Audibles for week #6… Questions on my mind?
Is Tim Tebow worth a spot on your roster? What is his value going forward?
My answer is very cloudy… Shake the Magic 8 ball again?
The Broncos have young talent at Wide Receiver with Eric Decker, and Demaryius Thomas. Rumors are rampant with the trade deadline quickly approaching as to the status of Brandon Lloyd. This isn’t a good thing. Tebow’s presence is more an indicator that the Broncos will ditch the pass first strategy and rely more on the legs of the second year signal caller. I love the emotion, leadership, and presence that Tim Tebow brings to the table. The main issue lies inside his value as a passer.
Since we have seen more 400-yard performances early this year than ever before. You simply can’t make a case for Tebow this year except for a bye-week fill in. Tebow is outside the Top 20 quarterbacks and although there may be a few instances that merit a look at Tebow, I’d much rather look at a guy like Colt McCoy or Andy Dalton.
I’m going to take a pass right now.
Is Tim Hightower a viable option going forward?
This is an easy one. Yes.
Ryan Torain is
not a sustainable option. His injury history concerns me. While he may be the one with the hot hand today, this can change as fast as the wind direction. Tim Hightower is in the dog house with Mike Shannahan, but he will still play and he determines just how much. If Hightower has the more productive carries, he will receive more going forward. Hightower had this mentality in Arizona, and was highly productive. I am not letting this episode of musical chairs deter me from keeping Hightower on the roster and neither should you. Keep Hightower on your roster and take a wait and see approach.
I think this thing with Torain will motivate Hightower to step up even bigger in the end. Torain has missed 31 games since his first appearance in week 10 of 2008. He missed all of 2009.
Are you seeing the pattern?
Which receiver had his “AHA” moment last week ?
The answer: Steve Breaston– WR Kansas City Chiefs
Just when you think Kansas City is a doormat, Matt Cassel throws 4 TD’s last week. Having to throw the ball looks good on this ball club. This translates into more targets, catches, and TD’s. Todd Haley is riding Breaston like he did in Arizona. Breaston saw himself with a nice day last week. Since you won’t be able to rely on any kind of consistent running game, the passing game is what you will be forced to rely on. I see Breaston’s value skyrocketing into low end WR2/WR3 numbers. The schedule for Kansas City the rest of the way is not exactly difficult with respect to the passing game.
If you can snag him, or acquire him cheap, I suggest that you do so.
As far as TE’s go who can you grab and start with confidence?
There are a few that have caught my eye this week. Kellen Winslow-TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers has a favorable match up against New Orleans this week. He has been involved and quietly has 22 catches on the season. He gets into the end zone this week.
Visanthe Shiancoe and Kyle Rudolph should both have some nice numbers against a Chicago defense that ranks dead last against the tight end position. I think Rudolph will turn a few heads as McNabb has the green light to get aggressive throwing the football.
Which Rookie Running back has the best opportunity this week?
Delone Carter-RB Indianapolis Colts
Joseph Addai is out and despite the poor match up against a very good Bengals’ Defense, I think Carter makes a strong bid to take over the starting gig. The backfield will be almost kRBBC this week, I have a sneaky suspicion that the light goes on over his head this week. He has the skill set, the desire, and the opportunity. I don’t expect anywhere near the century mark but 80 yards and a TD would be a stellar performance and give the folks in Indy something to think about.
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