September 25, 2013 |
How confident would you have felt going into Week 3 with this starting lineup: Colin Kaepernick, C.J. Spiller, Daryl Richardson, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Dwayne Bowe, Jermichael Finley, Phil Dawson and the 49ers defense? I'm sure you wouldn't have felt invincible, but you must have assumed you could make it to double digits, for crying out loud. No, that wasn't my lineup; and I don't know anyone that was so scorned by the fantasy gods. But it just goes to show how fickle this passion of ours can be. Scoring was down noticeably in all three of the leagues in which I play through Sunday night's games.
June 14, 2013
Denver released running back Willis McGahee , who led the Broncos in rushing last season despite missing the final two months with a knee injury. McGahee, 31, was set to make $2.5 million in 2013. For security reasons, the NFL is limiting the size and kind of bags fans take into stadiums. With the exception of necessary medical items, only clear plastic or vinyl handbags no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches will be allowed. Banned items will include purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage, computer bags, and camera bags.
November 20, 2012 |
THE LOCKERS of the running backs who might take Willis McGahee's spot in the Broncos lineup are conveniently lined up, four in a row. Lance Ball. Knowshon Moreno. Jeremiah Johnson. Ronnie Hillman. Barring an unlikely free-agent signing, some combination of those four will be asked to fill in for the foreseeable future for Denver's leading rusher, McGahee, who tore a ligament in his right knee and will be out for what's expected to be a 6-to-8-week stint. Coach John Fox said McGahee's injury, suffered in the second quarter of Denver's 30-23 victory over San Diego on Sunday, will not require surgery and that the Broncos had no immediate plans to put the 10th-year veteran on injured reserve.
October 26, 2012 |
Wondering whether to start Aaron Rodgers and LeSean McCoy, or to bench Brady Quinn and Braylon Edwards? Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 8 of the 2012 season. Watch 'em roll Andrew Luck, QB, Colts at Titans. Luck hasn't thrown a TD pass since Week 5, but he scrambled in for two scores last week. He won't have as much trouble finding open receivers on Sunday against the league's passing doormat. Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos vs. Saints. After a week of rest, McGahee has the good fortune of facing the league's second-worst rush defense.
September 29, 2012 |
Wondering whether to start Ray Rice and Andre Johnson, or to bench Brandon Weeden and Ronnie Brown? Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 4: Watch 'em roll Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills vs. Patriots. The Buffalo gunslinger has thrown multiple TDs in each game this season, while New England is having trouble slowing down opposing passers. Cedric Benson, RB, Packers vs. Saints. Thanks in large part to the Chiefs' Jamaal Charles, the Saints' run defense is statistically the league's worst.
November 29, 2011 |
If you're not yet on the Tim Tebow bandwagon, listen to the words of Denver running back Willis McGahee. Midway through the second half of Sunday's 16-13 overtime win against San Diego, McGahee approached Tebow in the huddle and said: "Me and you gotta win this game. " McGahee ripped off 117 yards on 23 carries and his 24-yard run in OT set up the winning field goal. McGahee told SI.com that Tebow's presence at quarterback has infected the entire team in a positive way. "All we know is, if it's close at the end, we're gonna win. " History lesson Oakland drafted both super-kicker Sebastian Janikowski and NFL punting leader Shane Lechler in 2000.
October 25, 2011 |
FROM HEALTHY, first-place surprise to battered and struggling, the Washington Redskins had their fortunes take another dive yesterday when running back Tim Hightower was declared out for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee, and receiver Santana Moss underwent surgery on his broken left hand that is expected to sideline him for 5-7 weeks. Both were injured in Sunday's loss to Carolina. That makes five starters lost to significant injuries over the last 2 weeks, coinciding with a two-game losing streak and a quarterback switch.
October 16, 2009
The following is a partial transcript from yesterday's fantasy football chat with John Gonzalez on Philly.com Gonzo, pick three to start: Maurice Jones-Drew, Steve Slaton, Thomas Jones, Cedric Benson and Ahmad Bradshaw (ridiculous team I know). Gonzo: MJD for sure. He's up against St. Louis. Beyond that, don't forget - Start Your Studs. Cedric Benson is having a killer year. He's in, too. And I like Steve Slaton's matchup this week even though Cincy is way better than they were last year.
September 26, 2008 |
The NFL found no evidence that Cleveland Browns defensive players intentionally gouged the eyes of Baltimore running back Willis McGahee during the Ravens' 28-10 win last Sunday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh sent tapes to the league's office in New York earlier this week asking for a review of two separate incidents. McGahee was cut on his right eyelid and was poked in the left eye. He was forced to leave the game twice. League spokesman Greg Aiello said there was no evidence to support the Ravens' claims that the Browns tried to injure McGahee.
March 9, 2007 |
Willis McGahee likes to refer to himself as the NFL's best running back. Let's see how he does replacing Jamal Lewis in Baltimore. The Ravens acquired McGahee in a trade with the Bills yesterday, a day after Lewis signed with the Browns. The Bills received third- and seventh-round picks this year and a third-rounder next year. The Ravens are expected to attempt to negotiate a contract extension with McGahee, who is entering the final year of a 5-year deal. Buffalo's first-round pick in the 2003 draft, McGahee had been seeking an extension.