November 24, 2010

Turkey Day Fantasy Football Previews

Ah Thanksgiving. A time of family, food comas and blowout football. I mean who's genius idea was it to make the Lions a Turkey Day fixture? If my memory serves me right, Plymouth Rock wasn't very close to Ford Field. Oh well, now that my Lions rant is out of the way, let's try out a few game previews (not a regular fixture here on FSC). So if you like the thoughts here, let me know and maybe, just maybe they'll become a regular post.

Patriots @ Lions

Unless a miracle happens and Detroit's lineup becomes filled with 50 Barry Sanderses (?) this one will be a cake walk for the Pats, so this is a week where you can gamble on one of their TEs and hope he's the one they target this week.

Studs: Tom Brady, Wes Welker, BGE, Danny Woodhead, Calvin Johnson

Iffy: Deion Branch, Aaron Hernandez, Rob Gronkowski, Jahvid Best

Stay Away: All other Lions. Yes, that includes you Shaun Hill. Now sit down.

Saints @ Cowboys

If Jason Garrett somehow finagles his way into the playoff race, Wade Phillips might not be able to get a job at Pizza Hut. The O/U is set at 50 so this should be a pretty interesting game on the fantasy end.

Studs: Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Jon Kitna, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten

Iffy: Whoever the Saints start at RB, Lance Moore, Jeremy Shockey, Felix Jones, Marion Barber

Stay Away: The rest of the Saints receivers (they're just too streaky), Roy Williams

Bengals at Jets

2-8 vs 8-2 and Terrell Owens decides to call out Darelle Revis? Is he serious? The Bengals are falling apart and even though the Jets have been the luckiest team ever these past few weeks, they should dominate Carson Palmer and Co.

Studs: LaDanian Tomlinson, Santonio Holmes, TO

Iffy: Chad Ochocinco, Cedric Benson, Braylon Edwards, Dustin Keller, Mark Sanchez

Stay Away: Jermaine Gresham, Jerricho Cotchery, Shonn Greene