Sunday, June 28, 2015

Musketfire: Sealver Siliga: 2015 New England Patriots Secret Superstar?

Sealver Siliga: 2015 New England Patriots Secret Superstar?

New England Patriots defensive tackle Sealver Siliga is often overlooked as a contributor on the defensive line as he was with the team only a short time in 2013 and had an injury riddled 2014 season. Siliga is a premier run-stuffer with the strength and athleticism to get in the backfield and contribute as a pass rusher.

Could he be a secret superstar for the New England Patriots now that Vince Wilfork is in Texas?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cover32: Defensive players on the New England Patriots who will surprise fans this season | New England Patriots

Defensive players on the New England Patriots who will surprise fans this season | New England Patriots

With all their new parts on defense the New England Patriots' front-seven should be much more athletic, explosive, and pressure generating unit. Last season, the Patriots drafted interior disruptor Dominique Easley and have since added another young, aggressive defensive tackle in Brown in via the draft.
However, the Patriots will need more surprise contributors like Malcolm Butler last year to step up in 2015, on defense to keep New England on the top of the NFL.

2015 BUFFALO BILLS GAME-BY-GAME PREDICTIONS – First Stop Fantasy

2015 BUFFALO BILLS GAME-BY-GAME PREDICTIONS – First Stop Fantasy

Adding LeSean McCoy is a significant upgrade of the perennially injured and since departed C.J. Spiller and veteran Fred Jackson.

However, the team has a lot of work to do in the preseason to improve upon their 9-7 record from last year. How many games will the Buffalo Bills win in 2015 in their first season under head coach Rex Ryan?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Musketfire: New England Patriots: Immediate Impact Rookies in 2015

New England Patriots: Immediate Impact Rookies in 2015

As the New England Patriots are a mere four weeks from training camp starting, it is time to look at the potential impact the newest players from the draft can have on the team. How much playing time the rookies will receive this year? Who will be the immediate impact rookie who helps the New England Patriots stay atop the AFC East in 2015?

Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 TENNESSEE TITANS GAME-BY-GAME PREDICTIONS – First Stop Fantasy

2015 TENNESSEE TITANS GAME-BY-GAME PREDICTIONS – First Stop Fantasy

All eyes in Tennessee will be on Marcus Mariota and his battle with second year quarterback Zach Mettenberger for who takes the reins on offense. It will also be interesting to see what changes are made as assistant head coach Mike Mularkey is given more control of the offense this year. With veteran defensive assistant Dick LeBeau signed to inject life in a defense which gave up 438 points last season under coordinator Ray Horton, the Titans are banking on improvement on both sides of the ball. Let’s examine how that will play out in 2015:

2015 HOUSTON TEXANS GAME-BY-GAME PREDICTIONS – First Stop Fantasy

2015 HOUSTON TEXANS GAME-BY-GAME PREDICTIONS – First Stop Fantasy

The Houston Texans saw running back Arian Foster returned to his Pro Bowl form rushing for over 1,200 yards in just 13 games while young wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins topped 1,200 yards receiving.  However, the team has a lot of work to do in the preseason to improve upon their 9-7 record from last year. Let’s examine how that will play out in 2015 at FSF with the Game by Game Predictions:

Cover32: Bill Belichick is keeping fans guessing with his personnel decisions at tight end | New England Patriots

Bill Belichick is keeping fans guessing with his personnel decisions at tight end | New England Patriots

This year the Patriots’ depth chart included Wright, veteran Fred Davis, and former Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler. Michael Hoomanawanui and his knowledge of the blocking schemes and offense after three seasons in New England still has the upper hand as a depth option.



In addition, the Patriots drafted project and former college quarterback A.J. Derby in the sixth round, signed undrafted free agent Jimmay Mundine, and converted 2012 third round draft pick defensive end Jake Bequette to tight end. Former LSU tight end Logan Stokes was with the team briefly as an undrafted free agent but did not stick around.

Tim Wright was surprisingly released and subsequently claimed off waivers by his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...Just what are the Patriots doing at tight end?


