Week 2 Running Back Depth Charts for Fantasy Football rotoballer.com Tue 9/15/15 4:00 PM

This article references A, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Alfred Blue, Alfred Morris, Ameer Abdullah, Andre Ellington, Andre Williams, Antonio Andrews, Arian Foster, Benny Cunningham, Bilal Powell, Bishop Sankey, Blake Bortles, Bobby Rainey, Branden Oliver, Brandon Bolden, Bryce Brown, C, C.J. Anderson, C.j. Spiller, Cam Newton, Cameron Artis-Payne, Carlos Hyde, Cedric Peerman, Charcandrick West, Charles Sims, Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, Chris Polk, Chris Thompson, Christine Michael, Damien Williams, Dan Herron, Danny Woodhead, Darren Mcfadden, Darren Sproles, Darrin Reaves, David Cobb, David Johnson, De'Anthony Thomas, DeAngelo Williams, DeMarco Murray, Denard Robinson, Devonta Freeman, Dexter Mccluster, Dion Lewis, Donald Brown, Doug Martin, Drew Brees, Dri Archer, Duke Johnson, Eddie Lacy, Fozzy Whittaker, Frank Gore, Fred Jackson, Giovani Bernard, Ike Davis, Isaiah Crowell, Isaiah Pead, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jamaal Charles, James Starks, James White, Javorius Allen, Jay Ajayi, Jeremy Hill, Jeremy Langford, Jerick McKinnon, John Crockett, John Kuhn, Joique Bell, Jonas Gray, Jonathan Grimes, Jonathan Stewart, Joseph Randle, Josh Robinson, Justin Forsett, Juwan Thompson, Ka'Deem Carey, Karlos Williams, Kendall Hunter, Kenjon Barner, Khiry Robinson, Knile Davis, Lamar Miller, LaMichael James, Lance Dunbar, Latavius Murray, LeGarrette Blount, LeSean McCoy, Lorenzo Talia, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Marcel Reece, Mark Ingram, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Asiata, Matt Forte, Matt Jones, melvin gordon and more! This may be an unpopular opinion, but the fantasy performances of Week 1 were largely uninspiring. Only four running backs surpassed 20 points in standard fantasy scoring, as nearly 75 percent of the top 30 ranked running backs failed to live up to Week 1 projections. Still, in the spirit of NFL unpredictability, two of the top 4 running backs are not who you would expect. Although the stats may not have been dazzling, there is much to be learned from what did and what did not happen in each [...]Keep on reading: Week 2 Running Back Depth Charts for Fantasy Football

Projections Report Card - Week 14 RB fantasysharks.com Wed 12/10/14 12:46 PM

BIGGEST MISSES Marcel Reece - This is what happens when the coaching staff uses anyone other than Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. Kerwynn Williams - How many of you knew that the coaching staff was raving about his practices during the week? Alfred Morris - The Rams are a defense that you don't want your fantasy studs to be facing during the fantasy playoffs. Daniel Thomas - We projected Thomas for 12 points. What were we thinking? BIGGEST HITS Isaiah Crowell - He was supposed to start in a plus-matchup but we tapped the brakes a bit and projected him for 15 points. He finished with 14. Matt Asiata - We projected Asiata to be our 21st (14 points) ranked RB and that's where he finished (13 points). The Chris' - Ivory & Johnson - We projected Ivory for 12 points and Johnson for 11. They both finished with 12. Shane Vereen - We projected him to be the 43rd ranked RB. He finished as the 47th. For complete access to the Fantasy Sharks Projections Report Card click here. GPA: B- (3.0) Show GPA Logic Hide GPA Logic Accuracy is determined by dividing the difference between the actual and projected rank by the total number of ranked players at the selected position. An accuracy of 90% or higher receives a GPA of 4, 80% receives a GPA of 3, 70% receives a GPA of 2, and 60% receives a GPA of 1. The top half of actual or projected players is counted twice toward the total GPA. Players with an actual and projected fantasy total of 2 or fewer points are discarded. Actual Rank Projected Rank Grade Player Team Opp Actual Points Projected Points 1 2 A Bell, Le'Veon PIT @CIN 53 28 2 3 A Murray, DeMarco DAL @CHI 44 26 3 31 C Bell, Joique DET TBB 34 11 4 10 A Lacy, Eddie GBP ATL 30 21 5 26 C Williams, Andre NYG @TEN 29 13 6 5 A Anderson, C.J. DEN BUF 28 24 7 4 A Foster, Arian HOU @JAC 28 24 8 7 A Charles, Jamaal KCC @ARZ 27 22 9 8 A Lynch, Marshawn SEA @PHI 27 22 10 1 A Forte, Matt CHI DAL 27 31 11 28 B Stewart, Jonathan CAR @NOR 26 12 12 73 F Reece, Marcel OAK SFO 20 5 13 24 A Jackson, Steven ATL @GBP 19 13 14 20 A Jackson, Fred BUF @DEN 19 15 15 6 A Forsett, Justin BAL @MIA 18 23 16 27 A Miller, Lamar MIA BAL 16 12 17 61 D Murray, Latavius OAK SFO 15 6 18 18 A Crowell, Isaiah CLE IND 14 15 19 104 F Williams, Kerwynn ARZ KCC 14 0 20 41 B Blount, LeGarrette NEP @SDC 14 10 21 21 A Asiata, Matt MIN NYJ 13 14 22 15 A Herron, Dan IND @CLE 13 17 23 30 A Ivory, Chris NYJ @MIN 12 12 24 32 A Johnson, Chris NYJ @MIN 12 11 25 22 A ...

