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2012 Fantasy Football: Preseason Fantasy Stock - Week 2





With preseason underway, there will be updates daily to this 2012 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock page. Games will be added as I watch them. Adjustments will be made on my 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.



2012 Preseason Notes: Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Pages: Preseason Stock Week 4 | Preseason Stock Week 3 | Preseason Stock Week 2 | Preseason Stock Week 1 | Training Camp Stock



2012 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - Week 2



Eagles at Patriots

QB Eagles No. 7, QB, Eagles
Eagles QB No. 7 suffered a rib injury on the second drive. He was slow to get up after a hard hit from Jermaine Cunningham. He then walked gingerly to the locker room to get X-rays. The X-rays were negative, but he's just going to suffer another injury once he plays again. The Eagles' quarterback is made out of glass; forum member Daniel Brown said it best: "Vick being hurt is like watching the sun rise. It's a routine." There no reason you should spent a pick in the first seven rounds on Eagles QB No. 7. He's a lock to miss at least four games.

DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles
DeSean Jackson had a huge outing at New England. He saw a combined eight targets from Nick Foles and the other guy, catching four of those balls for 82 yards. Foles really seemed to prefer throwing to Jackson over Jeremy Maclin. That's good to know for when Foles is forced into the lineup early in the regular season.

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles
Jeremy Maclin saw just two targets from Nick Foles at New England, one of which was intercepted. Foles didn't look comfortable throwing to Maclin, preferring DeSean Jackson by a wide margin.

Stevan Ridley, RB, Patriots
Shane Vereen started alongside Mallett in the backfield against the Eagles. Vereen played the entire first half, gaining just 20 yards on 10 carries. He did, however, catch four balls for 29 more yards, thanks to an effective 20-yard screen. What's really noteworthy is that Vereen was utilized well ahead of Stevan Ridley, who was relegated to reserve duties in the second half. Ridley gained 25 yards on 10 tries.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.





Colts at Steelers

Vick Ballard, RB, Colts
Donald Brown rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown on six carries at Pittsburgh, but lost some series to rookie Vick Ballard, who gained 34 yards on 10 attempts. Ballard looked pretty good, though he was stuffed twice at the goal line. He's worth a late-round pick as a high-upside flier.

Austin Collie, WR, Colts
Austin Collie hauled in a 19-yard reception at Pittsburgh, but then was hit in the head and dropped the ball. He then went into the locker room to be tested for a concussion. If he has another concussion, his season (and maybe even his career) could be over.

Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts
Reggie Wayne caught six passes for 74 yards in one half of action against the Steelers. Andrew Luck really locked into him in the second quarter, targeting him a whopping eight times when no other wideout (or tight end) saw four balls go their way. With Austin Collie injured, Wayne's stock is definitely going up.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.





Redskins at Bears

Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins
After declaring his love for Evan Royster for the past couple of weeks, Mike Shanahan decided to start rookie Alfred Morris at running back. Morris had some nice carries, including a 21-yarder in which he broke three tackles. He finished with 34 yards on 10 attempts. This could lead to some drafting Morris around Rounds 10-12 in their fantasy league, but I've had enough of this nonsense. Shanahan is an a**hole.

Evan Royster, RB, Redskins
Evan Royster was relegated to third-down duties at Chicago because Alfred Morris started at running back. Royster was given only two carries, but turned those into 20 rushing yards. His stock obviously has to take a hit - I almost forgot how big of a douche bag Shanahan can be.

Michael Bush, RB, Bears
Matt Forte started against the Redskins, but it was Michael Bush who scored twice with the first team. Bush replaced Forte each time the Bears entered the Redskins' 10-yard line, scoring quite easily from one and eight yards out. When Bush found the end zone the second time, one of the Bears' announcers remarked, "That's the reason they got him." Bush is going to score a bunch of touchdowns this year.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
Alshon Jeffery was targeted once by Jay Cutler, which turned out to be a 16-yard reception. He was tackled at the 1-yard line, so it's a shame it wasn't a 17-yarder. Jeffery went on to do most of his damage with Jason Campbell, finishing with three catches for a team-high 62 yards. Jeffery is really impressive physically, and it's beginning to look like he's starting to get it. He could be a decent producer in the second half of the season.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.





49ers at Texans

Kendall Hunter, RB, 49ers
I really love what I see out of Kendall Hunter. He runs really hard and keeps his legs churning, plus he's effective in the passing game. He's a great, late-round sleeper, especially now in the wake of Brandon Jacobs' knee injury. Jacobs was injured on his first carry at Houston, so he could be out for a while. This really opens things up for Hunter, who will get lots of playing time if Frank Gore gets hurt again. Hunter rushed for 46 yards on just six carries.

Andre Johnson, WR, Texans
As mentioned previously, Andre Johnson caught a 43-yarder from Matt Schaub in his preseason debut. It was pretty; the grab was snagged over double coverage. Johnson left the game after that, but only for precautionary reasons. He's fully healthy now, so he'll be a big producer - until he gets hurt again, of course.

Lestar Jean, WR, Texans
Lestar Jean looks like a stud. The young wideout saw three targets from Matt Schaub against the 49ers, finishing with four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown, though he dropped a ball from T.J. Yates in the middle of the third quarter. Schaub acknowledged him later in an interview, telling the reporter that Jean is "going to be a big player for us." Jean is definitely worth taking in the final round as a high-upside flier.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Chiefs at Rams

Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Chiefs
Matt Cassel has not looked like he's clicked with Jonathan Baldwin through two preseason games. Baldwin saw three targets from Cassel against the Rams, catching only one for seven yards. Making matters worse, he lost a fumble after making that reception. With Dwayne Bowe back and Dexter McCluster getting lots of targets, Baldwin's fantasy value has diminished a bit.

Kevin Boss, TE, Chiefs
Kevin Boss saw a team-high five targets from Matt Cassel at St. Louis. He caught four of them for 62 yards. It seems like he will be Cassel's go-to guy in the intermediate passing game instead of Tony Moeaki.

Steven Jackson, RB, Rams
Steven Jackson does not look like he's wearing down. He ran with burst and power against the Chiefs, totaling 49 yards on just seven carries. If Sam Bradford is back to 2010 form, Jackson could have one final, big season.

