Vikings (5-1) vs Bears (1-6)

Their perfect record now a thing of the past, the Minnesota Vikings look to get back on track when they visit the Chicago Bears on Monday night in a matchup of NFC North rivals (Enter Contests). The Vikings opened the season with five consecutive wins prior to their bye week but absorbed their first loss in a 21-10 defeat at Philadelphia last week. Jay Cutler, who suffered a thumb injury in Week 2, is poised to return to the starting lineup amid a published report that Bears coach John Fox told friends that he is “done” with the veteran quarterback after this season.

ABOUT THE BEARS

Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm and third-stringer Matt Barkley appeared totally overmatched in last week’s 26-10 loss at Green Bay. The Bears will now turn to the inconsistent Cutler, coming back from injury, for stability at quarterback. Ironic right! The issue facing the Bears and Cutler is how to jump-start an offense that is averaging a league-low 15.9 points per game and ranks 25th in the NFL in rush with an average of 87.9 yards. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has five TD receptions and is averaging 108.8 receiving yards in his last five games versus Minnesota. Chicago’s defense sits 20th in the league, permitting an average of 24.1 points per game.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS

Injuries to top running back Adrian Peterson and along the offensive line are stagnating Minnesota, which ranks 31st in total offense (299.2 yards) and 30th in rushing (74.3). Quarterback Sam Bradford had six touchdowns and zero interceptions in his first four starts but was picked off once and lost a pair of fumbles last week against his former team. One of his new favorite targets, wideout Cordarrelle Patterson, has 16 receptions and two touchdowns over the last three games but missed practice Thursday with a concussion. Still, the Vikings rely on a defense that is limiting foes to an NFL-low 14.0 points. Minnesota swept the season series in 2015-16 and has won the last three meetings.

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Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys Sunday Night Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 11-8-2015

It will be a battle in the NFC East division as the Dallas Cowboys will be home facing the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night football. DFS League GMs cane tune to NBC TV at 8:30PM Eastern Time on November 8th to track the results of their NFL fantasy roster picks.

This is the second of two meetings between these clubs this year. They went head to head on September 20th with Dallas posting the 20-10 road victory behind a strong defensive performance. The Eagles were held scoreless for three quarters and couldn’t get into the end zone until a Sam Bradford six yard pass to Jordan Matthews with 1 ½ minutes left in the game. It was an embarrassing performance offensively and one tough to stomach for Eagles head coach Chip Kelly as his team was held to seven rushing yards and 219 yards passing in the loss. This was the game that saw Tony Romo break his collar bone and he hasn’t returned to the lineup since.

Philadelphia has a mark of 3-4 on the season and is tied with first place New York Giants in the loss column as the team sits at 4-4. The Eagles will be rested coming off a bye week after a 27-16 road defeat at Carolina that broke a two game win streak. While the defense has shown improvement from last year the offensive has gone backwards. Once a high scoring team the Eagles has only scored greater than 27 points once in their seven games and that came to one of the worst defensive teams in the NFL in the New Orleans Saints. Philadelphia is only scoring 22.9 points per game and that is 17th in the league.

The Cowboys have had a hard time replacing Tony Romo at quarterback. They are 0-5 without Romo as Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel have not got the job done. The Greg Hardy controversy doesn’t appear to have an impact on the team on the field. That should not be factored into anything on the field from this game as cold as it may sound it’s a reality when trying to look for fantasy points. The Cowboys have seen their offense go in reverse the past five games without Romo as they sit 29th and fourth worst in the league in scoring as they put up 19 points per game. The team hosted Seattle last week and were beaten 13-12 as Dallas could only produce 220 yards of offense for the entire game.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford in his first year with the Eagles is completing 62% of his passes for 1766 yards with nine touchdowns and ten picks. In the loss at Carolina, Bradford passed for 205 yards with no touchdowns and a pick. In his past two games Sam Bradford has one touchdown and four interceptions. He has had a multi interception game in four of the seven Eagle games this year.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

Ryan Mathews

Acquired from San Diego in the offseason the running back leads the team with 342 yards rushing on 56 carries for 6.1 yards per attempt. He has three rushing touchdowns and has caught 12 balls out of the backfield for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

The second year wide out for the Eagles has caught 39 passes for 398 yards and only one touchdown. His 10.2 yards per catch average is almost three yards fewer than last year.

Dallas Cowboys QB:

Matt Cassel

The veteran signal caller began the season with the Buffalo Bills. He was relegated to the third string as he couldn’t beat out E.J. Manuel on the club. So Dallas picks him up after the injury to Romo. With Weeden ineffective Cassel has started the past two games. He completed 57.7% of his throws for 324 yards with a touchdown and three picks. He threw three picks in his debut with the team two weeks ago at the New York Giants. Last week he completed just 52% of his throws against Seattle for 97 yards.

Dallas Cowboys RB:

Darren McFadden

McFadden leads the Cowboys with 86 carries for 345 yards with two touchdowns. He is averaging 4 yards a carry.

Dallas Cowboys WR:

Terrance Williams

Williams has shown some flash catching 20 balls for 313 yards with two touchdowns. The wide out is averaging 15.7 yards per reception.

NFL Sunday Night Football DFS Fantasy League Picks

QB: Sam Bradford (Eagles)

RB: Darren McFadden (Cowboys)

WR: Jordan Matthews (Eagles)

TE: Zach Ertz (Eagles)

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Philadelphia Eagles versus Carolina Panthers

Sunday Night Football Fantasy League Picks 10-25-2015

The Carolina Panthers will put their undefeated record on the line as they meet the Philadelphia Eagles from Sunday night football. NFL fantasy draft GMs can tune to NBC TV on October 25th at 8:30PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster picks.

Last year these clubs met and it was Philadelphia crushing the Panthers by the score of 45-21. It was a bad night for Carolina as they turned the ball over five times in defeat. Cam Newton threw three interceptions so there is a bad taste in his mouth as he enters this matchup with the Eagles on Sunday night. The Panthers defense allowed backup Mark Sanchez to throw for 332 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles won with just 37 rushing yards on 23 carries but they executed well in the red zone by going 4 of 4.

The Philadelphia Eagles got off to a slow start as they began at 1-3 to start the season. They have won two straight to move to 3-3 and hold the first place spot in the NFC East division. There has been tons of criticism about the Eagles offense sputtering. What has been lost has been the improved play of the Philadelphia defense. The team is seventh in the NFL in scoring defense as they limit opponents to just 18.3 points per game. Yards numbers are down as well as the Eagles allow 354 per contest which is 15th in the league. They played on Monday night football and defeated the New York Giants by the score of 27-7. It was an ugly game even in victory for the Eagles as quarterback Sam Bradford threw three interceptions as the club finished with four turnovers. Philadelphia on defense held the Giants to 247 yards of offense.

The Carolina Panthers are off to a 5-0 mark in 2015. They come off a nice victory at the Seattle Seahawks last week by the score of 27-23. The Panthers were down 23-20 and Cam Newton led a late touchdown drive with just 32 seconds remaining in the game. Red zone on both ends of the field were good as the Panthers offense go 3 of 3 and the Panthers defense held Seattle to 1 of 3 inside the red zone. Carolina ranks seventh in the league in total defense by surrendering 338 yards per game.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

The Eagles quarterback is hitting on 64% of his throws for 883 yards with nine touchdowns and nine picks. It is very disappointing that Bradford has nine picks already in the season. Bradford in the Giants game hit 24 of 38 passes for 280 yards with a touchdown along with the three picks.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

DeMarco Murray

Murray is sharing carries with Ryan Mathews. It has been a poor season for Murray this year with 242 yards on 70 carries and three touchdowns and 3.5 yards per run attempt. In the passing game Murray has grabbed 21 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. He showed improvement on Monday night with 112 rushing on the Giants defense on 21 carries and a touchdown.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

The second year wide out has 36 catches for 384 yards with a touchdown. He was targeted 11 times and caught six passes for 59 yards in the win against the Giants.

