Thursday, December 3, 2015

Week 13 Fantasy Football Preview: National Conference

With two weeks remaining in the regular season it's clear that the National Conference is built on defense. Gigatron safety Tyrann Mathieu is the league's top-ranked defender with 219 points but it doesn't stop there. Seven of the top 10 defensive players reside in the National Conference including the league's top defensive end (J.J.Watt) and cornerback (Ronald Darby).

Here are the Week 13 game previews for the National Conference.

C'Mon Man! (8-4-0) vs Westside Walleyes (9-3-0)

C'Mon Man! is tied for second in the conference after defeating the Tornadoes last week, their second win this season over their conference rival. The win also clinched a playoff berth for C'Mon Man!. The Walleyes were the beneficiary of C'Mon Man's victory, as they moved into sole possession of first place in the conference with their win over London FC. It was the team's eighth-straight win, the longest current winning streak in the league. The Walleyes would need to win five more games to equal the 13-game winning streak set in 2013 by the Tornadoes. C'Mon Man! defeated the Walleyes 248.32 to 210.08 in Week 2 when running back DeAngelo Williams scored 33.2 points.

Receiver Larry Fitzgerald is C'Mon Man's top scorer with 194.2 points on 992 yards receiving, seven touchdowns, and 51 first downs. Over the last month, the team's offense has struggled. They don't have a player ranked in the Top 50 during that period. Receiver Randall Cobb has been the team's most consistent offensive threat over the last four weeks, scoring 48.7 points. Last week, quarterback  Matt Hasselbeck was the team's top offensive player, scoring 20.3. While the offense has sputtered at times, C'Mon Man! is a championship contender because of their defense. Defensive end J.J. Watt and linebacker Paul Posluszny are ranked in the top five in scoring among the league's defenders. Watt leads the league with 13.5 sacks. This week, C'Mon Man! added corner David Amerson. Over the last month, Amerson leads all defenders with 82 points. His breakout game came last week when he defended six passes and finished as the league's second highest scoring defender with 33 points.

The Walleyes rely on a pair of rookie quarterbacks to lead their offense. Jameis Winston has a team-high 185.5 points this season. He's thrown for 2,650 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards, four touchdowns, and 14 first downs. But recently, Marcus Mariota has emerged as the team's top scoring threat. He has 76.7 points in his last four games and is the league's 10th ranked offensive player during that stretch. Receiver Calvin Johnson was dominating in Week 12. He was the league's sixth highest offensive scorer with 34.3 points on 93 yards receiving, three touchdowns, and seven first downs. Linebacker Karlos Dansby is the team's top defender this season with 166 points. He ranks 10th in defensive scoring and is the fifth rated linebacker. He also led the defense last week with 24 points. Dansby has 82 total tackles this season. Another linebacker, C.J. Mosley, has been the team's best defender this month. He's scored 54.5 points on 27 tackles, including five for loss.

Tornado Tornadoes (8-4-0) vs Land Shark (5-7-0)

The Tornadoes were bumped out of the top spot in the National Conference after losing to C'Mon Man! last week. The loss snapped the team's modest three-game winning streak. At the same time, Land Shark was falling to 10 PSI, the team's fourth straight loss. While the Tornadoes have qualified for the postseason, Land Shark is now one game behind Jim McMahons ass for the league's final playoff spot. The Tornadoes beat Land Shark handily in Week 2 as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scored 30.66 points and receiver Michael Crabtree added 24.1.

Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is the primary offensive threat for Land Shark. He leads the team with 232.1 points on 1,081 yards receiving, nine touchdowns, and 65 first downs. Lately, Hopkins has struggled to score fantasy points. He has 50.1 over the last month, which leads Land Shark's offense, but that ranks just 58th among the league's offensive players during that stretch. In Week 12, the team didn't have a true offensive star. Receiver Dontrelle Inman topped the Land Sharks with 16.5 points. The team doesn't have a player ranked in the Top 50 in scoring among defenders. Linebacker Danny Trevathan leads the Land Sharks with 121 points which ranks 62nd defensively. Trevathan has been the team's best defender over the past month, scoring 60.5 points. Last week, defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford led the defense with 16.5 points thanks to a blocked kick.

Receiver Julio Jones is the top scorer for the Tornadoes. Jones has caught 94 passes for 1,245 yards, six touchdowns, and 61 first downs. The team's offense has struggled over the last month. During that stretch, quarterback Blake Bortles leads the offense with 67 points but that ranks just 23rd offensively. In an attempt to jumpstart the offense, the Tornadoes added receiver Seth Roberts this week. Roberts scored 28.3 points last week on 113 yards receiving, two touchdowns, and five first downs. Safety Reshad Jones is the league's second highest scoring defender and leads the Tornadoes with 209 points. He has 98 tackles this season. Veteran linebacker Lavonte David is playing his best football of 2015. In his last four games, he has 77 points, which ranks third defensively. The Tornadoes added another defender this week in Deshawn Shead. He scored 29 points in Week 12 on 10 total tackles and four passes defensed.

Gigatron (7-5-0) vs 10 PSI (5-7-0)

A three-game winning streak by 10 PSI has turned this into a big game. Gigatron currently holds the seventh-seed in the playoffs following last week's dominating victory over QB Sneakers. 10 PSI is just one game behind Jim McMahons ass for the league's final playoff berth following their Week 12 victory over Land Shark. Gigatron thumped 10 PSI when they met in Week 2. Linebacker Sean Lee led the scoring with 36 points while tight end Rob Gronkowski added 22.3.

Gigatron receiver Jarvis Landry is the league's fifth leading scorer this season with 232.36 points. He has 507 return yards with a touchdown; 816 receiving yards with four TDs and 44 first downs; and 107 rushing yards with a touchdown and seven first downs. Landry is the eighth highest scoring offensive player in the league over the last month. He has 82.26 points on 352 yards receiving, two touchdowns, and 21 first downs. Receiver Sammy Watkins was dominant for a half in Week 12 and then Buffalo quit throwing to him. Watkins scored 33.8 points on 158 yards receiving, two touchdowns, and six first downs. He was the seventh highest scoring offensive player in the league. Safety Tyrann Mathieu is the league's highest scoring defender with 219 points. Mathieu has 10 tackles for loss and 14 passes defended. He has 68 points in his last three games which ranks sixth among all defenders. Mathieu led the league's defenders last week with 34.5.

Quarterback Alex Smith leads 10 PSI with 200.04 points. Smith has thrown for 2,681 yards and 12 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He's also rushed for 303 yards, a touchdown, and 17 first downs. One reason for 10 PSI's three-game winning streak is the running of LeSean McCoy. McCoy has 90.2 points over his last four game, which ranks third offensively during that span. Smith was the team's leading offensive player last week, scoring 23.7 points. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons ranks 27th in scoring among the league's defenders and leads 10 PSI with 141.5 points. Corner Davon House has been a great addition to the defense. He ranks fourth in scoring at his position over the past month with 60 points on 16 tackles, six passes defensed, and two interceptions. Corner Tramon Williams and safety Dwight Lowery topped 10 PSI defenders with 15 points each in Week 12.

QB Sneakers (3-9-0) vs London FC (3-9-0) 

This game will likely decide this year's Wooden Spoon Award winner. QB Sneakers, London FC, and Joosin are tied for the worst record in the league at 3-9. QB Sneakers and London FC both carry three-game losing streaks into this contest. When these teams met in Week 2, QB Sneakers scored a season-high 202.24 points to beat London FC by 91.52 points. Quarterback Russell Wilson scored 25.04 while kicker Stephen Gostkowski scored 25 to pace the Sneakers.

