Wednesday Update

Emmanuel Sanders is questionable this week after the death of his mother and apparently needing his knee checked out after an injury last week. Add to that the fact Hines Ward is back at practice and his value this week drops quite a bit. This boosts Antonio Brown’s value as the only truly healthy number 2 WR for the Steelers.

Ryan Mathews is already being talked about by local beat reporters as not a prime candidate to start. Mike Tolbert on the other hand seems good to go so should carry most of the load. While Mathews could still play, Curtis Brinkley warrants a waiver pick up for this week only.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh was signed as expected and in my eyes immediately becomes the most targeted receiver on the Raiders. While I don’t expect him to post fantasy greatness, he could be a valuable bench player to have if your roster is weak at wide receiver.

Legarrette Blount has been cleared to go this week and should be heavily involved this week against the Saints. There really is no great option behind him so expect Blount to be on the field for a majority of the game and add some third down pass catches in the process.

Keep an eye on Willis McGahee who stated he intends to play Sunday. He is only a week removed from surgery so we will need to see him practice at minimum on Thursday and Friday to feel confident. Still, his quick return means we can bump Moreno down a notch after this week.

If you can, unload ALL of your Redskin running backs. The signing of Tashard Choice only complicates matters in a Shanahan backfield. Unless you like playing Russian Roulette, get rid of them while you can. Try to sell Choice high to those name mongers who may not know better.

Bills WR Donald Jones is expected to practice this week and while you might initially shy away from David Nelson, take into consideration Nelson was actually more productive with Jones in the line up. Nelson finished with 66, 83, 84 yards receiving with a score in his first three games compared to 6, 62, and 47 with a score without him.

If you listen to QB Kevin Kolb, it doesn’t sound too promising that he will be available on Sunday.

Just a few notes on the match ups I love coming up this week…….

The Dallas Cowboys are facing the anemic Seahawks this week in a game where Rob Ryan took the blame for his defense’s poor showing. The Cowboys are a good desperation team, showing up when they have a poor outing. I expect Romo and company to have a field day in what I believe will be a lopsided victory.

Arian Foster gets to toy with the Browns defensive front which allowed Frank Gore to run at will against them. If Andre Johnson does return this week, things could get ugly quick and Foster could have 2 scores.

Vontae Davis is not looking like a good play this week and we saw the Giants pick apart the Miami secondary without him. With the addition of Jon Baldwin and his solid debut this week, I see Dwayne Bowe having a great game against the lowly Fins.

Desean Jackson has been quiet the last three weeks, but the Chicago secondary is far from capable of keeping him down for a 4th straight week. The Eagles have gotten back to the basics and the returns have been amazing. This team was trying to do too much early on and now are focusing on good fundamentals which is allowing their talent to shine. Chicago will have their hands full and Jackson should have one of his better games this season.

The Atlanta Falcons had a bye week to prepare and will most likely have Julio Jones back on the field. This means Roddy White will be able to pick apart the Colts 22nd ranked pass defense while their 31st ranked rush defense focuses on Mike Turner.


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2 Responses to “Wednesday Update”

  1. timmy says:

    Mr Destiny — tough week for me. PPR league and I’m 3-5. So I need this win. Tolbert, Pathetic Santonio Holmes, or a disappointing Mike Williams?! My gut says Tolbert but as you can tell my gut has been wrong a ton this year…

    • Mr. Destiny says:

      This one is a pain because everyone is so close. Really,it’s a crap shoot guessing who will have the better game but go with your gut and start Tolbert. He is usually good for at minimum 3 receptions and will most likely be the primary carrier this week if Mathews sits out with a groin injury. Green Bay is good, but they are far from the defense they were last season. Tolbert should have plenty of touches and targets along with a goal line score. Second I would go with Mike Williams who has been coming on of late and never has less than 4 catches per game. Last would be Santonio only because of his boom or bust play this season. Santonio could easily dwarf both these guys in points so it really boils down to how close is it between you and your opponent and do you want to take a risk or go with the most solid option. I would play it safe and be satisfied with Tolbert. Especially since I will be starting him as well in my league where I too have both players you mentioned.

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