Texans' current product is unwatchable, Ravens need to help Lamar Jackson, and call a damn timeout, Jeff Saturday
The Houston Texans are just awfulThe Texans, the Texans, the Texans. The Texans as a team had just 35 yards of offense in the first half. For the second time in as many years, the Texans need to start over. Ravens desperately need to get Lamar some helpBaltimore, you know you have one of the most talented quarterbacks in the history of the league right? This year has only further cemented the fact that the Ravens need to re-sign Jackson as soon as they possibly can before his price continues to increase.wftv.com
Week 7 Fantasy Football Stat Nerd Thursday: McCaffrey trade value, Chiefs WRs & Ken Walker hype
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsMatt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don for another episode of Stat Nerd Thursday. The guys spend a long time batting around ideas of why offense is down across the league and how it could end up changing what we think we know about fantasy football before diving into stats about Seattle Seahawks RB Ken Walker, the San Francisco 49ers target share, and the Kansas City Chiefs passing game. They also kick off the show with a roundup of news, including some injury concerns for Amon-Ra St. Brown, D’Andre Swift and Jaylen Waddle, and provide a little peek into their own week 7 rankings. 01:10 Update on Dalton’s preseason bets07:15 Love Smith: Houston Texans RB Dameon Pierce needs to get at least 20 carries a game09:20 Detroit Lions RB D’Andre Swift and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown getting healthy11:15 Miami Dolphins are optimistic WR Jaylen Waddle will play vs. PIT15:45 Baltimore Ravens sign WR DeSean Jackson to practice squad18:45 Los Angeles Rams RB Kyren Williams’ role when he returns from IR21:40 Green Bay Packers WR Sammy Watkins designated to return from IR23:40 Total team scoring is down this year29:00 QBs have not been very good35:05 San Francisco 49ers target share38:20 Baltimore Ravens RB Kenyan Drake 35.7% rushing success rate the last two weeks39:40 Seattle Seahawks RB Ken Walker got 70% of the team carries in Week 642:50 The Kansas City Chiefs are the only team with a neutral pass rate over 60%47:45 Thursday Night Football preview: New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals (-2)Check out all the episodes of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast and the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at Yahoo Sports Podcastswftv.com
Report: Ravens signing veteran WR DeSean Jackson
The Baltimore Ravens are signing veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jackson, 35, last played in 2021 with the Los Angeles Rams and Las Vegas Raiders. Jackson finished the season with the Raiders, who signed him after Henry Ruggs III's arrest for DUI resulting in death. He finished 2021 with 20 catches for 454 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games with the Raiders and Rams. At 35, it's not clear how much help he'll offer the Ravens, who are off to a 3-3 start.wftv.com
Week 7 Pickups: Stash rookies, drop Jets WRs & Robbie Anderson trade reaction
The guys also discuss the impact of Carson Wentz’s injury and how it will affect the Washington Commanders WRs, if at all, before moving on to recapping the Sunday night game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. Once they make it to the waiver wire pickups section of the episode…there’s not much here. Between bye weeks and nobody taking a step forward that won’t soon lose their job to a returning starter, there’s just not a lot of fantasy gold on the waiver wire this week. 01:30 Cardinals trade for WR Robbie Anderson following WR Marquise “Hollywood” Brown injury12:45 WR DeSean Jackson visiting Ravens14:20 Carson Wentz out for 4-6 weeks, Taylor Heinicke to get Commanders starting QB job19:55 Rams LT Joe Noteboom out for season with torn Achilles20:50 SNF Philadelphia Eagles 26, Dallas Cowboys 1731:00 Waiver Wire Pickups - Running Backs37:30 Waiver Wire Pickups - Wide Receivers41:30 Change in the Indianapolis Colts offensive identity? 46:40 Waiver Wire Pickups - Quarterbacks & Tight Ends52:25 Drops55:50 Hold on loosely58:45 Getting in early61:20 Treviso Babes updateCheck out all the episodes of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast and the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at Yahoo Sports Podcastswftv.com
Prescott throws 5 TD passes in Cowboys' romp over Eagles
Dak Prescott threw a career-high five touchdown passes against Philadelphia Eagles backups, Cedrick Wilson and Dalton Schultz each had two scoring catches and the Dallas Cowboys kept their slim hopes for a No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs alive with a 51-26 victory.
