Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Games


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.
Wes "theShow"  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

PIC OF THE DAY WEEK 10


                              Optimus Grimes vs. Megatron

Rolling Out Week 10

NFL WEEK 10 NOTES

Reading stupid tabloid news about the Cowboys in London this morning and on top of that about Dez having police called to his house X number of times over the past 6 years.  Number one this is not news!  Cowboys miss curfew while in London.  Ok, you are playing the Jags, you are in London and want to see the sights or even party in the city...what's the problem?!  These are grown men not some group at summer camp.  As far as the news regarding Dez Bryant, big surprise he is not a model citizen, again not news!  I get tired of the ESPN and in this case the NFL Network tabloid machine.  Spare me!  I blast these guys on twitter every chance I get and you should do the same.  They do read the tweets so let them hear it when they come off like irresponsible jerks/TMZ reporters. 

Week 10 actual player and game notes:

Fred Jackson is looking to play today...I hope he does well because God knows we don't want to be considering starting Anthony Dixon again. 

Sammy Watkins will probably play as well and we have every reason to believe his second half will continue to be great when it comes to fantasy numbers.  Orton remains the QB because he simply gets Sammy the ball. 

I think Tre Mason continues his quest to make that Rams RB job his own today at the Cards.  I don't think a lot of people will start him today, but he is a good RB 2 this week with heavy upside.  Think about it...do you actually think they let Austin Davis throw more than about 20 times vs that Cardinals secondary? 

Start your Falcons...Julio and Roddy should be in full effect today along with Matty Ice.  If you have been patient with your Falcons today is the day they pay you back vs a miserable Bucs squad. 

No one knows everything...the question that bugs me the most today.  Russell Wilson or Mark Sanchez?....these are the questions that keep me up at night. Head says Sanchez simply because they will run more plays.  Gut says Wilson is due vs a beat up Giants secondary. 

Charles Sims going to get his first run today with the Bucs, but Rainey makes a nice underrated start vs the Falcons at home.  I will be watching Sims closely, because he has the skills to take that job by the start of next year and make some good spot plays the rest of the way if he has a grip on the playbook.

Did you have Andy Dalton or J.Hill or M.Sanu in your lineups on Thursday.  If so you are already behind the 8 ball so if you can make lineup adjustments today you need to go all upside.  Some upside players I like this week include Percy Harvin, Jordan Matthews, Mike Evans, Martavis Bryant(ride the lightning until it burns out) and my favorite upside play of the day is Justin Hunter.  Hunter is only going to get better with Mettenberger at the helm in Tennessee.  Sure you risk a big fat 2 catch for 30 yard day but it's a heck of a lot better than throwing some RB out there from a bad team that may get you 50 yds and no TD.  Go for the upside...play for that long touchdown catch and big day which could overcome that slow start.  A loss is a loss so don't be safe...go out swinging. 

Good Luck today. 
Wes "theShow"

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Week 9


Carnage and byes as we enter Week 9

This morning's bullet points...

Tony Romo is out with back fractures. (hello Brandon Weeden)

Gio Bernard is out. (interested in seeing Jeremy Hill as a feature)

Redskins bus in a wreck this morning.  RG3's career starting to look like a bus crash.

Rams head to SF for another beating.  I look back to all the Brees and Favre comparisons for Davis when he had a couple early good games...yeah whatever! Looking to 2015 draft already. 

Pats have the home field and the weather in their favor today for their match up with the Broncos.  It's all set up for them to win, they have to get it done.  I don't think it matters that much either way for the Broncos at this point in the season. 

Lots of byes today...good luck plugging the holes and getting it done today!