Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 11/8/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Sproles, Hartline and more
November 8, 2013
Week 10 in the NFL is already underway, so hopefully you’ve got a leg up on your fantasy competition heading into the weekend. We’ve been monitoring some very important situations as we creep closer to the Sunday set, so let’s check back in on some of the headline-grabbing players out there and see what they’ll mean to our rosters. Here’s the latest.
Redskins-Vikings Fantasy Notes: The Vikings’ victory last night came as something of a surprise (it was a 34-27 comeback effort), but the good news is that there were plenty of solid fantasy performances coming out of this one. Here’s a look at a few top performers from both sides.
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Robert Griffin III: 281 pass yards, three TD; 44 rush yards
Adrian Peterson: 75 rush yards; two TD
Alfred Morris: 139 rush yards
Pierre Garcon: 119 yards; one TD
John Carlson: 98 yards; one TD (he’ll see some waiver wire movement in the next week)
David Wilson, RB, New York Giants: It’s officially over. Wilson has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, and has played his last down in 2013. He was ultimately undone by a neck injury, sustained on October 6 against the Eagles.
Wilson was a massive fantasy disappointment this season, starting with his 19-yard, two-fumble masterpiece in Week 1. He landed in the doghouse after that, and just when he was starting to show some signs of a resurgence, he was hurt. Assuming he makes a full recovery, he’ll enter the 2014 fantasy draft as a bench RB with upside, left to the more adventurous--or desperate--owners.
Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins: Hartline has entered lots of fantasy sleeper conversations this week, so let’s take a look at his numbers and see how he might fare against the Buccaneers on “Monday Night Football.” The last couple of weeks haven’t been too kind: he’s got just seven receptions for 78 yards in his two most recent appearances, but Tampa Bay could provide a lift.
Sure, the Bucs secondary is pretty good, but the stage is set for Hartline to shine. With most of the attention (and Darrelle Revis) focused on Brandon Marshall, the Phins’ No. 2 may be able to find a little room to work. There are some solid fantasy WRs out on byes (not to mention injured) this week, which makes Hartline a decent sleeper candidate.
Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: Sproles owners have gotten some encouraging signs this week, and there’s reason to be optimistic about his Week 10 prospects. He’s been practicing over the past couple of days, and looks on track to return to the field against the Cowboys this weekend. (He was knocked out of action with a concussion early in the game against the Jets.)
As far as Sproles’ matchup, it looks pretty good. The running back position has accounted for seven touchdowns against Dallas in their last six games, which is a promising statistic for a multi-phase talent like Sproles. That said, the Saints haven’t given him as many looks as fantasy owners would like. Worse yet, he hasn’t scored since Week 4. We’re hoping for a turnaround here, though.
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