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NFL FANTASY BOOM/BUST – WEEK 7

 I hope you all had a great fantasy Sunday as it seems the games are starting to ramp into high gear. As we start to get into the 2nd half of the year it is time to start noticing “trends.” When I say “trends” I’m speaking to how productive your players are becoming.  For instance, if you have Keenan Allen, it is easy to see that he isn’t a huge part of the offense right now. So don’t be afraid to sit Keenan and take a chance on a guy like Andre Holmes or Davante Adams who seem to be involved weekly. Fantasy Football is a weekly game that demands you to be savvy at all times. Welp that is my nugget of advice for this week now onto week 7 action…..

JETS vs PATRIOTS

  •  The Jets are just a sad bunch right now and I don’t even think they are looking forward to this game against a red hot Brady. My BOOM player for this game is Tom Brady. The Jets have no cb’s and thats not good when facing a Brady that has found weapons everywhere lately. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Chris Johnson. Hopefully you aren’t actually in need to play him because he is not a part of the Jets offense right now, nor does he look to still be a good player.

FALCONS vs RAVENS

  • The Falcons need a win in the worst way but that atrocious defense does them no favors. My BOOM players in this game is Steve Smith Sr.  “Smitty” has been reborn in this Kubiak offense and now he gets to face a Falcons secondary that is one of the league’s worst.
  • My BUST player for this game is Steven Jackson. This guy is clearly over the hill and they now play 4 RB’s.

VIKINGS vs BILLS

  • The BIlls want to win now and the Vikings are in complete rebuild mode.  My BOOM player for this game is Fred Jackson. He should be able to get rolling against a porous Vikings run defense.
  •  My BUST player for this game is Matt Asiata. The Vikings won’t find anywhere to run against the Bills front four and Asiata isn’t the most dynamic guy (C-Patt will disappoint too). 

DOLPHINS vs BEARS

  • The Bears have yet to win a game at home this year so this should be fun.  My BOOM player for this game is Brandon Marshall. I’m sure he wants to stick it to his former team just because and the Dolphins have nobody that can cover him. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Mike Wallace. I think Mike accumulates decent yardage but doesn’t get into the endzone.  Many people will be starting him so hope for the best.

SAINTS vs LIONS

  • Both of these teams will be missing it’s biggest offensive weapons so it will be interesting to see the adjustments. My BOOM player for this week is Joique Bell/Reggie Bush. I think the Lions backfield will be relied upon heavily and I think they do good work against a generous Saints run defense. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Drew Brees. I’m not saying Brees will be horrible, I’m just saying without Graham combined with playing away from home against the league’s top ranked defense don’t expect his usual greatness.

PANTHERS vs PACKERS

  • This might be one of the most exciting games of the weekend as both qb’s are on fire right now.  My BOOM player for this game is Aaron Rodgers. The Carolina defense has taken a major step back this year and that isn’t good playing against Aaron Rodgers who is flat out in a zone. 
  • My BUST  player for this game is Jonathan Stewart. He seems to be getting the starting nod for this game but don’t expect much from him running behind that below average O-Line. Plus Cam is getting his legs back.

BENGALS vs COLTS

  • The Colts are on a tear offensively and the Bengals defense can’t seem to stop anyone which isn’t good going to Indy facing Andrew Luck. My BOOM player for this game is Andrew Luck. Luck is playing some of the best football f his young carrer and the Bengals defense just gave up 37 points to the Panthers. The Panthers don’t have nearly as many weapons as the Colts. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Mohammed Sanu.  Sanu has been filling in admirably for AJ Green but he will have a tough outing going up against Vontae Davis. The Colts are top 10 versus the pass this season.

BROWNS vs JAGUARS

  • One of the worst games of the week….*barf*  My BOOM player for this game is Ben Tate. He will have a field day against the Jags defense.
  • MY BUST player for ths game is Toby Gerhart. They look to be getting Storm Johnson involved more and Toby isn’t playeing well anyway.

SEAHAWKS vs RAMS

  • This is probably the worst possible Sunday for the Rams to meet the Hawks who are fresh off a excruciating loss at home to Dallas. My BOOM player for this game is Marshawn Lynch/Russell Wilson.  These two in tandem will wreak havok on a very leaky Rams defense. Both of these guys played well below their elite levels last week and the Rams are the perfect opponent to get back on track.  The Rams have 1 sack on the year and can’t defend the pass.
  • My BUST player for this game is Zac Stacy. He is now in a full blown RBBC and facing a Seahawks defense that doesn’t give up big yardage (except to Dallas).

TITANS vs WASHINGTON

  • Both of these teams are searching for a win so I expect this to be a fairly decent game. My BOOM player for this game is Jordan Reed.  He was highly targeted last week (11 targets 8rec/92 yds). He will be going up against a Titans defense that struggles against tight ends. 
  • My BOOM player for this game is Bishop Sankey. I know he is getting more carries but he will be rather quiet against the Redskins defense that plays the run well.

CHIEFS vs CHARGERS

  • Andy Reid is always great after bye weeks so this rivalry game will be a good test for both teams. My BOOM player for this game is Phillip Rivers. Rivers is in rare form and I think the Chiefs will have a tough time defending Rivers and his assortment of weapons. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Dwayne Bowe. Bowe doesn’t even look like hecares anymore.  He is not even a big part of the offense at this point.

