Out on a Fantasy Football Limb Volume 12

Nov 22, 2007

I’m going back out on that fantasy football limb. I will 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. First, I’ll recap last week.

Last Week
Ben Roethlisberger 14.25 beat Peyton Manning 7.85 as I predicted.
LaDainian Tomlinson 21.5 beat Brian Westbrook 14.8 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Brandon Jacobs 16.3 Willie Parker 5.2 as I predicted.
Terrell Owens 41.3 ate Larry Fitzgerlad 15.3 alive WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Andre Johnson 18.0 beat Steve Smith 0.0 as I predicted.
Smith didn’t play, but I doubt he would have beat Andre.

Super Stretch
Chester Taylor 38.2 beat Clinton Portis 4.5 as I predicted.

Regular Picks: 3-2
Super Stretch Picks: 1-0
Overall: 4-2
Breakdown: QB: 1-0, RB: 2-1, WR: 1-1

Season Record
Regular Picks: 25-29-1
Super Stretch Picks: 9-2
Overall: 34-31-1
Breakdown: QB: 6-7, RB: 18-8-1, WR: 10-16

This Week’s Picks
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Brett Favre over Jon Kitna +4
I wanted to go with this special Thanksgiving matchup. In order to make it fair, I’ll spot Kitana 4 points. 
Joseph Addai over LaDainian Tomlinson
Addai should find running room against Atlanta. The passing game isn’t clicking for Indy so Addai needs to get rolling. LT faces Baltimore, which brings him back to Earth. 

 

Cedric Benson over Thomas Jones
Hey, the Bears made this decision. This week I’m making it too. Cedric Benson has been running well of late. Denver’s rushing D has been horrible. I see a decent game out of Benson. Thomas Jones faces a tough Dallas D on Turkey Day. Not loving those odds. 

Terrell Owens over Randy Moss
They both play prime time games this week. I should be careful because Moss will get to see what MeO did prior. However, I think the Eagles present a much better secondary for Moss than the Jets do for Owens. Plus, I’m tired of MeO killing me every week. 

D.J. Hackett over Roy Williams
Hackett has been on fire since returning from his ankle injury. I’d expect more of the same against a weak St. Louis secondary. Roy gets to battle Al Harris and Charles Woodson. Not fun.

SUPER STRETCH 
Kolby Smith over Warrick Dunn
Kolby gets to replace not one, but two legends this week as LJ is still out and Priest retired. I think he finds success against Oakland though. Dunn gets to face Indy on the bright lights of Thanksgiving Night Football. Too bad most of America can’t watch it.

That concluded the Thanksgiving Day special. I included at least one playr in each matchup that is playing on Turkey Day.

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

Previous Out on a Limb Picks
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