Fantastic weekend at the mines, virtually everything came out right. Starting as usual with Houston, I am very impressed. The defense, as I said last week, is looking better and better. I believe Gore's poor showing reflects the defensive turnaround more than his return. A remarkable turnaround since the first few weeks. Running backs lookout. I now believe Owen Daniels will finish as the number one tight end, he has quite the connection with Schaubers. The one thing this team needs, is a running back. Slaton is great as a rich man's Reggie Bush, but he isn't a feature back. I said this after last year, but I'd be surprised if the Texans enter 2010 with a new guy, maybe Jonathan Dwyer of Georgia Tech.
Chargers blew the crappy Chiefs away. Tomlinson played decently, more a reflection of the defense than anything else. 0-8 on goal line carries in a continuing 2009 trends of coaches being morons on the goal line. Seriously, Norv? 8 times for the giant fork. Gates would have gotten a TD on his one attempt if hadn't been held, which earned a first down, unlike any of LDT's 8 tries. I must admit the Chiefs deserve this after tossing aside my Tyler Thigpen after he guided my to a fantasy championship last year. Bowe continues to be a touchdown threat without really piling up yards. Strange, but he really is just a great talent, without a real team around him.
I know it is blasphemy, and he is putting up fantasy points, but Adrian Peterson does not that look good. I'm worried. You could probably trade him and get an almost as good back and something else. I don't know if I would, I'm just worried. I think his 2010 value is slipping. Better to get out a year too early than a year too late. On the other side of the ball Mendenhall looks incredible. He still isn't getting enough carries, but he just looks so good. SWP shouldn't see much more playing time this year.
Once again, Driver, with the score and more yards than Jennings.
DWilliams puts up 70 against the Bills. Again, they aren't going to get easier than this. Bills are not a tough matchup. They were, but that was 2004 and we currently play in 2009.
Who dey think is gonna beat dem Bengals? Boom. Roasted. Benson looks like a rich man's Peterson. Palmer is on fire and that defense is stifling. This team is better than even I thought they would be, and I was their biggest proponent other than Ochocinco.
1. Cedric Benson
2. Vincent Jackson
3. Owen Daniels
4. Rashard Mendenhall