Things are finally gearing back towards normal. As predicted, LenDale White had to get involved at some point and he paid off w/ a TD that came on a series that featured the former Trojan. It appears that Mr. Brent Celek is in the top-10 for targets in the entire league, so we can definitely put a feather in the cap for the first few weeks but it’s also sad to part ways with Laurent Robinson after he was having such a great season. Robinson broke his leg last week, so we wish him a speedy recovery but that is the nature of the business though and that’s the theme for this week.
It’s time for another sixer and another look at “Ye Olde Waiver Wire”. Scoop ‘em up if ya got ‘em and scour that wire, so you’re covered for the upcoming bye weeks ahead!!!
I know that most folks will say; “What game were you watching?” but honestly, the last time Braylon Edwards or any Cleveland offensive player had any fantasy relevance, happened when Derek Anderson was running the offense. He simply has a better release, better distance, and much better accuracy. He does not move well out of the pocket but the situation can still be successful from a fantasy perspective. I’m not sure that Mangini hasn’t already lost this team but one thing we can all be certain about is that Cleveland will be playing a LOT of games from behind and Anderson has a chance to sneak in some fantasy points if you’re in need of a bye week QB w/ upside.
Now that Chad Pennington has ended his season early with a shoulder injury for the third time in his career, the Chad Henne era in Miami can finally begin. This kid has a great passing motion and much akin to Anderson, he has an NFL arm. Henne can put 40+ yard passes on a frozen rope, he’s got great velocity, and some good college experience when you consider he was a four year starter at Michigan. While Henne doesn’t have a lot to work with, he certainly brings a much different skill set to the table for defenses to think about. Don’t be surprised when he blows up at home against a shaky and injury riddled Buffalo secondary this Sunday. Nice QB 2/3 with a ton of upside and is a must-own in dynasty leagues.
If you saw that Monday night game then you already know about Tashard Choice and he should be on a roster but if he’s not, go get him right now before you’re done reading this. Not only is Marion Barber suffering from a nasty quadriceps injury but Felix Jones is also now nursing a PCL injury to his left knee. Even if Jones comes back healthy, the fact remains that Choice is a very good interior runner and he’s just as good catching the ball out of the backfield. With the Cowboys’ top two backs ailing and approaching their week 6 bye, I expect Dallas to go with full dose of Tashard Choice. Dallas goes up against Denver and Cleveland in the next two games, so I suggest you go vote PRO-CHOICE NOW!
It looks like it’s time for the king of the pre-season to get his shot at being the man. After Frank Gore rolled his ankle, rookie Glen Coffee entered the game against the Vikings and did an admirable job considering he was going up against a staunch Minnesota run defense. Coffee may have only gotten 54 yards rushing but the most important thing is that he ran the ball 25 times against the Vikings and lived to tell the tale. With that kind of experience, Coffee stands to have a much improved game against the St Louis Rams this coming weekend. If Gore is out for 3 weeks as initially reported, then Coffee should be a nice option for this week as well as going forward.
I know it doesn’t sound good but I’m not here to gift wrap candy for you here. If you need a RB and you’re desperate, I wouldn’t be ashamed of picking up Maurice Morris who should be inheriting a ton of work with starter Kevin Smith out of the lineup. Smith sustained a shoulder injury and a minor knee injury against the Redskins but Morris went in and managed a rushing touchdown in his stead. Morris isn’t going to break off any huge yardage totals or big plays but he will get the goal line carries and he’ll see his fair share of reception out of the backfield. He’s not the greatest start and he won’t “win” you any games by himself but he can be started in deeper leagues that require flex players as a RB3.
Alright fine! So, Little Joshie McCheese “lucked” his way into a 3-0 start and I’m supposed to be happy about it!??!? No, I’m not actually because I know a fraud head coach and a jerk when I see one. McGrublet got his first win on a fluke play from Brandon Stokely, the second victory was against a pathetic Cleveland team, and we beat the Raiders joke of a franchise. Whooptie frickin Doo!!!!! Guess what Josh McFraudzilla, you’ve got to go up against the Cowboys, Patriots, and Chargers next. The biggest difference here is that these next three teams are real NFL franchises. The lone saving grace this season has been the excellent coaching of our defensive coordinator Mr Mike Nolan. His 3-4 scheme has transformed the defense and held it’s opponents to 16pts the last three games combined. While 3-0 is a much better start than I expected from Little McGriddle, I will be the one saying; “I told you so” when the Broncos lose their next 10 in a row and the local Denver media begin to call for the King Fraud’s Job.
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