Quarterback Carson Palmer leads London FC with 215.58 points. He has thrown for 3,337 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The team needs another offensive player to step up. Palmer leads the offense with 58.84 points over the last month. That ranks 40th offensively. Last week, receiver Markus Wheaton led the offense with a season-high 32.1 points. He caught nine passes for 201 yards, a touchdown and six first downs. Linebacker Anthony Barr is the team's best defender but he ranks 52nd defensively. He's scored 128 points and has registered 61 tackles. In his last four games, Barr has 60 points on 26 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles. Barr scored 27 last week to lead London FC defenders.

Wilson is the offensive leader for the Sneakers. He's scored 212.82 points on 2,723 yards passing and 18 touchdowns. He's also rushed for 399 yards and 21 first downs. Over the last month, Wilson ranks ninth in scoring offensively. He's scored 79.4 points on 845 passing yards, nine touchdowns, and just one interception. Wilson scored a season-high 36.2 points last week and finished as the third highest scoring offensive player in the league. The one true star the Sneakers have on defense is Ronald Darby. He's the top scoring corner in the league with 172 points. He ranks sixth overall among the league's defensive players and is tied for the league lead with 19 passes defended. Darby is the team's leading defender over the past month with 52.5 points. The defense was not good last week, as evidenced by Darby's team-leading 7.5 points.

Week 13 Fantasy Football Preview: American Conference

While the National Conference dominates defensively, the American Conference has star power on offense. The two top rated quarterbacks (Tom Brady, Cam Newton) and the two top rated running backs (Devonta Freeman, Adrian Peterson) all reside in the American Conference. The league's top four quarterbacks play in the American Conference.

Here are the previews for Week 13 in the American Conference.


We Be Illin' (10-2-0) vs Ball Busters (5-7-0)

A victory over the defending champion Ball Busters will clinch the American Conference title for We Be Illin'. The Ball Busters must win to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive. Illin' is coming off a victory over the mongols, their third straight, while the Ball Busters have lost three of their last four, including last week's loss to You Down with JPP? When these teams met in Week 2, Illin' trounced the Ball Busters by 62.6 points. Quarterback Tom Brady led the way with 29.74 points while receiver Odell Beckham Jr. chipped in 26.6.

Brady is the league's top scorer with 263.8 points. He has thrown for 3,600 yards, 28 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. He's also rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Running back Thomas Rawls is the offensive leader over the last month with 72.5 points but 52.5 came in Week 11 when Rawls rushed for 209 yards and scored four touchdowns. Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. scored 27.2 points in Week 12, placing him in the Top 20 offensively. Josh Norman leads the team's defense with 168 points. He is the second ranked corner and ranks eighth among all defenders. Another corner, Bashaud Breeland, has had a good month for Illin'. In his last four games, Breeland has 60 points, which ranks fourth among corners. Breeland led Illin's defense last week with 25.5 points as he defended four passes.

In a conference defined by high-scoring offenses, the Ball Busters have struggled to generate points on that side of the ball. Quarterback Derek Carr leads the offense with 193.1 points on on 2,895 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions. Running back DeAngelo Williams has 83.1 points over the last month, the seventh highest score among offensive players. Williams has rushed for 253 yards, three touchdowns and 15 first downs over his last three games. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was sensational for the Ball Busters last week, scoring 35.78 points, fourth highest offensively. Rookie linebacker Telvin Smith is the third highest scoring defender this season with 200.5 points. He leads the league in solo tackles with 78 and he's not slowing down. Over the last month, Smith ranks as the 10th highest scorer among defenders with 61 points. He has 36 tackles during that stretch. Corner Byron Maxwell led the defense last week with 13 points.

mongols (7-5-0) vs aj joosin 2014 (3-9-0)

The mongols saw their four-game winning streak snapped by We Be Illin' last week but they still remain the No. 6 seed for the playoffs. Joosin lost to Jim McMahons ass last week, their fourth loss in their last five games. They scored 113.64 points, their second lowest total this season. When Joosin faced the mongols in Week 2, they lost by 129.3 points. Receiver Antonio Brown scored 36.1 and safety Tony Jefferson added 32.5.

Brown is the leading scorer on offense for the mongols. He has 220.2 points this season and ranks fourth amongst receivers. Brown has caught 85 passes for 1,192 yards, five touchdowns, and 50 first downs. He also has 107 return yards. Over his last three games, Brown leads the offense with 84.1 points on 474 receiving yards, two touchdowns, and 17 first downs. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was a Top 15 scorer on offense last week with 31.18 points on 277 yards passing and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 21 yards and a pair of first downs. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson leads the defense with 166.5 points. He's the league's fourth ranked linebacker and ninth ranked defender. In his last four games, Jackson leads the mongols with 53.5 points on 19 tackles. Linebacker Derrick Johnson recorded nine total tackles, one for loss, and defended a pass to finish Week 12 as the team's leading defender with 18.5 points.

Joosin does not have an offensive player ranked in the Top 25 in scoring. Running back Lamar Miller is the team's leading scorer with 172.8 points on 567 rushing yards, five touchdowns, and 28 first downs. He's also caught 38 passes for 341 yards, two touchdowns, and 12 first downs. Over the last month, receiver Mike Evans has been the team's top offensive player, scoring 65.8 points on 403 receiving yards, 20 first downs, and a touchdown. With quarterback Tony Romo hurt again, Joosin added free-agent Kirk Cousins this week. Cousins finished 20th in scoring in Week 12 with 23.18 points on 302 yards passing and a touchdown. He also rushed for a touchdown. Corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is the top defender for Joosin. Rodgers-Cromartie has 133.5 points which ranks 41st overall among league defenders. Another backline defender, corner Johnathan Joseph, leads Joosin's defense with 46.5 points over the last four games. He has 13 tackles and five passes defensed. He finished Week 12 as the team's best defender with 15.5 points.

Cheeser Remorse (8-4-0) vs Jim McMahons ass (6-6-0)

Cheeser Remorse clinched a playoff spot with a narrow victory over Danger zone last week. It was the fourth straight victory for Cheese Remorse. This is a critical game for Jim McMahons ass. They are guarding the final playoff spot with four teams jostling for position one game behind. Last week's victory over Joosin broke a two-game slide and gave JMA the upper hand in the playoff race. These two teams played a thriller in Week 2, with Cheeser Remorse eventually winning 249.26 to 236.70. Linebacker Ryan Shazier led Cheeser Remorse with 34.5 points while quarterback Cam Newton scored 31.4 for JMA.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the league's sixth-highest scorer with 232.36 points. Rodgers has thrown for 2,684 yards, 24 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. He's also rushed for 260 yards and 15 first downs for Cheeser Remorse. Over his last four games, he has 86.54 points but he's steadily declined during that period. Rodgers scored 30.96 points in Week 9 but had just 13.38 points in Week 12. Running back C.J. Anderson was the league's fifth highest scorer offensively in Week 12 with 34.3 points. He rushed for 113 yards, two touchdowns, and five first downs. He also had 40 yards receiving and a pair of first downs. Thomas Davis is one of the league's best linebackers. He leads the Cheeser Remorse defense with 163.3 points. That ranks 13th overall defensively and seventh among linebackers. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has 32 tackles in his last four games and leads the defense in scoring during that stretch with 57 points. Davis finished Week 12 as the team's top defender with 14.8 points.

Quarterback Cam Newton is the second highest scoring player in the league this year with 262.84 points. Newton has 2,466 yards passing and 20 touchdowns for JMA. He's also rushed for 427 yards, seven touchdowns, and 38 first downs. Newton is the second leading offensive scorer in the league over the last month with 116.82 points on 943 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and just one interception. Receiver Doug Baldwin was the highest scoring offensive player for JMA last week. He scored 36.5 which was second best among the league's offensive players. Linebacker Luke Kuechly has 162.5 points in just eight games for JMA. Despite missing games with injuries, Kuechly is the 15th rated defender and ninth ranked linebacker in the league. Over the last month, Kuechly ranks second among defenders with 78.5 points. He has 29 tackles in his last four games. Not surprisingly, Kuechly was the best defender for JMA in Week 12, earning 31.5 points as he intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown.

