Gary Kubiak has bestowed the goalline carries to Chris Brown (and after what he did to Rihanna!).  This is very bad news.  I mean bad bad news for Steve Slaton. Bad Bad Chris Brown, baddest RB in the whole damn town, badder than old Howie Long, meaner than a pound of dogs.  And when I say bad, I mean fragile.  Brittle Brown has been injured early and often and this is what all Slaton owners are secretly and openly hoping for.  Slaton was a borderline first round pick and now he’s a second rounder.  It might behoove you to grab him if he drops, because Brown will get hurt, but don’t keep taking him in the first.

Bernard Scott: Bernie looks like he has taken over the #2 spot from Brian Leonard. It’s not set in stone, but Bernie is the better talent and should be the backup eventually, no matter how shiny Leonard gets Coach Lewis’ car. As long as Bernie can keep from punching any coaches he’s worth stashing on your bench. Wait, he punched a coach? Do you think he minds me calling him Bernie? Hmm . . . so Mr. Scott could easily start to cut into Cedric Benson’s carries and possibly more.

Jonathan Stewart: He’s still nursing his achilles tendon and looks like he might not be ready to go for the opener.  This makes my (I am boycotting the term man-crush for the foreseeable future) uh, guy infatuation with DeAngelo Williams less creepy, well, maybe not less creepy, but more productive for my fantasy punditry.

Brandon Marshall: Latest trade rumor: Chris Henry to Dallas for a percentage of all the alcohol consumed during drinking games based on punts hitting the jumbotron and Miles Austin, Chris Chambers and the San Diego Chicken to Cincinnati for Austin and Ochocinco’s copyright to “child please,” then the Cincinnati Chicken and Laveranues Coles to Denver for Brandon Marshall and John Elway’s horse teeth.

Daunte Culpepper: He received eight stitches in his toe/foot/scrotum for an injury that he has yet to talk about.  Speculation from my uncle Sid is that he got a “Stafford Infection” and if you know what that means, don’t tell me.

Greg Jones: All of you MJD owners now know who his handcuff is.  You may now hope he never, ever, ever gets hurt.  Oh wait, why is he limping off the field?  Maurice!!! Nooo!!!! Well, it doesn’t look too bad and Jones doesn’t suck, but it looks like if MJD went down it would be a bit of a RBBC with Jones as the BMC.

Wes Welker: Coach Belichick has a tight grip on the New England PR machine so Welker could be done for the season or have stepped in dog doo.  It does seem like he might not play week one or maybe he’ll go for 15 receptions and 150 yards.  If he doesn’t play Joey Galloway gets a huge boost.  Keep an eye on this and get back to me; I don’t want to look.

Michael Vick: Roger Goodell said yesterday that Vick will be eligible to play in week 3 of this season. He then went on to run for a 2-yard touchdown, but was sacked four times, lost a fumble and was intercepted (Vick, not Goodell, Mr. dangling modifier police).  I wouldn’t roster him, but I will pay attention to all of the press and pretend like I’m not.

Matt Ryan: His preseason line: 27-36 for 267 yards, 2 TD’s, 0 interceptions and a passer rating of 114.0.  I think this guy might turn out to be an ok QB.

Brian Robiskie: It looked good for him to be the Browns #2.  Aren’t the majority of #2’s brown? I really don’t need anyone to answer that.  Anyway, now it looks like he has fallen as far as #5 on the depth chart and you’d need a depth charge to reach him down there.  Mangini is looking to rotate the non-Braylon Edwards receivers which is not good for anybody.

Billy Miller: He was carted off the field last night.  There is no official word, but it didn’t look like he was about to hop up and do a jig anytime soon.  If Miller is out for any amount of time I’ll be forced to move Shockey up the TE rankings, but I don’t have to like it!

  1. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Stewart has proclaimed himself ready for Week 1. We’ll see what happens.

  2. Doc

    Doc says:
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    Speculation is that Miller will be out for the season. Shockey moves up.

  3. Josh says:
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    wow, I was half-drunkenly trying to convince a buddy to trade me Slaton for Megatron last night. suddenly I’m very glad he didn’t budge.

    still, considering I own MJD in one league and WELKAH in another, this was a very troubling edition of Daily Notes.

  4. mrfootball says:
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    what is going on with Wes Welker?

  5. mrfootball says:
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    hey man been looking for a good fantasy football team name and now I found it – JohnElwaysHorseTooth

  6. Doc says:
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    @mrfootball:He has an undisclosed injury Im guessing it isn’t anything big but there is talk he could miss game one. Stay tuned.

  7. Sage says:
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    Thanks for the good information.

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  8. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @mrfootball: Glad to help!

  9. stumanji says:
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    @Doc: How far up would you move Shockey in your rankings? I drafted him real late but also have Shiancoe and am not real enthused about rostering two TEs.

  10. Doc

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    @stumanji: I’m not going to move him all that far because I feel he has lost a step and could get injured again. I think the Saints will actually get a decent TE from the Pats or someone like that and he will be fairly productive. I would move him up into Shiancoe territory for now, but I like Shiancoe more.

  11. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: Lay off Elway or you’ll be sorry………….

    Met some of his Harley rider buds in Denver, let’s just say he has friends in low places. Don’t we all, ha!

  12. Doc

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    Pierre Thomas may not play week one. Pick up Mike Bell.

  13. G says:
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    Im in a 10 team league with 1 point per reception. I’ve been thinking about dropping James Davis for either Norwood or Graham. Davis could possibly get around 800 yards and Norwood will probably get 300-400 but he has 40 catch potential and Graham could be good but the 40-40 split with Ward is a question mark also. Who do you think will have the most points at the end of the season out of these 3 RB’s in a ppr league? thanks in advance.

  14. DrunkAndDirty says:
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    I’m intrigued by Bernard Scott for his potential to steal carries and as a receiving target. As a Chicagoan, I am painfully aware of just how brutal CedBen can be and I have a feeling his days as the ‘featured mediocre plodder’ are numbered, so I am considering dropping Glen Coffee for Scott. Of the two, who would you say has the higher upside in a 14 team PPR league?

  15. Doc

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    @G: As long as Davis is a bench player I would stick with him. If you need someone to fill a flex I’d go with Norwood.

    @DrunkAndDirty: That is tough. Benson has actually looked decent in preseason and has a pretty firm hold for now, but is more likely than Gore to lose carries eventually. I like Coffee more, but Scott if you are hoping for a quick starter you have to go with Scott. Confusing enough!?

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