Almost reunited on the field, happy together.
Let’s start with a look back at previous DEEP SLEEP picks:
- Pierre Thomas – Still not back from injury, but he’s finally off the crutches and practiced some last week and this week. I actually wouldn’t be too surprised if we saw him take a few carries on Thanksgiving Day against the Cowboys. Can’t wait to see some goal-line plunges.
- Shaun Hill – He’s still available in most leagues, and I suggest you pick him up if you’re lacking consistency at the QB position. Look at how often Detroit throws the ball! With Hill throwing 50 times a game, he’s bound to give you 200-300 yards and 2 TDs every week. Last week he had 289 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT. Who would’ve guessed? (Me, duh.)
- Sidney Rice – Finally Rice took the field and performed decently in a game in which the Vikings were totally blown-out. I fear the inconsistency of Favre, but Rice was targeted a healthy 10 times and should start to produce even better numbers as he gets back into rhythm. He accumulated 56 yards last week, but I expect him to put up even more points next week against the Redskins.
- Jacob Tamme – Another 60 yards receiving last week. Ho-hum. Note that he was also targeted in the endzone, but was unable to make the catch. He’s everybody’s TE-dream come true, including Peyton’s.
This week’s pick, Keiland Williams, after the jump… Continue reading
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Tagged Clinton Portis, Deep Sleep, Fantasy Football, Jacob Tamme, Keiland Williams, Mike Shanahan, Pierre Thomas, Ryan Torain, Shaun Hill, Sidney Rice, Washington Redskins
When Friday afternoon rolls around, don’t you just want to take a nice nap? For some, it’s a great way to recharge for the weekend, while for others, it can be a time of relaxation and release. Whatever the reason may be, everybody loves to nap… it’s just really a matter of when. And that “when” is not in the middle of a Monday Night Football game, Albert “Fat Albert” Haynesworth! Get your power nap in at halftime, duh!
Yet, in the midst of all the chaos surrounding him, Haynesworth presents an image of serenity and peace. He’s the epitome of 9-digit nirvana, proving a $100 million contract to show the world an example of gentleness and surrender is all worth it. Perhaps he should be nominated for this year’s Nobel? He sure deserves it! Although, I’m not so sure how the Nobel officials feel about how he stomped on Andre Gurode‘s head in 2006… 30 stitches! Video of the stomp after the jump… Continue reading
Marvel at his soft hands and elegant footwork.
Okay, so before we move on to this week’s “Deep Sleep”, I’d like to first acknowledge the endless thanks and bountiful praise from the loyal readers who picked up Jacob Tamme and played him last week. He scored the 4th-most points out of all TEs, and from the looks of it, he should put up WR-esque numbers on a week-to-week basis until the end of the season. He dropped a few passes, but it’s encouraging that Manning targeted him 9 times – even on crucial 3rd downs. Manning obviously trusts him, and with a bit more time, Tamme’s hands should become fly-paper. If I were a braver man, I’d even say he’ll score more each week than the other 84. Man, I’m feeling adventurous today. If Manning trusts him, I trust him. Hold me to it.
Anyway, congratulations to those of you who managed to snag him off the waivers. If you were a doubting Thomas and chose to ignore my advice and you’re trying to pick him up this week, you probably missed your chance. Zach Miller and Vernon Davis are now both banged up a bit, which only adds to the fantasy-TE-craze, so unless you are the #1 waiver position this week, I’d suggest you try to convince the players in front of you to pick up other players instead. And that’s a great segue because this week’s “Deep Sleep” could be that other player.
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Tagged Brett Favre, Deep Sleep, Jacob Tamme, Keiland Williams, LeGarrette Blount, Matthew Stafford, Mike Shanahan, Minnesota Vikings, Randy Moss, Sidney Rice, Sleeper, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tarvaris Jackson, Vincent Jackson, Washington Redskins