Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Sep 2008

FO on ESPN: Week 4 Matchups

How are injuries affecting fantasy matchups? Plus, picking on the Rams. Anyone can do it!

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 25 Sep 2008

11 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2008, 3:10am by Lou


by E* (not verified) :: Thu, 09/25/2008 - 5:16pm

In the box on the right, Vincent Jackson is listed twice - once as a +6, once as a -7. Perhaps you originally had Jackson and Chris Chambers reversed (with Chambers going against Asomugha) and now it should be Chambers who is the +6, presumbaly going up against DeAngelo Hall?

by Lou :: Thu, 09/25/2008 - 7:05pm

yeah can someone answer this question? will chambers be matched up against Hall or Asomugha, if its Asomugha i need to remove him from my fantasy lineup.

by BillWallace (not verified) :: Thu, 09/25/2008 - 11:28pm

Asomugha always lines up on the same side. I'm 90% sure it's the defensive right side. I distinctly remember Trent Edwards dropping back and almost never even bothering to turn his hips to scan the left half of the field.

So depending on what the Chargers do the answer is probably they won't be matched up the whole game no matter what, because I think most offenses move their wideouts around.

by Sergio :: Fri, 09/26/2008 - 8:46am

Alright, so I have to start two out of:

Chris Perry v. CLE
Steve Slaton v. JAX

Any suggestions???

-- Go Phins!

by Joseph :: Fri, 09/26/2008 - 2:42pm

Sergio, I don't play FF (although I do play LL), but based on the article I think you HAVE to start the first 2.

by are-tee (not verified) :: Fri, 09/26/2008 - 2:52pm

"OK, so you'll be starting Larry Fitzgerald anyway. You can feel a little better about it knowing that he faces the Jets, whose investment in Darrelle Revis has yet to pay off."

Opposing number 1 receivers (Ginn, R.Moss,Chambers)have put up a grand total of 66 yards in the first 3 games against Revis. At this point, he is the number 1 shutdown corner in the AFC East.

That has to be the most ignorant comment I've ever read in FO.

by jimmo :: Fri, 09/26/2008 - 3:25pm

Not sure about that comment either. Seems like the other side is getting picked on, and exposed, quite a bit more than Revis.

by Sergio :: Fri, 09/26/2008 - 4:54pm

Chambers is the Chargers #1??

-- Go Phins!

by cjfarls :: Fri, 09/26/2008 - 5:24pm

Okay tough question in my mind:

Phillip Rivers vs. Oakland or
Palmer vs. Clevland

I got burned the 1st 2 weeks playing Palmer... but if he's going to produce, now would be the time and Oak's D isn't THAT bad.... is it?

by billy ray valentine (not verified) :: Sat, 09/27/2008 - 1:24am

who to start...

chris johnson (vs. MIN) or earnest graham (vs. GB)?

by Lou :: Sat, 09/27/2008 - 3:10am

i have both and am starting graham. RBs haven't done vary well against the vikings this year, and Johnson isn't going to get goal line carries. also check out GB's defense's rushing VOA, i know its hasn't been adjusted for opponent yet, and they've faced 2 good running games, but its still pretty bad.