LaGarrette Blount broke out in a big way with 120 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. The guy can’t be stopped around the goal line. Yeah, he cold cocked a guy, but all is forgiven when you score 2 touchdowns in a game. If he’s still available, grab him.
Ryan Torain: I was hoping he could get through this game so you could sell high on him, but of course he couldn’t. He has a hamstring injury and a bye coming up. He could heal enough to play week 10, but I wouldn’t put a lot of faith in that happening. We’ll probably get to see what Keiland Williams can do and maybe James Davis as well.
Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis: He totaled 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. His 112 yards rushing is his career high. The Law Firm is a nice flex player, but you can’t count on the yardage. The TDs are pretty consistent at least, but Belichick is too inconsistent in his game plans.
David Garrard: 4 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown makes for a whole bunch of fantasy points. Garrard has the ability to be a QB1, but he is just too inconsistent to throw out there every week.
Matthew Stafford: His 4 touchdowns were due in large part to Calvin Johnson’s awesomeness, but I’ll take it. He gets a tough Jet’s pass defense next week, but then some nice matchups he should be able to maximize his stride.
Jamaal Charles: JC Superstar was nearly unstoppable while accumulating 238 total yards. Tom Jones continues to see plenty of work, but JC has proven he needs his touches. The Chiefs are running the ball a ton and should be able to give both backs enough looks to be fantasy relevant, but with JCS even more relevant.
Dez Bryant: He had 7 receptions for 84 yards and has passed Roy Williams. There really is no reason to keep Roy hanging around your team. He’s kind of like that guy who graduated and works at the Kum and Go and wants to know where the party is going to be. Dez Bryant is where the party’s at Roy.
Dan Carpenter: I think this is the first time I’ve spotlighted a Kicker without ripping him a new one. Good lord man! That’s 10 field goals in 2 games. Ryan Succop can only fantasize.
Troy Smith: He wasn’t great, but he did lead the Niners to a win and threw for one touchdown and ran for another. He’s worth keeping an eye on since his rushing ability boosts his value and it looks like he will get a shot even when Alex Smith comes back.
Steve Breaston: He racked up 147 yards receiving and is back to being the clear #2 receiver. With the Max Hall experiment stalling over and over it’s hard to get too excited for the Cardinals #2 receiver, especially when Fitzgerald is the main end zone target.
Tim Hightower: He was barely used and only when Beanie was out for a series with a sore back. He didn’t even get work on third downs. It looks like Stephens-Howling will be the backup for the most part. Time to dump Hightower from, um, a fairly tall observation deck or something.
Jon Kitna: I expected some interceptions from Kitna since that’s what he do, but 3 of his 4 interceptions weren’t his fault. He actually didn’t look half bad and will continue to put up decent numbers, especially since the Cowboy’s defense should keep them throwing.
Miles Austin: 7 receptions for 117 yards shows us that Austin isn’t done. The Jaguars aren’t much of a test, but Kitna will target Austin enough to keep him worthwhile.
Jahvid Best: He totaled 79 yards, but still didn’t look 100%. Add to that Kevin Smith looks like he is finally back from his surgery. Best still has a ton of upside, but it’s hard to put him in the start column for now.
Jonathan Stewart: Wow, that game was a big turd in the punch bowl. This offense is not your 2009 offense and it looks like The Daily Show is more like a commercial for the 700 Club.
Mike Sims-Walker: MSW broke out for 153 yards and a touchdown from the depths of many fantasy benches. This could possibly, just maybe be a beginning of some sort of a turnaround, but then again, maybe not. If he has been dropped he needs to be owned at the very least.
Felix Jones: I figured Kitna would need to check down to Jones more, but he looked poised in the pocket and targeted his receivers and tight end down the field. Jones is going to continue to be inconsistent as long as he’s not getting touches. And we should also see more Tashard Choice as they look toward the future and away from Barber.
Randy Moss: I didn’t expect Belichick to let his old receiver destroy them, but I figured he’d get a little more than 8 yards. He then had a little nutty in his post game press conference and only took questions from himself.
Ryan Matthews: They tried to get him going, but he was outplayed by Mike Tolbert. This is just getting stupid. Tolbert is the guy to own. He gets the goal line looks and is splitting carries with Mathews. Just yesterday I wrote about going after Mathews because his schedule was so good, but Tolbert can be had cheap, and if he craps out you haven’t given up much for him.