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.

  1. Cole says:

    wr/rb flex spot. 1 pt ppr. McCoy or Floyd. Couple of good Irish kids.

  2. Mr2Bits says:

    Doc : Lucky PT came around, guessing you did one of those Buffalo Wild Wing calls in to Sean telling him to quit going to Bush?

  3. Mr2Bits says:

    Doc : Also are you starting Gonzalez or Miller at TE this weekend?

  4. Don says:

    repost because I came here through google and posted in an old thread.

    Doc: Kinda complicated question

    10 team PPR league

    Rb1- Ray Rice

    WR/RB Flex-

    WR/TE-Miles Austin
    WR/TE-Desean Jackson

    The options to fill these slots are as follows

    Rb- Knowshon Moreno
    Rb- Jonathon Stewart
    Rb- Ricky Williams
    WR/TE- Wes Welker
    WR/TE- Tony Gonzalez
    WR/TE- Kellen Winslow
    WR/TE- Jacoby Jones (just throwin it out there)

    Please fill in my roster(don’t be afraid to move a starter to flex spot).

    I am completely stumped as to what to do, sorry for the long question.

  5. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Cole: Hah, Seamus McCoy.

    @Mr2Bits: that’s exactly what happened.

    @Mr2Bits: they are pretty even, but Gonzo gets the nod until we see if the Raiders can get near the endzone.

    @Don: Moreno and Welker. It’s between Ricky and Stew for the other spot. Going with Stew.

  6. Jeff says:

    Is Henderson worth picking up in a 12 team league? Would need to drop Jones (WR-GB).

  7. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Jeff: If you need someone to start I’d do that, but if you are holding someone on your bench I’d stick with Jones.

  8. Jeff says:

    Players come off waivers tomorrow in my 10 team league and I have #1 Waiver Wire position.

    My team (Standard yahoo scoring)
    QB- Flacco
    WR – Moss, S. Smith(Car), Welker
    RB- SJax, Charles
    TE – Cooley
    K – Scobee
    DEF – SF
    Bench – QB – Burger, WR – VJax & Aromashodu, RB – J. Stewart, TD – Olsen, DEF – Tenn

    Best Available at each position
    QB – Vince, Garrard, Cassell, DA
    WR – Collie, Berrian, Roy Williams, Chambers, Royal, Walter, D. Henderson
    RB – M. Bush, T. Jones, R. Bush, R. Williams, Jacobs, Portis, F. Jackson, Maroney, Cadillac Williams, Hightower, LT, Sproles, McGahee

    Who to dump and who to pick up?

  9. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Jeff: Lots of good RBs there. I would drop Olsen and Tenn for Bush and Williams

  10. Jeff says:

    Which Bush and Which Williams?

  11. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Jeff: Oakland and TB

  12. Matt Leinart says:

    Hey Doc,

    With Moreno dinged up, should Spiller take his place this week in my flex spot?

    Plus, I had drafted Mike Wallace to be my 3rd WR, but I’m starting to wonder in Jacoby Jones or Mike Williams (TB) might be the better play. I’m leaning towards Spiller and Wallace. Your thoughts?


  13. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Matt Leinart: Yeah, I would like to see Moreno play and as long as you have Spiller I can see going with him. I agree, Wallace.

  14. Dakota says:

    I’m disagreeing about Wallace. I have the same decision (Wallace or Williams) and I’m taking Williams. Dixon is my concern. Dixon is also why I’m playing Heath Miller.

    But what do I know.

  15. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Dakota: Completely understand. It’s close, but I need to see Freeman/Williams do something and Jones is still the #3 for now. Would like to see how much work he really gets.

  16. Commish Cauda says:

    12-team, 0.5ppr

    Who is the better free agent pick-up?

    Lance Moore or Greg Camarillo

  17. WR says:

    Hi Doc,

    I’m torn between who to start at WR this week – Should I go with Hakeem Nicks / Bowe / or Knox? start 1 please non PPR

  18. Commish Cauda says:

    12-team, 0.5ppr

    I own Cooley and Heath Miller.

    In the recently posted “Schmidt, Schmart” article, Cooley is a SIT and Miller is a START. What say you?

  19. Dakota says:

    @Doc: Yeah, there’s really very little information to base this decision upon. Perhaps the most likely result is that neither Williams or Wallace have much of an impact this week.

  20. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Commish Cauda: I like Moore. I like Cooley.

    @WR: I like them all, but I’m going with Nicks.

  21. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Hey Doc, Would you start Felix, Spiller, or Forsett in place of Beanie this week? Its starting to sound pretty iffy whether he will play or not and I doubt he gets many touches if he does play. What do you think?

  22. timSTi says:

    @Doc: Not liking this much but need to replace Beanie. Choices are Fred Jackson or Ladanian Tomlinson. Luckily my opponent only got 25 points from 4 guys including his qb(favre) last night!

  23. waly01 says:

    I know this is basically a toss up – but who do i start between Jacobs and Felix the Cat?

  24. D.A. says:

    Felix and Moreno, .5 ppr, who ya got?

  25. Doc

    Doc says:

    @timSTi: Just not sure how much FJax will play. LT could get a goal line carry.

    @waly01: Yeah, tough, but I like Felix’s home run ability.

    @D.A.: I like Moreno.

  26. Probable Party Starter says:

    What’s your take on Crabtree’s 1st week? Should I replace him with Driver, M. Wallace or S.Moss since he hasn’t really played any pre-season? Or should I ignore that?

  27. timSTi says:

    @Doc: Yeah I’m not liking my situation much. If you had to start one, who would you start? It’s a .5 PPR and i have MJD as my RB1 plus Austin, Jennings, Bowe, & Knox filling out 3 WR & my Flex.

  28. MJD Took A Knee says:

    12 team Non PPR First 5 picks from #7 WR WR RB RB FLEX

    Andre Johnson
    Steven Jackson
    Jamaal Charles
    Marques Colston
    Jermichael Finley

    I keep going back n forth my picking of Colston in the mid 4th over Foster (best RB left & who almost made it back to me in the 5th). Would it have been better grabbing Foster? My best players for FLEX Knox or Cadillac. Bring me behind the shed or Eh me. I’m starting to annoy myself overthinking it. I don’t think less than 2min to pick is nice=(

  29. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Probable Party Starter: I like his matchup. He sat out, but wasn’t really hurt so i think he’ll be ok.

    @timSTi: LDT

    @MJD Took A Knee: Hah, I probably would have done the same. Can’t say it was right or wrong, but Colston will do better than he did last night.

  30. MJD Took A Knee says:

    Lol I wasn’t going to mention last night for Colston. Although I wonder where ESPN got the 98 2TD for him.

  31. paulzone says:

    would you start cutler vs. detroit over river vs. kc this week?

    6 pts for pass tds, 1 pt for 25 yds pass, 3 pt bonus for 300 yds…thanks.

  32. Doc

    Doc says:

    @paulzone: I would stick with Rivers.

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