Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Every game, every week, we break it all down and we do it for you. Now go out and dominate!

Detroit at Dallas 1:00 PM FOX Cowboys Stadium
Start Stafford, Megatron and Best (flex option only)
Start Witten, Dez Bryant and F.Jones (rb2)
Sit - Romo, Burleson.
Injuries - B.Pettigrew (may play), Miles Austin is out.

Carolina at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX Soldier Field
The Bears will come after Cam and I do not like this matchup for him. Sit Cam this week. I like Cutler much more in this matchup and think
this will be his best game of the year. Hard to start any Bears WRs though I like a sneaky breakout week for J.Knox in week 4. M.Forte should star
this week landing a TD rushing and receiving.

On the Carolina side this week there is not much to like...I just don't see the Panthers doing much and can't even recommend DeAngelo Williams
as a flex start since he seems to be in a full blown split with Jonathan Stewart...that is a real mess...why pay D.will 43 mil and not give him the rock?
We talked about this two weeks ago, they are in love with letting Cam run around and doing his Mike Vick impression, but realistically they need to run the football
and they have the rbs to do it. S.Smith came back to earth this past week and I expect more of the same this week unless he can bust one up the seam
of the Bears cover 2. He is a wr 3 in my book this week. G.Olsen may be a nice TD play as I like to go with players who come back and play
against teams that traded them.

Buffalo at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS Paul Brown Stadium
Cincy's D has been pretty good this year and kept them in games, but can they slow down the College offense that Chan Gailey is running there in
Buffalo...he is basically running an NFL version of the spread with 3 wrs on the field most of the time. How can you not love Stevie Johnson and on a lesser
level D.Nelson who has been targeted right around 20 plus times over the last two weeks? TE S.Chandler is a huge target in the redzone and is not gonna
catch many balls but his chances of a td are good almost every week. Start Fitzpatrick...he's hot don't pull him now! Maybe the most underrated rb in
the league right now is Fred could probably get this guy via trade for a bigger name right now ...he is the man in Buffalo and the way
they are scoring...there are not alot of backs better in the league right now.

I expect Andy Dalton to have a better game this week and Benson to have an avg week of about 90 yds and maybe a td and ya gotta keep playing
AJ green even though he let you down last a no.3 wr he is a big game waiting to happen....and again if you can get him in a dynasty or keeper
setting take advantage of the bad week and get him! Hard to play Gresham on any given week because he depends so much on Dalton.

Tennessee at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS Cleveland Browns Stadium
The mighty Browns are 2-1....well wait a sec... they played Cincy and lost, and they beat Miami and Indy...don't believe the Clev hype just yet...and don't
count out a tough Titans team. I like Hasselbeck and Nate Washington this week. Hasselbeck makes a decent play again this week and Nate Washington is looking like a low end WR2.
With Britt going down for the season be on the lookout for jared cook to finally get into the passing far this year
he has not been involved at all after a great preseason...put him on your watch list. Filling in for Britt will be Damien Williams..not a good route runner,
he is not usable at this point. And good Lord what has happened to CJ2K...hard not to start him drafted him high, how can you not run
him out there? Makes you wonder how Harper would do if he got some reps? CJ owners are hoping are hoping that he snaps out of this sooner than later.
This running into the pile and falling down bit is getting old! 2K yd seasons take their toll on players...only the great Eric Dickerson was ever worth anything after a 2k yd season.

On the Browns side - keep an eye on Massaquoi this week, can be used as a wr 4, though B.Watson is still the top target there in Cleveland. Moore is a nice
player at TE but right now ya can't trust a guy getting so few targets. Colt McCoy is doing well in his second year but I cannot recommend using him outside
of a 2 qb league setting. P.Hillis should be back doing his thing this week and is a solid start to get close to 100 yds and a score and catch 3-4 balls. It will be
also be interesting to see how Hardesty is mixed into the running game...for Hillis owners sake let's hope we don't start easing into a split here. Some are
saying to run to the Hillis with Mr.Madden right now, but me..i am sticking with Peyton until I see Hardesty "wow" me.

Minnesota at Kansas City 1:00 PM FOX Arrowhead Stadium
I hope this game is not on TV...surely not. I have a bone to pick with the Vikes coaching staff. They have the purple jesus and they gave him 17 touches last week.
You have a huge lead in the game, how hard is it to give him the rock 25-27 times and salt away that win. For fantasy owners and Vikes fans across the globe for
heaven's sake run AP more. Makes no sense not to take advantage of the most physically gifted running back in the league.
Start AP, Sit McNabb on the road, Start D.Bowe who I like alot this week and I also think McCluster is a spot flex start this week. thats about all I can recommend
in this matchup. Don't get fooled with Michael a ppr maybe...if you are really desperate.

Washington at St. Louis 1:00 PM FOX Edward Jones Dome
My Rams have looked so about a regression.
Sit - Sam Bradford in most leagues. He does not look good right now and you really have to be hurting to use Sam right now.
Sit - Cadillac Williams and Lance Kendricks (what a disappointment after a good preseason). All Rams WRs.
Caution - Be careful about rushing Sjax back into your lineups....he is barely a flex option at this point. Only way you are sure to play him is if you
get some real positive reports out of Rams camp heading into the weekend.
Out - D.Amendola

Washington has some good starts in this one: Timmy H.Tower has been great this season and is almost an RB 1 start for me here and S.Moss is looking good
as well...Sleeper alert! - Jabar Gaffney is a great play this week vs the Rams no.2 corner who couldn't cover his own shadow. Just ask
the Raven's Torrey Smith who scored 3 times vs the horrendous coverage. It's hard to say Start Grossman, but he is not a bad play this week though
I would not expect huge numbers. Start Fred Davis and Sit Cooley and also sit Roy Helu until his role becomes clearer. Some have dropped him already,
but be patient with him because it is a long season.

New Orleans at Jacksonville 1:00 PM FOX EverBank Field
This has the look of a blowout if you glance at it, but teams like the saints sometimes lay eggs when they gotta get outta the dome and play on grass fields...
add in alittle wind coming off the coast there in Jagsland and I can see the Saints winning but under performing in this game. Of course you play Brees and
J.Graham who is continuing to show that he is a stud at the TE position. With Colston back in the mix this week and Moore's value rising it will be
interesting to see what happens with R.Meachum the next few weeks. He could get lost in the shuffle at WR after 3 straight weeks with a TD.
Start Sproles who has been the best of the Saints RB's in your flex and Also take a look at Ingram this week. I called Ingrams first TD here in The Prep last week
and he could be in for some more good work if the Saints jump out to a big lead. I want to see what he can do with 15 plus touches.

