Audibles Week 4
Welcome to another edition of Audibles. These are the tidbits I noticed last week coupled with some projections.
Darren Sproles has been struggling running the football. His 37 carries in the last three games has net a total of 90 yards, a measly 2.43 yards per carry. However, he has 14 catches for 181 yards, which translates into 12.9 yards per catch. He also has two TDs (one rush, one receiving).
Expect to see his yards per carry stay the same against a very formidable Steeler defense. The reality is that he is quite a weapon in open space, but getting past the first line of defenders has been difficult for the 5-foot-6, 181-pound Sproles.
Michael Bennett cut into his carries last week and had a measly 2.25 yards per carry versus 2.28 for Sproles. It isn’t a size thing;
Michael Turner to 65 yards on 22 carries, or 2.95 yards per carry, in Week 1. In Week 2, the Dolphins allowed only 66 yards rushing to the tandem of Joseph Addai/Donald Brown.
I’m officially on board the Sproles train to yardage town. The latter part of this season, Sproles has favorable matchups. This week I see him at 12 carries for 42 yards, and four catches for 48 yards and a score. That’s very serviceable numbers for a No. 2/No. 3 back.
Andre Caldwell is really pushing Laveranues Coles for playing time.
I’m seeing him giving the Bengals no choice but to keep him on the field and moving up to the No. 2 spot. I see Chad Ochocinco getting the most looks this week, then
While I wouldn’t bump any legitimate receivers to start
Torry Holt this week. Holt has been frustrated in weeks past, but he is the ultimate team player.
I’m going out on a limb with this one: seven catches, 104 yards and a TD for Holt. This will be his high as a Jaguar and will be the second-highest total he posts this season.
Vincent Jackson, is there any receiver getting more looks than the third quarter, man? Jerricho Cotchery is climbing the ladder out of fantasy mediocrity to the top of fantasy stardom. His 285 yards is third ahead of studs like
Given the newness of this season, I am not jumping to conclusions just yet. I am excited about the matchup this weekend versus
I say Cotchery exceeds his trend of six catches and 95 yards this week. I am going eight catches, 113 yards and a TD. The Saints are only giving up 67 yards on the ground average which translates into a whole lot of passing.
Michael Bush to add to the total.
Bush as a super sneaky sleeper play this week. He should be available in some leagues because everyone views
I’ll go 88 total yards and a score on nine carries with three receptions. If you need a bye week with upside, Bush is your guy.
Don’t confuse the Raiders as a passing team, they will run most of the game against
Matt Forte gives the Bears the balanced attack that has been missing in weeks past. Forte is due for a TD on a screen pass as well.
I like those screen passes that turn into free yards for your QB. The Lions won last week and the confidence is high but the reality is that the Bears are too much for them to handle.
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