2015 Fantasy Football Player Busts Versus Breakouts

August 28, 2015

Fantasy Football Busts Versus Breakouts

With fans waiting for the regular season to start, so that the pitiful games of the preseason can be forgotten, they also want to know which players to use in their fantasy football league. Just knowing which players have the most hype or which players are the most popular won’t always win you games, let alone help you gain points. This is why it is necessary to compare which players are busts or breakouts, as it will help you out in the future, when trying to pick out the best possible line up. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Busts and Breakouts that you should either avoid or focus on before the NFL regular season starts.

RB Ameer Abdullah QB Nick Foles
RB Joseph Randle WR Steve Smith Sr.
WR Allen Robinson WR Roddy White
WR Martavis Bryant QB Cam Newton
TE Tyler Eifert QB Colin Kaepernick
WR John Brown RB DeMarco Murray
WR Jordan Matthews RB Carlos Hyde
WR Charles Johnson TE Dwayne Allen
RB C.J. Spiller RB T.J. Yeldon
QB Sam Bradford Buffalo Bills Offense

We are seeing a lot of veterans fall from grace, as their performance so far during the preseason, as well as at training camps has not been the best in their career. We mention that the Buffalo Bills offense is a bust, mostly due to the fact that they lack a good QB on the field, with the wasted talent of their wide receivers Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Percy Harvin with no one to pass them the ball. These players were once regarded as good bets, so hopefully they prove us wrong when the regular season begins; however, not very likely.

Simply looking at the breakouts we can see one thing in common, their energy and motivation when on the field. It seems they are taking advantage of every chance they get to show the fans, coaches, and owners what they are capable of, and their talent doesn’t hurt either. These are solid players to have on your fantasy football team, as they may not outperform the star players, but they will surprise most with their performances.

NFL And ESPN Testing Pylon Cameras On Football Field

August 21, 2015

Football Pylon Cameras

The NFL is always looking for better ways of getting accurate calls, and in this quest they have decided to give the pylons a test run by installing cameras in them. This was done in an effort to get better replay angles along the sidelines, end lines, and goal lines.

They gave it a test run during the Bills-Browns game that happened last night. There are still many issues that come up with the accuracy of these cameras, such as:

  • Players blocking the camera.
  • Quality.
  • No real clear view of player and ball.

This is a great concept, as it could truly help referee’s when reviewing plays, as not all camera angles will be helpful, so having more options to pick from will definitely help. The issue not is with those football players that love to knock the pylons down when making a touchdown.

Top 20 NFL Fantasy Football Running Backs For 2015

August 14, 2015

Football Fantasy Runningbacks

With the 2015 NFL pre-season starting, there are only 4 more weeks until the regular season kicks off, and at the same time, fantasy football leagues start playing for real. Other than the quarterback, the most important players on the offense include the wide receivers and the running backs. Were going to take a look at the top 20 running backs that should at least be considered when drafting your fantasy team.

Rank Player Team
1 Jamaal Charles Chiefs
2 Le’Veon Bell Steelers
3 Eddie Lacy Packers
4 Adrian Peterson Vikings
5 Marshawn Lynch Seahawks
6 Matt Forte Bears
7 C.J. Anderson Broncos
8 LeSean McCoy Bills
9 DeMarco Murray Eagles
10 Jeremy Hill Bengals
11 Justin Forsett Ravens
12 Alfred Morris Redskins
13 Mark Ingram Saints
14 Lamar Miller Dolphins
15 Melvin Gordon Chargers
16 Carlos Hyde 49ers
17 Frank Gore Colts
18 Jonathan Stewart Panthers
19 Andre Ellington Cardinals
20 Arian Foster Texans

These are the top 20 running backs that you should consider first when drafting, although there are plenty more to pick from, and you can check them and many more out here. An honorable mention goes out to Ameer Abdullah of the Detroit Lions, as his performance during the first game of the pre-season was amazing.

Use these to your advantage, even if some of the names are more than obvious, but I am sure that some of the more popular football players will get taken first, so always have a few backups just in case.

Football Players Getting A Tech Upgrade With RFID Chips

August 7, 2015

NFL Football Lawsuit

The entire NFL is getting an enormous tech upgrade, as they partner with Zebra Technologies to install RFID chips on each football player; they will go into the player’s shoulder pads, so nothing to worry about. Last year, this same technology was tested at 18 different stadiums.

The tests were able to calculate and track vector data like:

  • Player speed
  • Distance
  • Direction travelled

With the RFID chips getting embedded into each of the players pads, fans can get real-time data coming to life when they use the NFL 2015 app which can be accessed on the Xbox One and Windows 10. This will bring about many amazing tools that can be used by fans, sports analysts, and during live games.

You can get instant replays using avatars, as all of the data can show exactly where, how fast, etc. a player went while on the field; this can be accessed through the Next Gen Stats within the app. This has the potential to make football an amazing experience, as fans can enjoy the game in all types of ways.