We get another divisional throw down tonight, and one that presents a number of intriguing fantasy-related questions that are handily explored below. The quarterbacks couldn’t possibly be any more opposite too: over his last 10 seasons Peyton Manning has rushed for 167 yards, while Terrelle Pyor has nearly tied that mark in two games (162 yards).
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Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Ponderings on Sep 19, 2013
I’ve heard tell of some sort of return to Philadelphia tonight for a former Eagles head coach, but I refuse to acknowledge it until a choir sings this song…
Chattering heads and those who weave poetic narratives will discuss Andy Reid’s return all night and far into tomorrow morning. Personally, I’m much more excited about the football game that will be played, and the intriguing factors that may lead to the pleasant upwards ticking of fantasy points. So, about that.
We have a gritty, gutty, snot-rocking divisional matchup tonight, which means we also have a lot of history to draw from. Recent history tells us that even with a key injury on their offensive line and even with a deficient run game, the Steelers have a chance.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Ponderings on Sep 12, 2013
In the first non-kickoff extravaganza of the Thursday night schedule, we’re treated to a game between a team with no offensive stars, and another team that’s been stripped of nearly its entire roster through the cold hand of injuries and something about an alleged murder. Oh, happy day.
Never fear, friends, because there’s fantasy bargains to be had tonight on some potential booming from guys who don’t do much of that. A digging we will go…
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Ponderings on Sep 09, 2013
It’s a mad, mad NFL world we live in. Through 14 games in Week 1, the leading rusher is a quarterback (Terrelle Pryor) with 112 yards, even though Adrian Peterson had 78 yards on his first carry. He then did his best Chris Johnson impression with an average of 0.88 yards on his other 17 carries. Here’s to hoping the studs in tonight’s games (LeSean McCoy, Alfred Morris, and Arian Foster) can return some sanity to a position that’s been taking painful fake football gut shots today through Shane Vereen’s wrist injury that will keep him out for 2-3 weeks, and David Wilson’s habit of dipping his hands in butter that could lead to a swift demotion.
Here are three other pressing and compelling matters we’ll be watching tonight in each game.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Ponderings on Sep 05, 2013
For me, it hasn’t really sunk in yet that football is back. Usually that takes until at least halftime of the first game, which is when I know definitively that there are no more lazy summer days to kill by discussing the hat choice of Colin Kaepernick, or each and every Robert Griffin III muscle twitch. Well, we’ll still do that second thing. A lot.
As a pumper/primer/get jacked exercise, I meandered my way through 10 compelling and rich questions to ponder as the 2013 NFL season begins in about six hours as of this writing. Six hours, guys.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Ponderings on Aug 29, 2013
The fourth preseason game is pretty much a mirror of the first preseason game: fleeting, brief appearances by players of relevance, and then nothingness. Nearly 60 minutes of nothingness, with starters often not even on the field at all. As the month drags on and we get to only a week away from a time when football finally matters, the need to place any level of caring on the preseason sinks exceedingly low.
Basically, don’t watch any of the 16 preseason games tonight, with one exception: Raiders vs. Seahawks. Or as we’ll call it, the game when Terrelle Pryor will win a starting job while Russell Wilson-ing Matt Flynn, and then he could become fantasy relevant. So yeah, that game matters.