Archive for November, 2009

Rate my Fantasy Teams

Posted in Uncategorized on November 25, 2009 by jasonrjung

I missed the draft this year in all 3 of my league’s so I ended up with autodraft teams.  With dedication and persistence I have been able to turn all 3 teams into winners.  My strategy is simple:  HIT THE WAIVER WIRE EARLY AND OFTEN.  You could argue that the autodraft team gave me better odds but that would mean everybody else is a bunch of idiots.  No matter how good you are doing in the first 5 weeks of the season you’ve got to monitor every available player and make your team better even if you’re just upgrading your bench.  MATCHUPS aren’t everything but they do count for a lot.  I never make my sit/start decisions based on weekly Matchups alone.  Streaks and statistics are meant to be broken and challenged in every way.  Never say never in the NFL.  Nobody gave Kansas City a shot last week besides myself and about a million Chiefs fans but the writing has been on the wall for weeks.  True?  Very.  Here are my teams please let me know what you think.

MASTERMINDS: (7-4)  Currently in a 4 way tie for first place but I’m in 4th on the overall points.  This league is still wide open with 3 weeks until playoffs there are 8 teams all within 2 games out.  I started out losing the first 2 games but I’ve battled back for a share of the lead.   I have trouble deciding who to sit/start on this team because  of depth at QB and RB.  Don’t be jealous.

Here is my team, this weeks starters noted by (x).

QB’s

A. Rodgers (X), B. Favre, M. Ryan

WR’s

Mike Sims-Walker(x), Andre Johnson(x), Steve Smith NYG(x), Sidney Rice, Mike Wallace

RB’s

Rashard Mendenhall(x), Jamaal Charles (x), Pierre Thomas, Cedric Benson

TE: Dallas Clark (x) no need for anyone else really

K: Ryan Succop (x) rookie from the Chiefs who is a stud

DEF: New Orleans

I’m not sure that team has a weakness.

 

 

 

 

WEEK 12 NFL PREDICTIONS

Posted in Fantasy Football, Weekly NFL Predictions on November 25, 2009 by jasonrjung

YO YO YO!  I’m back for week 12 so listen up!  This week definately has some good games but it’s all about the Monday Night matchup.  There is definately some money to be made here.  Let me know what you think!

*All betting lines courtesy of footballlocks.com

Green Bay (-11) at Detroit, 47.5.  I like Green Bay by a landslide in this one.  Detroit is without Stafford and C. Johnson this is  a no-brainer.   Green Bay wins 33-14.

Oakland at Dallas (-13.5), 40.5.  I like Oakland to make this a close game although they may not win it will definately be a close one.  Final score 20-14 Cowgirls.

NY Giants (-7) at Denver, 42.  Denver needs this win very badly at home.  I think that Denver regains their composure and wins this one.  I think Eli is overrated.  Sorry, but I do.  Final score 27-17, Broncos.

Indianapolis (-3.5) at Houston, 48.5.  The first game between these two teams was really close but the buck stops there.  Look for a blowout in this one I think the Colts are too much for the Houston D.  Colts defense is underrated too.  Indy 33, Houston 17.

Cleveland at Cincinatti (-14), 38.5.  Cincinatti all day.  Look for the Ocho in the end zone not once but twice.  Cincy bounces back from embarrasing loss to the Raiders. 38-13.

Chicago at Minnesota (-11), 46.5.  I like the Vikes to cruise in this one.  2 touchdowns by AP this week for sure.  28-10, Vikings.

Washington at Philadelphia (-9), 41.  I need the Eagles to start playing like they were in the beginning of the year.  Westbrook still questionable which hurts this team.  However, the Redskins may be the worst coached and managed team in the NFL.  GO EAGLES, 34-10.

Miami (-3) at Buffalo, 39.5.  I like Miami on the road but this one will be close.  I like the under, though.

Arizona at Tennessee (-2.5), 46.5.  I think this is going to be a real good game to watch.  I like Tennessee at home, though.  Warner’s just not the same as he was last year.

Seattle (-3) at St. Louis, 42.5.  St. L is without Bulger so look for the Seahawks to go for the jugular early in the game.  Seattle wins easily 23-3.

Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-12), 46.  Take the under and take the Falcons.  I think that Matty Ice gets on track for 2 touchdowns and the Falcons Defense holds Tampa Bay to almost nothing.  It’s going to be a long long season for them.  final score, Atlanta 33, Tampa Bay 13.

Carolina at NY Jets (-3), 41.5.  I like Carolina to pull a bit of an upset on the road.  The NY Jets passing game is suspect in my opinion and they’re not going to stop DeAngelo Williams and J. Stewart.  Carolina wins with a last second score, 27-24. 

Jacksonville at San Francisco (-3), 41.5.  I like Jacksonville to eat SF’s lunch in this contest.  Niners are a slow starting team and you just can’t do that against a team like Jacksonville that is explosive.  I like the Jags to win 23-14.  Under.