Danny Amendola, WR, Rams
Rams' color analyst Marshall Faulk said it best: "Someone alert the NFC West and tell them that Sam Bradford has his blanky back!" Faulk was referring to Danny Amendola, Bradford's favorite target. Amendola saw three balls go his away against the Rams (tied for a team-high from Bradford), catching all of them for 58 yards and a touchdown. Amendola has PPR upside and is worth a look in the final rounds.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Seahawks at Broncos

Terrell Owens, WR, Seahawks
The Seahawks need to cut Terrell Owens immediately. He's useless. He ran the wrong route on the first drive, which resulted in an incompletion. He couldn't get open against Champ Bailey for most of the evening. The one exception occurred in the second quarter when he had a God-awful drop in the end zone for what would have been a 46-yard touchdown. Matt Flynn targeted Owens five times, yet Owens couldn't come up with a single catch. That's because he's completely finished. He's taking away opportunities from younger receivers who deserve a chance, and it's only a matter of time before he starts hurting team chemistry.

Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos
Jacob Tamme is being overdrafted in fantasy leagues. Peyton Manning seems to be spreading the ball around evenly to Tamme and Joel Dreessen. Tamme had just one more target than Dreessen against the Seahawks, with both snagging two receptions.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Cowboys at Chargers

DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys
DeMarco Murray looked great at San Diego. He rushed for 12 yards on three carries and also caught two balls for 18 receiving yards. If he weren't so brittle, he'd be a late first-round pick. I'd take him in the third round, but he's too risky to be chosen earlier. Forgive me if I'm scared of injury-prone Cowboy running backs.

Ronnie Brown, RB, Chargers
Ronnie Brown saw most of the first-team touches with Ryan Mathews out against the Cowboys. He rushed for 16 yards on six yards, but more impressively caught four balls for 37 receiving yards. It's proof that he can be a serviceable fantasy running back on the multiple occasions in which Mathews will be injured this season.

Vincent Brown, WR, Chargers
Vincent Brown is a late-round sleeper I had my eye on. He had an impressive 18-yard touchdown in this contest, but as he was going to the ground, a defender landed on his foot, which rolled over to the side. It was not pretty to watch. Brown couldn't get up and yelled in agony. He was carted off and has since been ruled out for eight weeks with a broken ankle. What a shame.

Robert Meachem, WR, Chargers
Another quiet outing by Robert Meachem. He saw two targets in one half of action versus Dallas. He caught one for seven yards. The other was underthrown in his direction, which resulted in an interception. Philip Rivers and Meachem just haven't been on the same page all summer. Meachem is someone to avoid in your fantasy draft.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Giants at Jets

David Wilson, RB, Giants
D.J. Ware curiously replaced a seemingly injured Ahmad Bradshaw in the first half. David Wilson didn't see any action until the second half. Ware was awful - he had 15 yards on 11 carries - but it's still a bit troubling that Wilson didn't serve as the No. 2 back. Wilson tallied 14 yards on five attempts.

Victor Cruz, WR, Giants
With Hakeem Nicks out, Victor Cruz was targeted a whopping eight times, catching five of those balls for 51 yards. He should have scored a touchdown, but Kyle Wilson got away with an obvious pass interference in the end zone. I've been looking for signs that Cruz could regress after his unbelievable run last year, but I haven't seen any.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Jaguars at Saints

Justin Blackmon, WR, Jaguars
Justin Blackmon caught all four of his targets for 48 yards and a touchdown at New Orleans. He looked good, as he broke tackles on numerous occasions. With Blaine Gabbert perhaps being somewhat functional, Blackmon is back on the fantasy radar.

Devery Henderson, WR, Saints
I said it before, but I think Devery Henderson is a nice late-round flier. Henderson has always produced well when one of the other receivers was out, and Robert Meachem, of course, is gone. Henderson had more targets from Drew Brees (4) than any other Saint versus the Jaguars. He hauled in all four balls for 31 yards and a touchdown.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Bills at Vikings

Fred Jackson, RB, Bills
Buffalo's starting offense played four drives, and Fred Jackson was the featured running back on the first, third and fourth series. Jackson rushed for 27 yards on five carries and also caught three balls for 14 more yards. He was far more impressive than C.J. Spiller, who took an 8-yard rushing loss because he foolishly ran backward. Spiller had just two carries for minus-3 yards, which is good news for all Jackson fantasy owners. Jackson is still going to receive the majority of the touches in Buffalo's backfield.

Jerome Simpson, WR, Vikings
Jerome Simpson led all Viking starting receivers with three catches for 43 yards against the Bills. He impressively leapt over Bills' safety Jairus Byrd on one of his receptions. It wasn't as pretty as last year's touchdown flip, but it was fun to see nonetheless. Keep in mind that Christian Ponder targeted Simpson more than anyone.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Raiders at Cardinals

Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Raiders
Darrius Heyward-Bey saw five targets from Carson Palmer versus Arizona, but came up with one catch for 14 yards. He could have scored a touchdown, but dropped a pass in the end zone. Palmer doesn't look very good, so Heyward-Bey will get a stock down this week.

Denarius Moore, WR, Raiders
Denarius Moore continues to miss action with a hamstring injury that has lingered for a month now. This is now troubling, so I'm going to move him down my 2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings.

Rod Streater, WR, Raiders
Rookie receiver Rod Streater led the Raiders with a whopping 10 targets against the Cardinals, two of which were in the end zone. Streater came up with seven balls for 43 yards. He dropped a touchdown, but played pretty well otherwise. He may not be much a factor this year once Denarius Moore returns from his injury, but he's someone worth monitoring in the event that one of the starting wideouts gets hurt.

Ryan Williams, RB, Cardinals
Ryan Williams finally saw the field. He started for the Cardinals against the Raiders with Chris Wells still out, and he looked pretty good. He ran for 25 yards and a touchdown on five carries. His score was a conversion from the 3-yard line, so his ability to get short yardage is good news if Arizona opts to roll with him as its starter at some point this season. Williams seems healthy, so he's worth drafting around Round 10 as a running back with upside.

Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
Michael Floyd didn't catch a single pass in his second preseason game. He was targeted just once, dropping a ball from Ryan Lindley. It's a concern that he hasn't gotten anywhere close to the starting lineup yet.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Dolphins at Panthers

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
Cam Newton couldn't get anything going last week because he constantly had Houston defenders in his face. Things were much easier this time because the Dolphins couldn't put any pressure on him. Newton was brilliant as a result, going 8-of-11 for 119 yards and a touchdown. This doesn't even include a 39-yard pass-interference flag on Sean Smith, who mugged Steve Smith downfield. There was also 29-yard gain to DeAngelo Williams on a screen that was nullified because Brandon LaFell blocked illegally downfield.

Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers
Greg Olsen led the Panthers with 33 receiving yards on two catches (and two targets) versus Miami. Cam Newton will continue to look toward Olsen frequently, now that he's the only reliable tight end on the roster.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Titans at Buccaneers

Jake Locker, QB, Titans
Locker went 4-of-11 for 21 yards and an interception. The pick was something you'd expect to see out of a high-schooler; Locker threw ridiculously late across his body over the middle of the field, allowing Ahmad Black to come up with an easy pick. Locker managed to pick up a 21-yard scramble at the end of the first quarter, but was awful otherwise. He simply didn't look comfortable in the pocket, and he was nearly picked off a second time when he stared down Kendall Wright in the end zone. After that, Locker showed that he didn't learn from his earlier mistake, throwing across his body again near the end of the first half. Fortunately for him, the Tampa reserves were on the field; otherwise, he probably would have tossed a second interception. Locker can no longer be considered the favorite to start after this miserable performance.

Chris Johnson, RB, Titans
The good news for the Titans is that Chris Johnson ran extremely well against the Buccaneers. Johnson didn't break any really long gains, but he totaled 46 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. He was way more decisive than he was last week at Seattle, where he just danced around, waiting for something to happen. My confidence is Johnson is restored.

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
LeGarrette Blount and Doug Martin rotated series against Tennessee. Blount started, but Martin was the first running back on the field on all of the even drives. He also was in the backfield on third down. Martin (7 carries, 23 yards; another 16 yards wiped out by a hold on Jeremy Zuttah) ran much better than Blount (8 carries, 11 yards), who injured his knee or groin at the end of the first half. Blount limped off the field, but walked around on the sideline afterward, appearing to be OK. Even if Blount is fine, this was still an encouraging evening for Martin because he proved that he was the better talent.

Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers
Josh Freeman tried to get something going with Vincent Jackson. He targeted him thrice, but Jackson could only come up with one catch for eight yards. Freeman and Jackson haven't looked like they're on the same page through two preseason games. Perhaps they'll gel eventually, but this has to be a concern. Avoid Jackson in your fantasy draft because he's going way too early.

Mike Williams, WR, Buccaneers
Mike Williams really looks like he could have a bounce-back season. Josh Freeman seems way more comfortable throwing to his familiar target. Williams caught a 2-yard touchdown versus the Titans.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Lions at Ravens

Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions
Detroit looked downright lethal versus Baltimore, as Matthew Stafford went 12-of-17 for 184 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half of action. This was highlighted by a beautiful 57-yard bomb to Calvin Johnson in the second quarter. Ser Stafford's only poor throw was a near-pick when he targeted Brandon Pettigrew. He was pretty flawless otherwise. He should be the fourth quarterback off the board in fantasy drafts.

Bernard Pierce, RB, Ravens
Bernard Pierce finished with one yard on four carries, but that stat is misleading. Pierce took a 14-yard loss on one play for a number of reasons, but it didn't even matter because there was a 15-yard face mask penalty. Pierce should have tallied 15 yards on three attempts, all of which came against Detroit's starting unit. He's worth adding in the late rounds as a handcuff for Ray Rice.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Browns at Packers

Greg Little, WR, Browns
Greg Little led the Browns with four catches (on a team-high five targets) for 45 yards in one half of work at Green Bay. He also nearly scored a touchdown, getting tackled at the 1-yard line in the second quarter. Though he had a drop - an issue that plagued him last year - Little can be a WR3 this season if Brandon Weeden plays well. Weeden improved in his second exhibition contest, so that's a good sign.

Randall Cobb, WR, Packers
With Greg Jennings out against the Browns, Randall Cobb had a chance to prove himself offensively to the coaching staff. Unfortunately, Cobb fumbled on his first catch in the opening quarter. That was the only time Aaron Rodgers targeted him.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Bengals at Falcons

Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
Matt Ryan finished 18-of-21 for 174 yards and one touchdown in less than a half of work against the Bengals. He threw just one bad pass, which was an overthrow to Julio Jones for what could have been a 41-yard touchdown in the middle of the second quarter. Still, it's remarkable that he was on a 400-yard pace despite poor play from his offensive line. He's a strong third-tier quarterback this year.

Michael Turner, RB, Falcons
The good news for Michael Turner was that he caught three balls for 14 yards against the Bengals. The bad news is that he looked incredibly slow. He has no more burst left whatsoever. He's still good in short yardage, but it's a waste whenever he touches the ball otherwise. Turner finished with minus-3 yards on three carries. He's still a decent RB2 because of his touchdown opportunities, but he's going way too early in fantasy mock drafts. Go here to see the most recent 2012 Fantasy Football Mock Draft.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


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2012 Fantasy Football: Preseason Fantasy Stock - Week 1






With preseason underway, there will be updates daily to this 2012 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock page. Games will be added as I watch them. Adjustments will be made on my 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.



2012 Preseason Notes: Week 2 | Week 1
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Pages: Preseason Stock Week 2 | Preseason Stock Week 1 | Training Camp Stock



2012 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - Week 1



Cowboys at Raiders

DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys
DeMarco Murray had just two carries in the preseason opener. He failed to gain a single yard. Murray is really going to struggle this year behind Dallas' inept interior offensive line. The group, which was downgraded this offseason, as I noted constantly the past couple of months, really struggled at Oakland. Combine that with Murray's durability issues, and I would stay away from him in fantasy drafts because he's going way too early.

Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders
Darren McFadden had just three touches in the preseason opener, but he looked great. He had a gain of 18 yards on a screen pass and then followed that up with a 16-yard rush. He can easily lead the league in rushing if he can stay healthy for a change.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.





Rams at Colts

Brian Quick, WR, Rams
Brian Quick had a disappointing debut. His one and only catch came from Kellen Clemens, which was a 9-yard slant. He was targeted only one other time.

Steve Smith, WR, Rams
Steve Smith could be a nice PPR option late in the draft. He saw more targets from Sam Bradford in the preseason opener than any other Ram (3). He caught two of them for 14 yards.

Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
Andrew Luck went 10-of-16 for 188 yards and two touchdowns (along with a 9-yard scramble) in his debut. He was amazing. He showed great poise in the pocket, played mind games with the Rams' safeties and converted plenty of third downs, leading the Colts to three trips into the end zone in four possessions. Luck is a stud and is fully capable of posting low-end QB1 numbers as a rookie. Feel free to draft him as a high-upside backup.

Donald Brown, RB, Colts
Donald Brown was the recipient of Andrew Luck's 63-yard touchdown in the preseason opener. He had just two carries for two yards (one was a 5-yard loss in which the offensive line was blown up), but none of the other running backs stood out, so Brown should be able to keep his job.

LaVon Brazill, WR, Colts
Rookie receiver LaVon Brazill caught all three balls for 38 yards in his debut. He saw more targets from Andrew Luck than any other Colt, save for Austin Collie. Brazill isn't worth picking in re-draft leagues, but he should be added in dynasty and keeper formats.

Austin Collie, WR, Colts
Austin Collie was Andrew Luck's favorite target in the preseason opener, as he was thrown to more times (4) than any other Colt. Collie caught three of those balls for 45 yards and a touchdown. With Luck looking awesome, Collie is now very relevant in fantasy again.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.





Titans at Seahawks

Chris Johnson, RB, Titans
What a disappointing performance by Chris Johnson in the preseason opener. Seriously, what happened to all of that talk about focusing this year with a full offseason under his belt? Johnson dropped two screens and ran with zero decisiveness. This helped him on a wild 9-yard scamper, but he constantly danced around the line of scrimmage and couldn't find any running lanes behind his anemic offensive front. He finished with eight rushing yards on five carries. I'm willing to give Johnson another week to prove himself before I shoot him way down in my rankings. He's getting a slight reduction for now.

Nate Washington, WR, Titans
Matt Hasselbeck's favorite receiver in the preseason opener was Nate Washington; he targeted him four times. Washington caught three of those balls for 24 yards. He can be started as a WR3 or flex as long as Kenny Britt is injured and/or suspended.

Kendall Wright, WR, Titans
Jake Locker seemed to like throwing to rookie wideout Kendall Wright, who caught all three targets thrown his way for 47 yards in the preseason opener. There's little doubt that Locker will be named the starter sometime soon, which bodes well for Wright's fantasy prospects.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.





Browns at Lions

Kevin Smith, RB, Lions
Make sure you get Kevin Smith on your fantasy roster. With Jahvid Best still suffering through concussion symptoms and Mikel Leshoure suspended, Smith will start for the Lions in the early part of the season. He looked great against the Browns, making nice cut-backs and displaying great shiftiness. Of course, it helped that he had outstanding run blocking in front of him, allowing him to rush for 28 yards on five carries.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Texans at Panthers

Randy Bullock, K, Texans
Randy Bullock drilled both of his field goal attempts in the preseason opener, including one from 52 yards.

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
Cam Newton went just 2-of-6 for 17 yards with 16 rushing yards on two scrambles in the preseason opener. Houston's defense did a terrific job putting pressure on Newton; he constantly had defenders in his face and could only break free once for a 15-yard scamper. One of Newton's incompletions was a Mike Tolbert drop, but another was nearly intercepted because Brandon LaFell ran a sloppy route. Newton projects as a top-five fantasy quarterback because of his rushing potential, but his passing numbers diminished toward the end of the 2011 season, thanks in part to his anemic receiving corps. Newton can't rely on anyone except for Steve Smith, who may regress this year because of age. Don't be surprised if Newton suffers a sophomore slump.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Cardinals at Chiefs

Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
Jamaal Charles looked explosive in the exhibition opener. He seemed to have all of his burst, and he was also able to carry some defenders and move the pile. Charles had just three carries for 12 yards to go along with an 11-yard reception, but Romeo Crennel was probably limiting his workload so he could save him for the regular season.

Peyton Hillis, RB, Chiefs
Peyton Hillis played a big part in the Kansas City offense during the first two drives of the preseason opener. He rushed for 41 yards on four attempts and also caught an 11-yard touchdown. Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles split carries evenly two years ago, and it appears as though Hillis and Charles will have a 50-50 share of touches this season. Hillis definitely deserves a stock up.

Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Chiefs
It's really nice to see that Dexter McCluster is finally being utilized correctly. Stationed in the slot during the preseason opener, McCluster caught three balls for 45 yards. He was his explosive self, breaking big gains after catching the football. He could be worth drafting as a reserve, especially in a PPR league.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Giants at Jaguars

David Wilson, RB, Giants
David Wilson had a good showing in his debut. He rushed for 43 yards on seven carries, headlined by a 26-yard burst up the middle, thanks to outstanding blocking. Wilson broke some tackles on numerous touches, which includes his two catches for 26 receiving yards. Wilson is a good handcuff to own because of Ahmad Bradshaw's durability issues.

Rashad Jennings, RB, Jaguars
Maurice Jones-Drew is still holding out, which allowed Rashad Jennings to start against the Giants. He impressed, rushing for 56 yards on 12 carries. He didn't score, but he received touches inside New York's 5-yard line. Jones-Drew will eventually end his holdout, but Jennings is worth drafting late because he'll produce if given the chance.

Laurent Robinson, WR, Jaguars
Laurent Robinson led the tean with five targets from Blaine Gabbert in his debut with Jacksonville. That's the good news. The bad news is that he converted only one of those targets for seven yards. He just looked out of sync with Gabbert. For example, he ran the wrong route on one play. He was open on another, but Gabbert didn't see him. Avoid this guy in your fantasy draft.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Vikings at 49ers

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings
Christian Ponder seemed most comfortable throwing to Kyle Rudolph. The second-year tight end caught two balls for 22 yards in the preseason opener. Rudolph was plagued by a hamstring injury last season but is now completely healthy. He should have a big year as Ponder's No. 2 target behind Percy Harvin.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Buccaneers at Dolphins

Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers
Josh Freeman played just one drive in the preseason opener, but that's all he needed because he was able to lead his team down the field and into the end zone. Freeman went 4-of-5 for 41 yards. He was really sharp. It's still early, but it appears as though the undisclosed personal issues that plagued Freeman last year are history.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, Buccaneers
Despite reports that Doug Martin was the star of Tampa's training camp, LeGarrette Blount drew the start in the preseason opener and didn't disappoint. Blount ran with great power and broke numerous tackles. He rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown (coming via 4th-and-goal at the 1) on seven carries. Blount even caught a 3-yard pass, though he did lose a third-down rep to Martin. Still, Blount's surprise performance puts him back on the fantasy radar.

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
It was a really disappointing turn of events in the preseason opener for Doug Martin fantasy owners. Martin has had the superior camp, but he watched LeGarrette Blount start and impress with several tough runs. Martin also performed exceptionally well, most notably gaining 10 yards after somehow cartwheeling and staying off the ground after being tackled. He finished with 21 yards on seven carries, as well as a 1-yard touchdown. Yes, Martin was used on the goal line, but only because Blount was already out of the game. Martin will be really useful in PPR leagues because he'll play on third down, but it appears as though his breakout season won't come to fruition, barring a Blount injury.

Mike Williams, WR, Buccaneers
The Buccaneers were partying in the preseason opener like it was 2010. In addition to LeGarrette Blount running really well, Mike Williams also appeared in shape. Williams saw two targets compared to Vincent Jackson's zero. He caught one of them, an 18-yarder in which he avoided the arms of the pathetic Sean Smith.

Chad Johnson, WR, Dolphins
Chad Johnson predictably flopped in the preseason opener. He saw just one target go his way - an easy catch on third down to move the chains - but he dropped it. Johnson is a bum and most likely will not make the roster. Don't draft him.

