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I am coming to you from a barely functioning keyboard that has a missing “A” key and every key on the left side stick because some Dr. Pepper got in there and everything is covered in a delicious dried up syrup. Add this to my hard drive crashing a few weeks ago and we can call this a bad month to be my computer. But hey, tech support has no place in fantasy football so, lets just go to the headlines.
Steelers WR Santonio Holmes missed Week 8 after being charged with possession of marijuana. He was disciplined only by the Steelers and not by the NFL. Holmes is slated to play in Week 9.
Those here who tuned into the Rams-Pats game noticed the absence of Rams RB Steven Jackson. Jackson was nursing a strained quad. No worries though, he is set to play in Week 9.
Colts RB Joseph Addai, who has missed the past few weeks with a hamstring injury may play this Sunday against New England. That is good news for Addai owners. The unfortunate part is that the Colts have the worst running game in football with less than 80 yds per game.
I now give you the highs and lows of Week 8:
Brian Westbrook (RB), Philadelphia Eagles: Fresh off broken ribs, Westbrook showed no signs of injury by rushing for 167 yds and 2 TD. He added 42 receiving yds to his day as well.
Santana Moss (WR), Washington Redskins: Moss refuses to slow down with 9 catches for 140 yds and a TD.
Roddy White (WR), Atlanta Falcons: White put together his 3rd straight 100 yd game with 113 yds and 2 TD.
Brandon Jacobs (RB), New York Giants: Jacobs rushed for only 47 yds and failed to find the endzone for the first time since Week 2.
Michael Turner (RB), Atlanta Falcons: Turner disappointed once again with only 58 rushing yds.
Reggie Wayne (WR), Indianapolis Colts: Wayne makes the “Duds” section for the 2nd week in a row with only 29 receiving yds and zero TD.
Donnie Avery (WR), St. Louis Rams: I told SoB’s KC to pick him up last Saturday and it was a good thing he listened. The rookie caught 6 passes for 163 yds and a TD.
Kevin Walter (WR), Houston Texans: Walter had 70 yds receiving and found the endzone twice for his 4th and 5th TD’s of the year.
Leonard Weaver (RB), Seattle Seahawks: The starting FB had a career day receiving with 4 catches for 116 yds and 2 TD.