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Chad Stapley

Chad Stapley

Quick hits week 17 2017

With Seattle being just on the outside of the playoffs currently, they absolutely have to win this week against the Cardinals. They also need the Falcons to lose since they have the head to head edge over them. Given those thoughts, Russell Wilson & Doug Baldwin are must plays as they will both need Full Story

Quick hits week 16 2017

Joe Flacco & Alex Collins are two Ravens players that should definitely be started this week as they are playing the lifeless Colts. The Colts can’t stop the rush or the pass so Flacco and Collins can be your answer to winning the championship in your fantasy football league. The Packers vs Vikin Full Story

Quick hits week 15 2017

Any of you Carson Wentz owners out there that are worried about Nick Foles being able to take care of the job should pick up Trevor Siemian from the Broncos as they have a favorable matchup against the Colts this week. Siemian should be available in most single QB leagues, but probably not in duel Q Full Story

Quick hits week 13 2017

The Vikings run will go as long and as well as Case Keenum has been playing lately. Keenum is having a bit of a resurgence year and has catapulted to the upper echelon of QBs in the fantasy football this season. This week in a win over the Lions on Thanksgiving Keenum threw for 282 yards and two TDs Full Story

Quick hits week 12 2017

Marcus Mariota looked awful and played just as bad, which was the reason the Titans got pummeled by the Steelers. Mariota threw four INTs and was sacked five times, he is definitely not going to lead your fantasy football team to a championship. The only two players on the Titans that are fantasy Full Story

Quick hits week 11 2017

Russell Wilson took a beating in a win over the Cardinals, taking five sacks. However, he still threw for 238 yards and two TDs to go with his 19 rushing yards. The offensive line is terrible, Wilson is amazing and should be started each week in any fantasy football league. Outside of Wilson, the Full Story

Quick hits week 10 2017

Tyrod Taylor has to be eager for Kelvin Benjamin to learn the offense and play as the Bills don’t have a WR of his nature on their roster. Taylor still ended up throwing for 285 yards and two TDs while also running for another TD. Robby Anderson has caught a TD in three straight games making him Full Story

Quick hits week 9 2017

Quick Hits: Week Eight Kenyan Drake & Damien Williams quickly became the hottest RB FA pickups when the Dolphins surprisingly traded their Pro-Bowl RB in Jay Ajayi for a fourth round draft pick. Keep them on your bench until they figure out the pecking order at RB. Leonte Carroo had a decent gam Full Story

Quick hits week 8 2017

What a wild finish to the Thursday night game with the Raiders coming out on top of Kansas City. Alex Smith did everything he could possibly do to try and earn a victory, he threw for 342 yards and three TDs but still couldn’t get it done. Kareem Hunt continued his stellar play by running the bal Full Story

Quick hits week 7 2017

Quick Hits: Week Six Carson Wentz is having one heck of a second season in the NFL. This week he took down the Panthers by throwing three TDs and for 222 yards. He is a clear cut QB1 in any fantasy league. Zach Ertz might not be the flashiest of TEs in the NFL, but if it comes down to the red Full Story

Quick hits week 6 2017

Case Keenum is proving his worth each week, he might not be a QB1 or even worthy of having on your roster, but when he is asked to fill in he does great. This week he threw for 140 yards and a TD in one half of work. Just as you were starting to forget about Jerick McKinnon, he turned in a 16 rus Full Story

Quick hits week 4 2017

(Week 3 Games) Jared Goff looked great yet again throwing for 292 yards and three TDs. Week after week Goff has looked impressive and should absolutely be a starter for any fantasy football roster, he is a low end QB1 with a ton of potential. It took a few games but Todd Gurley finally had a Full Story

Quick hits week 3 2017

Deshone Kizer proved he wasn’t quite ready to be the starter as the Ravens defense overwhelmed him. He isn’t worthy of being your starter at QB just yet in any fantasy football league, throwing three INTs this week proved that. The RB that offers the most intrigue for the Browns is Duke Johnson J Full Story

Quick hits week 2 2017

Alex Smith finally looked and played like he didn’t care about the critics, and it was a great look on him. Smith finished with 368 passing yards and four TDs and he beat the Patriots on opening day. If this play continues Smith will be a sure fire QB1 who should start on any fantasy football team. Full Story

