Good morning sirs and ma’am.  We’ve already had a nice appetizer of NFL on Thanksgiving, but today we get to glut ourselves on an even bigger heaping helping of football. Can you taste it?  No? good, it tastes kind of like old socks and T.O.’s alligator tears.

Hoodie McJunior was fined $50,000 and was given a stern talking to for taping the 49ers walk through while in London.  After trading Peyton Hillis (yeah, the guy with more fantasy points than Chris Johnson) for Brady Quinn (yeah, Brady Quinn) and drafting a glorified Kordell Stewart in the first round, I don’t see him sticking around for the long term.

Sidney Rice: With sideline reporter Leslie Frazier now heading up the Vikings there is a good chance we will see a strong showing from the team (see Cowboys vs. Giants or was that Aliens?).  Sid Rice played the whole game last week and seemed to grow a bit more confident as the game went on.  The Redskins aren’t good at the pass defending so I think you can safely get Rice into your lineup.

Marion Barber: He could miss a game or two with his calf and Felix Jones isn’t 100%, so choose Choice if you are looking for some help.  This might be the thirty-second time I’ve said to do that, but thems the breaks.

Andre Johnson: This guy owns Cortland Finnegan and is healthy again.  I’m hoping for a nice game from Schaub, but that is a bit more risky based on his craptastic play.

Austin Collie: He did practice on a limited basis on Friday so it looks like he could play next week.  Bad news for Blair White who I just paid a lot for in my money league hoping Collie would be out a little longer.  So actually, bad news for me.

Zach Miller: He still isn’t 100%, but looks like he will play and gets Bruce Gradkowski back as his quarterback.  It’s hard to gauge how his foot will hold up in the game, but he’s still worth a play as a low end tight end.

Brian Hartline: With Brandon Marshall out, Hartline should see an uptick in targets and has been playing well even with Marshall in there.  The problem here is that Asomugha will be back and should be on him for much of the game.  This limits his upside.

Links that don’t stink —

Here are my updated rankings.

Awful Announcing gives us the announcers for this week’s games (some awful, some not) and viewing maps.

Pro Football Weekly gives us some Matchup Tidbits for this week.

Evan Silva as always has an in-depth and helpful look at this week’s matchups.

Gil Brandt over at takes a look at individual matchups for the games.

Walter over at WalterFootball takes a look at this week’s matchups with wagering in mind, but I’ve always liked to read a gambler’s take on the games since they often have more at stake than us.

The Fifth Down Blog’s matchup post is always a good read as well.

Our Fan Duel leagues for this week are full, but our friends over at The National Football Post have a big league with a $200 dollar 1st place prize that’s worth a shot.

Head on down to Value Town for some valuable players for this week.

Here are this week’s games with my past 7 week’s Strategery Rankings for pass and rush defenses —

1 pm Games

Green Bay Packers (7-3) (Pass 5/Rush 8 ) at Atlanta Falcons (8-2) (Pass 28/Rush 2)

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) (Pass 18/Rush 1) at Buffalo Bills (2-8) (Pass 23 /Rush 25)

Carolina Panthers (1-9) (Pass 10/Rush 26) at Cleveland Browns (3-7) (Pass 25/Rush 14)

Jacksonville Jaguars (6-4) (Pass 29/Rush 24) at New York Giants (6-4) (Pass 4/Rush 4)

Minnesota Vikings (3-7) (Pass 20/Rush 11) at Washington Redskins (5-5) (Pass 26/Rush 21)

Tennessee Titans (5-5) (Pass 24/Rush 5) at Houston Texans (4-6) (Pass 32/Rush 21)

4 pm Games

Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) (Pass 18/Rush 17) at Seattle Seahawks (5-5) (Pass 21/Rush 27)

Miami Dolphins (5-5) (Pass 6/Rush 13) at Oakland Raiders (5-5) (Pass 16/Rush 19)

St. Louis Rams (4-6) (Pass 12/Rush 10) at Denver Broncos (3-7) (Pass 22/Rush 32)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) (Pass 7/Rush 30) at Baltimore Ravens (7-3) (Pass 14/Rush 9)

Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) (Pass 14/Rush 12) at Chicago Bears (7-3) (Pass 1/Rush 16)

Sunday Night Football

San Diego Chargers (5-5) (Pass 2/Rush 15) at Indianapolis Colts (6-4) (Pass 9/Rush 29)

Monday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers (3-7) (Pass 13/Rush 6) at Arizona Cardinals (3-7) (Pass 27/Rush 31)

  1. Damion says:

    Yo Doc. What do you think of the odds of Jon Gruden going to University of Miami to be the head coach???

  2. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Damion: Really don’t know. I think he makes a better NFL coach.

  3. MikeD says:

    Hey Doc. Beanie, RandyMoss, Crabtree, Garcon: pick one WR and one flex please.

