn’t limping afterwards, even though he didn’t practice.

Andre Johnson – Hurt his ankle, but says he is fine and will play.

Jarret Boykin – Out for Thursdays game.

Harry Douglas – Did not practice Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.
 
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