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Week 4 Watch List

September 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Here are some players to keep an eye on this week. If they continue to perform, add them to your roster.

QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ): His numbers are not jaw-dropping, but he is fairly consistent and plays on a team with a good defense and good running game. Which makes him a solid play if your starter is on bye or injured.

QB Chad Henne (MIA): Not sure how good he will be, but he is a starter now that QB Chad Pennington is done for the year, so give him some thought if you are desperate.

QB Josh Johnson (TB): It looks like QB Byron Leftwich has been benched. I doubt Johnson will do much, but you never know.

RB Jerome Harrison (CLE): I am a little disappointed that RB James Davis did not get more chances while RB Jamal Lewis was out with injury. Not sure if Harrison is the RB2 in CLE or if Davis is still dealing with injury issues of his own. Either way, as long as Lewis is slowed by injuries, keep an eye on both Harrison and Davis to see who gets the touches.

WR Keenan Burton (STL): I was big on WR Laurent Robinson, but now that he is on IR, someone else has to step up. And that guy could be Burton.

WR Mike Wallace (PIT): PIT cannot run the ball, so they will have to pass. And Wallace has looked pretty good as the third option. Keep an eye on him.

WR Andre Caldwell (CIN): I expected WR Chris Henry to be more productive, but he seems to be limited by injuries. Which has opened the door for Caldwell.

WR Chaz Schilens (OAK): He could play this week. Although with how poorly the fat caveman is throwing the ball, it might not matter. But keep an eye on him. He is tall and lanky, so maybe he can catch some of those errant passes.

TE Vernon Davis (SF): Davis had a big game against MIN and has done alright otherwise this year. Keep an eye on him and see if they continue to go to him in the red zone.


Week 3 Injury Update

September 28, 2009 1 comment

Here are some key injury updates…

QB Chad Pennington (MIA): Pennington (shoulder) could be done for the year. QB Chad Henne will likely take over, and could be a decent QB2 against favorable matchups. But I would wait and see what he does.

QB Marc Bulger (STL): Bulger (shoulder) could miss some time. If he is out, QB Kyle Boller will start in his place. Boller actually looked alright against GB.

RB Frank Gore (SF): Gore (ankle) could miss a couple weeks. Go get RB Glenn Coffee now.

RB Kevin Smith (DET): It sounds like Smith (shoulder) should be okay, but if you own him, consider adding RB Maurice Morris.

RB Brian Westbrook (PHI): Westbrook (ankle) missed this week’s game with an ankle injury, and it is not clear when he will be back. Go get RB LeSean McCoy now.

RB Marion Barber (DAL): Barber (thigh) is inactive for the game tonight against CAR. Watch to see how DAL uses RB Felix Jones and RB Tashard Choice tonight, because Barber could miss another game or two.’

RB Jamal Lewis (CLE): Lewis was out this week. RB James Harrison got most of the carries in his absence, with RB James Davis getting some touches, as well. But neither really did much. And I would probably avoid any CLE players for the time being, given their woes on offense.

RB Willie Parker (PIT): Parker (toe) is dealing with a minor case of turf toe, which is a notoriously annoying injury. If Parker misses any time, RB Rashard Mendenhall would get the start. Although he has not looked good and the PIT OL is marginal.

WR Wes Welker (NE): Welker missed his second game in a row. WR Julian Edelman played in his place but did not have another Welker-esque outing. Edelman could be worth a roster spot, though, if Welker misses any more time.

WR Laurent Robinson (STL): Robinson (ankle) is likely done for the year after breaking his lower leg. Which is too bad. He was having a great start to the season. I expect WR Keenan Burton to get some extra looks with Robinson out.

WR Chris Henry (CIN): Henry (thigh) has been battling a leg injury all year, which could explain why he has yet to explode onto the scene like I expected/predicted. Or maybe he is just not going to explode. Either way, while he is slowed by injury, WR Andre Caldwell seems to be getting some extra looks.

Week 16: QB Rankings

December 19, 2008 Leave a comment

Here are your QB Rankings for Week 16. Also, check out the RB Rankings and the WR Rankings.

