Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 10/18/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Seahawks-Cardinals, Jordan Reed and more
October 18, 2013
Week 7 in the fantasy football year is officially underway, and we hope you’re off to a good start after last night’s Cardinals-Seahawks game. In any case, there’s a lot to go over this morning, so let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy fantasy names out there and see what we should be expecting this weekend. Here’s the latest.
Seahawks-Cardinals Fantasy Notes: It was another victory last night for the Seattle Seahawks, as they took down their division rival Cardinals. Let’s take a look at some of the key fantasy performers from the game.
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Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: 235 yards, three touchdowns, two fumbles
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: 21 carries, 91 yards, one TD
Golden Tate, WR, Seattle Seahwks: Four receptions, 77 yards
Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Six receptions, 71 yards
Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals: Seven receptions, 53 yards
A big fantasy letdown here was Andre Ellington, who was expected to get involved heavily in the run game. He only managed three yards on three carries and 10 more on two receptions.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers: Williams owners are still stinging after that big performance last week out of Mike Tolbert. Williams’ 117 total yards take a bit of the pain away, but the fact that he has exactly zero touchdowns this year is certainly a cause for concern.
Things could be looking up this week, however, as the Panthers will have a pretty good matchup against the Rams. St. Louis averages over 20 fantasy points surrendered to opposing running backs, which bodes well for Williams and company. As long as he keeps getting touches (which he will), something good is bound to happen.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, New York Giants: Fantasy owners planning to plug Jacobs in this week against the Vikings have a couple of things to monitor as game time gets closer. First, he’s fighting a hamstring injury. The good news on that is he was able to get some practice in yesterday, and should be able to stay on track for game time on Monday.
The other issue is new arrival Peyton Hillis. The former Madden cover boy is expected to contribute immediately to the offense, more out of necessity than anything since the Giants are down so many running backs. Exactly how much time he’ll get on the field remains to be seen, but it’s something to think about before slotting Jacobs into the lineup.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: We’ll be keeping a close watch on Reed, as he could come away with a big game this weekend. The rookie TE has looked very good over his last two appearances, posting nine grabs for 108 yards in that span.
If the chemistry with QB Robert Griffin III holds strong, Reed could be a nice play against the Bears this week. Jimmy Graham owners in search of a bye-week replacement will definitely want to give him a look.
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