Carolina Panthers QB:

Cam Newton

Newton is completing 55.4% of his throws for 1078 yards with eight touchdowns and four picks. He is a major threat to run the football with 50 carries for 225 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

Carolina Panthers RB:

Jonathan Stewart

The eighth year veteran back has 79 carries for 298 yards and two touchdowns. In the Seattle game Stewart had 20 carries for 78 yards. He had two rushing touchdowns which is a monster accomplishment against the Seattle defense on the road.

Carolina Panthers TE:

Greg Olsen

Olsen leads the Panthers with 24 catches for 374 yards with three touchdowns. He was the recipient of the game winning touchdown pass in the closing seconds at Seattle last week. On the year he has 24 catches for 374 yards and three touchdowns. He had seven grabs for 131 yards against the Seahawks.

NFL Sunday Night Football Fantasy Cash League Picks

QB: Cam Newton (Panthers)

RB: Jonathan Stewart (Panthers)

WR: Jordan Matthews (Eagles)

TE: Greg Olsen (Panthers)

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New York Giants versus Philadelphia Eagles Monday Night Football Fantasy League Picks 10-19-2015

Monday Night Football features two NFC East rivals as the Philadelphia Eagles will be home to the New York Giants. NFL fantasy draft GM’s can check out ESPN at 8:30PM Eastern Time on October 19th to follow the results of their roster picks.

The Eagles when they faced the Giants last year won both meetings. The Giants sit atop the NFC East with a record of 3-2. The team was off to a horrific 0-2 start and they could very easily be 5-0 if not for making mental mistakes in their first two games of the season. Last week the Giants hosted the San Francisco 49ers and with a late Eli Manning touchdown pass prevailed by the score of 30-27. It was a nice win for New York to get them over .500 for the first time this season. But there has to be concern that Giants defense allowed an anemic offense like the 49ers to post 27 points and hold a narrow lead late in the game. New York is 32nd and last in the NFL in pass defense by surrendering 304 yards per game through the air. Part of the problem is the Giants really have trouble generating any type of pass rush.

There is a two way tie in the NFC East for second place with the Eagles and Cowboys at 2-3. The Eagles hosted the New Orleans Saints last week and came away with a convincing 39-17 victory. It was the first time this season that Philadelphia resembled the way the Eagles played for Chip Kelly in his first two years as head coach of the team. They rolled up 519 yards of offense on a very poor New Orleans defense. Philadelphia now sits 13th in the league in scoring offense at 23.4 points per game and hoping that last week’s win can be an indication of things to come from this offense.

New York Giants QB:

Eli Manning:

The veteran quarterback is completing 66% of his throws for 1417 yards with ten touchdowns and two picks. The ball was in the air last week in their win against the 49ers. The Giants are playing faster and it is showing in the stats as Eli Manning is averaging nearly 40 passing attempts per game. Last week Manning threw the football 54 times and completed 41 passes for 441 yards with three touchdowns and a pick. Manning has thrown two touchdowns or greater in four straight starts.

New York Giants RB:

Rashad Jennings

The Giants are running three backs. Jennings leads the club with 53 carries for 180 yards with a touchdown. He is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry.

Shane Vereen

The fifth year back that was acquired from the Patriots in free agency has 25 rushes for 101 yards. In the passing game Vereen has caught 20 balls for 208 yards with a touchdown.

New York Giants WR:

Odell Beckham Jr

Beckham Jr. leads the Giants with 31 receptions for 423 yards and three touchdowns. He was targeted 11 times last week against the 49ers and caught seven passes for 121 yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

The Eagles sixth year veteran quarterback has hit on 63% of his throws for 1281 yards with eight touchdowns and six picks. In the win against New Orleans Bradford hit 32 of 45 passes for 333 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. He has thrown five touchdowns over his past two games.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

Ryan Mathews

Mathews has rushed 41 times on the year for 205 yards with two touchdowns. He had a nice game on the Saints defense but saw limited work with eight carries for 73 yards and a touchdown. The back had a 33 yard run last week against the Saints.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

The second year wide receiver leads the Eagles with 30 catches for 325 yards with a touchdown. He has just a single 100 yard receiving day in his five games. Last week it was a season low 44 receiving yards on five catches.

