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    Dave Being Brave 10/15

    DeMarco Murray would have went bananas. As one of my picks from last week, I stand by my decision.

    He got hurt in the second half of the game, but already had 93 yards on 14 carries before going down. Felix Jones carried the load after Murray’s departure also rushing for over 90 yards and garnering a touchdown. Murray finished with nine points.

    That game also had some injuries on the defensive side for the Ravens. Both Lacedarius Webb and Ray Lewis suffered season-ending injuries for the Ravens as well as NT Haloti Ngata going down and possibly out for 2-3 weeks.

    This pretty much means that a weak Ravens run defense has gotten even worse. If you have a running back playing the Ravens, start him.

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    My other pick for last week was Andy Dalton. Dalton threw for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns, but also was intercepted three times and lost a fumble. Still, he scored 19 points in ESPN standard leagues.

    In an epic battle this week, I won my third straight fantasy football game against Chief Copy Editor Alex Zank’s Baby Bulagas. Yup, here I come.

    The final score was 75-59. Yikes.

    Let’s talk about some of the fantastic performances from Week 6 in fantasy football.

    Thanks to a 76-yard touchdown run by Robert Griffin III, the Redskins beat the Minnesota Vikings and propelled Griffin III to 34 points, once again making him the highest scoring player in the league throughout the first three weeks.

    Shonn Greene finally showed up running for over 150 yards and three touchdowns, tying him with RGIII with 34 points as the Jets steamrolled the Colts.

    The leader for the week in terms of ESPN standard league points was that man in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers. His six touchdown passes helped the Packers beat the undefeated Houston Texans and garnered 38 fantasy points for the quarterback.

    A little short on running backs this week? Here are two guys to pick up on the waiver wire if you have a high claim this week.

    Cowboys RB Felix Jones- Murray is out, they need to run the ball at some point, and even though Jones is not seen as a back that can run the ball all three downs, but he definitely will be the featured back in Dallas.

    Colts RB Vick Ballard- Donald Brown is out for the foreseeable future, and Ballard looks like he will be the guy who will start seeing the majority of the carries. He didn’t do well last week mostly because of the fact that the Colts were getting throttled all game, making Luck pass the ball a lot.

    Without further ado, here are Dave’s brave picks for this week:

    New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley- Who you may ask? This is the Jets’ new number one option after Holmes went down for the year and this week they play the Patriots, who ranks number 28 in the league in passing offense.

    Jacksonville Jaguars K Josh Scobee- The raiders have given up the third most points to kickers over the first six weeks and Josh Scobee could replace his leg with a cannon and no one would notice the difference. The Jaguars have a bad offense and can’t punch it in the endzone. This means field goals. Scobee is their field goal kicker.

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