Welcome to the regular season version of the Nuthouse. Sorry about missing last week, I was still detoxing from my main auction draft and a sports week that included visits to Yankee Stadium, the U.S. Open and the opening NFL game between my beloved Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. Heck of a week for yours truly.
And yes, tough guys, I do recommend attending the U.S. Open. Tennis is for sissies, you say? That’s what I thought, until I attended the Nadal-Querrey match – very cool atmosphere. Expensive, but cool nonetheless. So there.
One last thing before the actual fantasy talk – have you seen the
Chris Cooley fantasy draft? I demand you watch it – easily the most humorous thing involving fantasy football in years. Not only do Jason Campbell, Fred “Love Boat” Smoot and Colt Brennan know absolutely nothing about fantasy football, Cooley’s wife and her friend are making better picks than them! Fantastic. The only thing missing from this draft was a team co-owned by me and
Ben Ice. Watch the video and then imagine Ben and I making picks while ostracized in the corner, giggling like schoolchildren at everyone’s picks and high-fiving ours while getting disgusted looks from the hot chicks and Fred Smoot. But I digress. Got to keep it quick, so here are some storylines for this week:
The Buffalo-Jacksonville game may be very telling:
I know you can’t take a lot out of the first couple of weeks of an NFL season, but some times things are glaring, like how bad
Is Matt Forte for real?
In one game, Forte did something Cedric Benson and his first-round pedigree never could – find a hole and cut up into it hard for chunks of yardage. He may not be able to do it against
The Colston effect:
How will the Saints offense run without its top wideout? Which waiver wire wonder will emerge is Colston’s absence? Does this increase or decrease Shockey’s value? All interesting questions. I think the key to this whole puzzle is how Sean Payton decides to use Reggie Bush. If he moves him out to the slot for a good amount of snaps and runs with Pierre Thomas or, hold your breath, Deuce McAllister, then the dynamic changes. But for now, expect to see David Patten receive the lion’s share of passes to WRs, with Devery Henderson serving as the designated bomb-catcher. If not doubled to death, Shockey could start putting together some 8-10 catch performances over the next few weeks.
Cutler and a new Three Amigos?
This week is a question of validity for
Time for your close-up, Mr. Cassel:
Nobody here is surprised that Randy Moss’ back acted up as soon as Tom Brady’s season was pronounced DOA. Hey, maybe it’s sympathy pains. But has there ever been a completely unknown like Matt Cassel in fantasy sports since, well, Tom Brady? Fortunately for
Are the glory days of the
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