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    The Fantasy Roundtable



    Kurt Backert's 2006 Roundtable for Week 1 is now up on the home page and posted under the Fantasy Forum Drop down menu. Here's the link: http://www.profootball24x7.com/fantasy_round.php

    Your feedback and questions are appreciated.





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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    - I sense a slight bit of homerism with the Ravens section, no way I'd start Clayton or Mason this week, Brian Kelly and Ronde Barber is a top notch corner combo, as with most of this year Heap is the only Raven I'd start in my FF teams.

    - With the Bucs I'd be very tempted to start Alex Smith if I had him, for the last two or three years we've had a penchant for missing our assignments on TEs and particularly not closing them well if they run routes to the perimeters of the field, Smith's a good shot for some decent yardage this week I'd guess as Simms will have to throw plenty of dumpoffs.

    - You're advising people to sit Losman? Who in their right mind would have him on their fantasy roster?

    - Certainly disagree with the assessment of the Chiefs, I don't care if the Bungholes do key on the pass game, they don't have anyone who can take Gonzalez out of that game. I'd also start Green if you were in a ten or 12 team league as it's unlikely there'll be 12 to 15 QBs who have better chances than him this week against the Bunghole secondary.

    - I don't buy into the Steven Davis thing in StL as much as some folks are seeming to, he's there as cover because they have nout else behind Jackson, Jackson is a big bruiser and unless he wears I don't think you'll see much of Davis and his zimmer frame. (JMO)

    - I agree with starting K2W but he's essentially a rookie and what's more a rookie coming off two serious leg injuries, he could explode but I wouldn't expect too much from him just yet.

    - What's the gold zone? Is this a new term on top of the Red Zone?

    - Don't start Erron Kinney, he's currently listed on the Titans injury report as being OUT, keep an eye on that if anyone has him. LINK

    Good column there, but I got the impression that he's either very conservative, is a very good drafter or isn't advising for bigger leagues where you can't afford to sit everyone who appears to have a bad matchup. Be interesting to know the typical league/lineup size that he is advising for in consideration of future articles.
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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    Quote Originally Posted by UKRavenStockers

    - With the Bucs I'd be very tempted to start Alex Smith if I had him, for the last two or three years we've had a penchant for missing our assignments on TEs and particularly not closing them well if they run routes to the perimeters of the field, Smith's a good shot for some decent yardage this week I'd guess as Simms will have to throw plenty of dumpoffs.
    I was stunned to find this out because I thought we struggled covering TEs, but according to SI's fantasy section this week, we didn't allow a TE to go over 50 yards all last year. They say to bench Smith because Reed does a good job on TEs.
    ''You'd love to go on the first day but I'm glad for the situation I'm in,'' he said. ''Baltimore knows how to play defense.''




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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRavenStockers
    - I sense a slight bit of homerism with the Ravens section, no way I'd start Clayton or Mason this week, Brian Kelly and Ronde Barber is a top notch corner combo, as with most of this year Heap is the only Raven I'd start in my FF teams.

    - With the Bucs I'd be very tempted to start Alex Smith if I had him, for the last two or three years we've had a penchant for missing our assignments on TEs and particularly not closing them well if they run routes to the perimeters of the field, Smith's a good shot for some decent yardage this week I'd guess as Simms will have to throw plenty of dumpoffs.

    - You're advising people to sit Losman? Who in their right mind would have him on their fantasy roster?

    - Certainly disagree with the assessment of the Chiefs, I don't care if the Bungholes do key on the pass game, they don't have anyone who can take Gonzalez out of that game. I'd also start Green if you were in a ten or 12 team league as it's unlikely there'll be 12 to 15 QBs who have better chances than him this week against the Bunghole secondary.

    - I don't buy into the Steven Davis thing in StL as much as some folks are seeming to, he's there as cover because they have nout else behind Jackson, Jackson is a big bruiser and unless he wears I don't think you'll see much of Davis and his zimmer frame. (JMO)

    - I agree with starting K2W but he's essentially a rookie and what's more a rookie coming off two serious leg injuries, he could explode but I wouldn't expect too much from him just yet.

    - What's the gold zone? Is this a new term on top of the Red Zone?

