Week 7 Fill-ins

20 October 2007

Is the bye week hitting you hard?  How about injuries?  How about just plain bad matchups?  Here are some guys you can plug-in this weekend.

QB
Brian Griese – He’s thrown for 881 yards the past three weeks to go along with 7 TDs.  He has a decent mathcup against Philly.
Jeff Garcia – He’s only thrown for 771 yards the past four weeks, but he has 5 TDs (plus a rushing TD) to only 1 INT.  The biggest thing is his matchup against Detroit.

RB
Kevin Faulk – He hasn’t done much, but he’s not hurt.  The same can’t be said for backmates Maroney and Sammy Morris.
Jerious Norwood – He finally showed some life last week.  He could be used in a pinch.
Reuben Droughns – He’s been vulturing TDs, which is a role reversal for him.  His 90 yards last week was a bonus.
LenDale White – He’s been decent.  With Chris Brown likely out, he stands to get the bulk of the carries.  He’s already the goaline guy.

WR
Donte Stallworth – A couple of solid back-to-back games.  Injuries and inconsistency are always a concern though.
Kevin Walter – Sure, his 12 catches for 160 yards were incredible, but he averaged 5.5 catches for 72 yards the previous two weeks, which isn’t bad.
Ike Hilliard – Averaged 77 yards per game the past three weeks.

TE
Desmond Clark – 212 yards and 2 TDs the past four weeks.  Not terrible.
Greg Olsen – Yardage increased the past three weeks.  Receptions have followed suit.  He’s becoming a bigger part of the Bear offense.

K
Kris Brown – Made 11 FGs the past three weeks.

DEF
NYG – Have gotten sack happy starting with the assault on McNabb.
Washington – Giving up very little points.
Kansas City – Picking up tons of sacks, INTs, and fumbles.  Nice matchup against Oakland.

There you have it.  If you have any other suggestions, please leave a comment.

Javon Walker was considered a game-time decision back in Week 4.  He missed that game, as well as the Week 5 tilt against San Diego.  Denver had their bye in Week 6 and Walker had returned to practice.  He had some problems though, and has decided to have knee surgery today to take care of those problems.  Mike Shanahan said he’ll be out “a few weeks”.  Shanahan is about the last person in the world I like to rely on when it comes to injuries.  Only Bill Belichick is worse, in my opinion.  However, the doctors say he will likely miss the next four weeks.  Pretty much the best case scenario is he’s back in Week 11 when Denver takes on Tennessee.  After that they face Chicago, Oakland, Kansas City, Houston, San Diego, and Minnesotat (although do fantasy owners even care about Week 17).  There are still some decent matchups that makes holding onto Walker make sense.  However, if he has any setbacks along the way, you’re best of to cut ties and get someone on your roster that can help.

Fantasy Football Hint:
This really is a no-brainer, but just take my foolishness as a warning.  If you make multiple trade offers that include a particular players, make sure cancel all trade offers he’s involved in.  I ended up trading away Chad Johnson, Kevin Curtis, LenDale White, Todd Heap, and Dallas DEF for Javon Walker (when I thought he was going to return this week), Donald Driver, and Shaun Alexander.  It may not look like that bad of a deal for me, except for the fact that I have Ronnie Brown and Edge as my RBs (meaning SA is a backup).  I have Dallas Clark  and JAX DEF so I wasn’t losing much at TE or K.  I upgraded at RB, however my WR corps took a hit.  I am already short-handed with Andre Johnson hurting, but I figured if I could deal Ocho and get a great 3rd RB as well as two quality starting WRs, I would be in great shape.  I would have Andre Johnson, Javon Walker, and Donald Driver as my WR.  I thought that was an improvement over Andre & Chad Johnson and Brandon Marshall, Kevin Curtis, or Santana Moss.  When I found out Walker was having surgery I cancelled a trade offer.  However, later I found out that there was an offer I didn’t cancel. 

 Wow, I wrote more about my little problem than about Javon Walker.  You can read about Walker many places, but only here can you see me expose my stupidity.  I’m sure some of you can relate.  The rest can laugh at my misfortune.

