Like/Dislike: Alex Smith over Peyton Manning

What we are talking about:

  • Alex Smith

No, seriously

  • Cam Newton

He's the "Wild Thing" again

  • Stanford fans

No seriously, what was that?

Fantasy football, comic books and video games. It was only a matter of time before an Emmy Awards pick 'em contest entered my life, right? To be honest, how did it take so long for somebody who loves television and playing games?

So yes, the Emmy Awards are Sunday. Jimmy Kimmel will host. And since I have two televisions installed in my living room, I'll keep one eye on Ray Rice's fantasy production and the other on my sleeper pick of the evening, Christina Hendricks (above) for best supporting actress.

Before I move forward with the fantasy football picks, might I dazzle you with my Emmy picks? Or if you want to jump to fantasy football, I will bid you adieu. If you want to just jump ahead and tell me I should have a job writing for TMZ in the comments section, you can do that, too.

Real quick, Bryan Cranston wins for best actor in a drama series. I was really thinking of a "Homeland" sweep, but Cranston is so beloved in Hollywood right now, it's scary. The only thing that could keep him from winning would be an anti-dentite conspiracy.

Claire Danes wins best actress, there is no doubt. And "Homeland" will take the title for best drama.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and "Veep" take the honors for best actress in a comedy series. Larry David will be denied being the third "Seinfeld" alum to win, when he's bested by Louis C.K.

All right, you've indulged me enough. Let's get to fantasy football. Check for the bold names, and as always, consult the rankings. Besides, it's Friday, it's not like you're going to work anyway.

A big nod to our esteem stat guy, Bill "Sudsy" Sudell for the knowledge.

And without further ado ...

Let's start off with Alex Smith. There's part of me that doesn't want to ignore how great Smith has been early this season. And the matchup is great against the Vikings, who have allowed 32 touchdown passes in their last 13 games. It's the same defense that was torched by Andrew Luck and the Colts in Week 2. But after wins over the Lions and Packers, this looks like a trap game to me for the 49ers. ...

So Smith definitely deserves to be on your roster. He's a great option for your bye week, or as an injury replacement. But I still start Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford and Philip Rivers over him because I'm still a fantasy elitist. He's currently ranked No. 12, so he's a low-end QB1. ...

ImageA lot of you won't start Smith because you perceive him as a mid-card guy. But sometimes you can find some gold in the mid-card. Like Heath Slater for instance. Would you have watched the first season of NXT and predicted Slater as a breakout star? But to echo Brandon Stroud of With Leather, bring back the Nexus. ...

Please stop panicking on Stafford. He's played against some pretty good defenses in St. Louis (don't laugh) and San Francisco. Stafford plays the Titans this week, who allowed a ton of points to the Chargers in Week 2. Stafford will be big this week. ...

Tony Romo is a great start this week, too. Romo has 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions in his career against the Buccaneers. Not sure if you were paying attention to this, but Eli just torched the Bucs for 243 yards -- in the fourth quarter. Eli also joined the 500-yard club for the game. You can't predict 500 passing yards for Romo, but he's a good start. ...

There is a lot of concern about Drew Brees as well. Brees has the third-most fantasy points for quarterbacks this year. He's topped 300 passing yards in nine consecutive games. He's unstoppable at home. And the Chiefs have allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. I will block you on Twitter if you ask me if you should start Brees this week. (Just kidding, I don't block anybody on Twitter, but don't push your luck.) ...

ImageThe Saints made their first appearance in the alternative rankings, which is a look at who will be No. 1 -- in the 2013 NFL Draft. Make this part of your weekly "must-read" list, please. ...

And congratulations to Sean Payton on being awarded "coach of the year" honors. Well, not yet. But he should. ...

If you have Brees and Robert Griffin III, this is a tough call. But I can't see how you would bench Brees. The only guys I would start ahead of RG3 are Brees, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers. And since I have Newton in a pair of leagues, I will split it and start Cam in one and RG3 in the other. (Of course, it's Cam in my important league, and RG3 in the "NFL AM" league where I can experiment.) ...

It should be noted that Newton (who was compared unfavorably to Blake Lively last week) has started running the ball again. Which is exactly what we clamored for, and why he was a first-round draft pick. It was like when Ricky Vaughn stopped being Hollywood and went back to being an RBA in "Major League II." ...

