Third and Short Week 14 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

By Wanda Wiedman and Kate Arhar

These games are causing havoc in all kinds of leagues. If you have Eli Manning on your roster, well, he is back so you can now use him if you choose to. As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.

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Third and Short Week 13 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

 

 


By Wanda Wiedman and Kate Arhar

Another rough week for fantasy owners. If you have Eli Manning on your roster, we are sorry but you will have to bench him since that’s what his own coach did. Shameful.  As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.

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Fantasy Football Update Week 12

Fantasy Football Reporter

By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

The fantasy football league playoffs are looming ever closer. Currently, I stand at 4th place in three leagues and 7th in the other two. I have some work to do. On a high note, at least one of my five teams has been the top point scorer in it’s league most weeks.

As a reminder to new readers, I am going strictly by the projected points each week. If a player has higher stats than the other, in they go to my week’s lineup. The grades after my original draft were all B or higher.

Here are the top point getters for the season, so far, in each position courtesy of fantasypros.com:  At quarterback – Russell Wilson, running back – Todd Gurley, wide receiver – Antonio Brown, tight end – Rob Gronkowski, kicker – Greg Zuerlein, team defense – Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive player – Bobby Wagner.

Alvin Kamara had an outstanding week once again.

Heading in to Week 13 of the NFL, these are the division leaders. Definitely some surprises if you think back to Labor Day weekend and you were doing a division pick ’em for the upcoming 2017 season.

Image courtesy: @NFL

Now, let’s see who was tops in Our Turf Football fantasy leagues.

Original:

  • Week 12 winner – Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts 186.63
  • 1st place in league – Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts 10-2

Female Free #1:

  • Week 12 winner – Liz’s Primo Team 142.06
  • 1st place in league – Gpodawund 10-2 *

Female Free #2:

  • Week 12 winner – BrownLee 153.58
  • 1st place in league – MinKee 10-2

Female BuyIn:

  • Week 12 winner – prissybee’s Team 155.22
  • 1st place in league – WandaC’s Team 9-3 *

Coed Free:

  • Week 12 winner – DavidL’s Team 155.58
  • 1st place in league – Heels n Football 8-4

Coed BuyIn:

  • Week 12 winner – Zacharyan 157.52
  • 1st place in league – Pink Panthers 9-3 *

* = clinched playoff spot

Second Opinion

If you have some time, check out Week 13 Fantasy Takes.  Lots of great info from Wanda and Kate to help you set that perfect lineup. Good luck to you!

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Third and Short Week 12 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

By Wanda Wiedman and Kate Arhar

Well, it was a rough Week 11 for fantasy owners. Bye weeks are all done so all players are eligible to play. If you have the follower players on your roster, please be aware of their injury status: Wide receivers Robert Woods, Kelvin Benjamin, running backs Chris Thompson and D’Onta Forman. As always, here are this week’s starts and sits.

 

WANDA STARTS SITS KATE STARTS SITS
QB Kirk Cousins: He should have a favorable day. Jared Goff: Another bad matchup against a surging Saints defense… QB Marcus Mariota: Colts have surrendered 6th most fantasy points to QBs Derek Carr: He has thrown for just one TD in seven games. Broncos will emerge.
Matt Stafford does very well on Thanksgiving. A must start.. Josh McCown: Panthers defense will disrupt every pass attempt. Sit him out. Matt Ryan: The Bucs have given up the 4th most points to QBs Case Keenum: Lions have been brutal to QBs.
RB Latavius Murray: Lions have given up big numbers to RBs. Handcuff Jerick McKinnon if need be. Jordan Howard versus Eagles run defense will be difficult to overtake. RB Carlos Hyde: He has Seattle’s number. Marshawn Lynch: Broncos can at least stop the run as of late.
J.D. McKissic: Seahawks will focus on the run against 49ers. Alex Collins: Ravens need the run but won’t do much versus Texans. Duke Johnson: Bengals defense has surrendered big PPR  points to RBs. Joe Mixon: Browns have allowed 31 yds per attempt.
WR Jamison Crowder: Giants have surrendered the 6th most PPR points to slot receivers. Jordy Nelson: With Hundley under center Nelsons production will remain stuffed. WR Mohammed Sanu: His fantasy points are surpassing Julio Jones. Definite start. Larry Fitzgerald: Jags have been brutal versus WRs, plus they are the #1 defense.
Devin Funchess: Jets defense won’t be able to stop Funchess height advantage. Marvin Jones: Vikings will keep this receiver at bay. Rishard Matthews: He has been getting 17+ pts past several weeks and should versus Colts Sammy Watkins: Even with Robert Woods out, still a bad matchup vs Saints
TE Delanie Walker: Mariota will depend on the big TE versus Colts. O.J Howard: Falcons have shut town TEs pretty well all season. TE Vernon Davis: Old but keeps on making separation. Nice matchup versus Giants Charles Clay: Health is questionable and Chiefs are tough on TEs.
Jared Cook: Broncos have allowed an average of 19.5 PPR points per game. Austin Hooper: Bucs have held TEs pretty well this season. Eric Ebron: Kid finds ways to make plays. Julius Thomas: Patriots defense has found its voice. He will have a soft day.
DEF Eagles vs Bears