Danger zone (4-8-0) vs You Down with JPP? (5-7-0)

Running back Adrian Peterson rumbled for 41.7 points last week to keep the playoff hopes alive for You Down with JPP? Peterson led the league in scoring in Week 12 and posted the eighth-highest score this season. He's now the fourth-highest scorer in the league. JPP is one of four teams trailing Jim McMahons ass by one game for the last playoff berth. Danger zone lost by 7.74 points to Cheeser Remorse last week. It was their seventh consecutive loss, the longest current losing streak in the league. A loss to JPP this week would tie the eight-game losing streak - longest in league history - established by the Seahawks in 2013. JPP defeated Danger zone in Week 2 when Peterson scored a game-high 25.2 points.

Prior to his concussion, running back Devonta Freeman led the league in scoring. He's now dropped to third with 250.9 points. Freeman has rushed for 764 yards, nine touchdowns, and 49 first downs. He's also caught 48 passes for JPP, gaining 420 yards, two touchdowns, and 16 first downs. Peterson is the league's top scorer over the last month. He has 119.7 points on 531 rushing yards, five touchdowns, and 27 first downs. Peterson was also the league's top offensive player in Week 12, scoring 41.7 points on 158 yards rushing, two touchdowns, and nine first downs. Safety Kurt Coleman leads the JPP defense with 138.5 points. Coleman ranks 34th overall among league defenders. He's scored 60.5 points over the last month which ranks third at safety. Coleman scored 19.5 points last week to lead the defense.

Quarterback Eli Manning leads the Danger zone offense with 182.54 points. He ranks 25th in scoring amongst the league's offensive players. Manning has thrown for 3,021 yards and 23 touchdowns. Danger zone doesn't have a player ranked in the Top 25 offensively over the last month. Running back Darren McFadden is the team leader with 64 points on 289 yards rushing and 19 first downs. Receiver Jeremy Maclin was a Top 15 offensive player in Week 12. Maclin scored 28 points on 160 yards receiving, a touchdown, and six first downs. Corner Adam Jones leads the defense with 165.5 points. Jones ranks 11th among league defenders and is the third highest scoring corner. Linebacker Malcolm Smith has been the team's best defender over the last month. He has 49.5 points on 27 tackles in his last four games. Smith topped Danger zone's defense in Week 12, scoring 21 points on 10 tackles and two passes defensed.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Week 12 Fantasy Football Preview: American Conference

The top two teams in the American Conference square off this week as We Be Illin' faces the mongols. A victory by Illin' will give them the inside track to the top-seed in the playoffs.

Here's a preview for all the games in the American Conference this week.

We Be Illin' (9-2-0) vs mongols (7-4-0)

After a loss to Cheeser Remorse in Week 9, We Be Illin' has rattled off two wins and continues to sport the best record in the league. Illin' will face a tough task this week as the mongols might be the hottest team in the league. They've won four straight and have topped the 200-point mark in their last eight games. A win would keep their slim conference championship hopes alive. The last time the mongols didn't score 200 points was their Week 3 loss to Illin'. Linebacker Preston Brown scored a season-high 35.5 points to lead Illin'.

Quarterback Tom Brady has been a steady presence on offense for Illin'. He leads the team in scoring with 240.6 points. Brady has tossed for 3,320 yards and 25 touchdowns with just four interceptions in 10 games. Brady leads the offense over the last month with 77.04 points. Last week, Illin' added running back Thomas Rawls to the roster just before the late games started. Rawls responded with 255 all-purpose yards, a pair of touchdowns, and 15 first downs. He scored 52.5 points, the highest score by any player this season. Corner Josh Norman is the team's top defender. He's scored 168 points in 11 games. Dallas avoided Norman yesterday, limiting him to seven points, his lowest score since Week 6. Corner Damarious Randall was also held in check, scoring a season-low three points. Randall led the defense with 70.5 points over the last month. Safety Mark Barron needs to repeat his Week 11 performance when he led the defense with 20 points.

Can receiver Antonio Brown conquer Seattle's Legion of Boom Sunday? Brown is the top scorer this season for the mongols with 211.6 points. In his last three games, Brown has 90.2 points on 470 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Running back Jonathan Stewart led the mongols in Week 11 with 23.4 points but finished yesterday with just 10.7, his second lowest total in the last seven weeks. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson scored a season-high 32.5 points last week to lead the defense. His interception return for a touchdown was the big play. Jackson leads the defense with 150 points this season and tops the team with 100 total tackles. He's the only defensive player with a touchdown. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph is the top scorer for the defense over the last four games. He leads the team with 22 solo tackles during that period and has 53 points.

Cheeser Remorse (7-4-0) vs Danger Zone (4-7-0)

Cheeser Remorse has won three straight and could claim sole possession of second place in the conference with a win this week. Danger Zone is going in the opposite direction, losing six straight. During that skid, the team has topped 200 points just once. When these teams played in Week 3, Danger Zone scored a 51.94-point victory. Receiver Kendall Wright scored a season-high 22.8 points for Danger Zone while quarterback Aaron Rodgers led Cheeser Remorse with 35.92 points.

Rodgers leads the Cheeser Remorse offense this season with 232.36 points but was held in check Thursday. The veteran quarterback had just 13.38 points, his second lowest score of the season. Rogers entered Week 12 on a roll. He has a team-high 94.72 points over his last five games. Rogers was also the top offensive performer for Cheeser Remorse in Week 11, scoring 19.08 points on 212 yards passing and two touchdowns. Linebacker Thomas Davis is the team's top defender this season with 163.3 points. He's tied for the team lead with three interceptions, including a pick on Thursday. Corner Desmond Trufant led the defense last week with 18 points. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix led the defense with 43.5 points over the last two games but was held to just nine points yesterday.

Kicker Graham Gano started Week 12 with a bang for Danger Zone when he score a season-high 26 points on four field goals and three extra points. Three of those field goals were from 40+ yards. Quarterback Eli Manning leads the offense this season with 173.7 points. Running back Darren McFadden scored 10.6 points on Thanksgiving and now has 80.3 points in his last five games. McFadden has 498 all-purpose yards over that period. He led Danger Zone with 24.4 points in Week 11. The top scorer for the defense last week was corner Stephon Gillmore. He scored 15.5 points and led the team with two passes defensed and an interception. Veteran safety Charles Woodson has 47.5 points over his last four games and leads the team with 22 solo tackles during that stretch. Corner Adam Jones should return to the lineup this week after missing Week 11 with a foot injury. Jones is the top-scoring defender for Danger Zone this year with 159.5 points.

Jim McMahons ass (5-6-0) vs Aj Joosin 2014 (3-8-0)

After winning four straight games to crawl back into playoff contention, Jim McMahons ass has dropped two in a row and is now clinging to the league's final playoff berth. Joosin has lost three of their last four but has been more competitive over the second half of the season. Jim McMahons ass won the first meeting by 34.72 points. Receiver A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns, and seven first downs to score a season-high 41.7 points to lead JMA in that game.

Quarterback Cam Newton scored 21.82 points yesterday and is now the league's leading scorer with 262.84 points. Newton has scored 20+ points in his last four games. In his last five games, Newton has a team-high 136.34 points. He's thrown 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions in that span while rushing 44 times for 182 yards, three touchdowns, and 17 first downs. Newton led JMA's offense last week with 33.44 points. Newton wasn't the only brilliant player on the field for JMA yesterday. Linebacker Luke Kuechly scored 31.5 points after picking off a pair of passes and returning one for a touchdown. It was his second highest score this season. Kuechly tops the JMA defense with 162.5 points this season despite playing in just eight games. He has 115.5 points in his last four games.

