Out on a Fantasy Football Limb Playoff Edition

Jan 3, 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 in the season finale.

Last Week
Kurt Warner 28.9 beat Tom Brady 25.4 as I predicted.
Laurence Maroney 18.6 beat Marion Barber 0.1 as I predicted.
Jamal Lewis 12.9 beat Joseph Addai 3.5 as I predicted.
Anquan Boldin 11.6 over Reggie Wayne 8.7 as I predicted.
Brandon Marshall 20.5 beat Andre Johnson 7.4 as I predicted.

Super Stretch
Ryan Grant 11.7 beat Najeh Davenport 8.7 WHICH I GOT WRONG.

Regular Picks: 5-0
Super Stretch Picks: 0-1
Overall: 5-1
Breakdown: QB: 1-0, RB 2-1, WR: 2-0

Season Record
Regular Picks: 42-43-1
Super Stretch Picks: 12-5
Overall: 54-48-1
Breakdown: QB: 8-11, RB: 27-17-1, WR: 18-20

This Week’s Picks

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Jeff Garcia +2 over Ben Roethlisberger
I have a feeling that Jacksonville will make it difficult on Big Ben, especially if weather plays a role. Jeff Garcia should have better weather and facing a weaker defense. That combo should be enough to get me a victory. I’ll give myself two spotted points. 

Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts +2 over Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew
I’ll take two spotted points and choose the Redskin duo over Jacksonville’s two-headed monster. Seattle has a tough defense, but Washington and Portis are on fire. I’ll ride the hot hand. 

Joey Galloway over Plaxico Burress
Ronde Barber will match up with Plaxico. Tiki’s twin will do his best to top his brother’s former team. Joey Galloway is hit or miss, but I see him slipping past the safety for a long TD.

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

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