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Who You Drafted and Who You Should Have Drafted…

By now most of us have realized that we did an awful job during our fantasy football draft.  Of course at the time, we thought we had a championship team and the championship was a lock.  The football season is about half way over, which makes for a good time to look back and see who we drafted, and who we should have drafted.

Who You Drafted

If you drafted Favre, you feel the same way.

Brett Favre
Fantasy Points: 79
Projected Rank: 47
Actual Rank: 151
Drafted: 7th Round
Ryan Mathews
Fantasy Points: 53
Projected Rank: 8
Actual Rank: 122
Drafted: 2nd Round
Shonn Greene
Fantasy Points: 44
Projected Rank: 9
Actual Rank: 159
Drafted: 2nd Round
Steve Smith (CAR)
Fantasy Points: 45
Projected Rank: 34
Actual Rank: 177
Drafted: 5th Round
Robert Meachem
Fantasy Points: 44
Projected Rank: 85
Actual Rank: 163
Drafted: 8th Round
Owen Daniels
Fantasy Points: 20
Projected Rank: 100
Actual Rank: 225
Drafted: 9th Round

Who You Should Have Drafted

Somebody is playing as if they want a new contract soon...

Kyle Orton
Fantasy Points: 219
Projected Rank: 136
Actual Rank: 8
Drafted: 17th Round
Darren McFadden
Fantasy Points: 139
Projected Rank: 117
Actual Rank: 6
Drafted: 12th round
Peyton Hillis
Fantasy Points: 112
Projected Rank: 256
Actual Rank: 19
Drafted: 15th Round
Brandon Lloyd
Fantasy Points: 113
Projected Rank: 262
Actual Rank: 11
Drafted: Undrafted
Steve Johnson
Points: 82
Projected Rank: 265
Actual Rank: 52
Drafted: Undrafted
Marcedes Lewis
Fantasy Points: 76
Projected Rank: 157
Actual Rank: 37
Drafted: Undrafted

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NFL Week 8 Fantasy Quarterbacks

Wanna win this week in fantasy football? Pay attention, these are some must and don’t plays at running back in the NFL in week 8.
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Running BacksWide Receivers and Team Defenses

Start That Quarterback – Warzecha

I'm so smart I went to Harvard.

1. Ryan Fitzpatrick – Fitzpatrick has started 4 games for the Bills this season. In those four weeks he has averaged 20 fantasy points, most among all quarterbacks over that stretch. Kansas CIty has a pretty good defense, but its better against the run than the pass…and the Jets and Ravens have pretty good defenses too, but it didn’t matter. This guy isn’t a gimmick anymore.
2. Jon Kitna – Sure he looked pathetic last week for most of his three quarters of action against the Giants. But the guy hadn’t seen real action since 2008 and the Giants can play defense. This week he’ll get all the first-team reps and he gets to play the most generous defense to fantasy QBs, the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has history with Roy WIlliams, looked last week like he already has a rapport with Dez Bryant, and Miles Austin and Jason Witten should be easy enough to get the ball to. Kitna will put up Top 12 numbers this week at least.
3. Chad Henne – Henne has been pretty up and down this season as a fantasy QB, but this is a week where you want to have him in your lineup. He’ll be facing the Cincinatti Bengals who will be without both of their talented starting corners, Michigan alum Leon Hall and Jonathan Joseph. Look for him to hook up with Brandon Marshall all day and get Davone Bess heavily involved as well.

Sit That Quarterback

1. Drew Brees – Brees has really only had a couple really good fantasy performances all year, so it should come as no surprise that I’m not high on him against the Steelers defense this week. Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush are still out with injuries, so this will be another week with no help from the running game. I know it’s hard to sit a guy you used a 1st or 2nd round pick on, but you can probably pick up all, or at least one, of the guys listed above and they will all have better days. Mark it down.
2. Brett Favre – Favre is still acting as if he is going to play this weekend. Maybe he won’t. Either way, don’t even think about playing him. I told you not to start him at Lambeau last week, when everyone was sure the old man was going to come up with a vintage performance. He was pathetic. Even though it’s New England’s secondary we’re talking about, he’ll be a bad start again this week too. He’s done.
3. The Texas Rangers’ Bullpen – They probably aren’t eligible in your league, but just in case they are, for the love of God leave them on the bench…

SLEEPER

Please don't hit my shoulder.

