11/8/13 Eliminator AND Sportsbook

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In this special combined episode we go over our eliminator picks, our daily leagues, make our gambling picks for the week, and convince ourselves into taking a 5 team teaser for this week.

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Week 7 Waiver Pickups

Fantasy, Waiver Pickups

WOOOOOOO HOOOO! 2-4! Still alive! Hopefully you pulled one out this week and stayed alive in playoff contention. Just remember, it could always be worse than 2-4.  If you listen to the podcast you already know that I not only picked up Brandon Jacobs in multiple leagues when he was signed, but actually wanted to start him Thursday night. I just had this crazy feeling that he would have a good game. I ended up calling up Dan for him to talk me out of it and our conversation ran too long for me to be able to start him. Needless to say, the Thursday game was frustrating to watch for me. This brings us of course to…

Brandon Jacobs:
So, If you are contemplating starting Brandon Jacobs something probably went very wrong with your team long ago. The good news here is not only did Jacobs have a productive night against the Bears (16th against the run), but his next few match ups are not very good either.
Week 7      Minnesota
Week 8      Philidelphia
Week 9      Oakland
Grab Jacobs if you need a flex play this week with upside of continued production. David Wilson is not good and Coughlin seems to want to trust pretty much anyone not named Wilson. Don’t expect the same production as last week, 22 attempts for 106 yards and 2 TD, but if he starts he is worth a flex.

Chris Ogbonnaya:
Ogbonnaya is an interesting bye week fill in choice. He had a productive week last week with 5 rushes for 27 yards and 5 receptions for 21 yards and 1 TD. It is possible that moving forward Ogbonnaya emerges as a Sprolesly type back for the Browns. Certainly Brandon Weeden could use another target other than Gordon or Cameron. This week the Browns have the Packer’s who are solid against the run.

Pick up Ogbonnaya if you have an extra roster spot and want to see what his role might become. Start him this week only if you are desperate.

Zac Stacy:
And the current feature back for the Rams will beeeee! Zach Stacy!!!! Lets step back for a moment and take a real look here. Stacy is currently the front runner to start this next week against Carolina. Carolina’s defense is 1st overall and 3rd against the run. Once again, that’s 1st overall and 3rd against the run. Just repeat that phrase through your head if you are contemplating starting Stacy this week… or any Ram for that matter. Then shake it off and pick up one of the guys we talked about above. There is just too much uncertainty in the Ram’s offense this year and without a stud like Steven Jackson, no one on the Rams is an auto start.

Jarrett Boykin
With Cobb and Jones out Green Bay is hurting for WR. Enter Boykin. He only came up with one reception, but was targeted quite a bit. Even though the Packers want to be a run team now, they still will throw the ball plenty. Expect plenty of targets for Boykin and with a week of practice with Rodgers he should be in line for a productive game.

Brandon LaFell
LaFell probably isnt available in your league, but if he is he is worth a pickup. Check the stats.
Week 3       3 receptions          53 yards          2 TD
Week 4               bye
Week 5       4 receptions          47 yards
Week 6       4 receptions        107 yards           1 TD

LaFell has proven to be a important part of the Panthers offense and should be owned in all leagues.

Defense:

Well, who is playing Jacksonville this week?
Chargers
The Chargers looked pretty great against the Colts. Their offense kept complete control of the game and the defense stepped up as needed to shut down the prolific Colts offense. Even though Jacksonville had a bit of an upswing last week, starting whoever is playing Jacksonville continues to be a strong fantasy start.

New York Giants
Haha, I know. The Giants. Hear me out here. It is looking like Josh Freeman will be starting for the Vikings. While he will probably be an improvement over their other options, with only one week to prepare expect the Giants defense to take advantage of Freeman here.