We are all the way into week 6 and it’s time to start winning if you haven’t yet! So stop losing and try to win, ok! Hopefully you are 5-0 and are going to coast into the playoffs, but you can’t take anything for granted. As we near the halfway point it’s time to start looking at the second half schedule, BYE weeks, work loads and injuries (like you weren’t already!)
Last season JC Superstar helped a lot of teams in the fantasy playoffs because he had a great schedule and finally got his shot. In the next couple weeks at Razzball we are going to start looking ahead so you won’t get behind. So be sure to keep your eyes out!
Carl’s Stone Cold Lock Of The Century: Of The Week takes an in-depth look into Favre-Dong-Gate.
I linked to this earlier in the week, but I figured it was worth another look as we hope and pray that JC Superstar has rounded the corner on Haley.
If you haven’t entered our weekly contest what are you waiting for?!
While I’m here I think I’ll take a gander at some of the players I like today.
Johnny Knox: The last two Bears games have been total disasters for their wide receivers, especially Knox. He had decent games in the first 3 weeks, but couldn’t find the end zone. I think he gets back on track against the poor Seahawks pass defense and has a good shot at getting into the endzone. And if he were a town he would be Johnny Knoxville.
Rashard Mendenhall: I don’t think Roethlisberger will be a dud this week, but I do think the Steelers will get up pretty quickly and Mendy will get plenty of work, since a 2 point safety lead will probably be enough against the McCoy led Browns. And while you are at it, pour out a Colt .45 on the sidewalk for Mr. McCoy.
Vince Young: I don’t expect 400 yards and 3 touchdowns for VY, but it’s extremely hard to have a bad game against Jacksonville. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 3 touchdowns against them.
Frank Gore: The Raiders are horrid against the run and Gore needs to make up for fumbling twice last week and putting poor Alex Smith under so much stress. He’s my #1 RB this week and if he lets me down, well, I’ll still be sitting here on my couch.
Marques Colston: I liked him last week to stop sucking and he pretty much did, but still didn’t get into the endzone. I think this is the week he crosses that precious threshold.
Tony Moeaki: There is no reason ToMo shouldn’t have a huge(ish) game against the Texans. Cassel is not good, but he does like throwing to Moeaki.
I’m in some huge leagues and my teams are riddled with injuries and BYEs. So here are some guys I have a feeling could do something, maybe.
Deep Fill-ins —
Damian Williams: It’s taken him a while to move into position to get any snaps at all, but with Gage still hurt and Williams the #3 against the Jaguars he could grab a long reception.
James Jones: With Jermichael Finley gone, Jones should continue to have his targets rise.
Earl Bennett: Devin Hester is losing some snaps to help keep him rested for returns so I think we’ll see more of Bennett who has more trustworthy (trustworthier?) hands than Devin Aromashodu.
Deji Karim: MJD has been leaving games off and on recently and Karim has the most upside of guys sitting in the free agency pools.
Anthony Armstrong: He’s the Redskins deep threat and there’s a good chance McNabb will throw the ball 30+ times. And whenever he stretches to make a catch I can Twitter, Stretch Armstrong!
Andrew Quarless: He looked a lot better than Lee and even thou D. Lee is back I see Quarless winning that battle.
Buster Davis: I really don’t want this guy on my team, but with Naanee out he is worth a spot start for the desperate.
Michael Hoomanawanui: He looked like he might be a great outlet for Bradford early on, but he got a high ankle sprain and that didn’t feel good. But he is back and Mark Clayton is gone, and there are very few receivers on the Rams that are good. Oh, and the Chargers aren’t that good against tight ends.