Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekly rankings take into account opponent, injuries and other incidental factors.


Ryan Boser highlights one quarterback who will "POP," and one who will "FLOP."

Jason Campbell (Oakland Raiders) vs. New England
After amassing five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) through two weeks, Jason Campbell came back down to Earth against the Jets Sunday.
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Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens) vs. New York Jets
Two out of three ain’t bad—Joe Flacco’s lousy Week 2 performance is now bookended by a pair of three-touchdown performances.)... Click here to read the rest of the breakdown at Bruno Boys.


Joey Cavalier highlights one running back who will "POP," and one who will "FLOP."

Daniel Thomas (Miami Dolphins) vs. San Diego
After taking a national media beat-down all throughout the preseason, Daniel has stormed out of the gates, and looks to be a candidate for “Fantasy Rookie of the Year.” Reggie Bush has already become a distant memory in Miami, as Thomas has racked up 239 total yards and a touchdown in just two games. This week Thomas faces the San Diego Charges who are ranked 19th against the run. Look for the Dolphins to feed Thomas the ball a lot in this contest; he will probably get around 20 carries and catch few screen passes. The rookie back has “pop” written all over him this week; and owners should plug him into their lineups as a solid RB2, or as a high-end flex play.

Shonn Greene (New York Jets) at Baltimore
For the second straight year, Shonn Greene seems to have been over-valued by fantasy owners. Many view Greene as a RB2, yet through three games this year, he has averaged just over three yards per carry on 41 touches. This week he will face the very stout run defense of the Baltimore Ravens. On top of the tough matchup, the Jets have suddenly become a pass-first team, tossing the ball 62% of the time through the first three games of this year. Rex Ryan admitted that the Jets would have to pass the ball more than they would like against the Ravens, so expect to see a lot of Tomlinson in this game. All signs point to a lame game from Greene, and he is my preferred “flop” candidate this week.


Brian Dezelske highlights one wide receiver who will "POP," and one who will "FLOP."

Eric Decker (Denver Broncos) at Green Bay

Call it being a homer—call it being a rube—call it what you will, but Decker’s targets (12) didn’t fade away when Brandon Lloyd returned to the lineup last week. Those targets won’t decrease this week either as Decker and the Denver Broncos take on the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers defense ranks 31st against the aerial assault that is the new NFL, and have allowed six touchdowns already.

Decker may also have some added incentive to light up Lambeau Field, since his favorite squad growing up happened to be the Minnesota Vikings.

Mike Wallace (Pittsburgh Steelers) at Houston
Last week Mike Wallace exploded for over 100 yards, including an 81 yard bomb for a touchdown—all in the first quarter. What doesn’t sit well with me is the fact that Wallace was invisible until the Steelers’ game winning drive when he caught a measly six yard pass.

If Wallace can disappear like that against a below average Colts pass defense, what’s going to happen when he has Johnathan Joseph and a much-improved Texans defense on him all day long?


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