Every Thursday, That Fantasy Guy looks at some of the best and worst fantasy football plays of the week in the Fantasy Forecast. This week, it's an abbreviated Turkey Day edition
LINE 'EM UP
QB - Jake Plummer, Broncos: WWF great Jake "The Snake" Roberts used to knock his opponents out cold using the famed sleeper hold, then put a python on them. Turkey makes you sleepy. Coincidence? I think not. Also, Plummer hasn't been intercepted since Week 2. Pretty sweet.
QB - Michael Vick, Falcons: Threw for 306 yards and two TDs last week against the Bucs. The Lions? Gravy. Mashed potatoes and gravy.
RB - Mike Anderson, Broncos: A tough matchup, but Anderson has scored at least one TD in five consecutive games. With Tatum Bell (chest) out of the mix, Anderson carves up the Cowboys.
RB - Kevin Jones, Lions: This pick comes from the Triple-CL owner Jon H. (Gordon Gekko), who threatens that Jones will run for "150 yards, 2 TDs – you watch." I think that's a bit bold considering Jones hasn't cracked the century mark this season. But I do like him for 90 and a score against a Falcons defense that, as Jon points out, "made Samkon Gado look like Barry Sanders." We shall see.
RB - Warrick Dunn, Falcons: Dunn has topped 100 yards of total offense in eight straight, and the boys from Motown ain't never gonna breaka his stride (oh no – got to keep on movin').
WR - Roy Williams, Lions: A matchup worth watching - Williams vs. Atlanta's DeAngelo Hall. The winner probably gets one of Madden's special turkey legs, and Williams seems to me a man who can be motivated by poultry. Also, he's got a four-inch height advantage and 12 catches for 189 yards in two games since returning from a quad injury.
SIT 'EM DOWN
QB - Joey Harrington, Lions: This pick needs no explanation, leaving just enough room for an arbitrary but seasonal Adam Sandler lyric: Love to eat the turkey at the table, I once saw a movie with Betty Grable.
RB - Julius Jones, Cowboys: J.J. was the star of Turkey Day 2004 (150 yards, 2 TDs), but now he's got Marion Barber III eating off his plate and a matchup with the league's second-best run defense. Just like that third helping sausage stuffing - you want to try it, but you'll pay for it later.
WR - Ashley Lelie, Broncos: Unless you're desperate for a Thanksgiving rooting interest, you can do better. The tryptophan will kick in well before Lelie does anything eye-opening.