Week 13 Must Start/Must Sit …….

This could be a swing game for most of you this weekend, whether or not you make the playoffs. So good luck to all of you out there and I hope this helps you out.

Must Start

Chris Johnson v.s Hou - CJ has 80+ yards in each of his last 6 games. Johnson broke out of his early season slump against the Texans going for 141 yards on the ground. Yes a lot of those yards were on garbage time. But if you are a Fantasy owner, who really cares right? Look for him to have another good game this weekend against the Texans.

Owen Daniels v.s TN - One of the game’s best TE’s taking on one of the worst teams at defending the position. 8+ targets in his last four games and has touchdowns in 3 out of his last 4 games. Should be a top TE option for week 13.

Stevan Ridley v.s Mia - The Dolphins Run D have given up 96+ yards on the ground to teams over the last 6 weeks. Ridley has been tearing it up as of late with a touchdown in each of the last 4 games. Look for him to have another good week before back to back tough matchups.

Brian Hartline v.s NE - Hartline has been an on again and off again WR this year. But I think this week in a game which they could be playing from behind all game. He should see plenty of targets this week. Which should result into him getting some solid production.

Andy Dalton v.s SD - I really like the Red Rifle and this team a lot. They have a ton of talent on the offense side of the ball. Look for him to make it 4 games in a row with multiple touchdowns against the Chargers.

Knowshon Moreno v.s TB - Much to the surprise to just about everyone, Moreno got the start last week. Looked pretty good as well going for 85 yards on 20 carries. He has another nice matchup against the Bucs this week. Look for him to have another solid game this week.

Must Sit

Carson Palmer v.s Cle - Palmer has been trending down as of late. He has a tough matchup this week in the Browns. Whose defense has stepped up the last few weeks. They have forced 9 turnovers and have 8 sacks in there last two games. I look for them to pressure Palmer this week. I would look for other options at QB this week.

Green Bay RB’s v.s Min - I really don’t like Starks or Green at all. Fantasy owners should not either. There are plenty of other option that could be had than worrying about hoping for points from these guys.

Mike Wallace v.s Balt - Wow is this a true sad story of such a great WR. 22 Targets over the last 3 weeks totaling 8 catches for 47 yards and a TD(a fumble as well). Charlie Batch couldn’t get the ball anywhere near him last week. Even if somehow Big Ben plays this week find other options at WR.

Vincent Jackson v.s Den - In 12 meetings against the Broncos, Jackson has yet to get over a 100 yards. On top of that has been held to under 56 yards in 7 of those meetings. He will be shadowed by one of the best in Champ Bailey again this weekend. I know he is a stud, but with the Playoffs on the line. You might want to look elsewhere for a WR.

Fred Jackson v.s Jax - He had only 7 total touches in week 12 and didn’t produce much with them. Gailey came out and said that it would be a 60/40 split and Fjax getting the Goal-line carries. But I am not sure I would trust that. Spiller has had the hot hand and I look for him to continue to get the ball over him.

Those are my week 13 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

Week 13 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

Last week was quite a week in the fantasy world for sure. We saw the return of Beanie Wells & Knowshon Moreno. The latter killed my Hillman sleeper for the week. BJGE & SJax both looked really good last week and I like them again this week.

Week 13 Sleepers

Cecil Shorts v.s Buf - Colt WR’s had a good day against the Bills defense last week. With Shorts having a touchdown in each of his last 3 games. He should have no problem getting his targets and catches this week. Very favorable matchup this week.

Eric Decker v.s TB - The Bucs are one of the worst pass defenses in all of football. Decker had an average game last week against the Chiefs. I look for him to bounce back in a very nice way this week against the Bucs.

Beanie Wells v.s NYJ - Wells made himself fantasy relevant in his return off the IR. Carrying the full load against the Rams with 17 carries for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns. Factor in that and the Jets very poor run defense coming up this week. Wells should have no problem having another nice fantasy game.