GIANTS vs COWBOYS

  • Dallas could e set up for a trap game as most people have heaped plenty praise on them this week. Eli hasn’t loss a game in Jerry’s new stadium so there’s that. My BOOM player for this game is Demarco Murray.  Murray will have similar success to what Shady did last week. The gashing on the ground is ineveitable for the Giants.  Dallas’s ground game is too dominant.
  •  My BUST player for this game is Andre Williams. Andre got exposed a bit last week as a guy who lacks the ability to make defenders miss. Dallas isn’t as bad on defense as people want to believe and the Giants offense susceptible to 3 and outs.  Andre’s skill set limits himself and that offense.

CARDINALS vs RAIDERS

  • The Cards are one of the surprise teams in the NFL this season but I wonder if they can keep it up. My BOOM player for this game is Michael Floyd. Palmer being back in the lineup is huge for a guy who is blossoming right before our eyes. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Darren McFadden. The Cards play the run well and McFadden isn’t as explosive as he once was in this league. He could be decent but don’t expect much.

49ERS vs BRONCOS

  • This game wil surely be a more true test to how good the 49ers really are as they aren’t playing Austin Davis this week. My BOOM player for this game is Peyton Manning.  Peyton can’t really be stopped but he can be slowed down by a good pass rush. However, the 49ers lack in that department, plus they are decimated by injuries to key players defensively. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Michael Crabtree. Crabtree isn’t the only show in town anymore as they are featuring 3 legit wr’s plus Vernon Davis. His opportunities these days are slim. He simply doesn’t get enough volume to be productive consistently.

TEXANS vs STEELERS

  • I’m not sure who needs this win more but the pressure surely seems  to be all on the Steelers. My BOOM player for this game is Arian Foster.  The Steelers had trouble with the Browns ground game last week…. Well now they get Arian Foster who is one of the league’s top 3 rushers. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Andre Johnson. Andre has ben inconsistent this season and while he migh accumulate some yardage I wouldn’t expect a big day.

Thank you all for reading and goodluck to you in week 7!

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NFL FANTASY BOOM/BUST – WEEK 5

 How many people wish we could turn back the clock to the draft?  There has been many booms and many busts this season.  Some have been highly rewarding/disappointing but hopefully you hit the jackpot on a couple of picks.  As we get going past the quarter mark of the season some people might just be who they are going to be which means we all have choices to make.  Good luck this week with whatever direction you choose to take….

VIKINGS vs PACKERS

  • This should be a fairly entertaining game and hopefully Teddy plays.  My fantasy BOOM player for this week is Jordy Nelson. He is on fire right now and Rodgers is looking for him close to 50% pct of the time.  He is an elite option virtually every week. (Bonus BOOM Matt Asiata based on the fact the Packers struggle against the run so he should do well). 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Cordarrelle Patterson. C-Patt isn’t producing like many thought he would this season and it is partly do to the added attention (plus AP being gone) this season. Bench him until he start to get rolling in this offense.

BEARS vs PANTHERS

  • The Panthers are going to have to rely on Cam more than ever right now, which should make this Panthers team interesting. My fantasy BOOM player for thisgame is Alshonn Jeffrey. Alshonn will have a huge day against a secondary that has no answers for anyone (Bonus BOOM Kelvin Benjamin). 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Cam Newton. Cam’s ability to run is what seperates him from the pack and he simply cannot do that on his bum ankle.

TEXANS vs COWBOYS

  • Two of the most surprising teams in the league right now. Should be a “measuring stick” game for both clubs. My fantasy BOOM player for this game is DeMarco Murray obviously but look out for a big day from Dez Bryant because of all the attention given to Murray. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Arian Foster. Foster is trying desperately to play on that bad hammy which is hampering is his overall play.

BILLS vs LIONS

  • Buffalo switching quarterbacks will make this game intriguing from the standpoint of seeing if the passing game picks up. My BOOM player for this game is Matt Stafford. Stafford tends to play well at home even though they seemingly struggle to win.  He has the weapons to take advantage of the Bills opportunistic secondary. 
  • My fantasy BUST for this game is Reggie Bush. He will be decent but don’t expect a big day against the Bills front 7, especially when you add the fact that Bush isn’t too fond of running the tough yards.

RAVENS vs COLTS

  • Andrew Luck has had a few cupcake matches to date but this Ravens defense will be one of his true tests of the early year.  My fantasy BOOM player for this game is Reggie Wayne. When playing a rough rugged defense like the Ravens you need a guy who can just constantly win his matchup. Reggie Wayne will be a reliable weapon for Luck all game to give him a sense of comfort. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Joe Flacco. Flacco is suspect away from home and I think that rowdy Indy crowd will rattle him to some extent. He will make plays but they will come with blunders as well.

STEELERS vs JAGUARS

  • This game shouldn’t be anything to see but I’m sure the Steelers will make is suspenseful. My fantasy BOOM player for this game is LeVeon Bell. Bell had a rather quiet day last week but I think he gets going quickly against this porous Jags defense. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Toby Gerhart. Hopefully you aren’t playing him because he just hasn’t looked explosive enough to be a playmaker for the Jags. Denard Robinson could be getting more carries as well.

BUCS vs SAINTS

  • Neither of these teams are playing well which means this might be a good NFC South game. My fantasy BOOM player for this game is Jimmy Graham. Jimmy will dominate the middle of the field against a team who were having a hard time stopping Heath Miller last week. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Mike Glennon. He will be decent but the absence of Mike Evans puts a damper on the QB play.

FALCONS vs GIANTS

  • NYG is on a roll right now and the Falcons have to do some soul searching after the embarrassing play of last week. My fantasy BOOM player for this game will be Rashad Jennings. The Vikings ran all over the Falcons last week and they give up the most rushing td’s in the NFL. Jennings should have a multiple score day. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Matt Ryan. Matt seems to have real issues away from home and outside in the elements.  It happened last week in Minnesota and I see the same happening in New York.

