Fabiano's two-minute drill: Week 8

Well, that's all for this week folks. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the weekend column later tonight and our fantasy version of the Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. Have a great Halloween!

» Touchdown, Vernon Davis, on a 7-yard pass from Alex Smith. ... Touchdown, Chris Cooley, on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jason Campbell. ... Drew Brees throws his fourth touchdown of the afternoon, this one to Marques Colston on a 15-yard connection. Colston has eight catches for 85 yards with three scores. ... Touchdown, Matt Cassel, on a 15-yard run. New England is now ahead 51-0. Wow. ... Matt Cassel has replaced Tom Brady at quarterback for New England. Brady finished with 306 yards and five touchdowns.

» Touchdown, Wes Welker, on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady. Brady now has five total touchdowns in a 45-0 blowout over Washington. I wonder why Bill Belichick is running up the score on Joe Gibbs and the Redskins. ... Matt Jones scores on an 8-yard pass from Quinn Gray. ... In what might be the most insignificant touchdown of the entire fantasy football season, Sage Rosenfels finds Joel Dreessen for a 28-yard score.

» New England is up 38-0, and they're still pouring it on against Washington. The Patriots are unstoppable. Nothing short of a serious, long-term Tom Brady ailment will keep this team from another championship. ... Kellen Clemens has replaced Chad Pennington under center for the Jets. I bet this is a permanent move. ... Touchdown, Lee Evans, on an 85-yard pass from J.P. Losman. Evans has five catches for 138 yards and the one score.

» Frank Gore has 10 carries for 30 yards and is not 100 percent. He left the New Orleans-San Francisco contest, and his return is questionable. Fantasy owners who have Gore need to add Michael Robinson as insurance. ... Clinton Portis has 25 yards on 10 carries against New England. ... Touchdown, New England defense, on an 11-yard fumble return from Rosevelt Colvin. ... Michael Bennett scores on an 19-yard touchdown run.

» Quarterback sneak for Tom Brady, who just scored his second rushing touchdown of the afternoon. He now has four total touchdowns in what is another blowout for New England. ... Welcome back to fantasy football relevance, Drew Brees. He threw three touchdowns in the first half against San Francisco, two to Marques Colston. ... Trent Edwards went into the locker room with a wrist ailment. J.P. Losman has replaced him for Buffalo. ... It's funny how Randy Moss went from a receiver who's past his prime in Oakland to the smartest wideout in the NFL in New England.

» Tom Brady just threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss on a fake spike. Brady now has three total touchdowns. Watching the Washington-New England contest is like watching the Rockies-Red Sox in the World Series. One team is superior to the other. It's sick how good the Patriots are this season. ... Marshawn Lynch has returned for Buffalo. ... San Diego is ahead of Houston 35-3 at the half, and LaDainian Tomlinson has no touchdowns. ... Touchdown, Terrance Copper, on a 2-yard pass from Drew Brees. Brees now has two touchdowns in the contest. ... Clinton Portis has returned for Washington.

» Sage Rosenfels is under center for the Texans in the Houston-San Diego contest after Matt Schaub took a hard hit. No word on whether or not Schaub will return. ... Clinton Portis injured his hand and was seen on the sidelines being attended to by trainers. Ladell Betts is in the backfield in his absence. ... Chris Chambers scores his first touchdown of the season, and his first as a member of the San Diego Chargers, on a 14-yard pass from Philip Rivers. Rivers now has three touchdown in the first half.

» Frank Gore has seven carries for 15 yards against New Orleans. Looks like he is the latest victim of the Norv Turner curse. ... Jeff Garcia to Joey Galloway on a 58-yard touchdown pass. ... Tom Brady to Mike Vrabel on a 2-yard touchdown pass. You would think someone would figure out how to defense that! Brady now has two scores on the afternoon. ... Jacksonville defense scores on a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown from Aaron Glenn. It was Jeff Garcia's first interception of the season.

