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The Hive – Week Seven Edition

The Hive – Week 7 Edition

Welcome
back to The Hive! This is an absolutely brutal week for byes, as SIX teams have
the week off. This is how it is going to be for the next 3 weeks, so get ready!
Hopefully those of you in deeper leagues haven’t slacked on the quest for
depth, as you are always one or two injuries away from mediocrity. Just ask
D`Qwell Jackson and Antwan Odom owners. It is brutal to lose a top 5 IDP stud,
but if you were paying attention earlier in the year hopefully you have the
depth to manage. Let’s take a look at the week 7 matchups!

How we rank `em-

Giddyup! – start with confidence

SINS!

Solid

If

Not

Spectacular

Hellno! – HELL. NO.

Bye Weeks: Detroit,
Denver, Baltimore,
Tennessee, Jacksonville,
Seattle

Early Sunday Games – Start time:
10AM Pacific

Green Bay

@ Cleveland

GB

Giddyup!
Charles Woodson, Brandon
Chillar

SINS! – Aaron
Kampman, Cullen Jenkins

Hellno! –
Al Harris

CLE

Giddyup!
Shaun Rogers, Kam Wimbley

SINS! – Kaluka
Maiava, Abram Elam

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

Minnesota

@ Pittsburgh

MIN

Giddyup!
Jared Allen, EJ Henderson, Ced Griffin, Benny Sapp

SINS! – Tyrell Johnson, Chad Greenway, Kevin Williams

Hellno! – Antoine Winfield, Ray
Edwards

PIT

Giddyup!
– Steelers LB’s, Troy Polamalu

SINS! – Ryan
Clark

Hellno! –
Steelers DL’s

San Diego

@ Kansas City

SD

Giddyup!
Stephen Cooper, Eric Weddle

SINS! – Tim
Dobbins

Hellno! –
Kevin Burnett, Chargers DL’s

KC

Giddyup!
Demorrio Williams, Mike Vrabel

SINS! – Mike
Brown

Hellno! –
Derrick Johnson

New England vs. Tampa Bay
(in London, England)

NE

Giddyup!
– McGowan/Merriweather

SINS! – Jerod
Mayo, Leigh Bodden

Hellno! –
Adalius Thomas, Derrick Burgess

TB

Giddyup!
– Sabby Piscatelli, Barrett Ruud, White/Wilkerson (NE gives up about 15% more
points to DL’s than the league average)

SINS! – Tanard
Jackson, Ronde Barber

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

Indianapolis

@ St. Louis

IND

Giddyup!
– Mathis/Freeney, Antoine Bethea

SINS! – Keiaho/Session

Hellno! –
Bob Sanders, Melvin Bullitt (Bullitt is officially useless even in deep
leagues, and I’d give Sanders a week or two before trying to rely on him in fantasy
leagues.)

STL

Giddyup!
Ronald Bartell, OJ Atogwe

SINS! – James
Laurinaitis, Paris Lenon (takes over for `Spoon)

Hellno! –
Rams DL’s (Little has been red hot, but the Colts are brutal against IDP DL’s)

San Francisco

@ Houston

SF

Giddyup!
– Pat Willis, Nate Clements

SINS! – Dashon
Goldson, Mark Roman, Manny Lawson, Takeo Spikes

Hellno! –
Michael Lewis (OUT this week, makes Roman a decent spot start)

HOU

Giddyup!
– Bernard Pollard, Brian Cushing, DeMeco Ryans (Cushing is Questionable but
should go)

SINS! – Mario
Williams (great matchup, but will the shoulder cooperate?)

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

Sunday Afternoon Games (start time
in parentheses)

New York

Jets @ Oakland
(1:05pm Pacific)

NYJ

Giddyup!
Shaun Ellis, Calvin Pace, David Harris

SINS! – Kerry
Rhodes, Bart Scott

Hellno! –
Jets CB’s

OAK

Giddyup!
– Tyvon Branch, Kirk Morrison, Thomas Howard

SINS! – Richard
Seymour, Chris Johnson, Tommy Kelly

Hellno! –
Greg Ellis (has become completely unreliable after a hot start)

Buffalo

@ Carolina
(1:05pm Pacific)

BUF

Giddyup!
– Byrd/Wilson, Poz/Ellison, Schobel/Kelsay, Marcus Stroud

SINS! – Terrence
McGee

Hellno! –
Kyle Williams, Whitner/Scott (all OUT this week)

CAR

Giddyup!
Jon Beason, Chris Harris, Julius Peppers, Charles Johnson

SINS! – Thomas
Davis (is Questionable, if you have another late game alternative and can wait
on the late game inactive list, then fantastic, but if you cant I would look
elsewhere)

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

New Orleans

@ Miami
(1:15pm Pacific)

NO

Giddyup!
– Roman Harper, Shanle/Vilma (Vilma has been mediocre at best, but if he is
going to bust out it just might be against the wildcat), Darren Sharper, Will
Smith

SINS! – Jabari
Greer, Tracy Porter, Charles Grant

Hellno! –

MIA

Giddyup!
– Bell/Wilson, Will Allen

SINS! – Dolphins
LB’s

Hellno! –
Dolphins DL’s

Chicago

@ Cincinnati
(1:15pm Pacific)

CHI

Giddyup!
Nick Roach, Lance Briggs, Manning/Afalava (Cincy gives up about 20% more
points to DB’s than the average)

SINS! – Zach
Bowman, Peanut Tillman (see above)

Hellno! –
Bears DL’s (too much of a rotation to rely on one guy, and this week they add
Gaines Adams to the mix)

CIN

Giddyup!
– Bengals LB’s

SINS! – Leon
Hall, Nedu Ndukwe, Chris Crocker

Hellno! –
Bengals DL’s (losing Odom is brutal, Geathers will be double teamed and the
Bears are tough on DL’s to begin with)

Atlanta

@ Dallas
(1:15pm Pacific)

ATL

Giddyup!
Curtis Lofton, Stephen Nicholas, Thomas DeCoud, Erik Coleman

SINS! – Chris
Houston

Hellno! –
Falcons DL’s (including Abraham)

DAL

Giddyup!
Keith Brooking, Terrance Newman

SINS! – Demarcus
Ware (Fractured foot? This won’t end well.)

Hellno! –
Dallas DL’s

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

Arizona

@ New York
Giants

AZ

Giddyup!
Karlos Dansby, Antrel Rolle, Adrian Wilson

SINS! – McFadden/DRC,
Gerald Hayes, Calais
Campbell

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

NYG

Giddyup!
– CC Brown, Osi/Tuck (not the best matchup, but these 2 are damn hard to sit)

SINS! – Corey
Webster, Matthias Kiwanuka, Antonio Pierce, Chase Blackburn

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

Monday Night Football – Start time
5:30PM Pacific

Philadelphia

@ Washington

PHI

Giddyup!
Akeem Jordan, Trent Cole

SINS! – Will
Witherspoon (should have a big 2nd half of the season, might not rip
it up his 1st week there), Eagles DB’s

Hellno! –
Gaither/Trotter

WAS

Giddyup!
Andre Carter, London
Fletcher

SINS! – Doughty/Landry,
Rocky McIntosh, Brian Orakpo, Deangelo Hall

Hellno! –
no one you would normally consider

Well that
about wraps it up for this week! See you back here next week for week 8!

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