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Fantasy Football Report: Week 14

The SoB football league’s regular season is over. The playoffs will begin this week. Those unfortunate enough to not finish in the top six will be given lovely parting gifts and a well-deserved pat on the back. In my other league, the team with second-lowest point total not only made the playoffs but, he finished first overall and won his first round matchup. Long live rotisserie!

Frank Gore Goes Down

49ers RB Frank Gore left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury and his status for Week 15 is not yet known. Gore had been going through rough times with only 144 yds rushing in his last three games.

Tarvaris Jackson Allowed to Play Again

Thanks to a back injury to Gus Frerotte, Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson got to play again this season. He went 8-10 for 105 yds and a TD. If Frerotte can’t go Sunday then Jackson may prove to be useful.

Peyton Hillis Placed On IR

Broncos RB Peyton Hillis, who had 305 rush yds and five TD in the last four games, tore his hamstring against the Chiefs and will miss the remainder of the season. The Denver backfield is once again up for grabs.

Week 14 Top Performers

Antonio Bryant (WR), Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bryant shined on Monday night when he caught 9 passes for an unbelievable 200 yds and 2 TD.

  • Week 15 Outlook: Bryant and the Bucs face a beatable Falcons defense responsible for surrendering over 220 pass yds per game and over 20 points per contest.

Jonathan Stewart (RB), Carolina Panthers: I could have said his teammate DeAngelo Williams but, he got mentioned here last week. Stewart carried 15 times for 115 yds and 2 TD.

  • Week 15 Outook: Another big day is in the works for Carolina as they face Denver’s pitiful rush defense (139 rush yds allowed per game).

Pierre Thomas (RB), New Orleans Saints: Time to give him some recognition. Thomas carried 16 times for 102 yds and a TD. He has quietly become a dominant force over the past four weeks with 428 yards from scrimmage and 6 total TD.

  • Week 15 Outlook: New Orleans faces the Bears who can be beat in the air with 234 pass yds allowed per game and over 21 points allowed as well.

Week 14 Duds

Bernard Berrian (WR), Minnesota Vikings: After 122 yds and a TD in Week 13, Berrian only had 3 catches for 29 yds on Sunday.

  • Week 15 Outlook: The Vikings face a decent Arizona pass defense that gives up 216 pass yds per game. Plus, Berrian isn’t good when Tarvaris Jackson at the helm. Berrian hasn’t had a 100 yd game with Jackson taking the snaps.

Mark Clayton (WR), Baltimore Ravens: I knew he wouldn’t keep it up. Clayton had 164 yds and a TD…in Week 13. Week 14 yielded 19 yds and zero TD.

  • Week 15 Outlook: Forget about it. The Ravens face Pittsburgh. Don’t play anybody on the Ravens offense this week.

Tony Romo (QB), Dallas Cowboys: Romo proved that even the best have bad days with 210 yds, 1 TD, and 3 INT.

  • Week 15 Outlook: Romo and the Cowboys will be challenged by the Giants who allow less than 200 yds passing each week.

Unexpected Stars

Deion Branch (WR), Seattle Seahawks: Facing his old team, Branch had a great day against New Englnd with 88 yds and 2 TD.

  • Week 15 Outlook: Beautiful. Seattle goes up against St. Louis. The Rams have one of the worst defenses in the game by allowing over 370 total yds and over 30 points per game.

Seneca Wallace (QB), Settle Seahawks: Starting for the injured Matt Hasselbeck, Wallace threw for 212 yds and 3 TD.

  • Week 15 Outlook: If Hasselbeck is still too hurt to play then Wallace is a great choice this week because he faces the Rams. Like I mentioned above, The Rams are one of the worst teams in football. So, playing any Seattle player is a good move for you in Week 15.

Visanthe Shiancoe (TE), Minnesota Vikings: Shiancoe put out a solid game for a TE with 65 yds and a TD.

  • Week 15 Outlook: Minnesota goes up against the Cardinals. Arizona does have a pretty good defense (312 total yds per game) but, they do give up over 24 points per contest so, they do have holes.

Sports of Boston Friends and Family League

  • I won my final regular season matchup by a score of 119.52-94.74. I credit my pickup of the Arizona defense (1 sack, 1 INT, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 TD) for giving me the edge I needed. I finished the season in 4th place and more importantly, I have a spot in the playoffs.
  • SoB’s KC finished the regular season in first place with a 10-4 record and a league leading 1690.10 points.
  • The SoB crew: KC (1st), Dan (2nd), Me (4th), Chris (6th), Mike (9th), Geoff (10th), Jeff (12th).
  • SoB members in the playoffs: KC, Dan, Me, and Chris. The other two spots are occupied by our friend Dev (3rd) and our buddy over at Wicked Pissa Dude Radio (5th).
  • In first round action, I face Wicked Pissa Dude and SoB’s Chris faces our friend Dev while SoB’s KC and SoB’s Dan get a bye week to rest.
  • Recent pickups include: Andrew Walter, J.P. Losman, Marvin Harrison, John Carlson, Tarvaris Jackson, and DeShaun Foster.

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Discussion

2 comments for “Fantasy Football Report: Week 14”

  1. The discrepancy in scoring in this league is much higher than other H2H leagues…so that’s why the standings generally reflect the scoring.

    SoB league: 608.14 points separates the league leader (me :D) from the bottom-feeder (X in this case).

    So in a higher scoring league, H2H is a bit more accurate. In a lower scoring league, the “flaws” of H2H are revealed, but I like that I can win when having a bad week. I guarantee owners doing poorly in roto would definitely stop paying attention. Once you get down by 300 points, it’s almost impossible to come back. In H2H, the impossible becomes possible…

    LONG LIVE HEAD TO HEAD

    Posted by KC | December 12, 2008, 3:31 am
  2. You just copied and pasted this from your football league message board.

    Boo, I want new material!!

    Just beat Baker this week and there will be no roto in 2009.

    No pressure.

    Posted by Pete | December 12, 2008, 4:08 am

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