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week 11 podcast, 2017 fantasy football

welcome back to the razzblitz podcast! we went extra long for this episode. reid gives his thoughts on the buffalo quarterback change and we give our thoughts on the marquee games of week 11 and also, the not so marquee games. this was a great episode if you like us all making fun of each other.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/razzballfootball/2017/11/17/razzblitz-podcast-week-11-preview.mp3podcast: play in new window | downloadsubscribe: apple podcasts | android | rss





tyrod taylor, week 11 starts and sits, 2017 fantasy football

remember a few weeks ago when i recounted my tale of  trading dak prescott because i had deshaun watson only to lose deshaun watson for the season? the qb i added was tyrod taylor. the bills have one of the softest fantasy playoff schedules (week 13: patriots, week 14: colts, week 15: dolphins, week 16: patriots.) i like nathan peterman as a deep option and you’ll find him in my waiver column on tuesday. and there will definitely be plenty of j. peterman references. teasers!as always, if you’ve got league-specific questions, i’ve got league-specific answers down below…quarterbacksstart:eli manning, vs kc, 22.0% starting: eli is a lock to win the emergency qb fill in award for this season. eli is doing just enough to help as a back-up plan when oh, i don’t know, your starting qb’s coach decides to bench him out of nowhere. yes, i’m starting eli against the chiefs this weekend. eli still has evan engram and sterling shepard to dump passes off to. his 16 points against the 49ers last week is the watermark for what you can expect. blake bortles, @ cle, 13.4% starting: i’m not proud of this pick, but bortles has a tasty match-up against the cleveland browns who have allowed 19 passing tds to only 6 int. bortles has put up solid stats in his last 4 games averaging almost 15 fantasy points per game. bortles isn’t as completely hopeless as people think he is — especially against the browns who 4th worst in defending qbs. sitmatthew stafford, @ chi, 53.2% starting...





week 11 podcast, 2017 fantasy football

welcome back to the razzblitz podcast! we went extra long for this episode. reid gives his thoughts on the buffalo quarterback change and we give our thoughts on the marquee games of week 11 and also, the not so marquee games. this was a great episode if you like us all making fun of each other.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/razzballfootball/2017/11/17/razzblitz-podcast-week-11-preview.mp3podcast: play in new window | downloadsubscribe: apple podcasts | android | rss





site update, 2017 fantasy football

if you didn’t notice, we experienced some technical issues yesterday. (no, al franken doesn’t handle our servers. and neither do the russians. i think…) i just wanted to thank the readers (and the writers too!) for surviving a day without us. from what i understand, the site will still experience some slow downs and there will be several more updates today, but the site should remain live during these events. unfortunately, we did have to reset the site to an earlier date, so i’ve been rebuilding our content from the ground up. be sure to scroll down the front page for everything you may have missed!in the future, if you do have a pressing question and there is a site implosion, definitely don’t mail it to me unless it’s a keeper league thing that can be answer over the course of… i actually don’t know. i haven’t mailed a letter in like 10 years. how long does usps take? seven weeks? sure, seven weeks. so don’t do that. readers are always invited to send correspondence to [email protected], and while i don’t really consider myself a “twitter” user, to the extent that i just use it to b*tch about trump and share food pics, i can be reached there as well.we should be back to our schedule content schedule today, with a nifty streamers report and a pod to be released. thanks everyone!





2018 fantasy baseball: 5 and 6 category rankings– catchers g-p

as popular as total points formats have become, the standard five and six category leagues are still the most popular in the genre. total points is a lot more accurate when it comes to pegging the value of a player, but the standard categories are so easy to understand. everyone knows the five basic categories, but the sixth usually depends on the league. typically, it includes some element of on base percentage. sometimes it is obp itself and other times it is walks. either way, there are enough of those leagues out there to take a look. for our purposes, we will include walks.five and six category rankings are based on the same 30 catchers we profiled in total points. we take their composite rankings in each of the categories and compile it to come up with an overall ranking. we also include their season by season totals in case there are outliers that make the average unrealistic.yan gomes—cleveland indians avghrrunsrbisbbb2017.2321443560312016.16792234092015.2311238450132014.2782161740242013.294114538218avg.2401342490195 category: 176 category: 19on a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero. we use five year windows because you usually have one down season and one career season to consider. when you toss out 2016 and 2014 you get a pretty reasonable adjustment for where he likely will be. is that good enough to keep the job for a team that has designs on winning the world series? that remains to be seen.yasmani grandal—los angeles dodgers avghrrunsrbis...





