2012 Football Board – Week 8 Recap

Hopefully everyone had a happy and safe Halloween this year. It was rather uneventful here in the Pacific Northwest. Rain did put a damper on the festivities and now I’m left with giant bowl of candy. Maybe I’ll horde it and send it out as a prize to leagues I commish.

Next week, the recap will show up on Wednesday night again since I’m still playing in a dodgeball league on Tuesday nights. The week 10 recap will mark the return of the Tuesday update.

Week 8 of the NFL is in the books and was pretty quiet on the board as only one weekly bet was made. It was also a nice relief to not ask about Mark Ingram. Hopefully I can now purge him from the fantasy football section of my brain.

Closed Bets

  1. Who has more fantasy points in week 8: V. Davis or H. Miller?
    Miller found his way in to the end zone again and that proved to be the difference. Miller won the bet 10-3.
    Fan Vote: H. Miller (64%)
    Winner: H. Miller (Matthew)

Open Bets

  1. Who has more fantasy points: M. Turner or A. Peterson?
    Peterson continues to run away from this bet and now leads 108-69. Peterson pretty much has this one locked up.
    Projected winner: A. Peterson (Matthew)
  2. Over/Under 969 receiving yards for T. Smith?
    Smith was on BYE. He currently has 435 yards and that’s puts him on pace for 994 yards.
    Projected winner: Over (Matthew)
  3. Who has more fantasy points: R. Wayne or P. Garcon?
    Garcon sat out another week and Wayne expanded his lead to 83-26. Wayne should win bet.
    Projected winner: R. Wayne (Nate)
  4. Who has more fantasy points: F. Gore or S. Jackson?
    Gore leads 94-52 as both backs did not accomplish much in week 8. With his current lead, Gore should comfortably win this bet even if he were to miss any time.
    Projected winner: F. Gore (Nate)
  5. Over/Under 44.5 targets for D. Branch?
    Another week and another solo target for Branch. He’s now up to 12 targets and that puts him on pace for 24. Unless something whoa crazy crazy happens in Foxboro, 45 targets is well out of reach.
    Projected winner: Under (Matthew)
  6. Will M. Turner be a top 10 RB?
    Turner is now at #18. Every week he keeps slipping down the rankings. He now trails the #10 RB (Spiller) by 21 fantasy points.
    Projected winner: No (Matthew)
  7. Over/Under 3,500 passing yards for C. Palmer?
    Palmer is up to 1,941 yards and is on pace for 4,437 yards. He didn’t have the greatest yardage week but his pace is still way up there that he can afford to have these off weeks.
    Projected winner: Over (Matthew)
  8. Over/Under 23.5 passing TDs for C. Palmer?
    Palmer picked up 2 TDs in week 8. He now has 9 TDs and is on pace for 21 TDs. He’ll need to string together a few more of these multi-TD games if he wants to go over 23 TDs. With DHB seemingly over his injury his chances should improve.
    Projected winner: Under (Nate)
  9. Over/Under 7.5 wins for the NY Jets?
    The Jets got destroyed by Miami and are still sitting on 3 wins. They’re on BYE in week 9 and hopefully they’ll figure some things out but it’s still not looking good for them to reach 8 wins.
    Projected winner: Under (Matthew)
  10. Who averages more fantasy points per start: R. Wilson or A. Luck?
    Luck leads 16.4 ppg to 10.5 ppg. Despite Wilson playing better last week I’m still putting my horses behind Luck. He’s more consistent and has a higher fantasy ceiling.
    Projected winner: A. Luck (Matthew)
  11. Who has more fantasy points: M. Wallace or A. Brown?
    Wallace leads 67-49. I’m slowly losing faith that Brown can win this bet but aside from TDs, he’s still hanging in there with Wallace. In couple weeks, I may have to side with Wallace.
    Projected winner: A. Brown (Matthew)
  12. Who has more fantasy points: M. Schaub or J. Cutler?
    Schaub leads 95-81. Even with Schaub on a BYE, he still holds a comfortable lead. Cutler still continues to play like Cutler. Enough said.
    Projected winner: M. Schaub (Nate)
  13. Is D. McFadden a top 3 RB (using ppg)?
    McFadden is sitting at #20, and upped his average to 9.6 ppg. He desperately needs to have a breakout game if he even want to get in to the top 10.
    Projected winner: No (Nate)
  14. Who will have more carries: M. Jones-Drew or M. Lynch?
    Lynch leads 159-86. MJD is suppose to return at some point this season but by the time does this bet will be well out of reach, if it isn’t already.
    Projected winner: Lynch (Matthew)
  15. Over/Under 44.5 Targets for any Patriots WR (excludes Welker & Lloyd)?
    Julian Edelman is up to 19 targets and is on pace 38 targets. The weeks with 6 and 7 targets still lead me to believe that he can have a few more of those and that’s all that it’ll really take to go over 45 targets but right now it’s not looking too good.
    Projected winner: Under (Matthew)
  16. Who has more fantasy points: M. Turner or C. Johnson?
    Johnson leads 75-72. Both guys are just about the same but I feel more comfortable starting Johnson.
    Projected winner: C. Johnson (Matthew)
  17. Who has more fantasy points from week 2 on: M. Schaub or J. Flacco?
    Schaub leads 81-80. Both players were on BYE.
    Projected winner: J. Flacco (Matthew)
  18. Who has more fantasy points from week 2 on: B. Roethlisberger or J. Flacco?
    Roethlisberger leads 113-80. Big Ben just continues to put up the solid fantasy days. He’s far more consistent than Flacco and should comfortably win the bet.
    Projected winner: B. Roethlisberger (Nate)
  19. Is M. Turner a top 15 RB from week 4 on?
    Here’s the latest standings.

    # Running Back Points
    1 Arian Foster, Hou RB 72
    2 Adrian Peterson, Min RB 70
    3 Stevan Ridley, NE RB 68
    4 Chris Johnson, Ten RB 67
    5 Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG RB 66
    6 Doug Martin, TB RB 64
    7 Shonn Greene, NYJ RB 63
    8 Marshawn Lynch, Sea RB 60
    9 Frank Gore, SF RB 58
    10 Trent Richardson, Cle RB 57
    11 Alfred Morris, Wsh RB 56
    12 Willis McGahee, Den RB 55
    13 LeSean McCoy, Phi RB 54
    14 Michael Turner, Atl RB 42
    14 Ryan Mathews, SD RB 42

    Projected winner: Yes (Nate)

  20. Who averages more fantasy points per game from week 6 on: A. Dalton or A. Luck?
    Luck leads 12.7 ppg to 12.5 ppg. Luck has come back from his bad first week and takes over the lead in the bet. I’m still siding with Dalton as this point due to his experience but this will be a really close bet all season long.
    Projected winner: A. Dalton (Nate)

Closing Thoughts

Nate leads the board 12-4 as Matthew picks up a game this week. If you count up all the projections, I have Nate winning 20-16. A few bets I’ve changed in to Matthew’s favor and a few more could easy go his way in a few weeks. This is finally looking like it’ll be a competitive board and fun to track all the way up to week 17.