Anthony Fasano, TE, Dolphins
Anthony Fasano tied for the team lead in targets (Davone Bess) from Matt Moore in the preseason opener. New head coach Joe Philbin wants to incorporate the tight end more into the offense, so Fasano could have his best statistical season yet. He might be a decent TE2.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Jets at Bengals

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Bengals
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 22 yards on seven carries in the preseason opener. He's getting an up arrow for two reasons. First, he was the only back on the field with the first unit. And second, he was utilized on third down, catching a pass over the middle for a gain of 18 yards.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Redskins at Bills

Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins
Robert Griffin went 4-of-6 for 70 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener, but every single pass he attempted should have been completed (two drops). Griffin showed great poise in the pocket. He went through all of his progressions and even forced the Bills offside on one occasion. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was watching a 5-year veteran.

Roy Helu, RB, Redskins
Roy Helu didn't see any action with the first-team offense in the preseason opener. He rushed the ball just four times for 17 yards, though it must be noted that he had two gains wiped out by penalties. It's not a good sign for Helu though because the coaching staff continues to believe that he's just a change-of-pace back. The coaches told the media that their concern with Helu is his inability to break through tackles. It doesn't look like they'll be changing their mind anytime soon.

Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins
Pierre Garcon appears to be Robert Griffin's favorite receiver. He saw four of Griffin's six attempts go his way, catching three of them for 58 yards and a touchdown in just one quarter of action of the preseason opener. It's a small sample size, but Griffin really seems to favor Garcon, so he definitely deserves a stock up arrow.

Scott Chandler, TE, Bills
Scott Chandler caught two balls for 32 yards in the preseason opener. He's worth noting for two reasons. First, he was targeted four times, which is more than any other Bill, save for Steve Johnson. And second, both of his grabs were really impressive, as he extended his arms way over his head and secured the ball despite taking a hit each time. Chandler's a decent backup tight end.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Steelers at Eagles

QB Eagles No. 7, QB, Eagles.
Something that Andy Reid didn't want to see in the preseason opener was an injury to his quarterback, but that's precisely what transpired. QB Eagles No. 7 (3-of-4, 6 yards) hit his hand on center Jason Kelce's helmet on the second drive and had to leave the game. The good news for Eagle fans is that x-rays came back negative. The bad news is that this was yet another reminder that QB Dog Killer will miss plenty of time this year because he's so fragile. Draft him at your own risk. I'm not touching him in the first eight rounds.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Saints at Patriots

Stevan Ridley, RB, Patriots
Stevan Ridley handled all of the first-team reps in the preseason opener. He ran really well, though it helped that he had terrific blocking in front of him. He rushed for 40 yards on eight carries. He didn't receive any goal-line opportunities, but only because the Patriots weren't in a position to score a close touchdown when he was on the field. He'll likely assume BenJarvus Green-Ellis' role as the goal-line hammer.

Shane Vereen, RB, Patriots
Shane Vereen didn't play until the second half of the exhibition opener, but he was exceptional. He displayed great quickness and cutting ability, gaining 64 yards on 11 carries. He can serve as a dangerous weapon for Brady out of the backfield, so he needs to be on the field more often with the first-stringers. I can't imagine Bill Belichick keeping him sidelined for long. He's just way too talented.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Ravens at Falcons

Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
Matt Ryan was on fire versus Baltimore's defense in the preseason opener. He went 9-of-13 for 155 yards, one touchdown and a pick in just one quarter of work. The interception was bad; he stared down Roddy White deep in Ravens' territory. He was flawless otherwise though and looked like he was made for Dirk Koetter's offense. Ryan is definitely right with Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Philip Rivers as one of the third-tier quarterbacks.

Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
Even with all of the injuries, the greatest take-away in the Baltimore-Atlanta contest is Julio Jones' breakout performance. Jones is a stud. He's big and fast, and he makes unbelievable catches and breaks tackles. He led the team with seven targets, catching six of them for 109 yards and a touchdown. Keep in mind that Jones' numbers were in just one quarter of work. Just for fun, if those stats are expanded over a full game, that's 24 receptions, 436 yards and four scores. Jones could very well be the No. 2 fantasy wideout this season behind only Calvin Johnson.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Broncos at Bears

Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos
I thought Willis McGahee looked really good in Denver's preseason opener. He had just four carries (16 yards), but he seemed like he was in great shape. He could score a ton of short touchdowns this year if Manning's neck holds up.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
Alshon Jeffery had a really good debut. Playing with the second-string offense, he caught four balls for 35 yards. He also drew a pass-interference penalty. He should be able to break into the starting lineup sometime soon.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Packers at Chargers

Ryan Mathews, RB, Chargers
As I posted on Twitter @walterfootball: "Ryan Mathews with a broken clavicle. Out for six weeks. Shocker. He's made out of glass."

Ronnie Brown, RB, Chargers
With Ryan Mathews out for six weeks, Ronnie Brown will be the opening-day starter. He's worth drafting around Round 10. Mathews will be back around Week 3, but he'll get hurt again. He always does.

Vincent Brown, WR, Chargers
Vincent Brown is a stud. He caught four passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener. Most of this was in the second quarter from backup quarterback Jarrett Lee, but he definitely showed off his superior athleticism. It's just a matter of time before he's in the starting lineup ahead of Robert Meachem.

Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers
Antonio Gates looks great. He's completely healthy for the first time in years. He caught both of his targets in his preseason debut, collecting 29 yards and a touchdown. He's bound to have a big season - until his annual injury, of course.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


Cardinals vs. Saints

John Skelton, QB, Cardinals
John Skelton saw limited action in the Hall of Fame Game, but was much better than his counterpart, going 4-of-6 for 32 yards. There is no doubt that Skelton will be the starter at some point during the season. It needs to happen in Week 1.

Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
Michael Floyd made a really nice 15-yard reception in the Hall of Fame Game, but caught that from third-stringer Richard Bartel. He did nothing else, and he was clearly playing behind Andre Roberts. Floyd will pass Roberts eventually, but that may not happen until the middle of the season. Don't draft him as a fantasy sleeper.

Mark Ingram, RB, Saints
Mark Ingram ran really well in the Hall of Fame Game, gaining 14 yards on four carries. More importantly, he was used twice inside the 5-yard line, scoring from the 1. He's been going way too low in fantasy mock drafts - click the link to see a bunch of them - so try to target him around Round 6. He won't get too many carries because of Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles, but it appears as though he'll be New Orleans' goal-line hammer. He could hit double-digit touchdowns.

For more on this game, go to the 2012 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes.


