Welcome to Week 9. You are 0-9 or 9-0 or somewhere in between. I know, that’s me going out on a limb. But we are all in different positions and if you have multiple teams which I know you do then we have to look at each team differently. If you are in dire straits you have to play with a little edge and risk. If you are in the lead you have to prepare for the future which can also mean taking risks. We are now past the halfway point and you need to get your affairs in order people!
In our Week 9 Best Lineup Challenge the top 5 picks by y’all for each position are looking like this right now:
Of course there is a good chance the winner will have a player or two not from this list. My top 4 for this week are — Eli Manning, Arian Foster, Brandon Lloyd, and Jimmy Graham. You can join on up until game time so get at it.
Hot Links and Players Who Don’t Stink:
There are a ton of fantasy relevant injuries this week. Check out Clint’s in-depth injury report here.
Greg Cosell on the Shutdown Corner Podcast. The best in the business.
I’ve gone into a FanDuel Frenzy!! I’m way more interested in my FanDuel teams than most of my redraft teams. I know, it’s sad, but I love thinking about matchups and having a huge player pool to choose from. Anyway, we have our $1 Contest and if you beat me you get 5 crisp one dollar bills. There’s also this Friends Of FanDuel Freeroll that is free, so that’s free.
Here are the updated overall standings for the Razzball Commenter Leagues. See where you are and then mock yourself if you are near the bottom because I am way too tired.
Tarvaris Jackson: He’ll have trouble with Ware, but I think the Seachickens will run the ball about 5 times in this game. Dallas will get their sacks and interceptions, but Jackson who just came off his best game yardage-wise should put up respectable fantasy numbers.
Studies show that leather helmets may reduce concussions. Let’s do it!
Jim Brockmire does the Top 10 Plays of October. It’s the bee’s knees.
Santonio Holmes: Holmes is the Jets best receiver, but they hardly target him. I think they come out of the bye with some semblance of brain power and target him a lot more.
Peyton Manning rips Phil Simms a new “Simmshole.” Tee hee.
Mike Williams: Freeman has been targeting Williams quite a bit already, but he showed signs of coming out his funk in London and didn’t drop any passes like he has been this season. The Saints at home should play better than they did earlier in the season in Tampa and the Bucs will most likely have to throw a lot to come from behind.
Pete Prisco takes a look at the tape from Week 8. This is easily one of my favorite pieces of the week because it is full of good info and is also short and I’m a lazy s.o.b.
Eli Manning’s second half declines are historically bad and his fake football playoff schedule won’t help this season.
Jake Ballard: Really just start any Giants receiver against the Patriots. This is set up to be great for Eli and company. The Patriots are home and just came off a loss so the chance of them losing is about nil which will most likely mean the Giants will be trailing and will be pass happy. Ballard is seeing more targets each week and the Pats DVOA against tight ends is 27th. That ain’t good.
Fantasy Omatic takes a look at some players to acquire. Yes to Mario Manningham!
College football and I don’t get along so I like reading articles like this to give me a perspective on some of the top talent: A closer look at Andrew Luck.
Brandon Lloyd: I’m super high on Lloyd this week. Even if Feeley is still the quarterback he is in love with Lloyd and has thrown to him 25 times in 2 games. The Cardinals are awful against #1 receivers. I mean just rotgut rotten.
Fred Jackson’s own wife didn’t take him until the 5th round.
This here is one of the best Stone Cold Locks of the Century: Of The Week