NFL Monday Night Football Fantasy Cash League Picks

QB: Sam Bradford (Eagles)

RB: Ryan Mathews (Eagles)

WR: Jordan Matthews (Eagles), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants)

TE: Zach Ertz (Eagles)

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NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-6-2015

New Orleans Saints versus Philadelphia Eagles NFL Real Money League Fantasy Preview 10-11-2015

Two disappointing 1-3 teams meet in week five from the NFL as the Philadelphia Eagles will be hosting the New Orleans Saints. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV at 1PM Eastern Time on Sunday October 11th to track the results of their roster picks.

The last times these teams played were in the 2013 NFL season playoffs with the Saints posting the 26-24 road victory at the Eagles. It was a 32 yard field goal by Shayne Graham as time expired for the Saints win. It was freezing temperatures in that game and Drew Brees had two picks and the team was just 1 of 4 in the red zone.

The Saints come off their first win of the season with the 26-20 victory in overtime to the Dallas Cowboys. Drew Brees returned back to the lineup after sitting out the previous week with a shoulder injury. The Saints failed to make a stop in the final drive which allowed the Cowboys drive for a game tying touchdown in the final seconds with a backup quarterback. New Orleans won it on an 80 yard touchdown pass by Drew Brees to C.J. Spiller. The Saints were able to move the ball on the Cowboys defense for 438 yards.

The Philadelphia Eagles coughed up a late lead as they dropped a 23-20 decision at the Washington Redskins. The Eagles allowed a four yard touchdown pass by Kirk Cousins with 26 seconds remaining. The Philadelphia offensive line looked bad as they gave up five sacks in the loss. The offense has sputtered this year for the team as the Eagles are 29th in total yards per game (294), 26th in passing yards per game (224) and 30th in rushing yards per game (70).

New Orleans Saints QB:

Drew Brees

Brees returned to the lineup after missing week three with a shoulder injury. He is completing 68% of his throws this year for 969 yards with four touchdowns and two picks. Against the Cowboys Brees hit on 33 of 41 throws for 359 yards with two touchdowns.

New Orleans Saints RB:

Mark Ingram

The veteran running back has 56 carries for 214 yards with two touchdowns. Ingram is only running for 3.6 yards a carry this year. He had his best game of the season against Dallas last week with 77 rushing yards on 17 carries.

New Orleans Saints WR:

Willie Snead

A rookie out of Ball St leads the Saints with 16 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown. He had six catches on Sunday night for 89 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

The Eagles quarterback has struggled under this new system in Philadelphia. On the year he is hitting on 60% of his passes for 948 yards with six touchdowns and four picks. Last week against the Redskins Bradford passed for 270 yards with three touchdowns. After four interceptions in his first two games Bradford hasn’t thrown a pick in his past two games.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

Ryan Mathews

In his first year in Philadelphia after coming over from San Diego Mathews have 33 rushes for 132 yards with a touchdown. He rushed for 108 yards against the Jets in week three and has just 24 yards rushing in his three other games.

DeMarco Murray

Murray is having a poor season with 29 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown. He had a long of 30 yards this year. Take out that 30 yard run and Murray has 28 carries for 17 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

The second year wide out is getting the bulk of the targets with 38 on the year. He has caught 25 balls for 281 yards with a touchdown.

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Philadelphia Eagles versus Washington Redskins Real Money League Fantasy Football Preview 9-30-2015

NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 9-30-2015

It will be a battle in the NFC East division as the Washington Redskins will host the Philadelphia Eagles. NFL fantasy draft GM’s can tune to FOX on Sunday October 4th at 1PM Eastern Time from Washington to track the results of their one day football real money leagues.

Both teams are 1-2 on the campaign. They split their two regular season meetings from a year ago. It was Washington who knocked the Eagles out of the playoffs last year as the Redskins earned a 27-24 victory at home in late December.

