Out on a Fantasy Football Limb Volume 1

Sep 6, 2007

In an attempt to prove my fantasy football prowess, I like to make fantasy football predictions. I pick five players I believe will score more points this week than a higher profile player. The scoring will be 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. I will also do a Super Stretch Pick where I take a real longshot.

This Week’s Picks
Big Ben over Vince Young
Big Ben was awful last year. I think this is going to be a bounce-back year for him. I think he starts strong Week 1 vs. Cleveland. VY is going to fell suffocated by Jacksonville’s tough defense.

Travis Henry over Shaun Alexander
Travis Henry has to be licking his chops facing his former team with one of the best lines in the business. Tampa is going to slow down SA.

Reggie Bush over Frank Gore
I think Arizona’s going to be improved this year. Their defense didn’t look that bad at times last year. I think they do a better job of containing Gore than Indy does Bush.

Reggie Brown over Roy Williams
Oakland was great against the pass last year. Their corners are no joke. That and sharing with Calvin Johnson will be enough to render Reggie Brown (vs. Green Bay) a winner for me.

Andre Johnson over Chad Johnson
I tried this matchup a few times last year. I think I lost most of them. CJ has a tough matchup against Baltimore. I don’t think he’ll be sniffing the endzone this week. AJ, however, hits paydirt against KC in my opinion.

SUPER STRETCH
Joseph Addai over LT
Why not take on the top back? He is facing Chicago, so what better chance do I have at beating him? Addai should have plenty of running room against New Orleans. I’ll probably be wrong, but I’ve got a feeling on this one.

What did you think of my predictions? Do you have any fantasy upsets in mind? Please leave your comments.

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