What Makes A Good Fantasy Football Commissioner?

Fantasy football league quality is generally dependent on the resolve of the person designated as commissioner. Disputes must be resolved fairly and objectively, team managers must be involved and want to succeed, and any money collected must be distributed according to the pre-determined structure. First, I will discuss the various tools available to the commissioner,…

Fantasy football league quality is generally dependent on the resolve of the person designated as commissioner. Disputes must be resolved fairly and objectively, team managers must be involved and want to succeed, and any money collected must be distributed according to the pre-determined structure. First, I will discuss the various tools available to the commissioner, and then go into the qualities that make a good commissioner.

The commissioner determinates some of the most important aspects of the league before the draft. First, the commissioner is generally responsible for recruiting enough players to have a competitive league. General leagues are between 8 to 12 players, but 6 or 14 in extreme scenarios can be used. Generally, four teams are frowned upon because every team will be an all-star team and skill will be relegated to luck. Sixteen teams is in my opinion way too much, because you will be scrapping the bottom of the barrel of players to fill out your roster.

If you are doing a cash league, recruit players that can and will pay before or at the draft. I have had several leagues with that one bad apple that always has a sob story about how they do not have the money, forgot the money, or will pay you in the future. Avoid these people if possible, because they are very hard to collect from. As the commissioner, it is your responsibility to promote fairness and collect funds, so if you can not collect then you might be responsible for their share, which of course is not really fair.

Finally, try and make sure that your players are knowledgeable about sports and competitive. Chances are that most passive fans will give up as soon as the going gets rough, so try to find people with fantasy experience, football knowledge, or a competitive streak. Most leagues have one or two people that might give up halfway through, but a league where half of the managers give up is just no fun for anyone. Try to control the types of people that enter your league.

After you have a general idea of ​​who will be in your league, you will need to make some decisions about your league. Scoring is pretty important, and most league hosting sites have default values ​​already installed for their leagues. If you are really unfamiliar with fantasy football, you might want to leave the values ​​as they are. Depending on how you want to weigh things like defense vs. defense, position importance, and special team scores, you might want to adjust some of the default scores, however. Also, some leagues get really technical and use decimal points to represent yardage or assisted tackles, and some use negative points. Decide how realistic and serious you want your league to be and adjust your scoring options accordingly.

As commissioner, you also need to decide which roster positions are best suited for your league. Once again, the sites generally have default roster positions set, but you will need to decide on a couple of issues relating to positions. Generally, basic leagues include team defenses, but more complex leagues can include individual defensive positions in addition. It is not uncommon to have one or two positions for each level of defense, from the defensive line to the linebackers to the secondary. Keep in mind that defensive line players will be hard to get points for because they do not register too many tackles, so anything in excess of two will really be a stretch to roster formidable linemen.

Another simple decision that a commissioner must make is whether to have a live draft or an online draft. If at all possible, invest in a live draft. It gets the competitive juices flowing, allows everyone to meet each other, and makes it easier to collect league dues. Live drafts are not always practical, however, because people have different schedules and in many cases live too far away from each other to make it happen. In these cases, there's nothing wrong with doing an online draft. Just make sure that everyone can make the draft, because not having people there can make them lose interest or be happy with the procedure taken to choose their teams. Overall, maybe one or two people might miss the draft and it's not the worst thing that could happen, but plan for a way for no one to miss, and that should take care of most of the risk.

There are several other pre-draft decisions that a commissioner must make, but these are pretty simple decisions. The Commissioners must decide whether to organize their league in divisions, how much money to charge (if any), whether or not to set a limit for number of acquisitions, and whether or not to make the league a keeper league (some players are kept for more than one season) or an auction league (waiver acquisitions are determined by a bidding format.

Once the draft has begun, the commissioner for the most part is just another manager, but he or she may occasionally have to settle disputes. In these cases, generally try to include the opinions of as many league members as you can, but it is your responsibility to make firm and sound decisions. Use managers as you would advise, realizing that they may make decisions based on their own interest as well because of stands or friendships. In the end, you need to make judgments fairly and objectively.

Finally, pretty much any one can be a good commissioner, but there are several qualities that should help. First, managers should be good leaders. People need to believe in the decisions that a commissioner makes, and the commissioner must be confident enough to enforce rulings. The Commissioners should be responsible, as they will need to invest a good deal of time communicating with managers and collecting dues. They need to remain invested in the league even if others decide to quit, because the entire league depends on them. Finally, commissioners should be fair, because decisions will need to be made that for the integrity of the league will need to be made objectively.

The Science of the Sleeper Pick

Fantasy Football spends a lot of time on the concept of the sleeper pick. Successful sleeper picks are generally the difference between fantasy football glory and fantasy football despair. Anyone who is just starting out should take the time to read this article and figure out what sleepers are, how to locate them, and knowing…

Fantasy Football spends a lot of time on the concept of the sleeper pick. Successful sleeper picks are generally the difference between fantasy football glory and fantasy football despair. Anyone who is just starting out should take the time to read this article and figure out what sleepers are, how to locate them, and knowing when to cut them if they are not living up to the hype.

Sleeper picks reference players who are due for a big breakout. General draft strategy dictates that you should generally invest in two or three high potential players that have never quite made it to fantasy stardom yet. From year to year inconsistency reigns supreme, so draft strategy based on previous stats will rarely work. You need to think in terms of who is poised to break out, as the future is really all that matters.

