So yeah, Ryan Torain. What a great week he had last week……22 mother loving yards. Yes, 22….WOW! It seems like anyone who ends up as the feature on my blog puts up a stinker. Geez….Ok, I will take another stab at it this week. (Sorry guys, but no picture this week, maybe that will help). The bye weeks are in full force, as more and more of your stud players are on your bench when you need them the most. The good thing is everyone has this problem, and I have the players to get you past another week and lead you to victory!! Are you excited?? Maybe?? I thought so. I also have added at the end of the blog a bonus section that I started last week. Which turned out really well.
Alright, lets get started with my week seven start/sit list.
Tim Tebow. Just in case you thought about the wait and see what happens approach…..don’t. Get Tim in your lineup this week against Miami. Tim may not throw for 300 yards, but he will net you about 40-60 yards on the ground and maybe a TD. Start him. 200 yards 1 td, 40-60 yards rushing with a td.
Matt Cassel. Yeah….Matt Cassel. I like the match up against the Raiders this week. Their secondary is not great. Also, Matt is coming off from his bye week and off a 4 td game. You could do a lot worse this week. I have Matt as a top 12 play this week. 225-250 and 2 td’s. Start him if you need him.
Curtis Painter. I know what you must be thinking….Painter?? Really? Yes. Who here thinks the Colts will be down in this one? Yeah, me to. Hey, the points count even in garbage time my friends. Plus, Josh Freeman just threw for over 300 yards and 2 td’s against them last week. I like Painter this week. The Saints secondary can be had. 250 and 2 td’s at least for Curtis this week.
Philip Rivers. I know there is no way you’re going to sit him with all the bye weeks. I just think he’s in for a bad game. I think the Chargers run all over the Jets this week. You beat the Jets on the ground not threw the air. That sounds funny…beat the Jets on the ground. Well, it’s true. The Jets run defense is not what it used to be. 200-225 and 1 td for Rivers this week. Also, Rivers hasn’t been lighting it up this year. He’s kind of been a bust.
Matt Hasselbeck. Coming off from their bye week I believe the Titans will try and get Chris Johnson going, and establish the run against Houston this week. Houston has been much, much better against the pass this year. The secondary has been solid for Houston. I wouldn’t expect a big game from Matt this week. I would look else where for QB help.
Kevin Kolb. He really hasn’t looked that great this year, and he gets the Steelers this week. I don’t see a good game coming. The Steelers have been better of late against the run and pass. Teams just take Larry Fitzgerald out of the game, and Kolb has no one to throw too. I expect the Steelers to do the same thing this week. Don’t expect a big game from Kolb even though he is at home this week.
DeMarco Murray. Felix Jones is out. He gets the Rams at home which have been bad against the run all year. I fully expect the Cowboys to destroy the Rams this week. Sam Brafford is banged up and may not play. Murray should get you a ton of garbage time grind out the clock yards. Murray should return 2RB numbers this week. I see 60-90 yards and a td.
Willis McGahee. I like Tim Tebow and Willis. I think Willis has fully taken over as the lead back for Denver. I know they will run the ball even more now that Tebow is the QB, and Willis should get over 20 carries this week against Miami. 80 yards and a td. Start him.
Jackie Battle. Well, the Raiders have been bad against the run. I think the Chiefs win this game, so they will be running a lot at the end of the game. Todd Haley likes the guy, and can’t stop talking about him. The Chiefs will give this guy a shot to carry the load this game. Throw him in as a number 2RB this week. I could pay off big time. 70 yards and a td.
DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart. Even with all the bye weeks I wouldn’t want to gamble on one of these two, and it really sucks. Cam gets most of the goal line carries, and they are in a full RB timeshare. Don’t start either of them.
Ryan Grant/James Starks. Yeah, here’s two more RB’s on the same team I want nothing to do with. The Packers throw the ball even when their up, and they get the Vikings this week. Stay away, the Vikings have been solid against the run. Plus, Aaron will just throw all over them. Look for a better option.
Peyton Hillis/Montario Hardesty. Not sure Hillis even plays this week. It sure looks like he’s in the dog house more than he is hurt. So even if Hillis sits and Hardesty gets all the carries I still don’t like him either. The Seahawks have been good against the run all year. I think the Browns attack via the air. Stay away from these two. Seems like that is the story of this week.
James Jones. He’s been boom or bust, but he’s had a td in three straight weeks. You could do a lot worse then Jones with all the bye week. Plus, the Viking sure look like they will be without Antoine Winfield as he is list as doubtful. Things couldn’t get much better for the Packers passing game. 60-80 with a td. Start him.
Greg Little. Last week I had him in the bonus section, and he payed off with over 70 yards. He should have had a td to go with it, but he slipped at the 1 yard line. This week he gets the Seahawks, and they can be passed on. The Browns throw the ball a lot anyway. Last week Little has over 10 targets. Look for that to happen again. 80 yards and a td this week.
Brandon Lloyd. Even if Bradford doesn’t play I still like Lloyd. They will be putting the ball in his hands, and they will be down against the Cowboys and have to throw a lot. He makes a great 3WR play this week. Josh McDaniels loves this guy. 50-80 yards and a td.
Vincent Jackson. Ok, I know what most you are going to think….I just seen Brandon Marshall go for over 100 yards on the Jets. So you want me to sit VJ?? Yes. VJ is not the physical WR that Marshall is and will struggle getting off the line against Revis. You have been warned.
Robert Meachem. Now that Colston is back to full health you really can’t trust any of the other Saints WR’s. Even with a great match up against the Colts at home I wouldn’t start him. He was hardly on the field last week.
Darrius Heyward-Bey. I know he has been coming on strong as of late, but they might have Plamer at QB this week and he just joined the team. I think the Raiders stick to the ground this week against the Cheifs. Don’t gamble on Bey.
Fred Davis. With Chris Cooley out because of an injured finger Davis will have all the TE targets to himself. Davis should be a top 10 option until Chris comes back matter who they play.
Benjamin Watson. I think the Browns go pass happy in this one making Watson a good play. Get him in your lineup if you have your stud TE on bye.
Visanthe Shiancoe. This is a deeper league play, but with a rookie QB starting, Ponder could lean heavy on his TE. Visanthe could put up his best game at home this week.
Dustin Keller. The Chargers are strong against the pass, Mark has looked really bad this year and the Jets offense is struggling. Look else where.
Ed Dickson. He has been hit or miss with more misses than hits. Did I lose you on that one? Sit him.
Antonio Gates. I would take the wait and see approach with him. I know he might play, but he’s still not healthy.
Players Ready To Freak Out
QB: Colt McCoy. Well, I think Greg Little is in for a good game and I think Benjamin Watson is in for a good game. Start Colt if you need him. He has played well all year.
RB: Maurice Morris. With Jahvid Best out and the Ronnie Brown trade voided. Look for Morris to carry the load this week. He runs ok, and can catch the ball out the back field. 100 total yards isn’t out of the question.
WR: Malcom Floyd. With Revis on Jackson look for Floyd to take advantage on the other side. 60 yards and a td.
TE: Kellen Winslow. He hasn’t had a td all year, but the Bears are the worst in the NFL against TE’s. Start him if you need him.
That does it for another week fantasy people.
Thanks for the time.
Christopher Halfer…AKA…Mr. Freakin’ Fantasy.