Derek Carr nearing an extension with Raiders

Derek Carr is reported to be nearing a ‘mega-deal” with the Raiders. According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, the deal could be worth about $25 million a year.

Carr staying with the Raiders is good for all fantasy players. In Oakland’s powerhouse offense, along with Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and their solid offensive line, Carr looks to be one of the best fantasy quarterbacks for years to come. As for this year, I consider Carr a mid-tier QB1.


Why Ameer Abdullah will break out in his 3rd NFL Season

Yes I know not many of you do not trust Abdullah to stay healthy. I think this is the year he takes a leap forward. I’m not willing to say he will be a RB1 this season but he is definitely in the conversation for RB2 or Flex. Not only is Abdullah seeing great progress recovering from his most recent injury, but the Detroit Lions have dumped a lot of money into the offensive line this season. Signing OL, T.J. Lang and Ricky Wagner is a massive jump and shows Detroit wants to get down to the run game even more. 

The 2016 Season was not a good one for Abdullah. Playing in just 2 games, injuries had ended his season very early. But if we look into his 2015 season where he played a full 16 games, (Some Limited) we can see the potential for a big year. Now keep in mind. Abdullah received less that 10 carries a total of 10 times. Meanwhile still finishing with 597 yards. If Abdullah averages 13-17 carries a game he should have no issues breaking 70+ yards a game and possibly getting into the end zone. I don’t think we will see too much Abdullah come goal line. The Lions will likely bring in power back Zenner. Here’s a breakdown of a somewhat healthy season for Abdullah in 2015. 

Many people are threatened by the other back, Theo Riddick. I’m not worried one bit that Riddick will steal carries from Ameer. If anything I think we will see more 2 back Sets because both have the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Last season proved that Riddick is not effective when running the ball. Riddick gets his points in open field and catching the ball. I think Abdullah if used properly this season will be one of the most under-drafted players this year. A healthy season, according to past stats shows nothing more than a breakout year for a team that’s gonna keep the ball on the ground.  I’d be willing to draft Abdullah as early as the 7th round. But I do think he will be available much later around the 9th-10th round. 

Michael Thomas 2017 outlook

Micahel Thomas was one of the best rookie’s in the league last year after being drafted from Ohio State. As a part of New Orleans high octane offense he put up 1137 yards with 9 touchdowns. He had 92 receptions and averaged 75.8 yards per game.

After the departure of Brandin Cooks and his 117 targets, Thomas will be responsible for even more this year, and I feel like he is ready to do so.

Thomas was one of the most reliable recievers in the NFL last year, being a model of consistency, which is rare for a rookie. Thomas is considered to be a top 24 pick in most fantasy football leagues, and personally I have him in the top 12. While yes, that would be a PPR league, there is nothing not to like about Micheal Thomas this year. He will be Drew Brees number one target in one of the best offenses in the league.

I expect Thomas to have a monster season in 2017, becoming a house hold name. Below are my predicted stats for Thomas

100 Receptions

1311 Recieving yards

10 Touchdowns

These are pretty good numbers. This would be an average game of 18 points in PPR scoring. Look for Thomas to have a monster season this year.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Egos of the week

The Good: Amed Rosario, SS, Las Vegas 51s, MLB #3 Overall Prospect. Amed Rosario is on the good list this week. He made this list because of how he interacts with the fans, the media, and his impending call up to the New York Mets. Rosario keeps himself in a good position by not acting too cocky, because of his high status in the MLB pipeline. Rosario is playfully with fans on Twitter, and is known for his catchphrase, “Don’t be surprised, be ready”. This catchphrase shows us that he still sees himself as a baseball player, but that you shouldn’t be surprised to see him do amazing things, and be ready for them. He has the perfect mix of confidence and swagger. 

The Bad: Odell Beckham Jr, All-Pro WR, New York Giants. Odell Beckham Jr is one of the best Wide Receiver in football. The reason he is on the bad list is that he failed to show up to OTAs these past two weeks, leading to speculation about him being unhappy about his contract status with the Giants. It is understandable as to why he is unhappy, seeing that his shoe deal with Nike is paying him more than three times his salary with the Giants, but he still needs to remember that he plays on a team, and show that he has matured since last season. If he realizes that the team is bigger than he is, he will no longer be on this list. 

