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The Holy Grail- Week 7 WRs

Lollipop (Lil Wayne song)

Lil Wayne better than Reggie Wayne?

MUST STARTS

1 Calvin vs Atl – Oh, Hey amazing player on all my teams. Thanks for being you.

2 Miles Austin vs Stl – Romo to Austin for 2 Tds this week , lock it down he will be a monster.

3 Bowe vs Oak – Cassel to Bowe has been a theme for the last couple of weeks and it will continue this week as he looks strong and fast; which is scary , not like Michael Myers scary , more like Amityville scary because it’s based on a true story.

3 Wallace vs Az – See the Big Ben blurb , realize Rodgers-Cromartie is now on the Eagles. Put those together and Wallace is a monster. I couldn’t decide between him and Bowe so they both get ranked 3rd.

5 Dez Bryant vs Stl – If you can’t tell I’m high on the Romo to Dez to Miles to Witten arrangement they will have going on this week – it reminds me of a 4 way marriage or whatever it is the Mormons call it; Romo is the Daddy.

6 Steve Smith vs Wash – He is due for a score and 100 yards  , he is guaranteed at least one of those two things , and if he gets both he becomes a top 3 play. So I think 6 is a great spot for him this week.

7 Marshall vs Den – Looked unstoppable last week against Revis of all people. Champ is shutting people down this season for Denver so far but Marshall is a wack job so that gives him an edge.

8 Colston vs Ind – After last week how could he not be in the top 10 in a PPR blog during such a deep bye week. Even if he spells his first name wrong; Seriously: Marques?  CMON MAN.

9 Vincent Jackson vs NYJ – He is healthy and he is built like Marshall who dominated the Jets last week.

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October 22, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail: Week 4 QBs

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Big Week Comin!

MUST STARTS

1 Brady vs Oak – He is who he is and he could throw 5 ints this week and still score 30, never sit him.

2 Rodgers vs Denver – 400 and 4tds is a distinct possibility this week , gotta feel good about having him in your lineup.

3 Brees vs Jax – Jax has been surprisingly good ,but Brees has been unsurprisingly amazing.

4 Stafford vs Dallas – Dallas run D has been good so far. There pass D will get better and Ware could cause some problems. None of this matters as a healthy Stafford has become an elite QB already.

5 Rivers vs Mia – He is at home , he made me look bad last week , but if you drafted him you are starting him , especially in this matchup. Some injuries to their key offensive players is a bit worrisome.

6 Roethlisberger vs Hou- Expecting a big game from him this week and gets a nice bump up from his usual spot in my weekly rankings.

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September 30, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MNF Quick Thoughts- Week 3

Tony Romo (en) at a Dallas Cowboys (en) preseason.

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What to look for in tonights game.

Let’s break down each teams key players and get some sleepers out there.

Was on the money last MNF calling Hixon a sleeper and he made a spectacular TD catch. Also called the Giants win and Eli stepping his game up.

Even gave you this nugget ” Mike Sims Walker is enough of a primadonna that he will bring his A game for a national tv audience” Sure enough MSW delivered which made me look REAL GOOD!

On to tonights game:

Dallas Cowboys:

Romo – will play and play fine , he showed last week that he has a high pain tolerance and he will need it as rib injuries are VERY painful – 275 yards 2 tds

Dez – Expected to play a monumental role on the Dallas passing game regardless of the injury. Was very aggressive about his treatment this week as he no doubt realizes on  a national stage with Austin out he could grab some league wide headlines with a great performance.

FEARLESS FORECAST: 7 112 1td 

Witten – Looks great so far and Romo obviously has great chemistry , with Felix playing but being nicked up , Witten will be the safety valve he always has been. Not much in the passing game right now so something like  6 for 75 1 td  is where I see his stat line ending up.

Felix – I would avoid him , I have discussed a few times how I do NOT think he is a top end fantasy player and he proved that to me last week. He scored a td week 1 but that will be the abberration NOT the rule.

