Teams on bye week: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Raiders, Jets, Buccaneers
1 Calvin Johnson vs Den – Champ wouldn’t be able to cover him in his prime let alone past it.
2 Nicks vs Mia – I take chances in my WR ranks and he gets the nod because he is due for a huge game soon. Miami is the right matchup for it to happen.
3 Wallace vs NE – You have to think with the extra week to prep for the Steelers that Belichek will make it his goal to take Wallace out of the game. Regardless , he doesn’t have the personnel to execute his defensive gameplans.
4 Welker vs Pit – He is on fire this year , breaking yardage records and dominating the PPR landscape. Pit may contain him a bit , but you never sit him regardless.
5 Steve Smith vs Wash – Newton has really brought life back into a career that was floundering. You can’t help but feel happy for him.
6 Colston vs Stl – He is dominating everyone right now , and the Rams will be no different.
7 Vjax vs KC – Say what you want , but I am gonna keep rolling him out there; especially against a team as beatable for big plays as Kansas City.
8 Bowe vs SD – Same game as the above , worse QB but he still plays as a high end WR1 in almost any matchup.
9 Dez Bryant vs Phi – He has already surpassed Miles Austin as Romo’s most trusted wideout. He looks for him between the 20’s and in the Redzone. At his age and with his skill set he could dominate the position in the years to come.
10 Steve Johnson vs Wash – Had a week off and should come back ready to shine. He is so hard to cover and is all over the field. Fitz loves him and so do I.
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
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
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