Jacksonville Jaguars v Kansas City Chiefs

Week 7: 5 and OH NO!

Followers, I have sad news to report this morning… I am no longer undefeated.  A three point week five victory ironically turned to a three point week six loss.  Who is to blame?  I can only blame the Kansas City Chiefs Defense.

The horrible performance against the Texans cost me my bid for perfection.  If they could have played like they did against the Colts everything would have been fine.  The one thing I thought the Chiefs had going into that game was potential for a solid defensive outing.  On the flip side it was good to see a productive day from the Chiefs offense.  Matt Cassel actually looked like an NFL quarterback at times.  Dwayne Bowe actually caught the ball more than he dropped the ball.  The running back by committee approach appears to be more 50-50 than it ever has before.  It seems now that Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones are the same player; they are getting about the same number of touches and recording similar stats.  Fantasy wise it’s a coin flip to guess who will see the endzone week to week.

The best news for fantasy football players who have Chiefs on their rosters are that the schedule looks good for the remainder of the season for most of them to produce or show some improvement headed to playoff time.  This coming Sunday against the Jaguars would be a good opportunity to see how well this team can play, at least in regards to fantasy.  The Chiefs Defense bit me in the ass last week, but they are a must start for anyone this weekend.  The Jaguars QB situation is a mess and will result in an increased opportunity for sacks and turnovers.  The Jaguars defense doesn’t scare me either, of course neither did the Browns and the Chiefs struggles to move the ball against them.

I’m shocked to say this, but Cassel should be considered a sleeper at QB this week ONLY if your starter is hurt or on bye.  Charles and Thomas should be in your starting lineup as well this week; I give a slight edge to Charles as he will score this weekend.  If you haven’t dropped Bowe yet, or haven’t started him in awhile, this would be a good week to give him a chance.  Hell, I think he might be available on some waiver wires.  I still don’t trust Chris Chambers or Dexter McCluster in this passing game; if you have them you’re better off dropping them for a better option.  Tony Moeaki will continue his impressive rookie campaign and should see another TD come his way.  This could be a good week for Ryan Succop as well.

Week 7 projections for your Kansas City Chiefs:

Matt Cassel: 215 yards, 2 TD

Jamaal Charles: 90 yards, 1 TD, 2 catches 20 yards

Thomas Jones: 75 yards, 1 catch 10 yards

Dwayne Bowe: 5 catches 80 yards, 1 TD

Chris Chambers: 3 catches 35 yards

Dexter McCluster: 3 catches 35 yards

Tony Moeaki: 4 catches 45 yards, 1 TD

Ryan Succop: 3/3 XP 2/2 FG

Special Teams/Defense: 3 sack, 1 INT, 17 points allowed

Around the League


QB: Kyle Orton, Ben Roethlisberger and Josh Freeman

RB: Peyton Hillis, Marshawn Lynch and Knowshon Moreno

WR: Hakeem Nicks, Jeremy Maclin and Dwayne Bowe

TE: Tony Gonzalez, Ben Watson and Heath Miller

K: Stephen Gostkowski, David Akers and Ryan Longwell

Defense: Ravens, Chiefs and Saints


QB: Carson Palmer, Kevin Kolb and Donovan McNabb

RB: Fred Jackson, Ronnie Brown and Brandon Jackson

WR: Mike Sims-Walker, Santana Moss and Lee Evans

TE: Greg Olsen, Brent Celek and Kellen Winslow

K: Mike Nugent, Graham Gano and Dan Carpenter

Defense: Cowboys, Chargers and Dolphins

If You Got’em, Drop’em:

David Garrard

Jonathan Stewart

Jason Snelling

Brandon Tate

Kevin Walter

Devery Henderson

Greg Olsen

If You Need’em, Get’em:

Kevin Kolb

Christopher Ivory

Danny Woodhead

Deion Branch

Danario Alexander

Patrick Crayton

Ben Watson

Week seven Fantasy Mailbag:

Cam writes:

Which 3 WRs should I start this week: Deion Branch, Brandon Lloyd, Louis Murphy, Colston, Lance Moore and Percy Harvin?  I have Tom Brady, Kyle Orton and AP on my team also if that changes anything.

