Week 3 Studs and Duds

Posted: September 27, 2010 in Opinions

Michael Vick's exceptional play this season has earned him high fantasy reviews.

Top 5 Fantasy Studs

5. Austin Collie (IND-WR) – Peyton Manning found Collie in Denver with Reggie Wayne in double coverage most of the game and Pierre Garcon on the bench with an injury an amazing 12 times. His 12-171-2 line shows he should be a consistent starter in your league.

4. Anquan Boldin (BAL-WR) – Boldin had a huge day helping out Joe Flacco. He had 8 snags, 142, and a ridiculous 3 touchdowns against a bad Browns secondary. Monster week for Boldin, he just needs to be consistent.

3. Philip Rivers (SD-QB) – Rivers’ Chargers were so limited on the ground against Seattle he was forced to throw the team to a near victory. His 455 yards was staggering enough, but he also had two scores and a 2-point conversion to Nanee. Solid outing from a one-dimensional San Diego team.

2. Adrian Peterson (MIN-RB) – Peterson continues to carry the load in Minnesota while Favre still struggles with the passing game. He had 160 yards and 2 scores. Add in another 30 yards receiving and Peterson grabs this week’s number 2 position.

1. Michael Vick (PHI-QB) – He works magic again. Vick has become a pocket passer, as stated by his 291 yards and 3 touchdowns passing. He also had 30 yards rushing and a rush touchdown as well. He is the storyline entering week 4 against division rival Washington.

Top 5 Fantasy Duds

5. Jahvid Best (DET-RB) – Just when you thought all the hype might be legit, Best fell flat on his face. Not entirely his fault the Lions only handed off to him 7 times for 26 yards, but Best now has a case of turf toe as well. The Lions really just stick at getting the ball to their playmakers.

4. Brett Favre (MIN-QB) – Forgettable week for the Vikings passing attack. Had it not been for Peterson’s solid performance, it’s unknown whether Favre’s mere 200 yards and 2 picks against a bad Lions defense would have made the Vikings contenders on Sunday. He needs receiving help, and badly.

3. DeAngelo Williams (CAR-RB) – You knew Cincinnati would plan to contain Williams with a rookie making his first start under center, but Williams has been a top 10 back in fantasy for years now. He’s yet to have a big game his first 3 weeks, but maybe an upcoming game with the Saints will get him going. Maybe.

2. Vernon Davis (SF-TE) – Davis was lost in Arrowhead. The 49ers were down the entire game, so they were electing to pass the ball from the get-go. Davis had 3 grabs for 22 yards. That’s certainly horrendous when your team is trying to air the ball out. How long will Alex Smith keep his job now?

1. Joseph Addai/Donald Brown (IND-RB) – The two combined for only 40 yards on 22 total carries. This just in: the Colts have no rushing attack. Stop me when any of this sounds familiar. There’s really nothing else to say but play receivers and avoid backs at all costs!

A Look Ahead to Week 4

All eyes will be in Philadelphia this weekend as Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia. Little did he know when he left he would face Michael Vick circa 2004. Who would have known a McNabb-Vick head to head confrontation would occur in a Redskins-Eagles game?

Baltimore’s defense will look to out-do Pittsburgh’s defense in a game where 6-3 may be a legitimate final score. The AFC North will be on the line.

The Falcons, fresh off an overtime win against the Super Bowl Champions, host a 0-3 San Francisco team which may be done for 2010 if they lose this week. It will be interesting to see a desperate 49ers team against a red (no pun intended) hot Atlanta squad.


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