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Friday Tidbits 10/19/07

19 October 2007

Colorado stayed on fire (21 of 22) to sweep Arizona and advance to the World Series. Cleveland had Boston on the ropes, but Josh Beckett fired a gem sending the series back to Boston. Curt Schilling and Fausto Carmona square off in Game 6. Joe Torre walked away from the Yankees. I wish he walked a week ago before he got that insulting offer, but he did the right thing. He is such a class act on on off the field. Yankee fans have to have a bitter taste in their mouth after what went down. As a baseball fan I want to say “Thanks Joe” for doing it the right way. Dusty Baker will be manager for the Reds next year.

Tom Brady threw 5 more TDs. He’s thrown the most after 6 games in NFL history. It’s also the first time anyone threw at least 3 TDs in six games to start the season. Tony Gonzalez broke the all-time TD mark for Tight Ends. LT scored 4 TDs vs. Oakland. Kyle Boller started for Steve McNair. Jamal Lewis shut it down because of a sore foot. Vinny Testaverde started for Carolina…and he won. Adrian Peterson had 224 electrifying yards and three long scores. New Orleans finally won a game. The same can’t be said for St. Louis or Miami. Brett Favre broke another record. After becoming the winningest QB, and the TD leader, he came back to Earth as the INT leader. Kansas City traded Michael Bennett to Tampa Bay. It must have been trade Wisconsin Badger day as Chris Chambers was dealt to San Diego for a 2nd round pick. The Patriots got Randy Moss for a 4th round pick, but hey good deal San Diego. Some Great news to report. Kevin Everett was able to take some steps with a walker. Tim Hasselbeck joined Arizona as they can’t keep their QBs healthy. Javon Walker is going under the knife. His knee surgery is expected to keep him out a month. Good thing I didn’t cancel both trade offers I made for him. I got SA, Driver, and Walker for Ocho, Kevin Curtis, LenDale, Heap, and Dallas D. If I can stay afloat until Walker comes back I may be OK. I might have flushed my chances down the toilet.

Philadelpha F Jesse Boulerice was suspended 25 games for cross-checking Ryan Kesler. Boston’s Phil Kessel scored his first career hat trick on Friday. Colorado’s Joe Sakic netted his 15th career hat trick on Saturday. Josh Harding filled in with a shutout for Minnesota as they improved to 5-0. Ottawa signed F Randy Robitaille to a one-year deal. Buffalo signed F Jochen Hecht to a four-year deal worth $14 million. Philly’s Martin Biron had back-to-back shutouts against Atlanta and New Jersey. Ottawa is the NHL points leader. Minnesota is the only team without a regulation or OT loss.

Former NBAer Keon Clark was arrested for drug and weapons charges. Sacramento C Justin Williams was given a leave while he’s investigated for sexual assualt. Jason Kidd is being investigated for groping a woman at a club. The legal system will decide if the case has merit, but I want to say something to Kidd. You’re 34. Stay out of the club.

#1 LSU got bumped by #17 Kentucky. Joining them was #2 Cal, who was dropped by Oregon State. Also upset was #15 Cincinnati by Louisville, #18 Iowa by Illinios, and #19 Wisconsin by Penn State. #6 Oklahoma took care of #11 Missouri. #2 South Florida got dropped by Rutgers in the Thursday game. Some nice matchups this weekend. USC vs. Notre Dame. Hehe, just kidding. LSU-Auburn, Ohio St.-Mich St., Kentucky-Florida, Cal-UCLA, Mizzou-Texas Tech, and Tenn-Bama should be good.

Gonzaga’s Josh Heytvelt missed practice with a sore foot. Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson got in trouble for calling recruits. He is losing a scholarship and a $500K raise. Notre Dame F Luke Harangody will miss time with torn ligament in his thumb. Wisconsin G Michael Flowers is taking a leave for medical reasons. Arkansas G Nate Rakestraw will miss time with broken pinkie. Missouri suspended Darryl Butterfield following an assault arrest. Stanford C Brook Lopez was suspended for academic violations.

That concludes the Tidbits. As always, feel free to add any stories you liked this week in sports or discuss any of the stories I mentioned.

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I’m going back out on that fantasy football limb. I will pick five players I believe will score more points this week than a higher profile player. The scoring will be 6 points for rushing or receiving TD, 4 points for a passing TD, .1 points per yard for rushing or receiving and .05 points per passing yard. I will also do a Super Stretch Pick where I take a real longshot. First, I’ll recap last week.

