I’ve torn into “Coach” Todd Haley more than once from my bully pulpit, but there’s always room for more tearing. Thomas Jones carried the ball 11 times for a whopping 39 yards while Jamaal Charles also carried the ball 11 times, but for 92 yards and a touchdown. You sir, yes you Mr. Haley, are an idiot. I would blame Weis for this disaster, but Todd, you have been a thorn in JC’s sandals for too long now. Yes, you got a win in spite of yourself, thanks to JC breaking a long TD run and Dexter McCluster returning a punt for a TD, but don’t pat yourself on the back too vigorously. Ok, you want to save JC? You want to keep him fresh? Fine, I’m fine with that, but how about 17-20 carries? Jones can get those tough yards if you want, I don’t care. Just give my man more chances. He’ll break more than one. Remember, CJ is JC spelled backwards.
Shonne Greene: Well, that couldn’t have been any more of a disaster. Two fumbles and getting benched, plus being out played by the old man, is not what you want to see. I didn’t have high hopes for him against the Ravens defense, but I didn’t foresee this. He is still the back to own. He’s a buy low candidate.
Legedu Naanee: It was rainy and windy for much of the night, and Rivers wasn’t at his best (but he was at his whiniest), so it’s not easy to decipher the Chargers WR situation, but Naanee was the main guy for sure. I liked him in preseason and now I’m liking him even more. The numbers will probably fluctuate between him and Floyd, but there doesn’t seem to be a clear cut #1 and Naanee is vying for the spot. Grab him if he’s waivering on your wire.
Ray Rice: He was bottled up by the Jets D. Don’t worry about him. He will be just fine.
Ryan Mathews: He had a pedestrian game, but it wasn’t a disaster. He never really broke a decent sized run and the Chiefs, yes the Chiefs defensive line was playing some inspired ball. He’ll be better.
Philip Rivers: He was crying and complaining and the rain and wind was driving, but he still managed to put up good fantasy numbers. There is no denying his skill.
Dustin Keller: How he is still living is beyond me. Ray Lewis put a beat down on him like nobody’s business. And you don’t want to get all up in nobody’s business. That dude is bad ass.
Tony Moeaki: The Chiefs rookie tight end isn’t half bad. I’ll have to admit he has not been on my radar. There are plenty of TEs sitting in free agency that will put up similar numbers, but if you happen to be in a deep 2TE league. Grab him.
Matt Cassel: Wow, he’s not very good either. Not quite as bad as Sanchez, but yuck! The weather hurt him some, but he is just not accurate. With Bowe (who should show up eventually) and JC around, he is worth owning as a backup, but that is it.
Brandon Jackson: News keeps getting worse for Ryan Grant. There’s a chance Jackson might see more time than previously thought since it looks like Grant has some ligament damage. Be sure to get those BJax claims in.
Anquan Boldin: He wasn’t shadowed by Revis which gave him some real estate to roam around in. Of course Derrick Mason was covered by Revis quite a bit. Odd.