Week 6 Player Recommendations (Wed 10/9/13)

October 9th, 2013

Week 6 byes:  Atlanta, Miami.

New York Giants at Chicago (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Chicago 28, New York 20.

  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, WRs Victor Cruz & Hakeem Nicks
    • Neutral: WR Rueben Randle, TE Brandon Myers (Questionable-ankle), DEF
    • Sit: RBs David Wilson (Out-neck), Brandon Jacobs, & Michael Cox; K Josh Brown
  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte, WR Brandon Marshall, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Alshon Jeffery (Questionable-ankle) & Earl Bennett, TE Martellus Bennett (Questionable-knee), K Robbie Gould
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush

 

Green Bay at Baltimore (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 34, Baltimore 27.

  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers, WRs James Jones, Jordy Nelson, & Randall Cobb; K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: RB Eddie Lacy, TE Jermichael Finley, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Johnathan Franklin & James Starks (Out-knee)
  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith
    • Neutral: WR Tandon Doss, TEs Dallas Clark & Ed Dickson, K Justin Tucker
    • Sit: RB Bernard Pierce (Questionable-thigh), WRs Marlon Brown (Questionable-thigh) & Jacoby Jones (Questionable-knee), DEF

 

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 34, Tampa Bay 21.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Nick Foles (Probable-groin), RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, TE Brent Celek, K Alex Henery, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Jason Avant, TE Zach Ertz
    • Sit: QB Michael Vick (Questionable-hamstring), WR Riley Cooper
  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Doug Martin, WR Vincent Jackson
    • Neutral: WR Mike Williams (Questionable-hamstring), TE Tim Wright
    • Sit: QB Mike Glennon, TEs Luke Stocker (IR) & Tom Crabtree (Probable-ankle), K Rian Lindell, DEF

 

Pittsburgh at New York Jets – Sherpa says:  New York 27, Pittsburgh 24.

  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger (Probable-finger), WRs Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders
    • Neutral: RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Jerricho Cotchery, K Shaun Suishan, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Felix Jones, Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman, & LaRod Stephens-Howling, TE Heath Miller
  • New York
    • Start: RB Bilal Powell, WR Stephen Hill
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith, WR Jeremy Kerley, TE Jeff Cumberland, K Nick Folk, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Chris Ivory (Probable-hamstring) & Mike Goodson, WRs Santonio Holmes (Out-foot/hamstring) & David Nelson (Probable-hamstring), TE Kellen Winslow (Out-suspended)

 

Carolina at Minnesota – Sherpa says:  Carolina 27, Minnesota 21.

  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen (Probable-foot), DEF
    • Neutral: WR Brandon LaFell, K Graham Gano
    • Sit: WR Ted Ginn Jr
  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson
    • Neutral: WRs Greg Jennings & Jerome Simpson, TE Kyle Rudolph, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Christian Ponder (Probable-rib), Matt Cassel, & Josh Freeman; WR Cordarrelle Patterson, K Blair Walsh (Questionable-hamstring)

 

Oakland at Kansas City – Sherpa says:  Kansas City 24, Oakland 20.

  • Oakland
    • Start: TE Mychal Rivera
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Rashad Jennings (Questionable-hamstring) & Marcel Reece (Probable-knee), WR Ladarius Moore, DEF
    • Sit: RB Darren McFadden (Questionable-hamstring), WR Rod Streater, K Sebastian Janikowski
  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles (Probable-toe), WR Dwayne Bowe, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WR Donnie Avery (Probable-shoulder), TE Sean McGrath (Probable-knee), K Ryan Succop
    • Sit: WR Dexter McCluster, TEs Travis Kelce (IR-knee) & Anthony Fasano (Doubtful-ankle/knee)

 

St. Louis at Houston – Sherpa says:  Houston 31, St. Louis 14.

  • St. Louis
    • Start: WR Chris Givens & Austin Pettis
    • Neutral: QB Sam Bradford, RBs Daryl Richardson & Zac Stacy (Questionable-ribs), TEs Jared Cook & Lance Kendricks
    • Sit: RB Isaiah Pead, K Greg Zuerlein, DEF
  • Houston
    • Start: RBs Arian Foster (Probable-thumb) & Ben Tate (Probable-elbow), WRs Andre Johnson (Questionable-knee) & DeAndre Hopkins, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Matt Schaub, TE Garrett Graham
    • Sit: TE Owen Daniels (Out-leg)

 

Cincinnati at Buffalo – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 28, Buffalo 24.

  • Cincinnati
    • Start: RB Giovanni Bernard, WR A.J. Green
    • Neutral: QB Andy Dalton, WRs Mohamed Sanu & Marvin Jones, TE Jermain Gresham, K Mike Nugent, DEF
    • Sit: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, TE Zach Eifert
  • Buffalo
    • Start: RB Fred Jackson, TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: RB C.J. Spiller (Questionable-ankle), WRs Steve Johnson (Questionable-back) & Robert Woods, K Dan Carpenter, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Thaddeus Lewis, Jeff Tuel,  & E.J. Manuel (Out-knee), WR T.J. Graham

 

Detroit at Cleveland – Sherpa says:  Detroit 24, Cleveland 21.

  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Calvin Johnson (Questionable-knee), TEs Brandon Pettigrew & Joseph Fauria, K David Akers
    • Sit: RB Joique Bell, WRs Nate Burleson (Out-forearm), Kris Durham, Kevin Ogletree, & Ryan Broyles, TE Tony Scheffler (Out-concussion)
  • Cleveland
    • Start: WR Josh Gordon, TE Jordan Cameron
    • Neutral: RB Willis McGahee, WR Davone Bess, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Brandon Weeden & Brian Hoyer (IR-knee), RB Chris Ogbannaya (Probable-concussion), K Billy Cundiff

 

Tennessee at Seattle (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Seattle 28, Tennessee 20.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson
    • Neutral: WR Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, & Kenny Britt; TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick & Jake Locker (Out-hip/knee), RBs Jackie Battle (Probable-neck) & Shonn Greene (Out-knee), K Rob Bironas
  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Golden Tate, Sidney Rice (Probable-knee), & Doug Baldwin, TE Zach Miller (Questionable-hamstring), K Steve Hauschka
    • Sit: TE Luke Wilson

 

Jacksonville at Denver – Sherpa says:  Denver 34, Jacksonville 13.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: TE Clay Harbor
    • Neutral:  QB Chad Henne, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WRs Justin Blackmon & Cecil Shorts (Probable-groin)
    • Sit: QB Blaine Gabbert (Out-hamstring), WR Ace Sanders, TE Marcedes Lewis (Out-calf), K Josh Scobee, DEF
  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, RB Knowshon Moreno, WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, & Eric Decker (Probable-ankle), TE Julius Thomas, K Matt Prater (Probable-calf), DEF
    • Neutral: N/A
    • Sit: RBs Montee Ball & Ronnie Hillman (Probable-ankle)

 

New Orleans at New England – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 31, New England 24.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, TE Jimmy Graham, K Garrett Hartley
    • Neutral: RB Pierre Thomas, WRs Lance Moore (Questionable-hand) & Kenny Stills, DEF
    • Sit: RB Mark Ingram (Questionable-toe)
  • New England
    • Start: WR Julian Edelman
    • Neutral: QB Tom Brady, RBs Stevan Ridley (Questionable-knee) & LeGarrette Blount, WRs Danny Amendola (Questionable-groin) & Kenbrell Thompkins, TE Rob Gronkowski (Questionable-forearm/back), K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RB Brandon Bolden (Questionable-knee), WR Aaron Dobson (Probable-neck), DEF

 

Arizona at San Francisco – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 21, Arizona 10.

