Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 5: Jaylen Samuels, Diontae Johnson among free agent pickups after Monday night breakouts

first_imgWEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endGeronimo Allison, WR, Packers. Allison would likely see more targets if Davante Adams (toe) can’t go in Week 5 against Dallas. He’s scored in two of the past three games, though that’s really all he’s done this season. Still, the extra looks he figures to get shouldn’t be ignored. Check our full Week 5 waiver list for more waiver and free agent ideas, including Ronald Jones, Golden Tate, and bunch of D/ST streamers. WEEK 5:Top waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsUnless you really believe in Ronald Jones or Golden Tate is available in your league, chances are you’re not going to be using a waiver claim this week. It’s just not worth it to go to the back of the line for marginal players, especially when you just know more injuries are still to come.WEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 5 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 5Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Jaylen Samuels, RB, Steelers. Samuels was all over the field for the Steelers in Week 4, running 10 times for 26 yards and a touchdown, catching eight passes for 57 yards, and throwing three times for 31 yards. He operated as the “quarterback” in Pittsburgh’s Wildcat formation, which it ran early and often. It’s unlikely the Steelers can use this formation as often going forward, especially against better defenses, but it’s clear Samuels has a role on this team. As long as quarterback Mason Rudolph shows a penchant for checking down, Samuels could have value as a PPR FLEX. He’s also a valuable handcuff to James Conner.WEEK 5 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builderDiontae Johnson, WR, Steelers. Two games with Mason Rudolph as the starter, two long touchdowns for Johnson. Johnson led Steelers’ wide receivers  in catches (6), targets (6), and yards (77) on Monday night and now has touchdown catches for 39 yards and 43 yards on the season. The rookie out of Toledo racked up a bunch of short “catches” on glorified handoffs in the form of fly sweeps out of the Wildcat formation, and it’s unlikely that formation will work as well in the future. Still, Johnson has seemingly separated himself from James Washington in the battle for the No. 2 receiver job, and with JuJu Smith-Schuster demanding much of the secondary’s attention, Johnson could continue to make plays and work as a boom-or-bust WR3 most week.MORE WEEK 5: Full waiver listAuden Tate, WR, Bengals. The 6-5 Tate certainly looks the part, and he’s led all Bengals receivers in catches (10) and yards (138) the past two games. In that same span, Tyler Boyd has only one more target than Tate’s 16. The Bengals passing game doesn’t seem good enough to support three fantasy wide receivers, but with John Ross III slowing down after a hot start (plus leaving Week 4 with an injury) and Boyd failing to do much besides collect targets, it’s possible Tate continues to break out. At the very least, he’s worth a free agent add for Week 5 when the Bengals take on the lowly Cardinals. Things were looking bleak for the top Week 5 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds, but then the Steelers unveiled a high school/college-style offense on Monday Night Football that prominently featured two largely unowned players, RB Jaylen Samuels and WR Diontae Johnson. Thanks to a combination of Samuels taking direct snaps in a Wildcat formation and the team “throwing” a lot of glorified handoffs in the form of fly sweeps, the two combined for 14 catches, 134 receiving yards, 26 rushing yards (all from Samuels), 31 passing yards (also all from Samuels) and two touchdowns. Can this style of offense possibly be sustainable in the NFL? Almost certainly not, but we won’t know the answer until well after waivers clear at around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday in ESPN and Yahoo leagues, which means someone will take a chance on both players ahead of Week 5. While Samuels and Johnson make for intriguing additions to our full free agent list, they’re just two more players who are far from sure things. That’s really the theme of this week, which (thankfully) saw no serious injuries to key fantasy contributors. It looked for a while like Marlon Mack had injured his ankle, but it turns out his fourth quarter absence was just game-flow related. So, with no backups stepping into guaranteed high-volume roles, any moves this week will be for depth and/or streaming. We have options at every position on our full list, although if you want suggestions for a new kicker, you have to check out our Week 5 kicker rankings. We don’t want those players getting in the way of the actual Week 5 waiver pickups. You know how it is.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

first_imgWellington police notes for Wednesday April 17, 2013•3:56 a.m. Michael Kill, 28, Burden was issued a notice to appear charged with no proof     of insurance, Expired Registration and Defective Taillight.•6:37 a.m. Joshua Short, 25, Arkansas City was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.•3:35 p.m. Officers investigated burglary of a unknown suspect(s) in the 1200 block N. B,  Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Officers investigated burglary of a known suspect in the 500 block. S. Blaine,  Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Officers investigated burglary of a known suspect in the 500 block of S. Blaine,  Wellington.•5:45 p.m. Thomas Wells, 35,  Wellington, was issued a notice to appear and charged with disobeyed stop sign.•8:21 p.m. Officers investigated violation of a protective order of a known suspect in the 1100 block. N. Olive,  Wellington.•10:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute between known suspects in the 1000 block. E. Lincoln,  Wellington.last_img read more

Wellington Police looking for witnesses to an accident which occurred Tuesday at 15th and Washington

