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  • Matt 12:32 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
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    The Titans are Terrifying 

    Let’s just make it official: It’s time to throw out everything bad we ever said about the Titans this year. Earlier in the season, we frequently urged you to start your players against their defense and start your DSTs against their offense. No more. The Titans are the scariest team in football right now.

    Vince Young’s previously fragile psyche was slowly nursed back to health by four straight solid performances in weeks 7-11, and yesterday’s 387-yard, 0-turnover performance and 99-Yard Drive Heard ‘Round the World prove he’s in a good place now. And he’s not even the best player on the team: Chris Johnson is easily the most dynamic playmaker in the league. (Anyone care to argue with that statement? I don’t even know how you can make a case for anyone else right now.)

    Meanwhile, the defense no longer resembles the banged-up, ineffective unit that started the season: Over the past five weeks, the Tennessee D has been the second-best in fantasy football (using FFToday‘s base scoring), and are tied for third in sacks, third in interceptions, 12th in rushing yards allowed, and 16th in passing yards allowed. They’ve only got one really attractive matchup left on the schedule (at home vs. St. Louis in week 14), but they’re still worth picking up if you need DST depth (though it’s obviously not a great idea to start them this week at Indy).

    All that said, I won’t be putting in a waiver claim for Vince Young any time soon. That isn’t a knock on him – I’m as impressed as anyone else with what he’s accomplished over the past five weeks – but I think true fantasy relevance is still a couple of years away for Young. He hasn’t had a multi-touchdown game yet this year, has never thrown for more than two TDs in his entire NFL career, and has three games with fewer than 175 yards this season (including a 116-yard performance in week 11). True, he’s capable of making things happen with his legs, but he has only one game this season with more than 30 yards rushing. I’d consider him a borderline QB2 in the week 14 St. Louis game, and that’s about it for this season, unless you’re in a keeper league.

  • Brandon 10:31 am on November 30, 2009 Permalink

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  • Brandon 9:11 am on November 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: bonehead plays of the week   

    Bonehead Plays of the Week 

    I just felt like sharing a couple of my less-than-spectacular roster moves this week and give a forum to anyone else who felt like complaining…

    In one of Matt and my “League of Champions”, where I have Steve Smith (CAR) as a receiver (so I was already at a disadvantage,) I had the awesome foresight to pick up Titans running back Chris Brown as a plug-in for the week. However, at the last minute I panicked and decided to leave in Jason Snelling instead. Snelling proceeded to score me an excellent -1.2 points! Adding insult to injury, I also had Felix Jones on my bench, but apparently thought the third-string Snelling was the smart play…awesome.

    Similarly, in the Blogger League I picked up Bills running back Fred Jackson, but in the end decided to leave him and his two touchdowns on the bench (started Bernard Scott and Chad Ochocinco instead.) I also started Matt Ryan (0.6 points before his injury) in place of the concussed Ben Roethlisberger. Luckily this one didn’t matter much, as our opponent, [cough] Bruno Boys [cough], started Kurt Warner and Mike Wallace, amongst others.

    • Matt 11:28 am on November 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      This is why we’re the experts. 🙂

    • Edwin 3:47 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I actually sat Snelling and started Forsett although I started Wells instead of R. Bush of Maroney, let’s see if it pays off.

      I was also going to start Roy Williams but benched him and started Driver, good choices

      • Brandon 3:52 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for rubbing it in! Haha. I’m playing against Donald Driver in one of my leagues and am not happy about his performance (especially since he stole stats from Greg Jennings, who I hyped a lot this week.)

  • Brandon 8:39 am on November 30, 2009 Permalink

    Team of the Week – Week 12: New Orleans Loses Tonight! 

    Here is the fantasy football “Team of the Week” for week twelve, listing the players that scored the most points (using standard scoring) over the course of Sunday’s games. With the game of the week yet to take place (New England @ New Orleans) this list may be a bit premature, but here is your team of the week nonetheless…




    QB Brett Favre (MIN) 392 passing yards, 3 TD
    RB Chris Johnson (TEN) 154 rushing yards, 32 receiving yards, 1 TD
    RB Justin Forsett (SEA) 130 rushing yards, 2 TD
    WR Miles Austin (DAL) 145 receiving yards, 1 TD
    WR Donald Driver (GB) 142 receiving yards, 1 TD
    WR Percy Harvin (MIN) 101 receiving yards, 45 rushing yards, 1 TD
    TE Antonio Gates (SD) 118 receiving yards, 2 TD
    K Matt Prater (DEN) Kicks – 20-29 (2), 30-39 (1), 40-49 (1), 50+ (0), PAT (2)
    DEF New York Jets 6 points allowed, 3 sack, 4 interceptions, 1 TD

    Go Patriots!

  • Matt 6:02 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: dish network   

    Just accidentally discovered that I get NFL Network for free through Dec. 25 thanks to a Dish Network “free preview.” Did I miss a memo? No complaints, of course – especially since my Bills are on this coming Thursday and they finally found a way to win a game in convincing fashion for the first time this season.

    Just thought I’d give a heads-up to any other Dish customers who, like me, had no idea they were running this promo. It’s channel 154.

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