to watch in week 6 …
1. Watch the
offense after the bye week. Jay Cutler and crew will give the Falcons plenty of
Tom Brady and company left them scratching their heads in the 26-10 loss.
Expect to see that this week as
opens it up in the second half.
has been giving fantasy owners fits. The inability to run the ball goes much
deeper than Larry Johnson, who is averaging a measly 2.4 yards per carry. The
offensive philosophy to run out of the shotgun formation is a joke. The delay
or draw play is overused in this offense.
The I and pro set formations are not happening due to the Chiefs having only
one fullback on the roster. Mike Cox, who is 6-foot, 252 pounds, out of Georgia
Tech is used more as a receiver than a blocker thus far. Look for some I-formation
sets this week against the Redskins, where Johnson is again the tailback,
utilizing his blocking fullback. I expect it will produce more favorable
results. I’m going out on a thin limb here and projecting Johnson having 22
carries for 84 yards and a score.
3. The complete destruction of the Jaguars last week by
Hasselback was playing well up to the injury, and then the ‘Hawks had to learn
to use Seneca Wallace as the starter. Those days are long behind them as they
at home this week.
I like Nate Burleson this week again based on his average targets per week (9.8).
I will say Burleson grabs seven balls for 104 and a score.
per week to wide receivers, which ranks 28th.
points per week to wideouts (20th). That bodes well for Anquan Boldin and Larry
has been giving it up on the ground. They rank near the bottom in points given
up to running backs (29th). Expect the Jets to tone down the offense this week
in a real grind-it-out game. I like Thomas Jones and Leon Johnson, in that
On the other side, Lee Evans has a speed advantage over Lito Sheppard. Roscoe
Parish and Josh Reed are both ailing. If neither can go, look for Steve Johnson
to step up as the WR3 and have some good yardage. I do expect the
full effect, I’d rather look at other options.
can’t stop the run. That is good news for Correll Buckhalter and Knowshon
Moreno owners. Buckhalter will play and has been tearing it up with an
astonishing 7.22 yards per carry. Look for
looked like a marginal No. 2 back to-date. My guess is that the former
Cornhusker “Buck” will outshine the rookie this week. I have him at 11 carries
for 92 yards, three catches for 33 yards and a score. Expect the Chargers to
press coverage until Orton can throw a ball past 17 yards.
If I am the defensive coordinator, I play a flat dime, sending extra bodies
early and often to expose Orton.
I make him throw the ball over the top instead of these short routes. I don’t
think he’s capable. Orton is not the QB you think he is. Brandon Marshall made
him look awfully good last week in their suicide bomber meets candy striper
uniforms from last week.
When the game was on the line last week,
answered the call. I do like him but not this week as Cedric Benson runs wild
against the Texans, who are the second to last in points per week given to
running backs (17.2 per week). Benson was drunk on his boat, resisted arrest and
He is very angry about getting exposed as the thug that he is. He will smack
you down if you stand in his way to the end zone. He’ll have 22 carries, 101
yards and a score.
Six things I am going to look forward to this weekend:
1.Waking up to breakfast on Sunday morning.
2. Watching all the action on Direct TV instead of the local channels that
favor Bay Area teams that I loathe.
3. Bass Fishing all day Monday and listening to the Monday Night game via
Sirius Satellite Radio on the drive home.
4. Smoking a pork shoulder on Sunday for eight hours that has been marinating
in a maple rub for the previous two days.
5. Listening to nothing having to do with the 49ers.
6. Winning my work football pool for the third consecutive week.
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