Dancing on the Razor’s Edge – g33kBowl Week 11 Predictions

Big thanks to Paul for once again writing this week’s article. It has been a crazy week and I just haven’t been able to get back into the swing of things. Posted a little late, but still a great read. Thanks Paul!

– Joey V

Last week, I predicted pretty poorly. The bright side is that I’m now in top place in the league. The downside is that with a loss I can slip this week from first to fifth. With three weeks to play, ten teams are still in the playoff hunt. There are no running backs left to grab except third stringers. You simply watch the scores of the team refresh, and when you don’t see any activity from a player for a while during a game, you start scouring the injury reports, hoping not to see your player’s name on there and planning for a backup off of the waiver if you do.

Earlier this week, I made a trade with the Citadel Spectres. I gave him Marcel Reese and Kyle Rudolph for Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Williams. Why would I trade two players who will start for them, for a player who is out for possibly the remainder of the year and a potential WR3? Because at this point, I need the Hopped Up Titans to lose MORE than I need to win. This game has gotten cutthroat.

Here come the picks along with the greatest positional help each team needs

– Paul F

Joey V Prediction Record: (35-13-1)
Paul F Prediction Record: (1-5-1)

Week 11 Matchups

Fighting Pacifists
(6-4)
Zombie Black Bears
(7-3)

Analysis

There’s been one major lesson I’ve learned this year. Thursday games will likely kill your team. Either through injury or low production, unless a player is so good, you’d be stupid not to play him. you don’t start a player in a Thursday game. These two teams started three players last night for a combined total of six points. The Fighting Pacifists major issue has been trying to find the hot hand at RB, while the Zombie Black Bears are dealing with the loss of their two major WR on bye this week, and hoping that Percy Harvin’s ankle is ready to play after the bye. After Thursday’s dismal performance, I give this week to the Zombie Black Bears. Even with four points out of two players, I still think they have the remaining firepower to get this done.

Predicted Winner: Zombie Black Bears

Citadel Spectres
(5-5)
Hopped Up Titans
(6-3-1)
TE TE

Analysis

I debated making this game this week’s highlight. I made a trade in the hopes of affecting it’s outcome. The Spectres need to win in order to stay in the race for the playoffs. The Hopped Up Titans can go from fifth to first with a win this week. ESPN predicts that the Titans will win this matchup, but I predict otherwise. I think that Brandon Marshall will not be able to produce with a back-up QB going against the stifling 49’s defense and that will make all the difference.

Predicted Winner: Citadel Spectres

Scottish Highlanders
(5-4-1)
Cydonia Chryssalids
(7-3)
RB2
None

Analysis

Want to see the difference injuries make? Look at the Highlanders, then at the Chryssalids. The Highlanders have 5 players probable, 3 questionable, and 1 out. The Chryssalids have 1 player probable and 1 out. At this point, the Chrysallids are desperately hoping an injury doesn’t take out their QB or their RB. As long as they stay injury free, they should win this matchup handily.

Predicted Winner: Cydonia Chryssalids

Lunaris Robunnys
(7-3)
Mars Space Cowboys
(0-10)
FLEX RB

Analysis

The Robunnys are going to blow this one out. When the weak point on your team is the flex player, and the opposing team looks like Bond after the opening sequence of Skyfall (Which, quick review, IS FRIGGIN AWESOME) there should be no reason you lose. Also, MSC, better luck next week and year.

Predicted Winner: Lunaris Robunnys

NJ Fear Boners
(2-6-2)
ARRGAN IISOU
(3-7)
WR2 QB

Analysis

The owner of the ARRGAN IISOU just made the trip to America for MEM3, and I want to root for him, but with Roflburger (Roethlisberger, but now you’ll always think of it like that) out after a devastating shoulder injury Monday night, he doesn’t have the strength to make a game of it. The Fear Boners will win this handily.

Predicted Winner: NJ Fear Boners

Binary Rock-Jocks
(3-7)
Hoboken Dread Pirates
(7-3)
FLEX WR2

Analysis

The Binary Rock-Jocks look great on paper. And then you look at their record and their points for and wonder “What? No. That can’t be right.” It’s a team that’s under performed all year long. Meanwhile, the Hoboken Dread Pirates are the only team deep enough to be starting THREE RBs. Their WR2 is only an issue because Victor Cruz is on Bye this week, but I think it’ll make them weak enough for the Rock-Jocks to finish off.

Predicted Winner: Binary Rock-Jocks

Week 11 Spotlight Match

Tuchanka Thresher Maw’s
(5-5)
The Besaid Aurochs
(5-5)
TE WR

Analysis

Two teams enter, one team leaves. This week’s highlight will have someone in the playoffs, and the other team going home. The Tuchanka Thresher Maws are absolutely hampered this week, with Adrian Peterson on his bye week, and I think it’ll make all the difference. I say the Besaid Aurochs win this week. A close if they go as planned, but being the only team in the league deep at TE, they can potentially expand their margin of victory and increase their chances to get to the playoffs with a good trade.

Predicted Winner: The Besaid Aurochs

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One Comment:

  1. So, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from this week, it’s that I am absolutely terrible at predicting fantasy football team results.

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