On the Jags side, I like Mike Thomas more now with Gabbert in there...I also called in last week's Prep that his value would rise with someone under center
that could actually get him the ball, and MT got his first TD of the year. MJD looks good and is still a true no.1 rb. One good thing about having the young QB
is that they are going to run the ball...unlike alot of teams with good backs that have almost abandoned the run. Sit Mercedes Lewis until he gets over
this calf injury.

Pittsburgh at Houston 1:00 PM CBS Reliant Stadium
Start Schaub who has been playing great along with his beast No.1 WR Andre 3000. Owen Daniels will be used this week to slow Bllitzburghs rush so
I would play him as well. Could be another wait and see with Foster and Tate. Steve Slaton(wow what a fall from grace) was cut earlier this week so
maybe Foster is ready to roll. I am not so confident so will stick with him as a RB 2-3 this week. Tate is still a solid flex option going forward.
Sit - J.Jones who could be back this week and Sit K.Walter, yeah he scored last week, but if you saw the play it was off a tipped pass that I am not so
sure was even intended for him. D.Ward I believe is out again.

For Pitt start Big Ben who I look to go for 285 and 2 TD' least one to Mike Wallace who is just playing off the charts right now.
Look for a small rebound from R.Mendenhall who I am liking less and less as he disappoints us more often than not. Look for 65 yds and a TD this week.
Sit H.Miller, Hines Ward, A.Brown and E.Sanders - not sure what is going on with the role players in Pitt's passing game these days.

San Francisco at Philadelphia 1:00 PM FOX Lincoln Financial Field
Start Mike Vick, Desean Jackson who needs to bounce back after two bad fantasy weeks. Maclin is a nice play this week as well and I am calling
Steve Smith my sleeper for this matchup as the Eagles throw all over Frisco. McCoy has been off the charts this year and is one of if not the best
RB in the league right now. Sit J.Avant and B.Celek.

On the Frisco side I am only recommending playing Gore (ankle) if he suits up...I would almost rather see Kendell Hunter to see what he can do. The
Rookie knows pass protection and is ready to step in and roll. If you are a Gore owner and you don't have Hunter, go get him now.
Sit the rest of the Niners offense. Sleeper - M.Crabtree - Crabby has had a few weeks now to get back in the groove and should be a fantasy factor
sooner than later...probably not here vs these corners. Put him on your watch list.

NY Giants at Arizona 4:05 PM FOX U of Phoenix Stadium
Eli - suddenly hot facing a weak def on the road is a must start. Nicks is a great play along with the lounge singer Victor Cruz...let he sweet sounds of VC give your no.3
wr spot a silky look in week 4. Manningham still battling the concussion he got in wk2 is cleared to practice but not yet cleared to play.
A.Bradshaw is a start and RB2 this week and Jacobs is a flex option.

For Zona Kolb hasn't been awful but like a frozen pizza he hasn't been great either. Beanie was banged up last week leaving us with the styling of Chester
Taylor...hurry back Beanie! Wells has looked good when he can stay on the field...always a problem for him. Other than Fitzgerald who is a flat monster the
rest of this offense just doesnt scare me. I hope you guys didnt start Jeff King last week. You just knew that productions wasnt going to last. Looking
for someone else to emerge as a no.2 WR for the Cards. For now you have to sit guys like Early Doucet and Andre Roberts.

Atlanta at Seattle 4:05 PM FOX CenturyLink Field
Weren't the Falcons suppose to be a superbowl contender? Matty Ice has melted under the expectations and Michael Turner has done nothing but turn stomachs
blowing a sweet matchup for us last week with exactly 1-2 pt in most formats. Start him this week so he can redeem himself. R.White did come
back and have a big game with his catches and yardage last week...we expect him to finish this thing off and with some tds this week. Start Roddy!!!!
Start Ryan and Tony G who continues to do his thing. Sleeper this week is Julio Jones who I expect to have his first really good game of the year.

On the Seattle side it's slim picking with Marsh-Yawn Lynch hardly going beast mode on anyone. Sit Lynch this week. Tavaris Jackson is a joke under center for the Hawks.
Sidney Rice is back and will be targeted heavily. I like his prospects to do some garbage time damage this year and to help us out in ppr's. Sidney is a
tentative start at a WR 4 this week.
Don't think Pete carol doesn't have Andrew Luck on speed dial. Which is weird if it works out because they were Pac 10 rivals.

Miami at San Diego 4:15 PM CBS Qualcomm Stadium
Start Daniel Thomas...has emerged passed Reggie Bush and is looking like the real deal now in for him while ya can.
Rivers is putting up monster yardage numbers and should put up the TDs as well this week ...Vjack will be huge. I am officially concerned about the foot problems
of A.gates ...this could be a real down turn in his career. Makes me wonder if he will try to play through this or not, stay tuned to injury reports. Randy Mcmichael
is his sub if you are desperate for a TE. Ryan Matthews is finally showing owners why many were singing his praises predraft 2010, start him over Tolbert.
M.Floyd is not a guy I am playing right now most weeks because ya cant trust him but Miami has been
having trouble at the #2 corner spot all year so he may actually be a sleeper special this week if you are desperate for a WR 4 play.
Start B.Marshall who is having a good early season. Sit R.Bush in all formats and D.Bess this week (except in ppr's). Sit Henne as well.

New England at Oakland 4:15 PM CBS Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Obviously Tom Terrrific is not going to throw another 4 ints so run him out with his energizer bunny Wes Welker. I am worried about the RB situation
and wonder if you can start anyone out of this group this week...stay away. Keep a watch on S.Ridley. Branch drops to a wr 4 this week after a no
catch week 3. Ocho remains on your bench. Gronkowski is a man child and the top fantasy TE right now.

Start McFadden who is running wild as he did earlier last year...makes ya wonder if he can sustain this and stay healthy. Start D.Moore the young play
making WR in Oakland who should be running wild through the lackluster Pats secondary. Jason Campbell is not a bad play this week vs that defense
that Ryan Fitzpatrick ripped to shreds. Jacoby Ford should be back this week to bolster the WR corp of the Raiders, but he is a sit till we see he is
back 100%. Sit M.Bush except in TD leagues where he could get a short TD this week.

