Fast Forward: Run-DMC, Fitzgerald, free agent steals and more Week 7
It seems like all we've talked about over the last week was concussions and ... well,
There were some big hits, including some that looked legal to me and some that were very questionable. According to
What might derail that is the situation in which
Fixing the issue of concussions and illegal hits is going to take a lot more than one week. It's the consistency and commitment that will take a year, two years, 10 years to measure and even then, we'll be waiting and likely not watching when the guy who's our fantasy star now is just someone's father, someone's husband sometime in the future. One week is a good start, but not a culture change.
Let's fast forward:
Nik says McFadden exceeded the projection by an amazing 37 points. How did he do it? "The Raiders are one of the most schizophrenic teams in the league. I will be the first to admit that I thought
I'm with Nik on this one, which always makes me feel good about my thought process. Other breakouts this week include
Picking a wide receiver in the first round made a lot of sense this year. Many who did that went with
If you don't think Fitzgerald is missing both
The other busts of the week?
It's time to recognize that while second-year backs
Moreno was running against a soft defense in the Broncos' blowout loss, but he showed only flashes of the talent that has people thinking he's going to be one of the very few true feature backs remaining in the NFL. A couple of TDs saved his fantasy day, but some of that was luck. Wells was also one of the few bright spots in a tough loss for his team. In Week 7, Wells appears to have established himself over
The injury watch is a bit shorter this week, but it's never short.
Pats breakout DB
The Raiders had mostly good news Sunday, but
Newton is 6-6, 250 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds as a high school senior! While Bo Jackson was quick, how big do you think he was? Think of the muscles. Think of the powerful runs, like the ones against
Newton is a QB in the mold of
By the way, Jackson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.12 seconds at the NFL Combine. While it's considered unofficial, it proves that there's still no one quite like Bo.