Cam, I’d go with Branch, Lloyd and Colston.

Rico writes:

I currently have a 4-2 team, with very weak WRs (traded Colston and Wallace for Foster).  My starting wide outs are Murphy and Crayton with Jenkins at flex (I have Collie but he is on a bye). I was thinking of offering up Rodgers for Romo and Boldin.  The main reason is to get a top QB who has already had his bye week and for a better WR.  Would Rodgers be enough alone? Should I add Murphy or Cribbs or is either offer not enough for Romo and Boldin?

Rico, bravo on the Foster trade as you defiantly came out way ahead on that one.  I doubt Rodgers alone would persuade the other owner to give up Romo and Boldin.  You might have to up the ante.  However, Cribbs isn’t worth much and Murphy isn’t that enticing either.  If the other owner really wants Rodgers then offer Rodgers and Murphy for Romo and Boldin and see what he counters with.  It’s hard for me to say without knowing the rest of your roster.

Russ writes:

I am stock piled at running backs with Turner, Benson, Foster, Bradshaw, and Torain.  The guy who drafted Adrian Peterson has him and nobody else…I was talking trade with him and I think I could get Peterson for Turner and Benson or Tuner and Bradshaw.  The way I think about it is if I trade two of those three guys I could start Peterson, Foster, and use Bradshaw or Benson at my flex. I know I am giving up a bit but I can only start three of these guys per week so I’m thinking this could be a good deal for me.
What do you think? Is this a trade worth doing considering how much depth I have at RB?

Russ, man you are loaded at RB my friend.  Since you have the depth go ahead with an offer for Peterson.  I would recommend the Turner and Benson package, but if it takes the Turner and Bradshaw package then you come out on top each way.  However, you might want to use that depth to target WRs or a good QB.  I say this not knowing your other players, but maybe another position might be more beneficial than getting Peterson.

Brett writes:

Who to start?  I need 1RB, 2WR and 1Flex.

Jones Drew vs KC
Moss vs GB
Marshall vs PIT
Nicks vs DAL
Forte vs WAS
Moreno vs OAK

Brett, Moreno at RB, Nicks and Moss at WR and Forte as Flex.

BostonTDParty writes:

Who wins this trade: Team A gets Miles Austin and LT.  Team B gets Brandon Marshall and Arian Foster?

BostonTDParty, both teams win.  With this trade there is no loser.  All four of those guys are fantasy studs and aren’t much different from each other in terms of value.  Team A upgrades at WR slightly while Team B upgrades at RB slightly.

Andrew writes:

My team has:

RB- Spiller, Bradshaw, Lynch, Torain, Bush

WR- Austin, Crabtree, Colston, Dez Bryant, Branch

One Trade I’ve discussed with another team is he wants Bradshaw and I would get Lloyd. Does that make my team better?

Andrew, No it does not.  Keep Bradshaw as he is your best RB right now.  Your WRs are good, you don’t need to upgrade there.

Drew writes:

I have Vick and Flacco on bye in week 8. The league is a 12 teamer that only starts 1 QB. Would you drop Flacco for Freeman and pray that Vick is still the starter after the bye or should I find a way to grab Kolb and Freeman?
My only option to make room for 3 QBs is to drop either Keller or Hernandez but with all of the injuries to tight ends I would rather shop them around the league.
I’ve been going over this again and again but can’t come up with a good solution.

Drew, relax man, I would drop Flacco and pick up Freeman.  Vick should be the starter after the bye week, and if not, Freeman isn’t a horrible option.  Therefore, keep your TEs.