  • Arizona
    • Start: WR Michael Floyd, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Larry Fitzgerald (Questionable-hamstring)
    • Sit: QB Carson Palmer, RB Rashard Mendenhall, WR Andre Roberts, TE Rob Housler, K Jay Feely
  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore (Probable-knee), TE Vernon Davis (Probable-hamstring), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick (Probable-foot), WR Anquan Boldin
    • Sit: WR Kyle Williams (Probable-knee), K Phil Dawson

 

Washington at Dallas (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Dallas 37, Washington 34.

  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris (Probable-rib), WRs Pierre Garcon & Santana Moss, K Kai Forbath (Probable-groin)
    • Neutral: WRs Josh Morgan & Leonard Hankerson, TEs Fred Davis & Logan Paulsen (Questionable-knee)
    • Sit: RB Roy Helu, TE Jordan Reed, DEF
  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, RB DeMarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten, K Dan Bailey
    • Neutral: WRs Terrence Williams & Miles Austin (Probable-hamstring)
    • Sit: DEF

 

Indianapolis at San Diego (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Indianapolis 31, San Diego 27.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, RB Trent Richardson, WRs Reggie Wayne & T.Y. Hilton, K Adam Vinatieri
    • Neutral: RB Donald Brown, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, TE Coby Fleener, DEF
    • Sit: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IR-neck)
  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, TE Antonio Gates
    • Neutral: RBs Ryan Mathews (Questionable-concussion) & Danny Woodhead, WRs Vincent Brown, Keenan Allen, & Eddie Royal, K Nick Novak
    • Sit: WR Malcom Floyd, DEF

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 5 Player Recommendations (Wed 10/2/13)

October 2nd, 2013

Week 5 byes:  Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, & Washington.

Buffalo at Cleveland (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Cleveland 27, Buffalo 21.

  • Buffalo
    • Start: WR Steve Johnson (Probable-hamstring), TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: QB E.J. Manuel, RBs C.J. Spiller (Questionable-ankle) & Fred Jackson (Probable-knee), WR Robert Woods, DEF
    • Sit: WR T.J. Graham, K Dan Carpenter
  • Cleveland
    • Start: QB Brian Hoyer, WRs Josh Gordon & Davone Bess, TE Jordan Cameron, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Willis McGahee, K Billy Cundiff (Probable-thigh)
    • Sit: QB Brandon Weeden (Probable-thumb), RB Chris Ogbannaya (Probable-thigh), WRs Travis Benjamin & Josh Cooper

 

New England at Cincinnati (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  New England 28, Cincinnati 20.

  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, WR Julian Edelman, DEF
    • Neutral: RB LeGarrette Blount, WRs Aaron Dobson (Questionable-neck), Danny Amendola (Questionable-groin), & Kenbrell Thompkins (Questionable-shoulder), K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RBs Stevan Ridley (Out-knee) & Brandon Bolden (Questionable-knee), TEs Rob Gronkowski (Questionable-back/forearm) & Zach Sudfeld
  • Cincinnati
    • Start: RB Giovanni Bernard, WR A.J. Green
    • Neutral: QB Andy Dalton, TEs Jermaine Gresham & Tyler Eifert, DEF
    • Sit: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WRs Mohamed Sanu & Marvin Jones, K Mike Nugent

 

Detroit at Green Bay – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 38, Detroit 35.

  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson (Questionable-knee), K David Akers
    • Neutral: RB Joique Bell, WR Kris Durham, TEs Brandon Pettigrew & Joseph Fauria
    • Sit: WR Ryan Broyles, TE Tony Scheffler, DEF
  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers, WRs Randall Cobb, James Jones, & Jordy Nelson, K Mason Crosby
    • Neutral: RB Eddie Lacy (Probable-concussion), TE Jermichael Finley (Probable-concussion)
    • Sit: RBs Johnathan Franklin (Probable-foot) & James Starks (Out-knee), DEF

 

Seattle at Indianapolis – Sherpa says:  Indianapolis 27, Seattle 24.

  • Seattle
    • Start: RB Marshawn Lynch
    • Neutral: QB Russell Wilson, TE Zach Miller (Questionable-hamstring), K Steven Hauschka, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, & Doug Baldwin
  • Indianapolis
    • Start: RB Trent Richardson, TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: QB Andrew Luck, RB Donald Brown, WR Reggie Wayne, K Adam Vinatieri, DEF
    • Sit: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Questionable-neck), WRs T.Y. Hilton & Darrius Heyward-Bey

 

Baltimore at Miami – Sherpa says:  Miami 27, Baltimore 24.

  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, WR Torrey Smith, TE Dallas Clark
    • Neutral: WR Tandon Doss, K Justin Tucker, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Ray Rice & Bernard Pierce, WRs Marlon Brown (Questionable-thigh), Jacoby Jones (Questionable-knee), Deonte Thompson & Brandon Stokley (Questionable-thigh), TE Ed Dickson
  • Miami
    • Start: QB Ryan Tannehill, WRs Brian Hartline & Mike Wallace, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: RBs Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas, WR Brandon Gibson (Questionable-ankle), K Caleb Sturgis, DEF
    • Sit: RB Marcus Thigpen, WR Rishard Matthews

 

New Orleans at Chicago – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 31, Chicago 27.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, RB Darren Sproles, WR Marques Colston, TE Jimmy Graham, K Garrett Hartley
    • Neutral: WR Lance Moore (Questionable-hand), DEF
    • Sit: RBs Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram (Questionable-toe), & Khiry Robinson, WR Kenny Stills, TE Ben Watson
  • Chicago
    • Start: RB Matt Forte, WR Brandon Marshall (Questionable-foot), TE Martellus Bennett (Probable-shoulder)
    • Neutral: QB Jay Cutler, WR Alshon Jeffery, K Robbie Gould
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, WR Earl Bennett, DEF

 

Philadelphia at New York Giants – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 38, New York 27.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Michael Vick, RB LeSean McCoy, WRs DeSean Jackson & Jason Avant, TE Brent Celek, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WR Riley Cooper, DEF
    • Sit: WR Jeff Maehl, TE Zach Ertz
  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, WRs Victor Cruz & Hakeem Nicks
    • Neutral: RB David Wilson, TE Brandon Myers, K Josh Brown
    • Sit: RB Brandon Jacobs, WR Rueben Randle, DEF

 

Jacksonville at St. Louis – Sherpa says:  St. Louis 21, Jacksonville 14.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: DEF
    • Neutral: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR Ace Sanders, TE Clay Harbor
    • Sit: QB Blaine Gabbert, RB Jordan Todman, WRs Cecil Shorts (Questionable-groin), Mike Brown (Questionable-back) & Stephen Burton (Questionable-concussion), TE Marcedes Lewis (Questionable-calf), K Josh Scobee
  • St. Louis
    • Start: QB Sam Bradford, WR Chris Givens, TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Austin Pettis & Tavon Austin, TE Lance Kendricks
    • Sit: RBs Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead, & Benny Cunningham, K Greg Zuerlein

 

Kansas City at Tennessee – Sherpa says:  Kansas City 21, Tennessee 20.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles (Questionable-toes), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WRs Dwayne Bowe & Donnie Avery, TE Sean McGrath (Probable-knee)
    • Sit: WR Dexter McCluster, TEs Anthony Fasano (Questionable-ankle/knee) & Travis Kelce (Questionable-knee), K Ryan Succop
  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Nate Washington, TE Delanie Walker
    • Sit: QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick & Jake Locker (Out-hip/knee), WR Kendall Wright, Kenny Britt (Probable-neck/ribs), Justin Hunter, & Damian Williams, K Rob Bironas

 

Carolina at Arizona (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Carolina 21, Arizona 17.