NFL Running Back Playoff Rankings: Week 14 Fantasy Football rotoballer.com Fri 12/5/14 12:41 PM

This article references Alfred Blue, Alfred Morris, Andre Ellington, Andre Williams, Anthony Dixon, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Benny Cunningham, Bernard Pierce, Bishop Sankey, Bobby Rainey, Branden Oliver, Bryce Brown, C.J. Anderson, Carlos Hyde, Charles Sims, Chris Johnson, Daniel Thomas, Darren Mcfadden, Darren Sproles, DeAngelo Williams, DEF, DeMarco Murray, Denard Robinson, Devonta Freeman, Dexter Mccluster, Doug Martin, Eddie Lacy, Frank Gore, Fred Jackson, Giovani Bernard, Glenn Winston, Isaiah Crowell, Jamaal Charles, James Starks, Jeremy Hill, Jerick McKinnon, Joique Bell, Jonathan Stewart, Joseph Randle, Justin Forsett, Juwan Thompson, Khiry Robinson, Knile Davis, Lamar Miller, Lance Dunbar, Latavius Murray, LeGarrette Blount, LeSean McCoy, Marcel Reece, Marion Grice, Mark Ingram, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Asiata, Matt Forte, Mike Tolbert, Pierre Thomas, Rashad Jennings, Reggie Bush, Robert Turbin and more! RotoBaller brings you our Week 14 fantasy football running back rankings by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe), along with running back rankings analysis by Zach Wilkens.For even more Week 14 rankings and analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings for all other positions. Week 14 Running Back Rankings AnalysisLe'Veon Bell is the hottest running back in the game right now, having gone over 200 total yards in each of his last two g[...] Keep on reading: NFL Running Back Playoff Rankings: Week 14 Fantasy Football

Week 16 - Do or Die! fantasysharks.com Thu 12/19/13 6:30 AM1 Comment

Although Week 15 was packed with amazing performances from many key fantasy studs, Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker has topped the headlines. His six field goals, including a 61-yard go-ahead blast in the fourth quarter, sealed the late comeback victory for Baltimore, and more importantly, kept their playoff hopes alive. In his postgame interview, his reference to helping both his "real team" and his fantasy football team win made the event even more memorable for fantasy football fans. Whether you are in a battle for the fantasy Super Bowl this week or just trying to close the season on a positive note, take a dive with me as we look into Week 16. Quarterback Andy Dalton has been very frustrating this year for fantasy owners. As soon as it appears that Dalton has reached the next level as he showed from Weeks 6-8, he posted a complete dud in Week 9. With Cincinnati battling for playoff seeding, he should be productive in Week 16 against Minnesota. Minnesota has allowed the second-most points to opposing quarterbacks, including three passing touchdowns in each of the last two weeks. Cincinnati's quarterback also has performed considerably better at home with a quarterback rating almost 20 points higher than on the road this season. Week 16 forecast: 250 passing yards, 2 TD Running Back Not much has worked for the Oakland Raiders this year. However, their rushing attack has been one of the few bright spots. As usual, Darren McFadden has missed more games than he has started, but Rashad Jennings and Marcel Reece have filled in admirably. Jennings returned from his own injury and was dynamic against a tough Kansas City line. Jennings ran for 91 yards with two scores and averaged 4.0 yards per carry. Jennings will shine again in Week 16 against an average San Diego defense and should receive the bulk of carries. Week 16 forecast: 100 total yards, TD Wide Receiver Mike Wallace may be the more talented Miami wide receiver, but also lacks consistency. If you are looking to fill your second or third wide receiver slot, don't forget about Brian Hartline. Hartline has averaged 9½ targets with at least five catches per game over his last six contests. With a matchup against the Buffalo defense that allows the fourth-most points to opposing wide receivers, Hartline should reward fantasy owners this weekend. Don't forget that he hauled in six passes earlier this year against Buffalo's weak secondary. Week 16 forecast: 80 receiving ...

