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I hope none of you were like me and picked the Vikings and Cowboys to make the playoffs before the start of the season. Well, nobody could have predicted such a lackluster offensive effort from Dallas and nobody could have seen a Brett Favre penis scandal coming. Expect the unexpected I suppose.
How long can I go with these Favre jokes? Well, I just said “long”, so I guess I just stopped talking about Favre’s junk for a moment. Hey, the well hasn’t dried up just yet!
The Max Hall experiment was a colossal failure down in Arizona. The end result in five games was 360 yds, 1 TD, and 5 INT. So they decided to go back to Derek Anderson on Sunday and he ended up with his usual 234 yds, 1 TD, and 2 INT.
The only silver lining I can see to bringing Anderson back is that he seems to have a chemistry with WR Steve Breaston. Breaston put up 147 yds on Sunday and he had 132 yds in Week 1 with Anderson. If Breaston is free in your league, I suggest grabbing him for a few games until Arizona makes another switch.
Rookie Ryan Mathews was high up on draft boards mainly due to the fact that he was taking over LaDainian Tomlinson’s role in San Diego. Unfortunately, FB Mike Tolbert has brought more fantasy relevance this season.
Tolbert will not dazzle you with rushing yds on a week-to-week basis, but he is currently 2nd in the NFL with 7 rushing TD. When given the chance to carry the ball, he actually does some decent damage. In games where he has 10+ carries, he averages 4.6 ypc and has 5 TD in those games.
I’m just saying, if you want some poached TD’s and maybe even some lucky yards, take a look at Tolbert if you dare.