Last Week
Drew Brees 20.3 beat Matt Schaub 13.55 as I predicted
LaDainian Tomlinson 45.5 beat Maurice Jones Drew (30.4) & Shaun Alexander (3.5) 33.9 as I predicted
Jason Wright 15.8 beat DeShaun Foster 4.9 as I predicted
MeO 14.6 (12.6 actual +2 spotted points) beat Randy Moss 11.9 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Dwayne Bowe 4.6 beat Torry Holt 3.3 as I predicted

Super Stretch
Tony Romo 17.85 beat Kurt Warner 1.05 WHICH I GOT WRONG.

Regular Picks: 4-1
Super Stretch Picks: 0-1
Overall: 4-2
Breakdown: QB: 1-1, RB: 2-0, WR: 1-1

Season Record
Regular Picks: 16-14
Super Stretch Picks: 4-2
Overall: 20-16
Breakdown: QB: 5-3, RB: 11-4, WR: 4-9

This Week’s Picks

Jeff Garcia over Ben Roethlisberger
Jeff gets to square off against Detroit. They suck against the pass. Big Ben may have Hines Ward back, but going up against Denver won’t be easy.

Shaun Alexander over Frank Gore
Last week I knocked SA down by, this week I’m picking him up. He’s been struggling the past couple of week’s.  St. Louis is just what he needs to get back on track. Gore gets to face a suddenly potent Giants defense.

LenDale White over Marion Barber III
LenDale probably won’t have to split carries with Chris Brown. I think he has a decent game against Houston. MB3 has to share with Julius Jones, play second fiddle to the passing attack, and oh yeah, face a tough Minnesota run defense.

Joey Galloway over Roy Williams
Garcia has to pass to somebody while burning the Lions. Roy will be locked up with Ronde Barber.

Patrick Crayton over Larry Fitzgerald
MeO and Witten will draw the attention. Crayton will reap the rewards. Fitz will have Rattay or a busted up Kurt Warner throwing to him. Can you say long day?
SUPER STRETCH
Kevin Walter
over Marvin Harrison
Walter is coming off a huge game. Houston is still short receivers, which means they’ll call his name often. Marvin is still a little banged up and facing Jacksonville.

What did you think of my predictions? Do you have any fantasy upsets in mind? Please leave your comments.

Previous Out on a Limb Picks
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

Fantasy Football Forum
Did you win your matchup this week? What’s your record? My team is struggling big time. Brett Favre sucked. Ronnie Brown was solid, but his stupid QB vultured two TDs. Edge was solid. Kevin Curtis was great. Ocho was decent. It’s bad enough that sucky Santana Moss didn’t catch a pass, but the moron fumbles and actually gets negative points. Soft Todd Heap didn’t score a point. CHI DEF also got me negative points. Between Favre, Moss, Heap, and CHI DEF I got 2.32 points. That’s awful.

That’s how my weekend of fantasy football went. How did you do?

Tracking My NFL Preseason Predictions
I made a bunch of predictions in the preseason. I profiled guys I thought would do well. I also profiled guys I thought wouldn’t meet expectations. Here are mypreseason predictions are going.

Surprises
J.P. Losman – Prediction: 3400 yards, 24 TDs, 16 INTs
On Pace for: Injured
Right-O-Meter: 1
Had a bye.

Alex Smith – Prediction: 3000 yards, 20 TDs, 14 INTs
On Pace for: Injured
Right-O-Meter: 1
Had a bye.

Chris Brown – Prediction: 1000 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1056 total yards, 3 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 8
26 yards. Yuck.

Jerious Norwood – Prediction: 1200 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1003 yards, 3 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 8
138 yard, 1 TD performance on MNF puts him back on target.

D.J. Hackett – Prediction: 80 receptions, 1100 yards, 8 TDs
On Pace for: Injured
Did not play because of ankle injury.
Right-O-Meter: 1

Vincent Jackson – Prediction: 64 receptions, 1100 yards, 9 TDs
On Pace for: 940 yards, 5 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 5
No stats this week.

Heath Miller – Prediction: 600 yard, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 771 yards, 6 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
Was on a bye

Disappointments
Vince Young – Prediction: 2800 passing yards, 650 rushing yards, 16 TDs, 6 rushing TDs, 20 INTs
On Pace for: 2250 yards passing, 413 rushing yards, 10 TDs, 3 rushing TDs, 19 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 10
120 yards passing, 6 rushing, a fumble, and a pick. See.

