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Fantasy Football Report: Week 5

Tom Brady, Brain Westbrook, Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Steven Jackson, and Randy Moss. What do they all have in common? They all went in the first round in the SoB Fantasy Football League. Guess what? They have performed far below expectations. Seriously, the first round is supposed to set the pace for your whole draft. Hell, your whole season. At least we can learn from our mistakes. Now for the headlines.

Westbrook Has Broken Ribs

Philadelphia Eagles RB Brain Westbrook suffered two broken ribs during Sunday’s game against Washington. If the Eagles were smart, they would not play Westbrook in Week 6 because they have the bye week in Week 7 which would give him two weeks to rest.

Trent Edwards Suffers Concussion

Buffalo Bills’ QB Trent Edwards took a nasty hit on Sunday that resulted in a concussion. Edwards left the game and did not return. J.P. Losman replaced him and went 15-20 for 220 yds, 1 TD and 1 INT. The Bills have the bye in Week 6 but it is uncertain if Edwards will play in Week 7.

Matt Schaub Misses Game with Viral Infection

Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub did not start Sunday against the Colts due to an illness that kept him in the hospital Saturday night. He was on the sideline for the game in case he was needed to replace Sage Rosenfels. Schaub’s job is not in jeopardy and he should be starting this week against Miami.

I now present to you the best and worst of Week 5…

Week 5 Top Performers

DeAngelo Williams (RB), Carolina Panthers: Probably in fear of losing more carries to rookie Jonathan Stewart, Williams lit it up with 148 total yds and 3 TD.

  • Week 6 Outlook: The Carolina running game faces a challenge against Tampa Bay who only allow 99.6 rush yds per game.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh (WR), Cincinnati Bengals: Housh (I am not gong to keep spelling his name) hauled in 7 catches for 85 yds and 2 TD.

  • Week 6 Outlook: The Bengals face a Jets defense which has been favorable to opposing passing games by allowing 265 pass yds per game.

Ben Roethlisberger (QB), Pittsburgh Steelers: Big Ben had his first game of the season where he threw for over 200 yds by throwing for 309 yds and 3 TD.

  • Week 6 Outlook: Roethlisberger is on the bye but enjoys a good matchup in Week 7 against the Bengals.

Week 5 Duds

Julius Jones (RB), Seattle Seahawks: After accumulating 267 rush yds and 2 TD in his previous two contests, Jones only had 61 rush yds and zero TD in Week 5.

  • Week 6 Outlook: Jones actually may have a great week when he faces a Green Bay defense responsible for giving up over 160 rush yds per game.

Donovan MCNabb (QB), Philadelphia Eagles: McNabb only threw for 196 yds and had no TD in Week 5.

  • Week 6 Outlook: McNabb gets to have fun with a 49ers defense that allows over 330 total yds per game.

Chad Johnson (WR), Cincinnati Bengals: Ocho Cinco continues to suck, but he put on his best performance of the season with 43 receiving yds.

  • Week 6 Outlook: Although the Jets are easy to throw against, I expect Johnson to continue his low production.

Unexpected Stars

Isaac Bruce (WR), San Francisco 49ers: Bruce is showing he can still contribute with 2 of his 3 receptions going for TD’s.

  • Week 6 Outlook: Any WR will be a bad play against the Eagles who give up just over 190 pass yds per game.

Domenik Hixon (WR), New York Giants: In the absence of Plaxico Burress, Hixon stepped up and caught 4 passes for 102 yds and a TD.

  • Week 6 Outlook: Burress returns from his suspension which means Hixon’s numbers could take a hit. However, the Giants can’t ignore Hixon completely after his great game last Sunday. The Giants face Cleveland so, every WR could have a good game.

Greg Camarillo (WR), Miami Dolphins: Camarillo seems to have something good going on with Chad Pennington. Camarillo tallied 68 yds and a TD in Week 5.

  • Week 6 Outlook: Don’t let the matchup against the Texans fool you. Houston is great against the pass by allowing only 194.5 pass yds per game.

Sports of Boston Friends and Family League

  • I won my matchup for the third week in a row by annihilating SoB’s Mike by a score of 125.46 to 44.58. I now sit comfortably in 3rd place with a 3-2 record and the third-most points in the league (582.60).
  • SoB’s KC took over 1st place after a victory over SoB’s Geoff. KC has the best record (4-1) and the most points (630.76). That’s the way it should be.
  • Speaking of SoB’s Geoff, he is the only winless team in the league at 0-5. He ironically does not have the least amount of points. That honor goes to SoB’s Jeff who has 394.78 points (but amazingly a 2-3 record)
  • A trade went down between our friends Dev and “Kj’s #1’s.” Dev traded Hines Ward, Matt Forte, and Greg Olsen for Marques Colston, Marshawn Lynch, and Dallas Clark. Looking back, I should have given my veto. Dev once again screws somebody in a deal.
  • Recent pickups include: Tyler Thigpen, Mewelde Moore, New York (Giants) Defense, Amani Toomer, Antonio Bryant, and Dan Orlovsky

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3 comments for “Fantasy Football Report: Week 5”

  1. I wouldn’t agree that Julius Jones was necessarily “a dud.” He still got over 6 points, which is close to probably what he normally earns in our scoring system (maybe 10ish).

    The trade you’re referring to is the classic quick fix for KJ and the wait-and-see approach for Dev. Colston could be risky only because Brees throws to anyone he wants, and Colston is coming back from injury. Dev definitely has the edge in the trade either way though…

    Posted by KC | October 8, 2008, 6:27 pm
  2. I have to disagree Kenneth. Jones had two amazing games before Week 5 and then only got 7.40 points on Sunday. He was a dud.

    As for the trade, I say there was very little risk for Dev. As a Colston woner in another league, I have been keeping up with his status and everyone knew he would be back before season’s end. In fact, he may be back for Week 7. Dev knew this as well and knew he wouldn’t have to wait long for Colston to be back on the field.

    Another screwjob!

    Posted by Pete | October 8, 2008, 11:29 pm
  3. You’re a very greedy fantasy owner to demand more than 7.4 points from all your players. Jones did have two huge weeks…but I wouldn’t consider him a top-10 back at all.

    Look at Ladainian Tomlinson: 12 carries, 35 yards…5 catches, 22 yards for a grand total of 5.7 points. I’d say he was expected to perform better than Jones…and he didnt. In fact, I’m sure he hurt many owners out there. He didn’t help or hurt Mike since you demolished him haha

    Posted by KC | October 9, 2008, 3:37 am

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