Like it, Love it, Gotta Have it: Fantasy Football QB Edition

Ice cream lovers and fantasy footballers unite! Last year I debuted  my “Like it, Love it, Gotta Have it” piece. I took the tag line from my favorite ice cream joint, Cold Stone Creamery and melted it (see what I did there?) together with America’s favorite imaginary pastime.

Of course we all know when ordering at Cold Stone you have three sizes to choose from: “Like it”, “Love it” or “Gotta Have It.” I will pair each size with a fantasy QB I like and one of my favorite creamy creations.

Like it (Chocolate Ice Cream, Hershey Syrup & Brownies)

Johnny Football! Okay, this has nothing to do with my man crush on Johnny Manziel. Well, maybe it does. I really like the young QB and I think he will prove a lot of people wrong when he is given the opportunity to sling the rock.

In college Manziel was quite impressive. The newest member of the Cleveland Browns threw for 7,820 yards, 63 passing scores and 22 picks. He also dazzled running the ball, scoring 30 times while racking up 2,169 yards. He single-handedly carried the Aggies in his time as the team’s leader. He completed an average of 69% of his passes, averaged 9 YPA through the air and 6 YPA on the ground. He just makes plays folks. The injury concern of course is there, I understand that, but the reward factor given his current ADP is huge! The upside is tantalizing.

There is also the playing time risk. No one yet knows how the competition between Manziel and incumbent QB Jed Hoyer will shake out. Hoyer has 5 career starts under his belt with 6 TD and 5 INT. He is also returning from the always-gruesome ACL tear, so nothing with him is a sure bet either.

The upside that Johnny brings to the table should make him worthy of a draft selection, even though his role is still up in the air. If you draft your QB late like I do, pairing Manziel with a veteran guy (say Josh McCown: see below) may not be a bad idea. If Manziel isn’t the guy in Cleveland after a couple of weeks you can just cut him and move on.

Bold prediction: Manziel will either be Michael Vick circa 2010 or the 2011 version of Tim Tebow; don’t miss the chance to cash in on a potential top 10 QB in the later rounds of the draft! (Editor’s note: Wow, that is bold)

Love it (Mint Ice Cream, Chocolate Chips & Whipped Topping)

Andrew Luck is one of the NFL’s best QBs and is entering only his 3rd season as a pro. A season ago, we saw some good and some rough games from the youngster from a fantasy perspective. Heading into 2014 I am high on Luck. If there were a season I would consider selecting a QB in the earlier rounds, this would be the year and Luck would be the guy. He sits as my #2 ranked fantasy QB and a player I would love to own.

With the off-season addition of Hakeem Nicks, Luck will have a plethora of viable targets come September. Nicks is set to join an already explosive group of weapons in Indy. The Colts already employ T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen and Trent Richardson (yes, Richardson is a weapon).

There are a few other factors that contribute to my love for Luck this year.

Luck has some favorable matchups this season (Jaguars twice and Texans twice, Broncos, Eagles & Redskins to name a few), so he should have ample opportunity to torch some poor defenses. Luck makes plays on his feet as well. He had 377 yards on the ground last season while finding pay dirt four times. He showed a lot more maturity from year 1 to 2 in protecting the football as he cut his interception total in half while mitigating the fumbles.

Indy’s golden boy has all the tools to finish as the #1 fantasy QB this year and I would not be surprised to see this happen. If the price is right, I love me some Luck.

Gotta Have it (Cheesecake Ice Cream, Cheesecake Pieces & Strawberries)

I know this is crazy but Luke McCown is my “Gotta Have it” of the upcoming season at the QB position. Heck, no one will ever view McCown as the flashiest QB of the bunch but he showed flashes of brilliance for Chicago last season. His success is somewhat surprising though as he appeared in only six games from 2008 to 2011.

Well, last season we saw a Luke McCown I don’t think we have ever seen before; much of which had to do with the talented players that surrounded him. tHe was throwing to Marshall, Jefferey, Forte and Bennett. The veteran gun-slinger now calls Tampa Bay home and like the Bears, they too are loaded with upside across the board. With the likes of Vincent Jackson, fresh rookie Mike Evans, Dougie Martin (yeah, I call him Dougie) and Brandon Myers, McCown could provide a lot of sneaky value this year.

In 2013, McCown threw for 1,829 yards, 13 TD and only 1 INT in 8 games. He passed for over 300 yards three times and had double-digit TD in 4 out of his 6 games. I really liked what I saw out of him; he was very consistent and very smart with the football, as is evident by the lone pick.

