Ben Roethlisberger has scored 35+ points in consecutive weeks, the Cleveland Browns are 6-3, the University of Florida still is a contender to win the SEC technically, and the Utah Jazz recently beat Lebron James and the Cavs.
So nothing in sports makes even a small amount of sense so this week's edition of Misconceptions is even more important. Some dumb theories are so dumb that you might actually believe them. Or maybe you should believe them. Lets get into it.
Since we already brought it up...
Theory 1: Ben Roethlisberger over any fantasy quarterback this week
Who would've thought this ever would be an actual discussion.
Even worse, who would've thought this would be an actual legitimate notion.
But look at his numbers the last two weeks. In ESPN standard scoring he has scored 35 and 44 points in back to back weeks tossing for six touchdowns in each of those games. His opponent this week? The J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!!
Conclusion: No matter who you have play him. Hot streaks like these don't just come around every three weeks. Ride this one out as long as you can. He's going up against a mediocre defense and, in case you forgot, he's thrown for six freaking touchdowns in back to back weeks! Stop assuming guys are due for a poor performance.
Theory 2: Frank Gore is a starter level play this week
I'm a huge Frank Gore fan. Love Frank the Tank. Everyone loves Frank Gore. Hall of fame career.
Why don't the 49ers love Frank Gore?
The usage statistics on Gore are shocking. Only received 20 or more carries once this season. Barely getting a look in the red zone last few games. It's really quite confusing.
Conclusion: The 49ers as it is seem to be unwilling to give him the ball in the first place, not to mention the Saints have one of the toughest rush defense in the league. You can't play Frank until the 49ers play Frank, so it might be a little while. Who knows. Maybe Gore stole Jim's khakis.
That's what I've got for this week. While I'm here I should mention that you should play Percy Harvin who will pick up a good amount of short tosses against a bend not break Pittsburgh defense.
Okay now that's really all I've got for this week.
Best of luck and happy tinkering!