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  • Brandon 5:25 pm on December 12, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 15: Time for an encore 

    In most of my leagues, week 15 means we’re two games away from a 2008 fantasy football championship, so the hits and misses this week are magnified dramatically. In some twist of fate, neither of my best fantasy teams were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs this year, meaning I’m right there with you in using my own advice to get to the next round.

    In terms of the action this weekend, it’s not usually my style to piggy back on a player (or players) who had a great game last week, but this weekend when Carolina hosts the Broncos, it’s too good to pass up. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart had a game for the ages in week 14 and while I don’t expect an exact repeat performance, something close would be nice! Anyways, let’s jump into the hits and misses for the week, starting with the Panthers two-headed monster…


    • DeAngelo Williams / Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers (vs DEN): The new heirs to the Smash & Dash nickname played out of this world last week, with both Williams and Stewart breaking the century mark and scoring two touchdowns each against a Tampa Bay defense that had only allowed one rushing touchdown all season! While I don’t expect a repeat of those touchdown numbers this weekend, even against a worse defense, it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see them run for 100 yards and a score each against a Broncos team that is giving up nearly five yards per carry and almost 140 rushing yards per game (and that includes some teams that are MUCH worse at running the ball than the Panthers.) I also need to mention that I recommended to a couple people that they start Jonathan Stewart over Pierre Thomas this week…so let’s hope steps it up and makes me look smart! (More …)
    • emmdawg52 10:26 pm on December 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Some player to watch for this week are Tyler Thigpen QB, KC – Devone Bess WR MIA, Reggie Williams WR JAC, Seneca Wallace QB, SEA, LeRon McClain RB BAL, and the KC DST. There are some Fantacy Pints Made To Be Here. Trust Me.

    • emmdawg52 10:29 pm on December 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Marion Barber isn’t worth the effert this week. He may get a couple of Fantacy Points before he gets hurt again

    • Brandon 11:32 am on December 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @emmdawg52: Glad you agree with many of my picks for the week!

    • e-roc 9:55 am on December 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Already looking forward to your Week 16 posts… My match-ups in the Championship game are horrendous atrocious….

    • Brandon 10:03 am on December 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @e-roc: Glad to hear you made the championship! I made it to the final game in two out of the three leagues that I was in the playoffs for, so I can’t complain too much.

    • Matt 12:51 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, and in so doing you knocked out my keeper team… bastard.

  • Brandon 3:26 pm on December 12, 2008 Permalink
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    NFL Weather Report on Weather.com 

    How many times have you started a quarterback against a team with an atrocious secondary, only to see him put up minimal fantasy numbers because a snow storm came to town? While it’s probably not the only site out there that does it, Weather.com provides a game day weather forecast that can be pretty useful when considering which players to start and bench for a given week and hopefully can help prevent this situation from happening. (More …)

    • Rushi 5:29 am on December 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Take a look at the weather for the San Diego-Kansas City game. It has Winds gusting at 19 mph

      The passing/kicking game is going to have serious troubles with 19mph winds. I’m worried because I’m starting Rivers and Tony G.

    • Brandon 1:14 pm on December 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Rushi: Yeah that could affect the passing game a bit, but those are two guys you’re not going to bench just because of a little wind, unless you have someone really good to replace them with.

    • Rushi 4:54 am on December 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t bench Rivers and Tony G – they got me 27.5 and 13 pts respectively. 🙂

      Although I did bench Bowe (didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket). I played Jonathan Stewart instead and that helped 🙂

    • rick 6:57 am on September 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      • Brandon 7:23 am on September 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I had heard about that site Rick, but never visited it. Looks pretty good though, thanks for the link.

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