What an interesting week we just witnessed in the NFL and fantasy! Who had the Falcons losing to the 49ers and who had Devonta Freeman only getting 12 yards on 12 carries? Thank goodness he caught a touchdown!
Sunday night's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys is a must-win... for both teams. Dallas limps into this important NFC East contest on a five-game losing streak. The Cowboys are drowning in a big way, and desperate for a win to have any chance at winning the division or securing a playoff spot.
What a terrible week in the NFL, and likewise fantasy, for injuries. Just take a look at these names — Le’Veon Bell, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall and Steve Smith Sr. — all got hurt and weren’t able to finish their game.
Anything can happen on any given Sunday, we all know that and the unpredictability of each game is what makes playing fantasy football so fun. But wouldn’t it be nice to look ahead and see what is going to happen in Week 8 of the NFL season?
As we look to close the book on Week 7 of the fantasy football season, let’s stop and take a moment of refection first. Let’s look back and see who had an outstanding fantasy game that helped propel your team to victory. And of course let’s look back in anger at those players you were depending on that simpl
The New York Giants (3-3) have been in a foul mood since the opening game of the 2015 season. That was when they gave up a fourth quarter TD in the final 1:34 to open the season at 0-1 against division rival and hated foe the Dallas Cowboys (2-3). That loss was followed up by another in which the Giants led by 10 in the final quarter.
Three weeks ago, it appeared as if New York and Philadelphia were headed in an inexorable direction to the bottom of the NFC East. Now, the two meet Monday night with the Giants hoping to gain control on the division, and the Eagles in search of continued momentum in their attempt to overcome a poor start.
Put your hand up if you had Gary Barnidge scoring more fantasy points last week than Rob Gronkowski? Anyone? How about Josh McCown throwing for 457 yards and two touchdowns? Or how about Adrian Peterson scoring zero fantasy points? Ah ha! Got you there! Peterson was on his bye last week.
Thanks to injuries and some just plain poor play, the NFC East is threatening to imitate last year’s overall poor performance of its South conference mate. Dallas and Philadelphia, the presumed division favorites, have been waylaid by QB woes (Tony Romo’s injury in Big D) and shaky play (the Eagles’ 0-2 start), turning the championship race into an unpredictable mess.