Thursday, October 2

Straight Outta the Man Cave: Week Five Man Crushes

Is there a better activity in the world than chilling down in the man cave discussing football and girls? Red blooded American males say it in unison, "No." Of course not. This is why every Thursday FFWWH will let you all in on our own couch talk about football. And girls. And football playing girls. The down side? Football playing girls don't matter in the type of fantasy football that this site is specifically about. So uhh, we kind of had to improvise and work with what we have. So, umm, this feature will be about our mancrushes. (Ya, ya, cue the "figures, he's from California" jokes, blah, blah.) Moving on. Here's each of our respective man crushes for week 5.
The Cowboys know they screwed up. I know they screwed up. You know they screwed up. Even Tony Kornheiser knows they screwed up.
The Cowboys didn't get Marion Barber involved enough in their gameplan last week. Not even close to it. Only eight carries—that shouldn't happen.
I don't care what T.O. says; Barber should be the focal point of the offense this week. And against a poor Bengals rush defense that is allowing 164 yards on the ground per game, he should have a field day.
Stat Boy
The Detroit Lions have given up an average of 208 rushing yards per game in its three games. Here’s a comparison of how bad that is: Its opponents—the Falcons, Packers, and 49ers—have only averaged 106 yards per game in the other nine games total they have played, which is almost half of what they averaged against the Lions Its opponent this week, the Chicago Bears, have average 134 yards per game on the ground this year. Double that, and you get 268 yards. My mancrush of the week, Matt Forte, has had 65 percent of Chicago’s rushing yards. Take 65 percent of 268, and you get 175 yards this week. Then add in a touchdown—Detroit has given up five rushing touchdowns in three games.
That’s fantasy goodness.
Gage Arnold
Phillip Rivers versus the Miami secondary: Haha, that just smells like fantasy domination. Rivers has really taken his game to the next level and faces a depleted Miami secondary this week. No question, I see Rivers being the #1 QB this week and easily tossing a few scores to Chris Chambers and Antonio Gates and racking up 300 yards.
If you can, get Rivers now and reap the benefits for the rest of the season. His price tag may already be too high at the moment, so don't overpay unless you have to.
Tosten Burks
Drew Bress takes the snap, drops back, looks around, scans the field and sees... Marques Colston in street clothes wearing a cast on his hand... David Patten nursing his groin on the trainer's table... Robert Meachem in all his first-round bust glory, being cloaked by a cornerback... What does he do? What can he do? Throw it to Reggie Bush.
It will happen early and often, and even with Deuce back getting a significant chunk of the carries, Bush will still have enough touches both in the rushing and the passing game to put up studly numbers. Undoubtedly start him.

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