Fantasy Football Out on a Limb Volume 10
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 matchups, how the players are trending, and the ever-important hunch. To mix things up I’ll occasionally do some two on one matchups or even pit RB or WR duos against each other. Sometimes I’ll spot a player some points.
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.
Aaron Rodgers (20.8) beat Kyle Orton (12.1) WHICH I LOST.
Michael Turner (13.9) over Clinton Portis (12.4) WHICH I WON.
Brandon Jacobs (17.7) beat Earnest Graham (13.25) WHICH I LOST.
Calvin Johnson (14.8 ) beat Donnie Avery (2.6) WHICH I LOST.
Terrell Owens (9.6) beat Devin Hester (5.3) WHICH I LOST.
Super Stetch: Tim Hightower (16.8) over Jamal Lewis (6.2) WHICH I WON.
Regular Picks: 1-4
Regular Picks: 28-17
Super Stretch Picks: 3-5
Matt Ryan over Eli Manning
I’m taking my chances with the Rookie over the Super Bowl champion. Ryan is playing at home in what appears to be a shootout with New Orleans. He’s going to have to get the ball to his playmakers for the Falcons to keep pace. Meanwhile, Eli travels to Philly to take on the Eagles in what appears to be a Defensive struggle.
LaDainian Tomlinson over Matt Forte and Steve Slaton (combined)
I don’t recall using LT yet this year so why not start his Out on a Limb season off with a bang taking on two of the league’s top rookies. LT has a cake matchup against Kansas City, which should render him the highest scoring RB this week. The two rookies square off against tough Defenses in Tennessee (Forte) and Baltimore (Slaton). That should hinder them enough for LT to pull this off.
Michael Turner over Brian Westbrook +1
I will take Michael Turner, the King of the Bad Matchups, over arguably the league’s best fantasy player when healthy. Turner squares off against New Orleans, who is pretty weak on D. I’ll even spot Westy ten yards as he faces the G-Men.
Michael Jenkins over Reggie Wayne
I am going with Atlanta’s #2 over Indy’s #1 based on matchups. Jenkins gets to go up against New Orleans, who if you haven’t figured out has a D that fails to impress me. He scored on a couple of passes last week and could find the end zone again. Wayne has a tough matcup with Pittsburgh.
Devery Henderson over Randy Moss
Just to prove I don’t think Atlanta is going to roll all over New Orleans, I’m offering Henderson up to have a good game. He’ll need to get deep to win, but I think he’s capable. I’m banking that he will outscore Randy Moss, who plays a tough Buffalo team for First Place in the AFC East.
Brady Quinn over Jake Delhomme
I’ll take the risk and throw Quinn out there despite having just 8 career passes. He’s just the spark this team needs to get moving. Maybe Braylon Edwards will actually hang on to the ball. Delhomme’s matchup with Oakland is a good one, but perhaps too goo. They should dominate with their rushing attack and need little from their D. Once they get up big, Carolina will basically shut down the passing game.