Wynner’s Weekly “CJ’s and Beasts”, Week Seven edition!

Welcome to the Wynner’s Weekly Fantasy “CJ’s and Beasts”, week seven edition. A quick reminder the “CJ’s” are named after the biggest under-performer of the 2011 fantasy season, running back Chris Johnson, aka CJ268. Conversely, the “Beasts” are the anti-Chris Johnson’s better known as players who sack up for their fantasy owners.

Disclaimer: The “CJs” are subject to a name change, based on Chris Johnson finishing any single week in the running back top three.

Now that you’ve stop laughing at the disclaimer, let’s get on with the column.

CJ268 Update Week Seven

Eighteen yards against the “surprisingly” stout Texans defense. 18 yards! 18! Even the Seahawk, running out of bounds version of Franco Harris could muster more than 18 yards!

This post game comment from Texans linebacker Bryan Cushing tells us all we need to know:

“He (CJ268) is one of those guys who is a home run hitter. If you hit him early, I think it kind of deters him a little bit,”

Man, could Cushing be any more degrading to CJ268? For starters, he basically calls Johnson a pu$$y by stating that a solid early hit deters him. The reality is in 2011, CJ268 doesn’t get hit; he falls down before contact. Also, Cushing called CJ268 one-dimensional, the Dave Kingman of running backs.

This is old news if you have had the misfortune of owning CJ268 this season, in fact you’ve probably been through the five stages of grief, mourning the loss of your, likely, first round pick:

Denial (Weeks 1 and 2) – He will come around, he just needs a couple weeks to get into shape. He will be a terror in the fantasy playoffs and that’s when you want his “A” game.

Anger (Weeks 2 and 3) – I will never forgive those “D-Bags” who let CJ268 slide to the point where I had no choice but to take him. Why does that always happen to me? I cannot catch break!

Bargaining (Weeks 4 and 5) – Maybe I can package CJ268 with another mid-range, forgettable player and get Arian Foster. At this point CJ268 isn’t CJ2K, but even if he becomes CJ1.3K, that would be 100 yards per game. Someone will buy that, right?

Depression (Week 6) – CJ268 is not coming back, is he? I just spent all week in a dark room, laying in bed with the drapes drawn wearing my CJ268 jersey.

Acceptance (Week 7) – It’s okay, I will be okay, I will find a way to win with the waiver week du jour. I no longer will have irrational, obsessive thoughts of ending CJ268’s season with a billy club and brass knuckles.

The heat on CJ268 is turned up as he basically called out his O-Line this week by telling the Tennessee media that “He’s not the problem.” Therefore, I would be shocked if we don’t see CJ268’s best game of 2011 this week against the Colts. I think his ego is bruised and CJ268 figures that the Colts will present very little resistance. After which, he will do the 2011 version of flipping off everyone (like me) who doubted him, by taking to Twitter to harshly call out his detractors. Then in week nine he will revert to CJ268 form, figuring that week eight bought him another seven weeks of “crapping the bed”!

Good luck CJ268 owners, we are in this together!

A reminder on the scoring system in use is as follows:

  • touchdowns 6 points;
  • .04 point per yard passing;
  • .1 ppy rushing/receiving;
  • points per receptions – .25 RB/.50 WR/1.00 all others;
  • -1 per int; -3 for int return for TDs;
  • Defenses
    • 3 points for turnovers, 2 for sacks, .02 points per punt return yards, .04 points per KO yards; 3 points for blocked kicks;
    • -.5 point for points allowed; scaled points for yards allowed from 10 for less than 50 yards allowed to -5 for more than 500 yards allowed.

Ok, here are the 10 fantasy CJ’s for week seven; players who thought it would be funny to drop frozen dog turds in the punch bowl:

  1. Bill Cundiff, PK BAL

1 Fantasy Point

Position Place: 24th

Start Pct: 91.74%

I generally leave kickers out of fantasy discussions, but Cundiff’s performance this past week was special, especially when 92% of fantasy owners started the guy and his single point. And with the game being on Monday, I am certain there were fantasy players who lost by less than a point because Cundiff didn’t produce. It’s definitely not his fault he didn’t put up more points, but since when are fantasy football owners rational!

Going forward – Cundiff will be fine as long as the Ravens don’t play a mediocre AFC South team on the road. Whew! I just checked the Ravens schedule and they are done with AFC South road games.

 

  1. Greg Olsen, TE CAR

1.4 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 42nd

Start Pct: 68.77%

One lousy catch and four lousy yards. You know it’s a bad week when you get out-scored by Logan Paulsen!

Going forward – Considering I think that Cam Newton’s arm is about to fall off from over-use, Olsen owners should consider any other viable alternative.

 

  1. Miles Austin, WR DAL

2.6 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 61st

Start Pct: 99.28%

Miles was the 8th most started player in fantasy this week. And the reward for that investment – an Enronian-like performace.

Going forward – Chalk it up to the Rams being so inept on both sides of the ball that the Cowboys didn’t need to throw the ball.

 

  1. Matt Hasselbeck, QB TEN

5.16 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 16th

Start Pct: 47.60%

Shhh, do you smell that? It’s Matt Hasselbeck’s career about to vanish before our eyes. The Jake Locker-era begins in T-Minus 1 game.

 

I would love to know if the 47.60 start percentage for Matty this week was because a regular quarterback was on bye or was it because that many actually think Hasselbeck is a legitimate quarterback.

Going forward – Matty shouldn’t be on a roster right going forward.

  1. Curtis Painter, QB IND

-0.22 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 32nd

Start Pct: 52.44%

I can hear fantasy owner right now – “Brady’s on bye, I need a QB. Hey, what about Painter? He has averaged 20 points a game since taking over for Collins; and you can throw on the Saints.”

Going forward – Painter shouldn’t be on a fantasy roster, much less in a starting lineup.

  1. Ray Rice, RB BAL

7.55 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 26th

Start Pct: 99.67%

Here a list of reasons Ray Rice, likely, cost 99.67% of fantasy owners their fantasy games this week – a. He was thrown off by the long week; b. Ray (and the rest of the Raven offense) was hung over from the Sunday trip to Miami to watch the “miracle in Miami”; c. The Jaguars over watered the field to slow down the Ravens; and d. Ray fell prey to the pressure of the game within the game – the “butt plug” running back matchup. Whatever the cause, Ray stunk up the joint this weekend.