  • Carolina
    • Start: RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Cam Newton, WRs Brandon LaFell & Ted Ginn
    • Sit: K Graham Gano
  • Arizona
    • Start: WRs Larry Fitzgerald & Michael Floyd, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Carson Palmer
    • Sit: RB Rashard Mendenhall, WR Andre Roberts, TE Rob Housler, K Jay Feely

 

Denver at Dallas – Sherpa says:  Denver 34, Dallas 27.

  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, WRs Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, & Eric Decker (Questionable-shoulder/ankle), TE Julian Thomas, K Matt Prater (Questionable-calf)
    • Neutral:  RBs Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball, & Ronnie Hillman, DEF
    • Sit: N/A
  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten
    • Neutral: RB DeMarco Murray, WR Terrence Williams, K Dan Bailey
    • Sit: WR Miles Austin (Questionable-hamstring), DEF

 

Houston at San Francisco (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Houston 31, San Francisco 20.

  • Houston
    • Start: QB Matt Schaub, RBs Arian Foster (Probable-thumb/back) & Ben Tate (Probable-shoulder), WRs Andre Johnson (Probable-shin) & DeAndre Hopkins, TE Owen Daniels, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Neutral: TE Garrett Graham (Probable-hip/groin)
    • Sit: N/A
  • San Francisco
    • Start: RB Frank Gore
    • Neutral: QB Colin Kaepernick, RB Kendall Hunter, WR Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis (Questionable-hamstring)
    • Sit: WR Kyle Williams (Probable-knee), K Phil Dawson, DEF

 

San Diego at Oakland – Sherpa says:  San Diego 31, Oakland 24.

  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, TE Antonio Gates, K Nick Novak
    • Neutral: RBs Danny Woodhead & Ryan Mathews, WRs Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown, & Keenan Allen, DEF
    • Sit: N/A
  • Oakland
    • Start: TE Mychal Rivera
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor (Probable-concussion), RB Rashad Jennings, K Sebastian Janikowski
    • Sit: QB Matt Flynn, RBs Darren McFadden (Questionable-hamstring) & Marcel Reece (Questionable-knee), WRs Denarius Moore & Rod Streater, DEF

 

New York Jets at Atlanta (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  New York 28, Atlanta 27.

  • New York
    • Start: RB Bilal Powell, TE Kellen Winslow (Questionable-knee)
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith, RB Mike Goodson, WRs Stephen Hill (Questionable-concussion) & Jeremy Kerley, K Nick Folk, DEF
    • Sit: RB Chris Ivory (Questionable-hamstring) , WRs Santonio Holmes (Questionable-foot/hamstring), Clyde Gates (Questionable-knee), & David Nelson, TE Jeff Cumberland
  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones (Questionable-knee), TE Tony Gonzalez
    • Neutral: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Harry Douglas, K Matt Bryant, DEF
    • Sit: RB Steven Jackson (Questionable-hamstring), WR Roddy White (Questionable-ankle)

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 4 Player Recommendations (Wed 9/25/13)

September 25th, 2013

Week 4 byes:  Carolina & Green Bay.

San Francisco at St. Louis (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 20, St. Louis 17.

  • San Francisco
    • Start: QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Anquan Boldin, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Frank Gore (Probable-knee), TE Vernon Davis (Questionable-hamstring)
    • Sit: RB Kendall Hunter, WR Kyle Williams (Questionable-rib), K Phil Dawson
  • St. Louis
    • Start: WRs Chris Givens (Probable-knee) & Tavon Austin, TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Sam Bradford, WR Austin Pettis
    • Sit: RBs Daryl Richardson (Probable-foot) & Isaiah Pead, TE Lance Kendricks, K Greg Zuerlein

 

Baltimore at Buffalo (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Baltimore 24, Buffalo 21.

  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, RB Bernard Pierce, WR Torrey Smith, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Marlon Brown & Brandon Stokley, TEs Dallas Clark & Ed Dickson, K Justin Tucker
    • Sit: RB Ray Rice (Questionable-hip)
  • Buffalo
    • Start: RBs C.J. Spiller (Probable-quad) & Fred Jackson, WR Steve Johnson, TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: QB E.J. Manuel, WR Robert Woods, DEF
    • Sit: WR T.J. Graham, K Dan Carpenter

 

Arizona at Tampa Bay – Sherpa says:  Arizona 20, Tampa Bay 14.

  • Arizona
    • Start: WR Michael Floyd, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Carson Palmer, RB Rashard Mendenhall, WRs Larry Fitzgerald & Andre Roberts, TE Rob Housler
    • Sit: K Jay Feely
  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Doug Martin, WR Mike Williams, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Vincent Jackson (Questionable-abdomen)
    • Sit: QBs Mike Glennon & Josh Freeman, WR Kevin Ogletree, TE Tom Crabtree (Questionable-ankle), K Rian Lindell

 

Pittsburgh at Minnesota – Sherpa says:  Pittsburgh 24, Minnesota 17.

  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: WRs Antoine Brown & Emmanuel Sanders, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell (Questionable-foot), WR Jerricho Cotchery, TEs Heath Miller & David Paulson, K Shaun Suisham
    • Sit: RBs Felix Jones, Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman, & LaRod Stephens-Howling;
  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson, TE Kyle Rudolph
    • Neutral: WRs Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, & Jerome Simpson, DEF
    • Sit: QB Christian Ponder (Questionable-rib), WR Jarius Wright, K Blair Walsh

 

New York Giants at Kansas City – Sherpa says:  Kansas City 24, New York 21.

  • New York
    • Start: WR Victor Cruz
    • Neutral: QB Eli Manning, RB David Wilson, WRs Hakeem Nicks & Reuben Randle, TE Brandon Myers, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Brandon Jacobs & Da’Rel Scott, K Josh Brown
  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WRs Dwayne Bowe & Donnie Avery, K Ryan Succop
    • Sit: WR Dexter McCluster, TEs Anthony Fasano (Questionable-ankle) & Travis Kelce (Questionable-knee)

 

Indianapolis at Jacksonville – Sherpa says:  Indianapolis 27, Jacksonville 10.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: RBs Trent Richardson & Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Reggie Wayne, TE Coby Fleener, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Andrew Luck, WRs T.Y. Hilton & Darrius Heyward-Bey, K Adam Vinatieri
    • Sit: RB Donald Brown
  • Jacksonville
    • Start: WR Cecil Shorts
    • Neutral: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR Ace Sanders, DEF
    • Sit: QBs Chad Henne & Blaine Gabbert (Questionable-hand), RB Jordan Todman, WR Stephen Burton, TEs Marcedes Lewis (Questionable-calf) & Allen Reisner, K Josh Scobee

 

Seattle at Houston – Sherpa says:  Houston 27, Seattle 24.

  • Seattle
    • Start: QB Russell Wilson, RB Marshawn Lynch, TE Zach Miller
    • Neutral: WRs Golden Tate & Sidney Rice, K Steven Hauschka, DEF
    • Sit: WR Doug Baldwin
  • Houston
    • Start: RBs Arian Foster & Ben Tate, WR DeAndre Hopkins, TE Owen Daniels
    • Neutral: QB Matt Schaub, WR Andre Johnson, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Sit: TE Garrett Graham

 

Cincinnati at Cleveland – Sherpa says:  Cleveland 21, Cincinnati 20.