Quick hits pre-season week 1 2017

Deshaun Watson came out firing like he isn’t a rookie QB playing in his first NFL game ever. Watson went 15/25 for 179 yards and he added 24 yards rushing with a TD. Watson looks like a draft able QB in the later rounds for fantasy football, as he is most likely going to start the season as QB2 for Full Story

Fantasy Football Rookies to Watch 2017

Leonard Fournette – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars Fournette comes in right away and offers starting RB capabilities coming off two monster seasons at LSU. Most of the time Fournette was unstoppable while at LSU, and the Jaguars are hoping he can bring that type of production to the NFL. He should get c Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 17

The Baltimore/Cincinnati game could see some offensive fireworks as neither team has anything to play for realistically and they could play little to no defense. If you have an off playoff set up where you are still in the playoffs this week for Fantasy Football then Joe Flacco, Terrance West, An Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 15

Fantasy Thoughts: Playoff Edition 2 Look for Russell Wilson & Thomas Rawls to have big games against the Rams this week, especially coming off a drubbing at the hands of the Packers. Wilson had his absolute worst game of his career throwing five INTs, so his bounce back performance could be one f Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 14

Derek Carr might have a tough time going against that stellar Kansas City secondary. If you have an equal option tonight might be the night to put Carr on the bench, ditto for Amari Cooper unless you don’t have a better option. Latavius Murray should get the ball early and often, he should absolu Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 13

Matthew Stafford didn’t wow anyone with his stat line this week by throwing for 232 yards and a TD but he did lead his team to a crucial victory over the Vikings. That lone TD pass went to the never aging Anquan Boldin who caught seven passes for 69 yards and a TD. He seems to come up with a big Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 10

Matt Ryan is making his fantasy football owners quite happy each week. In week nine he threw for 344 yards and four TDs. Austin Hooper could be a sneaky good addition to your fantasy football team if you are playing in a 16 man league. Hooper is a rookie who is getting his opportunity to start d Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 9

Blake Bortles needs some help from his defense and his new OC, since after Thursday they fired their OC. Bortles threw for 337 yards and three TDs, a great fantasy football performance, but the Jags still lost. The Jags as a whole only attempted to run the ball 11 times, that is absolutely awful. Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 8

Ka'Deem Carey might be a nice RB/FLEX option to pick up in deep leagues as he has continued to impress over the last few weeks. With Jay Cutler coming back Alshon Jeffrey owners should feel better about his recent lack of production, Cutler and Jeffrey have a great connection on the field. Aaron Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 7

Devontae Booker might be a nice RB addition in a deep fantasy football league. The rookie ran the ball five times for 46 yards and caught a couple of passes. If CJ Anderson continues to struggle watch for Booker to get more touches. Melvin Gordon is looking night and day better than his rookie ca Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 5

Drew Stanton looks like he has the ability to be an above average backup QB, and could be a good fill gap QB if Carson Palmer goes down again. Stanton threw two TD passes in a victory of the 49ers. David Johnson is a man amongst boys on the field. Johnson has 27 carries for 157 yards and two TDs Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 3

The Texans need to get the ball to Lamar Miller more often, especially when Brock Osweiler is playing as awful as he did against the Patriots. Miller ran the ball 21 times for 80 yards and he caught four passes for 27 yards. Miller has been nothing short of spectacular since he came to the Texans th Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 2

Marcus Mariota didn’t make it look pretty but he gutted out a win over the Lions in week two. Mariota threw for 238 yards with two TDs and one INT. He is still a QB2 as for fantasy football but he is getting better each week. DeMarco Murray is doing exactly what the Titans wanted him to do, be a Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts 2016 Week 1

Cam Newton is going to score a ton of fantasy football points even when he team and he himself don’t play exceptional. Newton threw for 1 TD pass and ran for another TD in a narrow loss to the Broncos. Newton is sure to rebound with a huge performance against the 49ers this week. Kelvin Benjamin Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts Preseason Week 3

The Falcons might have finally found a pass catching TE in rookie Austin Hooper. He might not be ready to contribute on weekly basis right away but his five catch for 50 yard performance against Miami was sure to open some eyes. Kenny Stills is on a tear through the last two preseason games catch Full Story

Fantasy Thoughts Rookie Watch

DeAndre Washington might be stealing fantasy football points from Latavius Murray sooner than anticipated. Washington ran the ball eight times for 43 yards, he caught a 32 yard pass, and he returns kicks. He can be a great FLEX option from day one if he continues to shine through the remainder of pr Full Story

