November 23, 2013 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 12 of the 2013 season. Watch 'em roll Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers at Redskins. He hasn't given us much to pin our hopes on lately, but Kaepernick offers significant upside in this juicy matchup. Washington has been overly generous to opposing QBs, even at home. And the Monday night factor should work in favor of Kaepernick, who relishes the spotlight. Andre Brown, RB, Giants vs. Cowboys. No defense has surrendered more fantasy points to opposing backs than Dallas'.
October 19, 2013 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 7. Watch 'em roll Cam Newton, QB, Panthers vs. Rams. I called him the most frustrating QB in Fantasyland earlier this week, and he'll probably prove me right again Sunday. But after his monster outing against the Vikings, he should - mind you, should - take advantage of another tasty matchup with the Rams' subpar pass defense. Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants vs. Vikings. You're not chasing last week's stats when Jacobs' next matchup is against the defense that surrenders the most fantasy points to opposing rushers.
September 25, 2013 |
IN THE NFL'S weekly injury report, players' names are followed by the reason why they are out in parentheses. This week, you could see this: Ravens: WR Jacoby Jones (stripper) The wide receiver was reportedly hurt when a stripper named "Sweet Pea" hit him in the head with a bottle of champagne early yesterday morning. According to TMZ, Jones was on a "party bus filled with his Ravens teammates" celebrating offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie's 34th birthday in Washington, D.C. The incident reportedly happened around 3 a.m., about 11 hours after the Ravens dropped the Texans, 30-9, in Baltimore.
September 21, 2013 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 3. Watch 'em roll Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals vs. Packers. Look for a nice rebound for Dalton this week against the generous Packers secondary. You know he'll have to pass early and often to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers and Co. Joique Bell, RB, Lions at Redskins. It's looking less and less likely that Reggie Bush (knee) will suit up this week. And even if he does, he will surely be used sparingly. Bell is an excellent proxy, especially given the delicious matchup.
September 6, 2013 |
The Rosemont College sports program ended 74-years of losses against Moravian College when the Ravens men's soccer team dealt the Greyhounds a 2-0 loss Wednesday in Colonial States Athletic Conference action. Rosemont's last victory against Moravian was during the 1939-40 season when its women's basketball team won, 39-5. Junior Luke McIlvaine (Neshaminy) notched both goals for Rosemont (1-1). Junior goalie Max McDonald (Shawnee) shut out Moravian (2-1), which outshot the Ravens 18-8.
August 23, 2013 |
WE ARE going to see Michael Vick running with the football this season, by design, in Chip Kelly's offense, Vick confirmed yesterday. (Sharp intake of breath by reader here.) This is a possibility we are used to hearing Vick and the Eagles downplay, for a couple of reasons. One is the accepted wisdom that "running quarterbacks" don't win championships in the NFL. The other is that Vick's lengthy injury history has made keeping him away from crunching hits an obvious point of emphasis as he has gotten older.
July 25, 2013 |
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Joe Flacco understands the lofty expectations that come with a Super Bowl ring and a new $120.1 million contract. He couldn't care less. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback and a graduate of Audubon High School scoffed at the idea that he is under pressure to excel this season, now that he's the reigning Super Bowl MVP and owns a six-year contract that, at the time, was the richest in NFL history. "All we can do is go out there and keep winning, just like we have every year we've been here and not really worry about what people say and what the expectations are," Flacco said Tuesday.
June 27, 2013 |
BALTIMORE RAVENS running back Bernard Pierce was held up at gunpoint in Overbrook Park on Sunday night, police sources have told the Daily News . Pierce, 23, a Temple University alum, was standing with a cousin outside Stacey's Pizza on Drexel Road near Haverford Avenue about 5:30 p.m. when a blue car with tinted windows pulled up. A man in dark clothing emerged and pulled a handgun on Pierce, the sources said. The gunman took Pierce's wallet, cellphone and car keys, and peeled off in the NFL star's black BMW SUV, the sources said.
June 12, 2013 |
Vonta Leach was released Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens, who failed to agree on a restructured contract with the all-pro fullback. Leach was an integral part of a running game that helped the Ravens become champions last season and was also a key figure in the locker room. Leach will visit the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. Bradshaw to Colts. The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Ahmad Bradshaw, adding a veteran running back to their crowded backfield.