The Las Vegas odds believe that Philadelphia will win this game as they are favored by a field goal on the road in this spot. A total of 47 points reveals that the oddsmakers still believe that the Eagles will find their offense. Philadelphia got their first win last week by defeating the New York Jets 24-17. It was not a very impressive victory by Philadelphia as they were aided to victory by Jets mistakes. A Darren Sproles 89 yard punt return made the difference in this game. The Eagles offense did very little with 123 rushing yards on 39 carries and a mere 108 yards through the pass. Halftime adjustments by the Jets defense were effective as they held Philadelphia scoreless in the second half of the game. The Eagles are 31st in total offensive yards with an average of just 285 yards per game. They are 30th and third last in the league in rushing yardage per game and score just 19 points a game ranking 22nd. On defense the Eagles are holding teams to 21 points a game an improved 11th in the NFL.

The Washington Redskins are looking to bounce back from a 32-21 loss at the Giants on Thursday Night Football over a week ago. Heading into this game the Redskins defense has looked improved from the prior season. Washington contained the run well but allowed 279 yards passing and two touchdown passes by Eli Manning. The Redskins were sloppy with three turnovers for the game and they forced no miscues by New York. Washington still ranks second in yardage allowed defensively as opponent’s average just 277 yards per game on the Redskins.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

The Eagles signal caller is struggling with this system completing 62% of his throws for 678 yards with three touchdowns and four picks. He was just 14 of 28 for 118 yards against the Jets last week with very few throws down the field.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

Ryan Matthews:

The former Charger leads the Eagles in carries with 29 for 112 yards and a touchdown. Matthews is averaging just 3.9 yards a carry this year. He had two catches last week for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

The second year wide out is getting heavily targeted by Bradford. Matthews has 22 catches for 231 yards with a touchdown. He is below his average with 10.5 yards per catch this year.

Washington Redskins QB:

Kirk Cousins

The Redskins starting quarterback is completing 69% of his throws for 715 yards with three touchdowns and four picks. He had two picks in the losses to Miami and the Giants this year.

Washington Redskins RB:

Alfred Morris

The veteran back has 49 carries for 199 yards and no touchdowns. He received just six carries against the Giants for 19 yards for 3.2 yards per carry.

Washington Redskins TE:

Jordan Reed

The Redskins tight end leads the team with 19 catches for 241 yards and a touchdown. He had six catches for 96 yards at the Giants.

Washington Redskins WR:

Pierre Garcon

The eighth year veteran receiver has 17 catches for 161 yards and a touchdown. Garcon was targeted 12 times in the Giants game and caught just five passes for 64 yards.

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Philadelphia Eagles versus New York Jets NFL One Day League Fantasy Preview

The Philadelphia Eagles are searching for a win as they are on the road in week three to face the New York Jets. NFL fantasy GM’s can tune to FOX at 1PM Eastern Time on Sunday September 27th to track the scoring results of their rosters

This game figures to be close based on the Las Vegas odds as the Jets are favored by -2 points. That means those who target Philadelphia Eagles playmakers for their leagues should see the team not taking their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter. An interesting twist here is that this is a good defensive team facing an NFC squad they see only once every four years.

It has been a bad start for the Philadelphia Eagles as the squad sits at 0-2 on the year. They were held to just 24 points on the road to Atlanta in week one and last week at Dallas the Eagles could only score ten points all game long. The club is having trouble getting their run game going with DeMarco Murray. Philadelphia is 32nd and last in the league in rushing offense as they gain just 35 yards per game on the ground.

The New York Jets are off to a 2-0 start to the year. They have double digit victories in each game by beating Cleveland 31-10 in week one and last week they hit the road to Indianapolis on Monday Night Football and won 20-7 behind a great defensive performance. The Jets limited Indy to no points until ten minutes were remaining in the game. New York is forcing turnovers and currently sit number one in the NFL in scoring defense. Offensively the team has run the ball effectively for 127 yards per game ranking tenth best in the league.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

The former Ram who is in his first year with the Eagles has hit on 66% of his throws for 560 yards with two touchdowns and four picks. He has had one touchdown pass and two picks in each of the first two weeks. Last week Bradford hit on just 23 of 37 passes against the Cowboys for 224 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

DeMarco Murray

It has been a poor start for the former Dallas Cowboys running back. He has 21 carries this year for just 11 yards and a touchdown. In the passing game Murray had caught nine balls for 22 yards.