Rookie RBs Rankings

Rankings: Rookie WRs Fantasy Football

1) Will Fuller Houston Texans The top three guys on this list should really be labeled 1A, 1B, and 1C as they all have the potential to break out in their rookie season, and they were all drafted to teams that need WR instantly. Fuller tops the list currently because he has the best sidekick in De Full Story

Rookies to Watch Late Round Picks and UDFA

Paul Perkins RB New York Giants The Giants have essentially had no run game over the last few seasons which have led to up and down results from Eli Manning. Enter Perkins who ran for 1,575 yards in 2014 and 1,343 in 2015 adding 23 TDs on the ground on just 488 carries. That is good for 5.9 YPC, Full Story

NFl Draft Winners and Losers from Round 1

Fantasy Football WINNERS Dallas Cowboys Drafting Ezekiel Elliott at the 4th spot in the first round is going to pay dividends for the Cowboys in the long run. Elliott is easily one of the best RBs to be draft eligible in the last few years. Elliott ran wild over everyone in college, and with th Full Story

NFL Draft Darkhorses

NFl Draft Draft Darkhorses These are all players that can have some major fantasy football implications that are most likely going to be drafted in the later rounds. Bralon Addison RB/WR Oregon Byron Marshall RB/WR Oregon Addison was the leading WR for the Ducks in every category and Marsh Full Story

2016 Mock Draft

2016 MOCK DRAFT Here is my updated Mock Draft after the Eagles trade to get the number two spot. 1. Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff Cal QB This pick makes too much sense for the Rams not to take Goff. They need a franchise QB with their current QBs being Case Keenum Nick Foles. Goff played hi Full Story

fantasy football way too early rankings 2016 part 2

Here are the rankings for the Way Too Early Rankings. Enjoy and have fun! Fantasy Football Way Too Early Rankings 2016 Analysis Fantasy Football Way Too Early Rankings 2016 RK ADP QUARTERBACKS 1 Full Story

fantasy football way too early rankings 2016

Click here for rankings: Fantasy Football Way Too Early Rankings 2016 Quarterbacks Risers: Blake Bortles, Ryan Tannehill, and Marcus Mariota are three QBs that should have significant jumps in fantasy value. Bortles showed steady progressions in year two and the Jaguars seem to be going all Full Story

Best NFL Free Agency Moves

Travis Benjamin WR San Diego Chargers We saw what Benjamin could do last year with the god awful Browns. He was relied on to be the #1 WR for the Browns with awful QB play and still put up great stats, which earned him this contract. With the Chargers his fantasy football ceiling is about to be s Full Story

Drafting The Perfect Player to Each Team in the Top 10

The following is a fantasy mock draft, we will draft the perfect offensive player to each team based on the biggest team need in the top 10 of the upcoming draft. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss As much as the Titans seem to need a franchise RB as bad as any team in the NFL, thei Full Story

Dark Horse Players to Watch

Dark Horse Players Josh Hill TE New Orleans Saints Hill is coming off a season where he caught five TD passes and that was playing behind the All-Pro Jimmy Graham, who has since been traded to the Seahawks. Hill is the starting TE for the Saints and everyone knows that Drew Brees loves to thro Full Story

Young Players to Watch

Rookies Young Players to Watch Shakim Phillips is an undrafted rookie out of Boston College but is playing for the Steelers. He stands at a whopping 63 and weighs 203 lbs. Through three games he has shown flashes of big play ability, catching six passes for 102 yards and a TD. Phillips could pus Full Story

Veteran Faces in New Places

Veteran Faces in New Places Frank Gore RB Indianapolis Colts Gore is coming off quite the career with the 49ers and last season alone he ran for 1,106 yards to go with four TDs. Gore is coming to a team that has the mentality of Super Bowl or bust with all the recent FA acquisitions and the play Full Story

2nd Year Fantasy Football Players to Watch

2nd Year Players Who Are Ready to Break Out Troy Niklas TE Arizona Cardinals Niklas didnt do anything in his rookie season. He caught a whopping three passes in his first season. Much of that can be due to the fact that he had four different QBs throwing him the ball and he never really got in Full Story

Un-drafted Rookies2015

The Best Un-drafted Rookies Wide Receivers Jaxon Shipley Arizona Cardinals Shipley comes from the University of Texas where he played some big time football. He has an older brother who is in the NFL and he has exceptional hands. He can slide into the slot WR position and give the Cardinals a Full Story

