Admittedly, start ’em & sit ’em was not the highlight of my fanasy shamanism last week. I’ve got my hands on better tea leaves, though, so this week I’m going to give you the best I have. Consider me your angelic bartender– the one that gives you what you pay for, which is obviously top-shelf stuff, not merely that piss water that the satanic bartender passes off as premium (in this case, I’m the GOOD bartender, not the EVIL bartender. get it? good.).
Malcom Floyd: He’s Philip Rivers’ new darling. Vincent Jackson has become VERY expendable of late, and Floyd will once again prove his metal. He is going to have another great week this week, especially considering that his opposition has the 20th ranked passing defense. Yes, he will be covered, but that still won’t keep him out of the endzone.
Zach Miller: If you drafted him, he was quite the catch. He’s got the surest hands on the team and is going up against a pretty shaky D. He’s gonna play angry.
Marcedes Lewis: An oddly spelled name for an oddly talented player. Nabbed 2 TDs last week and going up against SD, which has given up a TD to a TE already this season.
Michael Vick: He’s back, but not in the Wildcat kinda way. I’m high on this guy.
Darren McFadden: Strong runner on a strong running team. He’s going up against a tough team, but his smashmouth style will play well. In deeper leagues especially, I would start him.
Laurence Maroney: Never been a huge fan of him, primarily because he has always been a great-potential type and never a great player type. DEN has a history of making shitty RBs look great, but this is his first game with them and they changed blocking patterns in the off-season. Everything is new for everyone.
PIT Defense: One of those legendary franchises with a not-so-legendary present-day team. Chris Johnson and Vince Young are going to rip them a new one.
LeSean McCoy: Michael Vick just became the number one QB & RB. Hurts McCoy’s value tremendously, and, let’s all be honest about this one, the spelling of his name to include two of those capital letter thingamabobs is annoying as hell.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh: He’s old. He’s the 4th receiving option. His name was good for years, but names don’t win games or fantasy football matchups. If you’re desperate enough to start him, then you might check out your waiver wire.
Clinton Portis: He’s going up against the 2nd ranked running D in the nation. Plus, with his off-the-field distractions being a bit much this last week, I don’t expect him to be sharp. I still love him though, just not for this matchup.
Andrew: I have to say, i think these picks will play out much better than the debacle last week. (Fun fact, I spelled debacle correctly on the first try.) My only comments would be the while Lewis scored twice.. he also only caught 2 balls. Yeah, he is a red zone threat, but I think a questionable fluke week 1 performance should be considered. McFadden could make you look like a genius or a dud this week, no middle ground. And watch out, because word on the street is that Michael Bush is back and is probable to play.
No complaints about your Sit’em choices.. other than the phrase “two of those capital letter thingamabobs.’ Really?