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Week 9: Out with the Old, In with the New

Welcome to Week 9 of the
Brew Crew Corner. Out with old and in with the new. It’s a phrase that comes
from an old Scottish clan back in the 1500s but it still hold true today, especially
in the NFL where players such as
Edgerrin James
,
Joey Galloway
and
Chris Chambers
have been let go while new comers such as
Percy Harvin
,
Hakeem Nicks
and
Knowshon Moreno
are the hot rookies right now.

The phrase can also
relate to your fantasy team, as in getting rid of the players you drafted that
you are not performing for new players that will contribute. Dropping an
Eddie Royal
to pick up a
Ryan Moats
, for example. There isn’t a lot of time left in the season so
you have to make your adjustments now and win as many games as you can. The bye
weeks will be over next week so teams will have all their players, including
you.

Teams off on the bye
week: Bills, Browns, Vikings, Jets, Raiders, Rams

Top 10 QBs Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1.
Tom Brady
29.5

2.
Drew Brees
25.3

3.
Tony Romo
25

4.
Aaron Rodgers
24.7

5.
Matt Schaub
21.3

6.
Brett Favre
20.3

7.
Carson Palmer
20

8.
Ben Roethlisberger
19

9.
Joe Flacco
18.5

10.
Peyton Manning
18.5

Top 10 RBs Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1.
Maurice Jones-Drew
38.5

2.
Ray Rice
33.5

3.
Chris Johnson
28

4.
DeAngelo Williams
27.7

5.
Thomas Jones
25.3

6.
Adrian Peterson
24.7

7.
Cedric Benson
23

8.
Steven Jackson
22.3

9.
Steve Slaton
19.7

10.
Ricky Williams
19.5

Top 10 WRs Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1.
Wes Welker
31.5

2.
Miles Austin
26.5

3.
Reggie Wayne
26.5

4.
Randy Moss
24.5

5.
Chad Ochocinco
24

6.
Marques Colston
22.7

7.
Vincent Jackson
21

8.
DeSean Jackson
19

9.
Larry Fitzgerald
18.3

10.
Sidney Rice
18.3

Top 10 TEs Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1.
Vernon Davis
22.5

2.
Owen Daniels
18

3.
Dallas Clark
15

4.
Spencer Havner
14.5

5.
Heath Miller
14

6.
Jeremy Shockey
13

7.
Zach Miller
12.7

8.
Tony Gonzalez
12

9.
Fred Davis
11.5

10.
Tony Scheffler
11.5

Top 10 Ks Last Three
Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1.
Nick Folk
13.5

2.
David Akers
13.3

3.
Nate Kaeding
12

4.
Steven Hauschka
11.5

5.
Matt Stover
11.5

6.
Mason Crosby
11

7.
Ryan Longwell
11

8.
Jeff Reed
10.5

9.
Josh Brown
10.3

10. Dan Carpenter 10

Top 10 D/STs Last
Three Weeks

according to Shark League scoring by average points per game

1. Patriots 21.5

2. Steelers 20.5

3. Cowboys 19

4. Dolphins 19

5. Colts 17

6. Panthers 16.3

7. Chargers 15.7

8. Eagles 15.3

9. Packers 15

10. Saints 15

10 Struggling Players
Last Three Weeks

according to
Shark League scoring by average points per game

1.
Ahmad Bradshaw
9

2.
Matt Cassel
9

3.
Ronnie Brown
9

4.
Lance Moore
8.3

5.
Brandon Marshall
7.5

6.
Jamal Lewis
7.7

7.
Andre Caldwell
7

8.
Jake Delhomme
7

9. Braylon Edwards 7

10
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
6.5

The
Golden Mug Award

Awarded to the
fantasy player who came through for their team.

Chris Johnson – 24 carries,
228 yards, 2 TD. With
Vince Young
behind center, Johnson’s season can be saved by providing a
different type of offense then they were running before. This is Johnson’s second
200+ yard game.

Ryan Moats – 23 carries, 126
yards 3 TD. Prior to this game Moats had carried the ball in one game for 56
yards. With the coaching staff not happy with
Steve Slaton
’s fumbling, they have given Moats a chance to run the ball but
he will not carry the bulk of the load long. I will label him a one-week
wonder.

Maurice Jones Drew – 8 carries,
177 yards, 2 TD – MJD is on track to be the fantasy MVP this season and has
proven that he earned his Top 3 draft selection this year. He is the offense
for the Jaguars.

The Urinal
Cake Award

Awarded to the fantasy player who you would like to, well you know.

Mike Sims-Walker 2
catches, 9 yards. In four quality starts he has averaged 99.5 yards with three
touchdowns. He returned with just nine yards. With Jones-Drew running wild, you
would think the play action would be there and that the passing lanes would be
open.