Going forward – Good news is on the horizon, the Cardinals go to Baltimore this week.

  1. Green Bay, DT

-1.4 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 19th

Start Pct: 95.61%

The Packers were a little too casual late in the game on Sunday and it cost them a chance to post positive fantasy points. They haven’t been a great fantasy defense this season, but you had to think facing a rookie they would force some turnovers and hold the Vikings points down.

Going forward – These mobile, rookie quarterbacks are little too frisky for the defending Super Bowl champs, remember what Cam Newton did to them in week two.

 

  1. Rashard Mendenhall, RB PIT

3.95 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 46th

Start Pct: 95.60%

Rashard was back to being the pathetic, inconsistent, CJ-esque Rashard on Sunday. And after I labeled him with a “BOOM” last week. As if I was having a bad “football” year with my picks. However, in fairness to him was matched up against the 00s Minnesota defense. Not!

Going forward – Mendenhall has found himself in the “CJs” a few times this season. Hmm. “The Mendy’s and The Beast’s”, I like the sound of that! Rashard is a huge fan of CJ268’s continued poor performance.

  1. Tennessee, DT

-20.12 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 31st

Start Pct: 53.67%

It’s a new record – two players in the top 10 and the “Suck list” namesake on the same team. I really, really hate this Titans team. I think they are who I thought they were; which is very mediocre to below average team with two play-makers. The problem is one of the play-makers is too busy figuring out how to spend his 53.5 mill and the other is out for the season.

Going forward – Don’t be surprised if the Titans post another sub-10 point total against the hapless Colts this week.

 

  1. Ryan Torrain, RB WAS

-0.5 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 95th

Start Pct: 65.67%

Tim Hightower gets hurt and Torrain nets just two carries. And, just to rub it in, he posts a -5 yards in those two carries.

Going forward – This is Mike Shanahan at his finest, playing the rope-a-dope with fantasy owners. Guess what? This week it is Helu with chance to shine, right? Wrong, evil Mike will load up Torrain with 30 carries for 150 yards. Forget this situation.

 

And now for the guys who spent the entire night cleaning the punch bowl and making more punch, the Beasts! Each player is categorized in either a “Bust”, one week wonder; or “Boom”, look for this player to continue dropping bombs like a Labrador after help themselves to the family pantry:

  1. Fred Davis, TE WAS

20.00 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 82.85%

Thankfully, Cooley, with the blackmail pictures he has of Shanahan in a compromising situation, is out of the way. The Redskins are much better with Fred as a primary target. Boom.

 

  1. Plaxico Burress, WR NYJ

22.5 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 3rd

Start Pct: 34.05%

My favorite part of fantasy football is the total lack of consistency at the wide receiver position. Why is that my favorite part? Because I love seeing a player destroy an owner’s team for a few fantasy weeks with CJ-like duds, but when the owner sends him to the bench, he goes off. OK, so now “He’s back”, but then once inserted back in the lineup he comes up small again. Of course, I love see this happen to other teams, but whine like a 14 year old girl when it happens to me. Oh, and by the way, I just described Plax to a tee this season, translation this is the week he returns to Bust-city!

 

  1. Christian Ponder, QB MIN

19.7 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 81.66%

This was over-heard in the Vikings locker room after the game – “Dude, that was the first time all year I didn’t have to pull a muscle to try and catch a pass. Man, those passes were right in my hands, I forgot what that felt like.” Yup, the Donovan McNabb era is officially over. Boom!

 

  1. Marques Colston, WR NO

25.3 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 95.97%

Colston must have read the column last week where I labeled him a bust. Thanks for reading, Marques! Anyway, “down three spots this week on America’s top fantasy players …Marques Colston!” Maybe Marques is returning to his rookie form when he was unstoppable, however, I still think the Saints have too many weapons for Colston to consistently put up the top 5 numbers. Bust.

    

  1. Darren Sproles, RB NO

24.2 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 4th

Start Pct: 84.31%

I read somewhere that Sproles had a goal this season to out-rush Chris Johnson; I guess he figured he would win the rushing title by doing that. Unfortunately, that goal is a little like my goal of taking my next breath, which I have successfully achieved over 200 million straight times. In short, Darren, much like me, you need a new, loftier goal. Boom!

  1. Tim Tebow, QB DEN

26.94 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 5th

Start Pct: 66.51%

Broncos fan has a Teboner for Tim Tebow after the miraculous comeback against Miami on Sunday. You know what is getting really old? This whole Tim Tebow is “so religious” thing. Tebow is not one bit religious, he does, however, have tremendous faith. And, yes, there is a huge difference between faith and religion!

 

All I can say about Tebow’s performance I would not get used to it. The Dolphins can’t finish taking a dump, let alone an NFL football game. Tebow will regress to his mean of about 5 points a game. Bust!

 

  1. Demarco Murray, RB DAL

31.3 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 78.27%

It is always nice to see the “hot free agent” pick-up actually pan out, as there was a fair amount of FAAB money spent on Demarco last week. If you’re like me then you hate seeing a fantasy owner blow his entire FAAB on a guy one week, only to have the same player back on waivers in a couple weeks. Murray is the Cowboys running back of the present, so definitely he is a Boom, but also remember that Felix Jones has a “Jerry Jones auto-graphed Arkansas Razorback Alumni card”, which entitles him to unlimited playing time, regardless of how bad he sucks. “You don’t have one of these, do you, Demarco?”

 

  1. Kansas City, DEF

40.48 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 33.13%

33.13 percent of fantasy owners started the Chiefs this week!?! I realize not every league has a strict defensive scoring system like the one I use for this column, but one third of all fantasy owners started a defense that had totaled -32 points for previous five games? Wow, just wow, what’s that old saying, “it’s better to be stupid and lucky. . .” Bust. Fluke game, fluke defense, the schedule is tough down the stretch.

 

  1. Drew Brees, QB NO

43.00 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 98.62%

Three Saints were in Beast mode this past week. I guess that’s what it is like playing the Colts. See CJ268! Boom.