While it was a great start for JMA Thursday, it couldn't have been worse for Joosin. Quarterback Tony Romo re-injured his shoulder and finished with -7.76 points after he threw three interceptions. Backup quarterback Jay Cutler scored 13.9 points and is now the second-highest scorer on offense for Joosin with 161.7 points. Cutler has 85.26 points over his last five games. The team needs running back Lamar Miller to step up Sunday. Miller leads the offense with 170.5 points this season. Receiver Mike Evans led Joosin last week 16.3 points on 63 yards receiving with a touchdown and four first downs. The best player on defense in Week 11 was corner Antonio Cromartie. He scored 16.7 points on a pair of solo tackles and a pass defensed. Cromartie leads the defense with 128 points this season. Safety Mike Mitchell has been the team's best defender over the last month, scoring 49 points and leading the team during that span with two interceptions.

Ball Busters (5-6-0) vs You Down with JPP? (4-7-0)

The defending champion Ball Busters snapped their two-game winning streak last week with a hard fought 25.82-point victory over Jim McMahons ass. The win keeps their playoff hopes alive. Still, the defending champs have been vulnerable over the last month, failing to score 200 points in each of their last four games. You Down with JPP? has one win in their last seven games and scored a season-low 140 points in last week's loss to Cheeser Remorse. The high point in the season for You Down with JPP? was their Week 3 victory over the Ball Busters. They scored a season-high 255.42 points as running back Devonta Freeman rushed 30 times for 141 yards, three touchdowns, and nine first downs and caught five passes for another 52 yards. Freeman scored a season-high 47.3 points in that game but will miss the rematch with a concussion.

The Ball Busters missed a huge opportunity on Thanksgiving as quarterback Matthew Stafford scored a season-high 35.78 points as he threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns. Instead of Stafford, rookie Derek Carr will lineup under center for the Ball Busters. Stafford leads the offense over the last month with 78.12 points. They will have running back Doug Martin in the backfield. Martin leads the offense with 174.9 points this season. Martin was sensational last week, scoring a team-high 30.5 points on 235 rushing yards and seven first downs. Safety Deone Bucannon led the defense in Week 11 with 21 points on eight solo tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery. Rookie linebacker Telvin Smith leads the defense on the season with 191 points and has been the top scorer over the last month with 51.5 points. He has 29 tackles in his last three games.

Freeman led the league in fantasy scoring most of the season but is now second behind quarterback Cam Newton. Freeman leads You Down with JPP? with 250.9 points but he'll be out of the lineup this week. Veteran running back Adrian Peterson will need to step up. Peterson leads the offense with 94.9 points over the last four games. He's rushed for 476 yards, three touchdowns, and 24 first downs in those four games. Quarterback Andy Dalton led the offense last week with 24.5 points on 315 yards passing and two touchdowns. The star on defense last week was linebacker Jerrell Freeman. Freeman scored 17.5 points and led the team with seven solo tackles. The team didn't start safety Kurt Coleman yesterday, who scored 19.5 points and returned an interception for a touchdown. Coleman leads the defense this season with 138.5 points and has scored 93.5 points over the last month. He's scored in double-digits in his last five games.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Week 12 Fantasy Football Preview: National Conference

It's time to put-up or shut-up in fantasy football. That's certainly true in the National Conference as five teams - maybe six - jockey for playoff position. Here's a look at the Week 12 games.

Westside Walleyes (8-3-0) vs London FC (3-8-0)

The Walleyes extended the league's longest winning streak with a 65.38-point victory over Land Shark in Week 11. It was the seventh straight win for the Walleyes, who remain tied with the Tornadoes for the top spot in the conference. London FC is headed in the opposite direction. They lost their second straight, and sixth in their last seven, to 10 PSI last week. London FC managed just 121.28 points in the loss, their second lowest total of the season. While the playoffs are out of reach, London FC can play the role of spoiler as they face both the Walleyes and C'Mon Man! in the final three weeks. When these teams met in Week 3, London FC came away with a 39.32-point victory as receiver Keenan Allen scored 31.3 and Le'Veon Bell added 27.2.

Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston could end up leading the Walleyes' offense in scoring this season after last week's stunning performance. Winston threw for 246 yards and five touchdowns and scored 29.84 points. He now has a team-leading 81.4 points in his last four games, throwing for 934 yards and six touchdowns during that stretch. Winston's 171 points on the season leads the Walleyes offense. Safety Malcolm Jenkins and linebackers Karlos Dansby and C.J. Mosley form the nucleus of the defense. Jenkins leads the defense with 151.5 points. He also has a team-high 56 solo tackles and three forced fumbles. Dansby has a team-high 78 total tackles. Another linebacker, Justin Houston, leads the defense with 48 points over the last month. He leads the team with two interceptions and is tied for the team lead with 3.5 sacks over that period. Mosley was the best defender on the field last week, scoring 18 points with a team-high 12 total tackles.

Quarterback Carson Palmer has a team-leading 197.14 points for London FC and draws a favorable matchup this week with a struggling San Francisco defense. Palmer has thrown for 3,066 yards and 27 touchdowns in 10 games. Palmer was solid last week, leading the offense with 20.58 points on 317 passing yards and four touchdowns. He's now scored a team-high 70.46 points in his last three games.  The team's best defender has been Cliff Avril, scoring 108.5 points. He leads the team with 6.5 sacks and led the defense last week with 11.5 points. Corner Charles Tillman has been London FC's best defender the last month with 44 points but he's doubtful to play this week with a knee injury.

Toronado Tornadoes (8-3-0) vs C'Mon Man! (7-4-0)

The Tornadoes remain tied for the top spot in the conference following their third straight victory, a 100.68-point thrashing of QB Sneakers. It was the league's most lopsided victory in Week 12. C'Mon Man! snapped a three-game losing streak with a much-needed victory over Gigatron. The win keeps C'Mon Man! in the conference title hunt. In Week 3, C'Mon Man! scored a season-high 254.24 to defeat the Tornadoes by 34.16 points. Running back Joseph Randle and receivers Randall Cobb and Larry Fitzgerald all scored 30+ points for C'Mon Man! in the game.

Receiver Julio Jones is the team's leading scorer with 215.9 points. He has 1,189 receiving yards with six touchdowns and 57 first downs. He leads the offense over the last four weeks with 67.9 points. Looking for a spark in the running game, the Tornadoes added running back Spencer Ware this week. He rushed for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week, scoring 27.1 points. Linebacker Lavonte David has finally found his All-Pro form for the Tornadoes. He scored a team-high 35 points last week after picking off a pair of passes and returning one for a touchdown. David also had six solo tackles. David has now scored 78 points over the last four weeks to lead the defense during that stretch. He's second behind rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander with 34 total tackles during that period. The team's leading defender, safety Reshad Jones, is questionable for Sunday's game. Jones has 192.5 points this season and leads the Tornadoes with 91 total tackles.

Receiver Larry Fitzgerald is C'Mon Man!'s leading scorer this season with 183.6 points and he has a juicy matchup this week with a leaky 49ers defense. Fitzgerald has 54.9 points over his last three games, catching 27 passes for 304 yards, a touchdown, and 16 first downs. Running back James White made the most out of his touches for C'Mon Man! last week. He carried the ball twice for 14 yards and a score and he caught two passes for 32 yards and another score. White led the C'Mon Man! offense with 18.6 points in Week 11. Defensive end J.J. Watt led the defense last week with 29 points, his highest score since opening week, when he scored 33.5. Watt had eight solo tackles, five for loss, and two sacks. He leads the defense with 163.5 points this season. Corner Logan Ryan has 69.5 points to lead C'Mon Man! defenders over the past month. He has 25 total tackles and five passes defensed in his last four games.

