With week three of games in the books, let’s take a look at who led your fantasy team to glory and who left you in the basement of your league.
The combination of Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin teamed up to be a fantasy powerhouse last weekend. In the Eagles 28-3 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday, Vick connected with Jackson for a 61 yard TD Pass, and hooked up with Maclin for touchdown passes of 16 and 45 yards. Vick had a 17 yard run for a touchdown as well.
Tom Brady was back in prime form against the Bills. Brady was 21 for 27 with three touchdowns, including two connections with Randy Moss.
While on the subject of Moss, though I enjoy watching Brady connect with Randy on Sundays, it would be difficult for me to have Moss on my fantasy squad. He’s a feast or famine player. Some weeks, Moss will get you plenty of fantasy points, while other weeks you’ll regret having him on your roster.
If you get points for return yards, Leon Washington led your team to a win. The ex-New York Jet returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, one of 101 yards and another of 99 yards. In the same game, Phillip Rivers passed for 455 yards, with two TD’s, as well as two picks.
The Chargers also have an interesting fantasy factor in Mike Tolbert. With rookie Ryan Matthews on the bench with an injury, Tolbert was put in to a starting role in the Chargers offense. If you’re an owner of Tolbert, he makes for very interesting trade bait. I see him as a “buy low, sell high” type of player.
Though Reggie Wayne is the number one receiver in Indy, Austin Collie has been playing like a number one guy. Collie hauled in 12 receptions for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Through three weeks, Collie has caught 27 passes this season (the most in the NFL,) and is tied for the league lead in touchdowns (4.) With the Colts playing Jacksonville, Kansas City and Washington in the next three weeks, Collie will most likely improve on those numbers.
As far as sleepers go for week four, Cards wideout Stephen Williams is my guy this week. With Steve Breston on the DL, more attention will be on Larry Fitzgerald, leaving Williams as a sneaky pickup for the weekend.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know, and, as always, good luck!