Raiders beat Cowboys 36-33 in OT on field goal after penalty
ARLINGTON, Texas — (AP) — Daniel Carlson kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime after Anthony Brown's fourth pass-interference penalty kept the drive alive, and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys 36-33 on Thursday. Carlson put Las Vegas ahead 33-30 with a career-long 56-yarder with 1:52 remaining. Brown had his back to Jones when Derek Carr threw the pass with Las Vegas at its 43. Dallas had 14 for 166 and Las Vegas 14 for 110. Field judge Tom Hill ended up with a small cut on his chin during the fracas on the Raiders' sideline.wftv.com
Rams' Stafford throws for 4 TDs, outduels Brady and Bucs
Stafford was off target on five of his first six attempts before getting in a groove as the Rams (3-0) scored on their next six drives. Stafford — who completed 27 of 38 — has three touchdown passes of at least 56 yards this season. Cooper Kupp had nine catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns while Jackson finished with three receptions for 120 yards. After Jackson's score, Brady got the Buccaneers within 21-14 on a 1-yard keeper, but the Rams put it out of reach with 10 straight points. After the teams traded field goals, Tampa Bay added a touchdown with 1:10 remaining when Giovani Bernard scored on a Brady reception from 7 yards.wftv.com
Rams sign speedy veteran WR DeSean Jackson for LA homecoming
Veteran receiver DeSean Jackson has signed with the Los Angeles Rams, returning to his native Southern California after 13 NFL seasons on the East Coast. The Rams announced the deal for Jackson on Sunday, March 21, 2021 adding him to the targets for new quarterback Matthew Stafford. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)LOS ANGELES – Veteran receiver DeSean Jackson agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, returning to his native Southern California after 13 NFL seasons on the East Coast. “The difficult part of the equation is finding those players who can actually threaten NFL defenders, because most players that come into this league are fast,” Snead added. We’d all love to identify those guys that can even threaten NFL defenders.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Washington beats the Eagles 20-14, captures NFC East title
Washington Football Team's Logan Thomas (82) catches a touchdown against Philadelphia Eagles' T.J. Edwards (57) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and Washington beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 Sunday night to capture the lowly NFC East. “This one’s special just because of how hard it was," said Washington coach Ron Rivera, who overcame a form of skin cancer during the season. Washington opened the season with a 27-17 victory over the Eagles. Eagles: They face difficult decisions in the offseason, including figuring out which quarterback they plan to build around for 2021.
Cowboys beat Eagles 37-17, stay alive with Washington loss
(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Andy Dalton threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns, two to Michael Gallup, and the Dallas Cowboys stayed alive in the playoff race with a 37-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Dallas can overtake Washington (6-9) with a win at the New York Giants and a Washington loss to the Eagles on the final weekend of the regular season. The Giants (5-10) can get in by beating the Cowboys if Washington loses. Instead, Philadelphia and Jalen Hurts couldn't keep the offense rolling while giving up points on five consecutive Dallas possessions. UP NEXTPhiladelphia has Dallas' fate in its hands at home against Washington in the regular-season finale.
The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week
(AP Photo/Mark Tenally)The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The winner will remain alive in the NFC East playoff race if Washington loses to Carolina. ___6:05 p.m.Washington is well on the way to blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East. ___6 p.m.Eleven teams in the NFC are still harboring hopes of making a playoff run with Week 16 winding down. 1 seed in the NFC with a win Sunday night against the Titans and a Seattle loss or tie.
