Fantasy Football – Week 5

Won my game this week. By 10 points. Pretty ugly game, but managed on a big receiving day by Larry Johnson, a ton of kicks by Gould and a decent outing by the Chargers D. I’ll take it though, I’m at 3-2 and in 5th place (because of points)
This week might be a tough one. Guy I’m going up against is 2-3 and lost by only 2 points last week. He doesn’t have a terribly strong team, but he’s got Grossman going up against the Cardinals, Santana Moss against the Titans, Rudi Johnson and Housyomama against Tampa as well as Turner and gates playing the niners. Some good matchups. I’m hoping Carson Palmer will come off the bye strong for me and pass a lot… but not to TJ or Rudi. I’m playing Javon Walker against the Raiders. Even Jake the Snake can pass for 400 yards against those jokers. Sadly, the Broncos probably won’t have to pass much. Larry Johnson is playing the Steelers, who aren’t giving up much for rush yards, but Edwards says he’s going to pound the ball on the ground this week. Here’s hoping. Thomas Jones against the Cardinals should be a safe bet. Lovie better not pull him out in the red zone this week. The Colts have a bye, so I’m down a tight end and receiver. Plus Larry Fitzgerald is hurt. So I picked up Daniel Wilcox (dropped Dallas Clark) which is probably a waste with McNair throwing the ball. I dumped Mike Bell (since Tatum is apparantly going to keep starting) and picked up Leon Washington. He did well last week and is playing the Dolphins, who are hoping for a turnaround with Joey Harrington calling the shots (insert snickering here). I dropped the Bengals D (since the Chargers are better anyway) and nabbed Mike Furrey. Seems like a swanky move… he knows Martz’s crazy offense from his days with the Rams, he’s the only WR on the Lions who actually works hard, he was NOT drafted by Millen and he’s done alright so far. Combine all that with a potential shootout against the Bills and it could make me a happy guy. Or he could get 3 catches for 24 yards and no scores and get cut next week.

In other news, the 1st and 3rd place teams are going against each other this week. The 1st place guy is the only 4-1 team. The 1st place team also has McNabb. Here’s the problem, he’s riding Westbrook and Portis. Westbrook’s knee is going to go any second now. Mine hurts just thinking about it. Portis is week to week… who knows what that shoulder will bring. He might struggle, he might end up on the IR. On the other hand, the 3rd place team has a pretty tough combination of LT, Bulger and Steven Jackson. Those guys should be pretty solid all year.

2nd place is playing 7th place and 4th place is playing last place. So unless there is an upset or I score a TON of points (or a combination of both), it will be tough to move up in the rankings this week. I’ve gotta keep creeping up there though. The last place guy is 0-5… he’s gotta get a win eventually right? How about this week. If the standings don’t change this week, I’m going against 4th place next week… so if anything I’ll have a chance then. I don’t want to wait that long.


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