How do you recognize sleepers? Since practically everyone in the NFL has the talent to be a major contributor, sleeper success relies on getting an opportunity. You need to realize that a good portion of sleeper picks will fail due to their sheer volatility, but the one that makes it will be worth the low draft pick. Sleepers typically arise from replacement of a player due to trades, retirements, injuries, or just letting the previous player go from his contract. New players are thrust into the forefront, and it is their responsibility to pick up the slack of the missing player. These are the people you want to grab, especially if you have seen glimpses of success in the past. I remember watching Mike Wallace go deep again and again in 2009, thinking that if he would ever get an opportunity in the NFL he would be a monster. Brandon Lloyd for a few games with the Bears in 2007 showed glimpses of his speed and athleticism, and he just never received the opportunity. Fast forward to 2010, and Lloyd and Wallace are two of the best receivers in the AFC, and really the NFL. How could we see this coming? The Steelers just lost Santonio Holmes to the Jets, and the Broncos just lost Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins. As a result, voids were created on these teams, and someone needed to step up and take control. The players with the most ability and best work ethic generally will get the first chance, which in Wallace's case proved to be true. Lloyd was an afterthought in the Denver passing game, but he developed chemistry with Orton and really took control. In general, voids created by players leaving are the best ways to find good sleepers.

The addition of new camps can also create sleepers. If a team is able to acquire a good quarterback when they previously had none, then ho-hum wide receivers might all of a sudden become fantasy juggernauts. Solidifying an offensive line or adding a strong fullback may cause a weak running back to turn into a fantasy monster. Keep an eye out in the offseason for seemingly futile acquisitions and weigh their impact on the fantasy landscape.

Not only new players have an impact on sleepers, but also new coaches can cause new players to break out. New coaches generally come with different philosophies and look for different things in players, so you can usually expect that team's landscape to be drastically different than the year before. Track records for coaches should be inspected carefully as well. Coaches like Pete Carrol have a history of loving the pass more than the run. So in 2010 when Carrol came to Seattle, was anyone really surprised to see the Seahawks struggling to run the ball? Mike Martz came to Chicago as the offensive coordinator in 2010 as well, and he has a history of a timing offensive based on smart quarterback and wide receiver play and quick releases. His style of play dictates turnovers and sacks, however, due to the complexity and need for players to always be in the right spot at the right time. Jay Cutler, therefore, has great yards and touchdowns but also throws a high number of interceptions and takes a lot of sacks. Coaches can create opportunities simply by a change of philosophy, as noted by Carrol causing the emergence of Mike Williams and Martz causing the emergence of several Bears wide receivers like Johnny Knox and Earl Bennet who were irrelevant the year before.

So let's say that you have spotted a player that you think is going to have a breakout year. When should you pick him up in a draft? The answer is both simple yet complex; you pick him up ahead of the market. Just because you think that the player is ready to explode, you should not overextend his worth too much, because you can realistically wait and pick up some other valuable pieces beforehand. Fantasy football hosting websites will have a planned rankings system, and you probably want to snatch them right before the site says they should be picked up. If you miss out on one because you did not jump for him, do not worry about it. You will have plenty of other opportunities for sleepers, and their value is limited due to their inherent risk. Do not stretch too hard for players like that because you will leave holes in your team since some of your sleepers will not turn out the way you wanted.

You can also try to make some trades for some sleepers before they emerge. Chances are their trade value will be limited since they are still to prove themselves, so if you have an overabundance of a position then you can always pull a trade. Realistically, however, there will be plenty of breakout players that were not even drafted, so just keep an eye out for situations that can lend to the development of a sleeper. Some players break out from absolutely now as well, so take a chance on some players when they have good weeks. Overall, just be aware that every year is different from the year before, and you need to adapt as the year goes on to be successful.

Kinect’s Sports and Fitness Games

Kinect games are the latest offers in the market today that will surely become a hit this Holiday season. One of their games, Kinect Sports, is the future of games, fitness and sports. Kinect Sports is unlike anything else in the market today. It promises to be the yardstick by which games with motion technology…

Kinect games are the latest offers in the market today that will surely become a hit this Holiday season. One of their games, Kinect Sports, is the future of games, fitness and sports. Kinect Sports is unlike anything else in the market today. It promises to be the yardstick by which games with motion technology are measured. Kinect Sports is a compilation of various sporting events.

Sports Games Collections For Kinect
Sports collections make very good introductions to motion sensor technology because it involves a lot of actions to be executed. Although this is very much different from going outside and playing a serious game of basketball, it will make you exert a lot of effort and energy so you can be sure you will burn off a lot of calories.

Unlike other gaming consoles that can be controlled by a single controller, Kinect asks you to do so much more and to exert so much more. Physically, it is just like working out. You need to punch, kick, throw and run. You will be required to move your entire body. Unlike other games where you will just need to move your arms while you stand in place, with Kinect Sports you are required to move your entire body. You will run and jump in place. You'll be giving your body its much-needed exercise. Expect to move and expect to see and feel the sweat on your body.

Kinect Sports are a joy especially when it is played with friends. Video games and exercise can be fun if you have your closest friends around you. There are party modes which a group of friends will enjoy fully, Party Play and Mini Games. There are also various Main Event modes that you can choose from and it includes bowling, boxing, soccer, table tennis, volleyball and track and field. Playing with a human opponent is far better than playing against the computer.

Party events are smaller versions of Main events. Games are played in a shorter time and with a human opponent. When you play with friends, you need a large area where you can move without running over the vase on the table and bumping into things. In this case, a large living room helps a lot. You can also push the tables and the chairs back. This will give you more room to move freely.

Some Minor Flaws With Kinect Despite High Reviews
Although this is near perfect, it still has flaws that will be hopefully corrected with system upgrades very soon. One of its first major drawbacks is the fact that the controller is not very accurate and reliable. You will experience delays when you move and how your movement is represented on screen. This might not be noticeable in easier games and while playing against the computer but when the game progresses to the more difficult movements, it is severely inconspicuous. The table tennis and boxing games seem to be the most affected by this. This flaw makes it very easy to miss a ping-pong ball and it leaves the player vulnerable to counter attacks.