RAMS vs EAGLES

  • Philly has to find a way to establish the run and this may be a good week against the Rams. My fantasy BOOM for this game is Nick Foles.  I think he bounces back this week at home to against an average Rams defense. Plus he welcome back much needed help on the offensive line in RT Lane Johnson. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Zac Stacy. This looks like a good matchup for him against a very giving Eagles defense but I think they get down early to make the Rams abandon the run game.

BROWNS vs TITANS

  • Nobody will be paying attention to this game outside of local fans and fantasy owners. My fantasy BOOM player for thi game is (Browns run game). Whoever gets the lion’s share of the totes will benefit well. 
  • My fantasy BUST player is Kendall Wright. Limited offense and now he gets Joe Haden coming to guard him.

CARDINALS vs BRONCOS

  • This game has all the makings of high scoring so watch out. My fantasy BOOM player for this game is Andre Ellington. Andre has been nursing a bad foot issue but it has slowly gotten better and the bye week helped immensely. I see him playing big in this game on the ground and through the air.
  • My fantasy BUST for this game is Demaryius Thomas. DT will be locked up with Patrick Peterson on day long which is never fun for the opposing receiver.

JETS vs CHARGERS

  • Phillip Rivers is torching every defense out there and the Jets are in for a long day. My fantasy BOOM player for this game is Phillip Rivers.  Rex Ryan is a great defensive mind but his secondary handicaps him a bit. I think Rivers finds matchups he can exploit all day against the leagues’s 3rd worst coverage team. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Chris Johnson. CJ has all but lost his job to Chris Ivory and we all know he hasn’t been the same guy for a couple of years now.

CHIEFS vs 49ERS

  • I wouldn’t be surpsised if the Chiefs get crushed after such a huge Monday night win at home over the Patriots. My BOOM player for this game is Colin Kaepernick. Colin’s mobility will be an issue for the Chiefs who don’t really have a ton playmakers on defense. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game will be Vernon Davis. Vernon is deling with several nagging injuries and the mergence of Stevie Johnson is hurting his current stock.

BENGALS vs PATRIOTS

  • If the Patriots play like they did Monday night they will lose this game by 30+ points versus the Bengals as the best team in the AFC. My fantasy BOOM player for this game is AJ Green.  Revis struggles with Dwayne Bowe last week so I can only imagine what is going to happen when he sees one of the top 3 receivers in the league Sunday night. 
  • My fantasy BUST player for this game is Julian Edelman. Edelman is Brady’s main weapon while Gronk continues to get back at full tilt.  The only problem is Leon Hall will be defending Edelman which means we won’t hear much from him Sunday night.

SEAHAWKS vs REDSKINS

  • The Redskins were embarrased last time they took the field and i think the Seahawks keeps that same story going. My fantasy BOOM player for this game is   Russell Wilson. The Redskins cannot defend the pass, they have to stop Marshawn, which leaves the worst part of their defense open. Russell is going to have a field day with this defense. 
  • My fantasy BUST player is DeSean Jackson. D-Jax will struggle to get open all night as a primary deep threat. The Seahawks don’t give up big plays over the top which leaves DeSean very limited with his impact on this game.
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NFL FANTASY BOOM/BUST – WEEK 4

Who would have thought going into week 3 that LeVeon Bell would be playing better than Jamaal Charles? Who would have thought DeMarco Murray would be be leading the league in rushing? How about the fact that Steve Smith Sr. is playing like a bonafide #1 receiver. All of these examples illustrate the beauty and beast of fantasy football.  Everyone has at least one pick that is underperforming (including me having several) but hopefully you can tread the tough waters.  Week 3 here we come…..

GIANTS vs REDSKINS

  • Ugh….Thursday Night games again. A divisional matchup with plenty injuries on deck. The Redskins will be missing their top cornerback DeAngelo Hall which is why I feel my BOOM player for this game will be Victor Cruz. Jeremy Maclin went crazy after Hall went down and I think Cruz takes full advantage as well. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Rashad Jennings. He won’t be terrible but it will be a rather pedestrian day against a underrated run defense from the Redskins.

RAVENS vs PANTHERS

  • This game might be a low scoring, defensive street fight. So don’t get too excited for points in this one. My BOOM player for this game is Steve Smith. Smitty has had this game circled on his calendar since they released him. He will be ready. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Kelvin Benjamin.  Benji will be matched up with Jimmy Smith who will give him a long day going against asolid Ravens defense.

PACKERS vs BEARS

  • The last time we thought their would be a points party in a NFC North game it turned into a dud.  I’m going to try this again, plenty points will be scored. My BOOM player for this game is Jay Cutler. Cutler has been on a roll since the season started and I divisional home game against the Packers will be a cushy matchup for him and his weapons. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Eddie Lacy. The Packers offense is struggling and so is the offensive line which directly affects Lacy.  I gotta see it before I trust it.

BILLS vs TEXANS

  • This game doesn’t have much star appeal but nonetheless it is an NFL game.  My BOOM player for this game is the (Bills rb’s).  The Texans aren’t very good at stopping the run (ask Rashad Jennings) so expect a heavy does of the run from the Bills.
  • My BUST player for this game is Sammy Watkins.  He will have ups and downs as a rookie but this game isn’t a good match for him.

TITANS vs COLTS

  • This game might get ugly quick as the Titans are slowly eroding.  My BOOM player for this game is Andrew Luck.  Luck is the #1 qb in fantasy and that continues this week. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Kendall Wright.  The Colts defend the pass well and Kendall might be without his starting qb this week which makes fora bad recipe.

