Fantasy Football Six Pack: Stats we're thankful for, like Tua's elite deep accuracy
Let's try to focus on a few stats for which we are thankful this week. It's hard to overstate just how silly that completion percentage truly is; Kyler Murray led all passers in deep accuracy last year at 49.3%. And yet, for various Josh McDaniels and/or Hall of Fame Game-related reasons, people were running away from Jacobs in fantasy drafts. He's seen a ridiculous 44 targets over his last three games, hauling in five touchdowns while averaging 8.7 receptions and 137.7 yards per week. He's seen 39 targets during that stretch, scored five touchdowns and topped 80 receiving yards four times.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Sit/Start tips for Week 10 of the NFL season
The Seahawks have played terrific defense over the last month but have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Minnesota Vikings @ Buffalo BillsSit: Kirk CousinsStart: Devin SingletaryCousins is facing a tough Bills defense allowing the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Patrick Mahomes is the only QB who's topped 17 fantasy points against Buffalo, which is yielding just 6.0 YPA with an 8:11 TD:INT ratio. He gets a KC defense this week that’s allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. The rookie wideout gets a terrific matchup this week against a Steelers defense allowing the most fantasy points to receivers this season.wftv.com
Bold fantasy football predictions for Week 10: Jacoby Brissett is a top-5 QB
Our analysts reveal their boldest fantasy predictions for Week 10. Washington on Monday night gets the Eagles, who are 31st in rushing success rate allowed but third in passing success rate allowed. Jacoby Brissett is available in 90% of Yahoo leagues yet finishes as a top-five fantasy QB this week. [Week 10 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]Olave: Overall WR1? This week, Olave gets a Steelers defense that's allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 9 Analysis: Which players at each position can we trust rest-of-season?
Therefore, I will be highlighting the top players in Expected Fantasy Points (xFP) at each position. However, he still finished as the RB20 as he remained heavily involved as a receiver with a 17.2% target share. His usage value is equally impressive, currently ranking as the RB8 with 14.7 Expected Fantasy Points. Tight Ends: Fantasy Usage & EfficiencyPat Freiermuth - Pittsburgh SteelersDespite dealing with inconsistencies at the quarterback position, Pat Freiermuth has quietly put together a very productive start to his season. However, despite ranking as the QB4 in Expected Fantasy Points, you can see above that Herbert is only the QB10 in Fantasy Points per game.wftv.com
With Sean Payton gone the Saints are a mess, they fall to 2-5 with loss to Cardinals
Not everything that has gone wrong with the New Orleans Saints this season has to do with Sean Payton being gone. But it's a mess for New Orleans in their first season without Payton, who stepped down after last season. The Saints' season isn't over but close. Saints fall to 2-5The Saints and Cardinals came into Thursday with matching 2-4 records. They had a chance to take a 14-3 lead but Dalton threw an interception into the end zone.wftv.com
Pro Picks takes Cardinals to snap 8-game home losing skid
Arizona is 3-9 in its past 12 games since a 10-2 start in 2021. The Cardinals are only a 1 1/2-point favorite, per FanDuel Sportsbook, at home, where they have lost eight straight games. BENGALS, 28-17Green Bay (minus 5 1/2) at WashingtonGood news for the Packers that they’re done facing New York teams. CHARGERS, 27-22Pittsburgh (plus 7) at MiamiThe Steelers try for their second straight win over a Florida team. Season: Straight up: 3-3.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Sit/Start tips for Week 5 of the NFL season
Green Bay's defense will be focused on him, but they enter with the 28th-ranked run defense in DVOA. The rookie WR is a good athlete and faces a Steelers defense allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to slot receivers this season. He'll get a matchup Sunday in Cleveland against a Chargers defense that's allowed the 10th most fantasy points to wide receivers. Woods moves around, but for what it's worth, Washington has allowed the most fantasy points in the NFL this season to his primary side thanks to William Jackson. Tennessee has been tough against the run but has ceded the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers, so McLaurin can be treated as a top-20 fantasy WR this week.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 4 Care/Don't Care: Patrick Mahomes proves yet again he's from another planet
This version of the Chiefs offense might not be the clean-cut fantasy football unit some want. After a nightmare Week 1 for everyone in Dallas, he’s totaled 259 yards on 21 catches with two scores. Jefferson ran into a tough cover corner in Darius Slay and didn't play his best game in Week 2. Romeo Doubs’ big dropThere were so many positives out of Romeo Doubs' Week 4 outing that we should choose to look past the one big negative. The deep catch would have won the Packers the game and put a massive exclamation point on Doubs’ fantasy day.wftv.com
Vikings hang on for 28-25 win over Saints in London
Greg Joseph kicked a 47-yard field goal with 24 seconds left and the Minnesota Vikings hung on for a 28-25 win over New Orleans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when the Saints’ Wil Lutz’s 61-yard tying attempt hit the left upright and then the crossbar as time expired.
