Fantasy Football Pitfalls – Week 14

Dec 2, 2008

I’m going to look at the matchups each week and pick five fantasy starters that could be in for a tough week. Here’s a look at players who could struggle this week.

Quarterback
Tony Romo
- Romo will be put to the test this week as he plays the Steelers in Pittsburgh.  They will bring the heat and I imagine he’ll get knocked down several times.  It would be hard to bench him since it’s likely your fantasy playoffs, but if you have a better option, you may want to go with it.

Running Backs
Frank Gore
- Gore is another one that will be hard to bench, but has a tough matchup against the Jets.  He produces with both his legs and his hands though so he may be alright.  If you’re expecting him to carry your team, be prepared for a letdown.

Clinton Portis - CP makes a back-to-back appearance on the Pitfalls list.  Last week it was the Giants, which he struggled in as I predicted .  This week he faces Baltimore.  You’ve got to play your studs unless you have a very capable replacement.  I’m just preparing you to lower your expectations for Portis. 

Wide Receiver
Steve Smith
- Again, you can’t bench him, but be prepared that Jake Delhomme could be on his back much of the game, which would seriously hamper Smith’s production.  Additionally, Ronde Barber has the goods to slow him down.

Terrell Owens - I am certain that Pittsburgh’s game plan involves slowing down #81.  Not only will the blitz Romo to shorten T.O.’s routes, but they’ll likely provide Safety help.  T.O. could be crying for the ball again after this one is over.

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11 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. wassup471
    December 2nd, 2008 at 9:27 am #

    Steve Smith is also on a decidedly run-first team. Especially since Delhomme doesn’t seem to have the skills necessary to win a football game- he appears to be more of a game manager nowadays.

  2. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    totally agree wassup.

  3. CK0712
    December 2nd, 2008 at 9:55 am #

    I imagine he’ll get knocked down several times.

    HA your mouth, football gods ear

    rainman is back practicing, although i refuse to blog about his dumbassedness self LMAO!

  4. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    CK – let’s hope. love the rainman line.

  5. CK0712
    December 2nd, 2008 at 10:08 am #

    i’m just hoping the floor of the meadowlands doesn’t get wiped up with my eagles. i’ll be at the game, i always go to the meadowlands. nothing like batteries in snowballs LMAO!!

    i kid, i kid *insert evil laugh*

  6. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    lol. i’m afraid the Birds don’t stand much of a chance.

  7. CK0712
    December 2nd, 2008 at 10:30 am #

    ah, fk it, i know it….but hey a girl can dream can’t she?
    HA!

  8. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2008 at 10:31 am #

    I’m with you. I hope like hell they can pull it off. I’m just not drinking the green Kool-Aid for this game despite their pounding of Arizona.

  9. CK0712
    December 2nd, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    no green kool-aid, i hate kool aid anyway…….how bout some green beer? HA!

  10. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    now you’re talking.

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