  • Cincinnati
    • Start: WR A.J. Green, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Andy Dalton, RB Giovanni Bernard, WR Mohamed Sanu, TE Jermaine Gresham
    • Sit: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WR Marvin Jones, TE Tyler Eifert, K Mike Nugent
  • Cleveland
    • Start: WRs Josh Gordon & Davone Bess, TE Jordan Cameron
    • Neutral: QB Brian Hoyer
    • Sit: QB Brandon Weeden, RBs Willis McGahee, Bobby Rainey, & Chris Ogbannaya; WRs Greg Little, Travis Benjamin, & Josh Cooper, K Billy Cundiff (Questionable-quad), DEF

 

Chicago at Detroit – Sherpa says:  Detroit 28, Chicago 24.

  • Chicago
    • Start: RB Matt Forte, WR Brandon Marshall, TE Martellus Bennett
    • Neutral: QB Jay Cutler, WR Alshon Jeffery, K Robbie Gould, DEF
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, WR Earl Bennett
  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Joique Bell, WR Calvin Johnson
    • Neutral: RB Reggie Bush (Probable-knee), WR Ryan Broyles, TEs Brandon Pettigrew & Joseph Fauria, K David Akers, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Nate Burleson & Patrick Edwards (Questionable-ankle)

 

New York Jets at Tennessee (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  New York 31, Tennessee 20.

  • New York
    • Start: WR Stephen Hill, TE Kellen Winslow, K Nick Folk, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith, RBs Chris Ivory (Questionable-hamstring) & Bilal Powell, WR Santonio Holmes,
    • Sit: N/A
  • Tennessee
    • Start:
    • Neutral: RB Chris Johnson, WRs Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, & Kendall Wright
    • Sit: QB Jake Locker, RB Shonn Greene (Out-knee); TEs Delanie Walker (Questionable-foot) & Craig Stevens, K Rob Bironas, DEF

 

Washington at Oakland – Sherpa says:  Oakland 28, Washington 27.

  • Washington
    • Start: RB Alfred Morris
    • Neutral: QB Robert Griffin III, WRs Santonio Moss, Josh Morgan, & Pierre Garcon; TE Fred Davis (Questionable-ankle), K Kai Forbath (Questionable-groin) & K John Potter (whoever starts), DEF
    • Sit: WR Leonard Hankerson
  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Darren McFadden, WR Denarius Moore
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor (Questionable-concussion), K Sebastian Janikowski, DEF
    • Sit: RB Marcel Reece, WR Rod Streater, TEs Mychal Rivera & Jeron Mastrud,

 

Philadelphia at Denver – Sherpa says:  Denver 38, Philadelphia 34.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Michael Vick, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, K Alex Henery
    • Neutral: WRs Jason Avant & Riley Cooper, TE Brent Celek
    • Sit: RB Bryce Brown, TE Zach Ertz, DEF
  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, & Eric Decker; TE Julian Thomas, K Matt Prater
    • Neutral: RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, & Knowshon Moreno;
    • Sit: DEF

 

Dallas at San Diego – Sherpa says:  Dallas 34, San Diego 24.

  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, RB DeMarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten, K Dan Bailey
    • Neutral: WR Miles Austin (Questionable-hamstring), DEF
    • Sit: WR Terrance Williams
  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, TE Antonio Gates
    • Neutral: RBs Ryan Mathews & Danny Woodhead, WRs Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown, & Keenan Allen; K Nick Novak
    • Sit: WR Malcom Floyd (Out-neck), DEF

 

New England at Atlanta (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  New England 31, Atlanta 28.

  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, RB Stevan Ridley, K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Neutral: WRs Kenbrell Thompkins & Aaron Dobson, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Brandon Bolden & LeGarrette Blount, WR Danny Amendola (Questionable-groin), TE Rob Gronkowski (Questionable-arm)
  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Julio Jones, TE Tony Gonzalez
    • Neutral: WRs Roddy White & Harry Douglas, K Matt Bryant
    • Sit: RB Steven Jackson (Questionable-hamstring), DEF

 

Miami at New Orleans (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 31, Miami 21.

  • Miami
    • Start: WRs Mike Wallace & Brian Hartline, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Brandon Gibson
    • Sit: RBs Daniel Thomas & Lamar Miller, K Caleb Sturgis, DEF
  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, RB Darren Sproles, WR Marques Colston, TE Jimmy Graham, K Garrett Hartley
    • Neutral: RB Pierre Thomas, WR Lance Moore (Questionable-wrist)
    • Sit: RB Mark Ingram (Questionable-toe), WR Kenny Stills, DEF

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 3 Player Recommendations (Wed 9/18/13)

September 18th, 2013

Kansas City at Philadelphia (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 27, Kansas City 24.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: QB Alex Smith, RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe
    • Neutral: WR Donnie Avery, K Ryan Succop, DEF
    • Sit: WR Dexter McCluster, TEs Anthony Fasano (Doubtful-ankle) & Travis Kelce (Questionable-knee)
  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Michael Vick, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson
    • Neutral: WR Jason Avant, TE Brent Celek (Probable-shoulder), K Alex Hennery, DEF
    • Sit: RB Bryce Brown, WR Riley Cooper, TE Zach Ertz

 

Houston at Baltimore (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Baltimore 24, Houston 21.

  • Houston
    • Start: QB Matt Schaub, WRs Andre Johnson (Probable-concussion) & DeAndre Hopkins, TE Owen Daniels
    • Neutral: RBs Arian Foster (Probable-calf) & Ben Tate (Probable-shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (Questionable-hip), DEF
    • Sit: K Randy Bullock
  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, RB Bernard Pierce, WR Torrey Smith, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Marlon Moore & Brandon Stokley, TEs Ed Dickson & Dallas Clark, K Justin Tucker
    • Sit: RB Ray Rice (Doubtful-hip), WR Jacoby Jones (Out-knee)

 

Detroit at Washington – Sherpa says:  Washington 28, Detroit 24.

  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, WR Calvin Johnson
    • Neutral: RBs Reggie Bush (Questionable-knee) & Joique Bell, WR Nate Burleson, TEs Brandon Pettigrew, K David Akers, DEF
    • Sit: WR Ryan Broyles, TEs Joseph Fauria & Tony Scheffler
  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, TE Fred Davis
    • Neutral: WRs Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, & Josh Morgan; K Kai Forbath (Questionable-groin) or K John Potter (whoever plays), DEF
    • Sit: WR Leonard Hankerson, TE Logan Paulsen

 

San Diego at Tennessee – Sherpa says:  San Diego 24, Tennessee 20.

  • San Diego
    • Start: QB Philip Rivers, WR Eddie Royal (Probable-wrist), TE Antonio Gates, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Ryan Mathews, WR Vincent Brown, K Nick Novak
    • Sit: RB Danny Woodhead, WR Malcom Floyd (Out-neck)
  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson
    • Neutral: WRs Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright (Probable-concussion), & Nate Washington; TE Delanie Walker, DEF
    • Sit: QB Jake Locker, RB Shonn Greene (Out-knee), K Rob Bironas

 

Arizona at New Orleans – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 31, Arizona 27.

  • Arizona
    • Start: QB Carson Palmer
    • Neutral: RB Rashard Mendenhall (Questionable-toe), WRs Larry Fitzgerald (Questionable-hamstring), Andre Roberts, & Michael Floyd; TE Rob Housler (Probable-ankle), K Jay Feely
    • Sit: TE Jim Dray, DEF
  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, RB Darren Sproles, WR Marques Colston (Probable-foot), TE Jimmy Graham, K Garrett Hartley
    • Neutral: RBs Mark Ingram (Questionable-toe) & Pierre Thomas, WR Lance Moore, DEF
    • Sit: WR Kenny Stills

 

Tampa Bay at New England – Sherpa says:  New England 27, Tampa Bay 21.

