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2015 NFL Playoffs (Wildcard) are finally here!

Today begins the NFL Playoffs. Even though this is the Wildcard Weekend, I still can’t wait to see how the games shake out. After all, this website is devoted to NFL football, so I only have a few precious weeks left to enjoy games.

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First up is the Chiefs-Texans game. How did Houston get into the Playoffs? I remember watching HBO’s “Hard KNocks” this summer and thinking, “no way can this team get into the playoffs.  Sure they have JJ Watt and Arian Foster, but it was only a matter of time before Foster got hurt (Alfred Blue is no Arian Foster). Watt can’t carry the team by himself. They surprised me though and made it in. Now they have to go against the hottest team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, with Jeremy Maclin and Alex Smith. Good luck there!

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The Steelers vs Bengals game is the one I am most excited to watch. No Andy Dalton? Maybe AJ McCarron looks to get Cincy off the schneid. Hopefully the cameras will pan to AJ’s smoking hot wife. Sorry, lost my train of thought. Can the Bengals beat the Steelers? Judging by Big Ben’s comments this week about Martavis Bryant, I doubt it. With the recent PSA from a local Cincinnati radio station claiming that “This is a severe Big Ben Roethlisberger update from 700WLW. The tri-state is currently under a severe Big Ben warning from now through early Sunday morning”,  I would think that the Bengals need to be more worried than the local women of the area. Big Ben will be throwing to Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Marcus Wheaton, especially with DeAngelo Williams out. Even though McCarron has AJ Green and Tyler Eifert, he has never played in the NFL Playoffs. The Bengals have also lost 7 straight Post-Season games. Edge to the Steelers, in my opinion.

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The Seahawks play the Vikings in Minneso-cold. Is Beastmode playing? What about Linval Joseph? Not sure but this game looks to have the excitement coming from Russell Wilson vs. Adrian Petersen. I think the edge will go to Russell Wilson, who reminds Minnesotans of Fran Tarkenton, but with a much better Super Bowl record (the last loss for Tarkenton was to the Raiders in Super Bowl XI). Tarkenton is in the Hall of Fame but I bet he would love to see the Minnesota Vikings as World Champs. May not happen the way Seattle has been playing

rodgers vs cousins copyLast but not least, the Packers play the Redskins…in Washington! Who would have thought that Washington, would be hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Pack? Remember RG3? Neither do we. Kirk Cousins is the man in DC now.  You like that?! You like that?!  DeSean Jackson and Kirk Cousins lead the way for the Skins against a struggling Green Bay team.  The reason I say struggling is due to their injury situation.  Most teams are banged up right now but the Packers have been hit pretty hard, especially on the O-Line.  Aaron Rodgers will try to carry the offense but with Kirk Cousins and the West Coast offense he is running this could be a shootout. Does Rodgers still have enough bullets to pull it out even with 18 players on their injured list?  Normally I might say yes but Cousins and the Skins are tearing it up right now. I see the Redskins and DeSean Jackson’s “Chip” on his shoulder winning this one at home. See what I did their with the Chip Kelly reference.

Let the games begin!

– the4519

NFL Fantasy Football Overvalued Players

Matt Forte's fantasy value could be overvalued with a new coach in town

If there’s one mistake to avoid, it’s picking players who are valued higher than they should be. Of course there’s no way of knowing for sure what a player will accomplish this upcoming season, but there are underlying factors that should be mentioned to at least quell some of the hype that’s been put out there.

After all, this is football, and crazy things happen before and during a season. Just ask all the Adrian Petersonowners from a year ago. Sure that’s a completely different case, but there are circumstances that should make you think about why these guys are going as high as they are. To help, we’ve asked our featured experts to name players at each position who are overvalued.

Expert Pick Recap

Expert Overvalued QB Overvalued RB Overvalued WR
Kevin Roberts (Breaking Football) Russell Wilson (SEA) Matt Forte (CHI) Antonio Brown (PIT)
Liz Loza (Yahoo) Drew Brees (NO) Carlos Hyde (49ers) Kevin White (CHI)
Eric Moody (FFLockerRoom) Cam Newton (CAR) Todd Gurley (STL) Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)
Wayne Bretsky (BretskyBall) Russell Wilson (SEA) Todd Gurley (STL) Kelvin Benjamin (CAR)

Q1. Name the RB you believe is the most overvalued according to our RB ADP Rankings and tell us why you feel that way.

Matt Forte (CHI)
Consensus RB ADP: #6
“Forte isn’t going to be as good as he was in 2014 or really as good as we’re accustomed to seeing. Marc Trestman’s system ballooned his value at an insane rate. He caught 70+ balls (102 last year) in each of the past two years and had previously topped even 57 just once. Now 29 and never a huge touchdown scorer, I think Forte as the 6th best RB is a reach. In a new system with a somewhat reduced role, I’m looking at Forte as the 11th best back with a possible decline on its way. The hit will be felt more in PPR leagues, but in general I think Forte regresses a bit.”
Kevin Roberts (Breaking Football)

Todd Gurley (STL)
Consensus RB ADP: #20
“He is less than a year removed from ACL surgery. Gurley’s ADP represents a great deal of optimism from the fantasy community. Hope is not a strategy. I would prefer to draft other players with the same amount of upside at his current ADP. Tre Mason will be more valuable than many people think. The Rams are not going to rush Gurley back onto the field.”
Eric Moody (FFLockerRoom)

“Rookie Todd Gurley, currently coming off the board as the 20th running back on average, is a dicey proposition as he hobbles his way into his first NFL season. While it’s difficult to set high expectations for any rookie, it is even more tough to envision one (even an immensely talented one) having success after missing much of the preseason while rehabbing a torn ACL. Gurley is unlikely to have a large role in the early part of the season and the presence of 2014 breakout Tre Mason will give the Rams the ability to work him in slowly as we move into the fall. Pass on Gurley as the RB20 and look further down the list to potential bell cows Joseph Randle, LaGarrette Blount, Doug Martin or Chris Ivory as your second or third back.”
Wayne Bretsky (BretskyBall)

Carlos Hyde (49ers)
Consensus RB ADP: #17
“There are a lot of question marks surrounding the 49ers. One thing we do know is that they’re going to have to pass. A lot. That means a less than optimal game script for Hyde. With rumors of Geep Chryst leaning towards a committee approach, I’m backing off of Hyde.”
Liz Loza (Yahoo)

Q2. Name the WR you believe is the most overvalued according to our WR ADP Rankings and tell us why you feel that way.

Kelvin Benjamin (CAR)
Consensus WR ADP: #14
“Benajmin put together a phenomenal season during his 2014 rookie campaign, showing ability to win downfield and make plays for his quarterback. He also flashed inconsistency at times, proving to be a raw route runner with questionable hands. Down the stretch last season, the Panthers got back to their old ground-and-pound identity, riding Jonathan Stewart and a dominating front seven to smother opponents. Add in the fact the rookie Devin Funchess provides a second solid target for Cam Newton and you have a recipe for Benjamin to be a disappointment when drafting him as a top-15 wide receiver. Take a look lower down on the list at potential target monsters Andre Johnson, Julian Edelman or Keenan Allen rather than chasing Benjamin’s 1000-yard, nine touchdown rookie performance.”
Wayne Bretsky (BretskyBall)

Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)
Consensus WR ADP: #13
“He has publicly stated that it will be difficult to replicate his 2014 production this upcoming season. New Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak’s offensive scheme revolves around three things: a zone blocking rushing attack, leveraging the tight ends in the receiving game, and relentlessly feeding the X wide receiver with targets. Sanders will not have enough opportunities to justify his high ADP.”
Eric Moody (FFLockerRoom)

Kevin White (CHI)
Consensus WR ADP: #32
“We all know the “John Fox hates rookies” narrative, which makes getting on the field early even more important for White. Plus, his quarterback favors familiarity more than most. While White is gifted with incredible athletic attributes, an understanding of Adam Gase’s offense is what will help him to ascend immediately. There’s potential for him to emerge midseason and he’s likely to have a few flashy plays, but I don’t see him catching more than 40 balls by season’s end.”
Liz Loza (Yahoo)

Antonio Brown (PIT)
Consensus WR ADP: #1
“I know I should probably bite my tongue but Antonio Brown as the consensus #1 is scary to me. I know he was amaze balls the past two years and probably is still a top-five guy but career years are rarely topped/repeated. He’s in a great offense but he also has solid talent around him trying to bust out (Sammie Coates, Markus Wheaton and of course Martavis Bryant). My biggest thing with Brown, though, is that he’s not a big WR so his TD upside might be a little more curbed than some might want to think. I see the talent, production and upside, but that top portion of the WR group is stacked. I’m not seeing what 100% makes him the pick over the other elite receivers.”
Kevin Roberts (Breaking Football)

Q3. Name the QB you believe is the most overvalued according to our QB ADP Rankings and tell us why you feel that way.

Russell Wilson (SEA)
Consensus QB ADP: #4
“I think Russell Wilson is slightly overrated. He’s absolutely a QB1 and a top-10 guy, but being drafted as the fourth quarterback or higher (Yahoo, ESPN, NFL.com) is a bit rich for me. Wilson did inherit Jimmy Graham, but this is still a guy who is restricted by a run-heavy system and his elite production in 2014 stemmed from ridiculous rushing totals. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that QB rushing scores/yardage are difficult to compute, let alone trust. I still like him as a borderline top-5 option, but I don’t like the price I’d have to pay to land him.”
Kevin Roberts (Breaking Football)

“While there are few real world QBs that are more desirable to pilot an offense than Russell Wilson, his current draft cost (QB4, 35th overall) is just far to steep to take the plunge. Wilson’s legs give him a solid week-to-week floor and his touchdown potential is certainly improved by the presence of Jimmy Graham, however, the volume is just not there. Of the top-10 fantasy quarterbacks last season, Wilson was the only one to attempt fewer than 520 passes. His fantasy success in 2015 was largely tied to the 800+ yards and six touchdowns that he put together on the ground and after the Seahawks made a huge investment in their franchise QB, it stands to reason that they’ll want to protect their most valuable asset and limit his exposure to injury. Volume is a fantasy owner’s best friend and Russell Wilson is a bit lacking when it comes to putting the ball in the air, leaving him as a risky investment with a top-40 overall pick.”
Wayne Bretsky (BretskyBall)

Drew Brees (NO)
Consensus QB ADP: #5
“Last year his passing yards and touchdown totals were the lowest they’d been since 2010. Heading into 2015, he’s got a second year receiver (who only started seven games his rookie year) and a 32-year-old vet as his primary receiving weapons. In an offense moving towards the run and without Jimmy Graham (who accounted for a quarter of red zone targets), Brees’ productivity will take a hit.”
Liz Loza (Yahoo)

Cam Newton (CAR)
Consensus QB ADP: #9
He finished as a top five fantasy quarterback his first three NFL seasons, but injuries derailed his fourth. Newton’s passing numbers, rushing attempts, and rushing yards continue to trend downward each season. I would rather wait a few rounds and draft Ryan Tannehill or Eli Manning.
Eric Moody (FFLockerRoom)

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Fantasy Football Team Names 2016

These fantasy football team names will make your league laugh…even if your team sucks

Zeke Squad

Dez Dispensers

Green Initiative

Amari 2600

Amari Teenage Riot

T.Y. Dolla $ign

Praise the Jord-y

Tate is Enough

Ain’t No Such Thing as Halfway Cooks

Cobb Deep

Steady Cobbin’

All About the Benjamins

Hurns Notice

All I do is Winston

I’ll Make You Jameis

Dirty Landry

Landry Service

Le’Veon a Prayer

Upper Deckers

Stacked Deckers

Gospel According to Matthews

Notorious DGB’s

All That I Snead

Can You Diggs It?