Cover32: Bill Belichick is keeping fans guessing with his personnel decisions at tight end | New England Patriots

Bill Belichick is keeping fans guessing with his personnel decisions at tight end | New England Patriots

This year the Patriots’ depth chart included Wright, veteran Fred Davis, and former Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler. Michael Hoomanawanui and his knowledge of the blocking schemes and offense after three seasons in New England still has the upper hand as a depth option.



In addition, the Patriots drafted project and former college quarterback A.J. Derby in the sixth round, signed undrafted free agent Jimmay Mundine, and converted 2012 third round draft pick defensive end Jake Bequette to tight end. Former LSU tight end Logan Stokes was with the team briefly as an undrafted free agent but did not stick around.

Tim Wright was surprisingly released and subsequently claimed off waivers by his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...Just what are the Patriots doing at tight end?


Sunday, June 21, 2015

FSF Top 100 Players: #83 – Nate Solder – First Stop Fantasy

FSF Top 100 Players: #83 – Nate Solder – First Stop Fantasy

Coming in at #83 on the First Stop Fantasy Top 100 Players of 2015 is…New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. Solder rarely makes headlines and hardly ever draws a group of reporters around his locker after a game. At a position where your name is only mentioned on the telecast when a mistake is made, it is actually a positive for Solder to be not talked about often. As he continues to perform at a high level, the secret of Solder will soon be known outside of Gillette Stadium. Well respected by his teammates and coaches, Solder will soon be mentioned in the same breath as other standouts on the offensive line around the NFL. Is he ranked too high, too low, or just right at #83 in the FSF Top 100?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FirstStopFantasy: NEW YORK GIANTS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST – First Stop Fantasy

NEW YORK GIANTS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST – First Stop Fantasy

Which members of the New York Giants are going to launch your fantasy football team into first place? Can Odell Beckham Jr. replicate his rookie season performance? Will Victor Cruz bounce back from his knee injury and return to form in 2015? Is Eli Manning still a starting quality quarterback for your fantasy team? Is Shane Vereen ready to breakout with the Giants after his star performance in Super Bowl 49? Do the Giants have anyone to run the football in 2015?

FirstStopFantasy: NEW YORK GIANTS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST – First Stop Fantasy

NEW YORK GIANTS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST – First Stop Fantasy

Which members of the New York Giants are going to launch your fantasy football team into first place? Can Odell Beckham Jr. replicate his rookie season performance? Will Victor Cruz bounce back from his knee injury and return to form in 2015? Is Eli Manning still a starting quality quarterback for your fantasy team? Is Shane Vereen ready to breakout with the Giants after his star performance in Super Bowl 49? Do the Giants have anyone to run the football in 2015?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cover32.com: Is depth a concern on the offensive line for the New England Patriots? | New England Patriots

Is depth a concern on the offensive line for the New England Patriots? | New England Patriots

At tackle, the New England Patriots had the solid blocking of Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer to keep Brady upright yet again in 2014. This offseason has seen New England part ways with veteran guard Dan Connolly and draft another pair of  offensive linemen to compete and add depth to the roster on the offensive line.

Do the Patriots have enough depth on the offensive line heading into 2015?

Friday, June 12, 2015

MusketFire.com: Patriots Players With Biggest Impact on Defense in 2015

Patriots Players With Biggest Impact on Defense in 2015

Who are the defensive players on the New England Patriots who were new in 2014 and now need to step up and be an impact player as they enter year two in the New England defense?


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

FirstStopFantasy.com: FSF Top 100 Players – #92 Matthew Stafford – First Stop Fantasy

FSF Top 100 Players – #92 Matthew Stafford – First Stop Fantasy

Coming in at #92 on the First Stop Fantasy Top 100 Players of 2015 is…Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford. Is he a top 100 NFL Player? Is his ranking too high? Too low? Or is it just right?

FirstStopFantasy.com: CLEVELAND BROWNS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST – First Stop Fantasy

CLEVELAND BROWNS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST – First Stop Fantasy

While it’s certain the Browns will have an uphill battle in the competitive AFC North, the bigger question is can their fantasy options help you contend for your fantasy football league title?