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hrudey
08-18-2012
03:00 pm
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@Convenient: Well, to be fair, the replay is just about to come on the NFLN, so it's likely he hasn't seen it yet. Still, I'll go ahead and spare him the effort of writing it or you having to wait for it:

"Blaine Gabbert is still a craven coward. For the entire second half, any time there was any Saints defender even close to the line of scrimmage, not only would he not be in the pocket, but he'd be invisible all over the field unless you saw him on the sideline. Too scared to complete a pass in the second half? Chad Henne's got this job locked up, though it's a shame the team can't surround him with NFL receivers - Laurent Robinson and Blackmon are starting? Only a team in as much turmoil as the Jaguars would give the #1 and #2 receiving slots to guys who caught zero balls for the Jaguars last year. But then again, Gabbert will be soaking himself so even if they could catch, they wouldn't want to. This team was the worst offense in the league last year and without MJD, how are they going to score? May as well get your Matt Barkley jerseys now, although don't spend too much since they'll be in Los Angeles in three seasons."

I don't think I worked in the word craven nearly enough, but it's an approximation and I'm not a professional writer.
Convenient eh?
08-18-2012
02:14 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx7.47
(total posts: 1)
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So Walter's personal punching bag Gabbert goes 10-13 for 112 yards and 2 TDs, making his total on the preseason 18-26 for 174 yards, 3 TDs, and 0 INTs, and the writeup is conveniently forgotten. Shocker.
guess what?
08-18-2012
12:37 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx.172
(total posts: 1)
1 1

you're all tools
big papa is the biggest tool
08-18-2012
05:05 am
xxx.xxx.xxx1.48
(total posts: 1)
1 1

so going by your logic then you shouldn't have posted about me calling me a tool...you sir are an idiot.
BIG PAPA
08-17-2012
04:29 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx.129
(total posts: 1)
15 29

@you're all tools,
u are a tool for ur post,
listen to what ur mom said; if u dont have anything nice to say, dont say nothing at all
you're all tools
08-17-2012
03:13 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx0.84
(total posts: 1)
93 71

nobody cares about how well you drafted in a ten man league, which are for women, amateurs, and little girls, so stop gloating about every single fantasy team you've ever drafted please and thanks.
Michael
08-14-2012
08:46 am
xxx.xxx.xxx.247
(total posts: 2)
4 41

@erik

I know it looks like it couldn't have happened but I got McCoy with the 1.2 pick, Jones at 2.9, Gronk at 3.2, Nicks at 4.9, Romo at 5.2, Richardson at 6.9, Bryant at 7.2, Harvin at 8.9, Doug Martin at 9.2, Redman at 10.9, Ridley at 11.2, Floyd at 12.9, Texans at 13.2, Fitzpatrick at 14.9, and Crosby at 15.2! Then someone dropped Matt Ryan so I dropped Fitzpatrick and picked Ryan up!!! The guys in my draft were horrible. Someone took the 49ers DST in the 3rd round!
Nycsportzfan
08-14-2012
07:53 am
xxx.xxx.xxx.129
(total posts: 3)
4 5

This dude told me to get a grip..LOL I'm sorry, i just find it funny is all..lol All i said is i find it a bit early to say Martins breakout yr is gonna have to wait unless blounts injured..


Whoa, i'm just losing control!!!(sarcasm)..lol I better get a grip!

Walts not 4yrs old, and i gurantee u he would come right back with his reasoning why he feels that way or he'd say "u may be right".. One thing i know for sure is he would not think someone needs to get a grip becuase they questioned one comment out of about 50 preseason comments..lol

Keep doing what ur doing walt! I love ur site!
nycsportzfan
08-14-2012
07:48 am
xxx.xxx.xxx.129
(total posts: 3)
11 6

uhh, i love walts insight u freaking moron.. U can certainly give insight without making decisons for a full season based on 1week of 2or3 carries in the first preseason game..

As i said and i'll stick 2, its way to early to say "it looks like martins breakout yr is gonna have to wait, barring a Blount injury".. LOL

Thats pretty much common sense.. This week Blount could look terrible and Martin could look sensational, and with more carries, as the carries go up and up as preseason goes on.. Its impossible to know if a guys whole season has been decided based on a couple carries in the 1st preseason game..


Again, i love walts site and have been coming here daily for 5yrs, and i'm positve walt has no problem what so ever with a little disagreement, as opposed to nothing but licking of his balls from people like u.. He knows hes wrong sometimes, and has no problem with someone saying they think he jumped the gun a bit on something..
@Nycsportzfan
08-13-2012
11:19 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx.159
(total posts: 1)
18 25

Great comment Nycsportzfan. I'm sure everyone here would love to sign on Monday and read about how it's week 1 of pre-season so there's no insights to report. Get a grip man.

Keep up the solid updating Walt, every update helps us make better decisions than the chuuuumpps with the fantasy magazines at the draft!
Riley
08-13-2012
04:27 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx.238
(total posts: 1)
6 86

Check out 3 fantasy teams from NFL.com, 1 auction, 2 re-draft. Only one were other people actually present for.

Team 1:
QB: Matt Schaub
QB: Jay Cutler
RB: LeSean McCoy
RB: Matt Forte
RB: Isaac Redman
RB: Trent Richardson
RB: Doug Martin
WR: Julio Jones
WR: Hakeem Nicks
WR: Steve Johnson
WR: Antonio Brown
WR: Eric Decker
TE: Brandon Pettigrew
K: Jason Hanson
DEF: Texans

This one is probably my favorite team due to the ridiculous RB depth. My bench is considerably better than what Walter ends up with most of the time to start. My WR core is OK, but I think they have a lot of upside. I also believe that Steve Johnson is underrated and a sleeper. Antonio Brown should be good, and I like Decker over Thomas. The lack of QB's is shared with most of the teams I draft because I don't see the value in a first round QB. Upside can be attained anywhere.

Team 2:
QB: Matt Ryan
QB: Jay Cutler
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Doug Martin
RB: Isaac Redman
RB: Mark Ingram
RB: Ben Tate
WR: Larry Fitzgerald
WR: Brandon Marshall
WR: Hakeem Nicks
WR: Steve Johnson
WR: Eric Decker
TE: Brandon Pettigrew
K: Alex Henery
DEF: Bills

This is probably my most balanced team, with players I like everywhere. I am looking for an upgrade over Ben Tate, but that is the only weakness I can discern on this team. Chris Johnson has a lot of upside, but the rest of my RB's are more questions than answers.

