Fantasy Football: Chapter 3
September 24, 2015
Chapter 3: The New League Record
Steven Marinkovich, dubbed as the 2012-2013 back to back third place finisher, has set a new league record of the lowest points scored. His total of 44 points is similar to the demise of Chris Johnson in 2013. This is the moment when Steven’s Dad, Dougie Fresh, gives him the pat on the back and tells him to keep his head up. “Steve, you win some, you lose some”
Matchups from Week 2
Ethan Stern defeats Jamie Cullen 99-90
Jordan Schilling defeats Peter Snodgrass 108-92
Ben Cleasby defeats Dillon Scheel 83-81
Eric Maser defeat Steven Marinkovich 71-44(a new record low score)
Weekly Love/Hate Advice From Each Guru
Love: James Jones – Early on this season, James Jones has shown a eye for the end zone similar to the one he showed in 2013, his last season with the Packers. Back with the team again this year, it’s a sure bet that Jones will continue producing in his role as a red zone receiver. Up against an average Kansas City secondary, Jones will find himself in the endzone once again.
Hate: CJ Anderson – Once again Anderson finds himself on the hate list. The collective hate for Anderson has been well deserved as he has been massively disappointing, averaging 2.5 points per game. A Sunday night matchup in Detroit won’t help him and you can expect another disappointing performance.
Love: T.J. Yeldon – Yeldon’s playing a New England defense that just allowed 106 all purpose yards to Buffalo’s running back LeSean McCoy. Yeldon is obviously the lead back in Jacksonville with thirty seven carries in two games. Over the past two weeks there was some improvement in Yeldon’s running game and I expect that trend to continue including the fact that Yeldon has faced two good run defenses in Miami and Carolina. I expect big things to come from Yeldon this week.
Hate: Ameer Abdullah – Abdullah exploded week one putting up fifteen points, and then seemed to have come to a halt in week two with only nine yards on six carries. This week he faces a stout defense home against the Broncos. The rookie still has a lot of upside for the future, but I’d keep him cozy on the bench this week.
Love: Doug Martin – Some force within my soul is telling me that this week is gonna be the week that the Muscle Hamster comes back to life. He has been putting up very average numbers so far this year but has had flashes of greatness reminding us of his glory days in his rookie season. Is he still a fossil? Yes, but can he arise from the ground and become a top RB this week? I say yahe. Going against a shaky Houston D with JJ Watt not performing to the best abilities, I forecast Dougie Fresh to put up 13 or more.
Hate: Lamar Miller – Poopy, that’s what I think of Lamar Miller. I gave him my faith giving him the start, being plagued with Le’Veon Bell’s suspension, and he directly disrespected me. It has been his goal this year to infest host fantasy teams making them disgusting. Over these past couple years Miller has lost his elusiveness and edge that he once had at the University of Miami. Especially against an impressive Buffalo D, I forecast Lamar Miller to get no more than 3.
Love: Joseph Randle – In a gross timeshare committee, Randle has an opportunity to break out from his committee. Atlanta Defense has been putting up meager numbers, so if anybody has a chance to shine, it’s Randle.
Hate: Matt Forte – Up against the Seahawks Defense with newly rejuvenated Kam Chancellor, it is hard to predict that Forte will be able to have 100+ rushing yards. Thus, if you start Forte, you are hoping for a huge receiving game from him and a touchdown.
Love: Latavius Murray – Coming off a strong game against a good Ravens defense, Latavious should have even more success this week against the Browns, who are one of the worst run defenses in the league.
Hate: Deangelo Williams – Although Deangelo has looked slim and nimble in his first two games, star running back Le’Veon Bell is back from suspension and ready to take back the role of lead back in the Steelers offense. Facing a strong Rams defense looking to bounce back after a rough week, don’t expect Williams to do much with limited carries.
Deep Sleeper of the Week
Lorenzo Taliaferro – Taliaferro played well last week and could be in line to fleece another touchdown from Justin Forsett.
Bold Prediction of the Week – Tom Brady will throw for less than 200 yards
The Patriots will run the ball a lot this week against a weak Jaguars run defense and will most likely get out to an early lead. The Patriots may win big, but Brady won’t be doing a whole lot this week.
This Week’s Matchups
Jamie Cullen V. Steven Marinkovich
Ben Cleasby V. Peter Snodgrass
Ethan Stern V. Dillon Scheel
Eric Maser V. Jordan Schilling
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