Maurice Jones-Drew- Prediction: 1100 total yards, 8 rushing & receiving TDs
On Pace for: 1446 total yards, 10 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 2
Two straight great weeks knocked me off pace with him. 184 yards and 2 TDs was great.

Torry Holt – Prediction: 1100 yards, 7 TDs
On Pace for: 1024 yards, 8 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
33 wimpy yards.

Tony Gonzalez – Prediction: 700 yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1173 yards, 8 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 1
102 yards and two scores. Nice.

I’m sucking at my predicitions, although my bust picks are half good still.

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NFL Picks – Week 7

16 October 2007

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I was 7-6 last week. Tennessee, Chicago, Miami, Cincinnati, Arizona, and Seattle tripped me up. My Lock Pick Kiss-of-Death continued with the Chicago loss.

Last Week: 7-6
Overall: 52-37
Lock Picks: 2-4

Lock Pick: New England
Previous Lock Picks: PITT, CIN (L), SD (L), BAL (L), DAL (barely), CHI (L)

Week 7 Picks
Tennessee over Houston
Tampa Bay over Detroit
New England over Miami (lock Pick)
New Orleans over Atlanta
New York Giants over San Francisco
Baltimore over Buffalo (Virtual Lock)
Washington over Arizona
Kansas City over Oakland
Cincinnati over New York Jets
Philadelphia over Chicago
Seattle over St. Louis
Dallas over Minnesota (Virtual Lock)
Pittsburgh over Denver
Indianapolis over Jacksonville

Those are my picks. Any differences?

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Fantasy Football Forum
Did you win your matchup this week? What’s your record? My team is struggling big time. Brett Favre sucked. Ronnie Brown was solid, but his stupid QB vultured two TDs. Edge was solid. Kevin Curtis was great. Ocho was decent. It’s bad enough that sucky Santana Moss didn’t catch a pass, but the moron fumbles and actually gets negative points. Soft Todd Heap didn’t score a point. CHI DEF also got me negative points. Between Favre, Moss, Heap, and CHI DEF I got 2.32 points. That’s awful.

That’s how my weekend of fantasy football went. How did you do?

Tracking My NFL Preseason Predictions
I made a bunch of predictions in the preseason. I profiled guys I thought would do well. I also profiled guys I thought wouldn’t meet expectations. Here are mypreseason predictions are going.

Surprises
J.P. Losman – Prediction: 3400 yards, 24 TDs, 16 INTs
On Pace for: Injured
Right-O-Meter: 1
Had a bye.

Alex Smith – Prediction: 3000 yards, 20 TDs, 14 INTs
On Pace for: Injured
Right-O-Meter: 1
Had a bye.

Chris Brown – Prediction: 1000 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1056 total yards, 3 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 8
26 yards. Yuck.

Jerious Norwood – Prediction: 1200 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1003 yards, 3 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 8
138 yard, 1 TD performance on MNF puts him back on target.

D.J. Hackett – Prediction: 80 receptions, 1100 yards, 8 TDs
On Pace for: Injured
Did not play because of ankle injury.
Right-O-Meter: 1

Vincent Jackson – Prediction: 64 receptions, 1100 yards, 9 TDs
On Pace for: 940 yards, 5 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 5
No stats this week.

Heath Miller – Prediction: 600 yard, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 771 yards, 6 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
Was on a bye

Disappointments
Vince Young – Prediction: 2800 passing yards, 650 rushing yards, 16 TDs, 6 rushing TDs, 20 INTs
On Pace for: 2250 yards passing, 413 rushing yards, 10 TDs, 3 rushing TDs, 19 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 10
120 yards passing, 6 rushing, a fumble, and a pick. See.

Maurice Jones-Drew- Prediction: 1100 total yards, 8 rushing & receiving TDs
On Pace for: 1446 total yards, 10 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 2
Two straight great weeks knocked me off pace with him. 184 yards and 2 TDs was great.

Torry Holt – Prediction: 1100 yards, 7 TDs
On Pace for: 1024 yards, 8 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
33 wimpy yards.

Tony Gonzalez – Prediction: 700 yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1173 yards, 8 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 1
102 yards and two scores. Nice.

I’m sucking at my predicitions, although my bust picks are half good still.