SLEEPER:

Ogletree – Everyone is all over this guy Holley. Why? Because he caught a long bomb in OT to help beat the niners? REALLY? That one catch is the reason Holley became a potential matchup play? NOT A CHANCE!Ogletree is actually a pretty good WR , and with Austin out , he is my pick to surprise this week as Romo and him have created some decent chemistry.

REDSKINS:

Rex – Love the matchup , he is stupid enough to honestly believe he is a better QB then Romo and maybe tonight he will perform that way. I think they need 300 and 3 tds from him in order to win this game , 250 and 2 more like it , but the upside and potential is there for a very nice game , start him confidently , he will score.

Hightower – Nice back so far , I think his value will decrease as the season goes along , Helu will start to vulture touches but is a good enough runner in this system that he will be worth a start each week regardless of matchup. The cowboys have been GREAT against the run in the first two weeks and will give Timmy some trouble , but he should produce low end rb2 numbers.

Helu – 15 touches a week seems probable , needs to be owned by EVERYONE that owns Hightower , if one back was going to burn the boys tonight it would be him. I love adding youth to my fantasy teams.

Moss – Burns the cowboys , should have a great game on a big stage , long underrated , but always producing.

Fred Davis -I have loved this guy FOREVER! Been pimping him in my rankings as a sleeper and someone to own well BEFORE he broke out in week 1. My readers know this. I will say Cooley is NOT fully done yet and will get healthier soon , but Davis is the TE to own there. 5 for 60 is where I see his stat line ending.

SLEEPER

Gaffney – Another underrated guy , his problem is the fact he has no substantial upside. But he is consistent enough and the Dallas secondary is bad enough that starting him is a safe bet for 4-6 catches and some low end flex points.

Everyone is picking the skins to win, I think Dallas wins this game:

Dallas 27  Skins 21

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September 26, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, MNF Thoughts | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail- Week 3 QBs

Rex Grossman

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Week 3 Qbs- Ranks and Thoughts

Must Starts

1 Rivers vs KC – Due for a huge game. My pick to light it up #beastmode this week. Gates may be banged up, but so is the KC secondary without Berry. Oh and KC has allowed 8 passing tds in 2 weeks, worst in the NFL.

2 Brady vs Buf -Bills play him tough , so did the Dolphins. A Hern. is hurt , it won’t matter and I actually believe Ocho will now be given a fair chance.

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September 24, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MNF- Quick Thoughts Week 2

Capture of Eli Manning in a public service ann...

Looking Dumbfounded as Usual!

What to look for this week fantasy wise:

Giants:

Eli will be better , plain and simple

Gilbride will call more running plays , upping Bradshaws’s value in this game

Nicks is playing , and if he is playing I expect him to be close enough to full speed – Big Game

Manningham – much bigger game then last week – I Expect them to move it vs the Rams and use Play Action to set up Manningham.

Tuck – is in , but the Giants pass defense is still ravaged by injuries.

Sleeper : Hixon – He complained this week , and in life the Squeaky Wheel gets the grease.

Rams:

Sjax is out

Bradford will be better and the WRs will drop less balls

Caddy will not have as much running room this game as last week – but could be decent in the catch game

Kendricks to be involved much more – should up his stock this week

Gibson = the most average WR I’ve ever seen , average is good enough for 10 points in game that could be higher scoring

Mike Sims Walker – One of the most enigmatic WRs of all time , often times follows 0 pt games wtih 30 point games ,

I think he will surprise people tonight because he is PrimaDonnish enough to get his act together for the Nat Tv audience.

Sleeper: Salas – Filling in for Amendola at the slot , could get some decent work tonight if Tuck can help get a nice pass rush on Bradford.

Prediction: Giants 27 – Rams 24

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September 19, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, MNF Thoughts | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail- Week 2 QBs

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Must Starts

1 Rodgers vs Car – Great matchup, He torched NO last week. Carolina gave up Yards , 2tds and 0 int’s to Kolb , Rodgers is better than Kolb.