Mohamed Sanu v.s SD - Sanu has recorded 19 targets in the last 3 games alone. He also has a touchdown in each of the last 3 games. He could be a really nice pickup this week for your team.

Shonne Greene v.s Ari - Green who has lost some goal-line carries the last 2 weeks to Powell. Should have no problem getting going against the Cardinals. Who just gave up 173 yards on the ground last week against the Rams. I would make sure to have him in the lineup this week.

Dallas Clark v.s Den - Clark has shown a little bit of a reemergence as of late. He has 11 catches for 123 yards & a TD in his last two games. TE’s have been pretty good against Denver this year. Clark could be a nice filler for Gronkowski owners this week.

Those are my Week 13 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

Week 12 Must Start/Must Sit…….

The bye weeks are gone and everyone should be full speed heading into the playoff chase. Some really talented players injured this past week, so starting the right guy is very important to making the playoffs.

Must Starts

Danario Alexander v.s Bal - I think the Ravens secondary is still a bit questionable. Also with Ed Reed possibly out for this game. Alexander who in past three games has 15 catches 291 yards & 3 TD’s. Will see a lot of targets his way this week.

Hakeem Nicks v.s GB - Nicks came out this week and said he was 100% healthy. Nicks had a 9 catch 75 yard performance against the Bengals. He was targeted a team high 14 times in that game. He is the #1 WR for this team and in a favorable matchup is a Must start this week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis v.s Oak - I really liked him last week and do again this week. He has had 15+ in every game over the last few weeks. Oakland’s run D is terrible and BJGE should have a field day on Sunday.

Harry Douglas v.s TB - Keep an eye out on Julio Jones status for the week. If Jones is out this week, Douglas is a Must start. I even like him if Jones does play. The Bucs defense can’t stop the pass period. Douglas has 13 targets over the last two games.

Lance Moore v.s SF - Pretty much known that Moore is more of an indoor guy. This week he draws a tough matchup in the 49ers. But do not let that shy away from starting him this week. Brees will get him the ball this week.

Must Sit

Shonne Greene v.s NE - The Patriots Run D is 10th best in the NFL this year. Had a very nice game against the Patriots in week 7. But most of that was based on his 6 catches. I look for Powell to take some carries away from his as well.

Chad Henne v.s TN - Let’s not get crazy kids, Henne is not Dan Marino. Even though he has a favorable matchup, he is just not reliable. I don’t care who you got at QB, I promise you can find better options.

Browns WR’s v.s Pitt - Outside of Boldin in week 11, Pittsburgh shut down the Ravens receiving core. I do not seeing that changing this week. Gordon & Little will get the targets, but I don’t see the production worth starting.

Dwayne Bowe v.s Den - I really feel bad for this guy, could you imagine him with a good QB.(Andrew Luck anyone?) Even with the injury, if he starts Bowe will for sure get Champ this week. So I don’t see much production coming from him this week.

Reggie Bush/Daniel Thomas v.s Sea - Neither one of these guys is worth a start this week. They are going against a tough Seattle D. Both struggled against a terrible Bills run D. So make sure to find suitable replacements.

Those are my week 12 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

Week 12 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

We are approaching Thanksgiving and an awesome full slate of NFL football games. With that being said here we are with the top Sleepers for Week 12

Steven Jackson v.s Ari - He has been running really hard as of late. I really think he is playing for the new contract at the beginning of the year. Other than last week when playing ahead, the Cardinals run D is terrible. Jackson should have no problem taking care of business this week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis v.s Oak - Ellis had his best game as a member of the Bengals. With a struggling Oakland team that can’t stop anything. He should run well against the Raiders this week.

Aaron Hernandez v.s NYJ - Coming off an injury it’s hard to tell how healthy he will be. But with Gronkowski out for 4-6 weeks, he will automatically become a top target for Brady. Last time he came back he had 16 targets and 11 catches in two games. He should be in all starting lineups this week.

