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  • Brandon 9:26 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink  

    Not a bad first day on the job 

    Today a number of heavily hyped rookies made the first start of their career…and in the case of Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, and Adrian Peterson, it was a pretty good debut. (More …)

  • Matt 8:40 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink  

    Is Moss for real this year? 

    We’ve gotten so used to the idea that Tom Brady likes to spread the wealth, but maybe that’s just because he’s never had a guy like Randy Moss to throw the ball to before. Moss was absolutely nasty, and the Jets passing defense isn’t all that horrible; they ranked 14th in the league last year. It seems hard to believe that he could so easily return to the Moss of old after being spending two years as the Invisible Man, but it’s hard to remember another New England receiver having a performance like that.

    Obviously, he’ll need to replicate that performance a few times before we’ll be ready to declare him an elite fantasy receiver.

    • Brandon 8:53 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Too bad the Superbowl can’t have two AFC teams…let’s just hope we get to see Randy Moss run the train on the Colts in the AFC Championship game this year.

    • jobez 9:52 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      wait until the week that moss isn’t the target 10 times. he’ll pitch a fit and have 6 more catches all season.

    • Sam 1:28 am on September 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Jobez — Some sour grapes there, did you get burned by a team that had Moss on it today? Its okay, I would be upset if I was the guy playing me today too since I had both Brady and Moss playing.

    • Jobez 11:40 am on September 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      nah, moss, like many other top performers, were on the bench this week in my league. Big Ben, Moss, A.Peterson, Plaxico Burress…

      I’ve just seen Moss be the self-destructive cry baby that TO is capable of also being. If they’re not the center of attention, they’re gonna toast the team.

      A little arrogance is one thing, but to act the way that both of these players is capable of is uncalled for.

  • Matt 3:14 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink  

    Marshawn Lynch: Holy crap he looks good 

    I’m watching the Buffalo-Denver game, and Lynch has looked absolutely Tomlinsonian in the 3rd quarter. He looks huge out there and is just plowing over defenders. His touchdown run in the 3rd was very impressive. On an earlier third-down play, he had two tacklers on him five yards from the first-down marker, the play and drive all but dead, and he somehow managed to push them both past the marker.

    Poor Anthony Thomas came in to give him a breather on one play and Losman tripped and fell trying to give him the ball, thus ending the A-Trains’s opportunity to make his case for some touches. It sure doesn’t look like a committee situation to me at this point.

    (Congratulations to my co-blogger Brandon as his namesake, who he of course owns on all of his teams, just scored a TD for Denver.)

    • Brandon 8:56 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon Marshall in da house! Definitely pick him up if he’s a free agent in your league. On the topic of Marshawn Lynch, it looks like this will not be a committee scenario. Lynch is the man in Buffalo, end of discussion.

  • Matt 2:32 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink  

    If you know an Adrian Peterson owner, now's the time to hit him up for money/beer 

    Chester Taylor’s hip injury has Peterson owners dancing in the streets, and rightfully so. The league’s most talented rookie will carry the load for the Vikes until Taylor returns, whenever that is (could be later in the game for all we know). Peterson’s a top-12 RB until Taylor comes back.

    • Brandon 9:06 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Even if Taylor comes back next week, I can’t see how the Vikings would not give Peterson the bulk of the carries. He averaged over 5 yards a carry today and added a 60 yard touchdown reception…pretty solid stuff for a rookies first game.

  • Matt 12:10 pm on September 9, 2007 Permalink  

    For the deadbeat fantasy team owners: A simple weekly checklist 

    There’s one in every league. They start players on their bye weeks, make a total of zero roster moves on the season, never respond to trade offers, and keep players on their rosters despite season-ending injuries. You’re annoyed when they hand over easy wins to other teams, and you’re even more annoyed when their autodrafted squad randomly puts up a huge week when you’re matched up against them.

    Some of these guys just aren’t going to change; maybe you talked them into playing in the first place and they’re just not that into football. But I’m willing to bet that some of them don’t participate simply because they’re a little confused and overwhelmed. This checklist is for those folks, and if you think you’ve got one in your league, try sending them this link (you can use the Share This feature at the bottom of the post) and see if it doesn’t turn them into the fantasy football nut you always knew they could be. (More …)

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