Denver at Green Bay 4:15 PM CBS Lambeau Field
Rodgers Jennings Grant Finley Nelson all must starts
Sit Starks, had the fumble and grant could get the majority this week. Sit Driver and Jones as well...just not enough balls to go around.
Sit Kyle Orton..this has the makings of a nightmare game for Denver. Hey Tebow why don't you take this one in the tundra.
Sit Moreno for now. Use Mcgahee in the flex spot in your leagues. Willis has looked like the best back in Denver all season.
Play B.Lloyd who should look better this week recovering from the groin issue and keep playing E.Decker who is being targeted even more than Lloyd.

NY Jets at Baltimore 8:20 PM NBC M&T Bank Stadium
Big matchup at Baltimore this week.
NYJ - Sit Shonn Greene - LT is a better play catching balls out of the backfield..and frankly is the better player right now.
Start Sanchez cautiously - If he is your guy I say throw him out there because he has been good for the most part. Santonio Holmes is a good play along
with Keller. Has anyone seen Plaxico Burress? Maybe he is out gun shopping? I think the Jets should be playing D.Mason alot more on that side.
Flacco was fantastic last week but worries me abit in this matchup. Again like Sanchez start him if he is your best QB. d\Don't sit him for someone like a
Colt Mccoy or say Cam Newton who has a poor him out and he should do well enough to get ya 225 and a touch or too. Start Boldin
who will be on Revis island but is big enough to contend with Revis, but is more of a wr 2 this week. T.smith burst onto the scene last week, but pulled a
hammy while running through the rams defense...he is an exciting player going forward but I would not touch him here...classic letdown coming.
Of course run the bell cow Ray Rice who should get a ton of touches and play huge. Expect to see abit more of Ricky Williams to spell RR going forward.
Sit Dickson, he's no more than a td lottery right now. I assume Lee Evans is out...if he is back, just pretend he is out and sit or drop him.

"Are you ready for some football?" When you read this matchup the question may be "NO".
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay 8:30 PM Raymond James Stadium
MNF has to be hating the Manning injury about now because this one is a yawner supreme.
Start Freeman and L.Blount who should have nice game and run out Mike Williams if you really need a WR this week and hope he snaps
out of his funk. I am Sitting Mike Williams in the one league I have him, but that's only because I am loaded at WR...he is a viable #3 this week.
Start K.Winslow(though he could have a tough time vs the Colts LB's who have played well) and sit Preston Parker, Benn and Briscoe this week.

Start Reggie Wayne for sure and Clark if you don't have a better option. Addai is a weak flex option...Sit Garcon and Collie.
I would say sit Collins but who knows if he will even play...we could get a C.Painter sighting this week which may not be a bad thing because he
does have some repoire with Reggie Wayne how lobied for him to start week 1.
Tampa DST a must play this week.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

THE PREP - Wk 3 Quick Slant Edition

In this week's Prep we give you some quick hit information for each week 3 game. For specific line up questions Sunday Morning from 9a-game time head on over to facebook at and chat. We are on there ever week so friend show fantasy sports or Wes Ramsey asap! Good luck this week.

NYG at Philly
Start Eagles across the board including Mike Vick (cleared to play) - last week showed us Maclin is officially cleared to get back into our fantasy lineups! Roll with Ahmad Bradshaw on the Giants side vs those Eagle LB's.
Sit - Eli Manning

Pats at Bills
Offensive fiesta!
Gronk gains value with the Hernandez injury. I like Branch to get his first TD this week and the Law Firm to get a TD or two as well. On the Buffalo side don't be afraid to start Freddy Jax along with Stevie Johnson and on a lesser note, sleeper sensation David Nelson.
Injury Note - S Pat Chung is also out for the pats.

Baltimore at Rams
A.Boldin should be big today with no Lee Evans (well last week he was on the field and there was still no Lee Evans!) The Rams cannot physically match up with Boldin.
Sit - S.Jackson and Cadillac Williams vs that Baltimore D.

Packers at Bears
I think the Bears play well today in this rivalry...M.Forte is good play this week and on the Green Bay side I like J.Starks to continue his emergence and J.Finley to get his first score of the year. Sit Ryan Grant.

Jags at Panthers
It's make or break for DeAngelo Williams in this game cause he is falling off our fantasy radar if he does not do something today. I am playing him....I like him this week. Stay on the Steve Smith train as long as it is rolling.
On the Jags side MJD should do well and Mike Thomas gains some value this week with Blaine Gabbert under center....Mercedes Lewis as well if he plays.
Sit - Don't like J.Stewart to repeat what he did last week.

Frisco at Cincy
Be careful with Benson today...his start is not as obvious as it may seem as the Niners have been stopping the run. Sure, Play him, but don't expect monster numbers. Sit Crabtree...he is back but I doubt he plays alot.
I like Andy Dalton catching on to the league. Start AJ Green ....I say it every week..this kid is good!!!

Miami at Cleveland
Play Colt McCoy - nice home matchup for him.
Hillis has been sick all week, but he is going to play...but will be spelled abit more by Hardesty this week.
B.Marshall is back scoring TD's this those of you who drafted him later than he should have gone...congrats...nice call!

Lions at Vikings
Stafford and his boys...rolling! Start 'em...don't have a great history playing in Minnesota, but these are not your momma's Vikings...these guys pretty much suck outside of AP...who may struggle this week vs. that Lions front.

Houston at New Orleans
Start Ben Tate - Foster may play but not much...what a freakin' nightmare for owners. Ward is out this week.
On the Saints side we are waiting on Mark Ingram to get more touches...Sproles eating into his playing time...Mark can catch the ball he is just not getting the opportunity. I like Mark Ingram as a flex play this week for example as a replacement for Beanie Wells who may not go this week. Sit the aforementioned Foster and J.Jones and L.Moore (Meach is your best bet with Henderson this week).

Denver at Tennessee
Don't look now but Matt Hasselbeck is fantasy viable once again. CJ2K showing zero burst the last few weeks....I am playing him this week praying for a Maclin like return to form. Britt has been a monster and should play, but check the Sunday AM reports.
Sit -Knowshon Moreno - may be back today but McGahee is the back to play for the Broncos today. B.Lloyd should be back so roll him out with Decker as a good play as well.