Team 3(Auction):
QB: Drew Brees
QB: Robert Griffin III
QB: Matt Schaub
RB: Isaac Redman
RB: Doug Martin
RB: Ben Tate
RB: Pierre Thomas
WR: Julio Jones
WR: A.J. Green
WR: Hakeem Nicks
WR: Greg Little
WR: Denarius Moore
TE: Rob Gronkowski
K: Alex Henery
DEF: Bills

This is my least favorite team due to the complete lack of RB depth. I have 3 QB's because I wasn't there for the first part of the draft, just long enough to end up with Brees for $40. I am trying to trade Brees for Chris Johnson. RG3 and Schaub were $4 a piece, so I think I will be getting a steal if I can successfully start them. The rest of the team is pretty strong though, so I am completely satisfied with the team if I can get CJ2J.
erik
08-13-2012
01:22 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx4.77
(total posts: 1)
9 5

Walt just wanted to thank your for your fantasy rankings! I just drafted a team on NFL.com and I did it going only by your top 250 spreadsheet. It was a 10 team league and I landed your players ranked as follows QB #6 Tony Romo #16 Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB #1 LeSean McCoy #12 Trent Richardson #17 Doug Martin #22 Steven Ridley #26 Isaac Redman, WR #3 Julio Jones #6 Hakeem Nicks #8 Dez Bryant #11 Percy Harvin #25 Malcom Floyd, TE #1 Rob Gronkowski, K #5 Mason Crosby, and Texans DST!!!!!! I am psyched for this season!


Calling BS on that team!

rd1. mccoy
rd2. trich? gronk?
rd3. jones? martin?
rd4. dez? nicks?

no way you landed all these studs..your full of sh*t
Nycsportzfan
08-12-2012
04:14 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx.129
(total posts: 3)
55 29

I love Walts site, but lets be real walt, ur knocking dudes up and down ur rankings alittle to much consdiering were talking about week 1 of the preseason.. Kinda ridiculous that ur all ready saying Doug Martins breakout yr is gonna have to wait because of blount.. Dude it was one preseason game where neither played a full game.. Lets get real, 1week of preseason is enough to get a slight but very small idea, and nothing more..
CSB
08-12-2012
02:47 pm
xxx.xxx.xxx.122
(total posts: 1)
9 6

Cool Story Bro
JEFF
08-12-2012
08:57 am
xxx.xxx.xxx.209
(total posts: 1)
19 65

IVE BEEN GOING OFF OF WALT'S RANKINGS FOR THE LAST 3 YRS IN MY FANTASY LEAGUES, AND IVE EVEN TURND NUMEROUS PPL I COMPETE AGAINST TO THIS WEBSITE. (MAYBE THIS WAS A BAD IDEA, SMH, LOL) BUT THREE YRS AGO I WAS ONLY IN 1 LEAGUE & GOT 2ND, BUT I WAS THE LEAGUES HIGHEST SCORER BY 250+ PNTS... BUT I ALSO PLAY WITH GUYS WHO ROB THE "IDIOTS" OF THEIR SUPERSTARS... TWO YRS AGO I WAS IN 2 LEAGUES AND WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN BOTH... LAST YR I WAS IN 3 LEAGUES, AND MY GF WAS IN 2 OF THEM AS WELL SO I PRETTY MUCH HAD A HAND IN DRAFTING 5 TEAMS, AND GOT 1 CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 2ND PLACES, AND 1 3RD PLACE, ALL IN $ LEAGUES... I JUS WANNA GIV U A SHOUTOUT WALT, UR BUT UR BUSINESS, AND THANX TO UR RANKINGS IVE BEEN NE OF THE GUYS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN MY LEAGUES FOR A FEW YRS NOW... AND I ALWAYS DRAFT USING UR RANKINGS AND NO1 ELSES, KEEP DOIN UR THING BRO, ITS MUCH APPRECIATED...
hrudey 08-18-2012 03:00 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.254 (total posts: 1)
7     48

@Convenient: Well, to be fair, the replay is just about to come on the NFLN, so it's likely he hasn't seen it yet. Still, I'll go ahead and spare him the effort of writing it or you having to wait for it:

"Blaine Gabbert is still a craven coward. For the entire second half, any time there was any Saints defender even close to the line of scrimmage, not only would he not be in the pocket, but he'd be invisible all over the field unless you saw him on the sideline. Too scared to complete a pass in the second half? Chad Henne's got this job locked up, though it's a shame the team can't surround him with NFL receivers - Laurent Robinson and Blackmon are starting? Only a team in as much turmoil as the Jaguars would give the #1 and #2 receiving slots to guys who caught zero balls for the Jaguars last year. But then again, Gabbert will be soaking himself so even if they could catch, they wouldn't want to. This team was the worst offense in the league last year and without MJD, how are they going to score? May as well get your Matt Barkley jerseys now, although don't spend too much since they'll be in Los Angeles in three seasons."

I don't think I worked in the word craven nearly enough, but it's an approximation and I'm not a professional writer.
Convenient eh? 08-18-2012 02:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.47 (total posts: 1)
21     8

So Walter's personal punching bag Gabbert goes 10-13 for 112 yards and 2 TDs, making his total on the preseason 18-26 for 174 yards, 3 TDs, and 0 INTs, and the writeup is conveniently forgotten. Shocker.
guess what? 08-18-2012 12:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.172 (total posts: 1)
9     10

you're all tools
big papa is the biggest tool 08-18-2012 05:05 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.48 (total posts: 1)
9     9

so going by your logic then you shouldn't have posted about me calling me a tool...you sir are an idiot.
BIG PAPA 08-17-2012 04:29 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.129 (total posts: 1)
22     38

@you're all tools,
u are a tool for ur post,
listen to what ur mom said; if u dont have anything nice to say, dont say nothing at all
you're all tools 08-17-2012 03:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.84 (total posts: 1)
102     79

nobody cares about how well you drafted in a ten man league, which are for women, amateurs, and little girls, so stop gloating about every single fantasy team you've ever drafted please and thanks.
Michael 08-14-2012 08:46 am xxx.xxx.xxx.247 (total posts: 2)
10     47

@erik

I know it looks like it couldn't have happened but I got McCoy with the 1.2 pick, Jones at 2.9, Gronk at 3.2, Nicks at 4.9, Romo at 5.2, Richardson at 6.9, Bryant at 7.2, Harvin at 8.9, Doug Martin at 9.2, Redman at 10.9, Ridley at 11.2, Floyd at 12.9, Texans at 13.2, Fitzpatrick at 14.9, and Crosby at 15.2! Then someone dropped Matt Ryan so I dropped Fitzpatrick and picked Ryan up!!! The guys in my draft were horrible. Someone took the 49ers DST in the 3rd round!
Nycsportzfan 08-14-2012 07:53 am xxx.xxx.xxx.129 (total posts: 3)
10     9

This dude told me to get a grip..LOL I'm sorry, i just find it funny is all..lol All i said is i find it a bit early to say Martins breakout yr is gonna have to wait unless blounts injured..


Whoa, i'm just losing control!!!(sarcasm)..lol I better get a grip!

Walts not 4yrs old, and i gurantee u he would come right back with his reasoning why he feels that way or he'd say "u may be right".. One thing i know for sure is he would not think someone needs to get a grip becuase they questioned one comment out of about 50 preseason comments..lol

Keep doing what ur doing walt! I love ur site!
nycsportzfan 08-14-2012 07:48 am xxx.xxx.xxx.129 (total posts: 3)
17     12

uhh, i love walts insight u freaking moron.. U can certainly give insight without making decisons for a full season based on 1week of 2or3 carries in the first preseason game..

As i said and i'll stick 2, its way to early to say "it looks like martins breakout yr is gonna have to wait, barring a Blount injury".. LOL

Thats pretty much common sense.. This week Blount could look terrible and Martin could look sensational, and with more carries, as the carries go up and up as preseason goes on.. Its impossible to know if a guys whole season has been decided based on a couple carries in the 1st preseason game..


Again, i love walts site and have been coming here daily for 5yrs, and i'm positve walt has no problem what so ever with a little disagreement, as opposed to nothing but licking of his balls from people like u.. He knows hes wrong sometimes, and has no problem with someone saying they think he jumped the gun a bit on something..
@Nycsportzfan 08-13-2012 11:19 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.159 (total posts: 1)
21     30

Great comment Nycsportzfan. I'm sure everyone here would love to sign on Monday and read about how it's week 1 of pre-season so there's no insights to report. Get a grip man.

Keep up the solid updating Walt, every update helps us make better decisions than the chuuuumpps with the fantasy magazines at the draft!
Riley 08-13-2012 04:27 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.238 (total posts: 1)
10     91

Check out 3 fantasy teams from NFL.com, 1 auction, 2 re-draft. Only one were other people actually present for.

Team 1:
QB: Matt Schaub
QB: Jay Cutler
RB: LeSean McCoy
RB: Matt Forte
RB: Isaac Redman
RB: Trent Richardson
RB: Doug Martin
WR: Julio Jones
WR: Hakeem Nicks
WR: Steve Johnson
WR: Antonio Brown
WR: Eric Decker
TE: Brandon Pettigrew
K: Jason Hanson
DEF: Texans

This one is probably my favorite team due to the ridiculous RB depth. My bench is considerably better than what Walter ends up with most of the time to start. My WR core is OK, but I think they have a lot of upside. I also believe that Steve Johnson is underrated and a sleeper. Antonio Brown should be good, and I like Decker over Thomas. The lack of QB's is shared with most of the teams I draft because I don't see the value in a first round QB. Upside can be attained anywhere.

Team 2:
QB: Matt Ryan
QB: Jay Cutler
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Doug Martin
RB: Isaac Redman
RB: Mark Ingram
RB: Ben Tate
WR: Larry Fitzgerald
WR: Brandon Marshall
WR: Hakeem Nicks
WR: Steve Johnson
WR: Eric Decker
TE: Brandon Pettigrew
K: Alex Henery
DEF: Bills

This is probably my most balanced team, with players I like everywhere. I am looking for an upgrade over Ben Tate, but that is the only weakness I can discern on this team. Chris Johnson has a lot of upside, but the rest of my RB's are more questions than answers.

Team 3(Auction):
QB: Drew Brees
QB: Robert Griffin III
QB: Matt Schaub
RB: Isaac Redman
RB: Doug Martin
RB: Ben Tate
RB: Pierre Thomas
WR: Julio Jones
WR: A.J. Green
WR: Hakeem Nicks
WR: Greg Little
WR: Denarius Moore
TE: Rob Gronkowski
K: Alex Henery
DEF: Bills

This is my least favorite team due to the complete lack of RB depth. I have 3 QB's because I wasn't there for the first part of the draft, just long enough to end up with Brees for $40. I am trying to trade Brees for Chris Johnson. RG3 and Schaub were $4 a piece, so I think I will be getting a steal if I can successfully start them. The rest of the team is pretty strong though, so I am completely satisfied with the team if I can get CJ2J.
erik 08-13-2012 01:22 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.77 (total posts: 1)
13     8

Walt just wanted to thank your for your fantasy rankings! I just drafted a team on NFL.com and I did it going only by your top 250 spreadsheet. It was a 10 team league and I landed your players ranked as follows QB #6 Tony Romo #16 Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB #1 LeSean McCoy #12 Trent Richardson #17 Doug Martin #22 Steven Ridley #26 Isaac Redman, WR #3 Julio Jones #6 Hakeem Nicks #8 Dez Bryant #11 Percy Harvin #25 Malcom Floyd, TE #1 Rob Gronkowski, K #5 Mason Crosby, and Texans DST!!!!!! I am psyched for this season!


Calling BS on that team!

rd1. mccoy
rd2. trich? gronk?
rd3. jones? martin?
rd4. dez? nicks?

no way you landed all these studs..your full of sh*t
Nycsportzfan 08-12-2012 04:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.129 (total posts: 3)
60     34

I love Walts site, but lets be real walt, ur knocking dudes up and down ur rankings alittle to much consdiering were talking about week 1 of the preseason.. Kinda ridiculous that ur all ready saying Doug Martins breakout yr is gonna have to wait because of blount.. Dude it was one preseason game where neither played a full game.. Lets get real, 1week of preseason is enough to get a slight but very small idea, and nothing more..
CSB 08-12-2012 02:47 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.122 (total posts: 1)
14     11

Cool Story Bro






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2012 Fantasy Football Forum 2-QB PPR Mock Draft - 8/9 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Auction Mock Draft - 8/2 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum PPR Mock Draft - 7/27 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum 2-QB Mock Draft - 7/17 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum Standard 14-Team Mock Draft - 7/12 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum PPR Mock Draft - 7/6 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum Touchdown-Format Mock Draft - 7/4 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum Standard Mock Draft - 7/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum PPR Mock Draft - 6/22 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Forum Mock Draft - 6/14 (Walt)
The Four-Man PPR Fantasy Mock Draft - 5/18 (Walt)

2012 Fantasy Football Articles:
2012 Fantasy Football Stock: Training Camp, OTAs - 9/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 NFL Preseason Recap, Fantasy Football Notes - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: Quarterback Targets - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: 20 Sleepers - 8/28 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: Round-by-Round Strategy - 8/21 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Busts - 6/5 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Sleepers (Early-Middle Rounds) - 6/5 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football All-Value Team - 5/26 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Wide Receivers - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks, Tight Ends - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Wide Receivers - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: First-Round Bust History - 2/17 (Walt)
Running Backs with Most Carries - 2/17 (Walt)




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