  4. Howard says:

    Hey Doc, Ahmad Bradshaw vs Jacksonville or Thomas Jones vs Seattle? Two backs seriously handcuffed! Thanks!

  5. Slew says:

    Doc, having said Rice’s participation in the offense should increase, would you start him over VJax? non ppr.

  6. CL says:

    Doc: McFadden or Moreno? I thankfully went Moreno last week, but maybe not this week? Thanks!

  7. scout says:

    Hi Doc…Giants or Packers Defense?

  8. Neck Beard says:

    Need a filler at TE for this week…had already added Boss, but now considering Dreessen, is Daniels out — and who do you like more?? My only concern is really, is that I’d have too many HOU starters going (Schaub (already sat Kitna), Foster + AJ)

  9. beantownMP says:

    Hey Doc, I need 1 WR and 1 Flex in a .5ppr:

    Johnny Knox, Beanie Wells, Donald Brown, Mike Goodson, Blair White, & Lee Evans.

    Thanks homey. You’re going down in fanduel league 2!

  10. Neck Beard says:

    @Neck Beard: Let me add that its a .5PPR league and I’m already down in a 75 pt hole from his Thursday starters.

  11. MikeD says:

    Beanie, RandyMoss, Crabtree, Garcon: pick one WR and one flex please.

  12. Doc

    Doc says:

    @MikeD: Tough, leaning Crabtree and Garcon

    @Howard: Bradshaw

    @Slew: I’d still lean VJax. His QB is better.

    @CL: Yeah, I like both, but McFadden has more big play ability. Leaning his way.

    @Neck Beard: Yeah, that’s a lot of Houstonites, but I do like Dreessen since OD is out. I would still lean his way.

  13. Doc

    Doc says:

    @scout: Giants

  14. dani says:

    Mike Thomas or Boldin? and Ronnie Brown or Carolina starting RB?

  15. dani says:

    with Bradshaw not starting do i go with Beanie Wells or K.Williams or stick with fumble boy Bradshaw thanks again

  16. Doc

    Doc says:

    @dani: Boldin/Brown

  17. Doc

    Doc says:

    @dani: I’d still roll with Bradshaw

  18. IgnatiusJReilly says:


    the way the Eagles struggle w/ covering TE’s,would you start Olsen ahead of Heap?or what about Dreesen?

  19. Matt says:

    Better matchup this week. Fitzgerald vs SF or D. Jackson @ Chicago?

  20. Doc

    Doc says:

    @IgnatiusJReilly: I feel like all 3 are pretty close. Dreesen has more upside in my opinion.

    @Matt: DJax because of Vick.

  21. beantownmp says:

    @Doc: You skipped my question in post #9! Mind having a look and spewing your advice. Thanks man!

  22. Doc

    Doc says:

    @beantownMP: @beantownMP: I like Knox and White. Hard to trust those RBs. Good luck in FanDuel! You’ll need it!

  23. IgnatiusJReilly says:

    doc:one more question(okay,fine,TWO more)

    non PPR-should I go w/ Blount or T. Jones?

    also,who to start at WR?

    TB Mike Williams OR VJax?

  24. The den says:

    Flex play: mike Goodson or Donald brown?

  25. Doc

    Doc says:

    @The den: Leaning Brown

  26. nick m. says:

    Sidney Rice or Bradshaw in a PPR Flex?

    In another league, Rice or Mike Williams (South), or Blount in PPR Flex?

  27. Doc

    Doc says:

    @nick m.: Bradshaw/Rice

  28. Commish Cauda says:

    Hey Doc,

    12-team, 0.5 ppr

    Blair White or James Jones this week?

  29. DP says:

    How do you feel about Kevin Boss vs. Zach Miller?

  30. Wilsonian says:

    0.5 ppr…VJax, Boldin, Run DMC for flex?

  31. Doc

    Doc says:

    @DP: leaning Boss to be safe.

    @Wilsonian: DMC

  32. Commish Cauda says:

    @Doc: Sidney Rice over Mike Williams (TB)? interesting…

  33. Matt says:

    D. Jackson @ Chicago
    Fitgerald v SF
    Manningham v Jax
    K. Williams v Minn
    Bradshaw v Jax
    Tolbert @ Ind

    Who should I sit of those players?

  34. MJD Took A Knee says:

    I hate myself for dropping Boss

  35. Wilsonian says:

    I hate CJ and Run DMC. These guys are useless.

  36. MJD Took A Knee says:

    Also dropped Carpenter :strokes Charles’s hair it’s ok precious:

  37. Doc

    Doc says:

    Ugh, this weekend has been a fantasy roller coaster, but mostly it has ended in a fiery derailing for my teams.

  38. Wilsonian says:

    @Doc: so far Ben Obomanu or Jacoby Ford would have outscored both my WRs combined that have played, those being Marcus Colston and Roddy White. Guh…

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