Gigatron (6-5-0) vs QB Sneakers (3-8-0)

Gigatron struggled in last week's loss to C'Mon Man! They scored just 169.92 points, their second lowest total of the season. Tight end Rob Gronkowski and receiver Sammy Watkins combined for four receptions in the game. The loss dropped Gigatron to seventh overall in the league standings - perilously close to the playoff bubble. Playoffs? Playoffs? Echoes of Jim Mora reverberate in the Sneakers' locker room following last week's demoralizing loss to the Tornadoes in which they scored a season-low 111.90 points. It was the team's third loss in the last month and virtually eliminated them from the postseason. Gigatron snuck by the Sneakers in Week 3 by 15.38 points as Tyrann Mathieu scored a season-high 36.5 points.

Gigatron's leading offensive threat, receiver Jarvis Landry, is listed as questionable for this game but it would be a surprise to see him absent on Sunday. Landry has 199.16 points on 1,258 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns. Landry scored 12.1 points last week but played a supporting role to running back Jeremy Hill, who led the offense with 19.5 on 45 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns. Landry is still the team's best offensive player over the last month with 68.86 points. Mathieu hasn't slowed down since he demolished the Sneakers in Week 3. He leads the defense with 184.5 points this season. Mathieu leads the team in solo tackles (52), interceptions (3), and is tied for the lead in passes defensed (12). Over the last four weeks he's scored 45 points to lead the defense. Safety Calvin Pryor scored 15 points to top Gigatron's defense in Week 11.

Quarterback Russell Wilson moved past running back Chris Ivory last week to lead the Sneakers in scoring with 176.62 points. Wilson is average in the pocket but has scored fantasy points with 385 rushing yards and 20 first downs. He led the offense last week with his arm, scoring 25.4 points on 260 yards passing and three TDs. Wilson has now scored an offense-leading 58.3 points over the last month. Corner Ronald Darby leads the NFL with 18 passes defensed and leads the Sneakers' defense this season with 163 points. Corner Antwon Blake has been slightly better than Darby over the last month, leading the defense with 51 points due to his team-leading 18 tackles during that period. This team has sunk due to its lack of production at linebacker. Gerald Hodges is the leading tackler at the position with THREE TOTAL TACKLES over the last month. The Sneakers were led in tackles last week by a defensive tackle, Frostee Rucker, who totaled six.

Land Shark (5-6-0) vs 10 PSI (4-7-0)

10 PSI scored a season-high 217.62 points in Week 12 and demolished London FC by 96.34 points for their third victory in the last four weeks. Their playoff hopes are flickering but wins over Land Shark this week and Gigatron next week could set up some interesting scenarios on the final week of the regular season. While 10 PSI is rising, Land Shark is falling. Hard. They lost their third straight game in Week 12, though the 165.06 they scored was a marked improvement over the previous two weeks. This is a must-win if they don't want to have to rely on other teams in the final two weeks to make the playoffs. 10 PSI beat Land Shark in Week 3 when receiver Steve Smith scored 37.6 points.

Not surprisingly, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins led Land Shark last week with 28.8 points on 188 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Hopkins has been the team's primary offensive threat this season with a team-leading 225.5 points. Quarterback Drew Brees has been the most consistent offensive player over the last month, scoring 79.04 points in three games. Brees has thrown for 1,102 yards and 12 touchdowns in that span. Linebacker Danny Trevathan is the team's best defender over the same period, scoring 56.5 points over the last four games. He has a team-leading 35 total tackles, three passes defensed, and is the only player with an interception during that stretch. Trevathan is Land Shark's leading scorer on defense this season with 115 points and was the top defensive scorer for the team last week with 21 points.

Quarterback Alex Smith is having a quietly successful season for 10 PSI. He leads the offense with 176.34 points on 2,426 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. He's also been good out of the pocket, rushing for 15 first downs. Over the last month, running back LeSean McCoy has given the team a solid ground attack, rushing for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He leads the offense with 70.1 points despite playing just three games. Last week, McCoy was dynamic, racking up 123 all-purpose yards, seven first downs, and a rushing touchdown to lead 10 PSI with 25.3 points. Last week's defensive star was linebacker Clay Matthews. He scored 15 points on six solo tackles including two for loss. Safety Reggie Nelson has been the best defender over the last month, leading the defense with 65.5 points on 17 total tackles and five passes defensed, including four interceptions. Corner Davon House is now the team's leading scorer on defense with 129.5 points this season. House has 17 passes defensed on the season, tied for second in the NFL.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Week 11 Fantasy Football Preview: American Conference

While 10 PSI is playing the role of spoiler in the National Conference, aj - joosin 2014 has embraced a similar role in the American Conference. Joosin defeated Danger zone last week and has now won three of their past five games. They play We Be Illin' this week and will finish the season against Jim McMahons ass, mongols, and Cheeser Remorse, all teams with playoff aspirations. No longer is Joosin a pushover, you'll need to buckle your chin strap to beat them.

Here is a look at this week's game previews for the American Conference.

We Be Illin' (8-2-0) vs vs aj - joosin 2014 (3-7-0)

We Be Illin' escaped by the hair of their chinny, chin, chin last week. They trailed Jim McMahons ass by 3.92 after Monday night's game but after the NFL reviewed stats from the weekend they jumped ahead by 0.28 points. The win kept Illin' at the top of the conference. Joosin has defeated three teams with losing records. Now they're trying to take the next step and beat a playoff contender. When these teams met in Week 4 Illin' won by 59.02 points as corner Josh Norman scored a season-high 36 points as he picked off a pair of passes and returned one for a touchdown.

Quarterback Tom Brady is the leader for Illin' on offense. He's scored 229 points this season, the second highest score in the league. In nine games, Brady has thrown for 3,043 yards, 24 touchdowns, and just three interceptions. Over his last four games, Brady has 97.66 points on 1,344 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. Last week, running back Matt Jones scored 30.7 points on 187 all-purpose yards and a touchdown to lead Illin's offense. Norman leads the defense with 14 passes defensed and 151 points in 2015 but he's not the unit's hottest player. That title belongs to safety Mark Barron, who is actually playing a hybrid linebacker position. Barron has 70.5 points over his last four games. During that stretch Barron has 39 total tackles including six for loss. Last week, defensive tackle Aaron Donald led the defense with 16 points as he recorded 1.5 sacks.

Running back Lamar Miller has delivered a steady supply of fantasy points for Joosin this season. He leads the offense with 163 points on 840 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns. In his last four games, Miller has 105.4 points and has scored six touchdowns. Quarterback Jay Cutler was the top performer on offense last week, scoring 25.72 points on 258 yards passing and three touchdowns. Cutler is the clear-cut leader under center with the recent demotion of Nick Foles. The defense will be without its two best players on the season - corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Mike Mitchell. Both have byes. Rodgers-Cromartie has a team-leading 128 points and has returned two interceptions for TDs. Over the last four weeks, Rodgers-Cromartie has 67 points and leads the team with 18 solo tackles. Mitchell led the defense last week with 21.5 points.

mongols (6-4-0) vs Danger zone (4-6-0)

When these teams met in Week 4 Danger zone sprung the upset, winning by 19.28 points. Vincent Jackson had 147 receiving yards and a touchdown and scored a season-high 28.7 points to lead Danger zone. The team defeated Joosin the next week but since then has lost five straight. The mongols have topped 200 points in seven straight games and they've won three straight. They are tied with Cheeser Remorse for second in the conference.

