2010 Football Board – Week 12 recap

I’m back from my Thanksgiving hiatus and I apology for not updating the site in the last week or so, but let me say this, it’s rather difficult to update the site when you’re on the road. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

Normally, I would give bets their own post when they’ve been completed but I’ll just roll them in to this update.

Completed Bets:

  1. Which QB duo has more points in week 11: Hill/Garrard or Palmer/Kitna?
    Hill had 17 pts and Garrard had 10 pts for a total of 27 pts. Palmer has 14 pts and Kitna had 27 pts for a total of 41 pts.
    Winner: Palmer/Kitna (Nate)
  2. Who has more fantasy points in week 11: J. Maclin or M. Wallace?
    Maclin has 12 pts and Wallace had 18 pts.
    Winner: Wallace (Nate)
  3. Who has more fantasy points in week 11: M. Colston or M. Wallace?
    Colston had 23 pts and Wallace had 18 pts.
    Winner: Colston (Matthew)
  4. Who has more fantasy points in week 12: B. White or P. Garcon?
    White had 9 pts and Garcon had 7 pts. This is a margin of 2 pts in White’s favor so he wins the bet.
    Winner: White (Nate)
  5. Who has more fantasy points from week 2 on: Kyle Orton or Vince Young?
    Orton has 200 pts and Young has 81 pts. Young is on IR so this bet is done.
    Winner: Orton (Matthew)
  6. Will Kenny Britt have 1.5 100yd receiving games?
    Vince Young is out for the year so even if Britt comes back and racks up 100 yard games, they will not be from Young.
    Winner: Under (Nate)

Open Bets:

  1. Who has more fantasy points: Clinton Portis or C.J. Spiller?
    Portis is at 37 pts and Spiller is at 28 pts. Portis is done for the year and Spiller should be able to play in week 13. Fred Jackson is the hot back in Buffalo so the chances that Spiller will get any significant amount of carries is pretty low. He’ll probably chip away each week and it’ll come down to his performance in week 17.
    Projected winner: Spiller (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—–—-|–0——->Nate
  2. Who has more fantasy points: Wes Welker or Mike Sims-Walker?
    Welker is at 91 pts and Sims-Walker is at 64 pts. And this bet flips leaders again. Welker is looking pretty good again and Sims-Walker is dealing with an injury. As long as Brady keeps getting Welker the ball, I like him to score more points.
    Projected winner: Welker (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—-0—–|—-——>Nate
  3. Who has more fantasy points: Fred Jackson or C.J. Spiller?
    Jackson is at 111 pts and Spiller is at 28 pts. It’ll take a season ending injury and a spectacular performance by Spiller for this bet to change.
    Projected winner: Jackson (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0——–|———->Nate
  4. Who has more fantasy points: Donald Brown or Cadillac Williams?
    Brown is at 46 pts and Williams is at 70 pts. Cadillac manages to find just enough work each week to pick up a decent amount of fantasy points. As the guys mentioned on the podcast, he seems like he’s better suited as the #2 RB in Tampa.
    Projected winner: Williams (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|—0—>Nate
  5. Will Tom Brady throw at least 31 TDs?
    Brady currently has 23 TD passes and is on pace for 33 TDs. Brady manned up in week 12 and is looking like the top QB we all drafted him as.
    Projected winner: over 31 TDs (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|—-0–>Nate
  6. Will Joe Flacco throw for 4,000 yards?
    Flacco has thrown for 2,722 yards and is on pace for 3,959. He’s had two good weeks in a row and has a really nice matchup with Houston in two weeks, which should offset any sub 250 yard games.
    Projected winner: Over 4,000 yards (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——0|——-—>Nate
  7. Who has more fantasy points: LaDainian Tomlinson or Leon Washington?
    Tomlinson is at 127 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 227 yards (factoring in the handicap) and Barber has 41 yards receiving. Jones is a consistent part of the rejuvenated Dallas offense and the passing game. He should keep pulling away from Barber as long as he stays healthy.
    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 93 pts (factoring in the handicap) and Greene has 60 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 6 on: Dustin Keller or Vernon Davis?
    Keller has 22 pts and Davis has 33 pts. There’s way too many offensive weapons in NYJ for Keller to really get a consistent amount of points.
    Projected winner: Davis (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|——-0–>Nate
  11. Who has more fantasy points from week 8 on: Pierre Garcon or Miles Austin?
    Garcon has 24 pts and Austin has 50 pts. Austin seems to have a knack for the end zone and that’ll be the difference in this bet.
    Projected winner: Austin (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0—-—|———->Nate
  12. Who has more fantasy points from week 9 on: Felix Jones or Ronnie Brown?
    Jones has 36 pts and Brown has 32 pts. Jones seems to be a little more explosive than Brown.
    Projected winner: Jones (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—-0—|———->Nate
  13. Will Revis cover Welker for 70% of NE’s snaps?
    I’ll take Nate’s word on how the Jets play defense and will assume that Revis just plays one side of the field and will not move around to cover Welker.
    Projected winner: No (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—–—–|0———>Nate

Nate widened his lead with some good board wagers over the last couple of weeks. Nate is projected to win the board 16-10. Matthew will need weasel his way in to some more board wagers if he wants a shot at this board. Nate’s looking pretty strong in wagers that I’m predicting that’ll go in his favor.

P.S. Still looking for a graphics wizard to create something that looks better than my ASCII art for the Confidence Meter.