Fantasy Football Out on a Limb 2009, Conference Championship Edition

Jan 21, 2010

Time for another edition of Fantasy Football Out on a Limb.  I scour the rosters to select a player who I feel will outperform a higher profile player in that given week.  I base my decisions on match-ups, how the players are trending, and the ever-important hunch.  To mix things up I’ll occasionally do some two on one match-ups or even pit RB or WR duos against each other.  Sometimes I’ll spot a player some points.

For the playoffs I will pick one matchup for Quarterback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver

6 points for rushing or receiving TD
4 points for a passing TD
0.1 points per yard for rushing or receiving
0.05 points per passing yard.

Last Week
Kurt Warner over Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers (individually)
Warner:  10.25
Manning:  Loser  20.1
Rivers:  Loser 25.3
Felix Jones over LaDainian Tomlinson:  Winner Felix 9.1, LT 2.4
Marques Colston over Vincent Jackson +2 :  Winner Colston 14.3, V-Jax 13.1 (11.1 actual +2)
Divisional Round Picks:  2-2

Season Record
Regular Picks: 41-40-1
Super Stretch Picks:  8-12
Playoffs Picks:  5-3
Overall: 54-55-1

Conference Championship Picks

Brett Favre profile photo
Brett Favre over Peyton Manning +2
You have three elite QBs and Sanchez so it makes it difficult to do an out on a limb pick here. I’ll take Favre against the Saints and spot Peyton two points.

Indianapolis Colts 2009 Football Headshots
Shonn Greene over Joseph Addai +1
Greene has been running wild in the postseason, but he’s still not a sure thing. Joseph Addai gets it done on the ground and through the air, but the Jets have the best defense left in the field. I’ll spot Addai a point to make it more interesting.

Indianapolis Colts 2009 Football Headshots
Austin Collie over Reggie Wayne 
I respect Darrelle Revis enough that I’ll take Robin to outperform Batman this week. While Manning won’t completely shy away from Revis, he will be cautious when throwing at him.

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