Fantasy football can at times be a very funny place to seek help when you need it most. One week, a so called “expert” will tell you to start “Player A” because “Player A” is a “can’t miss” starter who will blow up that week. A week later, that expert will deny giving that advice to their readers or followers but will be more than happy to tell you to start “Player B” this week. It would be almost comical in some instances if it wasn’t so tragic for the people who take the advice of these charlatans.
As a staff member of DLF, I can tell you that everyone affiliated with this site both loathes and detests this behavior. Every staff member on the DLF team constantly tries to learn and better ourselves so we may be of better help to you. Part of that process is being accountable for our successes, as well as our failures. We’re doing that each and every week as we’re offering personalized lineup advice as part of our premium content. We’re answering every question posted in a timely manner and helping out as best we can – those answers are public knowledge and we’ll stand by them every week.
We’ve also decided to roll out this new series entitled, “Calling Our Shots.” The premise of this series is to get some predictions for the upcoming week. Some writer’s predictions are bold, some are solid, while others, well, we wouldn’t place too much money on them in Las Vegas!
When we’re right, we’ll share our successes. When we’re wrong, it should present a great way for our loyal readers to give us a good (and hopefully friendly) ribbing. The point is we don’t hide from the advice we give or the predictions we make.
We also want to give you the same chance.
Our community is an essential part of the success of DLF. This weekly series also asks YOU, the readers, to post your own shots in the comments below. We all have that coach in our league who says, “Yeah, I could have told you not to start that guy” and perhaps that’s even you who thinks that! Well, here’s your chance to make those bold predictions when they count – before the games are played. We invite everyone to blow up the comments section again today and make any player predictions you want for the week – this will give you a perfect opportunity to officially say, “I told you so,” or offer a brutally embarrassing piece of ammunition for your opponent to use against you next week. Either way, this is a great way for the community and the writers to have some good old fashioned fun each and every week!
Every person who is featured in subsequent weeks will be put into a drawing after week 17 for a free yearly membership or their renewal to our premium content and a free DLF T-shirt!
Can you feel it?
It’s that time of the year when most of your league members are sitting on the sidelines. Hopefully you aren’t with them, hopefully you’re still standing. If you are maybe it was due to one of the players. First, we had Tom Brady who threw for 443 yards and a touchdown against a strong San Francisco defense. We also had Adrian Peterson who just exploded for 212 rushing yards and a touchdown in his on-going pursuit to break Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record. Finally, the leading receiver for last week was Brandon Lloyd who had a great rhythm going with Brady – he racked up 190 receiving yards off of ten receptions. Brady and Peterson were fairly predictable but if you started Lloyd this week you’re probably still doing a happy dance that could make you a YouTube sensation.
As for Week 15 in the DLF compound, our mighty group of super-powered fantasy genius finished with a final tally of 20 correct shots called! A very good performance, all in all it is our second best performance this season. Jacob Feldman continues his hot streak, once again becoming the DLF Shot Caller of the Week. He pulled down seven correct shots called, three more than his closest competitor. Here are the correct shots called by the DLF staff for Week 15:
Jacob Feldman – AP stays on pace to break 2000 yards rushing with over the 134 rushing yards he needs.
Andy Miley – AP goes over 175 yards combined.
Eric Hardter – Christian Ponder attempts fewer than 25 passes.
TheFFGhost – Morris out rushes a suddenly slumping Richardson.
Jacob Feldman – Cousins ends up playing a few series due to the knee of RGIII.
Jacob Feldman – Moreno posts over 120 combined yards and a score.
Andy Miley – Pitta goes over 75 yards and scores twice.
TheFFGhost – Freeman will get at least 9 tackles.
Jacob Feldman – Brees posts his first game with 300+ passing yards AND multiple TDs in the same game since week 7 (yes, it has been that long!).
Jacob Feldman – Megatron destroys Patrick Peterson and posts 100+ yards and 6+ catches.
Andy Miley – D-Will goes over 100 combo yards and scores.*
Eric Hardter – Ryan Mathews is held to under 80 total yards despite playing against a soft run D.
Jacob Feldman – Seattle’s defense gets 3+ turnovers.
Eric Hardter – Ryan Fitzpatrick throws at least two interceptions.
TheFFGhost – Over 600 passing yards between Romo and Big Ben in this game.
Eric Hardter – Heath Miller continues his run towards a Pro Bowl berth with 60+ receiving yards and a score.
Chris Rohrer – The quarterbacks throw for a combined total of 600+ yards and 4+ touchdowns.
Jacob Feldman – Under 200 yards passing for the Chiefs.
Andy Miley – Oakland defense shuts out Kansas City.
TheFFGhost – No rusher in this game will get over 100 rushing yards.
Another three shots were missed by just the smallest of margins. Here are those shots:
Andy Miley – Spiller and Lynch both go over 125 yards and combine for 4 TDs.
