Happy busiest bar day of the year! Every year, your local bars will fill up the night before Thanksgiving with people coming home for the holidays or looking to get a jump start on their extended weekends. They may also be drowning the misery of the great family feast or the loneliness of having nowhere to go. It’s a time honored tradition of bar folk that is greater than the call of old St. Pat’s. Trust me on this one, I’ve spent too many years and have too many friends in the industry. But one thing is for sure, you can always bury your head in a glass of something to run away from whatever pains you. Let’s toast to that! Good, now that I got you all a little liquored up, let’s talk about fantasy football. *pours fresh glass of scotch* It’s a horrible horrible game that kills you a little more each and every week with the maddening calls you have to make as you not only try to figure out if “your guy” will perform but if his coach will give him enough snaps at being relevant. Okay, enough of this rambling. Let’s look at this week’s battle…
Note: All evaluations are based on 0.5 PPR, and ranks are from FantasyPros.com
Last week we saw the birth of something beautiful from an injury that can not be ignored. What’s that J-FOH? The rise of Daniel Heron, the gift that Ahmad Bradshaw has bestowed upon us. Yeah but that was against the Jags!…You Suck! Thanks and that is true. It’s easy to look impressive when you have the Paul Posluszny-less Jacksonville Jaguars trying to tackle you. No wait, even with him there they still have trouble tackling you. One man doesn’t make a defense…unless his name is J.J. Watt. This week Herron gets the Washington Redskins who have given up the 3rd fewest points to running backs. He’s definitely a wildcard this week and that has nothing to do with him running the ball. It has to do with him catching the ball, something he did 5 times for 31 yards last week. The Colts have been utilizing different weapons all year and from the look of things aren’t afraid to distribute it around when needed. The Skins have been hurt by backs who are either named DeMarco Murray or can catch a ball. Let’s keep that in the back of our minds.
On the other side of this are two players who I get asked about every week and to be honest I own nowhere. I hate these two. There is not a lot of upside with Crabtree as long as Kaepernick is throwing him the ball and when it comes to Wright and the QB carousel he plays in hasn’t had a chance to become the man when every other week a new man is throwing him the ball. I hope that made sense. Crabs has been unhappy all year and wants out of SF and I don’t blame him. His coach is nuttier than your grandmas waldorf salad and his ego doesn’t fit in the same time zone as Kaepernick’s. These two would of made for a great celebrity death match. Oh and he’s playing the top team against WR’s this week and needs to be shown the bench. Starting him is like thinking its a good idea to ride your bike off your roof.
Kendall Wright gets a tasty one in the Houston Texans this coming Sunday. They give the exact opposite of what the Seahawks do and that is the most fantasy points to WR’s. His new quarterback should throw for at least 300 yards + this week and with Houston being really good against the TE, 4th best, I think this can really turn into the Wright and Hunter show. Yeah that’s a bonus for Hunter owners. Play the living crap out of both Tennessee wideout’s and forget about it. Ala Donnie Brasco! There really isn’t anymore for me to say. The Texans are the worst against the pass to WR’s, great against TE’s, and their QB can chuck it. Not my best analysis ever, but with Thanksgiving tomorrow, I can understand if you want me to keep it simple. Good! Me too!!!
This week I’m gonna take Wright or Hunter over Crabtree by a mile and then some. I also like Wright a lot because he gave me a chance to use a football move in my title for once. *Gives self high five* Herron is my wildcard, or for this week. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield should boost his value and I can easily see a 10-12 point week from him. Crabs is just another itch you can cure by benching. It’s the SF vs SEA game that I hear is a “rivalry”. Four some odd years of battling I guess makes that a rivalry these days. Sheesh! My UCLA Bruins spanked the USC Trojans for the third straight year this past weekend in what was a real rivalry game. Yeah shameless plug for what really matter to me. Screw you USC. Viva Los Bruins!!! OK, I’m out. I have to go get ready to cook an entire meal by scratch for 8-10 people on Thursday. Don’t worry I do it every year.
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