Saturday, October 24, 2009

Favorite article of the week & consensus start/sits

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.
  •'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
Sit: Cardinals


Calder said...

Fantasy Football Libraria-
Please don't give up on brussel sprouts! So simple and easy to make good. The not so secret secret: BACON. Slice sprouts in half, spread across a baking sheet with cut up pieces of bacon (don't crowd the sheet too much). Dress with olive oil. Cook for 20-30 minutes at like 375. When done add a little salt and pepper and voila sprouty bacony deliciousness.

Unknown said...

sit Vernon Davis.. nice! :)

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

Yup, micultra76, and how about sitting Owen Daniels, too? Not such a good week for the experts - at least with TEs in particular.