Shonn Greene – 8 carries,
18 yards; 1 lost fumble. Green was a big waiver wire pick up last week after he
ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns, so many people used him in replace of
Leon Washington as either a flex or a bye week fill in only to receive nothing
in return. He was a prime example why some players are on the waiver wire to
begin with.

Brandon Marshall – 4 catches,
24 yards.

Marshall
was thrown to eight times but had a hard time finding yards against the Ravens
defense. He has another tough matchup this week against the Steelers.

MATCHUPS

The matchups
I like this week for QBs:

Aaron Rodgers against the
Buccaneers. The Buccaneers have allowed the third-most passing touchdowns (with
16) and have nine plays of 40+ yards. That is second only to

Kansas City, who has allowed 10. The Bucs
give up 214 passing yards (15th). With

Green
Bay
ninth in passing offense, this will be a good game
for Rodgers to air it out.

Philip Rivers against the
Giants. The past few weeks have not been kind to the Giants defense as they
have been scored on in bunches. Even though they are third in the league in passing
yards allowed with 165, they have given up 12 passing touchowns and 22 plays
over 20 yards. The secondary has been hurt by injuries and the Chargers are
getting this team at the right time of the season.

Matt Hasselbeck against
the Lions. This is the only week I am endorsing Hasselbeck. He has been up and
down and will eventually get hurt again. So start him, rack up the points and
then trade or dump him. The Lions have allowed the second-most passing
touchdowns (with 18) and are giving up 251.9 passing yards (27th).

The Matchups
I like this week for RBs:

Maurice Jones-Drew
against the Chiefs. As one of the top running backs in the league, Jones-Drew gets
a taste matchup where he can continue to rack up the yards.

Kansas City is allowing 132.1 rushing yards
(26th) with six rushing touchdowns given up. The Chiefs also allow 25.9 points
per game, setting up for plenty of scores.

Frank Gore against the
Titans. This season Titans are allowing 30.1 points per game, which is last in
the NFL. They are also allowing 112.4 rushing yards (18th) with seven rushing
touchdowns. Gore ran well last week and finished with 134 total yards with a
64-yard touchdown. The Titans have given up an 80-yard run this season and have
surrendered three plays for 40+ yards, most in the league.

Clinton

Portis against the Falcons. The
Redskins season is a mess but there is still time to win some games or at least
knock some teams out of the playoffs. The Falcons gave up 146 yards last week
and 116 the week before. They are allowing 121.7 rushing yards (27th) with five
touchdowns. The Redskins coming off a bye have had two weeks under the new play
calling to get thing in order.

The
matchups I don’t like this week for QBs:

Kyle Orton against the
Steelers. Orton and the Broncos passing game had a tough outing against the
Ravens and now find themselves in a conference matchup against the Steelers, who
are allowing 214.4 passing yards but have given up just nine touchdowns. The Steelers
are holding opponents to 18.4 points per game (seventh).

Matt Schaub against the
Colts. The Texans are third in the league with 282 passing yards, but the Colts
are tight on passing defense with 180.1 passing yards (seventh) and lead the
league with only three passing touchdowns given. Look for the Colts to jump out
early, forcing Schaub to make bad throws into coverage.

Jake Delhomme against the
Saints. The Panthers won last week but it wasn’t because of the passing game.
Steve Smith
did get his first touchdown of the season but the run game and
the defense is what put

Carolina
ahead. When a quarterback like Delhomme has 13 interceptions thrown goes up
against a team that leads the league with 16 interceptions, it’s a disaster waiting
to happen. Be afraid Jake; be very afraid.

The matchups I don’t like this week for RBs:

Ronnie Brown against

New England. It’s usually against the second half of the
season when the Wildcat isn’t effective as it was early in the year. Although
the Patriots give up 109.4 rushing yards (15th), they have allowed just one rushing
touchdown all season. Look for

New England to
shut the wild cat down and make the Dolphins play catch up through the air.

Brian Westbrook against
the Cowboys. This NFC East game features two division foes who are 5-2. These
games are either high scoring or defensive battles. I’m going with the defensive
battle this week. Also, Westbrook has been dealing with a concussion so I won’t
be counting on him playing well this week. He faces a

Dallas defense that is allowing 105 rushing
yards (13th) with just three rushing touchdowns.

Matt Forte against the
Cardinals. Forte has been up and down all season and this is a game where he
will struggle. The Cardinals defense prior to last week has played the run
well. They are allowing 96.3 rushing yards with five rushing touchdowns.

Good luck to everyone in
Week 9.

Cheers!

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