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Not Worth The Price Of Admission

Have you been to the movies lately? I went recently and was blown away by the high price. A flick paired with your favorite refreshments can add up to a whopping 30 bucks. In my case, it was some popcorn, a soda, some raisinettes and a handful of sour gummy bears. Pair this with an awful movie (Bruno), and you have a stomach ache.

Fantasy owners don’t need a season-long stomachache by drafting the wrong players. Avoid the higher-priced players and cash in on a matinee at a much lower price. After all, you want to get great value and not have to rely on the waiver wire every week.

Here are some players that aren’t worth the high price and some that you can get at matinee price.

Not worth the price of admission:

Brian Westbrook – You may think this is a joke but it’s real! With a rookie waiting in the wings, and a less than desirable injury history, Westy simply is an overpriced commodity.

Steven Jackson – With the receiving core of years past gone,

Jackson will be facing seven in the box all year long.

Reggie Bush – With Kim Kardashian putting Reggie on waivers, You should too. Pierre Thomas cuts deep into Bush’s playing time.

Terrell Owens – That’s my quaterback you are talking about. Cry me a river T.O.!

Buffalo is way too cold for Owens. He returns to the land of the dropped passes.

Marshawn Lynch – The three-game suspension is the tip of the iceberg. Leopards don’t change their spots. Expect more incidents.

LaDanian Tomlinson – A brilliant career coming to a close. Darren Sproles cuts into his playing time. He will have some success but he’s not the same.

Jamal Lewis – Why is this guy still starting? Pull the plug.

Matinees (On the Cheap):

Fred Jackson – A Division III gem. This guy is that good. He will start from Day 1 and split time. He is a threat in the ground and passing game.

Jonathan Stewart – 10 TDs as a rookie? There will be little question that last year wasn’t a fluke. Okay so he’s not that cheap, but less than DeAngelo Williams.

Jerome Harrison/James

Davis – I am enamored with Jerome’s breakaway speed. At some point, one guy has to get a shot. Being behind Lewis in

Cleveland is a good situation.

Davis is a feature back waiting to get the call.

Le’ron McClain – What chu talking about Willis (McGahee)? Underused FB who has a nose for the stripe, and everyone knows he is getting the ball.


Jay Cutler – You’ll thank your lucky stars that you drafted him and TE Greg Olsen. He may have the best arm in the game. Orlando Pace cements the backside in an already good offensive line. The Bears are for real folks!

Steve Breaston – Slot receivers like Breaston and Wes Welker are the cat’s pajamas. You can cover Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, but your weakest link gets Breaston. If Kurt Warner stays healthy, all bets are on.

Domenik Hixon – With Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer gone, this guy’s knack for the big play comes in handy. Good speed and hands makes him the go-to in N.Y.

Darren Sproles – This guy is like Emmitt of the 80s, as you can’t find him and then he’s by you. I expect big things from Sprolesy.

Shonn Greene – Good situation in N.Y. Thomas Jones is declining and Leon Washington has delusions that he is an elite back (holdout). Greene is a power runner and will get you consistent yards. Mark Sanchez will be on a tight leash which equals a nice ground attack.

Donald Brown Joseph Addai is a good journeyman, but make no mistake that Brown is that good and better. I have little doubt that when you crunch the numbers Brown is the guy you want in Indy. I am on the bandwagon early; jump on now while there is room.

I will see you at the movies. I’ll be the one sneaking the candy out of my jacket at the matinee (because I’m cheap). That’s more money for soft plastic bass baits!

As always, feel free to send comments/questions/concerns to michaelfsarmento@gmail.com.

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