Holy crap! Now that was a coming out party. With Shaun Hill at the lead I was lukewarm on Jahvid Best coming into this game. I should have been jeffhot instead. 3 TDs, 232 yards, and 9 receptions for you PPRers is not bad, not bad at all. Of course he gets to go to Minnesota and Green Bay in weeks 3 and 4, but his pass catching ability should keep him in your starting lineup all season.
I’m posting this and the Waivering Pickups post pretty close together, so make sure you check that out as well or Grey will beat me. There was a ton of worthwhile news to report, or at least worthwhile to us fake football players. Here is some of it —
Kyle Orton: He continues to play very well and he has plenty of targets to choose from. Old Neck Beard just continues to win and is pushing his way up the fantasy ladder. If Demaryius Thomas emerges like he should, he could have a true #1 with a great supporting cast in Royal, Gaffney and Lloyd.
Darren McFadden: He had another big day with 153 total yards. He has taken a pretty strong hold on the #1 RB position. Michael Bush will be eased back in, so we can probably feel good about starting Run DMC for the time being.
Jamaal Charles: The Chiefs won again and JC only had 12 touches. He accumulated 76 yards on those touches while Thomas Jones had 23 touches for 88 yards. So I guess I have to lower my expectations for JC. It sucks, because with 20 touches he’d have 100 yards every game, but if Haley isn’t going to give them to him, I can’t make him. (Or can I?)
Matt Schaub: 497 yards is a noteworthy amount of yards to throw for. Just 3 more and he would have hit that coveted 500 yard mark which opens a secret fantasy level that gives all your players 10,000 extra hit points.
Caddilac Williams: He had 27 carries for 51 yards. Why did he have 27 carries? Just think if JC Superstar had 27 carries? He’d have cured cancer by now. Earnest Graham will surely start to see more carries and once Kareem Huggins is healthy, he should see some more work as well.
Michael Vick: He lived up to the hype, but it was against the Lions. There is a good chance he was a one week wonder as long as Kolb doesn’t just start next week by throwing 4 picks in 4 attempts. There is a chance that a couple bad games will bring Vick back, but they are going to give Kolb his shot.
Jay Cutler: Yeah, he was my main draft target for a QB. Yeah, I know he’s kicking ass.
Andre Johnson: Now that’s more like it. His 12 receptions for 158 yards and a TD is why you invested a first round pick in him. He came out of the game for a while with an ankle injury, but came back, and caught the game tying touchdown.
Clinton Portis: He had 13 carries for 33 yards. Oh, and 2 TDs. If you are playing with blind kittens, you may be able to “sell high,” but I’m guessing your opponent would have to literally be high.
Donovan McNabb: He just missed out on 2 TDs when Fred Davis and Santana Moss were both stopped near the goal line (which allowed Portis his TDs). That would have given him a total of 3 TDs to go along with his 426 yards passing instead of one. I think the ineptitude of the rushing game will keep McNabb throwing the ball.
Mike Sims-Walker: He had a big game, over 100 yards and a TD, but it was mainly during garbage time. But Mike Thomas didn’t have a big garbage time game so that says something. With the right matchups MSW will be fine. Hopefully you grabbed him on the cheap after his craptastic week 1.
Brent Celek: Michael Vick isn’t quite the Celek owners best friend, but Kolb will be back no matter what you say! Keep Celek and start him next week.
LaDainian Tomlinson: Watching him run on the Patriots was bittersweet. I loved watching him destroy teams in his prime, but he was horrid last season. I know his offensive line was rotten, but he looked like a shell of his former self. He had no burst. It looked like he was running in pudding, then stopping to pull a spoon from his sock to strap on his feed bag. But he truly has been a new man this season. Can he keep that up? I just don’t think so. It’s a long season. You will want to own Shonn Greene in the second half.
Brandon Jacobs: The opposite of LDT, Baby Jacobs had a little hissy. This just elevates Ahmad Bradshaw even more. (self promotion alert) Good thing I told you to grab him instead of Jacobs on draft day, huh?
Bernard Berrian: The guy is horrid. It’s like he doesn’t even want to play. He muffs punts, doesn’t fight for passes, and does a disservice to all those with first and last names that start with the same letter. His crappiness is almost forcing the Vikings to overpay for Vincent Jackson.
Zach Miller: Well, the Raiders QB problems are killing my man Miller. I’m man enough to know when I’ve been beaten. Damn you Al Davis and your animated corpse! I’m not ready to drop him, but if there are some nice options on waivers I could see going for it. I don’t plan on digging my own grave, but Al Davis’? Sure.