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Police Department is looking for people who may have seen an automobile accident that occurred on Tuesday, June 25 at the intersection at 15th and Washington Street.At 12:07 p.m., the WPD investigated a non-injury accident in which a 2003 Ford Expedition, operated by Donette Cypert, 51, of Wellington, collided into a 2007 Ford F150 pickup operated by Timothy Ward, 40, of Wellington.  Cypert was driving westbound while Ward was southbound when the two entered the intersection at the same time and the collision occurred. There is a dispute amongst the parties involved over when the stoplight changed as it is related to the accident, said Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath.If you may have witnessed the collision, call the WPD at 620-326-3331 or dial 911. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down Hmmm….. · 372 weeks ago Sounds like the west bound probably ran a yellow or red. Report Reply 1 reply · active 372 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Bull · 372 weeks ago How could you possibly come to that conclusion by what you just read in this story?? Come on man. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Satan · 372 weeks ago Accidents happen that is why both should have insurance. One of them is lying and the other is telling the truth. In the end it will all come out. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 372 weeks ago It really doesn’t matter as WPD doesn’t hand out tickets on accidents even when a driver admits fault and insurance companies don’t pay want to payl anymore anyways!! Report Reply 2 replies · active 372 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Translation Error · 372 weeks ago Would someone please break down exactly what Guest wrote? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 372 weeks ago Sorry, it was late. I was involved in an accident, the other driver admitted fault for backing illegally and police didn’t give a ticket so therefore the faulty drivers insurance didn’t want to pay. What a hassle!!!! Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 372 weeks ago In the past month, I have seen four people who have not stopped at one of the 4-Way stops. Also, an older man (and I’m also older) drove through the stoplight at 15th and Washington going east and never looking any direction except straight ahead. I was going south on Washington, and if I had not been a very cautious driver, would have been broadsided. I suggest that the police now concentrate on observing what is happening at the 4-Way stops, etc. I am a firm believer that everyone should wear seatbelts, but perhaps we need a change of focus for a time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

NFL playoff picture: Updated AFC, NFC standings for Week 12

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f/67/brady-edelman-102819-getty-ftrjpg_y9q4ksfts8ix1dhioz1trhp2m.jpg?t=337906030&w=500&quality=80 Week 12 is done and with only five weeks remaining in the 2019 regular season, the NFL playoff picture is coming together quickly based on the current AFC and NFC standings.Here’s an updated look at what each conference field would look like now, what teams are still in contention and what teams should already be thinking about the offseason. NFL POWER RANKINGSRavens jump Patriots; Cowboys, Colts climb; Steelers, Eagles dip for Week 12NFL standings for Week 12 AFC playoff pictureWho would be in?1. Patriots, first place, AFC East (10-1) — The Patriots, whose only loss this season is to the Ravens, hold a slim one-game lead for the top seed. They also need to keep winning to ensure taking another division title, as they’re only up two games and have a tiebreaker on the Bills. Up next: Texans2. Ravens, first place, AFC North (9-2) — The Ravens are playing like the best team in the AFC but still need to finish at least even with the Patriots to get the top seed and home-field advantage in the playoffs. They are close to running away with the division, three games up on the Steelers and four games up on the Browns. Up next: 49ers3. Texans, first place, AFC South (7-4) — The Texans jumped the Colts by beating them 20-17 to open up Week 12 on Thursday night, also erasing their previous head-to-head tiebreaker. It doesn’t get any easier in Week 13, however. Up next: Patriots4. Chiefs, first place, AFC West (7-4) — The Chiefs have a Week 12 bye but already have dropped to No. 4 because they lose the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Texans, who beat them in Arrowhead Stadium earlier in the season. Up next: Raiders5. Bills, second place, AFC East (8-3) — The Bills have a strong hold on the top wild-card position as they continue to take advantage of a very favorable schedule, but things will get difficult during a key stretch starting in Week 13 with a short-week trip to Dallas on Thanksgiving. Up next: Cowboys6. Steelers, second place, AFC West (6-5) — The Steelers jumped here after surviving the Bengals on Sunday thanks to the Raiders and Colts losing. They still hold this spot with the Titans also winning, because of a better conference record. Up next: BrownsWho can get there?7. Raiders (6-5); 8. Colts (6-5); 9. Titans (6-5); 10. Browns (5-6)The Colts fell here after their key division loss in Houston on Thursday night. The Raiders fell out after temporarily being here after losing to the Jets. The Steelers, who have a superior conference record, jumped them. The Colts lose the head-to-head tiebreakers to both the Raiders and the Steelers. The Titans made it a virtual three-way tie with a win over the Jaguars. The Browns separated themselves from the below category to stay alive and well with the Steelers nextWho’s likely out?11. Jaguars (4-7); 12. Chargers (4-7); 13. Jets (4-7); 14. Broncos (3-8); 15. Dolphins (2-9)The Broncos and Dolphins stayed cold with losses in Week 12, while the Jets, going through the easiest second-half schedule, have won three straight to save some face with Adam Gase.Who’s out?16. Bengals (0-11)The Bengals can’t do better than five wins, which isn’t good enough. They’re bad enough now to go winless and secure the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.WEEK 12 NFL PICKS: Against the spread | Straight-up predictions (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/28/be/aaron-rodgers-11082019-getty-ftrjpg_17tdjutdh7jfe1eeyqjp8gswgn.jpg?t=1292581454&w=500&quality=80 NFC playoff pictureWho would be in?1. 49ers, first place, NFC West (10-1) — The 49ers maintained both their top seed and division lead by ripping the Packers on Sunday night, staying a game up on the Saints and Seahawks. They still need to play the former, but lost to the latter, so keep that in mind down the line. Up next: Ravens2. Saints, first place, NFC South (9-2) — The Saints will get their shot at the 49ers soon, but they don’t play the Packers. They have wins over the Cowboys and Seahawks. They are on the verge of clinching another division title with a four-game lead coming out of Week 12. Up next: Falcons3. Packers, first place, NFC North (8-3) — The Packers missed a big chance to jump up to a No. 1 by being throttled by the 49ers, but they are still up a head-to-head tiebreaker on the Vikings for the division lead. Up next: Giants4. Cowboys, first place, NFC East (6-5) — The Cowboys still have a one-game lead, plus the head-to-head tiebreaker, over the Eagles coming out of Week 12, but on top of being well behind the Packers and Saints, they lost to both teams, so should they hold on and win the division again, they’re likely stuck on this seed. Up next: Bills5. Seahawks, second place, NFC West (9-2) — The Seahawks are looking at the No. 3 seed after beating the Eagles, should the 49ers lose in Week 12, assuming the Saints rally to win as big favorites. Up next: Vikings6. Vikings, second place, NFC North (8-3) — The Vikings will either stay here during their bye or slide up to No. 5 with a loss by the Seahawks. Guess who they play in Week 13. Up next: SeahawksWho can get there?7. Rams (6-5); 8. Bears (6-6); 9. Eagles (5-6); 10. Panthers (5-6); 11. Buccaneers (4-7)The Rams failed to keep winning in Week 12 after beating the Bears in Week 11, losing the AFC’s Ravens badly at home Monday night. and severely hurting their fading chances. The Eagles’ best path to the playoffs remains winning the NFC East over the Cowboys.Who’s likely out12. Cardinals (3-7-1); 14. Falcons (3-8); 15. Giants (2-9),;16. Redskins (2-9)The Cardinals, Falcons and Giants have shown flashes at times, but the wins haven’t added up. The Redskins no longer look like they will finish behind the Bengals. Who’s out13. Lions (3-8-1)They were eliminated with their loss to the Bears which keeps the wild-card berths and NFC North out of reach.last_img read more

