Week 15 Update

After a week of fantasy football that makes me wants fantasy baseball to quickly return, here’s this week’s update.

Closed Bets:

  1. Who has more fantasy points: F. Taylor or B. Wells?
    Beanie currently leads this 106 to 31. I’m calling this one in favor of Wells.
    Winner: Wells (TMR)
  2. Who has more fantasy points: Orton or Edwards?
    Orton has a substantial lead of 173 to 63. Lock it up. Edwards isn’t going to score 110 points in two weeks.  If he does then I quit fantasy football.
    Projected winner: Orton (TMR)

Open Bets:

  1. Who has a better year: Tomlinson or Turner?
    LT picked up another 10 points this week and narrowed the gap to 13 points, with  Turner leading it 141-128. Turner is most likely done for the year as the Falcons are out of the playoffs and Turner went out with another ankle injury. LT should be able to pick up 13 points over the next two weeks.
    Projected winner: LT (Nate)
  2. Will Julius Jones gain 1,000 yards?
    Currently sitting 741 yards and on pace for 846 yards. He had a decent game against Tampa Bay but again he split carries with Forsett. Barring a Jerome Harrison-esque game, Jones will not break 1,000 total yards.
    Projected winner: No (Nate)
  3. Who has more fantasy points: Romo or Rodgers?
    Rodgers leads this 295-236.  Rodgers had a huge week and further extended his lead over Romo.  I’ll hand this bet over to Rodgers next week since there is that small chance Rodgers could get injured and Romo goes nuts but this is firmly Rodgers bet to win.
    Projected winner: Rodgers (Nate)
  4. Who has more fantasy points: D. Williams or Turner?
    Williams now leads this bet 166 to 138.  I’m not expecting Turner to play again but you never know so I’m not closing this bet quite yet.
    Projected winner: Williams (Nate)
  5. Who has more fantasy points: Orton or Cutler?
    Who’d have thought that JaMarcus Russell would out perform Cutler this week? Orton gained the lead this week and now leads it 173-164. The bet is now in favor of Orton. Cutler’s only chance to win is if Orton throws up a stinker at Philly next week.
    Projected winner: Orton (TMR)
  6. Who has more fantasy points: R. White or S. Smith(CAR)?
    White leads this 137 to 124.  Smith is looking good with Matt Moore at the helm and made up major ground this week. I like White to struggle again in week 16 while Smith will catch him.  It’ll come down to the last week and I like Smith to pick up points in garbage time against the Saints, as they’ll probably be resting some guys in the 2nd half.
    Projected winner: Smith (Nate)
  7. Ravitz-Berry Kicker Challenge
    Nate destroyed Matthew in week 15 and clinched the head-to-head part of the challenge.  Nate’s also in control of the total points as well.  The only thing that Matthew has a shot in this challenge is the hypothetical point total.  Nate’s lead is too much to make up in 2 weeks so I can finally project him to win the challenge.
    Projected winner: Nate
  8. Is Pierre Thomas a top 15 RB?
    I believe he’ll be up to #15 but there’s some RBs hot on his heels (LT, Charles) and with really only Turner he can jump over, this will be pretty close.  Thomas has a decent schedule to finish the year but who knows how many touches he’ll get.  If he can have a good game at Tampa Bay then top 15 is his.  If not, then I like some other backs to catch him and force him out of the top 15.
    Projected winner: Yes (TMR)
  9. Which Steve Smith has more fantasy points from week 5?
    The Giants’ Smith has 76 points from week 5 and the Panthers’ Smith has 106 points. The original Smith is looking pretty solid with Moore throwing to him.  He should keep this lead but it’s still a week away from being closed.
    Projected winner: Panthers’ Smith (Nate)
  10. Who has averages more fantasy points per week starting week 6: Cotchery or Edwards?
    Cotchery is leading at 6.6 pts/game (46 pts in 7 games) versus Edwards’ 6.3 pts/game (57 pts in 9 games). Edwards made major strides in this week and made this a bet again. I still like Cotchery a little bit more but this is about as close as you can get.
    Projected winner: Cotchery (TMR)
  11. More fantasy points starting week 8: Stewart or J. Jones?
    The Daily Show leads this 91 to 40. It’s one more week from being closed as well, but it’s firmly in Stewart’s favor.
    Projected winner: Stewart (Nate)
  12. Is Chad Ochocinco a top 10 WR?
    He’s currently #12 and jumped over Rice and White this week.  He should play inspired ball the rest of the way but the matchup against the Jets will derail his chances at reaching the top 10.
    Projected winner: No (TMR)
  13. More fantasy points starting week 10: Flacco or Palmer?
    Flacco now leads it 69 to 66 after six weeks. Flacco doesn’t have to face the Jets secondary so I like him to win the bet.
    Projected winner: Flacco (TMR)
  14. More fantasy points starting week 11: Houshmandzadeh (-14) or Burleson?
    After three weeks, Burleson lead 24 to 5. Burleson is most likely out next week and week 17 hangs in the balance, so this is Housh’s chance to make a run.  Seattle is terrible and faces Tennessee and Green Bay to close out the year.  Housh will be okay in those games and I have a sneaky feeling he’ll make his way in to the end zone in one of these games and that’ll put him over the top.  I like Housh’s chances now but it’ll be close.
    Projected winner: Houshmandzadeh (Nate)

Matthew picked up two more wins this week but a couple bets are a week away from Nate winning. Nate has 9 projected winners, with 4 bets already won to give him 13 wins. Matthew has 5 projected wins with 10 bets already won to give him 15 wins.

Nate made up major ground this week and can sneak his way in to a board victory if a couple of bets like Pierre Thomas and Edwards/Cotchery go his way.