Fantasy Football Top 10 for 2013

What a Fantastic season for sure this season, I had a lot of fun playing Fantasy Football. I look forward to interacting more with all of you this coming season and maybe playing against a few of you. I am looking ahead to the 2013 season and giving my Top 10 players for Fantasy.

Top 10 For 2013 

1. Arian Foster – I really give Foster the slightest of edge over AP for a few reasons. He has only 6 games in the last 3 years with under 10 Fantasy Points(Standard Scoring). That’s an impressive stat right there for any player. Foster’s consistency is what makes him my #1 pick for this coming year.

2. Adrian Peterson – What an impressive season for AP, finishing just 9 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s season rushing record. Coming of ACL surgery, no one expected what we saw in the 2012 season. Though I don’t expect him to come out and do this again, I think he will have another impressive campaign in 2013.

3. Ray Rice – I am a huge fan of this guy, all the talent in the world and never used right. With Cameron finally out the door, I hope heading into the 2013 they realize what exactly they have at RB. What I do like about the 2012 season is this. The wear and tear on Rice isn’t wasn’t that high, he had only 257 carries his lowest output since 2009. Of course his value in PPR is very nice considering 4 straight seasons of 60+ catches. Very safe pick at #3.

4. Doug Martin – He busted out his rookie season with finishing in the top 5 in his position. Accumulating over 1900 yards and 11 TD’s and only 1 fumble this year. I really like Martin as a top back heading in the 2013 season.

5. Calvin Johnson – I hate taking WR’s really high, but if you are in a PPR league you really can’t go wrong with CJ. I think a lot of his stats came in garbage time but that doesn’t take away what an amazing season he did have.

6. CJ Spiller – With Gailey now gone and Fred Jackson possibly on the way out. What is not to like about the possibility of a full season of Spiller? He is a multi-threat back out of the back field, who averaged 6 yards per carry last season. Having only 388 carries in his first 3 seasons he will have fresh legs. If Jackson does indeed leave I could see Spiller hitting #3 on my board come next season.

7. Jamaal Charles – This guy could’ve have had an even bigger season if it wasn’t for the few games the Chiefs decided not to fee Charles the ball. Coming off an ACL injury like he did and producing is just crazy. In any other season this guy would be a lock for Comeback Player of the Year. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is the reason he is ahead of the next guy on my list.

8. Alfred Morris – What an incredible Rookie season for Morris this year. Hit the Fantasy by storm to start the season and never really looked back either. The Shanahan effect could be cautious for some of the Fantasy Owners. But it looks to me as the Redskins have found an amazing 1-2 punch for a long time.

9. LeSean McCoy – Not the best season for McCoy this year because of an injury that made him miss some games. But with Reid out as Head Coach, I expect the new Coach to come in and use him properly. So he really could be a steal at this low in the draft.

10. Marshawn Lynch – Lynch was a beast to say the least this year. Rushing for 1590 yards this year adding 12 total touchdowns as well. He has easily established himself as a Top Fantasy RB to have for next year. Someone with this much talent dropping this far would be a win for whoever gets him.

Give me your thoughts on who should be in the top 10. Either comment below or talk to me over on Twitter(@rickygangster)

Week 16 Must Start/Must Sit …….

Championship Week is upon us all, some of you the title game is next week. But for everyone it’s an important week this week. Good luck to you all.

Must Start

Matthew Stafford v.s ATL - Coming off a rough week against the Cardinals, Stafford faces a semi tough matchup. But the Falcons defense before last week gave up 275+ yards in 3 straight games against QB’s. I think they just made sure to revenge last year’s playoff blowout. So look for the him to have a nice bounce back game this weekend.

Darren McFadden v.s Car - Carolina has been good against the run the last two weeks because they have jumped out to big leads. I don’t think they do the same against the Raiders. McFadden had his 1st 100 yard game since week 8 and should have another this week. I am always cautious about teams traveling across the country to face teams. But start McFadden regardless.

