Wow. I just watched a heart-breaking loss for the Tennessee Volunteers (and my husband) as their kicker had a 45-yard FG blocked, to lose to top-ranked Alabama. What a disaster for the Vols kicking game today...meanwhile my Northwestern Wildcats narrowly eked out a win against the lowly Indiana Hoosiers. Could've been a bit embarrassing - oh wait, a bit more embarrassing - had we lost.
Anyway, thought I'd get the consensus start/sit links for Week 7 up - and a few extra links for those looking for one more opinion or one more interesting football tidbit. First up, links:
- I've written a lot about it this week but the photo documentation of my brussels sprouts adventure is up on Fighting Chance Fantasy, as well as this week's Five Game Parlay bets. Will I be able to turn things around this week? One can only hope.
- Football Outsiders' Mike Tanier does another excellent job with his Week 7 NFL Matchups on the Fifth Down - I'm honestly not sure if there's a better review of each week's games out there. Seriously, do yourself a favor and go read Tanier's piece.
- FantasySharks.com's The Hive is up with advice for those in IDP leagues.
Consensus start/sits - for those new to this feature, I read through all the start/sit links that I provided earlier in the week and tally up those players with the most start and sit votes. You'll see their names below listed in no particular order...
Start: Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger
Sit: Brett Favre, Jake Delhomme, Mark Sanchez, Jason Campbell, Kurt Warner, Donovan McNabb
Start: LaDainian Tomlinson, Laurence Maroney, Jonathan Stewart, Ryan Grant, Thomas Jones
Sit: Brandon Jacobs, Rashard Mendenhall, Clinton Portis
Start: Austin Collie, Miles Austin, Hines Ward, Johnny Knox, Steve Smith (NYG)
Sit: Santana Moss, Terrell Owens, Roy Williams, Steve Smith (CAR), Braylon Edwards
Start: Heath Miller, Greg Olsen, Sean Ryan, Visanthe Shiancoe, Jason Witten
Sit: Vernon Davis, Brent Celek, Owen Daniels, Zach Miller
Start: John Kasay
Sit: Robbie Gould
Start: Colts, Patriots