Week Three Wonders

Explosive performances were the norm of week three. Big name receivers such as Randy Moss, Anquan Boldin, and TJ Houzmanzadeh kept the live scoring tracker of your leagues updated by the minute. Points just kept racking up on the running back side with the biggest fantasy weekend yet by one, with Ronnie Brown and Brian Westbrook having comparable days. Rushing for over 100 yards with two touchdowns, and also receiving for 100 yards with a reception touchdown. Westbrook left in the fourth quarter with an abdominal strain or he could have had an additional touchdown or to. Thus, Ronnie Brown squeezed out a higher total then Westbrook thanks to his statue of liberty two point conversion.

Nevertheless, Brown has been a dud for fantasy owners most of his career. His only reliable performances have came against the Jets. Is he a one week wonder or just starting to gel in Cam Cameron’s new offense?


Joey Harrington
It’s official any owner that was waiting for the Panthers defense to show something, had to have lit up seeing the Falcons facing them. Yet, Harrington ripped the defense a part and once again the Panthers defense put up a mere few fantasy points. Harrington looked too comfortable out there. This has happened once in awhile during his career and is not going to happen much with the Falcons.

Jon Kitna
Realization occurred this week, and sooner or later Kitna will to. Throwing for nearly 450 yards is an eye popping stat. At a lesser extent but should not be too far off is also his 46 attempts. Mike Martz’s past quarterbacks could not survive a full season in this type of offense (Warner, Bulger) and neither will Kitna. They’re throwing at a higher rate then Martz even did in St. Louis. Start selling Kitna high now and get what you can. A 35 year old veteran that does not know how to slide, has no running game, and airs it fifty times a game. The over/under on how many games he can last is set at six by Notjustagame.

Running Back

Adrian Peterson
His day is coming as an elite fantasy back, but a tease has been placed before owners eyes. Unless Chester Taylor’s injury lingers unexpectedly, then the time share that was supposed to happen will start back up again. Peterson will have his few solid games here and there, but not a string of games like the last three weeks. Especially last week after he fumbled and had that overturned by a challenge, and then fumbled without a review on the very next play. This is comparable to Cadillac Williams a few years ago before he came back down to earth with injuries and not as good of performances.

DeShaun Foster
He may get a feature sole role when he becomes a free agent, but clearly the Panthers want DeAngelo Williams to become that guy. The Panthers have tried far too long for Foster to get it done, and it just hasn’t worked out. He can spread out good performances but just isn’t dependable. Injuries have kept that from happening, and once injury prone, always injury prone.

Earnest Graham
His touchdowns had to of made Cadillac owners sick to their stomachs. Why Cadillac was not a part of those carries is easy to figure out. Graham’s carries suddenly happened right after Williams fumbled at the start of the fourth. Hold onto the ball Cadillac and those touchdowns will be yours.

Wide Receivers

Derrick Mason
He may have caught eight balls including a touchdown, but you can see the fast decline of Mason. He has been a steady healthy receiver that has caught a large amount of footballs, now though the torch is being past to the youngsters in Baltimore. Demetrious Williams has been emerging, and the stud of last year that stole Mason’s shine is back on the field, in, Mark Clayton.

Kevin Curtis
It was just his day…a career day. Curtis did all of his damage practically in one half. It had to do with a lot of things. McNabb was airing it out to prove to people he is still the real deal. The biggest factor though was the Lions secondary that seemed to be fine in covering Reggie Brown on the right side, but horrific with their left corner and safety.

Brandon Marshall
A year or two away from either sinking as a guy people thought would rise, or becoming that player. His size and speed was on showcase but for a few reasons we do not expect this to happen as much. The Broncos running game which had been their main focus was shut down to 47 yards. Even though the Broncos were dominated in the time of possession it forced Cutler to throw a little more. For Javon Walker to be held to ten yards receiving is incredible. Also, Brandon Stokely seems to be getting more involved with the offense.