With four weeks of the NFL season in the books, all but two teams have played four games. This week we have four teams on Bye, the first time we've really had to deal with that issue this season, so now it's time that many a fantasy football squads depth will be tested. In what follows we'll point out some of the better matchups of the week. Some of the names will be obvious – yeah it takes a genius of immense knowledge to stay start Drew Brees – but some of the suggestions might boost a few of the fellas significantly up your rankings.
It's already the third week of the NFL season. If you're 2-0 you feel great. If you're 1-1 you feel hopeful. If you're 0-2 your ready to blow your entire team up (I know some of you are staying the course even if the first two weeks didn't turn out well, but far more of you are cursing the players on your team and giving them the evil eye). Regardless of the spot you are in, here are some thoughts on players heading into Week 3. Which guys should you trust to as starters this week to keep the good times rolling or to turn around a rough start? Here are some thoughts.
Since when did the NFL start having rain and weather delays? We saw two games greatly affected by this in week 2 and I just can’t help but think of what the players of the 1960’s & 1970’s would think of this? The weather derailed a few high octane offenses in New Orleans, San Francisco and Tampa Bay. Week 2 was also the week of the injured RB as we saw no fewer than four starting RB’s go down with significant injuries this week. Here is a full recap of all the fantasy football news and notes that you won’t find in the local boxscores.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s wide receiver piece, the running back situation has been getting progressively worse for fantasy owners. Between the rash of injuries we’ve seen and the number of committee situations that coaches are turning to, the quality at the position continues to dwindle each and every year. To quote the Color of Money: “It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it? And it just keeps getting worse and worse.” And speaking of worse, how about these recent developments in the ever-developing running back travesty…