What’s up Colts Nation!? Another great week of NFL games means another great week of fantasy football. I extended my winning streak last week and captured my fourth win out of the last five. That’s really good for my team this season.
This season has been a rough one for me. Typically I’m the one leading the league and this year for some reason I just hit a bunch of bad luck early on in the season. I’ve also bounced back pretty strong late in the season to save my playoff hopes.
As it stands right now for me, I have to win this week’s match-up but also score seven more points than the person in front of me. They also have to win as well or the final playoff spot is mine for the taking.
My biggest pick up last week was Bryce Brown who scored 30 points for me. Also, Cam Newton has really started to come on down the stretch which has helped my team’s winning streak.
This week I have a really tough match-up with the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Trent Richardson, Doug Martin and Tony Gonzalez on the opposing team.
Now for my “start em” and “sit em” picks of the week.
Week 14 Start em: I’m staying at home on this one. Start Colts QB Andrew Luck this week hands down. He has been putting up some big points lately, especially last week. He’s played well at home all season long. Look for him to have a big day this Sunday against the Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Week 14 Sit em: I think this week it’s safe to sit Matt Schaub against the Patriots. New England has proven it’s tough for teams to come in there and get their offense going and I think the same applies this week with Schaub. The key for the Texans is Arian Foster.
Week 14 Random Thought: Go big or go home. This is the last week in most leagues as playoffs begin next week. This is the last week to get a big W before the playoffs start. Get things started on the right foot by scoring huge points and getting a win this week!
That’s it for me today; don’t forget to check out my homepage on Colts.com to see what I’ve been up to! (Especially my tailgate videos)
Yours in Fantasy Football,
Tags: Andrew Luck, fantasy football
Posted in Colts Casey B
With safety Tom Zbikowski out of the lineup last week against the Lions, the domino effect of the ‘next man up’ extended past backup Joe Lefeged.
Filling in at the safety spot was Lefeged but instead of being in his normal gunner spot on the punt coverage unit, he had to slide over to the punt protector, a position that normally Zbikowski occupies.
Those moves opened the door for Teddy Williams at the gunner position, a man who never played a down of college football.
On Sunday, Williams found himself beating the rest of the punt coverage unit down the field and helped forced four fair catches against the Lions.
“He did a great job as a gunner in his first extended duty on special teams. I think this guy has a nice future,” interim head coach Bruce Arians said. “He’s long. He’s a good bump and run corner and he’s just got to keep learning techniques and our scheme and he’ll be able to help us out.”
Williams was a track star in college as a four-time All-American at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
An undrafted free agent in 2010, Williams spent the majority of the last two seasons on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
The Colts signed Williams on Oct. 29 and he has played on special teams in each of the past three games.
With Zbikowski again out of the lineup this weekend, Williams is expected to flank Sergio Brown on the opposite side of the punt coverage unit.
“As the gunner you’re the first one on defense on punt so you got to get down and contain the returner and just try to be just as disruptive as possible,” Williams said.
Listed as a cornerback, Williams continues to get reps in the secondary at practice on a weekly basis and knows that there is a process to becoming a contributor on the defensive side of the ball in the NFL.
“Most of the time you work your way up the totem pole, special teams first and then when you get your chance on defense you just have to take the opportunity,” Williams said. “I just learn form the older guys and work as much on my craft and technique to be able to get better.”
Tags: bruce arians, Joe Lefeged, teddy williams, tom zbikowski
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