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Fantasy Football Report: Week 3

Peyton Hillis

And I’m back after a one week hiatus. I know we all hate hearing the old saying of “every point counts”. Now, I will tell you that I recently lived it. This past week, I lost both of my matchups in my two leagues by a combined 2.5 points! Pretty heartbreaking. I mean, I fully expected to lose both matchups after the dust settled on Sunday night, but to wake up to that on Tuesday morning was quite the disappointment.

I’ve put down my copy of A**holes Finish First by Tucker Max long enough to dig deep down and give you the news on what has transpired this past week in the fantasy world. So, to quote the great Coolio:

Awwwwwwwww Here it Goes!

Injury Bug

  • Houston’s Andre Johnson re-aggravated a sprained knee against Dallas after a hard tackle. He is listed as day-to-day. Kevin Walter isn’t hating the extra attention he’s getting from QB Matt Schaub; he’s scored in every game this season.
  • The Cardinals will be without the services of Steve Breaston for a few weeks as he underwent surgery for a torn meniscus.
  • Heisman Trophy Winner Reggie Bush will miss at least five more games while rehabbing a fractured fibula.

Who’s Making Noise

  • All of you Jerome Harrison owners (all three of you) need to grab Peyton Hillis off the waiver wire after his destruction of the Ravens defense for 180 total yds and a score.
  • What has gotten into Dustin Keller? After just 522 yds and 2 TD all of last season, Keller has 226 yds and 3 scores through three games.
  • This week’s star of the Saints’ passing game was Lance Moore, who hauled in 6 catches for 149 yds and 2 TD. Don’t rush out and grab him yet, Drew Brees never sticks to just one receiver.
  • Second year receiver Louis Murphy is quickly gaining fantasy relevance with his second straight strong performance as he had 5 catches for 119 yds. This makes two games in a row of 90+ yds.

Big Busts

  • I know it’s hard to expect a lot out of a Lions receiver, but Calvin Johnson’s 56 yds are letting us see the real Megatron.
  • Having no defense means no time for your offense to run the ball. DeAngelo Williams knows this all too well as he turned in another pedestrian game of 64 rush yds and no trips to the endzone.
  • The Dallas-Houston showdown forgot to mention that Matt Schaub wouldn’t bring his best stuff. He threw for 241 yds, 1 TD, and 2 INT in Houston’s first loss. Losing Andre Johnson would be a critical hit to his stock.

Not So Fast: Kansas City Defense

Kansas City is 3-0 on the year. Call me crazy, but praising a defense for shutting down Cleveland and San Francisco won’t get me on the bandwagon just yet. Before we hand the Chiefs the Lombardi Trophy, let’s see how they fare against their next two opponents: The Colts in Week 5 and Houston in Week 6.

The Final Word on Week 3: Darren McFadden Has Arrived

With his most recent performance of 25 rushes for 105 yds and a TD, it is safe to say that McFadden is now a legit starter for your team.

This is three straight games of 120+ total yds and he has found he endzone twice. Oakland is not shy about giving him the ball as McFadden has at least 24 touches in every game this season.

Start with confidence!

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