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07 Oct 2010

ESPN: Fantasy Matchups 2010, Week 5

This week's Fantasy Matchups column takes a look at which teams have had the fewest possessions per game so far.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 07 Oct 2010

3 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2010, 4:00pm by morrongiello


by morrongiello :: Thu, 10/07/2010 - 4:43pm

Does the fact that Cutler appears to be sitting for the game have any impact on Forte's prognosis?

by morrongiello :: Tue, 10/12/2010 - 4:00pm

Apparently not. Forte had 166 rushing yards + 22 receiving yards for 2 touchdowns while Torain (8th "most favorable matchup") had 40 yards + 27 receiving.

I know I'm supposed to take all these with a grain of salt and hope for a net gain in the long run but right now it looks more like an ocean of salt. And, as Keynes said, in the long run, we're all dead.

by speedegg :: Thu, 10/07/2010 - 8:36pm

I'm a little surprised it's HB Chris Ivory and not HB Ladell Betts that gets a boost for the Saints-Cardinals matchup. Is that because the Saints will run alot, so Ivory will get an increase due to his low baseline of the previous weeks OR because he'll get more usage since he can't catch and the Saints will want to run more.