Pigskin Preguntas Week 2

 

http://www.fakepigskin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/P.I.-Pig-finish-sm-1.jpgWelcome to Pigskin Preguntas- courtesy of Greg Newbold’s book The Barnyard Night Before Christmas

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Welcome back to Pigskin Preguntas! I hope you enjoyed last weeks edition as well as all the other fantastic week 1 content here at Fakepigskin.com

And now to the questions!

 

Michael Valverde @RFLRedZone: Julius Thomas had 1 reception in the second half, and will be fighting for receptions with the list of receivers in Denver. Was he just lucky game 1 or will he produce all season?”

Thanks for writing Michael. To answer your question we will look at the past. Peyton Manning has made much less athletic TE’s fantasy relevant in Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme, and to an extent Joel Dreessen. Thomas is a former basketball player turned TE and he looked great in his first game as the starter. He should produce all year. Manning has always shown an affinity to get his tight end’s involved. I see no reason why that changes with Julius Thomas.

 

 

Jonathan Purvis @JonDPurvis: “With Russell Wilson playing against the 49ers I have to start Pryor against the awful Jags correct?”

Jon, can I call you Jon? I hope I can.  While conventional wisdom may say sit Wilson against a stout San Francisco defense, I would advise against this. Ultimately, the decision is yours.  However, the last time Wilson faced the 9er’s he scored 23.74 points and threw for 4 TD’s. Seattle won that game 42-13. Seattle plays hard at home, it’s a divisional game against a hated rival, I think Wilson has a big game.

Pryor on the other hand has what appears to be a cake  match up with Jacksonville. Yet JAX had the 11th ranked DST vs the pass last week. If it was my team, I would sit Pryor this week.

 

 

Erin from AZ: Brian Hartline vs INDY or Tavon Austin vs ATL in non ppr?”

Great question Erin! To me it comes down to which player to I think will be more heavily involved this week. For me in non ppr it’s Hartline. He was heavily targeted last week, and scored on a beautiful double move. He has great rapport with Tannehill, and should consistently line up against teams second best corner. Last week he abused Cleveland’s Buster Skrine, this week Greg Toler. Once again Hartline is 3-4 inches taller and out weighs Toler by about 12-15lbs. Austin on the other hand relies on reception totals to get his points and there are far more mouths to feed in STL than in MIA. Start Hartline with confidence this week!

 

 

Duncan @wonderfunk99: “TD heavy scoring- pick 2 WR’s: Garcon, Edelman, Bowe, Dez, Desean Jackson?”

Duncan, that is one impressive stable of wide receivers. I know Dez and Bowe probably both had rough games for you last week, but that really shouldn’t last all year. Hang in there buddy, it will only get better. That being said, If I am picking the two players from this group I think are most likely to find the end zone once or twice, I am going to have to go with  (mind you I am writing this after the Thursday night game so I am excluding Edelman from my answer) Bowe and Garcon. Both those receivers face more favorable defenses and should be heavily targeted by their respective QB’s. RGIII should have no rust left on him in week 2, and I expect Alex Smith to find Bowe early and often against Dallas this week.

Dez Bryant is dinged up, will face Brandon Flowers, and a strong Chiefs defense this week.  Desean Jackson has always been boom or bust and the Chargers had the NFL’s best rated defense against WR TD’s in week 1.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed reading week 2’s edition of Pigskin Preguntas! Keep those questions coming. Tweet me @RealABC Email me at Asher@fakepigskin.com Or feel free to tweet @fakepigskin, or any of our writers with the #PigskinPreguntas

Have a great week 2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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