Heading into 2014, he is the 25th QB coming off the board, which is an absolute steal to me. I take the same approach with QBs as I do with starting pitchers in baseball: wait, wait and wait longer (unless Andrew Luck is available, of course). In doing so you could pair McCown with another lofty late-round QB and play the matchups with them in the season’s early going. With the weapons that surround him and the value that can be had, I Gotta Have McCown on my fantasy squad this season.

Make sure to chyme in with your thoughts on who you Like, Love or Gotta Have for the upcoming fantasy football season. Follow Ricky on twitter @Rickygangster!

The Sports Script Week 15 NFL Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that jumps on board with us and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have Jerry from @SportzAddix on Twitter – Make sure to give him a follow and get some Fantasy Sports questions into him.

Last week Matt Bell and Matty W. went 12-4 and Bell continues to hold a 4 game lead over him.

The Sports Script Week 15 Picks

Week 15 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Jerry
Chargers vs. Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Redskins vs. Falcons Falcons Falcons Redskins Redskins Falcons Falcons
Bears vs. Browns Bears Browns Bears Bears Browns Browns
Texans vs. Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts
Patriots vs. Dolphins Dolphins Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Eagles vs. Vikings Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles
Seahawks vs. Giants Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
49ers vs. Bucs 49ers 49ers Bucs 49ers 49ers 49ers
Bills vs. Jaguars Jags Bills Jags Bills Jags Jags
Chiefs vs. Raiders Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Jets vs. Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers
Packers vs. Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Packers Packers
Cardinals vs. Titans Titans Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals
Saints vs. Rams Saints Saints Saitns Saints Saints Saints
Bengals vs. Steelers Steelers Bengals Steelers Bengals Steelers Bengals
Monday Night
Ravens vs. Lions Lions Ravens Lions Lions Ravens Ravens
137-70-1 133-74-1 125-82-1 124-83-1 126-81-1 118-89-1

 

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The Sports Script Week 14 NFL Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that jumps on board with us and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have Cyrus Geller from Musket Fire, a New England Patriots devoted site from the Fansided Network.

Last week saw both Matty W and Mandi have the best record, at 11-5, and our guest Trent, went 5-11. The Great Matt Bell still has a strangle hold over the rest of our Sports Script writers, at 125-66-1, but Matty W is just four games back at 121-70-1.

With that being said, let’s look at the picks for this week:

Week 14 Matt Bell Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Cyrus
Jaguars vs Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Jaguars
Patriots vs Browns Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Bengals vs  Colts Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Colts Bengals
Packers vs Falcons Packers Falcons Packers Packers Packers Packers
Jets vs    Raiders Jets Jets Jets Jets Raiders Raiders
Eagles vs    Lions Lions Eagles Lions Lions Eagles Lions
Steelers vs Dolphins Steelers Steelers Steelers Dolphins Steelers Dolphins
Buccaneers vs Bills Buccaneers Bills Bills Bills Buccaneers Bills
Redskins vs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Redskins Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Ravens vs Vikings Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
Broncos vs Titans Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Cardinals vs Rams Cardinals Cardinals Rams Rams Cardinals Cardinals
Chargers vs Giants Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers
49ers vs Seahawks Seahawks 49ers Seahawks Seahawks 49ers 49ers
Saints vs Panthers Saints Saints Saints Saints Panthers Saints
Bears vs Cowboys Bears Bears Cowboys Bears Bears Cowboys

The Sports Script Week 12 Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that jumps on board with us and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have @Whudey from FantasyTrade411 to help us pick these games. You can find his work here www.fantasytrade411.com and his podcast right here, “Perusing the Perimeter“.

@Bealski06 went 9-6 on the week, and Matt Bell maintained his strong lead of eight games over the next closest competitor.

Week 12 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky @Whudey
Saints vs. Falcons Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints
Bucs vs. Lions Lions Lions Lions Lions Bucs Lions
Vikings vs. Packers Packers Packers Packers Vikings Packers Packers
Jaguars vs. Texans Texans Texans Jaguars Texans Texans Texans
Chargers vs. Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Panthers vs. Dolphins Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers
Steelers vs Browns Steelers Browns Steelers Steelers Steelers Browns
Bears vs. Rams Bears Bears Rams Bears Rams Bears
Jets vs. Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
Titans vs. Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders Titans Raiders Titans
Colts vs. Cardinals Colts Cardinals Colts Colts Cardinals Cardinals
Cowboys vs. Giants Giants Cowboys Cowboys Giants Cowboys Giants
Broncos vs. Patriots Patriots Patriots Broncos Broncos Patriots Broncos
Monday Night
49ers vs. Redskins 49ers 49ers Redskins Redskins 49ers 49ers
Season Record 111-51 103-59 100-62 98-64 99-63 95-67

The Sports Script Week 11 Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that jumps on board with us and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have @Bealski06 who has been a huge supporter of  the Script and we decided to have him join us this week to help us pick some games.