LIONS vs JETS

  • Rex Ryan loves a low scoring game but the Lions want to put points on the board so this should be interesting. My BOOM player for this game is Calvin Johnson. The Jets are severely lacking cb’s which bodes extremely well for Megatron. 
  • My BUST player for this game is (both teams rb’s). Both of these teams have stout d-lines that don’t allow rb’s to get going.

DOLPHINS vs RAIDERS

  • Hit the snooze button on this game because there isn’t much to see.  My BOOM player for this game is Lamar Miller. Surprisingly the Dolphins run the ball very well to the tune of 5.0+ ypc. The Raiders can’t stop anyone. 
  • My BUST playerfor this game is James Jones.  Of course he will be targeted but I don’t think he gets going against this stingy Dolphins defense.

BUCS vs STEELERS

  • These two teams are heading in completely opposite directions.  My BOOM player for this game is Antonio Brown.  The Bucs just let Julio go buckwild and now they get Brown coming to town.  He is an elite fantasy wr. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Doug Martin.  Doug has had a awfully slow start to the year and on the borderline of losing his job.  Plus this offense is a mess right now. 

JAGUARS vs CHARGERS

  • San Diego is a legit AFC power that will make this game totally one-sided.  My BOOM player for this game is Phillip Rivers.  Rivers will feast on the Jags secondary much like everyone has this season so expect nothing less. 
  • My BOOM player for this game is Toby Gerhart.  Toby hasn’t shown anything this season that lends itself towards productivity.  He should have another rough outing against the Chargers  defense.

FALCONS vs VIKINGS

  • This game may be closer than most people think as Teddy makes his first official start as the Vikings quarterback. My BOOM player for this game is Julio Jones. Julio has been unstoppable pretty much every game he has been healthy and this Sunday will be much of the same.
  • My BUST player for this game is Steven Jackson. Steven isn’t the workhorse he used to be and couple that with the fact that they rotate three rb’s. The 6 byes this week probably means you have to use him anyway but temper expectations.

EAGLES vs 49ERS

  • San Fran needs a win in the worst way to stop the bleeding and this should shape up as one of the most exciting games on Sunday. My BOOM player for this game is Jeremy Maclin. The Niners have a tough time defending the pass and Maclin comes to town as one of the hottest receivers in the league. Maclin will find some big plays ion this game.
  • My BUST player for this game is Frank Gore. This could completely backfire on me but I have to see the 49ers use Gore more before I believe in him. Plus this is actually a game they should take advantage of a secondary that is towards the bottom of the league.

SAINTS vs COWBOYS

  • If the Cowboys can win this game then it will be time to give them a little respect. My BOOM player for this game is DeMarco Murray. The Cowboys have one of the most dominant O-lines in the NFL, and the Saints don’t exactly have a stout front. I expect Murray to have a good day against the Saints.
  • My BUST player for this game is Marques Colston. You are most likely playing him but don’t expect a huge day as he might be matched up with Orlando Scandrick who is a better corner than people realize. Plus Brandin Cooks is emerging which makes for inconsistent play from Colston.

PATRIOTS vs CHIEFS

  • It is very surprising to see the Patriots offense struggling so much but Tom Brady is not playing at his best. The Chiefs are gritty and could make this game tough on the Patriots. My BOOM player for this game is Rob Gronkowski. Gronk is on record saying he is ready for more work and that may be the key ingredient to get this offense out of the mud. I have a hunch he breaks out on Monday night.
  • My BUST player for this game is Dwayne Bowe. Hopefully you don’t own him because he has practically been non-existent for over a year now. Revis will be on him and so this makes playing him even worse.

 

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FANTASY FOOTBALL BOOM/BUST – WEEK 3

 Hopefully we have more booms than busts this week.  It would be great to have some of the stars who are some of our fantasy teams to wake up. Gronk?  Lacy? Shady? Forte?  Brady?  Where are you guys? Man we all need you! Yes, of course it is fantasy football and we want to win so get it together….Please?  Anyways enough of the rambling because those guys really don’t care about our teams like WE do…. So yeah, here are the guys who should ball or fall this week.

TAMPA BAY vs ATLANTA

  • This is one of the rare occasions the Falcons should win comfotably.  However it should be a slower pace game being that it is Thursday Night Football (yuck). My BOOM player for this game is Matt Ryan.  Matty Ice should be able to move the ball freely against this surprisingly bad Tampa defense who are now down both of their starting defensive ends. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Vincent Jackson. V-Jax and McCown still aren’t in sync along with this offense. Atlanta’s Desmond Trufant is the best corner in the league that nobody speaks on.

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CHARGERS vs BILLS

  • This game is a bigger test for the Chargers to prove how good they are as opposed to the Bills trying to validate their winning ways. My BOOM player for this game is Keenan Allen. He has been quiet thus far and I think he gets going against the Bills with so much attention going to the hot streak A.Gates. Each of the first 2 teams the Bills have played the #1 wr has had success (B.Marshall/M.Wallace). 
  • My BUST player for this game is Sammy Watkins. I dont expect him to follow up his last big game this week as he will have to deal with Brandon Flowers (if healthy).

TITANS vs BENGALS

  • This game should prove to be a mismatch right from the jump and Locker won’t help the Titans cause. My BOOM player for this game is Gio Bernard. The Bengals O-Line will establish superior physicalit especially late down the stretch with the extra possessions they will receive. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Kendall Wright. He will likely be matched up with Leon Hall who makes it rough for everybody.

RAVENS vs BROWNS

  • This will be an ugly game which is exactly what the Ravens like.  MY BOOM player for this game is Steve Smith. Even if he is matched up with Haden I think Steve produces just enough to be a factor (but look out for Bernard Pierce as well in the run game). 
  • My BUST player for this game is Jordan Cameron. He seems as if he will give it a go even at less than 100% but the Ravens are pretty stingy on te’s in fantasy/real life.

