Wednesday, September 25, 2013



Josh Gordon: Talk about a monster debut. Fresh off serving a two game suspension, Gordon was an instant star in Week 3 by catching 10 passes for 146 yards and 1 touchdown. Gordon was a big play guy last season as a rookie when he caught 5 touchdown on 50 receptions and with Brian Hoyer showing he is not Brandon Weeded at least through one start, this nice story is set to continue.  

Fred Jackson: C.J. Spiller apparently will be ready to go for Week 4 after suffering a thigh injury against the New York Jets but let that be a warning about the ability of the former Clemson star to hold up as the every down back. In addition, veteran Fred Jackson has played better than Spiller so far this season, with last Sunday being more evidence of this when he rushed for 72 yards to Spiller's 9 on 3 less carries.  

Chiefs Defense: The offense is not the only positive change that has coincided with the arrival of new head coach Andy Reid. The defense has been tremendous in putting forth a massive pass rush led by Tamba Hali, Dontari Poe, and Justin Houston.  

New York Jets Defense: Finally the Jets have a pass rush to complement the always stout Rex Ryan defense. They sacked E.J. Manuel eight times last week and Muhammud Wilkerson and rookie Sheldon Richardson in the middle are a pass rushing tandem not to be messed with.

 LeGarrette Blount: Many took note that Blount got more carries than Stevan Ridley last week as the latter continues to take up residence in Bill Belichick's doghouse. Last season's 1,200-plus yard rushing campaign by Ridley seems like it never happend. Blount has not been great in his career but with Tom Brady under center you know that the middle will be softened up.  

Ryan Broyles: Meet the prime benefactor from the broken arm suffered by Nate Burleson in a car accident early Tuesday. The big play Broyles now graduates to the slot where he will no doubt get a bunch of looks from Matthew Stafford going forward. The Lions are throwing all day long which means the workload itself will help Broyles reach WR 3 status quickly.  

Brian Hoyer: Those who play in two-QB formats should take a look here. Hoyer was tremendous in his debut in Week 3 when he tossed for over 300 yards and 3 scores. However I want to see him do it again so pick him up as a bench option for now.

Bilal Powell:  Ran wild against Buffalo after replacing the injured Chris Ivory.  Has PPR appeal as well due to his pass catching ability.  Could literally run with the workhorse gig.


Stevan Ridley: Yes drop him. Like with David Wilson, you got to know when to fold em. Ridley is not getting out of the Bill Belichick doghouse anytime soon and with Shane Vereen expected back by Week 9, he could be completely pushed aside for good. What a bust. 

Nate Burleson: No need to hold Burleson for the 6-8 weeks he will need to recover from the broken arm. He will be there when you need him again.  

Issac Redman: With LeVeon Bell coming back this week, Redman goes back to oblivion where he belongs.

Kellen Winslow:  Winslow has been a non-factor for two weeks now despite rookie QB Geno Smith having his best start of the season in Week 3.

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