Speaking of quarterbacks who run, start Nikki Johnson of the Regina Rage in all formats. Check out this run. Wait, a backup quarterback who can run? Where have I heard that before? And if you watch more highlights, she has a better arm than Tim Tebow, too. ...

BTW, this is the Canadian version of the Lingerie League. So shouldn't the end zones be bigger? No, I mean the actual physical end zones, just like they are in the Canadian Football League. ...

ImageIf RG3 could have beaten the St. Louis FC to improve to 2-0, he would have drawn comparisons this week to Mike Trout, as a guy who could win the MVP and rookie of the year awards. And nice try Tigers fans, but there's no way Miggy overtakes Trout. You might have had a shot if the Tigers made the playoffs, but you'll be eating in the same soup kitchen as the Angels in October. ...

ImageDo you want to watch the coolest video of all-time? It's Bob Miller's call of the Kings' power play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. If you love things, you'll love this.

Let's hope for one more big week from Kevin Smith, so we can trade him to some unsuspecting owners in the future. Smith was actually pretty decent against the 49ers and the Titans, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs in two games. And remember, the Chargers were without Ryan Mathews last week. ...

Mathews deserves a look at running back this week. I wasn't so sure earlier, but the Falcons haven't been good against the run this year, so give him a start. The Chargers will try to feature him this week....

Numbers can be misleading: Reggie Bush has just 122 scrimmage yards in two games against the Jets. But this is a new-look Bush. I like the way the Dolphins are using him and to be honest, he's the lone option out there. ...

Bush has had at least 100 scrimmage yards in six consecutive games. He's been good for you, so play him. ...

Michael Bush needs to start this week, too. You love him as a flex option because of his ability to punch the ball into the end zone. Now he'll get the chance between the 20s. St. Louis has allowed 12 touchdowns in its last six games. ...

Maurice Jones-Drew has had a lot of success against the Colts. MJD has 12 career touchdowns in 12 career games, including at least 110 rushing yards in four of his last five with a career average of 5.3 yards per attempt. ...

The other guy in this matchup should be pretty good, too. You were warned against Donald Brown last week because the Vikings are stout against the run. The Jaguars are not, as they have allowed the most fantasy points to running backs. The Colts went to Brown 16 times last week, look for as much production against Jacksonville. ...

Ditto for Darren McFadden. The Steelers have allowed just two rushing touchdowns in their last nine games. But it's McFadden. As long as he's healthy (fingers crossed for you), he has to be in your starting lineup. He looks like the only player Carson Palmer trusts. ...

Marshawn Lynch is the anti-Chris Johnson. He's a guy who signed a long-term deal and then has continued to be a solid running back. Lynch has scored nine touchdowns in his last eight home games. This home game will be on Monday night, which is always fun. ...

Trent Richardson is now a starter for you. Richardson figured to be slowed because of a preseason knee injury. Now he looks ready to go and he has another great matchup this week against the Bills, who have allowed at least 115 rushing yards in eight consecutive games. ...

BenJarvus Green-Ellis is still a great option this week. The Firm has given the Bengals the plunger they needed in recent years. And the Redskins have allowed five rushing touchdowns in their last three home games. ...

Before you ask, yes, start C.J. Spiller. Can't believe I'm still getting questions about this. But Spiller was excellent when Fred Jackson went down last year. He's been money this year. Start Spiller, who has scored seven touchdowns in his last five games. ...

Antonio Brown has struggled in recent weeks, with only one touchdown in his last 10 games. But this is the week he breaks through with a big game against the Raiders. Mike Wallace is a good option, too. ...

Brandon Lloyd is tied for fifth in targets this season, but hasn't had a great week yet. But with Aaron Hernandez out, Lloyd is going to be the one who benefits this week. You hate to sit here and say things like "he's due." But at the same time, he's due. ...

Torrey Smith had three receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown last year against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. I bet Joe Flacco will look for Smith in the end zone. Sorry if that's too soon Ravens fans. The Patriots are pretty strong against the pass, though. But in fairness, they did just play the Arizona Cardinals, so how can we really tell when your sample size includes Kevin Kolb? ...

Danny Amendola is often compared to Wes Welker for one obvious reason nobody likes to talk about -- they both went to Texas Tech. But I would rather have Amendola right now, instead of Welker. Amendola is tied for second in the NFL with 25 targets, and he catches most of them. The biggest drawback with Amendola is he doesn't score touchdowns. He's had just one touchdown in his last 10 games. ...