Doug Pederson makes it clear he wants to stay in Philly
“I don’t want out of Philly,” Pederson told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Despite a dismal 4-9-1 record and a quarterback controversy, the Eagles are still in the race for the NFC East title. It’s all about getting into the tournament.”Injuries have forced Pederson to shuffle his offensive line unit, using 13 different combinations in 14 games. Under Pederson, the Eagles are 11-2 in games they must win or be eliminated from the playoffs or contention. Whomever ends up taking the snaps in 2021, Pederson will be ready to coach them.
Carson Wentz rallies Eagles to 22-21 win over Giants
(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA – Carson Wentz threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Boston Scott with 40 seconds remaining and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame an 11-point deficit in the final seven minutes to beat the New York Giants 22-21 on Thursday night. Wentz threw a perfect strike to Scott and the backup running back made an excellent catch to give Philadelphia the lead. The Eagles (2-4-1) and Giants (1-6) are right in the mix in the NFC East, led by Dallas (2-4). Wentz threw for 359 yards and two TDs and ran for a score. After Wentz ran to the 3, Eagles coach Doug Pederson went for it on fourth down.
Despite 1 win each, Eagles, Giants have first place in sight
Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens' Jihad Ward (53) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)PHILADELPHIA – It’s Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants each have one win and both teams are right in the mix for first place. The victory total will increase after the Eagles (1-4-1) and Giants (1-5) meet Thursday night, unless they tie. The Giants are coming off their first win under coach Joe Judge. But Elliott has hit all of his field goals under 50 yards this season and 89.9% in his career.
Tampa Bay's Godwin, Green Bay's Adams return from injuries
___GREEN BAY AT TAMPA BAYPackers: RB Tyler Ervin, CB Kevin King, QB Jordan Love. ___NEW YORK JETS AT MIAMIJets: QB James Morgan, QB Sam Darnold, CB Quincy Wilson, LB Jordan Willis, T Mekhi Becton, DL Nathan Shepherd. Dolphins: B/WR Malcolm Perry, RB Salvon Ahmed, RB Jordan Howard, LB Kyle Van Noy, DE Jason Strowbridge. ___HOUSTON AT TENNESSEETexans: WR Keke Coutee, CB Cornell Armstrong, RB Buddy Howell, ILB Peter Kalambayi, OT Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins. ___ATLANTA AT MINNESOTAFalcons: CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, RT John Wetzel, DE Takk McKinley.
Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries. ___PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGHEagles: TE Hakeem Butler; RB Jason Huntley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill. Falcons: S Jaylinn Hawkins, WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Ravens: RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, QB Trace McSorley, DT Broderick Washington, DT Justin Ellis, OL Tyre Phillips.
Goff tosses 3 TD passes to Higbee, Rams beat Eagles 37-19
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson, right, catches a pass against Los Angeles Rams' Troy Hill during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA – Jared Goff threw three touchdown passes to Tyler Higbee and the Los Angeles Rams beat the Philadelphia Eagles 37-19 on Sunday. Goff completed his first 13 passes, including a pair of TDs to Higbee, and the Rams jumped to a 21-3 lead minutes into the second quarter. After the Eagles (0-2) pulled within one score, Goff’s 28-yard TD pass to Higbee in the fourth iced it for Los Angeles (2-0). The Rams took a 7-0 lead on Goff’s 4-yard TD pass to Higbee after Miles Sanders’ fumble on the third play gave them the ball at the Eagles 41.
Pats' Edelman hopes Jackson posts serve as teaching moment
Edelman said he hopes that recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment not just for him but others as well. In a video posted to Instagram Thursday, July 9, 2020, Edelman joined the Eagles, NFL and others who have condemned Jacksons posts over the weekend. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)BOSTON New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said he hopes recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment, not just for him but others as well. I know he said some ugly things, but I do see an opportunity to have a conversation, Edelman said in the video. Edelman later acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press that he has heard anti-Semitic taunts during games.