Pigskin Preguntas Week 6


courtesy of Greg Newbold’s book The Barnyard Night Before Christmas https://gregnewbold.blogspot.com/2010/11/sneaky.html?m=1


Here we are heading into week 6. I’m as surprised as you are the Colts beat the Seahawks and that the Jets won on the road against Atlanta on Monday night. It really grinds my gears to know the Jets are 3-2, tied with my Miami Dolphins… just when you thought the universe had aligned a horrifically disastrous season for Gang Green, we get a curve ball. Surprises all over the place this past week.

What am I rambling about. You all know what happened in week 5, and you no doubt don’t want to hear any of my Phin Fan melodrama. Moving forward.  Let’s delve into some Pigskin Preguntas to start this week off right.

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Jesse Kirkwood @Jessekirkwood: “Do you think Peyton would have been worth a #1 overall ff pick? Or would AP still have been better value?”

Jesse, hindsight is always 20/20. Peyton has started hot and hasn’t slowed down yet. While he may very well go on to set historic records in both real life and fantasy, I tend to hold true to the philosophy that the cliff for elite RBs is much steeper than that of QB’s. In most leagues you start 2-3 RBs making it that much more important that you stockpile as many top backs as possible early in your drafts. QB’s tend to be the highest scoring fantasy players annually but we only start 1 each week (with the exception being superflex / 2QB leagues).  I will continue to draft a RB early and often. There is always good QB value late. Even with Manning torching teams each and every week, I would still have picked Adrian Peterson.



Andrew Hernandez @Hi_imAndrew: “I have a dilemma Brees @ Patriots or Culter against the Giants?”

I see how this is a tough decision for you Andrew. I think you can play the smug faced Cutler with confidence this week. He has been playing at a top 10 level so far this season, excelling in Trestman’s offense. With Alshon Jeffrey breaking out last week in a major way, I think it softens the coverage for Brandon Marshall allowing him to run wild on the NYG secondary (if you can call what they put on the field a secondary). Brees has been great… but the Patriots have been sneaky good this year against QB’s, allowing the 7th fewest fantasy points per game as well as the 14th fewest passing yards. Play the sullen Cutler. I think you will reap fantasy gold!



Jordan Miller @JJMiller023:Josh Gordon or Le’Veon Bell in my ppr flex this week?”

Well Jordan, conventional wisdom would say that you play the guy with the greatest chance of receiving touches. If that were the case I’d recommend playing Bell, however he and the once proud Steelers are playing in NY against a run defense that is ranked 1st in scrimmage yards and 5th in overall points allowed to RB’s.  I think the savvy play here is actually Josh Gordon, against a middle of the road secondary in Detroit, I expect Norv and Chud to continue to air it out. Gordon would be my flex between these two.



Peter A @PDiMeZzZz: “Who would you say has more value the rest of the way… Ryan Broyles, Lance Moore or Aaron Dobson?”

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I would have to say that Broyles presents the most value going forward in 2013. Lance Moore seems to have been passed up by Kenny Stills on the pecking order and that Saints offense runs through Sproles, Graham, and Colston. Too many mouths to feed in New Orleans. As for Dobson, I see the same thing. Gronkowski and Amendola will be coming back and then there is, Thompkins, Edelman, Boyce and Vereen to compete with for Tom Brady’s affection. Again, it’s like playing Russian roulette.

Broyles has been eased back slowly. Remember he didn’t play in preseason. Burleson is out with a broken arm. I think as the weeks go on and Broyles’ knees return to form he should easily emerge from this pack as the WR to own.


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