DeSean Jackson has a tough matchup against the Cardinals who have allowed just four touchdown passes in their last six games. But Jackson has played well historically against the Cardinals with an average of six receptions with more than 75 yards and a touchdown in each of his two meetings against the Birds. ...

Found out via Twitter this week, the Eagles are also known as "the Birds." Hmm, well, I'm from the West Coast so know when I say Birds, I mean the Cardinals. This was one of the toughest games to pick, too. So now comes the cheap plug for our Pick 'Em game. It's a lot of fun. ...

Justin Blackmon is an interesting play this week. Blackmon was amazing in preseason, but has struggled with just three receptions for 24 yards. Blackmon was targeted four times against the Texans, but didn't have a reception. But that was against the Texans. I like him this week against the Colts, who have allowed the fifth most fantasy points to receivers this year. ...

But don't go crazy and play Blackmon ahead of guys such as Steve Johnson, Vincent Jackson or Lloyd. But if you are hurting at WR (which could be possible if you had Hakeem Nicks or you just drafted a bad team like I did), then give Blackmon a chance here. ...

And don't start Blackmon over Michael Crabtree. The Vikings have allowed 32 touchdowns in their last two games, so Crabtree is a nice option. He's even going to approach the magical 100 receiving yard mark (97 for him). ...

A.J. Green is an excellent play this week against the Washington Redskins, who have allowed 11 touchdown passes in the last four games. The Redskins have surrendered the sixth-most points to fantasy receivers in 2012. ...

ImageThe Internet seems to have turned on WWE GM A.J. Lee. Mainly, because she is just the latest version of Teddy Long with the constant tag-team matches. But you realize this is a TV show. It's not like A.J. is actually making the matches, right? But A.J. is clearly the best actress, she's funny and her tweets are clever. Jonny Loquasto of Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (and a friend of mine) points out she's as good on Twitter as a lot of the comics out there. ...

You can't spell "garbage time touchdown" without DeBow. Oh wait, you actually can. Let's try this again, you can't spell "Wow, another DeBow garbage time touchdown" without DeBow. And DeBow, of course, is Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe. I'm not looking this up, but of Bowe's 22 touchdowns since 2010 (good for third in the NFL since that time), I'm guessing about 83 percent of them have come in garbage time. ...

Bowe should get plenty of opportunities this week against the Saints, who rank seventh in fantasy points allowed to receivers. Look for a shootout. Start your Saints: Colston, Lance Moore, Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles. And start your key Chiefs, too. ...

Dez Bryant is going to come through at some point. But with the way the Giants crushed the Bucs, Bryant and Miles Austin are must-starts. Kevin Ogleltree is a decent sleeper option. ...

You know how I feel about guys on "Monday Night Football" (if you don't, I love it!). So it should come as no surprise Sidney Rice was my "With Authority" pick of the week. Sadly, we didn't take the DeLorean to Seattle this week during Shek to the Future. ...

ImageSpeaking of time travel, "Looper" looks excellent. When you hear the word, "Looper" you think of Bill Murray in "Caddyshack," lecturing some kid outside of the caddy barn. So I saw the billboard and thought nothing of it. But when I saw the previews, it looked awesome. The cast is nails, too. Again, Hollywood: More movies like this and less remakes and sequels. ...

Congratulations to all of you who panicked and dropped Brent Celek after Clay Harbor had a touchdown in Week 1. Celek has long been a favorite target of Michael Vick. Celek has 19 targets this season, and three touchdowns in his last five games. He should be in your starting lineup, and if you got hurt with Aaron Hernandez, I hope you were able to pick him up on the waiver wire. ...

Kyle Rudolph is a decent play this week. Yes, it's the 49ers. But did you know the 49ers have allowed touchdowns to tight ends in each of their first two games? ...

Is David Akers your fantasy MVP of the season so far? We might have to change the way we think about kickers. Although, my buddy Mark D. dropped Sebastian Janikowski in our Corona Football League. I can't wait to add Seabass. ...

ImageAnd speaking of kickers, this might be a good time to bring up Big Brother, seeing Ian was like the kicker of the show. Here's the thing, I went on the LCS Hockey Show weeks ago and predicted Ian would be the winner, but it was still jarring to see it happen live. Well, not as much as Danielle being the only person to vote for Dan. It's like when I called the Patriots to beat the St. Louis FC on NFL.com back in 2001. But it was still jarring to see Adam Vinatieri kick the winning field goal. ...

