RaiderDamus here with another look ahead to the coming week's Raiders-Patriots game for fantasy football purposes. This game will feature two of the very best offenses in the game, but that's about all they have in common. The Raiders don't pass very much and the Patriots don't run very much. Neither team plays very much defense, so this will be a very exciting game for all involved. After the break, see what the fates have in store for the players on both teams and the fantasy owners lucky enough to own them!
START EVERYONE. These are two of the worst defenses in the league, and neither one will be able to stop the opposing offense. This will be an absolute shootout and the yards will be racked up like points in a pinball game. This really doesn't call for much detailed analysis so I'll just give you my prediction for each player of note:
Tom Brady: 375 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Wes Welker: 150 rec yds, 2 TDs
Deion Branch: 90 rec yds, 1 TD
Rob Gronkowski: 75 rec yds, 1 TD
Chad Ochocinco: 30 rec yds
Benjarvus Green-Ellis: 60 rush yds, 1 fumble lost
Danny Woodhead: 50 rush yds, 1 TD
Patriots defense: Bench them if you can. They are in the bottom five of the league and couldn't stop a runny nose.
And for the Raiders....
Jason Campbell: 230 passing yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Darren McFadden: 240 rush yds, 2 TD (1 rec)
Michael Bush: 45 rush yds, 1 TD
Denarius Moore: 90 rec yds
Kevin Boss: 40 rec yds, 1 TD
Jacoby Ford: 35 rec yds, 1 TD (punt return)
Raiders defense: Bench them. They will probably give up at least 40 points and won't force enough turnovers to have a good fantasy day.
As you can see, this game will be a feast for fantasy fans and an exercise in frustration for the fans of the actual teams. I would advise setting your lineups while sober and watching the game drunk.
One thing i want to know from the community here, how many of you actually play fantasy football? If so, how are your teams looking and how many Raiders do you own?