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Fantasy Football Sit/Start Projections, Week 7: Carson Palmer Right Into The Frying Pan

The Oakland Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs in a pre-bye week contest that previously was looking like a bit of a snoozer. Thanks to the always aggressive Oakland Raiders, this snoozer has been arguably the most interesting game of the week. The Raiders made a trade deadline deal to acquire quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals and now find themselves potentially starting him less than a week later.

The Raiders clearly have no faith in Kyle Boller but this quick turnaround is quite impressive and could have intriguing fantasy repercussions. I've seen Carson Palmer picked up quite a bit in a variety of leagues. It really is a roll of the dice to start Palmer at this point, even as a bye week fill-in. If you are basing his potential performance on recent seasons he has struggled. If you think he will be bounce back, you're basically just hoping for blind luck. I do think he can bounce back, but right off the bat? That's a bold play if you decide to go with him.


Darren McFadden Projections: 14.89 FP - 74.14 rushing yards, 0.43 rushing touchdowns, 4.25 receptions, 38.42 receiving yards, 0.17 receiving touchdowns

Sebastian Janikowski Projections: 8.92 FP - 1.85 FGM, 2.59 XPM

Carson Palmer Memorial I Have No Freaking Clue

Darrius Heyward-Bey Projections: 6.41 FP - 2.27 receptions, 41.31 receiving yards, 0.36 touchdowns

Jacoby Ford Projections: 4.41 FP - 2.99 receptions, 31.99 receiving yards, 0.20 touchdowns

Denarius Moore Projections: 4.51 FP - 2.08 receptions, 31.29 receiving yards, 0.22 touchdowns

Analysis: As mentioned above, Carson Palmer is a complete crap shoot. That applies to his wide receivers as well. They are talented guys, but I honestly don't know what to legitimately expect from them in fantasy football. If you can accurately predict what will happen, give me a call because we are off to Las Vegas.

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