ImageI said last week Dan had no chance of winning. Was he brilliant? Yeah, of course he was. If this show was judged by outsiders who weighed it on game-play, Dan was the clear-cut winner. But when you are dependent on a jury of seven people you just screwed over voting for you, there's no chance. Hopefully, all of the tweets promoting me to be on Big Brother 15 are reaching the eyes of the executives at CBS. Let's make this happen. I can still do fantasy hits from the Big Brother house next year, right? ...

Matt Ryan is a risky play against the San Diego Chargers. Ryan has looked great this season, and it looks like he will continue to build on his fantastic 2011 when he was a top 8 fantasy quarterback. But I'm worried about this week. Ryan isn't the same quarterback on the road, he just played a huge game on Monday night and the Chargers' defense is pretty good. ...

Ryan at home had a passer rating of 102.9 last year, with a completion percentage of 65 percent. On the road, he had a 84.6 passer rating, with a 59 percent completion percentage. If you're really stuck on starting Ryan, take comfort in the knowledge he did smoke the Chiefs on the road in Week 1. ...

I would still roll with Ryan over Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel and Andy Luck. Ryan is really close with Alex Smith, too. But I'd sit Ryan. ...

Yes, Peyton Manning is in the dislikes. He's coming off a short week. The Falcons showed that you can rattle and beat him. There are questions about his arm strength. So if you have better options than Manning, it's time to break them out. ...

Sidebar please, Broncos fans: How did you enjoy your first taste of big-game Peyton Manning? ...

Numbers can be misleading: Manning has averaged 285 passing yards per game against the Texans with 42 passing touchdowns (the most against any team he's played against). But Manning hasn't seen this version of the Texans, who have allowed the fewest points to fantasy QBs and one touchdown pass or fewer in seven consecutive road games. ...

Matt Cassel has a lot going for him. He had more than 300 yards with two touchdowns against the Bills in Week 2. He's now going up against the Saints, who have allowed the second-most points to fantasy quarterbacks in 2012. But he's not a QB1 option for me, as he currently stands at No 13. But he should start ahead of Peyton Manning. ...

If you drafted Jay Cutler to be your backup to Manning (raises hand), he's not a great option this week. The St. Louis FC has done a pretty good job of shutting down fantasy quarterbacks this season through the air. Robert Griffin III was able to sting St. Louis as a runner. Cutler is nimble, but he's not in RG3's class. St. Louis has allowed one touchdown pass or fewer in five of its last six games. That said, he should be ahead of Peyton Manning. ...

Luck is my guy. You all know that. Can't play him this week against the Jaguars, who have allowed the third-fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks this year. ...

ImageSpeaking of Stanford, why storm the field after you beat USC? The Cardinal was ranked 21st in the country. It was Stanford's fourth consecutive win over USC. Stanford is expected to beat USC at this point. Field and court storming should be a process for the mid-major schools. For miracles. Not for a ranked, BCS school which has turned out CEOs and cabinet members. Cal State Fullerton or any Big West school knocking off UNLV back in the 1980s? That was cause for court-storming, and it was probably the last time it was used in its purist form. But the No. 21 team knocking off No. 2? No chance. ...

ImageI do understand why you would want to storm after a win over USC. I deal with a lot of USC people, so I get it. But not Stanford, which owns USC. I mean, when UCLA knocks off USC this year, I would understand why Bruins fans would rush the Rose Bowl after last year's embarrassment. I will understand it, but it won't be acceptable. ...

ImageHere are some more basic rules for court/field storming: No BCS schools (you have millions rolling in from bowl games; you have every advantage in the world). If your school has a national championship in the sport, you can't storm (looking at you Indiana for your embarrassing storm against Kentucky in hoops). And if you're ranked in the Top 25, stand and cheer. I swear, one of you BCS schools is going to do something truly stupid one time and ruin it for the rest of us. ...

Is Joe Flacco an option this week? Not really. I like Flacco for about 218 yards and an interception with a pair of touchdowns. Your typical, Flacco-leads-his-team-to-a-win-and-has-some-success, but-not-enough-to-be-a-fantasy-superstar kind of game. ...

This one is going to hurt, but I'm not playing Adrian Peterson this week. I'm captain of team "play your studs at all cost." But you can't in this instance. AD looked great in Week 1, with a pair of touchdowns. But he hasn't had more than 90 scrimmage yards in five consecutive games. Do you see that happening against the 49ers? Nor do I. ...

