|Byron Leftwich has the slowest delivery in the history of football. The Falcons quarterback of the future is currently not on their roster…Michael Pittman is a decent guy to stash in deeper fantasy leagues, especially in PPR ones. That said, Earnest Graham has really impressed as the starter, and the team hardly misses that Pinto, er, Cadillac.
With Derek Anderson’s rough patch of his schedule behind him, expect top-3 numbers from the fantasy quarterback from here on out…I guess I was a little premature proclaiming Mark Clayton’s resurgence. If he can’t be counted on at home against Cleveland, then he can’t be counted on, period…If Sunday Night Football doesn’t make a Browns contest one of their “flex games” this season, it’d be egregious.
Larry Fitzgerald is very, very good…Just when I think the Bengals can’t disappoint any more, they do…R.I.P. Rudi Johnson…Can you believe the Cardinals drafted Matt Leinart over Jay Cutler? OUCH…Edgerrin James may have the best remaining schedule of any fantasy running back, but I’d use that info trying to deal him before relying upon it.
You could probably make better use of that roster spot than holding onto DeAngelo Williams. Like picking up a backup kicker, or something…Despite appearing only on milk cartons over the past month, I actually expect Steve Smith to suit up and put up a big game this week. Vinny Testaverde has exhibited the ability to go downfield, and the matchup against the Saints is favorable.
I am severely jealous of anyone who has Andre Johnson on their fantasy team…Expect plenty more multiple TD games from Matt Schaub in the future, as the YPA is quite impressive. I’d actually view him as a top-10 QB right now…I’m as unimpressed by Ron Dayne as the next guy, but he makes for another fine start this week against the Browns…This Saints team is soft and can be completely ignored from here on out…Reggie Bush and Mario Williams both look like busts.
Joseph Addai is better than I gave him credit for. He’s not just a product of his environment but a shifty and elusive runner. He has to be seriously considered as the No. 1 overall fantasy pick next year…Yes, the Colts are suffering the consequences of all those injuries, but we’ve seen this before. Indy always jumps out to a terrific start to the season, then stumbles right around now, and at least last year, peaked at the right time. While I seriously doubt New England is going to lose this year, the Colts are still the second best team in the NFL. Their defense is very good, and Peyton Manning will rebound.
Maurice Jones-Drew’s block on Shawne Merriman was the highlight of Week 11. Someone needs to get back on the juice…I’m actually going to flip-flop and predict the Broncos make the playoffs over the Chargers. The discrepancy in quarterback play is dramatic…While Jacksonville doesn’t appear like a good passing team, David Garrard is getting 7.7 YPA with an 8:0 TD:INT ratio…I don’t even like college football all that much, but Lou Holtz’s pep talks are one of the highlights of my week.
Sidney Rice completed 2-of-2 passes and got 47.0 YPA Sunday…LaMont Jordan is one of the bigger enigmas in the league…Since Chester Taylor ran for 164 yards against the Raiders’ front seven, I’m fairly confident Adrian Peterson’s Week 9 record-setting performance would have been short-lived had the rookie not suffered the knee injury…Ronald Curry has 538 receiving yards this season. He’s gained 47 percent of that total in two games.
Death. Taxes. Donovan McNabb getting hurt in mid-November…Can’t wait to hear the MNF guys talk about Ricky Williams’ return to the league during the telecast next week. It will be good stuff. And by that I mean the opposite…Brian Westbrook is one of the 15 best players in the NFL…I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” season finale last week, which Larry David absolutely hit out of the park. It’s my favorite show of all-time, and Season 6 has to go down as one of the three best of the show’s tenure.
Brandon Jacobs is both better than I thought he’d be as a lead back and even more injury-prone than I imagined…Mike Martz likes running the football about as much as Jerry Seinfeld likes being questioned if his show was canceled.
Thomas Jones became the first 100-yard rusher against Pittsburgh in 35 games Sunday. Jones has now been held out of the end zone in 12 straight games…Lost in everyone piling on the Colts is the revelation of a pretty mediocre Steelers team when playing on the road…If Barry Bonds spends 30 years in prison for lying to 23 people about putting a needle into his OWN body, then this world is even crazier than I gave it credit for. Nice to have Mark Geragos back in our lives, however.
In this his 12th year in the league, Terrell Owens ironically sports a career-best 17.7 yards per catch yet a career-worst 4.1 yards after the catch. You know what else is ironic? The fact Alanis Morissette’s song titled “ironic” features lyric after lyric that is nothing of the sorts…If Tony Romo ran for president, he’d have my vote…Speaking of Romo, was Bill Parcells even watching practices the last two years he was in Dallas? I understand the position is difficult to predict, but come on. Parcells seriously thought Drew Bledsoe was a better QB option? Parcells makes for a better Coors Light shill than he does head coach these days.
Coming from someone who went to the 49ers/Rams game Sunday, let me tell you, it’s a good thing the tailgate started at 9 am. Even terrific seats couldn’t make that game watchable…San Francisco actually played well defensively, but make no mistake, this is the worst team in the NFL…Mike Nolan’s decision to kick a 46-yard field goal down by 7 with 1:51 left and then attempt an onside kick made about as much sense as an episode of “John From Cincinnati”…I’m fairly confident I have better hands than Darrell Jackson.
D.J. Hackett is a must-start from here on out…Cedric Benson is a must-sit from here on out…All this Cardinals playoff talk is silly – the Seahawks own the NFC West…If someone dropped Shaun Alexander in my fantasy league, I’d be sure to rush to not pick him up.
I understand the point spread was insane for that Patriots/Bills game, but it’s more than evident this New England team is special. As in, best ever special. I’ve made a couple of bets getting even odds that they’ll go undefeated this season, and I’d take on more if there are any takers…If the 1972 Dolphins played this year’s Patriots, I think they’d be somewhere around 35-40 point underdogs.
For all of us Vince Young apologists – and I led the bandwagon entering the year – it was somewhat vindicating to see him play so well Monday night, and that was with a gimpy leg. Young struggles with accuracy, but the Titans receivers dropped at least 7-10 catchable balls, and I don’t understand why Young doesn’t run like that more often. With the rest of the running game in decline – LenDale White looks as big as a house - Young has rushed for 126 yards over the last two games. His fantasy owners don’t want to hear it, but he still possesses huge upside…I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth reiterating – Jay Cutler is a top-10 commodity in the National Football League. I highly doubt there are five other QBs in the history of the league who got 7.6 YPA through their first 15 career games. His arm strength is ridiculous…Brandon Marshall, AKA “Baby TO,” is an absolute beast. He’s the whole package: height, speed, strength, hands, blocking ability. With Cutler, Marshall and Javon Walker in town, the Broncos’ offensive future is one of the brightest in the league…Calling timeouts immediately before field goals is the silliest trend in the NFL today. Why give a kicker a practice shot?...Andre Hall has to be owned in all fantasy leagues right now, but Selvin Young is still the man in Denver’s backfield.
Posted by Dalton Del Don at 11/20/2007 12:09:00 PM