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Fantasy Football: Chapter 10

November 12, 2015

Chapter 10: The Fatherhood

In recent weeks, a certain player has put himself into quite a fantasy quagmiré.  With a short scare of a fantasy fatherhood, he decided to let go of his newly born son.  With trading away his kid and leaving him to be with solely with the mother, he has decided he shall reunite with the kid in next year’s fantasy draft.  Why? Because this fantasy owner understands that if he leaves his child, his child will succeed in football.

 

Love/Hate List

Steven Marinkovich

Love: James Jones – After a quiet couple of weeks where Jones has scored no touchdowns, I expect him to bounce back against an awful Detroit Lions team.  Expect Jones to get at least one touchdown and more than 75 yards.

Hate: Sammy Watkins – Despite coming back from injury with a bang last week, I expect Watkins to be slowed this week.  A tough matchup against a very good Jets defense and playing on Thursday gives him less recovery time.  Watkins will be held to less than seven fantasy points.

 

Ben Cleasby

Love: Dez Bryant – He’s now three weeks back from being injured and seems to be healthy. Despite hurting his knee in week 9 Bryant is still a monster and is feared everywhere he walks, healthy or not. Dez likes to destroy defenses by completely Mossing fools for fun. With a poor Tampa Bay defense coming up Dez already has a smile on his face as he prepares to have much fun playing with the Buccaneers secondary.

Hate: Antonio Andrews – Carolina has a nice defense, Tennessee has an okay offense. Andrews has been doing okay as he’s been getting better every week with his numbers constantly rising. However, this week he faces a solid Carolina defense and fellow running back David Cobb is back to help ease the workload. Don’t expect much from Andrews this week.

 

Ethan Stern

Love: Chris Johnson – This fool has bullet in his shoulder, he runs as fast the wind, and has been reincarnated in the form of a burning Phoenix flying bird soaring through the skies of Scottsdale. Don’t get bullied by the Seahawks D, they are not as good as you think they are. I forecast CJ2K to dissect this run defense and put up a 13+.

Hate: DeAngelo Williams – Classic… Classic trap… don’t fall for it. DeAngelo is a fluke and without Big Ben’s deep threat, the boys in Pittsburgh’s run offense will be non apparent. I forecast a fold by Williams putting up a mere 5.

 

Peter Snodgrass

Love: LeGarrette Blount – Up against a paltry Giants Defense, Blount has an impressive matchup.  His touches will increase now that fellow teammate Dion Lewis tore his ACL.  Most importantly, however, Blount will be running recklessly as always.  Look for a few touchdowns from LeGarrette Blount.

Hate: Jeremy Hill – It is very tough to give a high fantasy prediction to a running back who is in a committee.  Also, Hill is up against the Texans D.  Even though Texans D has not lived up to expectations this year, Brian Cushing, JJ Watt, and Kevin Johnson all look to stop the run this week.

 

Jamie Cullen

Love: Todd Gurley – Todd was slowed down by the Vikings last week when they stacked the box to stop the run, but now he’s angry, and an angry Todd Gurley isn’t good for opposing defenses. The Bears have a below average run defense, look for Gurley to run all over them.

Hate: Lesean McCoy – Shady had a good game last week, but he injured his shoulder in the game and allowed backup Karlos Williams to shine. On a short week, the Bills may not even play LeSean this week, and if they do he will have limited carries and is facing a tough Jets defense.

 

Deep Sleeper of the Week

James White – With Dion Lewis out for the year, it would appear the LeGarrette Blount would be favorite to carry the load for the Patriots, but Bill Belichick is a weird man and you never know what he will do.  White could explode this week similar to Jonas Grey last season.

 

Bold Prediction of the Week – Ndamukong Suh to have 13 tackles, 5 TFL, and 3 sacks

For you IDP players out there, look at Suh to have a huge game this week.  We don’t really have a good reason behind it, but we all love anybody named Suh.

 

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