Flukie’s Fibbets Week 3

I am all about the speculative fantasy football pickup. Trust me when I tell you Hank Baskett isn’t it! Did I pick him up for 4 hours? Yes…but then I realized the more intelligent speculative play was Chris Ivory. Ivory will be the #2 back in NO by next week and with Pierre’s injury history he may be a play away from being the #1 RB on the most prolific offense in the NFL. (tell me that wasn’t a run on sentence!)

Hank Baskett is most famous for knocking up and marrying Kendra Wilkinson. He has not been of fantasy or NFL relevance in quite some time. Granted, each time he is cut and resigned I love seeing the Kendra pics in the new city. When you look at his career numbers he had a couple years of 400 yards. Heck, I think Brian Hartline and Davonne Bess can do better then that in a Miami offense that hardly throws the ball. Is Baskett tall? Yup, that’s about it. He may snag a TD or two from Favre but I do not feel he is predictable enough to actually count on in the every evolving fantasy arena.

Mike Tolbert is good to go this week as a safe start with Matthews sitting out. He is a big back and will lose time to shifty Darren Sproles. If you are decimated by injury and are looking for a back Tolbert is a viable play. However that being said I am MUCH higher on Fred Taylor.  The NE running back picture has become crystal clear. I NEVER EVER thought I would write that. Typically King Belichick is harder to predict than this. With Maroney being traded and Kevin Faulk out for the year only 3 remain. Fred Taylor is the lead back. There is no question about this. He will receive the bulk of the carries and BenJarvius will be used as a change of pace type back. Sammy Morris by default gets the 3rd down opportunities until they can get the converted fullback Danny Woodhead up to speed. There are worse options out there and I feel Fred Taylor will produce 15 points this week. Buffalo is down right pathetic against the run. 

Tim Hightower is a safe play again this week and I won’t make the same mistake twice. I’m playing the hot hand. Add to that the fact that Oakland RUN D is porous and you have a recipe for success. Beanie Wells will play this week but Whisenhunt says he will only receive “a few carries.” Wells isn’t quite 100% football ready so this bodes well for my boy Timmy High.

I’m still on the Knox train so I say start him this week. He is due for a breakout game and playing against GB is exactly what the doctor ordered.  I have no data to back this up just a gut call. Arooooossshwhatever annoyed the coaching staff and is no longer the possession receiver….that honor falls to Earl Benett. I really could care less because I was never high on the mans name that I can’t spell. Either way Knox will play well this week since I firmly believe they Jay Cut will have to continue to air it out early and often. Jay Cutler will continue to put up solid QB1 number this week.

I’m still a Josh Freeman lover but this a definite sit ’em week. My heart wants to believe TB can win this game but my football mind says they will be beaten badly. Cadillac is also a must bench.

My TE plays of the week are Todd Heap and Dustin Keller. Both are safety valves for their respective QBs and both are playing well. Keller is coming off a solid performance and he has played well against Miami in the past. Heap may catch more balls then Mason and Housh by the end of the year. Start them both with confidence if you play waiver wire rotation.

I hate to put this in print but my love of Michael Crabtree is fading fast.  My philosophy never waivers I believe in WRs on pass first teams….always…..dare I say I felt that Crabtree was the exception. The exception has bit me in the ass and he has failed me miserably. I haven’t given up hope completely but I will NOT be starting him until he shows me something. It’s straight up sad to see Josh Morgan outplay him…..sad….sad…sad!

I’m playing Cincy’s D this week and I also give a nod to Washington’s D if you are looking for D pickups. Cincy will destroy a rookie QB. Just look at what they did to a good QB in Flacco? Washington’s D will give up yards (hence why I’m playing Mark Clayton this week) but they will also force Bradford into making mistakes.

I’ll be back tomorrow with any last minute advice that I feel is relevant. On a side note check out this article on fftoday. Mr Orth feels my pain this past week. It hurts to lose.

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4 Responses to “Flukie’s Fibbets Week 3”

  1. A C Slater says:

    Fluckie which Runningback hellmary play is better Correl Buckhulter or L Maroney ?

  2. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    @AC – Buck

  3. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    @AC- fftoolbox confirms my thoughts on your 2010 bust….remember whn you argued that he was btr then knox? I won this one 🙂

    Aromashodu was a popular sleeper candidate as the Bears have lacked a standout No. 1 receiver. He finished 2009 strong and looked to have built a chemistry with quarterback Jay Cutler. In Week 1, he played well with five receptions for 71 yards. But something must’ve changed as he was sat for all of Week 2. For now, it appears Johnny Knox and Devin Hester are the top two receivers in Chicago. Until Aromashodu is back on the field and productive, he deserves to be cut from fantasy rosters. This may have just been a tactic to further motivate Aromashodu to learn the position, but without production, he’s dead weight

  4. jai cooper says:

    dang girl bend over more

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