Good Morning Everyone,
I have no idea why I'm awake this early on Sunday morning, especially since there is not a Packer game for another 10.5 hours, but we may as well use the time to make fantasy football recommendations. Let's Rock.
Fun To Watch:
Frank Gore - It is a misnomer that you must establish the rn to win football games. In fact, it 's more accurate to say that you do not run to win, but win to run. Most easy RB yards come after your team is trying to ice the game and waste clock. Frank Gore's biggest problem over the last year has been a team that is never ahead, and that can't pass anyway. Today he has the Lions. Expect him to have his best day of the year.
Greg Jennings - Did you see what DeSean Jackson did last week? Expect the same from Jennings. Well, except Jennings will actually score before celebrating.
Brandon Jacobs - He plays Cinci.
TO - He will be covered by Al Harris, and Al is no longer up to the task. Expect numbers similar to those Plaxico Burress put up in the NFC Championship Game.
Reggie Wayne - Week 3 is likely to be the week that the Indy offense starts to click again, especially against the injury plagued division rival Jacksonville Jaguars. It's been a slow start, but it will get better.
Glued To The Pine:
Darren McFadden - The Buffalo Defense is excellent, and while McFadden's superficial numbers were good last week, he was very boom-and-bust. Expect fewer booms this week, especially as injury concerns loom large.
Ernest Graham - He splits carries and faces a very good Bear defense. If you have alternatives, explore them.
Braylon Edwards - It's risky to bench a guy that was probably one of the top receivers taken, but Braylon's case of the dropsies has reared it's ugly head, Derek Anderson has regressed, and the Browns face the excellent Raven defense. You'll probably start him anyways, but don't expect much.
Diamonds In The Rough:
Bernard Berrian - Gus Frerotte certainly isn't the second coming of Fran Tarkenton, or even Wade Wilson, but he is better than Tarvaris Jackson. This week he's likely to start paying dividends.
Ike Hilliard - This is especially true in league's where receptions count. Hilliard isn't any good and plays a tough defense, but the Bucs are going to have to try to move down the field somehow, and Hilliard has been the security blanket for both Jeff Garcia and Brian Griese so far. Expect 5-6 or 6 catches for 50+ yards, and maybe a cheap TD.
Ahmad Bradshaw - The phenom of the New York Giant backfield is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Jacobs is still the primary carrier, but in a game against Cincinnati, Bradshaw is likely to see clock-killing duties, and probably pick up a cheap touchdown. A nice spot starter.
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