I heard last week that Thanksgiving week is the week in fantasy football with the most errors by team owners. The logic is that people travel over the holiday weekend so they set their lineup on Wednesday or Thursday morning for the weekend. It happened to me last week; I started Denarius Moore even though he was out on Sunday. Luckily, I only lost to MattDotRich 103-102. Overall I am barely holding on to the lead, 1411 to 1408.
Make sure you check out all of our Fantasy Football Tools before setting your lineups this week starting Thursday with the Eagles @ Seahawks. Check out who we started for Week 13:
QB: Tom Brady ($7.10 locked, $7.60 market) vs. Ind
Brady is playing the miserable Colts this week and is projected to score 20 points according to our Top 200. Twenty points could be high, considering I expect Brady will rest in the 2nd half when the game is well out of reach. Then again, he could go off for a couple touchdowns early before Bilichick has a chance to take him out.
QB: Tim Tebow ($5.90) @ Min
I have the latest documented case of Tebow-mania. He is playing against the worst ranked defense against opposing fantasy QBs, giving up just under 19 points per game. Our projections have Tebow putting up 17 points this week which is good enough for the #6 spot in ourPositional Rankings.
RB: Frank Gore ($7.10) vs. StL
Last week Beanie set franchise records against a horrible run defense in St. Louis. This week it is Frank Gore’s turn to trash the Rams defense that is giving up over 20 points per game to RBs.
RB: DeMarco Murray ($4.70 locked, $5.30 market) @ Ari
Last week Murray got 22 carries to Jones’ 0, proving that Murray has taken over the starting job in Dallas. This week he has a middle of the road defense to contend with, but he was all I could afford so I am starting him.
WR: Calvin Johnson ($7.80 locked, $7.90 market) @ NO
Has anybody seen Calvin Johnson? Matthew Stafford is looking for him..
WR: Denarius Moore ($4.10) @ Mia
Bonehead play of week 12 – me starting Moore. Brilliant play of week 13 – me starting Moore.
TE: Rob Gronkowski ($6.90 locked, $7.20 market) vs. Ind
My Prediction, 2 Gronk TD spikes this week in New England.
K: Ryan Longwell ($2.90) vs. Den
D/ST: Chargers ($3.40) @ Jac (check out the D/ST rankings for this week)
Total: $49.90 / $50.00 ($51.40 Market)
QB: Tony Romo (6.8) @ Ari
Romo is Romo the Cardinals are the Cardinals.
QB: Tom Brady (7.6) vs. Ind
Didn’t really think Tommy was going to go off this week, but then the Indianapolis media had to take a few shots about how the Patriots will run up the score. Now they have to. Don’t forget that not only are Bellicheck and Brady the winningest QB/Coaching pair, they’re also by far the most vindicative. Two super mean bullies.
RB: Demarco Murray (5.0 locked, 5.3 marked) @ Ari
Pst – I don’t think the Cardinals defense is very good… Don’t tell anyone though.
RB: Arian Foster (6.3 locked, 8.2 marked) vs Atl
Well… I was right about Matt Leinart, AMIRIGHT?! For the record, because I know not a whole lot of people got to watch a bunch of that Texans game but don’t let the completion percentage fool you, Leinart was god awful when he was in. I don’t know if Delhomme is playing this week, it doesn’t really matter. He’s probably worse than TJ Yates to be honest. Foster’s going to get his touches, and he’s going to score. That’s what he does.
WR: DeSean Jackson (5.3 locked, 5.4 market) @ Sea
I know he dropped the touchdown in the endzone, but can I ask why the media is so obssessed with turning Desean Jackson into a bad guy? He’s a top 10 reciever in this league, honoring his 640 k contract despite being undersized and injury prone. The Eagles struggles are widely known, but for some reason DeSean Jackson’s statistical struggles are solely on him, and his mind being in the right spot. Not Vick’s struggles with injuries, not Vince Young. And that kind of bothers me. The guys is doing the right thing, and he’s being painted a villain.
WR: Calvin Johnson (5.4 locked, 7.9 market) @ NO
Paging Calvin Johnson….
TE: Vernon Davis (5.1 locked, 5.7 market) vs STL
Question: How many naps did everyone take during that San Fran – Baltimore game. A hundred naps? Two hundred naps? I’d imagine the variable is how many people realized that ‘Back to the Future II’ on HBO.
K: Dave Rayner (3.7) vs Ten
D: Phillidalphia (4.3) @ Sea
Asante Samuel TD. Mark it down.