1 Calvin vs Atl – Oh, Hey amazing player on all my teams. Thanks for being you.
2 Miles Austin vs Stl – Romo to Austin for 2 Tds this week , lock it down he will be a monster.
3 Bowe vs Oak – Cassel to Bowe has been a theme for the last couple of weeks and it will continue this week as he looks strong and fast; which is scary , not like Michael Myers scary , more like Amityville scary because it’s based on a true story.
3 Wallace vs Az – See the Big Ben blurb , realize Rodgers-Cromartie is now on the Eagles. Put those together and Wallace is a monster. I couldn’t decide between him and Bowe so they both get ranked 3rd.
5 Dez Bryant vs Stl – If you can’t tell I’m high on the Romo to Dez to Miles to Witten arrangement they will have going on this week – it reminds me of a 4 way marriage or whatever it is the Mormons call it; Romo is the Daddy.
6 Steve Smith vs Wash – He is due for a score and 100 yards , he is guaranteed at least one of those two things , and if he gets both he becomes a top 3 play. So I think 6 is a great spot for him this week.
7 Marshall vs Den – Looked unstoppable last week against Revis of all people. Champ is shutting people down this season for Denver so far but Marshall is a wack job so that gives him an edge.
8 Colston vs Ind – After last week how could he not be in the top 10 in a PPR blog during such a deep bye week. Even if he spells his first name wrong; Seriously: Marques? CMON MAN.
9 Vincent Jackson vs NYJ – He is healthy and he is built like Marshall who dominated the Jets last week.
What to look for in tonights game.
Let’s break down each teams key players and get some sleepers out there.
Was on the money last MNF calling Hixon a sleeper and he made a spectacular TD catch. Also called the Giants win and Eli stepping his game up.
Even gave you this nugget ” Mike Sims Walker is enough of a primadonna that he will bring his A game for a national tv audience” Sure enough MSW delivered which made me look REAL GOOD!
On to tonights game:
Romo – will play and play fine , he showed last week that he has a high pain tolerance and he will need it as rib injuries are VERY painful – 275 yards 2 tds
Dez – Expected to play a monumental role on the Dallas passing game regardless of the injury. Was very aggressive about his treatment this week as he no doubt realizes on a national stage with Austin out he could grab some league wide headlines with a great performance.
FEARLESS FORECAST: 7 112 1td
Witten – Looks great so far and Romo obviously has great chemistry , with Felix playing but being nicked up , Witten will be the safety valve he always has been. Not much in the passing game right now so something like 6 for 75 1 td is where I see his stat line ending up.
Felix – I would avoid him , I have discussed a few times how I do NOT think he is a top end fantasy player and he proved that to me last week. He scored a td week 1 but that will be the abberration NOT the rule.
Ogletree – Everyone is all over this guy Holley. Why? Because he caught a long bomb in OT to help beat the niners? REALLY? That one catch is the reason Holley became a potential matchup play? NOT A CHANCE!Ogletree is actually a pretty good WR , and with Austin out , he is my pick to surprise this week as Romo and him have created some decent chemistry.
Rex – Love the matchup , he is stupid enough to honestly believe he is a better QB then Romo and maybe tonight he will perform that way. I think they need 300 and 3 tds from him in order to win this game , 250 and 2 more like it , but the upside and potential is there for a very nice game , start him confidently , he will score.
Hightower – Nice back so far , I think his value will decrease as the season goes along , Helu will start to vulture touches but is a good enough runner in this system that he will be worth a start each week regardless of matchup. The cowboys have been GREAT against the run in the first two weeks and will give Timmy some trouble , but he should produce low end rb2 numbers.
Helu – 15 touches a week seems probable , needs to be owned by EVERYONE that owns Hightower , if one back was going to burn the boys tonight it would be him. I love adding youth to my fantasy teams.
Moss – Burns the cowboys , should have a great game on a big stage , long underrated , but always producing.
Fred Davis -I have loved this guy FOREVER! Been pimping him in my rankings as a sleeper and someone to own well BEFORE he broke out in week 1. My readers know this. I will say Cooley is NOT fully done yet and will get healthier soon , but Davis is the TE to own there. 5 for 60 is where I see his stat line ending.
Gaffney – Another underrated guy , his problem is the fact he has no substantial upside. But he is consistent enough and the Dallas secondary is bad enough that starting him is a safe bet for 4-6 catches and some low end flex points.
Everyone is picking the skins to win, I think Dallas wins this game:
Dallas 27 Skins 21
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Week 3 Qbs- Ranks and Thoughts
1 Rivers vs KC – Due for a huge game. My pick to light it up #beastmode this week. Gates may be banged up, but so is the KC secondary without Berry. Oh and KC has allowed 8 passing tds in 2 weeks, worst in the NFL.
2 Brady vs Buf -Bills play him tough , so did the Dolphins. A Hern. is hurt , it won’t matter and I actually believe Ocho will now be given a fair chance.
What to look for this week fantasy wise:
Eli will be better , plain and simple
Gilbride will call more running plays , upping Bradshaws’s value in this game
Nicks is playing , and if he is playing I expect him to be close enough to full speed – Big Game
Manningham – much bigger game then last week – I Expect them to move it vs the Rams and use Play Action to set up Manningham.
Tuck – is in , but the Giants pass defense is still ravaged by injuries.
Sleeper : Hixon – He complained this week , and in life the Squeaky Wheel gets the grease.
Sjax is out
Bradford will be better and the WRs will drop less balls
Caddy will not have as much running room this game as last week – but could be decent in the catch game
Kendricks to be involved much more – should up his stock this week
Gibson = the most average WR I’ve ever seen , average is good enough for 10 points in game that could be higher scoring
Mike Sims Walker – One of the most enigmatic WRs of all time , often times follows 0 pt games wtih 30 point games ,
I think he will surprise people tonight because he is PrimaDonnish enough to get his act together for the Nat Tv audience.
Sleeper: Salas – Filling in for Amendola at the slot , could get some decent work tonight if Tuck can help get a nice pass rush on Bradford.
Prediction: Giants 27 – Rams 24
Tonight is one of the MOST important nights of the season for many fantasy football fans as multiple games are teetering in the balance , waiting for the outcome of the last game or games to be played. This one is supremely important to iCon Joe as I have long been professing my man love , my bro bond , my chauvinistic charm for Knowshon Moreno in a PPR setting.
What to look for tonight:
Miami vs New England:
Brady to explode
Aaron Hernandez to improve his stock in all settings
Ocho is be average
Welker to get targetted and have a WR2 night
Gronkowski to score
The Law Firm to score
Woodhead to be sparingly used
Marshall to be very good and targetted A LOT
Bush to have a nice game , up his stock then limp off the field in the 4th
Daniel Thomas to look horrible , but have a sneaky decent stat line (Edit INACTIVE)
Hartline to get some catches
Bess to be boring
OAKLAND vs DENVER
Campbell to become relevant this season
Mcfadden to dominate
Ford to be involved and involved often becoming a solid flex play for next week
Michael Bush to score
Orton to throw 3 tds
1 of them to Moreno
Moreno to be on display looking faster and shiftier and more elusive
Mcgahee to look powerful and become a menace for opposing teams on the goalline
Lloyd to be targetted and make a spectacular catch
Decker to look like he belongs on fantasy rosters
Sleeper: Eric Decker
Thats all for now!
Check out the game , see if I am right or wrong , either way let me hear it!