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  • Matt 2:38 pm on October 23, 2007 Permalink  

    Joseph Addai: Sharing the load with Kenton Keith from now on? 

    First things first: I’m changing Kenton Keith’s name to Keith Kenton. See? Doesn’t that just make so much more sense?

    Gregg Rosenthal of Rotoworld.com succinctly sums up why some Addai owners are more than a little nervous today, and then makes a prediction I don’t agree with:

    Joseph Addai owners looking forward to his return Monday night didn’t enjoy what they saw: Kenton Keith playing early, Kenton Keith playing late, and Kenton Keith stealing a touchdown. Keith wasn’t just coming in for specific situations, rather taking whole series at a time.

    Kenton Keith is no [Maurice Jones-Drew], but I’d expect him to get roughly one-third of the touches moving forward.

    One third? I just don’t see it happening. Keith got 15 carries (to Addai’s 16) largely because the Colts are being careful with their star running back after his return from a chest injury. Understandably, they didn’t want him getting knocked around any more than he had to be, especially against a traditionally brutal Jags rush defense.

    Clearly, Keith has done enough to earn a few carries whenever Addai needs a rest, but I see no reason to believe that he’ll be worked into a timesharing situation. Prior to his injury, Addai was playing more than well enough to earn his rightful place as the feature back, and I’d expect him to regain that status as soon as he’s 100%.

  • Brandon 1:56 pm on October 23, 2007 Permalink  

    Studs and Duds: Week 8 

    Well, my picks last week didn’t turn out all that spectacular, due to sub-par games from Najeh Davenport and Shaun Alexander, as well unexpectedly big games from Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger and Marion Barber III. Using my un-biased scoring system, I finished the week 12-10-4, only slightly above 50%. This week though, I plan to return to my Nostradamus-like abilities and give you some solid suggestions of who might be worth starting and who might be worth sitting this week…


    Donvan McNabb / Kevin Curtis / Reggie Brown (PHI): The Vikings continue to struggle against the pass, giving up over 270 yards in the air to Tony Romo last week. Expect McNabb to take advantage of their secondary and all involved should prosper.
    Lavernaeous Coles / Jericho Cotchery (NYJ): I would have included Chad Pennington here, but I’m not convinced that he’ll even start this game. The Bills have been terrible against the pass, so no matter who is throwing the ball, Coles and Cotchery should have solid starts.
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    • Brandon 4:08 pm on October 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Well, I guess Brady DID take all (or most) of the touchdowns for himself, both in the air and on the ground.

  • Matt 11:43 am on October 23, 2007 Permalink  

    Cut Your Losses: Players to Drop, Week 8 

    The most injury-laden NFL season in recent memory just kept on rolling in week 7, with top rusher Ronnie Brown going down for the remainder. That’s an adequately depressing way to introduce the week 8 edition of our most depressing weekly column, Cut Your Losses – the players you really need to let go of, especially if you’re clinging to them due to misguided hope or a disturbingly persistent man-crush.

    Tatum Bell, RB, DET: This was expected to happen coming out of Detroit’s bye week, and now it’s confirmed: Tatum Bell is no longer sharing carries in the Detroit offense, he’s just your standard backup. His hissy fit didn’t help matters, I’m sure. I held on to him in two leagues until the trade deadline, hoping he’d wind up back in Denver (to fill in for the soon-to-be-suspended Travis Henry), but no dice. His only remaining value stems from Kevin Jones’ oh-so-breakable body.

    Nate Burleson, WR, SEA: No need to hang on to him during the Seahawks’ bye week; Deion Branch and D.J. Hackett should both return from their respective injuries in week 9, and Burleson will be the forgotten man in this offense. Remember when he was a #1 WR in Minnesota? Me neither.

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  • Brandon 9:32 am on October 23, 2007 Permalink  

    Waiver-Wire Pickups, Keeper Sleepers and Spot Starts: Week 8 

    The biggest prize of this week’s waiver-wire will obviously be Jesse Chatman of the Miami Dolphins. With Ronnie Brown out for the year, Chatman becomes the teams number one running back, and figures to put up some decent fantasy stats for the remainder of the season. However, there are a few other players that may be able to help your team overcome those bye week and injury troubles, so here are your pickups of the week.

    BYE: Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City, Seattle


    Kellen Clemens (NYJ): Even though Pennington had a decent game this past weekend against the Bengals, the fact that the team lost could spell the end of the Pennington era in New York. The team is 1-6 and almost a lock to miss the playoffs. Clemens will be the starter here sooner than later and the Jets have some decent matchups in the second half of the season, starting with this weeks matchup versus the Bills, so if he gets the start, you might consider plugging him in if your starter is on a bye.

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    • John 9:14 pm on October 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I like the Clemens call, its probably obvious to Jets fans and astute fantasy owners but its only a matter of time before the team turns over the reigns (and future) to last year’s 2nd round pick, Kellen Clemens.

      Scheffler is a nice call too for a under the radar TE who could have a big 2nd half impact, he’s tight w/ Cutler and showed chemistry w/ him when he’s been in there.

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