  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Doug Martin, WRs Vincent Jackson & Mike Williams
    • Neutral: QB Josh Freeman, DEF
    • Sit: TE Luke Stocker (Questionable-hip), K Rian Lindell
  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, RB Stevan Ridley, WR Julian Edelman, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Aaron Dobson & Kenbrell Tompkins, K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RB LeGarrette Blount, WR Danny Amendola (Doubtful-groin), TEs Rob Gronkowski (Questionable-back & forearm), Zach Sudfeld (Probable-hamstring), & Michael Hoomanawanui

 

Cleveland at Minnesota – Sherpa says:  Minnesota 24, Cleveland 17.

  • Cleveland
    • Start: WRs Josh Gordon & Davone Bess, TE Jordan Cameron,
    • Neutral: WR Greg Little, DEF
    • Sit: QB Brandon Weeden (Out-hand) & QB Brian Hoyer, RB Chris Ogbannaya, K Billy Cundiff
  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson, WR Greg Jennings, TE Kyle Rudolph, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Jerome Simpson, K Blair Walsh
    • Sit: QB Christian Ponder, WRs Cordarelle Patterson & Jarius Wright

 

New York Giants at Carolina – Sherpa says:  New York 24, Carolina 21.

  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, WRs Hakeem Nicks & Victor Cruz, DEF
    • Neutral: RB David Wilson, WR Rueben Randle, TE Brandon Myers, K Josh Brown
    • Sit: RBs Brandon Jacobs & Da’Rel Scott
  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen
    • Neutral: WR Ted Ginn Jr, DEF
    • Sit: WR Brandon LaFell, K Graham Gano

 

Green Bay at Cincinnati – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 27, Green Bay 24.

  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers, WRS Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, & James Jones; TE Jermichael Finley (Probable-toe)
    • Neutral: RB James Starks, K Mason Crosby, DEF
    • Sit: RB Eddie Lacy (Questionable-concussion) & John Kuhn (Doubtful-hamstring)
  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, RB Giovanni Bernard (Probable-hamstring), WR A.J. Green
    • Neutral: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WR Mohamed Sanu, TEs Jermaine Gresham & Tyler Eifert, K Mike Nugent, DEF
    • Sit: WR Marvin Jones (Probable-foot)

 

St. Louis at Dallas – Sherpa says:  Dallas 30, St. Louis 17.

  • St. Louis
    • Start: WRs Chris Givens & Tavon Austin, TE Jared Cook
    • Neutral: QB Sam Bradford, RB Daryl Richardson (Probable-foot), WR Austin Pettis
    • Sit: K Greg Zuerlein, DEF
  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo (Probable-ribs), RB DeMarco Murray, WRs Miles Austin & Dez Bryant (Probable-back), TE Jason Witten, K Dan Bailey, DEF
    • Neutral: N/A
    • Sit: WR Terrance Williams

 

Atlanta at Miami (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  Atlanta 30, Miami 24.

  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, TE Tony Gonzalez, K Matt Bryant
    • Neutral: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WRs Julio Jones (Questionable-knee) & Roddy White (Questionable-ankle) & Harry Douglas, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Steven Jackson (Out-thigh) & Jason Snelling
  • Miami
    • Start: QB Ryan Tannehill, WRs Brian Hartline & Mike Wallace, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: RBs Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas, WR Brandon Gibson, K Caleb Sturgis
    • Sit: TE Dion Sims, DEF

 

Buffalo at New York Jets – Sherpa says:  New York 24, Buffalo 21.

  • Buffalo
    • Start: RB C.J. Spiller, WR Steve Johnson
    • Neutral: QB E.J. Manuel, RB Fred Jackson, WRs Robert Woods & T.J. Graham, TE Scott Chandler, DEF
    • Sit: K Dan Carpenter
  • New York
    • Start: WR Stephen Hill (Probable-knee), TE Kellen Winslow (Probable-knee), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith (Probable-ankle), RB Chris Ivory, WRs Santonio Holmes (Probable-foot) & Jeremy Kerley (Probable-concussion), K Nick Folk
    • Sit: RB Bilal Powell, WR Clyde Gates

 

Jacksonville at Seattle – Sherpa says:  Seattle 34, Jacksonville 14.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: WR Cecil Shorts
    • Neutral: WR Ace Sanders (Probable-ribs)
    • Sit: QB Chad Henne, RB Maurice Jones Drew (Questionable-ankle), Jordan Todman, & Denard Robinson; WRs Justin Blackmon (Out-suspension) & Mike Brown (Out-back), TEs Marcedes Lewis (Out-calf), Allen Reisner (Probable-toe), & Clay Harbor, K Josh Scobee, DEF
  • Seattle
    • Start: QB Russell Wilson, RB Marshawn Lynch, K Steven Hauschka, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Golden Tate, Sidney Rice, & Doug Baldwin; TE Zach Miller
    • Sit: RB Robert Turbin

 

Indianapolis at San Francisco – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 31, Indianapolis 17.

  • Indianapolis
    • Start: WRs Reggie Wayne (Probable-shoulder), TE Coby Fleener
    • Neutral: QB Andrew Luck, RBs Trent Richardson & Ahmad Bradshaw, WR T.Y.  Hilton (Probable-groin)
    • Sit: RBs Vick Ballard & Donald Brown, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Probable-ribs), TE Dwayne Allen (IR-hip), K Adam Vinatieri, DEF
  • San Francisco
    • Start: QB Colin Kaepernick (Probable-foot), RB Frank Gore, WR Anquan Boldin, K Phil Dawson, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Kyle Williams, TE Vernon Davis (Questionable-hamstring)
    • Sit: RBs Kendall Hunter & LaMichael James (Questionable-knee)

 

Chicago at Pittsburgh (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Pittsburgh 24, Chicago 21.

  • Chicago
    • Start: RB Matt Forte, WR Brandon Marshall (Probable-back), TE Martellus Bennett (Probable-shoulder)
    • Neutral: QB Jay Cutler, WR Alshon Jeffery, DEF
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, WR Earl Bennett, K Robbie Gould
  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WRs Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Jerricho Cotchery, TE David Paulson, K Shaun Suisham
    • Sit: RBs Le’Veon Bell (Questionable-foot), Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman, Felix Jones, & LaRod Stephens-Howling, TE Heath Miller

 

Oakland at Denver (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Denver 31, Oakland 17.

  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Darren McFadden, WR Denarius Moore
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor, WR Rod Streater
    • Sit: TE David Ausberry (Out-shoulder), Mychal Rivera, & Jeron Mastrud, K Sebastian Janikowski, DEF
  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, WRs Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker (Probable-ankle), & Eric Decker (Probable-shoulder), TE Julius Thomas, K Matt Prater, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, & Montee Ball;
    • Sit: TEs Virgil Green, Jacob Tamme, & Joel Dreessen (Questionable-knee)

 

Good luck this weekend - may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 2 Player Recommendations (Wed 9/11/13)

September 11th, 2013

New York Jets at New England (Thursday night) – Sherpa says:  New England 28, New York 17.

  • New York
    • Start: WR Stephen Hill (Probable-knee)
    • Neutral: QB Geno Smith (Probable-ankle), RB Chris Ivory (Probable-thumb), WR Santonio Holmes (Questionable-foot), TE Kellen Winslow (Questionable-knee), DEF
    • Sit: QB Mark Sanchez (Out-shoulder), RBs Bilal Powell (Probable-shoulder) & Alex Green, WR Clyde Gates (Probable-knee) & Jeremy Kerley (Out-concussion), TE Jeff Cumberland (Questionable-chin), K Nick Folk
  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, RB Stevan Ridley (Probable-shoulder), WR Julian Edelman, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Danny Amendola (Questionable-groin) & Kenbrell Thompkins, K Stephen Gostkowski
    • Sit: RBs Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount, & Brandon Bolden; WR Aaron Dobson (Questionable-hamstring), TEs Rob Gronkowski (Questionable-forearm/back) & Zach Sudfeld (Questionable-hamstring)

 

St. Louis at Atlanta (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  Atlanta 34, St. Louis 21.

