Fantasy Football Out on a Limb 2009, Pro Bowl Edition

Jan 28, 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 Pro Bowl 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
Brett Favre over Peyton Manning +2:  Loser Favre 19.5, Manning 32.85 (30.85 actual +2)
Shonn Greene over Joseph Addai +1:  Loser Greene 4.1, Addai 10.3 (9.3 actual +1)
Austin Collie over Reggie Wayne:  Winner Collie 18.3, Wayne 5.5
Conference Finals Picks:  1-2

Season Record
Regular Picks: 41-40-1
Super Stretch Picks:  8-12
Playoffs Picks:  6-5
Overall: 55-57-1

Pro Bowl Picks

Vince Young over Donovan McNabb

The Pro Bowl seems like an ideal place for an athlete like VY to showcase his skills. There will be minimal defense played and look for VY’s revival to continue. McNabb is the elder statesmen of the NFC quarterbacks so I expect him to take a back seat.

Frank Gore over Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is coming off a brutal loss to the Saints that saw him put the ball on the carpet multiple times. I think he’s there for the festivities, and as an ambassador to the game, but not to get a bunch of carries. Meanwhile, I think Frank Gore puts on a show for his home crowd.

Steve Smith over Vincent Jackson

This has more to do with the Quarterbacks that these WRs will be playing with than their abilities or match-ups. Once the starters (Matt Schaub and Aaron Rodgers) are out, Smith has a distinct advantage with McNabb and Romo over V-Jax with VY and David Garrard.

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