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Sunday, September 25, 2011

FANTASY FOOTBALL QB WRAPUP: VICK HURT AGAIN

Michael Vick gets hurt, Tom Brady looks mortal, and Matthew Stafford continues to bring it.  Lets see how all of the relevant QB's in fantasy football did in Week 3.

Cam Newton:  158 yards with 1 TD.  It was a miserable rainy slopfest in Jacksonville so you can excuse this outing.  Give him credit for not turning it over.  Newton is still in the circle of trust.

Matthew Stafford:  378 yards with 2 TD's.  Stafford continues to bring it every week and he was nearly flawless in this game as he led the team to an OT victory.  There is nothing bad to say about the kid at this point.  What a value he is shaping up to be.

Matt Hasselbeck:  311 yards with 2 TD.  Hasselbeck is playing great right now and you now have the green light to use him as long as the matchuup is all right.  He is aging well.

Kyle Orton:  178 yards with 2 TD and 2 INT.  Orton looks nothing like the guy who went wild in the first half last season.  Use only as a bye week fill-in.

Eli Manning:  254 yards with 4 TD.  Manning was money in this game but his receivers took two short passes to the house.  In other words the stats look better than what was really going on.  Still Manning is making the best of a tough situation with the decimated Giants receiving corp but I still worry overall.

Michael Vick:  176 yards with 1 INT.  Vick looks nothing like the gem he was last season and he has a bruise on every part of his body.  Now he has a broken hand to go with last week's concussion.  He is already being told he wont play in Week 4 and could be out longer.  Last season seems so long ago.

Matt Schaub:  373 yards with 3 TD and 1 INT.  Schaub was fantastic today but came up short in a shootout.  Who cares.....he threw for three scores.

Drew Brees:  370 yards with 3 TD and 2 INT.  Brees continues to throw too many picks but you cant argue with the bottom line.  As good as it gets.

Tom Brady:  387 yards with 4 TD and 4 INT.  Brady threw the same number of picks in this game that he did all of last season.  The 4 TD's helped minimize the damage though but its still weird to see that last number.

Ryan Fitzpatrick:  369 yards with 2 TD and 2 INT.  The fact that Fitzpatrick won a duel with Brady speaks volumes about how far he has come.  He is running Chan Gailey's offense to perfection.  Is now an every week starter.

Joe Flacco:  389 yards with 3 TD.  Flacco was locked in today and has found a new toy in Torrey Smith.  He has always been right on the edge of fantasy football relevancy but not anymore. 

Sam Bradford:  166 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.  Bradford is going through some growing pains right now.  You cant start him but I still think he will be very good.  It doesnt happen overnight.

Mark Sanchez:  369 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT.  Sanchez continues to play well enough to be considered starting material.  The growth has been there and all he has to do is limit the turnovers at this point.

Phillip Rivers:  266 yards with 2 INT.  It was a terrible day for Rivers and the absence of Antonio Gates was huge.  If Gates were to miss more time, its safe to say you got to downgrade Rivers some.

Aaron Rodgers:  297 yards with 3 TD and 1 INT.  The only noteworthy thing here is that he thew a pick.  What a fantastic player. 

Jay Cutler:  302 yards with 2 TD and 2 INT.  Cutler got nailed over a dozen times in this game and its hard to recommend him when his protection is that bad.

Kevin Kolb:  252 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT.  It was an ugly peformance for everyone in a Cards uniform which includes Kolb.  Dont give up on him yet.  He is on the upswing.

Matt Ryan:  330 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.  Ryan went to the hurry-up late and that netted a bunch of yards.  Otherwise it was a quiet night for Ryan off a 4-TD game.

Josh Freeman:  180 yards with 1 INT.  Its obvious that Freeman has taken a step back this season and so I would advise benching him until he snaps out of it.

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