» Touchdown, San Diego defense, on a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown from Antonio Cromartie. He now has two touchdowns on the afternoon. ... Marshawn Lynch left the Buffalo-N.Y. Jets contest with an injured hip. No word on his status for the rest of the contest. ... Touchdown, Antonio Gates, on a 31-yard pass from Philip Rivers. Gates now has two scores in just over one quarter. ... Adimchinobe Echemandu is sharing carries with Ron Dayne in the absence of Ahman Green. ... Tom Brady scores on a 3-yard run. All the man does is score touchdowns.

» Touchdown, San Diego defense, on a fumble recovered in the end zone after a snap that went over the head of Houston punter Matt Turk. LaBrandon Toefield scores on a 1-yard run. Odd that he saw goal-line work ahead of Maurice Jones-Drew and Greg Jones. ... Touchdown, Marques Colston, on a 17-yard pass from Drew Brees. ... Touchdown, Antonio Gates, on a 49-yard pass from Philip Rivers. Gates was all alone in the Houston defensive backfield.

» Reports out of San Francisco indicate Frank Gore could be very limited against New Orleans. Start him with extreme caution. ... Touchdown, Ted Ginn Jr., on a 21-yard pass from Cleo Lemon. ... Greg Olsen has emerged into a nice No. 1 fantasy tight end. He has six catches for 59 yards and one touchdown against Detroit. ... Eli Manning has 59 passing yards and one rushing touchdown against Miami. Brandon Jacobs has 131 yards in the contest.

» Vince Young completed less than 50 percent of his passes and finished with 42 passing yards and no touchdowns in a win over Oakland. Cursed or not cursed? ... Daunte Culpepper threw for 167 yards and had four turnovers in a loss to Tennessee. I think his time as Oakland's starter is over. ... Ben Roethlisberger had another solid stat line this week with 230 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Cincinnati. Willie Parker went for 126 yards and one touchdown, while Hines Ward had eight catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

» Peyton Manning has been pulled in favor of Jim Sorgi in a 31-7 blowout over Carolina. Manning finished with 254 yards and two touchdowns. ... Brian Griese has one touchdown and four turnovers against Detroit. ... Steve Smith has two catches for 18 yards against Indianapolis. He must miss Jake Delhomme a lot. ... Touchdown, Joseph Addai, on a 12-yard run. He now has three touchdowns in the contest. Again, so much for Kenton Keith. ... Daunte Culpepper has three lost fumbles (four total) and no touchdowns in Tennessee.

» Marc Bulger is back under center for St. Louis. ... Jeremy Shockey leads the Giants in receiving yards -- with 16. Yuck. ... LaMont Jordan has 10 carries for nine yards in Tennessee. What happened to him? ... I'm starting to think Cedric Benson will be the next Curtis Enis in Chicago. He runs with no passion or motivation. ... Touchdown, Reggie Wayne, on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Wayne has six catches for 159 yards and one score.

» Marc Bulger has an injured thumb and has left the Cleveland-St. Louis contest. His return is questionable. ... Kelly Holcomb hurt his neck in the Philadelphia-Minnesota contest. Brooks Bollinger will see work in his absence. ... Ahman Green is a surprise inactive for Houston, so Ron Dayne will start against San Diego. Again, this is the reason fantasy footballers should handcuff their starters. ... Touchdown, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, on a 9-yard pass from Carson Palmer.

» Chris Henry has four carries for 48 yards and one touchdown against Oakland. LenDale White has 114 rushing yards in the contest. ... Derek Anderson has three touchdown passes against St. Louis, two of which went to Braylon Edwards. ... Touchdown, Greg Olsen, on a 20-yard pass from Brian Griese. ... David Carr is coming in to replace an injured Vinny Testaverde in Carolina. ... Touchdown, Joseph Addai, on a 4-yard shuffle pass from Peyton Manning. Addai now has two scores on the afternoon.

» So much for Kenton Keith seeing more carries for the Colts. He has one in the first half in Carolina. ... Vince Young has 16 passing yards in the first half. ... Touchdown, Joseph Addai, on a 2-yard run. ... Willie Parker scores on a 1-yard run. Cincinnati's defense is terrible. ... The Giants defense looks primed to post a shutout against Miami. The Dolphins offense looks awful in a rainstorm. ... Brian Westbrook scores on a 1-yard run, his second of the contest.

