Case of the Monday’s usually has a negative connotation associated with it. Some Monday’s, however, do not require the customary negativity at all. Many of us are coming off big fantasy victories or big wins for our favorite teams in the actual NFL. Wait, those still matter? Today, as a Seahawks fan in Seattle, my case is pending. Monday night football is in town and it’s a night that few others meet as a sports fan. Every fan who has had the big ESPN trucks roll through your town knows what I mean. Tonight, it’s my turn darn it! The problem that arises is the fact that the leader of my most important fantasy teams is trying to take out my NFL squad. Aaron Rodgers to me is like a mushroom to a Mario Bro, and I have found a way to put him on my most important teams nearly every year since his original as starter. We have laughed together, cried, together, and most importantly won together. Tonight my friends, lines are divided! My fantasy needs and team allegiance meet head on and rooting interests have to be established. Arguments can be made for either side. It’s only one game in a long season (to either my fantasy team or NFL team), it’s just fantasy football (usually coming from someone who is awful at this), or of course the fact that I have money involved with my fantasy team and not with my NFL team. Every fantasy owner as surely gone through this dilemma and to those of you I say best of luck when the moment comes. For me, those of you need not worry, the rest of my team took care of business and I will have zero division in my allegiance this evening. Rodgers, the only discount double checkin going down at Quest tonight will be my boys in blue! Go Hawks!
On to week 3:
Note 1: Injuries
- More injuries to report but they seemed to hurt their owners last week more so than in the future. Two recent running back studs both went down before halftime while on pace for what looked like to more great games. CJ Spiller went down with what looked like serious shoulder injury. Owners can breathe a sigh of relief as it seems he should only miss a week or two. Check the news with Fred Jackson this week because if Jackson and Spiller are both out, Tashard Choice is an immediate add for one week. Similar good news for Reggie Bush who sat out the second half with a knee injury. All medical reports came back clean and Bush could be back as soon as this week.
Note 2: Andrew Hawkins
- Another week and another TD. Just sayin, love this dude.
Note 3: NFC West update
- TBD on my Hawks, but the Cardinals D just absolutely destroyed Mike Vick and the Eagles. San Fran put up a stinker against the Vikings but I think most expect that to be the outlier during this long season. I think it’s getting very dangerous to expect great stats against these defenses.
Note 4: Lions
- A late leg injury and, as usual, Shaun Hill comes in and lights it up. I know Stafford is good, but that team and system is just built for fantasy QBs. Should Stafford miss any time, Hill is certainly a low end QB1 going forward. As for the running back, I had a suspicion Mikel would score last week, but not approach 30 touches in his first ever NFL game! It’s pretty clear who the guy is now in Detroit and so long as he is healthy and not suspended, LeShoure will be a low RB1, RB2 as he will never see a loaded box.
Note 5: Lions part 2
- Does anybody else not like Young Sr. on the back of Titus Young’s jersey? It’s just weird to me.
Note 6: Torrey Smith
- What a performance. Great effort Torrey, prayers from everyone are with you and your family. I hope the game last night allowed at least some semblance of a momentary escape from a horrific situation. You deserved every stat and accolade you earned last night. Truly an unbelievable and unfathomable situation.
Note 7: The Giants
- Interesting turn of events for David Wilson supporters. David Wilson, meet waiver wire. Andre Brown may have been playing one of the worst run defenses of our early season but at least he took them to the woodshed. For a journeyman back, that is still very impressive and he has completely won that back up job, a very desirable job. Bradshaw still has no clue as to when he will be in, so Brown is must own now. As for Ramses the Great, it was good to see him cash in on the potential he flashed coming into the league. It took him a couple years to get all the intricacies of being a pro figured out but that was a very solid performance on Thursday. I don’t think his role will be huge with Nicks back, but Nicks’ foot doesn’t seem right. I don’t foresee this being the only game he misses this year and if people thought Reuben Randle was rosterable before the season started, Barden certainly is now. Eli is slangin.
Note 8: Cowboys-Bucs
- Gross, my eyes burn. Thanks. Josh Freeman, where is the guy who looked like a future star two years ago? And Tony Romo? I’m sorry, but with Demarco Murray, Jason Witten, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, free agent o lineman and recent draft picks, I don’t get how you can be so bad so often. As a top 10 quarterback in the league, per most NFL people, how do you not get more out of that team?
Note 9: Peyton Manning
- If I am a Manning owner I am selling high. His arm still looks weak, and his fantasy stats have been aided two weeks in a row by 4th quarter garbage stats in which defense are sitting way back as to not give up the big play and Manning can complete passes short enough for his arm to be accurate with. I know stats are stats, but if you are relying on the Broncos to be getting blown out going into the 4th quarter every week, that’s a tough proposition. I would sell if I could.
Waiver Wire Adds:
Mikel LeShoure***** (just in case)