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Week Thirteen: Who’s Been Hot?

Week 13 and the playoffs are in sight. Hopefully you are either in a good position to get into the playoffs or you’re still in contention. Either way, you need to keep playing the match-ups and rotating the roster. What I mean by rotating the roster is switching out players as if they were car parts. You remove this player to add that player. Every week you’re changing your line-up and disposing of the players you no longer need. For instance, in week 10 I was down to 2 RBs in my money league where I normally start 3 RBs with my flex postion so I picked

Isaac Bruce off waivers and used him in that spot. He produced with 62 yds and 1TD. I then dropped him the next week to pick up someone else. At this point in the game you have to bench players like

Lawrence Maroney and maybe even

Reggie Bush for other players like

Kolby Smith and

Andre Hall.

 

When trying to decide who should be in your line-ups you need to look at who has been hot at each position over the last three weeks. You must also keep in mind injuries and and other starting opportunities.

 

The charts below are ranked according to Shark League PPR scoring.

 

 

Color Key:

COLD

AVERAGE

HOT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank

QBs

WK 10

Wk 11

WK 12

3 WK AVE

1

Tom Brady

BYE

33

23

28.00

2

Brett Favre

26

19

28

24.33

3

Kurt Warner

20

16

28

21.33

4

Tony Romo

23

25

14

20.67

5

Vince Young

19

31

11

20.33

6

Drew Brees

17

15

27

19.67

7

Jason Campbell

20

23

16

19.67

8

Matt Hasselbeck

20

22

14

18.67

9

Matt Schaub

BYE

20

16

18.00

10

Carson

Palmer

13

18

22

17.67

11

Derek Anderson

15

18

17

16.67

12

Jay Cutler

13

16

21

16.67

13

David Garrard

DNP

16

17

16.50

14

Jon Kitna

18

18

13

16.33

15

Ben Roethlisberger

31

11

7

16.33

16

Payton Manning

18

7

21

15.33

17

Eli Manning

12

18

12

14.00

18

Philip Rivers

3

17

21

13.67

19

Rex Grossman

10

14

11

11.67

20

Marc Bulger

21

10

0

10.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank

RBs

WK 10

Wk 11

WK 12

3 WK AVE

1

Brian Westbrook

45

21

25

30.33

2

Chester

Taylor

10

44

22

25.33

3

Ladainian Tomlinson

23

29

21

24.33

4

Frank Gore

11

14

47

24.00

5

Ryan Grant

29

13

28

23.33

6

Steven Jackson

27

19

23

23.00

7

Jamal Lewis

9

26

27

20.67

8

Justin Fargus

19

15

26

20.00

9

Warrick Dunn

27

18

13

19.33

10

Willis McGahee

18

24

16

19.33

11

Reggie Bush

19

25

10

18.00

12

Maurice Morris

23

19

11

17.67

13

Joseph Addai

13

24

15

17.33

14

Clinton

Portis

25

7

18

16.67

15

Kevin Jones

17

8

23

16.00

16

Maurice Jones-Drew

24

12

12

16.00

17

Fred Taylor

13

12

21

15.33

18

Cedric Benson

22

17

5

14.67

19

Andre Hall

1

15

28

14.67

20

Kolby Smith

2

8

34

14.67

 

 

Rank

WRs

WK 10

Wk 11

WK 12

3 WK AVE

1

Terrell Owens

30

49

18

32.33

2

Larry Fitzgerald

27

23

36

28.67

3

Randy Moss

BYE

46

9

27.50

4

Chad

Johnson

11

16

40

22.33

5

Marques Colston

20

20

22

20.67

6

Wes Welker

BYE

14

27

20.50

7

D.J. Hackett

24

28

8

20.00

8

Reggie Wayne

30

11

17

19.33

9

Greg Jennings

10

17

23

16.67

10

Brandon Marshall

14

16

19

16.33

11

Bermard Berrian

18

19

11

16.00

12

Dwayne Bowe

19

19

10

16.00

13

Torry Holt

20

18

10

16.00

14

Donald Driver

10

13

24

15.67

15

Justin Gage

22

12

13

15.67

16

Hines Ward

23

6

17

15.33

17

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

10

22

13

15.00

18

Isaac Bruce

16

10

18

14.67

19

Roy Williams

22

16

6

14.67

20

Chris Henry

13

22

7

14.00

 

Rank

Tes

WK 10

Wk 11

WK 12

3 WK AVE

1

Kellen Winslow

15

11

26

17.33

2

Chris Cooley

8

22

21

17.00

3

Antonio Gates

5

15

28

16.00

4

Jeremy Shockey

30

9

8

15.67

5

Donals Lee

12

21

2

11.67

6

Owen Daniels

BYE

12

21

16.50

7

Tony Scheffler

7

6

19

10.67

8

Jason Witten

3

14

15

10.67

9

Alex Smith

BYE

14

7

10.50

10

Leonard Pope

22

3

5

10.00

11

L.J. Smith

14

8

7

9.67

12

Vernon

Davis

1

9

16

8.67

13

Billy Miller

7

5

13

8.33

14

Ben Utecht

6

5

13

8.00

15

Heath Miller

18

5

0

7.67

16

Bo Scaife

6

8

8

7.33

17

Zach Miller

8

6

7

7.00

18

Alge Crumpler

11

5

4

6.67

19

Tony Gonzalez

5

8

7

6.67

20

Chris Baker

BYE

13

6

9.50

 

 