Matthew Stafford – This is Stafford’s first week back since getting injured in the season’s first game. Don’t be shocked is he is a tad rusty in the first quarter, but if Shaun Hill could do it (and he did), then Stafford will be able to put up numbers throwing to Johnson, Burleson, Pettigrew, and Best out of the backfield. He’s at home facing a Washington defense that is in the bottom quarter of the NFL against the pass. I’d feel fine playing him if I needed a bye-week fill-in, and I’ll be ready to snatch him up as an elite back-up for the rest of the way if he has a good game.

 

NFL Week 8 Fantasy Running Backs

Wanna win this week in fantasy football? Pay attention, these are some must and don’t plays at running back in the NFL in week 8.
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Put Em In – Edwards

Week 1 Repeat?

1.Arian Foster – At the beginning of the season, Foster torched the Colts for over 200 yards on the ground. His opponent this week? The Colts. I doubt he can replicate that kind of success but look for the former Volunteer to rack up the fantasy points.

2.Darren McFadden – Run DMC had a break-out fantasy game last week against the Broncos, scoring four touchdowns. This type of play is what the Raiders envisioned when selecting him in the Top 10 in ’08. I expect McFadden to have a strong game this week against the Seahawks. Start him with confidence.

3.Ryan Torain – Torain has put together back to back 100-yard games and should continue the streak against the Lions average-at-best run defense. Expect Torain to make it rain…that just happened.

Leave Em Out

1.Cedric Benson – I can’t say this enough so I’ll say it again, I’m not a fan of Benson. *cough…overrated…cough* On top of that he has continuously faced tough defenses this season and faces the stingy Dolphins D this week. Sit him if you can.

2.Brandon Jackson – Jackson has shown some signs of fantasy life recently but I don’t expect much against an excellent Jets defense. Look for another option.

3.Beanie Wells – Wells has taken over the lion-share of carries in Arizona and has run well. Unfortunately for Wells, his QB play has been horrible. With that said, look for the Buccaneers to put eight in the box and force the concussed Max Hall to beat them through the air. This doesn’t add up to great fantasy numbers for Wells. Search the waiver wire if you can.

Sleeper

I will, hit you!

LeGarrette Blount – I can’t believe I’m even typing his name but Blount has somehow not only played his way into the Tampa rotation but also taken over the bulk of the carries. I’m hesitant to promote any fantasy stability here but if you’re desperate this week give him a look.

NFL Week 8 Wide Receivers and Team Defenses

Wanna win this week in fantasy football? Pay attention, these are some must and don’t plays at running back in the NFL in week 8.
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Must Start WRs – Thompson

Look Maw, I'm playing the Bills!

1. Dwayne Bowe – The Chiefs have silenced the doubters and have shown to be a solid team. They have done so with a good defense and the league’s best running offense but the week 8 match up against the Bills should be beneficial for the entire offense. My guess is the Chiefs will open up the playbook to try to get passing attack some work. That will mean Bowe should get a lot of looks and barring any drops, will be very productive.

 

2. Reggie Wayne – I picked Wayne week 1 as a top wide out against the same Texan team he faces this week. He didn’t come through then but will now. Reggie is due for a breakout game against this division foe and I believe it will be this week. Expect a big night from Mr. Wayne this Monday.

3. Brandon Marshall – Marshall is having a quietly productive year and I think it is time he made my top 3. He is leading the Dolphins with 524 yards but only has 1 touchdown. The Dolphins are 3-0 on the road this year and are in Cincinnati this week. Look for the Dolphins to pull out all the stops as they need a win to keep pace with the elite teams in the AFC. Marshall will find the end zone for his second and possibly even his third TD of the year.

Let ’em ride the pine

I want my Romo...

1. Miles Austin – We all know Romo is hurt and Kitna has taken over for the Cowboys. Kitna has shown he can get the job done in years past but he didn’t look the part last week. The full week of preparation should help but how much effort the disappointing Cowboys will give is still unknown. I’m sure he will complete some passes against a pathetic Jacksonville secondary but with so many options, we just don’t know who will be on the receiving end. Leave him out this week just to see how things shake out.

 

2. Donald Driver – The Packers are traveling to New York to take on the Jets. The Jets just so happen to have the league’s best corner in Darrelle Revis. Earlier this week Revis stated he is “100 percent”. That alone should scare you into leaving Driver on the bench.

3. Calvin Johnson – There is no doubt Johnson is a great talent. However, this week Matt Stafford is starting for the first time since injuring his shoulder week 1. I could see Stafford either throwing 4 touchdowns or 4 picks in his return. You don’t want that kind of uncertainty in your lineup this late in the season. Go ahead and bench him and see how things come together.

Hope You Got One Of These Team Defenses – Cook

  1. Chiefs – At home against the Bills
  2. Cowboys – At home against the Jaguars
  3. Rams – At home against the Panthers
  4. Broncos – On the road at 49ers
  5. Jets – At home against the Packers
  6. Dolphins – On the road at Bengals
  7. Buccaneers – On the road at Cardinals
  8. Steelers – On the road at Saints
  9. Jaguars – On the road at Cowboys
  10. Redskins – On the road at Lions

Sleeper

PatriotsSure, the Vikings have a great running back in Peterson, but not one back has rushed for more then 88 yards against New England this year. Plus we all know about Favre and the broken bones in his foot. The Patriots also know this and you can expect them to focus on the Vikings running game. If Favre doesn’t play then that plays even more into the Pats plans, because nobody is scared of Tarvaris Jackson dropping back to pass.

NFL Week 8 Picks October 30th-31st

NFL Week 8 Picks October 30th – 31st

Let us know if you think we’re crazy or genius.

Week 8 Edwards Cook Thompson Warzecha
DEN @ SF 49ers Broncos Broncos 49ers
BUF @ KC Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
WAS @ DET Redskins Redskins Redskins Lions
CAR @ STL Rams Panthers Rams Panthers
GB @ NYJ Jets Jets Jets Jets
MIA @ CIN Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins
JAC @ DAL Jaguars Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
TEN @ SD Titans Titans Titans Chargers
MIN @ NE Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
SEA @ OAK Raiders Seahawks Seahawks Raiders
TB @ ARI Buccaneers Buccaneers Cardinals Buccaneers
PIT @ NO Steelers Saints Saints Steelers
HOU @ IND Colts Texans Colts Texans
____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________
Through Week 7 60-44 63-41 56-48 62-42
This Week 8-4 5-7 5-7 8-4

Check out some of the top commenters and how their picks are going so far. Feel free to join the group and start leaving your weekly picks.

  • Craftony “The Greek”: 62-42
  • Leodis: 50-38
  • Jennifer: 33-27
  • Lil Sis: 9-5
  • Todd C: 8-6
  • Milky: 8-6

NFL Week 7 Fantasy Quarterbacks

Wanna win this week in fantasy football? Pay attention, these are some must and don’t plays at quarterback in the NFL in week 7.
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Running Backs – Wide ReceiversTop 10 Defenses

Start Em – Warzecha

1. Eli ManningEli is going on the road, playing against his fiercest division rival, and that rival is more desperate than they’ve probably ever been in franchise history. (And it’s quite a long and illustrious history, mind you) This sounds like a terrible spot, but lucky for him and the Giants the opponent is the 2010 Dallas Cowboys! I have no doubt that the Dallas defense will turn ion an impressive performance stopping the running game of the G-Men, but Eli will likely have a field day throwing to Nicks, Smith and Manningham in Arlington on Sunday.

2. Joe Flacco – I expect the entire Baltimore offense to have a huge game against the lowly Bills on Sunday. The great thing about Ray Rice for Flacco owners is that even if he gets his, it is just as likely to come from a little dump pass as it is from a handoff. Start Baltimore Joe with confidence and look for at least a couple hundred yards and two or three touchdowns.

3. Jay Cutler – Cutler is back to his typical feast or famine self now, and he can’t really be considered an every week starter. But this is a week to put him in there against a Redskins defense that is second to last in the league defending the pass. Mike Martz will exploit the obvious holes in Washington’s secondary. The Redskins have also allowed the most receiving yards to opposing running backs in the NFL, so expect Cutler to get some easy points from dumping screen passes to Matt Forte with frequency.

