Fantasy Football Bold Moves | Week 15
Week 14 in fantasy football bold moves was another disappointing week with two of my anti-selections having their biggest games of the season.
Matt Ryan had a 28 point fantasy performance against Carolina, which was his best of the season. Perhaps I can blame the uselessness of Michael Turner against the Panthers’ embarrassingly bad run defense.
I started Rex Grossman over Ryan who had just 11 points in Week 13 and Grossman still got me a solid 14, but oh well.
I started Marion Barber against Denver over Steven Jackson this week and it netted a 1 point loss. Jackson had over 120 total yards as well as a touchdown, but Barber’s fumble cost him two points.
The big one was Anquan Boldin and Marques Colston. Like Ryan, Colston also decided to have his biggest fantasy performance of 2011, having 22 points against Tennessee. That was a big time disappointment for me as Boldin finished up with just five.
Jermaine Gresham got me a point back over Brent Celek, but I lost five points by trusting Kansas City’s defense for a second week in a row. The Patriots defense recorded seven points, which is embarrassing for Chiefs fans.
Here are Week 15′s Bold Moves:
Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans over Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Let’s face it, this isn’t the 2010 Michael Vick who’s compiling six touchdowns in a game.
Vick has been injured and has been disappointing for all of those who drafted him in the first two rounds (everybody).
Locker gets a chance this week against the Colts who’s defense is absolutely terrible. He can make plays with his feet and throw the ball down field.
Look for Locker to make a few solid plays, while Vick has a tougher match-up against the Jets.
Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals over Shonn Greene, RB, New York Jets
Wells have a solid match-up at home against Cleveland on Sunday and he should take advantage of it.
While Shonn Greene has been great in the last two weeks and has another favorable match-up, I struggle to believe that he will continue to produce big numbers.
Despite his knee, Wells should have a very respectable game against the Browns with the Cardinals getting the W.
Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons over Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants
Victor Cruz has been a stud for much of the season, but part of that has been without Mario Manningham being in the lineup.
Julio Jones was leading the Falcons in receptions before his hamstring injuries made him miss some time, but after a great Week 14, it’s clear he’s back.
Cruz was shut down in Week 14, while Manningham made more plays, and this week Jones has a dream match-up against a poor Carolina defense, while Cruz has a solid, but not great match-up against Washington.
Owen Daniels, TE, Houston over Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay
Daniels is attempting to earn his way back to elite status, and he could if the touchdowns in recent weeks went to him and not Joel Dreessen.
But he’s still putting out a solid amount of yardage and getting quite a few snaps offensively.
Jermichael Finley has been struggling in recent weeks and has a slightly tougher match-up against Kansas City than Daniels does against Carolina.
Tennessee Titans Defense over Chicago Bears Defense
The Titans underrated defense gets to match-up against Dan Orlovsky and one of the worst offenses in football.
Chicago gets to face a Seattle offense that has put up decent numbers in recent weeks, despite playing against lowly teams like the Rams.
Still, my money is on Tennessee to force a few turnovers and get to Orlovsky, while holding Indianapolis under 13 points.