Saturday, September 15, 2007

Get your fantasy lineup set - now!

Raise your hand if you care about the Northwestern vs Duke game. Right, I'm only seeing my own hand and that of some sad sap at Duke who is dying to see their losing streak broken. Not gonna happen, jerks (I say with a lot of hesitation and hope). What I find fascinating is that my reaction to Northwestern's game is quite different than the way I approach the NFL/fantasy football. I don't care at all what the lines are for the NU QB or RB - all I want is a notch in the win column for Northwestern. But with the NFL, while I certainly want the Broncos to win, having a big fantasy week is so appealing. But you all understand that feeling, I know.

Anyway, enough Northwestern football. For now. Back to fantasy football. I will be getting up at 5:15 AM tomorrow to cheer my husband on in a half marathon (he's training for the Chicago Marathon, which is in a few weeks) so I'd like to post some last minute fantasy info tonight since I don't know if I'll be back before kickoff tomorrow morning. If the below links don't suffice, then don't forget to check out my earlier post about Start & Sit sites if you want more advice.

  • Rotoworld's Last Minute Decisions - injury updates and matchups to keep an eye on for Week 2.
  • SI's Surprise Starters: Week 2 - let's hope he's right about Marcus Pollard since I picked him up in my apparent TE roulette role in one league.
  • Fantasy Football Cafe's Who to Start & Sit - a nice feature about this is the addition of the risk and reward quotients on a 0 to 10 scale; gives a little something extra to help us make our decisions.
  • NFL.com's Start 'em Sit 'em - Jason Elam, one of my favorite players ever (yes, I realize he's a kicker and yes, I still have his jersey) is listed as a kicker to start. So listen up and get Elam on your fantasy lineup.

Now it's time for me to get back to the Northwestern game a la internet radio since the Big Ten Network refuses to be part of Comcast's Sports Tier. Best of luck this weekend to everyone.

2 comments:

Sean Haugh said...

Count me in. I was even a Duke season ticket holder until my job started taking away many of my Saturdays. And my sweetie went to Northwestern, so I root for them too. Unless they're playing Duke. So today is a happy day here in Durham. But being in a weak conference like the Big 10 ;) I'm sure Northwestern will have opportunities for more victories this year. Good luck.

jnb said...

Sigh...wish your prediction could have held true this time for the 'Cats. According to some ESPN announcer, if we hadn't mercifully broken Duke's losing streak on Saturday and had they continued their losing ways, the record-tying loss for Duke would have come next year on the game that happens to be against NU. Who holds that longest losing streak record, you ask? Why, the 'Cats of course: 34 consecutive losses from 79-82. What a game THAT would have been! If only...