Post 2015 Draft Notes

Draft Notes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The Good: Washington Redskins The Redskins addressed needs all over their team through the draft and pulled in a few guys that will surely have an impact right away. Brandon Scherff is an OT that can come in and play right away, he will help Full Story

Late Round RBs and WRs to Watch

Dark Horse Running Back Wide Receiver Draft Prospects David Johnson RB Northern Iowa Johnson is a big former WR turned RB that stands 61 weighing in at 224 lbs. He lacks the gut feeling for the position as he is still learning fully how to play since transitioning from the WR position. He has Full Story

Mid to Late Round Prospects to Watch

Mid to Late Round Prospects to Watch Quarterbacks Sean Mannion Oregon State Mannion has a plethora of records at Oregon State and he played in a pro-style offense his entire career in college so he is more NFL ready than a few of the QBs that will most certainly be drafted before him. Mannio Full Story

2015 NFL Mock Draft R1

2015 Mock NFL Draft Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston - QB (Florida State) The Bucs need a new QB worse than any team in the NFL. They need someone who is ready to play now and lead them to wins. Winston provides just that as he is the best QB in the draft. Full Story

Best Free Agents Still Available

Best Free Agents Still Available Quarterbacks: This is by far the most depleted position in free agency if your team still happens to be looking for a starter. Everyone on this list is a situational starter at best but better suited as a backup QB. Austin Davis Davis actually has the most upsi Full Story

Free Agency: Winners and Losers

Winners Losers from Free Agency Winners: Jimmy Graham and the Seattle Seahawks seem like a perfect pair. Graham is the top pass catching TE in the NFL and the Seahawks desperately need a consistent Red-Zone threat to throw to when teams stack the box to stop Marshawn Lynch. This trade is Full Story

2015 NFL Draft RB Prospects

2015 RB Prospects 1A) Todd Gurley Georgia There is no true #1 RB in this class as the first two guys could both turn into future All-Pro candidates. Gurley was undoubtedly the top ranked RB coming into the 2014 college football season but a suspension (which is really not a big deal) and an A Full Story

QB Prospect 2015 NFL Draft

QB Rankings 2015 NFL Draft Class 1- Marcus Mariota Oregon Ducks Mariota threw for over 10,000 yards while at Oregon to go along with 105 TD passes to just 14 INTs in his career. Those numbers are outstanding and it shows how well he can really pick apart a defense. I have Mariota ranked as m Full Story

The Ultimate Fantasy Football Team

Quarterbacks: 1- Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Rodgers gets the nod over Peyton Manning Drew Brees because I think he has better targets as a whole than either Manning or Brees. Rodgers also benefits from having the best RB of the three in Eddie Lacy, who takes a ton of pressure off of Rodgers and doe Full Story

Tight Ends to Watch

When it comes to Tight Ends in the NFL these days there is essentially three classes of players. We have the Proven Commodities, The Up and Comers, and The Oozing with Potential. Here is a look into what the 2014 NFL Season will have to offer when it comes to TEs. Watch for these guys to make a huge Full Story

Rookies to Watch in the Thursday and Friday Night Preseason Games

Blake Bortles QB Jacksonville Jaguars There is a clear reason why Bortles was the first QB taken this year; with his first preseason game under his belt I am looking for Bortles to make more plays happen. In his first NFL action he went 7/11 for 117 yards with no TDs or INTs. Bortles has all the Full Story

Quick Hits from Week 1 in Preseason Football

This section is mainly going to be quick hits and thoughts from Week 1 in preseason football. This entire list is young talent in the NFL that you should keep your eye on as preseason continues. Carlos Hyde RB San Francisco 49ers Hyde has not skipped a beat since joining the 49ers; given the Full Story

Wide Receivers to Keep an Eye on

This list is composed of WRs that can be had in the later rounds of your fantasy football drafts. These are all guys that have breakout potential; guys that can have huge games for you one week then disappear by the next. These are guys that you should store on your bench for the first few weeks to Full Story

Rookies Who Will Make and Impact Immediately

Sammy Watkins WR Buffalo Bills Everyone knows what Watkins brings to the table, he is big, fast, and athletic. He is not scared to go up and compete for any ball no matter how poorly it is thrown (and you know he will get his fair share of poorly passed balls coming from 2nd YR QB EJ Manuel). Wa Full Story

The Best Free Agents Available: And Who They Should Sign With.