The mongols will miss receiver Antonio Brown this week. Brown, who has a bye, leads the offense this season with 211.6 points. That's the third highest total in the league. Brown has 1,141 receiving yards with five touchdowns and 48 first downs and another 107 return yards. Over the last four weeks, Brown led the offense with 108.4 points. He scored 33.9 points last week on 139 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Linebacker Derrick Johnson was the team leader on defense in Week 10, scoring 16.5 points and finishing with a team-high six solo tackles. Linebacker NaVorro Bowman has 127 points this season to top the defense. Bowman has a team-high 65 solo tackles. Safety Johnathan Cyprien has been the best defensive player for the mongols over the last month. He leads the team with 27 solo tackles in his last four games and he's scored 58 points. Cyprien scored 10.5 points on Thursday.

Danger zone will be without their leading offensive player, quarterback Eli Manning. Manning has 173.7 points on 2,700 passing yards and 21 touchdowns. He'll miss the game with a bye after leading the offense last week with 21.44 points. Running back Darren McFadden could also miss the game with a sore groin. McFadden's scored 75.5 points over his past four games to top the offense. He has 455 all-purpose yards and a touchdown during that stretch. Corner Adam Jones is Danger zone's top scoring defender with 159.5 points this season. He's the team's leading return man but he could miss this week's game with a foot injury. Linebacker Malcolm Smith is the team's leading defender over the past month. Smith has scored 65 points in his last four games and leads the team in solo tackles during that span with 24. Rookie corner Marcus Peters intercepted a pass and led the defense with 17 points last week.

Cheeser Remorse (6-4-0) vs You Down with JPP? (4-6-0) 

Cheeser Remorse has scored 200+ points in four of their past five games. Coincidentally, they've won the four games when they've topped that magical mark. Cheeser Remorse beat the defending champion Ball Busters last week to remain tied for second in the conference. You Down with JPP? has lost five of their last six games and is watching their playoff hopes evaporate. When these teams met in Week 4, running back Devonta Freeman had 149 all-purpose yards and rushed for three touchdowns to finish with 38.9 points. Freeman's effort helped You Down with JPP beat Cheeser Remorse by 51.28 points.

Despite Green Bay's recent nosedive, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is playing very well. Rodgers is the offensive leader for Cheeser Remorse. He has 199.9 points on 2,270 yards passing with 21 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Last week, Rodgers threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns but it was running back Charcandrick West who led the team with a season-high 35.1 point on 161 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. West has exceeded 23 fantasy points in each of his last three games, and leads the offense in scoring over the last month with 84.2 points. Veteran linebacker Thomas Davis leads the Cheeser Remorse defense. Davis has 137.5 points through nine games and leads the team in total tackles with 65 and is tied for the team lead in interceptions with three. The star on defense last week was second-year safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. He had 27.5 on 11 tackles and an interception. It's rare when a defensive tackle is your leading scorer on defense but Ndamukong Suh is tearing up opposing offenses for Cheeser Remorse. Over his last four games, Suh has 55.5 points, more than any other defender on the team. During that stretch he has seven tackles-for-loss including four quarterback sacks.

Running back Devonta Freeman continues to top all fantasy league scorers with 245.6 points. Freeman has 1,141 all-purpose yards with 11 touchdowns and 64 first downs for You Down with JPP?. But JPP is has a two-headed monster in the backfield. Veteran running back Adrian Peterson leads the offense with 96.8 points over the last four games. During that stretch, Peterson has 529 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and 26 first downs. He paced the team with a season-high 36.6 points last week, rushing 26 times for 203 yards, a touchdown, and eight first downs. The top scorer on defense is safety Walter Thurmond with 109 points. Thurmond is tied for the team lead with three interceptions. He led the defense in scoring last week with 23 points. Over the last month, safety Kurt Coleman has been the defensive leader for JPP with 69 points on 24 total tackles, four passes defensed, and a pair of interceptions.

Jim McMahon's ass (5-5-0) vs Ball Busters (4-6-0)

The Ball Busters have their backs to the wall. The defending league champions have lost three of their last four games and are in serious danger of missing the playoffs. They haven't topped 200 points in their last three games. Jim McMahon's ass seemed to beat the conference leader, We Be Illin', last week before losing by a scant 0.28 points after the NFL finished their mid-week stats review. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak that saw JMA claw their way back into playoff contention. Running back Doug Martin had 143 all-purpose yards and a touchdown to lead the Ball Busters to a 34.68-point Week 4 victory over JMA.

Louie is quickly learning the Dab, as quarterback Cam Newton leads JMA with 207.58 points. Newton has 2,037 passing yards with 15 touchdowns and he's rushed 82 times for 366 yards and six more touchdowns. He also has 32 rushing first downs. Newton is supported by a pair of rookie running backs - Todd Gurley and Jeremy Langford. Over the last month, Gurley leads the offense with 102.7 points. In those four games, Gurley rushed for 395 yards, five touchdowns, and 18 first downs and caught 13 passes for 112 yards. Last week, Langford led the offense with 37.2 points as he caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 73 yards and another score. The defense is led by linebackers Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner. Kuechly has played in just six games but leads the defense in scoring with 118.5 points. He's tied for the team lead with 41 solo tackles. His last four weeks have been his best, as Kuechly has scored 92 points and leads the team with 42 total tackles and five passes defensed. Not to be outdone, Wagner led the defense last week with 21.5 points on 11 tackles and a defensive touchdown.

The Ball Busters have struggled this season but they have one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. Derek Carr leads the offense with 160.84 points on 2,396 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and just six interceptions. In his last four games, Carr has 92.6 points and has thrown for 13 touchdowns with just three interceptions. Running back DeMarco Murray is supporting Carr on the ground. He led the offense with 20.9 points last week, generating 119 all-purpose yards and nine first downs. Carr isn't the only young player delivering for the Ball Busters. Rookie linebacker Telvin Smith leads the defense with 191 points. Smith is the top scoring defender in fantasy football through the first half of the season. He's registered 97 total tackles, 10 for loss, and he's defensed six passes. Over his last four games, Smith has 94 points on 38 total tackles and five passes defensed. In a rare instance, it was a different Smith that led the defense in Week 10. That honor belonged to corner Jimmy Smith. He scored 15.5 points by virtue of defending three passes.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Week 11 Fantasy Football Preview: National Conference

The landscape in the National Conference changed in Week 10 when 10 PSI shocked C'Mon Man! in a huge upset. It was 10 PSI's second victory in the last three weeks and showed the team is a threat to beat anybody over the last month of the season. After this week's game with London FC, 10 PSI faces Land Shark, Gigatron and Westside Walleyes - three teams vying for playoff berths.

Here are the previews for this week's National Conference games.

Toronado Tornadoes (7-3-0) vs QB Sneakers (3-7-0)

The Tornadoes remain tied with the Walleyes at the top of the conference standings following last week's victory over London FC. The Sneakers have fallen into the cellar after losing to the Walleyes last week. When these teams met in Week 4, the Tornadoes defeated the Sneakers behind the play of linebacker Daryl Smith, who scored a season-high 23.5 points.

Receiver Julio Jones has a season-high 192.9 points for the Tornadoes. Jones leads the team with 1,029 receiving yards and 50 first downs. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the Tornadoes with 24.96 points in Week 10 but he's on the bench with a bye. Blake Bortles replaced Roethlisberger and underperformed Thursday night with 9.58 points. Over the last month, receiver Michael Crabtree has 73.3 points on 328 receiving yards and four TDs. Crabtree faces an injured Detroit secondary this week. Safety Reshad Jones is the team's top defender over the past month with 83 points. Jones also tops the defense in scoring for the season with 175.5 and was the top scorer last week with 25.5. Jones is a big-play defender, scoring a pair of touchdowns in his first nine games.

