Well, if anyone thought week one was mind boggling, then week two must have looked like a disco room filled with dancing clowns; confusing and difficult to watch.
The vaunted Eagles defense was ripped for 421 yards by the Saints despite out gaining them with 463 yards of their own, and suffered the heavy loss. The Cowboys rushed for over 250 yards against the G-men, but failed to give Tony Romo any protection as he coughed up 3 INTs that basically won the game for New York, and the most misunderstood game of last week was the Redskins posting 362 total yards, yet failing to convert 5 times in the red zone despite the win.
These details and more can be found in your friendly Week Three NFC Preview, so let’s see what’s in store shall we?
Philadelphia vs. Kansas City: Yes, you read right, the Eagles did out gain the Saints in total offense.
Primed for big day vs. K.C.
providing players with some Fantasy value. The Giants were even worse against the run this week and if the Bucs finally use their RBBC trio it could spell more trouble for the G-men— I don’t think it will though.
Jacobs and Bradshaw should both have a bounce back game against the Bucs since they (Tampa) are still trying to figure out how to play 4 quarters of defense. But what is more intriguing is the WR/TE play in this game.
I like Maurice Stovall as a plug and play guy if you absolutely have none, but could still be a risk as the Bucs are being hush about Bryant’s injury status. Winslow seems to be the guy the Bucs thought he was going to be and has produced some pretty good numbers so far, but the real deal is Manningham and Smith of the Giants.
In the end, the Giants may have the Fantasy edge.
Projected Outcome: New York 24 Tampa Bay 14
Fantasy Must:Mario Manningham, Brandon Jacobs, Eli Manning
Fantasy Risk:Maurice Stovall, Kellen Winslow, but don’t necessarily count these guys out, if you don’t have a better option they are pretty good considerations.
Dallas vs. Carolina: The Cowboys will get another chance to redeem themselves at home this week when they face a Carolina team that has most people wondering if there are more problems with Fox and his crew than previously thought.
Big time sleeper at home this week?
The Redskins are apparently licking the embarrassment of their skin from last week’s lucky win.
If Kevin Smith can get 83 yards against the Minnesota defense imagine what he could do against Washington and their unpredictable D-Line; he's due. In addition, Calvin Johnson is due for a huge game and I don’t like the mis-match opportunities on Washington’s secondary, and finally Stafford has had a little bit of time to put things together and could have himself his first really good game.
But don’t count out the Redskins’ players in regard to Fantasy.
Clinton Portis should have a much better day against Detroit than Peterson did. Detroit’s Ernie Simms is out at WLB leaving only two rookies to take over, so off-tackle runs, and passes out of the backfield should come at a high rate since Detroit will focus on the passing game.
In the end, Detroit is primed for a big shoot out and a win vs. Washington.
Projected Outcome: Detroit 28 Washington 24
Fantasy Must:Calvin Johnson, Clinton Portis, Kevin Smith, Santana Moss
Fantasy Risk:Dennis Northcutt, Brandon Pettigrew
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Good Luck Everyone!