Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 11 QB'S in the NFL

6. Andrew Luck 
Andrew Luck is the best second-year QB out there. He throws a perfect spiral time and time again and can beat you with his legs too. He has the potential to be better than his predecessor, Peyton Manning. So why is he so low on my list? One word: Experience. Luck is in just his second year in the NFL. Despite that, he's still the No.6 QB in the NFL.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


The Heat defeated the Bulls 107-95 in the opening night of the NBA. Bulls superstar Derrick Rose struggled in his first game since 2012, going 4 of 15 shooting for just 12 points. 

The Indiana Pacers also got a victory last night, defeating the Orlando Magic 97-87. 

The final game played last night was a battle of the two Los Angeles teams, in which the Lakers defeated the Clippers 116-103 15 points and 13 rebounds from Center Pau Gasol.

NFL Midseason Report: NFC WEST

Seattle Seahawks 7-1

Seattle is loaded. Led by promising young Quarterback Russell Wilson, and Superstar Halfback Marshawn Lynch, their top 5 D is led by Cornerback Richard Sherman. The only weak spot in the Hawks' game is receiving. Golden Tate is a weak top-target, and Percy Harvin is very injury-prone. Despite that, I still expect Seattle to finish 1st in the NFC West.


Russell Wilson is a weak QB 1. Whereas, Marshawn Lynch is a superb RB1, Golden Tate is just a WR5, and the Defense is a top-notch starter.

San Francisco 49ers 6-2

With Sophmore QB Colin Kaepernick struggling, Halfback Frank Gore has taken a big step up to become an elite back. The Defense is having troubles, and with receivers Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham unlikely to return for a number of weeks, San Francisco has turned to Tight End Vernon Davis and and newly-aquired receiver Anquan Boldin this year. San Francisco will achieve the playoffs as a Wild-Card, but to make some noise they will need Kaepernick to step up his game.


Gore is a RB1, Boldin is a WR3, Davis is TE1, and the Defense is a DEF1 on most weeks. Kaepernick is a QB2.

Arizona Cardinals: 4-4

Arizona came into the season with high-hopes. With a new Quarterback and Head Coach, to go with a much improved defensive unit, they also managed to persuade superstar receiver Larry Fitzgerald to stick around for another year. The Defense has been solid, but Fitzgerald has an injured hamstring, and Palmer is struggling. And Running Back Rashard Mendenhall is way            below-average. The Cards could get third in the division, but that's the best they can do.


Fitzgerald is a WR3, Mendanhall and Palmer don't deserve roster-spots, and the Defense is a DEF1/2.

St. Louis Rams 3-5

Coming into the season I really believed the Rams could make some noise in the Division. Even though they lost superstar halfback Steven Jackson to the Falcons, they still had promising back Daryl Richardson, and with Quarterback Sam Bradford entering his third season in the NFL, St. Louis looked pretty good. They also drafted star college footballer Tavvon Austin. Austin, Richardson, and Bradford have all been a disappointment thus far. In a  loss to the Carolina Panthers Bradford tore his ACL which all but ended the Rams hope of winning. They will likely go with backup Kellen Klemens  for the starting Quarterback job, at least, for the time being.


The Rams do not have a single player that deserves a fantasy football roster spot.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NFL Midseason Report: AFC WEST


Denver Broncos: 7-1
Peyton Manning and the Broncos are putting their name's in for early Super Bowl favorites. With a 6-1 record they're the number 2 team in the AFC. With running back Knowshon Moreno having the best year of his career, and newly added receiver Wes Welker playing better than I've ever seen him play, expect the Broncs to keep on winning.
Fanatsy: Expect  Knowshon Moreno's fantasy numbers to decrease slightly but Julius Thomas and Wes Welker should just keep on producing on a regular-basis. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are both starters with an occasional bad week.

San Diego Chargers: 4-4
The Chargers are a middling team with a middling QB a middling RB a middling wide receiver core a middling Defense and a good TE. The Chargers should beat the Raiders for third in the division but to make the playoffs they will need to step up their game.
Fanatsy: While Ryan Matthews continues to have minimum fantasy impact Philip Rivers is a solid QB2. Michael Floyd is nothing more than a WR5 and Antonio Gates is a decent TE1.