Darren Sproles

The veteran back has just six carries for 46 yards and a touchdown. He is second on the club with 11 catches for 99 yards and five first down gains.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

There has not been much production from this unit as a whole. Matthews has 16 receptions for 182 yards with a touchdown. He has two catches for over 20 yards.

New York Jets QB:

Ryan Fitzpatrick

The veteran signal caller has been under center for an injured Geno Smith. Fitzpatrick has hit on 63% of his throws for 423 yards with four touchdowns and two picks. Fitzpatrick has had his issues with bad interceptions during his career. In each of his two games this year he has thrown for two touchdowns and one pick.

New York Jets RB:

Chris Ivory

Ivory leads the club with 34 carries on the year for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Ivory is banged up and questionable with a quad injury.

Bilal Powell

Powell has 24 carries for 100 yards and two gains for twenty or greater yards. He struggled last week with 38 yards on 12 carries.

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NFL Fantasy Football News 9-19-2015

Dallas Cowboys versus Philadelphia Eagles NFL Fantasy Preview

Two bitter division rivals meet on the gridiron as the Philadelphia Eagles will play the Dallas Cowboys. Fantasy football draft GMs can tune to FOX at 4:25 PM Eastern Time to follow the scoring results of their rosters.

The teams split the two meetings in 2014 all on the road. The game held in Philadelphia last year was won by Dallas 38-27. The Cowboys are 1-0 as Tony Romo led a comeback with a touchdown pass with just seconds left in a 27-26 victory.

The Eagles have a short week as they faced the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football in a 26-24 road defeat. Philadelphia was very slow out of the gates with just three first half points in the loss.

Dallas Cowboys QB: Tony Romo

Romo completed 80% of his throws on Sunday night for 356 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. He will be without his main target in Dez Bryant for 4-6 weeks with a broken foot.

Dallas Cowboys RB: Joseph Randle

Randle had 16 carries for 65 yards.

Dallas Cowboys WR: Terrance Williams

Terrance Williams led the wide outs with eight catches for 60 yards.

Dallas Cowboys TE: Jason Witten

Jason Witten made fantasy football managers who drafted him happy with eight grabs for 60 yards and two touchdowns.

Philadelphia Eagles QB: Sam Bradford

In his debut with the Eagles on Monday night he hit on 36 of 52 throws for 336 yards with a touchdown and two picks.

Philadelphia Eagles RB: DeMarco Murray

It was not a good debut for the former Cowboy with his new team. Murray had eight rushes for just nine yards. His four receptions out of the backfield went for 11 yards and he did have a touchdown catch.

Darren Sproles

The veteran dual purpose back had 50 rushing yards on five carries with a 27 yard run from scrimmage. He was second on the club with seven receptions for 76 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles WR: Jordan Matthews

The second year receiver caught ten balls for 102 yards.

Nelson Agholor

The rookie in his first NFL game was just targeted twice and had one grab for five yards.

San Diego Chargers versus Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football Draft Preview

Two AFC division clubs meet as the Cincinnati Bengals will host the San Diego Chargers. Fantasy draft managers can check out CBS TV at 1 PM Eastern Time to follow the performance of their rosters.

The clubs last met two seasons ago in the playoffs in Cincinnati with the Chargers posting the 27-10 road win. San Diego is 1-0 on the year with a 33-28 victory at home to the Detroit Lions. Down 21-10 at the half the Chargers rallied for 23 straight second half points until the Lions pushed across a touchdown with just over a minute left.

The Bengals traveled out west last week as they defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-13. Cincinnati put this one away early with a 33-0 lead after three quarters.

Cincinnati Bengals QB: Andy Dalton

Dalton had a good game in the win hitting 29 of 34 passes for 269 yards with two touchdowns.

Cincinnati Bengals RB: Jeremy Hill

Hill had 19 carries for just 63 yards which amounted to just 3.3 yards per run.

Cincinnati Bengals TE: Tyler Eifert

The third year tight end from Notre Dame caught two balls for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Health has been an issue for Eifert in his NFL career.

