seems like he'd be a natural for the Richard Grieco All-Stars, but he actually has a lot of value. Opportunity is a huge part of
playing better, Crabtree should receive the most targets with Braylon Edwards and
in your lineup this week. The
are considered one of the best teams in the NFL (I don't see it that way), but their defense gives up tons of fantasy points, meaning Romo and
all are great starts this week. Romo currently is my fifth-ranked quarterback for Week 6. ...
has 17 receptions for 369 yards and three touchdowns over his last three games. Now he faces a
defense that has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to receivers this season. ...
A sign of the times: I'd much rather start
this week, instead of
have much more value as their offense begins to evolve. I'm not saying I'd start Campbell over
or Ryan Fitzpatrick, but if you've been burned by a bad quarterback situation (drafting
, perhaps?), then he's worth a look. ...
on that short list of available panic plays for quarterbacks. The
have allowed nine touchdown passes in the last four games. Maybe this could be an old-school AFL shootout. You know, if the
had played in the AFL. But the
were chastised for throwing the football when they first joined the NFL from the AAFC, so they're kindred spirits in a way. ...
are vulnerable to tight ends, too. And
is the guy McCoy is targeting in the red zone this season. ...
Music question of the week: What is the quintessential
song? "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" or "Cum On Feel the Noize?" There are no wrong answers where. But the correct answer is "Metal Health." ...
Give me an '80s-hair metal tribute band on a Friday night, and I'm a happy guy. ...
is a player I like going forward, and it is he, not
, who is the
receiver to own. Just don't expect too much from him if
plays this week. Current reports out of Cleveland indicate Haden won't make it. ...
. Why don't more teams make deals? The summer trade deadline is so exciting in baseball, but football's seems to go by without much consideration. Why? Our Gil Brandt
broke down some trades
that he'd like to see happen before the Tuesday deadline. Some of them make too much sense. This is something the NFL should improve. ...
went from one-week replacement to a guy you need to have on your roster amid reports that
could be out awhile. See, this is why we need trades. The
(who ranked No. 2 in the alternative rankings this week) should send
to the Bucs for a conditional pick or something. Why can't this happen? ...
Bye-week season is the fantasy equivalent to "brush-fire season," where your fantasy campaign can go up in flames if bye weeks and injuries start to consume you. Take no further look than my team, "You Have Not Seen the Last of Me," which started the season with
as my starting WRs. I traded Marshall and Tim Hightower for 'Dre Johnson, and those good times lasted about one week before 'Dre and Britt were injured. I'm starting
this week. I have Lee Evans waiting in the wings, too. ...
allow the 15th-most points to fantasy receivers this season, so this isn't the worst matchup ever for Little. ...
has scored only one touchdown in his last seven games, but the
have allowed the seventh-most points to fantasy running backs this season. And really, when you toss out that great game against the
, they've been even worse. ...
Who is the non-
receiver to own on the
, who has seen his fantasy points increase over the last four weeks. Add in that St. Louis has allowed the eighth-most points to fantasy receivers this season, and you have to play him.
, too. Heck, I'd almost consider
Randall "Tex" Cobb
. But just almost on Cobb. ...
The big question of the week is, which
running back do you play this week?
hasn't tried to make your decision any easier with the kind of posturing that would make
envious. That being said, I'm going with
this week. Shanahan has loved this guy going back to their days in Denver, and as long as Torain is healthy, he'll likely be preferred. And you have to start one of these guys. The
have allowed 140.2 rushing yards this season, and runners are averaging more than 5 yards per carry. The
rushed for 137 yards per game and three touchdowns against the
last season. ...
Some TV likes of the week:
is alive and returning to the "
" on Cartoon Network. Excellent news. This certainly doesn't make up for all of the other nonsense George Lucas has done while tinkering with the "Star Wars" franchise, but this is good. ...
The only show I have to watch the night it comes out is "
Sons of Anarchy
." I can catch "
" and other stuff on different nights, but I have to see "Sons of Anarchy" on Tuesday night. And this past Tuesday, I spent a good portion of the show rewinding the "Oh (expletive) moments." ...
" returned Wednesday night. That's why I had to bail on "Survivor" this season. Wednesday already is too packed. ...
Back to football, though. And I appologize if taking 20 seconds to read about TV put you out in any way. ...
I hate to like
, but the
have allowed the second-most points to fantasy quarterbacks this season. And it looked like Sanchez could have made some noise against the
last week, but the
looked more intent on establishing the run and all of that. So you can roll with Sanchez, though I'd still rather have McCoy, Campbell and
is practicing, and he has a great matchup against the
this week. Sure, you think the
pose a tough matchup, but realize that New York has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs this season.