NFL Picks – Week 4

26 September 2007

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I was OK last week. I went 10-6. I lost on San Diego, Cleveland, Cincy, Denver, Washington, and Chicago. My lock pick (San Diego) didn’t come through either. Hopefully I can do better this week.

Last Week: 10-6
Overall: 30-18
Lock Picks: 1-2

Lock Pick: Baltimore
Previous Lock Picks: PITT, CIN (L), SD (L)

Week 4 Picks
GB over MN
HOU over ATL
NYJ over BUF
BAL over CLE
DAL over STL
CHI over DET
MIA over OAK
SF over SEA
TB over CAR
PITT over ARI
SD over KC
INDY over DEN
PHI over NYG
NE over CIN

Do you have any differences?

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Fantasy Football Forum
Did you win your matchup this week? What’s your record? Me, I’m 3-0. I was the 2nd high scorer in my league this week despite getting less than 8 points from Larry & Rudi Johnson. The guy who carried the big lumber for me this week was Kevin Curtis. My opponent was less than pleased. As you may know, I’m in an 8 man keeper league. I’m pretty proud of starting Curtis in an 8 man league. Tom Brady was amazing yet again. Chad Johnson played well. My free agent pickup of Dallas Clark paid an immediate dividend. I finally found a kicker in Jeff Reed. I would have been better off starting Benson or LenDale over either Johnson.

That’s how my weekend of fantasy football went. How did you do?
Tracking My NFL Preseason Predictions
I made a bunch of predictions in the preseason. I profiled guys I thought would do well. I also profiled guys I thought wouldn’t meet expectations. Here are mypreseason predictions are going.

Surprises
J.P. Losman – Prediction: 3400 yards, 24 TDs, 16 INTs
On Pace for: 1360 yards, 0 TDs, 5 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 1
Losman got hurt. Really hurts your projections. He completed every pass in Week 3. So what if he just threw one pass.

Alex Smith – Prediction: 3000 yards, 20 TDs, 14 INTs
On Pace for: 2459 yards, 5 TDs, 5 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 1
Well, he finally cracked 200 yards and threw his first TD.

Chris Brown – Prediction: 1000 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1440 total yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 8
56 total yards in Week 3. LenDale has scored the past two weeks though. Brown needs to break some long ones.

Jerious Norwood – Prediction: 1200 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 885 total yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 4
His 66 total yards was his season’s best.

D.J. Hackett – Prediction: 80 receptions, 1100 yards, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 37 yards
Did not play because of ankle injury.
Right-O-Meter: 1 – An ankle injury will keep the Right-O-Meter low all year long.

Vincent Jackson – Prediction: 64 receptions, 1100 yards, 9 TDs
On Pace for: 955 yards, 5 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 6
98 yards and a score. That’s what I’m talking about.

Heath Miller – Prediction: 600 yard, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 805 yards, 5 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
Solidf 82 yard performance

Disappointments
Vince Young – Prediction: 2800 passing yards, 650 rushing yards, 16 TDs, 6 rushing TDs, 20 INTs
On Pace for: 2272 yards passing, 512 rushing yards, 16 TDs, 5 rushing TDs, 15 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 10
My predictions are on target, but a further review of my projections, and those numbers wouldn’t be that bad.

Maurice Jones-Drew- Prediction: 1100 total yards, 8 rushing & receiving TDs
On Pace for: 832 total yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
55 total yards. Another stinker. At least he outscored Larry and Rudi Johnson this week.

Torry Holt – Prediction: 1100 yards, 7 TDs
On Pace for: 1120 yards, 11 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 5
He didn’t reach the endzone this week. His 63 yards were mediocre, but keep in mind Bulger only threw for 116 yards.

Tony Gonzalez – Prediction: 700 yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 891 yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 8
His yardage is better than I thought, but he still hasn’t reached the endzone. He did have a solid 7 catch, 96 yard game against Minnesota. Dwayne Bowe looked good, which could open things up for Gonzo and LJ.

I continue to bomb at QB. Half of my WR prediction seems to be coming around. MY RBs need to break long TDs to get me going. TE has been solid. My bust picks are still pretty accurate.