Good luck to those of you who are still playing…

  1. Drew Brees @ DET
  2. Matt Cassel vs. ARI
  3. Kurt Warner @ NE
  4. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI
  5. Brett Favre @ SEA
  6. Donovan McNabb @ WAS
  7. Jay Cutler vs. BUF
  8. Matt Schaub @ OAK
  9. Philip Rivers @ TB
  10. Eli Manning vs. CAR
  11. Matt Ryan vs. MIN
  12. Kyle Orton vs. GB
  13. Tony Romo vs. BAL
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ CLE
  15. Dan Orlovsky vs. NO
  16. Chad Pennington @ KC
  17. Seneca Wallace vs. NYJ
  18. Tyler Thigpen vs. MIA
  19. Jeff Garcia vs. SD
  20. Shaun Hill @ STL
  21. Trent Edwards @ DEN
  22. Ben Roethlisberger @ TEN
  23. Tavaris Jackson vs. ATL
  24. Joe Flacco @ DAL
  25. Jake Delhomme @ NYG

Week 15: QB Rankings

December 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Here are the week 15 QB Rankings. Also check out the week 15 RB Rankings.

  1. Drew Brees @ CHI
  2. Kurt Warner vs. MIN
  3. Peyton Manning vs. DET
  4. Aaron Rodgers @ JAX
  5. Eli Manning @ DAL
  6. Donovan McNabb vs. CLE
  7. Philip Rivers @ KC
  8. Kyle Orton vs. NO
  9. Tony Romo vs. NYG
  10. Jay Cutler @ CAR
  11. Tyler Thigpen vs. SD
  12. Matt Ryan vs. TB
  13. Shaun Hill @ MIA
  14. Chad Pennington vs. SF
  15. Brett Favre vs. BUF
  16. Jeff Garcia @ ATL
  17. Matt Cassel @ OAK
  18. Matt Schaub vs. TEN
  19. Ben Roethlisberger @ BAL
  20. Joe Flacco vs. PIT
  21. Seneca Wallace @ STL
  22. Jake Delhomme vs. DEN
  23. David Garrard vs. GB
  24. Kerry Collins @ HOU
  25. Jason Campbell @ CIN

Week 14: QB Rankings

December 4, 2008 Leave a comment

So, I am going to try something new. I have never done rankings before, because, well, they take time. And I get paid by the hour. But it’s not to do this. Either way, I thought I would give it a shot, since everyone else seems to do it. And in reality, the start/sit recommendations do not give you much. Because what you really need to know is who to pick between two or three guys, and if they all appear on the start (or sit) list, you have learned nothing. So, here is my first stab at QB rankings (this list does not include Rivers or Russell, who played on Thursday night):

  1. Kurt Warner (ARI) @ STL
  2. Aaron Rodgers (GB) vs. HOU
  3. Drew Brees (NO) vs. ATL
  4. Jay Cutler (DEN) vs. KC
  5. Peyton Manning (IND) vs. CIN
  6. Matt Cassel (NE) @ SEA
  7. Tyler Thigpen (KC) @ DEN
  8. Matt Ryan (ATL) @ NO
  9. Eli Manning (NYG) vs. PHI
  10. Chad Pennington (MIA) @ BUF
  11. Brett Favre (NYJ) @ SF
  12. Gus Frerotte (MIN) @ DET
  13. Kyle Orton (CHI) vs. JAX
  14. Joe Flacco (BAL) vs. WAS
  15. Tony Romo (DAL) @ PIT
  16. Donovan McNabb (PHI) @ NYG
  17. Ryan Fitzpatrick (CIN) @ IND
  18. Matt Schaub (HOU) @ GB
  19. Shaun Hill (SF) vs. NYJ
  20. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) vs. DAL
  21. Kerry Collins (TEN) vs. CLE
  22. Marc Bulger (STL) vs. ARI
  23. David Garrard (JAX) @ CHI
  24. Jeff Garcia (TB) @ CAR
  25. Jake Delhomme (CAR) vs. TB
  26. Matt Hasselbeck (SEA) vs. NE
  27. Jason Campbell (WAS) @ BAL
  28. JP Losman (BUF) vs. MIA
  29. Daunte Culpepper (DET) vs. MIN
  30. Ken Dorsey (CLE) @ TEN

See my RB Rankings and WR Rankings, as well. And let me know what you think.

