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No. 20: Atlanta Falcons Are The Real Deal On Both Sides Of The Ball
And sophomore slumpin' Cam Newton travels to Atlanta to try to figure things out. Ouch. That's kinda like having Muhammad Ali as a sparring partner. No bueno!
No. 19: Run Reggie Run
It's time to consider dropping Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. C'mon. Admit it. You know you felt a little dirty picking Thomas of the waiver wire anyway. It probably took you both hands to click that "add" button. Release him back to the wild.
No. 18: Changing Of The Guard Coming In Philadelphia?
Remember the preseason? That's when Nick Foles was making a name for himself. Perhaps Andy Reid had Foles on his mind when he made that statement.
No. 17: Revis Island Is Closed Due To Knee Re-Construction
Rex Ryan is lying. The New York Jets don't have "enough" to get it done, unless by "get it done" Ryan means be exploited in the secondary. Over the past two seasons, the Jets have surrendered a 73.8 completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks/wide receivers without Revis. Start any pass-catchers playing the Jets from here on out.
No. 16: Sell On Chris Johnson, Even For Just A Pack of Skittles
You can't say Chris Johnson is a disappointment this season because you never should've expected much from him to begin with. And with his upcoming schedule, your expectations should be even lower...if that's possible. If you can get anything from him—and we mean anything (a few potato chips, maybe an extra hot sauce pack from Taco Bell)—sell now.
No. 15: Denarius Moore Gains Value
Carson Palmer looked Moore's way often in Week 3. Look for that to continue and for Moore to become a strong WR2 in fantasy leagues.
No. 14: Targets-Monsters Are Your Friend
Keeping track of how many targets a player is getting is key to evaluating trades, sit/start decisions and fantasy success. Targets are opportunities, and opportunities equal points.
No. 13: Russell Wilson Is Worth A Look, Just Have Patience
Don't get caught up in the Monday Night Football hype that will follow Wilson around this week. He was under 100 yards passing before the Tate/Jennings catch/interception play.
No. 12: Kenny Britt Is On The Mend
Britt's coming out party may be happening in Week 4. By then it's going to be too late to buy low on him. Steal him now.
No. 11: Mathews May Lose Goal Line Touches
Here's what you would see if the print between those lines was visible: Mathews has a fumbling problem near the goal line. Therefore, he will no longer get those carries. Sounds like a Matt Forte kinda situation going on in San Diego now.
No. 10: Replacement Refs Have Been Replaced
So the replacement refs have been replaced by the regular refs and everyone is SO happy to get the normal officiating crews back. It's not like the normal crews were all that good. Bang it here for evidence.
No. 9: Old-Man Grant Getting A Look In Washington
We wouldn't suggest picking up Grant off the waiver wire. There are few things more frustrating than owning a Shanahan running back. And Old-Man Grant doesn't have much left in the tank anyway.
No. 8: Matt Forte Likely Out Another Week
Matt Forte's non-high-ankle sprain is certainly starting to smell like an actual high-ankle sprain. He's going to miss multiple weeks now, with, um, well, I guess not a high-ankle sprain. Maybe it's a middle-to-high ankle sprain. Or perhaps a not-low, but not-high ankle sprain.
No. 7: New York Just Got A Little More Grimey
Jonathan Grimes was a four-time all-conference player in college and averaged 4.6 YPC in his first NFL preseason. If you listen to people who have seen this kid play, you would've already picked him up off the waiver wire. And if you're in a dynasty league and you haven't picked him up yet, then you're asleep at the wheel. Or would that be asleep at the mouse?
No. 6: Fred Jackson Is Back But Not Better
So it looks like Tashard Choice is a solid choice in Week 4. Vegas has this as the second-highest scoring game this week. (Saints at Packers is highest). If Choice draws the start, he's a solid RB2.
No. 5: San Diego Needs An Offensive Line Now!
The San Diego offense looks mediocre this season. Especially given the preseason hype they received this year.
No. 4: Willis McGahee Looks Set To Play Sunday
Oakland's defense is banged up and McGahee will take full advantage on Sunday. Looks like Hillman will have to wait to shine.
No. 3: Pierre Garcon Finding His Way Back
Garcon's foot injury is a total mystery. From the sounds of it, he has something along the lines of turf-foot. We'll see how well he heals when he's able to make it back out on the field, which hopefully will be this week.
No. 2: Friends Don't Let Friends Sit Vernon Davis
Rex Ryan was smart to not motivate Davis or the 49ers this week with some foolish comment about how the Jet would win, or would make the playoffs, or Super Bowl, etc. etc. In fact, Ryan took the opposite approach and praised Davis—ranking him the No. 1 tight end in the league. With Revis out, it looks like Ryan is doing his part to play defense too. It won't work. Davis will continue his dominance in New York.
No. 1: Beanie Wells Placed On IR Layaway
These new injured reserved rules remind me of when I was a kid and my mom would put toys on layaway. The Cardinals put Wells on IR-layaway, which clears up Arizona's backfield for the next several weeks.
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