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Fantasy Football Start Sit - Week 10

Author: Kevin Nelson

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Congrats America, we all have our President for the next 4 years. Republicans I’m sorry things didn’t go your way, and Democrats it seemed you truly did have 99 problems but a Mitt wasn’t one. I’m not a big politics person and the last thing I want my fantasy readers to do is come to this website for political debates. This is our escape! That said, I just have one suggestion for the republicans, coming from an independent who has no problem rockin blue or red. Regardless of your feelings, policies, beliefs, or ideals if you want to win next election can you please get a guy who doesn’t seem ultra fake and corny for once? I get it, its politics and everyone is fake to an extent but come on. At least McCain was a war hero, but since that didn’t work at all you went with Romney??? Be honest, would you even feel comfortable buying a car from that guy? I wouldn’t and that is without knowing his agenda for standard warranties.  Again, policies aside, just one opinion/suggestion from a man who does not designate a specific party line.  Throwing it out there. Anyways, football right? Start Doug Martin. Did we learn that one? Yeah ok that is easy. What else, ummmm…..

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Andrew Luck at JAC: They did just give up 4 rushing touchdowns to a team who typically throws 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. I know. But unlike Matt Stafford this season, Andrew Luck is on a role. The kid is hot, and the Colts want no part in taking the ball out of his hands. Luck does not force it to a superstar talent in hopes of the best, like Peyton Manning before him, he makes fantasy stars out of no namers because they are the best option. This kid is special already; he has the makings of being one of the greats.

Ryan Fitzpatrick at NE: After starting the season well Fitzpatrick has struggled more lately. The best possible cure all comes in the form of the New England Patriots this week. Last time Fitzpatrick faced the Patriots this year he had 350 yards and 4 touchdowns, and that was despite throwing 4 picks. The Patriots are coming off a bye and for me that bodes for more important for their offense than defense. They are going to torch the Bills, who will have no choice but to pass to catch up. CJ Spiller could be a huge asset in the screen game this week.

Other QBs worthy of a start: Josh Freeman vs SD, Carson Palmer at BAL, Ben Roethlisberger vs KC

 

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Steven Ridley vs BUF: I mentioned it above but I think New England, barring unforeseen weather, is going to throttle the Bills. The worst run D in the league should give Ridley plenty of running room and a lot of opportunity to add to his 716 rushing yards already this season. He should score this week and will probably top 100 yards as well.

Fantasy Football Start Sit - Week 9

Author: Kevin Nelson

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Happy Halloween! Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. I love getting dressed up and I thoroughly enjoy all of the creativity that goes into costuming. I’m not a huge candy person, and I don’t live in a suburb area that has frequent kiddies asking for candy so my Halloween still revolves around a party aspect. Maybe it’s the kid in me but my favorite part is seeing everyone getting dressed up in ridiculous outfits. It is the one day of the year in which people can let their creative juices flow and literally just be awesome. You can be a super hero, a wrestler, a Terminator, it doesn’t matter. The world is your oyster and I for one am in complete favor of every antic possible. On the flip side I am not a huge horror fan. A good psychological thriller can grab my attention but the draw to silence, followed by the loudest noise possible in order to draw a jump from an audience typically doesn’t thrill me. You know what else doesn’t thrill me, starting the wrong people in fantasy football. Come on, you didn’t think I would be completely tangent in my revealing of too much information about my personal self, did you? No, no I don’t find any joy in the horror experienced in losing. My job is to do the best I can to ensure you don’t experience those horrors as well. Stick to the loud noises and bloody corpses, I got you guys on the lineups.

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Michael Vick at NO: Now or never folks. If you got him and invested, it can’t get any better than this. He’s on turf, he’s fighting for his job, and he’s playing a defense that is giving up more yards than any defense ever at this point in the season. Ever. Think about how many bad defenses you can remember. Ever. EVER.

Josh Freeman vs OAK: I know Oakland can be a tough place to play but I am a fan of riding the hot hand and few have a hotter one than Freeman. 3 touchdown passes in each of his last 3 games and his weapons are only getting better. The ever reliable Dallas Clark is getting into the action, Doug Martin is starting to realize some of the immense potential fantasy pundits heaped on him before the season, and his wide outs are playing exceptionally well. Vincent Jackson is proving to everyone that maybe he had more to do with Phillips Rivers’ successes than people thought and Mike Williams is showing that rookie form that led him to being a high round fantasy pick going into last year. The Oakland secondary can be beat, and things are rolling for Freeman right now.

 

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Fantasy Football Start Sit - Week 8

Author: Kevin Nelson

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Philosophical question to get you started today; do you love to win, or hate to lose more? I found it to be an interesting question posed on Pete Carroll’s twitter account and have gotten into numerous discussions among my friends about it. We are all fantasy football enthusiasts and as such I would venture to guess everyone reading this carries him or herself with a great deal of competitiveness. It is our way of connecting with the game. So a popular answer I have heard is, neither. Love to win and hate to lose the exact same or equally. As simple as that sounds, I don’t ever buy that human emotion can be evenly split 50/50. Any sports fan watching a game will garner some rooting interest for a particular team no matter how little they care about the two teams playing. It may be an obvious reason for the temporary fandom or it could just be innately. I personally feel the same can be true in this question. Like many philosophical questions, I do not believe there is a right or wrong answer and I do believe one’s answer can sway depending on circumstance. On the average, I encourage you to think to yourself how you feel? Just an interesting brain teaser to get you going, and regardless of your answer, each of us wants to ensure the best line up possible so we don’t have to worry about hating to lose and can relish in our level of love for winning. Here are the week 8 start/sits. Enjoy.

 

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Ben Roethlisberger vs WAS: He’s at home and he’s playing one of the worst secondaries  in the NFL. The Redskins are currently 30th in the league at giving up fantasy points to QBs and this could be a mini shoot out with RG3. While Jonathan Dwyer ran well against Cincinnati, Washington is a slightly tougher challenge for the home team.  I think Big Ben tops 300 this week with a couple touchdowns.

Josh Freeman at MIN: Minnesota is only 20th in the league at giving up points to quarterbacks so there are plenty of match ups that may seem better than this one but I really like the zone Freeman is getting into. Minnesota is very tough against the run so Tampa Bay should look to get Freeman going like he has the previous two weeks. He and Vincent Jackson are on an absolute tear right now, and it makes it all the sweeter to watch your guy on Thursday Night Football tomorrow.

Other QBs worth a start: Andrew Luck at TEN, Sam Bradford vs NE, Christian Ponder vs TB

 

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Reggie Bush at NYJ: Reggie Bush got off to an amazing start this season. He had 241 yards and 2 touchdowns rushing in the first two weeks of the season and only 193 yards and 1 touchdown rushing in the 4 games since. This week though he gets the running backs’ 2012 cure all in the New York Jets run d. While they have been a little bit better of late, the Dolphins had an extra week of prep coming off the bye to make sure they get their running game back going. The bye week also gave Bush an extra week to rest his body. I expect Reggie to bounce back nicely this week.