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Fantasy Football Week 9

By The_Dragon | View all Posts
Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012 07:54 PM   4 comments
I won my Week 8 matchup 99.00 to 82.38. I am now 4-4. I have gotten a lot of help from different contributors, and will need some more this week facing what I feel will be my most difficult matchup to date.

Offensive Standouts were

QB Peyton Manning: 24.60

Defense NY Jets: 15.10

WR Percy Harvin: 14.90

Offensive Disappointments were

WR Lance Moore (I inserted him at the last moment over Steve Smith. Turned out to be a mistake, as Smith would collect 11.80 points): 2.50

TE Tony Gonzalez: 2.90

W/R Josh Gordon: 4.60

Stephen Gostkowski is on a "bye" this week, so I dropped the Jets, and picked up Sebastian Janikowski. I'm not convinced that the Cincinnati Bengals are the best defensive unit, as they face Denver this weekend, so I dropped WR Robert Meachem and picked up the Houston Texans,who face the Buffalo Bills.

Here is this week's starting lineup, and my current bench:

QB: Peyton Manning

RB: Chris Johnson

RB: Darren McFadden

WR: Steve Smith

WR: Percy Harvin

TE: Tony Gonzalez

W/R: Hakeem Nicks

Kicker: Sebastian Janikowski

Defense: Houston Texans


RB: Ben Tate

WR: Lance Moore

QB: Robert Griffin III

WR: Josh Gordon

Defense: Cincinnati Bengals

Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski (BYE)

My opponents lineup this week

QB: Ben Roethlisberger

RB: Reggie Bush

RB: Alfred Morris

WR: Mike Wallace

WR: Vincent Jackson

TE: Martellus Bennett

W/R: Ahmad Bradshaw

Kicker: Blair Walsh

Defense: Miami Dolphins

This is a tough matchup. The Fantasy Points Projector has my opponent ahead of me by about 10-points (I know this means very little though). So the big questions are:

Should I start RG3 over Manning? Griffin is facing Carolina, while Manning faces the Bengals.

Should I start Lance Moore over Percy Harvin; Harvin will be in Seattle to face the 'Hawks stingy secondary, while Moore will be at home vs. the Eagles.

Thanks for your continued help and input!
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Philly215 says:
10/31/2012 6:04:40 PM
Start RG3, otherwise u got your qb goin against your D
The_Dragon says:
10/31/2012 9:16:48 PM
Philly215: As it turns out, I was unable to get Houston as my defense. I got the Titans instead, who are playing the Bears.

Would you still start RG3 over Manning in this case?

arorahockey26 says:
11/1/2012 5:15:55 PM
RG3 has been killing it for Washington, not a bad start. But IMO you go with the veteran. Last few weeks he has been KILLING it, and it isn't just a streak. His chemistry with the offence is only going to get better and better as they learn his style, audibles and trust. Cincinnati game should be close but I see him throwing for 2 passing TDs and over 250 yards against the bengals. Maybe more if Champ can shut down AJ. As for my fantasy team; i'm coming off a huge win to go to 5-3. My team is as followed: QB: Matt Ryan, Josh Freeman RB: Marshawn Lynch, Steven Ridley, Darren Sproles, Benvarvis Green-Ellis WR: Marques Colston, Brandon Marshall, Randall Cobb, Michael Crabtree, Lance Moore TE: Owen Daniels K: Lawrence Tynes, and on D I got TB, ATL, and STL (Not much worry, you add and drop D week to week)
The_Dragon says:
11/3/2012 12:37:05 AM
arorahockey26: Thanks for your input. I'll indeed keep Manning in.

But what about Harvin or Lance Moore?

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