Once again, the high powered Ferris State football team outscored my plethora of NFL athletes, this week by a score of 95-84. My now 3-7 record isn’t much to brag about, but it is better than the current 2-7 record of the Detroit Lions, so I have that going for me.
Vander Laan was a monster again last week against Walsh, compiling 35 fantasy points in just the first half of the game. He rushed for one touchdown but also got multiple players involved, throwing four touchdowns to four separate receivers.
In the game, nine different Bulldogs had rushing carries, and nine different receivers tallied at least one reception.
The matchup wouldn’t have been so close if I didn’t take Kansas City’s defense against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. I have to toot my own horn a little bit, considering last week I predicted Manning would throw three interceptions. He actually threw four before being replaced by backup Brock Osweiler.
The Ferris defense was also very stout, only allowing seven points when they gave up a 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Although they only had one sack, they made up for it with two interceptions and allowed only 201 yards of total offense. This week, I will go head to head with the Bulldogs as they go head to head with the Texas A&M Commerce Lions at noon on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids.
Here are my picks for this week:
QB: Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys: Romo is finally returning to the field for the Cowboys this Sunday against the Dolphins. The Cowboys were 0-7 in his absence, and I expect him to come back and put up big numbers against the Fins.
RB: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings: I don’t really know what’s wrong with the Packers defense lately, but I think Adrian Peterson will be running through them all game long come Sunday.
WR1: Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys: With Romo coming back, look for him to throw to his favorite target on multiple occasions against Miami. Even if he doesn’t throw Dez the ball to start the game, we know Bryant will plead his case to get more targets as the game progresses.
WR2: Danny Amendola, New England Patriots: With Julian Edelman out with an injury, Tom Brady will be looking Amendola’s way plenty of times against the Bills.
FLEX: Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton loves throwing the ball to Olsen, plain and simple. Targets equal catches which equals yards which equals points.
D/ST: Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles will be matched up against an anemic Buccaneers offense this week. I think famous Jameis Winston is going to have an off-week against the Eags.
K: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts: Vinatieri is 42 years old, but the guy’s leg performs like its 22. He is arguably the greatest kicker in the history of football. He can make it from anywhere on the field.