I walked up to him confidently.
It was last year and, having been placed on injured reserve by the Texans, running back Arian Foster was visiting ESPN for the weekend, appearing on some of our shows and then, later that Sunday, sticking around to watch the games in the famed “War Room” here at ESPN.
I wanted to introduce myself.
I had no idea if Foster knew who I was or what I did, but I did know how he felt about fantasy football.
He came through with 19 for 97 and a touchdown. Week 17? Twenty-three touches for 145 total yards and two touchdowns.
He was a huge sleeper for me the next year and, of Bruce Boudreau Womens Jersey course, he blew past his mid-round ADP to become one of the elite players in fantasy football for the next few years. It was a big call that worked out very well for me, especially as I was still fairly new to ESPN and its audience, and fantasy football wasn’t nearly as accepted or as widespread then as they is now. So I have always loved Arian Foster. And so, as he sat there, in the ESPN “War Room” watching football, I wanted to tell him all that, but I knew fantasy football was probably not the best way in.
It didn’t matter. Because as I strode confidently Darcy Tucker Womens Jersey toward him, I knew exactly what I wanted to say and I knew that we would have common ground.
Other receiving votes: Latavius Murray is still in a committee, but he’s the head of that and played 59 percent of RB snaps in Week 7. He has scored five times in his five games this year and he has got a nice matchup with a Bucs team that is 25th against the run the past five weeks. … As of this writing, I’m not expecting Jerick McKinnon to play Monday night, so Matt Asiata (available in 70 percent of leagues), who has at least 17 touches in two straight games, should be a useful bye-week fill-in against Chicago. … Matt Jones has had two big issues in both college and his rookie year last season: staying healthy and fumbles. The fumbles reared their head the past few weeks and the injuries have popped up this week, as he is dealing with a knee injury. If he misses time, I like Robert Kelley against a Bengals team that has given up four touchdowns to RBs in the past three weeks. … After I wrote this, the news about C.J. Anderson came out and he’s not expected to play Sunday. So Devontae Booker, who is averaging 4.8 yards per carry and available in 65 percent of leagues, is a high-end RB2 against the Chargers.
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers: Allowing just one score to an opposing runner in the past four games, I don’t see Stewart having a ton of success against Arizona’s No. 1 scoring defense over the past four weeks.
Jordan Howard, Bears: You had me at Minnesota. But even if you are desperate enough to start a Bears running back Monday night, I’m not convinced it’s Howard. Ka’Deem Carey actually out-snapped Howard last week in Green Bay and check this out:
Add to the mix that Jeremy Langford is back practicing with the team and who knows how this all plays out. Bleah.