RECAPPING WEEK 10
Micheal Vick – he kills dogs and opposing football teams. Enough said – on to the rest of the NFC East. It’s comical how fast a team can fall from grace in the eyes of the finicky national media. One ugly loss the the Cowboys and the ankles of media types are breaking as they jump off the Giants bandwagon. Jon Kitna and Dex Bryant put on a show, but Eli Manning and Hakeem Nicks are still a better combo on a better team. The Redskins are just bad and Monday night they were exposed as a team with overrated players a too little heart.
Keiland Williams was among the NFC East standouts. He got the start after Portis could not go and second string running back Ryan Torain could not loosen up his hamstring. He answered the bell with 89 rushing yards and two TDs.
The Cowboys under the new regime clearly committed to getting Felix Jones going. That’s good news for Marion Barber in our estimation as well. Barber was used in week 10 the way he used to be used when he was a TD machine. Jones softened up the opponent early in games and in drives.
Trying to point out the Eagles week 10 standouts is like pointing out the hot girl at a Victoria’s Secrets photo shoot. So, let’s move on.
EAGLES – Lesean McCoy (Shoulder) – did not practice on Wednesday, status unclear.
GIANTS – Ramses Barden (Ankle) – places on IR. Steve Smith (pectoral) – reportedly out until December. Kevin Boss (back) – seems likely to play at this point.
REDSKINS – Clinton Portis (Groin) – questionable. Ryan Torain (Hamstring) – they are trying to figure this injury out, no updates.
COWBOYS – No fantasy relevant injuries (outside of Romo)
WEEK 11 PREVIEW
GIANTS (Defensive rankings – Passing 4th/ Rushing 3rd) @ EAGLES (Defensive rankings Passing 16th/ Rushing 12th)
Lions (Defensive rankings – Passing 17th/ Rushing 26th) @ COWBOYS
REDSKINS @ Titans (Defensive rankings – Passing 25th/ Rushing 11th)
EAGLES – The Giants defense was exposed a bit by the Cowboys, but they are still a far cry from the sad, heartless unit the Eagles beat up on in DC. Micheal Vick is a must start against any defense right now, as are Desean Jackson as a WR#1 and Jeremy Maclin as a WR#2. Jason Avant does not quite see enough action to be a solid start and TE Brent Celek is not a fantasy starter with Vick under center. Lesean McCoy owners should handcuff with Jerome Harrison, but we think McCoy will play in this important divisional game. He is a solid start again this week if he plays. Harrison would be a low end RB#2 if McCoy is out.
GIANTS - Hakeem Nicks kills the Birds they way Plaxico Burress did and there is no reason to think that will stop. The Eagles secondary is prone to the big play and there is the potential for Nicks to do to them what Kenny Britt did and explode. He is a WR#1 this week and Mario Manningham is a WR#2. Watch for the status of Kevin Boss because TEs always beat up the Eagles defense. He is worth a fantasy start if he plays. Bradshaw is a RB#1.