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Week 3 is all said and done, and the sting of the Patriots’ blowout loss is slowly waring off (unless you faced Ronnie Brown). Even if you’re 0-3 like SoB’s Geoff and reader Kris in the SoB Fantasy Football League, there’s still time to rebound and sneak into the playoffs. You just need to start winning…and fast.
As for Week 4, there are many byes affecting many teams…read on to find out who will not be playing…
First…let’s take a look at some NFL headlines.
In a two-QB league like SoB’s F&F League, snatching up the newest starting quarterback is of utmost importance. Without wasting any time, SoB’s Mike snagged Trent Green from free agency, much to the chagrin of The Blue Workhorse.
Could the Madden Curse have claimed its most famous victim? No…not yet. But, Brett Favre did roll his ankle in the Week 3 loss against the Chargers, but Jets coach Eric Mangini thinks that Favre will start in Week 4 against the Cardinals.
Bench him right away, and if you can, grab Rashard Mendenhall right away. He has a tendency to fumble, but he can be an asset for those of you who have Willie Parker. If you’re facing a Willie Parker team, you also should be interested.
Ronnie Brown (RB), Miami Dolphins: Brown single-handedly disected the Patriots defense in rushing for 113 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also added a touchdown pass in the Fins’ shocking win.
Brandon Marshall (WR), Denver Broncos: If he can stay out of trouble off the field, this could be another big year for Marshall. He led all WRs with 155 yards and a touchdown in Week 3, and figures to continue his good play.
Drew Brees (QB), New Orleans Saints: Brees continues to be one of the top fantasy QB’s, and against an average defense (Denver), he threw for 421 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
Derek Anderson (QB), Cleveland Browns: Anderson is playing so bad right now that coach Romeo Crenell is considering benching him in favor of Brady Quinn. Anderson had just 125 yards passing with 1 TD and 3 INTs against the Ravens.
Brian Westbrook (RB), Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles’ offensive machine carried the ball just 5 times for 12 yards before getting injured. He never returned.
Randy Moss (WR), New England Patriots: Moss continues to suffer without Tom Brady at quarterback after hauling in only 4 catches for 25 yards.
Brian Griese (QB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Griese has always been a legitimate quarterback, but no one could of expected the passing attack he unleashed on the Chicago Bears in Week 3, especially without Joey Galloway. Griese threw for 407 yards with 2 TDs and 3 INTs.
Brandon Lloyd (WR), Chicago Bears: Lloyd performed surprisingly well in Week 4, with 124 yards recieving with and 1 TD and a 2-pt conversion.
T.J. Duckett (RB), Seattle Seahawks: I highly doubt that Duckett was on many rosters in Week 3 (he’s still a FA in the SoB FF League), but if you played him for some reason, you were rewarded with 79 rushing yards and 2 TDs.