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Fantasy Football Report: Week 8

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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!

Injury Bug

  • Well, Brett Favre has a fractured ankle and a boo-boo on his chin. So he will play this Sunday, but he will leave with another injury and lead Minnesota to another loss.
  • Carolina has arguably the worst offense in football and losing DeAngelo Williams for a few weeks won’t help. He missed last Sunday’s game and early indications say he won’t play in Week 9.
  • Houston’s Andre Johnson limped off the field during the Texans’ Monday night game against the Colts. It is the same injury that has plagued him all season (ankle sprain), but it looks like he will be ready for this Sunday.

Who’s Making Noise

  • Just when you think he is unplayable, David Garrard puts up a gem. He threw for 260 yds with a career-high 4 TD with 0 INT. I guess anyone can dominate Dallas this season.
  • Never trust a New England runner. That being said, BenJarvus Green-Ellis took control of the running game against Favre’s penis…I mean Minnesota and ran for a career best 112 yds with 2 TD.
  • We all remember LeGarrette Blount from his infamous sucker punch of a Boise State player, but he turned in a very impressive 120 yd, 2 TD effort against Arizona. I see him as finally being the one to kick Cadillac Williams to the curb in Tampa Bay.
  • If you were concerned about Matthew Stafford’s shoulder, he eased some minds with 4 TD and 212 yds. Be cautious next week as Detroit has to face the Jets.

Big Busts

  • I know we couldn’t expect Aaron Rodgers to light up the scoreboard against the Jets’ defense, but we hoped for more than 170 yds and 0 TD.
  • Scenario: you own DeAngelo Williams, but he is going to miss the game with injury. The good news is that you also own Jonathan Stewart, so the problem is solved. Not unless he also blows it with 38 total yds and no scores. Just abandon all hope, ye who own a Carolina running back.
  • Before he went to the Titans and before he was cut, Randy Moss turned in one last “effort” as he caught one pass for 8 yds in his return to New England.

Max Hall Out, Derek Anderson Back In

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.

The Final Word on Week 8: The Tolbert Report

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.

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3 comments for “Fantasy Football Report: Week 8”

  1. Speaking of penis, Brett Favre looked like he was sucking his thumb curled up in the fetal position on his way off the field.

    Then, freaking Thom Brennaman had the audacity to say “our thoughts and prayers are with Brett Favre” as FOX went off the air. Too funny.

    Posted by KC Downey | November 4, 2010, 11:17 pm
  2. Why would thoughts and prayers be with Brett Favre’s penis?

    Posted by Pete | November 5, 2010, 6:19 pm
  3. well you saw it right?…Little Brett needs all the thoughts and prayers he can get

    Posted by KC Downey | November 6, 2010, 3:44 am

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