Week 2: Where’s Welker? Demise of Sanch-ise?
What I learned last week:
It never fails: I draft a Dallas receiver, and a no-name shows up to steal my thunder.
I told you so:
I told you Atlanta’s Julio Jones was going to go off. Unfortunately, he did so against my team. And even more unfortunate — Tim has him and won. A-G-O-N-Y!
And I’m not done: I told you Ray Rice would shred Cincy’s D — that he did. That kind of performance will only get better. Enjoy the ride, Rice owners. It’s perma-grin time.
Boy was I wrong about:
Starting Cleveland running back Trent Richardson. At the last minute, I ultimately went against my advice to start him and benched him. Good thing because Richardson had about as much success running the ball Sunday as Tim’s success in the playoffs last year — none.
Dallas WR Kevin Ogletree, Jets WR Stephen Hill, Washington RB Alfred Morris and Jets QB Mark Sanchez are the hot waiver pickups this week. Who will continue to produce consistently?
• Ogletree came out of nowhere. Of course he did, because I drafted Dez Bryant. The same was the case last year when I had Bryant, and Laurent Robinson came out of the woodwork. So, I suspect, Ogletree will continue to be the hot target, especially on third down.
• Mark Sanchez is hit and miss, and more miss than hit. Last week was a shocker for everyone. His downfall to the doormat and the emergence of “Tebow Time” will soon begin.
• Too bad Hill isn’t on a more consistent team with a more consistent quarterback. Just saying.
• I liked Morris in the preseason, and I wish I had grabbed him when I had the chance. He’s off to a better start than Richardson, whom I praised as a Top 5 running back.
Wes Welker caught three passes for just 14 yards in the Patriots win over Tennessee. Should you be concerned?
Rather than partake in a “Where’s Waldo” book Sunday with my 18-month-old son, our father-son time quickly turned into “Where the Heck is Welker?” Yeah, my wife wasn’t a fan of that game. Not at all. Call the panic police, cuz Benny’s freaking out.
After Michael Vick’s awful Week 1 performance, do you take another chance on him Sunday at Baltimore?
This is what I get for taking Vick after the year he had last year. I passed up Peyton Manning and Joe Flacco for this? Vick led me to 12 straight wins in 2010 when he had his monster year. That was then, and this is now. He looked awful against Cleveland, and he’s about to face one of the league’s best defenses. The magic may not be all gone, but it’s fading quickly.
Peyton Manning had a good game against a tough Pittsburgh defense. Does he deliver more of the same Monday night against Atlanta?
I was hoping for this type of performance. He looked like typical Peyton Manning and may have begun to silence all these critics. Atlanta lost cornerback Brent Grimes, which should open some holes in the secondary. Peyton is back.
Which Week 1 stud will be a Week 2 dud?
Mark Sanchez — hope you enjoyed the Week 1 ride. Week 2’s gonna be bumpy.
Which Week 1 dud will be a Week 2 stud?
Welker. PLEASE! For the love of Fantasy Football.