What We Learned Thurday (Week 11)

Tim Tebow has now won 4 out of his 5 starts despite a poor performance until the last 5 minutes of the game. He literally engineered and accounted for the bulk of a 95 yard drive. Tebow was sitting at a 6 point fantasy day before posting 92 yards total and the winning touchdown. I was patting myself on the back for advising to sit him this week, but 5 minutes was all it took to put a foot in mine and every other doubters mouth. Willis McGahee became an afterthought once he fumbled, ceding way for Lance Ball who took over for most of the game. I can’t imagine that was the primary reason for the benching, so it may be he tweaked the hamstring again. Every once of the Broncos receivers are still no trustworthy as anything but bench fodder, but it would have to be Decker if you absolutely had to start one.

Shonn Greene exited this one early as well with a rib injury. He was back on the sidelines with his helmet on, but the solid performance of Joe McKnight allowed the Jets to keep him out as a precaution. Once again, it was Mark Sanchez which cost the Jets this game after throwing a pick six in the second half. McKnight’s fumble on the very next play during the kickoff did not cost the Jets, but it allowed the Broncos to hang around until the drama unfolded and Tebow took over. Plaxico Burress was the leading receiver as I projected, finishing with 64 yards on the day. Plax has been Sanchez’ go to guy and just as involved as Santonio Holmes. Given Sanchez’ struggles I actually like Plax more right now because of his red zone targets. Collectively both teams were 6-27 on third downs and each was facing an uphill battle in a game where defense ruled the day.

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4 Responses to “What We Learned Thurday (Week 11)”

  1. John K says:

    Mr D or Fluki…. please help. I’m desperate for a win. PPR league. pick two. Harry Douglas, Vincent Brown, Dwayne Bowe, or Sidney Rice. My gut says Brown and Douglas. Please advise…

    • Mr. Destiny says:

      Yes, your gut is right on. With Julio Jones likely out, Douglas will see his share of looks as the Titans focus on White. Vincent Brown I don’t like as much and is a risky play but is safer than Bowe who will have a QB who has attempted only 13 pro passes. I do see Rice getting more receptions since he is the #1 threat and Brown is the #3/4 option. However, I think Browns total effort and scoring ability make him a better play despite the risk. Good Luck, and make sure you enter http://www.thesportsparlor.com free $200 Eagles vs Giants game. A reader has already won 2 events.

  2. john k says:

    Alright Mr Destiny I’ll enter your event after you answer this ? – My paid publication states that Choice will start over Helu. Jst bc Choice starts doesn’t mean he will play much and Helu is a heck of a pass catcher. PPR league – who do you start HELU or BOWE? I can flex a WR/RB so I have the choice…

    • Mr. Destiny says:

      First off, Helu’s numbers are skewed after his 14 reception game two weeks ago. His true average is about 3-4 a game and he averages about 9 YPC. His big day came against the 49ers which are stout vs. the run. Shanahan loves to go with the hot hand and Choice will eat into Helu’s touches regardless. Dalls is not as tough as SF vs. the run so we will see more of a normal game from Helu and you can bet Choice is lobbying to carry the load against his old team. Bottom line is you can’t trust him. Bowe is a risky play as well given his green QB this week but 1. KC should be playing from behind which means plenty of targets for Bowe. 2. Even though they will be playing from behind, Bowe is facing the worst secondary vs. the Pats and will find some success. 3. Though Palko is short on experience, he looked decent last week after being rushed in to play and has the nice match up as well. Bowe is a risk as well, but has the better match up with better potential.

      PS…enter the freeroll for the free money, not for my sage advice! LOL, you seem to have a good grip on your decisions so trust yourself first and foremost but consider the above. Good Luck!

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