With only 16 games left before “real” football starts, the players on the verge of an NFL roster need to shine in the last game for their respective teams. Cuts are looming and with that in the mind of players, some showed out in week three. Continue reading →
Almost every year, fantasy owners picking early in the first round target bell cow running backs as they are worth their weight in gold. This year there are four running backs in that group: Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and Ezekiel Elliott. A month ago, these four running backs were being drafted all in the top four picks according to Fantasy Football Calculator. However, since Zeke is currently holding out, his ADP has dropped down a little to 1.05 and is the fifth player being taken on average, behind the other three running backs and DeAndre Hopkins.
In their second year under Sean McVay, the Rams finished tied for the best record in the league at 13-3. The offense averaged 32.9 points per game, second in the league, while star defensive lineman Aaron Donald won the Defensive Player of the Year award. With a great balance on offense and a forceful defense, the Rams made it to Super Bowl 53 verse the New England Patriots, but the journey didn’t come without controversy. In the NFC Championship game verse the New Orleans Saints, there was a clear no called passing interference late in the game that potentially impacted the outcome of the game. However, the Rams won that game but lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.
Football is back after a five and a half month hiatus! All 32 teams have played a preseason game. Preseason is a time for all fans to take a look at some of the unknown talents on their favorite team’s roster, whether they make the roster or not. Last week I highlighted six players that improved their stocks heading into roster cuts in a few weeks from the Hall of Fame game. Today I will highlight ten players who made the most out of their opportunities this past week and will look for sustained success in the weeks to come. Continue reading →
To the average viewer, the preseason seems pointless. To the organizations and diehard fans though, the preseason is paramount. The four games serve as a chance for young and old players to prove that they belong on a team, whether it be the one they play on during the preseason or another team that noticed their talent. Many players’ hopes of playing in the NFL can come crashing down after the fourth game when cuts are made while some players take advantage of the playing time that they are given and make an NFL roster. Every week I will be highlighting some players that have taken the time given to prove that they belong. This week’s article details some players that impressed during the Hall of Fame game on Thursday. Continue reading →