Where to Put 'em is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for the week. Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid.
I must comment on this.....How can Tom Brady be listed at #10 on your QB rankings this week if you are using the average ranks of the sites to use? I find that impossible actually. You tellign us the almost every site to are using has him listed as there #10 QB this week? That just cant be right. I use five sites and none have him below $5..so i must question how you got that ranking for Brady this week?
I think Brady is a great QB this week even facing the Jets who looked very, very good last week (2nd best in the league against the score, 5th best in the league against the pass, 5th best in the league against the run). Welker may not play either. I have him in one of my leagues and I'll of course be starting him, but the rankings are based on projections. Disagree with whatever you like.
Here's an example: ESPN Week 2 Projections. They have him listed #10 with a projected 225 yards, 2 TD's, and 1 INT.
Here's another: FOX Sports Week 2 Projections. They have him listed at #17 with a projected 226 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT.
Thanks for the comment.
Quick update on this comment. Looks like Brady finished the day at 216 yards, 0 TD, and 1 INT.
As a reminder, the projections are just that: projections. They're based upon the best information known at the time. In the case of Tom Brady, they were actually too optimistic and Brady should have been ranked worse than #10. They may not be perfect (only Vegas bookies can predict the future), but they still serve a purpose by giving me a consensus view. Your 5 sites may have Brady in the top 5 of each, but mine was a little better in this example by showing me that perhaps Brady wasn't worth a top 5 ranking this week.
That doesn't mean that the consensus rankings are always right, nor does that mean that I always listen to them. I use the rankings as part of my decision-making process. Had I listened to my own site, I would have started Favre instead who did produce more points than Brady.
Thanks again for the comment.
I was going to Sit DeSean Jackson and play Justin Gage instead last Sunday. Lucky for me my 3rd WR, Wes Welker was out, so Jackson played and had a great game. So much for the start/sit recommendations. Guess Kevin Kolb is not so bad as we thought, or Desean Jackson is just that good. I won't be sitting him again until the bye week...
LOL You know, I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw the highlight for Jackson. Kolb played beyond expectations. I was expecting a JaMarcus Russell-type performance and I was wrong (but I wasn't alone!!).
There were quite a few WTF's in Week 2. While Jackson did very well, guys like Greg Jennings, Reggie Wayne, and Tom Brady went in the opposite direction.
That's why I preface the Where to Put'em list with "Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid."
A healthy dose of gut instinct helps a lot (and apparently so did Wes Welker's inactive status!!).
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