 

  1. Arian Foster, RB HOU

42.65 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 98.80%

Look out, Arian finally has his legs. Hmm, he missed most of the training camp and a few games to open the season, but he is in football shape by week seven, yet Chris Johnson is still struggling with his conditioning. Hmm, Arian must be a freak of nature. Boom

 

Colin Wynner calls it the way he sees it regardless of how much CJ268 dislikes it!

Wynner’s Weekly Fantasy Recap, CJ’s and Beasts – Week Six Edition

Welcome to the Wynner’s Weekly Fantasy CJ’s and Beasts, week six edition. After a one week hiatus, we are back better than ever with a look at the previous week’s fantasy football performers (Beasts) and the soiled their pants non-performers (CJ’s).

Remember, the CJ’s are named for the biggest under-performer of the 2011 fantasy season, Chris Johnson. And the agreement with CJ is on-going until performs up to a top fantasy pick that was likely used to obtain him, currently set at a top three finish among running backs in any single week .

I am a softie and have gone easy on CJ250 by allowing him the criteria to be only running backs, even though he considers himself a “play-maker” and by that self-definition he should have to finish in the top three overall. The problem with that he has no chance in hell of to putting up numbers like that this season. I means have you watched this guy – 5 MPH gusts of wind have brought him crashing to the turf this season. Yeah, it’s that bad.

CJ250 Update Week Six

The good news for fantasy owners of CJ250, is that week six provided the first opportunity to bench CJ250 without fear that he flashback in 2009 and go all CJ2K on us. Much thanks to the bye week for that. Week five saw, inch his way closer to 500 yards for the season, as CJ250 put up a whooping 51 yards, however, he did add his first touchdown, which pushed him over double digit fantasy points for the second consecutive week. Baby steps, CJ, baby steps!

A reminder on the scoring system in use is as follows:

  • touchdowns 6 points;
  • .04 point per yard passing;
  • .1 ppy rushing/receiving;
  • points per receptions – .25 RB/.50 WR/1.00 all others;
  • -1 per int; -3 for int return for TDs;
  • Defenses
    • 3 points for turnovers, 2 for sacks, .02 points per punt return yards, .04 points per KO yards; 3 points for blocked kicks;
    • -.5 point for points allowed; scaled points for yards allowed from 10 for less than 50 yards allowed to -5 for more than 500 yards allowed.

Ok, here are the 10 fantasy CJ’s for week six, players who served their fantasy owners a slice of turd pie al a mode:

  1. Ben Roethlisberger, QB PIT

14.90 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 17th

Start Pct: 68.31%

How do you follow-up a 38 point fantasy effort from the previous week? If you’re “Big Ben” with a very mediocre 15 point performance against a terrible Jaguar team. In fairness to Roethlisberger, I don’t think he threw a pass after halftime – the stat ticker had Ben at 200 yards at halftime, through the third quarter and at the end of the game. I thought the ticker was busted, but it turns out Tomlin felt like 17 points was enough to win. Turns out he was right, barely!

Going forward – I still don’t trust the Steelers offensive line. Ben so far this season has been great once, a little better than average twice and below average three times. This fantasy owner needs more than a coin flip shot that Ben will not be below average. Try to find a trading partner by after this week’s, hopefully excellent, performance against a very shaky Cardinal secondary.

 

  1. Peyton Hillis, RB CLE

1.4 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 58th

Start Pct: 91.23%

What I need is a tool that will allow me see the percentage of the teams that started Hillis this week that lost their fantasy games. I have to believe the majority lost, right? Allegedly Peyton was injured, though it was first reported as a coach’s decision for him not playing. Either way, he sucked!

Going forward – Hillis is becoming a weekly member of the CJ’s, which means that if CJ250 finds a way into the top 3 one of these weeks, this section of the column will be known as the PHillis’

 

  1. Ryan Torrain, RB WAS

2.2 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 49th

Start Pct: 70.19%

If you’re a fantasy owner, you have to know better than to trust Mike Shanahan. He is the fantasy devil, created specifically to torture fantasy players far and wide.

Going forward – Unless you own Troyan Heltorwer, your guess is as good as anybody’s who will be productive for the Redskins from week to week.

 

  1. Jermichael Finley, TE GB

3.0 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 31st

Start Pct: 92.05%

I am not sure how a guy with the physical tools of Finley can be held to 3 fantasy points. But this week, it seems like the perfect storm of Packers weapons and Rams incompetence that caused this unfortunate situation for Finley owners.

Going forward – Too bad fantasy can’t get fantasy points for the number of Tweets in a given week – if that were to happen there is no way Finley would ever find his way on this list.

 

  1. Felix Jones, RB DAL

3.8 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 40th

Start Pct: 71.84%

It bears another mention – if Felix Jones attending any other college but Arkansas he would not have a starting job in the NFL right now. And this guy can’t go more than a few games without getting hurt and being “questionable” for the upcoming week. I have a feeling Jones is “questionable” in all facets of his life – like will Felix make it to his friend’s birthday party, “Questionable”!

Going forward – Thank goodness at least we have some closure with Felix. He has been downgraded to “Out” and, therefore allow the DeMarco Murray era is about to begin. That is also known as the end of Felix. You want to look like a fantasy genius? Of course you do. Well, here’s how – go pick up the relative obscure Tashard Choice. My money is on Choice having the biggest impact with Felix out, for a couple reasons – 1. He understands the offense and protection schemes much better, so he will be in the game on most passing downs; 2. He is at least in line for 30% of the carries, probably more; and 3. He has been a productive starting NFL running back, his biggest flaw – he didn’t play at Arkansas or in the SEC. Trust me!

 

  1. Owen Daniels, TE HOU

3.3 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 29th

Start Pct: 76.70%

The question is – why is Daniels ahead of Finely when (a) Daniels out-scored Finley; (b) Daniels was started by fewer owners; and (c) Daniels had the tougher match-up against the Ravens. The answer is all about expectations – the previous three weeks Daniels averaged 17.5 points, while Finley had averaged 8.25 over the last two weeks. Plus, Finley has Greg Jennings and a host of talented play makers to share the load with, while Daniels lost his best play-maker in Andre Johnson.

Going forward – Fluke game for Daniels, he will bounce back to meeting expectations this week.

