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Tom Brady, Brain Westbrook, Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Steven Jackson, and Randy Moss. What do they all have in common? They all went in the first round in the SoB Fantasy Football League. Guess what? They have performed far below expectations. Seriously, the first round is supposed to set the pace for your whole draft. Hell, your whole season. At least we can learn from our mistakes. Now for the headlines.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Brain Westbrook suffered two broken ribs during Sunday’s game against Washington. If the Eagles were smart, they would not play Westbrook in Week 6 because they have the bye week in Week 7 which would give him two weeks to rest.
Buffalo Bills’ QB Trent Edwards took a nasty hit on Sunday that resulted in a concussion. Edwards left the game and did not return. J.P. Losman replaced him and went 15-20 for 220 yds, 1 TD and 1 INT. The Bills have the bye in Week 6 but it is uncertain if Edwards will play in Week 7.
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub did not start Sunday against the Colts due to an illness that kept him in the hospital Saturday night. He was on the sideline for the game in case he was needed to replace Sage Rosenfels. Schaub’s job is not in jeopardy and he should be starting this week against Miami.
I now present to you the best and worst of Week 5…
DeAngelo Williams (RB), Carolina Panthers: Probably in fear of losing more carries to rookie Jonathan Stewart, Williams lit it up with 148 total yds and 3 TD.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh (WR), Cincinnati Bengals: Housh (I am not gong to keep spelling his name) hauled in 7 catches for 85 yds and 2 TD.
Ben Roethlisberger (QB), Pittsburgh Steelers: Big Ben had his first game of the season where he threw for over 200 yds by throwing for 309 yds and 3 TD.
Julius Jones (RB), Seattle Seahawks: After accumulating 267 rush yds and 2 TD in his previous two contests, Jones only had 61 rush yds and zero TD in Week 5.
Donovan MCNabb (QB), Philadelphia Eagles: McNabb only threw for 196 yds and had no TD in Week 5.
Chad Johnson (WR), Cincinnati Bengals: Ocho Cinco continues to suck, but he put on his best performance of the season with 43 receiving yds.
Isaac Bruce (WR), San Francisco 49ers: Bruce is showing he can still contribute with 2 of his 3 receptions going for TD’s.
Domenik Hixon (WR), New York Giants: In the absence of Plaxico Burress, Hixon stepped up and caught 4 passes for 102 yds and a TD.
Greg Camarillo (WR), Miami Dolphins: Camarillo seems to have something good going on with Chad Pennington. Camarillo tallied 68 yds and a TD in Week 5.
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