Drew Brees owners had to be ecstatic when the gunslinger QB got off to a torrid start, throwing nine touchdown passes in his first two games. Then he threw up a goose egg in week three. Hey, you can't expect 4 TDs every week, right? This week against the Jets he'll come right back with 2-3 more. Not! Second game in a row with no touchdown passes. Is it time to panic? Are you kicking yourself for not selling high after week 2? In week 5, Brees and the Saints are on a bye, so his owners now go three straight weeks with little fantasy production.
Despite not throwing a TD pass for 2 weeks, Brees has still amassed a respectable 362 passing yards with no interceptions in those 2 games. He has led his team to a 4-0 record, and all is good in N'awlins. The New York Jets are second best at limiting fantasy points to QBs, so today wasn't much of a surprise.
I'm sure most owners have been more frustrated than concerned, but I want to make sure no one is thinking about trying to unload Brees while he's still a top three QB. His recent lack of production will not continue. Though he does have a tough match up again in week 6 against the stout Giant's defense, which is number one at limiting fantasy points to QBs. He then gets to feast on Miami and Atlanta. Summer may be over, but Brees will start bring the heat this winter. Just sayin'
--QB Quick Hits--
Matthew Stafford's injury appears to be minor and he is not expected to miss a game, though he will receive an MRI on Monday. He apparently suffered a kneecap subluxation, which means his kneecap popped out of place and back again.
Eli Manning's injury likewise does not appear to significant, and he should not miss any time. He too will be further evaluated tomorrow.
Matt Hasselbeck is likely to return in week 5, meaning Seneca Wallace goes back to the bench. He was never fantasy viable anyway.
Kyle Boller's debut for the Rams was dreadful. Owners who thought Marc Bulger may have lost his job need not worry. He should be back next week, and will need to do a lot of passing to beat Minnesota.
Derek Anderson showed enough this week in almost beating the Bengals to earn another shot next week against the Buffalo Bills, who fell to Chad Henne and the Dolphins today. Rookies Jerome Harrison and Mohamed Massaquoi could both have another solid day if the Bills play like they did against Miami. Loathe as I am to say it, Anderson could be a modest bye week play in week 5.
Speaking of Chad Henne, don't go racing out to grab him after the Dolphins hung 38 points on Bills. The game was won on the ground, with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams scoring 3 times. Henne only threw for 115 yards, and he had more fumble, 2, then TDs, 1. On the brightside, he had no interceptions.
The Buccaneers' new QB, Josh Johnson didn't fair any better, though he didn't fumble. He threw for only 106 yards with 1 TD and 1 interception. Things are bleaker in Tampa though, as they did not beat their opponent as the 'Fins did. I don't see Johnson lasting long under center.