The Chiefs only gave Jamaal Charles 9 touches when they should have given him 99. Haley gave too many looks to Smith and Savage which just seems ignorant. Smith was just activated and Savage hasn’t done anything. Charles has shown he can run in the NFL so hey, I’ve got a good idea, let’s just give these other schmohawks a chance to ruin any chance for the offense to get in a rhythm. What happens from here depends on what the plan is for LJ. Time to sit and wait. And fume.
Clinton Portis was knocked unconscious early in the game which gave Ladell Betts the chance to get some work and be productive with nearly 100 total yards and a touchdown. There is a good chance that they will hold Portis out next week against Denver as well as Jim Zorn and Doug Williams may also come out of retirement. Pick up Ladell Betts if you need a running back that might see more than 15 touches.
Chris Chambers: He caused some buzz in the 4th quarter by grabbing two TD passes. Could this be the start of something special? If “special” means one hit wonder, then yes. You can pick him up because he is the #2 receiver now, but I wouldn’t waste a high priority on him.
Alex Smith: He looked okay at times and horrible most of the time. He threw 46 passes which means Singletary has some weird deluded confidence in him. I want to throw him back into the scrap heap of busted #1 picks, but I’m going to stick it out for now. And when I say stick it out, well, you know.
Brandon Pettigrew: He has the skills to be a consistent tight end, but is still a rookie and has a rookie QB. He’s worth gambling on if you are playing Russian roulette with tight ends anyway, but don’t get all giddy over his 7 receptions, 70 yards and a TD against the Seahawks.
Vernon Davis: The bust has gone and busted out into a huge fantasy tight end. 10 catches for 102 yards is starting to look near to normal for VD. I don’t see Alex Smith getting benched anytime soon so be glad you have Davis. If someone wants to sell high on him and you need a TE, take them up on it.
LenDale White: He may have lost weight, but seems a lot heavier because of all that dead weight. Dump him in the free agency pool.
DeAngelo Williams: He’s just too fast and too good and now John Fox is finally running like he means it. Delhomme is just too bad and too not good that they need to keep the ball on the ground to have a chance. Be glad you have Williams.
Julius Jones: He’s not very good, but he’ll do something once in a while. He’s on pace for over 1,000 yards. Justin Forsett is the third down back, but Jones is still getting the majority of the touches. He is what we thought he was. No need to crown his ass.
Marques Colston: He had some drops and Meachem and Henderson got most of the numbers. Colston is still the only safe play out of the Saints’ wide receivers week to week. If someone is worried about this game, take Colston away from them because they don’t deserve him.
Calvin Johnson: Megatron is still a top 5 wide receiver talent, but if you own him you aren’t thinking that right now! Stafford needs to at least get the ball close to him so he can make his other worldly catches. I’m still buying no matter how long it’s been since he has shown he can be fantasy relevant!
LaDainian Tomlinson: It’s been said over and over, LT is done. He is still getting looks which gives him some value, but at this point Julius Jones is outplaying him.
Anquan Boldin: He was inactive while the Cardinals humiliated the Bears and was none too happy about it. He called out his coach for not being man enough to tell him beforehand. I don’t think any of that really matters though. The Cardinals have the easiest schedule against the pass for the rest of the season so this is a perfect time to go after Boldin. He probably could have played, but now with a week off he should be able to go and give you good numbers going forward.
Lance Long: He had 8 receptions for 74 yards against the Jags. If the Chiefs stick with this pass first mentality and use Charles ala Westbrook, we could see Long being useful out of the slot in ppr leagues. Oh, and his name is Lance Long, which is cool.
Josh Freeman: He only completed 14 passes, but made them count with 3 of them going for touchdowns in beating what should have been the better Packer team. Freeman looked like a live body out there, but he’s not going to be worth a start anytime soon because he is just too erratic.
Carson Palmer: He didn’t have a huge fantasy game, but he looked good. He has a decent playoff schedule and probably could be had a little cheaper than your top tier QB’s. I’d target him if you’re running Ryan or someone even more schmoful out there.
Ronnie Brown: Two down games for Brown while Williams grabs TD’s may give you a shot at trading for him. I know it seems like RB is getting all his toys taken away from him, but I think Sparano is going to correct that trend. Brown is the best player on their team and it is obvious when watching him run.
Greg Olsen: He probably won’t catch three touchdowns in a game for the rest of his career. The Bears were getting embarrassed and were throwing it often. Even Earl Bennett had 90+ yards. See if you can sell high on Olsen.
Steve Slaton and Ryan Moats: If you own either you can’t be very happy with Sunday’s results. Moats was the “feature” back while Slaton got the 3rd down looks. Slaton got into the end zone and didn’t fumble while Moats got in the end zone and did, but that didn’t seem to change much. They are both going to be spot flex starts at best until one of them asserts himself.
Beanie Wells: 13 carries for 70 yards in a backup role once again to Hightower. Remember his schedule and his ability. All signs point to him not sucking the second half of the season.
Chad Ochocinco: He tried to bribe the ref with a dollar. I’m thinking his meds need to be upped.