NFL fantasy news and views
We're cruising full speed ahead into Week 2 of the NFL season. It's been a wild week of news, from
Views: Something strange is brewing in Tampa. Garcia's injury could be legitimate, but the quarterback says he's ready to play. Coach
Verdict: What does Garcia have to do to get some respect in the league? Two years ago in Philadelphia,
Things could get interesting if the rift between Garcia and Gruden deepens to the point where -- and this is still speculation -- Garcia is released. There are a few teams out there who might be interested in a veteran QB with a proven track record of taking teams to the playoffs. (Patriots, anyone?) Stay tuned.
Verdict: No reason to downgrade Brees in fantasy leagues. Patten and Henderson get a bump. Ditto for tight end
Views: Tomlinson says he's fine and will practice on Friday. There's no reason not to believe him.
Verdict: Obviously, you'll want to check Friday's report out of San Diego to ensure L.T. returned to the practice field. Fantasy owners should have
Views: Well, that's reassuring. It's been a bizarre week for Young and the Titans to say the least.
Verdict: Collins will probably make a few starts while Young heals. It's a chance for Collins to re-establish himself as an effective passer and leader of the Titans offense. Young's fantasy owners should grab Collins immediately, if they haven't already. He has a great chance to exceed Young's numbers -- especially this week, when the Titans travel to Cincinnati.
Views: This is also likely the end of Smith's career as a quarterback in San Francisco. He passed for 4,679 yards with 19 touchdowns and a whopping 31 interceptions in three years. Hard to believe he was the highly touted top pick in the '05 draft.
Verdict: Smith will have to catch on with another team if he has any chance of removing his name from the list of spectacular draft busts, which includes the likes of