The camera has a hard time catching up with the movements in real time. It does not really matter if you are fast because the camera will have a big problem picking up the actions. This is a big downer but it does not destroy the overall game. Aside from this and the lag, the game is near perfect. This game got very impressive reviews from various sites averaging 8 out of 10. It describes it too.

Draft Tips: Always Take a Kicker Last

Yes, it is true what they say. You should always take a kicker last. So let's start with that promise. Why should you (almost) always wait to take a kicker until the final round of the draft? Using 2009 stats and assuming a 10 team 1 Kicker league, the top scoring Kicker put up 146…

Yes, it is true what they say. You should always take a kicker last.

So let's start with that promise. Why should you (almost) always wait to take a kicker until the final round of the draft? Using 2009 stats and assuming a 10 team 1 Kicker league, the top scoring Kicker put up 146 points while the 10th ranked Kicker went for 118 points – a difference of 28 points, which averages out to 1.75 points per game – not a big deal.

If you missed out on one of the top 3 finishers last year, the range dropped from 129 points (4th) to 118 points (10th), averaging out to a.68 points per game difference – pathetic.

The other reality is that kicker production is really hard to predict. How many of you picked David Akers to finish 2nd last season? Any one of the Kickers that finished 6-12 could have put up 1 extra field goal in 6 of their 16 games and climbed into the Top 5 or better.

Taking a kicker early also means that you are leaving sleepers and high upside players at impact positions on the board. Those potential contributors may not last the duration of the draft or hang around in free agency too long. Meanwhile, you'll more than likely be able to find a comparable Kicker anytime you need one through the season.

Basically, in standard leagues drafting a kicker last remains one of the cardinal rules of most fantasy football draft strategies, but there could be an occasional exception.

If your league rules and settings vary far enough from the standard, you may find a good reason to break the rule. For instance, if your league requires you to keep 2 Kickers you should not wait until the last 2 rounds. One can wait until the end, but you should take your first one a few rounds sooner. I recommend gauging how other teams are drafting. Just make sure you get 1 quality kicker before other teams start filling in their second Kicker.

There could be other variations where taking a Kicker early may make sense, but they are bound to be few and far between.

The Psychology of Fantasy

On the role of the conscious mind in fantasy and studying the uses, functions and stages of fantasy Fantasy is an essential part of our thinking. It is imagination in its extremes and shows how far our minds can stretch beyond the normal and the natural. All creativity has an element of fantasy as when…

On the role of the conscious mind in fantasy and studying the uses, functions and stages of fantasy

Fantasy is an essential part of our thinking. It is imagination in its extremes and shows how far our minds can stretch beyond the normal and the natural. All creativity has an element of fantasy as when an artist paints a nude figure or a poet dreams of a perfect world, even reality itself seems to take on some sort of fantastic or slightly exaggerated form.

Although the presence of fantasy in all creative composition could have a controversial claim and researchers would say that fantasy is a distinct mental process which is disclosed only in films, stories, art work that essentially contains supernatural phenomena. All stories or art forms having magic, supernatural elements or scientifically and realistically implausible scenarios could have been considered in the genre of fantasy. Yet as we know even in science certain theories as Multiple Worlds theory in quantum physics or theories about extinction of dinosaurs in Biology and biblical theory of Creationism are all based on imagination and elements of fantasy although multiple worlds theory and extinction theory are both strongly supported by facts or equations as well.

Fantasy is almost an essential ingredient in specialized science and with increased human quest for knowledge science is now more about speculation than about reality driven results and interpretation. Fantasy plays a role in science, in religion, mythology, arts and literature, in films and in almost every aspect of our life. In fact in love relationships fantasy forms an essential part of the imagination and trigger emotions. When you incessantly think about a lover in a specific way, you are engaging in fantasy and this sort of fantasy gives mental pleasure and a certain impetus to make the fantasy a reality so fantasy is a prerequisite to motivation. When you as a student fantasize about a life of success and wealth or fame, you are again fantasizing about your future and this is important in your future road to success.

Thus fantasy is absolutely necessary as in imagination and in intensive fantasy we not only release our unconscious needs and desires but can actively channel them in a way that would help us in the ultimate wish fulfillment. Fantasy lays the road for our future wishes and what we want to do and where we want to go. Without a certain degree of imagination and intense fantasy we will never be able to achieve anything in life. Fantasy is that necessary as it provides mental impetus to think beyond the normal, the real and the immediate and helps us to shape our future. Fantasy could ever slowly become an obsession as for example if you incessantly fantasize about someone or something that could become easily unhealthy and obsessive. Since fantasy itself is an exaggerated mental process, fantasy in only small and healthy doses with a realistic goal would be a positive phenomenon.

Any study in fantasy would have certain distinct goals and some of the ways in which fantasy could be studied within psychology would be directed towards understanding:

Fantasy as genre and as used in arts, literature, philosophy, religion, science

Fantasy as an exaggerated form of imagination or the basis of creativity in our daily life

Fantasy as the root of obsession, mental illness and loss of productivity

Fantasy as the road to understanding our desires, desires, motivation, beliefs, attitudes and impulses

Studying fantasy as a genre would involve analysis of the elements of fantasy in literature as in the works Tolkien or Rowling and this aspect of fantasy has been successfully dealt with in literature, sociology and cultural studies. JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings or JK Rowling's Harry Potter series and recently J Cameron's Avatar highlight the strong use of fantasy and also its commercial or literary success. In fact the success of fantasy could be because of the basic need to escape from reality as all fantasies provide a temporary escape from reality which we all need. What has been overlooked is the analysis of fantasy as it begins as a positive mental process, conducive to creativity and identifying the point where such fantasy becomes harmful or mentally deteriorating for an individual.

