Posts Tagged ‘New York Giants’

NFL stars’ injuries pose larger risk to fantasy football than TV ratings

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The story of the 2019 NFL season is that ratings are up. The downside risk is that some of the best-known quarterbacks in the league are now out with injuries. The first Sunday of the season saw Fox draw its highest ratings in three years for “America's Game of the Week,” which is in the 4:25 p.m. window.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct - the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for a decade. The defending Super Bowl champions announced the move in a statement emailed to reporters, three minutes after Brown posted on Twitter: ''Thank you for the opportunity (at)Patriots (hash)GoWinIt. Already facing a civil suit claiming that he raped a former trainer, Brown was accused in a Sports Illustrated story published on Monday of exposing himself to an artist he hired to paint a mural at his home.

Giants’ Shepard played after concussion, says wanted to win

Friday, September 20th, 2019

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard said he knew he had a concussion in the season opener against Dallas but played to try to help the team win. Speaking on Friday for the first time since sustaining the concussion on Sept. 8, Shepard said he didn't start feeling normal until this week. Shepard played the entire game in the 35-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Bills rule out running back Singletary from home opener

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The Buffalo Bills have ruled out rookie running back Devin Singletary from playing in their home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend. Singletary has not practiced this week since hurting his left hamstring in a 28-14 win at the New York Giants last weekend. His absence leaves the Bills thin at the position with starter Frank Gore, third-stringer T.J. Yeldon and fullback Patrick DiMarco the only other running backs on their active roster.

Unboxing best Week 3 DFS plays: Chris Godwin, Mark Andrews, Josh Allen could hit

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Despite a hideous collection of mistakes, Matt Ryan finished Week 2 as the eighth-highest-scoring quarterback. The Falcons defense continues to invite some opposing points even as they put some solid pressure on Carson Wentz last week. Ryan could be forced to the air once again, as their ground game tries to find its footing.

Pat Shurmur cancels spot in ongoing Giants feud with Mike Francesa

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Mike Francesa's relationship with the New York Giants can best be described as icy. During training camp, the Giants cut off the WFAN radio host's access to general manager Dave Gettleman, which drew Twitter criticism from Francesa that was met with a terse response from Giants public relations head Pat Hanlon. Refresher: “The Giants now act like losers, they have no plan like losers, and the people running the team, in my estimation, are losers.

NFL notebook: Dolphins reportedly to start Rosen at quarterback

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A day after head coach Brian Flores affirmed veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Miami Dolphins reversed course and made Josh Rosen the starting quarterback for Sunday's game at the heavily favored Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple reports Thursday. The Miami Herald reported earlier Thursday that the two quarterbacks split reps in Thursday's practice, a change from previous weeks after Fitzpatrick won the preseason competition. Fitzpatrick, 36, is 25 of 50 for 274 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions -- two returned for touchdowns -- through two games.

Week 3 Daily Fantasy Football cheatsheet: Jameis Winston set to shine?

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Week 3 of the 2019 Fantasy Football season is here, and our six experts have revealed who they would choose in their Yahoo Daily Fantasy lineups using a budget of $200. It seems like a few of our experts are expecting a good day for Jameis Winston in Week 3 against the New York Giants.

NFL GPP Pivots: Week 3

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

It doesn't look like Bengals have improved from last season, allowing the combination of Russell Wilson and Jimmy Garoppolo to go 31-45 for 491 yards five touchdowns and one interception so far. Allen has tossed for 507 yards through two games while chipping in 59 yards rushing with a pair of scores on the ground as well. This is an outstanding matchup in Buffalo's home debut, and I'm expecting Allen to flex his fantasy upside.

NFL notebook: Saints mum on starting quarterback

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The Carolina Panthers practiced a second straight day without Cam Newton taking any snaps, but coach Ron Rivera said he isn't ready to declare his starting quarterback out for Sunday's road game against the Arizona Cardinals. If Newton, who was in a walking boot on Tuesday after aggravating a left foot injury, is unable to play, Kyle Allen will start, Rivera has said. Quarterback Sam Darnold projected his return from mononucleosis for Week 5, and New York Jets coach Adam Gase called the target realistic.