This year is flying by. Another Thanksgiving is here and boy are we thankful to have a whole lotta food and a whole lotta football on our plates. First of all I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I lost a good friend this year and it kinda puts things in perspective. Take lots of pictures of you and yours and enjoy every moment like it is your last with them. I am sure you will have many more years with them, but why not make each one of them great. Ok, enough of the sappy stuff let's get to our slate of games.
The first game seems like a mismatch with Detroit hosting a Chicago team that has been mostly terrible for the past month. Detroit will be angry coming of a drubbing at the hands of the Patriots and will most likely take it out on Cutler and company. Detroit's defense at home is one of the better defenses in the league and Cutler has been bad so it's hard to recommend him today. Then again he has such great weapons I would throw him out there over lower end options like Geno Smith or Shaun Hill who just don't have that type of weaponry at their disposal. You can't exactly sit Brandon Marshall and Jeffrey...just gotta hope for some turnovers, good field position and Cutler plays with confidence. I think Forte will have a rough go today so don't expect the kind of game he has been putting up lately. Thanksgiving day games seem to have these lower end players having good games so don't be surprised to see someone out of the ordinary having a big impact. I like Joique Bell. His angry running style will serve him well vs a soft Bears run defense. Stafford should play well today with multiple TD's and at least 275 yds. Megatron and Tate are both looking to feast on more than turkey on this thanksgiving.
The next game is the one I am interested in the most. Dallas hosting the Eagles has huge division ramifications. I like Dallas in this game because I am a huge believer in the Thanksgiving mojo. I like Dallas to ride Demarco Murray and their other backs to a victory today. I think Dallas runs well today and does a reasonable job of keeping the Eagles rapid fire offense off the field. Sanchez will get his numbers and is not a terrible start simply due to the number of plays they run, but I do not love McCoy who did break out last week, but Chip Kelly hasn't exactly leaned on him this season. Seems like a Sproles game today, yet I am not loving any of the Philly RB's. I like Jeremy Maclin to get off his recent slide and score and Jordan Matthews will continue to excel in his new more prevalent role in the Eagle offense. I think Dallas wins by 10 points or somewhere around there with Murray getting the Turkey leg. A side dynasty note here...Riley Cooper has stunk it up since receiving his new contract and is losing some snaps to an unheralded rookie WR named Josh Huff. Huff is explosive so be looking for this kid to make a play in his limited snaps while trying to cement a role in this offense going forward.
In the night game we have the SF vs Seattle rivalry. This game is hard to figure and it's hard to like anyone in this game. Personally I am trying to fade most players from this game from my lineups. I think you can start Russell Wilson if you need him and hope he keeps running the ball. You can't leave Beast Mode out of your lineups either but other than these couple guys I am not sure there is much to like here. Something tells me "mediocre" Crabtree gets up for this match up so if you are in major need of a WR why not run him out there and see if the Karma train doesn't visit Richard Sherman. I know Crabtree would be thankful for a win and gladly serve Sherman some humble pie rather than pumpkin for dessert. I am picking the Niners in this one, but I am not touching this game as far as fantasy purposes go.
Have a good day today and enjoy the weekend. Always be thankful for your friends and all that God has given you.