The stages of fantasy and its evolution to creativity would involve a trigger event in the first stages that lead to heightened imagination and fantasy. This fantasy then evolves either to creativity or to some forms of mental preoccupation, illness, paranoia and beliefs about distorted reality. The evolution of imagination to fantasy and further to creativity or mental illness has not been studied extensively in psychology and the study of fantasy should be given as much importance within general psychology as dreams are given in psychoanalysis.

The study of fantasy could then be on three levels:

1. Identifying the stages in the development of fantasy and the relationships with imagination, creativity and mental illness

2. Identifying the functions of fantasy from release of mental energy as in case of dreams and wish fulfillment although it is also necessary to differentiate the mechanisms of dreams from that of fantasy

3. Identifying the use of fantasy in literature, art, culture, religion, daily life, behavior and attitudes, love and relationships and possible interpretation through symbolism or other means.

Since fantasy works on a more conscious level than dreams and consists of bizarre or supernatural events and characters, it will not be too useful to define or explain fantasy with psychoanalysis as psychoanalysis is especially effective in dealing with the unconscious. Fantasy in the realm of imagination, only in its exaggerated forms being more about the limits of the conscious mind could need a fundamentally different psychological approach when compared with the unconscious. In fact Freudian psychoanalysis would not be too successful in the interpretation of fantasy. Explaining fantasy would require understanding the conscious mind in its extremes. Since fantasy is primarily a sort of wish fulfillment, fantasy has its positive effects on the mind.

Fantasy, like imagination and associated creative processes aids us in our mental journey and fantasies trigger positive emotions that help in productivity through motivation of individuals. Fantasy could bring out repressed emotions and desires (you may have fancied someone in childhood and you romance someone similar in your fantasies), play out denials of certain facts or events (as you may fantasize your ex lover more after knowing that you will never be with her again) or may be used as a means of sublimation (through fantasy in art and literature or poetry). Thus fantasy could have been adequately explained with psychoanalysis at the more functional level as to how fantasy is useful for us. Although at a more structural level where it is important to understand the components of fantasy, psychoanalysis is not adequate as fantasy is about the conscious rather than the unconscious.

In fact the difference between dreams and fantasy is that in fantasy we are consciously aware of our imagination where in dreams we are not consciously aware of our imagination.

The differences and similarities between fantasy and dreams will have to be studied further in psychology although imagination would be the common component and imagination plays a role both in unconscious dreaming and conscious fantasy. Imagination seemed to precede fantasy and dreams preceded imagination although this could be controversial and intensive study would be required. Thus fantasy is an exaggerated form of imagination and imagination is the product of dreams. When fantasy loses its proportion and there is a blurred distinction between fantasy and reality, mental illness takes the form of paranoia or delusion in which fantasy returns reality or fantasy is considered reality. So if a girl repeatedly fantasizes that she is a princess, she might start believing in the fantasy and develop delusion of being actually being a princess.

It is essential that fantasy is recognized and used positively so that children and adults alike can actually use their fantasy for creative work.

Draft Tips: Drafting Quarterbacks

Quarterback drafting has become very interesting in recent seasons. There has been a significant uptick in quarterback production and it has brought about significant changes in the fantasy landscape, especially during the draft. Until recently, it was almost unheard of to see a QB come off the board in the first round. Now, it is…

Quarterback drafting has become very interesting in recent seasons. There has been a significant uptick in quarterback production and it has brought about significant changes in the fantasy landscape, especially during the draft. Until recently, it was almost unheard of to see a QB come off the board in the first round. Now, it is pretty common. In fact, you are almost guaranteed to see 2 go in the first round, maybe even 3 now.

So let's talk a little strategy:

This discussion actually starts with Running Backs. Each year there is a handy of must have RB (2010 For Example: Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Ray Rice.) I could not in good conscience take a QB over any of these guys. After this elite tier, I could not fault someone for taking a top tier Quarterback (In 2010: Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning.)

My logic has to do with the question marks for the next group of Running Backs. Frank Gore now has Brian Westbrook, Steven Jackson was all yardage and no end zone last year, and Michael Turner's 2009 turned up some minor concerns. Having said that, I could not argue with someone taking a sure thing QB with a mid-late first round pick. The later the pick, the more I am fine with this strategy, because your turn will come back again soon enough for you to get a quality starting Running Back.

Okay, so the advice above may help you get through the first round and a half. The top 3 QB's will likely be gone by then. So what now?

Last year, 10 Quarterbacks thread for over 4,000 yards. Assuming your league is 10 teams and you can do basic division – that means you should have no problem landing one of those 10 guys. So do not jump too early to get one! The difference between QB's 4 through 10 is not widely distributed. If you see greater, scarcer value at WR or RB, you would be better served going that direction.

Keep an eye on how other teams are drafting and make sure you get one of those 4-10 QB's before other drafters start taking their backup QB's.

QB Backup:

Next, you still have to obtain a backup QB. In a nutshell, the best strategy here is to get a good QB in Round 1 that you believe is worth a start almost every week of the season. If you can do that, then you only need a backup QB to cover your bye week or if your first QB gets injured.

Every draft is different, so you'll still have to do some of your own thinking, but having a plan and knowing that you can fit in another RB or WR while some other teams chase after fairly even Quarterbacks should help take off some of the pressure.