2019 Fantasy Football All-Bust Team

first_imgAt the conclusion of every fantasy football draft, each owner sits there and quietly (or not so quietly) hopes that none of his or her players are the dreaded b-word: Busts. Inevitably, though, some of the top draft picks will get hurt or simply disappoint. In the spirit of torturing ourselves and fellow fantasy owners with predictions gone wrong, we present to you our fantasy football 2019 All-Bust Team.There were some key factors that had to be considered when we put together this roster. How would we account for injures? That’s the biggest thing that could sway the names on this list one way or another, but in general, we’ve placed players here whose performances warranted it just as much as any potential injuries. Any player with a much higher ADP than overall performance was eligible for the list, and to make sure we fit all the special cases, we stretched the roster limits a little bit (although in reality, we’ve just given the roster a FLEX spot in the form of an extra running back). This was easy. The Jags were being drafted as the third D/ST off the board, as if their 2017 season would magically come back after an off year. The real truth was that the Jaguars weren’t that good, and this season proved that. Hopefully you moved on quickly and streamed.Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski, PatriotsCalling any kicker a bust is kind of silly, but Gostkowski is the closest fit (along with Adam Vinatieri, but he went undrafted in enough leagues to not be considered). Gostkowski was the fourth kicker taken in drafts, often going a bit before the final round (which is too early for kickers).The veteran missed four extra points and a field goal in the season’s first four weeks before being ruled out for the season with an injury. Hopefully you picked up someone solid. It’s just a lesson that you should never reach on a kicker, even the most predictable and talented ones like Justin Tucker and Greg Zuerlein. Below, you’ll also see us revisit the players we made preseason selections to our boom-or-bust team. That list wasn’t so much intended to single out guys who would be total busts, but rather players we thought may struggle to live up to their draft hype. As you’ll see, we hit some and missed on others.Without further ado, we present to you the biggest fantasy football busts of the 2019 NFL season.RELATED: 2019 All-Value TeamBiggest 2019 Fantasy Football BustsNote: All average draft positions (ADP) referenced below are via FantasyPros.QB: Baker Mayfield, BrownsYou weren’t going to find a bigger supporter of Mayfield this preseason. I predicted that he’d be the NFL MVP. I bought into all the hype — the strong finish to his rookie season, the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., a new offensive coordinator who figures to call more passes, etc. It wasn’t just me, though. Mayfield was the fourth QB off draft boards, on average, behind Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers. There were some fantasy analysts cautioning to stay away at that price, but by and large, fantasy owners believed in Mayfield.Then came the struggles. Mayfield wasn’t identifying defenses and wasn’t hitting receivers. He didn’t throw more touchdowns than interceptions in an individual game until Week 9. Beckham wasn’t the help he should’ve been. The Browns rode Nick Chubb and the running game. The list goes on.After being drafted fourth among QBs, Mayfield finished the 16-week fantasy season as the No. 20 scoring quarterback.  Preseason Boom-or-Bust QB: Cam Newton, PanthersNewton’s early-season struggles may have been injury-related, but that was always part of the consideration with him. He was the 10th QB off the board on average, so playing two subpar games before missing the rest of the season isn’t what fantasy owners hoped for.RB: David Johnson, CardinalsJohnson was the seventh RB taken in drafts and the ninth overall player to come off the board. So, the fact that he was playing but had become droppable by the start of the fantasy playoffs is not a good sign.Things started just fine, with Johnson rushing for 82 yards while catching six passes, including a touchdown, in Week 1. It was a bumpy road in the next few weeks, but some of that could be chalked up to a new offense and a rookie quarterback. Johnson figured to right the ship.Then came Week 7. Johnson was questionable during the week, but once he was activated for the game, everyone figured he’d get a pretty regular workload. Instead, he played the first two snaps, carried the ball once, and was never heard from again as Chase Edmonds had a monster game. Johnson hasn’t touched the ball more than six times in a game since, as he missed time and Kenyan Drake took over the backfield.There’s really no lesson to be learned here. This was just unfortunate luck of an offense not living up to its potential ahead of an injury-laden season. Johnson will enter his age-28 season as a total wild card.RB: Saquon Barkley, GiantsBarkley was the consensus No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts. And, really, why not? He averaged 5.0 yards per carry in a standout rookie season while catching 91 passes, too. His talent had already been realized in his first year on NFL fields. It seems obvious that nothing would stand in the way of a repeat campaign.So, when Saquon ran for more than 100 yards in each of the season’s first two weeks, it was business as usual. The only problem? Barkley didn’t topped 100 rushing yards in a game between then and Week 14. He might’ve been a reason you missed out on the fantasy playoffs. The only way you benefited from his massive Weeks 15 and 16 is if you managed well enough elsewhere to get to the postseason.To be fair, the sprained ankle Barkley dealt with in the middle of the season sapped something from him. Since his return through Week 14, he’d averaged 3.2 yards per rush, compared to 6.4 yards per carry before the injury. But he was back to 6.5 yards per carry in Weeks 15 and 16, and if your team managed to make the fantasy championship game with Barkley on your roster, he helped put you over the top. It’s not like it’s been a totally useless season for Barkley like how it’s been for Johnson. Barkley still ranks in the top-20 among RBs in fantasy points per game. But if you could do it over again, knowing what we know now, he wouldn’t be the top overall pick, and that’s enough to make the obvious 1.1 a bust.RB: Alvin Kamara, SaintsIf you’re in a PPR league, you might not have noticed Kamara’s disappointing season quite as much. He ranks 18th in fantasy points per game in standard scoring but 11th in PPR. But even that 11th in PPR is lower than you would’ve