    - Don't start Erron Kinney, he's currently listed on the Titans injury report as being OUT, keep an eye on that if anyone has him. LINK

    Good column there, but I got the impression that he's either very conservative, is a very good drafter or isn't advising for bigger leagues where you can't afford to sit everyone who appears to have a bad matchup. Be interesting to know the typical league/lineup size that he is advising for in consideration of future articles.
    Thanks for the feedback and catching my error on Erron Kinney. I meant to say Ben Troupe. The Gold Zone is terminology for inside the 5 yard line, where I consider fantasy games won or lost in most leagues. In replying to JP Losman, I try to cover every possible player that would inpact the fantasy day. I use the following criteria. If I think a running back, wide receiver, or TE will score I suggest starting him. Quarterbacks are rated on 2 touchdown passes or more, if they will throw one or less I advise sitting them. You would be surprised in the size of some leagues. Some older leagues have 14 teams and use 2 quarterbacks every week, thus the advice on what some would find useless such JP Losman. I attempt to cover every player.By the way I am from Baltimore, am a Ravens season ticket holder but far from a homer. Please archive my articles and read the Ravens section. Thanks again for the feedback.




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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRavenStockers
    - I sense a slight bit of homerism with the Ravens section, no way I'd start Clayton or Mason this week, Brian Kelly and Ronde Barber is a top notch corner combo, as with most of this year Heap is the only Raven I'd start in my FF teams.

    - With the Bucs I'd be very tempted to start Alex Smith if I had him, for the last two or three years we've had a penchant for missing our assignments on TEs and particularly not closing them well if they run routes to the perimeters of the field, Smith's a good shot for some decent yardage this week I'd guess as Simms will have to throw plenty of dumpoffs.

    - You're advising people to sit Losman? Who in their right mind would have him on their fantasy roster?

    - Certainly disagree with the assessment of the Chiefs, I don't care if the Bungholes do key on the pass game, they don't have anyone who can take Gonzalez out of that game. I'd also start Green if you were in a ten or 12 team league as it's unlikely there'll be 12 to 15 QBs who have better chances than him this week against the Bunghole secondary.

    - I don't buy into the Steven Davis thing in StL as much as some folks are seeming to, he's there as cover because they have nout else behind Jackson, Jackson is a big bruiser and unless he wears I don't think you'll see much of Davis and his zimmer frame. (JMO)

    - I agree with starting K2W but he's essentially a rookie and what's more a rookie coming off two serious leg injuries, he could explode but I wouldn't expect too much from him just yet.

    - What's the gold zone? Is this a new term on top of the Red Zone?

    - Don't start Erron Kinney, he's currently listed on the Titans injury report as being OUT, keep an eye on that if anyone has him. LINK

    Good column there, but I got the impression that he's either very conservative, is a very good drafter or isn't advising for bigger leagues where you can't afford to sit everyone who appears to have a bad matchup. Be interesting to know the typical league/lineup size that he is advising for in consideration of future articles.
    I am advising for basic scoring leagues who use one quarterback, 2 running backs, three wide receivers, a TE, kicker and a defense, basically old school fantasy football. You can afford to sit players I advise to sit if you have a good bench. You have to play the match up every week. I felt Brandon jacobs was a better option then Tiki Barber this past week in leagues that value scoring more than yardage. Thanks again




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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    I probably wouldn't start Mason or Clayton either unless they were a 3rd or 4th WR in a big roster and no other WR to start. On the other side I have Galloway and am sitting him. Likely a defensive battle as has been discussed here.
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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    Uhh, either I'm blind or you guys forgot to put the Dolphins-Steelers game in that article.




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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    Good call....Try the archives GW....we had that on earlier this week...but to save you the time, here you go http://www.profootball24x7.com/fanta...6&view=archive




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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWave52
    Uhh, either I'm blind or you guys forgot to put the Dolphins-Steelers game in that article.
    We had that game covered on the site in the Fantasy Section -Roundtable, please refer to that. It should be there every Friday.




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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    I always play my best players unless they are injured. I can't tell you how many times I tried to diagnose the team they were going against only to have them still play big regardless. That's my philosophy, anyway.




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    Re: The Fantasy Roundtable

    Meant to mention this before....Kurt will be on with Anita Marks at 4:40 today on AM 1300 to discuss the Fantasy Faceoff and other fantasy topics: http://www.profootball24x7.com/fanta...8&view=archive




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    Hmm he persuaded me to start Clayton, now I'm wondering... It's a 12 team standard scoring and he'd be a 4th WR filling in as a W/TE competing for that job are Booker, Moulds and Fauria. I think I still start him over Moulds.

    Also he pushed me over the edge in the Droughns (s) vs Bush and Brown as a 12 team 2nd back and Caldwell over Gabriel in same said league. All in all a good read. I don't think that homerism was too bad.

    UKRS - don't you remember TG from when Roaf was out last year? He will be kept in to help with Pollack most of the game. IMO. I wouldn't start him either, and actually avoided drafting him for that reason.




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