Willis McGahee ranks seventh among fantasy running backs this season, but you aren't starting him against the Houston Texans. You should revere the Texans in the same way you regard the San Francisco 49ers. The Texans have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 12 consecutive games. ...

Shonn Greene, you would think, has a great matchup against the Dolphins, who have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to running backs this year. But Greene's history against the Dolphins is less favorable. No touchdowns in six games, 40 yards per game and only two runs more than 10 yards. Look for some other options. ...

Why is Rex Ryan upset with these Tim Tebow questions? Did he not anticipate this when he traded for him? This is akin to somebody going on The Bachelor and being upset the other contestants were there for fame and now love. And really, if I were ABC, whatever the cost, you should get Tebow on the show. If Jesse Palmer was good, Tebow would be better. I bet ABC could give Tebow $1 billion and still make money off the whole deal. Am I wrong about this? ...

The Jets should have a sign in their locker room for Santonio Holmes with "Games without 100 receiving yards." The streak is up to 27 games. Don't look for the streak to end against the Dolphins. Holmes hasn't had more than 63 receiving yards in five career games against the Dolphins. ...

Avoid Steven Jackson this week. The groin injury seems a little concerning. That is, if there even was a groin injury. Check out, This Week in Shanahanigans. ...

Jackson has only one touchdown in his last 11 games. The Bears are pretty stingy to fantasy running backs (four rushing touchdowns in their last seven), so you would be best to avoid this situation. And only consider Daryl Washington if Jackson isn't playing, but don't even think about it otherwise. Wait, you're thinking about it, aren't you? I warned you. ...

A lot of fellow fantasy enthusiasts are asking about Ben Tate on Twitter. He's getting a lot of run after he had 21.70 fantasy points against the Jaguars in Week 2. Tate is at best a flex option in standard leagues. He vultures touchdowns, but last week was his first multiple-TD game in 17 contests. And when you look at the matchup against the Broncos, who have allowed the fifth-fewest points to running backs this season, you should avoid him this week. ...

This is important to note, too. Realize when a guy lands in the dislike column, it's not an absolute. Every roster is different. In most instances, you would bench Tate. But I would play Tate over guys like Peyton Hillis, Cedric Benson and Mark Ingram, for instance. ...

Ingram has little to no fantasy value at this point, even against the Chiefs who have allowed more than 200 rushing yards in two road games. Ingram currently ranks 36th among fantasy running backs, and if you watch the games, Pierre Thomas just looks better. Ingram is a touchdown vulture, but you must have better options. ...

Mikel LeShoure is a great guy to have on your roster, but not in your starting lineup this week. You have to at least see him for one week before you start him. The Chargers have to get Mathews in the mix, so he's a good play this week. The Lions have the luxury of Smith, so they can be patient. Even if most fantasy enthusiasts are not. ...

Alfred Morris, eh? I hate to beat the #shanahanigans drum over and over. OK, I really don't. But here's the thing -- Evan Royster participated in four percent of the team's offensive plays in Week 1. Royster was on the field for 24 percent in Week 2. Just keep an eye on this. If you want to start Morris, by all means. Just don't say you haven't been warned. ...

Don't release Fred Jackson if you have him. But you can't expect him to have much of an impact when he returns. Everybody fears a committee situation in Buffalo, but the Bills can't afford to take the ball out of Spiller's hands. ...

I would start Chris Johnson over the following running backs: Mark Ingram, Ryan Williams, Michael Turner and Peyton Hillis. Not exactly franchise running backs if you catch what I'm getting at. ...

Johnson is currently 49th among fantasy running backs this year. He's gained 21 rushing yards on 19 attempts. Johnson has just four touchdowns in his last 18 games, and the Lions have allowed only one rushing touchdown in their last four games. This might be the end of the road for Johnson, unless he can turn it around. ...

And if he does turn it around, I'm going to be completely chagrined because he's not in my (expletive) lineup. Actually, I've split the difference with Johnson. I have him on two teams. I will start him in one and bench him in another because I'm a fantasy "Fraidy Cat." ...

