Happy Thanksgiving to all my Nerds. What's better than turkey and a football game? How about turkey and 3 football games? This is the first year that I get to try deep-fried turkey. I've always heard good things, but have never had an opportunity to try it myself. Hopefully my fantasy day is as tasteful as the meal I expect to have. This is a do-or-die week for me. I'm in 7th place in a 10-team league where I will be officially eliminated with a loss this week. On a purely matchup perspective, my opponent has the easier matchups with guys like Rivers vs ATL, T. Jones vs DEN, and T.O. vs SEA. I do have Adrian Peterson against Chicago and a broken up Jason Witten to lean on (extra dose of sarcasm needed here). Wish me luck! I'm clinging to 3rd in an 8-team league and I'm in 3rd in the Stinky Tee Experts League which is a 12-team league of fantasy site owners and all die-hards.
According to the Giants website, John Carney will be inactive today. You won't find this last-minute news on NFL.com, ESPN.com, etc. If you're like me, you're scrambling to find another K to take his place today.
I've disabled the login requirement for the Sit/Start section of the Nerd. Now you'll be able to view all the fantasy football projections without having to login first.
Thursday night's game was a good one, depending on who you had from the Broncos or the Browns. Brady Quinn looked good and Jay Cutler had a career-high game. Eddie Royal racked up a ton of points. The Broncos backfield was depleted, but when you're that effective through the air, it apparently didn't matter very much. I enjoyed watching the game, but I was playing against Jay Cutler this week, so I had difficulty cheering him on.
I lost every game this week by a ridiculous amount of points in each game. Yes...EVERY GAME! Here's my opportunity to call out the top 5 busts of the week for me. Thanks guys - you've given me the worst week ever.
At the midpoint in the season, it's a good time to take stock of your team. I hope the Nerd has helped in same fashion. It's been an interesting ride so far and I'm looking forward to finishing the season strong.
I've spent some time playing with XUL which, from a Nerd's perspective, is pretty cool (and rhymes with XUL!). I created a Fantasy Football FireFox extension that is EXPERIMENTAL. It's a rough first attempt and I'll try to spend more time in the off-season enhancing it. Right now, it allows me to view the weekly projections and daily NFL news without having to sign in and the window stays on top of my screen. I like that because I can have FleaFlicker or Yahoo leagues open with the rankings window to the side.