Fantasy News: Check-Check-Check-Ch-Check It Out
May 5, 2012 | Chet
Before we get to the news I think we should give a little love to Adam Yauch otherwise known as MCA of the Beastie Boys. I was somewhat late to the Beastie Boys due to my extreme nerd-dom, but I got fully on board later in life and wouldn’t know what to do with myself without their music. The death of MCA ends the Beastie Boys which makes for two horrible losses at the exact same time. I’m not going to go into a long memorial here, but thought I’d pay a little homage to one of my favorite groups of all time before we got to a little fantasy football news.
Here’s a photo gallery of some of the athletes found in Beastie Boy lyrics.
Hey all you NFL and fantasy addicts, ch-check it out. What-wha-what-what-what’s it all about. Work-wa-work-work-work-we’ll work it out. Let’s turn this turn this mother-fuckin’ party out!
Mark Ingram: He had a knee scoped and will be out 4-6 weeks. This comes after an operation to take care of a turf-toe injury. If he falls far enough in ADP he could be worth a pick, but he’s about as scary a back to own as there is in the league.
Stephen Hill: The hype machine in New York is already starting for Hill. He looked good day 1. There are a lot of days to go. Remember hie has Sancheebow throwing to him this season.
Matt Flynn: Pete Carroll won’t name a starter between Flynn and Jackson for a long while, but Flynn would have to soil himself every time he gets on the field to not be the starter day 1.
Donald Driver: As of now it looks like the old man will return for another season. He’s undraftable, but the real news here is how this hurts Randall Cobb. Cobb will be tough to draft this season, but will have a boat load more upside than Driver.
Peyton Hillis: With LeRon McClain gone Hillis will see some work at fullback. This is good news for Jamaal Charles, maybe. If he can start hot with Hillis blocking for him there’s a good chance they would stick with that set up. Of course that’s a bit of wishful thinking, but it’s a possibility.
Ryan Broyles: Nate Burleson will remain the slot receiver in Detroit, but Broyles is his heir apparent. With a young QB in Stafford and an offense that throws like they’re playing hot potato, Broyles makes for a nice addition in ye ol’ dynasty leagues.
Ryan Grant: He visits with the Lions on Monday and there is a decent chance he’ll sign with them. The Packers have no interest in keeping him which is a pretty big red flag. Add to that Jahvid Best, Mikel Leshoure and Kevin Smith and it looks like he would be a backup plan.
Demarco Murray: He tweeted that he is ready to go so I guess I’ll take him at his word. With Felix Jones still in the mix I’m probably going to shy away from Murray in the first round. If I could get both at value I think the two of them would make a very good, but odd looking, fantasy running back.
Jabar Gaffney: Gaffney could fit into the Patriots offense quite well if there was any room for him to do so. Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez won’t be usurped.
Doug Martin: Right now all signs are pointing to LaGarrette Blount being nothing more than a backup to Martin who has the ability to be an every down back. Martin’s ADP is going to keep moving up and up as we get closer to the season but I may be on board. The addition of Vincent Jackson and Martin make this offense very interesting.
Frank Gore: The 49er’s backfield is probably as scary as any backfield gets this season. The Niners offense should be conducive to running back fantasy points but with Gore, Hunter, Dixon, Jacobs and now James in the mix I’m just going to pass unless I can grab someone as a flier.
Leonard Hankerson: The talk about town is Hank will lineup opposite Pierre Garcon with Santana Moss in the slot. With rookie RG III learning on the job it is going to be hard to predict how well and soon the offense might get on track so I’m taking a wait and see attitude right now, but Hankerson is worth a grab in deeper dynasty type things.
- Mixtape: Beastie Boys(coolmaterial.com)
- Coldplay Pays Tribute To Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch(buzz103.radio.com)
- Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys sendup letter to New York Times (latimesblogs.latimes.com)