Welcome to the Week in Review column on FantasySharks.com in which I will be discussing the previous week’s NFL action. This article highlights the best and worst performers of the week, along with some other vital fantasy advice and information. So strap yourself in and enjoy the season.
Ballers of the Week
, QB Denver Broncos
In the preseason, Cutler stated that he wanted to finish a top five QB in 2008. Well, if he puts up more performances like the one he put up in week two than that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Cutler dissected a solid Charger defense and helped to put up 39 points against them. He finished the day 36-50 for 350 yards with four TD’s and just one INT. Cutler threw a game-tying TD pass and go-ahead two-point conversion pass to Eddie Royal with less than 30 seconds left in the game and looked like a veteran all day. He is well on his way to being a great QB in the league and should be starting every week in fantasy leagues no matter what.
, WR Arizona Cardinals
Boldin had one of those monster games that fantasy owners dream of, as he piled up 140 yards on just six receptions and three touchdowns. It’s encouraging to see Boldin giving 100% even though he doesn’t want to play for
, WR Denver Broncos
Welcome back Brandon Marshall. After missing the first game of the season because of disciplinary reasons,
Busts of the Week
LT put together another subpar performance on Sunday and is yet to find the end zone after two weeks. He rushed 10 times for just 26 yards and had two catches for 14 more against
With the loss of Tom Brady, it was expected that Moss would take a hit in production, but to have just two catches for 22 yards was not what fantasy owners had in mind. Though he had a miserable game, all is not lost for Randy as he was targeted on a number of red zone attempts and just missed a 50-yard pass from QB Matt Cassel. As
Aside from the play of WR Dwayne Bowe, there is nothing else encouraging coming out of the Chiefs in the first two weeks of the 2008 season, and this includes the play of Johnson, who is slowly moving away from the stud RB status that he used to hold. In week two, he carried the ball just 12 times for 22 yards, had zero receptions and let the media know how unhappy he was after the game. This isn’t good news for LJ and his owners, but keep in mind that he is playing
Sproles had quite the game against the Broncos, racking up 317 all-purpose yards, including a 103-yard kickoff return for a TD and a 66-yard TD reception. Not bad for a backup running back. Spectacular fantasy day aside, the real reason Sproles should be picked up is because LaDainian Tomlinson’s health is really up in the air right now. He says that he will be fine for week three, but he has a fairly significant toe sprain that could linger with him for the rest of the season. At the very least, Sproles has worked himself into being more involved in the offense even if LT is healthy.
The Bills defense was solid for a second straight week as they held a good
After a disappointing NFL debut in week one, Stewart bounced back nicely and is already looking like the first round pick that
Keep on Your Fantasy Radar
, WR Buffalo Bills
Hardy isn’t someone I would necessarily go after right now, but he should be put on your watch list at the very least. He is a rookie who is still learning the offense and is sitting in the No. 4 receiver spot right now, but his future is very bright in
Must Start in Week Three
Must Bench in Week Three
Williams is slowly losing his starting job to rook Stewart and had a terrible outing in week two. It doesn’t get any easier for him either as he has to go up against a stingy