NYJ at Oakland Raiders
Sit D.Moore - love the rookie WR, but this is a horrible match up for him. McFadden has been great so play him regardless of match up. Question of the week again is...can S.Greene emerge in this Jets backfield...avoid starting him unless you are left with no real option. Start Sanchez, Keller and Santonio Holmes(if healthy).

KC at SD
Paper or Plastic? Matthews or Tolbert? This question will haunt owners all week now that Matthews seems to finally be coming along. You can play both this week vs. the hapless Chiefs. If you can only play gut tells me Matthews in week 3.
For KC...maybe D.Bowe gets his groove on in garbage time and if you have to start a Chief RB...go with McCluster especially in pprs. Antonio Gates is out!!!

Cards and Seahawks
S.Rice is a go today. That doesn't mean that Jackson can get him the ball. Will M.Lynch emerge from fantasy oblivion...I think so...that's what happens when you drop a guy like this...he burns you. I have seen him on alot of wires this week. If he doesn't show up...leave him there! On the Cards side Beanie Wells may not play which means they will pretty much throw every down so there is an upgrade for Kolb here and our man Larry Legend as well. Fitzgerald set for a monster day.

ATL at Tampa Bay
Would the real TBay please stand up! Today there will be no 4th quarter heroics if the Bucs screw around the first 3 quarters. I like Mike Williams to come back on the scene today and my favorite player in this matchup is M.Turner ripping up the Tampa two between the tackles. L.Blount should get a heavy workload as well.

Pitt at Indy
Not looking good for Indy here.
Sit J.Addai. Sit D.Clark(he may not play) Play Wayne who will be active in garbage time.
Mendenhall and Wallace should be big time money in this one.

Cowboys vs Redskins
Romo is going to play...Dez may as well. Austin is out. Felix is going to go, but I would sit his butt down with that separated shoulder issue. Witten is the guy to play in Dallas today.
On the Skins side I like S.Moss who has notoriously killed the Cowboys.

Tune in next week when we return to our extensive predictions for every game.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Place Your Bets Week Three

Due to a work related issue, we were not able to do our regular podcast appearance this week, so I am back on the blogosphere!

I hate average. Last week I was average again hitting only 50%. I did give you another money pick on my lock of the week (2-0 on the year there) with Giants over the Rams.

50/50 might work for some scrub, but the best handicappers pick in the mid 60's percentage wise. So look out! This week is where I make up some ground, and so will you if you read carefully and apply!

A large amount of inter-divisional games this week, those are usually the toughest to call which is why I'm going to give you several of them, I like a challenge!

First, call me crazy but dannnng, Detroit is good! What happened!? They are healthy, that's a big thing. As long as they are, keep crushing them because Vegas still sees them as the team that made their fans wear bags over their heads for decades. What is most effective at stopping Adrian Peterson? A HUGE defensive line that clogs all of his holes...hmm, guess who has that this week? That's right Detroit! AP is the Minnesota offense. Get on Detroit this week and give the 3.5 points at Minnesota.

New England @ Buffalo +8.5

Holy cow, is this a trap game? Similar to the Lions it looks like the Vegas boys think this is just a masquerade in Buffalo. 8.5 home dog? Do not let that pass you by! But what about Brady you say? But what about Fitzpatrick? He is smart, and that does matter in the NFL. He graduated from Harvard. He knows how to study film and the playbook. He will pick apart the NE defense that has given up piles of yards. Yeah but that was Phillip Rivers...yes it was but it was also Chad Henne. Buffalo is more balanced and has a sharp QB. I'm close to taking Buffalo outright on this game, but am VERY confident that they will keep it to a one possession game. Take the BILLS and the points.

We will break from the inter-division match-ups for one game, but stick to the Southern part of the league! Jacksonville @ Carolina +3.5

What is the NFL coming too? I mean seriously? If I told you in the off season that I'd be picking Detroit, Buffalo and Carolina in the same week, you would think that the spread must just be too high. No, two of them are favored and the other is at home and 2-0. Carolina hasn't won a thing this year. BUT Cam Newton has been impressive. He even put up nice digits against the vaunted Packers defense last week and had the ability to win that game as he did in week one vs Arizona. This week they are at home versus the horrific Jaguars. It will be Gabbert's first game as a starter, but unlike Newton he has been getting third string snaps until week one when Garrard was cut. Third string snaps equal basically no snaps. He will need at least a week to get things going, so this is a great week to pick against the Jags. Take the Panthers and give the points.

NFC EAST matchups!

First Washington @ Dallas the Monday nighter. Since I have made the MNF game my lock of the week both weeks so far, I will not do so this week, even though I really like one side of this one.
The "number" is important here. I have seen everything from even, to Dallas giving 6 pts. Hear me clearly, I like the Skins to ROLL in this game. If you can get the Redskins AND 6 points take that like its free money. Big hittin' safety Laron Landry will be back in the lineup for the first time this year, and trust me he will help that already vastly improved defense. He was easily the Skins defensive MVP until he went down with an Achilles last year in week 9. He makes everyone else better, that's what impact players do.
On the other side, Romo:injured, Austin-out, Jones: banged, Witten-has a boo-boo, Dez Bryant's hurtin'. That offense will struggle to move the ball and Romo will try and do too much resulting in either turnovers or injury. Take the Skins outright.

Pick of the Week: Eagles over the Giants (even spread)
Another pick-em in the NFC East, and another free game given to you courtesy of the odds-makers. The Giants Defense is decimated. Yes I picked them as the lock over the Rams last week, but that was because of the Rams not the Giants! The Eagles are at home and not getting the free 3 points that is routinely given to the home team. That means Vegas thinks the Giants are 3 points better then the Eagles. Wow. This is one of two things, either Vick's injury is spooking the experts, or there is a NY bias. If it is the first one, get on the Eagles today before Vick is announced the starter, which will happen most likely. If it is the second, which does happen early in the year, this is another free space. Rack it up and take the Eagles over the Giants.

Looking for 5-0 this week...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quick Slants

1. Injuries - you are now seeing what not having a full NFL training camp does to these guys. There are always some injuries, but all these injuries to star players is unreal.

2. Circle the come the Buffalo Bills - Great story here with Harvard's Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, a crew of young exciting WR's which includes a guy I have been touting for some time David Nelson plus an underrated RB in Fred Jackson. They have found a way to make this weeks home match up with the Pats a big game.

3. Cam Newton - I told you guys in my Rookie Rage that this guy was going to be a star player despite many giving him the Tim Tebow treatment post draft. This kid is a winner. Like I said, if Mike Vick can play this kid can be every bit as good or better than Vick. More yards than any rookie in his first two games EVER...and the coolest thing is this is only the beginning.

