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  • Josh 2:45 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink
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    Guest Post: Week 10 Defense/Special Teams Fantasy Rankings 

    Editors’ note: The following post was written by our new guest blogger, Josh from Pro Football 101

    Must Starts:

    1127132157 49241. Carolina Panthers vs. Oakland Raiders. After last week’s 77-yard output by the Oakland Raiders’ offense can there even be a discussion as to who is the top pick this week? Look for the Panthers to get a commanding lead early and then get after QB JaMarcus Russell. We see Carolina keeping Oakland to under 10 points and racking up a few sacks and turnovers in the process. Top Defensive play.

    2. Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears. If Orton were playing, Tennessee wouldn’t be so high on our list, but with Grossman expected to line up behind center, the Titans are a very attractive pick this week. With the return of a healthy DE Vanden Bosch, we like Tennessee to get back to its pressure ways and force Rex Grossman, who is no stranger to mistakes, into a few turnovers and sacks. A very strong fantasy start. (More …)

     
  • Brandon 10:21 am on November 7, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 10: "Purple Jesus" ready to roll at home 

    It’s pretty amazing the luck (of the bad variety) that I’ve had so far this season with my feature “hit” picks, the latest victim being my own personal favorite, the man who shares my name and plays receiver for the Denver Broncos, Mr. Brandon Marshall (two catches for 27 yards?!!) However, I did end up the week with a decent 13-7-5* record on the big days of quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Kurt Warner, plus the misfortunes of Bills running back Marshawn Lynch and a few others (even if Marshall, Clinton Portis’ big day receiving, and Kyle Orton’s injury all tried to screw me!)

    Maybe picking the most obvious guy each week that is “supposed” to have a huge game is the wrong approach. If I pick LaDainian Tomlinson to have a big day against the high school players the Chiefs call a defense, is he going to get shut out? This week I’m going to change my approach a bit and go with my gut as to which player will have a big day and not base my pick solely on the numbers. While I’m not going out on a huge limb here, my big play of the week is for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, aka Purple Jesus, to run wild on the Green Bay Packers…

    Hits

    • Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: While quarterback Gus Frerotte tries his best against the vaunted Packers pass defense (see the “Others” section of my misses list below), this will be a game where the Vikings try to run the ball down Green Bay’s throat with Peterson and Chester Taylor. The Pack is allowing nearly five yards per carry to opposing tailbacks and almost 150 yards a game, but you can expect Minnesota to land on the plus side of that average. The first time these two teams met this season (at Green Bay), Peterson, who is averaging around 120 yards per game at home this season, broke the century mark and also scored a touchdown as the team rushed for over 180 yards…and I’m predicting at least those results this time.  (More …)
     
    • Tim 2:45 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Good post guys. One thing to note though is Willie Parker’s lingering injury will keep him out of Sunday’s great matchup with the Colts. Out of nowhere, Mewelde Moore will end up putting RB1 numbers up this weekend putting up 120 combined yards and a TD.

      Also, where is the love for Colston this weekend? He could certainly end up being a hit this weekend.

    • Brandon 3:18 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Tim: Thanks for the update Tim. Just fixed up the post to make it more current! As for your boy Colston, as a team manager that spent a high pick on him this year, I’m not as excited about him these days and until he proves he’s back to being a big factor in the Saints passing game, he most likely won’t make the “hit” list.

    • Matt 3:40 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Tim – I have high hopes for Colston this weekend, but something seems weird with him. I’ve always been a little suspicious of him since he came out of left field in 2006… the numbers are hard to argue with, but you gotta wonder if he’ll just drop off a cliff.

    • Brandon 8:24 pm on November 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Colston goes big! Maybe he’s back? Let’s hope…all I know is that that team loves to throw the ball!

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