 

  1. Vernon Davis, TE SF

2.8 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 33rd

Start Pct: 88.19%

I should’ve known that VD would struggle against those formidable Lions linebackers, led by Bobby Carpenter. Really, Vernon really? The Lions suck against the tight end – Witten, Winslow and Schiancoe tore them up. Hell, even Kellen Davis had his best fantasy game against them.

Going forward – Two shots of penicillin and VD is good to go.

 

  1. Eli Manning, QB NYG

11.58 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 22nd

Start Pct: 68.24%

This was more of a fluke than Eli truly sucking. Eli still had a reasonable game, but you have to believe the salivating 68.24 percent were terribly disappointed with Eli’s final fantasy number.

Going forward – Eli is inconsistent, but the Giants defense is bad enough that Eli will be put in a position to throw. I can see Eli going top 7 QB from here on out.

  1. Victor Cruz, WR NYG

2.20 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 74th

Start Pct: 90.65%

Oh gosh, talk about the bait and switch move – like I showed up at the electronics store thinking I was going to get the new 3D 65 inch TV for $899, but when I got there it was sold out and somehow I left with a 30-inch tube for the same price. That’s what Victor did to over 90 percent of fantasy owners this week.

Going forward – Victor is the 4th option on this team, so play him with caution

 

  1. Roddy White, WR ATL

3.1 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 69th

Start Pct: 97.16%

Quietly, Roddy is having one of the 2011’s bigger bust seasons – 34 rec, 373 yards and 2 TD are simply not top five WR numbers.

Going forward – He’s gone from a “buy low” to a “proceed with extreme caution” status. Take a flier on him, but you cannot give up anything substantial at this point.

 

Let’s all give a standing ovation to the top 10 fantasy beasts for week six. Each is categorized in either a “Bust”, one week wonder; or “Boom”, look for this player to continue dropping bombs like a Labrador after help themselves to the family pantry:

  1. Billy Cundiff, PK BAL

20.90 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 72.11%

I have a few “rules to live by” – one of them is if a kicker scores over 20 fantasy points it is an automatic berth in the weekly Beasts section. But remember it’s still a kicker; next week Flacco won’t suck ass in the red zone and Cundiff will be kicking extra points – Bust.

 

  1. Brent Celek, TE PHI

14.2 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 8th

Start Pct: 14.63%

I had no idea Brent Celek was still playing NFL football until I saw him turn one of the easiest catches in the world into a SportsCenter Top 10 plays of the day. And would you look at that, Celek finished in the top 10 at his position rewarding the 14.63 percent of owners who haven’t changed their lineup since 2009. Bust, too many other weapons on that team for me to take this game seriously.

 

  1. Chicago DT, Def

19.7 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 81.66%

How does it feel, Chicago, to have the remaining teams on the Vikings schedule hate you? That’s right, the Bears are responsible for ending the Donovan McNabb era in Minnesota, now the remaining teams on the schedule will have to scheme for an accurate quarterback.

 

Just how bad has the Bears defense been this season, you ask? The 19.7 points scored this week is more than their previous games combined. Bust, sadly for them there are no more games against McNabb left on the schedule

 

  1. Dallas Clark, TE IND

17.3 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 4th

Start Pct: 31.01%

Clark, is another player left for dead who had a big game this weekend. While I think it’s a little unfair to label Clark a Bust going forward, I would advise selling him high, like right now!

    

  1. Rashard Mendenhall, RB PIT

20.6 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 5th

Start Pct: 58.44%

I am sure you have heard of the “Curse of 370” – where a running back either gets hurt or is a complete bust the year after accumulating excess of 370 touches. Well, apparently the way you break the curse is by sitting out a week with a hamstring injury while watching backups accumulate big yards against a tough defense. I haven’t seen the burst Mendenhall showed on Sunday for quite some time. He’s back, damn the “Curse of 370”, Boom!

  1. NY Jets DT, Def

24.14 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 96.48%

Here is a message I received late in the Jets/Dolphins game – “I freakin need the Dolphins to gain 5 more stinkin’ yards without turning the ball over and find a way to protect the quarterback or I am going to lose two fantasy games because of the Jets defense.” Well, the Dolphins got the five yards, but on the last three plays of the game they went sack-incompletion-sack to give the victory to my buddies’ opponent.

 

The Jets were the benefactors of playing the Dolphins, and when coupled with “let ’em play in the secondary” refs that allowed the Jets to manhandle receivers that greatly exaggerates the Jets defensive effectiveness for this one game. Still, they’re one of the top fantasy defenses in the league. Boom!

 

  1. Marcus Colston, WR NOS

21.3 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 79.11%

Colston was the New Orleans WR flavor of the week. Translation, expect more 3-30’s than 21.3 point games. Bust.

 

  1. Devin Hester, WR Chi

23.6 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 42.97%

I am almost certain the following went through the mind of a fantasy owner playing against Devin Hester this week. “Whew, I survived Brady this afternoon, now I just need to avoid the 20 point game from Devin Hester to get a win.” {Falls on the floor, laughing his ass off}. “Who is laughing now, punk!” – Devin Hester. Bust. Though he will have one more game like this one, probably against me, since I just jinxed it.

 

  1. Michael Turner, RB ATL

26.95 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 97.79%

Hmm, no Julio Jones this past week and Michael Turner goes off. Coincidence? I think not. The Falcons have spent the first month of the season justifying giving up the farm to draft Jones, which means they have gotten away from their identity – running the football with a guy who has barrels of oil for thighs. Since Jones will be back shortly, I would sell Turner high. Bust.

 

  1. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB NYG

31.90 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 92.90%

Finally, Ahmad Bradshaw had a fantasy breakout game after, what, like four years? Congrats Ahmad, but let’s be realistic, it was someone of a fluke. All three of Bradshaw’s touchdowns featured receivers getting tackled inside the five. One was a reversed touchdown call and the other two were long passes where the receiver was caught and tackled at the last possible moment to keep them out of the end zone. I hate throwing a wet blanket on the day, but I cannot see Ahmad with many more 20+ point games. Still serviceable, but again his value is at a peak – trade him for an Arian Foster-type. Or a Chris Johnson, seriously, Johnson about to go off, honestly, it’s a good deal, trust me! Bust

 

Colin Wynner calls fantasy winners, and losers!