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Friday Tidbits 9/21/07

21 September 2007

NFL Week 2 was insane. The Patriots smoked San Diego. Randy Moss scored twice. I guess the video scandal didn’t matter. Cleveland knocked off Cincinnati 51-45. I don’t think the Cavs even score that much. Derek Anderson’s five TDs did the trick. It helped that Jamal Lewis carved up the Cincy D for 215 yards. Carson Palmer threw 6 TDs in a losing effort. Brett Favre moved past John Elway as the NFL’s winningest QB. He had 3 TD passes against the sucky New York Giants. San Fran, Houston, Washington, and Detroit joined Green Bay at a surprising 2-0. Tampa Bay stomped the Saints. I guess last year was a fluke. Buffalo’s Kevin Everett is able to move both hands now. Great news. They say he may be able to walk in a couple of weeks. Amazing. Tennessee extended Jeff Fisher’s contract four years. New York’s Steve Smith will be out a couple weeks with a broken shoulder blade. The Falcons raided the retirement home and brought back Morten Anderson. Seattle gave DB Jordan Babineaux a five-year extension. The Jets lost return man Justin Miller. Tank Johnson may be taking his guns to the Lone Star State. As a Cowboy, he may be able to buy a truck and keep his bazookas in the gun rack. Byron Leftwich siged with Atlanta. I used to love McNabb. He went to Syracuse while I was there. He plays for my 2nd favorite NFL team. However, I have become annoyed with him. He said that black quarterbacks are criticized more than white ones. Tell that to Eli Manning or Rex Grossman. Could it be, perhaps, that you play in a market where the fans are very critical? If Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt was booed, then anyone is fair game. When you sign a contract worth upwards of $100 million, you are going to be held accountable. I’d say that’s pretty standard. Washington lost another O-Lineman. Guard Randy Thomas will be out for the bulk of the year with a torn tricep muscle. MeO got fined for his TD celebration. He made fun of the Video scandal. I think it’s kind of funny. Andre Johnson is out this week. San Fran LB Manny Lawson is gone for the year with a knee injury. Jax lost S Gerald Sensabaugh for the season with a shoulder injury.

The Yanks took 2 of 3 in the weekend series against Boston. Boston is holding on by its teeth. They’ve tanked in 1978 fashion. Jim Thome blasted his 500th home run. The tainted #756 ball sold for $752,467. It would have been cool if they paid $756,000 instead. They dropped the ball. No pun intended. Michael Young drove in 7 runs against Oakland. Frank Thomas smashed three home runs in one game. The Sun came up. The governement taxed someone. Ben Sheets got hurt again. Boston shut down Hideki Okajima because of tired arm. I wish they did the same with Eric G*gne. Ken Griffey, Jr. will finish yet another year on the DL. This time with a groin injury. He did hit 30 home runs this year moving him to 593. Toronto’s Vernon Wells is shutting it down as well. Houston rookie J.R. Towles drove in 8 runs. The Cubbies are in first place. San Diego has won 7 straight and is only a half game out of first.

Dikembe Mutumbo is returning for one more year. Don Nelson agreed to an extension with Golden State. J.J. Redick has a broken bone in his right hand. The league’s second most hated referee Joey Crawford was reinstated. Utah’s AK-47 says he wants out. Milwaukee matched G Charlie Bell’s offer sheet from Miami. They don’t seem too concerned with whether or not people want to play there.

The NHL preseason is underway. Anaheim D Mathieu Schneider broke a bone in his left ankle. He’ll be on the shelf for a while. His teammates Teemu Selanne and Scott Niedermayer still haven’t decided if they’ll retire or not. Buffalo’s Teppo Numminen hopes to play despite open heart surgery. Vancouver D Sami Salo fractured his wrist. Ottawa C Mike Fisher signed a five-year extension with the club. Sean Burke retired after tending nets for 20 years.

Another wild week of college football. #1 USC took care of #19 Nebraska 49-31. #2 LSU (44-0 over Mid Tenn) and #3 Oklahoma (54-3 over Utah St.) routed inferior opponents. #5 Florida beat #22 Tennessee 59-20. Kentucky knocked off #9 Louisville. Utah flattened #11 UCLA 44-6. I didn’t know Lloyd Carr coached UCLA this week. Just kidding Lloyd. Michigan actually won this week, rolling on Notre Dame 38-0. Coach Weis needs to start videotaping the opposing team’s play signals. Maybe then his team could score a touchdown. #21 Boston College bumped #15 Georgia Tech 45-24. #16 Arkansas fell to Alabama 41-38. Texas S James Henry became the 6th Longhorn to be arrested since June. They are starting to rival the Bengals. The best matchups this week are #2 LSU vs. #12 South Carolina and #16 Alabama vs. #22 Georgia.

