Millions of fantasy football team owners might just have seen their seasons crash and burn due to injuries Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is out for the year with a torn ACL. If you had him, you are now facing an uphill battle on scale with trying to beat Joey Chestnut in a hot dog-eating competition.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster aggravated his hamstring this week. This is a situation that needs to be monitored closely.
Apparently, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke a few ribs in the game against the San Francisco 49ers. It seems as if he will play next week, but watch out if he takes a few big hits.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick came off the field spitting up blood on Sunday night. He did not return and has a concussion, which could cause him to miss a game.
As for players who are not injured, New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis should have a good week against the Buffalo Bills, who gave up quite a few receiving yards to the Oakland Raiders’ running backs. ‘The Law Firm’ is sneakily shifty and should find the end zone at least once while accumulating respectable yardage totals.
Parents somehow manage to make everything about trust, and fantasy owners are similar. Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has finally received my trust as a must-start option. The same Baltimore Ravens defense that held the Pittsburgh Steelers receivers in check could not contain Britt, who now has 271 yards and three touchdowns over two games. Start him, regardless of the matchup.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams must be a magician, because he did his best disappearing act on Sunday. He tallied a single catch for negative four yards against an average Minnesota Vikings secondary. This week he faces the Atlanta Falcons, who gave up 314 net passing yards to the Eagles.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis has been a non-factor thus far. Through two games, he has seven receptions for 65 yards. The 49ers passing attack is struggling, but I think they will rebound against the Cincinnati Bengals this week.
Now, to the mailbag for a reader-posed question. Q: I have Jay Cutler and Kyle Orton as my quarterbacks. Who would you start this week? A: I would lean toward starting Orton this week, as the Green Bay Packers’ defense is stellar and the Chicago Bears’ offensive line looked terrible against the New Orleans Saints.