4. Rams and Chiefs - two teams looking to build on better than expected 2010 seasons...both teams will be lucky to win 2 games combined by mid season with the schedules they are playing.

5. Tom Brady - Three Letters M-V-P

6. Mike Williams, WR Tampa - Sophomore Slump?

7. Hottest Wire Pickup - Eric Decker - WR Broncos...E.Royal is out so even if B.Lloyd gets back in week 3 Decker is a nice play right now.

8. Best Backup turned starter - Willis McGahee - He may be the best back in Denver right now.

9. Backup who proved he was a backup - Caddy Williams - RB Rams - faltered on the big MNF stage ...hurry back SJax.

10. Andrew Luck reportedly looking at homes in Seattle and Indianapolis. There is also a duplex in Kansas City that interests him.

Look for THE PREP for week 3 and Place Your Bets coming soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Prep - Week 2 - Setting Your Lineup

Last week's Prep was a huge success. Time for a repeat performance in week 2. To cut this down abit I will try to avoid the obvious great starts and bad sits. If you are taking time out of your day to read this you already know how to play the basics of fantasy football. This article will help you polish up your lineups for the weekend. Just don't expect the "Drew Brees is good he is a must start" comment. Or maybe the "start Tom Brady" blurb.... If you don't know that by now...just stop reading and throw on a Justin Bieber cd and day dream baby! Now let’s get to this week's match ups.

Kansas City at Detroit 1:00 PM CBS Ford Field

Must Start - Jahvid Best, Jamaal Charles, D.Bowe (will rebound bigtime), Matt Stafford (get out of the way of this moving train.

Sit - Matt Cassell - looked so bad last week. Not playing this dude till' he gets back on track. Also sit Leonard Pope, don't expect another TD this week. Sit Steve Breaston, signed a contract in KC and hasn't been seen since!

Sneaky Play - Love me some Nate Burleson this week. Also Tony Scheffler, may not catch as many balls as Pettigrew, but is the bigger play maker at TE.

*Don't be afraid of your KC players...PC picked KC to win this game in week 2's Place Your Bets.

Oakland at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS Ralph Wilson Stadium

Roll them out: Mcfadden (looked good last week with 150 yds on the ground), Ryan Fitzpatrick (not Joe Montana, but in fantasy we just need pts), Stevie Johnson, Fred Jackson (answered the question, who is Buffalo's number 1 RB)

Sit 'Em Down - Jason Campbell, CJ Spiller (scored wk 1, but is not getting the touches), Oakland WR's (waiting for someone to step up)

Sleeper City - Scott Chandler(was a star last week...sneaking suspicion has me thinking this kid may not be a week one fluke). Also put David Nelson on your watch list.

Tampa Bay at Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX Mall of America Field

Roll 'Em Out - Josh Freeman, Mike Williams and of course do not doubt that AP will bounce back this week. Percy Harvin (I forsee inconsistency out of him this year, but I like him this week) K.Winslow(could see K.Win tasting paydirt this weekend)

Hindsight thought of the week. Hmmm maybe I should not have drafted L.Blount as my No.2 since it seems if Tampa is down he is no way in hell getting the rock which means he is at best a 50-50 play to get consistent touches...if he goes big trade him...or you can roll him out in games they are favored because they will grind clock with the big back.

Sit 'Em Down - D.McNabb...somebody go warm up Christian Ponder, no really, PLEASE. B.Berrian (after a decent preseason BB treated us to a nice goose egg week 1). V.Shiancoe.

Sleeper City - None.

Chicago at New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX Superdome

Run 'Em Out - Jay Cutler (Who Dat gonna play some defense for N.O.) M.Forte(scoring will be his forte this week), Start Dr...oh wait you already know that, Robert Meachum (no Colston Meach can play), Jimmy Graham (have been singing him praises since last year) Mark Ingram (the rookie scores this week, low end no.3 rb cuz the yds will be low)

Sit 'Em Down - D.Hester - I hate playing inconsistent WR's...if you have KR yds in your league though this is the week to play him. Deverey Henderson (fresh off his 100 yd game and TD, ya know Dev is gonna disappear like he does every year after a big game) D.Sproles (last week, not gonna happen again vs Chicago)

Sleeper City - Earl Bennett WR Bears.

Baltimore at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS LP Field

Put 'Em In Your Lineup - Joe Flacco (this is Joe's year), A.Boldin (carrying a great preseason into the regular season), K.Britt (garbage time love for Kenny?)

Sit 'Em - CJ2K(is this guy in game shape...sure didn't look it last week...vs Baltimore in a 10 man league I am sitting his butt...but of course in larger leagues you'd be an idiot not to play him..just don't expect much. Lee Evans - Welcome to Baltimore Lee - thanks for reminding us of your Buffalo days (zero catches week 1, may have a good week, I'm not taking that chance with my team). Matt Hasselbeck (just try to stay upright there Matt).

Sleeper City - Ricky Williams, Ed Dickson.

Cleveland at Indianapolis 1:00 PM CBS Lucas Oil Stadium

Hey Indy the season started last week! Reports out of Indy have K.Collins saying he thought last week's match up with Houston was a scrimmage game. Kerry said to NBC's Dan Patrick "Arian Foster wasn't playing so why the hell should I throw my arm out, it's still preseason right?"

Start 'Em - Not alot to like about this game...I do like P.Hillis and D.Clark in this game...even R.Wayne worries me abit with young stud CB Joe Haden covering him all day.

Sit 'Em - Just sit the rest of them!

Sleeper City - Garcon' is a good athlete and should find some open space in this one, hard to start this guy with no Peyton, but don't be surprised if he hits on a big one (this is not referencing his after hours dating preferences)

Jacksonville at NY Jets 1:00 PM CBS MetLife Stadium

Really enjoyed Luke McCown's interview after their game last week...classy QB there in Jagsland.

Roll 'Em Out - Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress, MJD, Mike Thomas (garbage time gold this week?)

Sit Em - Jags offense outside of MJD and Thomas, Dustin Keller(never had any luck with this player), D.Mason (not enough looks) S.Green (a player that has absolutely showed me nothing, again). Jags shut down CJ2K last week).

Sleeper City - Dej Karim

Seattle at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM FOX Heinz Field

Women and Children of Seattle...please turn away from your television sets for this program may be unsuitable for some viewers due to graphic violence, loss of dignity and disgusting QB performance.