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Friday Tidbits 10/12/07

12 October 2007

Manny Ramirez smashed a 3 run homer in the 9th to give the Red Sox a 6-3 win in Game 2. Curt Schilling, aided by Papi & Manny back-to-back jacks, finished the sweep. Cleveland got a hand from Mother Nature as bugs swarmed The Jake. They irritated Joba Chamberlain into game-tying wild pitch. Cleveland won it in the 11th. Johnny Damon saved the day as the Yanks struck back. Cleveland put the Yankees to bed in Game 4. Paul Byrd was the word and got the series clinching win. Chicago could have used some luck as they found themselves swept by Arizona. They can’t blame Bartman this time. Joining them will be Colorado, who swept the Phillies while winning their 17th game in 18 tries. Tom Glavine decline a $13 million option with the Mets. Pittsburgh gave manager Jim Tracy the axe. Charlie Manuel earned a two-year extension with the Phillies. Atlanta GM John Schuerholz is moving on to team President. Colorado took Game 1 of the NLCS. They have won 18 of their last 19 games.

Week 5 saw Green Bay fall out of the undefeated ranks. It was basically a must win for Chicago. Brett Favre did throw for 322 yards in the loss. New England, Indy, and Dallas stayed perfect. Tom Brady threw 3 touchdowns for the 5th straight game. Indy won without Addai or Marvin Harrison. Tony Romo tried to give away the game with 5 INTs and a fumble, but Nick “Stick a” Folk “in ‘em” drilled a 53 yarder following a successful onsides kick. Dramatic stuff. Matt Leinart fractured his collarbone. He’s out for the year. Tim Rattay was brought in for when Kurt Warner gets hurt. Larry Johnson got a whopping 12 yards on the ground. Hines Ward missed another game. Trent Green got another concussion. New Orleans, St. Louis, and Miami lost again. Jake Delhomme will miss the rest of the year with his elbow injury. Vinny Testaverde was signed for QB depth. A spinal injury is forcing Seattle FB Mack Strong to retire. Michael Pittman got hurt for the Bucs so Zack Crockett was brought in. Kellen Winslow said that Joey Porter is too angry and needs a hug. I love it.

Golden State’s Monta Ellis had a scare. He hurt himself in practice. It was thought that he might have been paralyzed. Thankfully, he’s OK. Charlotte’s Sean May will miss another season, this time for microfracture surgery. He sure gets injured a lot. KG had a solid Boston debut. He had 19 points and 16 rebounds as they won their preseason opener in Italy. San Antonio signed Bruce Bowen to an extension. This just in. Michael Finley finally let go of the NBA trophy. Eddy Curry has a tear in his shoulder. Ouch. He won’t need surgery though. Sacremento C Spencer Hawes will have knee surgery. No word on when he’ll return. Allan Houston is going to attempt a comeback with the Knicks. Washington Wizard C, and former Syracuse Orangeman, Etan Thomas underwent heart surgery.

Alexander Ovechkin picked up his 200th point. Columbus G Pascal Lecliare shutout Anaheim last Friday. He got his second one on Wednesday. The Wild’s Niklas Backstrom also recorded his 2nd shutout Wednesday. Martin Gerber recorded a shutout on Saturday. Ray Emery, who? Nashville’s David Legwand recorded a hat trick against Dallas. The Islanders signed D Radek Martinek to a three-year extension and C Richard Park to a two-year extension. Nashville lost D Shea Weber for a month or so after he dislocated his knee cap. Ouch. Detroit will be without F John Franzen for a month with a knee injury. New York Ranger F Sean Avery separated his shoulder, and will miss a month. Toronto F Jason Blake has chronic myelogenous leukemia, but it’s treatable, and he should be able to play through it. Dallas C Mike Ribeiro was activated from the IR. Columbus got C Michael Peca back from the Injured Reserve. Toronto’s Mats Sundin set team records with his 390th goal and 917th point. Darryl Sittler previously held both records. Buffalo’s Tim Connolly shutout Atlanta to drop them to 0-4. Florida’s Tomas Vokoun shutout New Jersey.

#1 LSU had a come from behind victory over #9 Florida 28-24. #4 Ohio State beat #23 Purdue. It was Florida’s second straight loss. #10 Oklahoma got by #19 Texas. #15 Virginia Tech beat #22 Clemson. #17 Missouri blasted #25 Nebraska. #20 Cincinnati squeaked by #21 Rutgers. Now to the upsets. #2 USC got dropped by Stanford, ending USC’s 35-game home winning streak. Illinois bumped #5 Wisconsin. Tennessee smoked #12 Georgia. Finally, Kansas upset #24 Kansas State. Virginia Tech will be without leading tackler LB Vince Hall for a month or more after he broke his wrist. Texas lost WR Limas Sweed with a wrist injury. This week’s top games are #1 LSU vs. #17 Kentucky, and #6 Oklahoma vs. #11 Missouri. Mark Sanchez will start at QB for USC this week. Wake Forest upset #21 Florida State last night.

