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Must Starts and Free Agent Pick-Ups for your NFL Week 4 lineups

September 28, 2011

Mitchell Evan’s Week 4 Fantasy Impact Players to add/start:

1. David Nelson: This wide receiver from Buffalo has had a great first few games of the season.  More famous from his game winning catch against the Raiders in week 2, he hauled in 6 passes for 84 yards last Sunday against the Patriots and is a solid flex option for deeper leagues.  With being owned in only 50% leagues, and you have a receiver starting like a Santonio Holmes, definitely pick this guy up and start him.

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2.  Antonio Brown: He has been the most consistent receiver for the Steelers, owned in only 20% of Yahoo leagues, he is a great option if you’re in a 10-16 team league.  Was thrown at 8 times last sunday, and had 4 catches for  75 yards.  He also just surpassed Hines Ward for the number 2 job as a receiver.

3. Eli Manning: I’m not sure how clear to be on this BUT START HIM. He had a huge game last week and plays a struggling Cardinals defense week 4. (who gave up 400+ yards to a measly Cam Newton) He had 254 yards and 4 touchdown’s against the “dream team” Philadelphia Eagles.

4.  Lance Moore:  Lance started off the season on the injury list, almost everyone who had him on their team dropped him instantly, but now since he has come back, he is the number 1 receiver for the Saints. With Colston still on the injury list for a couple more weeks, Moore’s fantasy status should be going through the roof.  Owned in 62% of leagues, you have a good chance of finding him in a league with 8-10 teams in it.  He is a must, and is the most consistent player when healthy, out of the Saints receivers.

Thoughts from Donnie Dwyer:

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I think this week is a must play for fantasy owners who have Eli Manning. The Cardinals Defense is on and off at times in the secondary but I think when the Giants run the ball with their two-headed monster of Jacobs and Bradshaw it leads to throwing touchdowns for Manning. I also think fans should keep an eye on and pick up receivers Victor Cruz of the Giants, Nate Washington of the Titans, and Danario Alexander of the Rams. Cruz will be the #3 receiver alongside Nicks and Manningham and should have a nice game with single coverage, Washington will get many receptions now that Kenny Britt is sidelined and is a potential 2 TD threat every week, and Alexander is a 6’5 beast of an athlete and can score a ton of balls in the red zone for Sam Bradford. Keep an eye out on those players throughout the week. Enjoy the football and good luck in your leagues… 

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Does this math equation work? Eli Manning = Tom Brady

August 16, 2011

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The New York Giants quarterback, who does have a Super Bowl MVP award to his name, said on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York 1050 on Tuesday that he considers himself to be a top quarterback who belongs in the same class as New England’s Tom Brady.

“I consider myself in that class and Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he’s a great player and what you’ve seen with him is he’s gotten better every year and he started off winning championships and I think he’s a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships,” Manning said Tuesday. “It’s funny, you say well he won championships, but the team, but I think know he’s grown up and gotten better every year and that’s what I’m trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best.”

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…I think Tom Brady is not only great but ELITE, Eli. If I am Eli Manning, you cannot even compare yourself to Tom Brady let alone your own brother Peyton Manning. Let me put it this way sports fans, Eli Manning has thrown 113 career interceptions in 6 full seasons and Brady has thrown 103 in 9 full seasons. Not to mention 261 touchdowns for Tom Brady with a completion percentage of 63% and a rating of 95.2. On the other side, Eli has 156 TD and only completes 58% with a rating of 80.2. While these are different numbers based on different situations, the bottom line however is that Eli Manning has put himself up against a wall this year. He now has to back his words up and play as good as one of the best who only threw 4 picks last season compared to his own 25 picks. As a Giants fan, I do love Eli and what he did in those two months of playoff time to bring home a title to New York. However, he cannot be seen as elite until he can prove to me that the Giants can make it to the Playoffs every year, he can win an MVP award, He can make a guy like Victor Cruz turn into a star in the making, and he can win another Super Bowl title. If he can do that, I can say he is at the stage of where Brady is at an above average player. As of right now in the year 2011, he is  very very average…