Fantasy Football Player Analyzer: Mike Thomas WR Jacksonville Jaguars

It's getting late in the fantasy football regular season but there are still players widely available who can help give you that extra push to the playoffs. One such player could be Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Thomas who has garnered notice even before his 8 catch / 149 yards / 1 TD bonanza last Sunday.…

It's getting late in the fantasy football regular season but there are still players widely available who can help give you that extra push to the playoffs. One such player could be Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Thomas who has garnered notice even before his 8 catch / 149 yards / 1 TD bonanza last Sunday. The fact of the matter is that Thomas has been a solid player all season and he has made him himself a valuable fantasy football asset, especially in PPR leagues. Previously unknown before this season, many wonder whether Thomas can keep it up or if he is just a flash in the pan? Lets break it down below.

For starters, Mike Thomas was a fourth round draft pick in the 2009 NFL draft and did pretty well his rookie season in combining 48 catches for 453 yards with one touchdown. Thomas proved himself to the coaching staff and was made the starter for 2010. Well he began with a bang by catching 6 passes in Week 1 for 89 yards and like I said he has been solid all season. Not especially fast, Thomas does his best work underneath in a possession type role for the Jaguars while Mike Sims-Walker handles the deeper throws.

Sims-Walker is also the main TD threat in the red zone and not Thomas as evidenced by the fact the latter has only scored twice this year out of 41 pass grabs. Look for more of the same as the rest of the fantasy football season plays out which is not a bad thing if you play in a PPR league. The Jaguars have seemingly turned into a high powered passing overnight overnight as QV David Garrard has thrown for an insane for him. Clearly something is clicking in the passing game and so the opportunities should continue to be there for Thomas.

Garrard looks like he has grown to like throwing the ball to him and so this is further evidence that Thomas will continue to provide value. Again Thomas wont light it up week after week in his fantasy football stats but overall he will be a nice low value weapon for owners as we gear up for the campaign campaign. Pick him up in PPR and leave him along in TD heavy setups right now.

NFL Fantasy Football Week 10 QB Wrapup

Jay Cutler: 22/35 for 237 yards with 3 TD's and 2 INT's. Games like this are pretty much which symbolizes Cutler in fantasy football. You get the good with the three scores and the bad with the two picks. Ultimataely the picks are what keeps him from being a decent QB play. Brett Favre: 18/31…

Jay Cutler: 22/35 for 237 yards with 3 TD's and 2 INT's. Games like this are pretty much which symbolizes Cutler in fantasy football. You get the good with the three scores and the bad with the two picks. Ultimataely the picks are what keeps him from being a decent QB play.

Brett Favre: 18/31 for 171 yards with 1 TD and 3 INT's. Favre truly has been pathetic this season and you can say he has been among the worst starters in football. Needless to say its the end of the line for one of the best to ever play the position.

Matt Schaub: 22/32 for 314 yards with 2 TD's and 0 INT's. Schaub finally put together a great game after struggling big time the last month. Of course the fights were not all his fault but he was responsible some. Put him back in the lineup.

David Garrard: 24/31 for 342 yards with 2 TD's and 0 INT's. Garrard has now thrown for 6 TD's and ran for one score the last two weeks. I advised those who owned Drew Brees who is on a bye to start him this week. Hope you listened. Garrard is actually looking worthy of full time starting status in fantasy football.

Tennessee Titans QB's: So Kerry Collins gets the start and soon has to leave with injury. Vince Young comes off the bench to throw for one TD and 1 pick. Neither guy is worth your attention.

Miami Dolphins QB's .: There really was a ton of carnage here as first Chad Pennington gets hurt, than Chad Henne, and than Tyler Thigpen comes off the bench to throw for one TD. None of these guys are worth anything.

Ryan Fitzpatrick: 12/24 for 146 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT's. It was not pretty but Fitzpatrick was able to throw his custom TD pass. The weather was tough so do not read too much into his struggles. He is still worth an every week start.

Shaun Hill: 29/50 for 323 yards with 1 TD's and 1 INT. I told everyone who would listen to grab Hill off waivers if you needed QB help as he was very good before he got hurt. With Matthew Stafford out for the season, he once again has the chance to help you the rest of the season. Nice game here and the weapons he has ensures there will be more like it.

Peyton Manning: 20/36 for 185 yards. Very rare is it to see Manning does not have a TD pass in any game and there are a lot of annoyed fantasy football owners today. Still you can never truly get annoyed at the best passer in the league.

Carson Palmer: 31/42 for 292 yards with 2 TD's and 3 INT's. We are back to the sketchy Palmer again as he is playing inconsistent football. This should not happen due to the fact he has a ton of weapons to use so for now Palmer is not worth keeping in your lineup.

Jimmy Clausen: 16/29 for 191 yards with 0 TD's and 0 INT's. There is nothing to say here.

Josh Freeman: 18/24 for 241 yards with 2 TD's and 0 INT's. I know I have been slow to come around but I will finally say that Josh Freeman is worthy of starting in all fantasy football leagues. The kid has made fantastic progress this season and he has a very bright future as a QB in this league.

Joe Flacco: 22/34 for 215 yards with 3 TD's and 1 INT. Flaccos has been ridiculously good over the last two months and he is fulfilling all of the potential that was expected of him to this point in his young career.

Matt Ryan: 32/50 for 316 yards with 3 TD's and 0 INT's. Ryan is starting to put himself into the elite class of passers in fantasy football and he also placed himself in the MVP discussions. Great kid and great possibilities for stardom here.

Mark Sanchez: 27/44 for 299 yards with 2 TD's and 1 INT along with 1 rushing TD. Sanchez has been very good in his second year in the league and I have been hesitant to name him fantasy football worthy but the evidence is mounting that he describes a look. Remember though that the weather will get nasty soon in New York so the team could turn to the running game more the rest of the way.

Colt McCoy: 18/31 for 205 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. McCoy has the IT factor to succeed in the NFL but unfortunately he does not have the numbers to be a fantasy football weapon yet.