Pitt PG Levance Fields got the stun gun treatment when he was rasslin’ with a cop. I guess he shouldn’t have tried to grab the cop’s gun. Alabama PG Ron Steele will redshirt next year following knee surgery.

The Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA Finals.

Floyd L*ndis had to give back his T*ur de France vict*ry.

That concludes the Tidbits. As always, feel free to add any stories you liked this week in sports or discuss any of the stories I mentioned.

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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
Brett Favre 26.1 beat Marc Bulger 22.4 as I predicted.
Shaun Alexander 13.5 beat Steven Jackson 9.6 as I predicted.
Laurence Maroney 7.7 beat Maurice Jones-Drew 4.1 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Marvin Harrison 8.7 beat Reggie Wayne 7.0 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
I’m 0-3 picking Reggie’s this year.
Santonio Holmes 5.3 beat Ronald Curry 1.2 as I predicted.

Super Stretch
Cedric Benson 11.0 beat Larry Johnson 8.7 as I predicted.

Season Record: 6-4, 2-0
QB: 2-0, RB: 4-2, WR: 2-2

This Week’s Picks
Jason Campbell over Brett Favre
Last week I rode Favre against a porous Giants defense. This time I’m flipping the switch on the old man. I’m going Campbell against the aforementioned porous Giants D, figuring Shawn Merrim*n and company will force Favre into plenty of mistakes.

LaMont Jordan over Maurice Jones-Drew
MJD let me down last week. This week I’m picking on him. LaMont Jordan should be able to move the chains against Cleveland. MJD will have his hands full with Denver’s tough D.

Rudi Johnson over Frank Gore
I’ll take on Gore again. I’m not going with a Reggie this time. Instead, I’ll take Rudi against Seattle. I like the matchup better than Gore against Pittsburgh.

Santana Moss over Larry Fitzgerald
Jason Campbell has to throw to somebody. I think Moss gets in the endzone. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ran one in as well. Fitz has gotten off to a slow start. Facing Baltimore won’t help

Vincent Jackson over Hines Ward
Vincnet Jackson has been pretty quiet. I think he gets it going this week against Green Bay. Hines Ward will have Nate Clements to deal with in SF.

STRETCH
LenDale White
over Thomas Jones
LenDale has actually been pretty productive. Thomas Jones hasn’t got on track yet. Facing New England, Baltimore, and now Miami won’t help. He is a buy low candidate though. I suggest you try and steal him from his owner in your leauge.

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

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Week 1
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NFL Picks – Week 3

19 September 2007

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I wasn’t so hot last week. Hopefully I’ll do better this week. I finished 9-7. I mistakenly took CAR, CIN, PHI, NO, MINN, SEA, and SD (shamefully). Plus my Survivor pick (Cincy) lost. Since I’m out in the Survivor Pool, I’ll switch them to Lock Picks and do the same.

Last Week: 9-7
Overall: 20-12
Lock Picks: 1-1

Lock Pick: San Diego
Previous Lock Picks: PITT, CIN (L)

Week 3 Picks
INDY over HOU
NE over BUF
NYJ over MIA
PHI over DET
PITT over SF
TB over STL
SD over GB
BALT over ARI
KC over MINN
CLE over OAK
CIN over SEA
DEN over JAX
CAR over ATL
WAS over NYG
CHI over DAL
TENN over NO

Those are my picks. What differences do you have?

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Fantasy Football Forum
Did you win your matchup this week? 2-0, 1-1, or 0-2? Me, I’m 2-0. I was the high scorer in my league this week despite another non-Larry Johnsonesque performance from LJ. The other Johnsons (Chad, Andre, and Rudi) carried the load for me. Tom Brady sealed the deal. I feel bad for my opponent. He had the second highest score with big games from Kellen Winslow, Housh, MN DEF, and Edge. Thankfully he had Jamal Lewis and Cotchery on the bench. I had another sucky game from a kicker. I picked up Kasay and he was awful. I hate kickers. I want to be in a league that just doesn’t have them. Next year maybe. Cedric Benson or LenDale White would have been better plays at RB than LJ. Oh well.

That’s how my weekend of fantasy football went. How did you do?

Tracking My NFL Preseason Predictions
I made a bunch of predictions in the preseason. I profiled guys I thought would do well. I also profiled guys I thought wouldn’t meet expectations. Here are mypreseason predictions are going.

Surprises
J.P. Losman – Prediction: 3400 yards, 24 TDs, 16 INTs
On Pace for: 2008 yards, 0 TDs, 8 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 1
Horrible Week 2. Faced tough Pittsburgh D. Needs to step up big time. At least he didn’t throw a pick.