Alfred Morris v.s Phi - Whether Griffin plays or not Morris is a must start. But if RGIII sits again this week, his value peaks high again. He had a season high 27 carries last week and he has 100 yards or a TD in 4 straight games. He faces a Eagles team that has given up 100 yards on the ground in 10 straight games. Love the matchup, easy must start this week.

Steven Jackson v.s TB - Facing one of the tough defenses against the run in Tampa Bay. You would think Jackson might be good on the sidelines this week. Well I think that is wrong, he will have another solid week this week. He has 19+ touches in the last 4 games and has 14 catches out of the backfield in the last 3 games.

Pierre Garcon v.s Phi - Ever since coming of the injury this guy has been money. It doesn’t matter if RGIII or Cousins is at QB, he has 32 targets in the last 3 games. He is producing and should again this week against a weak Eagles secondary.

Danny Amendola v.s TB - Can we just call him Wes Welker 2.0? Could you imagine how many receptions this guy would have if he stayed healthy all season? He is a PPR machine, easy must start whenever he is playing.

Antonio Gates v.s NYJ - Gates found the end zone for the 5th time this year late in the game last week. I look for him have a very nice game against the Bad news Bears the Jets.

Must Sit

Andrew Luck v.s KC - If you have him as an only option this week, than I believe you should start him. But if you can get your hands on another option i.e. Wilson, Freeman or Flacco. I would start them ahead of Luck this week. They are ranked 7th against the pass this year in terms of yardage. The potential for a rough week is possible.

Jonathon Dwyer v.s Cin - Terrible matchup for him this week against a Bengals team that hasn’t given up over 50 yards on the ground in 3 games. Look for other options this week that have a better upside than Dwyer.

Chris Johnson v.s GB - Green Bay hasn’t been the best on stopping the run, but I don’t think this game will be close. I think the Packers will get out in front early taking the run out of this game. So if you have better RB’s on the roster to start, I would put them in the lineup.

Bryce Brown v.s Was - He is basically Fantasy Irrelevant now that McCoy has been named starter of the Eagles. Even with possibly splitting carries he is not worth the start this week.

Josh Gordon v.s Den - The young rookie will get to meet Champ Bailey this week. Bailey is one of the best this game has seen. I believe he will make him a non-factor in this game. Making him bench able this week in all formats.

Falcons D v.s Lions - I don’t trust the Falcons D we saw last week, they will struggle against the Lions. I think the Lions will get a lot of yardage and score over 20 points. Making them a not so hot start for this week.

Those are my week 16 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.

 

The Guilt Trip Review

Heading into this movie I thought there was a good chance this could be really funny. So I decided to head out and see a pre-screener of the movie.

We meet Andy Brewster(Seth Rogen) an inventor of Scieoclean who is set to travel across the country to sell his product. We first see him traveling and getting repeat phone calls from his Mother(Barbra Streisand). Who is playing an over the top typical annoying mother. We see Andy make his first presentation at Kmart which failed drastically. Stopping in town to see his mother, which without spoiling the movie sets up her going on this trip with him.

Let me start off by saying this movie took way too long to get good. Of course there was a good chuckle here and there. But the humor was just typical really, The chemistry between Rogen and Streisand was pretty good. They played a very nice Mother/Son combo in the movie.

One of the better moments of the movie is when Streisand tries to eat a 4 and half pound piece of steak. Where we see a rugged handsome cowboy type(Brett Cullen) seek interest in Streisand’s character. That moment was every bit of funny to watch.

Rogen can be so much funnier than he was seems like the script was too plain for him. Some of the funniest moments in this movie happened after the credits came on. Where he was just improving the lines. I feel like he could’ve been a bit better given the opportunity.

The story was forever long build to a typical Hollywood feel good moment at the end. I would say it took about a good hour to build to set up something good. But the payoff wasn’t worth the wait.

1.5 out of 5 stars - Just not my cup of tea, there might be an audience for this movie. I just don’t see it being worth the time.

