DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Fans dispaly a sign in support of quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos as the Broncos defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-22 at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Hello Fantasy Football Fans,
Here is the next installment of what will be a weekly rundown on who I think will over or under perform their weekly rankings from ESPN. So if you have a guy who is possibly injured and not 100% take a look at the lower ranked guys I think will do well and move them into your lineup. But if I mention a top player like Peterson it will be tough to have a guy who can even produce 50% of his output so as always take these thoughts and make the best decision. Last week I bounced back from a terrible 1st week with a 9-4 in the Sit category and 9-5 in the Start. Let’s get to the rankings:
• Kyle Orton (22)-While the stats were not Newton like, he will improve on last week’s solid start with Lloyd coming back.
• Jay Cutler (17)-Green Bay is living off reputation on pass defense and Jay always plays better at home.
• Rex Grossman (14)-We will ride this horse again with him playing the banged up Dallas secondary.
• Cam Newton (10)-If you can stomach a few int’s look for another huge game against awful Jacksonville pass defense.
• Dexter McCluster (40)-With dual eligibility and Charles injury I would expect 15 quality touches.
• Daniel Thomas (29)- The Phins made him the RB1 last week and other than the fumble, he played well.
• Jabar Gaffney (42)-Has had a solid year and should continue against Dallas.
• Devery Henderson (33)-He continues to put up WR1 numbers and I expect it to continue again this week.
• Deion Branch(25)-He looks like the Branch of his previous run with the Pats and now with no Hernandez, his targets will increase.
• Ben Watson (17)-He gets the play the worst team in the NFL defending Tight End’s.
• Michael Vick(5)-Coming off the concussion, this is a shaky start and one more hit could mean many weeks out.
• Tony Romo(8)-He will play but with almost all his weapons out, I would go in another direction.
• Matt Ryan (10)-Back on the road, where he is always shaky.
• Peyton Hillis (10)- He is getting a ton of touches but Shurmur mentioned more Hardesty and Miami does have a good run defense.
• Jahvid Best (12)-There is no way a guy with his production is almost a RB1.
• Steven Jackson (19)-Even if he finds a way on the field, there will be no room against the Ravens.
• Mike Tolbert (22)-While he is the pass catcher, his rushing is awful at 1 yard a carry and the fumble last week was a killer.
• Shonn Greene (25)-He really needs to get 4 yards a carry before thinking of starting him in a non-bye week.
• Felix Jones (26)-Has not practiced and even if he plays, there is a 1/3 job share.
• DeAngelo Williams (28)-Another player we need to see produce before placing him in any lineups.
That is it for this week; we will be back early next week for the weekly free agent pickups and feel free to follow me on Twitter-dvond for any fantasy questions.