PACKERS vs LIONS

  • This should be a high scoring affair with plenty big plays by both teams.  My BOOM player for this game is Calvin Johnson. He simply owns the Packers and it is super obvious but very true. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Eddie Lacy. Lacy has had some awful matchups to start the season and this one isn’t any better. The Lions are stout against the run and the Packers don’t really have the best of O-Lines out there. 

COLTS vs JAGUARS

  • This game should be a massacre by the 4th quarter if Pep Hamilton doesn’t mkae Andrew Luck hand the ball of 50 times. My BOOM player for this game is Andrew Luck. He should have his way with the Jaguars secondary even if the get their star safety Jonathan Cyprien back. 
  • My BUST player for the week is Toby Gerhart. He is already nursing a bad ankle, they have an iffy O-line and the Colts know he is their only weapon.

RAIDERS vs PATRIOTS

  • The Raiders should just forfeit because this isn’t even going to be a game.  My BOOM player for this game is Stevan Ridley. The Patriots will have a massive lead which means they will go super conservative and just hand the ball off to their pounder. The Raiders can’t stop anyone on land or thru air so there’s that.
  • My BUST player for this game is James Jones. He has scored a touchdown each of the first 2 weeks, but he will be facing off with Revis in Foxborough on Sunday.

VIKINGS vs SAINTS

  • The Vikings are in a world of hurt without their star running back.  Now they have to lean on Matt Cassell which is never good. My BOOM player for this game is Drew Brees. Brees is a different kind of monster at home where he usually goes bonkers. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Matt Asiata. Yes he is a starter right now but that doesn’t equate to positive production. The Saints won’t have a problem stopping a guy averaging 2.8 YPC.

TEXANS vs GIANTS

  • The Giants are going nowhere fast as the Texans are trying to build on a successful start to their season. My BOOM player for this game is Arian Foster.  He should find no trouble rushing against the Giants front 7 as he will be featured heavily. The Giants offense stinks so that means he will get a few extra possessions to play with as well. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Victor Cruz. He might be the worst #1 wr in football as he is leading the league in drops.  Plus the Giants offense is still in rebuilding mode.

REDSKINS vs EAGLES

  • This should be an entertaining, hard fought game between two division foes. My BOOM player for this game is LeSean McCoy. I just think he is about due after all this Sproles action the last couple of weeks. He is too talented to not get going soon. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Pierre Garcon. He just doens’t seem to have that same explosion from a few years back and because of that he doesn’t make big plays like we are accustomed to seeing. This has more to do with him than the Eagles secondary.

COWBOYS vs RAMS

  • This could be a trap game for Dallas as many believe they “should” win this game.  My BOOM player for this game is DeMarco Murray.  Murray is currently the #1 rb in fantasy football and he is running behind one of the best O-Lines in the league. They seem to finally came around to featuring him instead of using him sparingly. He should be able to find success against the Rams front even with them being pretty good. 
  • My BUST player for the week is Jason Witten. He isn’t a forgotten man in Dallas but he is just simply ot what he used to be. Then add the fact that they are run heavy until Romo is fully healthy.

49ERS vs CARDINALS

  • This should be a low-scoring brawl between 2 teams that can’t get right offensively but for different reasons. My BOOM player for this game is Michael Floyd (if Palmer plays). The Niners seem to struggle with big physical receivers and Floyd is just that. He can get deep and also out jump cb’s so this could be a big game for him. Palmer will have time to throw downfield due to the Niners non-existent pass rush. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Michael Crabtree. Kaepernick has not been sharp to start the season and Crabtree will be matched up with Patrick Peterson….bad mix

CHIEFS vs MIAMI

  • The Chiefs are fading fast and it gets no easier for them traveling to Miami.  My BOOM player for this game is Mike Wallace. He has played well to start the season and it could be even better if Tannehill could get on track with his deep ball. Also, the Chiefs are missing key players on defense which could include Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Dwayne Bowe. Hopefully you are not in a situation where you need to play him because the Dolphins are solid against wr’s that seem to have lost a step (pretty much goes for every team).

BRONCOS vs SEATTLE

  • This is possibly the biggest game of the week and the Broncos have plenty to prove after that Super Bowl massacre. My BOOM player for this game is Marshawn Lynch.  After practically having the Sunday off last week I think he comes home to Seattle in a rage and in “Beast Mode.” The Seahawks love to establish the run early at home. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Julius Thomas. I know Gates went off last week but in Seattle against a defense that was virtually embarrassed won’t be the best of times for Julius.

STEELERS vs PANTHERS

  • This is certainly a measuring stick game for the Steelers as the Panthers look primed to show the national stage what they are made of.  My BOOM player for this game is Cam Newton. Cam loves to play on the big stage and the Steelers defense hasn’t exactly been stopping anyone lately. 
  • My BUST player for this game is LeVeon Bell. The Panthers don’t allow anyone to run the ball and that will include LeVeon this week. 

BEARS vs JETS

  • This should be a really good Monday night game in front of the Jets home crowd as they try to prove they are legit. My BOOM player for this game is Alshonn Jefferey. The Jets have no cb’s and that isn’t a good sign for a team that has to face a guy 6’5 with blazing speed and sure hands. The Bears are one of the top passing teams in the league (Marshall will ball too). 
  • My BUST player for this game is Geno Smith. Geno is improving but  I believe the Bears will force him into a couple of mistakes as he will be playing with limited weapons.
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NFL FANTASY BOOM/BUST PLAYERS – WEEK 2

Good golly, is it week 2 already?!  Please slow down a tad NFL season…Ok maybe I’m being a tad dramatic but still that went fast.  There were plenty of surprises in week 1 as we expected but many of the stars shined as well. Hopefully you all had a good fantasy week to open the season, but if not then just bounce back this week. Again, some of the boom guys are obvious so I try to throw in a sleeper. Also, every bust guy isn’t necessarily going to be terrible but more so not great.  Either way week 2 here we come…..