  • St. Louis
    • Start: RB Daryl Richardon (Probable-foot), WR Chris Givens, TE Jared Cook
    • Neutral: QB Sam Bradford, WR Tavon Austin
    • Sit: RBs Isaiah Pead & Zac Stacy, WRs Austin Pettis & Brian Quick, K Greg Zuerlein, DEF
  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, RB Steven Jackson, TE Tony Gonzalez, K Matt Bryant, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Julio Jones (Questionable-knee), Roddy White (Questionable-ankle), & Harry Douglas
    • Sit: RB Jacquizz Rodgers

 

San Diego at Philadelphia – Sherpa says:  Philadelphia 34, San Diego 14.

  • San Diego
    • Start: TE Antonio Gates
    • Neutral: RB Ryan Mathews, WRs Malcom Floyd, Vincent Brown, & Eddie Royal
    • Sit: QB Philip Rivers, RBs Ronnie Brown & Danny Woodhead, K Nick Novak, DEF
  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Michael Vick, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, TE Brent Celek, K Alex Henery, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Bryce Brown, WRs Riley Cooper & Jason Avant
    • Sit: TE Zach Ertz

 

Dallas at Kansas City – Sherpa says:  Dallas 35, Kansas City 20.

  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo (Probable-ribs), RB DeMarco Murray, WRs Dez Bryant (Probable-foot) & Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, K Dan Bailey, DEF
    • Neutral: N/A
    • Sit: WRs Terrence Williams & Dwayne Harris
  • Kansas City
    • Start: RB Jamaal Charles (Probable-quad), WR Dwayne Bowe
    • Neutral: QB Alex Smith, WR Donnie Avery, TE Anthony Fasano
    • Sit: RBs Anthony Sherman & Knile Davis, WRs Dexter McCluster & A.J. Jenkins, TE Travis Kelce (Questionable-knee)

 

Miami at Indianapolis – Sherpa says:  Indianapolis 28, Miami 27.

  • Miami
    • Start: QB Ryan Tannehill, WRs Brian Hartline & Mike Wallace, TE Charles Clay
    • Neutral: WR Brandon Gibson (Probable-wrist), K Caleb Sturgis, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas
  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, WRs Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, & Darius Heyward-Bey
    • Neutral: RB Ahmad Bradshaw, TEs Dwayne Allen (Questionable-hip) & Coby Fleener, K Adam Vinatieri, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Vick Ballard (Out-knee) & Donald Brown

 

Tennessee at Houston – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 21, Houston 17.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, WR Kenny Britt, DEF
    • Neutral: WRs Kendall Wright & Nate Washington, TE Delanie Walker
    • Sit: QB Jake Locker, RB Shonn Greene, WR Damian Williams (Questionable-hamstring), K Rob Bironas
  • Houston
    • Start: WR Andre Johnson, TE Owen Daniels (Probable-back), DEF
    • Neutral: QB Matt Schaub, RBs Arian Foster (Probable-calf) & Ben Tate (Probable-shoulder), WR DeAndre Hopkins
    • Sit: TE Garrett Graham (Probable-hip), K Randy Bullock

 

Washington at Green Bay – Sherpa says:  Green Bay 28, Washington 24.

  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, TE Fred Davis
    • Neutral: WRs Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss & Leonard Hankerson, K Kai Forbath (Questionable-groin), DEF
    • Sit: RB Roy Helu
  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers, RB Eddie Lacy, WRs Jordy Nelson, James Jones, & Randall Cobb, TE Jermichael Finley (Probable-toe)
    • Neutral: K Mason Crosby, DEF
    • Sit: RB John Kuhn

 

Cleveland at Baltimore – Sherpa says:  Baltimore 28, Cleveland 14.

  • Cleveland
    • Start: RB Trent Richardson, TE Jordan Cameron
    • Neutral: WRs Greg Little, Davone Bess, & Travis Benjamin (Questionable-thigh); DEF
    • Sit: QB Brandon Weeden, WR Josh Cooper, K Billy Cundiff
  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith, TE Dallas Clark, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Bernard Pierce (Questionable-thigh), WRs Marlon Brown & Brandon Stokley, TE Ed Dickson, K Justin Tucker
    • Sit: WR Jacoby Jones (Out-knee)

 

Carolina at Buffalo – Sherpa says:  Carolina 27, Buffalo 24.

  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen
    • Neutral: RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Brandon LaFell, K Graham Gano, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Kenjon Barner (Out-foot) & Mike Tolbert, WR Domenik Hixon (Probable-hamstring)
  • Buffalo
    • Start: RB C.J. Spiller, WR Stevie Johnson, TE Scott Chandler
    • Neutral: QB E.J. Manuel, RB Fred Jackson, WR T.J. Graham, K Dan Carpenter, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Robert Woods & Marquise Goodwin (Out-hand)

 

Minnesota at Chicago – Sherpa says:  Chicago 24, Minnesota 13.

  • Minnesota
    • Start: RB Adrian Peterson, WR Jerome Simpson & Greg Jennings, TE Kyle Rudolph
    • Neutral: WRs Jarius Wright & Cordarelle Patterson, DEF
    • Sit: QB Christian Ponder, K Blair Walsh
  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte, WR Brandon Marshall, TE Martellus Bennett, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Alshon Jeffery, K Robbie Gould
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, WRs Earl Bennett & Marquess Wilson

 

New Orleans at Tampa Bay (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  New Orleans 38, Tampa Bay 20.

  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, RB Darren Sproles, WR Marques Colston (Probable-foot), TE Jimmy Graham, K Garrett Hartley, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Mark Ingram & Pierre Thomas, WRs Lance Moore & Kenny Stills
    • Sit: TE Ben Watson
  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Doug Martin, WRs Vincent Jackson & Mike Williams
    • Neutral: QB Josh Freeman,
    • Sit: WR Kevin Ogletree, TE Luke Stocker, K Rian Lindell, DEF

 

Detroit at Arizona – Sherpa says:  Arizona 30, Detroit 24.

  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush (Probable-groin), WR Calvin Johnson
    • Neutral: RB Joique Bell, WRs Nate Burleson & Patrick Edwards, TEs Brandon Pettigrew & Tony Scheffler, K David Akers
    • Sit: RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Ryan Broyles, DEF
  • Arizona
    • Start: QB Carson Palmer, WR Michael Floyd, K Jay Feely
    • Neutral: RB Rashard Mendenhall (Probable-hamstring), WRs Larry Fitzgerald (Questionable-hamstring) & Andre Roberts (Probable-quad), DEF
    • Sit: RBs Ryan Williams, Alfonso Smith, & Stepfan Taylor; TEs Rob Housler (Out-ankle), Kory Sperry, & Jim Dray

 

Jacksonville at Oakland – Sherpa says:  Oakland 24, Jacksonville 10.

  • Jacksonville
    • Start: N/A
    • Neutral: RB Maurice Jones Drew, WRs Ace Bailey & Cecil Shorts (Probable-groin), DEF
    • Sit: QBs Chad Henne & Blaine Gabbert (Out-hand), RBs Justin Forsett, Denard Robinson, & Jordan Todman (Probable-shoulder); WRs Justin Blackmon (Out-suspension) & Mike Brown (Questionable-back), TEs Marcedes Lewis (Doubtful-calf), Allen Reisner, & Clay Harbor; K Josh Scobee,
  • Oakland
    • Start: QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Darren McFadden, WR Denarius Moore, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Rod Streater, K Sebastian Janikowski (Probable-calf)
    • Sit: RBs Rashad Jennings & Marcel Reese, WRs Brice Butler, Jacoby Ford, & Juron Criner; TEs David Ausberry (Out-shoulder), Mychal Rivera, & Jeron Mastrud

 

Denver at New York Giants – Sherpa says:  Denver 37, New York 24.

