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17 Oct 2012

ESPN: Week 7 Fantasy Matchups

This week we look at kickers and fantasy defenses you should try to target or avoid for the stretch run, and recommend you start Ryan Fitzpatrick, Doug Martin, and Denarius Moore, among others.

Posted by: Danny Tuccitto on 17 Oct 2012

2 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2012, 2:45am by Sifter


by peterplaysbass :: Wed, 10/17/2012 - 4:49pm

So I'm in a 2 QB league (10 teams) and somehow I ended up with 2 QBs with the same bye week (Rivers and Ryan [this week]). Russel Wilson is my backup, and I had to pick up the best FA I could find to fill in this week.

The best FA available was Tebow.

So. I'm starting Russel Wilson and Tim Tebow in that league this week, which is awesome. I'll be astounded if I win.

My team:
QB Wilson
QB Tebow
WR Harvin
WR Stevie Johnson
RB Ray Rice
RB Doug Martin
TE Rudolph
FX Spiller
FX Bush (Michael)
FX Ridley
PK Graham
TD St Louis

Other team:
QB Schaub
QB Cutler
WR AJ Green
WR Steve Smith
RB Foster
RB Lynch
TE Daniels or Pettigrew
FX Bradshaw
FX Antonio Brown
FX Denarius Moore
PK Gostkowski
TD Pittsburgh

I'm doomed.

by Sifter :: Sat, 10/20/2012 - 2:45am

I've been thinking about long run kickers and DEFs as well this week. I'm 5-1, looking good for the playoffs with the upcoming schedule, and my K and D have just had their bye: Chicago and Robbie Gould. My long term targets are Matt Bryant and Green Bay. Did they make the list?? Bryant is on a better offense than Gould and gets 2 dome matches in wks 15 and 16: home vs Giants and then at Detroit. The Packers meanwhile get 2 outdoor games vs poor offenses: at Chicago and home vs Tennessee.