week 11 podcast, 2017 fantasy football

welcome back to the razzblitz podcast! we went extra long for this episode. reid gives his thoughts on the buffalo quarterback change and we give our thoughts on the marquee games of week 11 and also, the not so marquee games. this was a great episode if you like us all making fun of each other.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/razzballfootball/2017/11/17/razzblitz-podcast-week-11-preview.mp3podcast: play in new window | downloadsubscribe: apple podcasts | android | rss





case keenum, week 11 streamer report, 2017 fantasy football

welcome to week 11 sports fans. the playoff grind is real. and even if you’e out of it, i encourage everyone to embrace their inner troll. play the spoiler. make it harder for other teams in the playoff hunt to reach that ultimate prize. find the streamer that upsets a top team and knocks them out of that first round bye. turn these last games of the year from jockeying for seeding into must wins to make the dance. but just make sure to leave that troll persona locked into your fantasy team, because those shenanigans don’t fly ’round these parts you hooligans. in this spot, we go streaming! as always, i take a look at players owned in less than 65% of yahoo leagues after the waivers have run on thursday morning. miss the rush? bring that green hat snoop-a-loop and let’s find us a winner or two.case keenum – it’s a big week for minnesnowta. in a matchup of 7-2 vikings and rams, this game could have bigger ramifications at the top of the nfc playoff picture. keenum made this space last week, and earned his spot in it this week just like he earned his spot on the field over teddy two gloves. adam thielen and stefon diggs have been great plays this year and while this rams unit ranks high in a lot of defensive metrics (notably 2nd in the league in defensive passing dvoa), they haven’t seen much this year in the way of elite quarterbacks. not that i am saying case keenum is an elite quarterback, but i think he’s in the top third of what the rams have seen so far. i...





marcus mariota, week 11 rankings, 2017 fantasy football

what’s going on everybody, welcome to another wednesday in the nfl season. i don’t really have anything creative or clever to say except for the fact that rex burkhead is the goat, so on that note, let’s just jump right into it.2017 fantasy football rankings powered by fantasyprosecr ™ – expert consensus rankings*note*: all projections are based off of standard-scoring points, with the ranking given as the pigskinonator ranking, not my personal rank.players i’m high onmarcus mariota (@ pit): proj: 13.19 pts (#20 qb)this is a risky call, but i like mariota this week. first off, i don’t expect for this pittsburgh defense to be nearly as good this week compared to previous weeks off of a short week, and the bigger reason why i’m high on mariota is because it is very likely that both cb joe haden and s mike mitchell will be out of this game, a huge blow to this secondary.isaiah crowell (vs. jac): proj: 7.58 pts (#28 rb)again, i can’t give out obvious plays, so even though i don’t think crowell is a great play, i think he is a fine “what the heck” flex option this week against the funnel defense that is the jaguars. if the browns want to have any success this week against this jaguars defense, they’re gonna have to get duke johnson and isaiah crowell involved in this game.larry fitzgerald (@ hou): proj: 7.28 pts (#26 wr)the cardinals will be on the road, but on a longer week, they should have an easy time against this very bad houston secondary that has ...





week 11 staff rankings, 2017 fantasy football

tired of clicking multiple links just to look up where one of our writers ranked gerald everett? wondering who gerald everett is? good, because i’m with you on both counts! with mb and zach providing the razzball readers with their own rankings (a contrarian consensus, as i like to say, to pretend i’m clever), we’re going to provide our 2017 fantasy football staff rankings for the first time ever, a place where you can find all of our weekly rankings in one spot! the players will be sorted by our average ranking, providing you a great way to see how the razzball staff feels (questions posted in our comment section will be answered by all ranking writers!), and it’ll also provide our specific rankings so you know how each of us feel about a player. so many feels, so little time. follow us after the jump for your official 2017 razzball staff rankings for week 11!2017 fantasy football rankings powered by fantasyprosecr ™ – expert consensus rankings





marco? garoppolo! jimmy moves to san francisco

if you hadn’t noticed from the alerts that you are getting on your phone that are annoying your wife or girlfriend, the trade deadline is upon us and we had a busy monday night. we have two trades that have big impacts on three offenses so far. since the trade deadline isn’t officially over until 4 p.m. est on tuesday, you may be hearing from me twice. there are reportedly two teams that are showing interest in frank gore. as if that is not a big enough clue that the colts are tanking for the season, indianapolis is also reportedly fielding calls for t.y. hilton as well. it would be surprising to me, but maybe martavis bryant gets moved to a contender who needs some burst in their receiving corps. earlier today, it was reported that the eagles are kicking the tires on the possibility of the detroit lions trading them the rights to calvin johnson. but this morning, we are focusing so, let’s get this started before you make your waiver wire claims this evening.





the bills collect a benjamin

as expected, we had a triumphant trade deadline in the nfl. the names that we were seeing at the end of the night yesterday aren’t necessarily the big names that ended up being moved. the colts ended up staying put with their offensive weapons that were being brought up. the dolphins didn’t move jarvis landry as expected. calvin johnson will stay retired, at least for the remainder of 2017. now, martavis bryant will be back in the game plan for the pittsburgh steelers.





