Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fantasy Football Preview Week One

I give you an injury report and my studs, duds and sleepers for week one. If you have a fantasy football question just tweet me @JamesRapien. For all of the latest fantasy football news go to Also, get the most up-to-date fantasy information every Sunday on Fantasy Football Gameday on Cincinnati's Fox Sports 1360.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chick and James on Fox Sports 1360

Do you have an issue with A.J. Green and
Patrick Peterson swapping jerseys after
they just played against each other?
James joined the Monday Morning Quarterback Quarterback Show on Fox Sports 1360 to discuss Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green swapping jerseys with Patrick Peterson after their head-to-head matchup on Sunday Night Football. 

Clearly Peterson and Green have a mutual respect for one another. Peterson tweeted this after the game:

Green responded shortly after:

It's good to see two pro bowl players go at it on the field, yet be good friends off of it. Green's Bengals did win the game 19-13 and he was able to haul in five receptions for 53 yards with Peterson guarding him.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 Fantasy Football Show on FOXSports 1360

It was another big day of fantasy football talk on the Fantasy Football Show on FOXSports 1360 with Dan Clasgens, James Adams,  Stefanie Theobald, and James Rapien. We gave you everything you need to know about the wide receiver position for your draft. Here's a recap of the show:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nate Burleson: 'Johnny's still the man'

Johnny Manziel might not be the starting quarterback for the Browns,
but that doesn't mean his teammates don't believe in him.

Even though Johnny Manziel might not start for the Cleveland Browns in 2014, he's receiving support from one veteran wide receiver. Nate Burleson backed Manziel even though he lost the starting job to Brian Hoyer, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

"I'll just say this, Johnny's still the man,'' said Burleson. “He's still a really good quarterback. He's an NFL-quality starting quarterback. Johnny will be successful in this league. ''

However, Burleson doesn't question the Browns decision to start Hoyer over Manziel.

Burleson still believes in Manziel even though
he won't be the starter in Cleveland.
"We've got really two quarterbacks that are good, and I've been saying that since we first got to camp,'' he said. "Regardless of who was named the starter week one, I feel like we were going to be winners. I say that selfishly speaking as a receiver, I get to benefit from that. I caught balls, touchdowns in 1-on-1s, made plays from both quarterbacks. So for me, I was straddling the fence between the two.”

Burleson has praised both players since training camp started.

"They've both got their qualities, their different in ways, but I like the way Brian has commanded the leadership of this team and grabbed ahold of the playbook. But Johnny being the No. 2 as you want to call it, we got arguably the best No. 2 in the NFL. I'm OK with that.''

Burleson might be trying to bolster the confidence of Manziel after he lost out on the starting job. Either way, he has made it clear he thinks Manziel can be successful in the NFL and that should give the rookie confidence moving forward.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

James On Fantasy Football Gameday

James was on Fox Sports 1360 today to talk fantasy football with Stefanie Theobald and Chris Heil. They touch on Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte and preview the rest of the running back's that you should know about before your fantasy draft.

Monday, August 11, 2014

James Talks Dalton and Manziel on the Monday Morning Quarterback Show

James joined Chick Ludwig on Cincinnati's Fox Sports 1360 to talk about Andy Dalton's contract extension and Johnny Manziel's preseason debut.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kyle Rudolph To Give Back

Kyle Rudolph is going to get paid, but shows he
isn't afraid to share the wealth.
Cincinnati native Kyle Rudolph plans to give back to his alma mater. Instead of buying a new car or a bigger house after receiving a pay raise from the Minnesota Vikings, Rudolph will have a new weight room built for Elder High School.

On Monday, he finalized a contract extension with the Vikings that could be worth up to $40 million according to reports.

Rudolph attended Elder from 2005-2008 where he played football and basketball.

 "I'm extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings," Rudolph said in a statement. "I've said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I'm excited about where this team is going. I'm looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal."

Rudolph, 24, has 109 receptions for 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns in 39 games over three seasons with Minnesota.  He made the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl.