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  • Brandon 3:39 pm on October 11, 2007 Permalink  

    Fantasy Football Studs and Duds: Week 6 

    I will be leaving to head to St. Maarten this weekend, so Matt will have to hold down the blogging for a few days. However, before I leave, I figured I’d post a few quick thoughts on players that on paper look like they should have solid games this week, as well as players that look like they should struggle. You may wish to start or sit players on your team accordingly, if possible.

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  • Matt 10:44 am on October 11, 2007 Permalink  

    Five Potential Shockers for Week 6 

    I wrote my first "shockers" post last week, when I predicted big games for Anthony Gonzalez, Devery Henderson, Gus Frerotte, Demetrius Williams, and Lee Evans. Evans and Williams were busts, but the first three all did surprisingly (shockingly, you might say) well, as I’ve already humbly pointed out. None of them, though, met my description of a true fantasy "shocker" performance, which I said happens when a "player comes out of relatively nowhere, has a gigantic, multiple-touchdown game, becomes the league’s hottest waiver or trade commodity, and then generally sinks back to his normal level of production the following week."

    Only one guy matched those lofty parameters last week: Indy RB Kenton Keith (148 total yards, 2 TD), who proved that while Joseph Addai may be a nice back, just about anyone has the potential to produce in that ridiculously high-powered offense. So, officially, I’m batting .000, with two strikeouts and three long fly balls caught at the warning track. I’m hoping to knock one out of the park this week.
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  • Matt 9:55 am on October 11, 2007 Permalink  

    Cut Your Losses: Players to Drop, Week 6 

    LenDale White, RB, TEN: In bigger leagues, both White and Chris Brown are worth holding on to, but in smaller leagues, White’s quickly becoming expendable. He’s averaging 3.4 yards per carry (compared to Brown’s 5.3), he lost a fumble in the last game, and, worst of all for White, Brown got the call on a goal-line play – and scored. If, as it now appears, White isn’t the sole goal-line option, he’s got very little upside.

    Ahman Green’s backups (Ron Dayne, Samkon Gado): Neither backup did anything of note while Green was out, and head coach Kubiak gives Green an "excellent chance" of returning this week. Once he’s back, he’ll be the feature back, since nobody else on the Texans did anything to justify getting a piece of the action.

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    • Jim 7:08 pm on October 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      first time here, nice site, good insights….

      On the post, I completely agree on Reuben Droughns. Jacobs came back with a vengeance in week 5, and although Jacobs looked strong, so did Derrick Ward. Where does that leave Droughns? Nowhere, but he wasn’t good since that one year in Denver.

      On Taylor, I’m not sure I’d let him go in a larger league. The Bucs were reportedly trying to acquire Mewelde Moore from the Vikes. I know they just got Zack Crockett (whoopdidoo) and don’t know if they’re done shoppping. If they get Moore, Taylor has to be the solidified #2 guy in Minnesota.

      As for Moose, I would think that Griese’s dependence on shorter and intermediate routes would cause him to target Muhammy more. I’d give it another week for Moose for those who have him.

    • Matt 8:47 am on October 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Good points Jim. In larger leagues, Taylor’s at least worth holding on to in case Peterson gets hurt, but at this point it seems likely he’s going to be nothing more than a handcuff by week 8 or 9. Too bad for him, because I think he’s an underrated back who could be a Rudi Johnson-type workhorse in the right situation. He just got paired up with a rookie who’s clearly going to be a force in the league very soon.

  • Brandon 8:41 am on October 11, 2007 Permalink  

    Testaverde ALERT! 

    That’s right folks. The nearly 44 year old Vinny Testaverde is back in the NFL, this time signing with the Carolina Panthers. With original starter Jake Delhomme out for the season to get elbow surgery, and current starter David Carr with back problems, Testaverde could be under center this weekend when the Panthers go to Arizona to play the Cardinals.
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    • TheRhymenoceros 2:29 pm on October 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Steve Smith..what up useless.

    • Brandon 2:31 pm on October 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe next year you won’t be such a homer and draft the star player on your favorite team! Oh wait…I drafted you that team. Boo yah! Although that team still is dominant and you will smoke me this week.

    • Jim 7:11 pm on October 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Frerotte, Warner and now Testaverde. Just me or did the average age of potentially starting QBs in the league just increase by about 7 years?

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