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This past weekend was a great sports weekend for me, well besides the NBA not ending the lockout. My St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th title and did it by playing in maybe the most exciting World Series and at least the most exciting WS game (game 6). Tony always kept the Cardinals competitive even when they didn’t have the best talent, and I will miss seeing him do some of his bizarre things from game to game. He was a great manager. That alone would make any sport fan happy, but my Eagles tore apart their division rival Cowboys on Sunday night. They look like they may be hitting some sort of stride and play some winnable games the next couple of weeks. The Eagles are still only 3-4 on the year so we will need to finish the year at about 6-3 or 7-2 to get in the playoffs. Enough about my teams and on to the thing you came here to see, fantasy football stuff.

W Ben Roethlisberger Pre: 22 pts Act: 20 pts
W Ryan Matthews Pre: 7 pts Act: 8 pts
W AJ Green Pre: 14 pts Act: 12 pts
T Antonio Gates Pre: 4 pts Act: 7 pts
L Knowshon Moreno Pre: 18 pts Act: 7 pts
W San Francisco Defense Pre: 6 Pts alw, 3 sacks, 1 Fum, 2 INT
Act: 10 pts alw, 4 sack, 1 fum, 1 INT
Overall Record:

18-13-2

I’m starting to get a pretty good record, I need to stay on top of my game because one bad week can put me at .500.

(I will be using 4 pts for passing TDs, 1 pt for 25 passing yards, -2 for INT, -2 for fumbles, 1 for 10 yards rushing and receiving, 6 pts for rushing/receiving TD, and DEF won’t have a projected point total because there are way too many different ways people score them.)

QB-Sam Bradford (STL) All-In-This is obviously dependent on if he starts or not. I have good faith that after missing the last two games he will be out there trying to help his team get their 2nd win of the season. If S Jax can do this week what he did last week he will open up the field for Bradford. Bradford and the Rams have faced one of the tougher schedules to open the year and now things begin to get easier. Arizona is 30 in passing yards allowed, so they are a vulnerable pass defense. If Bradford is a go I’m all-in!

Week 9 prediction: 278 passing yards, 2 TD, 12 rushing yards (20 fantasy points)

QB-Ben Roethlisberger (Pit) Fold-Big Ben has been great the last 3 weeks, but it is divsion rivalry time. And when Pitt and Bal play they usually beat up on each other. Week 1’s game was an anomaly in the last 3 1/2 years. Baltimore also has the third best passing defense, and the 2nd defense in points allowed. So don’t expect a high scoring shootout in Pittsburg this week. As a result I would say look for a different QB option if you have one.

Week 9 prediction: 168 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT (8 fantasy points)

RB-Jackie Battle (KC) All-In-I watched some of the MNF game this last week and Battle is a beast of person. 6’2 238 lbs. He is a big dude and also has some pretty good burst through the hole. Which makes him a great back for the offense KC runs. He hasn’t put up spectacular numbers, but he hasn’t been a fantasy letdown, or real life one at that. Miami’s rush defense has been in the middle of the pack, but they have allowed 23.7 points a contest. Battle will be a factor on a goaline play or two which will make him a great fantasy play.

Week 9 prediction: 81 rushing, 2 TD, 11 receiving (21 fantasy points)

RB-Fred Jackson (Buf) Fold-Jackson has been explosive and a fantasy steal this year. NO one thought he was going to be among the top 5 fantasy RB’s to start the year, and it appears he isn’t showing any signs of wear or tear. However this week I think will be the first week he will let fantasy owners down. He is facing what I think will be a stingy Jets defense this week coming off of their bye (I hate the Jets right now just so everyone knows). I see the Jets making Fitzpatrick beat them and eliminating Jackson from the equation. I would say Fold Jackson this week.

Week 9 prediction: 67 rushing, 21 receiving, 1 fum (6 fantasy points)

WR-Preston Parker (TB) All-In-Parker hasn’t been flashy or spectacular at any point this season, but he has been dependable for Josh Freeman. His last time he faced the Saints he scored a TD making him a playable option. I think he will score another one this week and add some decent yardage. He will make a great WR3 or Flex play this week. I’m going all-In with Parker.

