Fantasy Focus: Week 2 Hot & Not
Week 2 serves as a chance to see whether each player's week 1 performance was an anomaly or a representation of the season to come. It also gives us another set of players who either broke out and shined or broke down and flopped. It's time to take a look at this week's "Hot and Not."
Fantasy Focus: Week 2 Injury Preview
Week 2 already has many fantasy owners rethinking their starting lineups. With star players such as Dez Bryant and Desean Jackson leaving their games with injuries, fantasy owners are looking for when they will return. This edition of the Injury Roundup will focus on the injuries of major starting players and the impact that their injury will have on their team.
Fantasy Focus: Week 1 Hot and Not
The NFL is back! Week 1 kicked off on Thursday, and while every team started undefeated and in first place, that as that began to change this weekend, a few players stood out thanks to some particularly impressive (or unimpressive) performances. Time to take a look at who was hot and who was not in the first week of games this season.
What Happened Last Night: Quarterback Tom Brady completed 25-of-32 for 288 yards and four touchdowns as the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 10.
Despite racking up 464 yards of total offense, the Steelers converted on just two of their three red-zone opportunities and kicker Josh Scobee missed a pair of makeable field goals, leaving even more points on the rain-soaked turf. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger racked up 351 yards through the air, but didn’t throw a touchdown pass until the final offensive play of the night when he located superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown in the back of the end-zone. Brown, who finished with nine catches for 133 yards and a score, extended his NFL record streak to 33 consecutive games with at least five receptions and 50 yards receiving.
The Steelers had no answer on the defensive end for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who caught five passes for 94 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way in fantasy news. He’s healthy and he looks like he’s primed for a historic fantasy campaign at the tight end position, look out. Not to be outdone, wide receiver Julian Edelman picked up right where he left off last season, catching 11 of his team-high 12 targets for 97 yards in the victory.
Fantasy Focus: Preseason Hot or Not
It's worth noting as we delve into who was "Hot and Not" during the preseason that most of the time stats in exhibition games do not mean much. However, in some cases they reflect the possibility of breakout or bust performances. All of these names have their stats affected by the inherently small sample size of preseason games. What we will be looking at, however, are some of the notable good and bad performances this preseason. Can some of the preseason studs keep it up? Will the guys who struggled bounce back when it counts? Let's take a look.