Matt Cassel: 33/53 for 469 yards with 4 TD's and 0 INT's. It was pretty much a perfect game for Cassel and one we are not likely to see all to often. The Chiefs were forced to go to the air early as the Broncos jumped out so far ahead so early. Cassel has it in him to have games like this but the Chiefs are still a run dominated team so dont run to the waiver wire to grab him yet.

Kyle Orton: 22/34 for 296 yards with 4 TD's and 0 INT's. Orton had gone quiet over the last month after a ridiculously good start to the season but he stepped back into the limelight of fantasy football star this week. Orton should continue being started in all leagues due to the extreme reliance on the pass in Denver.

Sam Bradford: 30/42 for 251 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. I have said before and I will say it again. This guy will be a top 5 fantasy football QB as soon as next season. You heard it hear first. As far as this year is concerned, dont go crazy here. He is strictly a match-up play.

Troy Smith: 17/28 for 256 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT's. Smith should have thrown for 3 TD's in this game but two were taken away by penalty. All in all, he has been very impressive in his two starts and there is no way Alex Smith gets off the bench now. Keep a close eye on Smith as he can put up Michael Vick like numbers.

Eli Manning: 33/48 for 373 yards with 2 TD's and 2 INT's. Manning has really got to stop with the interceptions because it is ruining his fantasy football season. It was not all bad due to the high yardage and 2 TD's but Manning could have been a special season if he did not turn it over so much right now.

Jon Kitna: 13/22 for 327 yards with 3 TD's and 1 INT. Kitna was scooped up in big numbers after Tony Romo was lost for 6-8 weeks and than he was dropped just as much when he stunk up the joint in his first start. Now Kitna has put together two straight solid outings and so he will likely be picked up in large numbers this week. I have no problem with that as the weaponry is incredible here and should lead to very good numbers for Kitna if he can keep the ball from going into the opposing defenses norms.

Matt Hasselbeck: 22/34 for 333 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT's. It was without a doubt a solid game for Hasselbeck but I stand by the news he should not have picked up in any league.

Derek Anderson: 23/45 for 322 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Next please.

NFL Fantasy Football Week 10 Running Back Wrapup

Michael Turner: 17 carries for 39 yards. Terrible game for Turner but it happens. Nothing to worry about here. Do not even mess with anything here. Ray Rice: 12 carries for 59 yards along with 3 catches for 43 yards. Rice was all right but nothing great here. All in all that pretty much how…

Michael Turner: 17 carries for 39 yards. Terrible game for Turner but it happens. Nothing to worry about here. Do not even mess with anything here.

Ray Rice: 12 carries for 59 yards along with 3 catches for 43 yards. Rice was all right but nothing great here. All in all that pretty much how his season has gone. His draft position that leads to the view that he has letdown a bit.

Matt Forte: 21 carries for 69 yards along with 1 catch for 9 yards. Again Forte is not for TD heavy leagues and he has not even been great in the PPR setups. Right now he is strictly a match guy here.

Adrian Peterson: 17 carries for 51 yards along with 4 catches for 24 yards. Average game for Peterson but do not bank on him sinking with the rest of his teams. He is way too good to be held for more than the occasional game.

Cedric Benson: 14 carries for 24 yards with 1 fumble along with 5 catches for 27 yards. It was another poor day running the ball for Benson but he surprised with the catches. Benson is not having a good follow up to his breakout last season and he really should only be started if the matchup is good.

Peyton Hillis: 19 carries for 82 yards with 1 TD and 1 fumble along with 4 catches for 27 yards. Hillis has been tremendous all season and seems to hit paydirt every week. All in all he has been one of the very best fantasy football values ​​of the season.

LaDainian Tomlinson: 18 carries for 57 yards along with 6 catches for 53 yards. Nice game for Tomlinson who will be splitting carries going forward with Shone Greene in order to keep him fresh. So far so good. I still advise you to trade him if you have not done so already.

Shone Greene: 20 carries for 72 yards along with 3 catches for 22 yards. Greene got more carries than did Tomlinson and he likely will get enough work to be relevant again in fantasy football. Right now though he is nothing more than a matchup play.

Ronnie Brown: 12 carries for 11 yards with 1 TD. Just an awful game for Brown who has been solid the last few weeks. Once again Brown fails to live up to the talent he has in 2010.

Chris Johnson: 17 carries for 117 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for 7 yards. Johnson's numbers are significantly down from last season but he still has been very good. Its impossible to do what he did last season the very next year and so it should not be a shock he is not at that level. Still Johnson is getting the job done and helping out his owners is a big way like only he can do.

Arian Foster: 15 carries for 56 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for 4 yards. Foster hit paydirt in a game where he was not great. That's the sign of a top notch fantasy football commodity which Foster looks to be for the next few years.

Maurice Jones-Drew: 24 carries for 100 yards with 2 TD's along with 2 catches for 23 yards. Jones-Drew has been a monster the last few weeks and he might finally be feeling healthy after some early issues. This is the guy we all know and love and he has enough time to make up for all the lost games he had early on in the season.

Jahvid Best: 17 carries for 35 yards along with 4 catches for 4 yards. We have learned two things when you size up Jahvid Best's rookie season. For one he needs to be a better runner and the other is that he is one of the better receivers at the running back spot. Overall his rookie season has not been what most fantasy football owners would have anticipated.

Fred Jackson: 25 carries for 133 yards with 2 TD's and 1 INT along with 6 catches for 37 yards with 1 TD. Jackson really should have been starting from day 1 and this is the kind of game he is capable of. It wont be this pretty every week but Jackson has the ability to contribute across the board.

LeGarrette Blount: 19 carries for 91 yards with 1 TD. Blount has been great when given the chance but he so far has been limited to running impacts. Blount has been a decent receiver in college but so far he has not done much in that regard in the pros. Still he has the chance to be a very solid value the rest of the way.

