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Fantasy Football Impact of Returning Refs

Early Thursday morning the NFL and the officials Union announced they had agreed in principle to an 8 year deal.  The deal would allow the “Real” Refs to return to the field for tonight’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.  Although the agreement still needs to be ratified with a 51% vote of the officials 121 members, it is expected to be ratified.

With the return of the official Officials fantasy players have to be aware of the on field ramifications.  Of course, there will be better control of time-outs and challenges, which should limit some extra plays from happening.  But, the big impact will come on the field.

Week 4 Players to Add

In the ever changing world of Fantasy football, it is vital to know what is happening around the NFL and what effect that has on its players.   For example, 4 years ago, many people thought Tashard Choice was a valuable fantasy sleeper and could challenge for carries in Dallas.  Well, that never happened, however, now Choice is a incredibly value fantasy addition with C.J. Spiller going down.  Can the same be said for Daniel Thomas?

Week 4 players to add:

Jerome Simpson:  Back from a three game suspension for violating the NFL drug policy, Simpson will step in right away as the number two receiver in Minnesota.  Simpson is the perfect counterpart to the Vikings #1, Percy Harvin.  As Christian Ponder continues to develop, Simpson and he should be able to connect on a few down field strikes a game.  Pick him up now and stash him away, in two weeks you’ll have a diamond (thanks Ferris for allowing the butchered quote).

Armon Binns:  Binns has shown solid hands, above average route running and has the faith of Andy Dalton.  He has solidified himself as the number 2 man in Cincinnati and that should continue.  As long as the Bengals are airing out the ball, expect Binns to stay on his 10 – 12 point per week performances.

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans Recap

Rookie quarterbacks in abundance on Sunday for the opening week of the NFL season.  In Houston it was, Ryan Tannehill stepping into the fire, and man did he get burned.  Tannehill was sacked three times, and pressured 4 more, and while avoiding the stress of a dynamic Texans defense managed to throw three picks in the game.  The rest of Miami’s offensive squad was just that, offensive.  Daniel Thomas, Reggie Bush and Tannehill all fumbled balls (only 1 was lost), the receivers could not make a play down field despite a respectable 11 yards per completion.  The defensive side looked strong.  Miami’s run defense held Houston to just 2.4 yards per carry, although Arian Foster was able to punch it in, twice.

On the Texans side of the field this was a great warm up game.  There was never a point where Houston was in fear of losing the game and the play calling showed it.  Matt Shaub was able to find Andre Johnson for a 14 yard touchdown late in the second half to give Houston a 24 – 3 lead.  Once AJ put the ball in the end zone the mood of the offensive play calling changed dramaticly.  In the second half Houston played a solid clock controling strategy and great team defense.  Its important to remember that this was only Miami, and they are going through a lot of changes at the moment, but Houston seems to have all the tools to put something great together.