Friday, September 12, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential - Good Game "Start/Sit week 2"

Welcome to my debut Start & Sit column!

If you're not familiar with my writing, when you see "Paper Pigskin Point Potential", I'm referring to FANTASY FOOTBALL.  Real cute, but I'm hoping it will stick and when it does, remember who coined the phrase.

Everybody always wants to know which guy they should put into their fantasy football lineup.  Generally, if you draft someone via a high pick, you want them to be your lead dog to just plug in and leave them in. However, there are some cases that you might want to avoid an elite defense that will give you trouble; the same thing goes for wanting to exploit a terrible defense. I don't subscribe to the "Never sit your studs" philosophy. Draft well, do the work, and exploit plus matchups.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NFL Brain Dump - Welcome Back

Welcome back to another NFL season.  The "NFL Brain Dump" is a series that I write weekly expressing my thoughts on the NFL; this means I get pour my heart out about what occurred during the previous week, whether it be football games or topics that affect the game.  This past week, Ray Rice's domestic situation and rumblings about how much the NFL knew about it is dominating discussions. That said, I'm just going to strictly do a recap of week 1 in this post.

Over their past four games going back to last season's playoffs, the Seahawks
have held Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers
 to a combined 931 yards and a 4:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
 
Packers @ Seahawks... Seattle started the season where they left off, by shutting down a high powered offense and having Russell Wilson effortlessly carve up a defense like a fat man carves up a turkey with an electric blade on Thanksgiving. The Hawks are the NFC team to beat, while the Pack should look at this game as an aberration, it only gets easier from here.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Philadelphia Eagles

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and film.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.



PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Passing 257 ypg     Rushing 160 ypg


Chip Kelly ran the fastest offense in the league last season, getting off a play every 24 seconds. They also were last in the league in time of possession at 26 minutes 19 seconds per game. But most importantly were their 65.4 plays ran per game was food for 12th in the league. When Kelly took over the Eagles last season, he had players that were conditioned to Andy Reid's West Coast system, so he relied heavily on LeSean McCoy and schemed up plays to get Nick Foles comfortable; this meant featuring Desean Jackson and Riley Cooper. One summer later, a different cast of characters have been added to the lineup; guys that are more suited for his style of plays. 

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Buffalo Bills

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and film.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.



BUFFALO BILLS - Passing 194 ypg     Rushing 144 ypg


Head coach Doug Marrone came into the league with a reputation of a coach that has an affinity for the ground game, and run the ball is what his team did. The Bills led the league in rushing attempts and were second in rushing yards. This season will bring us more of the same as their first round quarterback from last season still needs to be developed.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Indianapolis Colts

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and film.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.



INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Passing 233 ypg     Rushing 109 ypg


There's much for Paper Pigskin players to love about the Colts' point potential. They play in the what was worst division in the NFL last season  - the AFC South. Indianapolis went 6-0 against its division counterparts in 2013. Playing against weak teams to usually leads to opportunities for an offense to run more plays. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - New England Patriots

This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and film.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Passing 255 ypg     Rushing 129 ypg


The talk around the league last season was about the tempo of Philadelphia's offense, when it was actually New England that began the trend (in the NFL) of lining up quick and snapping the ball before the defense gets set.  They ran the second most plays in the league last season, behind the Broncos, which equates to many opportunities for your Paper Pigskin team to acquire points. The injury bug struck this team harshly, forcing Bill Belichick to alter the game plan on a weekly basis; this made it hard to trust any of their players, even Tom Brady, in your lineup.

Paper Pigskin Point Potential 2014 - Seattle Seahawks


This is a series on my 2014 outlook of players you would want to have on your Paper Pigskin team (fantasy football).  What you'll find here are my views based on years of playing experience and countless hours of geeking out researching stats, trends, and film.  I'll advise where to reach and whose hype not to believe.


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - Passing 202 ypg     Rushing 137 ypg


This team in the Pacific Northwest are the defending Super Bowl because they're all on the same page and make individual sacrifices for the sake of the greater good of the team. Unfortunately Seattle's team goal does nothing for the goals of Paper Pigskin players.  You see, there isn't enough individual production to go around but if you choose wisely, you can come up big in a few areas.