Monday, June 08, 2015

FirstStopFantasy.com: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 2015 FANTASY FORECAST

Can the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots stars help your fantasy football team this fall? Who is the sleeper? Who is the most likely to disappoint? Which New England  running back will be the surprise of your fantasy draft?

Cover32.com: Have the New England Patriots found a partner for Rob Gronkowski at tight end? | New England Patriots

Have the New England Patriots found a partner for Rob Gronkowski at tight end? | New England Patriots

The New England Patriots ended the 2014 season with tight end Rob Gronkowski ready to party after winning the Super Bowl, and this was his first offseason without a surgery or rehabilitation since his rookie season in 2010. Holdovers Michael Hoomanawanui and Tim Wright return as well. New England was active in free agency, adding a pair of veterans in Buffalo’s Scott Chandler and Washington’s Fred Davis. In the draft they added to their depth by adding a late round project snagging AJ Derby out of Arkansas. In addition, in the OTAs, the Patriots moved former third round draft pick defensive end out of Arkansas Jake Bequette to tight end. Does New England finally have receiving options at tight end to make the two tight end offense a reality again?

Friday, June 05, 2015

FSF Top 100 Players – #96 Haloti Ngata – First Stop Fantasy

Coming in at #96 on the First Stop Fantasy Top 100 Players of 2015 is…Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata. Ngata was voted as the #82 “Top Players of 2015” by his peers in the NFL for NFL.com but comes in a little lower on the FirstStopFantasy.com Top 100 Players of 2015. Ngata’s age, position, and lack of flashy numbers may work against him, but he remains a dominant presence on the interior defensive line. Look for Ngata to continue his dominance against offensive guards and centers as he transitions to the NFC in 2015. How do you feel about Haloti Ngata's ranking? Too Low? Just Right? Too High?

FSF Top 100 Players – #96 Haloti Ngata – First Stop Fantasy

Have the New England Patriots figured out what they’re doing at running back? | New England Patriots

New England went into the offseason with their 2011 duo of running backs, Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley, unsigned and free to sign with another team as unrestricted free agents. Vereen quickly cashed in with the New York Giants on a multi-year deal. His receiving skills out of the backfield should be a boon for quarterback Eli Manning in New York.
Stevan Ridley missed the last 10 games of 2014 with a knee injury and was on the market a while. Ridley eventually got a one-year, “prove-it” deal from the New York Jets and will fight for a roster spot. The Patriots’ front office seemed unconcerned about losing their two prohibitive starters at running back for the past few seasons, mainly due to their depth at the position.
Let’s examine that depth:

Read more at http://cover32.com/patriots/2015/06/04/have-the-new-england-patriots-figured-out-what-theyre-doing-at-running-back/#qVT4wXk32yimFr4b.99


Have the New England Patriots figured out what they’re doing at running back? | New England Patriots

Musketfire: New England Patriots: Biggest Year Two Impact Offense

As New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is keen to say, the biggest step from skill position players comes from year one to year two. It is literally the make or break season. This applies not just to rookies but to veterans in the unique New England Patriots offense.

Who are the players who were new in 2014 and now may be a big impact player as they enter year two with the Patriots?

New England Patriots: Biggest Year Two Impact Offense

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

FirstStopFantasy.com: FSF Top 100 Players – #99 Eli Manning – First Stop Fantasy

Eli Manning considers himself an elite NFL quarterback and he has two Super Bowl Championship rings to back himself up. He went from #31 in 2012 to #42 in 2013 and then off the list last year and this year at NFL.com in their ratings. At FirstStopFantasy.com's Top 100 NFL Players in 2015 the gun-slinging quarterback leaps onto the list at #99 after missing the top 100 last year. 
Is he rated too high? Too Low? Just right? How do you feel about Eli Manning's ranking as #99 in the 2015 FSF Top 100 NFL Players?
Read more at: 
FSF Top 100 Players – #99 Eli Manning – First Stop Fantasy

Scout.com: New England Patriots have Four Roster Issues which could Derail their Super Bowl Hopes in 2017

The New England Patriots have four roster issues which could derail their Super Bowl hopes in 2017. Can they survive an injury at quarterbac...