Sit Em

1. Vince YoungIt looks as though VY will be good to go health-wise this weekend against the Eagles. However, I’m not so sure he’ll be able to play a complete game against the physical Philly defense, and even if he does he is unlikely to post gaudy stats. If you own Young, I’d give him a week on your bench and look to another option.

2. Kevin Kolb – Kolb got the nod to start this week from Andy Reid, presumably just to give Vick another week of rest heading into Philly’s bye week. Kolb had his first big game of 2010 last week at home against Atlanta, but this week he is on the road against a tough Tennessee defense without his go-to receiver Desean Jackson, who is out with a concussion. If Kolb is all you’ve got, he won’t be a total bust this week, but a guy like Matt Cassel is likely available in your league and a better bet this week in my opinion.

3. Brett Favre – I know, I know. But it’s Favre! It’s primetime on SNF! He’s playing the Packers! He has Moss now! Listen, the time for Favre to prove anything to Mike Macarthy and Ted Thompson was last year. Favre has been half beaten to death the last two weeks and is dealing with lingering tendinitis in his elbow. He’ll likely get his hardest beating of the year from a Green Bay defense welcoming back sophomore sackmaster Clay Matthews. I know this won’t stop you from starting him if you’ve already decided to it. It’s a romantic storyline. And lord knows Favre would never let himself come out of THIS game on account of pain or injury. But I truly believe he’s going to be beaten into a pulp, and rendered ineffective in this one. Don’t expect a big fantasy performance.

Sleeper Special

**Matt Cassel – New week, new quarterback facing the lowly Jacksonville Jaguar defense. Two weeks ago we told you to start Ryan Fitzpatrick who had a big game. Last week it was Vince Young, who had already thrown a touchdown before injuring his knee in the first half and being forced to watch Kerry Collins’ best Brett Favre impression. Cassel is coming off a big game last week in which he threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns, and will be the next beneficiary of the Jacksonville secondary.

NFL Week 7 Fantasy Running Backs

Wanna win this week in fantasy football? Pay attention, these are some must and don’t plays at running back in the NFL in week 7.
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Quarterbacks – Wide ReceiversTop 10 Defenses

Put Em In – Edwards

1. Chris JohnsonEarly in the season I said I would include CJ until he broke his streak of consecutive 100-yard games. His streak ended that week. Well, I’m putting back on the list and hopefully I don’t jinx him again for his owners. Johnson has an extremely favorable matchup against the Eagles average run defense. After a few weeks of sub-par fantasy performance, he gets back on track this week.

2. Jamaal Charles – The Chiefs running back situation has led to a lot of questions so far this season. Who is getting the bulk of the carries? Is Charles only a 3rd down back? I don’t know that the answers will come this week but I’m betting that Charles pulls off at least a long touchdown run in a Chiefs victory over the Jaguars. He may not have a lot of touches but look for that one play to help your team out in a big way.

3. Peyton Hillis – Hillis has easily been one of the biggest fantasy surprises this year. At best, experts thought he would deliver some goal line touchdowns but no one predicted these types of results. He is consistently delivering 100-yard games and finding the end zone. One thing to note about this is that while Cleveland is a horrible team, their offensive line has great talent. This o-line and Cleveland’s lack of a passing game should lead to a decent day for the former Razorback.

Leave Em Out

1. Cedric BensonAnother week, another matchup I don’t like for Benson. The Falcons have an improved defense this year and Benson is overrated. Look for another option if you can.

2. Knowshon Moreno – Moreno returned last week after missing several games due to a hamstring injury. After a less than stellar return, I’m not sure he’s 100%. While he does have the advantage of playing the Raiders this week, he may not be the best option for your team. See what you can find on the wire or on your bench.

3. Ronnie Brown – Playing the Steelers. Giving up carries to Ricky Williams. Should I continue to state the obvious? Just in case you were thinking of playing him, don’t.

Sleeper

Danny Woodhead – Outside of Kevin Faulk, has there ever been a more perfect running back for the Patriots? He completely fits the bill of their ideal back. I don’t know that he’s going to ever put up huge numbers for you but if you need someone in the flex, throw him in. He’s going to get receptions out of the backfield and he should receive around 10 carries. That’s enough to put some damage on your opponent this week.