Jamaal Charles: 14 carries for 41 yards along with 5 catches for 80 yards with 1 TD. Charles is still making the most of the scant opportunities he gets with his hands on the ball and he got into the end zone for only the third time this season which is way to low for a guy with his talent. Still he is amazingly gifted and should be started.

Thomas Jones: 4 carries for 3 yards along with 1 catch for 19 yards. Jones really had a chance to play since the Chiefs got behind by so much early. Lets hope the trend of him getting fewer and fewer touches in favor of Charles continues.

Fran Gore: 22 carries for 87 yards with 1 TD along with 3 catches for 67 yards. In the preseason, most fantasy football pundits talked about the BIG FOUR of Maurice Jones-Drew, Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, and Ray Rice. Well it should have been called the BIG FIVE with Gore in the mix as the guy has been the best fantasy football running back this season. Every week Gore fills up the scoring columns in all leagues and he is on the list of possible fantasy football sleeper.

Steven Jackson: 20 carries for 81 yards with 1 TD along with 8 catches for 67 yards. This is the type of do-everything game that made Jackson famous and they have been somewhat in short supply over the last two years, despite still having solid stats. Right now Jackson could be getting hot at the right time of the season.

Felix Jones: 14 carries for 51 yards along with 3 catches for 85 yards with 1 TD. Jones had a nice game here but he is still better left on the sidelines until Dallas shows more of a commitment to the guy.

Ahmad Bradshaw: 20 carries for 73 yards along with 6 catches for 62 yards. Guys like Bradshaw are very popular in fantasy football due to the fact that if they get shut out in the running game, all hope is not gone due to the fact they also have a chance to do well in the passing game. Welcome to the top of the running back rankings Ahmad.

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 10

Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons Must Start * Joe Flacco QB BAL- The Falcons can not stop anyone in the air. Expect big things from Flacco and all the weapons he has on offense. * Ray Rice RB BAL- Rice is putting up another solid season, but the Falcons are solid against the run. Rice…

Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons

Must Start

* Joe Flacco QB BAL- The Falcons can not stop anyone in the air. Expect big things from Flacco and all the weapons he has on offense.

* Ray Rice RB BAL- Rice is putting up another solid season, but the Falcons are solid against the run. Rice will catch enough passes to make up for his rush yards

* Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason WR BAL- Both wide-outs should post solid numbers against this awful Falcons pass D.

* Matt Ryan QB ATL- The game is at home, and for whatever reason Ryan is great at home. The Ravens pass D is not near as good as in years past.

* Micheal Turner RB ATL- He should have a solid game vs. this average Ravens run D. He should rush for close to 100yds and 1TD.

* Roddy White WR ATL- He will not be 100%, but should have at least one or two big gains, and as always is a threat in the redzone.

* Tony Gonzalez TE ATL- He has the second most redzone targets by a TE, so he will be a factor in the redzone.

Borderline Start

* Todd Heap TE BAL- If you need a spot start he could post a decent game, as bad as Atlanta's secondary is.

St. Louis Rams vs San Francisco 49ners

Must Start

* Steven Jackson RB STL- The 49ners are solid against the run, but you do not bench a stud like Jackson.

* Danny Amendola WR STL (ppr) – While he will not get you many yards, he should get you about 6 catches and would be a flex play if you need him.

* Frank Gore RB SF- The Rams are even better against the run, but Gore is having another solid year running the ball.

* Vernon Davis TE SF- It appears his ankle is fully healed. The Rams also have a good pass rush, so T. Smith getting his second start, will have to dump the ball off to Davis and Gore.

* Michael Crabtree WR SF- He is not playing as well as he was last year, but is playing better recently with 3TDs in his past 4 games.

Borderline Start

* Sam Bradford QB STL- If you're looking for a spot start, you could do worse than Bradford. San Fran is not great against the pass, allowing even Matt Cassel to throw for 250 yards and 9.3ypa. Bradford should have a decent game if you need him.

Must Sit

* Troy Smith QB SF- The Rams have a solid pass rush, and pass defense. Do not expect too much out of Smith who is making his second start.

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

Must Start

* LaDainian Tomlinson RB NYJ- LT has really slowed down the past few games, but I expect a rebound game from him.

* Dustin Keller TE NYJ- After a couple of slow weeks, it appears that Keller is starting to have a larger part of the offense, once again.

* Santonio Holmes WR NYJ- Had a breakout game last week, and should continue to put up solid numbers against an awful Browns pass D.

* Peyton Hillis RB CLE- Should be able to have another solid game, with his O-line paving the way, even against a solid Jets run D.

Borderline Start

* Ben Watson TE CLE- I do not really know what to think about this, he has not played well the past 2 games, but I can not see McCoy being able to throw the ball to his WRs.

* Jericho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards WR NYJ- While the Browns do not have much of a pass D, Sanchez really spreads the ball around. They both hurt each others value, but both could have solid games.

Must Sit

* Shonn Greene RB NYJ- A change of pace back to LT, I do not see him having a big game.

* Colt McCoy QB CLE- While he has been a solid game manager, the Jets should give him some problems this game, with their pass rush, and with Revis at full health.

* Browns WRs- Way to inconsistent, and will struggle to get open this game.

* Mark Sanchez QB NYJ- When he has to throw the ball he fights, but he should not have to throw much. This means under 200 yards passing and 1TD. Try and find someone else.

Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills

Must Start

* Jahvid Best RB DET- The Bill is awesome on defense, so Best rack should up the receiving and rushing yards. Best has yet to post a 100yd rushing game, and could come close in this game, as the Bills allow 178 per game on the ground.

* Shaun Hill QB DET- With Stafford hurt once again, Hill now fully healthy, gets the start. Hill should have no problem shredding the Bills poor secondary.

