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  • Matt 11:29 am on December 5, 2007 Permalink  

    Rumblin’, Bumblin’, Stumblin’ – Fantasy Football Player Value Adjustments – Week 14 

    Here’s a look at the guys who spent their time in week 13 doing one of three things: rumblin’ up the player value charts with big performances, bumblin’ through a rough week and making their owners nervous, or stumblin’ badly enough to pretty much wreck their fantasy value.

    Rumblin'

    Dallas Clark, TE, IND: Two touchdowns in week 13 and nine on the season, which is tops in the league. Thanks to yardage, Gates and Witten are still better options in all but touchdown-only leagues, but Clark’s a weekly threat to score.

    Braylon Edwards, WR, CLE: A string of games against tough opponents had kept his numbers down for the past few weeks, but he blew up in week 13 for 149 yards and a TD against the Cards. And check out his next three matchups: Jets, Bills, Bungles. Look out.

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  • Brandon 11:26 am on December 5, 2007 Permalink  

    Studs and Duds: Week 14 

    Going into week 14 of the NFL season, I’m assuming that this is the first round of the playoffs for most managers out there. Hopefully some of my suggestions last week were able to give you that final push to secure a playoff spot (and hopefully they didn’t cause you to miss the playoffs!) If you listened to my recommendations and started Justin Fargas or Derrick Ward, you were most likely pleased with your decision. Also performing well was the Colts passing game, especially the Manning to Wayne connection. Then, as expected, Kevin Jones played poorly…although I can’t take credit for just how terrible he’d actually be. Three carries for one (1) yard?!!! At least he got 16 receiving yards I guess.

    Anyways, there were a few players who apparently didn’t read my post last week, like Larry Fitzgerald (didn’t even play!), Anquan Boldin (played, but poorly), as well as David Garrard, Laurence Maroney and Willis McGahee, all who had a chip on their shoulder and played much better than I gave them credit for. In my defense though, Maroney got most of his yards through the air…something I actually hope to see more of as a Patriots fan. He’s a beast once he starts moving vertically, so what better way to get him going that way then to send him out on a receiving pattern instead of letting him dance around behind the line of scrimmage.

    Studs

    Fred Jackson / Marshawn Lynch (BUF): At this point, Lynch is considered day-to-day, so keep an eye on this situtation before making any decisions. However, once it has been decided who will start for the Bills, make sure to plug them into your lineup if you can. The Bills are playing a Dolphins team that is allowing nearly 150 rushing yards a game, plus over a score a game on the ground.

    Kolby Smith (KC): Although Smith didn’t repeat his week 12 performance last week against the Chargers, he has a chance to return to those big stats this week against the Broncos, who are allowing the second most rushing yardage per game in the NFL.

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  • Brandon 9:43 am on December 5, 2007 Permalink  

    Quick player notes: Travis Henry avoids suspension 

    In case you missed these, I just wanted to give you some updates on the following players…

    Travis Henry (RB-DEN): Henry has won his appeal and no longer faces a one year suspension from the league. Apparently his passing of a lie detector test and a hair sample test were enough to convince the league that they screwed up on their own drug test (which seems a little odd, but I guess could happen). This is good news for fantasy managers with Henry on their rosters, as he should produce fairly well as a RB2 or flex player through out the fantasy playoffs with Denver still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

    Roy Williams (WR-DET): Williams is expected to miss the rest of the season with a sprained knee. Owners looking to replace him in their lineup should look no further than the rest of the Detroit receiving corps, as Calvin Johnson and Mike Furrey move into the WR1 and WR2 spots on the team respectively, while Shaun McDonald will move in as the slot receiver. With Kitna completing around 23 passes a game, expect all three of those receivers to see plenty of balls going their way in the next few weeks, as the Lions fight for their lives to earn a playoff spot.

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    • JT 11:26 am on December 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Does Chatman have any value for the rest of the season? With Buf, Bal, and NE…all strong defenses. Should I look to pick-up Furrey or Norwood? Also, what about Javon Walker and Chris Henry? Substantial value? (Esp when I already hold C. Johnson?)

    • Matt 11:51 am on December 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      JT,

      Totally depends on his ankle. If he’s healthy, then he’s just an OK injury fill-in or flex-spot player. If he misses practice today, stay away.

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