After ten weeks of football, I have realized that a lot of people cannot pronounce players’ names.
So, I, The Guru, am dedicating this Pourcast to proper pronunciations. For instance, many people screw up when they try to pronounce Aaron Rodgers. Here’s how you say it. Or, how about Julio Jones? These are common ones that people mess up, all the time. And, now… Booze League Nation proudly brings to you… the Week 11 Start/Sip Pourcast!!
First, let’s get proper pronunciation out of the way… Half of the Giants D is messed up, right now, and this is a dream matchup for Smith, who is having is most impressive fantasy season, to date. He should be able to pick the G-Men apart, and hopefully Eli and Engram and Shepard connect enough to keep the passing game alive on both sides of the gridiron.
Mel’s had some struggles, as of late, but has been a fantasy beast most of the season. He should bounce back against the Bills’ awful run defense, despite the looming threat of Austin Ekeler stealing volume from the workhorse back.
The perpetually underrated Fitz continues to succeed, despite losing his starting QB. Now, he loses a second starting QB, Blaine Gabbert, as Drew Stanton is nursing a knee sprain from week 10. Gabbert is arguably better than Stanton, and the Houston secondary is beyond porous, right now. There’s no accurate pronunciation available, but here’s a nice highlight reel of one of the best wide receivers ever to play the game.
Mind you, this is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan talking, but lemme tell ya… with Sean Lee out, play all running backs against Dallas. It’s like Delilah chopping off Sampson’s hair… that bitch. Ajayi seems to be settling into the Eagles offense well, and should continue knocking down fantasy points in Dallas.
This one is simple math. Aaron Jones is Out, Ty Montgomery is Out. 3 - 1 = Jamaal Williams. Now, he hasn’t done much with his carries, but the one area where the red hot Ravens defense is exploitable is the run. Expect solid flex numbers with upside. The backfield belongs to him this week, and it's a sole proprietorship.
He’s become the “go to” guy in Green Bay for Brett Hundley, but he’s up against the wicked Baltimore pass attack. I think this one will be a dud for Davante.
He’s back. He’s awesome. This isn’t going to be the week. Not yet. Be patient. It’s coming. Short sentences.
Bears defense is heating up, hotter and hotter, all the time. On the season, Chicago has only allowed 5.72 fantasy points to tight ends. In the last four weeks, they’ve allowed 2.47, and in the last two weeks?… 1.7 points! I don’t want any part of the Ebron in week 11. Below is a representation of the Bears' much improved defense against the tight end. I believe this to be an accurate example:
He's not playing this week, but you should probably learn how to pronounce the superstar Carolina linebacker's name.
That's it, enjoy!! Next week, we'll work on spelling.
Jeff "The Guru" Gray owns Gray Area Fitness, has a BA in Biology from Whittier College, works with osteopathic and medical students at 2 universities, is an avid shooter, acts, writes, and spins fire. Animal lover, Burner, traveller, fantasy football analyst, he's just your typical Tourette's/A.D.D. kid from the suburbs. He currently looks after his codependent dog and neurotic cat. Passion and experience sums it up for The Guru, and new destinations, great shows, cars, and crazy animal adventures are always within his purvey.