Beginning of the end for LT2?

So can we all get up off LaDainian Tomlinson’s back now? According to RotoWorld:

LaDainian Tomlinson pulled out of February’s Pro Bowl due to a torn MCL. He will not be recovered for the next six weeks.

He was replaced on the AFC roster by Willis McGahee, who will make his first Pro Bowl appearance. LT doesn’t need surgery, but will be sidelined longer than original estimates. His quadriceps reportedly atrophied while playing in the AFC Championship. Still, Tomlinson should be ready for spring work. This is the first significant injury of LT2’s seven-year career.

This news might not offer a reprieve for Tomlinson following his less-than-heroic performance in the AFC Championship game against the Patriots. What particularly hurts Tomlinson is the fact that his quarterback played without an ACL in a knee he injured the previous week. Continue reading


Injury update: Cadillac Williams

From RotoWorld yesterday: reports that there are “rumors” in Mobile, Alabama that Carnell Williams’ career is in jeopardy following his torn patellar tendon last season.

Keep in mind these are just rumors, not a report. But this goes along with a Yahoo report last October, and a note from the St. Petersburg Times last week that Williams may not help the Bucs in 2008. This makes it more important that the Bucs re-sign Earnest Graham. They will probably add another decent back, possibly in the draft.

While it is true that not everything from is reliable information, there are many football people who feared Williams’ injury was career-threatening when it happened. It would be nice to see Cadillac make a return to the NFL, but the odds are against him having a long, successful career at this point.

Start & Sit: Week 15

Whew! Sorry this is so late.

First, for those of us still playing fantasy football, congratulations! Several fantasy owners are deep in the playoffs now. Remember, trust your gut and instinct when decided who to start and sit, now more than ever.

Mother nature is going to throw some curve balls at fantasy owners everywhere this weekend. Here are a few guys you may consider using given the bad weather (particularly in the Northeast).

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  • Kurt Warner @ Saints: If Chris Redman can torch the Saints’ secondary, Warner should have a field day in a game that means everything for both teams.
  • Vince Young @ Chiefs: It is do or die time for the Titans, which means Young must step up his game. Tennessee’s playoff hopes rest on his shoulders now. Continue reading

Start & Sit: Week 14

The playoffs are here!!!

Every week from here on out is a one-game season. Now, more than ever, fantasy owners need to be diligent, trust their instincts and make the right roster decisions. If you have any of these guys on your playoff team, take notice:

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  • Kellen Clemens v. Browns: You likely did not make it to the playoffs because of Clemens, or any of the Jets for that matter. But if you are in a pinch this weekend, Clemens does have a good matchup and has been playing better lately.
  • Marc Bulger @ Bengals: Bulger is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. If he plays, he should exploit a terrible Bengals’ secondary. This game should be fun to watch, if nothing else. Continue reading

Start & Sit: Week 13

This is it. The final weekend in most fantasy football leagues. This could be the week that makes or breaks so many fantasy seasons, while other owners might be sitting pretty or eager to improve their playoff seeding (yours truly).

It is crunch time. Here are some guys to take a look at on this oh-so-important weekend:

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  • Matt Schaub @ Titans: With Schaub at the helm and Andre Johnson in the fold, this offense is capable of good things.
  • Kurt Warner v. Browns: Warner lit it up last weekend against the 49ers secondary and get to do the same this weekend against a worse secondary. Continue reading

Start & Sit: Special Thanksgiving Issue

Gobble Gobble!

I sure hope everyone is gearing up for a fantastic Thanksgiving. And in honor of Thanksgiving, I want to say thanks to all The Hazean’s readers. I really enjoy blogging about fantasy football and I just hope I can help y’all succeed in your leagues. Tell your friends about The Hazean, and keep those comments coming!

Alright, with all the mushy stuff out of the way, here is a special Start & Sit column for all the Thanksgiving football action. Enjoy!

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  • Tony Romo v. Jets: So many in the national football scene consider Romo to be the next Brett Favre. Which is kinda perfect, when you think about it, in terms of Thanksgiving. Romo’s legacy started last year on Thanksgiving and will continue to grow until the end of his career with the Cowboys, much like Favre’s. Continue reading

Start & Sit: Week 11

The 2008 NFL Bye weeks are behind fantasy owners as the stretch run to the playoffs begins.

No more waiver wire spot starters for studs on bye … now it is crunch time for the studs on every owner’s roster.

Here are some guys to think about this weekend:

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  • Kurt Warner @ Bengals: I have seen Warner on a number of other blog’s “start” list. I guess we all see the same thing: A terrible Bengals’ secondary.
  • Matt Schaub v. Saints: The Saints have been giving up big plays (again) through the air. Yes, the Saints D has not given up a 100-yard rusher since week 1, but why run the ball when they give up so much to the air attack? Continue reading