NFL 2014: Week 4

I own Rashad Jennings on all 3 of my teams. Him dropping that easy TD pass made me sick.

Eli Manning rushing TD. That's gotta be the equivalent of the mercy rule, right?

Ok seriously, its games like this that make me hate fantasy football. 6 Giants TDs, not a single one to Cruz/Randle/Jennings.

ESPN fantasy prediction for Larry Donnell this week:

The Redskins have allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to TEs so far this season. Donnell's average depth of target in Week 3 was 3.3 yards downfield, compared to 8.4 yards downfield in his first two games. The Redskins have allowed the fewest receptions by opposing tight ends this season. As a low-end option, we understand Donnell's value, but there's limited upside to consider in Week 4. -JM

There he sits on my bench with 23 f*cking points.

I sat there at 7:30 tonight thinking I should play him because ESPN is always wrong. And I'm not even sure if Gates will play on Sun since he got a goose egg last week. Ugh.

I benched Aaron Rodgers for Kirk Cousins this week. I really don't understand football anymore.

*Legion* wrote:

South Park's treatment of the Washington football team, the NFL, and Goodell (and Kickstarter and startup culture) was spot on.

Even better, between the airing of the promo and the actual episode, they re-animated it to replace RG3 with Kirk Cousins.

EDIT:

IMAGE(https://i.imgur.com/WbLFY0s.jpg)

IMAGE(http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/1400756/indian-gif.0.gif)

Got my picks in from the FUTURE!!!*

*Japan

Damn Pierre Garcon and his 2 points. Fortunately, the only league I have him in is a stupid f*cking 2 QB league that got autodrafted, so one of my 2 best QBs was Eli Manning and his 40 points.

TempestBlayze wrote:

I'm hearing a lot of "Washington" during tonight's game.

Seems like every other word out of Jim Nantz's mouth was "R------s."

I don't know if Simms said it. I tend to go into a temporary coma every time he speaks.

Speaking of Simms, I think I finally figured out what drives me nuts about him. He doesn't pay attention to the live game. Seems like most of his analysis consists of telling me what I just saw on the same replay he's watching. Yes, Phil, that guy missed a block. Don't act so surprised.

Also: I'm unclear on the catch-and-making-a-football-move concept. How is lying there unconscious a football move but standing there in the end zone with the damn ball isn't?

Lastly: Cousins was horrible last night. Sure, his throws were bad, but his decisions were worse. Be careful what you wish for, Washington Fan!

Jayhawker wrote:

I benched Aaron Rodgers for Kirk Cousins this week. I really don't understand football anymore.

Look, I get it, but Rodgers was still projected for the 5th most points this week, while Cousins was down near the middle of starting QBs. Cousins hasn't shown anything near consistency in his little career and Bill Barnwell's entire article today will be the "I told you so" about Kirk Cousins.

Ride the Rodgers train, he's likely to get you somewhere more frequently.

Stele wrote:

ESPN fantasy prediction for Larry Donnell this week:

The Redskins have allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to TEs so far this season. Donnell's average depth of target in Week 3 was 3.3 yards downfield, compared to 8.4 yards downfield in his first two games. The Redskins have allowed the fewest receptions by opposing tight ends this season. As a low-end option, we understand Donnell's value, but there's limited upside to consider in Week 4. -JM

There he sits on my bench with 23 f*cking points.

I sat there at 7:30 tonight thinking I should play him because ESPN is always wrong. And I'm not even sure if Gates will play on Sun since he got a goose egg last week. Ugh.

FantasyGuru: "Redskins have a lot of injuries and are vulnerable at safety, so looking strong yet again."

ESPN is about as bad as Fleaflicker.

Jayhawker wrote:

I benched Aaron Rodgers for Kirk Cousins this week. I really don't understand football anymore.

Same here. Ofcourse Rodgers will play like he did in week two instead of week one or three.

Dammit. Eugene Monroe had minor surgery on his knee and the guy replacing him is, oh, terrible. Osemele and Yanda are playing really well (more the former) but that can only do so much to stop a pass rush.

Stele wrote:

Don't protest. Vote for Teddy!

While I will leave my protest up (in this thread) I thought you'd like to know I've acquired and am starting Teddy this week in my 6 pt TD league. I'm hoping his Spiderman-like rush sense will get me some points.

garion333 wrote:

Dammit. Eugene Monroe had minor surgery on his knee and the guy replacing him is, oh, terrible. Osemele and Yanda are playing really well (more the former) but that can only do so much to stop a pass rush.

Yup. Exactly what I am worried about.

Do yourselves a favor and just quit fantasy football. Its god awful for being a sports fan.

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/lXukkwC.gif)

and heres a gif of a dog who would of been better than Kirk Cousins yesterday. So you should of started him.

On the flip side I picked up Larry Donnell off of waivers and started him. I could be 4-0 in my office league after this week. So don't listen to jowner. Fantasy football is great.

garion333 wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I benched Aaron Rodgers for Kirk Cousins this week. I really don't understand football anymore.

Look, I get it, but Rodgers was still projected for the 5th most points this week, while Cousins was down near the middle of starting QBs. Cousins hasn't shown anything near consistency in his little career and Bill Barnwell's entire article today will be the "I told you so" about Kirk Cousins.

Ride the Rodgers train, he's likely to get you somewhere more frequently.

Or Jared Allen will give him a season ending thumb break this week.

