Out on a Fantasy Football Limb Playoff Edition Vol. 2

Jan 10, 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 Wild Card Weekend.

Last Week
Ben Roethlisberger 26.15 destroyed Jeff Garcia 16.55 (14.55 actual plus two spotted points) WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew 30.2 destroyed Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts 13.4 (11.4 actual plus two spotted points) WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Plaxico Burress 3.8 beat Joey Galloway 0.5 WHICH I GOT WRONG.

Guess I stretced too far.

This Week’s Picks: 0-3
Overall: 0-3
Breakdown: QB: 0-1, RB: 0-1, WR: 0-1

Overall Playoff Picks: 0-3
Overall: 0-3
Breakdown: QB: 0-1, RB 0-1, WR: 0-1

Overall Record
Regular Picks: 42-46-1
Super Stretch Picks: 12-5
Overall: 54-51-1
Breakdown: QB: 8-12, RB: 27-18-1, WR: 18-21

This Week’s Picks 

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Eli Manning
+3 over Peyton Manning
Eli vs. Peyton. Peyton vs. Eli. In this epic battle of brotherhood, I’ll go with the younger Manning (with three spotted points). I think Indy will utilize Joseph Addai and the ground game to keep LT at bay. New York will have to play catch up against Dallas, which will force them to the air. 

 Marion Barber III over Maurice Jones-Drew
There are a lot of similarities between these two backs. Both share the backfield with a talented running back. They both have a nose for the endzone. I like MB3 better than MJD this weekend. Barber gets to play at home. Barber faces the New York Giants and not the New England Patriots. 

 Jabar Gaffney over Nate Burleson
Jacksonville will try to shut down Randy Moss and Wes Welker. That mean Gaffney should be able to have a solid game. Burleson will have to face a tough Green Bay secondary.

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

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