Thursday, September 24, 2009
The Captain's Fantasy - Week 3
More exciting than the Redskins vs Rams on Sunday, the Captain's Fantasy is back for week 3.
Did anyone see any highlights from that stinker on Sunday? Those two teams should be ashamed of themselves for that performance. Hopefully you followed a bit of the Captain's advice and played some of his picks from Week 2, let's see how things panned out:
PUT 'EM IN PICKS FROM WEEK 2
RB - Fred Jackson - BUF - If you plugged Fred Jackson into your line up this week, you were handsomely rewarded with a 163 yd rushing and 25 yd rec. day out of " my first name ain't baby. it's Fred, Mr. Jackson if you're nasty ". Tough decision awaiting BUF when Lynch gets off of his suspension.
WR - Steve Smith - NYG - In the idiots inner sanctum, we refer to Carolina's S. Smith as the black Boss. This year, the NY Giant's S. Smith would be called the Black Boss's boss. He had 134 yards receiving and 1 td. His year is only going to get better. If you don't have him or Manningham yet and they are available, stop reading this now and go pick them up. Then please come back and keep reading.
TE - Chris Cooley - WAS - Snoozer of a game aside, Cooley had 83 yds receiving. He didn't catch a TD, but then again no one in a Redskins uniform got one. I would take 8 pts from a TE any day of the week.
BONUS PLAY - Joe Flacco - BAL - I had a feeling he would be productive on Sunday against the Chargers. I think he did rather well considering the SD defense was owned in 75% of Yahoo! leagues. He had 190yards passing and 2TDs. This was close to a 20 pt fantasy day in some leagues.
TAKE 'EM OUT PICKS FROM WEEK 2
RB - Matt Forte - CHI - Anyone know where his avg draft pick was this year? Most leagues he went TOP 5. So my question is, how do you Forte owners feel with a 29 yd rushing/33 yard receiving day from your #1 pick..... P.S. more fumbles than TD = Epic Fail.....YUCK!
PHILADELPHIA RECEIVERS - Well, I was wrong. 2 receivers had over 100 yds. I will say in my defense, that the majority of these yards were in junk time in the 4th quarter. The game was way out of reach and Kolb was just chucking and ducking. Can't get 'em all right huh...
QB - Jake Delhomme - CAR - Will the real Jake Delhomme please stand up??? 308 yds passing, 1 TD, 1 INT. He was playable, however, I still won't endorse him anytime soon. He needs to string several of these back to back in order to be deemed serviceable.
Looks like a 5 out of 7 week for the Capt, and the 2 that were wrong.....well, I still don't feel bad for the advice I gave. On to the week 3 picks...
WEEK 3 PLAYS
RB - Tim Hightower - ARI - There will be a lot more questions on weather or not to start Hightower this week. DONT ASK THE QUESTION, DO IT!!! Hightower has the most receptions of any running back in the league this year (15) and outside of a pass rush by Dwight Freeney ('CUSE IN THE HOUSE), Indy's defense leaves a little to be desired. The way you stop a quick blitzing team is to cram it down their throats. Hightower will do that this week. I say you're looking at 75-100 yds rushing and 1 TD and an extra 35 yds in the air.
WR - Santonio Holmes - PIT - Santonio Holmes owns the Bengals....very blunt, however, to back up this very blunt statement is the fact that in the last 4 meetings against CIN, Holmes has 384 yds receiving. He is clearly BIG BEN's favorite target thus far, and his breakaway speed always makes him a threat whenever the ball comes his way. I'd say he's looking at 110 yds receiving and 1 or maybe 2TDS.
TE - Tony Gonzalez - ATL - Tony Gonzalez is a smart, smart man. Not to mention one of the most prolific TE's of this era of football. Does anyone else think he saw what was going down in KC??? He leads the Dirty Birds in receiving yards and TD's this year ....not to mention the PATS have given up scores to TEs in each of the first two games. Do you think the Jets or Bills TEs were even half as good as GONZO??? I'd estimate another 80 yards an a TD for GONZO this week folks.
BONUS PLAY - WR - Mike Sims Walker - JAC - Outside of the obvious threat of MoJo Drew in Jac, the rest of the offense is quite muddled. Tory Holt as a #1 receiver, really...He is the possession guy for David Garrard, Mike Sims-Walker is the deep threat. M.S-W ( let's see if that catches on) has only 6 receptions for the year, at 106 total yards, but he does have a TD and Holt doesn't. He is quicker than Holt and is avg nearly 18 YDS/REC. Thats impressive.
WEEK 3 AVOID "LIKE A CHICK WITH VD" PICKS:
RB - Jamal Lewis - CLE - Remember the good ole days when Jamal Lewis was with the Ravens and whenever they played the Browns he would just start running, and run, and run, and run, all day long. Well it doesnt really work in reverse. Heres the deal, IF YOUR #1 RUNNING BACK IS FACING THE RAVENS THIS WEEK, OR ANY WEEK, DO NOT EXPECT GOOD THINGS. The Ravens give up a paltry 41 yds per game. Look elsewhere lads and lassies. Oh, that and the fact he is the leading rusher on the team with 95 yards and 0 TDs this year. Nothing else to see here folks....move on.
WR - Kenny Britt - TEN - The NY Jets pass defense has been decent thus far. Anyone notice how many yds receiving Randy Moss had last week??? Think someone in TEN's recieving corps has "MOSS LIKE" talent? Me either. While Britt will have some great weeks, I don't see this as being one of them. Look for the Jets to chase Collins around this week and force him to beat them with his arm. TEN would rather do that on the ground. Be wary of starting any TEN recievers this week.
RANDOM CAPTAIN-LIKE THOUGHTS
*Anyone else notice PIT's lack of any running presence? Parker's owners have to be vomiting in their mouths after the performance thus far.
* Is it just me, or is it really tough not to root for Dallas Clark? He leads the Colts in receiving yards this year. He is fundamentally sound in all aspects of his game.
* Anyone who thought Ray Lewis may be on a decline should be forced to watch the Sproles hit from Sunday.
* My son, Joe, turns 7 on Friday. So Happy Birthday JOE!
* If you have the opportunity to try Middlesworth BBQ potato chips at sometime in your life, do so, and then thank me later.
Good luck in your leagues this week.