News: The Bears have signed defensive lineman Turk McBride to a one-year deal. He spent the last two seasons with the Saints.
Analysis: McBride has over two sacks once in his career. He's not going to be effective enough for Fantasy play.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints are likely to use Turk McBride as their starting left end in the absence of Alex Brown. Brown was released on Tuesday.
Analysis: McBride was signed on July 31, or Jordan, the 24th overall pick in April's draft. He is coming off the best season of his career, when he started eight games for the Detroit Lions and had 33 tackles and a career-high five sacks. Now in a position to play perhaps an even bigger role, he may be worth a look in deeper IDP formats.
News: Free agent DE Turk McBride agreed to terms with New Orleans on Sunday, adding depth at a position where the Saints may need it in the beginning of the season. Terms of the deal were not released.
Analysis: The addition of the 6-foot-2, 278-pound McBride, a five-year veteran who started 12 games during the past two seasons for Detroit, is a quality pick-up for the Saints. McBride posted five sacks last year, and should be viewed as a late-round flier in upcoming IDP drafts.
News: Lions DE Turk McBride has three sacks in the last two games. His play has impressed coach Jim Schwartz. "(McBrides) going to play tough and give great effort every week, Schwartz said. He finds a way to make plays. Anytime you talk about multiple sack games, you're doing something right.
Analysis: McBride has a career-high five sacks in 2010, but his stats have come in bunches. His recent output has been because Kyle Vanden Bosch is on IR, so McBride is seeing more playing time. You might as well use him as a stopgap Fantasy DL while McBride is on a roll.
News: Lions DL Turk McBride sacked the quarterback twice in a Week 14 win over the Packers. He also made three tackles in the game. McBride now has five sacks this season.
Analysis: McBride had a nice game in Week 14, but he still has just low-end appeal in IDP formats. He should stay on waivers in most leagues for Week 15.
News: Lions DE Turk McBride made the most of his start in place of DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) in the Week 13 loss to Chicago. McBride sacked Bears QB Jay Cutler and forced and recovered a fumble. Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham loves the way McBride plays.
Analysis: McBride played well in Vanden Bosch's stead in Week 13 but the Lions want to get their starter back against the Packers next week. McBride still brings low-end Fantasy value to the table in IDP leagues.
News: Lions DL Turk McBride's only tackle in Week 2 against the Eagles was a sack of QB Michael Vick. In fact, his only two tackles this season have been sacks.
Analysis: At this rate, McBride is going to end up with 16 tackles -- all sacks. We definitely don't think he is going to maintain this pace and his numbers won't be impressive as a backup DL, so continue to ignore McBride in Fantasy.
News: Playing on Thanksgiving vs. the Packers, notable Lions defensively included: DB William James (11 total tackles), DB Louis Delmas (six total tackles, safety), LB Julian Peterson (seven total tackles, sack, forced fumble) and DL Turk McBride (two total tackles, forced fumble).
Analysis: Only Peterson and Delmas are worth owning in deeper IDP league play. The Lions play at the Bengals in Week 13.
News: The Lions have listed the following inactives for their Week 3 game hosting the Redskins: 3rd QB Drew Stanton, CB Marcus McCauley, CB Eric King, LB Ernie Sims, DE Turk McBride and DE Cliff Avril.
Analysis: Avril is about the only player worth starting as a low-end Fantasy DL when healthy. Most of these guys are reserves or special teams contributors when active. Keep them reserved for Week 3.
News: The Detroit Lions have acquired DE Turk McBride on a waiver claim from the Kansas City Chiefs. Thursday's announcement comes one day after the Lions cut DT Orien Harris. McBride had been playing LB after being a starter most of last year at defensive end. The Chiefs cut him Tuesday. McBride was a second-round draft choice in 2007 out of Tennessee.
Analysis: McBride has minimal Fantasy value in 2009. Ignore him in all IDP leagues.
News: Once again, the injury-ravaged Chiefs are scouring the landscape for usable, unemployed professional football players. They're in the market for linebackers and cornerbacks. Coach Herman Edwards said linebackers Derrick Johnson and Pat Thomas and defensive end Brian Johnston are all out for this week's game against New Orleans. Questionable are defensive ends Tamba Hali and Turk McBride, cornerbacks Patrick Surtain and Brandon Flowers and safety DaJuan Morgan.
Analysis: As it stands, the Chiefs defense has been awful all season. Johnson, Hali and Flowers are all no better than low-end Fantasy options when healthy while the rest of the players listed above don't register on the Fantasy radar.
News: The Chiefs listed the following players as inactive for Week 10: DB Patrick Surtain, DB Brandon Flowers, DB DaJuan Morgan, TE Mike Merritt, LB Derrick Johnson and DL Turk McBride.
Analysis: None of the players on this list should be considered viable Fantasy option. They are not in a position to contribute regular stats as they aren't in line for regular playing time. They've got some depth chart climbing to do and should be left on the waiver wire.
News: Chiefs DL Turk McBride recovered two fumbles Week 9 against the Buccaneers. He finished with six total tackles -- three solo.
Analysis: McBride entered the game with only 28 tackles, and he still doesn't have a sack. The Chiefs love his upside, but until he posts some serious numbers, he remains a low-end Fantasy DL.
News: Chiefs DL Turk McBride left in the first half of a Week 2 loss to the Raiders with an abdomen injury. McBride had one assisted tackle before exiting the lineup.
Analysis: McBride had a solid Week 1 with five tackles. The Chiefs love his upside, but until he posts some serious numbers, he remains a low-end Fantasy DL when healthy.
News: Chiefs rookie DL Turk McBride picked up his first career sack during a Week 3 win over the Vikings.
Analysis: McBride is currently behind Tamba Hali and Jared Allen on the depth chart at defensive end, but gets a decent amount of reps a game. He is still nothing more than a low-end Fantasy reserve until he starts producing consistent numbers.
News: The Chiefs agreed to terms with second-round pick DT Claude "Turk" McBride and third round pick DT DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler. Both defensive linemen will be in training camp on time.
Analysis: McBride and Tyler will be a big part of the club's defensive line rotation for years to come, but they won't tally many stats, rendering them useless for most Fantasy owners.
News: Aside from first-round pick WR Dwayne Bow, the Chiefs' 2007 draft class includes: Tennessee DT Turk McBride, N.C. State DT DeMarcus 'Tank' Tyler, Louisville RB Kolby Smith, UCLA PK Justin Medlock, TCU OT Herbert Taylor and Whitworth TE Michael Allan.
Analysis: McBride and Tyler will help the Chiefs fill a big need up front defensively but not help Fantasy owners much. Smith was someone the Chiefs targeted and is expected to be a change-of-pace back to give Larry Johnson a breather a few times per game (a late-round pick in non-seasonal leagues). Medlock will be decent if he wins the starting job in camp over Lawrence Tynes. Everyone else will provide team depth for the club and isn't worth a look in Fantasy Football.