If you’re one of those people who are beginning to think your fantasy roster resembles the current state of the Cleveland Cavaliers, then this blog right here may just have the right recipe to get you back on track. If you’re wondering who can have a big impact for you at the quarterback position this week because you drafted Brett Favre or Eli Manning , or if you’re a Maurice Jones- Drew owner and you’re worried about his early season struggles or if you’re concerned about Carson Palmer’s play then I may have some answers to help stop the bleeding this week and give your team an edge.
Peyton Hillis, RB Cleveland Browns: Hillis has made some noise in fantasy circles over the last week after putting up 144 yards against the Baltimore Ravens and seems poised to make the Browns’ offense fantasy relevant. Holmgren has shown confidence in Hillis, giving him the keys to the running game ever since Montario Hardesty went down for the season, and it has paid off so far.. Another thing that has impressed me about this guy is his ability to find the endzone, with three touchdowns in his first three games. Hillis should be a flex starter or your number two running back this week against Cincinnati.
Louis Murphy, WR Oakland Raiders: I know you guys might think I’m crazy to mention a wide receiver from Oakland and I’m not reminiscing about when Randy Moss played there. Murphy is a great wide receiver out of Florida and has great chemistry with new QB Bruce Gradkowski and has a great match up against the Texans this week. Houston is home to the worst pass rush in the entire league right now, allowing teams to throw for 368 yard of passing per game. Look for Murphy to be the Raiders’ secret weapon this week if McFadden struggles against the Texans’ rush defense..
Chad Henne, QB Miami: The Dolphins are no doubt a run-first team but the addition of Brandon Marshall means that they now possess a big-time receiver who can stretch the field. Marshall and Henne are starting to click down in Miami and they get to face a young Patriots’ defense that allowed 30 points to the Bills at home last week, against Ryan Fitzpatrick..yikes! If Ryan Fitzpatrick can put up those kind of points then Henne should have no problem doing the same this week. After watching film of that game the Pats’ young secondary made a lot of costly mistakes especially biting on every play action play and could get dizzy chasing after Brandon Marshall. Start Henne!
Devin Hester: What’s more surprising, the fact that the Bears are 3-0 or the re-birth of Devin Hester? The Bears have had some timely luck this season (talk to Calvin Johnson) but a big reason they were able to go 3-0 after beating the Packers on Monday night was what Hester provided in the return game. A 62 yard touchdown reminded Bears’ fans of when he was fresh out of college and he gets an easy matchup this week against the Giants. Hester looks rejuvenated and should give the Giants’ measly special teams unit headaches all day.
Donovan McNabb QB, Washington Redskins: This game is going to be full of emotions for both Philadelphia and Washington and whoever can use that emotion in a positive way will come out on top. The fans will undoubtedly boo him and that should act as just the right amount of motivation for McNabb to beat his former team. He played there 11 seasons and knows just what to expect on both sides of the ball and he should be in for a good fantasy day.
About the Author
Written by Colin Teskey
I Started watching sports at the ripe age of 4 when Michael Jordan was leading the Chicago Bulls to their second three-peat and sixth NBA title. It was through Jordan’s play that inspired me to become an avid sports fan and that you can accomplish anything through hard work. Sports are remarkable in how they can capture your everyday life by leaving you speechless after some spectacular play, leave you depressed after your home team loses, and lift and entire city to its feet( New Orleans Saints).My favorite Sports Teams go as followed for Basebal,l I am a die hard Blue Jays Fan. Gotta rep Canada on this one as the Toronto Blue Jays are the only Canadian team left now that the Expos packed up and left. Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar, and Doc Halladay are my all time favorite Jays. For Football, I've pledged my allegiance to the Philadelphia Eagles. I became a fan when the Mcnabb and T.O show were in town and both helped lead the Eagles all the way to the Superbowl in 2004. My next two favourite teams are my top two and the ones I follow the closest. As I alluded to earlier Michael Jordan was who I grew up watching so I naturally became a Bulls Fan. The Bulls of the nineties were by far the best team ever assembled and I challenge anybody who argues that. Micheal Jordan deserves a lot of credit but he wouldn't have been nearly the player he was without Pippen, Rodman, and many more great teamates. I can't even see the current Miami Heat roster breaking the 95-95 teams record of going 72-10 which may never be broken.My all time Favorite team are the Ottawa Senators. I bleed red and gold and will always be a Sens fan no matter how bad they are. Growing up in Ottawa, I've seen the team go from an expansion team nightmare to one of the premier organizations in the game. They have fallen on hard times recently but my favorite moment as a Sens fan came in the 2007 playoff when Alfie scored on Ryan Miller to send Ottawa to the Cup! When Ottawa went to the Cup the city went in to a frenzy and is something I'll never forget. The current rebuild in Ottawa will take It's toll on the fans, however I know we will be celebrating another cup run in the future.