10 Names You Should Know - Week 7 fantasysharks.com Mon 10/13/14 7:30 AM

1) Andre Holmes -- WR -- Raiders; Fantasy football is about opportunity. Opportunity is a byproduct of the coaching staff and some coaches just don't get it (just ask Antone Smith and Bishop Sankey). Questionable coaching is what got Dennis Allen fired in Oakland, leading to the insertion of Andre Holmes into the starting lineup. Holmes is a big bodied player (6' 4", 210 lbs) with down field speed and hands to catch red zone looks. My two provisions are the health of Derek Carr, and a tough schedule. However, playing opposite the leaky Raiders defense means a positive game flow for the passing game. If you need help at the wide receiver position (ie - Victor Cruz, Cordarrelle Patterson or Calvin Johnson) Holmes is a nice addition with WR3 upside. 2) Isaiah Crowell -- RB -- Browns; Scanning through the Week 6 inactives you'll find a healthy Terrance West. The Browns week two starter has suddenly been relegated to practice squad status. The obvious conclusion: Isaiah Crowell has taken over as the Browns backup running back. In response to his promotion, Crowell rewarded the Browns coaching staff by turning 11 carries into 77 yards and a touchdown. If you haven't yet watched this rookie, I'll let you know he runs with downhill ferocity. Playing behind the oft-injured Ben Tate gives Crowell high RB2 potential when the inevitable happens. 3) Mike Evans -- WR -- Buccaneers; As the seventh pick in the 2014 draft, Mike Evans was billed as the preseason frontrunner for rookie of the year. After three weeks of bad quarterbacking from Luke McCown, along with a wrist injury causing Evans to miss week five, many owners flung him back into the waiver pool. This week, Evans rotated with Louis Murphy as the Bucs eased him back into the offense. Evans took advantage, recording four receptions for 55 yards and a TD on eight targets. Following their week seven bye, Evans should resume his role as the every-down starter. Given his size, speed and athleticism, Evans has reemerged as an every week WR3. 4) Jace Amaro -- TE -- NY Jets; Another rookie making fantasy headlines in the preseason was Jets TE Jace Amaro. With the coveted "basketball" size-speed combination, Amaro was supposed to be a target monster in the Jets' West Coast Offense. Like Andre Holmes, poor game planning had Amaro averaging four targets per game over the first five games. This week, the Jets coaching staff woke up giving Amaro 12 targets resulting in 10 receptions for 68 yards and a TD. Will this ...

Week 5 Roundup: Waiver Wire, Rankings & Start/Sit Analysis rotoballer.com Sat 10/4/14 7:30 AM9 Comments

This article references Allen Robinson, Andre Holmes, Andre Roberts, Andre Williams, Andrew Hawkins, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bishop Sankey, Blake Bortles, Charles Clay, Clay Harbor, Darrin Reaves, DEF, Denard Robinson, Eddie Royal, Eli Manning, Eric Ebron, Garrett Graham, Heath Miller, James Jones, Jerick McKinnon, Justin Forsett, Ka'Deem Carey, Larry Donnell, Louis Murphy, Marvin Jones, Mike Glennon, Nick Novak, Ryan Fitzpatrick, SP, Torrey Smith, Travaris Cadet, Travis Kelce, WR and more! Kickoff is just over 24 hours away! While you're working off Friday night's hangover with a big fat sausage egg n cheese hero, side of waffles and a big gulp sized iced coffee, indulge in this roundup of our past week's fantasy football and NFL analysis, including matchup previews, start/sit analysis, week 5 sleepers, weekly rankings, and waiver wire pickups. Week 5 Matchups and Sit/Start AnalysisEdward Gorelik, Adam Sabol and Lou Cappetta provide in-depth matchup analysis and [...] Keep on reading: Week 5 Roundup: Waiver Wire, Rankings & Start/Sit Analysis

Why You Should Target Andre Holmes This Year in Fantasy Football numberfire.com Thu 8/7/14 10:53 AM

Andre Holmes is an explosive vertical threat for the Oakland Raiders who isn't even being drafted in fantasy. Let's change that.

Fantasy 411 - Week 14 fantasysharks.com Tue 12/3/13 7:00 AM

I wrote last week about San Diego tight end Ladarius Green and how he was positioning himself to be an impact player next season. This week he turned in another quality day, registering his second touchdown in as many weeks. Green did only have two catches, but he was targeted in the passing game a season-high six times. Antonio Gates continues to get the majority of looks, but Green gets down the field, nearly doubling Gates in yards per catch with a gaudy 22.1 average. If you are sneaking in to your league's playoffs and struggling at tight end, you might look to add Green, now. As an underdog, I like to make gutsy, big upside plays to give myself a chance and Green represents that at the tight end spot. Patient fantasy owners who have put up with Roddy White's injuries and terrible production were finally rewarded Sunday as White hauled in ten catches for 143 yards as the Atlanta Falcons topped Buffalo. The problem of course is that nearly no fantasy owners were brave enough to start White given his season thus far. The question owners have to answer now, as we enter fantasy playoff season, is what can they reasonably expect from White going forward? With some favorable matchups slated for the next couple of weeks, now is the time for White to get on track if he ever is going to. His many ailments appear to have healed or at least be manageable and he remains a favorite target of Matt Ryan. The Falcons' well-chronicled offensive line woes aren't going to magically improve, but the makeshift squad has had plenty of time to gel and learn one another's tendencies. It is expecting too much to think that White will be a consistent WR1 down the stretch, but if you have him on your roster, he might get you some much needed production. This preseason I pegged Cecil Shorts as a candidate to have a breakout season for Jacksonville. Shorts has been generally dependable, but unspectacular, putting up numbers of a low-end WR2 all season. While he hasn't exploded for any huge games, Shorts does have eight double-digit games in points per reception scoring formats. His numbers could be even better had he not missed a game, and parts of others with injuries. Shorts has been vocal about the lack of looks he has gotten recently and consequently he has been targeted 11 times in each of the last two weeks. Despite being matched up with Cleveland's shutdown corner Joe Haden on Sunday, Shorts reeled in six catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. If he can stay ...

Andre Who? dynastyleaguefootball.com Sat 11/30/13 7:00 AM

A deep look at Andre Holmes and his long term dynasty value.