NFL Fantasy Football: Week Three, Swami or Bonehead?
Should you listen to the Doc when it comes to “start” and “sit” advice? Well, I did hit the mark on a couple of calls in the early game. Andre Brown and Martellus Bennett put up pretty good fantasy numbers against the Panthers. But I also made some good calls in week two. So, maybe you should listen to my other week three picks.
I had a better week predicting in week two than the opening weekend, a strong 20-10 Swami-to-Bonehead ratio. But some of the misses were epic in how far off the mark they were. Here’s how the damage played out:
Alex Smith: Not a fantastic outing, but a solid one. I predicted 15-17 points, and he scored 17. Swami!
Matt Ryan: A tougher defensive match-up against Denver than the opening week. I said he had a shot at 20 points, and he came close at 17. Swami!
Peyton Manning: I thought he had a shot at 20 points versus Atlanta, too. What I didn’t foresee was 3 INTs in the friggin’ first quarter. 7 points. Bonehead!
Andrew Luck: What did I say? Told you he’d do at least as well Gabbert’s 18 fantasy points against the Vikes. And what did he get? 18 points. Swami!
Stevan Ridley: I smell a rat. I demand a team-wide urinanalysis for both the Patriots and the Cardinals. 9 points Bonehead!
C.J. Spiller: He’s playing like a stud; for now. 28 points. Swami!
DeMarco Murray: Speaking of dual team urinanalyses, is there a volume discount if I add the Cowboys and Seahawks? 7 points. Bonehead!
Doug Martin: Yep, the Giants need to work on their run defense. Unless they play Carolina. 12 points. Swami!
A.J. Green: Cleveland was without Joe Haden. It was a simple call really. 11 points. Swami!
Steve Johnson: Even with C.J. Spiller stepping up with the loss of Fred Jackson, his fellow starting WR David Nelson is on IR for the season. 11 points. Swami!
Reggie Wayne: After the kid had locked on to him in week one against Chicago, it was a high-probability call that the old vet would get a lot of looks against the Vikes. 13 points. Swami!
Vincent Jackson: Man, a guy that tall and that fast against the Giants depleted secondary, it was almost a gimme. 18 points. Swami!
Scott Chandler: Between his size and the loss of David Nelson, he’s always a threat to score in the red zone. But he’s not shifty, so don’t expect a lot of yardage and deep balls. 11 points. Swami!
Brandon Pettigrew: Speaking of a big red zone target but not a big yardage threat, that’s Pettigrew. 7 points. Swami!
Coby Fleener: With all the looks from his college buddy against Chicago, I thought he’d have a good game. I didn’t foresee Luck getting a man-crush on Donnie Avery to go with the one he already had on Reggie Wayne. One point. Bonehead!
Jay Cutler: Like I said, the Packers have had his number since he came over from Denver. 2 points. Swami!
Blaine Gabbert: Despite his good opening week performance, it was pretty obvious that the Texans would shut him down. 6 points. Swami!
Michael Vick: He had 2 INTs, but the one TD passing adn the rushing TD helped get him out of a hole against the Ravens. 21 points. Bonehead!
Mark Sanchez: Yeah. I kind of had a feeling that the Steelers would take out their Manning frustration against Sanchez. 9 points. Swami!
Trent Richardson: Hmmm, that knee looks all better now. 25 points. Bonehead!
Pierre Thomas: It was Thomas’ performance rolling over Carolina that sparked my hearty endorsement this week of Andre Brown. 14 points. Bonehead!
Shonn Greene: Back down to earth. The Bills were not a true test. The Steelers were. 2 points. Swami!
Chris Johnson: Told ya. Not only is his offensive line underachieving, the Chargers had stuffed McFadden in week one. The combination of the two was deadly. 2 points. Swami!
Mike Wallace: Revis had been cleared for practice in week two, but he didn’t get to play. That’s the danger of making early picks because of the Thursday games. Damn. 13 points. Bonehead!
Nate Washington: I didn’t foresee his mid-game injury. But it wasn’t like he was going to burn the Chargers secondary anyway. 2 points. Swami!
Santonio Holmes: Despite the TD against the Steelers in week two, no double digits. 8 points. Swami!
Santana Moss: He’s going the way of the dinosaurs. Zero points. Swami!
Brent Celek: If Maclin hadn’t gotten hurt, I’m not convinced that Celek would have had as big a game wiht all the problems Vick was having against the Ravens. 15 points. Bonehead!
Dustin Keller: Inactive. No, I’m not a psychic. That is painfully obvious to me. Swami!
Heath Miller: I said it was a tough call. Would he be held in to block the Jets pass rush or be used as a safety valve. Well, he only had 3 catches for 19 yards but one of them was for a one yard TD. So close! 7 points. Bonehead!
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