Oakland Raiders: 3-4
Oakland is an awful football team that has been surprisingly not awful largely in part to QB Terrelle Pryor. If running back Darren McFadden can get back to 100% then the Raiders can get 7 wins.
Fantasy: Terrelle Pryor is a risky QB 2, and Darren McFadden, if healthy, is a RB 2. Denarius Moore is a WR4 and Heath Miller is a mediocre TE2.

Kansas City Chiefs: 8-0
The Chiefs are the only remaining unbeaten team in the NFL. QB Alex Smith is showing his true potiental and running back JaMal Charles is playing better than any other back in the NFL. Dwayne Bowe could be better, but Kansas City's Defense is top-notch. Expect them to roll into the playoffs, but they'll need something from Bowe if they want to win come January.
Fantasy: Alex Smith is nothing more than a mediocre QB2, meanwhile, Dwayne Bowe is a WR3 and JaMal Charles is a weekly RB1.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Boston Celtics Season Preview

After losing Head Coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers, and traded stars Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Nets, this could be the worst Celtics team in franchise history. With superstar Point Guard Rajon Rondo to miss a good part of the season, Boston's playoff  window has closed...for now.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Chicago Bulls Season Preview

Chicago has everyone returning from last year's Eastern Conference Semifinalist, and superstar Derrick Rose, who missed the entire 2012-2013 with an ACL injury, is set to return this year. Chicago could likely win the Central Division, but to beat the Heat Rose must step up his game. Can they defeat Miami? Only time will tell.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview

Cleveland is a real playoff contender having re-singed Superstar Kyrie Irving and Star Triatian Thompson. They also signed 6th man Jarrett Jack and Superstar Center Andrew Bynum, who missed the entire 2012-2013 season with a knee injury. If Bynum can return to form Cleveland will make the playoffs.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Former Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning returned to Lucas Oil Stadium, this time wearing a Denver Broncos jersey. I had the privelage to go to the game, and it was LOUD. Peyton Manning could not get off his audibles at the line of scrimmage multiple times, leading to a Broncos false start or timeout. Andrew Luck played the game of his career completing 21 of 31 passes for three pass touchdowns and 228 yards, he also rushed for 29 yards on 4 carries and a rush touchdown. Manning and the Broncos struck first with a 17 yard touchdown pass. The Colts responded with a 27 yard field-goal by kicker Adam Vinatieri. The Broncos star Punt returner Trindon Holiday then fumbled the ball and the Colts recovered, leading to an 11 yard touchdown pass. Indianapolis didn't trail for the rest of the game, at one point leading 33-14. The Broncos committed a season-high 5 turnovers. Peyton Manning completed 29 of 49 passes for 386 yards three touchdowns and an interception. Manning also lost two fumbles, which hurt the Broncos chance's in this game. Knowshon Moreno led all players in rushing with 40 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Trent Richardson of the Colts struggled once again, rushing for just 37 yards on 14 carries and also lost 2 fumbles which led the Colts to go with backup Donald Brown who managed just 23 yards on 11 carries. Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas, and Julius Thomas caught the touchdown passes for Denver. Coby Fleener, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and Stanley Havili all had touchdown receptions for Indianapolis. The Colts handed the Broncos their first loss of the season and improved to 5-2 going into the bye week. But the win did not come without a price, as Indy's star receiver Reggie Wayne, who caught 5 passes for 50 yards in the game, tore his ACL and is likely done for the season. The Colts may look to trade for receiver Josh Gordon of the Browns, although don't be surprised if they make an attempt to trade for Hakeem Nicks or Kenny Britt of the Giants and Titans. The Colts nearly blew a 19 point lead in the fourth quarter, but a late turnover by Manning all but ended Denver's hope of victory. Manning and the Broncos will look to get back on track next week when they host Robert Griffin III and the Redskins in Denver.

