She’s outspoken. She’s fun. She’s feisty. She’s self-deprecating.

And yes, she’s very easy on the eyes.

But the thing that makes Kay Adams the first — and likely only — #WCW for the Fantasy Buddha blog is the fact that she’s the reigning and undisputed queen of fantasy football.

You can check out her work on television most weekday afternoons on the Yahoo!-Rotoworld-NBC Sports collaboration Fantasy Football Live as she plays the foil to the clown prince himself, Brad Evans. And this fall, you’ll also be able to spend your NFL Sunday afternoons with Adams as she hosts the new DirecTV Fantasy Zone channel.

She may think Eddie Lacy is not worth a 1st round pick and she may be a B1G girl — Adams is a Michigan State alum — but very few people, much less women, are as well-informed and enthusiastic about fantasy football as she is.

I’m a big fan of Kay Adams. Now somebody please break it to Matthew Berry that he’s no longer the prettiest girl at the bar.

P.S: That head tilt just kills me.

How does your family feel about your fantasy sports addiction? I’ve been married for 18 years - Once we got the first five fantasy-sports filled years out of the way it was all gravy.

SM: My wife gets pissed when I’m on the waiver wire or live scoring on the computer when I’m cooking dinner…but it’s better than internet porn, right??? - especially during dinner!

I guess I’m just not a fan of the word “Stew.” Other words I’m generally against include husky, moist, and cuddle.

What is your dream word to post in a game of Scrabble? Or better yet, do you recall the one you’re most proud of?

SM: It’s still when I spelled “chutzpahs” for a double-double word Bingo! That was deep.

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Rotoworld’s Evan Silva ranked the New York Jets offensive line fourth overall in the NFL heading into 2011, behind only Houston, the Pats and Carolina.

Silva wrote “The Jets have fielded the best line in football over the past two seasons. The reason they’re not in the top spot this year is the retirement of Damien Woody and downgrade to Hunter, who’s been in the league eight years but made just four career starts.

Hunter was the line’s weak link down the stretch last season, so the Jets may have to turn to enigmatic former second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse sooner than they’d prefer. Right tackle is a critical position for such a run-heavy team. The rest of the front five is elite, but New York’s depth is near-nonexistent. Behind the first string, only Undertaker-lookalike Robert Turner has ever started a game. And Turner’s done it just twice.”

Silva’s note on the offensive line’s depth is a timely thought given the scare regarding Mangold on Thursday. View Silva’s entire breakdown: http://bit.ly/nXf7q0

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The Cleveland Browns offense has been under the microscope during the preseason due to quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, as well as the impending suspension of wide receiver Josh Gordon. Now that Hoyer has been named the team’s starter, and Gordon is officially suspended for the season, it’s time to shift our focus to a player who’s been flying under the radar: Miles Austin.

Austin emerged as a fantasy football stud in 2009 with the Dallas Cowboys. During that season, he accumulated 81 receptions for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s battled injury—and the emergence of Dez Bryant—since and has fallen from grace in fantasy circles.

This could be the year he returns.

Despite a murky quarterback situation in Cleveland, the team will be without its primary target this season. With Gordon absent, we can all agree to expect additional targets for talented tight end Jordan Cameron. Rotoworld’s Adam Levitan tweeted some supporting numbers for that notion:

But how productive will the fourth-year tight end be in 2014?

Last season, Cameron broke out, racking up 596 yards and six touchdowns over the team’s first eight games. Although, over the final eight games, he tallied just 324 yards and one score. With a new coaching staff in place, it further clouds the tight end’s expected production.

As for the team’s wide receiver corps, Austin should be expected to be treated like the No. 1 option following Gordon’s suspension. He was already listed opposite Gordon as a starter on the team’s official depth chart due to some impressive showings during training camp.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine was asked about Austin’s ability to be the team’s top receiver if Gordon was suspended during a late-July interview with Fred Greetham of Fox Sports:

Said Pettine, “He could be based on his history. I think he’s done a great job in this offseason with his health. While he had hamstring issues (in the past) and he’s much more in tune with his body now and hopefully, we can get him through camp and to game days.”

Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman expects a healthy year for Austin and provided these words to doubters:

Another reason why Austin should be considered the team’s top option is due to the rest of the wide receiver corps. Only Nate Burleson and Andrew Hawkins have any kind of legitimate NFL experience, and neither are worthy of a No. 1 role.

Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus tweeted his thoughts on wide receiver usage this season:

Burleson is fighting for a roster spot after battling hamstring injuries and missing the team’s first three preseason games. Even if he does make the final roster, he’s well behind the learning curve. Hawkins is a dynamic receiver, but he’s primarily suited for limited action in the slot due to his smallish stature.

Last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ranked last in the league with just 3,181 passing yards. The New York Jets ranked last with 13 passing touchdowns. Should the worst-case scenario come to fruition, and the Browns finish 2014 last in both categories, Austin still remains one of the team’s top options to come away with the bulk of those stats.

Could that mean a possible 1,000-yard, six-touchdown season for Austin? That’s not out of the question, and considering his current average draft position of 14.05—good enough to rank 61st overall among wide receivers—according to FantasyFootballCalculator.com, that’s quite a steal.

The late rounds of fantasy drafts are generally reserved for players with huge upsides. Sometimes fantasy owners think this category is only for young players poised for breakout performances in the coming season. That’s not the case. Gambling on the 30-year-old wide receiver provides the exact same risk-reward scenario.

Take a flier on Austin—the wily veteran may surprise you.

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Patriots' Stevan Ridley In Danger of Being Cut?

Patriots’ Stevan Ridley In Danger of Being Cut?

Patriots’ Stevan Ridley In Danger of Being Cut?

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According to ESPN Boston, they do not have New England Patriots running back, Stevan Ridley making the list for the 53-man team in the latest projections.


This information comes via beat man, Mike Reiss, reported by Rotoworld.com. While it would be…

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Ryan Mathews was one of the best running backs in football over the second half of the 2013 season, but from a fantasy perspective, many are still gun-shy about the San Diego Chargers’ lead back. 

On Sunday, Mathews provided a slight glimpse of why those fears may not be warranted. 

Mathews played just three series in the “dress rehearsal” game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he still tallied 22 rushing yards on four carries and another 26 yards on a pair of receptions. He also had a 25-yard receiving touchdown overturned after an illegal block from Keenan Allen. 

Former NFL scout John Middlekauff had nothing but very strong words of praise for the fifth-year back:

Unfortunately, Rotoworld’s Adam Levitan and Bleacher Report’s Alessandro Miglio had to rain on the parade, summarizing the overarching concern surrounding Mathews in 2014:

Danny Woodhead is going to continue to catch a bunch of passes, while the Chargers went out and signed Donald Brown, who averaged a stout 5.3 yards per carry with the Indianapolis Colts last season. Mathews tallied the most carries in the NFL over the final five games of the 2013 campaign, but with the depth at the position, continuing to see that kind of workload will be difficult. 

However, general manager Tom Telesco has suggested otherwise, as per XEPRS-AM (via NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling): ”We know Ryan is our bell cow. He’s our No. 1 back. He had an excellent year last year. And we all know what Danny Woodhead can do in his role. … And we think Donald can come in and add to that, too, and give us some different options. And a different style, too.”

While the near split in touches with Brown on Sunday may be frightening, Mathews looked far more explosive. Brown will get some touches, but it won’t be enough to significantly decrease the incumbent’s value.

Mathews has finally resembled a first-round pick over the last 10 months, and you don’t just go taking a player like that off the field for long stretches.

C.D. Carter noted another encouraging development from Sunday’s game:

You can stew over Mathews’ workload or injury history, but this is a talented guy who is coming off a career year, is running behind the same offensive line, is part of a fantasy-friendly offense and is starting to show some pass-catching ability. Oh, and you can get him at the end of the fourth round.

If Mathews is your second running back, you should be feeling very confident. 

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Braxton Miller's future in the NFL could be at running back

Jenna Corrado sits down with Rotoworld’s Josh Norris to discuss the future of  Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. Out for the entire 2014 season, Miller says he will attend graduate school and play for Ohio State next season. Norris says he expects Miller to change his mind and enter the 2015 draft, though Norris says Miller may have to change positions in the NFL.

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