two-quarterback leagues where weekly upside is most important.As for the remainder of the Cowboys offense, Ezekiel Elliott might gain a tad more risk in September games, as his preseason injuries could cause the team to be slightly more co | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
LAM Jul 11
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The United States claimed its second straight win against a top-three team in womens field hockey, beating No. Adam Thielen Womens Jersey . 3 Australia 2-1 on Monday.Michelle Vittese and Caitlin van Sickle scored for the Americans, who defeated No. 2 Argentina 2-1 in their Olympic opener on Saturday.United States goalie Jackie Briggs had six saves and had four saves on the four penalty corners she faced. The crowd chanted, Jackie! Jackie! after the match.The fifth-ranked Americans, who lead Pool B with six points, moved closer to qualifying for the quarterfinals. The top four teams in each six-team pool advance.The Americans dealt a major blow to Australia. The Hockeyroos dropped their opener to Britain 2-1 on Saturday and now have no points with three pool play matches remaining.The United States spent the early part of the match defending its goal as the aggressive Australian attack put the Americans on their heels. Briggs stopped four shots in the first period, and the match remained scoreless.Much like in their opener against Argentina, the Americans retained their composure. Vittese scored on a penalty corner to put the United States up 1-0 in the second period.The Americans went up 2-0 in the third period when van Sickle scored on a penalty corner. There was a video referral because the pass near the goal was high, but it was not considered and the goal was upheld.Australia came back fewer than two minutes later with a goal by Kathryn Slattery.The Hockeyroos got another penalty corner with two minutes remaining in the fourth period, but Briggs deflected a shot high.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter (at)CliffBruntAP . Jalyn Holmes Vikings Jersey . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Dalvin Cook Jersey . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. http:///...Moss-Vikings-Jersey/ . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Few quarterbacks have generated as much press, both in the real and fantasy game, the past half-decade as Tony Romo.His supporters have annually hailed him as a potential top-five fantasy quarterback, his critics suggesting hes not worth the headache. The latter group received evidence to support their cause on Saturday, when it was discovered that Romo has a compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae, per ESPN Nation Dallas Cowboys reporter Todd Archer -- an injury that might cost Romo 6-10 weeks.Romos backers do have a point about his productivity: Since the start of the 2011 season, he has averaged 16.4 fantasy points per game, 11th best at his position. Romo also scored at least 250 fantasy points in each season from 2011 to 2014, joining Drew Brees as the only quarterbacks who can claim that. In fact, Romo is one of only seven quarterbacks with four 250-plus-point fantasy seasons in the past five years.Unfortunately, during that same time span, Romo has missed 14 games, more than all of the other players who averaged better than him except Peyton Manning (19.0 average, 22 games missed). Romo stayed relatively healthy from 2011 to 2014, but last season a fractured left collarbone, his third such instance in the past six years, limited him to just four games.At 36 years old this season, coming off an offseasons worth of rehabilitation from that injury, he was hurt on only his 16th preseason snap. Romo is now a highly risky fantasy pick, off the radar in standard ESPN leagues and more of a speculative pick for a possible half-seasons worth of production. Romo is now my No. 25 quarterback until we get a firmer read on whether he could return on the earlier end of his projected timetable. Ive also considered dropping him to 28th -- making him more of a bench/No. 3 option in two-quarterback leagues, or a bench pick in leagues with the flexibility of IR/injury spots.In Romos absence, Dez Bryants fantasy value becomes a great concern as well. From 2012 to 2015 -- the four-year span during which Bryant has been regarded a clear WR1, a 200-plus-point fantasy potential player -- he averaged .239 fantasy points per snap played when Romo was on the field, compared to .144 when Romo was not. Extrapolating that to Bryants typical 50-55 snaps played per contest, that difference would be roughly five fantasy points fewer per game. In 2015, however, the difference was more negligible: .138 with Romo compared to .132 without, which would be roughly one-third of a fantasy point per game.The impact upon Bryant will fall upon rookie Dak Prrescotts shoulders. Alexander Mattison Jersey. Lets not forget that from 2012 to 2015, Bryants limited production was largely the result of having Matt Cassel, Kellen Moore, Kyle Orton and Brandon Weeden throwing him the ball. Prescott has been a sensation this preseason, and he represents a potential upgrade from those four, making it much more likely the per-game impact on Bryant might be closer to 2-3 fantasy points than five. But if youd argue the difference will be more negligible, remember the learning curve rookie quarterbacks face in the NFL, and remember never to overrate preseason statistics.With Bryant working roughly six games (or more) with Prescott, his fantasy value takes a slight hit, making him a more questionable than certain WR1. Hes now my No. 10 wide receiver and No. 20 player overall; thats an end-of-second-round player in standard 10-team leagues, which is a drop-off from his previous near-first-round value.Prescott, meanwhile, moves up to No. 32 among quarterbacks, thanks to the likelihood that hell be an NFL starter through at least October. Although hell be a risky fantasy play almost every week, his encouraging preseason coupled with his starting status thrusts him into the rankings tier with other quarterbacks in similar circumstances like Blaine Gabbert (30th), Jimmy Garoppolo (33rd) and Trevor Siemian (34th). In fact, the case can be made that Prescott is a more attractive pick than checkdown specialist Gabbert, particularly in two-quarterback leagues where weekly upside is most important.As for the remainder of the Cowboys offense, Ezekiel Elliott might gain a tad more risk in September games, as his preseason injuries could cause the team to be slightly more conservative with his workload. The team was already likely to be run-heavy, so Elliott might absorb closer to 15-18 carries initially with backup Alfred Morris taking 5-10, but the impact of Romos absence wont affect the rankings. I caution: Those who select Elliott need to be patient; his best games might come from Oct. 1 forward, and that would have been true even if Romo was the Week 1 starter.Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley are slightly less appealing options in larger leagues -- think 16-plus teams -- but tight end Jason Witten could benefit somewhat as a potential safety valve for Prescott. Since data hasnt supported this being a statistically significant thing, however, Witten remains ranked my No. 15 tight end. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '