Hello everybody and welcome to another week of fantasy football advice from the best Tennessee Titans fan site on the internet, humbly speaking of course. From here on out, it will be just David Fleming and myself, Jason Peters, but we’ll make sure you guys stay on course with 100% accurate* fantasy football advice for you. Let’s take a look at how we did previously before we launch forward into the future!
*Fantasy advice is not 100% accurate
Week 9 Recap
Start ‘em – Andre Johnson –11 points
Sit ‘em –Joe Flacco – 12points
Sleeper – Denarius Moore –6 points
Waiver Wire Pickup – Dolphins D/ST –-3points
PPR Player – Steve Smith –13 points (PPR)
Start ‘em – Ray Rice – 15 points
Sit ‘em – Donald Brown – 4 points
Sleeper – Jacob Tamme – 1 point
Waiver Wire Pickup – Kendall Wright – 3 points
PPR Player – Titus Young – 3 points (PPR)
Week 10 Projections
Jason: Reggie Bush vs. Tennessee Titans – Reggie Bush has had a bit of a slump after going off last season and showing to the world he could be an every-down back. However, the skills are still there, and Miami is facing a (sadly) terrible Tenessee Titans defense that has given up the fourth most points in the league to running backs. Miami’s offensive line has regressed a bit, and may be partially-to-substantially to blame for Bush’s woes, but the Titans defense is really that bad this year. Expect well over 100 yards and 1-2 TD’s.
David: Julio Jones @ New Orleans Saints - Julio Jones has alternated between impressive and mediocre performances all season, but he will break that trend this week against the Saints. Jones has caught all five of his touchdowns in four road games, averaging nearly 100 yards per contest. The Saints are allowing the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, and Jones will have plenty of opportunities to stretch the field. In his last meeting with the Saints, he caught eight passes for 128 yards and a touchdown, and I’m predicting him to surpass that performance this week on the road.
David: Jamaal Charles @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Jamaal Charles has gone from an elite fantasy running back to a matchup-based consideration in just three weeks. Through weeks three to five, Charles averaged 27 carries for more than 150 yards. Those are MVP-caliber numbers, but the good times have not lasted. Since that span, he has received less than 10 carries per game, averaging just 28 yards per contest. Charles is trending in the wrong direction on a team with absolutely no direction. If that’s not bad enough, did I mention he faces the stout Pittsburgh Steelers defense this week, which has allowed the 2nd least fantasy points to opposing running backs all season?
Jason: Matt Schaub @ Chicago Bears – Schaub has been playing well this year, failing to throw a touchdown in only two contrests. However, there is a very good chance that this weeks matchup against the Bears will bump that number up to 3. Chicago has been by far the best defense in the league, and absolutely destroy any other defense in fantasy points, putting up 141 points total, and never putting up less than 9 points this season, as well as posting over 20 points in 4 contests. Andre Johnson will need to go off if Schaub has a chance of putting up more than 10 points.
Jason: Christian Ponder vs. Detroit Lions – A lot of this season has not gone so well for Ponder. While the Vikings defense had stepped up earlier in the season, Ponder was reduced to nothing more than mediocre play at the position. However, he has also put up double digit points in 5 contests this year, and may look to do so against a Lions team that has been inconsistent this year. If you have an OP spot open or are in a deep league, Ponder may be able to help you out this week.
David: Malcolm Floyd @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The last time I predicted a Charger as a sleeper, Robert Meachem burned me for 0 points, dropping a wide-open touchdown pass in the process. While I will never trust Meachem again, Malcolm Floyd is poised to have a breakout game against the Buccaneers, who are allowing the 3rd most fantasy points to wide receivers. Floyd has 49 targets on the season, 20 more than any other wide receiver on the team. Aside from Antonio Gates, he’s basically the only person Philip Rivers throws the ball to. Meachem is also suffering from a hamstring injury, increasing the opportunities for Floyd.
Waiver Wire Pickup
David: Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders RB (owned in 4.3% of ESPN leagues) - Both Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson went down last week with high ankle sprains, and the Raiders relied heavily on the pass thereafter. So why list a running back on a team that will inevitably elect to pass? It’s simple: Marcel Reece is not really a running back. He’s only had one carry the entire season, but he’s fourth on the team with 26 receptions. Reece caught eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown last week, and he will continue to be Carson Palmer’s security blanket, as the Raiders have no depth at running back. He’s also a great PPR play moving forward.
Jason: Jericho Cotchery (Owned in 0.9% of ESPN leagues) – The former Jet is now part of what Roethlisberger and Tomlin have going on in Pittsburgh. While at the beginning of the season Cotchery would have been an ineffective fantasy player, he is now in a position to take advantage of injury to Antonio Brown. Last week, filling in for Brown, Cothcery made 4 receptions for 50 yards, and those numbers will only continue to increase.
Jason: Michael Crabtree vs. St. Louis Rams – Crabtree may not have become the player everyone including himself projected, but he has developed into a decent weapon on the field. He also went off last week against the Cardinals, putting up 2 TD’s and over 70 yards. The 49ers will rarely have a player receive for a ton of yards, but with their West Coast offense, receivers have plenty of opportunities to give you PPR points.
David: Brian Hartline vs. Tennessee Titans - Brian Hartline has been a fantasy enigma in 2012. In week four against Arizona, Hartline exploded for 12 catches and 253 yards, putting up over 50 fantasy points. Two weeks later, he goose-egged fantasy owners everywhere. This week against a struggling Titans pass defense, he will produce somewhere in between those totals. He’s the 10th most targeted receiver in the league and a solid PPR option this week.
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