Fire sale: Collie, Colts find chemistry as important as talent
OK, you guys have to help me out with something because I just don't get it. Why do I keep hearing about Lindsay Lohan? Now, correct me if I'm wrong but she hasn't done a thing of any real substance in close to 15 years, right? I mean, that's the truth, I'm not making it up.
Here is my problem: She isn't a star anymore. Doing nothing for 15 years besides drinking and getting arrested does not mean you get to be called a star. Do you know what that's called? Me when I was 22. You see my point? No one cares what happens to the kid who played
So tell me what the difference is between him and
Couldn't I argue that I'm more famous than her? Seriously, at least I've done something in this decade that doesn't involve drinking and acting like an idiot. Don't get me wrong, I've done that, too, but it's not all I've done.
Like I said, I don't get it. The girl isn't a star, she's a basket case. Can anyone tell me why I still hear about her? I really want to know.
I think the world is coming to an end. Maybe those 2012 doomsday nuts are on to something. Not only is a worthless loser all over the news for doing nothing more than what my biker neighbor does every Saturday night, which is getting hammered and arrested, but I now have close to 300 people following me on Twitter.
I always said if I could get 300 people to care about what I have to say and follow my every move, it would serve as surefire proof that the world is ending. Well, reserve your spot in one of those ridiculous Doomsday bunkers because the end is near. Way too many people care about worthless nobodies like Lindsay Lohan and Tom Casale. If that's not a sign the apocalypse is coming, I don't know what is.
You know, up until this year the proudest call of my career was saying
When a lot of people were worried about there being too many receivers in Indianapolis, I predicted Collie would catch 80 balls and possibly be a better fantasy option than
I was sure that Collie and
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Now, on with the Fire Sale ...
I loved Wallace coming into the year and actually drafted him. However, I dealt him in a package deal before the season. I wasn't happy about losing Wallace then and I'm even less happy about it now. I think when Roethlisberger comes back Wallace will be a borderline No. 1 fantasy receiver.
Like I said, last week was really the time to go after Wallace. However, if he has a poor game this Sunday against the Ravens, some owners may think Wallace's big game was an aberration. It wasn't. The bottom line is if you can still get him, do it.
I actually thought when Bryant and
Last week I wrote that in
I know a lot of people drafted Bryant a little high. You were right to do so. He missed most of training camp with an injury, so you can expect as the season goes on for Bryant to become even more involved in Dallas' offense. That is, unless
The Broncos can't run the football right now, and I know
Lloyd is still available in a majority of leagues. He may not be a stud every single week but Lloyd is a guy that certainly deserves to be on a fantasy roster if you need help at receiver.
Now, that was a pretty good observation. However, if you had told me a month later Hillis would go for 144 yards and a score against Baltimore, I would have laughed in your face, just like everyone else. Well, it's those who own Hillis that are laughing now.
Not only is Hillis a big part of the Browns offense as I suspected, he's Cleveland's main back and it's really not even close. Hillis catches passes, he's getting a nice amount of carries every week and he's clearly the man at the goal line. That sounds like a pretty good flex player to me.
I'm sure Hillis is still available in some leagues and that means he will be the hot waiver wire pickup this week. If you already own Hillis, don't be afraid to use him, especially in PPR leagues. Think of it this way; who would you rather start? Hillis or
I was still working for the Pats during Green-Ellis' first training camp. We weren't quite sure what he would become but it looked as if Green-Ellis had a little something to offer. He may not be a superstar, and let's be honest -- the Patriots are primarily a passing team. However, Green-Ellis looks to be the most complete running back in New England right now and a guy Belichick is starting to trust more and more.
If you need running back help, you can do a lot worse than Green-Ellis. At the very least, he has a good chance of equaling Maroney's fantasy numbers from 2009.
Let's take Moore first. I'm not saying you shouldn't own Moore or even start him every now and then. But this is the Saints were talking about. Trying to figure out which Saints receiver will have a big week is like trying to understand why
Moore is a good spot starter, as is every Saints receiver outside of
Now let's talk about Williams. I'm a Dallas fan and that's as good as it will ever get for Williams. Hey, who was that Texan who couldn't catch Williams? I have
Williams is the Cowboys' fourth option in the passing game most weeks. Remember,
Moore and Williams are worthy of being owned in most leagues but even after their big weeks, I don't see either player being anything more than fill-in starters for you the rest of the way.
A lot of people thought Crabtree was going to be a strong WR2 this year after his promising rookie season but it just hasn't happened. The entire 49ers offense has struggled but even with
Like I said, a quarterback change looks imminent in San Francisco. If that's the case, perhaps it will ignite Crabtree. It's pretty obvious that he doesn't have a lot of chemistry right now with Smith.
Until things change, Crabtree isn't much more than a marginal fantasy starter at this point. Then again, besides Frank Gore, who on the 49ers offense is a reliable fantasy starter right now?
It's a shame because I still think Smith is one of the best receivers in the NFL. He's basically Miles Austin without a quarterback. Can you imagine the kind of numbers Smith would put up if he played in New England or Indianapolis? It would be scary.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago that if you own
If you have better options, I would advise probably leaving Smith on your bench against better defenses. I know that's tough to do but until the Panthers offense shows signs of life, Smith simply can't be counted on to be a consistent fantasy performer.
Can you remember a coach/quarterback combo this bad lasting so long together? I was trying to come up with one and I can't. I thought Del Rio was going to get fired two years ago. And how long do you need to watch Garrard stumbling and fumbling around before you realize he's not a starting quarterback in the NFL? It's absolutely mind-boggling.
Sims-Walker is a talented guy, but until the Jaguars decide they want a franchise NFL quarterback, and not someone that would fight for a starting job in the UFL, Sims-Walker is going to put up a lot of poor fantasy weeks. Let's put it this way: when
Get ready for another year of a couple 20-point weeks from Sims-Walker but even more four point weeks. That's just the way it's going to be until Jacksonville gets serious about trying to field a winning team.
I was reading a couple of columns in which writers said they were right to tell you to spend all of your money on Jackson but also suggested to trade for him if you didn't get him off the waiver wire. Don't you love these egomaniacs? Instead of trying to help people and admitting they made a mistake, they stick to their guns and go down with the ship. That's really helpful. I find it embarrassing, to be honest.
Say what you want about me but the second I think I'm wrong about a call, I go on Twitter and everyplace else to tell you I made a mistake and help you rectify the situation. The day
You see, what all these so-called experts forgot to tell you is that Jackson was an underachiever in college. Then he was vastly over-drafted by the Packers, who made every attempt to get him involved in the offense. First, they tried Jackson as the change-of-pace back and he failed miserably. Next, Green Bay tried Jackson out as a short-yardage back and once again he failed miserably. Finally, they realized Jackson's only strength was as a receiver, so they let him catch a few passes every year to justify drafting him in the second round.
I feel sorry for you that took the advice of these misinformed "experts". Hell, Jackson's own coach came out and said the guy couldn't handle more than 15 touches a game. That's pretty cut and dry.
If you start Jackson, expect average results. Then again, if you expected anything else, you obviously never saw the guy play. The bottom line is Jackson is who we thought he was; which is nothing more than a career backup.
People telling you Brandon Jackson will be a fantasy stud. That's like some blowhard saying