Boyz N Da Hood

Rawls Royces

Pimpin’ Ain’t Breesy

Brees the Sheriff

Poppin’ Bortles

Bortles Service

Al Hurns and Gurley

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Keenan-Ivory-Dwaynes

Hyde and Go Luck Yourself

Floyd Rage

Pop-Lockett-Drop It

Hot Lockett

Pocket Lockett

Palmer? I Hardly Know Her!

A Gronk to Remember

DeVante’s Inferno

MegaErtz

Death Ertz-tificate

View From Lamar

Chronicles of Riddick

Boom Boom Powell

Keep Choppin’ Woodhead

Bringin’ the Woodhead

Take ‘em to the Woodhead

Land of the Freeman

Parker/Lewis Can’t Lose

Dalton’s Abbey

The Hauschka Always Wins

Creamy Nugent

Gould Members

Scobee Snacks

Yippee Ki Yay Justin Tucker

Here’s My Number, So Call Me Brady

InstaGraham

The Tannehills Have Eyes

Dude, Where’s Derek Carr?

The Backfields and McCoys

James Starks of Winterfell

The Gurley Gates

Sanu Jack City

El Gordo Y La Flacco (Just draft Melvin or Josh Gordon and Joe Flacco…it’s not hard.)

Tyrod Lannisters

The Funchess Bunch

Mockingjay Cutler

Giovani Vidi Vici

House of Griffindoor, RG3PO

It’s Von Like Donkey Kong

Stafford  Infection

Lacy Underalls

Rebel Yeldons

Garoppolo by Ralph Lauren

Fleener Than a Junkyard Dog

O-dell No!

Blaine? His Name is Blaine?

Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood

May the Forsett be with You

Boldin the Beautiful

99 Problems But a Fitz Ain’t One

Suh-Tang Clan

Suh-and-a-Half Men

Abdullah Oblongata

Frankly, Ameer, I Don’t Give a Damn

Jamaal About That Bass

Peachy Keenan

Ellington Coat Factory

Turn Down for Watt

Rage Against the Vereen

Winning is My Forte

Ladies and Edelman

DeflateGateChronic Masterdeflater

Check My Balls

Discount Belichick

I Spygate
My Ball Zach Ertz

Turn Down for Watt
JJ S.W.A.T.T. Team

1.21 JJ WATTS

You Down With JPP?
Hernandez Hit Men

Wham! Bam! Thank you Cam!

You Kaepernick the Future

The Walking Dez

Dez Does Dallas

Erect Dicker

Geno 911!

Show Me Your TDs

Multiple Goregasms

InstaJimmyGraham

Julio Think you are?

InGlorious Staffords

In a Van Down by the Rivers

Beats by Ray
Suh Girls, One Cup

Boy Named Suh

Arian Foster demolished Stephen A. Smith’s take on Marshawn Lynch

For The Win

Stephen A. Smith is among the number of those that disapprove of Marshawn Lynch’s refusal to talk to the media, and voiced that on ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday, citing the recurring arguments of ‘it’s in the contract’ and ‘everyone else has to answer questions.’

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who’s also been known to give scant or repetitive answers time to time, was a guest on ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday, and summarily destroyed Smith’s take on the situation.

If we’re all aware that we’re going to get the same platitudes, why do we need them from every player? Since when has ‘because everyone else does’ been a good enough answer for anything? And with Marshawn Lynch being as good at football and as intriguing as he is, why do we need him to talk to write about him?

(Thanks to 247 Sports for sharing.)

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