Ronnie Hillman v.s KC - His 1st start couldn’t come at a better time. He is facing a KC team that is horrendous. They have given up over 80 plus yards in every game this year. Hillman should be given the chance to carry the load this week. Good upside as a RB2/Flex Play.

Justin Blackmon v.s TN - Blackmon coming off a career game against the Texans. 7 catches 236 yards and a very nice 81 yard touchdown catch. With Henne getting the nod again on Sunday, Blackmon should be heavily targeted again. Good for him the Titans are coming to town. Team that struggles to stop the pass, so he should be a good WR2/WR3 this week.

Kendall Wright v.s Jax - This could be a high scoring affair between these two teams with bad D’s. Wright gets a lot of targets and he will again in this game. Could be a very nice WR3/Flex for you this week.

Those are my Week 12 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

 

Skyfall Review

I am a huge Bond fan and have seen a majority of the ones that have ever come out. So I was in fact excited that this was coming out this weekend.

Movie started off with fast pace action that you only get from a bond movie. I’ve always loved the over the top crazy stunts in these movies. This movie didn’t shy away from that either.

Sam Mendes & The writers were very clear that some of this movie was inspired by Christopher Nolan and the Dark Knight. You could tell in this as it was bit dark. I loved how they looked deep into Bond, kind of showed a vulnerable side of him. They go deep into the origin of Bond

Bond is broken down, weak and obviously hurting. But despite all that he wanted to come back and help M. The British government is trying to take her down. As well as former agent Raoul Silva(played by Javier Bardem). Who is completely obsessed with her. Bardem stole the show for me, he was just a witty, sarcastic & funny. Scene stealer for me is right after they capture Bond and they are in the room together. Its a good 20 minute exchange between Bardem & Craig.

Craig has easily become one of my favorite Bonds. People criticize him for not having no charm or sense of humor. I would disagree with those people. He has a great wit to him as well as a very nice sarcastic funny side as well.

I don’t ever think Judi Dench ever really gets the credit she deserves in these movies. I think she was really good in this movie as well. Seeing an interesting side of M we really have never seen before. Her & Craig see to have a great chemistry together in the movie.

This movie was a total upgrade from Solace, just by the action in itself. Some of the best Bond fight scene yet.

Between the fight scenes, The story and showing a side of Bond we really never have seen before. Cap it off with the performance by Javier Bardem. Easily the best Bond movie I think ever made.

4/5 stars – Easily a movie I would tell anyone and everyone to go check out in theaters.

Week 11 Must Start/Must Sit……

The last of the bye week’s has approached us and it’s a good one. Hopefully you will have all your studs back next week in time to make a playoff run.

Must Starts

CJ Spiller v.s Mia - It is Spiller time again in Buffalo and Fantasy owners should love it. Spiller has a pretty good matchup this week against Miami. Who are fresh off CJ2K running all over there defense. Spiller is a Top 5 play this week and is a must start for all owners.

Jeremy Maclin v.s Was - Maclin got knocked out of the game in the 1st quarter against the Cowboys. But came back in and totaled 12 targets, 8 catches and a 44 yard TD reception from Foles. I think he will benefit more with Foles at QB. Be cautious and monitor his health. But he should be good to go and have a monster game against a weak Redskins secondary.

Steven Jackson v.s NYJ - Jackson had his 1st 100 yard rushing game last week. Coming against one of the best run defenses in football the 49ers. It was also the first time since week 1 he had over 20 carries as well. The Jets run D has been really bad this year. So Jackson shouldn’t have a problem having another good week.

Andrew Luck v.s NE - Luck has been pretty darn good this year. This week he gets a NE defense who has given up 4 – 300 yard passers this year. He should have no problem shredding a pretty bad NE secondary. I think he is a easy top 10, maybe top 5 Fantasy QB this week.