* Calvin Johnson WR DET- While Megatron had his 2 best games, without Hill under center the whole game. I think he has a solid game, after being shut down by Revis all last game.

* Brandon Pettigrew TE DET- Should be a solid start as Hill looks his way more often, than Stafford for whatever reason.

* Ryan Fitzpatrick QB BUF- He should continue to put up solid fantasy points against a bad Lions secondary.

* Steve Johnson WR BUF- Playing amazing right now, I can not see Detroit's secondary containing him.

Must Sit

* Fred Jackson RB BUF- Even with the Bills within a score the whole game last week, they did not run the ball at all. While he could have a solid game running the ball this week, he could also have an awful game, as the Lions really limited the Jets and Redskins the past 2 games.

* Lee Evans WR BUF- With Johnson taking over as Fitzpatrick's # 1 target, Evans has been inconsistent this year. Also nursing an ankle injury, I would bench him.

* CJ Spiller RB BUF- Does not touch the ball enough to be used.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

Must Start

* Adrian Peterson RB MIN- Even the Bears who rank in the top 5 rush defenses' will not be able to stop him.

* Brett Favre QB MIN- It looks like Favre is back from the dead. He should be able to have another solid game against Chicago's mediocre secondary.

* Percy Harvin WR MIN- Favre's # 1 target says his ankle is better, but missed practice with a migraine. Check his status before game time, but should be in store for another nice game.

* Visanthe Shiancoe TE MIN- I told you he would get more goals with Moss gone. Look for that to continue against the Bears.

* Jay Cutler QB CHI- With the Bears unable to run the ball, Cutler should be able to throw for a bunch of yards.

* Johnny Knox WR CHI-Cutler's down field threat, he will be either boom or bust, and I'm guessing boom.

Borderline Start

* Matt Forte RB CHI- Has not run the ball well so far this year, do not expect him to produce a monster game, as the Vikings have a decent run defense. He does catch sufficient passages to be used in ppr as a flex.

Must Sit

* Bernard Berrian WR MIN- His first meaningful game all season, do not expect too much again.

* Greg Olsen TE CHI- Just is not catching passes this season. Look elsewhere

Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts

Must Start

* Carson Palmer QB CIN- Indy's defense is not good enough to stop him, even with Palmer playing sub-par this season.

* Cedric Benson RB CIN- Benson has not played awful this season, but should be able to have a solid game against an awful Colt's run D.

* Terrell Owens WR CIN- Really playing well this season, this should continue as Palmer's # 1 wide-out.

* Peyton Manning QB IND- This is a given.

* Reggie Wayne WR IND- The Bengals are not playing as well on defense as last season. Wayne should have a monster game with Peyton throwing.

* Jacob Tamme TE IND- Doing his best to replace Dallas Clark, and so far has played well. He should have another good game as Peyton's second option.

* Pierre Garcon WR IND- Should be the third of Peyton's options, and could have a solid game without the Bengals' # 1 corner on him.

Borderline Start

* Blair White WR IND- With injuries to Indy's receiving corps, he could have a decent game as a flex play.

* Donald Brown RB IND- With Addai and Hart out, Brown will most likely see all the carries once again. While he is not very good, neither is the Bengals' run D.

Must Sit

* Chad Ochocinco WR CIN- He really sucks this season, and should not be starting.

Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins

Must Start

* Chris Johnson RB TEN- He should once again, be a solid start.

* Nate Washington and Randy Moss WR TEN- While they both are deep threats, Vince Young has enough arm to get it to them. They both hurt each others value, but both could catch a long pass or two.

* Ronnie Brown RB MIA- With Pennington the starter, the Dolphins will not air it out as much, which means more work for Brown.

* Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess WR MIA- They will not get near as many yards, as Pennington throws tons of short balls, they will catch a lot of passes.

* Anthony Fasano TE MIA- I know from Chad's days as a Jet, he loves to throw it to his tight ends. Expect a good game from Fasano.

Must Sit

* Bo Scaife TE TEN- Is not being used as much as in past seasons. Look for someone else as your starter.

* Vince Young QB TEN- He is a better game manager, than fantasy QB.

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Must Start

* LaGarrette Blount RB TB- With Dan Connor out for the Panthers, Blount should have more room to run.

* Mike Williams WR TB- Having a great rookie season, he should once again put up a solid game. He has really meshed well with 2nd year QB Josh Freeman.

Borderline Start

* Kellen Winslow TE TB- He has struggled this season, and has yet to score a TD. He could be a decent spot start at TE.

* Josh Freeman QB TB- If your starter is out with a bye, Freeman could put up some points at QB for you against an average Panthers pass D.

Must Sit

* Panthers Offensive. No one on this team is putting up any fantasy numbers including Steve Smith. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, both could be out this game, not that they have done much this year.

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Must Start

* Matt Schaub QB HOU- He should bounce back with a great game against an awful Jags pass D.

* Arian Foster RB HOU- Foster will continue his monster season, with Jacksonville's bad defense

* Andre Johnson WR HOU- I do not think the Jags will be able to stop Schaub to Johnson. Expect a big day.

* Maurice Jones-Drew RB JAX-Houston is pretty bad on defense, Jones-Drew should post a nice stat line for you.

* Mike Thomas and Mike Sims-Walker WR JAX- Houston is equally bad vs. the pass. Expect both of these WRs to post nice fantasy numbers.

Borderline Start

* David Garrard QB JAX- He could have another great game, but is very inconsistent. Last week was his first meaningful game.

Must Sit

* Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter WR HOU- Both are non-factors in this indemnity.

* Owen Daniels TE HOU- Might miss another game, if he plays, he will not do much. Look elsewhere.