Tag:Mike Sims-Walker
Posted on: October 17, 2009 9:27 am
Edited on: October 17, 2009 9:28 am

Cattles' Corner - Week 6 Fantasy Mailbag

First off, thanks everyone for some great questions this week and I hope my suggestions help.  Remember, if you've got any problems heading into Week 7, feel free to send me an email at nick@985thesportshub.com.  Oh yeah, and remember to listen to the Fantasy Foreplay every Friday on Tanguay and Zolak.  Let's go...

Q. I'm trying to sell high on Clinton Portis, would Portis/E. Royal or D. Avery for B.Jacobs/T.O. be a good trade? - Brian

A.  Brian, the schedule for Portis gets a little bit more difficult down the stretch this season, the same could be said for Jacobs.  To me, that's a wash.  So it comes down to Avery or Royal vs. T.O.  I'm not big on any of them, but think if Marc Bulger could stay healthy, which is a big if, D. Avery will start to show up in the box score more.  If you have faith in T.O. turning it around or getting traded, and quite frankly I don't, then I'd take the risk and trade.  If not, stay put.

Q.  My team is 1-4 and I'm looking for a shake-up.  This is the deal offered:  I'd give up Kevin Smith, Glen Coffee and Mike Sims-Walker, while getting back Steven Jackson, Fred Jackson and DeSean Jackson.  What do you think? - Alex

A.  Hey Alex, first off, to me it's weird that if you made the deal you'd be getting three Jackson's back, but that's just me  Steven Jackson is really the critical part of this deal.  He is on an awful team, but if Bulger plays that'll help.  If you also look at his schedule for the remainder of the season it might spell success.  The wideouts are a tough call.  I like DeSean Jackson, especially with McNabb back.  But as long as Mike Sims-Walker doesn't get to bed late and miss games, his schedule is softer than Downy.  In a part not included in this question, you also have DeAngelo Williams in your backfield.  So, to me, a backfield of Williams and Steven Jackson is too good to pass up.  Hope that Steven starts chugging along...

Q. Who to start:  Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brian Westbrook or Tim Hightower? - JC
A.  JC, out of the New York backfield I like Bradshaw.  Jacobs hasn't done a heck of a lot lately, so I think the Giants will ride the hot hand.  However, if I was you, I'd start Hightower and Westbrook.  Hightower, even if he doesn't run a ton, he's got the chance for a TD and a bunch of catches out of the backfield.  A healthy Westbrook should feast on Oakland.

Q.  Who to start?  Maclin or Manningham (starting D. Jackson)?  Marshawn Lynch over Steven Jackson or Chris Johnson?  Dustin Keller or Marcedes Lewis? - Matthew

A.  Matthew, I'd start Manningham over Maclin, if you're already playing D. Jackson.  I don't like starting two WR's from the same team, no matter what the match up is.  I wouldn't start Lynch over Jackson or Johnson, due to Lynch' face off with the Jets.  I think the Jets are going to come out breathing fire after stumbling the past couple of weeks.  I do like Keller against that terrible Buffalo D'.  With Sims-Walker back in the mix, I think Lewis sees less targets.

Q.  Tom Brady vs. Tennessee or Matt Hasselbeck vs. Arizona? - Larry

A.  Larry, this is tough, but I've got to go Brady.  Unless the weather is monsoon-like tomorrow at Gillette, you have to believe that Sunday is the day that Brady lets it loose.  The Hasselbeck match up is great, but in this case I'd go with the better QB against one of the worst secondaries I've seen.

Good luck everyone, see you in Week 7!

Nick Cattles, Producer
Posted on: October 2, 2009 5:26 pm

Cattles' Corner - The First Week of Byes Hit Hard

So it's the first NFL bye week on the schedule and I'm sure many of you are about to be hit hard.  Looking at the list of players out is like reading a potential Pro Bowl roster.  Good bye Kurt Warner.  See you later Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin.  I look forward to starting you next week DeAngelo Williams.  Tony Gonzalez, you've left me no choice!  Hey, don't fret.  It's going to happen to everyone and I'm sure you're not the only guy or gal in your league scrambling for a sub.  Let's take a look at some possible guys that can fill a void if you've got them and others to stay away from.

First, as I mentioned in my Fantasy Foreplay segment earlier today on Tanguay and Zolak, I like David Garrard and Mike Sims-Walker.  I had the unfortunate opportunity to watch some of the Titans-Jets game last week and I'll tell you, this isn't your older brother's Titans.  Tennessee can't defend the pass.  They've given up the most receiving yards in the league and are 29th overall in passing yards allowed.

A lot of talk has been pointed towards Denver and their 3-0 start and for good reason.  But I also like them from a fantasy standpoint this week when they host the Cowboys. This Dallas team can be thrown on.  If you're reaching for a starter this week at QB, I wouldn't be surprised if Kyle Orton puts up good numbers.  Also, I hope you Brandon Marshall owners have been paying attention.  He had a good game last week and I'd look for him to do some damage versus the 'Boys.

Finally, I'll give you a quick hit list of some more sits and starts.  I like Donald Brown against Seattle and Earl Bennett against Detroit.  Brown's getting more of a handle on the Colts offense and is seeing the ball more because of it.  As for Bennett in Chicago, he's getting a lot of targets and is facing that bad Detroit Defense.  In Miami, T.O. might finally get some things done.  I'm not a big fan of Ben Roethlisberger nor am I excited about Roy Williams.  Finally, whoever's healthy and plays between Wes Welker and Julian Edelman could have a bigger day than expected against the Ravens.

Good luck everyone and remember, you can hit me with your fantasy questions by sending them to tanguayandzolak@985thesportshub.com...Yes, the address is that long.

Nick Cattles, Producer

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