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FANTASY “KINDA” SLEEPER – WR NATE BURLESON
Guru Ranking: 25-30 - Greggy G ranking: 15-20
Nobody has a more unproven batch of WRs than the Seahawks…and yes, even my very own Chicago Bears. The “Pamela Anderson to USA Female Swimmers”-huge difference between Seattle & Chicago, Mr. Holmgren actually has a gunslinger under center. While everybody drools over the big dogs in Indy, NE, & Jerry Jones land, Hasselbeck quietly ranked 4th in attempts last season, and under the former Favre-headmaster, always seems to rank in the top 8 in TDs, total yards, and fantasy points for QBs.
As for the 26-year old speed demon Nate Burleson, he ranked 1st in TDs & 2nd rec. yards for the Seahawks last season with Bobby Engram, Deion Branch, & D.J. Hackett in the mix. This year, Hackett’s in Carolina, Branch is still recovering from a torn ACL in last year’s playoff loss, and leading receiver Bobby “how the hell did he catch 94 balls last year” Engram is out eight weeks with a cracked shoulder. Unless you’re Marty Booker-slow, I’m guessing you catch my drift with baldy’s options when he drops back…it’s like picking a hottie at a Green Bay bar with a guest appearance by an Olsen Twin and your holding a diet pill and bottle of Grey Goose. I know the former Nevada-star can be a little spacey at times, but seriously, how does he not greatly eclipse the 50-catch and 9 tuddies from last season.
And speaking of the Seahawks, Lovie Smith and his two-headed handicapped QB-monster head to Seattle Saturday for a preseason blood-bath…ok, maybe not that, but considering Vegas has a line, in my mind there’s no difference between this and the Super Bowl. Not to mention, my favorite footballer of all-time, Seneca MFin Wallace will be taking a ton of snaps with Hasselbeck’s stiff back.
You laugh, but the former Cyclone was AURORA SNOW in Naughty Bottoms-flawless in Minny last week (15-20 and 3 TDs), not to mention QB Charlie Frye will be splittin' time with the superstar, and I’d rather have the former Brown throwin' to our cast of garbage in Chicago. Especially, with the Bears awful OL tryin' to mesh in possibly the loudest NFL stadium, I believe the Seahawks easily cover the -1.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS @ BOSTON RED SOX (OVA 8.5)
Granted it was against the Texas staff, but at Fenway the BeanTown Boys are hitting more than Derek Jeter at playmate pool-party after. We’re talking 37 frickin’ runs the last three games! I know the great Roy Halladay is toeing the rubber, but the 31-year old only trails CC Sabathia in innings pitched and is coming off his highest pitch total of the season (130) after giving up 10 hits in 6.2 innings. As for Francona’s hurler, newcomer Paul Byrd (7-10, 4.53) will be making his debut in a Red Sox uniform. While he’s pitched ridiculous of late winning 4-straight, I’m guessing the nerves of pitching for the defending champs, and possibly in-front of Ben Affleck may be too much for the soft-tossing vet to handle…Jays/Sox total 10-13 runs