The Smoking Jacket’s intern Jake likes to run his mouth about his Fantasy Football prowess here in the office. We thought we’d give him the chance to fall flat on his face and be embarrassed by two of the hottest fantasy football players in the world and hosts of Fantasy Fantasy Football on Sirius Playboy Radio: Pilar Lastra and Deanna Brooks. Every Friday we’ll let you know how each team fared the week before and list the rosters for the following Sunday. Players will be selected in a draft prior to that week’s games. Trash talking is definitely expected and highly encouraged.
Pilar and Deanna claim to be fantasy football experts. Well, this isn’t exactly my first time at the dance either. I may not have my own show yet, but I’ve been playing this game since the late ’90s with varying levels of success, and feel confident going head-to-head with these babes to see how much they really know. Men, I won’t let you down (and no, I don’t have their phone numbers).
Anyway, on to my picks. My quarterback for week 1 is the Texans’ gunslinger Matt Schaub, the veteran who put up great numbers in 2009. I’m expecting this selection to be a bit of a long shot, but I think he’ll be able to move the ball against the Colts.
My backfield is stacked this week with Ray Rice and Frank Gore in the running back slots. Also, the 49ers defense should be bringing the serious pain against a lackluster Pete Carroll led Seahawks team. Let the games begin.
Aaron Rodgers needs no explanation and Maurice Jones Drew is going to be the weapon of choice against a flailing Denver Defense. Pilar and I could probably bench the rest of our team and destroy Jake with just those two. Reggie and Peyton are going to have another glorious season and Randy Moss will be a strong contender in the “Battle of Megalomaniac WR’s” this year.
With Revis back in action, the Jets defense is going to punish offenses all season and the Ravens will get their pounding on Monday night.
|Jake the Intern’s complete Week 1 lineup:
QB: Matt Schaub
RB: Frank Gore
RB: Ray Rice
WR: Andre Johnson
WR: Randy Moss
TE: Dallas Clark
Kicker: Nate Kaeding
|Pilar and Deanna’s complete Week 1 lineup:
QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Maurice Jones Drew
RB: Chis Johnson
WR: Reggie Wayne
WR: Randy Moss
TE: Antonio Gates
Defense: New York Jets
Kicker: Robbie Gould