Running back Chris Ivory has rushed for 643 yards and six touchdowns in eight games and leads the Sneakers with 160.4 points. Ivory scored 19 points to top the offense last week, rushing for 99 yards and catching a touchdown pass. Over the last month, rookie receiver Amari Cooper has caught 22 passes for 346 yards, 16 first downs, and two touchdowns. Cooper leads the offense with 63.3 points during that period. Corner Ronald Darby has seven passes defensed in his last three games and leads the defense with 59 points over the past month. Darby leads the defense with a season-high 159.5 points and was the top scorer last week with 19.5.

Westside Walleyes (7-3-0) vs Land Shark (5-5-0) 


The Walleyes are tied with the Tornadoes at the top of the conference but hold the tie-breaker by virtue of two head-to-head victories. The Walleyes have won six straight games including two over the Tornadoes and two over Gigatron. Land Shark is tied with Jim McMahons ass for the final playoff spot despite losing three of their past four games. When these teams met in Week 4, receiver DeAndre Hopkins scored 25.2 points to lead the Land Sharks to a 31.04-point victory.

Receiver Allen Robinson leads the Walleyes offense this season with 167.1 points. He scored 16.3 on Thursday, catching five passes for 113 yards and five first downs. After he scored 19.8 points in Week 10, the Walleyes added running back Dexter Mcluster to the roster. He scored 5.6 points on Thursday before exiting the game with a knee injury. Quarterback Jameis Winston has been the team's hottest offensive player over the past month, scoring 73.5 points but the Walleyes elected to start another rookie, Marcus Mariota. Mariota responded with 20.14 points Thursday on 231 yards passing and a rushing touchdown. Linebacker Karlos Dansby has been the best defender for the Walleyes, scoring 142 points this season. He'll miss this week's game with a bye. Linebacker C.J. Mosley has been disappointing this season but he did lead the defense in Week 10 with 21 points on eight tackles (two for loss) and a pass defensed.

Hopkins has been brilliant for Land Shark this season, leading the team with 196.7 points. Hopkins is the sixth highest scorer in the league in 2015. He'll likely see a lot of corner Darrell Revis this week in one of the NFL's premier match ups of Week 11. Quarterback Joe Flacco led the offense last week with 18.34 points on 316 yards passing and two touchdowns. Flacco replaces Drew Brees in the lineup as Brees has a bye this week. Brees has been hot, scoring 88.84 points over his last four games. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower has been the team's best defender over the past month, scoring 43.5 points on a team-high 22 solo tackles. He was also the top scoring defender for the team in Week 10. For the season, safety Micah Hyde leads the defense with 110.7 points. Hyde is one of only two players on the current roster with an interception for the Land Sharks in 2015.

C'Mon Man! (6-4-0) vs Gigatron (6-4-0) 

Following their stunning loss to 10 PSI last week, C'Mon Man! has fallen to fifth in the overall standings and they are tied for third in the conference standings with Gigatron. They've now lost three straight games to teams without winning records. Gigatron beat Land Shark last week and has won three of their past four games. When these teams met in Week 4, Gigatron won a wild shootout that saw both teams top 220 points. Receiver Jarvis Landry led Gigatron with 29.8 points, his season high.

C'Mon Man! needs a quarterback. Brian Hoyer has a concussion and Josh McCown has a bye this week. Expect a transaction before Sunday morning. Receiver Randall Cobb has 114.3 points to lead the offense this season. Cobb has 529 receiving yards, five touchdowns, and 26 first downs. Hoyer and receiver Julian Edelman were the team's hottest offensive players over the last month but Edelman is out with a broken foot. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald stepped up to lead the offense last week with 20 points. Veteran linebacker Paul Posluszny is the top scoring defender this season with 147 points. He leads the team with 64 solo tackles. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard leads the team with 27 solo tackles over the past month and has scored 58 points. Last week, corner Bashaud Breeland led the defense with 17.5 points on six solo tackles, three assists, a tackle-for-loss, and a forced fumble.

Landry has been on a tear all season for Gigatron. He leads the team with 187.06 points and has registered double-figures in all nine games he's played. Landry ranks ninth in the league in fantasy scoring. Over the last month Landry has 82.56 points on 275 yards receiving, three touchdowns, and 18 first downs. He also has 128 return yards. Last week, tight end Rob Gronkowski led Gigatron with 20.3 points on 113 receiving yards and a touchdown. Safety Tyrann Mathieu leads the defense with 177 points and he's coming off a 26-point effort last week where he registered five solo tackles, an assist, three passes defensed, and an interception. Mathieu has scored double figures in eight of his nine games this season.

London FC (3-7-0) vs 10 PSI (3-7-0) 

When these teams met in Week 4, 10 PSI scored a season-low 114.24 points in a 42.6-point loss. London FC running back Le'Veon Bell led the scoring in that game with 26 points. It was part of a difficult start to the season that saw 10 PSI lose six of their first seven games. Since that time, the team has won two of its past three including a signature win over C'Mon Man! in Week 10. London FC is going in the opposite direction, losing five of their past six.

Quarterback Carson Palmer is the leader on offense for London FC. He's scored 176.56 points in 2015 on 2,749 passing yards and 23 touchdowns in nine games. Palmer scored a season-high 30.06 points in Week 8 and has 69.08 over his last three games. He led the London FC offense last week with 19.82 points. The team will be without its leading defender, safety Will Allen. Allen is tied for the team lead with 39 solo tackles and has 100.5 points on the season. Last week, Allen scored 21.5 points and led the team with nine solo tackles. London FC will likely be without corner Charles Tillman who is nursing a knee injury. Tillman has been the team's top scorer on defense over the past month with 47.5 points.

With Andrew Luck's injury, Alex Smith has taken over as the signal caller for 10 PSI. Smith leads the offense this season with 161.92 points on 2,173 yards passing and 10 touchdowns. The team's best offensive player over the last month is receiver Michael Floyd. In his last three games, Floyd has 63.8 points on 278 receiving yards, four touchdowns, and 12 first downs. Corner Davon House has emerged as the leader on defense. In 10 games, House has 129.5 points. He is second in the NFL with 17 passes defensed. In Week 10, House scored a season-high 35 points as he picked off a pair of passes and registered eight tackles. He scored 14.5 points on Thursday. Over the last four weeks, House leads the defense with 62.5 points.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Week 10 Fantasy Football Preview: American Conference

We Be Illin' has a semi-comfortable two-game lead in the American Conference but behind them, it's a wild six-team race for playoff spots.

For more than half the conference, every game over the last five weeks is essentially a playoff game. And, while Joosin won't make the playoffs, the team has shown it can be dangerous, posting its highest four scores over the past month. Buckle up.

We Be Illin' (7-2-0) vs Jim McMahon's ass (5-4-0)

Quarterback Tom Brady rallied We Be Illin' by scoring 26.3 points on a Sunday Night to lead Illin' to a Week 5 victory over Jim McMahon's ass. Corner Bashaud Breeland led Illin' with 32 points in that game while rookie running back Todd Gurley led JMA with 21.9 points. Following that victory, Illlin's fifth straight to open the season, the team has gone 2-2 over the last month. They scored a season-low 148.46 points in a Week 9 loss to Cheeser Remorse but they still hold a two-game lead in the conference. JMA has won four straight games since the Week 5 loss to Illin' to move back into playoff contention.