Alex Smith – Prediction: 3000 yards, 20 TDs, 14 INTs
On Pace for: 2016 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 1
Another mediocre game for Smith. He’s winning though.

Chris Brown – Prediction: 1000 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 1712 total yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 8
Brown came back to Earth. My projections still look pretty good.

Jerious Norwood – Prediction: 1200 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 800 yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 5
43 total yards. Not so great.

D.J. Hackett – Prediction: 80 receptions, 1100 yards, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 4 receptions, 28 yards, 0 TDs
Did not play because of ankle injury.
Right-O-Meter: 1 – An ankle injury will keep the Right-O-Meter low all year long.

Vincent Jackson – Prediction: 64 receptions, 1100 yards, 9 TDs
On Pace for: 648 yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 1
He better start catching some TDs if my projections are going to be even close.

Heath Miller – Prediction: 600 yard, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 552 yards, 8 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
34 yards. He didn’t exactly set the world on fire. A TD would have been nice.

Disappointments
Vince Young – Prediction: 2800 passing yards, 650 rushing yards, 16 TDs, 6 rushing TDs, 20 INTs
On Pace for: 2096 yards, 600 rushing yards, 8 TDs, 8 rushing TDs, 8 INTs
Right-O-Meter: 10
Pretty on the money thus far.

Maurice Jones-Drew- Prediction: 1100 total yards, 8 rushing & receiving TDs
On Pace for: 808 yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
Another horrible performance for a 2nd round fantasy pick. 41 total yards. Are you kidding me?

Torry Holt – Prediction: 1100 yards, 7 TDs
On Pace for: 1176 yards, 16 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 3
He scored a TD for the second straight week. Can’t argue with that.

Tony Gonzalez – Prediction: 700 yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 568 yards, 0 TDs
Right-O-Meter: 10
43 yards. Yuck.

I continued to bomb at QB and WR. I’m still doing well at RB & TE. My bust picks, aside from Holt, are money.

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Friday Tidbits 9/14/07

14 September 2007

What a weekend for NFL action. Randy Moss (183 yards) had a monster game for NE. Chris Brown (175 yards) was great as Tennessee upset Jacksonville. Brett Favre tied John Elway for the most career wins as Green Bay upset Philly. Houston drilled Kansas City. Wonder if Atlanta wishes they kept Matt Schaub? Detroit won a game. LT ran for another score..ho hum. He did pass for another one too. Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, and Calvin Johnson all had impressive NFL debuts. Shaun Alexander broke 100 yards and had a score. Still think he’s a bust TWOMINUTEDRILL? Romomania is back after he tossed 4 TDs and ran for another. JaMarcus Russell finally signed with Oakland. Chicago S Mike Brown suffered his annual season-ending injury early this year. Joining him is NT Dusty Dvoracek. Orlando Pace will also miss the season. New England got pinched for videotaping NYJ play calls. That’s just dirty. Belichick did an Giambiesque apology. The Pats got fined $250 K. Belichick got fined $500K. If they make the playoffs they lose a 1st round pick. If they miss the playoffs they lose a 2nd & a 3rd.. Cleveland traded Charlie Frye to Seattle. Washington signed Reche “I cost the Patriots a Super Bowl Berth” Caldwell. Tampa Bay cut David B*ston. The Ravens will be without Ogden this weekend. Jax K Josh Scobee will be out 3-6 weeks. Terry Glenn went under the knife again. None of this matters though. What matters in football this week si that Buffalo’s Kevin Everett, who injured his neck last week, was able to move his arms and legs.

A-Rod smashed home runs #50 & 51 as the Yankees rolled. Wonder why the Yankee fans aren’t booing now. He also hit HR #52, his fifth game in a row with a homer. Trevor Hoffman picked up his 1000th strikeout. Greg Maddux didn’t walk a batter for his 9th consecutive start. Jay Gibb*ns is the latest name to come out in connection with steroids and HGH. Milwaukee became the third team ever to hit three straight home runs to start a game. Josh Beckett and Chien-Ming Wang picked up their 18th wins. Jeremy Bonderman is shutting it down for the year. I can’t help but sing “Jeremy’s broken” in my head. Surprisingly the White Sox extended Ozzie Guillen’s contract through 2012. Scott Rolen shut it down for the year. Troy Gl*us is out for the year because of a foot injury. The Phillies turned their 2nd triple play of the season. Jim Thome his HR #499. Terry Ryan stepped down from his post with the Twins. David Wells improved to 3-0 with the Dodgers. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Some great news in the battle of PEDs. MLB should have a blood test in 2008 to detect HGH. Problem is the MLBPA will never approve.

