NEWS AND NOTES – Rutgers scored TD’s on their first 4 poss vs Louisville and led 28-7 at the half with a 284-159 yd edge. UL did pull to within 28-14 but after punting from the RU46 and punting on their next drive, they fmbl’d at their own 44. RU drove 65/7pl for a TD with 3:52 left to ice it 34-14… Read more…
This week’s top performance went to Oklahoma in their dominating shutout win over Oklahoma St as they came in with a potent offense so the computer loved the fact they held the Cowboys to 109 total yards.
The #2 performance was Tim Tebow’s final home game at Florida and it was not even as close as the 37-10 final would indicate with Florida St getting a late TD and Florida having a 276 yard edge.
Chicago at Minnesota
With a win here the Vikings will have all but wrapped up the NFC North and this game will mean a little something to Favre who is 2-6 vs Chicago since Lovie Smith took over. Minnesota will be very rested as this is their 3rd straight home game since their bye week while Chicago is off last week’s Sunday Night game loss to Philadelphia and has to travel with a holiday week. I really like the matchup of the Minnesota #1 sack defense (36) vs Chicago’s older OL and while it only has allowed 20 sacks so far (#12) they play a big part in Cutler’s 18 interceptions. Cutler’s body language in games tells me that he can frustrates easily and doesn’t fully trust his teammates yet. Favre is having a career season (248 yards per game, 70%, 21-3 ratio), Minnesota has outgained foes 416-280 and have a reason to keep playing hard as they chase the Saints.
FORECAST: Minnesota 31 Chicago 13
Hawaii – QB Bryant Moniz missed last week with bruised ribs but is expected back this week.
Idaho – Starting QB Nathan Enderle is expected to be back in action and to start this week after missing the last two games (both losses) with a rotator cuff injury.
For the last couple of years I have picked the games involving the Top 25 teams and thrown in a couple of upset picks. This year I thought you might be interested in who I think will win EACH FBS game this weekend. Every Friday I will give you my personal forecast on every game that involves a FBS team.
A special thanks to our friends at CFFinsider for providing us with their Fantasy Rankings for Week 13.
Here are the player rankings for week 13. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
We have football to watch, turkey to eat and championship trophies to be passed out. Is there a better Holiday week than Thanksgiving?
A special thanks to our friends at CollegeFootballGeek.com for providing us with their Sneaky Plays for week 13.
Do you need roster help this weekend, but missed out on the hot waiver wire pick ups? Here are some sneaky, under-the-radar players who have favorable matchups this week.
A special thanks to our friends at CollegeFootballGeek for providing us with their Waiver Wire Report for Week 13.
Need to bolster your roster? Here is a look at the top college fantasy football prospects who may be available on the waiver wire.
Warning: The pickings are slim this week. Hopefully, those of you still alive in your playoff run aren’t in need of a QB. Here are a few desperation possibilities:
Andrew Luck, Stanford (vs. Notre Dame) We all know how bad the ND defense is. While Toby will gets his share of the workload, Luck should be good for a couple TDs of his own. Think of him as a BCS-only option.
Taylor Potts, Texas Tech (vs. Baylor) Is it possible that Potts is somehow floating out there on your wire? If so, he’s worth snagging with Baylor up next. Potts looked shockingly good against the Sooners last week and will likely get the start again this week.
Jeff Van Camp, Florida Atlantic (vs. Western Kentucky)
FAU faces a bad Western Kentucky squad. If they decide to lean on the passing game, JVC could produce some nice stats. If they decide to put the ball in the belly of Alfred Morris 30 times, then this could be a bust waiting to happen. JVC is only an option is you are completely desperate at the QB position.
Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to my Thursday blog. Once again I am picking surprise players who I expect to have a good week and I have selected some pretty successful players recently with my picks going 61-21-6 (71%) the last 9 weeks. Last week was particularly successful as my picks went 11-4-2 and here are the results from week 12.
My Quarterback selections from last week:
Colt McCoy, Texas-McCoy hit 32 of 41 (78%) for 396 yards with 4 TD’s and 0 int in the Longhorns’ 51-20 win over Kansas on Senior Day. The 4 TD’s were a season-high for McCoy and I had called for McCoy to have his first 300-yard passing game in Big 12 play this season and he did just that! The 396 yards were also the most passing yards for a Jayhawk opponent this year. BIG WIN
Every week we will post my Forecasts of all the games involving Top 25 teams. As usual, it includes my computer’s projected box score for each game.
So far this year the Top 25 Forecasts have gone 195-51 79.3% picking the winners of each game. That record may sound great, but do keep in mind most games have involved teams that were big favorites so the majority of people will have a solid record on these games as well. On the bottom of the forecast, I have listed some Upset Specials which have pulled the upset 16 out of 32 times. Combined the first eleven week record is 211-67 75.9%!!