Friday, October 17, 2014
The Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the Jets today for a six pack of Red Bull and a bag of magic beans. Details are sketchy at best right now but Percy must have been a handful in the locker room to cause this kinda\ of deal to go down amidst the Hawks drive to repeat. Percy is not having a great year after his incredible game in the Super Bowl. This is Russell Wilsons team, but Percy is an X-factor and will be missed. I am sure we will hear all the gory details in the coming days about why this happened mid season. I actually like this for his fantasy value and think he could be more valuable with the Jets. Geno needs weapons outside of Decker. Russell Wilson uses the entire field and spreads the ball around. In NY Percy may find more footballs coming his way and with the Jets giving up more points than the Seahawks he should see more return opportunities as well. For fantasy purposes I like the deal, but as for real football, it doesn't make a lot of sense right now. Percy is only 26 and has some good years left. Whatever he did, it must have been hurting chemistry. Hawks loss is Geno and the Jets gain.
Posted by Wes Ramsey at 9:40 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014
NFL week six is here and most managers are starting to get a glimpse of what this fantasy season will bring. In seasonal leagues you have your 4-1 teams and your 3-2 teams where the future looks bright for your squad. You also have your 2-3 teams where with a win you are back in business. Then you have a ton of teams at 1-4 where panic may be setting in. Take advise from Aaron Rodgers and "RELAX". At 1-4 you are not even close to being out of playoff contention. The simple answer is to start off with a few wins and go from there. If you are 1-4 you can still conceivably lose 2 more games and still get into the playoffs at 7-6 where 6 or more teams get into the playoff field. If you finish 7-6 you most likely will need a good point total to help you out with tie breakers so always go for the big number. If you only lose one more and fiinish 8-5 you have a really good chance of finishing within the top 6 and getting in. For you late bloomers in this fantasy season don't be afraid to look for upside and take some chances and go for that big number. For example, this week you would rather play and upside guy like Justin Hunter vs the Jags in your flex spot and hope for the long TD over a goal line running back that may get you that 6 points but not much else. Take chances...go with your gut and live with the outcome. Whatever you do go down fighting and with your own calls rather than letting some guy on TV tell you who to play and when to play them. For those of you in keeper leagues...if your team starts to go down the toilet there is always next season and no it is never too early to be thinking next season because building a keeper or dynasty league team to its potential is a year round endeavor. Good luck in week 6.
Posted by Wes Ramsey at 8:15 AM
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Already week 5 and here we go with owners wondering if Lesean McCoy will get going vs the Rams. Here I am a Rams fan rooting heavily for McCoy who I need to play well to start winning games in one of my money leagues. Strange how fantasy changes the way you watch football. In this case it's a negative having to root for McCoy to do well, but overall it enhances the NFL experience for me.
Too late for me to write a Start Sit article this week. Been slacking on that this season, but with all the information out there and radio and TV dedicated to this fantasy game that we love I am not sure there is a huge need for it other than to compare my stuff to those of the so called experts. Still taking emails and texts for those of you who have asked and taken my number for help with lineups. Good luck this week.
Posted by Wes Ramsey at 12:53 PM