STEELERS vs RAVENS

  • First of all I hate Thursday night games (for fantasy purpsoes).  These guys are usually about 65% recovered from the previous games which makes for lackluster performances on Thursday nights. However, my BOOM player for this game is Antonio Brown. Brown is emerging into the elite category for fantasy receivers with his massive versatility and route running. The Ravens aren’t as talented in the secondary as years past. 
  • My BUST player for this week is (any Ravens running back). The running game might be in disarray for a while until someone seperates themselves from the pack. However, the Steelers did let a rookie rush for a 100yds last week but the Browns O-Line is also better.

DOLPHINS vs BILLS

  • I’m not thrilled about any one particular player in this game because both defenses are playing well, plus it is a divisional game.  I’d have to go with Mike Wallace. Mike’s high volume usage is intriguing going up against a Buffalo secondary that got chewed up through the air last Sunday. If the Dolphins O-Line can hold up against the Bills vicious pass rush then Mike Wallace could do some damage. 
  • My BUST player for this game is EJ Manuel. The Dolphins made life miserable for Tom Brady last weekend and even though Manuel will be at home i still think he struggles.

LIONS vs PANTHERS

  • This game should be interesting with a top tier offense up against a top tier defense. My BOOM player for this game (aside frm Megatron) is Kelvin Benjamin. I think Cam will be able to find Kelvin Benjamin a few times for big plays downfield against a secondary that will likey feature two rookies (which will ensure a few breakdowns). 
  • My BUST player for this game is Reggie Bush. The Lions will find it difficult to move the ball on the ground against the Panthers front 7 (especially in the Panthers home opener). 

FALCONS vs BENGALS

  • This game will be a huge measuring stick to see just how great Matt Ryan and his potent attack is and can be (especially away from home where he tends to struggle at times). The Bengals are a top 5 defensive unit that features Leon Hall who is one of the elite corners we have in the NFL today. My BOOM player for this game is Gio Bernard.  The Bengals O-Line is well equipped to push around the Falcons O-Line much like the Saints did in week 1. Bernard is a large cog in the Bengals offense which uses him in the run+pass game. I see a nice day for him on the horizon. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Steven Jackson. The Bengals are stingy against th run and the Falcons backfield looks like it is turning into a rbbc platoon. No Thanks.

SAINTS vs BROWNS

  • Speaking of “tests” the Saints aren’t offense isn’t as prolific on the road either especially when it is outdoors so Drew Brees and company will have their hands full. My BOOM player for this game is Jimmy Graham. I chose him for no other reason than the fact that he was extremely quiet last week to my surpsise (and many fantasy owners).  He will bounce back in a big way. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Brian Hoyer. Hoyer will likely be without Jordan Cameron which means he will be counting on tiny 5’7 Andrew Hawkins much of the game…Goodlluck with that.

PATRIOTS vs VIKINGS

  • I’m not sure what to expect from the Patriots in this game but I know the Vikings will be juiced (No HGH) for the home opener.  My BOOM player this game features Adrian Peterson. He was quiet last week which usually means a bounce back game is coming for superstar players like him.  Plus the Patriots just gave up a million rushing yards to the Dolphins….the DOLPHINS…welp now they get they awesome task of stopping AP…in HIS house. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Stevan Ridley. I think the Patriots will try to take advantage of the Vikings suspect secondary which means there will be plenty of Vereen action.

CARDINALS vs GIANTS

  • It is hard to tell if the Giants are this terrible or working through the kinks but either way it is not looking good.  My BOOM player for this game is Michael Floyd.  I know he isn’t Megatron but he surely make look like it against this secondary that had no answer for the 6’5 wideout.  Floyd is 6’3 with outstanding athleticism and catch radius. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Victor Cruz.  Cruz had an awful Monday night game (partly due to Eli and his O-Line) but now he gets the pleasure of seeing Patrick Peterson and that crew. This is a bad mix for Cruz.

COWBOYS vs TITANS

  • Well we all know the Cowboys stink on defense so my BOOM player for this week is ANY TITANS STARTER YOU NEED. Seriously you could hit big with anyof the Titans skill position players because chances are they could score for you. However, a couple names just to throw out there Kendall Wright, Jake Locker, and Justin Hunter. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Jason Witten. His speed and athleticism are slowly fading so I don’t expect big things from him considering Cole Beasley is emerging in the slot.

REDSKINS vs JAGUARS

  • This game could be full of fantasy cash money, but my BOOM player for this game is DeSean Jackson. I know the Redskins passing game looks horrid but i believe DeSean sneaks behind the defense for a couple of big bombs to send a jolt through fantasy owners lineups.  Reports are that RG3 and the Skins have been working on the “homerun ball” this week. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Cecil Shorts. I think he will have a chunk of yards but he won’t get into the endzone.

SEAHAWKS vs CHARGERS

  • The Seahawks will be well rested and ready to roll, while the Chargers are coming off a tough Monday night game.  My BOOM player for this game is Percy Harvin. The variety of way in which the Hawks use Percy makes him such a dangerous weapon. It will be hard to target him specifically with a certain defender every play because he plays all over the offensive formation.
  • My BUST player for this game is Phillip Rivers. Simply put nobody has a good day passing the ball against possibly the best secondary of all time.