Fantasy Football: Sit/Start tips for Week 4 of the NFL season
This matchup has the highest over/under this week (51.5 points), and passing should be featured on both sides. Meanwhile, Las Vegas has ceded the second-fewest fantasy points to outside receivers (where Courtland Sutton has run 85% of his routes). 1 rush offense in DVOA, while Green Bay comes in with the last-ranked run defense. He's had a lower snap% than Jerick McKinnon every week, and Sunday the Chiefs face a stout Bucs run defense allowing the fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. The Rams have an elite run defense, and Jimmy Garoppolo must figure out his struggles without star left tackle Trent Williams.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Six-Pack: One number explains how Lamar Jackson is breaking the game
He's averaged a career-best 249.7 yards per game through the air and 81.0 on the ground. Jackson leads the NFL in both passer rating (119.0) and yards per carry (9.3), which is simply ridiculous. CEH hasn't been a fantasy problem, obviously, as he's made three house calls and caught 12 passes. He's played at least 45 snaps in every game and he actually leads all Saints receivers in routes run. 11 - This is the total number of receptions by all Bears wide receivers for the season, an objectively hilarious number.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 2 Wrap: Trey Lance lost for the season — now what?
Of course, Jimmy G doesn't approach the same fantasy upside as Lance, so he's only interesting in Superflex leagues. Lamar Jackson and Tua Tagovailoa combined for 10 touchdowns and finished as the top-two fantasy QBs of the week, with the No. 3 QB scoring 10+ fewer fantasy points. Washington Commanders @ Detroit LionsCarson Wentz has opened the season with back-to-back top-three fantasy QB performances, just as no one predicted. The rookie back can be started in fantasy leagues moving forward.wftv.com
Wide receivers more likely than before to deliver as rookies
Olave is a possible first round pick in the NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (Darron Cummings)The emergence of former LSU teammates Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase casts doubt on the conventional wisdom that NFL teams can’t count on rookie wide receivers. How soon any rookie receivers taken in the lower portion of the first round will develop remains uncertain. The emergence of 7-on-7 camps and spread offenses has made wide receivers more equipped to contribute as rookies. “They’ve been coached probably better than back in the day maybe 10-12 years ago,” Packers wide receivers coach Jason Vrable said.wftv.com
AP All-America team expands to add receiver, defensive back
The AP has named All-America team s since 1925 based on voting by a national media panel that covers college football. Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy called the AP's decision to expand its All-America team a smart move. It's more speed-based.”The AP has occasionally changed the structure of its All-America team to represent the state of the game. “Throughout the history of the All-America team, the AP has made sure the team reflects the way the sport is played," AP interim Sports Editor Howie Rumberg said. Under the new structure, there will still be two cornerbacks and two safeties on each AP team.wftv.com
AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps to No. 2 past 'Bama, Cincinnati
Michigan St Ohio St Football Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson, right, celebrates his touchdown against Michigan State with teammate Chris Olave during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Alabama slipped past Cincinnati last week and then Ohio State leapfrogged them both after routing Michigan State 56-7 on Saturday. Oklahoma State has clinched a spot, and Baylor and Oklahoma are still alive. Four ranked teams lost in total, with Wake Forest and Arkansas joining Oregon and Michigan State. 2 Ohio State at No.wftv.com
Stroud tosses 6 TDs, No. 5 Ohio St blows out No. 7 Mich St
Michigan St Ohio St Football Ohio State receiver Chris Olave catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. 7 Michigan State early and gave his coach the rare luxury of being able to let his mind wander to next week’s showdown with Michigan. 5 Ohio State bolted out to a 49-point halftime lead on the way to a startling 56-7 rout Saturday that eliminated the Spartans from the Big Ten East race. “We’ve got everything riding on this thing coming up right around the corner,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25___Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacyCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
No. 6 Buckeyes hang on to win 26-17 over struggling Huskers
Ohio State (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten) won its 24th straight game against a conference opponent but couldn't have impressed the committee that put it No. The Huskers (3-7, 1-6) dropped their fourth straight game and are assured of a fourth consecutive losing season under Scott Frost and a fifth in a row overall. His 3-yard touchdown pass to Chris Olave and Smith-Njigba's 75-yard catch-and-run for a TD helped put the Buckeyes up 20-10 at half. The Buckeyes were forced to punt and Nebraska began its next possession at its 10 with 6:11 left. A Nebraska player shoved an Ohio State player in the chest before staff from both teams broke things up.wftv.com
Henderson, No. 5 Ohio State hold off No. 20 Penn State 33-24
Penn St Ohio St Football Ohio State receiver Chris Olave, left, celebrates his touchdown against Penn State with tight end Jeremy Ruckert during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. 5 Ohio State made just enough long plays and short field goals to hold off No. 20 Penn State 33-24 on Saturday night. Penn State responded by moving quickly into Ohio State territory, but Clifford was sandwiched by ends Tyreke Smith and Zach Harrison and the ball came loose. Penn State came right back with another long TD drive, finished off with Keyvone Lee's 1-yard run to make it 27-24 heading into the fourth quarter.wftv.com
No. 4 Ohio State outlasts Minnesota 45-31 in Stroud's debut
Ohio St Minnesota Football Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave (2) catches a pass as Minnesota defensive back Jordan Howden, front right, tries to tackle him in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Minneapolis. Stroud passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the Ohio State starter and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes kept coach Ryan Day unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. Chris Olave had touchdown catches of 38 and 61 yards, and Garrett Wilson scored on a 56-yard reception that gave Ohio State the lead for good at 24-21 midway through the third quarter. Ohio State trailed at halftime (14-10) for the first time in a regular season game under Day, who took over for Urban Meyer. Minnesota: The Gophers host Miami of Ohio on Sept. 11.wftv.com
ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 form alliance for scheduling, policy
The move sent shockwaves through college athletics and will leave the Big 12 without its two premier schools in the paydirt sport of football. The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 hope its alliance of 41 schools that span from Miami to Seattle leads to stability at the top of big-time college sports and thwarts future realignment. The scheduling piece could lead to multiple nonconference football games per season between the league members, creating new and valuable television inventory. An alliance involving the conferences could impact basketball scheduling more immediately, where schedules are usually made months, instead of years, in advance. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://APpodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-football-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
AP source: ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 to announce alliance plans
(AP Photo/Butch Dill, File) (Butch Dill)The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 plan to announce Tuesday that the three powerful leagues will form an alliance to work together on items such as football scheduling and college sports governance. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the conferences had not authorized anyone to speak publicly about the alliance before the formal announcement. The person said the ACC, Big and Pac-12 hope an alliance of 41 schools that span from Miami to Seattle leads to “stabilization” and thwarts future realignment. An alliance involving the conferences could impact basketball scheduling more immediately, where schedules are usually made months, instead of years, in advance. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://APpodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-football-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Bama's Waddle back practicing, status for title game unclear
Now the question is will he be able to play in the title game Monday night against Ohio State? “I think you absolutely have to prepare as if he's going to play,” Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs said. Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson posted photos on Twitter showing her visiting with coach Ryan Day and the team in the school's indoor practice facility. WEST COAST EXPORTSThe West Coast will be well represented in the national championship game among the players, if not the football programs themselves. Alabama All-America tailback Najee Harris, Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave and Buckeyes All-America guard Wyatt Davis are all from California.
Fields' day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28
Ohio State won 49-28. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches' poll. 3 Ohio State buried the second-ranked Tigers 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal Friday night. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 national championship. Ohio State did not give details about their absences, but all four had played in the Big Ten championship two weeks ago.
Clemson linebacker Skalski ejected for hit on Fields
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields runs past Clemson defensive tackle Tyler Davis during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)NEW ORLEANS – Clemson starting middle linebacker James Skalski has been ejected from the Sugar Bowl for a tackle that knocked Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields out of the game for one play. Officials concluded that Skalski committed targeting by leading with the crown of his helmet when he hit Fields in the ribs. After that touchdown, Fields was 12 of 13 for 173 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. He entered the Sugar Bowl with 39 tackles, including 3 1/2 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in eight games.
