Fantasy Football Out on a Limb – Preseason Edition Results

Aug 28, 2008

Fantasy Football Out on a Limb , where I scour NFL rosters to select a player who I feel will outperform a higher profile player in that given week, is back. The last preseason game is garbage so I’ll just report on how I did in my preseason tune-up.

Scoring
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. 

Quarterback
 
Brett Favre
over Aaron Rodgers +6
Aaron Rodgers 20.15 (14.15 actual plus six spotted points)
Brett Favre 5.5

Brett Favre let me down.  Now I know what it’s like to be a Packers fan these days.

Running Back
 
Larry Johnson
over Brian Westbrook
Brian Westbrook 5.8 (3.9 rushing, 1.9 receiving)
Larry Johnson 3.8 (3.6 rushing, 0.2 receiving)

LJ let me down.  It feels like 2007 all over again.

Wide Receiver
 
Brandon Marshall
over Randy Moss
Brandon Marshall 13.1 (7.1 receiving plus TD)
Randy Moss 0.1 (0.6 receiving, -0.5 rushing)
I was right on the money with this pick.  Marshall got loose on a 49 yard TD grab.  Moss basically did nothing.

Record
1-2

Good thing it’s the preseason.  Again, the last preseason game is worthless so I won’t head out on a limb until Week 1.

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