Cleveland Browns Hire GM: John Dorsey

By Kate Arhar aka Cleveland Kate // @ClvlndK8

Today has been full of news regarding the Cleveland Browns front office. Just as we were coming to grips with to the news that Executive VP Sashi Brown had been fired, just as we were revving up for all the great speculation talk, and just as we were making our cases to hire OUR favorite candidates, the Browns announce the new hire: John Dorsey.

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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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Fighting in the NFL: Crabtree, Talib Suspended

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By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

Today the NFL announced that Oakland Raider Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Bronco Cornerback Aqib Talib would be suspended for two games without pay as a result of the fight that took place on Sunday.

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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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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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Browns Being Browns – Rebuilding or Tanking?

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By Kate Arhar aka Cleveland Kate // @ClvlndK8

 

I usually suffer from the Bye Week Blues at this time of year. Good or Bad – and we all know lately it’s been a whole lot of Bad – The Browns are my team and they are part of my Sunday ritual from August through January. However this week, I’m RELIEVED that there isn’t a Browns game on Sunday. Because they decided to let their off-the-field dysfunction become the hot topic of Trade Deadline conversation. Sigh.

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Browns Offensive Woes Continue

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Kate Arhar Browns Reporter

By Cleveland Kate // @ClvlndK8

Browns 17 – 33 Texans

Another tough game to watch for Browns fans. While most seemed surprised at the blow-out, if you look at their schedule up until now (Jets, Colts, Bengals), it’s only going to get harder as the season progresses.  Visions of an 0-16 record loom large in the minds of even die hard fans. And the fear that getting the first pick in the draft (again) will only bring disappointment as the front office seems to struggle with player selection and analytics is very real.

Week after week fans see players the Browns released making plays, like wide recievers Willie Snead in NO or Travis Benjamin in Los Angeles for the Chargers.  They see players they passed on in the draft wining games; quarterbacks Carson Wentz PHI and Deshaun Watson HOU being the most popular benchmarks so far. And they question the ability of the front office – and analytics – to put together a football team. Rightfully so.

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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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