Week 9 prediction: 57 receiving, 1 TD, 12 rushing (12 fantasy points)

WR-Mario Manningham (NYG) All-In-The Giants passing attack has been great this year, and Eli is loving that he has 4 or 5 options to look at in the passing game. Mario has 5 plus catches and 56 plus yards in his last three games. So you know you are going to at least get something from him. Last year he had a couple of big games, and even though Cruz is the hot hand right now I like Manningham this week more.

Week 9 prediction: 76 receiving, 2 TD (19 fantasy points)

TE-Fred Davis (Was) All-In-The Redskins have been terrible the last 5 weeks, but Davis has been great. He has a three game stretch of at least 80 yards. He did suffer an ankle sprain at the end of the game against the Bills and faces a stingy 49ers D. I think he will play with the sprain because he is one of the only options the Redskins have in the passing game, if he plays he will play well.

Week 9 prediction: 88 receiving, 1 TD (14 fantasy points)

Flex-Darren Sproles (NO) Fold-Last time out against Tampa Sproles was held to 62 total yards (his lowest output of the season). I think the NO offense will be a little better than they were last week, but since it is a division game I don’t think it will be more than 30 points from the Saints. The Saints backfield is one crazy situation every game, so this is really a crapshoot, but since he played poorly last time against TB I’m predicting a similar game.

Week 9 prediction: 25 rushing, 38 receiving (5 fantasy points)

DEF-Buffalo Fold– The Bills have done a great job of being opportunistic this year. They have allowed 18 TD this year and are giving up 21 points a game (aided by their shutout of the Redskins and week 1 Chiefs). They have scored 4 Defensive TD which have made them a good fantasy D to start. But this week against the Jets I don’t see them getting that lucky bounce to get them a score. They have been in 5 games where both teams have scored 20 or more and I can see that being the fact in this game.

Week 9 prediction: 27 points allowed, 2 sacks, 1 INT

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So this week’s post will be a little more abbreviated than the last three. In the process of buying a house so that is taking up a lot more time than I anticipated. Cardinals with their backs against the walls tonight for about the 15 time this season. If we win than a game 7 will happen(with a possible Carpenter start looming), if we lose than it has been a wonderful year, and much more than I expected when we were 10 1/2 out at the start of September. Cowboys vs. Eagles this week has me very interested to see if the Eagles have cleaned up some of their problems during the bye. Reid is 12-0 after a bye, and has a winning percentage of over .600 once November and December hit. So if the Eagles manage  a win this week than 3-4 might be a really good spot going into their final 9 games! Enough of me talking about things that aren’t fantasy relevant.

TEBOW Nation Assemble!!!

W Tim Tebow Pre: 23 pts Act: 22 pts
W Joe Flacco Pre: 12 pts Act: 7 pts
L Earnest Graham Pre: 20 pts Act: 1 pt
W Beanie Wells Pre: 6 pts Act: 4 pts
L Sidney Rice Pre: 13 pts Act: 4 pts
L Brandon Llyod Pre: 14 pts Act: 7 pts
W Dustin Keller Pre: 3 pts Act: 3 pts
L Peyton Hillis Pre: 22 pts Act: 0 DNP
W Cowboys Defense Pre: 13 Pts alw, 7 sacks, 1 Fum, 1 TD
Act: 7 pts alw, 1 sack, 1 fum, 1 INT
Overall Record: 14-12-1

So after a bad first week, I have had two straight winning weeks. This week I am just doing one player per position.

(I will be using 4 pts for passing TDs, 1 pt for 25 passing yards, -2 for INT, -2 for fumbles, 1 for 10 yards rushing and receiving, 6 pts for rushing/receiving TD, and DEF won’t have a projected point total because there are way too many different ways people score them.)

QB-Ben Roethlisberger (Pit) All-In Spelled Big Ben’s name right on the first try, NBD. I like Ben this week because of the weak defense he must face. In his first 3 or 4 starts against the Patriots Ben looked lost most games, but the last three times he has faced them he has put up good fantasy numbers (13 pts, 15 pts, and 22 pts last year). Even after a bye week to polish the defense up a little, I think Ben will put up some pretty good numbers. I expect this one to be a first to 30 points type of a game so expect both teams to score at least 4 TDs

Week 8 prediction: 276 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 15 rushing yards (22 points)

RB- Ryan Matthews (SD) Fold Kansas City isn’t the best team in the league, but the last three games they have played good games overall. In the last three games they haven’t allowed a rushing TD or a 100 yard rusher. Matthews had a good game against the Chiefs earlier in the year, but this time around they will be able to contain him much better. They were able to stop the likes of Run DMC, and Adrian AD Peterson, I think they can do it to Matthews too.

