- 09/26/2011, 12:43AM ET
OJ Simpson said 09/26, 12:43 AM
Pick 3 players that would have screwed people over in Fantasy Football for this week (must have actually played)
1) Phillip Rivers
He had 266 yards, which isn't too bad.
But he threw 2 picks and had 0 touchdowns. He was also stopped for -2 yards rushing and we all know what that means.
Some QB that had better fantasy games than him on Sunday?
To name 3
Oh, I said it.
2) Kenny Britt
Not only is he injured and may be out substantial time... the performance before the hit didn't do much.
18 yards and a fumble on the play. He was actually a negative player in many pools
3) Michael Turner
20 Yards and 0 TD's?
This guy (and the Falcons for that matter) were supposed to do MORE this year. At least he bad a day 10x better than Matt Forte, right?
The Bucs aren't even that intimidating. They aren't terrible, but 20 yards against this team isn't cool.
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Labrok said 09/26, 02:24 AM
This is going by the office NFL site fantasy points (Default settings)
1) A.J. Green from Rivers.
4 rec. 29 yards
week 1. 10.10 week 2. 18.40 week 3. 2.90 drop off of 15.50 for this week compared to last week.
Green is the best receiver and only got target 6 times with 4 receptions and one of those incomplete passes to him was a penalty on the defense.
week 1. 19.10 week 2. 20.32 week 3. 8.44 drop off of 11.88 points for this week compared to last week.
2) I would agree with Kenny Britt, He did get -.20 pints
3) Deon Branch for Michael Turner
He did not catch a pass all night.
Week 1. 9.30 week 2. 12.90 week 3. 0.00 drop off 12.90 points
Brady threw for 384 yards and 4 TD???s and Branch did not get one reception.
Week 1. 12.00 week 2. 20.60 week 3. 2.00 drop off of 18.60 points.
What I found out in my time playing fantasy football. I have one or two Wide-outs a week that are out doing my QB constantly with 25+ points a week. They always make the difference to win.
OJ Simpson said 09/26, 02:20 PM
I'll address #3 first.
Turner vs Branch
As you indicated by your scoring pool, Turner had a dropoff of 18.60 points. Branch had a drop off of 12.90 points. By your own admission, Turner had a worse plummet. Add in the fact that Turner is a first round Fantasy Pool pick and Branch is not, then you have even more reason to cringe at the feeble Turner production.
Brady goes to Welker first, the Tight Ends 2nd and THEN other wideouts. Branch isn't a good pick to even have for your pool, so his drop isn't that shocking or damaging.
Green vs Rivers
A lot of people say that Rivers is a great fantasy QB but not a great "real life" QB, in the sense that he puts up gaudy numbers and can score at whim, but he doesn't win in crunch time and hasn't taken his team to the next level.
Those people have a strong case. Rivers' fantasy numbers are great. They're always in the top 5, often in the top 3 for QB numbers.
Green is not a top pick receiver. Everyone expected the Bengals to suck, so they'd pick Green up late. Like Branch, he isn't going to make or break your team. If you go by his week 1 production, he only drops off 7 points.
Labrok said 09/26, 03:10 PM
3.) Branch vs. Turner
If you have a decent fantasy team the points Branch should be putting up every week which should be between 8-12 is enough to win.
I was showing the drop off yes but, this week was the argument. Branch still gets starts on people roster especially when you have a flex starter. He did nothing to even get one fantasy point, Turner at least gave people points toward winning. It does not matter where they are taken it matters if they are starting or not and Branch starts for people.
2.) Green vs. Rivers
Green is a starter and people picked him up like one in all fantasy drafts going at average
Example: Why Green is a fantasy starter
21.60 fantasy points so far for Desean Jackson who is a 2nd round fantasy pick.
Green has 31.40 fantasy points. So, why is green not a starting caliber fantasy WR?
For another point here for an example Green is putting up number close to Fitzgerald, Henderson and Jennings all fantasy that are ranked rather high in fantasy drafts.
OJ Simpson said 09/26, 10:39 PM
So in Turner Vs Branch we have:
1) A starting "stud" of an RB against a 2nd or 3rd option WR.
2) A bigger dropoff from the previous weeks points with Turner
And yet you think Branch is the worse choice because his points can win you the weekly matchup? That makes no sense at all. Saying Branch should get 8-12 points to help people win is nothing like Turner getting 2 points when he should have had 20!
Rivers vs Green:
I will pose this question to you.
You have the #1 pick in the pool. However, with that pick you MUST choose 1 player: Green or Rivers. Who do you pick?
Anyone not living in Ohio (and probably most of them too) would pick Rivers. It's just common sense.
So to have the clear cut option not performing well is much more damaging than Green performing poorly.
Like Turner, this is a guy who regularly puts up 20 fantasy points. To get less than half that is crazy. 8 points for your beast QB is just sad.
The fact that Green is doing well this season is icing on the cake, but it isn't damaging if he doesn't perform. Anything you get from him is bonus, but you expect to start your Welker's and Johnsons ahead of Green.
Labrok said 09/27, 03:41 PM
Turner vs. Branch
Your 2nd WR option is playing for you every fantasy week. You still want them to get points and make points to get you towards winning. So, having Branch in as a 2nd receiver killed you because, he got 0 points to help you out. When your QB throws for 350+ yards and 4+ TD???s you expect him to at least get some yardage on the day and he did not.
I would never take Turner in the first round of a draft. Especially this year, he is 29 years old. He is in the declining year of the RB. His stock for fantasy should be going down quite rapidly just because, of that fact. He is getting old and not going to produce like he has in the past. (He is no LT).
Therefore, Branch is a way bigger disappoint to his fantasy owners then Turner
Rivers vs. Green.
Answer: I would choose Green. I do not pick up a QB ever until rounds 4-6. Because, you can still get QB???s like Ryan, Roethlisberger, Flacco and Fitzpatrick.
Your last argument about he is not a Welker or Johnson is obsolete since I said he is doing just as good as people like Fitzgerald, Henderson and Jennings. All top notch WR in fantasy pools year in and year out.
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