Archive for October 2011
Just a quick note to encourage everyone to sign up for the FantasyPros Beat the Expert Contest. I am this week’s featured expert and if you can beat me, you’ll win $5, maybe a lot more. It’s completely free, so it’s worth a moment of your time.
I’m playing for the American Heart Association which was an easy choice due to my father’s heart attack and subsequent transplant. He was fortunate enough to get a new heart in 1994 and survived until 2010, so we got 16 extra years with him and he got to meet my wife and his new grandson. I know it’s a tough decision for some, but if you aren’t an organ donor, please reconsider!
But back to fantasy football — enter the Beat the Expert Contest now.
The table below shows the relative strength of the matchups for DTs for the rest of the season. The bigger the number (i.e. fantasy points), the better the matchup. Green indicates a good matchup while light red indicates a matchup to avoid. “ROS” averages the SOS for the remainder of the season, excluding Week 17.
Note: 4for4.com offers SOS for QB, RB, WR, TE and K.
Every week, I try to go through all the box scores and pick out a few interesting tidbits for fantasy owners. I post them on Twitter as I go, but below is a compilation of this week’s tweets:
- R. Mathews 21 touches, 149 yards; Tolbert 11 touches, 68 yards, TD. Both good starts in mediocre to good matchups.
- Slaton saw two touches in first game. Bush 15 touches for 65 yards. L. Hilliard got the TD.
- Raiders rush defense is BAD. Patriots averaged 6.1 ypc.
- Stevan Ridley (10 car, 97 yards, TD) now has 139 rushing yards on 16 carries in last two games. 8.7 ypc.
- Nearly two straight goose eggs for D. Branch, who caught a four-yard TD in 4th qtr.
- Gronkowski just 1-15 on five targets. Raiders LBs did a nice job of bracketing him down seam. Welker took advantage 9-158-1.
- Not buying any Seahawks other than maybe S. Rice. Untrustworthy.
- That’s the Julio Jones we thought we’d see — 11 receptions for 127 yards on 17 targets.
We’ll also be rolling out in-season Strength of Schedule starting in Week 5.
If you’re wondering why I don’t have a weekly Q&A post, please read this.
Through three weeks, I’ve been rated the #2 most accurate expert at FantasyPros (the same contest that I won last year). My Week 4 rankings are below.
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