San Diego Chargers QB: Phillip Rivers

Rivers got a new contract in the offseason and he paid dividends with his week one performance by hitting on 35 of 42 passes for 404 yards with two touchdowns and two picks.

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Today’s Top Fantasy Picks – NFL– 8-25-15

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Top fantasy value picks for MLB’s August 25th 2015

1: Matt Ryan

2:  Eli Manning

3:  Matthew Stafford

4:  Carson Palmer

5: Andy Dalton

6:  Sam Bradford

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Week 1 Fantasy Football 2015 Quarterback Roster Value Picks

Quarterback Fantasy Value Week 1

With the NFL 2015 regular season soon beginning its time to check out the individual games from week 1 and look for some value from fantasy rosters in the quarterback position.

Matt Ryan (Falcons): Should be a very good game for fantasy draft managers here as the Philadelphia Eagles are at the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles with their fast pace offense run many plays and expect more opportunities for fantasy points for Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Monday Night Football games have been trending toward very high scoring games since the rule changes the past several years. This game figures to be a shootout. Matt Ryan will be happy to see Julio Jones line up out wide as his main target in the passing game as he was out for much of 2014 with injury. Roddy White will start out wide, making for a solid starting receiving combo. Jacob Tamme is a capable tight end who can move the sticks in key third downs plays to give more offensive plays for Atlanta. The Falcons running game has been atrocious the past few seasons and don’t see much improvement yet. Loud building will aid the Falcons on a Monday night.

Eli Manning (Giants): Eli Manning showed some good improvement in his quick strike offense as the regular season ended. Wide receiver Odell Beckham emerged as an impact wide receiver in his rookie campaign. Victor Cruz is healthy and will be part of the starting receivers. The Giants have great depth so if they go four wide then Rueben Randle and James Jones enters the pass pattern. A huge addition for key third down plays was the signing of Shane Vereen as a free agent in the offseason. Vereen caught 52 balls in 2014 for 447 yards and three touchdowns. The Giants are at the Cowboys in week one and Manning has had a good history in Dallas.

Matthew Stafford (Lions): Matthew Stafford has a solid 1-2 punch in his wide receiver position with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Detroit is at sunny San Diego to open the year so look for a Stafford to put the ball up in the air quite a bit in the opener. Lance Moore has emerged as a weapon in the slot. Greg Salas has shown some positive signs in the preseason that he can line up as the fourth wide receiver.

Carson Palmer (Cardinals): Palmer was an effective quarterback for Arizona in 2014 prior to tearing his ACL in November. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd is a great duo for Palmer to work with. Arizona doesn’t run well so the ball is in the air as they host a bad defense from New Orleans in the opener.

Andy Dalton (Bengals): There are very high expectations for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2015 campaign. The organization is tired of early playoff exits and that means Andy Dalton has to play better. It could be a great fantasy football day for draft managers who take Dalton because Cincinnati will travel to Oakland Raiders to open the season. Andy Dalton has capable receivers in A.J. Green and Marvin Jones to pass to. Brandon Tate and Denarius Moore add depth in pass patterns for Cincinnati. The run game for Cincinnati will feature Jeremy Hill and he was outstanding in the final nine weeks of the year for the Bengals. Hill’s big play presence will set up play action deep for good gains in the passing game for Cincinnati.

Sam Bradford (Eagles): The new Philadelphia starting quarterback will be throwing against one of the softest pass rushes for several seasons in the NFL as the Atlanta Falcons are the opponent in week one. Wide our Jordan Matthews is coming off a very good rookie campaign. USC rookie Nelson Agholor has looked good in the preseason. Miles Austin and Riley Cooper add depth in four wide receiver sets. Philadelphia signed running back DeMarco Murray in the offseason giving the Eagles big play potential in the ground game. Sam Bradford played well in the spread offense in his college years at Oklahoma. The Eagles personnel and system seems like a good fit for the veteran quarterback.

2015 NFL Fantasy Football Quarterback Week 1 Value Picks

1. Matt Ryan (Falcons)
2. Eli Manning (Giants)
3. Matthew Stafford (Lions)
4. Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
5. Andy Dalton (Bengals)
6. Sam Bradford (Eagles)

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