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  • 12 team league non ppr currently 3 and 3 what
    > do you think of these trades to upgrade my team
    > Receive Roddy White, Atl WR from Maddox to Bench
    > Send Matt Forte, Chi RB from RB/WR to Maddox
    > Send Kenny Britt, Ten WR from Bench to Maddox
    > Receive Ray Rice, Bal RB from Losers to Bench
    > Receive Greg Jennings, GB WR from Losers to Bench
    > Send Peyton Manning, Ind QB from Bench to Losers
    > Send Tim Hightower, Ari RB from Bench to Losers
    > Send Michael Crabtree, SF WR from Bench to
    > Losers Here is my current
    > team Eli Manning, NYG QB
    > RB Michael Turner, Atl RB
    > RB Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG RB
    > RB/WR Matt Forte, Chi RB
    > WR Marques Colston, NO WR
    > WR Mike Williams, TB WR
    > TE Chris Cooley, Was TE Q
    > D/ST Seahawks D/ST, Sea D/ST
    > K Mike Nugent, Cin K
    > Bench Peyton Manning, Ind QB
    > Bench Tim Hightower, Ari RB
    > Bench Reggie Bush, NO RB Q
    > Bench Brandon Tate, NE WR
    > Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR
    > Bench Kenny Britt, Ten WR
    > Bench Jason Hanson, Det K
    > thinking of doing both trades as i would be weak at 1b but
    > my starting lineup would be
    > Eli
    > Rice Turner Bradshaw
    > White Jennings
    > Cooley
    > Seatle
    > nugent
    > I think that would make up the difference in peyton to eli
    > What do you think

  • Brandon,

    You forgot to mention the saddest part of your week 6 loss… You lost to the guy who is tied with me for the lead in my division!

  • OK. Only tough decision – thank you bye weeks – I have this week is at QB.

    Kolb vs. Bradford. Currently, I’m learning toward Kolb, though I’m worried with Jackson out.

    Also, RB situation. Beanie Wells or Brandon Jackson. I’m resigned to the fact that I have to start DeAngelo Williams with Jahvid Best on bye.

    And yes, I do have pretty good receivers to make up for the crapfest at RB.

  • Jason, go with Kolb at QB and it is a toss up between Beanie and Jackson as they are both playing terrible right now.

  • Mark, next question you ask could it be less confusing please? I honestly had a hard time breaking this down due to the fact it took me a long time to figure out what was written. The whole Maddox to Bench to Bench to Losers makes for a bunch of clutter. From what I can tell you are getting White for Forte and Britt, good trade since White is a top 5 WR. The second trade looks like you’re getting Rice and Jennings for PManning, Hightower and Crabtree. As useless as Hightower is this is a horrible trade for you. Jennings and Crabtree are about equal in value, so you’re trading the best QB in the league for Rice, I wouldn’t do it. I don’t agree you made up the difference in Peyton to Eli. Just my opinion man.

  • Here’s a tough one Brandon. I have the Chargers and Jets D. Jets are on bye and Chargers are playing the Pats at home.

    Stick with the Chargers? Or drop them and pick up the Chiefs?

  • @Jason – Flip a coin & kick yourself in the nuts… Then determine if the nut kick or getting the coin flip wrong hurt worse… Pick the one that was less painful… Fool proof way to pick a fantasy D… That’s the TP guarantee… Let me know how it works out for you!

  • I’ll probably just stick with SD. Not like I have anything to play for this season. haha.

  • Man… It’s always so hard for me to give up… Is it a re-draft or keeper league? I don’t play in any re-draft leagues anymore for that exact reason… at least in a keeper league you can always build for the future…

    In the league B and I play in together… a 5-1 team has already acquired 2 2011 first round picks, 4 3rd round picks and 2 4th round picks

  • Keeper league. We can’t trade draft picks. So Reggie Wayne and Jahvid Best are looking like keepers. That’s why I had Kolb. Kept him for a 15th-round pick.

  • You should try to convince them to allow trading of draft picks… It is so much more fun and competitive.

  • It would be a giant clusterfuck – and as assistant commish, I don’t feel like dealing with it. It’s a fraternity brothers league and usually just for fun. That might be too much of a hassle compared to how much we actually put in it.

  • We use http://myfantasyleague.com… the commish simply determines how far out a draft pick can be traded… B won’t let me trade away 2050 picks… otherwise I would…

    And the website does everything else… keeps track of picks, etc…

  • Damn guys I thought I actually had followers asking me questions when I saw 13 comments… it’s just you two!
    Jason, I would drop the Chargers and pick up the Chiefs D.

  • Don’t make me kick you in the ding-ding…

  • I am proud to say that I am 4-1. my team name is McCluster Fuck

  • Damn’, you got a bye week!? Nice team name…

  • it was nick wright’s league, he started it up a week late so first week didnt count

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