Coming into fantasy drafts this year, Texans RB Arian Foster was one of the most controversial 1st round picks. Combine his heavy workload over the last few years with his injury situation in training camp and Foster’s status as a first-round pick was far from a guarantee. Now Foster’s season has come to an end, just 10 weeks in, after he sustained a back injury in last week’s game that will require season-ending injury.
It’ll be hard to imagine Foster regaining his elite fantasy status moving forward as his tires continue to accumulate wear and tear. There was some speculation that the Texans would let Ben Tate walk next off-season, but that notion is surely to be second-guessed with Foster’s health in question. With the uncertainty at the QB and RB positions heading into the future, the Texans will be hard-pressed to duplicate their dominance from recent years.
On the heels of a big win over the divisional rival Patriots, there are many candidates for Jets player of the game. Geno Smith, Antonio Allen, Jeremy Kerley; the official who made a pivotal 15-yard penalty call on the Patriots in overtime. But of all the people who were on the premises at MetLife stadium for yesterday’s game, it’s pretty clear who notched the “douchebag of the game” award.
As a Hofstra alumnus, it’s disappointing to see the idiot in this video wearing the jersey of Wayne Chrebet, who is a fellow Hofstra graduate. This is one of the most deplorable acts for a “man” to do and I really hope he ended up behind bars in New Jersey last night.
The long and arduous recovery process for Rob Gronkowski appears to be over. According to Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, Gronk has been cleared by all of his doctors (the last being Dr. James Andrew) to return to game action this Sunday vs. the Jets. While you can probably expect Gronk to be on a snap count, he’s immediately a top-of-the line TE1 this week, even more so with Jimmy Graham on the bye. After enduring four surgeries to his left forearm along with back surgery, the Patriots have expressed extreme caution with their star tight end, which led to conflicting reports on Gronk’s timetable to return. With Gronkowski receiving clearance for this weekend, Patriots fans and fantasy owners alike can look forward to the season debut for one of the game’s most dynamic players.
After sitting out last week vs. the Packers, Calvin Johnson’s status coming into this week was extremely hazy. However, as the week drags on and an impending matchup with the Browns draws near, the Lions are hopeful for a Megatron return. While it was reported earlier in the day that Johnson wouldn’t practice at all leading up to Sunday, reports came out around Noon today, citing that Johnson was on the practice field sporting a knee brace.
Johnson was only partaking in individual position drills, but the fact he was able to practice at all remains a good sign. Continue to monitor his status leading up to game time on Sunday, as there should be more updates regarding his status. If there’s a silver lining with Megatron’s knee issues, it’s that the Lions play at 1 p.m. on Sunday, which will allow owners to figure out if he is active/inactive before Sunday’s games kick-off.
When Kellen Winslow was selected 6th overall by the Browns in the 2004 NFL draft, it was easy to imagine a mirroring image of Jason Witten in terms of consistent production at the TE position. Nearly ten years later, that hasn’t been the case. Pictured below with former corrupt Miami Hurricanes football booster, Nevin Shapiro, Winslow has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinions.
Winslow caught a TD pass on his only target on Monday Night vs. the Falcons. But despite the Jets improving to 3-2 on the night, Winslow expressed his dissatisfaction. With reporters approaching him for his comments on the game, Winslow told them “I don’t think that would be a good choice.”
On a night where Geno Smith became just the second rookie QB to capture a road victory on MNF, a Winslow tirade would have been quite comical. But, don’t fret ‘cuz, I got you.
In this edition of Throwback Thursday we travel back to 2003 and Winslow’s college days, where his Miami Hurricanes had just suffered a defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers. Winslow delivered an interview for the ages while discussing the block he threw for ‘Canes teammate Devin Hester on a sweep play.
Dig into the crates below and remember one thing, “We don’t care about nobody except this U.”
When the Seahawks traded 1st round and 3rd round picks to acquire Percy Harvin from the Vikings, Seattle was instantly a top pick to reach the Super Bowl this year. But their plans to unleash their new, dynamic playmaker were put on hold when Harvin underwent hip surgery on August 1st.
A little over two months removed from surgery, reports have been positive about the progress he has made. Harvin had been rehabbing his hip in New York prior to recently returning to Seattle. Reports have indicated that he’s looked great and that he just resumed running. Harvin is eligible to come off the PUP list in Week 7, although it appears more likely that he will return around Week 9 or Week 10. Regardless, Harvin possesses more than enough talent to propel fantasy teams to the promised land come December. While the window is closing on snatching up Harvin, now is your last chance to get a legitimate WR2 with back-end WR1 potential for free.
Harvin is currently owned in a mere 11% of ESPN leagues and is still only owned in 37% of Yahoo! leagues. Despite the prolonged absence, the Seahawks will be salivating to get one of the most dynamic players in the NFL back on the field.