Give me your thoughts on the movie or if there is a movie you would like me to review. Either comment below or hop over to twitter (@rickygangster) & shoot me a line.

Week 16 Fantasy Football Sleepers

If you are reading this you are most likely heading to the Fantasy Football Championship. So I wish good luck to you in winning your Fantasy league this weekend.

Josh Freeman v.s STL - Even though the Rams have been decent against Fantasy QB’s over the past few weeks. I really like Freeman to bounce back in a nice way from that awful performance last week. I wouldn’t hesitate starting him this week at all.

Vick Ballard v.s KC - Coming off his 1st career 100 yard rushing game against the Texans. Ballard gets another really good matchup for this week. Facing a team that just came off giving up over 200 yards on the ground to Oakland. On the road against a struggling team, the Colts might try to run a bit more. He should be viewed as a really solid RB2/Flex play this week.

Reggie Bush v.s Buf - I really liked Bush last week against the Jaguars and in return had his 1st 100 yard game since week 2. This week against a Bills team that just gave up 270 yards on the ground. He should be a really nice option this weekend.

Danny Woodhead v.s JAX - Woodhead snuck into the lineup after both Ridley and Vereen fumbled the ball. We all know that Belichick holds grudges against players that fumble. With the Jaguars giving up 150+ yards on the ground. He could be a sneaky Flex play for this weekend.

Cecil Shorts v.s NE - After missing the week 14 matchup due to a concussion. Shorts came back and didn’t miss a beat. 6 catches for 101 yards on 11 targets, obviously Henne’s favorite target. This week comes against a questionable New England Defense. So he should have another good week this week.

T.Y Hilton v.s KC - Hilton has either a TD or 100 yards in 4 out of the last 5 games. He’s targets are there for sure. I think he should be a solid play this week at the WR2/Flex player.

Danny Amendola v.s TB - Amendola plays and he just catches the football. Misses two games due to the foot injury, comes back for 58 yards and a touchdown. This week he gets the Bucs, one of the worst teams against the pass. He should be a must start in PPR options and a strong WR2/Flex in standard leagues.

Jermichael Finley v.s TN - Finley hasn’t been consistent by any means, but he does have 21 targets in the last 4 games. He has a very nice matchup this week against the Titans. Who have a history of being terrible against tight end’s. If you have been filling in for Gronk, he would be a good spot start.

Those are my Week 16 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits later this week.. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

Jack Reacher Review

I unlike most was pretty excited for Jack Reacher, I am a Tom Cruise fan. I am a huge action movie fan and thought this would not let me down.

Opening scene is where we plotted out the rest of the movie. We see a guy pull up on a parking garage and get his riffle out. You then see him take out 5 people one by one, great scene you basically got to watch through the scope.

After than arresting the guy “accused” of shooting down those people, the guy ask for Jack Reacher. As the DA & Head Detective talk it over trying to figure out who Jack Reacher really is. The DA asked the Head Detective, how are we going to find him. HD finally says its going to be impossible. Few seconds later the DA’s assistant walks in and says there is a Jack Reacher here to see you.

We get introduced to Helen Rodin(Rosamund Pike) who is going to defend James Barr(Joseph Sikora). They paint the picture early that Rodin is trying to stick this to her Dad the District Attorney(Richard Jenkins). As we progress throughout the movie you can tell the strain on the relationship of the Father/Daughter pair.

As we first figure, when Barr ask for Reacher we all are under the assumption that they are friends. After the movie progresses we see that it is the complete opposite and that these guys are enemies.

We basically are than introduced to the man, the myth Jack Reacher. A kick ass guy who just is a drifter, no real care in the world. There were lots of complaints about the book having a 6 foot 5 guy being played by a 5 something Tom Cruise. I didn’t care one bit, Cruise was just awesome in this role. Whether it was the fight scene outside the bar, which got a lot of laughs. Or the huge car chase scene that left you hanging on the edge of your seat. Cruise made you believe that he believed in his character.

