Archive for Terrance Williams

NEWS: Dez Bryant has broken foot. What now?

2015 fantasy football player spotlights

Dez Bryant

9/13/2015: According to numerous reports, Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has a broken bone in his right foot. He will require surgery and be out roughly 4-6 weeks. Keep in mind the Cowboys have a Week 6 bye, so there is always that chance the team holds him out through Week 5 to give him Weeks 5-6 off to further get healthy. Terrance Williams could drop numbers a bit taller than normal, so consider him a solid pickup off waivers this week! Cole Beasley also has that kind of upside, so both should be grabbed in most all formats, at least to play as a bye week filler, or a fantasy WR3 (if your team is in need). Also, strongly consider buying low on Dez if the price is right. Get on our forums and talk about this topic! Read More Player Spotlights

Smitty’s 2015 Redraft Rankings; Smitty’s 2015 Dynasty Rankings.

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Hey STARTERS Nation:

Of course, we have our Draft Analyzer here at STARTERS, which cranks out custom cheat sheets using an industry-leading predictive algorithm. However, I also provide my personal redraft and dynasty rankings outside of the Analyzer rankings, just to give all you fantasy fanatics another list to look at. Use them all, you can never get enough info to mix together! Below are both the updated dynasty and redraft links!

NOTE: Due to endless requests for it, I have added a tiering system to both sets of rankings!

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NEWS: Aaron Rodgers (calf) active and will start Divisional Playoff game against Cowboys.

SMITTY: No surprise here. While anything can go down on Sundays, this should be a high scoring game, which is fantastic for all. Looking for Week 19 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: Aaron Rodgers and team not concerned over calf?

SMITTY: The team doesn’t appear to be worried about his calf, and neither are we. Expect him to be ready to rumble against the Cowboys in a Divisional battle. This should be a high-scoring event for all those Cowboys and Packers players. Looking for Week 19 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: Tony Romo has two fractured transverse processes and remains questionable for Week 9.

SMITTY: Despite the “two fractured transverse processes”, Tony Romo still has a shot to start Week 9 against the Cardinals. Still, most sources are predicting that he sits, so really it’s just a “shot” at this point. If Romo sits, something you will want to monitor our News Wire and Smart Alerts for, expect a bump down stat-wise for both Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams, and while DeMarco Murray’s workload will surely increase, his yards-per-rush certainly won’t, especially against that Cardinals’ rushing defense. Don’t get us wrong, Murray is always a must-start, as all it takes is one TD run by him to have a great day, but a more balanced attack (led by Romo) is just better for the rushing attack. Brandon Weeden will start against the Cards if Romo can’t go. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Tony Romo (back) will participate in practice Saturday.

SMITTY: He is still the definition of a game-time decision, so stay glued to our news wire and Smart Alerts heading into kickoff. Romo playing affects all Cowboy players from a fantasy perspective. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Tony Romo questionable for Week 9 with back; RG3 on waivers in your league?

SMITTY: Tony Romo (back) is listed as questionable for Week 9 against AZ. After three missed practices, he is sounding more questionable to doubtful, but expect a game-time decision here. If he sits, downgrade Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams a bit, and while this could go either way with the rushing game, our take is AZ will just focus more on shutting down the run, and they already are one of the toughest teams to run against. A more balanced offense, so Romo playing, is better for Murray owners, but then again, all it takes is one monster TD run by Murray, so anything can happen. Stay tuned on Romo via our Smart Alerts, which we will send out Sunday morning. For now, though, Romo owners better start preparing to use someone else, like maybe a Robert Griffin III who might just be on your waiver wire? Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Tony Romo (back) is at best questionable for Week 9 against AZ?

SMITTY: According to Ian Fitzsimmons, of ESPN Radio, Tony Romo (back injury) is “questionable” at best for Week 9 against the Cardinals. This situation got a lot worse as yesterday moved along. Initially reported not to be the same back issue that ended Romo’s 2013 season, the injury is clearly something to be worried about if you own the passer in fantasy leagues. We will keep you posted via this news wire and via our Smart Alerts, so keep checking back with us. Without Romo in Week 9, Dez Bryant would get a bump down stat-wise, and even though one would think it could mean more running for DeMarco Murray, really, a balanced offense is the best thing for ground success against a mean Arizona rushing defense — Murray owners want Romo under center! Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Week 8 Monday Night Inactives: Robert Griffin III, Aldrich Robinson

SMITTY: It’s sounding more and more likely that Robert Griffin III will try and return in Week 9, but much of that will depend upon how well Colt McCoy performs in this one. Expect to see a whole lot of Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray in this one. Terrance Williams is also a very strong fantasy WR3-play in this one. As for those Washington players, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are strong WR3 plays this week, and Jordan Reed remains a low-end TE1 for as long as he is on the field. Looking for Week 8 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Kendall Wright the best offensive player in TEN; his YPC about to jump in 2014?

According to ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky, Titans WR Kendall Wright “is the Titans’ best offensive player heading into his third season” and should see his “career yards per catch of 10.8 to jump under Ken Whisenhunt and Jason Michael.”

SMITTY: Kendall Wright just dropped 94 receptions for 1,079 yards and 2TDs, with an average of 11.5 YPC (10.8 is on his career). Those are fantastic numbers for a sophomore receiver that was handed awful quarterback play last year. While the health of Jake Locker is still a concern, Locker appears fully healthy at this point, and we might see Wright finally pull in some good touchdown production, possibly something in the 6-8TD range. Wide receivers usually breakout during their third season in the NFL, and even though Wright already had what I’d call a semi-breakout campaign as a sophomore, it appears that he did so under the radar, as his ADP is in the 8.03-8.09 range, which is next to receivers like Reggie Wayne, Terrance Williams, Hakeem Nicks and Dwayne Bowe. That’s a big-time steal, as the kid has fantasy WR2-type appeal. On a side note, Justin Hunter could have a nice second season as a Titan. Want 2014 full-season fantasy football cheat sheets?