Week 14: Start

December 4, 2008 Leave a comment

Ah, the playoffs. Some of you are likely starting Round 1 this week, and others are trying to win one last game (and hoping an assortment of other teams lose one last game) so you can sneak in. As you set your lineups, here are some players who have favorable matchups.

QB Kyle Orton (CHI) vs. JAX: Starting CB Mathis is out for the Jags. And they were not that great to begin with.

QB Gus Frerotte (MIN) @ DET: I bet I could throw for 2 TDs againt Detroit.

QB Peyton Manning (IND) vs. CIN: Last week was an anomaly. He will rebound.

QB Eli Manning (NYG) vs. PHI: I hate the mouth-breather, but he should put up decent numbers.

QB Drew Brees (NO) vs. ATL: This is a must-win for the Saints, and I doubt the Falcons will get as much pressure on Brees as the Bucs did last week.

QB Matt Ryan (ATL) @ NO: He is playing well, and the Saints can be beat through the air.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) vs. HOU: Cannot sit him against Houston. He will get his yards and TDs. Especially if Grant is beat up.

QB Chad Pennington (MIA) @ BUF: Remember, this game is being played in a dome in Toronto, not in the wind and cold of Buffalo. Pennington ate them up earlier in the year.

QB Brett Favre (NYJ) @ SF: Brett should play well in the warm(er) weather of the Bay.

QB Matt Cassel (NE) @ SEA: He could throw for 400 on them…

QB Tyler Thigpen (KC) @ DEN: Despite last week, Denver is awful on defense.

QB Jay Cutler (DEN) vs. KC: But so is Kansas City.

QB Kurt Warner (ARI) @ STL: Who wouldn’t love to see Warner torch his former team? I would. But I am biased. He is my fantasy QB.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) @ PIT: I know — the Steelers are tough on defense. But Romo should do well enough to warrant a start. It is a close call, though.

QB Joe Flacco (BAL) vs. WAS: Eh, why not?

RB Matt Forte (CHI) vs. JAX: Apparently he is not familiar with “the rookie wall” concept.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) @ CHI: Yards might be low, but he should score. Or not. These things are hard to predict.

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) @ DET: Well, hard to predict, unless it is AP against Detroit. I think he faced tougher competition in practice while at Oklahoma.

RB Kevin Smith (DET) vs. MIN: But only if the Williams boys’ suspension is upheld. Otherwise, avoid him like the plague. Or, perhaps I should say, avoid him like he plays for the Lions.

RB Brian Westbrook (PHI) @ NYG: I will never suggest sitting him again…

RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) vs. PHI: Beast.

RB Chris Johnson (TEN) vs. CLE: They should run all over Cleveland.

RB Michael Turner (ATL) @ NO: Yardage might not be high, but always a threat to score.

RB Pierre Thomas (NO) vs. ATL: Deuce is out. And Bush is not 100% yet. So Thomas wins by default.

RB Steve Slaton (HOU) @ GB: Green Bay cannot stop the run. Period.

RB Thomas Jones (NYJ) @ SF: Man on fire.

RB Frank Gore (SF) vs. NYJ: Tough matchup, but he should do well enough.

RB Kevin Faulk (NE) @ SEA: Nothing other than a feeling.

RB Peyton Hillis (DEN) vs. KC: The white boy can play.

RB Larry Johnson (KC) @ DEN: I know. I am as surprised as you.

RB Tim Hightower (ARI) @ STL: I think he will get back on track this week.

RB Steven Jackson (STL) vs. ARI: He looked pretty good last week, and should be in line for more carries this week.

RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) vs. TB: The kid is playing like they thought he would when they took him in the first round.

WR Matt Jones (JAX) @ CHI: He actually looks like a WR. Although he has an awful attitude (and haircut).

WR Bernard Berrian (MIN) @ DET: Everyone loves them some Lions.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) vs. MIN: You can’t really sit him, but it’s tough to recommend any Lions.

WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) @ NYG: They are gonna have to throw if they wanna win.