Brandon Lloyd v.s Ind - This one is really on a whim here. Cecil Shorts and Laurent Robinson had a field day last week against the Indy secondary. So I think he should have no problem getting his this week.

Must Sit

Frank Gore v.s Chi - I know he is a stud RB, but with the injury to Smith and the facing a good Bears run D. It could be a very tough week for him this week. I look for the Bears to stack the box this week. Forcing the 49ers to try to beat them with the passing game. If you have two better options. Start them and throw Gore on the bench for the week.

Mike Wallace v.s Bal - He had I believe one target in the 2nd half with Leftwich at QB. I think this week won’t be much better for him either. I think he will have a tough outing this week.

Reggie Bush v.s Buf - I know he faces one of the worst run defenses in all of football this week. But after his benching this past week due to fumbling, I think Daniel Thomas is going to see a nice set of carries. Splitting carries hurts his value a lot, not sure I would start him this week.

Mark Ingram v.s Oak - This is a bit of a favorable matchup for him. But I just don’t trust this running game at all. I think Ivory is going to get more carries this week. With that being said, Ingram’s fantasy value is really slim at best.

Phillip Rivers v.s Den - Denver defense has been really good as of late. Cam Newton becoming the latest victim this past weekend. 12 Sacks, 3 INT’s, 2 FF’s & 3 def/st TD’s in the last 2 games. Rivers may have to start for some of you based on injuries this week. But if you there are better options find one. Could be a really rough week for Rivers.

Those are my week 11 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

Week 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

I know one thing for sure these Thursday games throw me off big time. I am the type of player who likes a couple of my guys going Monday night so I know how many points I need to seal off another victory. The last bye weeks are this week and a bunch of injuries at QB really affect this week’s sleepers.

1. Nick Foles v.s Was - This is easily the sleeper of the week, With the likes of Ben, Cutler, Vick & Eli not going this week. Foles is a must have player for your team if you own one of those guys. He has an easy matchup this week against Washington. They have given up 300+ yards 6 times this year. One thing we know for sure Andy Reid loves to throw the football. Need a QB for the week, Foles is definitely the guy to have.

2. Steve Smith v.s TB - The Bucs have given up over 700+ yards of passing the last two weeks. Smith should have no problem shredding this defense this weekend. I really look for him to have big game. Hopefully getting back on track for the rest of the season.

3. Donnie Avery v.s NE - I think we may see a WR for every team facing the NE defense on this list every week. Avery is averaging 6+ targets every game this year. The Colts throw the football a lot & this week is going to be no different. So whether it’s a shootout or they are trying to comeback. Avery will see his fair share of targets this week.

4. Danny Amendola v.s NYJ - He simply showed why wise Fantasy owners stashed him after being dropped after the injury(including myself). He caught 11 of his 12 targets for 102 yards last week. In PPR leagues this guy is a flat stud, this week against a bad Jets D he should be really good.

5. Donald Jones v.s Mia - Jones is having a very good season this year and is coming on strong as of late. 24 targets in the last 3 games, 2 of which went for touchdowns. This could be a high scoring game for sure. So that will fare well for Jones as well.

Those are my Week 11 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

Week 10 Must Start/Must Sit……

We have got ourselves some key stars out this week, so those of you who are without a Top star. This should give you a helping hand with this week’s Start/Sit.

Must Start

T.Y. Hilton v.s Jax - Hilton had a very nice week last week against the Dolphins. 11 targets with 6 catches for 102 yards and a TD. Hilton 2nd 100 yard receiving game of the year(1st coming against Jax). With Avery looking like he is out for this week, Hilton should have a very nice game this week.

Brandon Myers v.s Balt - Myers finally reached the endzone last week and did so in fashion. Hauled in 8 catches and found the end zone twice. Palmer definitely likes to target him in this offense. Look for him to have another good week this week.

