Welcome to week 15 Razzballers. We are here to console those that no longer have their draft and trade teams going with a Friends Of FanDuel Freeroll and for those lucky few with life still left I’ll answer your start/sit questions as best I can!
I’m sure all of us will at least have half an eye on the Tebow vs. Brady happenings. I’ll admit Mr. Tebow has won me over to a degree. I think it’s that off-kilter nose and lack of a neck. But I am of the firm belief that the Patriots will eat the Broncos for lunch and then poo them out on the plan ride home over Chicago most likely and onto my house. I’m guessing Vince Wilfork and company don’t have your run of the mill crappers on those charter planes. I nearly broke my femur the last time I had to use the little boys room on a flight. Anyhow, if the Broncos defense can hold down Brady, Welker and Gronk enough for Tebow to win this one in the 4th quarter I’ll be shocked and will once again be eating crow or some sort of corvid, maybe a nice crispy Blue Jay.
Before we get to that you should make sure you check out these links and notes! Or not, it’s a free country.
Our own Mike Braude and Asher Molk have yet another top notch Matchups Post for Week 15 and you should be reading it!!
Beanie Wells: I have him pretty high in my rankings which may have something to do with my Beanie love but the Cleveland Browns are the perfect team for him to face this week. Seneca Wallace will be the quarterback and will have trouble moving the ball against the Cardinals who have been improving on defense and are at home. Plus the Browns pass defense is by far their strong suit so the Cardinals who are still in the playoff hunt should have success and plenty of opportunities to run the ball.
Where will Peyton Manning end up playing next season? Bill Barnwell of Grantland takes a shot at answering that question.
NPR takes a look at Tebowmania.
Pierre Garcon: I have a good feeling about Garcon this week. Dan Orlovsky has targeted him a ton since becoming the starter and against the Patriots he had a great game and then against the Ravens a down game. That makes sense. The Titans pass defense has been giving up a lot of receptions to wide receivers. They rank 29th in the last 8 weeks and they rank 27th in DVOA against #1 receivers. I love the sheer number of targets he gets and I think Orlovsky is better than Painter.
Mike Silver takes a look at today’s big Tim and Tom Terrific Tilt.
Damian Williams: The Colts pass defense is the worst in the league. If they could score any points other teams would have to throw on them like they do the Packers and the Patriots and we could actually see just how horrid they are. They are giving up over 71.9% pass completion rate and even though I can’t find anywhere that shows me the exact record I’m going through each year and have only found one other time a team pass defense has allowed over 70%
CBS’s Pete Prisco takes a look at Denver’s defense and has some other notes after watching the tape from last week.
Kevin Hall over at The Fake Football has a good Start/Sit article.
Kevin Smith: I’m starting Kevin Smith and happy that I have him. The Raiders are giving up 5.5 yards a carry and 123 yards rushing a game in their last 5 games and you’ve seen what Smith has done when on the field both in the running and passing game.
Evan Silva’s Matchup Post as you know is awesome.
Carl is not happy with James Harrison’s suspension: