The NFL has just rescheduled this week’s Baltimore Ravens/Houston Texans game to Week 10 due to storm damage by Hurricane Ike. Given the length of the postponement, any Baltimore or Houston players (and defensive teams) will be scored as though they had a BYE week in Week 2. We have set all projections for Baltimore and Houston players/teams to zero and we recommend you put any starters from those two teams on your bench this week.
Archive for September, 2008
Week one is done. Brady is done. Your fantasy team with Brady is done. That’s all you need to know about the first week of the season.
OK, losing a player of Brady’s caliber is always going to hurt your fantasy team, but having it happen in week one means you can still recover. Obviously you should try to pick up Matt Cassel, but you never know who else might come out of nowhere to put up monster stats. This Derek Anderson last year. Or Big Ben last year. My advice is to find the guy who just lost Colston for 4-6 weeks and trade one of your WR for his backup QB (assuming it’s a decent player). Just a thought.
As far as the Fantasy Football 2008 application goes, things went very smoothly in Week One with the exception of a busted stats feed from Stats Inc which caused some rookies and defenses to show no stats. Those issues have been fixed and we will be rolling out the final Week One stats today, so it’s possible your score might change. Let us know if you have any issues.
My not-very-bold predictions for top scorers by position in week 2:
QB – Kurt Warner
RB – Purple Jesus aka All Day aka Adrian Peterson
WR -Brandon Marshall
TE – Shockey
K – Folk
DEF – Cardinals
Who you got?
You may have noticed that points for some rookies (including Felix Jones) aren’t updating. We’re working on the fix and everything should be up to date later today. Thanks for your patience. This won’t have any impact on your final score.
Is there anything more overused on the first week of the season than some version of “Are you ready for some football?” I doubt it.
That being said, tonight is the kickoff of the NFL season as the Redskins visit the defending champion New York Giants and we couldn’t be more excited. That means you’ll be able to track your fantasy players during the game with our free live scoring feature.
Want to talk some trash as the fantasy season gets started? Check out our new Smack Talk feature on your league pages. You can choose from the witty barbs provided by our staff or write your own, but please try to keep it clean.
I’d like to go out on a limb and predict a Redskins win tonight, 27-24. Who you got?
Hey everyone… We apologize for the downtime experienced earlier tonight. For about 30 minutes around 9pm ET, the application wasn’t functioning properly and it caused a number of drafts to crash. We realize this is horribly annoying and apologize for the inconvenience. If you were in a draft that was effected by the outage, please email us at ffsupport at citizensportsinc.com so we can reschedule your draft for whatever time you choose.
Michael Phelps announced in his recent update on his fan page that he’ll be playing Fantasy Football on Facebook with our Fantasy Football 2008 application. We’re excited to have him on board and can’t wait to see how the Olympic hero stacks up against SI’s Peter King, Brooklyn Decker, Billy Beane and others. Check out the full list of celebs… who do you think will win?