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Survivor: Backing the Texans (Again)

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Surviving Week 12

Last week, the Texans were the only team to go down, and I would have used them - assuming Seattle and Denver weren't available.

In fact, I had a commenter (Canegator) ask whether he should use the Cardinals or Texans, given that Matt McGloin was starting for the Raiders, as Canegator had seen McGloin play well at Penn State in a pro-style offense. While I'm glad I didn't advise him unconditionally to take the Texans (I said it wasn't "crazy to take AZ"), I probably should have said: "If you have some special knowledge about Oakland's QB that makes you nervous about Houston, defintely take Arizona."

It's good to have the Vegas odds and rough polling data presented, but when it comes down to creating the inputs, that's only a starting point. Late in the year, the polling data has to be balanced with the teams available to the remaining entries in your league, and the Vegas odds are only the market's going rate. Especially whe

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