  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, WRs Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker (Probable-shoulder), & Wes Welker (Probable-ankle); TE Julian Thomas, K Matt Prater
    • Neutral: DEF
    • Sit: RBs Montee Ball, Knowshon Moreno, & Ronnie Hillman, TE Joel Dreessen, Jacob Tamme, & Virgil Green
  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, RB David Wilson, WRs Hakeem Nicks & Victor Cruz, TE Brandon Myers
    • Neutral: RB Da’Rel Scott (Probable-knee), WR Rueben Randle, K Josh Brown
    • Sit: RB Brandon Jacobs, DEF

 

San Francisco at Seattle (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 24, Seattle 21.

  • San Francisco
    • Start: QB Colin Kaepernick, RB Frank Gore, WR Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Kendall Hunter, WR Kyle Williams, K Phil Dawson
    • Sit: RB LaMichael James (Questionable-knee)
  • Seattle
    • Start: QB Russell Wilson, WR Golden Tate
    • Neutral: RB Marshawn Lynch, WRs Sidney Rice (Probable-knee) & Doug Baldwin, TE Zach Miller, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Robert Turbin & Christine Michael, K Steven Hauschka

 

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Cincinnati 27, Pittsburgh 20.

  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WRs Antonio Brown & Emmanuel Sanders
    • Neutral: RB Jonathan Dwyer, WR Jerricho Cotchery, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Le’Veon Bell (Out-foot), Isaac Redman, Felix Jones, & RB LaRod Stephens-Howling; TEs Heath Miller (Out-knee), David Paulson, & David Johnson, K Shaun Suisham (Probable-hamstring)
  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Giovanni Bernard, WR Mohamed Sanu, TEs Jermaine Gresham & Tyler Eifert, K Mike Nugent
    • Sit: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WR Marvin Jones

 

Good luck this weekend, and may all your players do well and stay healthy!

The Sherpa

 

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Week 1 Player Recommendations (Wed 9/4/13)

September 4th, 2013

Baltimore at Denver (Thursday early) – Sherpa says:  Denver 28, Baltimore 24.

  • Baltimore
    • Start: QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith
    • Neutral: RB Bernard Pierce, TEs Ed Dickson (Probable-thigh) & Dallas Clark, K Justin Tucker, DEF
    • Sit: WRs Jacoby Jones & Brandon Stokley, TE Dennis Pitta
  • Denver
    • Start: QB Peyton Manning, WR Demaryius Thomas
    • Neutral: WRs Wes Welker (Probable-ankle) & Eric Decker, K Matt Prater, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball, & Knowshon Moreno, TEs Julius Thomas, Virgil Green, Jacob Tamme, Joel Dreessen (Out-knee)

 

New England at Buffalo (Sunday early) – Sherpa says:  New England 35, Buffalo 17.

  • New England
    • Start: QB Tom Brady, RB Stevan Ridley, K Stephen Gostkowski, DEF
    • Neutral: RB Shane Vereen, WRs Danny Amendola (Probable-groin) & Julian Edelman, TE Zach Sudfeld
    • Sit: WR Kenbrell Thompkins & Aaron Dobson (Questionable-hamstring), TEs Rob Gronkowski (Doubtful-back) & Michael Hoomanawanui
  • Buffalo
    • Start: RB C.J. Spiller, WR Stevie Johnson
    • Neutral: WR T.J. Graham, TE Scott Chandler
    • Sit: QB E.J. Manuel, RB Fred Johnson, WRs Robert Woods & Marquise Goodwin, K Dan Carpenter, DEF

 

Tennessee at Pittsburgh – Sherpa says:  Tennessee 28, Pittsburgh 21.

  • Tennessee
    • Start: RB Chris Johnson, WR Kenny Britt, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Jake Locker, WR Kendall Wright, TE Delanie Walker, K Rob Bironas
    • Sit: RB Shonn Greene, WR Nate Washington
  • Pittsburgh
    • Start: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown
    • Neutral: RB Isaac Redman, WR Emmanuel Sanders, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Felix Jones, LaRod Stephens-Howling, & Le’Veon Bell (Out-foot), TEs David Paulson & Heath Miller (Questionable-knee), K Shaun Suisham

 

Tampa Bay at New York Jets – Sherpa says:  Tampa Bay 24, New York 17.

  • Tampa Bay
    • Start: RB Doug Martin, WRs Vincent Jackson & Mike Williams, DEF
    • Neutral: QB Josh Freeman, K Rian Lindell
    • Sit: WR Kevin Ogletree, TE Luke Stocker
  • New York
    • Start: RB Chris Ivory
    • Neutral: WR Stephen Hill (Probable-knee), DEF
    • Sit: QBs Geno Smith & Mark Sanchez (Out-shoulder); RBs Bilal Powell & Mike Goodson (Out-suspension), WRs Santonio Holmes (Questionable-foot) & Jeremy Kerley (Probable-finger), TEs Jeff Cumberland & Kellen Winslow, K Nick Folk

 

Atlanta at New Orleans – Sherpa says:  Atlanta 35, New Orleans 31.

  • Atlanta
    • Start: QB Matt Ryan, RB Steven Jackson, WR Julio Jones, TE Tony Gonzalez, K Matt Bryant (Probable-back)
    • Neutral: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Roddy White (Questionable-ankle)
    • Sit: WR Harry Douglas, DEF
  • New Orleans
    • Start: QB Drew Brees, RB Darren Sproles, WRs Marques Colston (Probable-foot) & Lance Moore, TE Jimmy Graham, K Garrett Hartley
    • Neutral: RBs Mark Ingram & Pierre Thomas
    • Sit: WRs Kenny Stills & Nick Toon (Probable-chest), DEF

 

Kansas City at Jacksonville – Sherpa says:  Kansas City 30, Jacksonville 13.

  • Kansas City
    • Start: QB Alex Smith, RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dwayne Bowe, K Ryan Succop, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Donnie Avery, TE Anthony Fasano
    • Sit: RB Knile Davis, WR Dexter McCluster, TE Travis Kelce (Questionable-knee)
  • Jacksonville
    • Start: WR Cecil Shorts
    • Neutral: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, TE Marcedes Lewis (Out-calf)
    • Sit: QB Blaine Gabbert (Questionable-thumb), RBs Justin Forsett (Questionable-toe) & Denard Robinson, WRs Justin Blackmon (Out-suspension) & Ace Sanders, K Josh Scobee, DEF

 

 Seattle at Carolina – Sherpa says:  Seattle 24, Carolina 21.

  • Seattle
    • Start: QB Russell Wilson, RB Marshawn Lynch, WR Golden Tate, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Sidney Rice (Probable-knee), TE Zach Miller, K Steven Hauschka
    • Sit: RBs Robert Turbin & Christine Michael, WRs Percy Harvin (Out-knee), Jermaine Kearse, & Doug Baldwin
  • Carolina
    • Start: QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith, TE Greg Olsen
    • Neutral: RB DeAngelo Williams WR Brandon LaFell, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Jonathan Stewart, Kenjon Barner (Out-ankle), & Mike Tolbert (Probable-hamstring); WR Domenik Hixon (Questionable-hamstring), K Graham Gano

 

Cincinnati at Chicago – Sherpa says:  Chicago 24, Cincinnati 20.