Patriots vs Dolphins

Bucs vs Falcons

Lions vs Vikings

DEF Steelers vs Packers

Bengals vs Browns

Saints vs Rams

Rams vs Saints

K Chris Boswell vs GB

Ryan Succop vs IND

Mason Crosby vs PIT

Mike Nugent vs LAC

K Harrison Hutker vs BUF

Justin Tucker vs HOU

Graham Gano vs NYJ

S Hauschka vs KC

 

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Fantasy Football Update Week 11

Fantasy Football Reporter

By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

Not much time left to get your fantasy team in playoff contention. The next couple of weeks are crucial.

With NFL players going down each week, the list of quality fantasy point getters is dwindling. Many have picked up WR Adam Thielen of the Minnesota Vikings who proves to be worthy.

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Third and Short Week 11 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

By Wanda Wiedman and Kate Arhar

Last week Kate and I had a few good picks for you and we hope to have the same this week. At least we know that running back Ezekiel Elliott will be out for six weeks as he came to realize that the cost was too much to continue fighting. And it looks like the Buffalo Bills have chosen to sit out their quarterback Tyrod Taylor and throw in rookie Nathan Peterman. It is never a dull moment in the NFL!

As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.

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Third & Short: Week 10 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate


 

By Wanda Wiedman //@WandaW63 & Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8

Last week Kate and I sat out some players that showed up to play such as wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, and running back Jay Ajayi. They both put up some nice points last week. However, we did recommend starting Jacoby Brissett as a sleeper and sitting out Jameis “Eat a W” Winston. Who knew that Josh McCown was going to ball out? But it’s the NFL and anything can happen!

So here are our starts and sits for your Fantasy lineups!

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Third & Short: Week 8 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

by Wanda Wiedman and Kate Ahar

With an exciting Week 7 in the books, let’s look at this week’s Starts and Sits.  There are six teams on a bye deserving some much-needed rest: Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans.

Kate’s Quarterback Starts:

Defenses giving up the most passing yards are the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so start the following:

Philip Rivers – Even though he has been inconsistent so far this season, a match up with the Patriots defense that has allowed 300-plus points in passing yards is worth the gamble. No team has allowed more touchdowns or fantasy points to this position.

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Bear Down!

Introducing Wanda Wiedman: Official Chicago Bears Reporter // @WandaW63

 

I met the love of my life who happened to be from the
Windy City of Chicago! Though I am more of the jock than he is, we are
still a football family.  We have been married for 25+ years.  My son and daughter are grown adults, one of them in college. I admit I am a football junkie. I love hearing about it, watching
it and talking about it.

As a family, we hold our allegiances to the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks.  However, I have a special place for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

It was the encouragement of my children that brought me to write about the game I
love. I started blogging and that led me to write for NFL Female, now OurTurf Football.

I love to play Fantasy Football and won two of our leagues taking first
place!  I host a Fantasy podcast, Third and Short with our Cleveland Browns Reporter, Kate. I’m a displaced fan, and I will be attending my first game at Soldier Field in 2017, and hoping to make it a yearly thing!

 

Are you a Bears Fan?  Chat with Wanda on Twitter @WandaW63 on Twitter.

 

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Third & Short: Week 6 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

Yes, I know you were expecting a podcast…. but due to technical difficulties, you’re stuck with reading our Starts and Sits for Week 6, including injury options and Bye Week replacements!  Also, this week we’ve picked a few twitter followers with questions that we’ll answer here as well.  Good Luck!

Four Teams on Bye…Bills, Bengals, Cowboys and Seahawks

Quarterback

START

HOU Deshaun Watson vs Browns.

WAS Kirk Cousins vs 49ers./ Niners have allowed 8 total TDs and an average of 266.4 pass yards per matchup.

IND   Jacoby Brissett vs Titans / Brissett has found his rhythm

If your QB’s on bye, you can pick up Andy Dalton, Trevor Siemian and Case Keenum off Waivers

SIT

PIT Ben Roethlisberger vs Chiefs / Until Big Ben fixes his issues, Chiefs will pick him off double

LAR Jared Goff vs Jags / Jags defense is the real deal and the run game will be crucial.

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