hoped for based on ADP. Kamara was the third player off the board in drafts behind Barkley and Christian McCaffrey (and if you drafted closer to the season, perhaps behind Ezekiel Elliott). But surely some leagues saw Kamara taken ahead of McCaffrey, and that’s where it really hurts.Kamara has dealt with injury himself — he didn’t play in Weeks 7 or 8, and New Orleans hasn’t given him the ball on the ground as frequently since he returned. But the real lost nature of Kamara’s season comes in finding the end zone. After scoring 18 total touchdowns a year ago (14 on the ground, four through the air), Kamara had two total scores this season through Week 14 (one of each), and then he added two more TDs in Week 16.Touchdowns can be fluky at times, sure. Heading into next season, this season’s touchdown numbers probably won’t matter a ton in creating a valuation for Kamara. But in this season, when you’ve plugged Kamara loyally into your lineup each week, the lack of scoring matters, a lot. And that’s why he’s a bust.Preseason Boom-or-Bust RBs: Derrick Henry, Titans | Damien Williams, ChiefsHenry was a miss. Turns out his torrid end to 2018 was foreshadowing things to come. Henry was one of the most consistent backs in the NFL this year after being one of the most inconsistent in his prior three seasons. Williams has been an interesting case all year because in the games he was healthy and trusted by Andy Reid, he was good. Those were just few and far between, and injury issues have marred the second half of his season.WR: Odell Beckham Jr., BrownsIf you put Baker Mayfield and Beckham in a room and asked them whose fault it was that they were 2019 fantasy busts, there might be a lot of finger pointing. From afar, it feels very much like a chicken or the egg question. But regardless of the reasons, we know OBJ hasn’t lived up to his status as the No. 6 WR taken in drafts.Through 14 weeks, Beckham has topped 100 yards twice and scored two touchdowns. A season ago, in 12 games played, Beckham topped 100 yards five times and caught six scores. The worst part for fantasy owners have been the totally useless weeks, like the three games with receiving yards in the 20s along with five more contests of 60 yards or less. It’s not like he suddenly became not talented (though he has reportedly been dealing with a sports hernia all season). The flashes have been there, like the 89-yard touchdown against the Jets in Week 2 or a number of acrobatic catches that still grace the highlight reels. There just hasn’t been much else; none of the consistent, chain-moving, reception-building catches that made him such a sure-thing fantasy option. In standard leagues, Beckham finished Week 16 outside the top 30 in fantasy points among WRs, and he hasn’t been hurt, either, meaning you’ve probably started him in every week only to be disappointed yet again.WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster, SteelersOh, it felt so, so easy. Smith-Schuster was a star a year ago with Antonio Brown in town, so with Brown gone, surely he’d step into an even bigger target share and take the league by storm. Surely, the fantasy owners that took him seventh among WRs figured that was the case. But things get off to a good start. The early-season injury to Ben Roethlisberger was just the start. JuJu has only topped 100 yards once. He’s had fewer than 25 receiving yards in a game five times through Week 16, including a one-catch, seven-yard performance that somehow came in a Pittsburgh win. He’s been forced to catch passes from Mason Rudolph and Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges.At least in the aftermath of the concussion and knee injury he suffered on the same play in Week 11, fantasy owners knew they could keep him out of their lineup instead of continuing to tell themselves, “You know, he’s due.” The spot on fantasy benches that Smith-Schuster’s injury brought him was long deserved, cementing his status as a 2019 bust.WR: Antonio Brown, Patriots/inactiveWe all had an idea of what we were getting into with this guy — but we didn’t know it could go this bad. If you’re like me and drafted him in the second round the night before the season, there was the obvious potential of it blowing up in your face, and blow up it certainly did.It’s really not worth digging much deeper here. At least by getting his Patriots release, Brown could be set free by fantasy owners and not worried about again, unlike the two names above him here. He’ll certainly have bust potential if he latches on with a team before next season, but he’ll still be one of the league’s most talented wideouts — and a headache for fantasy owners, to be sure.Preseason Boom-or-Bust WRs: Adam Thielen, Vikings | Sammy Watkins, Chiefs | Courtland Sutton, BroncosThielen was fine when he was healthy, but he’s dealt with a hamstring injury that’s cost him a good chunk of games, including two contests where he exited in the first quarter. And Watkins, aside from a massive Week 1, has been downright bad. Sutton’s been our biggest miss. It turns out he was simply too talented to be held down by a lame Denver quarterback situation, and he was helped by a midseason trade of Emmanuel Sanders.TE: O.J. Howard, BuccaneersHoward was drafted fourth among tight ends, and it made sense. His talent had already been realized at the NFL level. He was a rising star. The only thing that apparently none of us could account for enough was Bruce Arians’ offense.Sure, Arians never really involved the tight end, but this was a stud like Howard — he surely wouldn’t hold him back, would he? Week 2, when Howard was on the field for 55 plays but not targeted on a single one, answered that question. He’s only caught one touchdown through Week 16, only has one game of five catches, and has topped 50 yards just three times. His future is still bright, but most owners who drafted him moved on before the fantasy playoffs — the sure-fire mark of a fantasy bust.Preseason Boom-or-Bust TE: Vance McDonald, SteelersMcDonald was going off the board as the eighth TE in the preaseason. We actually listed him as a sleeper before we saw him going that high. He enters Week 17 as the No. 35 TE based on fantasy points, with a single-game high of 40 receiving yards. Yuck.D/ST: Chicago BearsThe Bears’ defense came back to earth, and maybe even more than we expected. They were still our No. 1 fantasy defense, so we were wrong, too. There’s just too much variation among the position — and too much success to be had by streaming defenses — to ever reach for a defense in the 10th or 11th round (and in the FantasyPros data, the Bears were the 84th overall off the board).Preseason Boom-or-Bust D/ST: Jacksonville Jaguarslast_img read more

