Trent Richardson, Doug Martin, CJ Spiller, Ray Rice.... man. We always know some guys in the top 12 won’t end up being what we thought but what a year of busts! CJ Spiller at least occasionally flashes his owner a big game but these other guys just make me feel like the morning after a terrible binging decision. When you just shake your head and wonder why. When the moment came, it seemed like a wonderful idea. You had a blast, you were excited, and then the ride started. Now you are just left with the regretful aftermath.
I am typically a positive person, so starting off an article with such negative undertones is really against my preferential nature. Because of this, I would like each of you to put up your right hand. Face your palm center. Put up your left hand and face it inward as well. Now give yourself a big high five and let’s get our lineups right!!!!
Russell Wilson vs MIN: I have harped on how Russell Wilson was the number one fantasy quarterback during the second half of last season exponentially. All offseason, early season, and now I will drop a reminder. It seems there is something about Pete Carroll’s strategy that lends to improving as the year goes on. He has 4 straight games with multiple TDs and will have a wonderful opportunity to continue that success against a terrible Minnesota pass defense in the friendly confines of Centurylink field. There was one more thing I wanted to add, but I can’t.... what was.... hmmmm.. OH YEAH! Percy Harvin is back.
Nick Foles vs WAS: 16 TDs to 0 interceptions. He leads an offense that plays fast, they take shots, and he has weapons all around. We knew coming in that the Eagles would have a good offense with Chip Kelly at the helm IF they could get solid QB play. Well, Foles has provided that in spades. Look for him to stay hot against the Redskins 25th ranked pass defense.
Other QBs to feel good about: Case Keenum vs OAK, Mike Glennon vs ATL, Ben Roethlisberger vs DET
Andre Brown vs GB: 30 carries in his first game back in nearly a year. There is nobody else to share carries with in that backfield. Tom Couglin absolutely loves him. So should you. Let’s not complicate things.
Ben Tate vs OAK: The ribs are still sore which is clearly limiting him some. But with Foster officially shelved for the season, Tate knows these next few weeks will decide his monetary value for the rest of his life. Best believe he will be ready. Oakland is middle of the road at stopping the run and Case Keenum will be able to keep the defense off balance enough to let Tate get off.