Ok, let's just get this out of the way right now; yes Brett Favre had a good game in week 3, but even a blind squirrel will find a nut once in a while. We all know who Peyton Manning is, but who is Kevin Kolb and why is he throwing for 300+ yards and multiple touchdowns? Either way, let's talk some winners and losers from this weekend and see how I did with my picks.
Drew Brees: The problem with Brees was his first two games. They were so completely outrageous, we got spoiled. But fantasy players never want to see their #1 player throw for 172 yards and no scores. He won't have many games like this so owners can rest their fears.
Byron Leftwich: It wasn't like anyone should have had Lefty in their starting lineups, but he lost his starting gig in Tampa Bay. The seven completions for 22 yards and an INT had to be one of the worst games in QB history.
Adrian Peterson:The only reason AP made the list was because he was most likely the #1 overall pick in your league and he managed just 85 yards on the ground, 14 via the air, and failed to score. Maybe we are just greedy, but I expect more from a #1 overall pick.
DeAngelo Williams:Anyone that knows me or reads my articles, knows I am not that high on Williams because of Stewart. On MNF Williams put up just 64 yards and no scores which means he got you between 4-6 points in most standard leagues.
Roddy White: Did White know the Falcons weren't in practice? I want more than four receptions for 24 yards and no scores from a #1 WR.
Terrell Owens: I warned people about TO all preseason long and people ignored me and ignored me. He was held without a catch for the first time since his rookie season (1996) and put up a big goose egg for fantasy players.
Tony Gonzales: With just one catch for 16 yards this weekend, it isn't hard to figure out why he made the losers list.
John Carlson: Carlson is one of the guys I liked at TE this season, but this weekend he managed just three catches for 28 yards and no scores.
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense: The Steelers got punched in the mouth by the surprising Cincinnati Bengals this weekend and gave fantasy owners a shock, too, with just two sacks on defense and 17 points allowed. How much can one player mean to a team? Ask Steelers fans that question right now.
Now, the most important question for all you Jaguars fans is, "How did James do?" Well, I was right on Schaub, Flacco, Jones-Drew, Forte (still had over 100 total yards and that is 10 points in most leagues), Vincent Jackson, Redskins Defense (19 points is still like 6 points), Cassel, Barber, Welker, and Watson. I missed on Henderson, Keller, Favre, Addai (cheap TD is still a TD), Hester, and the Jets defense. In the end I finished 60% right this weekend and it would have been higher had Addai not got a cheap TD, Brees didn't have a terrible game, and Keller would have seen more than just four targets. However, I was still better than most others and I know I was close to 90% right from the e-mailed questions I received.