Wellington Christmas Decorating contest winners announced

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Becky Basinger · 243 weeks ago This is crazy! The house on west 16th has an incredible show and should have, at the very least placed in this contest! Something just doesn’t seem right about that! Report Reply 5 replies · active 242 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Mje · 242 weeks ago Do you even know that they entered? Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Andrea Kreifels · 242 weeks ago Yes, we entered. We submitted our form the very first day it came out. We’ve been planning our house all year, since we didn’t place last year either. Our house is different than the houses that won. You just can’t drive by, you have to watch. There’s a countdown on the house that shows how many minutes until a show plays. The shows play every 10 minutes. There’s 6 different songs programmed to dance. Programming takes a long time…last year we had 3 songs, but we couldn’t reuse them because we tripled last year’s set up and had to upgrade the software we used. Eventually, we will have enough to keep the show going continuously. We have a radio station that plays the music and gives info on the whole set up. I know our house is different. It’s beautiful to us, we did it for us, not for the competition. While we are disappointed that we didn’t place this year either, we are happy for the ones that did. But, our house will never look like theirs. We enjoy the customization and unique aspect too much. Often times, you’ll see me standing out there watching. Because, even though I’ve spent so much time working on it this year playing the songs over and over to make each set of lights work exactly the way I want it to, I still find it beautiful and I’m so overjoyed with how it looks and I love watching it! We’ve got bigger things planned next year; it’s only going to get bigger from here! I Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 242 weeks ago Andrea, it would help if you could include an address so we know where to go to see your great decorations. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Andrea · 242 weeks ago Sorry… It’s 909 W 16th. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Becky Basinger · 242 weeks ago Yes they entered according to a post on summer county buy sell trade Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down sunshine · 242 weeks ago Way to go Nelsons They work really hard every year. They really have the spirit. Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Home town Boy · 242 weeks ago That’s the way it works in Wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments From left, Wellington Mayor Shelley Hansel; WACC director Annarose White; City Administrative Clerk Kelly Ford and City Manager Roy Eckert receiving the Lightpole decorating contest first place prize.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Christmas decorating contest at its coffee held Thursday morning.The winners are as follows:Business 1.Wheatland Services, 120 N. Washington.2. Lucky Rhinestone, 114 S. Washington.3. Geranamo Gifts, 116 S. Washington.Residential1. Mark Ellis, 1128 North C. St.2. Lee and Brenda Neslson, 1404 N. Plum.3. Maggie Redford, 405 S. Olive.Pole Decorating Contest1. City of Wellington.2. No. 7 Coffeehouse.3. Cornerbank.We will have pictures later tonight of the winning Christmas decorations.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Pioneer League basketball brackets released; Wellington girls embark on Haven Tourney; Conway Springs girls win…

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Midweek basketball report including year end Pioneer League Middle School Tournament brackets to be held next weekend, and updates of the Sumner County high school teams going into this weekend.Pioneer League Tournament brackets releasedThe seventh and eighth grade boys and girls Wellington Knight basketball teams will be participating in their season ending tournament starting Feb. 6 that will carry through to next week if they are successful.The girls tournaments will be played at Winfield while the boys will be playing at Arkansas City.The full brackets for the girls tournaments can be found here and the boys tournaments here.The Wellington seventh grade girls are the No. 1 seed in the six-team tournament and will await the winner of #4 Winfield and No. 5 Mulvane at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play