Wynner’s Weekly Fantasy CJ’s and Beasts – Week Four Edition

Welcome to the Wynner’s Weekly Fantasy CJ’s and Beasts, week four edition. With weeks four in the books the offensive explosion is the talk of the league. I am pretty sure this is what the NFL wants, unreal offense, no lead is safe – already we have seen 18, 20, 21 and 24 point leads lost and defenses that cannot get a stop when they need, well unless the opposing offense is being quarterbacked by Donovan McNabb.

The offensive fireworks are courtesy of the passing game and at the expense of the running games, long gone are the days of establishing the run. I have a couple of theories on why the passing game is dominating play this season – 1.Atrocious tackling in the secondary. In general, the defensive backs are the worst tacklers on the defense, therefore, when giving more chances they are more likely to miss more often; and 2. With onset of mass running back by committees, teams are signing more versatile running backs. Those running backs are better suited to the passing game and teams are taking advantage.

How crazy have the passing numbers been? Well, when looking at the NFL season record for the following categories – Passing Yards, Passing TDs, Rushing Yards, Rushing TDs, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving TDs, Scoring, Total TDs, and Total yards from scrimmage, eight are on pace to fall this season. The most ridiculous numbers are being put up in the passing yards category, where the record is 5,084, set in 1984 and held by the original hollow stat sheet stuffer, Dan Marino. Twenty-seven years later there are six, yes six, quarterbacks who are on pace to break that record – Brady (pace for 6212, on pace to break the record in the 1st quarter of game 14!), Brees (5640), Newton (5544), Rodgers (5300), Rivers(5144) and Romo (5092). In addition, nine more quarterbacks are on pace to throw for more than 4000 yards.

I never been a big fan of the “pace” stats, but it’s hard to overlook that there are 15 quarterbacks on pace to throw for 4000 plus yards, which would be the most in NFL history by 50% – 2009, 10 QB’s surpassed 4000 yards.

Other records poised to fall if “pace” continues:

Passing TD (50, Tom Brady, 2007) – Tom Brady, 52

Receptions (143, Marvin Harrison, 2002) – Wes Welker, 160

Receiving Yards (1848, Jerry Rice, 1995) – Wes Welker, 2464; Steve Smith, 2120

Receiving TDs (23, Randy Moss, 2007) – Calvin Johnson, 32

Yards From Scrimmage (2509, CJ199, 2009) – Wes Welker, 2540; Matt Forte, 2536

Total TD’s/Scoring(31/186, Ladanian Tomlinson, 2003) – Calvin Johnson, 32/192

 

CJ199 Update

I guess Chris Johnson had what his fantasy owners might term a “no effing way” game, finishing with 107 total yards. That was good enough for 11th place among running backs this week, but not good enough to get the column renamed to the Moreno’s.

The good news is that as of this week CJ199 should now be in regular season shape, after missing all of training camp this would represent CJ199’s pre-seaon. On the other hand, the bad news is his value has dropped so much that he isn’t worth much more Denario Alexander or at least that’s the way one owner sees it when he made an offer of Cam Newton and Denario for CJ199 and Larry Fitzgerald. There are some extenuating circumstances, like Newton is a 17th round keeper, the team with CJ199 is shaky at quarterback and the overall points scored match-up. But, yeah, I would advise against that deal, it’s better to ride out CJ199 and his 50 yards per game.

I inadvertently CJ’d all of you by not sharing the scoring system which I based these lists on. Pretty standard individual scoring – all touchdowns 6 points; .04 point per yard passing; .1 ppy rushing/receiving, points per receptions – .25 RB/.50 WR/1.00 all others; -1 per int; -3 for int return for TDs.

Defenses – 3 points for turnovers; 2 for sacks; .02 points per punt return yards; .04 points per KO yards; 3 points for blocked kicks; -.5 point for points allowed; scaled points for yards allowed from 10 for less than 50 yards allowed to -5 for more than 500 yards allowed.

Whew! Ok, here are the 10 fantasy CJ’s for week four, players who delivered a bag of diarrhea marked “Lunch” to their fantasy owner:

  1. Peyton Hillis, RB CLE

8.15 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 33rd

Start Pct: 85.84%

Hillis was on my bust list to start the season, so this isn’t all that surprising. Word on the street suggests that they are easing Hillis back into the mix after he missed as week – from strep throat! Just so we are on the same page, that’s strep throat that has caused Hillis to miss one game and be ineffective in another. Man, strep in a highly under-rated fantasy saboteur. I sure hope Hillis doesn’t come down with a running nose next week that keeps him out for another couple weeks.

Going forward – Once you’re on my bust list, you’re a bust!

 

  1. Atlanta Falcons DT

-5.66 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 24th

Start Pct: 75.65%

The Falcons played the Seahawks in week four, creating a free agent frenzy to get a piece of a defense that was playing against a team that opposing defenses had averaged 22 points a game. Yeah, how did that work out for you?

Going forward – This was the game for the Falcons, the easiest game on their schedule. I think we now know they have one of the five worst fantasy defenses in the NFL.

 

  1. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB BUF

8.46 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 27th

Start Pct: 65.14%

You know what rhymes with “Fitzpatrick”? “ShitsHisPantsTrick” – did you see him do that this weekend?

Going forward – A fluke, Fitz will put up numbers because (a) he has the weapons; (b) the defense is not good, meaning shootouts; (c) the Bengals have a very good, under-rated defense and (d) he want to Harvard. Yeah, that last thing means nothing, but did you know Fitz actually went to Harvard.

 

  1. Ben Roethlisberger, QB PIT

8.34 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 28th

Start Pct: 64.00%

I think I prefer the sex-crazed, female groping, “Do you know who I am?” Big Ben, as opposed to the docile, married, humble Benjamin. At least Big Ben put up huge fantasy numbers.

Going forward – His o-line sucks, meaning he most likely will be hurt very soon. Therefore, you should look for a trade, but not a Newton/Alexander for Fitzgerald/Chris Johnson type of a deal

 

  1. Philadelphia, DT

-1.32 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 16th

Start Pct: 90.62%

90.62 pecent of owners salivated at the Eagles home match-up with Alex Smith and the 49ers. 9.38 percent of owners got the last laugh. The Eagles are a surprise entry into the “Column Name” contest, should CJ199 ever break the top three running backs for the week. What a major disappointment!