Here is a look at the best offensive Free Agents available by position and what team I think would be the perfect match for them to play for. Quarterback: Josh Freeman Freeman has went from Starter to FA longshot but there is still some value left in the tank when it comes to Freeman. He p Full Story

49ers Review

The NFC West was easily the most competitive and by far the best division in football last season. The Super Bowl was actually played in the NFC Championship game last year when the Seahawks narrowly beat the 49ers. I say that is the Super Bowl because it has everything you look for in the biggest g Full Story

Post NFL Draft Throughts

The following is a look back at this past weekends NFL Draft. We will discuss the best drafts, the biggest sleepers, and how the rich got richer in a pure fantasy aspect. Best Overall Draft Jacksonville Jaguars TIE Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blake Bortles QB Mike Evans WR Marqise Lee W Full Story

NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

Houston Texans Pick #1 Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina The Texans proved a few years back that they do not pass on elite Defensive Line talent, no matter how glaring their need at QB really is. I dont love this pick nor do I hate this pick; Clowney is undeniably a man amongst boys and I th Full Story

Dark Horses of the 2014 NFL Draft

This draft is loaded with sleeper picks that could turn out to be franchise type players. With everything from players with a questionable past to players who shined at Small Schools; this is a complete list of players to watch for the upcoming NFL season. These guys will not be drafted before the 3 Full Story

LaMichael James Could Use a Change of Scenery

LaMichael James has almost done nothing as a San Francisco 49er thus far, so it is not surprising to hear his name floating around as trade bait. It is not the James does not possess the skill to perform at the professional level; he is just simply stuck on a roster with better options for running t Full Story

Reading Between the Lines of Free Agency

Free Agency has essentially came and gone, sure there will be a few additions and subtractions leading up to the season but the big names have moved and are with their prospective team to stay and hopefully improve whichever team they signed with. This entire segment is searching through the transac Full Story

Top 5 RBs for the 2014 NFL Draft and What Team Should Draft Them

This quietly could be one of the best groups of RBs available to be drafted in some time and none of the RB prospects are getting the love they truly deserve. Here is a look at the top five RB prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft and which team they should be drafted by in order to use them for their ful Full Story

How to Make the NFC West Even Better Via the 2014 NFL Draft

The NFC West quickly became the most dominate division in the NFL this past season from top to bottom and they have the win percentage as a division to prove it. The chart below shows the win-loss breakdown for each division and the winning percentage for the division as a whole. AFC East &n Full Story

What in the World are the Oakland Raiders Doing?

The Oakland Raiders might very well be the most unorganized, and most dysfunctional organization in the NFL. Not only did they start out free agency stumbling through the gates but they still have holes all over their roster and they entered free agency with 65 million to spend. Let’s start off with Full Story

Golden Tate: The Missing Piece to a Dominant Detroit Lions Offense

Golden Tate's signing a new contract to play for the Detroit Lions will be beneficial to Matthew Stafford and his ability to lead the Lions like he did back in 2011 when he had his best season in the NFL thus far. In 2011, Stafford threw for just over 5,000 yards to go with 41 TDs and just 19 INTs, Full Story

Dri Archer: The Next Big Thing from a Small School

Dri Archer is going to be an interesting prospect to watch leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. Archer blew scouts away at the NFL Combine by running a 4.26 40-yard dash and showing his fluid athletic ability in the RB field drills. Archer is going to be compared to the likes of Darren Sproles, Danny Full Story

Logan Thomas: The Dark Horse for the 2014 NFL QB Draft Class

Logan Thomas is a guy you are about to hear about non-stop for the next couple of weeks leading up to the NFL Draft, especially if Thomas continues to wow scouts with his athletic abilities. How does a guy that held sixteen D1 Scholarship offers and was rated as the #8 Athlete in the class of 2009 p Full Story

Who is Blake Bortles?

Blake Bortles from UCF has typical NFL QB size and through three seasons at UCF he completed 66% of his passes. This most recent season he led his team to a victory of Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl and he almost led an early season upset of South Carolina before UCF lost by three points. Bortles seems t Full Story

Why Johnny Manziel is the perfect fit for the Cleveland Browns.

Johnny Manziel is nearly a perfect fit for the Cleveland Browns; the similarities in the two teams especially in a skill position point of view is incredible. For instance Manziel has flourished over the last two seasons throwing to three big bodied receivers in Mike Evans, Derel Walker, Malcome Ke Full Story