Football Fantasyland: Coffeeshop Update

Posted: October 5, 2011 in Sports
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For any loyal readers I have, I apologize for my absence but I lost my home internet connection. Never fear though I’m here with pick-up updates for you as we head into week 5.

HB

Stevan Ridley, NE – He’s probably going to be a guy you store on your bench for awhile (but with the Jets next week and Woodhead possibly missing time he may split with Green-Ellis and would make a solid fill-in.) The argument is simple. He looked awesome in preseason and he looked good last week. Keep in mind it was against the Raiders and Belicheck is about as reliable as Mike Shanahan when it comes to who carries the ball each week.

WR

Titus Young, DET – Stafford doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon, but Nate Burleson sure does. Young is the guy taking his tagets and while he hasn’t broken out yet I’d be surprised if he doesn’t come up big in the next few weeks.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK – I might be crazy on this one, but he got a lot of looks from Campbell, he’s a burner and his hands have improved. Plus it seems to be a rule that Oakland first round picks take a few injury plagued years to realize their potential. He’s a good fill guy in deeper leagues for now, and I think from here on out he has more value than Denarius Moore.

QB

Matt Hasselbeck, TEN- Honestly he should have been picked up two weeks ago by anyone who thought this was Joe Flacco’s year. if he’s available and you need a back-up or even a replacement starter grab him now. But be warned CJ2K looks to be back in business and Kenny Britt is gone for the season so there could be a few rough games ahead.

Donovan McNabb, MIN – This is a little bold since McNabb could be pulled in favor of Ponder, but for now I’m trusting that he’s the starter and I think he has a good match-up this week if your QB is on bye (otherwise it’s probably not worth it.) But after watching Cassel last week (against the Vikes) I think McNabb and the Vikings are due for a win.

Curtis Painter, IND – Again, no clue if he’s even starting for his team, but Caldwell’s nuts not to ride Painter’s hot hand. I don’t recommend a pick up just yet, but Painter looked good against a solid Tampa defense. Keep an eye on him, he knows the system best and he has two years under Manning finally working in his favor.

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