Week 3 is nigh! The season goes so fast. Pretty soon our season will be eating solid food, going off to college, getting DUI’s, forcibly fondling coeds and then getting locked out of its house. So enjoy these fleeting moments. I know I am.
Pierre Garcon: He has been ruled out for the game in Denver which gives Austin Collie a huge boost with Mr. Manning at the helm. Champ Bailey is a game time decision, and if he doesn’t go, that makes Collie even better. Dallas Clark also benefits, but you were going to start him anyway.
Jamaal Charles: The Niners rush D is tough, but they are tougher up the gut than on the edge. There is a good chance we’ll see more JC Superstar this week. I can’t sit him, but I also don’t have 20 top running backs on my roster like ya’ll seem to!
Ray Rice: Hopefully you grabbed Ray Rice from a crybaby, can’t stand any down week, weakling. He’s too good to be held down for long and the Browns won’t be holding him down much.
Santana Moss: The guy has always been inconsistent, but he’s always had an inconsistent QB. McNabb has turned him into a consistent WR2. The Rams will have trouble with him, and Clinton Portis is hurting, so we might see even more of the passing game.
Beanie Wells: He had surgery without inviting us to see! I really wanted to see Beanie get well, oh well. He gets the Raiders today which is good, but we just don’t know how much he’ll be used. His matchup is too good to ignore though.
Laurence Maroney: I’ve been stashing him this season and I’m hoping this is the day it pays off. My mind told me that Bucky would get the work because he is the veteran, but I am starting to lean toward Maroney filling in for Moreno. It has to be that way since their names are so similar. He’s worth a flex.
Miles Austin: He’s my guy in my weekly leagues like FanDuel and Pay The Fan. The Texans have given up 2.4 craptons of yards through the air and Dallas has thrown more than any other team. Yes, they need to get back to running, but maybe wait until they play a team who doesn’t let you throw at will. Oh, and Austin is a frickin rock star receiver. He’s been targeted 26 times and caught 20 of those. He’s on pace for 160 receptions. That’s a lot.
Lesean McCoy: He leads all backs in yards after contact. I can tell you that wasn’t the stat I envisioned him leading in at the beginning of the season. That probably won’t keep up, but his fantasy goodness should. I’ve mentioned it before, but Vick’s threat to run helps McCoy out a lot, as well as Vick’s love for the mid to long range passing game which keeps the safeties honest. The Jags are a pretty horrid defense, so be glad you are down with Shady.
Adrian Peterson: If I could afford him in my daily leagues I would be starting him everywhere. With Bernard Berrian trying to get cut and Percy Harvin just a hip check away from sitting, All Day should run for at least 3 hours. Look for Shiancoe and AP to do a lot of damage since they are the only sure things in the Vikings offense.
Zach Miller: I touted him as the second coming of Kellen Winslow, but he has looked like the second coming of Daniel Fells. Of course it isn’t really his fault, and in turn mine if you want, and I do. Gradkowski looked the way of his receivers way too often last week when he came in. I’m hoping a little film session might get him on the same page with Zach and I.
Aaron Hernandez: Cheese and crackers this guy is a beast. Watching him YAC all over the place was a thing of beauty (bet you don’t hear that sentence too often). And Tom Brady has yet to face an easy pass defense, which Buffalo is starting to look like. Let’s take a look see at how AHer does. I think it will be good.
Michael Vick: It’s hard being a fantasy crazed lunatic like myself and a dog lover. I just can’t forgive Vick for the images that have been tattooed in my brain of him doing all types of nastiness to my dog friends. But, we can’t let emotions get in the way of fantasy! If I did that I’d never own Jeremy Shockey! Oh wait, I will never own Jeremy Shockey. Ass.
Blair White: He was called up from Triple A to replace Garcon. I’d like to see him get a catch or two. He was a walk on at Michigan State who made his way into a starting role his junior year and was an undrafted free agent for the Colts who is now going to see some time after injuries to Garcon and Gonzalez. The Blair White Project continues.
Donald Brown: I was high on him going into the season, but the preseason swayed me a little, which is usually a bad thing, and it was. Brown outplayed Addai against the Giants and Coach Manning is never one to let loyalty get in the way of winning a ball game. Add to that, a Denver team that is hurting in the secondary and a hurting Addai and there is a chance for a garbage time bonanza for Brown.
Ronnie Brown: I was just taking a look at his schedule, and no he’s not available for drinks on Thursday. And yes he gets some pretty darn tough defenses this season, including the Jets today. But, he has a pretty nice second half. Well, a very nice last 5 games (not including the worthless 17th week), with the Bills, Oakland, Cleveland and Detroit to name 4. Of course his knee may give out before then, but it’s something to keep in mind.
Demaryius Thomas: He was only in for 22 plays, but was targeted 9 times and caught 8 of them! The dude was unstoppable. And this was coming off a foot injury. If he only gets 22 snaps again this week Josh McDaniels goes on my Todd Haley list.