Out on a Fantasy Football Limb Playoff Edition 3

Jan 17, 2008

It’s Playoff Time, but I’m still going out on that fantasy football limb. I will pick three players I think will score more points than a higher profile player. The scoring is 6 points for rushing or receiving TD, 4 points for a passing TD, .1 points per yard for rushing or receiving and .05 points per passing yard. First, I’ll recap how I did during the Divisional Round.

Last Week
Peyton Manning 31.5 beat Eli Manning 19.35 (16.35 actual plus 3 spotted points) WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Marion Barber III 19.8 beat Maurice Jones-Drew 6.7 as I predicted.
Nate Burleson 3.3 beat Jabar Gaffney 2.6 WHICH I GOT WRONG.

This Week’s Picks:
Overall: 1-2
Breakdown: QB: 0-1, RB: 1-0, WR: 0-1

Overall Playoff Picks: 1-5
Breakdown: QB: 0-2, RB 1-1, WR: 0-2

Overall Record
Regular Picks: 43-48-1
Super Stretch Picks: 12-5
Overall: 55-53-1
Breakdown: QB: 8-13, RB: 28-18-1, WR: 18-22

This Week’s Picks
Brett Favre over Eli Manning +5
It’s getting harder to pick these as the pool keeps shrinking. Tom Brady would require way too much of a spread than I feel comforatable with so I’ll go Brett vs. Peyton’s brother in their head-to-head matchup for the Super Bowl. They are both one step away. Favre has to realize that this could be his last chance to make it. Who knows how next year will turn out. I think he’ll another game for the ages to ensure he’s playing on Feb. 3rd.

Laurence Maroney over Brandon Jacobs +2
Judging by the season stats I shouldn’t spot Jacobs, but Maroney was AWESOME last week. I think they will continue to utilize him as he seems 100% finally. Green Bay did a number on Seattle’s pathetic running game. I can see them slowing down the G-Men attack, especially if they get to scoring in bunches again.

Vincent Jackson over Donald Driver
With San Diego banged up, Vincent Jackson will again be featured more prominently in their attack. They are likely going to be playing from behind so they should pass often. I see Driver continuing to be ignored in the offense. Favre spreads it around too much to count on the guy who isn’t his primary target.

Previous Out on a Limb Picks
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Wild Card Weekend
Divisional Round Playoffs

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