New Mexico’s Tony Danridge had surgery on his broken leg. Stanford C Brook Lopez was ruled academically ineligible. Georgia suspended F Takais Brown, C Albert Jackson, and G Mike Mercer for violations. Texas freshman Gary Jackson has been cleared to practice despite a heart condition.

That concludes the Tidbits. As always, feel free to add any stories you liked this week in sports or discuss any of the stories I mentioned.

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I’m going back out on that fantasy football limb. I will pick five players I believe will score more points this week than a higher profile player. The scoring will be 6 points for rushing or receiving TD, 4 points for a passing TD, .1 points per yard for rushing or receiving and .05 points per passing yard. I will also do a Super Stretch Pick where I take a real longshot. First, I’ll recap last week.

Last Week
Peyton Manning 20.45 beat Jon Kitna 5.6 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Edgerrin James 9.7 beat Frank Gore 7.5 as I predicted
Cedric Benson 12.9 beat Michael Pittman 1.5 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Braylon Edwards 11.0 beat Brandon Marshall 7.2 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Steve Smith 10.7 beat Roy Williams 3.6 WHICH I GOT WRONG.

Super Stretch
Gus Frerotte 25.2 beat Matt Hasselbeck 5.8 as I predictedRecap
Regular Picks: 1-4
Super Stretch Picks: 1-0
Overall: 2-4
Breakdown: QB: 1-1, RB: 1-1, WR: 0-2

 

Season Record
Regular Picks: 12-13
Super Stretch Picks: 4-1
Overall: 16-14
Breakdown: QB: 4-2, RB: 9-4, WR: 3-8

This Week’s Picks
Drew Brees
over Matt Schaub
How bad has this year been for Brees? He has 929 yards and only 1 TD, which makes him an Out on a Limb candidate vs. Schaub (1299 & 5 TDs). I have no reason to think he snaps out of his funk, but I’m going on a hunch. Schaub should have his hands full with Jacksonville.

LaDainian Tomlinson over Shaun Alexander and Maurice Jones-Drew
LT always destroys Oakland. I am doing my first two for one special of the year. LT will outscore SA & MJD combined in a battle of the Initial RBs.

Jason Wright over DeShaun Foster
Jason Wright may or may not get the start. Jamal Lewis missed last week with a foot injury. Miami has a bad run defense, so Wright may get some work either way. Foster faces a quietly tough Arizona defense.

Randy Moss over Terrell Owens +2 points
Let’s face it. New England-Dallas is the best matchup this season. Moss-MeO is the most intriguing WR matchup this weekend. I’ll spot MeO 20 yards. Moss will prove he’s Boss.

Dwayne Bowe over Torry Holt
The rookie has looked pretty darn good. I think his size will be a factor against Cincy. Holt has to face Baltimore with a backup QB.  

SUPER STRETCH
Kurt Warner
over Tony Romo
Romo looked horrible on Monday. This week it doesn’t get any easier against New England. Warner should do decent if he doesn’t get hurt. I just hope his wife isn’t doesn’t get her typical coverage.

What did you think of my predictions? Do you have any fantasy upsets in mind? Please leave your comments.

Previous Out on a Limb Picks

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Week 4
Week 5

NFL Picks – Week 6

10 October 2007

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I did well last week. Reached double digits in a bye week. I lost with KC, NO, DET, and GB. My lock pick, Dallas, barely won. I really would have thought my kiss of death was real if they lost.

Last Week: 10-4
Overall: 45-31
Lock Picks: 2-3

Lock Pick: Chicago
Previous Lock Picks: PITT, CIN (L), SD (L), BAL (L), DAL (barely)

Week 6 Picks
TENN over TB
CHI over MINN (Lock Pick)
JAX over HOU
MIA over CLE
BAL over STL (Great Survivor Pick)
GB over WASH
CIN over KC
PHI over NYJ
ARI over CAR
SD over OAK (Great Survivor Pick)
NE over DAL
SEA over NO
NYG over ATL

Those are my picks. Any differences?

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