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Fantasy Intelligence Report – Week 11

W.10.R. – Week 10 Reactions

– I can’t say that I’m too surprised that Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback John Skelton lit up the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense for 315 yards and three touchdowns. I mean, after all, it was Kevin Kolb’s former team, and the average height in the Eagles’ secondary isn’t much taller than that “Child’s Play” doll Chucky.

– I don’t mean to be a bragging brat, but when it comes to the Washington Redskins’ running back situation I have to say, “I told you so!” Yes, Roy Helu averaged more yards per carry, but Ryan Torain got the majority of the carries and started the game.

– The Houston Texans beat up on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers so bad that third-string running back Derrick Ward rushed for more yards than LeGarrette Blount, and Derrick Mason caught a 16-yard pass. Oh, and Arian Foster combined for 186 total yards and two touchdowns. The Buccaneers’ offense is like watching a really bad comedy that just makes you irritated. For me, it’s Soul Plane.

– Yay! Chris Johnson finally showed up with his Usher lunchbox. I have to be honest, though, and say that Johnson rushing for 130 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers doesn’t mean that he’s “back.” It just means that he did what he was supposed to do – run all over a Carolina defense that has allowed a league-high 12 touchdowns, to go along with 137.6 rushing yards allowed per game.

– When guys like Chastin West (Jacksonville) and Jacob Tamme (Indianapolis) are the leading receivers for their teams, in the same game no less, you know that there are super-sized issues with those pitiful offenses.

N.N. – News Nuggets

According to
CSN Philly, Vince Young will likely start at quarterback against the New York Giants for the Philadelphia Eagles if Michael Vick (rib injury) can’t.

According to the
Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green will be a game-time decision this week against the Baltimore Ravens. Green reportedly has a bone bruise in his right knee.

According to the
San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Carson Palmer is taking control of the Raiders’ offense and has been very aggressive off the field.

According to the
Washington Post, the Washington Redskins will be sticking with Rex Grossman as their starting quarterback when they play the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. He gives them “the best chance to win.”

According to the
Kansas City Star, with Matt Cassel likely done for the season, Tyler Palko will get the start this week against the New England Patriots on Monday night.

According to, Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Kevin Kolb is doubtful for this week’s game against the 49ers. This means that the smoking hot right arm of John Skelton will probably be put to good use. Plan accordingly.

According to the
San Diego Union-Tribune, there’s a belief that rookie wide receiver Vincent Brown has what it takes to be a real threat at the NFL level. In the last two games Brown has caught a combined nine passes for 176 yards.  He scored his first career touchdown last week against the Oakland Raiders.

T.S. – Tough Starts

Quarterback Andy Dalton vs. Baltimore: As good as Dalton has been as of late (seven touchdowns in the last three games) he has yet to face a pass defense like the one Baltimore brings week in and week out. Plus, the Ravens have allowed a league-low six touchdowns via air this season. Let the red-hot Dalton warm the bench this week.

Running Back Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells vs. San Francisco: Wells and the rest of the Cardinals’ rushing attack will be matched up this week against the best run defense in the NFL. The 49ers are allowing a league-low 73.2 yards per contest, and have yet to surrender a touchdown to a running back. It probably would be best to sit Wells down this week.

Quarterback Josh Freeman vs. Green Bay: Yes, the Packers are currently one of the worst pass defenses from a statistical standpoint, but they are coming off their best game last week and are playing at home. Plus, against the other three NFC North opponents this season, Freeman has combined to throw six interceptions to just four touchdowns. The Buccaneers’ offense is sputtering, and so is Freeman in Week 11.

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