2010 Football Board – Week 10 Recap

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  1. Who has more fantasy points: Clinton Portis or C.J. Spiller?
    Portis is at 33 pts and Spiller is at 28 pts. We’ll have to see how long Spiller’s hamstring injury keeps him out but it wouldn’t surprise me to see Buffalo shut him down for the year since there’s really no point in them rushing him back and risk another injury. Portis looks like he’ll be back in a week or two and will probably be able to pick up a few points here and there.
    Projected winner: Portis (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—–0—-|———->Nate
  2. Who has more fantasy points: Wes Welker or Mike Sims-Walker?
    Welker is at 59 pts and Sims-Walker is at 60 pts. Guess what? Sims-Walker had another dud of a game and Welker returned to form. I don’t believe that Welker will be able to put up any huge games as I don’t trust Brady to consistently target any one receiver each week. Sims-Walker will still have those huge games but you just can’t predict when they’re going to happen.  He does finish the season against Washington and Houston…
    Projected winner: Sims-Walker (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <———-|—0——>Nate
  3. Who has more fantasy points: Fred Jackson or C.J. Spiller?
    Jackson is at 66 pts and Spiller is at 28 pts. Jackson won the bet last week with his 26 point showing and Spiller going down with an injury. Jackson should pull way ahead of Spiller while he’s out of action.
    Projected winner: Jackson (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0——–|———->Nate
  4. Who has more fantasy points: Donald Brown or Cadillac Williams?
    Brown is at 30 pts and Williams is at 54 pts. Cadillac had a nice week 10 thanks to a long TD run and while Brown had a decent week he probably won’t pick up many points now that Javarris James looks like he’s the goal line back in Indy. Once Addai returns, Brown may get just as many carries as Williams, which won’t be enough to make up this 24 point gap.
    Projected winner: Williams (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|—0——>Nate
  5. Will Tom Brady throw at least 31 TDs?
    Brady currently has 17 TD passes and is on pace for 30 TDs. What did I say about 3 TD weeks? Yeah, Brady looked great in week 10 and should be able to keep up the pace.
    Projected winner: over 31 TDs (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|—-0—–>Nate
  6. Will Joe Flacco throw for 4,000 yards?
    Flacco has thrown for 2,132 yards and is on pace for 3,790. He had a down week which lowered his projection and has yet to have a 300 yard week this year. He’ll need to average 267 yards/game to reach the 4,000 yard plateau. He’s only had two games this year that matched this pace.
    Projected winner: Under 4,000 yards (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|——0—>Nate
  7. Who has more fantasy points: LaDainian Tomlinson or Leon Washington?
    Tomlinson is at 112 pts and Washington is at 16 pts. This bet is over.
    Projected winner: Tomlinson (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0——–|———->Nate
  8. Who has more receiving yards: Felix Jones (-50 yds) or Marion Barber?
    Jones has 192 yards (factoring in the handicap) and Barber has 26 yards receiving. It’s amazing what one 71 yard reception will do for a bet. Jones should keep pulling away since he’s getting twice as many touches.
    Projected winner: Jones (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0——–|———->Nate
  9. Who has more fantasy points from week 2 on: Shonn Greene or Matt Forte (-10 pts)?
    Forte has 65 pts (factoring in the handicap) and Greene has 50 pts. I’m waiting for the week where the Jets start resting Tomlinson before I switch this over to Greene’s favor but until then, I like Forte to keep pace yardage wise and keep a decent lead.
    Projected winner: Forte (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|0———>Nate
  10. Who has more fantasy points from week 2 on: Kyle Orton or Vince Young?
    Orton has 151 pts and Young has 60 pts. Orton could not play another game this year and he’d still win this bet.
    Projected winner: Orton (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0——–|———->Nate
  11. Who has more fantasy points from week 6 on: Dustin Keller or Vernon Davis?
    Keller has 18 pts and Davis has 30 pts. Weeks 2-4 seem like they happened years ago for Keller owners. I don’t trust Sanchez to get him the ball a ton each week. And across the country, Troy Smith is looking like a great fit for Vernon Davis and SF.
    Projected winner: Davis (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|——-0–>Nate
  12. Will Kenny Britt have 1.5 100yd receiving games?
    Britt currently has 0 10oyd receiving games with Vince Young. We’ll have to see how fast he recovers from his hamstring injury but the addition of Randy Moss should help him get open more as defenses will be stretched out.
    Projected winner: Under (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|———0>Nate
  13. Who has more fantasy points from week 8 on: Pierre Garcon or Miles Austin?
    Garcon has 11 pts and Austin has 24 pts. As an owner for both players, they’ve been immensely disappointing. Austin’s 24 yard TD reception is essentially the difference in this bet. Austin has more talent with Garcon and I’m going with that as the deciding factor.
    Projected winner: Austin (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—–0—|———->Nate
  14. Who has more fantasy points from week 9 on: Felix Jones or Ronnie Brown?
    Jones has 20 pts and Brown has 22 pts.  What a week for Jones, he goes from 1 point to 19 points. Brown looked absolutely horrible in week 10, while Jones showed some promise. Dallas should keep giving Jones the ball, while Miami may eventually give Ricky Williams more of the load.
    Projected winner: Jones (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—-0—–|———->Nate

A couple of bets switched directions but ultimately Nate is still projected to win the board 13-8. *yawn*

P.S. If you’re good with graphics, which I am not, I’d like to have a graphic representation of the Confidence Meter. Maybe TMR’s and Nate’s heads on either end and a horse to designate how far the bet is leaning to either guy.