Steve Smith had been dragging his (NYG) all over the field. It was slowing him down, but he finally bust a move so funky the aftermath looked a little like this: Y ) N G ( It was an ugly sight. Smith is on pace to gain 47,005 yards and score 1,767 touchdowns, which would break a lot of records I’ll have to look up later. Be happy you picked him up and keep starting him and hope he can keep getting 11 receptions, 134 yards, and 2 touchdowns every game! The chances you can get value for him in a trade are nil so be happy you own him instead of Steve Smith (CAR).
Here are some other tidbits I noticed on Sunday:
Rashard Mendenhall: He was in the dog house and now he’s in the penthouse. Actually, Razzballer, The People’s Champ saw him at Chick-fil-a the day before the game. So maybe he was the fox in the hen house last night. 165 yards and 2 touchdowns isn’t chicken feed.
Darren McFadden: There are a few things in life I can’t abide, and one of them is a running back that I have on my fantasy team going against the worst rushing defense in the league getting stuffed like a chile pepper in a Tex-Mex cantina. I know that JaMarcus Russell is God-awful, but give me a friggin break!
Calvin Johnson: 133 yards and no TD’s. He’s the best wide receiver in the league and could do this every game if the Schwartz was with him, but he wants to run a balanced offense, pfflfbt!
Peyton Manning: Four 300 yard games in a row to start the season. He’s a machine, but also the epitome of a goober. Mmm, a goober machine.
Justin Gage: One catch for 15 yards isn’t what I would call pro bowl resume material. The Titans aren’t very good so they may have to throw a lot the rest of this season and it’s looking like Washington and Britt are going to get a lot of work. I’ve had my vote in for Washington and I think I’ll stick with it.
Julius Jones: Start him at home.
Mohamed Massaquoi: He caught eight passes for 148 yards and looked good doing so. Pick him up. Drop Gage and Holt and your whole stable of old/schmohawky wide receivers for him.
Mike Sims-Walker: He’s legitimate. He’s also probably gone from your wire, but if you’re in a shallow league you may still be able to scoop him up with a net or even go all Last of the Mohicans on him.
Pierre Thomas: Back to back good games with no boo boo. Get on the Thomas the Tank Engine choo choo. Then something about a fat guy wearing a moo moo. If Sean Payton is smart Mike Bell shouldn’t get a huge workload when he comes back.
Steve Slaton: After he fumbled yet again I was ready to tear up my autographed photo of the S.S. Fumbler, but then he had a reversal of fortune and had easy sailing through the calm Oakland defense. I can’t say that Slaton is back since Oakland looked like they were waiting for the cops to pick up their coach and call the game. I may shop Slaton after this game, but I still wouldn’t give him up for some macaroni salad.
Jerome Harrison: He had 152 total yards and should continue to see plenty of work with Jamal Lewis in the infirmary.
Austin Collie: He was the rookie who got the TD this week and he also got more receptions, but not more total yards, than Pierre Garcon. There is no lock when it comes between those two.
Ray Rice: 152 total yards isn’t too shabby. He is the best player in the Raven’s backfield and I’d look to grab him.