Archive for Julio Jones

NEWS: Julio Jones (hip) could miss Week 16?

SMITTY: Earlier reports suggested that coach Smith expects Julio Jones (hip) to play the Saints in Week 16, but we have seen this too many times before, where a coach, or player, promises the world and then sits. Don’t count on having Julio this week if just to ensure you’re prepared for the worst-case scenario. Harry Douglas, one of our top pick-up recommendations of the week last week, should be owned in all formats, as he is almost a low-end WR2 whenever Julio is out. We will keep you posted once we know more on the stud’s status for this most-important week in fantasy. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Julio Jones (hip) can barely run and could be a decoy in Week 15 if he even plays?

SMITTY: We don’t expect Julio Jones to be active this week, which is a huge bummer for fantasy owners. That said, Harry Douglas is a respectable plug-and-play option, as his production will jump big-time with more targets. Make sure Douglas isn’t sitting on waivers. He is a great add this week. Of course, check back with us all the way up to kickoff, as this situation could change. Looking for Week 15 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Julio Jones (hip) a true game-time decision for Week 15.

SMITTY: This is one of those true game-time calls, so you will have to be signed up for Smart Alerts and be checking this Breaking News Wire all morning on Sunday. This is a morning game on Sunday, so fantasy owners will at least have options should the receiver not play (Harry Douglas is a fine “grab and start” if Jones does in fact sit, and if you own Jones, grab Douglas now just in case). Roddy White will also see an uptick in targets should Julio sit, so he’d become a solid play this week as well, however, we like Douglas a bit more given Roddy (ankle) is still banged up. Looking for Week 15 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Julio Jones explodes for 259 yards and 1TD in Week 14, but injures hip.

SMITTY: Julio Jones was plain beast-like on Monday night, and he almost had another 2TDs, which is the amazing part. He barely stepped out of bounds on another TD toss… he got one foot in and stepped out of bounds with the other. As for the injury, he was in serious pain when he checked out of the game late in that fourth quarter. We should know a bit more later today, but I imagine this will be a week long situation to monitor. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 15 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Roddy White active for Monday Night Football Week 14 against GB.

SMITTY: While he isn’t much more than a fantasy WR3, he is active, which is good. The Packers inactives were quiet-like — We expect this to be a high-scoring event, led by Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy and of course Aaron Rodgers. Julio Jones could be in for a big game as well, but we fully expect the Packers to win this one by quite a bit. It’s football, anything can happen on game day, which is why this sport is so fun to watch. Good luck to all of you with players in this game tonight!

ARTICLE: Week 10 Trade Targets

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Our friends over at FantasyPros again invited us to participate in an Expert Roundtable, this time for Week 10. Below are the two questions asked to every expert on the panel, and below you will also find my answer to both questions. Enjoy, and good luck in Week 10, everyone!

Q1. Give us 1 player destined to be a playoff stud (weeks 14-16) that you would target soon in a trade?

“He is ‘sruggling’ for sure, given he has fantasy WR1-3 overall upside and talent. However, he is still on pace for 106 receptions for 1,468 and 6TDs. That’s kind of crazy considering how ‘down’ of a year he is having. Buy-low, because I think we’re about to see him explode down the stretch. And, if he doesn’t, that risk is built into his current trade value. It’s no-risk/high-reward.”
– Smitty (Fantasy Football Starters)

Q2. On the flip side, name a player you would consider trading since he could be a playoff disappointment? (weeks 14-16)

“Ok, this is not to suggest that he will bust, however, I think if the price is right, now is the time to cash-in on his top 5 receiver value. He is playing out of his mind, and sure, he could continue his elite play. Given his injury risk and the fact that he lost his QB, it’s just smart fantasy management to explore trade offers. Do not sell-low. Sell-high or don’t sell at all! Something tells me most could sell-high, super-high… Try!”
– Smitty (Fantasy Football Starters)

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NEWS: Julio Jones says that he is 100 percent healthy for Week 10?

SMITTY: Folks, this is the best buy-low on the year, at least as far as studs go. Most consider him struggling, and sure, he is given how much upside he has… but ‘struggling’, he is on pace for 106 receptions for 1468 yards and 6TDs. That’s struggling for a guy like Julio. Buy-low! Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?

RADIO: Russ Bliss and Smitty talk Week 9 fantasy football.

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ during his second show of this Week 9 — This is Russ’ Wednesday show.


Wednesday Show The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 10/28/14

Guest: Smitty

Topics: Start Bench, Trade Advice, Buy-Low

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NEWS: Week 5 Quick-Hitting Probable/Questionable/Out List

We have so many probable, questionable and out players to report on today, I tossed a majority of them into this one post. It looks like Reggie Bush is going to get a ton of work in Week 5, he is an excellent start this week. Good luck with all your decisions, folks, and be sure to get on our forums and get some last-minute line-up advice!

Probable Players for Week 5

A.J. Green (toe) was limited in practice on Friday, but is probable for Week 5.
Julio Jones (ankle) is probable for Week 5.
Dez Bryant (shoulder) is probable for Week 5.
Jamaal Charles (ankle) is probable for Week 5.
Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 5.
Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is probable for Week 5.
Arian Foster (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Tony Romo (back) is probable for Week 5.
Golden Tate (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Ladarius Green (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Week 5.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Ben Tate is probable for Week 5.

Questionable Players for Week 5

Andre Johnson (ankle) was held out of Friday’s practice and is questionable for Week 5.
Vernon Davis (back) is questionable for Week 5.

Out Players for Week 5

Joique Bell is out for Week 5.

NEWS: Roddy White (hamstring) is likely going to sit out his Week 3 Thursday night contest against Bucs.

SMITTY: This report is from PFT, and it’s suggesting he is likely out. Clearly check back, and sign up for our Smart Alerts in order to get real-time updates on this, but White owners should start getting an alternative plan in place right now. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?