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Fantasy Football: It’s a crapshoot.

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Before we get to this week’s fantasy football update, here’s the best thing I’ve heard anyone say about the Denver Broncos all season:

Breaking news from Denver: Denver has waived all of their players except for Tim Tebow. Tebow will hand the ball off to himself, throw to himself, and block for himself on all running plays. The defense will consist of a force field generated by Tebow’s strength of character. In a practice scrimmage, Knowshon Moreno ran into the field and burst into flame. Team officials classified his injuries as “Holy Fire Burns.” It’s like that Bugs Bunny cartoon where he took on an entire baseball team by himself.

SilentRifleman comments on ESPN story about Brandon Lloyd trade

 

Back to fantasy, you’ve been waiting for me to lose, right? My week 6 matchup was rough. Aside from Fred Jackson, my guys didn’t do much. I should’ve started Tony Romo instead of Cam Newton. I should’ve started Aaron Hernandez instead of Jermichael Finley. (Why are people so in love with Jermichael Finley? Aside from one mindblowingly awesome week, he’s done jack shit this season. ESPN is finally saying, “He’s probably been a bit of a fantasy disappointment so far this year.” Probably?! Dudes. I have to start him this week because it’s the Patriots’ bye week but after that, he’s cheap trade bait or off to waiver city.)

Anyway, blah blah yada yada I’m 6-0.

fantasy football week 6

Can we skip the accountability portion of this week’s post, because really, nobody cares? Thanks.

Week 7 Fantasy Football Pickups

This is the time in the season when you might be struggling to fill bye week positions. I’ve been having a hard time with this. Last week, I picked up Hines Ward because I needed a WR. He didn’t do much. This week, my team is looking a little sparse in the RB department. I stupidly dropped Delone Carter too soon and somebody else got him. At this point, waiver wire pickups in a 12-team league are just a crapshoot.

  • Donald Brown (RB): If you can’t get Delone Carter, take a look at Donald Brown. He might be worth starting if Addai is out again this week.
  • DeMarco Murray (RB): With Felix Jones out, Murray will see a decent amount of playing time.
  • Danario Alexander (WR): He should be sharing receiving duties with Brandon Lloyd.
  • Demaryius Thomas (WR): He’s more a future-potential guy than a start-this-week guy, unless Eddie Royal doesn’t play or is traded, in which case you might want to start Thomas.
  • Kevin Walter (WR): Start Walter only if Andre Johnson is out.
  • Curtis Painter (QB): If you really need a QB.
  • Carson Palmer (QB): This is highly speculative. If he gets traded to the Raiders, he’s worth considering.
  • Browns (D/ST), Broncos (D/ST), Chargers (D/ST)

Good luck!

Written by Tracy

October 18th, 2011 at 9:54 am