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Postby cubanrob19 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:27 am

Ok, so I know it still might be a bit early, but I was already looking at my week 1 matchups to see who Im going to start and Ive been going back and forth on my flex position, my options are FELIX JONES and STEVE JOHNSON.

FELIX JONES (DAL) - DALLAS @ NY JETS

STEVE JOHNSON (BUF) - BUFFALO @ KANSAS CITY

Felix is originally my starter, and a bigger fantasy point player, but he's gonna be playing against the very good Jets Defense, even though I believe the Jets pass defense is better than their run defense.
Johnson on the other hand, will be playing against a Not so great Kansas City pass defense.

What do you guys think?

Here is the rest of my starting line up for reference:

TQB - BEARS (CUTLER) - ATLANTA @ CHICAGO
RB - LESEAN MCCOY - PHILADELPHIA @ ST. LOUIS
RB - RASHARD MENDENHALL - PITTSBURGH @ BALTIMORE
FLEX - ???
WR - DEZ BRYANT - DALLAS @ NY JETS
WR - SANTONIO HOLMES - DALLAS @ NY JETS
TE - VERNON DAVIS - SEATTLE @ SAN FRANCISCO
D/ST -EAGLES - PHILADELPHIA @ ST. LOUIS
K - NATE KEADING - MINNESOTA @ SAN DIEGO
RECORD: 1-3
QB: J.Cutler, M.Hasselbeck, T.Tebow
RB: L.McCoy, R.Mendenhall, F.Jones, L.Tomlinson, I.Redman
WR: D.Bryant, S.Holmes, Stevie Johnson, D.Nelson, N.Washington
TE: V.Davis
K: A.Henery
D/ST: Bengals
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Re: Week 1 Match ups?

Postby latraffic » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:28 am

Yes, Johnson is a slightly better bet than Felix week 1. Jets are a top 10 defense and it's unlikely Felix will reach the end zone. KC is decent on defense as well but in this case they are the best of two evils.

Anybody else on the bench we can consider?
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Re: Week 1 Match ups?

Postby cubanrob19 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:59 pm

latraffic wrote:Yes, Johnson is a slightly better bet than Felix week 1. Jets are a top 10 defense and it's unlikely Felix will reach the end zone. KC is decent on defense as well but in this case they are the best of two evils.

Anybody else on the bench we can consider?


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RECORD: 1-3
QB: J.Cutler, M.Hasselbeck, T.Tebow
RB: L.McCoy, R.Mendenhall, F.Jones, L.Tomlinson, I.Redman
WR: D.Bryant, S.Holmes, Stevie Johnson, D.Nelson, N.Washington
TE: V.Davis
K: A.Henery
D/ST: Bengals
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Re: Week 1 Match ups?

Postby cubanrob19 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:44 am

ok, so now I think I might be in a PPR league! I was looking at the scoring and this is what it shows:

Receptions:
1-3 = 1 pt
4-6 = 2 pts
7-9 = 3 pts
10-12 = 4 pts
13-15 = 5 pts
16+ = 6 pts

And touchdowns are worth 6 pts.

So how does that change things? ... Felix or Johnson?
RECORD: 1-3
QB: J.Cutler, M.Hasselbeck, T.Tebow
RB: L.McCoy, R.Mendenhall, F.Jones, L.Tomlinson, I.Redman
WR: D.Bryant, S.Holmes, Stevie Johnson, D.Nelson, N.Washington
TE: V.Davis
K: A.Henery
D/ST: Bengals
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Re: Week 1 Match ups?

Postby dgan » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:24 pm

cubanrob19 wrote:ok, so now I think I might be in a PPR league! I was looking at the scoring and this is what it shows:

Receptions:
1-3 = 1 pt
4-6 = 2 pts
7-9 = 3 pts
10-12 = 4 pts
13-15 = 5 pts
16+ = 6 pts

And touchdowns are worth 6 pts.

So how does that change things? ... Felix or Johnson?


That works further in the favor of Johnson. There will be an urge to play Felix before he gets hurt, but I think you have to resist that Week 1. Particularly since you already have Dez Bryant going up against the Jets D.

(Also, remember this rule I learned years ago: Week 1 in FFL is always upside down. Don't trust anything you see, good or bad. It will probably change Week 2. Sometimes I secretly hope my team sucks Week 1 because that probably means a good season.)

Good luck! ;-D
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Re: Week 1 Match ups?

Postby cubanrob19 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:10 am

thanks for the tips ... Yea, I think Im gonna start Johnson this week.
Here is my starting lineup:

TQB - Bears
RB - LeSean McCoy
RB - Rashard Mendenhall
WR - Dez Bryant
WR - Santonio Holmes
Flex - Steve Johnson (WR)
TE - Vernon Davis
D/ST- Eagles
K - Alex Henery

we'll see how I do on my first Fantasy Football week!
RECORD: 1-3
QB: J.Cutler, M.Hasselbeck, T.Tebow
RB: L.McCoy, R.Mendenhall, F.Jones, L.Tomlinson, I.Redman
WR: D.Bryant, S.Holmes, Stevie Johnson, D.Nelson, N.Washington
TE: V.Davis
K: A.Henery
D/ST: Bengals
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Re: Week 1 Match ups?

Postby c0megets0me » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:25 pm

You might get more input in the start/sit forum...........I would start Johnson......GL
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Re: Week 1 Match ups?

Postby Osk » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:28 am

I tend to favor running backs, but I also try and avoid player a running back and receiver from the same team. It's the Cowboys, so this shouldn't be too bad most weeks, but against the Jets? I'd feel safer with Johnson this week. Good luck!
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