Going forward – They aren’t that good to begin with and now they lost, arguably, their best pass rusher in Trent Cole. No sack = no sacks!

 

  1. David Nelson, WR BUF

2.8 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 85th

Start Pct: 62.35%

Nelson was the hot free agent pick-up in week three. As you can tell by the 62.35% of the owners who started Nelson they thought they were getting 2009 Brandon Lloyd, instead they got David Nelson.

Going forward – If you like playing reverse Russian Roulette then continue to roll the dice or pull the trigger with Nelson. One of these weeks you will get the empty chamber!

 

  1. Torrey Smith, WR BAL

0.6 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 108th

Start Pct: 40.48%

Smith was the hot free agent this past week, after he went nuts against the Rams. I mentioned last week that owners should “calm down, it was the Rams” and labeled him as a Pretender. I guess the 0.6 this week makes me a winner!

Going forward – Rags to Riches to Rags, in two weeks.

 

  1. Ladanian Tomlinson, RB NYJ

0.35 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 90th

Start Pct: 33.29%

Anytime there is a “0.” in front of a players fantasy score, it’s not good! Kudos to the 66.71% who benched him, those owners are smart!

Going forward – The Jets offense is a mess. They have no identity, the line is atrocious and Tomlinson isn’t getting a ton of touches, so I would bail on him or wait for a cherry match-up where the Jets can pile up big numbers, if one exists.

  1. Tim Hightower, RB WAS

3.05 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 56th

Start Pct: 81.47%

It’s tough to get on Hightower for the lack of production when we all know who is to blame. I am talking to you, Mike Shanahan. Shanahan hates fantasy football despite the fact that fantasy football pays his salary. Don’t believe me – outlaw fantasy football for a season. Watch the ratings drop faster and further than Obama’s approval rate. That’s right the only reason the NFL is as popular as it is because of fantasy football. The NFL should fine this donkey for misleading the fantasy public.

Going forward – Well, unless Goodell starts punishing the real criminals in the NFL, Shanahan will be free to play mind games with fantasy owners. Hightower is solid but beware.

 

  1. Rob Gronkowski, TE NEP

2.5 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 39th

Start Pct: 98.96%

Ouch, Gronk that hurt. With a name like Gronkowski, don’t you think that this guy was one of those guys that it hurt to run into. And not run into in a physical sport, like football, I mean just bump into in the hallway. You know the kind of guy whose elbows just hurt!

Going forward – He will be fine, unless the reason for this bust was that Belichick sold high on him.

 

Enough of focusing on the fantasy losers, let’s talk fantasy beasts for week four! Here are the top 10 fantasy beasts for last week, with a new categories this week – Bust, one week wonder; Boom, look for this player to continue dropping bombs like a Labrador after they snuck into the family pantry:

 

  1. Cam Newton, QB CAR

32.46 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 3rd

Start Pct: 50.35%

Cam is getting to the point where you can’t (a) have him on your bench and (b) bet against him. Boom

 

  1. Julio Jones, WR ATL

18.2 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 11th

Start Pct: 58.59%

Julio needs to find the end-zone, but this guy is killing it with receptions and targets. So much so that I wonder if Roddy White is still on board with the Falcons moving up to get Julio. This summer, Roddy called the Falcons the second coming of “the greatest show on turf” this summer. Sure, I guess so, Roddy, if the original greatest show didn’t have Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce or Az Hakim. Then that would make Julio, Torry Holt, which makes Roddy, Tony Horne. Boom.

 

 

  1. Frank Gore, RB SF

20.4 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 5th

Start Pct: 2.00%

You see what happens when you get threatened with being the “Name” behind the weekly fantasy Beaut’s? Gore didn’t want any part of that and showed up with a season best. But less than 2% of fantasy owners had him in his lineup thanks to Shanahan-lite, Jim Harbaugh. Look Jim just because you spent most of your fantasy life on waivers, doesn’t mean you have to blatantly lie to us. Still, Gore is destined to be a Bust, whether it’s because of an injury or poor performance. Remember there are not many defenses like the Eagles in the NFL this season.

 

  1. Matt Forte, RB Chi

29.8 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 97.79%

Forte is one of those guys that goes largely un-noticed on draft day, but after a couple of weeks it’s like “DOH”. He had one bust season, his second in the NFL, but other than that the guy has been a player. Boom!

    

  1. Pierre Garcon, WR IND

27.6 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 19.56%

Whoa, did you see how fast Pierre was on Monday. He ran like he was being chased by a Nazi. I am a little concern about Curtis Painter, but if Monday is any indication, Pierre might finally live up to expectations. Boom!

  1. Tavaris Jackson, QB SEA

30.36 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 4th

Start Pct: 5.00%

I want the contact information of the 5.00% who started Tavaris this past week. Seriously, I am starting a $10,000/team fantasy league, winner take all. Bust

 

  1. Jimmy Graham, TE NOS

29.2 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 89.46%

It’s nice to see a New Orleans position player having some fantasy success. Honestly, is there a team in the NFL that is a bigger melting pot of fantasy mediocrity? They have had like 12 fantasy players a season for the last six years or so. Not since Marcus Colston rookie season, have they had a position player worthy of a weekly NFL start without fear of a 2 point fantasy day. Boom.

 

  1. Baltimore, DT

34.12 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 89.56%

The Ravens defense spent Sunday on a feeding on the Jets offense. I really felt like this defense would show its age this season, but then I glanced at their schedule, which is a complete joke – in addition to the Browns and Bengals twice, they get the NFC West, the AFC South. That’s nine more games against weak offensive teams. That is almost too good to be true! Boom.

 

  1. Chris Wells, RB ARZ

31.8 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 29.37%

I really happy to see Beanie playing as well as he is, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this guy spent his first two seasons in Bustville – population Beanie. I am not sure what motivated this guy to start bringing this kind of effort that didn’t motivate him when he fell to #31 in the 2009 NFL Draft. To be honest, I think Beanie needed to be “the guy” in Arizona. This year, through the Hightower trade and the injury to Ryan Williams, he is the guy, the Cardinals need him and viola, top notch fantasy running back! Boom.