at 5 p.m. Monday.The Wellington eighth grade girls are No. 2 and received a first round bye. They will play the winner of #3 Mulvane and #6 Clearwater at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.The Wellington eighth boys are No. 1 seed and will get a first round bye. They will play the winner of #4 El Dorado and #5 Ark City at 11:30 a.m. The eighth grade boys are No. 4 seed and will play #5 Mulvane in the first round at 9 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play No. 1 Ark City at 11:30 a.m.Wellington girls The Lady Dukes finally get back to action in the first round of the Haven Tournament, after what seems like an eternity since their last game, a 65-27 win over El Dorado on Jan. 15. The full bracket can be found here.Wellington was hoping to make it 10-0 against the Chaparral Roadrunners, who is 1-9. They squared off at 3 p.m. today.If Wellington won, the Crusaders will play the winner of Kingman and Cheney on Friday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals.This will be a good tournament. Five teams come into the tournament with winning records. Interesting to note, the Goddard girls will be playing in the tournament as well and is the No. 2 seed with a 7-1 record. That team is coached by former Wellington girls basketball coach Kevin Hackerott.Wellington boysThe Gentleman Dukes have the week off after finishing second in the Chaparral Tournament Saturday. The 6-6 Crusaders won’t get back to play until Tuesday, Feb. 2 when Buhler comes to town. They will then travel to Augusta on Friday, Feb. 5.Conway Springs girls, Belle Plaine girlsBoth Sumner County Central Plains League teams are playing in the Sedgwick Tournament. Conway Springs won its tournament opener to Inman 26-23 Tuesday and will battle Canta-Galva at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Saturday will be the finals.Belle Plaine girls lost to Fairfield 55-23 on Tuesday. and battled Wichita Independent today in consolation play.Conway Springs boysThe Cardinals, still basking in their Chaparral Tournament Championship, will be hosting Garden Plain in their first meeting of the season. This will be a non-league game. Conway Springs is 11-1 and haven’t lost in 2016.Belle Plaine boys The Dragons went 1-2 in the Chaparral Tournament. The Dragons will not play until they host Wichita Trinity on Tuesday.Oxford boys The Oxford boys traveled to Cedar/Vale Dexter for a non-league contest Tuesday and lost 47-44. The box score is as follows: CVD       15   12   11   9    47Oxford     6    14   10  14   44Scoring for Oxford: Clements 5, Vaughn 3, Perrin 8, Reuter 4, Shimkus 4, Eichelberger 4, Hunt 18. CVD — Sweaney 7, Berkley 7, Adkins 8, Call 7, Marker 13, Rhodd 5. 3 PT FG: Oxford: 1 (Clements 1) CVD: 4 (Marker 3, Sweaney 1) FT: Oxford: 7/11 CVD: 7/13Coach Kyle Green comments:“We did make shots early in this game, got great looks, didn’t finish. Put ourselves in a hole in the first quarter, but we battled back. This team doesn’t quit getting after it and that’s one thing I’m very thankful for. We had a chance down 1 a couple times in the 4th and just couldn’t get a shot to fall and we had great looks. Had a shot at the end to win it as well, kids executed the set perfectly, but it wasn’t meant too be. We put ourselves in a position to win and that’s all I can ask. We will be at home Friday vs. Central Burden for homecoming.”Caldwell boysThe Bluejays, who placed third in the SCBL Tournament, couldn’t get past Argonia on Tuesday losing 54-42, despite getting 15 points from Colten Ward. The box score is as follows:Argonia 54, Caldwell 42 — Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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But now the Red Raiders appear to be back in the swing of things with its 54-42 victory over Caldwell Tuesday.Seth Hemberger scored 24 points for the Red Raiders Friday.Argonia, winners of three straight, hosts Sedan Friday night. Sedan was the SCBL Tournament Champions.———Caldwell, Argonia girls The Bluejay girls defeated Argonia 32-29 Friday. The box score for that game was:Caldwell 32, Argonia 29 — Argoniacenter_img — 32 11 13 54 11 29 5 Caldwell Caldwell – Ward 7, S. Schmidt 2, Bruey 4, Kt. Schmidt 4, Stuewe 9, Ohnemiller 2, Lebeda 2, Blake 2.Argonia – Booker 2, Thompson 2, Vineyard 16, Tracy 9.Follow us on Twitter. 8 4 12 — 16last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS runs: Feb. 15 – Feb. 21, 2016