Quarterback Tom Brady is the undisputed leader of Illin's offense. He's scored 212.26 points while tossing 22 touchdowns to just two interceptions. Over the last four weeks, Brady has been superb, tossing 11 touchdowns and scoring 101.88 fantasy points. Illin' could be without receiver Allen Hurn this week. Hurn hurt his foot in Week 9 and hasn't practiced this week. He led Illin' with 23.2 points on 122 yards receiving and a touchdown last week. Corner David Amerson was added to the roster after the free-agent scored 30 points in Week 9. Amerson had eight tackles, three passes defensed, and an interception. With 60.5 points, Amerson has scored more fantasy points than any defender on Illin's roster over the last month. He'll pair nicely with corner Josh Norman. Norman leads the defense with 142.5 points this season.

Quarterback Cam Newton has thrown for 14 touchdowns and rushed for five more and leads JMA with 181.6 points in 2015. Newton scored 35.58 points last week, his best performance of the season, when he threw three touchdowns and rushed for another. Over the last month, JMA has four players with 80+ fantasy points on offense including Newton, running backs Todd Gurley and Mark Ingram, and backup quarterback Phillip Rivers. Safety Eric Weddle returned from injury in Week 9 and led JMA's defense with 17.5 points on 13 tackles and a fumble recovery. Linebacker Luke Kuechly and corner Aqib Talib lead the defense. Kuechly has 98.5 points this season while Talib has 98. Talib will miss Week 10 after gouging an opponent's eye and receiving a one-game suspension while Kuechly is expected to play on a hobbled ankle. After a slow start, Kuechly has turned it on, scoring 84 points over the last month, including a season-high 37 in Week 8.

Mongols (5-4-0) vs You Down with JPP? (4-5-0)

Running back Justin Forsett scored 32 points and linebacker Fletcher Cox scored 25 as the Mongols held on for a nail-biting 3.94-point victory over You Down with JPP? in Week 5. The game wasn't decided until the NFL revised the scoring on Thursday. The Mongols scored 235.88 points in last week's win over the defending champion Ball Busters. It was the second highest score this season for the Mongols and the sixth straight game the team has topped 200 points. You Down with JPP? broke a four-game losing streak last week and a victory over the Mongols would move them back into the playoff chase. You Down with JPP? will likely need to score 200+ points for the victory, something the team hasn't done in more than a month.

Receiver Antonio Brown was ridiculous last week. He scored 41.6 points for the Mongols on 284 yards receiving. The question is, can Brown continue to produce without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the lineup for Pittsburgh? Brown has been the most productive offensive player for the Mongols this year, scoring 177.7 points on 1,002 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Over the last four weeks, he's scored 78.7 points. The Mongols will miss linebacker NaVorro Bowman and safety Greg Toler this week. Bowman leads the defense with 67 points over the last four games while Toler is second with 54.5. Bowman is the top defender for the Mongols, scoring a team-high 127 points this season. Safety Johnathan Cyprien had 12 tackles (two for loss) and a pass defensed to lead the defense with 23 points in Week 9.

You Down with JPP? will be without their premier offensive player, running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman leads the team - and the league - with 245.6 points this season. He's rushed for 721 yards and nine touchdowns. Over the last month, Freeman has scored 99.1 points on 316 yards and a TD. He also caught a pair of touchdowns. The team needs running back Adrian Peterson to step up. Peterson led JPP last week with 27.3 points on 125 yards rushing and a touchdown. Safety T.J. Ward led the defense in Week 9, scoring 27 points on 12 tackles (one for loss) and a pass defensed. For the season, Ward is second in defensive scoring for JPP behind linebacker Uani Unga, who has 99.5 points. Three of the team's top four scorers on defense over the last month have their bye this week.

Cheeser Remorse (5-4-0) vs Ball Busters (4-5-0)

Running back Doug Martin led the league in scoring with 41.8 points and led the Ball Busters to a 60.6-point victory over Cheeser Remorse in Week 5. Rookie linebacker Telvin Smith added 23 points for the Ball Busters, a game that signaled his emergence as one of the top linebackers in the league.
Cheeser Remorse is coming off a 60.6-point victory over the conference leaders, We Be Illin'. They are the only team to beat Illin' this season. The win was Cheeser Remorse's third in the last four weeks and moved them into a playoff berth. The Ball Busters enter this game having lost two of their last three.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the primary offensive threat for Cheeser Remorse. Rodgers leads the team with 176.78 points this year on 1,937 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. Rodgers was very good last week, leading the offense with 30.96 points on 369 yards passing and four touchdowns. It was his second highest score of the year. Receiver Brandin Cooks is the second leading scorer behind Rodgers on offense over the last four weeks. After a slow start to the season, Cooks has scored in double figures four of the last five weeks. Defensively, linebacker Thomas Davis leads the scoring with 137.5 points. Davis has 65 tackles (six for loss), three sacks, four passes defensed, three interceptions and a forced fumble. Last week, corner Jason Verrett led the defense with 24 points thanks to three passes defensed and an interception returned for a touchdown. Davis, Verrett, and defensive end Cameron Jordan are the team's top scorers over the past month.

The emergence of Derek Carr as one of the league's top quarterbacks is keeping the Ball Busters in the playoff race. Carr leads the offense with 146.56 points on 2,094 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. The ground game is beginning to fire on all cylinders as DeAngelo Williams and DeMarco Murray find their stride. Williams was the team's top scorer last week with 46.5 points on 170 yards rushing and two TDs. Murray chipped in 161 all-purpose yards and a TD. Carr's growth has really been evident over the last month. He's led the offense with 78.32 points on 923 yards passing, 11 touchdowns, and just one interception. Defensively, rookie linebacker Telvin Smith leads the team with 164.5 points. He has 76 tackles including nine for loss. He was a difference maker when these two teams met earlier this season. Smith led the defense with 25 points last week on eight tackles (one for loss), two passes defensed, and a forced fumble. Over the last month, Smith has 81 points, nearly double the total of linebacker James Laurinaitis, the team's second best defender.

Danger zone (4-5-0) vs aj - joosin 2014 (2-7-0)

Danger zone humiliated joosin in Week 5, beating them by 115.8 points. Quarterback Eli Manning scored 27.74 points and corner Adam Jones added 27.1 points for Danger zone. Quarterback Nick Foles started for Joosin and had the league's lowest score, -5.16 points. Danger zone hasn't won since that Week 5 beating and has failed to top 175 points in three of the past four weeks. Joosin won the next two games following the Week 5 loss to Danger zone but has since dropped two.

Quarterback Eli Manning is Danger zone's top offensive threat this season but he faces a difficult matchup with New England this week. Manning has thrown for 2,339 yards and 19 touchdowns in nine games and scored 152.26 points. Over the last month, Danger zone's offense has been helped by the emergence of running back Darren McFadden. McFadden has 333 yards rushing and a touchdown in his last three games and has 66.7 points. McFadden led the offense last week with 20.2 points on 117 yards rushing and eight first downs. Defensively, the ageless Charles Woodson scored 15 points in Week 9 on eight tackles and a pass defensed. Linebacker Malcolm Smith is the team's top defender over the last month, scoring 51.5 points on 19 tackles (three for loss), a sack, two passes defensed and an interception. For the season, corner Adam Jones leads the defense with 148.5 points.

Running back Lamar Miller has 478 rushing yards, 269 receiving yards, and six touchdowns through eight games. He leads Joosin's offense with 143.7 points this season. Most of that production came over the last month, when Miller rumbled for 347 yards rushing and five touchdowns and scored 110.9 points. Last week, Miller was by far Joosin's best player, scoring 33.1 points on 141 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. The defense was led last week by corner Antonio Cromartie, who could miss this week with an injury. Cromartie scored 20.3 points on 98 return yards and three tackles (including two for loss). Another corner, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, has been the team's best defender over the last month. He has 65.5 points on 15 tackles (one for loss), four passes defensed, three interceptions including one for a touchdown.