Start 'Em - Big Ben and the Pitt offense beat some Seahag tail this week. Love Mike Wallace and Mendenhall (book it, he's scoring this week)

Sit 'Em- Marshawn Lynch - was anything but beast mode last week. Tavaris Jackson...uhm, NO! Sidney Rice may not play...if he does play he could be a great source of garbage time ppr stats. Sit all other Seattle WR's.

Sleeper - TE Zach Miller and WR Emmanuel Sanders (scored last week, could go 2 for 2)

Arizona at Washington 1:00 PM FOX FedEx Field

Start ;Em - for the second week in a row I say it - Start R.Grossman. I told you last week I liked sexy Rexy and he broke off a nice game and proved me right vs the Gmen. This week his team hosts the defense that made Cam Newton look like Mike Vick. Santana Moss is a must play this week along with Tim Hightower who is showing surprising burst. Start K.Kolb and Larry Fitz and Beanie in a flex only RB 3 situation.

Sit 'Em - R.Helu and R.Torain (for now this is the Timmy HT show), sit J.Gaffney (doubt he scores again this week)

Sleeper City - mentioned him as a sleeper last week and will again...Skins WR Anthony Armstrong - get's better each time I watch him play.

Green Bay at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Bank of America Stadium

Hmmm, this could get ugly! Hope this game is on TV so I can watch Rodgers rip into Carolina's weak secondary and to see how Cam deals with the GB pass rush. I am a big fan of Cam and as I noted in our Rookie Rage article in the preseason has big time star qualities...but in this game he is going to struggle. Biggest problem here is figuring out which Gbay WR is gonna get the love from Rodgers. I'd look for J.Finley to get into the end zone this week and of course G.Jennings is a good bet to score again along with the sure handed Jordy Nelson. Play James Starks, could be a nice breakout game for him if they get up early and crush the running game.
Carolina starts...Steve Smith looked great last week, but can ya trust him...ya have to run him out there after week 1's numbers. The Panthers have to run, they have to this week so I would risk it and play DeAngelo Williams and hope the coaching staff is not so enamored with Cam that they abandon the run. Go with Williams as a low end RB 2 this week and hold your breath.

Sit - James Jones - resigned with the team, but will he be a factor this year...maybe, but wait and see. Sit Cam, trust me on this, and sit Ryan Grant who I think could take a back seat this week to Starks.

Sleeper - Brandon Lafell - quick exciting WR there in Carolina.

Dallas at San Francisco 4:05 PM FOX Candlestick Park

Panic Game! Dallas better not lose this one or Jerry may make them peel the stars off their helmets.

Starts - Romo(should go big this week, of course, no pressure vs a bad team) Dez is banged up but a must start if he plays and M.Austin. F.Jones looks good so far. Starts for SF include V.Davis and F.Gore who is just too good of a fantasy player to sit. Keep watching to see who is F.Jones backup...I think they want Murray to be that guy over Choice.

Sit - Alex Smith (Dallas front 7 too much), 49er WR's abysmal wk 1.

Sleeper - None

San Diego at New England 4:15 PM CBS Gillette Stadium

Oh yeah, this could be a fantasy fiesta. After the obvious starts at QB for both teams and the obvious start at TE in Gates ...then the questions are plentiful. It's hard not to like both New England TE's who look like their best WR's. I do like BJGE "the Law Firm" to get some run in order to slow down the SD pass rush. Woodhead takes some carries, but I cannot recommend him. Branch is an ok deeper league start, but it's hard to imagine him scoring this week. Vjack should be huge this week after a slacker week 1. At RB I think Tolbert's injury is a huge thing to of right now he is going to play and is a great flex start if he does, but if not I also like R.Matthews as a flex guy in this fast break game at Gillette this Sunday.

Sits - I'd sit Woodhead and Ocho Cinco (until we see him consistently integrated into what the Pats are running)

Sleeper - M.Floyd (risky play, but it could be high reward with McCourty guaranteed to mark Vjack)

Houston at Miami 4:15 PM CBS Sun Life Stadium

Starts - M.Schaub, Andre3000 and Owen Daniels
Dolphins starts include Bush(9 catches wk 1) and B.Marshall.

Sits - D.Ward (team leaning toward running out Foster this week) check your injury reports this weekend. D.Thomas, team not happy with him so far...but eventually his time will come. Sit Henne....big fantasy numbers will not be the norm despite decent showing vs the Pats.

Sleeper City - B.Tate(a flex option even if Foster plays) J.Jones(Walter out, opportunity knocks)
D.Bess (tends to show up more often than not)

Cincinnati at Denver 4:15 PM CBS Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Orton will play well this week and temporarily squash the Tebow talk. Funny how ESPN wants to constantly hate on Tebow...last time I looked this was the fans game so why not give him some run once the team is out of contention.
Start - Orton, B.Lloyd (he is hurt, but should play, check on this before you permanently set your lineups), AJ Green - may not catch alot of balls but he is way too good to leave on your a TD waiting to happen, like him more if Gradkowski Starts at QB for Cincy.
Start Cedric Benson simply because he is going to get the rock and more often than not is not half bad.

Sit - Dalton (banged up) J.Simpson, J.Shipley, E.Royal, J.Gresham(a better play if Dalton is in)

Sleeper City - E.Decker (a good start if no Lloyd), and D.Fells TE Denver (was in my article last week, sticking with him.

Philadelphia at Atlanta 8:20 PM NBC Georgia Dome

Vick goes back to where it all began. I remember watching Vick in his rookie year come into a game for Chris Chandler. I was at the Georgia Dome watching my rams (the Greatest Show on Turf at the time) flat destroy the falcons. The great Marshall Faulk had just caught his 3rd receiving td of the game on a fly pattern down the right sideline and Vick was inserted into the game. He did not play great, but what amazed me was the way the ball left his hand...I have never seen a ball thrown with that kinda zip sideline to sideline with a simple flick of the wrist. After becoming a star in the ATL, a jail sentence and career comeback in Philly later and here we are. People are picking ATL like crazy in this game and I just don't see it. Take Vick and the Eagles attack vs a less than stellar ATL defense. DJax is a money start and so is L.McCoy and Vick. Ryan will play better along with Roddy White who should score in this one and best of all I love Turner to have a huge game and keep the game close with his wrecking crew style of running.

