Monday, September 17, 2007

Fantasy numbers Week 2

I love this line from USAToday: "The point became obvious when Derek Anderson was throwing his fifth touchdown pass of the day at the same moment Drew Brees finally threw his first — of the season."
It's true: When the New Orleans Saints can't score until the end of the game, and the Cleveland Browns — CLEVELAND! — explode for 51 points you know that you didn't know what you thought you knew, even two weeks ago.
Welcome to Fantasy Football.
Brees, Marques Colston, Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister are fantasy killers now. It's too late to salvage the damage they've done. The bayou has serious problems on offense, and it's already apparent.
Other Week 2 highlights:

Moving up

•Derek Anderson (328 passing yards, TD)

How many of us thought Kellen Winslow would get 100 yards Sunday? Seriously.

•Jeff Garcia (243 passing yards, 2 TDs). Garcia may be the darkhorse. Good for somebody's bench? Hmmm.

Two of his passts (69- and 24-yard touchdowns) went to wideout Joey Galloway. Galloway may be a good move.

•DeShawn Wynn (50 rushing yards, 2 TDs)

Green Bay clearly does not love rookie Brandon Jackson. Wynn got the big playing time Sunday, although veteran Vernand Morency is lurking.

•LenDale White (64 rushing yards, TD)

It looks like the Tennessee backs are on an elevator ride as White had the big week this time.

Moving down

•Lee Evans (2 catches, 17 yards)

Dial expectations for Buffalo way back. Four catches for 22 yards in two games qualifies as a huge bust.

•Alex Smith (126 passing yards, 0 TDs)

Do not expect his first scoring pass to come next week against Pittsburgh, which has allowed 10 points in two games.

•Thomas Jones (67 rushing yards)

He is averaging 2.8 yards a carry in the first two games, but it is a good time to buy low if you can take the risk.

•Tatum Bell (14 rushing yards)

Detroit's disregard for the running game ruins any hope for consistent value.

1 comment:

Evelyn said...

Keep up the good work.

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