When I last posted my fantasy football advice column I went on a bit of a rant. While it was out of sheer frustration with a few imbeciles who read, write, and broadcast fantasy football I was only trying to prove one simple point.
DON’T BLAME ME because I don’t get paid for this.
Over the Bears bye week I started comparing my record to others who are so called experts (who by the way are paid, some very well) and found they were no better at choosing starters then I was.
So what makes them the expert?
The real fantasy football experts are the stats guys who are knee deep into numbers however I have said time and time again that fantasy football is about watching games not numbers. Numbers don’t recognize coaching changes, game plan, and coincidence. Most of all numbers are not very fun to watch.
I consider myself a football fan first and a fantasy football geek second. I love high school, college, and most of all NFL football. I didn’t pay all that money for NFL Sunday Ticket to just watch my fantasy team I want to watch great NFL games.
In 2007 my fantasy football team was in the gutter but my second son was born and like all of us priorities took over.
Also the Chicago Bears went to the 2007 Super Bowl making my fantasy football season a blinker in the rear view mirror. I could care less about my fantasy football season that year as long as the Bears played for an extended amount of time I was going along for the ride.
Yes we all know how that ended and I still have a hard time saying the name Rex… Groooooosmaaaaaaaaaaaaan.
Real football fans put their favorite team over their fantasy football team because there is simply no comparison.
There’s a reason they call it fantasy football and yes you don’t actually own a team. So stop taking it so seriously and don’t be afraid to make a mistake or two. Stop listening to some experts and start doing some of your own homework!
If you don’t want to do the work then don’t blame me for your decisions. All I do is try to point you in the right direction and I will never take the credit if you start a player who has a breakout game.
Why? Because it is not my decision how you manage your fantasy squad.
Now with that said I am cleaning up the Fever with some simple changes.
I will list seven fantasy football players who are HOT and seven who are D.O.A since WARM players were confusing some readers. So WARM players are gone and the confusion will hopefully end.
What can I say I tried something different and failed miserably but hey who cares.
Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III vs. The New York Giants Defense
Yes Washington had two victories against the defending Super Bowl champs last season but the Washington receivers are nothing to write home about. The Redskins will have to lean on running-back Alfred Morris today.
New Orleans Saints Running-back Darren Sproles vs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
Sproles is playing as purely a checkdown receiver but the Bucs have been very good at not letting teams find their second or third option.
New York Jets Running-back Shonn Greene vs. The New England Patriots Defense
From breakout game to complete shutdown!
New England Patriots Running-back Stevan Ridley vs. The New York Jets Defense
The Jets will contain the Patriots running game and see if their front four can put the pressure on the Tom Brady. Rex knows that containing the Patriots running game is a key to victory.
New Orleans Wide-receiver Marques Colston vs. The Tama Bay Buccaneers Defense
Hasn’t been very impressive and faces a Tampa squad that will not give up the big play.
Arizona Cardinals Wide-receiver Larry Fitzgerald vs. The Minnesota Vikings Defense
Yes Larry is in his home town but it is very hard to make a play when your quarterback is on the ground.
Detroit Lions Wide-receiver Calvin Johnson vs. The Chicago Bears Defense
While I am being a homer it is no secret the Chicago Bears will do all they can to keep Johnson in double coverage.
HOT WITH THE FEVER
Oakland Raiders Quarterback Carson Palmer vs. The Jacksonville Jaguars Defense
This matchup could not come at a better time for Palmer who clearly is undervalued.
Washington Running-back Alfred Morris vs. The New York Giants Defense
While the Giants will contain RG3 stopping Morris will be much more difficult.
Dallas Cowboys Running-back Felix Jones vs. The Carolina Panthers Defense
Who ever play the Carolina defense should start and there is no better example than Felix Jones.
Oakland Raiders Running-back Darren McFadden vs. The Jacksonville Jaguars Defense
As Palmer goes so should McFadden!
Patriots Wide-receiver Wes Welker vs. The New England Patriots Defense
Never ceases to amaze me how disrespected Welker is and I am guessing today will be no different.
Dallas Cowboys Wide-receiver Dez Bryant vs. The Carolina Panthers Defense
Look for Dez to rebound and have a huge day! The Panthers are just not matching up with big receivers.
Buffalo Bills Wide-receiver Steve Johnson vs. The Tennessee Titans Defense
Johnson will be leaned on today as the Titans have been very unimpressive against the pass!
Glad to be back and good luck in week seven!