32 Players to Watch this Sunday
Byron Lambert, Rosterwatch.com
Lions owners will probably be lounging pretty comfortably in their fantasy football couches this Sunday. All the while fantasy football owners who bought stock in Chiefs players are dying to know if Matt Cassel and Dwayne Bowe are going to show up. In Buffalo, if Ryan Fitzpatrick does it again you can comfortably begin starting him every week. In that same game Michael Bush fantasy owners need to keep a close eye on the vulture situation. If that is legitimate there is enough production in the OAK run game to start him as a flex every week. Also, pay attention to Heyward-Bey he looked solid getting a sneaky amount of looks last week and that run game really sets up the deep ball.
It should be a tough day for Titans fans tomorrow. I don’t think there is much fantasy information we will be able to take from the Tennessee offense against a very stout Ravens defense. I am interested in Anquan Boldin though. He was terribly inconsistent last year. Can he become more reliable and string together a run of good games? If last week against the Steelers was any indication his fantasy owners are feeling pretty smart. Speaking of Pittsburgh they are trying to move on from that “Beat Down in Baltimore”. Ben Roethlisberger dependents are very eager to see him get on track for what should be a monster fantasy match up at home on the rebound versus a sorry Seahawks team. If that does happen I am very curious to see if either Emmanuel Sanders or Antonio Brown emerges as that explosive #3 and becomes fantasy football relevant.
In New York this weekend there are a lot of players to watch because we need to quickly confirm who they are. This is true for both NY teams who both have match ups that should speak volumes: Mark Sanchez and Eli Mannning, Plaxico Burress and his Big Ten brethren Mario Manningham, Shonn Greene, LT, and Brandon Jacobs.
I’m sure Colts fans would like to go ahead and know if they are going to be in the Andrew Luck derby or not. Obviously all Colts’ fantasy values took major hits with the Peyton Manning injury. I did propose though that Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark would be least affected. Well, this weekend at home vs. CLE will be a good time to find out. The team most popularly accepted as the heir to the Colts throne is the Texans. Many fantasy owners have been patiently waiting to see the Texans prized possession Arian Foster take the field. Hopefully that addition to the HOU lineup will free up Owen Daniels to be the #1 fantasy TE fantasy owners are expecting.
On the running back front there are still a lot of questions to be answered for: Legarette Blount, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Ryan Grant, Mark Ingram, Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee. I would also like to see former backfield mates Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower repeat to make sure I’m not buying any snake oil.
Then there are the three WRs I love that I hope have a second sub par game so I can start firing up the trade offers: Roddy White, Vincent Jackson, and Larry Fitzgerald
Good luck to all this weekend! Happy Fantasy Footballin………