With the Bears defense and the Packers offensive line, who the hell knows what's going to happen.

cube wrote:
garion333 wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I benched Aaron Rodgers for Kirk Cousins this week. I really don't understand football anymore.

Look, I get it, but Rodgers was still projected for the 5th most points this week, while Cousins was down near the middle of starting QBs. Cousins hasn't shown anything near consistency in his little career and Bill Barnwell's entire article today will be the "I told you so" about Kirk Cousins.

Ride the Rodgers train, he's likely to get you somewhere more frequently.

Or Jared Allen will give him a season ending thumb break this week.

With the Bears defense and the Packers offensive line, who the hell knows what's going to happen.

So yea people will construct an argument about who to sit and start and even go out of their way to tell other people... then football will happen.

Its hard enough picking who you think might win a game let alone how individual players are going to actually perform.

FOOTBALL DOG!

jowner wrote:
cube wrote:
garion333 wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I benched Aaron Rodgers for Kirk Cousins this week. I really don't understand football anymore.

Look, I get it, but Rodgers was still projected for the 5th most points this week, while Cousins was down near the middle of starting QBs. Cousins hasn't shown anything near consistency in his little career and Bill Barnwell's entire article today will be the "I told you so" about Kirk Cousins.

Ride the Rodgers train, he's likely to get you somewhere more frequently.

Or Jared Allen will give him a season ending thumb break this week.

With the Bears defense and the Packers offensive line, who the hell knows what's going to happen.

So yea people will construct an argument about who to sit and start and even go out of their way to tell other people... then football will happen.

Its hard enough picking who you think might win a game let alone how individual players are going to actually perform.

FOOTBALL DOG!

I don't know, it's easier to back Megatron than it is to pick the Lions.

I'm excited, this is the one week my Browns aren't going to lose. And thus I won't be in a depressed malaise until Tuesday.

jowner wrote:

Do yourselves a favor and just quit fantasy football. Its god awful for being a sports fan.

+1. Picking games for me is poison enough, fantasy sports just takes it to 11. The care-o-meter's needle is buried, which for me is a bad, bad thing.

Now on to my picks:

Green Byaaaaaah over Chicago: Betting on a shootout, and I'll take the better QB in a shootout.
Flipadelphia over SF: SF is favored by 4.5 at home, I'm not buying it. They self-destructed two weeks in a row, I don't think that's something you can turn around so easily, especially against a team which is 3-0. Still, will probably be a shootout, I'll take the team which doesn't shoot themselves in the foot every five minutes. *badumtish*
Houston over Buffalo: Tough one here, but I think the wheels fall off the Bills' wagon on the road against a team pissed off after last week. More likely it'll be a cripple fight, I'm going with the names on Houston's D.
Atlanta over Minnesota: No offense to Bridgewater, but considering the shrubbing the Falcons gave the Bucs, plus a long time to rest, I think they're gonna come out and curbstomp.
New England over Kansas City: Not the biggest Pats fan, but I'm a pragmatist, first and foremost.

We'll see if I watch any football at all on Sunday in between GW2 and possibly having to finish a presentation for Monday. Speaking of which, I should get to work, shouldn't I?

cube wrote:

Or Jared Allen will give him a season ending thumb break this week.

With the Bears defense and the Packers offensive line, who the hell knows what's going to happen.

Have you watched Jared Allen play this season? He has like one QB pressure all year. He's been really uninspiring.

Fantasy football would be more fun if there were an engine that just picked the team at random for every game. Because that's really what is going on anyway. But then there would no real point to it. So the conclusion is: just don't.

Bubs14 wrote:
jowner wrote:

Do yourselves a favor and just quit fantasy football. Its god awful for being a sports fan.

+1. Picking games for me is poison enough, fantasy sports just takes it to 11. The care-o-meter's needle is buried, which for me is a bad, bad thing.

Now on to my picks:

Green Byaaaaaah

Was that a "Spring Breakers" reference?

One of my coworkers refers to Fantasy Football as "Dungeons and Dragons for wannabe jocks".

kaostheory wrote:
cube wrote:

Or Jared Allen will give him a season ending thumb break this week.

With the Bears defense and the Packers offensive line, who the hell knows what's going to happen.

Have you watched Jared Allen play this season? He has like one QB pressure all year. He's been really uninspiring.

Yeah, but you can't deny that Rodgers throwing for 1000 yards and 50 touchdowns and him getting hit and breaking his thumb are just very Packers vs. Bears outcomes.

Hell, substitute Cutler for Rodgers there, and the same thing applies.

DSGamer wrote:
Bubs14 wrote:
jowner wrote:

Do yourselves a favor and just quit fantasy football. Its god awful for being a sports fan.

+1. Picking games for me is poison enough, fantasy sports just takes it to 11. The care-o-meter's needle is buried, which for me is a bad, bad thing.

Now on to my picks:

Green Byaaaaaah

Was that a "Spring Breakers" reference?

I mistyped Green Bay as Green Bya and corrected it, but then thought about the Chappelle's Show sketch of Howard Dean's over-the-top exuberance during a political rally and made the appropriate change.

Might as well include a video, no idea if it's good quality but it's definitely NSFW:

I would totally sign up for Twitter just for a chance to make the team. This feature is hilarious.

Paleocon wrote:

One of my coworkers refers to Fantasy Football as "Dungeons and Dragons for wannabe jocks".

He/she's not wrong.