Outside of Cruise being really good as Reacher, the supporting cast was pretty good as well. Rosamund Pike really stood out in her role as Helen Rodin. A late cameo by Robert Duvall was very nice and welcomed with some good comedy. Jai Courtney as the hired gun, played a pretty good bad ass. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Emerson character, I think it was just kind of there. I really did like Werner Herzog as the main bad guy The Zec.

Overall this was a really fun time at the movies, even a bit of surprise of how good it was. Cruise & McQuarrie make a pretty awesome tandem. It was funny, witty and the action was jam-packed. Outside not liking the final fight scene between Jai Courtney & Cruise.(Thought it could’ve been a bit longer and Jai have more of a fight) Outside that this is one of the fall’s must see movies.

4/5 Stars – Fun action packed movie that can be enjoyed by everyone.

 

Week 15 Must Start/Must Sit …….

Big Week for Fantasy Footballer’s everywhere. Most leagues are determining who will be playing in the Fantasy championship. The bragging rights that come with it are awesome. Especially if you are in a work league like I am. So Good Luck to all this weekend I hope you all win.

Must Start

Josh Freeman v.s NO - To me he is a top 8 QB option for this week. He is on fire against the Saints, 1004 yards and 7 TD’s in his 3 last games. The Saints defense hasn’t gotten any better over the last few weeks either. Only the top Tier of QB’s I would start ahead of him this week.

CJ Spiller v.s Sea - Prior to the last game against the Cardinals. The Seahawks defense had been torched back to back weeks on the ground. Look for Spiller to make it happen again, he should be getting a majority of the carries with Jackson out. I look for him to have a huge game this weekend.

Jamaal Charles v.s Oak - Charles has a string of 3 consecutive 100 yard games. The Oakland defense has a given up 100+ yards in 6 out of its last 7 games. Last time around Oakland shut him down, but was limited to 5 carries. This time around they are going to feed him the ball.

Reggie Bush v.s Jax - Bush accounted for over hundred total yards last week against the 49ers. This week he has a better matchup in the Jaguars. Who have given up over 100 yards on the ground in the last 6 games. I think he is a sage RB2/Flex play for this week.

Josh Gordon v.s Was - Gordon last week 12 targets, 8 catches for 86 yards. This week he gets a horrendous Washington Secondary. This could be a huge week for him. Must start in all leagues.

Tony Scheffler v.s Ari - With Pettigrew status not looking good for this week. Scheffler is a really nice play this week. He had 10 targets and a TD last week. Stafford likes his TE’s for sure, I think he becomes a top 10 play if Pettigrew is out this week.

Must Sit

Colin Kaepernick v.s NE - Had a very impressive 50 yards touchdown run last week. Kaepernick could be a very fun QB to watch out for in 2013. But this is not the week to start him with so much one the line. Belichick will be very prepared for him and I think he will limit him this week.

Nick Foles v.s Cin - Basing off his last start against the Bucs you would think he is a must start. Well folks you couldn’t be more wrong. The Bucs are just terrible against the pass this year. The Bengals are coming to town Thursday night. They have held all QB’s minus Peyton under 14 Fantasy Points on the season. So I wouldn’t recommend him being in the lineup this week.

Stevan Ridley v.s SF - This is going to be a slugfest on Sunday Night Football. Ridley is trying to make it 7 straight games with a TD. Against a team that rarely gives up touchdowns on the ground. I don’t see him reaching the end zone. So he should be on the bench this week.

Michael Turner v.s TB - The Bucs are among the very worst against the pass. But they are amongst the top 10 against the Run. He had only 17 yards rushing against them in week 12. But he did have a touchdown in the game. But this week, like Ridley he’s scoring streak comes to an end.

Brandon Myers v.s KC - Myers coming off a disappointing game against the Broncos. I don’t think he is going to fare much better this week against the Chiefs. They held him to 3 catches for 49 yards in their first meeting. I look for around the same numbers this week. Better options can be had this week.