Jacob Feldman – Big Ben tries to make Mike Wallace some more money by giving him 8+ targets and over 100 yards.
Jacob Feldman – Multiple skill position guys go over 100 combined yards, but none of them are wearing Jets Green.
After this week only two spots remain. Which of our Week 15 readers took the week? I won’t keep you waiting any longer; we decided that Peter G would take home the crown. Peter G called three shots correctly which are listed below:
-MIN @ STL: Adrian Peterson rushes for over 175 yards.
-DEN @ BAL: Ray Rice has less than 75 yards rushing.
-IND @ HOU: Arian Foster has an average of at least 5.5 yards per carry (min. 10 attempts).
Putting it another way, Peter G really knows his top end running backs!
With two weeks left the DLF staff is looking to finish strong. Here are our shots for Week 16:
New Orleans @ Dallas
TheFFGhost – Witten ourperforms Graham.
Eric Olinger – Two Dallas pass catchers go over 100 yards receiving.
Jacob Feldman – Witten out produces Graham in catches and yards.
Andy Miley – Witten and Graham will combine for 175 yards and score a total of three TDs.
Eric Hardter – Tony Romo throws for over 370 yards.
Chris Rohrer – Brees and Romo combine for over 700 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Tennessee @ Green Bay
TheFFGhost – Chris Johnson gets less than 75 rushing yards but is still the leading rusher in the game.
Eric Olinger – Chris Johnson has 80+ yards and a score.
Jacob Feldman – Randall Cobb leads all skill position players in yards from scrimage.
Andy Miley – Randall Cobb will find the endzone twice and account for over 200 yards (receiving/rushing/returns).
Eric Hardter – Kenny Britt bounces back with at least 80 receiving yards and a TD.
Chris Rohrer – Chris Johnson held to under 60 yards rushing.
Indianapolis @ Kansas City
Eric Dickens – Andrew Luck finishes with 2 passing TD’s and 1 rushing TD.
TheFFGhost – Kansas City does not score a touchdown.
Eric Olinger – T.Y. Hilton finds pay dirt.
Jacob Feldman – Ballard continues to look strong with his 4th game in a row over 4 YPC and he’ll top 100 combined yards.
Andy Miley – Reggie Wayne will rebound with 7+ catches and a TD.
Eric Hardter – Andrew Luck goes over 300 yards passing.
Chris Rohrer – Coby Fleener finally has a game with more receptions and yards receiving than Dwayne Allen.
Buffalo @ Miami
Eric Dickens – Steve Johnson has 100+ receiving yards.
TheFFGhost – Chandler has more receiving yards than any player on Miami.
Eric Olinger – Reggie Bush has over 100 total yards.
Jacob Feldman – Miami has more passing yards than Buffalo.
Andy Miley – CJ Spiller will have 150+ combined yards and two TDs.
Eric Hardter – Mario Williams will have at least two tackles for loss.
Chris Rohrer – Bush and Spiller combine for over 225 total yards from scrimmage.
Jaron Foster – Reggie Bush will outperform Spiller in total yards and TDs.
San Diego @ NY Jets
Eric Dickens – Denario Alexander rebounds from his donut last week to have 6+ catches and a TD.
TheFFGhost – Edwards is the Jets top receiver.
Eric Olinger – Shonn Greene rushes for 75+ yards.
Jacob Feldman – Jets take lessons from last week and hold the Chargers under 14 points.
Andy Miley – Rivers will fumble once, throw an interception, and get sacked 3+ times.
Eric Hardter – Greg McElroy and Philip Rivers combine for five or more turnovers.
Chris Rohrer – One of the defenses takes a turnover for a touchdown.
Washington @ Philadelphia
Eric Dickens – Nick Foles will account for 3 turnovers.
TheFFGhost – Over 225 passing yards and over 40 rushing yards for RGIII.
Eric Olinger – No wide reciever hits the 100 yard mark.
Jacob Feldman – McCoy has a higher yards per offensive touch (not counting returns) than Brown.
Andy Miley – Jason Avant will have 100+ yards and scores.
Eric Hardter – RGIII returns with a vengeance, with over 320 total yards and 3+ TD’s.
Chris Rohrer – Morris finds the end zone.
Jaron Foster – Garcon scores regardless of who his QB is.
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
TheFFGhost – AJ Green goes over 100 receiving yards, scores and the Bengals win. (That’s called going all in!)
Eric Olinger – Andy Dalton throws for fewer than 200 yards with at least two turnovers.
Jacob Feldman – Wallace leads all WRs (on both teams) in yards.
Andy Miley – Wallace and Green both go over 100 yards and score.
Eric Hardter – I’ll keep predicting Heath Miller until he lets me down: 70+ receiving yards and a TD.
Chris Rohrer – Antonio Brown has a modest 5+ reception game with 80+ yards.
