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DEEP SLEEP: Pierre Thomas

Shaun Hill - AP Photo

Okay, who photoshopped #20 in here?

As usual, let’s go back and discuss the previous DEEP SLEEP picks:

  • Shaun Hill – In his first week back, even with an injured left forearm, he threw for 323 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and rushed for an entire yard. His QB rating wasn’t through the roof and his 2 point conversion attempt was pathetic, but for fantasy-purposes, he more than got the job done. Especially with the over-rated (and they’re not even rated that high), but fun to watch, Lions defense on his side, expect Hill to be throwing a lot to get his team back into games.
  • Sidney Rice – Why do you tease us, Sidney? We all want you to play and start putting up consistent numbers! We still have to wait for him to come off the PUP list (should be this week, if ever), and from there, we’ll see if he and Favre still have last year’s intimate connection.
  • Jacob Tamme – On a strange day where Peyton Manning threw 0 touchdowns, Jacob Tamme doubled any WR’s yards (including Wayne and Garcon) with his 7 catches. I don’t think he’s slowing down anytime soon, even with his minor back injury.

This week’s pick after the jump…  Continue reading

Fantasy Football & Jersey Shore

As I’ve mentioned before, this season has been really strange. I bet after your draft, you looked over your roster and you felt really good about the results. Probably too good. You look at your opponent’s rosters and scoff. “You actually drafted Darren McFadden? What an idiot! No wonder you rank in the bottom half every year. I got both Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice! This league is mine… All… mine…” And yet, fast-forward to the halfway point in the fantasy season and odd things have elapsed: you’re stuck at 4-3 and among those 3 running-backs, it is Run-DMC that has taken the cake – and he didn’t even play for 2 weeks. The player with DMC happened to also draft Arian Foster and is at 6-1. You try desperately to trade MJD for DMC, but after 1 long painful day of anticipation, your trade is – wait for it – rejected. What is going on? How do you make sense of this parity-drenched season? Yes, there will always be busts and unexpected studs, but how in the world did MJD become more of a sleeper than a lock week-to-week?

Well, Nick Bakay at NFL.com has some advice for you, and I think it makes a lot of sense. This is the season of the Jersey Shore “grenade”. They may not look attractive, but you sometimes have to take it for the best of the team. His main example? Ryan Fitzpatrick. I guess I’m not the only one riding the Fitzpatrick band-wagon! He spends the majority of his article arguing that Fitzpatrick, the hot waiver-wire commodity, is a better fantasy QB than first or second round pick, Drew Brees.

Anyway, enjoy the article here: link. Great analysis. Decent picks. Wish he included a picture of Jersey Shore, though.

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There we go. Now that‘s a grenade.