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 17-Feb2:19 AMMedical Emergency800 block N. Woodlawn 19-Feb10:37 PMTransfer to Wichita 18-Feb8:50 PMStructure Fire400 block S. Blaine 17-Feb3:30 AMMedical Trauma1500 block N. Olive 20-Feb5:41 PMControlled Burn20th South & Seneca 20-Feb2:28 PMMedical Emergency400 block South C 15-Feb6:15 PMTransfer to Wichita 17-Feb3:00 PMGrass FireMayfield 20-Feb10:33 AMMedical Trauma1100 block E. Harvey 15-Feb6:19 PMMedical Emergency400 block E. 120th South Follow us on Twitter. 20-Feb11:47 AMFire Alarm2300 block North A 19-Feb2:15 PMTransfer to Wichita 15-Feb8:40 AMVehicle accidentUS 160 & Mayfield Road 19-Feb12:32 AMMedical Trauma1300 block E. Lincoln 17-Feb6:21 AMStructure FireBellePlaine 15-Feb1:06 PMTransfer to Wichita 19-Feb7:44 AMTransfer to Wichita 18-Feb3:40 PMMedical Emergency500 block N. Washington 16-Feb9:43 PMMedical Emergency800 block N. Woodlawn 21-Feb10:29 AMMedical EmergencyKansas Turnpike 18-Feb11:47 AMMedical TraumaOxford 19-Feb6:41 PMStructure FireBelle Plaine 18-Feb9:29 PMMedical Emergency200 block E. 20th 19-Feb5:16 PMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin 18-Feb2:32 PMMedical Emergency400 block N. Woodlawn 20-Feb6:43 AMVehicle Accident30th North and Hillside 19-Feb8:03 PMMedical EmergencyGeuda Springscenter_img 15-Feb12:07 PMTransfer to Wichita 16-Feb10:25 AMMedical Emergency1700 block E. 16th 16-Feb2:24 PMTransfer to Wichita Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Feb. 15 to Feb. 21, 2016 is as follows: 15-Feb9:50 AMMedical Emergency200 block W. 4th 20-Feb11:21 AMMedical Emergency800 block N. Woodlawn 19-Feb12:58 AMMedical Emergency900 block North C 19-Feb6:11 PMMedical Emergency900 block N. Poplar 16-Feb5:43 PMFuel Spill1100 block W. 8th Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 19-Feb8:59 PMMedical Emergency200 block E. Lincoln 18-Feb10:42 AMMedical Emergency500 block N. Washington 19-Feb1:48 PMMedical Emergency1500 block E. 16th 15-Feb2:20 PMGrass Fire400 block S. Blaine 20-Feb9:19 AMMedical Emergency1200 block E. Lincoln 17-Feb6:40 PMGrass Fire700 block E. 90th Avenue 19-Feb3:33 PMGrass Fire700 block S. Oliver 18-Feb10:45 AMLift Assist700 block W. Harvey 17-Feb5:40 PMGrass FireHargis Creek Watershed 20-Feb1:12 AMMedical Trauma300 block North F 20-Feb7:47 PMMedical Emergency1600 block North A 21-Feb10:17 AMMedical Alarm400 block South C 19-Feb11:15 AMMedical EmergencyOxford 21-Feb1:30 PMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 21-Feb5:00 PMTransfer to Wichita 16-Feb1:09 PMMedical TraumaOxford 19-Feb12:21 PMDisregarded EnrouteBelle Plainelast_img read more