Joseph Costello (@jcswigga)  from FantasyTrade411.com went 9-5 and Matt Bell extended his lead over the pack by a game and has a 8 game lead.

The Sports Script Week 11 Predictions

Week 11 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky  @Bealski06
Colts vs. Titans Titans Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts
Jets vs. Bills Jets Bills Bills Bills Bills Bills
Ravens vs. Bears Bears Bears Ravens Bears Ravens Ravens
Browns vs. Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Browns Bengals
Redskins vs. Eagles Eagles Eagles Redskins Redskins Eagles Eagles
Lions vs. Steelers Lions Lions Steelers Lions Steelers Lions
Falcons vs. Bucs Bucs Falcons Falcons Falcons Bucs Falcons
Cardinals vs. Jaguars Jaguars Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals
Raiders vs. Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans
Chargers vs. Dolphins Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers
49ers vs. Saints Saints Saints Saints 49ers Saints Saints
Packers vs. Giants Giants Giants Giants Packers Packers Giants
Vikings vs. Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Vikings Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Chiefs vs. Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Monday Night
Patriots vs. Panthers Panthers Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Season Record 102-45 93-54 91-56 91-56 90-57 86-61

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The Sports Script Week 10 Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that jumps on board with us and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have Joseph Costello who writes for FantasyTrade411.com and you can find him on twitter @jcswigga.

Matt Bell still holds a 7 game lead over the rest of the team and guest last week @SportsbySharona picked up 8 wins for the guest spot.

The Sports Script Week 10 Predictions

Week 10 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Joseph
Redskins vs. Vikings Vikings Redskins Redskins Redskins Vikings Vikings
Eagles vs. Packers Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Packers Eagles
Jaguars vs. Titans Titans Titans Jaguars Titans Titans Titans
Bills vs. Steelers Bills Steelers Steelers Bills Steelers Steelers
Raiders vs. Giants Giants Giants Giants Giants Giants Giants
Rams vs. Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts
Seahawks vs. Falcons Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Bengals vs. Ravens Bengals Bengals Ravens Bengals Ravens Ravens
Lions vs. Bears Lions Lions Bears Lions Bears Lions
Panthers vs. 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
Texans vs. Cardinals Cardinals Texans Cardinals Texans Cardinals Texans
Broncos vs. Chargers Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Cowboys vs. Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints
Monday Night
Dolphins vs. Bucs Bucs Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Bucs Dolphins
93-40 86-47 82-51 84-49 81-52 76-57

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The Sports Script Week 8 Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. Each week we have a guest that hopes on board and picks the weeks games as well, this week we have a good friend of the Sports Script, Mr. Brian Tabor. You can find him on twitter @bdtitup.

Last week our top picker of the week was Matt Wincherauk with a record of 10-5. Our guest picker of the week @RumfordJohnny from 2MugsFF.com ended going 6-9.

Matt Bell is still the overall leader with 72 wins on the season.

Week 8 Predictions

Week 8 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Brian
Panthers vs. Bucs Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers
Saints vs. Bills Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints
Cowboys vs. Lions Lions Cowboys Lions Lions Cowboys Lions
Eagles vs. Giants Eagles Eagles Giants Eagles Eagles Eagles
Browns vs. Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
49ers vs. Jaguars 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
Dolphins vs. Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Jets vs. Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals
Falcons vs. Cardinals Cardinals Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
Redskins vs. Broncos Broncos Broncos Redskins Broncos Broncos Broncos
Steelers vs. Raiders Raiders Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Packers vs. Vikings Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
Monday Night
Seahawks vs. Rams Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Record  72-35 69-38 63-44 64-43 63-44 58-49

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The Sports Script Week 7 Predictions

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. We will also be getting a Guest Writer and this week it is @RumfordJohnny from 2mugsff.com . You can find him on twitter @RumfordJohnny and his websites twitter @2mugsFF - Also make sure to go to podcastawards.com and vote for the 2MugsFF Podcast!!!!

Last week Ricky Valero was the top picker with a record of 13-2 and our guest picker Sonja Greenfield (@Mom23RN) from NFLFemale.com finished 11-4.

Our overall leader is still Matt Bell with 63 wins but with his 9-6 record last week, Matty and Mandi are only 6 games back from him.

The Sports Script Week 7 Picks

Week 7 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Johnny
Seahawks vs. Cardinals Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Bears vs. Redskins Bears Bears Redskins Redskins Bears Bears
Cowboys vs. Eagles Eagles Cowboys Eagles Eagles Cowboys Eagles
Patriots vs. Jets Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Bills vs. Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Bills Dolphins Dolphins
Chargers vs. Jaguars Chargers Chargers Jaguars Chargers Chargers Chargers
Rams vs. Panthers Panthers Panthers Rams Rams Panthers Panthers
Bengals vs. Lions Lions Lions Lions Bengals Lions Lions
49ers vs. Titans Titans Titans 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
Texans vs. Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Ravens vs. Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Ravens Steelers Ravens
Browns vs. Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
Bucs vs. Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Bucs Falcons Bucs
Broncos vs. Colts Broncos Colts Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Monday Night
Vikings vs. Giants Giants Giants Giants Vikings Vikings Vikings

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The Sports Script Week 6 Predicitons

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. We will also be getting a Guest Writer and this week it will be Sonja Greenfield from NFLFemale.com and you can follow her on Twitter @Mom23RN. You can also catch her and other writers from NFL Female hosting a Google + Hangout Tuesday’s at 9pm EST called the Cover 3.

Last week Chad Woodroof was the leader going 10-4 and our guest Phil from the War Room went 7-7.

Matt Bell still holds the lead over everyone with a record 54-23. Can he continue his dominance?

Week 6 Picks

Week 6 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Sonja
Giants vs. Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears
Packers vs. Ravens Ravens Ravens Packers Packers Packers Packers
Bengals vs. Bills Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals
Lions vs. Browns Lions Lions Lions Lions Lions Lions
Rams vs. Texans Texans Texans Tecans Texans Texans Texans
Panthers vs. Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Panthers Panthers
Raiders vs. Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Steelers vs. Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Steelers Jets
Eagles vs. Bucs Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Bucs
Jaguars vs. Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Titans vs. Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Sehawks
Saints vs. Patriots Saints Patriots Saints Patriots Patriots Patriots
Cardinals vs. 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
Redskins vs. Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Redskins Redskins Cowboys Cowboys
Monday Night
Colts vs. Chargers Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts
Record 54-23 49-28 46-31 47-30 41-36 41-36

The Sports Script Week 5 Picks

We here at the Sports Script are getting our writers together and give you our weekly Predictions for each game. We are going to keep track throughout the season to see how well our team does. We will also be getting a Guest Writer to join us in making weekly predictions. Week 5 Phil from TheWarRoom.com and he also writes for thefakefootball.com. You can also find him on twitter @PhilTWR. Look if you play any Fantasy Sports, TheWarRoom.com is the place to go. They have all the best fantasy news and analysis from any source you can think of, go sign up and even download the app for the iPhone. We hope you join us all season long and give us your predictions on the games.

Mandi was victorious in week 3 going 11-4 and our guest for the week Chris from @InsiderFantasy1 came in with the record 9-6. Lets see how our team does this week.

Our team see week 5 many different ways, The team only collectively picked the Falcons, Broncos and Packers. They rest had mixed results, who will win this week?

Week 5 Matt B. Matty W. Chad Mandi Ricky Phil
Bills vs. Browns Browns Bills Bills Bills Browns Browns
Patriots vs. Bengals Bengals Patriots Bengals Patriots Patriots Patriots
Lions vs. Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
Seahawks vs. Colts Colts Seahawks Colts Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Ravens vs. Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Ravens Dolphins Ravens Dolphins
Saints vs. Bears Bears Saints Saints Saints Saints Bears
Eagles vs. Giants Eagles Giants Giants Eagles Eagles Giants
Chiefs vs. Titans Titans Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Panthers vs. Cardinals Cardinals Panthers Cardinals Cardinals Panthers Cardinals
Broncos vs. Cowboys Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Chargers vs. Raiders Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers
Jaguars vs. Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Jaguars Rams
Texans vs. 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers Texans 49ers 49ers
Monday Night 
Jets vs. Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
45-18 43-20 36-27 39-24 33-30 34-28