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WR Waiver Gems – Week 8

Well, my picks pretty much fell flat last week. Oh well, them’s the breaks. Moving on:

Antonio Brown, PIT, 53% (NE): Brown made an appearance on this list earlier in the year, and last week Big Ben looked his way quite frequently to the tune of 7 catches for 102 yards. This Sunday, Brown gets the porous Pat’s secondary to play with (322 yards passing/game), and I think he makes a great WR2 bye week fill-in: 95 yards.

Michael Jenkins, MIN, 43% (@ CAR): Jenkins broke out last week as a favorite deep threat of Christian Ponder’s. Granted, it was against Green Bay’s sieve-like passing defense, but still, he could prove useful in this bye-ridden week, even against Carolina’s solid secondary (225 yards/game, 9 TDs). I like him as a frequent target of the Viking’s rookie QB, and maybe even to reach the end zone: 50 yards, TD.

Jerome Simpson, CIN, 25% (@ SEA): Simpson had a great game in week 6, grabbing 6 balls for 101 yards against the Colts. Seattle is not too bad with the passing D (250 yards/game, 6 TDs), but with Cedric Benson out serving his suspension, the Bengals should lean more heavily on Andy Dalton’s arm. A.J. Green is the unquestioned 1st option, but Simpson should get his fair share of looks and provide decent yardage: 80 yards.

Deep league special:

Anthony Armstrong, WAS, 2% (@ BUF): Armstrong has a total of 47 yards for the season, so why is he mentioned here? Well, with Santana Moss done for the year, he should crack the starting line-up, or at least get a couple dozen plays out of the slot, where he thrived last year. Buffalo gives up lots o’ yards through the air (284/game), so even with John Beck slingin’ the pigskin around, AA could catch several deep balls, on his way to surpassing his season total in one game: 80 yards.


Killin’ the Odds & the NFL Season

Welcome to Killin’ the Odds & the NFL Season! Below you will see my picks to win for the week. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Point Spread”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of points. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. A “Point Spread” wager is made on either the favorite (-) or underdog (+) team. A wager on the favored team means that this team must not only win but also win by the specified point spread. A wager on the underdog means that this team may either win or lose, as long as they do no lose by more than the specified point spread. If the game ends on the teams meeting the spread exactly, the wager is a push. Example: If the Cowboys are favored by -3 and win the game by exactly 3 points, the wager is a push.

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NFL Week 1 recap

Here is the first installment of the weekly game result rundown, complete with a brief recap of the offensive (minus kickers, ’cause, who cares?) fantasy highlights and injury updates from the just-finished week. Yea, its long, but one stop shopping!

Packers v. Saints: This game was an aerial fantasy bonanza, as expected. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees were the men: Rodg was good (312, 3 TDs), Drew Brees was better, fantasy-wise (419, 3 TDs). GB’s receiving corp was led by perennial elite Greg Jennings (7 catches for 89 yards, 1 TD), with budding WR2 Jordy Nelson (6 for 77, 1 TD) making his presence known. Jermichael Finley was solid; just the tip of the iceberg for the big fella (3 for 53). Rookie WR darling Randall Cobb caught and ran back kicks for TDs. James Starks was the main back for the Pack: 57 yards, 1 TD. As usual, Brees spread the ball around: Devery Henderson caught 6 for 100 with a TD to lead the way, but Robert Meachem (5 for 70, TD), Darren Sproles (7 for 75), Marques Colston (6 for 81), and Jimmy Graham (4 for 54, TD) all were heavily involved. Colston broke his collarbone though at the end of the game, so he will be out for at least a month. RBs Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas had about a 70/30 carry split in Ingram’s favor, with neither making much of an impact, partly due to New Orleans playing from behind all game.

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Killin’ the Odds & 2012 NFL Futures

Welcome back to Killin’ the Odds! Below you will find my five selections to win Super Bowl XLVI. I do not consider any of these teams a lock,  I just feel that they present the best value. Now on with it!

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