We're entering the fourth week of the NFL season, which, because of bye weeks, isn't quite the one-quarter mark, but it's close enough. It's still extremely early, and things can change on a dime. (By the way, I don't understand that expression at all.)
For instance, after three weeks of being virtually worthless and having little potential to change that,
On the flip side,
And then you might have been enjoying
So in a flash, Mendenhall goes from being almost worthless to being a viable starting option for your team, certainly as a flex player and possibly as a RB2, depending on your other choices. And Brees, Burress and Johnson suddenly look like lesser options than they were just last week.
I'm saying, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
It's also about the time that you start seeing newer options for the problems your team might be having.
Still scrambling at QB? Guys like
Dinged up at running back? Guys like
Receivers are generally in the greatest supply in fantasy leagues, but if there aren't obvious names available out there,
The 49ers continue to struggle at tight end, where
Don't look now, but it's possible that one of my Big Fat Claims to start the season is looking pretty good. The story on those 49ers is the resurgent offense (surging to a level of being capable, from the depths of horridness), but one thing I suggested was that the defense was going to be start-worthy, especially as a bye week replacement. Well, a lot of defenses are off this week, and San Francisco is currently a top-10 defense. They face the Saints, whose potent offense is a bit hobbled (as noted above), so they could easily have a decent afternoon.
Here's hoping you and your fantasy teams have a decent morning, afternoon, evening, and Monday night as well.