40 year old rookie C Greg Oden is having knee surgery. I’m not sure if it’s arthritis setting in. He’s expected to miss half the season or more because of his Microfracture surgery. Shades of Sam Bowie and Bill Walton? Portland may be cursed. 76er C Samuel Dalembert has a stress fracture in his left foot foot. Philly dealt C Steven Hunter and F Bobby Jones to Denver for F Reggie Evans and the rights to F Ricky Sanchez. New Jersey signed F Malik Allen. Houston’s Justin Reed had drug charges dropped. Dallas signed Devin Harris to a five year, $42 million extension. LeBron had Lasik surgery.

New York Islander G Mike Dunham is hanging up his skates for a clipboard as he will become the team’s new goalie coach. Vancouver D Aaron Miller is having abdominal surgery. Toronto’s Mark Bell was suspended 15 games for drunk driving and hit-and-run no-contest pleas.

#2 LSU opened eyes with its 48-7 mauling of #9 Virginia Tech. #5 Oklahoma pound Miami 51-13. Sooner fans said they’d pound them by three scrores. I didn’t buy it. Here’s me eating crow. #7 Texas beat #19 TCU 34-13. #14 Penn State pounded Notre Dame 31-10. #20 Hawaii escaped La Tech 45-44 behind Colt Brennan’s 548 yards and 4 TDs (plus a rushing TD). South Carolina knocked off #11 Georgia 16-12. South Florida stunned #17 Auburn 26-23. #22 Boise State had their 14 game winning streak snapped by Washington 24-10. Oregon proved that Michigan sucks right now. The College Football landscape sure has changed. Notre Dame, Michigan, and Miami are all struggling and changing QBs. Big games this weekend include #1 USC vs. #14 Nebraska, #5 Florida vs. #22 Tennessee, #15 Georgia Tech vs. #21 Boston College, and sucky Michigan vs. sucky Notre Dame.

Oklahoma State C Kenny Cooper is transferring. He’s looking for more PT. NC State freshman Johnny Thomas will miss the entire season with a knee injury.

That concludes the Tidbits. As always, feel free to add any stories you liked this week in sports or discuss any of the stories I mentioned.

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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
Big Ben 24.25 beat Vince Young 12.1 as I predicted.
Travis Henry 18.3 beat Shaun Alexander 17.4 as I predicted.
Frank Gore 13.6 beat Reggie Bush 4.5 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Roy Williams 8.0 beat Reggie Brown 1.4 WHICH I GOT WRONG.
Andre Johnson 19.2 beat Chad Johnson 15.7 as I predicted.Super Stretch
Joseph Addai 20.3 beat LT as I predicted.
Season Record: 3-2, 1-0
QB: 1-0, RB: 2-1, WR: 1-1

 

This Week’s Picks
Brett Favre over Marc Bluger
The Giants made Tony Romo look like Joe Montana last week. This week they make Brett Favre look like a younger version of himself. SF’s defense looked pretty good on MNF.

Maurice Jones-Drew over Laurence Maroney
I’m not a huge MJD guy. However, I think he’ll win the battle of the 2nd year backs this week. Jax is coming off a tough loss to Tennessee. They are going to focus heavily on the run against Atlanta, who flat out stinks. Maroney will have to deal with San Diego.

Shaun Alexander over Steven Jackson
SA will continue his TD scoring ways against Arizona. S-Jax struggles a bit without Orlando Pace.

Reggie Wayne over Marvin Harrison
Reggie will continue to prove that he’s finally the best receiver on the Colts. Noboday can stay with him…period. Marvin will do fine, but he loses out to his teammate

Santonio Holmes over Ronald Curry
I think Santonio has a decent outing this week. I’m not putting him in the endzone, but I think he does good. Ronald Curry will be facing Champ Bailey, who I’m sure realizes Curry had 10 grabs last week for 133 yards and a touch. Bailey will not allow him to repeat.

Super Stretch
Cedric Benson over Larry Johnson
Kansas City is awful. They are just what the doctor order for a struggling Chicago offense. Chicago shut down LT. They will be looking to same against LJ.

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

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NFL Picks – Week 2

12 September 2007

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I wasn’t so hot last week. Hopefully I’ll do better this week. I finished 11-5. I mistakenly took ATL, JAX, PHI, KC, and STL. At least my Survivor pick (Pittsburgh) won.

