Starter Grades for AFC East

Here are my Starter Grades for AFC East teams. If you are picking your fantasy sports teams this weekend you’ll want to have a look at these ratings.

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QBnew AJ McCarron FA Josh Allen R gone Ty Taylor T
 McCarron is unproven & Allen is a rookie. D
  
RBLeSean McCoy
 McCoy is Outstanding as a runner & receiver. A
  
WRKelvin Benjamin & Zay Jones D-
  
TECharles Clay & Nick O’Leary C-
  
OL lt Dion Dawkins lg John Miller C Russell Bodine rg Vlad Ducasse rt Jordan Mills
 lt Glenn T & lg Incognito ret were the keys to the O. D
  
DLLe Trent Murphy FA lt Star Lotulelei FA rt Kyle Williams re Jerry Hughes T
 The 4/3 which fits the D better. C+
  
lbwlb Matt Milano mlb Tremaine Edmunds R slb Lorenzo Alexander
 MLB Preston Brown was allowed to leave as FA.R Edmunds replaced him. C-
  
dblc Tre’Davious White rc Vontae Davis fs Jordan Poyer ss Micah Hyde
 ss Hyde & lc White are solid, rc Davis is not longer elite. Gaines left via FA. B
  
 Dolphins
QBRyan Tannehill
 MI is convinced Tannehill is the guy. I am
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Week 13 Preview

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SF CH-7 SF Gabbert has not been good but injuries to the run game has not helped.

3-8 5-6 D played well last week but has not been at all consistent.

SF has to win a game like this against a struggling team.

CH CH has won 3 of 4 recent games including a big win over GB. Cutler has been better

Cutler has been better & the run game has emerged.

But the real reason is an improved D that has finally mastered the Fox D system.

JK TN-2 JK Bortles is getting better. He had an outstanding game vs TN 2 weeks ago.

4-7 2-9 The D is 29th in ppg. But JK has won 2 of the last 3 games.

TN Mariota has struggled badly. O is 30th in scoring & 26th in pass yards.

The D has gotten better despite a lack of talent. That has a lot to do with the mind of Dick LeBeau.

Because of a loss to CL, TN holds the 1st overall pick as of now.

HO BF-3 HO Hoyer is playing solid FB with passer rating of 94.4 (15TDS 5x)

6-5 5-6 The D has been outstanding in the 4 … Read more at FryingPanSports

10 Critical Questions for the AFC

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10.       Which AFC team will get the first pick in the 2014 draft.  The choices are Oakland, Jacksonville and Buffalo.

 

9.         Will the new system of HC Rob Chudzinski make QB Brandon Weeden an NFL quality starter?

 

8.         Will QB Ryan Tannehill improve enough to help the Dolphins challenge for a playoff spot?

 

7.         How much will HC Andy Reid and QB Alex Smith improve the Chiefs’ record?

 

6.         Will the Colts get back into the playoffs?

 

5.         Can the Bengals get enough out of QB Andy Dalton to do deep in the playoffs?

 

4.         Will the Steelers be able to run the ball?  The top back Le’Veon Bell has a Lisfranc injury the line is below average.

 

3.         How effective with the Ravens be on offense?  Most are more concerned about the Ravens’ defense but it will be fine.

 

2.         How much will the loss of his key targets hurt QB Tom Brady and the Pats offense?

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Stephen Brotherston, correspondent for Hoopsworld.com joins us to talk about the NBA Draft.

 

Eric Frenz, AFC East featured writer for the Bleacher Report joins us to talk about NFL News.

 

 

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Another BCS #1 bites the dust. Who will be next?

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In college ball last week I went 5-3 bring my total to 17-9. Before you laugh at that remember I pick the toughest games not the best bets.

In the pros I went 1 and 1 with a push and the Giants/Cowboys to be determined.

College football:

#1 Oklahoma 27 #11 Missouri 36 – Missu put up 16 points in the 4th quarter to beat the Sooners for the first time since Moses was a teenager. The Sooners were the third team in 3 weeks to be knocked off after becoming #1. Missu is not a super power type team and could well lose against Nebraska next week.

UCLA 13 #2 Oregon 60 – The Ducks totally dominated a very up and down UCLA team. This past Thursday they were down–way down. If the Ducks can get a win next week at USC, they could well end up in the BCS Championship game. The only other tough teams they will face will be #15 Arizona and Oregon State.

#6 LSU 17 #4 Auburn 24 – Auburn got by one of the two toughest games they will face this year. They have won 3 games over ranked teams in the last … Read more at FryingPanSports

Niblets for September 2010

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Best comment of the month:

Frederic Bernotas on What did we learn from week 2 in College Football?

After all this it is possible that the Wolverines will get into the Big 10 season with 4 wins, although subsequently, exactly what after that? Conference competition breaks along with The Hoosier’s formidable offense. Subsequently Michigan visits Michigan State, Iowa and visits to State College Pa. to face the Nittany Lions. Multiple issues in between these days and the finish of the season, so you’ll forgive me if I’m a little more cautious about making proclamations about this team and this year.

Frederic, your caution is wise. The Blue were 4-0 last year going into the Big 10 season and won only 1 more game the rest of the way.

Updates on previous columns:

Pro Football Niblets and Fantasy tips

I would like to thank my readers for not skewering me on my Pro Best bets. We will try to do a little better from now on. At least the Fantasy pickups were good. The Eagles have named Vick as their starter from now on, Ram WR Clayton remains hot and Packer RB Jackson has a nice upside.

In Dallas, things are … Read more at FryingPanSports