Week 8 prediction: 84 rushing yards, 0 TD, 18 receiving, 1 fumble (7 points)

WR-AJ Green (Cin) All-In Green has had a great rookie campaign and it has helped that his rookie QB is performing at a better level than the experts thought he was capable of doing. The Bengals will be without Cedric Benson so the Defense may be looking at Green even more than usual. I think he will find the endzone to make owners happy they put him in their starting lineup. Plus Seattle has shown they are vulnerable to the pass (20th in passing yards allowed)

Week 8 prediction: 84 receiving, 1 TD (14 points)

TE-Antonio Gates (SD) Fold Gates is finally back from a foot injury, but he probably won’t be full strength for a couple of weeks. He did catch a TD pass last week making owners either glad they hung on to him or upset because they didn’t put him in their lineup. I think he will have a rough week against the Chiefs in KC. He has typically fared well against KC (scoring against them 4 times in his last 5 games against them). I just think the foot thing will creep up again this week and cause an early exit.

Week 8 prediction: 41 receiving, 0 TD (4 points)

Flex-Knowshon Moreno (Den) All-In Moreno is going to have that big week that everyone expects of him at the beginning of the season, but since he has had so many disappointments no one is going to think about playing him this week. The Lions have been bad against the run (especially the last several weeks). This is purely a hunch so it will probably come back to bite me in the butt!

Week 8 prediction: 102 rushing, 1 TD, 23 receiving (18 points)

Def-San Francisco All-In San Fran has had one of the better defenses in football all year. In fact they are 11th in total yards allowed, 2nd in points allowed, tied for 2nd in 3rd down percentage (meaning they get the opposing off the field more often than not), and 2nd in yards per carry (don’t worry I know I looked up stats that reinforce my claim that they have a good defense and didn’t show any of their weaknesses). To go along with that they play a pretty bad offensive team in the Browns. With those two things mixed together it usually means good things for the D. San Fran all-in!

Week 8 prediction: 6 points allowed, 3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 fumble

Well that is all I have time for this week. I hope you will follow the blog so you can stay updated as soon as my next post goes up. Or go to my facebook page and “like” H2H Hombre. Thanks for reading and leave any all-in or fold candidates you have for week 8!


It was a good sports weekend for me. The Cardinals beat the Brew Crew to advance to the World Series to face my favorite AL team, the Rangers. The Eagles remembered how to win, and have a bye week (which Andy Reid is practically unbeatable coming off a bye week). I went 2-1 in my 3 football leagues and had a good week of predictions. The only thing that could have made my sports weekend complete was the NBA bullcrap lockout ending. Obviously they don’t care that much about the season, because if they did they would be meeting every day until the “problem” was solved. I have a link to a band that I really like and just figured I would share them with you, my readers. “The Light Parade” Check them out they are duet, acoustic, indie, AWESOME, so if you like any of those categories you will like them! Here is last weeks’ results followed by this week’s All-in and Fold candidates.

W Mark Sanchez Pre: 20 pts Act: 18 pts
W Andy Dalton Pre: 17 pts Act: 14 pts
L Ryan Torain Pre: 23 pts Act: 2 pts
W BenJarvus Green-Ellis Pre: 4 pts Act: 6 pts
W DeSean Jackson Pre: 4 pts Act: 4 pts
L Brandon Marshall Pre: 5 pts Act: 10 pts
W Greg Olsen Pre: 3 pts Act: 4 pts
L Miles Austin Pre: 18 pts Act: 7 pts
W Bengals Defense Pre: 10 Pts alw, 5 sacks, 1 Blk, 1 INT
Act: 17 Pts alw, 1 sack, 1 Blk, 1 INT, 2 fum, 1 TD
Overall Record:9-8-1

(I will be using 4 pts for passing TDs, 1 pt for 25 passing yards, -2 for INT, -2 for fumbles, 1 for 10 yards rushing and receiving, 6 pts for rushing/receiving TD, and DEF won’t have a projected point total because there are way too many different ways people score them.)

