Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Top Fantasy QBs of Week 8

Drew Brees - 339 yards, 3 TDs - No weather problems. No Chargers secondary. No Shawne Merriman. Drew Brees is just amazing. Never hesitate to line him up. Ever. EVER. Colston isn't even 100%. Bush is out. Shockey banged up. Brees could have the forwards from Arsenal out there and he'd still be throwing TDs.

Phillip Rivers - 341 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT - I didn't figure that Rivers would rank this high - especially when you consider Tomlinson had a darn fine game as well. But remember two things against the Saints - first, the secondary ain't very good. Secondly, people fall behind New Orleans - far behind. Which means the opposing QB throws. If he has talent (like Rivers) he should do well. Amazing that both the former Chargers QB and his replacement both top this list this week.

Kurt Warner - 381 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT - A disappointing loss for Warner and the Cards, but still an amazing amount of yards and no sign of Matt 'Keg Stand' Leinart. As I always say, there is plenty of love to go round in that offense. Was surprised Breaston still got so many targets - but with those three, Warner has many, many weapons to throw to. While he will turn the ball over, near 400 yards and a pair of TDs is pretty darn good.

David Garrard - 283 yards, 2 TDs, 59 rushing yards - Sigmund Bloom made a good point in that despite the way the Jags usually function (no primary WR, spread the wealth) Matt Jones has given Garrard a consistent target. Moore will ride pine soon but we don't know quite when, but until then, Garrard is going nuts. Not a consistent top start, but certainly a consistent QB2 with upside. Against Cinci he may be back on the bench as the Jags might go crazy on the ground.

Matt Schaub - 280 yards, 3 TDs - Schaub is finally playing where I thought he would before the season. Could be tough going against Minny this coming week, although you can certainly paste them via the pass. Schaub will need to throw and Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels will be good targets for him. Schaub is hot - ride him while you can.

Close but no cigar - Tyler Thigpen (280 yds and 2 TDs) - really Jets? Really?...... Manning: The Peyton (223 yards, 2 TDs, 1 rush TD, 2 INTs) is looking less consistent than Manning: The Eli...... Chad Pennington (314yds, 1TD) has to be looking at the Jets and thinking 'wait, do they think I'm still there with that playcalling?' - the Dolphins fit him like a glove.... Jason Campbell (328 yds, 1TD, 1INT) continues to look pretty good in Zorn's offense and has become a very good member of your QBBC..... Marc Bulger (301 yards, 1 TD, 1INT) is back BABY - Donnie Avery has stepped up and given the Bulger a reason to hang in the pocket despite no real protection.....

I refus to acknowledge Joe Flacco's production - anytime you outscore yourself at QB as a WR, it's not worthy of really noting.....

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