handcuff report, week 9: trade deadline and suspension edition

well, that was certainly one of the busier nfl trade deadlines in my lifetime. a number of big names got traded, and for our purposes here the biggest name was jay ajayi going from the miami dolphins to the philadelphia eagles. the initial consensus was that this would boost his value, going from a struggling miami offense to one of the more productive offenses in the league in philadelphia. however, i’m not so sure. while the dolphins have been hot garbage this season, ajayi at least had the benefit of being top dog. in philadelphia, he joins a committee that currently features legarrette blount, wendell smallwood, corey clement, and kenjon barner. the eagles have announced that blount is, at least for now, still their starting running back. while ajayi shouldn’t lose much time to the latter three once he gets assimilated into the offense, he will probably lose some touches to blount, especially near the goal line. the eagles also love to throw the ball pretty often, despite the success they have had run





waiver wired, week 10: you say marqise, i say marquise

is tom brady the best football player of all time? i need your help to solve an argument. anyway, the top two (healthy) scoring fantasy qbs, alex smith and carson wentz, are out this week. #1 scoring fantasy rb kareem hunt is on a bye. three top 10 wrs are out: two due to a bye (tyreek hill and michael crabtree) and one possibly due to his own stupidity (mike evans.) and the two top tes, travis kelce and zach ertz, will be out as well.





handcuff report, week 10: kamara already!

what is more surprising, that corey clement scored three touchdowns or that corey clement scored three touchdowns and wasn’t even the top scoring running back in week 9? yeah, i guess the first one, but the second part is pretty interesting too. alvin kamara scored two touchdowns of his own and added six catches and over 150 yards from scrimmage to eek out the top running back spot for the week. kamara is finally helping saints fans forget about darren sproles and appears to be the perfect compliment to mark ingram in new orleans. despite the handcuff label, as i have discussed with a few readers in the past few weeks, kamara is still valuable in fantasy, especially in ppr formats. the saints have made it pretty clear since their bye week that they want to get the ball into the talented young running back’s hands and are carving about 15+ touches for him each week. and it is working, so don’t expect them to go away from it anytime soon. in philadelphia, clement scored three touchdowns in a week where many





razzblitz podcast: week 10 preview

welcome back to another episode of the razzblitz podcast! the crew is back together to discuss every important story-line regarding week 10 of the nfl season, from martellus bennett, to another suspension for zeke, to why the hell new orleans is favored on the road in baltimore? be sure to check out myself, matt and reid on the twitter, and subscribe to razzball's excellent tools! the most important weeks are coming up, so why not rely on the tools that have finished 1st in the fantasypros expert rankings challenge two weeks in a row?





2017 fantasy football weekly rankings, week 10: staff consensus

tired of clicking multiple links just to look up where one of our writers ranked gerald everett? wondering who gerald everett is? good, because i’m with you on both counts! with mb and zach providing the razzball readers with their own rankings (a contrarian consensus, as i like to say, to pretend i’m clever), we’re going to provide our 2017 fantasy football staff rankings for the first time ever, a place where you can find all of our weekly rankings in one spot! the players will be sorted by our average ranking, providing you a great way to see how the razzball staff feels (questions posted in our comment section will be answered by all ranking writers!), and it’ll also provide our specific rankings so you know how each of us feel about a player. so many feels, so little time. follow us after the jump for your official 2017 razzball staff rankings for week 10!





start ‘em or sit ‘em, week 10: a tale of two qbs

it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of webb, it was the age of sanchez, it was the epoch of beckham, it was the epoch of rex... i can't remember a more interesting year of qb play in new york. eli manning, on the brink of passing his brother on the all-time consecutive regular season game start list and josh mccown, two years older than eli at 38 and now on his 8th team since being drafted by the arizona cardinals in 2002 -- the odds makers would've never predicted which one of these two would potentially be threatening for a playoff spot -- and the other could be losing his job to a younger qb by mid-season. but both mccown and manning have intriguing fantasy match-ups this week and are my 'start' options.





fantasy football primer, week 10

with the east coast experiencing an early blast of arctic cold, so much so i need to start moisturizing my hands (just like your mom), i'm reminded of the day i left the west coast and wonder how i ended up here. then i look at how my chargers and padres are doing and realize how much lifespan was added to my liver since that time. kinda like the ebb and flow of life itself. or zeke's suspension status. hey-ooooh (too soon?) here’s your updated razzball fantasy football rankings for week 10 (std, half-ppr, ppr, idp) including our updated staff consensus, player status updates, and an opportunity to ask those all so important roster questions to myself, mb, and zach in the commentary section!





i digg your style, thielen

i’m from iowa and if you’re not you will probably roll your eyes at this. it was a big day in the nfl for former hawkeyes on sunday. adrian clayborn took advantage of playing against tyron smith’s back up and got himself six sacks in one game. wow, if only the buccaneers, who struggle greatly to generate a pass rush, would’ve re-signed him after his rookie deal was up. another great move by jason licht. also, hawkeye graduate c.j. beathard earned his first career win in the nfl on sunday. i figured that jimmy garappolo would have taken over the starting quarterback job before that ever happened, but here we are!





waiver wired, week 11: don’t be a mitch about it

fantasy football playoffs in many leagues will begin in 4 weeks -- where do you stand? what do you need to make your last playoff push? trade deadline should be approaching even sooner -- time to take stock of of what your team is and isn't good at -- and perhaps even more importantly -- what do your league mates need that you have an abundance of? the best owners have been tracking who their future playoff competitors have been suffering through and how they can take advantage. four teams on a bye week in week 11: panthers, colts, jets, 49ers. not a lot of fantasy points lost by those four teams not playing, but three of my favorite punching bags are now not targets for waiver adds.