Posted Oct. 17 at 07:59 AM
The fun (or absurd) thing about this SuperLeague competition is that unpredictable choices often pan out. Aaron Rodgers throwing 6 TDs on the road against Houston's strong defense? Unpredictable, but obviously some people called it, because they started Rodgers and cleaned up.
It's a reminder that when in doubt, the superior player in the superior offense often trumps matchup. I started Ben Roethlisberger, who was fine against the Titans, but it's not that surprising that he only threw 1 TD, while a guy like Rodgers -- in an offense that doesn't run the ball -- threw more. Something to keep in mind going forward.
I slipped back into the 200s after my Steelers and Falcons heavy lineup last week. Time for a comeback.
Quarterbacks: Eli Manning and Drew Brees. I can't make a good argument for ever not starting Brees in this competition. Manning is a little risky since he's struggled against Washington in his last four meetings, but this is a very soft pass defense he'll face.
Running Backs: Adrian Peterson and Darren McFadden. I've been burned once or twice by McFadden this year, but I am going to that well one more time. He's a talented guy and it's a great matchup. I like Peterson at home this week to break his touchdown drought.
Wide Receivers: Stevie Johnson, Marques Colston, Victor Cruz. Got burned going against the Titans defense last week, but I am taking my chances with Johnson anyway. Colston is the best and healthiest of New Orleans' receivers. Cruz is a clear No. 1 against a really bad pass defense.
Tight Ends: Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. What the hey, let's give this one a try this week.
Kickers: Sebastian Janikowski and Robbie Gould. Home teams with good matchups that should win; that's my rationale with this position.
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Posted by PETER DEBIASE | Oct. 17 at 11:21 AM
Andy: I'm not thrilled with either Seattle or Arizona D's this week playing on the road against two top O-Lines (scoring is 2 pts per sack, int and fr and 6 pts per D/ST TD-no points for points or yards allowed). NYJ, NE, CIN, BUF and NYG are FA's and listed in the order of YTD points. Who would your top 2 be out of that group under the scoring system? Thanks much.
Posted by Doug Lockhart | Oct. 17 at 01:26 PM
Andy: On a bye-ravaged week, would I really be better playing both CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson, rather than Alex Green, in place of Jackson? Thanks for all your help every week.
Posted by PAUL PEASE | Oct. 17 at 02:15 PM
I picked my team, then I came here to see if you or Ian had put your teams or insights in yet. I started off in the 500's after week 1 and have worked my way up to 7th place, with a low of 140 and a high of 165. I agree with your QB's as they were also my choice, But on RB's I have to go with Foster after seeing the Ravens give up 200 yards Rushing the last 2 weeks in a row and they have lost more players on Defense, and my other RB is the one that is against the Raiders..Maurice Jones-Drew(1st time I have went with him this year. WR: I went with Cruz, I think I take him every week it seems like, and then I had to stick with AJ Green and then I went with Wayne against Cleveland TE: I went with 2 solid ones in Jimmy Graham and Vernon Davis K: I like to have someone on Monday Night and so I went with Gould(In my fantasy league the Lions give up the most kicking points per game) and then also went with Tynes. Let me know what you think
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Oct. 17 at 02:17 PM
Peter - I've got New England and Buffalo ranked highest. Seattle is also up there right behind those guys, even on the road. Doug, I would probably use Green rather than both Buffalo backs. It's tricky because the values are so similar, I think.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Oct. 17 at 02:19 PM
I had Foster initially, just decided to go with AP. MJD is another guy I like this week. Don't think you can count on Graham; he's iffy. I considered Tynes myself.
Posted by PAUL PEASE | Oct. 17 at 03:10 PM
I always pick my team on Wednesday, then check out more on injury's on thursday and friday and make a final check on Sunday Morning. I may change out Graham by then I also was looking at Pita and Gronk or Hernandez
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