ImageHere's my movie pitch of the week. A group of fantasy enthusiasts get together to kidnap an underachieving running back (like Chris Johnson). That would be good, right? It would be a better idea than "Taken 2." Seriously, "Taken 2." Were there too many unanswered questions from the first one? We can't get a Justice League movie, but somehow the creative minds of Hollywood have come up with "Taken 2." If you're going to make a sequel to a Liam Neeson movie, can it be the one where he fights the wolves with broken beer bottles? Maybe he can get dropped in a forest of rabid ferrets or something. ...

I don't like the way Johnson has pointed the finger at his offensive line. Throwing his offensive line under the bus, who does he think he is, Peyton Manning? You know Chris, when you point your finger, you have three more pointing back at a guy who got a huge contract extension and went into the tank. ...

There was a Mike Williams sighting in Week 2, but don't expect the trend to continue. The Giants are terrible against the pass. But the Cowboys have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to receivers this season. ...

ImageHad to use the term "sighting" because the Buccaneers were inexplicably on television in Los Angeles on Sunday. Why? Because somewhere it's written into television contracts the Giants have to be on TV in L.A. every week. Even though I've lived out here my whole life and have never, ever met a Giants fan. I was blown away when I went to the Super Bowl last year (#humblebrag) and saw so many Giants fans. Seriously, I looked at Giants fans like Kardashian fans. Like, there's supposed to be millions of them, but I've never met one. ...

ImageWith the Giants having played on Thursday night, there's no chance of the Giants being on TV out here Sunday. Unless they just show a replay during the 10 a.m. hour. And you think I'm joking about that, but I'm not. ...

What's the deal with Titus Young? Remember when he was considered a sleeper pick? He's had six targets, two receptions and 25 yards this season. He's had fewer than 40 receiving yards in five consecutive games. And here's the thing, he's owned in 77 percent of NFL.com leagues. If he does manage to have a good week, a lot of people will be kicking themselves for not starting him. ...

Are Wes Welker and Bill Belichick going through the most passive-aggressive breakup in NFL history? When the Patriots ended things with Randy Moss, it wasn't this bad because it wasn't like Moss had a long history with the club. Welker does. This is nearly too painful to watch. If it wasn't for Aaron Hernandez's injury, my guess is Welker would be traded at some point. Who knows, he might. You never know with the hoodie. ...

ImageAnybody else notice the grey hoodie has become the heel wardrobe of choice for CM Punk? Our hero retained his title at Night of Champions because John Cena doesn't know how wrestling works. This is getting embarrassing for Cena. He thought half-heartedly slapping his lame submission hold on The Big Show (after Punk had his locked in) was enough to give him the title a few weeks ago. Now he doesn't know how to bridge. ...

ImageThere was no chance Punk was going to be able to point and laugh at Cena at RAW for not knowing basic wrestling moves. The WWE could have a killer heel on its hands, but Punk isn't allowed to say what we're all thinking. Come on, it's not like the kids care. Let us at least have the cool Punk again. Instead we get Cena trying to be self-deprecating but failing miserably. ...

Be careful with the Ravens defense this week. Even though Welker is buried, the Patriots still have the ability to score loads of points. A lot of you might think, hey look what the Cardinals did to them. But realize the Cardinals defense is really good, especially in the front seven. So don't assume the Ravens will just crush New England. ...

I'm toying with the idea of not playing a defense this week. Seriously, I've received negative six points from my defense combined. Funny, I can't recall the last time I saw an NFL team score negative points. Even during the JaMarcus Russell era in Oakland. ...

And then there's the thought interceptions and other plays don't hurt offensive players enough. Defensive scoring touchdowns should count for way more, considering the big momentum swings they produce in football. But again, I've had negative points in two weeks, I might be a little bitter. ...

ImageBTW, what the ish was up with the fake field goal the Packers pulled off. It was a great play, no doubt. But why doesn't it get credited to the Packers DST? That makes absolutely no sense. If you're going to credit Tom Crabtree with a touchdown reception, why not credit returns for touchdown runs? This is a joke. You can guarantee I will try to get this rectified. Otherwise, you might as well just eliminate the defense because it's kind of stupid for fantasy football anyway.

For the record, you can submit your fantasy questions to NFL Fantasy Live, Michael Fabiano or me on Twitter. But realize, NFL Fantasy Live has 70,000 followers, and Fabiano has 60,000. Me? Just 13. See, the odds are better I will answer your question, so hit me up both via Twitter or via Facebook (oh wait, I told you to stop going to Facebook). Go instead to Google+. Also be sure to catch the latest "Dave Dameshek Football Program."

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