Running a bit late on this week’s update, but at least I get to watch Syracuse embarrass Louisville while I’m at it. (31-14 Syracuse, right now. Their road uniforms look a lot less like they made them themselves. Here’s their home uniform from the Washington game.)
I made a few adjustments to the starting lineup last week. Paid off a bit.
QB Ben Roethlisberger: Seriously, I had to start him. He was going up against the Bills. However, the Steelers’ run-oriented offense is a problem for starting him all year.
WR Marques Colston: The New Orleans offense is still terrible, but Colston got one of the touchdowns.
WR Calvin Johnson: What’s the record for touchdowns for a rookie?
WR Bernard Berrian: Seriously? KC stopped him? The best wide receiver on a team with Rex Grossman is only as good as Rex Grossman.
RB Frank Gore: His mom died last week, and he played and played well. Tough man.
RB Adrian Peterson: Got held to 66 yards rushing by Detroit, but also had 50+ yards receiving. I’m going to call him Roger Craig.
TE Dallas Clark: Peyton’s finally figuring out how awesome Clark can be. Or maybe it’s just the fact everyone runs Cover Two now, so the tight end is always open.
K Jason Elam: Denver fans must be frustrated about their problems punching the ball into the endzone. I’m loving it.
DEF Carolina: As a Panthers fan, I just have to say “Ouch.”
Points Scored: 97. Oddly enough, still only good enough to move into sixth place in a nine-team league. One team scored 160. (Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson.)
Points Left on the Bench: 62. Not bad. My starters definitely outperformed my bench this week. 130 points so far.
Big Changes: Not much. Dropped RB Thomas Jones for RB Kevin Jones. Kevin’s been a fixture on my fantasy football teams the last few years, and he’s back from injury.
Benched No More: No permanent changes, probably, but an experiment. Let’s see how RB Derrick Ward does against the Redskins. (As a Skins fan as well, I hope he does well and no one else does.) WR Wes Welker should get his share of catches in the Patriot offense, and I’m hoping QB Drew Brees has a breakthrough game this week.
Watching: WR Jacoby Jones, still. Andre Johnson’s injury means a starting spot, but what can he do with it? QB Matt Schaub, because he’s steadily getting better.
Wow, 38-21 Syracuse in the fourth quarter. Ha ha. 🙂