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The Hive – Week Eight Edition

The Hive – Week 8 Edition

 

 

 

Welcome
back to The Hive! Short and sweet this week, as I just returned from an awesome
trip to British Columbia
to see my favorite band, U2. It was amazing. Let’s dive
into the week 8 action!

 

 

How we rank `em-

Giddyup! – start with confidence

SINS!

Solid

If

Not

Spectacular

Hellno! – HELL. NO.

 

 

 

 

Bye Weeks: New England, Cincy, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Washington, Tampa
Bay

Early Sunday Games – Start time:
10AM Pacific

Houston

@ Buffalo

HOU

Giddyup!
Mario Williams, Amobi Okoye (a nice bye week filler, Buffalo gives up a ton of points to DL’s),
Brian Cushing

SINS! – Demeco
Ryans, Bernard Pollard, Reeves/Robinson

Hellno! –
Zach Diles

BUF

Giddyup!
– Jarius Byrd, Poz, Schobel/Kelsay/Stroud, Terrance McGee

SINS! – George
Wilson, Chris Draft, Keith Ellison

Hellno! –
No one you would normally consider

 

 

San Francisco

@ Indianapolis

SF

Giddyup!
– Pat Willis

SINS! – Lewis/Goldson/Clements,
Justin Smith, Scott McKillop (even good Niner IDP’s get a downgrade against a
ridiculously efficient Colts O that doesn’t allow a lot of points to any IDP
position)

Hellno! –
Takeo Spikes, Manny Lawson

IND

Giddyup!
– Antoine Bethea, Freeney/Mathis

SINS! – Colts
LB’s, Bob Sanders

Hellno! –
no one you would normally start

 

 

Miami

@ New York
Jets

MIA

Giddyup!
– Bell/Wilson

SINS! – Jason
Taylor, Davis/Smith

Hellno! –
Channing Crowder, Joey Porter

NYJ

Giddyup!
Calvin Pace, David Harris, Bart Scott

SINS! – Douglas/Ellis,
Jets DB’s

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

 

 

Seattle

@ Dallas

SEA

Giddyup!
David Hawthorne

SINS! – Pat
Kerney, Jordan Babineaux, Curry/Hill

Hellno! –
Tapp/Jackson/Reed (Cowboys are tough on DL’s, Kerney is the only one out of the
`Hawks DE’s that is worth a dice roll.)

DAL

Giddyup!
Demarcus Ware (should have broken his foot a month ago!), Terrance Newman,
Keith Brooking

SINS! – Anthony
Spencer, Bradie James, Dallas
safeties, Mike Jenkins

Hellno! –
Jay Ratliff (Likely out this week in what would have been a great matchup for
him.)

 

 

New York

Giants @ Philadelphia

NYG

Giddyup!
– CC Brown, Tuck/Umenyiora

SINS! – Antonio
Pierce

Hellno! –
Giants CB’s

PHI

Giddyup!
Will Witherspoon, Trent Cole

SINS! – Brod
Bunkley, Akeem Jordan

Hellno! –
Eagles DB’s

 

 

Cleveland

@ Chicago

CLE

Giddyup!
Kaluka Maiava, Abram Elam,
Shaun Rogers

SINS! – Eric
Barton, Brodney Pool

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

CHI

Giddyup!
– Danieal Manning, Peanut Tillman, Lance Briggs

SINS! – Hunter
Hillenmeyer (MLB this week, Roach to SAM), Alex Brown

Hellno! –
Adams/Ogunleye/Anderson

St. Louis

@ Detroit

STL

Giddyup!
– OJ Atogwe, James Laurinaitis

SINS! – Paris Lenon, Ronald
Bartell, Leonard Little

Hellno! –
Chris Long

DET

Giddyup!
– Louis Delmas, Larry Foote, Cliff Avril

SINS! – Julian
Peterson

Hellno! –
Levy/Sims (Sims is back this week, I’d avoid both if possible to see if Levy
gets 3 downs or if this turns into the dreaded LBBC.)