Sit - J.Jones (this stage is too big), R.Brown, did not look good week 1. J.Maclin...once he gets to full strength watch out for him and my other sit, Steve Smith.

Sleeper - J.Avant (was targeted alot last wk vs the Rams) Tony G. hard to call the old man a sleeper but vs the Eagles young LB's he could have a nice ppr day.

Monday Night Football (not sure if Ryan is going to write this one up but I gotta say a few things about it because after all it is my boys on Monday night!

St. Louis at NY Giants 8:30 PM MetLife Stadium

Go ahead pick against them...they are on the road at NY. The Gmen front seven will look to feast on the 2nd year Rams QB Sam Bradford, but the Giants secondary will be tested with alot of quick hitting passes to a young fast group of underrated WR' Amendola will open up playing time for Hawaii rookie Greg Salas and make B.Gibson's performance more important. Will we see Danario Alexander who starred in a few games last year. We do know there will be no Stephen Jackson so the waiver wire darling after week one Cadillac Williams will be on display spelled by J.Norwood. I am not as excited about Caddy as some are. Do you know how many 100 yd games Caddy has had in the last 4 years? The answer is one. Fantasy owners are hitting the wire for Caddy because of his massive 25 touches vs the Eagles.

Start Sam Bradford - Trust me he will show up and out perform Eli. If I had to go with a Rams WR I would go with Gibson, but I am not confident any Rams WR will be targeted like a number one anytime this season. Start Caddy just don't expect too much.

For the Gmen Start Nicks if he is a go (dealing with swelling in the knee) I like Manningham alot this week and think he is money to get a score vs the smaller rams corners.

Sit - Eli Manning - The Rams front seven is going to be all over Eli, mark it down and print it! If the giants are smart they will run on the smaller Rams and pound Bradshaw and Jacobs who both make good flex plays this week...I lean toward Bradshaw this week.

Sleeper: Sad when you have to list Mike Sims Walker as a sleeper, but he is just that this week as he has not shown up yet for the Rams. He is a high risk high reward play here. We have seen him in the past get a zero one week and 110 and 2 td's the next...thus the sleeper tag. Also Lance Kendricks, if he can catch the dang ball this week. He dropped a few nice passes from Sam last week. D.Hixon is a nice sleeper for the Giants this week if Nicks doesn't play.

Good luck this week.

Wes theShow


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

WEEK ONE - Let's Ride......

The off season lockout is a distant's time to roll out week one of the NFL season. If you haven't checked it out read scan through The Prep for week 1 (it's a few articles down on our main page. If you are on the go and can listen online there is an abbreviated version of The Prep on our Blogtalkradio program page. If you want in depth analysis go with the written article. This morning we are on the facebook page at get on over there and chat with us or throw up some comments in our lineup threads.

Injury Reports will be out soon...we will go over them all...Good Luck today.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011



Last season we started at the beginning of the NFL season. When I was preparing this article it dawned on me that we have been around for one year. The readership of this blog is not as large as it probably should be, but the readers that we do have are top notch fantasy players that excel in leagues across the country. Thanks for checking us out and for supporting our new program. If you have not checked that out yet a few of the shows can be found in the blog archives...we'd love to hear your feed back on such programs as our Mock Draft 1 & 2 program and our many fantasy baseball programs. Well let's get into the meat of this and start our preparations for week 1....use this weekly to dominate your leagues....and make sure to comment on how you did or shoot me an email at

note - we are going to start with the games that were not covered by radio program and skip the GB vs NO games since it is about to start.Good luck week 1.

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals
I see the Cards rolling in this one. Start their D/ST, Kolb, Fitzgerald and Beanie Wells makes a nice flex play this week. Wait and see before you use their no.2 WR Roberts and T.Heap...see how they work them into the offense. As for the Panthers the only guy I trust this week is DeAngelo Williams as an RB 2 and if you are hurting for a TE you could do worse with TE Greg Olsen. Sleeper WR Armanti Edwards.

Dallas Cowboys at NY Jets
I am abit worried for the Cowboys here as Miles Austin is struggling with a tender hammy and may end up not playing...right now I have him benched across the board. This could make it very tough on Dez Bryant if he draws Darrelle Revis. I'd still start Dez, he is too dynamic to bench, but Romo I am just not sure I could run him out there with any confidence...if you have a competent backup don't be afraid to pull the trigger. I think Felix Jones will have a nice game and catch a few balls and I like him as a RB 2 this week. J.Witten should be a start ...getting Romo checkdowns all night long.

On the Jets side of the ball I wonder if Shonne Green will finally take the reigns as the RB lead dog or will LT steal this thunder again this year. I am not sold on Green nor do I think he will have a great game, but I would start him over LT as a low end RB 2. Santonio Holmes is a good bet to score in this one and I could see Plax having 30-40 yds receiving and a short TD on a fade route. Sanchez will be useable here I could see 250 and 2 td's and if you get that out of him...hey run him out there. I am certainly not high on the Cowboys secondary.

New England at Miami
To quote my good friend DeadHeadBill - START ALL PATS! Monday night lights and Tom terrific make for fantasy gold in this their starters out there and sit back and watch.

Miami - I can see some good garbage time with Henne and B.Marsh and even Bess getting into the ppr act here along with Reggie Bush who will carry good value early on in the year. Sit D.Thomas until his role is more clear.

Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos
Even though this game will probably be on way too late for me to stay up and watch it there are some interesting fantasy players here and there will be alot of fantasy matchups won and lost in this last game of the weekend. I really like the home team. K.Orton showed early last year he can sling the football around to his boys Lloyd and Royal and now super sleeper Eric Decker and one of my favorite deep sleepers TE Daniel Fells. Moreno is a very nice start this week and in more standard leagues I like Willis McGahee as a flex option this can almost bank on a short TD from him. The Raiders are a bit more of a mystery...other than Jacoby Ford as a no. 3 WR, the only guy I have alot of faith in to do damage is McFadden who burst out last year with an explosive first half of the season. Bush is interesting as a short ydge td threat but I cannot recommend him with confidence.

Note- The rest of these matchups are covered in short form in our audio version of THE PREP - WK one which can be found at I realize there is alot to read here so if you are just looking for something to listen to while you surf the some game picks...give us a listen. Also if you have not "friended" us on Facebook go do that asap at We are live on the chat every Sunday 9am to game time answering lineup questions and talking about all the latest news. Now back to The Prep.