Ohio State without starting G Miller, RB Teague vs. Clemson
Ohio State running back Master Teague III, left, runs with the ball past Northwestern linebacker Chris Bergin (28) during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Ohio State will be without starting guard Harry Miller, second-leading rusher Master Teague and defensive ends Zach Harrison and Tyler Friday in the Sugar Bowl against Clemson. Ohio State released a list of 16 players who are unavailable for the College Football Playoff semifinal. The Buckeyes had 22 unavailable players that day. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Sugar Bowl features Clemson-Ohio State CFP semifinal rematch
3 Ohio State (6-0, No. ... Clemson beat Ohio State 29-23 in a Fiesta Bowl CFP semifinal last season. ... All of Clemson's victories over Ohio State have come in bowl games, including the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2013 season and the 1978 Peach Bowl. ... Clemson is making its third Sugar Bowl appearance and is seeking its first Sugar Bowl win. ... Ohio State is making its sixth Sugar Bowl appearance and has won its last three, including a 42-35 triumph over Alabama in the first CFP semifinal on Jan. 1, 2015.
AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State's Fields, Indiana's Allen honored
Fields led Ohio State to a 6-0 record and the No. 7 Indiana (6-1) to its highest ranking since 1967, knocking off three ranked teams along the way. Its only loss was 42-35 at Ohio State in a game that went down to the final play. u-QB — Justin Fields, Ohio State, 6-3, 228, Jr., Kennesaw, Georgia. C — Josh Myers, Ohio State, 6-5, 312, Jr., Miamisburg, Ohio.
Clemson and Ohio State get CFP rematch in Sugar Bowl
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shortened schedule and all, Ohio State is headed back to the College Football Playoff and a familiar foe will be waiting. Barta, the Iowa athletic director, said “there was no dissension in the room” over putting Ohio State in. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he wasn't surprised Ohio State got in with fewer games “because that’s what the committee has demonstrated over the past few weeks. We all know Ohio State is an incredibly talented team.”The loss to Clemson in the playoff last year landed hard and lingered for the Buckeyes, Ohio State coach Ryan Day said on ESPN. It'll be different this time with less than two weeks between the conference championship game and the semifinal.
No. 3 Ohio St. runs past No. 15 Wildcats for Big Ten crown
3 Ohio State rally for a 22-10 victory over Northwestern for a fourth consecutive Big Ten championship. It's the first time Ohio State has won four consecutive outright conference crowns. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was 12 of 27 with 114 yards and ran 12 times for 35 yards. Ohio State: Whatever happens in the polls this week, the Buckeyes really only care about one thing — making the playoff. Ohio State: Will wait to see if it has earned one of the precious four playoff spots.
No. 3 Ohio State has no problem with Spartans in 52-12 win
3 Ohio State to a 52-12 win over Michigan State on Saturday. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson coached Ohio State in Day's absence. Michigan State (2-4, 2-4) was coming off a win over another undefeated team — Northwestern — but the Spartans were overmatched Saturday. They punted on fourth-and-1 in the first quarter — and again on fourth down in Ohio State territory early in the third. Michigan State wraps up the regular season at Penn State.
Fields throws 5 TDs passes, No. 3 Ohio State beats Rutgers
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Rutgers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio – Justin Fields threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score to help No. 3 Ohio State beat Rutgers 49-27 on Saturday night. Wilson caught six passes for 104 yards for Ohio State, and Fields completed passes to eight other receivers, and his average completion went for 13 yards. Ohio State: The Buckeyes were sloppy and got stuck in the mud at times, but Fields can make things happen.
In empty white out, No. 3 Ohio State beats Penn State 38-25
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks for a receiver during the first quarter against Penn State in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The Ohio State quarterback is just fine shredding defenses in front of a more intimate gathering. Ohio State (2-0) didn’t take long to break the game open and hand Penn State (0-2) its first 0-2 start since 2013. Penn State got on the board when Jake Pinegar capped an 11-play, 61-yard drive with a 31-yard field goal. The Nittany Lions got a break when Ohio State turned the ball over on downs with a second left before halftime.
Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17
5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the rest of the way. Then came Fields' nifty touchdown run and a 55-yard scoop and score by Buckeyes cornerback Sevyn Banks, and Ohio State had it under control. “That's one heck of a run right there," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. It is believed to be the smallest crowd to watch an Ohio State game since sometime before 1910. Ohio State: Faces No.