 

  1. Aaron Rodgers, QB GB

54.92 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 98.85%

I think Rodgers game against the Broncos is the definition of the “no effing way” fantasy game. Think about it, A-Rod vultures two rushing touchdowns, throws four touchdown passes, piles up 408 passing yards and added 36 yards rushing. And then adds salt into the fresh wound by giving way to Matt Flynn for the kneel downs, thus not incurring the -.2 points. Cold blooded killah! Boom.

 

When it comes to fantasy past, current and futures, Colin Wynner calls the fantasy winners!

Wynner’s Weekly Fantasy CJ’s and Beasts, Week 3 Edition

Welcome to the Wynner’s Weekly Fantasy Beauties, CJ’s and Beasts, week three edition. As promised last week, the column is now officially known as the CJ’s and Beasts, thanks to CJ98, aka, Chris Johnson and his anemic 98 total yards rushing this season, yeah, that’s not a single game, that’s over three games. It was at the point where I either needed to start charging CJ98 rent for taking up the number one position every week or just give in and name the column after him. I chose the latter.

We can also start using CJ as a verb; which can mean getting abused in any type of deal. Like “Yo, dude, you just got CJ’d by that used car salesman”, when you drive off the lot with a lemon.

What exactly is wrong with Chris Johnson? Well, I’ve been checking my sources and, while I don’t have a definite answer, I have managed to compile list of the 10 most likely reasons Chris Johnson has killed every fantasy team he is on this season.

  1. The 53.5 million dollars was based on past performance, if you want current or future performance you need to pony up more dough.
  2. To avoid embarrassment both the Titans front office and CJ decided not to disclose the fact that Johnson strained his back while signing his 53.5 million dollar check.
  3. The Titans offensive line refuses to block for him after him promised them all Rolex’s but delivered merely Seiko’s (53.5 doesn’t go as far as CJ thought)
  4. Due to missing all of training camp, CJ98 is really only in second pre-season game shape. Just wait patiently two more weeks while he gets his legs and then you’ll see!
  5. Eight of the 12 owners in CJ’s fantasy league drafted two quarterbacks before CJ98 could get his first, forcing him to go with Hasselbeck.
  6. Generally, this would be the spot where one might be tempted to make comment about a feminine injury causing problems, but that won’t happen here. It would be totally un-called for to suggest that a bruised vagina that what is limiting his production. I just won’t do it.
  7. CJ98 and his agent were so gleeful over the 53.5 million, that they over-looked a clause that called for Johnson donate $100 for every rushing yard gained this season to the Titans foundation. He is trying to find out if he rushes for negative yards, do the Titans have to reimburse him.
  8. It’s all Munchak’s fault. He totally changed the blocking scheme, which has totally screwed up CJ98’s ability to be successful.
  9. It’s all Hasselbeck’s fault. He is such an egomaniac, he can’t stand to share the spotlight with anyone, so he is tipping the defense off every time it’s a run, so he can throw, throw, throw.
  10. CJ98 is moonlighting which is interfering with his Titans job. The second job? He is the GC on remodeling his kitchen.

Where do we find answers for this guy who seems destined to be the biggest bust in fantasy football history? Well, fortunately we live in a time when information in plentiful and CJ98 has a twitter account. Three of his tweets caught my attention:

They love u to hate u to love u again”

They never really love u, but man they can bring the hate. True dat!

“Got to keep pushing”

 

Is that what you call the first three weeks, pushing? Hmm, it looks more like the opposite of pushing – pulling, as in pulling up or, in other words, falling down.

At least we still winning will get this fixed very soon”

This is by far my favorite of the three tweets. Actually, CJ98 “we” aren’t winning, in fact, we as in fantasy owner and you, are getting are ass kicked because of the gaping hole you have left in our lineup for the first three weeks!

I am a fair dude, so I will give CJ98 a way out especially since I have received loads of hate mail from Frank Gore owners claiming that the “beauts” should be renamed to the Gore’s. Yup, CJ98, there is a waiting list behind, so here is what you need to do – finish any week in the top 3 amongst RB and you’re out! Look for the name change, oh say about 2012!

Counting backwards here are the 10 fantasy CJ’s for week three, players who let down their fantasy owner, employer, country and God! But they made CJ98 proud:

  1. Deion Branch, WR NE

0.0 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 97th

Start Pct: 80.08%

You know it’s a tough fantasy week when you tie Colin Wynner in fantasy points (if Brady would only look to me, man I can catch!).

Going forward – Branch is most likely a #3 or #4 for most fantasy teams, so you can afford a clunker here and there from that position!

 

  1. Philadelphia Eagles DT

Negative Fantasy Points

Position Place: 27th

Start Pct: 89.52%

I might be old school, but I still think that the ability to tackle should be a skill that every defender possesses. Apparently that is not the philosophy of the Eagles.

Going forward – Find another defense NOW! The Eagles linebackers are atrocious. And the strength of their defense is their corners, but opposing teams have figured out how to neutralize that strength by playing with base packages (just 2 WR and 2 Corners).

 

  1. Frank Gore, RB SF

4.2 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 39th

Start Pct: 87.96%

Remember at the end of Godfather III when Michael slumps over his chair, falls to the ground and dies. That’s about where Gore’s career is right now. It’s over Frankie, you’re done.

Going forward – If you enjoy 5-8 point weeks out of a fantasy running back, then continue plugging Gore into your lineup. If not, grab Kendall Hunter and enjoy watching fantasy points pile up.

 

  1. Hakeem Nicks, WR NYG

4.0 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 60th

Start Pct: 84.52%

Hakeem had Nnamdi on him all game so that was clearly a contributing factor. Plus, you have to figure Nicks would’ve got more work had one of the ten Eagles that had a chance to tackle Victor Cruz would have actually brought him down. In addition, Brandon Jacobs caught a 40 yard touchdown pass. Yes that Brandon Jacobs! That is 114 yards would have possibly been distributed to other Giants receivers had the Eagles played merely below average defense instead utterly incompetent defense.

Going forward – Nicks will be fine, but I would temper the talk of him being a top-5 guy.

 

  1. DeSean Jackson, WR PHI

4.3 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 59th

Start Pct: 92.04%

Kudos to the 7.96 percent of fantasy owners who had the wherewithal to bench DeSean, despite the gaudy numbers he has tacked on the Giants in the past.

