Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fantasy versus Reality

Fantasy vs. Reality

This is where we look at players that have had recent success and decide if they are fantasy (not here to stay and just a fluke) or reality (here to stay and continue to contribute). Enjoy :)

WR Riley Cooper- In the past 3 games Nick Foles has been QB for the Eagles, Cooper has scored more than 18 points! That's a ridiculous amount of scoring for any WR! It is fairly obvious that Nick Foles enjoys throwing the ball to Cooper. The real question is will Cooper continue to put up these ridiculous numbers. He probably won't but he will still produce at a WR2 output. He's here to stay.
Verdict: Reality

QB Nick Foles- Foles is 4-0 in games that he has finished this season. How can a head coach argue with that? Throw into the mix that Foles has not thrown a single interception this season and you have a QB that is going to continue to start. I wouldn't worry about Vick getting his starting position back. Foles has plenty of weapons in this offense to continue to succeed, and that is exactly what he will continue to do. Verdict: Reality

RB Donald Brown- The few carries Brown has been getting he has made the most of. On Thursday, Brown completely butchered the Titans defense to the tune of 80 yards rushing and 2 TDs on only 15 total touches. He is by far the better RB in the offense. Even if he doesn't continue to get the rock for carries he will still continue to perform in the 7-12 point range per week. That isn't a bad thing at all with all of the question marks at RB this year. Donald Brown > Trent Richardson. Verdict: Reality

WR Marvin Jones- In week 8, Marvin Jones went off for 36 points and jumped off the chart. In the past 2 weeks he as scored 6 points total. It is pretty evident that Jones is coming back down to earth after his monster performance. With AJ Green being AJ Green and Jermaine Gresham hurt, and at the same time letting Tyler Eifert jump in rankings, Jones will continue to be a player that should sit on your bench. Verdict: Fantasy

RB Pierre Thomas- Over the past 3 weeks Thomas has put up over 8 points each week. Those are very serviceable numbers. Having said that, Pierre Thomas is a mirage. Each week Darren Sproles continues to get more and more healthy and that does not bode well for Thomas owners. The more healthy Sproles becomes the more touches he will continue to take away. Mark Ingram is also in the mix. Finally, the New Orleans Saints are a pass first team (Obviously!). Verdict: Fantasy

RB DeAngelo Williams- 2 out of the past 3 weeks Williams has scored a TD. This is great news considering he didn't score a TD at all the first 7 weeks of the season. While Williams has played very well the past couple weeks I don't see it continuing. Jonathon Stewart is still working his way back into playing shape and Mike Tolbert is the goal line back. Throw into the mix that Cam Newton is a mobile QB and there just seems to be too many mouths to feed in this Panthers backfield. If you can sell high in a trade it would be very wise to do so now. Verdict: Fantasy

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