ATL at Chicago
Big test for Cutler here under a ton of pressure in front of the home fans...something tells me that Cutler comes out with something to prove and has a pretty nice game. God only knows what WR he will throw too...the most consistent is probably Earl Bennett and the most explosive is J.Knox...hard to recommend either. Forte is a great start here especially in a ppr. Matt Ryan isn't quite as good outside on the road as he is in the Dome..I don't expect more than 225 yds and maybe 2 td's tops. Turner won't have alot of yds , but he should get a short TD. Start R.White as your 1 and Julio as your 3. Tony G is not a great start here, but he does have a history of playing well early in the year.

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Start Colt McCoy if you have the guts to do it. He should be a top 15 QB this year vs a bad Bengals team. He should be able to hold time of possession and keep the pts coming for a good week 1 for the Browns. Peyton Hillis should be big with a score on the ground and in the air. Wait and see on the Browns WR's...I could see running out Little as maybe a WR 4.

On the Bengals side of things Andy Dalton did show signs of improvement later in the preseason, but don't expect the Browns to sit back and give him any protect him expect to see alot of Cedric Benson...fresh outta the clink Cedric will get a nice workload and is a good RB 3 start this week. I would even take a flyer on AJ Green this week working some magic in garbage time along with on a lower scale Jerome Simpson and J.Shipley. I think Green is a good WR 3 this week. The kid is going to be VERY good real soon. Sit J.Gresham and don't play Simpson and Shipley until you see who Dalton locks onto for the year.

Buffalo Bills and KC Chiefs
Matt Cassell is saying he will be a go for KC this week which is great news for Dwayne Bowe who he hooked up with a ton this preseason...Bowe is a huge play this week. Jamal Charles will feast as well. Am interested to see how the Chiefs use S.Breaston in this offense.

Bills outlook in this one could be ok...this game could be real close if they give Fitzpatrick time to throw..he has some good young WR's in Stevie Johnson (a must start this week) and David Nelson and Donald Jones. CJ Spiller is a good ppr option if he can get more playing time than he got a year ago...I would wait and see on CJ and run out F.Jackson just to be safe!

Philly at STL
Oh boy here comes the dream team! Time for the Eagles to put up or shut up if you ask me. Bring the blitz Rams and see what Vickster does with it. Good start here for Vick vs a really young rams LB crew and secondary. D.Jackson and Maclin should have their way along with L.McCoy who is a great play this week in any format. Sam Bradford is a definite sit this week breaking in a new offense vs an always aggressive Eagles defense bolstered by a great secondary. S.Jackson is set for alot of touches in this one and is worth a look as a low end RB 1 or high end RB 2. In pprs roll out Amendola and Kendricks who will both be catching checkdown from Sammy all afternoon. I don't think I would Play Mike Sims Walker or B.Gibson, who should both start at WR....not vs these corners anyway.

Detroit at Tampa Bay
Lions Start - Stafford, Megatron, Burlesson(sleeper city) and J.Best as a mid range RB 2.
Sit - B.Pettigrew
Tampa Start - Mike Williams is a great play this week and I like L.Blount as well as a top RB 2 this week. K.Win is worth a look, but may not find pay dirt. J.Freeman worries me abit after an abysmal preseason, but if you don't have anyone better to start....roll him out and hope he shakes it off at home.

Titans at Jags
Love the Titans offense this week and look for them to roll...Start CJ2K, Matt Hasselbeck, and K.Britt who should be a monster this week. Sleepers are Nate Washington (one of my fav. wk 1 sleepers) and Jared Cook is worth a look. The reason I am actually recommending the start of Hasselbeck is the Jags were one of the worst teams in the league at pressuring the QB last year so of course they added no edge rushers and are set to get purged this entire season...way to go Del Rio.

Jags Offense - Start MJD who Luke McCown will lean heavily on and I can see Marcedes Lewis catching some checkdowns, but even Mike Thomas scares me this week. I would start Thomas because he is a talented WR, but only on teams where you are WR thin...In 14 man leagues or larger he can be rolled out as a WR 2 or 3. Watch the Jags backup RB situation...we may see Dej Karim and Greg Jones who is a horse near the goal line.

Pittsburgh at Baltimore
Will the Ravens get over the hump this year or continue to be dominated by the Black and Gold.
Start Big Ben and Mike Wallace. Mendenhall is looking more like a high end RB 2 this week rather than the RB one he was drafted to be.
Ravens - Start Flacco(won't sparkle but he may shine), Boldin and Ray Rice.
I think there will be more scoring in this one than you might think.

Indy at Houston
Hated to hear the news about Manning who has been one of if not my favorite player in the league for years now...get well man...we will miss you in the real football world as well as on the fantasy side of things.
The values to A.Collie and P.Garcon(both big ole sits this wk) take monumental hits with this news. R.Wayne may still catch 90 balls even without manning but how motivated will he be without Peyton making the Colts a contender...maybe he will step up and try to carry them early and we will see some big games. Start have to get return from this investment. D.Clark is also a very good start as Kerry Collins will be throwing the ball underneath alot to the sure handed TE.

On the Houston side of the ball...will or won't we see A.Foster? If we do I think it will be in a smaller role and we could see a big fat platoon this week which is terrible news for fantasy owners..wait and see and downgrade Foster across the board. If Foster does not play I still like Ward more than Tate at least early on. Andre3000 and Schaub plus Daniels are all very very good plays this week. Look for Houston to open up the passing game this week and throw up some big tasty numbers.

NY Giants at Washington
Could I actually like Rex Grossman more than Eli this week?...maybe not, but I like him almost as much in what could be a high scoring matchup at Fed Ex Field. Start Rex, S.Moss and Hightower...sleepers are F.Davis and Anthony Armstrong who is a sneaky WR 4-5 this week. On the Giants side of the ball Start B.Jacobs who has a nice recent history vs the skins and also Start Eli, H.Nicks and Manningham. Let the points fly boys...we will take it!

Last and well...actually least is
Seattle Seahawks at the SF 49ers
How bad is this...Tavaris Jackson vs Alex Smith (i know you just threw up in your mouth) grab a mint and lets finish this. Start the Purple Jesus (AP) and that is about it for Minnesota...on the 49er side of the ball run out Gore and V.Davis and Braylon Edwards...if someone puts a gun to your head and says start one of these QB's ...go with smith. Can't recommend S.Rice, but I can see starting him on potential alone...and figuring Jackson surely will complete a few balls to someone.