While my first foray into hits and misses didn’t make it onto the site until late Sunday, it probably worked out for the better. The advice, was not so good.
I tried to stay away from the absolute sure things, that’s why I didn’t pick any Giants against the Browns… I finished 3-3, .500 as expected, but I had one miss that was monumentally awful.
I picked the Patriots’ Ben Watson as a big hitter, he responded with 0 yards on exactly 0 catches. Not even a 1-for-12 that would have netted PPRers 2.2 points. It should be marked down as three misses in one, but fortunately for my record, that’s not how it works.
- I said Kurt Warner was going to be a big hit. He did have 2 TDs, but also fumbled, was picked and didn’t brea 240 yards passing.
- Kyle Orton was not as much of a miss as I expected. He threw for 286 yards and a TD. No pics, no fumbles, a good clean game that netted his fantasy owners a solid performance.
My biggest hit, in my opinion, was calling out Steve Slaton. He’s been on fire, as illustrated in my post about the top 10 running backs through Week 4, but he had some things going against him Sunday. He finished with only 58 yards on 15 carries and 1 catch for 3 yards. Ahman Green continued to steal carries (8).
- Like I said in my post, Kevin Walter was sitting available on some waiver wires so his 4 catches for 98 yards (13.8 points in PPR leagues) was a solid play, especially as a flex or bye-week fill-in.
- Arnaz Battle (Isaac Bruce, Josh Morgan, et. al.) was not good against Philly. He had 3 catches for 39 yards. Bruce only had 2-for-28.
As for my bonus stuff, T.J. Houshmandzadeh had 7 catches but only turned it into 49 yards. Donald Driver was the same guy, catching 6 passes and mustering only 53 yards out of it. Brandon Stokely didn’t bust out like I thought but had a respectable 3-29 with a score (11.9 points in PPR). Instead of Warner, I should have put Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston at the top of my hit list. The duo combined for13 catches 181 yards and 2 TDs, with Breaston (8-102, 1TD) doing most of the heavy lifting.
Rest assured, my post this week will have 100 percent less Ben Watson.