FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT week 15

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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter. Airwolf is the most sophisticated helicopter imaginable (flies halfway round the world, outruns jet planes). Stringfellow Hawke is its pilot, essentially blackmailing a secret US agency into finding his brother (lost in Vietnam) while he flies dangerous assignments for “The Firm.” The renegade pilot and his partner “steal” an advanced battle helicopter that they feel would be used unethically by its owners, a secretive U.S. intelligence agency. They agree to continue flying it on missions for the agency in exchange for the agency’s help locating the pilot’s missing brother. Here are Stringfellow Hawke’s “Must-starts” followed by a recipe for pulled pork that you make indoors this winter.

 

Stringfellow Hawke’s “must-start’s” week 15

 

“Stringfellow’s no name for a kid like that!”

“Why can’t we hover like regular helicopter people?”

“The few who have survived are afraid to fight it. They’re weak. They give in. But not you. Not yet.”

RB

 

 

Arian Foster

Marshawn Lynch

Trent Richardson

Adrian Peterson

Jamaal Charles

Darren McFadden

Doug Martin

Matt Forte

Frank Gore

Ray Rice

Alfred Morris

Bryce Brown

WR

 

 

Calvin Johnson

Vincent Jackson

Reggie Wayne

A.J. Green

Roddy White

Victor Cruz

Brandon Marshall

Julio Jones

 Cecil Shorts

Andre Johnson

Wes Welker

Danario Alexander

Demaryius Thomas Marques Colston

QB

 

 

Drew Brees

Aaron Rodgers

Andy Dalton

Cam Newton

Matt Ryan

Ben Roethlisberger

Tom Brady

Andrew Luck

Colin Kaepernick

Peyton Manning

Josh Freeman

Robert Griffin III

TE

 

 

Jimmy Graham

Brandon Myers

Jermaine Gresham

Aaron Hernandez

Dennis Pitta

Brandon Pettigrew

Tony Gonzalez

Owen DanielsHeath Miller
 Greg Olsen Jason Witten

 

Depending on your league settings, chances are that you have some kind of combination of the above for your starting lineup. These are the top options for this week and it is hard to make a case to bench any of them. It’s when you get into the players not on this list where it gets tricky.

 

For most leagues, your team needs at least 110 points to have a chance of winning. To get to this number and above, you will need at minimum 12 points from each of your starters (a little more from your QB and a few from your kickers and defense). This is the threshold for my IN/OUT predictions.

 

 

 FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT Week 15

 

 

Josh Gordon vs WAS

When Josh Gordon was taken in this year’s NFL supplemental draft, no one could be too sure what to expect from him after he sat out all of the 2011 season due to a suspension. The Browns took him in the supplemental draft and have been raving about his ability ever since. While he was quiet the first few weeks of the season, Gordon has come on to be one of the best rookie wideouts this season. Over the first nine weeks Gordon never caught more than 3 passes and never gained more than 99 yards. Since then, he has averaged 4.5 receptions with 78.75 yards receiving as well as scoring 1 touchdown. Gordon has one of the better match ups of the week as the Browns face the Skins (who have the 2nd worst pass D in the NFL). Gordon makes for a great flex.

 

Miles Austin vs PIT

Dez Bryant wants to play through his injured finger. What a shocker! Now what does that mean for Miles? Sure the STEELERS defense is ranked first against wide receivers and allows an average of 16.5 fantasy points to the position per game on the year, but they have and will struggle without Ike Taylor (expected to miss 2 more weeks). I am going with the feeling that Miles will get more targets thus getting you more points.

 

Joique Bell @ ARI

If you picked him up and stashed him on your bench, good for you, this is the week to use him. While Joique Bell isn’t the starter, he is getting more touches every week and has been closing games for most of the season. Last week he had a season high 17 touches, rushing for 49 yards and catching 5 passes for 47 yards. This trend will continue this week vs. the Cardinals, who are giving up140 yards per game on the ground. Bell makes for a very solid flex start.

  

 

 

 

Greg Jennings @ CHI

While he has gotten his fair share of targets, 12 in two games, he’s only produced five receptions for 73 yards. There are plenty of other options in the Green Bay passing attack, so I would consider Jennings nothing better than a desperation flex-option.

 

Stevan Ridley vs SF

San Francisco is ranked first against running backs and holds the position to a league-leading fewest 12.5 fantasy points per game. He has gotten you this far, but it is time to be smart and do what you can to get the most points for your team. If you have other options, use them.

 

Michael Turner vs NYG

Turner has scored a TD in each of his last four games. This is great news for teams that roster him. The unfortunate issue that they must consider is the additional playing time of Jacquizz Rodgers. Rodgers is receiving more and more of the workload each week and last week was on the field for just under 50% of snaps. Turner, on the other hand, played about 30% of snaps. This increase in playing time for Rodgers is likely best explained by his ability to factor into the passing game. This week Turner faces a New York defense that is ranked fourth against running backs allowing an average of about 15 points to the position per game. Turner will see his snaps this week, but as his play counts dwindle, so does his fantasy value. If Turner does not get the touchdown and has a slow production week, he could be a playoff killer. Look for 25-35 rushing yards and no score this week as Atlanta is likely to play from behind and need the services of Rodgers to a greater degree.

 

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Dutch Oven Pulled Pork 

This recipe is perfect for the winter.  You make the pulled pork in your oven and can’t be easier. As things clam down after the holidays, make it for your guest while watching the NFL playoffs. Make sure you pick up some smoked paprika, and smoked sea salt to give you the flavor of the BBQ. Obviously, you can use your favorite type of BBQ, this one is Carolina style.

 

INGREDIENTS:

5 to 6 lb. pork shoulder (trimmed)
2 cloves minced Garlic
3 tablespoons smoke paprika
smoked sea salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
Barbecue sauce (see recipe)

Cole Slaw
Buns

PREPARATION:

Rub roast with garlic, salt and pepper. Place in covered Dutch oven with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Bake at 275° degrees for 6.5 hours. Check periodically to see that is isn’t drying out. Carefully remove from pan. Shred meat or pull with forks. Add additional sauce. Serve on buns topped with coleslaw.

 

Easy “Carolina-style” BBQ Sauce

1 (18 oz.) bottle hickory smoked Barbecue Sauce
1 (18-oz.) bottle plain Barbecue Sauce.
1 (18-oz.) bottle Water
2 Tbs. Dry mustard
3 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
½ lb. Brown sugar
2 Tbs. Chili powder
3 Tbs. Vinegar
2 Tbs. Smoked Paprika
1 tsp. Red pepper flakes
Juice of 1 lemon

PREPARATION:

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.

 

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