The Ugly: Mr. Met, Mascot, New York Mets. Some of you may be thinking, “Why is Mr. Met on this list”? The reason is that he was caught on video last week flipping off a group of young fans. You may argue if he truly deserves to be on this list, seeing as the person in the mascot costume really did the action, but he does, in my opinion. As a Mets fan, this was hard for me to decide, because I love Mr. Met, despite the rude thing he did. Children come to ball games hoping to take a photo with the mascot, but what happened can ruin a mascot’s image. Mr. Met normally would not be on this list, but for the sake of the children who he could have offended, this is his punishment. 

Thanks for reading. Feel free to comment and debate who you think deserves to be on next week’s list. 

Redrafting the 2014 NFL Draft

Well, last night we redrafted the 2012 MLB draft and tonight we will be redrafting the 2014 NFL Draft. This draft may have had the best WR class ever with players such as Odell Beckham, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks and many more. Check out the picture below for the real results from this draft. 2014-nfl-draft-results.png
Now we get to the Redraft

  1. Houston Texans: Derek Carr (QB)
  2. St. Louis Rams: Khalil Mack (DE)
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Odell Beckham Jr. (WR)
  4. Buffalo Bills: Aaron Donald (DT)
  5. Oakland Raiders: Zack Martin (OL)
  6. Atlanta Falcons: Mike Evans (WR)
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jadeveon Clowney (DE)
  8. Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Garappolo (QB)
  9. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Barr (OLB)
  10. Detroit Lions: Sammy Watkins (WR)
  11. Tennesee Titans: Greg Robinson (OT)
  12. New York Giants: Devonta Freeman (RB)
  13. Los Angeles Rams: Brandin Cooks (WR)
  14. Chicago Bears: Blake Bortles (QB)
  15. Pittsburg Steelers:  Kelvin Benjamin (WR)
  16. Dallas Cowboys: C.J. Mosley (LB)
  17. Baltimore Ravens: Allen Robinson (WR)
  18. New York Jets:  Jarvis Landry (WR)
  19. Miami Dolphins: Jake Matthews (OL)
  20. New Orleans Saints: Eric Ebron (TE)
  21. Green Bay Packers: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (S)
  22. Cleveland Browns: Teddy Bridgewater (QB)
  23. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeremy Hill (RB)
  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Bradley Roby (CB)
  25. San Diego Chargers: Martavius Bryant (WR)
  26. Philadephia Eagles: Jordan Mathews (WR)
  27. Arizona Cardinals:  Jason Verrett (CB)
  28. Carolina Panthers: Carlos Hyde (RB)
  29. New England Patriots: Jake Matthews (OL)
  30. San Fransisco 49’ers:  Gabe Jackson (OL)
  31. Denver Broncos: Joel Bitonio (OT)
  32. Minnesota Vikings: Ja’Waun James (OT)

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Fantasy Football 70-79 Rankings

You can check the other two sets of rankings I have done so far by going to our fantasy football page. Now that we are moving up, the list just gets better and better. Keep posted for 60-69 which will be coming out soon.

79. Derrick Henry

78. Jimmy Graham

77. Jordan Mathews

76. Stefon Diggs

75. Paul Perkins

74. Larry Fitzgerald

73. Doug Martin

72. Matt Forte

71. Greg Olsen

70. Andrew Luck

Fantasy Football Rankings 80-89

A few days ago I published the article in which I released 90-100. You can view that article by clicking here. So now it is time to do the 80-89 rankings. Check back soon for 70-79. If you have any questions, comments or concerns you can tweet at me at @prosportsfandom.

89. D’onta Foreman

88. Kareem Hunt

87. Martellus Bennett

86. Adam Theilen

85. Mike Williams

84. DeVante Parker

83. Russell Wilson

82. Ameer Abdullah

81. Brandon Marshall

80. Cam Newton

Check back soon for 70-79