Contender or Pretender?
The AFC looks to be one of the most clustered conference races in recent years. I am going to sort this out right now.
and the Patriots are nothing. There is a reason Matt Cassel has not started since high school. It is because he makes reads like a high school QB. He stares a WR down, and if he is not open, he can’t make his progressions and looks to run. The problem is he is not athletic enough to run. This team is done.
Greg Camarillo of the Dolphins was targeted eight times Sunday, which ties his season high. He has caught a respectable 63 percent of his targets this season and is the main WR in
Matt Forte has been amazing this year no doubt. For a rookie though, touching the rock 129 times in your first five NFL games might be a little much. He has 80 fantasy points through only five games, and I love his talent. Problem is, I just don’t know if he can hold up for 16 games. In the last two weeks combined, he has carried it 34 times for 79 yards, 2.3 yards per carry. I am not saying go out and trade the boy, but just be weary that he might not be the Top 5 back he appears to be right now.
Chris Chambers has five touchdowns on 11 receptions this season; his trade value will never be higher then it is right now. The same can be said for guys like Isaac Bruce (four TDs on 14 catches), and Lavernanues Coles (four TDs on 18 catches).
Jason Witten has 10 more receptions and 150 more yards then the next closest TE to him in each category. Any question of who the top fantasy TE is has already been answered in 2008.
David Garrard, who is currently ranked as the 15th best QB in fantasy football, is starting to get hotter. I would recommend acquiring him before his value gets high at all. After a slow start, I expect him to put up many solid 17-point plus fantasy games. You can count on him for around 200 yards passing, a touchdown or two in the air and some rushing stats. From Week 6 on last season, Garrard had seven multi-touchdown games and threw for over 185 yards in eight of his nine full games played. Now is the time folks: his next four games are against the Broncos, Browns, Bengals and Lions.