Hello readers, welcome to week nine. We can almost see the light at the end of the bye week tunnel… and I know that that means good things for all of us. But, since we’re not there yet, there is still work to be done. Changing your team to be effective during bye weeks is one of the biggest skills that a fantasy owner can have. Its nice to know that you should draft Calvin Johnson if he’s still on the board… but the real test, is what do you do when he’s on bye this week? So today, in honor of Megatron being on bye, I’m going to talk about the WR position, and specifically where you might be able to find some value that is selling low, or where stock is falling.
In closing, I know today’s article was a little light on stats… (though always stocked with ideas!!!) but I guess it’s just one of those days. I’m still reeling from my Chargers loss. The great Colin Cowherd once said something to the effect of “You’re only a homer if it causes you to pick incorrectly.” And my last two Charger picks have been incorrect, and we have the Packers coming into town this week… and I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do. Help me readers!
This has been Sports Stock Radio. I am, of course, Jake your Fantasy Sports Broker. Thanks for reading.
How ‘bout football yesterday? Some surprising blow-outs, and even more surprising upsets! (Although I am claiming that my post from mid-game yesterday brought back the struggling Giants AND Ravens).
How’d I do?
Alright, the last thing I want to get to is a quick Monday Night Preview, real life is calling with it being Halloween and all. I did pick the Chargers to win, but I have a slight feeling it might be a closer game than most are expecting. The Chargers had a really tough game against the Jets last week, failing to close it out once a lead was built. And they’re going to have to be very careful with that this week playing in one of the loudest stadiums in the country out at Arrowhead, especially on a holiday which will likely have the fans extra energized. I predict the Chargers getting a quick lead, but if the Chiefs look to start a comeback… beware of the fans playing a huge role in creating momentum. As far as fantasy is concerned, Philip Rivers is projected to get about 15, which I think sounds about right against the middle of the road Chiefs Pass D (ranked 18th in yards allowed, but T4th in TD’s given up). Reports are also saying that second string/goal line RB Mike Tolbert is likely going to be out with a combo hamstring/hand injury, so look for Ryan Mathews to have a better than usual game, and to bounce back after a poor showing against the Jets. As for the Chiefs, their skill players have always been a little sporadic for my taste, Bowe has had both a 1 and over 20 point game game this season, and Cassel has had a high 20’s game and a -3 effort. So, if they’re who you’re stuck with, then good luck to ya… Mark Sanchez has had a negative point game this season, and he managed to get 18 on the Chargers.
This has been Sports Stock Radio, and I am Jake your Fantasy Sports Broker… Thanks for reading, and make sure to have plenty of candy tonight. I know I will.
Game time is rapidly approaching… so let’s make sure we all have our line-ups in order, and here’s a recap of who I’m buying and selling.
I can’t possibly cover every single injury out there this week… but thankfully we have the diligence of ESPN’s Stephania Bell at our disposal. Read her injury blog here, and adjust your line-ups accordingly.
Alright, that’s it for this week’s Quick-Tips. I want to give a shout out to my heroes at Fantasy Football Now, seriously guys they’re one of the best resources out there for getting your line-ups in order last minute. ESPN2 from 830-10 (west coast), can’t beat it. This has been Jake, your Fantasy Sports Broker. Thanks for reading, and lets have a good weekend.
First Ever Video Episode of Sports Stock Radio. =]
Hey readers. Sorry I’ve been absent these last couple days… sometimes life happens. I was originally considering posting an article and a video today to make up for it… but just to ensure I don’t compromise the quality of either, I’m solely dedicated to making my first Sports Stock Video. Look for it sometime tonight, and don’t forget that there will also be a Sunday Quick Tips tomorrow before game time. Thanks!
It’s Big Article Wednesday! Let’s do it.
Here’s who I’m BUYING and SELLING for the weekend ahead:
Alrighty, that’s it for today folks. Stay tuned on Friday when I’ll be recapping the week’s biggest stories, and be on the look out Saturday for my inaugural Sports Stock Video. Thanks for reading. This is Jake, your Fantasy Sports Broker.
While it’s still October, I’d like to make a quick comment on the NFL’s Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know from witnessing it first-hand what cancer of any kind can do to a person’s life and well-being, and let me tell you that it is a horrible disease. There is no person on Earth who deserves to be plagued by this illness, and especially none who deserve to die from it. Cancer in all of its various forms has surely touched, in some way, everyone out there. I can personally say that it has touched my own family more than once. The statistics say that about 1 out of every 4 people are diagnosed with it, and generally speaking the prognosis is not good. It is for that reason that I am so proud of the NFL, as well as the MLB with Stand Up To Cancer, ESPN with the Jimmy V Foundation, and countless other organizations for making it their mission, or for using their celebrity, to fund research that will someday find a cure. If it is within your means, please buy an NFL Pink product, or donate to any of the many cancer supporting organizations out there because I know that every dollar makes a difference. Thank you and Stay Strong.