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The Hive – Week Fourteen Edition

The Hive – Week 14 Edition

The playoffs are upon us in many leagues, and in others this is the last week of the regular season. If you are reading this you are probably in the playoffs or ramping up for the playoffs, so congrats! Now is the time where all the research and time you put into your roster will finally pay off! Let’s take a look at the week 14 action!


How we rank `em-

Giddyup! – start with confidence


Hellno! – HELL. NO.



Thursday Night Football – Start time: 5:20PM Pacific

@ Cleveland


Giddyup! – James Harrison

SINS! – Brett Keisel, Woodley/Farrior/Timmons

Hellno! – William Gay (might be able to go even after last weeks concussion, but I wouldn’t trust him)


Giddyup! – none

SINS! – Robaire Smith, Abram Elam, Browns LB’s

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Early Sunday Games – Start time: 10AM Pacific

@ Indianapolis


Giddyup! – DJ Williams, Brian Dawkins

SINS! – Elvis Dumervil, Andra Davis, Champ Bailey

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Giddyup! – Gary Brackett, Antoine Bethea, Jerraud Powers, Clint Session

SINS! – Robert Mathis (bad matchup and a bad hammy, I’d sit him this week)

Hellno! – Dwight Freeney


@ New England


Giddyup! – Jon Beason, Chris Harris

SINS! – Chris Gamble, Richard Marshall, James Anderson

Hellno! – Julius Peppers (great matchup but I don’t trust him anymore)


Giddyup! – Jerod Mayo

SINS! – Pats DB’s, Vince Wilfork

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


@ Jacksonville


Giddyup! – Randy Starks, Wilson/Bell

SINS! – Vontae Davis, Dolphins LB’s

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Giddyup! – Justin Durant

SINS! – Derrick Harvey, Daryl Smith

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


@ Kansas City


Giddyup! – Poz/Scott, Aaron Schobel, Kyle Williams

SINS! – Whitner/Wilson, Marcus Stroud

Hellno! – Jarius Byrd (seems to be the odd man out from an IDP perspective in the Bills’ safety rotation)


Giddyup! – Demorrio Williams

SINS! – Tamba Hali, Mike Brown, Brandon Flowers

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Green Bay
@ Chicago


Giddyup! – Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, Nick Barnett

SINS! – Tramon Williams, AJ Hawk, Packers DL’s

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Giddyup! – Peanut Tillman, Alex Brown

SINS! – Hunter Hillenmeyer, Lance Briggs (should be back this week)

Hellno! – Jamar Williams (fantastic as a fill in for Briggs last week, but is likely back to the bench this week)


@ Minnesota


Giddyup! – Dhani Jones

SINS! – Robert Geathers, Nedu Ndukwe, Hall/Joseph

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Giddyup! – Jared Allen, Jasper Brinkley (takes over for Henderson, might lose out on 3rd downs to Leber, but after EJ’s injury last week Brinkley was getting 3 downs)

SINS! – Ray Edwards, Chad Greenway, Vikings DB’s

Hellno! – EJ Henderson


New York
Jets @ Tampa Bay


Giddyup! – David Harris, Shaun Ellis, Calvin Pace

SINS! – Darrelle Revis, Marques Douglas

Hellno! – Kerry Rhodes (got his job back, but I’m still not interested)


Giddyup! – Tanard Jackson, Barrett Ruud, Crowder/White (good matchup and Crowder is upstaging Wilkerson in recent weeks)

SINS! – Sabby Piscatelli, Quincy Black, Ronde Barber

Hellno! – Aqib Talib, Jimmy Wilkerson


New Orleans
@ Atlanta


Giddyup! – Jonathan Vilma, Darren Sharper

SINS! – Sed Ellis, Will Smith, Scott Shanle, Roman Harper

Hellno! – Charles Grant, Scott Fujita


Giddyup! – Erik Coleman, Curtis Lofton, Jonathan Babineaux

SINS! – Mike Peterson, Stephen Nicholas, Thomas DeCoud

Hellno! – John Abraham, Falcons CB’s


@ Baltimore


Giddyup! – Larry Foote, Louis Delmas

SINS! – DeAndre Levy (keep in mind that Ernie Sims might be back by this week or next, which would likely result in Detroit going back to a LBBC here), Julian Peterson

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Giddyup! – Ray Lewis

SINS! – Dwan Edwards, Jarrett Johnson, Ladarius Webb

Hellno! – Ed Redd (surprise inactive last week, good matchup here but you have to wonder about the hip)


@ Houston


Giddyup! – David Hawthorne, Josh Wilson, Jordan Babineaux

SINS! – Kerney/Tapp, Leroy Hill

Hellno! – Aaron Curry


Giddyup! – Brian Cushing, Bernard Pollard

SINS! – DeMeco Ryans, Mario Williams, Dunta Robinson

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider



Sunday Afternoon Games (start time in parentheses)

St. Louis
@ Tennessee (1:05pm Pacific Time)


Giddyup! – James Laurinaitis

SINS! – Chris Long, Ronald Bartell, Craig Dahl (takes over for Atogwe this week)

Hellno! – OJ Atogwe


Giddyup! – William Hayes, Cortland Finnegan, Keith Bulluck

SINS! – Nick Harper, Stephen Tulloch (zero last week has his owners nervous, and I am currently rejoicing in the fact that I was able to trade him in my dyno league when he was red hot), Hope/Griffin

Hellno! – Jason Jones (put on IR this week)


@ Oakland (1:05pm Pacific Time)


Giddyup! – London Fletcher

SINS! – Andre Carter, Doughty/Landry (don’t get overly excited about Landry’s game last week, the Raiders wont be putting on an offensive show like New Orleans), Rocky McIntosh, Brian Orakpo

Hellno! – Deangelo Hall


Giddyup! – Kirk Morrison, Tyvon Branch

SINS! – Trevor Scott, Chris Johnson, Matt Shaughnessey

Hellno! – Greg Ellis


San Diego
@ Dallas (1:15pm Pacific Time)


Giddyup! – Stephen Cooper

SINS! – Cromartie/Jammer/Gregory, Kevin Burnett, Shaun Phillips

Hellno! – Eric Weddle, Shawne Merriman


Giddyup! – Demarcus Ware, Keith Brooking, Terrance Newman

SINS! – Bradie James, Jay Ratliff, Anthony Spencer

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider



Sunday Night Football – Start time 5:20PM Pacific

@ New York Giants


Giddyup! – Will Witherspoon, Trent Cole, Quentin Mikell

SINS! – Akeem Jordan (should be back this week)

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Giddyup! – Goff/Boley, Justin Tuck, Matthias Kiwanuka (the big winner in Osi being relegated to a part time pass rusher)

SINS! – Terrell Thomas, Aaron Rouse

Hellno! – Osi Umenyiora



Monday Night Football – Start time 5:30PM Pacific

@ San Francisco


Giddyup! – Adrian Wilson, Antrel Rolle, Karlos Dansby

SINS! – Calais Campbell, Cards’ CB’s

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Giddyup! – Pat Willis, Dashon Goldson

SINS! – Michael Lewis, Takeo Spikes, Justin Smith

Hellno! – no one you would normally consider


Good luck to all this week, and we will see you back here next week for week 15!

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