Denver

@ Baltimore

DEN

Giddyup!
DJ Williams, Elvis Dumervil

SINS! – Andra
Davis, Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

 

BAL

Giddyup!
Ray Lewis, Ed Reed

SINS! – Terrell
Suggs, Dawan Landry, Jarrett Johnson, Tavares Gooden

Hellno! –
Ngata/Gregg

Sunday Afternoon Games (start time
in parentheses)

Jacksonville

@ Tennessee
(1:05pm Pacific)

JAC

Giddyup!
– Gerald Alexander, Justin Durant

SINS! – Daryl
Smith, Derek Cox

Hellno! –
Jags DL’s, Rashean Mathis

TEN

Giddyup!
Stephen Tulloch, Keith Bulluck, Chris Hope

SINS! – Jason
Jones, William Hayes

Hellno! –
Titans CB’s (Even if Finnegan goes I’d give him a week to prove the hammy is
good to go.), Michael Griffin, Kyle Vanden Bosch (ZERO sacks this year. Now
that I’ve typed that he will bust out with 3-6 on Sunday, of course.)

Oakland

@ San Diego
(1:05pm Pacific)

OAK

Giddyup!
Kirk Morrison, Thomas Howard, Tyvon Branch

SINS! – Chris
Johnson, Seymour/Ellis, Michael Huff

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

SD

Giddyup!
Stephen Cooper, Eric Weddle

SINS! – Tim
Dobbins, Shaun Phillips, Luis Castillo

Hellno! –
Jammer/Cromartie (Not liking these two against an inept passing game, though
the upside for interceptions does exist. Too much of a dice roll for my taste.)

 

 

Carolina

@ Arizona
(1:15pm Pacific)

CAR

Giddyup!
– Chris Harris, Chris Gamble, Davis/Beason

SINS! – Richard
Marshall, Charles Godfrey, Julius Peppers

Hellno! –
Everette Brown/Charles Johnson (Peppers will have it tough enough against a
stout Cards pass defense, I wouldn’t bother with either of these two this
week.)

AZ

Giddyup!
– McFadden/DRC (At least one pick six between these two, I’m calling it now.),
Adrian Wilson, Calais Campbell, Karlos Dansby

SINS! – Gerald
Hayes

Hellno! –
Antrel Rolle (Rolle is a GTD with a ruptured tendon in his foot. Ungood. If he
is a go I love the matchup, but if AZ gets up big and the foot starts bothering
Rolle it could be a short day even if he does go. Food for thought.)

Minnesota

@ Green Bay
(1:15pm Pacific)

MIN

Giddyup!
Jared Allen (Might not put up same #’s as last time vs. GB, but I bet he will
get close.), Kevin Williams, EJ Henderson

SINS! – Chad Greenway,
Ced Griffin

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

GB

Giddyup!
Charles Woodson, Brandon
Chillar

SINS! – Atari
Bigby, Aaron Kampman, AJ Hawk

Hellno! –
Al Harris, Nick Collins, Cullen Jenkins (Great last week but was shut down
completely last game vs. Vikings OL)

 

 

NO Sunday Night Football due to
the World Series

 

 

Monday Night Football – Start time
5:30PM Pacific

Atlanta

@ New Orleans

ATL

Giddyup!
– Erik Coleman, Curtis Lofton, Thomas DeCoud, Mike Peterson

SINS! – Stephen
Nicholas, Falcons CB’s

Hellno! –
Falcons DL’s

 

NO

Giddyup!
Jonathan Vilma (I think last week was the start of a trend, and he has a nice
upcoming schedule), Sharper/Harper

SINS! – Scott
Shanle, Porter/Greer, Will Smith

Hellno! – the rest of the Saints DL

 

 

 

That
wraps it up for week 8! See you back here next week, and good luck in all of
your IDP matchups!

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