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Playoff Preview: Crooked Vultures vs Turtles

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Playoff Preview: Crooked Vultures vs Turtles

1st Round:
*(1) purplejesus allday and (2) BU Huskies have received 1st round byes

Crooked Vultures vs Turtles:
Previous Matchups:
Turtles- 113.72 over Crooked Vultures- 104.74
Turtles- 127.14 over Crooked Vultures- 80.42

Well its no secret, Turtles has owned the matchup between the two. A late Greg Jennings' TD sealed the victory for Turtles in week one and a full throttled schlacking took place in week two. But as we can all attest, the past doesn't matter as long as you make it to the fantasy playoffs. Anything is possible (so says Kevin Garnett) after that.

Breakdown time:

Quarterbacks
The strongest part of Turtles team is its QBs. Rivers and Rodgers are both top 5 caliber QBs. Both have tossed 20+ TD passes this year. Both have solid matchups this Sunday as both will be throwing against some shaky secondaries. Meanwhile, Vultures' QB situation has been ugly all year. Schaub had his run, but a shoulder injury he suffered last Sunday may slow him down a bit. Nonetheless, he has a solid matchup this Sunday against the Seahawks. The other QB, whether it be Josh "Mr. Interception" Freeman or Matt "overpaid" Cassell, or both poor options as a 2nd QB, a 10-14 point game would be a great outing for them.

Turtles QBs: 42 points
Vultures QBs: 30 points

Running Backs
Turtles boasts a solid group of running backs. SJax gets his yards, its just a matter of him landing in the end zone. D-Will should be good to go against the Pats this year. Unfortunately he is limited as well, by a inexperienced QB and a backup running whom, for some reason, is a better option at the 1 or 2 yard line than D-Will. Charles, Ganther, and Forsett all have solid matchups as well. For the Vultures, a big game out of Thomas against the poor run defense of the Falcons is a must. Mendenhall, if at 100%, should have no problem getting his numbers against the Browns.

Turtles RBs: 25 points
Vultures RBs: 27 points

Wide Receivers
If Turtles can get any extra production out of this WRs then they will cruise to victory. Jennings big play ability has been non-existent this year, but he is always a threat to score on a long TD throw. MS-W has all the tools as Jennings. The Dolphins' secondary has been hampered by injuries, so he should have a solid performance. A couple of Schaub to Johnson TDs will make those Vultures happy. Boldin has made strides this year and finally seems to 100% healthy. Meachem and Britt are two young WRs that have also made strides and both could have big days this weekend.

Turtles WRs: 28 points
Vultures WRs: 31 points

Tight Ends
Vultures TE's have made little impact the past couple of weeks. It would be huge for the Vultures if one of these guys were to sneak into the endzone. Celek leads the TE position for Turtles and his 2nd TE, Todd Heap, couldn't ask for a better matchup.

Turtles TEs: 18 points
Vultures TEs: 9 points

Kickers
Turtles K: 8 points
Vultures K: 12 points
Defense
The Packers defense has turned it on after a loss to the Bucs, they should have no problem picking Cutler off about 3 times and sacking him about 5 times. A Packers defensive TD is very likely this Sunday. Meanwhile, the Vultures will be counting on the Jets defense to shut down the Bucs. Freeman has been turnover prone lately, which is good for the Vultures defense, but bad for his #2 QB.

Turtles Def: 17 points
Vultures Def: 15 points

Projected final score: Turtles- 138 points over the Vultures-124 points

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I think I'm being a little generous in dishing out the points for both teams. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised to see either team reach these projections. Good luck.

truth vs gatorheels matchup breakdown will be tomorrow night. I have to watch my Wildcats beat down UConn.


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pretty solid prediction.

pretty solid prediction. always enjoy your posts kacey.. keep it up!

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good post kacey

you hit it right on the money. like i said turtles has the win if the wrs step up. if not im going with kacey.

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Crooked Vultures vs.

Crooked Vultures vs. Turtles

Matchup Edge:

QB- Turtles- I don't really like the matchups here for Turtles though. Dallas will be playing very hard.  It could be very windy in Chicago which may limit the yards Rodgers throws for. 

RB- Vultures- Close call here.  Mendenhall should score & gain a lot of yards. I'm not high on Pierre though, he will have a medicore day. I expect the Titans to shut down Steven Jackson somewhat.  I don't think he will do much. Charles is always risky starting him, he will have a descent day.

WR- Vultures- Tasty matchups for Crooked Vultures here. Andre should go off. Boldin will be solid.  I really like Britt this week too. Vince Young has been throwing for a ton of yards. Housh has packed it in for the year. Sims-Walker is too inconsistent.  I do think Jennings will catch a long bomb or two.

TE- Vultures- More upside here.  Heap just doesn't ever do anything.

DEF- Vultures- Jets have a lot of talent on defense. Packers defense is a little banged up, I don't like them this week.

K- Vultures- Saints should score plenty of points. 

Overall- As you can see I have to pick Crooked Vultures to win this. Overall I just like his matchups better.  Should be pretty close though. 

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Gatorheels vs. TruthMatchup

Gatorheels vs. Truth

Matchup Edge:

QB- Gatorheels- Brees should throw for over 300 yards & at least 2 tds. Flacco should come to life against the poor Lions defense who have nothing to play for. McNabb will be solid but Henne...ha cmon man.

RB- Truth- Closer than most expect though. Bengals are real good against the run & I expect them to limit AP to a mediocre day. Yeah Chris Johnson will go off.  I think Thomas Jones & Gore will be solid though, but not spectacular.

WR- Gatorheels- Another close call. Garcon is unpredictable.  Colts normally lock down the opponents #1 WR..Marshall should struggle. Fitz goes off.  Vincent Jackson comes too life..mark that down. Colston scores & gains plenty of yards. Same goes for Roddy White.

TE- Toss up really. I think my guys have higher upside. Just a gut feeling. I don't expect Mercedes to do anything. Hopefully Carlson can at least get me 3 or 4 points (what happened to him?).

K- Toss up. Patriots are going to score a lot of points but the Eagles will probably kick more field goals.

DEF- Toss up.  I expect both defense to cause a lot of turnovers & limit the opponents to low scoring.

Overall- Gatorheels in a very close contest. I think my QBs & WRs win me this game. I wouldn't be shocked though if Truth sneaked out of the swamp. I think Truth needs about two of his players to score over 20 points (which could easily happen) 

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lol

gatorheels. nice one. but you know you cant eat me.

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i think i'm going to gamble

i think i'm going to gamble and start Charles and Ganther over Deangelo and Sjax lol. We'll see how this turns out for me.

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you hit it right on the

you hit it right on the money. like i said turtles has the win if the wrs step up. if not im going with kacey.

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you hit it right on the money

you hit it right on the money

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come on

come on

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It was tough to see those two

It was tough to see those two guys go somewhere else, and it’s going to be weird to see them in a different uniform, for sure. But then it settled in a little bit, I think (Chris) Kaman was the first guy to say he’s coming, which was a good move.

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