Torrey Smith/Anquan Boldin v.s Den - It’s hard to judge who will draw Champ Bailey this week. But the Broncos give up the 9th fewest points to WR’s this year. With plenty of WR options out there I don’t see why these guys should be in the lineup come Sunday.

Those are my week 15 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 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

Hopefully if you are reading this you have won the 1st round of the playoffs. Congrats to you and hopefully the luck continues and you win this week as well.

Alshon Jeffery v.s GB - After a two week absence Jeffery came back to a nice 6 targets 3 catches, 57 yards and a TD. I really look for Green Bay to attempt to double team Marshall. Which could lead to Jeffery’s having a pretty good afternoon. I like him as a WR3/Flex player for this week.

Josh Gordon v.s Wash - Gordon goes into week 15 with 20 targets in his last two games. Good news for him, he is facing one of the worst pass defenses in all of football this week. I look for him to have another solid week. He is an easy WR2/Flex for this week.

Mike Williams v.s NO - He found the end zone again in week 14, totaling 7 for the season. This week he faces one of the league’s worst defenses. Although he didn’t have the best of games against New Orleans last time. I believe they will keep an extra eye on Jackson this week leaving him open for more looks.

Shonne Greene v.s TN - He has been losing some carries to Powell the last few weeks. But in Week 14 he found the end zone once again. He faces the Titans this week, who are not that great against the run. Greene should have another nice week this week. Consider him a RB2/Flex.

Montell Owens v.s Mia - An impressive 1st start for Owens this week against the Jets. 14 carries for 91 yards a TD. Of course keep an eye out for the status of Jennings & Drew. But he could very well worth the flier if he is still available. RB3/Flex play for this week.

Josh Freeman v.s NO - In his last 3 games against the Saints he has passed for 1,004 yards 7 TD’s & 0 INT’s. He had his best game of the season in week 7 against them accounting for 420 yards and 4 TD’s. He plays really well against the divisional rival. I look for him to have a really nice game this week. Making him a Top 10 QB and a fantasy QB1.

David Wilson v.s Atl - Wilson accounted for over 327 yards in week 14 blowout of the Saints. With Bradshaw hobbling around, he got 13 carries for 100 yards & 2 TD’s. This week they face an Atlanta team that just gave up 195 yards on the ground to the Panthers. The status of Bradshaw makes Wilson’s value go up or down. But is a solid Flex if Bradshaw plays and a RB1/RB2 if he sits.

Rod Streater v.s KC - 11 targets, 7 catches, 196 yards & a TD are his stats over the last two games. I think he has a favorable matchup in deeper leagues. Look at him as a WR3/Possibly Flex play.
Those are my Week 15 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits later this week.. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

 

Week 14 Must Start/Must Sit …….

Very important week for Fantasy owners everywhere. Its playoff time, so I will help out and show you who you should and shouldn’t start for week 14.

Must Start

Brandon Myers v.s Den - Had an amazing game last week and this week should be good as well. Denver is one of the worst teams in football defending against the TE. He has at least 5 catches in each of his last 5 games. He also has 4 touchdowns in that span as well. Myers has been easily been one of the better Fantasy Waiver pickups of the 2012 season.

Mikel Leshoure v.s GB - 3 straight games in which GB defense has given up over 100 yards rushing. Also 3 straight games that Leshoure has scored a TD. He had 84 yards and a TD in his week 11 game against GB. I believe he is one of the safest options at RB this week.

Demarco Murray v.s Cin - Murray showed Fantasy owners that hung on to him what they were missing. He came back with 83 yards(should’ve been 94 but lost 11 on his last run) a TD & also registered 4 catches as well. He does have a tough matchup in the Bengals this week, but this guy should be started in any and all formats.

Pierre Garcon v.s Bal - Baltimore D hasn’t been as good as they have been in years past. They have shown they can be thrown on as well. Garcon is RGIII favorite target, totaling 17 in the last two games. He should be targeted pretty heavily in this battle of two potential playoff teams.

