Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Dec 2009

ESPN: Fantasy Matchups, Week 16

Championship Week Fantasy Matchups are up. And yes, there's plenty of discussion regarding Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne, and whether they're benchable this week against the Jets and Revis Island.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 24 Dec 2009

10 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2009, 1:57pm by paddy1979

Comments

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by Drew (not verified) :: Thu, 12/24/2009 - 11:19am

Mike Bell is on IR? I don't see that reported anywhere?

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by Bill Barnwell :: Thu, 12/24/2009 - 11:34am

Oops. Thought he had been placed on IR. Has a clearly limited role either way.

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by Boo-urns (not verified) :: Thu, 12/24/2009 - 2:23pm

How does Alex Smith (against Detroit's porous pass defense) compare to Schaub (playing a decently tough Miami defense plus its ball control time-killing offense)?

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by drobviousso :: Thu, 12/24/2009 - 2:24pm

"Does anyone realize that it's Rodgers who leads the NFL in QB fantasy points this year?"
Yes, and laughing all the way to the bank.

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by Eddo :: Fri, 12/25/2009 - 9:16pm

I dislike statements like these, especially since there's not a single "standard" QB scoring method, like with RBs. In my league (pretty standard scoring, 1 pt per 20 yards passing, 4 points per passing TD, -2 points per INT, -2 points per fumble lost, -1 point per time sacked), Peyton Manning is #1, followed by Brees.

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by Alek (not verified) :: Thu, 12/24/2009 - 10:07pm

on espn.com you said that Mike Bell is on IR!
Where did you get that from????

http://insider.espn.go.com/fantasy/football/ffl/story?id=4768692

"Pierre Thomas (New Orleans Saints, plus-20 percent)
It's hard to figure out the Saints' backfield at times, but with Reggie Bush's leg issues and Mike Bell out of the picture on IR, this could be Thomas' best shot at the full workload all year. It's coming against the Bucs, which should provide him with the opportunity for a huge fantasy day."

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by Alek (not verified) :: Thu, 12/24/2009 - 10:09pm

never mind... I didnt read your first comment! "oops"

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by Eagle boys (not verified) :: Fri, 12/25/2009 - 1:41am

I know the raiders are really unpredictable. They play CLE who is coming off that monster game. Who do you like to start at RB? I have TWO raider RBs, McFadden, and I just picked up Bush. Who is starting, the Raiders website has the depth chart 1. DMC 2. Bush 3. Fargas Justin Fargas goes from starter to 3rd string like that? Maybe they want to see what they have in DMC?

I am already starting Thomas Jones. I am waiting to see on D Williams, but he looks doubtful. I also have M Morris on my bench BUT, I doubt he will do anything against a good 9er's D at home.

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by Eagle boys (not verified) :: Fri, 12/25/2009 - 1:42am

<< This is for my LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP as well (Yes Im in the Superbowl of FF), so I am looking for good advice >>

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by paddy1979 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 1:57pm

steven jackson or desean jackson in flex?