It wasn’t the shootout many were expecting, which is alway bad news for us faux footballers. Sean Payton is a good coach, just not a fantasy coach. Brad Childress isn’t really that good of a coach and is best suited to win Major Dad lookalike contests. The main thing we should learn from this game is that it’s only one game and that it is the first game. Adjustments will be made, players will get in synch, and we should take much of what we saw with a grain of salt. I guess because salt makes things easier to forget?
Football is back! Last night was the most watched opening night of all time! Good time to not play football next season. Get to work you rich bastards! And speaking of rich. If you want to make some money, you can still enter our Razzball Pay The Fan League. Looks like we need just one more to up the league pot to $150, which of course is only one of the ways to win cash. And you can get one up on the guys and gal that started Brees last night!
Vinsanthe Shiancoe: He was the only receiver the Favre had any connection with. This is good news for Shiancoe owners, but Favre will need to find some other outlets so Shiancoe won’t get triple covered like he did last night in the 2nd half.
Percy Harvin: He was targeted 5 times, but Favre and he had the opposite of what Shiancoe and Favre had. This could be because Harvin hasn’t practiced much, and the Saints secondary also looked good, so I haven’t lost faith in Harvin just yet. They really don’t have much else to go to. Berrian did not look good.
Brett Favre: He’s old. Like Tom Cruise old. And he lost a little something in the second half, but he did make a couple amazing throws, so his arm strength is still there. I’m not too worried abut him as long as he can stay upright.
Adrian Peterson: So, a 5 point game and AP touches the ball 4 times in the second half. The Vikings looked like they weren’t quite ready for prime time. I believe they will get their shizz together, but they do need to get it together. AP is a beast and even though his line looked iffy, he was well on his way to a good game when they stopped handing him the ball.
Drew Brees: He looked like his old self, but his fantasy production wasn’t really up to our high standards. Usually the Saint’s erratic fantasy ways effect everyone besides Brees, but not this game. Of course there is nothing to worry about here, but it’s fun to complain.
Lance Moore: You never know what Saints receivers are going to get their receptions and Tds, but Moore saw the ball quite a bit for someone who may be relaxing in your free agency pool. He’s worth a flier on such a high powered offense.
Robert Meachem: Yes, Henderson got the TD, but Meachem and Moore were in there doing their thing. I was worried about Meachem because he had been injured most of preseason, but he looks good to go. Of course he will be targeted once next week, but whatever.
Pierre Thomas: He looked well on his way to a huge dud of a game while Reggie Bush was on track for around 30 receptions, but then Payton switched everything up and started running him like crazy and giving him a nice fantasy game. He looked strong and the Saints’ O-line manhandled the Williams Wall more often than not. All good signs for PT.
Reggie Bush: He will be inconsistent to say the least. His value is in receptions and they aren’t a given week in and week out. No Saints’ player seems to be a given. They like to win, which is bad news for fantasy players. They go where the defenders ain’t. Brees spreads the ball around so effectively that Colston can have a poor game and the Saints win by 20. This is just the way of things.
Greg Camarillo: It looks like his role will increase. He has great hands and Favre already looks like he trusts him more than Harvin or Berrian. He should become a useful PPR’er at some point.