What Did We Learn - Week 15 fantasysharks.com Tue 12/10/13 7:45 AM

This week, let's talk fantasy headlines from Week 14. Looking at the numbers, there are some guys you can trust going forward, and there are others that may even be on waivers that you can either add to your starting lineup or just prevent your opponent from grabbing. Then, we'll discuss guys and matchups that may mean tough decisions for fantasy owners. Roddy White is back healthy. I know, I know. It took him long enough. But White looks like he's finally healthy again. Now, chances are that teams who invested a third- or fourth-round pick in White are probably out of the playoffs. But if you find yourself in a situation where you're still in the running, and White is on your roster, you have to at least consider using him. He caught eight balls for 74 yards on Sunday, meaning he's hauled in 18 balls for 217 yards in his last two games. And this week he gets the Washington Redskins, who have struggled against the pass all season. They also might struggle with all the coach Mike Shanahan drama, and I think White will put on a show in Atlanta this Sunday. James Starks becomes an interesting name this week. Eddie Lacy hurt his ankle against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. He played through the pain, but he didn't look all that great following the injury. While Lacy's status is still uncertain, I feel like he probably won't suit up, meaning Starks may draw the start. He faces a Dallas run defense that has been the most generous to opposing running backs. Oh, and he also may be getting back that Aaron Rodgers guy, who I hear is pretty good. If Starks is available in your league, he needs to be owned this week. If you have him on your roster, he's a valuable piece this week. Matt McGloin provides some hope for the Oakland offense. The Oakland offense sputtered quite a bit with Terrelle Pryor at the helm. Since making the switch to McGloin, the Raiders seem like they have more options. They can still throw long, but they also have more flexibility in the short passing game. He provides more offensive balance. On Sunday, he threw for 245 yards and a pair of scores against the New York Jets. Keep in mind that the Raiders do play Kansas City this week, but Rashad Jennings has been cleared to play. Marcel Reece will return to his fullback/receiver role, but I think McGloin's success means better numbers for Jennings and the Oakland receivers, specifically Rod Streater. Josh Gordon: there are no words. Gordon has been the surprise player of the season in my ...

Flex Suspects: Week 5 rotoviz.com Thu 10/3/13 2:29 PM

Last Week's Suspects: Kendall Wright: 5 REC, 56 YRDS -- 67th RB/WR Marcel Reece: 1 REC, -2 YRDS, INJ Mohamed Sanu: 3 REC 19 YRDS Season to date: 4/9, 44%...

Corner Lockdown - Week fantasysharks.com Thu 10/3/13 9:00 AM5 Comments

Around the League Danny Woodhead is turning into a nice fantasy option for owners, especially in PPR leagues. He's coming off a great Week 4 against Dallas where he scored two receiving touchdowns. He had over 80 total yards with five catches and should be picked up in all leagues right now. At the very least Woodhead is a solid flex play and in PPR leagues he's a solid RB2. Over the last three games he has 20 receptions and has earned the trust of quarterback Philip Rivers so look for Woodhead to continue to see his share of targets moving forward. He's only owned in about 50% of fantasy leagues so add him while you still can. Woodhead is a must-start this weekend against the Raiders. Though Denver does have three able running backs that see carries, Knowshon Moreno is still the one to own and start at this point. Owners have been frustrated at the timeshare that Moreno has been in with Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball, but you need to continue starting Moreno no matter what. This Broncos offense is scoring at a record pace and he is the only back that Peyton Manning trusts right now. Moreno will see most of the carries for the time being and most of the goal line work, although Hillman did get a short yardage touchdown in Week 3. The bottom line is that the running back position is depleted in fantasy this season, so if you own Moreno he should be in your starting lineup. Denver is a powerhouse and the main running back will keep seeing quality work. Shark Sleepers Rashad Jennings , RB Oakland Raiders In all likelihood, Jennings will get the start for the Raiders in Week 5 because of injuries to both Darren McFadden and Marcel Reece . This makes him a very interesting fantasy option against San Diego. The Chargers defense has been pretty good against the run so far this year, but I still like Jennings' chances as a flex option this week because he is a solid pass catcher as well. Oakland will probably be playing from behind so look for him to have a good amount of targets in the passing game along with double digit carries. If he can find the end zone, Jennings could be in line for 12-15 fantasy points and closer to 20 in PPR leagues. I wouldn't call him a must-start, but with four teams on a bye you could do a lot worse than starting Jennings. Alshon Jeffery , WR Chicago Bears Jeffery has been a beast the last two weeks for Chicago, totaling 12 receptions for 158 yards and a score. He had a career best 107 yards last week and ...

