LT David Bakhtiari out of practice with a sore knee

There are very few details regarding Bakhtiari’s injury, but protecting Aaron Rodgers’ blindside is a very important job. Luckily, RT Bryan Bulaga can switch sides if necessary, especially since he played left tackle in college, but the best case scenario is a healthy Bakhtiari. This offense boasts 11 returning starters on offense, so don’t get too freaked out. Link to...

Cordarrelle Patterson practices with second string

Cordarrelle Patterson has already proved himself for special teams, but can Patterson become fantasy worthy on the offense? Bridgewater has lots of targets this year after Mike Wallace joined the team and the return of Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright.  There is nowhere but up for Johnson that ended his season last year on the bench. Link to...

New York Giants 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows

New York Giants 6-10 Welcome to the NFC East Week and the New York Giants 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows. Each week we will go division by division breaking down each team. Highs:  Odell Beckham Jr. ODB!!! Is there anyone else on this team to talk about? He was Offensive Rookie of the Year. He finished his Rookie year fifth best Wide Receiver and that is with missing the first four games. He is a freak in the best way. No one can forget his catch against Dallas where he caught the ball horizontal with three fingers. Seven out of his twelve games he had 15 or more points. They say he only averaged 12.3 fantasy points but if you take his total and divide it by 12 it was actually 16.4, more then the other four in front of him. I can’t say enough about this kid, he is amazing. Eli Manning There are no questions we were all worried about Eli Manning before the 2014 season started. Not only was he recovering from an ankle injury but for the first time in his 10 years in the NFL, he was learning a new offense that was nothing like what he was familiar with. Even with those obstacles, Manning had 4,410 yards passing, 30 touchdowns, and a QB Rating of 92.1. Those are his best stats since 2011. With a year under Ben McAdoo’s offense, Manning should only be better in2015. Lows: Victor Cruz My low for the Giants was Victor Cruz’s injury. When he went out in Week 6 with a torn right patellar tendon there were...

Arizona Cardinals 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows

Arizona Cardinals 11-5   Welcome to the NFC West Week and the Arizona Cardinals 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows. Each week we will go division by division breaking down each team.   The Cardinals have made some moves this offseason and restructured some contracts leaving a lot more cap space. Rumors are that the Cardinals are very interested in Peterson if the Vikings are willing to do a trade. If the Peterson trade does not happen we are looking at a very similar team to draft from in our 2015 fantasy drafts.   Highs:   My biggest high for the Cardinals in 2014 was Bruce Arians. You may be saying that doesn’t affect my fantasy team, but Coaches can have a huge impact on who you start. Arians won Coach of the Year and to me there was no real competition. He was hired on by the Cardinals before the 2013 season and led the team to a 10-6 record. That was double the wins the previous season. The Cardinals improved from 32nd overall on offense to 12th and 12th on defense to 6th. He is making this team better, which is making them better for fantasy.   After Carson Palmer tore his ACL in week 9 there was never that fantasy star coming out of Arizona. Palmer was right about 18 fantasy points in each game he played so in a two Quarterback league or if you had Kaepernick or RG3 he was a great play. He signed a huge contract right before getting injured, which was restructured so the Cardinals could save $7 million in cap space....

Green Bay Packers 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows

Green Bay Packers 12-4 Welcome to the NFC North Week and the Green Bay Packers 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows. Each week we will go division by division breaking down each team. The Packers were one of the easiest teams to cover. Almost everyone was a fantasy starter or not a realistic option. They were SO CLOSE to a Super Bowl run, and we think sticking with their players for your fantasy team will help bring you a championship in 2015. Highs: Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb Jordy Nelson caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. Randall Cobb caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. These guys are on the same team. Unbelievable. Jordy was the third ranked fantasy Wide Receiver in standard scoring leagues. Randall Cobb was sixth. Wow. Sadly, Green Bay wants to keep Cobb rather than lose him to free agency, but it’s complicated.  Eddie Lacy I’ll admit it, I lost faith in the bruiser after his first four weeks of lackluster performances. But then he turned a corner and because the fantasy standout we thought he would be in the preseason. He actually increased his yards-per-carry from 4.1 to 4.6 and became more of a factor in the passing game (42 catches for 427 yards and four touchdowns). I’m excited about him for the 2015 season. The world is his oyster. Lows:  Tight Ends Each week that the Packers had a nice Tight End match up we had to let everyone down by referring to the facts… there was no Tight End in Green Bay worth a roster spot on your...

Buffalo Bills 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows

Buffalo Bills 9-7 Welcome to the AFC East Week and the Buffalo Bills 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows! Each week we will go division by division breaking down each team. Frankly, the Bills were a Tale of Two Teams. There was the Offense. There was the Defense. One was confused. One was spectacular. The result was missing the playoffs, but they did have their first season over .500 since 2004. Highs: Defense The Bills Defense was on fire last year. They gave up the second fewest total points to opponents (273 total). They amassed a league high 54 sacks, the second highest was Baltimore, with 49. They ranked 6th in the league with 19 interceptions. They were a top-10 unit in every category except defensive touchdowns. They only scored twice on their numerous turnovers. That’s okay because newly appointed head coach Rex Ryan needs at least one challenge. Sammy Watkins-ish And the award for Mr. Potential goes to… Adam Schefter reported on NFL Countdown that ex-coach Doug Marrone stormed out of the draft room when the Bills traded up and lost a first round pick to draft Watkins. After hearing about all of the drama surrounding Marrone’s departure, I’m surprised the Bills’ season went as well as it did. But if the Bills can shore up the Quarterback situation Watkins could be great. He shows flashes of talent. His best game was Week 7 versus Minnesota when he went 9 of 14 for 122 yards and two touchdowns. They can build on that. Lows: Trying with all of my might to tell you not to play Boobie Dixon and/or...