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The National Football Post Fantasy Stock Watch

Posted: 7th December 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
With 13 weeks in the books, just about everybody is now entering the fantasy playoffs. It’s time to take a serious look at those rosters and upcoming schedules to make sure you’re sending the best possible team onto the field in these crucial upcoming matchups. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances in Week 13…with an eye to next Sunday. MBP Award (Most Beastly Performance) Bruce Gradkowski    Quarterback    Oakland Raiders Cowboys ...

Enter the Red Zone: NFL Week 13 Edition

Posted: 4th December 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
Enter the Red Zone is back at the NFP after a short hiatus. So before you shut down the office computer for the week and head out for happy hour, get involved in some serious statistical analysis and game predictions (with a little Start æem/Sit æem on the side). Because thatÆs how we do things around here on Fridays. You are now entering the red zone... á From the 20: You must protect the quarterback IÆve ...

Week 12 Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Posted: 27th November 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
GET æEM IN YOUR LINEUP Matt Ryanáá QBáá Atlanta Falcons Ryan has struggled of late, throwing 10 interceptions and topping 250 passing yards just twice in his last six games. Many experts have recommended you bench him until further notice. Well, now is the time to get him back in your starting lineup. Sunday, Ryan and the Falcons host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who bring a defense that has been victimized ...

Turkey Day Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Ems

Posted: 25th November 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
Thanksgiving is upon us, and while your favorite NFL team may not be playing on the most gluttonous holiday of the year, you no doubt have at least one fantasy player who could make an impact on Thursday. So why wait to go through all of Week 12Æs Starts and Sits when we can break down some of the key matchups youÆll be falling asleep to tomorrow afternoon? Here are your Turkey ...

NFL Fantasy Picks For Week 11: Start ‘em Up and Sit ‘em Down

Posted: 20th November 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
LetÆs get right down to business because I have a date with some Chicago deep-dish pizza later today. Side Note: Any Chicago residents/fans know of some good restaurants/watering holes to check out? Local celebrity Matt Bowen has offered no help on this subject. GET æEM IN YOUR LINEUP Beanie Wellsááá RBááá Arizona Cardinals: His playing time is on the rise (29 rushes over the past two games), and heÆs averaging over 5.3 yards ...

The Fort Report: Week 10 Stock Watch

Posted: 16th November 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
Injuries. TheyÆre something every owner has to deal with at one point or another. They can make or break a fantasy season, which is why drafting for depth is so important in August. One thing Week 10 was not short on was potentially serious injuries to several marquee fantasy stars. With that in mind, letÆs take a quick look at whoÆs banged up heading into Week 11. Michael Turnerááá RBááá Atlanta Falcons: ...

NFL Post Week Nine Stock Watch

Posted: 9th November 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
Running backs attack Week nine saw some explosive performances from quarterbacks: Kurt Warner (261 yards, five touchdowns) and Jay Cutler (369 yards, three touchdowns) as well as wide receivers: Randy Moss (6-147-1) and Larry Fitzgerald (9-127-2). But when Sunday was said and done, the running backs showed again that they own the world of fantasy football. Think of it like this: Bengals running back Cedric Benson posted 17 fantasy points (standard scoring) ...

The NFP Monday Hit List: Rising & Falling

Posted: 26th October 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
Another Sunday, another NFL weekend filled with blowouts. The Packers, Chargers, Colts, Patriots, Jets and Bengals put up monster fantasy numbers en route to outscoring, respectively, the Browns, Chiefs, Rams, Buccaneers, Raiders and Bears 228-33. As you no doubt have already assumed, Vegas took a beating thanks to those teams. In addition, those six winning teams combined to outgain their opponents in total yardage 2,563-1,396. Is it any surprise that the six ...

The Monday Afternoon Fantasy Hit List

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
One thing Week Six in the NFL wasnÆt short on was fantasy scoring. Six different quarterbacks scored 25 or more fantasy points (standard scoring) on Sunday, and Philip Rivers and Kyle Orton still have a game to play Monday night in San Diego. Tom Brady: 43 points (380 yards, four touchdowns) Drew Brees: 34 points (369 yards, four touchdowns) Matt Schaub: 34 points (392 yards, four touchdowns) Ben Roethlisberger: 27 points (417 yards, two touchdowns) Joe ...

Enter The Red Zone: NFL Week Five Breakdown

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Joe Fortenbaugh in NFL
The Week 5 schedule poses several problems for owners as some of the highest ranked fantasy players in the NFL hit their bye weeks. With Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans and San Diego off this weekend, four elite quarterbacks, three No. 1 wideouts and a host of talented running backs will all be sipping margaritas by the ocean; leaving a lot of us looking to our benches for help. But the good ...