Dave Hoover’s week 14 Fantasy Football Insider Report


WEEK 14 BYE: NONE START QUARTERBACK Joe Flacco @ Houston Analysis: Flacco has been solid over the past seven weeks, averaging 267 passing yards and two touchdowns per game. Houston ranks last in the NFL against the pass, so this is a great time to start Flacco, especially coming off of a tough loss to Pittsburgh. Josh Freeman @ Washington Analysis: Freeman has been a borderline #1 starter this season, and ranks just outside the top ten in fantasy scoring for quarterbacks. Tampa Bay has to win this week to remain in the playoff hunt. Washington ranks 29th against the pass, and looks like a team that has packed it in. I like Freeman this week. QB’s With Good Matchups: Jay Cutler vs New England, Mike Vick vs Dallas, Kyle Orton vs Arizona, Peyton Manning vs Tennessee, Phillip Rivers vs Kansas City RUNNING BACK Peyton Hillis @ Buffalo Analysis: ThisRead More »

Week 13 Fantasy Football Start’em – Sit’em Preview


WEEK 13 BYE: NONE START QUARTERBACK Jay Cutler @ Detroit Analysis: Cutler has eight touchdowns and one interception in his last three games against Detroit. The Bears are playing great football right now, and Detroit is reeling. Start Cutler this week. Mike Vick vs Houston Analysis: Vick should shred the Houston defense on Thursday night. Vick has been putting up big numbers, and Houston owns the NFL’s 2nd worst pass defense. This is a great matchup for Vick. QB’s With Good Matchups: Mark Sanchez vs New England, Eli Manning vs Washington, Sam Bradford vs Arizona, Josh Freeman vs Atlanta, David Garrard vs Tennessee, Kyle Orton vs Kansas City, Peyton Manning vs Dallas RUNNING BACK Jamaal Charles vs Denver Analysis: Although he will continue to split carries with Thomas Jones, Charles has been highly productive and remains a great option. Start him this week against a soft Denver rush defense. MikeRead More »

Dave Hoover’s Week 10 Fantasy Football Insider Report


WEEK 10 BYE: Packers, Saints, Raiders, Chargers START QUARTERBACK David Garrard vs Houston Analysis: With three great quarterbacks on bye this week, Garrard might be a very nice filler. He is coming off of a five touchdown game vs Dallas, and this week he faces the worst pass defense in the league. Houston has given up 20 touchdowns in eight games. Joe Flacco vs Atlanta Analysis: Flacco is red-hot right now. He has tossed seven touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last three games. Atlanta is ranked 26th against the pass, allowing an average of 250 yards per game. QB’s With Good Matchups: Mike Vick vs Washington, Ben Roethlisberger vs New England, Matt Hasselbeck vs Arizona, Mark Sanchez vs Cleveland, Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Detroit RUNNING BACK Jahvid Best @ Buffalo Analysis: Best hasn’t been great recently, but he has a terrific matchup this week against Buffalo. Matt Stafford injured hisRead More »

Week 6 Fantasy Football Preview


Week 5 STUDS Matt Forte RB, Chicago Bears (166 rushing yards, two touchdowns); Ray Rice RB, Baltimore Ravens (133 rushing yards, two touchdowns) Hakeem Nicks WR, NY Giants (12 receptions, 130 yards, 2 touchdowns); Phillip Rivers QB, San Diego Chargers (431 yards, 2 touchdowns) Malcolm Floyd WR, San Diego Chargers (213 yards, 1 touchdown); Brandon Lloyd WR, Denver Broncos (135 yards, 2 touchdowns) Miles Austin WR, Dallas Cowboys (166 yards, 1 touchdown) Week 5 DUDS Todd Collins QB, Chicago Bears (6 of 16, 32 yards, 4 interceptions); Jimmy Clausen QB, Carolina Panthers (9 of 21, 61 yards, 1 interception) Arian Foster RB, Houston Texans (11 carries, 25 yards); Anquan Boldin WR, Baltimore Ravens (1 reception, 8 yards) Beanie Wells RB, Arizona Cardinals (20 carries, 35 yards) Week 6 Preview BYE: Cardinals, Bills, Panthers, Bengals START Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger vs Cleveland Analysis: Normally, I would wait a week to see howRead More »

Week 5 Fantasy Football Preview


Week 4 Studs Kyle Orton QB, Denver Broncos (341 yards and 2 touchdowns); Ladainian Tomlinson RB, New York Jets (133 rushing yards, 22 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns) Terrell Owens WR, Cincinnati Bengals (10 receptions, 222 yards and 1 touchdown); Reggie Wayne WR, Indianapolis Colts (15 receptions, 196 yard) Arian Foster RB, Houston Texans (131 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards, 1 touchdown); Antonio Gates TE, San Diego Chargers (144 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns) New York Giant Defense (10 sacks, 3 turnovers); Jason Hansen K, Detroit Lions, (4/4 Field Goals and 2/2 Extra Points) Week 4 DUDS Derek Anderson QB, Arizona Cardinals (64 yards and 2 interceptions); Chris Johnson RB, Tennesse Titans, (64 total yards and 1 fumble) Desean Jackson WR, Philadelphia Eagles (3 receptions, 19 yards); Mike Wallace, WR Pittsburgh Steelers (2 receptions, 24 yards) Buffalo Bills Defense (273 rushing yards against and 30+ points allowed for three straight games) WeekRead More »

Fantasy Football: What Steelers to play this week


1. QB Ben Roethlisberger ‚Äì NFL.com’s Adam Schefter reports that Ben Roethlisberger (questionable, shoulder) will “try to play” Sunday in Jacksonville. I wouldn‚Äôt look too much into that report. The Steelers are going to throw early and often tonight. Start Ben 2. Santonio Holmes ‚Äì the no-huddle offense will benefit Holmes. The Steelers ran formations in practice where Holmes was the primary target on quick slants and outs. Holmes will also see some time in the punt return game. There was a few occasions where he had some open scenes against the Ravens and could have made a big play. Holmes goes against a weak Jaguars secondary and look for him to be effective 3. Mewelde Moore ‚Äì If you have running backs on byes, Moore is not a bad pickup for this week. He will be used out of the backfield. Final Word: Keep Willie Parker on your roster:Read More »

Week 1 Fantasy Football News & Notes


Players to sit in week 1 1. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates – Antonio Gates expects to be limited in the Chargers’ regular season opener, according to the San Diego Tribune 2. Ravens running back Willie McGahee ‚Äì McGahee has been hampered by injuries all summer and will be a game time decision. 3. Bengals running backs Chris Perry, Kenny Watson 4. Chiefs running back Larry Johnson 5. Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe

Fantasy Football Rankings


Eli Manning is climbing the chart while Derek Anderson is on the way down.Click here to read the Insider’s Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings Tomlinson or Peterson at #1? Click here to read the Insider’s Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings.