I can tell you I usually only watch snippets of most football games, but I watched that whole 99 yard game winning drive by Vince Young and it was neato. I was impressed by Young’s arm and not just his ability to run. He’s won 9 straight over the past 5 years or so and he’s making a case to get into fantasy lineups. He is definitely worth a pickup if you’ve been running schmohawks out there on a consistent basis. I grabbed him in a league I have Garrard and Alex Smith in. If I owned Cutler I’d be grabbing whoever has a pulse.
Jay Cutler: So he’s averaging 2 picks a game, he has no offensive line and he’s a bit of a wuss. He needs a line like Denver’s to give him time and security because when he is pressured he starts dancing and doesn’t set his feet to throw and then the ball goes wherever, usually into a defender’s hands. He gets the lowly Rams next week so it’s hard not to start him, but you don’t have to be happy about it.
Marshawn Lynch: Still stuck in Least Mode he has been passed by Fred Jackson, and got whiplash watching it happen. Marshawn isn’t really worth having on your team unless you want Fred Jackson’s backup; what was that guy’s name again?
Matt Forte: Three touchdowns in 11 games equals .2727272727 . . . touchdowns a game. That looks like a big number, but really it isn’t. All you math majors can explain it to the others. So yeah, Matt Forte is usable in ppr leagues, but otherwise the #4 overall adp was a bit optimistic.
Percy Harvin: It wasn’t hard for Viking receivers to have decent games against the Bears yesterday, but Harvin just keeps putting together solid games. He’s high in the rookie of the year voting for good reason, but I’m putting all my money on Heyward-Bey. Al Davis has never steered me wrong.
Chris Chambers: I didn’t think he was going to be worthwhile ever again. He looked slow and barely worth avoiding with your car, but he keeps putting fantasy worthy games out there. Denver will be tough next week, but if you are hurting in WR depth and he’s still around, scoop him up; hopefully before he becomes road kill.
Matt Leinart: He didn’t look horrible, but he can’t seem to throw the ball deep (sorry Fitz). If you own Warner you really need to grab him. Concussions, as we’ve heard a lot recently, are nothing to play with and Warner is old enough to have grand kids, so just play it safe.
Brett Favre: Good Lord Favre!, this guy must have sold his soul to Jerry Jones. I’ve never seen a better fit than Favre and the Vikings. It took him about 2 games to get comfortable and start dominating. If someone pinned me down and grabbed a sweaty jock strap and told me they’d make me eat it if I didn’t tell them who I thought was the best team I’d say the Vikings, and then I’d say all you had to do was ask! Jeez.
Kenny Britt: 7 receptions for 128 yards and a game winning catch move him up your waiver priority. Young seems to like Britt and he is showing that he’s the best receiver on the team. Justin Gage might need to file for unemployment.
Jamaal Charles: Right now he is my Most Valuable Free Agent Pick Up (MVFAPU). The Razzball favorite is leading many teams down the stretch. He totaled 147 yards and had a TD and had a decent run back or two for you freaks in return yardage leagues. You can thank us by sending all cash donations in care of Doc at Razzball HQ, Razzballia USA.
Justin Forsett: Another great game from Forsett should knock Julius Jones into the background. He’s not on your waiver wire, and if he is, your league depresses me.
Chris Johnson: Picture me doing a fake yawn, yes, another ho hum 186 total yards and a touchdown. What’s that, his 10th 85 yard run this season? He’s on pace for over 2,000 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns. That’s slightly above average.
LaDainian Tomlinson: He’s getting pretty lucky with all the goal line looks he’s had. Can’t really knock him for that, but he hasn’t had a 100 yard game in long while. He’s worth getting out there for his TD potential, but he can easily have a down game if he doesn’t get across the goal line.
Antonio Bryant: If he can stay healthy he can help you down the stretch. Freeman is locking onto Winslow and Bryant and making both of them viable fantasy players. I may be a little biased since Bryant won me leagues last year, but he can be an elite receiver under the right circumstances. Since these aren’t the right circumstances, he can be a workable #3.
Larry Johnson: He ran for over 100 yards and Bernard Scott got dinged up, but Cedric Benson should come back next week. He could take over Scott’s spot, but I’m not picking him up unless I’m really hurting at RB. Remember, they were playing the Browns who lost Shaun Rogers during the game. My arthritic great aunt Melba could rack up 100 yards on them. No, she’s not a cracker!
Michael Turner: Well, gotta call the Falcons stupid for this one. There was no reason to rush Turner back with Snelling and Norwood ready to go. Turner reinjured his ankle, but we don’t have any real news yet. Snelling should still be the starting back, but Norwood will get a pretty big role as well. Turner will have to show me he’s healthy before I recommend starting him again. There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.
Matt Ryan: He hurt his foot. We won’t know how bad for a while, but hopefully you listened to us and traded him for a case of peeps and a half eaten Sanchise Dog.
Desean Jackson: Another concussed Eagle for fantasy players to worry about. There is a good chance he’ll be on the sidelines next week. The Eagles already got Westbrook knocked out twice and if it happens to DJax they’ll never hear the end of it. If he does sit Jason Avant will be a nice pickup.
Rock Cartwright: Hmmm, I guess there was a reason he was the third string running back.
Terrell Owens: Well, he may make a believer of me yet. I hate to say good things about The egO, but he is playing like he has something to prove, which he does. It’s not like you can pick him up, but these last two games look like a trend. Get him in your lineups.