NFL Fantasy Sports Picks News 9-15-2015
Week 1’s NFL Top News Items
Dallas Wide Receiver Dez Bryant out 4-6 Weeks with a Broken Foot
The Dallas Cowboys will be without their talented wide out for a great deal of time. Up next for Dallas are the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in an NFC East battle.
Last week against the Giants Bryant had five receptions for 48 yards. In 2014 the talented wide out caught 88 balls for 1320 yards with 16 touchdowns. He gained 15 yards per reception last year and that was a career high.
The Cowboys starting wide out opposite Bryant may get more targets next week. Williams had five receptions against New York last week for 60 yards and three first down gains.
Matthew Stafford Elbow Problems
The Detroit Lions suffered an early scare when Matthew Stafford’s elbow made contact with the helmet of San Diego linebacker Melvin Ingram. Stafford has been dependable for the Lions but the signal caller was seen with a heavy wrap around his elbow following the game. This is something that fantasy football draft GM’s should stay on top of. The Lions are at Minnesota on Sunday.
Stafford in week one against San Diego went 19 for 30 for 246 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. The Lions are outscored 23-7 in the second half of a 33-28 defeat at the San Diego Chargers.
Backup QB Dan Orlovsky is a veteran of already ten seasons in the league. He has seen action in 21 regular season games hitting on 58% of his passes with 14 touchdowns and 12 picks. The veteran last played in 2012 in mop up duty as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Josh McCown Suffers Concussion in Loss to New York Jets. Johnny Manziel will work with the First Team This Week.
McCown is under the concussion protocol and the Browns coaching staff indicating they are preparing to start Johnny Manziel on Sunday.
In week one in limited time before sustaining his injury McCown hit on 5 of 8 passes for 49 yards. He fumbled as he was trying to score a Browns touchdown near the end zone with the ball going out of the end zone as a touchback and going over to the Jets.
The second year quarterback completed 13 of 24 passes for 182 yards with a touchdown in relief of McCown. His downside was the three turnovers as he had an interception and two fumbles.
Arizona Starting Running Back Andre Ellington Could Miss 1-3 Weeks
The Cardinals starting running back has a PCL sprain that has been reported as mild. Ellington has not been ruled out for the Cardinals week two game at Chicago on Sunday.
The running back is listed as questionable. Ellington had 12 carries against the Saints for 69 yards and a touchdown. He had one lost fumble.
Oakland Starting Quarterback Derek Carr’s Status Unknown for Sunday.
Derek Carr was forced to exit the Raiders loss at home to Cincinnati on Sunday with what has been reported as a bruised thumb.
In the week one loss to the Bengals Carr was 7 of 12 for 61 yards prior to exiting the game.
McGloin in relief of Carr completed 23 of 31 passes for 142 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. He saw extended work in 2013 where he played in 7 games and completed 56% of his throws for 1547 yards with eight touchdowns and eight picks.
Houston Texan’s Starting Quarterback Up in the Air. Could be a Game Time Decision
Texan’s head coach Bill O’Brien indicated to the media on Monday that he undecided on his starting quarterback for Sunday. Brian Hoyer was ineffective last week in a loss to Kansas City at home while backup Ryan Mallet showed production in his six minutes of play last week.
In week one Hoyer went 18 of 34 for 236 yards with a touchdown and pick.
The fifth year pro in his limited time last week completed 8 of 13 passes for 98 yards with a touchdown.