Fantasy Football Out on a Limb 2009, Conference Championship Edition
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.
Kurt Warner over Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers (individually)
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
Regular Picks: 41-40-1
Super Stretch Picks: 8-12
Playoffs Picks: 5-3
Conference Championship Picks
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.
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.
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.