Category — Saints
Getting a top-tier quarterback in fantasy football is pretty important for most players. The very best can be counted on just about every single week, as they don’t have bad matchups like some of the others. They definitely come with a pretty high price tag, but here is a look at the top five to target in 2015.
The Green Bay Packers were able to talk Randall Cobb into staying in town, so that means Rodgers has a chance to pretty much play 2015 with his favor targets back. That is scary news for everyone else in the NFL. Rodgers will use Cobb and Jordy Nelson pretty frequently, but he will also look at his running back Eddie Lacy as well as other targets throughout the year. He is generally considered the best quarterback in the game right now, and his fantasy football numbers back that up.
Luck took a huge leap in 2014, as he officially entered the top tier of talent at the quarterback position. As we get ready for 2015, he could very well be even better. The Indianapolis Colts have done a very good job of rebuilding their team on the fly. They now have some of the best receivers in the NFL, and veteran Andre Johnson in particular is going to be huge for Luck in fantasy football. Eventually, Luck is the guy most likely to take over for Rodgers as the best quarterback in the NFL.
It is pretty obvious that Manning is starting to slow down at quarterback. However, it just goes to show how dominant he is when he is still considered a top five fantasy football quarterback at such an advanced age. The Denver Broncos have done whatever possible to make sure he has sufficient targets to throw the ball to. He might be one hit away from a major injury, but his numbers can’t be denied.
People don’t really view him as a top-tier quarterback yet, but he has a chance to be pretty good in 2015 as far as fantasy football is concerned. He is somebody who works very hard at his craft, and he has a new weapon in Jimmy Graham to utilize this season at the tight end position. He enters the top five for the first time in his career.
The man who just lost Jimmy Graham as a target still stays in the top five simply because he throws the ball so often. The New Orleans Saints are built around him, and he is going to get a chance to put up huge numbers. He is starting to get up there in age, but he is pretty significantly better in fantasy football compared to the like of Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and any other challenger for that No. 5 spot.
July 29, 2015 No Comments
Surprised our favorite headline got squeezed.
May 13, 2015 No Comments
February 1, 2015 No Comments
We can hear the Lions roaring all the way to Cali.
It’s a catch in our book. But according to the NFL’s funked up rule, it ain’t. Cowboys’ fans will be screaming about this for years. Still, it ain’t got shit on the “Tuck Rule,” which cost the Raiders a Super Bowl. The talking heads at ESPN frequently forget this when anointing Tom Brady as the greatest of all time.
Too bad we won’t get a rematch between the Cowboys and the team formerly known as the SeaChickens because the Packers are going to get smoked in Seattle.
January 12, 2015 No Comments
We met 25 years ago. Didn’t get together as much as we should have, but when we did, we laughed something fierce.
Heartbroken. Lonnie was only 49. The cause of death is unknown at this point but, unfortunately, he had health problems for years. Some days suck more than others, but this 1 delivered 1 stiff punch to the gut.
March 31, 2014 No Comments
More Super Bowl predictions.
February 1, 2014 No Comments
The NFL is considering whether to use some popo experts to determine if tattoos on some players represent gang affiliations. Seriously. The players who like to ink up can thank alleged killer Aaron Hernandez. But, as Dave Zirin astutely points out, the no-fun league would rather examine tattoos than violence against women.
July 25, 2013 No Comments
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Sports Illustrated’s list of the athletes who have bagged the most coin over the past year. And Mayweather has earned his estimated $90 million without a single commercial endorsement.
May 15, 2013 No Comments
With “Bounty Gate” blowing up in his face (at least from the standpoint of the Saints’ players who were suspended, but had their penalties thrown out), the timing couldn’t have been better (or worst?) for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear on the cover of Time. We’ve got the hard copy, but if you want to link to the story online, you’ll have to pay. But don’t waste your money. Fortunately, I still get the oldest daughter’s copy here at the Ponderosa.
One of the best nuggets from the piece is that Goodell has a history of of being a jerk. From his high school days in Bronxville, N.Y., which is “a wealthy enclave just north of New York City,” according to the magazine, comes this gem:
Even in high school, Goodell enforced a personal-conduct policy. Bronxville High School required athletes to sign a pldege: No drinking or troublemaking, or they’d be booted off the team. The Other players knew Goodell would rat them out for misbehaving.
“They didn’t like to see me come to a party,” Goodell said. “I took that plege seriously.”
Michael remembers his brother’s showing up at one gathering where football players were drinking.
“All of a sudden it was like an alarm went off,” Michael said. “They were running out the back door as he was coming in the front door. It was like Prohibition.”
I can’t even imagine how harshly he would have been dealt with had been a member of the old Boley Bears. I still smile at the thought of how we tossed a naked Eugene Jenkins, bless his soul, in the cold outside a hotel room in Wilburton, Okla.
December 12, 2012 No Comments
Chargers just couldn’t put their differences aside and sign Vincent Jackson, 1 of the best receivers in the NFL, to a long term deal. Now Philip Rivers has no big-play receiver and it is killing him.
Nick Canepa is as good a man you’d ever want to meet. He is also a columnist for San Diego’s only rag in town. Canepa, bless his heart, has defended Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith longer than anyone not named Spanos. But even Canepa can only take so much after the Chargers stubbed their toes again, this time against a Browns’ squad, which had only won 1 game entering Sunday’s contest.
The good knews, though, for Charger fans is the Chiefs will be in town Thursday night. The bad news, though, is this club isn’t built for the long haul. Actually, Canepa said weeks ago Chargers are toast.
San Diego U-T
October 29, 2012 No Comments