The thing is, I don’t feel any different. It sounds drastically different when I ask, but at the heart of the matter, I do not feel any different. Yesterday I reached the monumental 30th birthday achievement and the status quo seems to have been altered. “Dirty” thirty as many have apparently conveyed to me over the past few days should be different. For the sake of obvious, it is a little weird to consider I know longer can say I’m “in my twenties”. Ok, fine. You little punks can separate yourselves, I have maturity on my side and that’s important for things too right? Liiiiiike, not making a spontaneous fantasy trade, yeah, that’s a good one. Only an immature person would do that right? (head shakes)
Ok bad example. My point in my short paragraph that is oh so shortly related to fantasy football is, well, ok fine I don’t really know! All I know is I just turned 30 and this seems like the proper place to publicly sour the idea until I get through it.
On the bright side, at least I’m not a running back. 30 is probably even scarier for those guys. Yeah… that makes me feel better.
Let’s go Start/Sit!!!!!!!
Terrelle Pryor vs SD: I wanted to put Pryor in this spot last week but he ended up not being cleared to play and thusly would not have been a good start! Rich man’s Tim Tebow, Poor Man’s Cam Newton, tomato, tomato (that doesn’t work as well over type). Maybe he is just a pretty darn good Terrelle Pryor? Sure, he didn’t play very well against Jacksonville, which is a bit weird, but his passer rating has improved every week and the man can run the football. Pryor is averaging 66 yards rushing per game with a 65% completion percentage. Sure, nobody will confuse him with Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but 65% is light years ahead of Tim Tebow. Remember, just two short years ago, Tebow led many fantasy teams to the championship. San Diego gives up the most points to QBs and Pryor had an extra week to get up to speed.
Eli Manning vs PHI: The Giants are terrible, let’s get that out of the way. But the Eagles defense is up to the task in that battle which makes Eli a quality start this week. Despite leading the league in rushing, the Eagles are towards the bottom in time of possession. The Giants will get the ball, and the Giants cannot run the ball themselves. David Wilson has been a colossal disappointment on the ground and Brandon Jacobs will not save the day. Please tell me you aren’t thinking there is a chance in your mind. That means Eli will be chuckin, as usual. Can the Eagles pick him off 4 times? Maybe, but I’ll say no and Eli actually ends up with a pretty nice fantasy day.
Others that should make you feel good: Michael Vick at NYG, Sam Bradford vs JAC, Cam Newton at ARI
DeMarco Murray vs DEN: You would think that teams would not be running much against the Broncos right? They have gotten out to big leads in every game pretty much and typically force teams to abandon their running game. Oh contraire…..mon frère. Denver surprisingly gives up the 3rd most fantasy points to RBs this season. Well, one of the hotter running backs in the league the past few weeks is the one going up against the Broncs this very week. The Cowboys NEED, NEED, NEED, to control the ball and keep the ball out of Peyton’s hands. Expect Murray to get a huge work load this Sunday, at least until Dallas gets behind, and expect Murray to put up a solid stat line with said work load.
Maurice Jones-Drew at STL: The Rams boasted perhaps the best defensive line coming into this season. They led the league in sacks last year, were and up and coming team, yadda yadda yadda. Well, four weeks in and they are the worst team in the league defending the run (from a fantasy perspective) and it’s not even really that close right now. Sure the Jags have been a laughing stock so far this season but they do get Justin Blackmon back this week. Cecil Shorts is a talented player, but by himself, he just couldn’t carry the burden outside. Having both of those weapons wide, should open things up and allow MJD to have his best game of the season.