4th and GoalNovember 20, 2009

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4th and Goal – Show 11

By Michael Stephens

New Orleans Saints v Miami Dolphins

Welcome to 4th and Goal, hosted by Michael Stephens and Nate Davis! So this is what it’s like when the fantasy grim reaper strikes, huh? We know many of you aren’t fans of the wide-spread injury bug that hit many NFL stars last week – heck, we didn’t like it very much either! The season-ending injury to Ronnie Brown, as well as the short-term losses of Cedric Benson, Michael Turner and Co. have left many backfields in need of help, and that’s what we’re here to do! With every injury comes an interesting side story and a new flavor of the week, so instead of dwelling on the past, we at 4th and Goal are dedicated to helping you cobble together the best darned squad you can possibly make each week! With an injury report that could possibly take forever and our other popular segments like Would you Rather, Locks and Flops and much more, episode 11 should be packed to the brim with all the information you need to complete your playoff push, so it’s time to call your best play or hit the showers, because it’s 4th and Goal!

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Atlanta Falcons v San Francisco 49ers

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• Flea Flickers – an e-mail and a Twitter request from Nate
• Which shiny new FA acquisition deserves a start in week 11?
• Wounded Ducks (2:08)
• Six injured starting RBs and some platoon-mates of note as well
• A virtual cornucopia of injured WRs, from major relevance to hardly any at all…
• Injured tight ends on the mend, and one who’s moving in the wrong direction
• IDP meat wagon – over a dozen injured fantasy-relevant defenders for this week
• In the News – Knowing when to shut it down is an important skill…so is not doing drugs! (9:27)
• Hot Routes – game balls to last week’s top fantasy performers (10:37)
• Muffed Punts – the games of the week, not-top-10-style! (12:00)

CAFE TALK (13:28)
• Four topics from around the Cafe that “need” our pro bono help!
• When you have to pick from these four guys, you take whoever will get the most looks/touches!
• These QBs seem equal on paper, but a matchup misconception could mislead you…
• A QB problem we’d all love to have – both guys facing bottom-5 fantasy pass defenses!
• A flex problem that’s not really a problem at all!

Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos

• Last week we pulled out one of our best weeks yet on the locks, but took a step back on the flops…
• Three guys each host loves for the upcoming week – listen up and you’ll find out who they are!
• …and three more that aren’t worth a start this week – listen more closely to this part!

• Last week: 5-0, our first truly perfect week of the season!
• When you’re platooning mediocre QBs, it’s all about the matchups!
• WW running backs with good matcups – whose is better?
• Two head-to-head WRs, but only one can be started this week…
• Even though he’s still a %$&*#$% soldier, you should start this mighty Osprey instead!
• There won’t be much of a letdown for this D/ST after last week’s monster effort! (Make sure to check out Comm1680’s defensive formula if you haven’t already – its a GREAT resource)

Houston Texans v Arizona Cardinals

• Michael goes 3-2 while Nate can only manage a 1-4 week. The season series might be slipping from his grasps…
• Three picks against the spread – some raggedy matchups should make for interesting picks!
• Two over/under props – the biggest line of the week as well as the MNF game (as per usual)

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• Look forward to our next show (episode #12), which will most likely air 11/25/09 (because of Turkey Day)!

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Michael Stephens is an avid fantasy sports enthusiast who writes for the Cafe. He hails from the Pacific Northwest and is a die-hard Seahawk and Mariner fan to the core! You can find Michael in the Cafe's forums where he actively posts under the name WaCougMBS. Nate Davis is wacco for Flacco and all things Seattle sports (except, of course, for the Sounders). You can find him posting in the Cafe's forums under the alias thracken.
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