A broken fibula seems like it might not be that bad. I mean fibula, it’s like a tiny lie or something, right? Well, whatever it is, Leon Washington is done for the season. I had high hopes for Washington and it’s sad to see him go, but life goes on so drop his ass for the guy that follows or the guy that follows that guy.
Shonn Greene: Greene went off for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Raiders. He showed promise in preseason, but wasn’t used at all during the season in the crowded backfield with Leon Washington and Thomas Jones. Now that Washington has taken his leave Greene gets a shot to split time with Tom Jones. Jones will continue to be the lead act so don’t expect games like this to come along often, but he is a must add.
Beanie Wells: Beanie has slowly been getting more responsibilities and last night he earned his allowance by compiling 67 yards and a TD while getting ten more carries than Hightower. Hightower isn’t going to sail off into the sunset since he is still needed for blocking and pass catching, but expect Whisenhunt to go to the Wells more and more. If he was dropped in your league pick him up and laugh at whoever dropped him (even if it is you).
Larry Johnson: This guy is just plain dense. After another barn burner in which he averaged 3.1 yards per carry, he tweeted something about his coach never having played football, while at the same time butchering many rules of grammar. This does not bode well for LJ going forward. Jamaal Charles has looked quicker and more explosive anyway and he isn’t ripping his coach. Charles will see more work going forward. He’s not going to have great numbers because KC is just bad, but I think he can be decent if they give him a shot.
Mike Wallace: The guy is good. Like any rookie he will be inconsistent, but with the Steelers commitment to throwing the ball Wallace will see enough chances to be usable.
Miles Austin: This guy said Austin would have another good game, but not gain 250 yards. That is Nostradamus territory! He’s gone in all of your leagues, but Austin is legit and if you sat him don’t do that anymore. Romo likes him, Roy Williams is slow and hurt, and Patrick Crayton is just not as good.
Ricky Williams: He went ahead and stole my man Ronnie Brown’s TD’s from him. This is a perfect sell high opportunity. Yes, he will continue to play well, but the numbers show that Brown has been getting the goalline work all season. If you can get good value for him, do your thing. And while you’re at it maybe you can find someone who thinks Brown is going to have too many carries stolen by Ricky and get him too. Just have a Dolphin feast!
Steve Smith (CAR): He was targeted 12 times and caught 6 of them for 99 yards. He is going to stay inconsistent and who knows what is going to happen with the QB situation after another disgraceful showing by Delhomme, but he is still too good to hold down for long stretches no matter how bad his team is.
Cedric Benson: I am stunned by how good this guy is playing. 189 yards and a touchdown against his old team has got to feel pretty good. Don’t even ask if you should start him. You should. Well, I would sit him next week.
Michael Crabtree: He’s already the #1 WR in San Francisco which doesn’t mean too much, but it does mean he’s worth a spot on your roster if he hasn’t been grabbed yet.
Sidney Rice: Jenny Jones!! This guy has turned it on. 11 catches for 136 yards against the Steelers is nothing to scoff at, but just for fun, scoff, scoff. Could he possibly be on your waiver wire? yes. Is he? no.
Willie Parker: Free Willie from your roster.
Steven Jackson: Will he ever score a touchdown?!! The guy is awesome and can run through a brick wall, which he has to do to gain 134 yards on the anemic Rams’ offense! I’m buying. He isn’t going without a touchdown the rest of the way.