Fantasy football steals, deals and not-for-reals

As we get ready for the holiday season, companies and websites are experiencing record breaking sales. This Monday was Cyber Monday where the latest technology was available for cheap.

Some may call it a “steal” due to the incredibly low values available.  However, some items remain the same and are still overpriced. Here is a look at the best steals and rip offs during this year’s fantasy football season.

Browns' tight end Jordan Cameron should be the chief concern for Kansas City

Browns’ tight end Jordan Cameron should be the chief concern for Kansas City

Waiver Wire Steals

Jordan Cameron: A 4th round pick out of USC in 2011, Cameron has burst onto the scene. Barely picked in most fantasy leagues, Cameron has gone on to catch 6 touchdowns and has gained 704 yards. He has helped the Browns’ offense shine and is ranked among the top tight ends this season.

Nick Foles: Once Michael Vick went down with an injury Foles stepped in and proved that he deserved the starting spot. So far he has not thrown an interception and has become an elite fantasy quarterback. So far on the season he has hurled 19 touchdowns

Riley Cooper: In week six, Cooper caught a touchdown and amassed 120 yards. His name was in the media because of off-field antics, but he has proven his worth on the field as he has become a target for the Eagles. His strong weeks have included week nine and ten with a 32 point performance and a 22 point performance.

Honorable Mention:

Andre Ellington

Jarrett Boykin

Draft Steals

Alshon Jeffery: Jeffery has made the Chicago Bears offense a threat and has become a reliable option at receiver for Jay Cutler and Josh McCown. The 6-foot-3 Jeffery has made the Bears’ offense excel along with Brandon Marshall and has made it tough to keep the Bears out of the end zone. Jeffery had a 36 point performance last week with 249 yards and two touchdowns.

Peyton Manning: You knew it would be a good season when he threw seven touchdowns on opening night.

Manning is having a career year and was a snag as a late 2nd early 3rd round pick. He has an impressive 41 touchdowns this season.

Honorable Mention:

Reggie Bush

Julius Thomas

Overpriced Items

new york giants

David Wilson (Photo by Anthony Causi)

C.J. Spiller: Spiller had a breakout year last year and this year he was supposed to be on top of his game. He was a high first round pick and turned out to be a complete bust. Spiller lost carriers to Fred Jackson and has been injured as well.

David Wilson: Picked in the 3rd to 4th round in many drafts Wilson was predicted to carry the running game for the Giants. However, he failed to do so and his best fantasy game of the year was a seven pointer. On opening week he actually lost your team points and turned out to be nothing but a disappointment.

Honorable Mention:

Arian Foster

Mike Wallace

Danny Amendola

Ray Rice

Matt Ryan

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I am thankful for Fantasy Football. I am thankful for drafting Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson.

I am thankful that Knowshown Moreno’s injury is not serious. I am thankful for my team staying healthy. I am thankful that I have clinched a spot in the playoffs.

Speaking of playoffs, it is coming up soon. Teams are still fighting to win the division and to get home field advantage in the NFL and fantasy owners are trying to win to get that first round bye for the playoffs. Teams like the Seattle Seahawks, who haven’t lost a game in two years at home, will be playing all their starters to improve their chances of securing home field advantage.

By the time the championship game rolls around it will be toward the end of your fantasy season. Since this year is so competitive, teams are going to be playing their starters until the end.

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