Fantasy Football Blog Week 11
I won my Week 10 matchup 126.64 to 67.24. I am now 5-5.
I reported last week that I had pulled off a blockbuster trade, but that trade did not in fact happen, and was revoked on Saturday night.
Offensive Standouts were:
Defense Tennessee Titans: 32.50
TE Tony Gonzalez: 24.20
RB Chris Johnson: 19.40
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski: 17.00
Offensive Disappointments were:
WR Steve Smith: 2.10
RB Ronnie Brown: 2.40
Here is this week's starting lineup, and my current bench:
QB: Peyton Manning
RB: LaRod Stephens-Howling (traded for Kicker Janikowski)
RB: Ronnie Brown
WR: Steve Smith
WR: Lance Moore
TE: Tony Gonzalez
W/R: Josh Smith
Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
Defense: Cincinnati Bengals
RB: Ben Tate
RB: Chris Johnson (BYE)
RB: Darren McFadden (injured)
WR: Percy Harvin (BYE)
W/R: Hakeem Nicks (BYE)
QB: Robert Griffin III
My opponents lineup this week:
QB: Drew Brees
RB: Jamaal Charles
RB: Stevan Ridley
WR: Dez Bryant
WR: Jordy Nelson
TE: Brandon Myers
W/R: Larry Fitzgerald
Kicker: Robbie Gould
Defense: Chicago Bears
My opponent has a clear "fantasy points" advantage over me this weekend, but at this point of the season, it's all about making it to the playoffs, which I should do barring a major setback.
- AAA Sports
- August 9, 2015 - 8:00 PM
- Offered at:
- bookmaker @ -2.5 -110 Minnesota
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings -2 1/2 8:00 EST
1* Free Play Minnesota Vikings.
What you see is what you get each year from Pittsburgh, which builds through the draft, doesn’t sign a lot of free agents and basically comes at you. How much Ben Roethlisberger has left is a question asked every September given the number of hits he takes. The biggest change will be at defensive coordinator, where legend Dick Lebeau is gone – which may mean the LBs will be freer to attack the pocket.
The Vikes have Adrian Peterson back and things seem to have calmed down a bit in Minnesota. But then again, Mike Wallace has been on board for only a few months. Vikes are looking for a huge Year 2 improvement from Teddy Bridgewater and if they get it they can make things sticky in the North.
In 2014/15 the Steelers were 1-3 SU/ATS in the preseason and in 2013/14 they were 0-4 SU/ATS. After missing the playoffs in 2013/14, Pittsburgh returned last year only to lose 30-17 to the Ravens in the Wildcard round. Mike Tomlin has clearly not been very worried about winning in the preseason the last few years.
Last year the Vikes went 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in the preseason, after going 1-3 SU/ATS in 2013/14 and 1-3 SU/ATS in 2012/13. For a team which is desperately trying to get back to the playoffs, the preseason suddenly becomes a lot more important.
There are many players on Minnesota which have something to prove, while Pittsburgh will surely be happy to just go through the motions and leave Canton without any significant injuries.
Minnesota would seem to be the more motivated team in this one, consider laying the short points.