WR Domenik Hixon (NYG) vs. PHI: Its the sexy-pick-of-the-week, so I don’t wanna be left out, right? He should do about as good as he did last week (70+ yards).

WR Braylon Edwards (CLE) @ TEN: Just kidding.

WR Roddy White (ATL) @ NO: You gotta start him. His name is Roddy. Roddy!

WR Lance Moore (NO) vs. ATL: I worry about a guy named Lance, but the kid can play.

WR Marques Colston (NO) vs. ATL: I think Colston will join in the fun again this week.

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) @ GB: Green Bay’s secondary is tough, but Johnson is possibly the best WR in the NFL.

WR Kevin Walter (HOU) @ GB: The Packers moved CB Charles Woodson to safety this week, meaning nickel CB Tramon Williams will be matched up against Walter most of the time. Which means you should start him.

WR Greg Jennings (GB) vs. HOU: Mr. Jennings is pretty good, too.

WR Donald Driver (GB) vs. HOU: Driver is old, but he just keeps playing well. I think he is worth a start this week.

WR Ted Ginn (MIA) @ BUF: He had 177 yards last time they played.

WR Lee Evans (BUF) vs. MIA: He has been up and down this year, but I think the former Badger will connect with QB JP Losman, who actually throws a pretty good deep ball.

WR Randy Moss (NE) @ SEA: He had the dropsies last week. I think he makes up for it this week. In a big way.

WR Brandon Marshall (DEN) vs. KC: Has not been the animal we expected after his first game, but he has been pretty good. And KC is not good on defense.

WR Eddie Royal (DEN) vs. KC: See Marshall, Brandon.

WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) @ DEN: The guy seems to put up 8 to 10 points, one way or another, every week. Well, except for last week. But Oakland has a very good pass defense. KC does not.

WR Mark Bradley (KC) @ DEN: See Bowe, Dwayne.

WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) @ STL: The Cardinals passing attack will get back on track. (Rhyme unintentional.)

WR Anquan Boldin (ARI) @ STL: See Fitzgerald, Larry.

WR Terrell Owens (DAL) @ PIT: Very tough matchup, but you cannot sit TO. He loves him some him. So he will get his.

WR Steve Smith (CAR) vs. TB: Almost always finds a way to make plays.

TE Dallas Clark (IND) vs. CIN: I just like his name.

TE Kevin Boss (NYG) vs. PHI: They might have to keep him in to help block, but I think he will get some catches.

TE Jeremy Shockey (NO) vs. ATL: His numbers have not been outrageous, but he has been putting up solid numbers lately.

TE Jason Witten (DAL) @ PIT: Tough matchup, but you gotta start him.

TE Chris Cooley (WAS) @ BAL: Another tough matchup, but again, you gotta start him.

TE Owen Daniels (HOU) @ GB: Start all your white TEs!

TE Tony Gonzalez (KC) @ DEN: Oh, yeah. And start Gonzo, too.

Week 11: Watch List

November 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Here are some guys to keep an eye on. They might not be worth adding to your roster now, but you should be aware of them and be the first to grab them if they continue to play well.

QB Drew Stanton (DET): Newly-acquired QB Daunte Culpepper got the start against the Jaguars, but he was fairly ineffective. Stanton, on the other hand, put up some decent stats. However, Stanton played in what amounted to garbage time, since the Jags had such a huge lead. See if Stanton gets the nod next week, though. Anyone who is throwing to WR Calvin Johnson is worth considering as a fantasy option.

WR Josh Morgan (SF): I recommended keeping an eye on Morgan awhile back, and he repayed the favor by posting a zero catch, zero yard performance. But this week against the Cardinals, he had 4 catches for 54 yards and a TD.

WR Jason Hill (SF): Did I really just recommend two 49ers WRs? Yes. But I am only suggesting you keep an eye on them. The 49ers threw a lot this week against the Cardinals, and I doubt they will throw nearly as much in the future. But Hill made some great catches and QB Shaun Hill looked his way often at the end of the game.

WR Teg Ginn (MIA): Ginn hauled in his first TD of the year, and has performed pretty well over the past few weeks. He is still very inconsistent, and his overall statistics are propped up by his explosion in week 9, but it does seem like he is gaining the confidence of QB Chad Pennington.