Matt Schuab v.s NE - I think this is the biggest game of Matt Schaub’s career. This is the game he should step up and play really well. He is playing a NE Secondary that has gotten better over the past few weeks. But we all know that they can be thrown on. He as of late has been throwing pretty darn well. He has 8 touchdowns in the last 3 games and should propel to another multi TD game this week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis v.s Dal - Dallas D has given up over 100 yards rushing in 6 of the last 7 games. Green-Ellis has a nice string of 3 consecutive games with 100 yards rushing as well. This is a great matchup for him and should be a very solid RB1/RB2 this week.

Must Sit

Colin Kaepernick v.s Mia - Teams are averaging only 176 yards through the air the last 4 games against Miami’s D. Kaepernick has been good but not great Fantasy wise so far. I don’t look for him to have that great of the game this week either. I see a bunch of other options worth starting over him.

Larry Fitzgerald v.s Sea - A great player like this shouldn’t have to suffer the misery he has since Kurt Warner has retired. He has 26 targets in his last 3 games and only 5 catches to show for it. The balls are just not getting to him and with a tough matchup this week. You got to sit him, I know he is a stud but this year he has been far from it.

Antonio Gates v.s Pitt - This has been a very disappointing season for Gates owners this year. While he has been healthy most of the year his stats haven’t really warranted the high draft pick everyone spent on him. He draws a tough matchup this week and you should find other options.(Tamme, Clark, & Bennett)

Alex Green v.s Det - Even with Starks out for the season, I do not like Green at all. Green wasn’t very productive in his time as a starter. The team also just signed Ryan Grant back as well. He is not worth picking up or starting in any format unless it’s a 20 team league.

Any and all multiple RB situations - Its playoff time folks no need to hope a RB from NO, AZ, JAX & Car to maybe get a TD. Get the guys who you know are going to get you 15-20 carries and help you win a playoff game.

Those are my week 14 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 14 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

It is Fantasy Football Playoff time folks and I am very excited. I am here to help you and make sure that you make it to the next round. So here we go with Week 14′s sleepers.

Michael Turner v.s Car - Turner showed some good flashes last week in the 1st half against the Saints. He has touchdowns in 3 straight games as well as 10+ fantasy points in them as well. This week he faces a Panthers D that has given up 150+ yards on the ground in 3 out of their last 4 games. So Turner should see his fair share of yardage this week.

Michael Crabtree v.s Mia - He has a tough matchup this week against the Dolphins. They are only giving up an average of 176 yards through the air in the last 4 weeks. But Crabtree has become a favorite of Kaepernick. He has 21 targets with 13 catches for 157 yards and a TD in his last 3 starts. So he should be a really safe play this week.

James Jones v.s Det - The Lions D has been terrible all year against the pass. This week could be a field day for Packer WR’s. Jones has been kind of lost in the shuffle the last few weeks. He reached the end zone for the 9th time this past weekend. With Nelson most likely out again he’s targets should be there. He could be a really solid #3 WR/Flex play for week 14.

Shonne Greene v.s Jax - Whoever is a QB shouldn’t really effect how the Jets run the offense. We all know they like to pound the football. Greene had 104 yards on the ground last week against the Cardinals. This week he faces a Jaguar team who is struggling to stop the run. This should be a great week to be a Shonne Greene owner.

Kyle Rudolph v.s Chi - After having a few rough patches from week 7-9 he has been on fire. He has 26 targets with 19 catches and 3 straight games with touchdowns. He had 5 catches for 55 yards and a TD in his last outing against Chicago. I think he is a top 10 option for Fantasy at TE this week.

Andrew Hawkins v.s Dal - Dallas game plan will be to take A.J. Green out of this game. Which I think will open it up for Hawkins to see more targets in this game. He is a sleeper in more of the deeper leagues out there for this week.

Those are my Week 14 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)