Sunday, October 26, 2008

Football Sunday

So, Stephen Jackson is out this Sunday. Winslow is still inactive, despite having his suspension removed. And there are a ton of teams on bye weeks. Hope you all got your teams set in advance.

Rooting for my Jets today. Somehow, I don't think this guy (Tyler Thigpen) is going to beat them:

Though he just did get lucky with two passes, one being the great play Tony Gonzalez made to catch a ball while sandwiched between two defenders, stay on his feet and go another 3-4 yards into the end zone.

My teams are pretty well set for the week. When Terrell Owens is predicted to be your weakest player other than tight end, things are good.

But I'm going to take a few guesses at what the top fantasy performer at each position will be:

QB: Donovan McNabb - Atlanta isn't an outstanding defense, while the Eagles are coming off a bye, getting Westbrook and Curtis back.

QB Honorable Mention: While I'm tempted to go with either QB in the London game, I'd have to think Jason Campbell is going to do some good things. Same goes for both QBs in the Arizona/Carolina tilt. So McNabb-Campbell-LondonQBs-Delhomme.

RB: Clinton Portis - He's the obvious pick this week, but sometimes the obvious is still the right one. One of the top performing RBs in the league this season, going against one of the worst defenses in the league? Yeah...I'll take that.

RB Honorable Mention: If I could be sure which would get the right carries, I'd probably have picked one of the Titans RBs (most likely Chris Johnson). McGahee was, also, tough to pass Oakland isn't a great rushing defense. Somehow, I think MJD will finish in the top 5.

WR: Santana Moss - Top 10 fantasy WR, bottom 5 fantasy do the math.

WR Honorable Mention: Steve Smith leads the also-rans. There should be enough yardage for the WRs of both teams in the Panthers/Cardinals game. Fitzgerald would be in this group, except for the fact that Boldin is back and the yardage might be just balanced enough to let others pass them. Like Andre Johnson one else. OK, I'd possibly have put Roddy White up there, but I just saw an update that would make him too easy to pick.

TE: Mercedes Lewis - His last two games produced great for a TE. The receiving corps of the Jags is just ugly at the moment with injuries & suspensions. Going against the Browns, I expect him to get serious targets.

TE Honorable Mention: Dustin Keller & Jeremy Shockey. That's all I got. The TE position isn't sexy enough to type a paragraph about.

D/ST: Baltimore Ravens - Running game is back. Defense is still pretty good. Their weakness? Passing defense. Oakland offense's weakness? Passing offense. Yeah...the Ravens will do well.

D/ST Honorable Mention: Jets. KC can be atrocious on offense. Sacks are on the menu. Maybe even a turnover or two.

What do the rest of you think?

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