Welcome to Week 4 of the Brew Crew Corner. When we drafted players over the summer, we expect the superstars to lead the leagues we play in. So far players such as Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, Frank Gore and Peyton Manning have delivered on expectations. Players we targeted in the middle rounds in anticipation of producing like Arian Foster and Jahvid Best have also done well. Then there are the players that have disappointed us so far this season. Players like Maurice Jones-Drew, Larry Fitzgerald, Randy Moss and Michael Turner are not even ranked in the top 50. There is still time for these players to turn things around, and if you can get these players cheap in a trade do so now because they will cost too much later on.
In week 4 we are faced with the first round of bye weeks. The Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players will all be unavailable this week. Now is the time to look at your roster and plug up the holes you may have from bye weeks. You may want to start targeting the kickers of these teams next week if they are available on waivers so that you cover your bye week needs at that position for the rest of the season.
Week 4 will be the NFL’s 1st quarter of games. Let’s take a look at how the season is shaping up.
Through Three Weeks, Who Knew …
That the Denver Broncos would lead the league in passing yards with 350 yards per game?
That the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are 3-0, are tied with the Buffalo Bills for dead last in the league in passing at 139.3 yards per game?
That the Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Vikings would be tied for last in the league with just two passing touchdowns?
That Mark Sanchez, Peyton Manning and the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks have not thrown an interception?
That the Jacksonville Jaguars’ longest pass this season is 26 yards, while the San Diego Chargers and the Broncos lead the league with 18 passes of 20 yards or more.
That the Eagles lead the league in sacks allowed with 14 while the Cowboys have allowed just one.
That the Chiefs would be 3-0 and lead the league in rushing with 160.7 yards per game?
That the Saints would be last with just 57.3 rushing yards per game?
That Jacksonville and the Bears still don’t have a rushing touchdown?
That nine teams have yet to have a rush play for more than 20 yards? The list includes Dallas, Denver, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago and Buffalo. That means Maurice Jones-Drew has yet to score on the ground and doesn’t have a run of more than 20 yards for those scoring at home.
Through Three weeks, Who Knew in Fantasy Leagues …
That Michael Vick is the No. 1 quarterback?
That Brett Favre would be 26th among quarterbacks with 29 fantasy points?
That Jonathan Stewart is only averaging six fantasy points and is ranked 47th?
That Shonn Greene is ranked one below Stewart averaging just 5.7 fantasy points?
That Austin Collie would be the top wide receiver?
That Santana Moss is relevant to fantasy again, ranked seventh?
That Jason Witten would be the 21st ranked tight end?
That Garrett Hartley, the top-ranked kicker in drafts, has already lost his job?
That the Chiefs’ defense would be ranked third while the Baltimore Ravens are ranked 27th?