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Fantasy Football Report: Week 7

If you have a team that is under .500, then you are going to need a small miracle to make the playoffs. If you feel you are in good position, then I say it is time to look at the many weeks ahead and look at all the matchups your players will be facing. Preparing in the present will equal success in the future.

Brodie Croyle Out For Season

Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle is not playing another game in 2008 thanks to a sprained knee he suffered in the loss to the Titans last Sunday. Tyler Thigpen seems to be the starter for Sunday because Damon Huard is also banged up with a thumb injury.

Marques Colston Makes Return

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston, coming off of surgery for a torn thumb ligament, returned to action last Sunday. It was an uneventful return as he caught zero passes and had zero total yards on the day.

Reggie Bush Injures Knee

New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush injured his knee and underwent surgery after injuring it on Sunday against the Panthers. Early reports indicate that Bush will miss an extended period of time.

Now for the ups and downs of Week 7…

Week 7 Top Performers

Steven Jackson (RB), St. Louis Rams: Jackson looked great on Sunday with 160 rush yds and 3 TD.

  • Week 8 Outlook: The Rams head into New England and face a Pats team that has looked shaky all season against the run. However, they looked great on Monday night so, proceed with caution.

Calvin Johnson (WR), Detroit Lions: Johnson didn’t seem to be missing Roy Williams or Jon Kitna when he caught 2 passes for 154 yds and a TD.

  • Week 8 Outlook: The winless Lions face a tough Redskins defense that gives up only 192 pass yds per game.

LenDale White (RB), Tennessee Titans: White had the best game of his young career with 149 rush yds and 3 TD.

  • Week 8 Outlook: White should run all over an abysmal Colts run defense that allowed over 150 rush yds per game.

Week 7 Duds

LaDainian Tomlinosn (RB), San Diego Chargers: LT couldn’t produce another big week as he only amassed 67 total yds on Sunday.

  • Week 8 Outlook: LT and the Chargers get to beat up on a soft New Orleans defense that surrenders over 330 total yds per game.

Frank Gore (RB), San Francisco 49ers: Gore finally hit a wall this season when he rushed for only 11 yds and had 50 receiving yds.

  • Week 8 Outlook: Gore hopes to redeem himself against the Seahawks who allow over 120 rush yds per week to opposing backs.

Reggie Wayne (WR), Indianapolis Colts: Wayne couldn’t get off the ground when he hauled in two catches for a dismal 24 yds.

  • Week 8 Outlook: Things won’t get any easier for Wayne and the Colts as they face one of the best defenses in the NFL in the form of the Titans. Tennessee only gives up 268 total yds per game and allowes a minuscule 11 points per contest.

Unexpected Stars

Visanthe Shiancoe (TE), Minnesota Vikings: I don’t know how to pronounce his name but, what I do know is that he caught his 3rd TD of the season to go with his 68 yds on Sunday.

  • Week 8 Outlook: The Vikings are on the bye but face a favorable matchup in Houston in Week 9. Plus, unlike Tavaris Jackson, Gus Frerotte actually throws the ball so, Shiancoe is a decent option at TE.

Josh Morgan (WR), San Francisco 49ers: Morgan had a breakout game with 5 catches for 86 yds and a TD.

  • Week 8 Outlook: Morgan and the 49ers face that terrible Seahwaks defense that gives up over 360 yds of total offense every week.

Matt Cassel (QB), New England Patriots: Cassel doubled his season total for passing TD when he threw for 3 TD in the win over the Broncos on Monday night.

  • Week 8 Outlook: Cassel and the Patriots go up against a pathetic Rams defense which is responsible for allowing 392 total yds per week.

Sports of Boston Friends and Family League

  • I lost for the 2nd week in a row, this time to SoB’s Chris by a score of 115.80 to 80.24. I had Kurt Warner on the bye week so I couldn’t generate enough points from my QB’s. Micheal Turner was also on the bye. Grrrrrrrrr.
  • SoB’s KC beat SoB’s Mike by a score of 119.46 to 77.18. KC remains in first with a 5-2 record.
  • Our friend over at the Blue Workhorse got a total B.S. victory when he beat SoB’s Jeff by a score of 73.98 to 21.80. Literally, ANY other team would have beaten Blue Wrokhorse in Week 7 and he ended up getting a victory.
  • By the way, I have the 4th most points in the league and am in 9th place with a 3-4 record. What bologna!
  • Recent pickups include: Seneca Wallace, Derrick Ward, John Carlson, Joe Nedney, Amani Toomer, and Bo Scaife.

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Discussion

3 comments for “Fantasy Football Report: Week 7”

  1. I would like to state that I would have had more than 74 points if a substitution I attempted would have worked (or if I would have made sure it did at 4 in the morning).

    I picked up Mewelde Moore when I heard about Larry Johnson going to be inactive and thought I had put him into the lineup Thursday night. However, I was incorrect and Moore ended up with 3 TDs and 31.4 fantasy points on the bench while I got 0.0 from Johnson.

    If I would have lost, I would have been extremely pissed off, but against Jeff and his 2 hurt QBs and 3 bye weeks for players in the starting lineup, it made no difference.

    - Shotgun

    Posted by BlueWorkhorse | October 22, 2008, 2:20 pm
  2. Shotgun you make a good case…you still go lucky though.

    And pete – no need to worry about being 3-4. With one more win, you’re in 4th place (where you should be), so it’s not a big deal yet. If you were two games back, then that would be bush league.

    Posted by KC | October 22, 2008, 5:57 pm
  3. I am having major WR trouble though. See, I knew Houshmandzadeh and Ocho Cinco would be my downfall.

    I didnt even want them! Dammit!!!!

    What’s the matter KC? No Tavaris Jackson defense this week?

    Posted by Pete | October 22, 2008, 11:18 pm

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