Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Week Ten Fantasy Predictions from Nick and Chad
Nick's Record (30-33 overall) (3-15 in points predictions) = 36 points (5-2 in week nine)
Chad's Record (39-24 overall) (2-16 in points predictions) = 43 points (5-2 in week nine)
1.) Team McCarthy (Matt McCarthy) (5-4) vs. The Rippin and the Tearin (Rory Linton) (5-4)
Nick's Outlook: With such a quick turn-around, I think I'll keep it to a few sentences in this week's predictions. A juicy match-up here as both of these teams seem primed for the playoffs. There are too many bye week issues for Team McCarthy, so I'll stick with the favorite in The Rippin and the Tearin behind some stellar play from Michael Vick (proj. of 20, pictured above) and Cedric Benson (proj. of 17).
Nick's Prediction: The Rippin and the Tearin
Chad's Prediction: Team McCarthy
2.) Team Szombatfalvy (Mike Szombatfalvy) (3-6) vs. Team Klitzman (Kari Klitzman) (3-6)
Nick's Outlook: If you thought Team McCarthy's team had some bye week woes, don't even look at Mike's roster. Yes, he does have Chris Johnson (proj. of 21) back, but fantasy's #1 quarterback Philip Rivers will be sorely missed. His 18.9 fantasy points a game is a lot better than anything Donovan McNabb (proj. of 9) can do. Meanwhile, Kari welcomes back Frank Gore (proj. of 16) with open arms. She can also watch Joe Flacco (proj. of 16) attempt to jumpstart her team on Thursday Night football.
Nick's Prediction: Team Klitzman
Chad's Prediction: Team Klitzman
3.) Wizard Killer (Joe Selbo) (4-5) vs. Free Victory (Tim Harwood) (4-5)
Nick's Outlook: I declare this battle the match-up of the week because Joe's motivation behind his team name ("Wizard Killer") arose from a dispute with Tim Harwood himself. Making things even more compelling is the fact that both teams own a 4-5 record. Unfortunately for Joe, avoiding the waiver wire is not helping his team as eight of his fantasy players have some kind of injury. On the flip side, Tim might just look like a wizard after Matt Forte (proj. of 15) and Reggie Wayne (proj. of 23) perform their magic on Sunday. Expect no wizards to be harmed in this one!
Nick's Prediction: Free Victory
Chad's Prediction: Free Victory
4.) Team Szmanda (Jason Szmanda) (8-1) vs. Team Lee (Isaac Lee) (5-4)
Nick's Outlook: After shuffling a few players in a trade, Jason's team looks like an entirely different entity than it did a few weeks ago. Maybe this is the trick to stop his fantasy defense because he has cruised to an astonishing 8-1 record with an unheralded six straight wins. With Drew Brees on a bye, Team Lee is rolling the dice with Derek Anderson (proj. of 10) in the starting spot; I guess you have to do something when you've lost three in a row. Expect two long streaks to come to an end when Team Lee's Rashard Mendenhall (proj. of 16) and Dez Bryant (proj. of 10) pull off the miracle on the gridiron.
Nick's Prediction: Team Lee (UPSET Special)
Chad's Prediction: Team Lee
5.) Team Grays (Nick Grays) (3-6) vs. Bobby's Sad-Asses (Robert Trader/John Rymaszewski) (2-7)
Nick's Outlook: Here's one of those match-ups you can avert your eyes away from. Team Grays and Bobby's Sad-Asses are so bad, they just might miss out on the playoffs. However, one reason you should watch this match-up is due to the double-digit projections galore. Between the two teams, there are a surprising 11 players projected to post up some nice numbers. Team Grays boasts Jamaal Charles (proj. of 19) while Bobby's Sad-Asses showcases Brandon Lloyd (proj. of 19). Personally, I think it's a sin to pick against your own fantasy team, so let's just say there will be no confession this week. (I'm not knocking religion, so don't freak out!)
Nick's Prediction: Team Grays
Chad's Prediction: Team Grays
6.) Team Merrill (Seth Merrill) (4-5) vs. Team Lowenberg (Nick Lowenberg) (6-3)
Nick's Outlook: I hope Seth and Team Merrill brought two guns because Team Lowenberg is definitely ready to defend his first-place standing in the Western Division. Nick's Eli Manning (proj. of 20) will try to make it three games in a row with 20+ points while Adrian Peterson (proj. of 19) attempts to establish his self as the sheriff in Minnesota. Even though Lowenberg is coming off a huge week (week nine baller pot), Seth shouldn't worry because Maurice Jones-Drew (19 points) and DeSean Jackson (15) pack the firepower to make this closer than advertised. Even though I provide a little more optimism for Seth than the ESPN fantasy crew, I'm still going to side with them on picking Team Lowenberg here.
Nick's Prediction: Team Lowenberg
Chad's Prediction: Team Lowenberg
7.) Team Breiby (Chad Breiby) (6-3) vs. Team Grande (Anthony Grande) (5-4)
Nick's Outlook: If it wasn't for Joe's team name and the fitting match-up with Tim, this would have to be the "hands-down" match-up of the week. Thirteen players projected in double-digits is insane. Chad has to be licking his chops with Arian Foster (proj. of 27), Peyton Manning (proj. of 22) and LeSean McCoy (proj. of 19). I'm sure Anthony is a little scared, but with Andre Johnson (proj. of 22), Ahmad Bradshaw (proj. of 17) and Terrell Owens (proj. of 14) rocking his line-up, he knows anything can happen. Just because I need to gain some ground in the fantasy predictions, I'm going with my buddy Anthony on this one.
Nick's Prediction: Team Grande
Chad's Prediction: Team Breiby
8.) Points Predictions
Nick's Prediction: Highest (Team Lowenberg) and Lowest (Wizard Killer)
Chad's Prediction: Highest (Team McCarthy) and Lowest (Wizard Killer)
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