Last week, we looked at the biggest surprises of the 2011 fantasy football campaign. This time around, we will hand out dishonors to the disappointing (non-injured) players who have torpedoed our seasons so far. Try not to cuss too much in the comments section below after receiving this list, OK?
Carson Palmer will be a hot commodity on the waiver wire this week after the Cincinnati Bengals traded him to the Oakland Raiders for a pair of high draft picks. I can't imagine someone in your fantasy league already has him on his or her roster -- unless you're in a league with Mike Brown, who finally made a deal Tuesday.
In last week's installment of Fantasy Fodder, I cautioned you to not panic and trade away one of five notable early-season disappointments if your team was stuck in the cellar. I hope this past week was better for you. This week, we're going to turn the tables. If you're in first place in your league and closing in on a playoff spot, don't stand pat. Now is the time to feed on the desperation of owners who feel their season slipping away.
As the NFL lockout limits coverage, media outlets have been quick to create their own news. ESPN and The New York Times have put out their yearly player rankings, while NFL Network released its list of the top 100 players, BaltimoreRavens.com recently ranked the top 50 Ravens, and here at The Baltimore Sun, we¿ve released our All-Ravens team.
Torrey Smith has been gearing up for the NFL's pre-draft festivities since the Terps' season ended in December. The Maryland wide receiver talked about what he needs to do to impress scouts at this week's scouting combine during a Wednesday appearance on ESPN Radio's "The Scott Van Pelt Show."