Fantasy Football Out on a Limb Volume 4
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.
J.T. O’Sullivan (20.65) over Derek Anderson (10.45) WHICH I WON
Maurice Jones-Drew (22.6) over Ryan Grant (5.4 )WHICH I WON
Larry Johnson (18.1) over Darren McFadden (4.8) WHICH I WON
Santonio Holmes (3.2) beat Bryant Johnson (2.5) WHICH I LOST
Laveranues Coles (13.5) beat Amani Toomer (6.4) WHICH I LOST
Super Stetch: Chris Perry (15.3) beat Darren Sproles (7.7) WHICH I LOST
Regular Picks: 3-2
Super Stretch Picks: 0-1
Breakdown: QB: 1-0, RB 2-1, WR: 0-2
Regular Picks: 9-6
Super Stretch Picks: 1-2
Breakdown: QB: 3-0, RB: 5-3, WR: 2-5
Carson Palmer over Donovan McNabb
Palmer had been awful before showing a glimpse of his old self last week vs. the G-Men. Now he gets to face Cleveland at home. That should be the remedy he needs. McNabb gets to go on the road to Chicago without his top weapon, Brian Westbrook. Life will be much more difficult for Mr. McNabb.
Jamal Lewis over Michael Turner
Jamal Lewis should have a big day against the Bengals in what figures to be a slugfest. Michael Turner will return to Earth as he faces a team with an actual Defense in Carolina.
Jonathan Stewart over Darren McFadden
I’ll let these two rookie RBs battle it out. I’m taking J-Stew and his matchup against Atlanta even though he’ll have to share with DeAngelo Williams. McFadden has to face the Chargers, who aren’t as tough defensively as in recent years, but will probably score in bunches to take the ball out of Run DMC’s hands.
Robert Meachem over Santonio Holmes
I’ll pick on Holmes again even though he got me last week. This time I’m coming with Robert Meachem. The Saints are losing guys like flies as Shockey joined Colston on the sidelines. Drew Brees is going to throw the ball. Meachem will likely be one of his top targets. I don’t see Holmes finding the cure to what ails him this week when he faces Baltimore.
Isaac Bruce over Hines Ward
I do another oldies matchup. This time I’m taking Isaac Bruce, the new San Francisco treat, to take out Hines Ward. For starters Bruce gets to face New Orleans, which is a much easier task than Ward facing the Ravens. Not only do they have a better secondary than the Saints, they also will bring much more heat. If Big Ben is hit like he was vs. Philly, he may have another early exit.
Kerry Collins over Jason Campbell
Kerry has a plush matchup vs. Minnesota. If there line can hold up to the Vikings’ Pass Rush, he should be able to do some nice things. Campbell has played well of late, but I get the feeling while facing Dallas he’s going to look more like he did in Week 1.