Going forward – If CJ98 gets his act together DeSean is a serious candidate to take his place. With the O-line situation in Philly, Vick isn’t getting the time to throw the deep balls to Jackson, meaning 60% Jackson fantasy points have disappeared. Wait for a big game, then dump him for .75 on the dollar.

 

  1. NY Jets, DT

Negative Fantasy Points

Position Place: 28th

Start Pct: 93.38%

My favorite part of Sunday was the back-to-back trick plays by the Raiders against the Jets. The first was a halfback pass by McFadden, where no one was opee. No big deal, McFadden calmly ran through the Jets defense for 25 yards. On the very next play, rookie Denarius Moore gets the ball on a WR reverse and weaves through the Jet defense like they were cardboard cut-outs en-route to a 30 yard touchdown. Ball game!

Going forward – The Jets are still an elite defense. My guess is they got caught looking ahead to the Ravens/Patriots games coming up.

 

  1. Steve Smith, WR CAR

2.5 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 75th

Start Pct: 97.25%

Whoa, 97% of owners started Smith the past week. Yup, it two weeks for fantasy owners to fully trust Smith and then BOOM!

Going forward – He is nowhere near week one, but will be an effective starter going forward.

 

  1. Phillip Rivers, QB SD

8 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 26th

Start Pct: 95.4%

Needless to mention it, but Phillip killed his owners this week. And to be honest he hasn’t looked that good this season. It might be no Antonio Gates, it might be as simple as it’s September and the Chargers don’t begin playing football until October. Whatever it is, this week was very disappointing.

Going forward – I think he will be fine, right, he has to be, right? I think so.

  1. Rashard Mendenhall, RB PIT

3.7 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 35th

Start Pct: 95.12%

The 4.88% of owners that benched Mendenhall had to forget to submit a lineup, right? After all it’s the Colts, a notoriously terrible run defense that had already given up 136.5 yards per game this season. And of course, they dominate and hold Mendenhall under 50 rushing!

Going forward – Mendy doesn’t catch passes, so if he doesn’t find the endzone and post 100+ he is pretty much worthless. The Colts were fired up to play that game, but the Pittsburgh O-Line is a mess and that is a concern for Mendy going forward.

 

  1. Michael Turner, RB Atl

2.0 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 57th

Start Pct: 97.65%

Turner is another guy who if he doesn’t find the end zone is pretty much worthless, but 20 yards, Mike, really?

Going forward – Atlanta isn’t very good. Plus, teams have figured out that if they take Turner out of the game and hit Matt Ryan early, they have a great chance to contain that offense. So, I guess, yeah, I am worried about Turner.

 

Enough of focusing on the fantasy losers, let’s talk fantasy beasts for week three! Here are the top 10 fantasy beasts for last week, with a category of either Pretender (don’t expect this to happen again) or Fo’ Real (dude’s legit):

 

  1. Eli Manning, QB NYG

34.0 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 3rd

Start Pct: 17.79%

Too bad only 17.79% of fantasy teams were able to experience Manning’s best game of 2011. Pretender.

 

  1. Victor Cruz, WR NYG

30.5 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 4th

Start Pct: 15.44%

How would you have liked to be the opponent of the 15.44% teams that played Victor Cruz on Sunday? You might have died from laughter until the Eagles tried to love him to the ground on that 74 yard touchdown. You probably didn’t see the second touchdown because you had to run out to get a new remote before your wife got home. Pretender.

 

 

  1. Dan Bailey, PK Dall

18 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 57.87%

Another classic fantasy game story – fantasy dude is playing Bailey on Monday and has a 17 point lead. It’s a lock! Yeah, I bet there were a few bad beats this week. All kickers are Pretenders.

 

  1. Calvin Johnson, WR Det

26.3 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 3rd

Start Pct: 99.19%

The highest start percentage amongst all fantasy players this week. I guess only .81% listened to me about benching Johnson due to new entry in the “Shutdown” corner club, Antoine Winfield. Johnson is on pace for 32 Touchdowns, uh, that’s definitely Fo’ Real.

 

  1. Ron Gronkowski, TE NE

26.4 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 2nd

Start Pct: 96.92%

The Gronk is now on my list of players I don’t want to face in the playoffs. Fo’ Real.

  1. Joe Flacco, QB BALT

34.0 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 29.54%

Maybe Flacco is going to turn the corner and become a legitimate fantasy quarterback. Or maybe it was just the Rams. Pretender

 

  1. Darren McFadden, RB Oak

29.1 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 95.49%

The biggest hurdle standing in the way of McFadden destroying the NFL rushing record (2,148) is an injury. Mark it down if McFadden stays healthy for 16 games, he sets a new record for rushing in a single season. And, yeah, I don’t want to face this guy in the playoffs either. Fo’ Real.

 

  1. Jermichael Finley, TE GBP

33.7 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 84.18%

When I watch Finley play, I fell like there is no way you can stop this guy. No single player can cover him one on one – if you try a linebacker, he will run by him, try a DB, he out-muscle him. About the only way would be to double team him and force McCarthy to go elsewhere. Even then, Finley is likely to come down with the ball. Fo’ Real.

 

  1. Torrey Smith, WR BALT

36.2 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 0%

Not one owner started Torrey Smith this past week. I wish I could bet on prop bets like “Torrey Smith won’t finish in the top 10 amongst WR in any single week for the remainder of the season”. Oh yeah, he will be the hottest of the hot free agent pick-ups this week, but soon he will back on the wire. Pretender

 

  1. Wes Welker, WR NEP

41.7 Fantasy Points

Position Place: 1st

Start Pct: 96.76%

I was hoping that the Fred Jackson play at the end of the Patriots/Bills game was ruled a touchdown, so we could watch the Pats come back down score a tying touchdown to send the game into overtime. Let’s think about what kind of numbers Welker would have had given that scenario. Maybe 23-300-3? That is insane for a any players, but especially for a slot guy like Welker. But dude will never have more value than he does now, so dump for 1.25 on the dollar. He will be consistently good, but never will he put up these type of numbers again. Pretender.

 

When it comes to fantasy past, current and futures, Colin Wynner calls the fantasy winners!