Final Score: Denver 33-39 Indianapolis

Game MVP: Andrew Luck

Oklahoma City Thunder Season Preview

Oklahoma City is a young team looking for it's first title. Superstar Kevin Durant will be without star Russell Westbrook for the first chunk of the season with an ACL injury. With a supporting cast led by Serge Ibaka and Thabo Selfosha, the Thunder will win their Division, but to become champions of the West, Durant needs to become more of a factor in the playoffs.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Miami Heat Season Preview

The Miami Heat are coming into to the 2013-2014 season looking for a                   three-peat. With back-to-back championships against Oklahoma City and San Antonio, Miami has a great chance of winning a third straight title this year. With Superstar Dwayne Wade turning 31, the Heat will have to rely more on fellow Superstar Lebron James to lead the team. The best player in the league, and arguably the best all-time, James is a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. They will repeat division champs, but to win it all they will likely have to overcome Indiana and/or Chicago, just to get the the Finals.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Bad news Heat fans: This year the Pacers are back, and they're better than ever. Led by stars Paul George and Roy Hibbert, the 2013-2014 season will also mark the return of veteran Small Forward Danny Granger, who missed the entire 2012-2013 season with a knee injury. They also added C.J. Watson and Chris Copeland to improve last year's historically bad bench. Head Coach Frank Vogel will look to improve late-game foul-shooting, an area in which the Pacers struggled last year. With nearly everyone coming back from last year's No.1 defense and rebounding team, the Pacers have not only a chance to repeat Central Division champions, but to reach the Eastern Conference Finals...and beyond.            

Friday, October 18, 2013


The Colts vs. Broncos will feature Peyton Manning against his old team, the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos are favored by 6.5 points but here are some ways Indy can increase their chances of winning:

1. Keep Peyton and the Broncos off the field

The Broncos offense is led by Peyton Manning [22 touchdowns, 2179 yards], Knowshon Moreno [7 touchdowns] and Demaryius Thomas [528 yards]. The most explosive offense in the NFL, they are also one of the best offenses all-time. This means that Indy will have to get the running game going [see number 2], and do short checkdowns to Coby Fleener consistently. 

2. Establish the running game early                                                                                  

The Colts lost running back Vick Ballard for the year in the preseason. They then signed former Giants back Ahmad Bradshaw to go with third year Donald Brown. The duo was not very effective, however, which led them to trade a first round pick to the Cleveland Browns for promising young running back Trent Richardson. But  Richardson has been a disapointment thus far, with just 191 yards on 61 carries. If Indianapolis can get Richardson going early, then they can definitely win this one.

3. Give Luck Time

Star Quarterback Andrew Luck was pressured and hit time and time again in a 19-9 loss to San Diego. The Colts can't let the same thing happen against Denver or they'll be cooked by halftime. They MUST GIVE LUCK SOME TIME. 

Final Score:

Colts 24-28 Broncos

Broncos Win.

Game MVP: Knowshon Moreno 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fantasy Football Week 7 QB Rankings

Here are the Fantasy Football QB Rankings for week 7:

1. Peyton Manning 
2. Philip Rivers 
3. Aaron Rodgers 
4. Tony Romo
5. Jay Cutler
6. Cam Newton
7. Matthew Stafford
8. Tom Brady
9. Andrew Luck
10. Robert Griffin III
11. Alex Smith 
12. Matt Ryan
13. Sam Bradford
14. Nick Foles
15. Russell Wilson 
16. Andy Dalton
17. Eli Manning
18. Ryan Tannihell 
19. Josh Freeman 
20. Colin Kaepernick
21. Brandon Weeden
22. Ben Roethlisberger
23. Carson Palmer
24. Case Keenum
25. Geno Smith
26. Matt McGloin
27. Chad Henne 
28. Thad Lewis
30. Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


SD 19-9 IND

The San Diego Chargers pulled off a HUGE upset and beat the 4-1 Colts Monday night to improve to 3-3. Led by running back Ryan Matthews' 102 yards on 22 carries the Chargers held Andrew Luck to just 6.7 yards per attempt and forced an interception to seal the deal with just 0:48 to go. Philip Rivers completed 22 of 33 passes for 237 yards and 1 touchdown. Colts running back Trent Richardson ran for just 40 yards on 10 carries.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Top 11 QB'S in the NFL


