Wow. The Make-Up Department has really been meting out the punishment this season. Check out these ouchies…
I know, I know. I’ve been remiss. The truth is, I’ve just been too busy to hit the mailbag. But that will change in the coming days. So if you’ve got questions, post ’em!
On a thoroughly unrelated but far more important note:
Help my Snow Monkeys defeat the undefeated Militia in this weekend’s Stargate NFL Fantasy Football match-up! The Snow Monkeys are 1-3 and up against the undefeated Militia, but they have the talent and the managerial skills (this is where you guys come in) to pull the upset. So strap on your thinking helmets and weigh in with your expert opinions on my line-up.
QB: Houston’s Matt Schaub is my guy as he’s continuing the torrid pace he set last season. Even though they up against a stingy New York Giant pass defense, they’re playing in Houston. Also, despite their ability to shut down the vaunted Chicago Bear passing attack last week, I don’t think the Giants D can do it two weeks in a row. My back-up is the Jaguars’ David Garrard who put up some great numbers last week, but a) doesn’t have the weapons Schaub has and b) is playing the Bills in Buffalo, a team that, while pretty damn bad, does boast a respectable pass defense.
WR: My two active wide-receivers this week are Minnesota’s Percy Harvin and the Saints’ Lance Moore. I’m going with Harvin because I expect the Vikes’ match-up with the Jets in New York will be a high-scoring affair. Harvin has been kind of quiet so far this season, but he’s healthy again and with Randy Moss on the field to garner the attention of the Jets D, I figure Harvin will have a lot more room to work with. As for Moore – well, the Saints offense is due for an explosion and no better opportunity than against a porous Cardinals defense. Riding the bench this weekend are Dallas rookie Dez Bryant who has done little to inspire confidence thus far, Green Bay’s ever-dependable Donald Driver who, admittedly, could be in for a good game against a Washington team coming down from last weekend’s high of beating the Eagles, and Miami’s Brandon Marshall who has a bye week.
RB: My two starters this weekend at the running-back position will be San Francisco’s Frank Gore (who, despite playing on an 0-4 team, manages to be a real workhorse and, hey, the 49ers could be due for a win, especially playing the Vick-less Eagles) and Oakland’s Michael Bush (who gets the start over an ailing Darren McFadden). On the bench are Atlanta’s Jason Snelling (who is a back-up to the productive Michael Turner), the Jets’ Shonn Greene (back-up to the productive Ladainian Tomlinson), and freshly-traded Marshawn Lynch.
TE: Brandon Pettigrew here. No back-up. When the Lions have a bye week, I’ll just pick someone up from waivers.
RB/WR: The Texans’ Arian Foster plays double-duty. I’d have to be insane to bench him. Gary Kubiak, take note.
K: My kicker is the Titan’s Rob Bironas. Like the TE position, no back-up here.
Defense: The Baltimore Ravens are my D. Even though they haven’t put up the fantasy points of other D’s, I’m sticking with them.
So, what do you think? Have I made the right calls? Who should play? Who should ride the bench? Who should I trade for a cheerleading squad and a case of Guinness?
Today’s entry is dedicated to birthday individual drldeboer.