Maurice Jones-Drew had another huge game, but fell down at the one instead of running it in. No, he wasn’t drunk, at least I don’t think. The Jags were down at the time so it seems like a questionable call, but hey, I don’t care about the real football, I needed those points! MJD apologized to fantasy players and to himself, since he owns himself in his league, but this kind of fantasy play is uncalled for from MoJo.
Ronnie Brown: He had a TD and over 100 total yards before he went down with an ankle injury. He thinks it isn’t that bad, but we have to wait for the physicians to do their thing. He has a short turn around before playing Thursday night so even if he isn’t hurt badly I doubt he’ll play then. Burn some incense and sacrifice a Harry Carson rookie card to the Fantasy Gods so he only misses the one game. If you have Ricky Williams, burn something else.
Michael Turner: The Burner had his ankle torched. We have to wait on more word, but he also looks like he could at least be out a week or two. Jason Snelling will be a good pickup if Turner is out for an extended period.
Justin Forsett: He totaled 149 yards and a touchdown with Julius Jones breaking a rib early in the game. He is a must pickup even if Jones comes back in a couple weeks. It’s hard not to see Forsett getting a lot more touches from here on out. Sadly he plays Minnesota next week, but still. If you are in a deep league you should also give Louis Rankin a shot. He looked stout, quick, and fast on the touches he had.
Brian Westbrook: He suffered his second concussion this season in Sunday’s game. This wasn’t just some twist of fate that he had this happen again. If we see him back on the field this season I will be surprised. Lesean McCoy will take over for Westbrook, but who knows if the Eagles will remember how to even run the ball.
Darius Heyward-Bay: He dropped, juggled, and caused an interception as the Raiders were moving down for a possible winning score. He no longer is just worthless, he is actively losing games in a worthless manner.
Beanie Wells: The guy is just too good to keep down for long. Tim Hightower works well in the AZ system, but they are going to have to change the system because Wells needs to be in there. He had 2 touchdowns and 117 total yards. Buy high!
Jason Avant: 156 yards! Pick him up! Pick him up! Wait, on second thought, don’t.
Jamaal Charles: Finally! I talked to Haley right before the game and implored him to give the ball to Charles. He said, “Suck it Doc!” I was a little upset, but I knew my man Charles would just go ahead and take control and give Haley no choice! Well, I hoped, and he did.
Cedric Benson: He left the game with a hip flexor, but out of all the running back injuries this weekend his seems to be the least worrisome. I could see grabbing Bernard Scott, but I wouldn’t waste a waiver claim on him unless news gets worse.
Sidney Rice: The guy has sold his soul to Lord Favre and could be the last piece that will bring about Favrageddon!
Pierre Thomas/Reggie Bush/Mike Bell: This three-headed turd is not making me happy. Reggie had a nice game when it looked like PT Loser was the main man coming into a cake walk against the Rams. I still think Thomas is the man for the rest of the year, but you can’t discount Bush as an erratic impact player.
Ladell Betts: He was supposed to be hurt and share the rock with Rock, but instead he ran for 126 yards and a TD against what’s supposed to be a good defense. He’s gone from your free agent pools, but he made a strong case to be started even in tough matchups.
Calvin Johnson: He had a workman like performance for an elite wide receiver. It was nice to see. Eight receptions for 84 yards is a step in the right direction. I think you’ll be glad you own him down the stretch.
Terrell Owens: He had a decent game, but was going all TO on everything. He wants out of Buffalo before the blizzards hit.
Marques Colston: Another down game. He will turn it around. Grab him from the sweaty palmed Colston owner.
Donnie Avery: 2 touchdowns and 67 yards ain’t too shabby. He’s on a bad team, but he is by far the Rams’ best receiver and as long as he stays healthy he’ll get end zone looks. I would only use him in three wide receiver leagues though.
Bill Belichick: Peyton Manning’s bitch.