St. Louis @ Tampa Bay
TheFFGhost – Bradford strings together his second 300+ passing yard performance.
Eric Olinger – Chris Givens bounces back with a TD over 25 yards.
Jacob Feldman – Steven has more yards than any other Jackson in this game.
Andy Miley – Sam Bradford goes back to back weeks with 350+ yards and 3 TDs.
Eric Hardter – Vincent Jackson gets shut down as the Bucs rely on their ground attack: under 70 yards receiving and no TD’s.
Chris Rohrer – Ammendola leads this game in receptions and yards receiving.
Oakland @ Carolina
TheFFGhost – Welcome back Myers owners, 5+ receptions for him.
Eric Olinger – Darren McFadden rushes for over 100 yards.
Jacob Feldman – Pryor plays double digit snaps as Oakland starts to look towards next year.
Andy Miley – Cam goes over 300 combined yards and accounts for 4 TDs (3 passing, 1 rushing).
Eric Hardter – Greg Olsen scores another touchdown.
Chris Rohrer – Rod Streater has another modest game with over 50 receiving yards.
New England @ Jacksonville
TheFFGhost – Lots of mind games going on, New England wants Jacksonville to pass to Shorts. They will anyways and will get Shorts over 100 yards in receiving.
Eric Olinger – Chad Henne throws for 300+ yards.
Jacob Feldman – Shorts continues to produce and gets 5+ catches for 80+ yards.
Andy Miley – Woody, Ridley, and Vereen all score.
Eric Hardter – Wes Welker returns to PPR prominence, with 10+ catches for 120+ yards.
Chris Rohrer – Hernandez makes his regular appearance in the end zone and ‘makes it rain’.
Minnesota @ Houston
Eric Dickens – Arian Foster scores 2 TD’s in a blowout of the Vikings.
TheFFGhost – Peterson held to under 100 rushing yards despite getting feed the ball often.
Eric Olinger – JJ Watt records at least 2 sacks.
Jacob Feldman – AP keeps the dream of becoming AP2K alive and rushes for over 100 yards. Vikings still lose.
Andy Miley – AP rushes for 160+ yards and a TD.
Eric Hardter – Andre Johnson torches the Vikings to the tune of 140+ yards and a TD.
Chris Rohrer – Owen Daniels tops 70 yards and scores.
Cleveland @ Denver
TheFFGhost – Thomas held under 100 receiving yards.
Eric Olinger – Peyton Manning picks apart the Browns defense – 300 yards and 3 TDs.
Jacob Feldman – Moreno continues to post solid numbers with over 100 total yards and a score.
Andy Miley – Decker goes over 100 yards and scores again.
Eric Hardter – Knowshon Moreno more than doubles Trent Richardson’s rushing yardage.
Chris Rohrer – Demaryius Thomas goes for 100+ yards and a TD.
Chicago @ Arizona
TheFFGhost – The Bears defense gets back on track with at least 3 turnovers.
Eric Olinger – Brandon Marshall catches at least 3x as many passes as any other Bear.
Jacob Feldman – Arizona passes for under 150 yards for the 4th week in a row and gives up multiple turnovers.
Andy Miley – Forte goes over 150 combined yards and scores twice.
Eric Hardter – Ryan Lindley is held to under 120 yards passing.
Jaron Foster – Chicago defense has 3+ turnovers, including a pick-six.
NY Giants @ Baltimore
TheFFGhost – Eli outperforms Flacco in a battle of QBs who need to bounce back.
Eric Olinger – Dennis Pitta keeps the hot streak going. 5 catches and a score.
Jacob Feldman – Rice gets 20+ touches and over 100 yards. It shocks Cam Cameron, as he is sitting on his couch, that Rice can do that!
Andy Miley – Wilson and Rice both go over 125 yards, but neither scores.
Eric Hardter – Ray Rice has over 40 receiving yards and 100 rushing yards.
San Francisco @ Seattle
TheFFGhost – In a battle of mobile quarterbacks Wilson outrushes Kaepernick.
Eric Olinger – Vernon Davis scores a TD.
Jacob Feldman – Crabtree gets 10+ targets and 80+ yards.
Andy Miley – Russell Wilson shocks the world again accounting for 300 yards and scores 3 times vs. the 49ers.
Eric Hardter – The Seahawks make Colin Kaepernick look human with under 200 passing yards and 2+ turnovers.
Peter G, you are our Shot Caller for Week 15, congratulations from the DLF. We’ve put your name in our drawing for a chance to win a full year of DLF Premium and a DLF t-shirt. As for the rest of our readers, you’ve only got two weeks left to punch your ticket for a chance to win our drawing. We’d like to finish the season strong with a lot of user interaction so take a few minutes to leave your shots. You never know, we may be calling you name next week! Good luck everyone!
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