Fantasy Football Out on a Limb Volume 21

Jan 30, 2009

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. 

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
Donovan McNabb
33.85 beat Kurt Warner +1 [32.95 (31.95 actual plus spotted point)] WHICH I WON
Edgerrin James (8.9) over Willie Parker (4.5) WHICH I WON
Kevin Curtis (12.2) over Derrick Mason (4.1) WHICH I WON

Record:  3-0

Season Record
Regular Picks:  52-33 (.612)
Super Stretch Picks:  8-8 (.500)
Playoff Picks:  7-2 (.778)
Overall:  67-43 (.609)


Kurt Warner
over Ben Roethlisberger +3
Arizona has relied on the passing game all year, and they aren’t about to change because it’s the Super Bowl.  Pittsburgh has a stout D, but the Cards should be able to move the chains through the air.   Since Warner is an easy choice I’ll spot Big Ben 3 points, which amounts to 60 yards.

Running Back
willie-parker-profile   edgerrin-james1
Willie Parker
over Edgerrin James +2.5
I think Willie Parker has the potential to be Pittsburgh’s top Offensive threat on Super Bowl Sunday so I don’t mind spotting Edge 25 yards.  Although Edge is more likely to score a TD in my opinion, I’m guessing neither reach paydirt.  Willie will pile up the yards in the 4th Quarter as Pittsburgh runs out the clock.  Edge will have a hard time cracking 50 yards against this powerhouse.

Wide Receiver

Anquan Boldin over Santonio Holmes +1.5
Larry Fitzgerald has had a remarkable playoff run, and I feel Pittsburgh will key in on him to try to slow him down.  Giving less attention to Boldin, especially when he had ample time to rest, could be costly for the Steelers.  I think Warner does what he can to make Boldin forget about the Conference Championship.  Even if he goes, Hines Ward will likely be slowed a bit.  Santonio Holmes will have to step his game up.  He’s capable of it, but I still have more faith in Boldin.  Therefore, I’ll spot Holmes 15 yards.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    Anquan Boldin over Santonio Holmes

    Kurt Warner over Ben Roethlisberger


    Willie Parker over Edgerrin James

    :( edge might have a hard time, do not forget hightower!

  2. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    getting close

  3. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    2 days, 12 hoursssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  4. Crazy Canton Cuts
    January 30th, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    I got a maybe sleeper for you Lester

    that Arrington kid

    and the TE Miller for the Steelers

    agree with the 3 you chose here….I’m putting Edge with Hightower to get them higher

  5. LestersLegends
    January 30th, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    J.J. is a little banged up so we’ll see. I think Heath will have a solid game. I can see AZ RBs outscoring Pitt RBs, especially if AZ gets a lead.

  6. CK0712
    January 30th, 2009 at 1:16 pm #


    I can see AZ RBs outscoring Pitt RBs, especially if AZ gets a lead.

    thank you

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