The perfect combination of pocket passer, and west-coast QB used to be Steve Young. Now it's Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. He has a well polished passing game, and is also able to make plays with his legs, making him a nightmare for defensive coordinators. But what really makes this second-year QB out of Wisconsin the Number 7 QB in the NFL? The effort level he shows, not only to his coach, but also to his fellow teammates such as halfback Marshawn Lynch and receiver Golden Tate.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Top 11 QB'S in the NFL

With the strongest arm in the NFL, and one of the strongest arms all-time, Stafford is number 8 on the list of top 11 QB'S in the NFL. He's is extraordinarily tough. Once, in a game against the Cleveland Browns, his shoulder was hurting so the coach brought him to the sideline in-between plays and he realized Stafford had dislocated his shoulder. The Lions then put backup QB Dante Culpepper in. But when the coach went to get a drink of water, Stafford snuck in, and, despite his dislocated shoulder, he threw the game-winning Touchdown.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

NFL Falcons 28 Jets 30

The 2-2 New York Jets came into the Georgia Dome 9 point underdogs against the 1-3 Falcons. But the Falcons were missing Star Running Back Steven Jackson and Receiver Roddy White injured his Left Hamstring early. The Falcons trailed 17-7 at the half. Then, after a three yard touchdown pass by Matt Ryan, the Jets found themselves down by 1 with just 1:54 left. Rookie QB Geno Smith then led his team 55 yards down the field  to set up the game-winning 43 yard kick by Nick Folk. Smith completed 16 of 20 passes for 199 yards and 3 touchdowns and also ran for 21 yards. Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 36 of 45 passes for 319 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Top 11 QB'S in the NFL

9. Robert Griffin III

Sure, he hasn't been fully healthy for a while, and sure he's got a bright young running back in Alfred Morris, but despite all this, RG3 is still a potential Hall-of-Famer. The Redskins should never have brought him back for week 1. Instead they should have started promising Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins start while RG3's knee healed. Now I don't know if his knee will ever be the same. But if it is, he DEFINITELY has Hall-of-Fame potential. That's why he's my number 9 QB in the NFL.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top 11 QB'S in the NFL


Philip Rivers is the prototype for QB'S who are fantastic in the first half of the season, then stink it up in the second half. He's on pace for 6,000 yards! He'll easily get 60 TD'S! These are the usual Philip Rivers midseason headlines. Then he blows it, he chokes, he squanders it. That's Philip Rivers EVERY  single year. Is this the year he's finally the real deal? We'll have to wait until AFTER a week 10 showdown with the Broncos to know for sure.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Top 11 QB'S in the NFL


Right now Eli is a fringe Hall-of-Famer at this point in his career. No running game, No defense, the Giants game plan is pretty much Eli to Cruz. That's it. The former Super Bowl Champions GRAND game plan. But there's nothing Eli can do about it. The Giants were the one's that needed to trade for Trent Richardson, not the Colts. This is the WORST GIANTS TEAM of the Eli Manning era. Period. Eli has shown us flashes of greatness throughout his career. Those flashes have come in 2008 and 2012. Right now despite being second in the league in turnovers I feel obliged to go with Eli over Colin Kaepernick or Cam Newton. However, Eli needs to turn things around, and fast, if he's going to retain his job next year.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fantasy Football Update #1

In Fanatsy Football, my team T.A.R.D.I.S. is 1st in the league! Here is a  Fantasy Football tip:
Stay away from rookie Quarterbacks such as Geno Smith and E.J. Manuel. Here is a list of players on the rise:
1. Eddie Lacy
2. Lamar Miller
3. Baltimore DEF
4. Ryan Tanehill
5. Tavvon Austin
6. Cincinnati DEF
7. Charles Clay
8. Jay Cutler
9. Garret Grahm
10. T.Y. Hilton
11. Coby Fleener

Also here is my Fantasy Football Roster:
QB Aaron Rodgers
RB Lesean McCoy
RB Matt Forte
WR Wes Welker
WR DeSean Jackson
WR Andre Johnson
TE Jimmy Grahm
DEF San Francisco
K Justin Tucker
QB Matthew Stafford
RB Marshawn Lynch
WR Pierre Garcon
WR Roddy White
TE Tony Gonzalez
DEF Dallas