Saturday, November 8

Da Games: Late Sundayers

In our attempt to provide every possible way for you to have more reason to kick yourself after a well researched fantasy loss, we antagonizingly analyze each and every weekend matchup.
Carolina Panthers at Oakland Raiders
Fantasy Impact Players QB— Jake Delhomme, Matt Moore RB— DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart WR— Steve Smith, Muhsin Muhammad, DJ Hackett TE— Dante Rosario, Jeff King Key Stat There is no stat to show how terrible the Raiders are. Our Take Tosten Burks— Yes that's Carolina's depth chart. I don't feel the need to add anything. But if you need me to verbalize this, bench every single Oakland Raider. Zach Fein— If you start any Raider this week, you deserve to lose.
Alex KozoraThis one is simple. Start Delhomme, Steve Smith, and DeAngelo Williams with confidence. Muhsin Muhammad is a good flex play. Jonathan Stewart seems unlikely to play so I'd look for other options if you're thinking about starting him. Bench anyone in black and silver.
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
Fantasy Impact Players QB— Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning RB— Mewelde Moore, Joseph Addai WR— Reggie Wayne, Santonio Holmes, Hines Ward TE— Dallas Clark, Heath Miller Key Stat(s) 1— Indianapolis' rank against opposing QBs in terms of fantasy points allowed. 3— Pittsburgh's rank in that same stat. Our Take Tosten Burks— Indy is slumping and Roth is hurting. As ridiculous as this sounds, Mewelde Moore may be the most productive player fantasy wise in this game. Zach Fein— I don't want to say it, but Peyton Manning is a bench this week. Moore averaged 19.5 fantasy points as a starter, and Indy is sixth-worst against opposing RBs; he's a top-12 back this week. Alex KozoraDon't expect much from Addai, as I said in my Name Calling article. Mewelde Moore is a solid option, albeit not a great one, especially with Willie Parker declared out. If Big Ben plays, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes will get big boosts.
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
Fantasy Impact Players QB— Philip Rivers, Tyler Thigpen RB— Ladainian Tomlinson, Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles WR— Vincent Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, Chris Chambers TE— Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates Key Stat 1— Only one team has given up more fantasy points to opposing QBs than the Chargers. Our Take Tosten Burks— Some updates: Larry Johnson will be sitting this one out. Chambers and Cromartie are back. Both of these defenses look pathetic. Every single guy listed above is a justifiable fantasy start in normal sized leagues. Zach Fein— I know it sounds crazy, but Tyler Thigpen is a top-12 QB this week (see Key Stat). Everyone in the "Fantasy Impact Players" section is a start besides Darren Sproles. Alex KozoraSimilar to the Panthers/Raiders review, start all Chargers. Tyler Thigpen has played pretty well the past two games, but I'm not sold on him yet. I am sold on Tony Gonzalez, however, as San Diego has had a terrible time containing tight ends.

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