» Touchdown, Kellen Winslow, on a 21-yard pass from Derek Anderson. ... Reggie Brown has five catches for 68 yards in the first half in Minnesota. ... Kevin Jones scores on a 4-yard run. ... Eli Manning finds the end zone on a 10-yard run. ... I hope Steven Jackson's injured back isn't serious. I traded Kevin Jones and Javon Walker for him several weeks ago, and I lost Ronnie Brown in that league in Week 7. ... It's raining cats and dogs in London.

» Touchdown, Brian Westbrook, on a 6-yard shuffle pass from Donovan McNabb. ... Kevin Jones looks like he's back to 100 percent. He's got 42 yards on eight carries in Chicago. Fantasy owners who stashed him on their benches were wise indeed. ... Touchdown, Braylon Edwards, on a 12-yard pass from Derek Anderson. Edwards is on pace for around 20 touchdowns this season. ... Richie Incognito is out of action for St. Louis. That offensive line can't catch a break this season.

» Not much scoring so far -- lots of field goals outside of St. Louis and Cincinnati. ... The field at Wembley Stadium looks awful. There might not be much offense overseas. ... Steven Jackson has left the Cleveland-St. Louis contest in the second quarter with what is being called an injured back. His return is questionable. Brian Leonard is in the backfield in Jackson's absence.

» Touchdown, Hines Ward, on a 6-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. Ward and Big Ben have now hooked up twice for scores. ... Why does FOX air the Simpson's Treehouse of Horror after Halloween? That's like CBS airing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer after Christmas. FOX should re-think that -- the Simpsons will give them better rating then this year's World Series. God, the Red Sox are going to be the champs. Ugh.

» They're doing the wave in London! I wonder if they understand American football (why can they touch the ball with their hands?) ... Does the Madden curse live? Vince Young missed his first start ever last week, and this week he's completed 1 of 5 passes for eight yards against Oakland. The curse isn't all about injuries; it has also affected statistical success as well. ... Field goal, Rob Bironas, from 35 yards. He now has nine field goals in his past five quarters.

» Hines Ward scores on a 21-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. ... Touchdown, Torry Holt, on a 1-yard pass from Marc Bulger. The Rams offense looks tremendous against Cleveland. ... Lawrence Tynes is good from 20 yards to put the Giants ahead 3-0. ... Visanthe Shiancoe scores on a 9-yard pass from Kelly Holcomb. ... Touchdown, DeShaun Foster, on a 3-yard run. It came on an 18-play drive that lasted 11-plus minutes.

» Vinny Testaverde looks good in the first quarter. ... Touchdown, Steven Jackson, on a 1-yard run. Welcome back Action Jackson! He has four carries for 31 yards and one score. ... The Bears have on their orange Halloween uniforms. ... JaMarcus Russell has passed Andrew Walter on the depth chart in Oakland. It's just a matter of time before he top the entire depth chart.

» Rudi Johnson is inactive for Cincinnati, so Kenny Watson will start. ... Jamal Lewis is active and will start for the Browns, but he could lose some work to Jason Wright and Jerome Harrison. ... Vince Young will start against Oakland. ... DeShaun Foster is active and will start against Indianapolis. ... The 200-year-old Vinny Testaverde will start against the Colts. ... Adrian Peterson is the new starter for Minnesota. ... Steven Jackson is active and will start for St. Louis. He's got a great matchup against Cleveland.

» First off, congrats to all the Red Sox fans out there. I still think the Yankees were the better team, but it's hard to prove when you can't get out of the first round. I know the Sox have to win one more contest to take home the title, but the Rockies aren't in Boston's class. Come on, Josh Fogg? It might not be an attractive prospect to Yanks and Sox fan, but we all have more in common now -- the rest of America HATES us. Yes, the Red Sox and their fans are now as hated (and maybe more) than the Yankees and their fans. Oh and here's a shout out to JC, who might be the perfect woman if not for her love for the Sox. Enjoy the championship Tans!. Now onto to some football.

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