I don’t love or hate Brett Favre. I am glad he is around so I can add words and phrases like osteoporosis, One A Day Men’s 50+ Advantage, Extenze, etc to my posts, but watching him throw that game winner to Greg Lewis was just awesome. Will he put up more games like that? Probably. Enough of them to help you win your league? Probably not. But that made me remember why I loved football and some more sappy crap like that. Here are some other thoughts from Sunday’s games:
Kevin Smith: He ran for 100 yards, won his first game as a Lion and hurt his shoulder. Not sure how bad it is, but he was seen trying on one of Megatron’s replacement arms.
Frank Gore: He could be sidelined for a week or two with a high ankle sprain. If Coffee is available pour yourself a cup. And you should have listened to this dude, he’s wicked smaht.
Knowshon Moreno: He had a nice game against the Raiders and ran for his first TD, but he was actually outplayed by Correll Buckhalter. Bucky isn’t going anywhere as long he keeps running well, but with Hillis getting banged up and Jordan being absolutely the opposite of Jordanesque, Moreno should start to get the majority of the goalline carries.
Jay Cutler: The Bears aren’t the best team in the league, but Cutler has made them better and even though his wide receivers aren’t going to be fantasy studs they look good enough to make Cutler serviceable to good, serviceable goods even.
Mike Wallace: This newsman made the news on Sunday by catching 7 passes for 102 yards. He is extremely fast and was good on third downs. Santonio Holmes only had one catch, but that won’t happen that often. With The Roethlisberger throwing more, Wallace should continue to get looks, but expect Holmes and Ward to continue to get the majority of the receptions.
Pierre Garcon: I think you can safely grab him. Manning has dubbed him pass worthy. He shall be Pierre Homme from now on.
Willie Parker: I did not see this one coming. Maybe he wasn’t lying about his hamstring hurting, but I’m not lying when I tell you he will get hurt and won’t run well against good defenses. If you can flip him to someone who is worried about LT or Westbrook, do it, but not for those guys, they rot.
Drew Brees: Zero touchdowns, less than 200 yards? Why God?!!! Why? I’m guessing that some defensive coordinators will be checking the tape of that game out from the library. Most defensive coordinators are cheap.
Pierre Thomas: He did bupkis in the first half and then went all OJ on Buffalo in the second half. He will be the starter as long as Bell is out and if he continues to run like that I don’t see Bell taking the job back. Just don’t take any of his memorabilia or his wife.
Terrell Owens: His first no catch game since ’97. There is no reason to think he will have another catch the rest of the season. Well, he might catch one or two. If someone wants to buy low say, “how low can you go?”
Maurice Jones-Drew: The new LT did his thing with 3 TDs and 147 total yards. So you are happy you grabbed MJD. I’m happy for you. Let’s all do a happy dance. Ok, enough of that.
Kevin Kolb: The guy can put up numbers I’ll give him that, but that’s all I got for him. I’m not a giveaway free shizzatorium. McNabb will be back after the bye, but as soon as he looks at a fan cross eyed they’ll be calling for Kolb.
Byron Leftwich: If I were a Bucs fan I would take up a hobby of some sort. Bird watching is fun.
Laurent Robinson: The St. Louis Post Dispatch thinks his MCL injury could be serious. Wait for news on this, but that would suck. He’s their best receiver and after Bulger left the game with an injury at least Boller looked like he wanted to play football.
Nate Burleson: The Seahawks offense was better than I expected with Wallace at the helm. Burleson had 9 catches for 109 yards. I’d pick him up if I were you and I needed to pick up a receiver.
Julius Jones: So I guess he likes playing at home. You may have drafted him because we here at Razzball headquarters had him ranked higher than elsewhere and you put your fantasy fate in our hands. And then you saw him suck like some kind of high powered flesh covered sucking machine in San Francisco and I could hear you all cussing me, and I was sad. But he came back and trumpeted the call of Razzballers everywhere!
Brandon Marshall: He is still the Broncos best receiver and he finally looked close to it against the Raiders. McDaniels is riding his horses around in a weird rotation that is frankly dropping horse apples all over fantasy rosters.
Eddie Royal: He just slipped in some apple juice. Okay, this metaphor has gone awry. Royal is not getting nearly the targets of last year. I’m sitting him until he gets thrown to more.
Kevin Walter: If someone dropped him after his injury, pick him up, brush him off, lube him up, and insert him into your #3 slot. Was the lube too much? Well, if I left it out that would really hurt.
Derek Anderson: Quinn the Eskimo was ice cold and was pulled for Anderson who promptly threw 3 interceptions. This is not good news for any Browns players. I may be QBing for the Browns next Sunday and that would not be pretty.
Chad Pennington: He is already doubtful for next week. Chad Henne would get the start, but they’d probably be better off if they just had Ronnie Brown run the wildcat all game and while they’re at it he could play linebacker and wide receiver and he could sew the jerseys and charter the plane and . . .