RAMS vs TAMPA BAY

  • The Rams are quickly becoming one of the worse teams in the NFL.  My BOOM player for this game is Vincent Jackson. He was fairly quiet against Carolina but the Rams not exactly Carolina. Plus Chris Long will be missing so that helps a tad bit too.  Look for him to get downfield a few times. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Zac Stacy. He is almost in a full bloom timeshare and he will see eight in the box with the lack of quality qb play.

CHIEFS vs BRONCOS

  • This is a terrible week for the Chiefs to redeem themselves considering the opponent. My BOOM player for this game is Julius Thomas. I think he keeps it rolling against the Chiefs who will be missing a few key players on defense. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Dwayne Bowe. He has looked good in the preseson but I have to see it in live regular season action to be a believer in him.

JETS vs PACKERS

  • The Packers are surely ready to rid themselves of the pounding they took against Seattle, so the Jets might be in trouble.  My BOOM player for this game is Aaron Rodgers. This secondary is many moons away from being the Seattle Seahawks so he should be able to feast regularly. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Geno Smith. He will make a few plays but I think he struggles a bit at Lambeau Field against a defense that was just humiliated last week.

TEXANS vs RAIDERS

  • This game will be a snoozer but somebody has to win right?!  My BOOM player for this game is Arian Foster. The Raiders just allowed the jets to run wild this week and now they get a dose of Arian.  He is a more talented running back than anyone the Jets have at this time. 
  • My BUST player for this game is Andre Johnson. Ryan Fitzpatrick will struggle playing in the “Black Hole” which will have a direct affect on Andre. He may have a decent yard total but held without a touchdown.

BEARS vs 49ERS

  • This will be a great opportunity for Jay Cutler to redeem himself from the sketchy play down the stretch in the game against Buffalo.  My BOOM player for this game is Vernon Davis.  Vernon is far superior to the suspect linebacker crew of the Bears and should have a few big opportunities much like the Dallas game.
  • My BUST player for this game is Frank Gore.  It looks like the 49ers are trying to give Frank more rest by bringing in Carlos Hyde so he doesn’t see the same diet of carries he is accustomed to getting.  I think he is effective but not a huge day.

EAGLES vs COLTS

  • This should be an exciting game for both teams to showcase what they are made of on the big stage.  My BOOM player for this game is Andrew Luck.  Mainly because he has to be for the Colts to have a chance, but also because the Eagles secondary stinks (see rookie Allen Hurns). 
  • My BUST player in this game is Trent Richardson.  Yes this is totally obvious but that doesn’t make it less true.

 

 

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FANTASY FOOTBALL BOOM/BUST WEEK 1

 Well…well….well IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON, which means it is also Fantasy football time.  We all want to know who to play and who to sit based on the matchups.  Fantasy Football is a weekly game and sometimes that can be forgotten.  There will never be a time to sit your studs, but the borderline starter type guys will need assistance to have great games.  Everyone is always looking for an edge against their opponent so digging into matchups is a necessary evil.  These views on who will boom or bust doesn’t signify who will play well and who will not, but more so just a way to gauge what your player is gettin’ into that day.

GREEN BAY vs SEATTLE

My BOOM player for this game is Russell Wilson.  Russ has been on fire during the pre-season and there is no reason to believe it won’t continue in week 1 at Century Link Field.  He always plays fantastic at home and the Packers defense isn’t feared by anyone so start Russ if you own him. 

My BUST player is Randall Cobb.  Cobb will be facing the toughest secondary in the NFL and he is already the 2nd option in the passing game on his own team.  Many might say “why not Jordy?” I think the Packers will use Jordy all over the formations which will give him ample opportunity to produce, although it won’t be a huge day for either Cobb nor Jordy.  However, unless you have 3 #1 type wrs then you are starting these guys.

SAINTS VS FALCONS

My BOOM player for this game is Jimmy Graham.  The Falcons linebacker core is less than underwhelming and unfortunately they will have the assignment of trying to stop him.  Also, it won’t work putting a cornerback on him because they are all 5’10 and below (Jimmy is 6’6)….Goodluck Falcons.

 My BUST player for this game is Steven Jackson.  S-Jax hasn’t had any preseason work and he is coming off a hamstring injury which is always tricky.  The Saints are well above average against the run and combine that with the fact that Steven won’t have a full workload coming off his injury and first action.

BENGALS vs BALTIMORE

My BOOM player for this game is Mohammed Sanu.  The Ravens will pay so much attention to AJ Green that Sanu will get single coverage and have ample opportunity to produce.  AJ Green will get his but Sanu could have a big week. 

My BUST player for this game is Giovanni Bernard.  He won’t play awful but don’t expect big things from him going up against the Ravens stut front.  Jeremy Hill may end up doing some of the heavy lifting as it will be a physical game.

BILLS vs BEARS

My BOOM player for this game is Brandon Marshall.  It has been reported that Trestman has been looking for more waysto get Brandon open thru advantageous matchups.  This is only trouble for the Bills who already have no answer for B-Marsh. 

My BUST player for this game is Sammy Watkins.  Sammy is battling a rib injury, but also he will have to see Tim Jennings and Peanut Tilman all game.  As a rookie this will be tough sledding even for the immensely talented Watkins.

WASHINGTON vs HOUSTON

This will be a very interesting game to gauge where Arian Foster is with his health and no real action all preseason.  This is why I have Arian Foster is my BOOM player for this matchup.  I don’t have any facts to backup this feeling, but I know the Redskins aren’t the most formidable defensive line a team will see.  Arian will be a focal point of this offense and he seems to be ready to prove all his doubters wrong.  He is a highly competitive player. 

