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The Holy Grail – Week 8 WRs

Teams on bye week: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Raiders, Jets, Buccaneers

Steve Smith, American football wide receiver f...

Gotta be happy for the guy!

MUST START

1 Calvin Johnson vs Den – Champ wouldn’t be able to cover him in his prime let alone past it.

2 Nicks vs Mia – I take chances in my WR ranks  and he gets the nod because he is due for a huge game soon. Miami is the right matchup for it to happen.

3 Wallace vs NE – You have to think with the extra week to prep for the Steelers that Belichek will make it his goal to take Wallace out of the game. Regardless , he doesn’t have the personnel to execute his defensive gameplans.

4 Welker vs Pit – He is on fire this year , breaking yardage records and dominating the PPR landscape. Pit may contain him a bit , but you never sit him regardless.

5 Steve Smith vs Wash – Newton has really brought life back into a career that was floundering. You can’t help but feel happy for him.

6 Colston vs Stl – He is dominating everyone right now , and the Rams will be no different.

7 Vjax vs KC – Say what you want , but I am gonna keep rolling him out there; especially against a team as beatable for big plays as Kansas City.

8 Bowe vs SD – Same game as the above , worse QB but he still plays as a high end WR1 in almost any matchup.

9 Dez Bryant vs Phi – He has already surpassed Miles Austin as Romo’s most trusted wideout. He looks for him between the 20’s and in the Redzone. At his age and with his skill set he could dominate the position in the years to come.

10 Steve Johnson vs Wash – Had a week off and should come back ready to shine. He is so hard to cover and is all over the field. Fitz loves him and so do I.

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October 29, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail – Week 6 RB’s

Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills

SOMEONE TACKLE THIS GUY!

BYE WEEKS: DEN , TEN , KC, AZ, SD, SEA

MUST START

1 Mcfadden vs Cle – Most are putting AP in this spot , but I feel like Mcfadden is a breakout week waiting to happen. He has been held without a TD for two weeks and is going against a defense that is 25th in the NFL in total rushing yards allowed. BTW the 4 Rbs Cleveland has faced: Benson , Addai , D. Thomas and Cj2k  and Mcfadden is better than all of them.

2 AP @Chi – We saw what Best did to them last week and they are slow to the ball as they lack overall team speed. Watching AP run is just ridiculous , even he doesn’t know where he is going sometimes. Expect another monster day.

3 Rice vs Hou – Houston loses Mario Williams which really hurts a defense that is playing above its paygrade right now. Rice is going to be impossible to stop at home off a bye week against a defense that will have no answer for him. PS Houston gives up 4.8 YPC and that was  before the Williams injury.

4 Mccoy @Wash – He is impossible to guard in that offense , but Washington is a very good tackling team. His dual threat ability ultimately wins out every week and I think Vick will be energized in this game. We all know what happens to NFL talent once their back is against the wall.

5 Foster @ Bal – He can run against anyone even a team giving up next to nothing on the ground. Regardless of where I put him he is still a must start for the simple fact he is going to get 30 touches weeklyand has multiple TD potential.

6 Forte vs Min – Earth to Matt Forte, you can not keep up these rushing numbers.. can you? The guy looks great , and is a lock for touches  , catches and yards. If they ever get  the O Line to block anyone he could be even better.

7 Gore @Det – Detroit giving up almost 5 yards per carry , Gore looks back in form , Alex Smith actually looks ok , and Vernon Davis is beasting right now. In Harbaugh I trusted before the season , keep it going Niners!

8 Fred Jackson @ NYG – He is playing above his skillset , and it is pissing me the hell off. Someone tackle this guy , he is not all that fast , not terribly shifty doesn’t posessess bulldozer power , but yet he just gets yard after yard and falls forward. This offense is perfect for him and he killed me last week on fanduel as the lemmings are flocking to this flavor of the month.

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October 13, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail: Week 4 QBs

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsbur...

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

The Holy Grail- Week 3 WRs

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Leading you to the promised land each week.

Very important week for the WRs . The position is shaping up so get your research swag going and win yourself a game this week!

MUST STARTS

1 AJ @NO – You don’t bench him , should be the number 1 PPR WR each week regardless of matchup

2 Calvin @Min- see Andre Johnson , then add 1A PPR WR each week

3 Vincent Jacksonvs KC – Gates out , Floyd hurt , Jackson , Mathews and Tolbert will all be busy in the passing game -KC stinks

4 Roddy White @Tb – Big week a coming… ohhhhhhhh a big week is a coming – one of these weeks anyway , maybe this one.

5 Mike Wallace @Ind – This guy is a flat out monster right now – must start each week , fast , slick , wirey..lots of adjectives and a whole lot of superlatives.

6 Larry Fitz @Sea – You’re welcome for last weeks call when some writers jumped ship , lower expectation in SEA though only because of the whole ebbs and flows thing , unguardable.

7 Britt  vs Den – This guy is legit , Hasselbeck has been a boom for his fantasy value , he is ONLY 22 years old. WOW

8 Steve Smith vs Jax – Makes me puke in my mouth , but I do feel good for the guy because  he really deserved an actual QB after almost a decade of that slop they were throwing out there. – Yes he became a must start already

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

The Holy Grail- Week 2 QBs

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LEADING YOU TO THE PROMISED LAND EACH WEEK!

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

The Holy Grail – Week 1 TEs

Greg Olsen (American football)

makes the top 10 this week!

Intro , intro , intro. Catchy sentence here , funny line there. You laugh , I laugh , you become interested enough to click read more. You read more , you see I know a bit about fantasy football. You surf the blog, you change a starter or re think a strategy because of some insight from a different person. You subscribe for free, you get put in the mix for a free midseason team on icon fantasy sports dot com, you come back and read next week.

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ANDDDDDDDDDDDDD , there is the intro , lets move on to some grail worthy info regarding  TE rankings!

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September 8, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail – Week 1 WRs

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Lets check out my thoughts on the week 1 WR rankings list:

NOTE FOR THOSE NEW READERS:  WR rankings are THE single hardest position to rank weekly and have consistent success in PPR. When I nail them and you win your game because you read my thoughts, it will be THEN that I have arrived and it will be you, who unknowingly became a part of #iconnation.

Read On.

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September 8, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail – week 1 Qbs

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Gentleman,

If you want to win your leagues this year…. Read On.

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BY ALL MEANS PLEASE READ ON!!

I will provide to you the HOLY GRAIL this season ————>

I will tell you exactly who to start and why to start them each week.

I will be there every step of the way , coddling you , fondling your team like Rex Ryan would fondle the sexiest pair of feet known to man.

It may save your season Gentleman , but more importantly, it may save your LIFE!

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September 6, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Updated WR rankings- 8/17/11

Here we go , I got 3 days worth of work done yesterday. So I can now catch up on some updated ranking lists. So here is my second crack at a ranking list for WRs. I will also add when you should target them and what round value you can expect as a rate of return.

I will tell you when to target these player and based on how I believe they will perform this year , my prediction on their rate of return , up or down the draft boards for next years draft. It is a simple tool that you can use when gauging value and determining whether or not each player is worth your time , money and draft pick. Fantasy has always and will always be about playing the value game in the players market , so lets see what I believe will be the rate of return for this years group of WRs.

Calvin Johnson WR/DET  – Highest upside combination with youth- this WR should and will produce his best season as a pro in 2011

target late 1 this yr-  mid 1 next yr

Andre Johnson WR/HOU– Yet to reach double digit TDs is because he gets nicked up every year , started already w/ a broken finger

target late 1 this yr – early 2 next year

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August 17, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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