Luke Fickell leads Michigan State’s five best coaching candidates to replace Mark Dantonio

first_imgMichigan State coach Mark Dantonio stepped down Tuesday after 13 seasons with the Spartans.Dantonio helped elevate Michigan State into a perennial Big Ten East contender. He won at least a share of three Big Ten championships and led the Spartans to a College Football Playoff appearance. He also had an 8-5 record against rival Michigan. He leaves behind a standard the next coach will have to live up to, especially in the Mitten State. MORE: Every FBS coaching change for 2020Lance Leipold, BuffaloToledo’s Jason Candle and Eastern Michigan’s Chris Creighton might also get consideration, but Leipold is the best of the MAC bunch. He had longterm success at Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Division III ranks and has led the Bulls to an 18-9 record and two bowl appearances the last two years. Leipold is a little older at 55, but that does not mean he wouldn’t be able to work with the resources at Michigan State.Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinatorSaleh didn’t get hired on the NFL coaching cycle, so would the San Francisco defensive coordinator (and SN’s NFL Coordinator of the Year) be willing to give the college game a look? The Dearborn, Mich., native played at Northern Michigan and was an assistant at Michigan State in 2002-03. He is a fiery personality with an aggressive defense, and at 41 years old would be an interesting fit for a program looking to stay in the hunt with Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. Dantonio’s abrupt departure, one day before National Signing Day, came late in the coaching carousel, too.Michigan State has options to replace him. There are five good candidates worth looking at, including one name that stands out above the rest.MORE: Why did Mark Dantonio retire from Michigan State?Luke Fickell, CincinnatiFickell would be Michigan State’s best fit: He checks the same boxes as Dantonio when he arrived 13 years ago. Like Dantonio, Fickell was a defensive coordinator at Ohio State who has found success as a head coach at Cincinnati.Fickell can use those lifelong ties to recruit successfully in both Ohio and Michigan, and the understanding of the rivalry with the Wolverines won’t be a problem (see last year’s exchange with Jim Harbaugh about Cincinnati transfer James Hudson). Fickell, 46, is coming off back-to-back 11-win seasons with the Bearcats. This would be the ideal get, given the situation.Pat Narduzzi, PittNarduzzi was a defensive coordinator at Michigan State under Dantonio from 2007-14, and he would offer the same continuity the program had under Dantonio. That is, if the program wants to continue in that direction. Narduzzi is 36-29 in five seasons with the Panthers. Michigan State might be expecting more from the next hire.Matt Campbell, Iowa StateCampbell would require a $6 million buyout and seems committed to Iowa State, where he has accomplished a lot. But Michigan State offers a bigger state for the Mount Union grad who could use that as a stepping stone to an even bigger job. Campbell is 26-25 the last four seasons with the Cyclones. He would be harder to get than either Fickell or Narduzzi, too.last_img read more

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews scores 44th goal, keeps pace in Rocket Richard Trophy race

first_imgPlaying in arguably one of their biggest games of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs needed their stars to shine Thursday — and their biggest star did just that.Rocket Richard Trophy candidate Auston Matthews knocked in his 44th goal of the season in a hotly contested, back-and-forth battle with the Panthers in Florida. The marker knotted the game 3-3 in the first period and capped a two-goal comeback by the Leafs with just over a minute left in the opening frame. Toronto would go on to win the contest 5-3 and maintain a hold on the Atlantic Division’s third spot. TRADE DEADLINE: Leafs do not seize the dayMatthews started the play with a dump-and-chase, tracked down the puck behind the goal line and threw a hit on MacKenzie Weegar that kept him out of the play. He then got the puck to Mitchell Marner, who set up Zach Hyman — and had all four Panthers down low focusing on him. Hyman’s attempted move around netminder Sergei Bobrovsky sent the puck right to an open Matthews for the goal.The goal is huge considering the Leafs are playing with just 11 forwards. Coach Sheldon Keefe opted to dress seven defenseman with a young and inexperienced blue-line group. Veteran defenseman Jake Muzzin suffered a broken hand in the team’s last game and joined Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci on the sideline. He now has recorded 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) in 21 games against Atlantic Division teams this season and on Thursday night against Florida, he led the team in shots (six), shot attempts (11), faceoff wins (10) and takeaways (two). Despite not scoring in Toronto’s last three games and only having one goal in his last five, Matthews is now just two behind the Bruins’ David Pastrnak and one ahead of the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin for the Richard Trophy. He is on pace for 56 goals this season.last_img read more