Vick vs ATl – Claimed to play lights out , this was not the case. Djax dropped what would have been a 50 yard TD too. But he still is the most explosive QB in the game , running and passing with a chance at 40 plus points every week.

Brady vs SD – SD made Mcnabb look putrid. They will have NO CHANCE to slow Brady down like that. He is a monster , a beast , a goon , a goblin… He ain’t bad.

Rivers vs NE – Another elite QB with an elite matchup. If Henne can throw for 400 plus yards , Rivers can throw for 700. Expect 300 and 3tds as a lock.

Brees vs Chicago – They gave Ryan trouble last week. Brees is better than Ryan  , you are starting him anyway, let’s move on.

6 Romo vs SF – Looked really good at times vs the Jets. Dez might be banged up , but Austin , Felix and Witten there still make this guy a top end QB1. SF recorded 5 sacks last week , but I do not expect them to get this much pressure on Romo who will pick them apart in ways Tjax could only do if playing as Romo in Madden ’12.

7 Stafford vs KC – KC got torched by Fitzpatrick. They are going to get torched doubly by Stafford , PLUS Berry is out for the season , Stafford could be huge , and Could be a top 3 QB this week but settles in behind the sure things with longer track records.

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September 14, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Out and Up: Week 2 Waivers

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Cut the guy!

Tuesday is waiver days for most everyone in all fantasy football leagues. So every Tuesday I will release a new article detailing who I would throw out (cut) and who I would pick up (claim). None of this is set in stone , and every league and team should be treated differently. I am not saying to give up on all of these players , but what I am saying is if you needed to make room for another more promising and younger prospect , well it is safe to say goodbye to a player you may have loved previously. Do NOT make the mistake of holding on to an aging under performing player , there are ALWAYS early warning signs , read them and adjust. It could mean the difference between 6th place and a championship.

Out and Up : Week 2 waivers

QB

PICK UP

Henne– Looked real good , but the Pats looked bad again on defense. Keep your hopes realistic , but Henne just became a nice matchup play.

Newton – This is a testament to how bad the AZ defense is. Newton just had his best game of the season , but he does have a top WR that he has shown early connection with and that counts for something. There are a lot of QBs out there, but if you want to take a chance on Cam , I can not say it’s a bad move.

THROW OUT

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September 13, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, Out and Up | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MNF- Quick Thoughts wk1

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Tonight is one of the MOST important nights of the season for many fantasy football fans as multiple games are teetering in the balance , waiting for the outcome of the last game or games to be played. This one is supremely important to iCon Joe as I have long been professing my man love , my bro bond , my chauvinistic charm for Knowshon Moreno in a PPR setting.

What to look for tonight:

Miami vs New England:

NEW ENGLAND:

Brady to explode

Aaron Hernandez to improve his stock in all settings

Ocho is be average

Welker to get targetted and have a WR2 night

Gronkowski to score

The Law Firm to score

Woodhead to be sparingly used

Sleeper: Branch

MIAMI:

Marshall to be very good and targetted A LOT

Bush to have a nice game , up his stock then limp off the field in the 4th

Daniel Thomas to look horrible ,  but have a sneaky decent stat line (Edit INACTIVE)

Hartline to get some catches

Bess to be boring

Sleeper: Hartline

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OAKLAND vs DENVER

Oakland

Campbell to become relevant this season

Mcfadden to dominate

Ford to be involved and involved often becoming a solid flex play for next week

Michael Bush to score

Sleeper: Ford

Denver

Orton to throw 3 tds

1 of them to Moreno

Moreno to be on display looking faster and shiftier and more elusive

Mcgahee to look powerful and become a menace for opposing teams on the goalline

Lloyd to be targetted and make a spectacular catch

Decker to look like he belongs on fantasy rosters

Sleeper: Eric Decker

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September 12, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, MNF Thoughts | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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