Week 7 is here and I’m officially petitioning for a 32 game season. This is the place where I lament the ever moving closer to the end season of fake and real football. Fauxreal ootball if you will (and I won’t). So now that I have lamented let’s get onto the links and blurbs and start/sit questions.
Tim Tebow: He’s the fantasy darling this week and I’m right up there with everyone else touting his fake greatness. It’s hard not to like how the Mountain Donkey’s whole attitude changed when he came in. With Orton they were all like, this sucks, I’m a pack mule trudging up the side of this mountain with all this dude’s crap on my back, and then low and behold here comes Teebs and they’re all like, get this shizz off my back let’s run! Or something like that. He has a great matchup, it’s “Gator Day” in honor of Tebow’s 2009 championship team, the Dolphins have a horrid pass defense, and Tebow has yet to have a bad fantasy game in his very short career due to his rushing ability. Yeah, it could all fall apart, but he’s safer than most because when his arm fails him, which it will at times, he can revert to his legs and the uplifting power of Tebow Nation.
Evan Silva’s weekly matchup article is a must read as usual.
Zach Law of the aptly named site Zach On Sports has a pretty cool series of interviews with Fantasy Football ‘perts that you should check out. Myself and Clint Chugg are on there as well as a lot of other awesome guys.
Curtis Painter: From what I’ve seen of Mr. Painter I can tell you first of that he has very, very bad hair, but secondly he’s got good pocket presence and can, at times, show great ball placement. I have a good feeling about this game against the poor Saints defense. He will be throwing the ball constantly trying to catchup.
Mark Ingram: I had Ingram ranked really high this preseason and he hasn’t been living up to that ranking. His 3 TDs in the last 4 games looks good on paper and there are stats like red zone carries that point to some fake football goodness, but he needs to go ahead and have a breakout game. This is the game I believe he does it. If he doesn’t I’m going to pitch a fit!
Pro Football Focus’ Akshay Anand takes a look at what to watch for in this week’s games.
You Heard It Here First has a good Buy/Sell article up.
Sam Bradford: They go and get Brandon Lloyd for him and he goes and hurts his ankle and will soon be Feeley’d up. That’s going to be the new Pipp’d. But not really.
Jackie Battle: He won’t be battling Tom Jones for stage time. Get it? Yeah, I know, we all get it. Battle is really not good at the football, but he is good at running fast and straight forward, but with 20+ touches and the Chiefs offensive line and good matchups he’s going to have the chance to be more than he is.
Friend of the site and fantasy guru Dalton Del Don has a great weekly NFL Notes column at Rotowire that is a must read each week.
GoAheadScore’s interesting stats that stand out from week 6.
Carl breaks down the Jim Schwartz vs. Jim Harbaugh scuffle:
Joseph Addai: He practiced and will probably play some football on Sunday. This makes for a couple big fat do not start signs hanging around Delone Carter and Donald Brown’s necks.
The top QBR for a player this season in pressure situations is 67.5 for Donovan McNabb. The worst is 0.1 for Mark Sanchez.
Rob Housler: The last time Todd Heap was out they threw the ball to Housler about 73 times, well 8, and he has some real talent. Keep an eye on him, especially in Dynasty.
Pete Prisco is kind of a dick, but I usually learn something from his weekly After Further Review column.
What are you missing when you watch a NFL game on television? Jene Bramel takes a look see.
Week 6’s Highlights. The Andy Reid gut punch should be #1.
A look at how important running backs are to their teams.
The Cold Hard Football Facts rip into some idiot analysts.