My BUST player for this game is Robert Griffin III.  RG3 has looked awful this preseason adjusting to his new system with Jay Gruden.  However it is just the preseason but trying to be a pocket passer is clearly not a strength for him.  That won’t bode well for him going against a ferocious pass rush led by JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.  RG3 won’t be completely bad but I believe this will be a tough game for him in Houston.

TITANS vs KANSAS CITY

My BOOM player for this game will be Travis Kelce.  This kid is on the verge of being special due to his elite athleticism (tested better measurables than Gronk).  The Titans have solid linebackers but Andy Reid is a genius at finding ways to make talented players produce.  The Chiefs won’t have mnay options in the passing game this wek especially with D.Bowe suspended so lookfor Kelce to get ample opportunity. 

My BUST player for this game is Bishop Sankey.  The highly touted has struggled during training camp and preseason, which resulted in being #2 on the depth chart. He won’t get the chance to shine sitting behind Shonn Greene on the depth chart at the moment.

PATRIOTS vs DOLPHINS

My BOOM player for this week is Shane Vereen.  Vereen is clearly the best running back for the Patriots and his skill set makes him extremely valuable.  The Patriots are a top 5 rushing team, but also one of the better teams at featuring running backs in the passing game which is where Shane thrives. 

My BUST player for this game is Lamer Miller.  Lamar is reportedly losing ground on his starting position and may be in for a 50% split which greatly diminishes his opportunities.  He will also be facing a New England front 7 that might be a bit underrated.

RAIDERS vs JETS

My BOOM player for this game is Geno Smith/Eric Decker.  I believe these two will have a great connection in this game against an average defense.  Plus this is a home game for Geno where i think he will be very comfortable going into his 2nd year. 

My BUST player for this game will be Maurice Jones-Drew.  MJD won’t have a terrible game but he will find it tough to find cracks in the Jets D-Line to run.  MJD having a rookie QB under center almost assures that there will be 8 or 9 man fronts.

JAGUARS vs EAGLES

My BOOM player for this game is Nick Foles.  Foles will have a cushy matchup going against a young secondary in Jacksonville.  He has a lot of weapons to use and the Jaguars have a difficult time defending all of them. 

My BUST player for this game will be Cecil Shorts.  The opportunities to make plays will be limited for Cecil Shorts being that Chad Henne is the starting qb.  They need to free Blake Bortles.

CLEVELAND vs PITTSBURGH

My BOOM player for this game will be Markus Wheaton.  The Steelers #2 receiver will be away from Joe Haden and up against a rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert or an average cornerback in Buster Skrine.  Wheaton has the talent to take full advantage of this matchup while Antonio Brown is being occupied by Joe Haden. 

My BUST player will be Jordan Cameron.  The Steelers will load up to stop the main target in the Browns passing game.  Cameron is a good athlete but not an elite tight end that can dominate any matchup especially being the only legit threat.

VIKINGS vs RAMS

My BOOM player for this game will be Cordarrelle Patterson.  He will test the Rams suspect secondary often in this game as the primary focus will be on AP.  He is working under Norv Turner who has allways been able to get the most out of highly athletic wideouts (See Josh Gordon). 

My BUST player for this game will be Tavon Austin.  As the 3rd wideout on a team that is already going to struggle with the passing game, I don’t see him breaking out in this week.  He will have some plays called for him but i think his day will be relatively quiet.

SAN FRANCISCO vs DALLAS

My BOOM player for this game will be Frank Gore.  The Dallas run defense is bottom of the league and cant stop anyone plain and simple. 

My BUST player for this week will be Jason Witten.  I believe Witten will be a quiet guy on Sunday regardless if it is against a depleted linebacker core for the Niners.  They normally do a good job defending tight ends and Jason Witten looks a step slower.  He might even be 3rd in the passing pecking order at this point.

TAMPA BAY vs CAROLINA

My BOOM player for this game will be Vincent Jackson.  The weakness on the Panthers defense is the secondary, so if the offensive line can give McCown just a little time V-Jax will feast on this crew all afternoon. 

My BUST player for this game is Cam Newton.  The Bucs front seven is no joke and Cam is not even 100% right now.  The offense looks out of sync as a unit and Cam hasn’t had much action to help it.  This will be a long afternoon for him.

COLTS vs BRONCOS

My BOOM player for this game is Emmanuel Sanders.  Sanders speed and versatility will make him a nightmare for an underwhelming Colts defense.  Now that Welker is out this will just give him an increased amount of targets from anywhere he lines up. 

My BUST player for this game is Trent Richardson.  He obviously hasn’t looked good at all this preseason and the Colts O-Line does him no favors.  He will once again be disappointing.

GIANTS vs DETROIT

My BOOM player for this game is Golden Tate.  We all know Megatron will get his but that is also where all the attention will be.  Tate will be very productive against the Giants suspect secondary.  Factor in he will see the #2/3 corners most of the game and know that Golden will make some big plays. 

My BUST player for this game is Eli Mannig.  He has looked progressively worst this preseason and now he gets the Lions defensive front.  Stay away fromEli.

CARDINALS vs CHARGERS

My BOOM player for this game is Michael Floyd.  He has looked even more explosive coming into this season although his connection with Carson has been slightly off when he routinely beats corners deep.  They will find ways to connect Monday night as many defenses #1 priority is stopping Fitzgerald. 

My BUST player for this game is Ladarius Green.  He simply doesn’t seem to get enough opportunity to feel comfortable playing him at the moment.  He is also rather low on the receiving list of weapons they have at Rivers’ disposal so this might not be a good night for Ladarius.

 

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