The first Sunday of the season is in the books and we all somehow survived. Josh McDaniels and Kyle Orton got out of Cincinnati as quick as they could after that amazing finish. The game was painful to watch, but that last play is why we watch until the bitter end. If you happened to have Stokely or Orton on your team you were probably rather happy and rather lucky that you got any points out of them at all. Here are a few more observations from Sunday:
Drew Brees: Yes, we all somehow got this one right. Brees is good, six touchdowns in one game good, but this is Detroit and it seems that maybe they are not the best on defense. Brees will be awesome this year, but if you are really weak at a couple other areas you could put together a nice little package with Brees for some low week 1 producing studs in a trade.
Jake Delhomme: Five interceptions and one fumble equals a benching. You hopefully didn’t have Delhomme on your team, let alone starting. Just look at all your schmohawks that helped your team suck this week and then thank your lucky charms you didn’t have Delhomme.
Jay Cutler: In Chicago do as Grossman do.
Mike Bell: 143 yards ain’t too shabby for your waiver wire pickup. Bush isn’t the same. Thomas is still hurting. Bell is getting more and more value.
Anthony Gonzalez: Hurt his knee when a butterfly flapped its wings in Malaysia. Out 2-6 weeks. He might want to take this time to go have a word with that butterfly.
Cadillac Williams: I’m still not high on him, but you’ve got to take this game seriously. Ward didn’t look too shabby either.
Tim Hightower: 12 receptions for 121 yards, but looked his horrid self on the ground. Even with these numbers he will continue to lose carries to Wells. Sell high (tower).
John Carlson: 95 yards and 2 TD’s. Don’t kill yourself for not picking up Carlson. He played the Rams and Tight Ends are so sporadic in their production there is usually no reason to chase them. Carlson is good, but he’s not Witten or Gates good.
Donovan McNabb: Broke a rib. It doesn’t look great for him next week so start looking for replacements, and not Keanu, that was a seriously bad movie.
Thomas Jones: He wasn’t that good. Sell him to someone with a RB who flopped and didn’t see the game. Maybe package him with a WR for Forte? Ya never know.
Julius Jones: I’m glad I listened to this guy and picked him up late in some of my leagues. He won’t get the Rams each week and you probably won’t be able to sell high so just be glad that he’s getting the bulk of the work and that you didn’t pay much for him. He should be a steady flex play for the time being.
Santana Moss: Even with the Giants defensive backfield getting hurt and being weak, Moss did about as close to nothing as you can. This is why I hated him for this year. Of course next week he’ll go off, but you are sure glad you didn’t have him for this week.
Jeremy Shockey: 2 TD’s, but only 32 yards. I wouldn’t expect that many TD’s again this season especially after he gets hurt.