At least I’m not a Washington fan. Not only did Mike Shanahan turn Daniel Snyder down, but he even recommended staying with Zorn because changes at this point would be a waste of time and energy. Don’t rule Shanny out in DC, or Dallas for that matter, but I’d like to remind the Shanahan critics out there that regardless of what team he’ll be coaching, he is going to be back soon and he’s going to be good again. . . . Damn good!!!
Not too shabby last week with Hakeem Nicks going over 100yds & 1 TD, old noodle arm Delhomme threw for 300+, and Maroney did at least get a TD. Josh Cribbs was completely shut down and Cleveland’s offense is a joke but I still expect him to turn in some big games and be a great value in return yardage leagues.
Well, it is week 8 and that means 6 more teams on the bye, so it’s time to get this party started with another 6-Pack for your fantasy fix!
Alex Smith – San Francisco 49ers
Listen I know the 49ers are playing the Colts and I will agree that Smith IS a bad fantasy start this Sunday but not the week after when the 49ers play the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are still the pit of the league when it comes to pass defense and until they get their top corners Nick Harper and Courtland Finnegan back in the lineup, I don’t see that changing. Alex Smith showed a lot better velocity on the ball than Hill and he also displayed a very nice spin that he previously did not appear to have. Hitting TE Vernon Davis thee times for scores served Smith well, as he has been named the starter and looks to have some other good match-ups as the fantasy playoffs approach. 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games are against Jacksonville, Detroit, St. Louis, and Seattle. Smith could be a nice week-to-week play or a quality bye week 9filler for your fantasy rosters.
Shonn Greene – New York Jets
I hate the injury to Leon Washington because the kid is such an explosive player but we need to keep on keepin on and in that vain, I’m trying to get Shonn Greene on every roster that I can right now. He should be rostered in deeper leagues and especially keeper leagues but he just might be out there for you to take advantage. Sure he’s still behind Thomas Jones on the depth chart but we’re talking about a very talented young fella with some fresh legs. If the Jets are thinking seriously about the playoffs they’ll need Jones to be healthy, so I’m expecting to see a lot more of the Doak Walker Award winner from Iowa. The Jets have a very favorable schedule after their week 9 bye, so look for Greene to start blowing up in the second half of the season.
Justin Fargas – Oakland Raiders
I know that people in dynasty formats who drafted McFadden #1 overall don’t want to hear this, but Justin Fargas is the man this year. Raiders fans know what I’m talking about and while Fargas started the year in the back of the depth chart, he’s now atop of it thanks to being a tough player. He finds a way to get the difficult yards and he has a nice combination of skills, being the better pass catcher over Michael Bush. I like Bush as much as the next FF baller out there but Fargas has earned his place at the table and with a saucy match-up against a terrible San Diego Chargers team, Huggy-Bear’s boy is in store for another strong game statistically. Regardless of scoring format, Fargas should be a solid play in deeper leagues.
Jamal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs
Sure Kansas City stinks and they have absolutely nothing going on offensively but Larry Johnson is a goner and by my basic math that means Jamal Charles is the new starter in the backfield. He won’t be featured by any means but looks to garner 15-20 touches per game with LJ out of the picture and the Chiefs have some enticing games coming up on their schedule, especially in the fantasy playoffs. From week 12 to week 16, Kansas City will play San Diego, Denver, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Cincinnati which isn’t the greatest but I’d certainly like to have a back with that schedule on my bench should the injury bug bite one of my current starters. Great pickup in deeper PPR leagues but should be in store for some big games later in the year.
James Jones – Green Bay Packers
A lot of people out there are looking at replacing JerMichael Finley in their lineups and while I’d love to tell you which TE to pickup, I’d rather tell you who’s going to be picking up the slack and that’s James Jones. Not only will Finley be out of the lineup but Green Bay looks to be without my boy-EEEEE Jordy Nelson for another week or two as well. I know that Rodgers got the two other TEs involved in the passing game last week but I’m looking for James Jones to have a big impact against a suspect Vikings secondary that will be playing without the services of all-pro cornerback Antoine Winfield again. Past that, Jones is a nice option as long as Jordy Nelson remains banged up.
Devin Thomas – Washington Redskins
This is another situation where people are rushing to pickup TE Fred Davis but I’m telling you that 2nd year WR Devin Thomas is the guy who will pickup the slack with Chris Cooley out of the lineup. I know that Washington is a complete joke of a franchise right now but that doesn’t mean they won’t score you any fantasy points and they have a choice match-up against Atlanta after their week 8 bye. Thomas was recruited to Michigan State to be a runningback but the team wanted to use his explosiveness returning kicks and in the passing game, so he’s got all the athletic ability needed. It’s just a matter of finding his rhythm and getting more playing time right now. He’s going to be a good player, he’s just stuck on a bad team at the moment. Nice pickup for week 8 if you’re in need of a PPR flex play.
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