Last Week11-5
Overall11-5

Survivor Pick: Cincinnati
Previous Survivor Picks: Pittsburgh

Week 2 Picks
CAR over HOU
JAX over ATL
INDY over TENN
SF over STL
GB over NYG
PITT over BUF
CINCY over CLE
NO over TB
MINN over DET
DAL over MIA
SEA over ARI
BAL over NYJ
CHI over KC
DEN over OAK
SD over NE
PHI over WASH

Those are my picks. What differences do you have?

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Fantasy Football Forum
So did your 2007 fantasy team get off on the right foot? Did you stumble out of the gates? I made a key mistake and got little production from Larry Johnson, but I stomped anyway. Tom Brady and Andre Johnson led the way. Chad Johnson sealed the deal. I made a last minute decision to start Kevin Curtis over Laveranues Coles. Coles repaid me by scoring twice. Live and learn I guess.

That’s how my weekend of fantasy football went. How did you do?

Tracking My NFL Preseason Predictions
I made a bunch of predictions in the preseason. I profiled guys I thought would do well. I also profiled guys I thought wouldn’t meet expectations. Here are my preseason predictions.
Surprises
J.P. Losman – Prediction: 3400 yards, 24 TDs, 16 INTs
On Pace for: 1552 yards, 0 TDs, 16 INTs
At least I have the interception total on pace. Losman had an awful game. 97 yards. He did play the Broncos though. Hopefully he’ll bounce back.
Right-O-Meter: 1

Alex Smith – Prediction: 3000 yards, 20 TDs, 14 INTs
On Pace for: 2016 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
Alex Smith looked awful until it mattered. He didn’t conjure up any visions of Joe Montana, but he did lead a game-winning drive. His 36 yards on the ground helped, but 126 yards doesn’t cut it.
Right-O-Meter: 2

Chris Brown – Prediction: 1000 total yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 2848 total yards, 0 TDs
I hit a home run on this one…for the first week anyway. 175 rushing yards against Jacksonville. I had no idea he would pull a game like this out. He’ll be a popular guy on the waiver wire this week. Unless you took my advice and got ahead of the curve.
Right-O-Meter: 10

Jerious Norwood – Prediction: 1200 total yards, 5 TDs On Pace for: 912 total yards, 0 TDs
33 rushing and 24 receiving in the opener. He did face a tough Minnesota defense though. Not to mention they were trailing much of the 2nd half and had to deal with Joey Harrington being Joey Harrington.
Right-O-Meter: 6

D.J. Hackett – Prediction: 80 receptions, 1100 yards, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 16 receptions, 112 yards, 0 TDs
Ouch. Not the debut I was looking for for Hackett.
Right-O-Meter: 1 – An ankle injury will keep the Right-O-Meter low all year long.

Vincent Jackson – Prediction: 64 receptions, 1100 yards, 9 TDs
On Pace for: 48 receptions, 448 yards, 0 TDs
Jackson drew a tough early matchup against Chicago. He’ll bounce back.
Right-O-Meter: 2

Heath Miller – Prediction: 600 yard, 8 TDs
On Pace for: 560, 16 TDs
Miller did what I expected him to do. Score a TD vs. Cleveland.
Right-O-Meter: 10

Disappointments
Vince Young – Prediction: 2800 passing yards, 650 rushing yards, 16 TDs, 6 rushing TDs, 20 INTs
On Pace for: 1248 passing yards, 352 rushing yards, 0 TDs, 16 rushing TDs, 16 INTs
VY is a football player. He did what he needed to win. His fantasy numbers (78 passing yards, 22 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD) were horrible.
Right-O-Meter: 10

Maurice Jones-Drew- Prediction: 1100 total yards, 8 rushing & receiving TDs
On Pace for: 960 total yards, 0 TDs
32 rushing and 28 receiving. Not the powerhouse we saw last year. Of course, I already told you that.
Right-O-Meter: 10

Torry Holt – Prediction: 1100 yards, 7 TDs
On Pace for: 1168 yards, 16 TDs
Holt got in the endzone. His 73 yards were pretty good. I could be wrong here. We’ll see.
Right-O-Meter: 1

Tony Gonzalez – Prediction: 700 yards, 5 TDs
On Pace for: 448 yards, 0 TDs
28 yards vs. Houston. Are you kidding me? Gonzo, you’re making this too easy for me.
Right-O-Meter: 10

I bombed at QB and WR. I was good at RB & TE. I killed it with my bust picks. So far so good.

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