Four Guys that Hurt Owners' Playoff Chances fantasysharks.com Mon 12/3/12 7:00 AM

Fantasy playoffs begin for some owners in Week 14 and that means disappointment for others. What began as such promise following the draft back in August has some fantasy owners sitting home watching others in the playoffs. One player never decides which owners make the playoffs but using a high draft pick on a guy who ends up being a bust certainly does not help matters. If your fantasy season came to an end last week, there is a good chance one of the four players below contributed to your demise. Greg Jennings, WR Green Bay Packers -- Sometimes it is just not a player's year and that was the case for Jennings in 2012. Jennings missed most of the season with a groin injury before deciding to have surgery. He returned against Minnesota in Week 13 but for owners who selected him with a Top 40 pick, Jennings' comeback may be too little, too late. While Jennings has only played four games in 2012, it was Randall Cobb who emerged and led many owners to the fantasy playoffs. Brandon Lloyd, WR New England Patriots -- This summer some beat writers in New England were comparing Lloyd to the Patriots signing of Randy Moss. Apparently they meant the 2006 version of Moss and not the 2007 version. After Lloyd's one-catch dud on Sunday he has now failed to score double-digit fantasy points in five of his last six games. Lloyd has also not reached 20 fantasy points once all year. Lloyd's disappointing season has not hurt the Patriots' offense but it has killed fantasy owners that used a high draft pick on him. Ryan Mathews, RB San Diego Chargers -- Thanks to a lot of preseason hype, Mathews rose to the No. 5 overall pick in some fantasy drafts. He then rewarded owners with the epitome of an average season. Mathews is often taken out of the game and is only scoring 12.6 fantasy points per week. That is three points more than Detroit Lions' second-string running back Joique Bell. In three seasons Mathews has almost as many fumbles (12) as he does touchdowns (14). Remember that next summer when he is getting hyped-up again as an elite running back. Darren McFadden, RB Oakland Raiders -- By now owners should not expect McFadden to play 16 games, so his ankle injury cannot come as a surprise. However, McFadden's lack of production when he did play was unexpected. McFadden failed to reach 10 fantasy points in three of eight games and only topped 20 fantasy points once all year; way back in Week 1. Some pointed to Oakland's poor offensive line for McFadden's struggles ...

Second and Third Year Player Development: Week Twelve dynastyleaguefootball.com Sat 12/1/12 4:30 PM

We go close to the bay and take a closer look at Marcel Reece and Colin Kaepernick in this week's edition.

Fantasy 411 - Week 13 fantasysharks.com Tue 11/27/12 4:35 AM

At some point in the next several weeks we will play a disturbing game in our house that has become an annual tradition. When our fridge is so full it will barely close we will hesitantly pull Thanksgiving leftovers out item by item and discard them after challenging one another in 10 or more rounds of "What did I used to be?" Nothing is better than Thanksgiving leftovers. Nothing is worse than wasted, science experiment inspiring leftovers. Here are the fantasy football leftovers that you would be well advised to discard now, before they give you an upset stomach with a costly, nauseating performance. The last thing that I want anyone who reads this article to do is to miss an opportunity to add a possible contributor to your roster as we head in to the fantasy football playoffs. Each of these players has value, but I am here to warn you that you should not expect them to continue their success or to earn an expanded role. I know that T.Y. Hilton has been a touchdown machine for the Indianapolis Colts of late, and under the right circumstances he could be in a position to help your team. In the last four weeks Hilton has four touchdowns to go with two 100-yard games. One of the trips to the end zone came on a punt return and Hilton's versatility certainly adds to his value. The issue is that in the other two games in that stretch, Hilton logged three catches for 33 yards. In one of the games he was held without a reception. In fact, Hilton only has five or more catches in three outings this season. The Colts have a favorable late-season stretch and the rookie is building a strong rapport with Andrew Luck, but the key to his success is as simple as opportunity. Much of Hilton's success has come when fellow receiver Donnie Avery has been hobbled or sidelined with injuries. If you have a spot on your roster to stash Hilton and are brave enough to play the matchups and circumstances, go for it, but I can't gamble when so much is at stake come playoff time. If you have read my articles over the last couple of years you already know how much I love Chris ‘Beanie' Wells. I love Wells, like I love grandma's stale fruit cake! I'll pass. Chances are you aren't going to find many starting running backs sitting on the waiver wire this late in the season, so Wells will likely demand a roster spot in every league, but other backs like Marcel Reece are more likely to be contributors. LaRod Stephens-Howling was banged up in Week 12 making for an extremely rare...