Kansas City at San Diego (-13.5), 45.  IF THERE IS ONE SURE BET ON THIS WEEKS BOARD IT’S RIGHT HERE FOLKS.  KANSAS CITY ISN’T GOING TO LOSE BY 14 POINTS AFTER KNOCKING OFF THE DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS.  I LIKE JAMAAL CHARLES FOR 2 TOUCHDOWNS (AGAIN) AND CASSELL TO  THROW FOR 2 TOUCHDOWNS (AGAIN) AND THE CHIEFS DOMINATE ALL DAY LONG ON SPECIAL TEAMS.  FINAL SCORE KANSAS CITY 42, CHARGERS 14. 

Pittsburgh at Baltimore (-2.5), 39.5.  The Chiefs crushed the Steelers spirit and hurt both their quarterbacks in the process.   I think the Ravens come out swinging and don’t look back.  I like Baltimore to win 21-17 but I think the best bet here is on the UNDER.

New England at New Orleans(-3), 56.  This game is going to be fantastic but I don’t see the scoring this high.  I like NONO to win it by more than 3 but the Patriots are playing tough with a chip on their shoulders because of coach B.’s blunder 2 weeks ago.  NONO-under.  Take that one to the bank.

WEEK 10 – How did I do? Not bad at all.

Posted in Weekly NFL Predictions on November 18, 2009 by jasonrjung

Well folks, week 10 will be in the books after tonights bore-fest in Cleveland.  The game means absolutely nothing to me or 99.9% of all fantasy managers out there.  I mean, who on earth would you have from either one of those teams on your starting roster?  Ray Rice ….maybe……..maybe Joe Flacco if he’s your number 2.  Anyway, I’m pretty happy with my picks overall.   Some of the games I flat out NAILED, others….not so much.  Tell me what you think.  I think the biggest shocker was Washington over Denver but with Orton on the sidelines I guess anything is possible.  Here’s the low-down:

Carolina 28, Atlanta 19.  My predictions said Carolina wins 28-21, take the over.  Not much to say except I’m just flat out brilliant sometimes.  No, I do not have a time machine.

Miami 25, Tampa Bay 23.  I called the fins to win it but I didn’t think it would be this close.  Tampa covered the spread and looks to be getting better offensively. 

Kansas City 16, Oakland 10.  KC beat Oakland at home for the SEVENTH time in a row.  I love that stat.  I was wrong on the over but I should have been right.  Penalties and bad calls throughout the game kept the scoring low.  Also, both sides missed field goals which would’ve helped.  SWEET VICTORY! 

Arizona 31, Seattle 20.  I hit this one right on the head too.  Seattle started fast but Arizona dominated the second half.  Kurt Warner is starting to throw lots and lots of TD’s and that’s NOT GOOD for any of my fantasy teams.  I stayed away from him in all of my leagues.  I didn’t figure the Cardinals to be very strong offensively with a new coordinator but theyre really picking up where they left off last year…finally.  Anyway, I TOLD YOU SO JEREMY.

San Diego 31, Philadelphia 23.  FLUKE OF THE WEEK.  McNabb throws for 450 yards and no touchdowns.   Garbage play inside the red zone killed the Eagles.  As I correclty predicted, the Eagles success hinged on Michael Westbrook who left this game early with another concussion. 

Green Bay 17, Dallas 7.  Green Bay stumps the Cowboys who didn’t score until the last few minutes of the game.  I didn’t see this one coming, and neither did anybody outside of Wisconsin. 

Indianapolis 35, New England 34.  Bilichick showed his human side by making the WORST CALL OF HIS ENTIRE LIFE on 4th and 2 from his own 28 yard line, leading by 6 with 2 minutes left in the game  THEY WENT FOR IT INSTEAD OF PUNTING. 

 

I wish I had more time to complete the review but it’s already Wednesday and I’m working on Week 11 Predictions for Thursday.  Basically, I kicked major ass this week.  Stay tuned for more…………………Thanks!

JUNG GUNS

Week 10 NFL Predictions – Part 2 of 2

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 by jasonrjung

Atlanta (-1.5) at Carolina, 43.5.  I think this is going to be a great game.  Look for the 1-2 punch of Williams and Stewart to run for close to 200 yards, AGAIN.  The combo will hit paydirt at least twice this week maybe more.  Atlanta’s Matt Ryan starting to look less impressive, especially on the road.  His number one target Rodney White is nursing a sore knee.  Carolina wins 28 -21, take the over. 

Tampa Bay at Miami (-10), 43.  Tampa Bay is fresh off it’s first win of the season and the first start for Rookie QB Josh Freeman.  The cinderella story ends before it begins.  I like the fins to win it and I see the Bucs defense getting rocked by the wildcat.  Miami bounces back from last weeks loss for a 27-10 win. 