  • Cincinnati
    • Start: QB Andy Dalton, WR A.J. Green
    • Neutral: RB Giovanni Bernard, WR Mohamed Sanu, TE Jermaine Gresham, DEF
    • Sit: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, TE Tyler Eifert (Probable-wrist), K Mike Nugent
  • Chicago
    • Start: QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte, WR Brandon Marshall, TE Martellus Bennett, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Alshon Jeffery, K Robbie Gould
    • Sit: RB Michael Bush, WRs Earl Bennett & Marquess Wilson

 

Miami at Cleveland – Sherpa says:  Cleveland 28, Miami 24.

  • Miami
    • Start: WRs Brian Hartline & Mike Wallace
    • Neutral: QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Lamar Miller, TE Charles Clay, K Caleb Sturgis, DEF
    • Sit: RB Daniel Thomas & Mike Gillislee
  • Cleveland
    • Start: RB Trent Richardson, TE Jordan Cameron (Probable-groin)
    • Neutral: QB Brandon Weeden, WR Davone Bess (Probable-knee), K Billy Cundiff, DEF
    • Sit: RB Chris Ogbannaya, WRs Josh Gordon (Out-suspension), Greg Little, Travis Benjamin, & Josh Cooper

 

Minnesota at Detroit – Sherpa says:  Minnesota 31, Detroit 30.

  • Minnesota
    • Start: QB Christian Ponder, RB Adrian Peterson, TE Kyle Rudolph, K Blair Walsh
    • Neutral: WR Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright, Jerome Simpson, & Cordarelle Patterson (Probable-back)
    • Sit: RB Toby Gerhart, TE John Carlson, DEF
  • Detroit
    • Start: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson, K David Akers
    • Neutral: TEs Brandon Pettigrew & Tony Scheffler
    • Sit: RBs Mikel Leshoure & Joique Bell, WRs Nate Burleson, Patrick Edwards, & Ryan Broyles, DEF

 

Oakland at Indianapolis – Sherpa says:  Indianapolis 31, Oakland 17.

  • Oakland
    • Start: RB Darren McFadden (Probable-shoulder), WR Denarius Moore
    • Neutral: QB Terrelle Pryor
    • Sit: RBs Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reece, & Latavius Murray (Out-ankle), WRs Rod Streater & Juron Criner, TE David Ausberry (Out-shoulder), K Sebastian Janikowski (Probable-calf), DEF
  • Indianapolis
    • Start: QB Andrew Luck, WRs Reggie Wayne & T.Y. Hilton, K Adam Vinatieri, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Ahmad Bradshaw (Probable-foot) & Vick Ballard, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, TEs Coby Fleener (Probable-knee) & Dwayne Allen (Probable-foot)
    • Sit: RB Donald Brown

 

Arizona at St. Louis (Sunday late) – Sherpa says:  St. Louis 28, Arizona 17.

  • Arizona
    • Start: WR Larry Fitzgerald
    • Neutral: QB Carson Palmer, WR Michael Floyd, DEF
    • Sit: RBs Rashard Mendenhall (Probable-knee), Ryan Williams, & Stepfan Taylor, WR Andre Roberts (Probable-quad), TE Rob Housler (Out-ankle), K Jay Feely
  • St. Louis
    • Start: QB Sam Bradford, RB Daryl Richardson, WR Chris Givens, TE Jared Cook, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Tavon Austin, K Greg Zuerlein
    • Sit: RBs Isaiah Pead (Out-suspension), Zac Stacy, WRs Austin Pettis, Brian Quick, & Stedman Bailey

 

Green Bay at San Francisco – Sherpa says:  San Francisco 31, Green Bay 28.

  • Green Bay
    • Start: QB Aaron Rodgers, TE Jermichael Finley
    • Neutral: RB Eddie Lacy, WRs Jordy Nelson, James Jones, & Randall Cobb, K Mason Crosby
    • Sit: RBs Johnathan Franklin, James Starks, DuJuan Harris (Out-knee), & John Kuhn, DEF
  • San Francisco
    • Start: QB Colin Kaepernick, RB Frank Gore, WR Anquan Boldin, K Phil Dawson
    • Neutral: RB Kendall Hunter, DEF
    • Sit: RBs LaMichael James (Questionable-knee) & Marcus Lattimore (Out-knee), WRs Kyle Williams, Marlon Moore, Quinton Patton, & Jonathan Baldwin

 

New York Giants at Dallas (Sunday night) – Sherpa says:  Dallas 28, New York 21.

  • New York
    • Start: QB Eli Manning, RB David Wilson, TE Brandon Myers
    • Neutral: WRs Hakeem Nicks & Victor Cruz (Probable-heel), DEF
    • Sit: RB Andre Brown (Out-knee), WRs Rueben Randle & Louis Murphy, K Josh Brown
  • Dallas
    • Start: QB Tony Romo, RB Demarco Murray, WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten, DEF
    • Neutral: WR Miles Austin, K Dan Bailey
    • Sit: RBs Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar (Out-foot), & Phillip Tanner; WR Terrence Williams

 

Philadelphia at Washington (Monday night) – Sherpa says:  Washington 34, Philadelphia 20.

  • Philadelphia
    • Start: QB Michael Vick, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, TE Brent Celek
    • Neutral: RB Bryce Brown, WR Jason Avant
    • Sit: WR Riley Cooper, TE Zach Ertz, K Alex Henery, DEF
  • Washington
    • Start: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon, TE Fred Davis, K Kai Forbath, DEF
    • Neutral:
    • Sit: RB Roy Helu, WRs Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, & Leonard Hankerson

 

Houston at San Diego – Sherpa says:  Houston 30, San Diego 17.

  • Houston
    • Start: QB Matt Schaub, WRs Andre Johnson & DeAndre Hopkins (Probable-concussion), TE Owen Daniels, K Randy Bullock, DEF
    • Neutral: RBs Arian Foster (Probable-calf) & Ben Tate
    • Sit: RB Cierre Wood
  • San Diego
    • Start: TE Antonio Gates
    • Neutral: RBs Ryan Mathews & Danny Woodhead, WRs Malcom Floyd (Probable-knee) & Vincent Brown
    • Sit: QB Philip Rivers, RB Ronnie Brown, WR Eddie Royal (Probable-chest), K Nick Novak, DEF

 

Good luck this weekend, and may all your players stay healthy!

The Sherpa

4th & Inches Show - Week 1 Game Previews Tonight at 9:30pm Eastern (Wed 9/4/13)

September 4th, 2013

Hi everyone,

Please tune in to The 4th and Inches Show with Jana & The Sherpa tonight at 9:30pm Eastern as we preview the Week 1 games!

The show is also archived and available for download afterwards, so please join us!

-The Sherpa

 

Season 4 of the 4th & Inches Show begins tonight! (Wed 8/28/13)

August 28th, 2013

Hi everyone,

Season 4 of The 4th and Inches Show with Jana & The Sherpa begins tonight at 9:30pm Eastern!

Tonight we’ll preview the 2013 fantasy football season with a focus on top rookies, sleepers, and potential busts by position.

Hope you’re able to tune in and join us!

-The Sherpa  

Sherpa Alert - Guy’s Guy Radio Show - Wed 8/28/13, 7-8pm Eastern (Tue 8/27/13)

August 27th, 2013

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be a guest on Robert Manni’s Guys’ Guy’s Radio show tomorrow night (Wed 8/28) from 7-8:00pm Eastern on Blog Talk Radio. We’ll be talking about fantasy football and the upcoming NFL season.

Please tune in and call in (347-945-5834)!

The Sherpa

Video: Fantasy Football Sherpa’s Explanation of Super Bowl Squares (Fri 2/1/13)

February 2nd, 2013