So Sean Lee, he who was decleated by smallish receiver Golden Tate yesterday in the Cowboys-Seahawks game, responded by saying, “Let’s see what happens if we go one on one and square up.”
You are a big bad middle linebacker, we get it. Nobody cares if you could handle Golden Tate by yourself, because you got LIT UP!!
And when it comes to fantasy football, this can happen to the best of us. Sometimes we think we are playing a big bad middle linebacker and we give him the business, and sometimes the reverse. A team with Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, and Adrian Peterson was looking mighty nice against Eli Manning, Reggie Bush, and CJ Spiller and who got decleated this week? The point being, no matter what happens on Sunday/Monday, sometimes we’ve just got to get up, dust ourselves off, and line up for another game.
Then again, for others, we can continue using our thumbs to point to our backs like we have our name on our tee shirts.
What was up week 2:
Note 1: CJ Spiller doesn’t need Bounty!
- The quilted, quicker, picker upper doesn’t have anything on the man spilling points all over the fantasy landscape. With Fred Jackson out, CJ Spiller is averaging 10 yards a carry after two games. He has 3 touchdowns. He looks unstoppable. Remember when he came out in the draft and everybody compared him to Chris Johnson? To those Chris Johnson owners wondering where he went, ta daaaaa! CJ reincarnated.
Note 2: Giant Statlines
- A fantasy owners dream is when your players get down and have to air it out late. The Giants certainly did that. Manning = 510 yards passing with 3 tds, Nicks =199 yards with 1 TD, Cruz = 179 with 1 TD, Bennett = 72 yards with 1 TD. That folks, is what we call feeding your fantasy stars. And until David Wilson is able to be trusted with a bigger load, if Bradshaw is out for an extended period with his neck injury, expect the passing game to continue to fly.
Note 3: The NFC West = The NFLs worst defenses for your fantasy players to face?
- We all knew the 49ers defense put the clamps on our favorite stars when the season started. But after two weeks, both the Cardinals and Seahawks have looked like they share San Fran’s disdain for fantasy stats. The Patriots were bottled up for most of the game, as were the Dallas Cowboys. Add that to what the 49ers did to the Detroit Lions and we had 3 of the premier offenses in the NFL getting shut down by these NFC defenses. Just something to think about moving forward.
Note 4: Andrew Hawkins
- I don’t know if he will get involved enough, but man does he pass the eye test. Antonio Brown junior over in Cinci. Please keep your eye on him should he be available in your league. It would behoove the Bengals to get him touches.
Note 5: Patriot Problems
- The loss was bad. As fantasy owners, let’s be honest, we don’t really care. The problems we care about are what is the deal with Wes Welker being the number 2 slot receiver behind Julian Edleman? And now Aaron Hernandez is out multiple weeks with a serious ankle injury? One would have to believe this gets Wes Welker out of whatever doghouse he was in and back on the field, but whatever is happening in New England is making me very nervous for Tom Brady owners. The will be an interest next couple weeks.
Note 6: Kneel-down rush
- My take. I’m sorry, is the game over? Did the final whistle blow? No, so the defense has every right to legally try and make a play on the football. To people who say the offense is in “victory” formation as a sign of sportsmanship and to not gain anymore yards as a sign of disrespect, I 100% disagree with you. Victory formation is meant to be the “safest” play for the offense. Handoffs, like in that old Eagles game Herm Edwards knows all about, are much more risky than kneel downs. THAT is why the offense does it. I have no problem with Coach Greg Schiano playing until the final whistle, good for him.
Note 7: Rookie QBs Week 2 update
- RG3 is a freak. Wow. I had him as a breakout, I’ve recommended him two weeks in a row, but not even I expected this. He looks like an absolute stud. But RG3 aside it was a far better week overall for rookies. Brandon Wheeden topped 300 yards with no picks and a couple touchdowns against the Bengals. Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson weren’t fantasy relevant but they were team efficient, as was Andrew Luck in a win over Minnesota. Certainly a lot of potential in this rookie class.
Note 8: The team from the “Show me State” finally showed me something
- Sam Bradford put together a great game against the Redskins throwing for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. His favorite target wasn’t difficult to identify as long lost and former Hard Knocks star, Danny Amendola came back on the scene with 15 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown! He seems to be ready to be a big part of Jeff Fisher’s offense after missing last year with an injury. The running game also impressed but in rather surprising fashion. Steven Jackson was on his way to a big day with 9 rushes for 58 yards before spiking a ball out of bounds and being removed. He did not return and rookie Daryl Richardson performed very well in his absence. Supposedly, a groin injury was more of the reason for Jackson’s benching than the spike but we will certainly keep an eye on the situation.
Note 9: Run Reggie, run!
- Reggie Bush looks for real guys. I have to say it. Over his last 6 games, the two the year and final 4 of last season, Bush has averaged 127 yards rushing per game! He seems to be far beyond the guy in New Orleans who could not run between the tackles. The Dolphins might lack weapons on the outside, but their backfield looks set with a star in Bush, and quality backups like Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller.
Note 10: He’s Back
- Mikel LeShoure is back from suspension this week and word out of Detroit already is he is expected to assume the starter’s role. If he is available, he should be picked up as the possible lead dog in a backfield that does not ever see 8 in the box.
Waiver Wire for week 2:
- Sam Bradford, STL ***
- Mikel LeShoure, DET *****
- Andre Brown, NYG ***
- Daryl Richardson, STL ***
- Danny Amendola, STL *****
- Andrew Hawkins, CIN ****
- Donnie Avery, IND ***
- Andre Roberts, ARI **
- Leonard Hankerson, WAS **
- Brent Celek, PHI *****
- Dennis Pitta, BAL ****