Stevan Ridley v.s Buf - Bills among the league worst in giving up yards. Last time these two teams played the Patriots had 247 yards rushing. Ridley accounted for 107 of those yards, notching 2 TD’s as well. He is a potential Top 5 RB option this week and a Must Start this week.

Brian Hartline v.s TN - After being quiet the 2 weeks prior, Hartline busted out with a 8 catch 107 yard game against the Colts. The Titans are giving up a solid 21 points a game to WR’s. Hartline with the great matchup should work well as a WR2 or Flex Option this week.

Mikel LeShoure v.s Min – The Vikings run D was pretty impressive over the first 5 weeks. Since then they have given up an average of 130 yards a game on the ground. LeShoure coming off a 3 TD game last week. Should be in line for another good Fantasy week.

Must Sits

Jamaal Charles v.s Pitt – oh how the mighty have fallen. Charles has been pretty bad the last few weeks. 29 carries for 83 yards in the last 3 weeks. This week he faces a Steelers defense that has only given up only one total 100 yard rushing game. So I don’t expect Charles to fair that good against them either.

Cam Newton v.s Den - Denver’s defense just might be for real. QB’s are averaging only 220 yards passing against them. I also think the Broncos has the right D to contain his rushing attack as well. There are plenty of other options out I like better this week.(Wilson, Fitzpatrick & Vick)

Fred Jackson v.s NE - Both he & Spiller were not 100% last time they played NE. But I really don’t like either of them this week. If you are in a PPR they both have much more value. But if not I think you have to look elsewhere this week. Patriots D has been pretty good against the run this year. Also think they will be playing from behind pretty early in this as well.

Felix Jones v.s Phi - He has made 3 straight starts at the RB position for the Cowboys. He has yet to top 50 yards in any of the games. Scoring in only one of the 3 games so far. He might be of some use in a PPR situation if you are desperate. But I feel so many better options out there than him.

Falcons D v.s NO - The Falcons D has been pretty consistent all year. Having recorded 3 sacks in 6 of their 8 games. But the Saints are finding their Mojo right now. I feel this will be a high scoring affair this week. So I feel they are better left on the bench this week.

Those are my week 10 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

 

Week 10 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

My week 9 sleepers were pretty decent, hitting on Allen, Spiller & Cobb. Stewart & Jennings were okay, but Jackson was a bust. Can’t win them all folks. But here we are with Week 10 vastly approaching us. So here we go with my Sleepers for this week.

1. Jermaine Gresham v.s NYG – He had his 1st career 100 yard game last week against the Broncos. I really like him to have another solid week this week against the Giants. I feel the Bengals will be playing from behind all game. Means more targets for Gresham.

2. Stevan Ridley v.s Buf – Ridley tore the Bills apart last time they played. Averaging 4.8 yards a carry on his way to 106 yards and 2 TD’s. Bills run D is just terrible, look for Ridley to have another 100+ yard game this week. Top 10 RB for this week for sure.

3. Russell Wilson v.s NYJ – Wilson has seemed to be hitting his stride as of late. He has multiple TD passes in 3 of his last 4 games. Also this game is at home this weekend. Where Wilson has thrown 9 TD passes and 0 INT’s. Very impressive stat for the Rookie. I like him to pick apart a not very good Jets D.

4. Isaac Redman v.s KC – I really don’t care who runs behind that line of Pittsburg. Whoever does seems to get a lot of yards. Dwyer & Mendenhall could be out again this week. Redman displayed very nice running last week against the Giants. With a very nice matchup this week he should easily be a top 15 Fantasy back.

5. Kendall Wright v.s Mia – Wright is a really nice bye week start if you are a Cobb/Jones/Nelson owner. 5 TD’s for #2 WR’s against the Miami secondary over the last 6 games. Just make sure to keep on eye on his status as he left the Bears game with an elbow injury. But Munchak stated on Monday he should be good to go Sunday.

Those are my Week 10 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)