Rank

KRs

WK 10

Wk 11

WK 12

3 WK AVE

1

Sebastian Janikowski

10

26

11

15.67

2

Josh Scobee

DNP

8

21

14.50

3

Shayne Graham

25

12

5

14.00

4

Robbie Gould

6

16

16

12.67

5

Matt Bryant

BYE

7

17

12.00

6

Jason Elam

14

11

10

11.67

7

Mason Crosby

11

9

13

11.00

8

Phil Dawson

4

20

9

11.00

9

Shaun Suisham

7

16

10

11.00

10

Kris Brown

BYE

15

7

11.00

11

Jason Hanson

3

6

23

10.67

12

Jeff Wilkins

17

10

5

10.67

13

Nate Kaeding

6

5

20

10.33

14

Jeff Reed

13

14

3

10.00

15

Josh Brown

6

16

7

9.67

16

Lawrence

Tynes

10

12

7

9.67

17

Rob Bironas

10

12

6

9.33

18

Nick Folk

9

4

12

8.33

19

Ryan Longwell

0

11

13

8.00

20

Dave Rayner

12

6

6

8.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank

Player

WK 10

Wk 11

WK 12

3 WK AVE

1

Buccaneers

BYE

25

17

21.00

2

Patriots

BYE

21

15

18.00

3

Broncos

24

15

14

17.67

4

Cardinals

20

24

4

16.00

5

Chargers

29

4

15

16.00

6

Colts

21

13

13

15.67

7

Seahawks

17

11

19

15.67

8

Vikings

0

13

33

15.33

9

Bengals

21

13

11

15.00

10

Browns

12

21

12

15.00

11

Cowboys

14

7

22

14.33

12

Bears

19

4

18

13.67

13

Dolphins

11

15

15

13.67

14

49ers

8

13

18

13.00

15

Packers

14

17

8

13.00

16

Jaguars

16

7

13

12.00

17

Rams

7

14

15

12.00

18

Steelers

7

10

18

11.67

19

Raiders

8

13

10

10.33

20

Saints

4

8

18

10.00

 

The Golden Mug Award

Awarded to the fantasy player who came through for their team.

Chad

Johnson

– 12 rec for 103 yds and 3TDs. Ocho Cinco gets into the end zone for the first time since week 2. It has been a long time since he has been mentioned as a top player.

Honorable Mention

Brett Favre

– 381 yds and 3TDs. Favre had his 3TDs in three straight games. I think he will get at least 2TDs this week against the Cowboys secondary and look for him to post his 6th 300+ game.

 

The Urinal Cake Award

Awarded to the fantasy player who you would like to, well you know.

Eli Manning

– 273 yds 1TD and 4INTs. Manning had by far one of the worst games you could have. Not all of those INTs are entirely his fault as his receivers ran some poor routs and one pick came off of a deflection. Still he needs to control the game better and take advantage of the match-ups. Manning was facing a rookie corner and a 2nd year corner and should have carved them up.

Dishonorable Mention

LenDale White

– 26yds 0TDs. White has not been very effective over the last few weeks and is with out a score since week 9 when he rushed for 100 yds.

 

MATCH-UPS

The match-ups

I like this week for QBs:

Kurt Warner

against the Browns.

Cleveland continues to allow QBs to rack up passing yards on them. Warner ended last week’s game hot as he passed for 484 yds and 2TDs and 2INTs. He will continue to throw as the Browns are still allowing almost 400 yds of total offense a game at 397.9 yds allowed. The Cardinals will be bitter after losing to the 49ers.

 

Derek Anderson

against the Cardinals. This game, hopefully so, will be a shoot out. Just as Warner has a good match-up, so does

Anderson. The Cardinals lose SS

Adrian Wilson for the year which will hurt their secondary.

Arizona is 20th in the league in yards allowed giving up 216.6 yds a game and will give up more with out

Wilson in the line-up.

 

The match-ups

I like this week for RBs:

Selvin Young

/

Travis Henry/

Andre Hall against the Raiders. The

Denver running attack works with anyone in the line-up. It’s just how they are built and it is not secret. They face a poor Raider run defense who gave up 150 yds and 2 TDs to rookie Kolby Smith last week and allow 153.6 yds per game on the ground which is last in the league. Whoever starts will benefit nicely.

 

The match-ups

I don’t like this week for QBs:

Carson

Palmer

against the Steelers. Palmer has been playing well the last two weeks but he faces the Steelers again who held him to 205 yds and 1TD in week 8. This game will be in

Pittsburgh Saturday night where it will be cold and depending on the field condition will limit the offense some. The Steelers rank 1st in allowing only 152.1 yds per game and they may have

Troy Polamalu back.

 

David Garrard

against the Colts. Garrard was injured in the 1st meeting on week 7 but had started 8 of 12. The Colts are playing better on offense and will look to stack the box to control

Jacksonville’s ground game and force Garrard to pass more. Indy will be at home and are allowing only 161.9 passing yards a game which is 2nd in the league behind the Steelers.

 

The match-up

I don’t like this week for RBs:

Ryan Grant

against the Cowboys. Grant posted his 3rd 100 yd rushing game of the season last week but will find it tough to run against the Cowboys.

Dallas is only allowing 82.1 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the league. If the game starts to be a shoot out, the Packers will throw the ball and move away from the run.

 

Lawrence

Maroney

against the Ravens. When the Patriots let Dillon go this offseason, many felt Maroney would become a stud with the high powered offense they put together. Maroney hasn’t been the player most expected. He has found the end zone the last two weeks, but combined for just 50 yds in those games. The Ravens offense will hurt Maroney’s chances to produce as the Patriots will have short fields to work with. The

Baltimore run defense is still pretty good as they are only allowing 77.9 yds per game which is 3rd in the league.

 

Week twelve’s brew of choice was Pete’s Strawberry Blonde. I like micro-brews every now and then. As always drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

 

My prayers are with the

Taylor family. God Bless.

 

 

 

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