QB-Tim Tebow(Den): All-In I have a hunch Tebow will put on a good fantasy performance coming off his bye week. In the last three games of last year and the 2nd half of last game his fantasy numbers are like this (22 pts, 22 pts, 27 pts, 16 pts one half). He may not be the “best” QB to ever play the game but he puts on a good show. I expect him to put up quality numbers across the board against a sub-par defense in Miami(28th ypg and 27th ppg).

Week 7 prediction: 237 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 68 rushing, 1 TD (23 fantasy sports)

QB-Joe Flacco(Bal): Fold Jacksonville has been a pretty stout Defense this year. They are ranked 8th in passing yards allowed so far this year. Flacco has had his good games and his bad games this year. He is averaging 255 yards per game, but I think the Jags will get a good dose of Ray Rice. The Ravens defense will put the Ravens in short fields on multiple occasions so Flacco won’t be putting up huge numbers this week.

Week 7 prediction: 197 passing yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 18 rushing, 0 TD (12 fantasy points)

RB-Earnest Graham(TB): All-In Graham filled in nicely for Blount last week and will do the same this week against Chicago. The Bears have shown that they are vulnerable against the run, and Tampa has played really good at home since Freeman has been the starting QB. Chicago allows 121 ypg and 5.4 ypc. If Graham gets to around 20 carries and/or TB gets an early lead Graham will probably break one big run to have a good fantasy performance.

Week 7 prediction: 93 rushing, 1 TD, 4 catches, 57 receiving (20 fantasy points)

RB-Beanie Wells(Ari): Fold Beanie has done better than most expected (95 ypg). He has been known to be injury prone, and is facing a good rush defense in the Steelers. They have had two games where they have allowed some big games, but Arizona isn’t quite the same in comparison to Bal and Hou. I have Beanie on two of my teams so I’m hoping he proves me wrong, but just really think it will be an off week.

Week 7 prediction: 55 rushing, 0 TD, 2 catches, 16 receiving (6 fantasy points)

WR-Sidney Rice(Sea): All-In Cleveland has been pretty good against WR this year, but I think Sidney will get that one TD that will make him fantasy worthy this week. We all know Rice is talented enough to put up huge games, but just hasn’t been able to do much this year. This one is all hunch, in fact most of my picks this week are pure hunch. I say go all-in with Rice.

Week 7 prediction: 4 catches, 75 receiving, 1 TD (13 fantasy points)

WR-Brandon Llyod(STL): All-In Lloyd is reunited with the Coach that made him fantasy relevant, and has a QB that has “a bigger arm” now in Bradford. Believe it or not Lloyd has actually put up some pretty good numbers against the Cowboys for his career (58 ypg, and 0.7 TDpg). I don’t think he will put up huge numbers, but he will get lots of chances which will result in a good fantasy day. Also, the Cowboys have been known to be a vulnerable pass defense.

Week 7 prediction: 8 catches, 82 receiving, 1 TD (14 fantasy points)

TE-Dustin Keller(NYJ): Fold San Diego has the 2nd best pass defense in this young year. And if you have watched the Jets at all this year then you will know they aren’t too good at the whole offense thing. Keller is averaging just over 3 catches a game, and facing a good defense means those 3 or 4 catches will be for very little yards. I don’t think he will get into the endzone this week either since he hasn’t the last 4 games.

Week 7 prediction: 3 catches, 39 receiving, 0 TD (3 fantasy points)

Flex-Peyton Hillis(Cle): All-In Hillis has been a fantasy dissapointment so far this year. I think the Browns know they need a heavier dose of Hillis in order to at least have a chance to win. Seattle has been really good against the run so far this year (3.3 ypc allowed), but they won’t have their vaunted home field advantage in this contest. This will be the week that Hillis starts the run of a couple of good games.

Week 7 prediction: 82 rushing, 2 TD, 28 receiving, 0 TD (22 fantasy points)

Def-Dallas: All-In The Cowboys have the best rushing defense in the league right now and the 14th best passing defense (which is why Lloyd will do good this week). I think Dallas will be able to join the sacking party of Bradford (he has been sacked the most so far this season). D Ware will have a good game as will all of his other buddies.

Week 7 prediction: 13 pts allowed, 7 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD

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