Kansas City at Oakland (-2), 36.5, THE FUTILITY BOWL is what they’re calling it.  I take offense, but who cares?  Anyway, KC’s offense will finally get on track this week.  I like the new RB combo of Kolby Smith and Jamaal Charles to run all over the silver and black hack-attack.  Kansas City wins big 42 – 3.  Honestly, I think we’ll see scoring from both sides.  Bet the over.

Seattle at Arizona(-8.5), 47, Hasselbeck is overrated and nursing a bruised shoulder I think.  Stay away from him in your fantasy leagues he’s gonna tank sooner or later.  I like Arizona with or without Boldin, they don’t need him in this one.  All Arizona all day.  27-6.

Philadelphia at San Diego (-2), 47.  Philly is my bread and butter.  Their defense has propelled me to great heights this year but they’re starting to show signs of breaking.  Weakness at LB position makes them vulnerable against the Chargers offense.  McNabb has had a couple of poor performances I’m looking for him to bounce back.  This will be one of the best games this week.  If Westbrook plays w/ at least 15 touches the Eagles will win.  He’s the key.  Eagles 27, Chargers 20

Dallas (-3) at Green Bay, 47.5, Dallas is favored in Green Bay.  Perfect time for an implosion but I don’t see it happening this week.  I like the cowgirls to win a real sloppy game 24-14. 

New England at Indianapolis (-3) , 50.  I like the Patriots on this one.  Without Bob Sanders the Indy D is questionable.  Game of the week for sure.  I’d like to see as little scoring as possible as I’m facing Tom Brady in my fantasy league.  Patriots win 34-27.

Baltimore (-10.5) at Cleveland, 40.5.  Is there any doubt that Cleveland is horrible and has no hope for the immediate future?  Not in my mind.  I see the Ravens winning big whether or not the Browns fans are sitting in their seats.  You know what I’m talking about.  Browns lose 38-10 on Monday Night Football.

 

 

WEEK 10 NFL Predictions-Part 1 of 2

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 by jasonrjung

I’m going to try and schedule different blog features throughout the week.  Thursday will be “Prediction Day”.  Here’s the skinny on Week 10 – you can thank me later. 

*Line courtesy of footballocks.com

Chicago At SF (-3.5), 43.5.   I’m taking San Francisco’s Defense to hold the Bears to 2 Touchdowns or less.  I don’t think this is the week for Crabtree to get his first touchdown either.  I like San Francisco , under.  Final Score 24-13

Jacksonville AT NY Jets (-6.5), 40.  I like the Jets at Home by a touchdown or more.  Also, I think the Jaguars score a few points too.  Take the over.  Final score 31-21, Jets.

Denver (-3.5) at Washington, (37).  I see this as a low scoring affair so I’m tempted to bet the under.  Denver is a lock to win no matter what the score is.  Look for Orton to bounce back and have a nice day.  24-10 Broncos.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh(-7), 41.5.  This may be the best game of the week.  I think this one ends much closer than 7 points, however.  Pittsburgh wins a thriller 24-21.  Stay away from the over/under. 

Buffalo at Tennessee (-6.5), 41,  WHO CARES ABOUT THIS GAME??  Not me, but look for Tennessee to roll at home.  I don’t like the over/under on this game but I take Tennesse to win 31-10. 

Detroit at Minnesota (-17), 47.   I think we’ll see the third string Vikings in the Fourth quarter maybe earlier.  That being said I like the Vikes by 3 touchdowns, under!   Final score 31-3.

New Orleans (-13.5) at St. Louis, 50.  Saints by at least 3 touchdowns, but the starters shouldn’t play the 4th quarter.  The over/under is right on – too close to say.  Final score 37-10.

 

Kansas City Running Back situation

Posted in Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Football, How I'm Feeling, Humor, Matchups, Sit/Start, Uncategorized, Weekly NFL Predictions on November 12, 2009 by jasonrjung

Jamaal Charles was a hot pickup last week but don’t go grabbing him up just yet.  Coach Todd Haley commented that he wouldn’t be surprised if RB Kolby Smith ousted Charles for the starting job.  One thing is for certain and that’s RB by committee for the next few games at least.  I would stay away from starting either back in most leagues.

I AM THE GURU!!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 by jasonrjung

Hello World

In this daily blog I will attempt and succeed at blowing your mind with fantasy sports commentary, insight and analysis.  Also, you will find humorous tid-bits taken from my daily life.  I’m a dedicated father of 3 (with one on the way), husband, and sports fanatic.   Unlike most of the guys who write a fantasy column I will tell you that I’m a NEVER SAY DIE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FAN!  I also like the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.  I have 3 fantasy football teams this year in 1st, 1st, and 3rd place thank you very much.  Details coming soon……………