Junkie’s Week 14 – Hits & Misses

11 12 2011

This might be the latest that I’ve ever posted the Hits and Misses but it’s up! What do you want from me? It’s Christmas time and I’m busy! Hopefully you are still managing at this time of the year, congrats to all of those that made the playoffs or are still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

It’s crunch time and some of these guys may prove worthy of a start in deep leagues!

1. QB: Matt Hasselbeck – ESPN Rank 19

The only problem with this matchup is Jake Locker. If the Titans go down early and deep, the Titans may elect to throw Locker out there to gather up the garbage time points. BUT if Hass gets to play the entire game, look for him to be starter worthy. Big gamble with big upside.

2. RB: Maurice Morris – ESPN Rank 31

Has proven he can be serviceable, while not as quick as Kevin Smith, it’s almost a certain Smith will be limited if he even takes the field. MoMo can still get it done even against a very stout Vikings front line.

3. WR: Damian Williams – ESPN Rank 45

This pick is directly tied to why Hasselbeck is my QB this week. Should have to throw it a lot and Williams should see an uptick in targets. Lets see if he can manage to crack the top 30!

4. TE: Tony Scheffler – ESPN Rank 25

WHAT? Another Lion? I might be crazy but hear me out. The Vikings have a very good defensive line, and the Lions will be running a lot of two tight end sets. Meaning that Tony will be on the field for plenty of snaps. I know Pettigrew is the #1 but Scheffy has seen consistent work the past few weeks and is a good threat in the end zone. His sure hands give Stafford confidence throwing his way.

5. DEF: New England Patriots – ESPN Rank 15

Up against the new gunslinger Rex Grossman, the Pats should have a couple of opportunities to make a pick six happen. The points will be depending on that. Grossman + opportunistic defense = good bet.

-FFJ

To qualify as a hit the players must get to certain benchmarks within the weekly scoring leaders of ESPN standard leagues. Quarterbacks must reach the top 10. Running backs must reach the top 25. Wide receivers must reach the top 30. Tight ends and defenses must reach the top 10. The rankings I use next to the players names are the ranks as of the writing of this article. 

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