Once a week SCO staff writers Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher and one student from the general Blair population.
To submit your fantasy football picks, you need to pick one player for each of the below categories, and write a brief explanation of why you have chosen him. Send your picks in to our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org to get them online.
This week we welcome Blair science teacher Mr. Walker and freshman baseball player Noah Stern.
Players who are locks to play this week.
Ben: Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings, QB
He finally scored a decent amount of points, and against a let down Falcons defense that lost to Matt Hasselbeck expect him to continue the trend.
Charlie: Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers, RB
Danny Woodhead had a crap game last week, but that was mainly due to a tough matchup against the Chiefs defense. He should bounce back this week against Jacksonville.
Noah: Tom Brady, New England Patriots, QB
Brady is coming off of a do rough games but he should bounce back against the Broncos.
Mr. Walker: T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars, RB
This is Yeldon's breakout week. The Chargers are already one of the worst run defenses in the league and Philip Rivers is running out of guys to throw the ball to. The Jags defense is better than it's reputation suggests, I think they lead for most of the second half and kill the clock with one of the only true workhorse backs left in the NFL.
Players who had one great performance, but we think won't do so well this week.
Ben: Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos, RB
He hit 100 yards and both he and CJ Anderson put up a lot of yards per carry last week, but against the Patriots Hillman won't be able to score again, nor will he run for so many yards again.
Charlie: Alfred Blue, Houston Texans, RB
Most of Blue's points came from a trick play where he caught a pass from wide receiver Cecil Shorts, and with Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk stealing touches, this backfield is one to stay away from.
Noah: Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers, K
Crosby had a monster stat sheet last week, but the Packers are getting to be more efficient on offense and should be forced to kick fewer field goals going forward.
Mr. Walker: Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals, RB
He scored twice last week, but the Rams are strong up the middle where Hill does his work. This looks more like a Gio Bernard game.
Week 2 Off the waiver wire:
Players who are under the radar, and can be picked up in most fantasy leagues.
Ben: Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans, QB
Even in a losing effort, Mariota still put up over a dozen with the rushing touchdown. Against the Raiders his legs will help him again.
Charlie: Javorious Allen, Baltimore Ravens, RB
With Ravens dropping like flies, the new starting running back will be Javorious "Buck” Allen. He might not be an every week starter, but the Ravens play the porous Browns run defense this week, making Allen an ideal spot start.
Noah: Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers, RB
Tolbert has vultured his fair share of touchdowns, and his usage is trending upwards.
Mr. Walker: Josh McCown, Cleveland Browns, QB
Passing yards against good defenses: 213 (Den), 270 (Stl), 211 (Ari). Against bad defenses: 457 (Bal), 356 (SD), 341 (Oak). Guess which category the Ravens fall under.
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