Ready ... set ... no!
Tiering your players on a weekly basis not only is a good way to determine whom to draft in fantasy football, but also is great way to break ties for tough lineup decisions each week.
Just when you think you have things figured out, something like this past week happens and completely throws your thought process out of whack. The Ravens go into Indianapolis averaging 154.2 rushing yards per game, and come out battered and bruised with only 49 yards to show for it? Makes perfect sense.
Any given Sunday, right?
Well, with that in mind, let's look at things in a different light this week. If it seems impossible; if all the numbers, factors, and analysis point in one direction, let's go the other way. Let's let our guts and hearts be our guide to fantasy bliss this Sunday. After all, it can't be any worse of a place than where the numbers led us last week.
Roethlisberger's start to the season is remarkably similar to his first five games of last year (1,013 yards/nine touchdowns/three picks in '07, and 947 yards/seven touchdowns/three picks this year). The Steelers had a Week 6 bye last year, and Benjamin exploded out of the break with a 290-yard, four touchdown performance ... C'mon, don't tell me that you're buying "Neckbeard" as a starting caliber fantasy QB are you? When he pulls an "Orton" this week, don't say I didn't warn you ... Please bench O'Sullivan. Over the past three weeks he has seven interceptions, been sacked 10 times, and has a QB rating that would embarrass
Morris' presence doesn't scare me off from starting Julius Jones, but the Buccaneers impenetrable, goal line stuffing run defense sure does ... Pittman appears to be the man in Denver. For now anyway.
Why it seems impossible: Did you see Frye attempt to play quarterback last week? I honestly thought I was watching the season finale of
I just spent 40 minutes trying to figure out what the NFL record for most receptions in a season without a touchdown is, and I'm pretty sure
Mark my words, Clark catches his first touchdown of the season against the Packers ... I had no clue that Scaife was leading the Titans with 20 catches for 226 yards. Yeah, that's right, the lone undefeated team in the league is being led in receiving by a guy named Oliver Edward Scaife III. It's been a weird season ... I gotta say, out of all the wacky, improbable things that happened this past weekend, Davis catching six balls for 75 yards had to have been the most unlikely. I'm not letting one good week change my opinion of him, but if he can put up two in a row ... Six catches for 84 yards and a touchdown was a good game for Shockey when he was with the Giants. For Boss, it's been his season ...