Man it was close but I squeaked out a week five win by three points to stay undefeated. My fantasy win was sadly the best part of the weekends since the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t join the undefeated ride with me. Even with the Chiefs losing, fantasy owners got a better insight on what is to come for some of the Chiefs players. The biggest thing that was noticed is that the Chiefs Defense is actually that good. Giving up 19 points isn’t something one usually brags about, but only allowing 19 points to an extremely explosive offense actually is. The Colts are a team that can easily go up by two or three touchdowns in a blink of an eye and the Chiefs D held them in check for a large part of the afternoon. The rush defense had a few problems to fix, but their pass defense was remarkable. For the first time in a while we saw the coaching staff finally give Jamaal Charles more carries than Thomas Jones. Charles had a decent game and is still in the top three of the NFL in yards per carry. Jones did take a secondary role on Sunday, but it is still too hard guess what will happen with these two backs on a week to week basis. The passing game for the Chiefs is horrible and in my opinion will stay horrible as long as Matt Cassel remains the QB. When the Chiefs dropped their game plan on Sunday, right after the interception, they began passing too much. I think I recall Cassel making eight incompletions in a row. Dwayne Bowe has the drops and the other receivers I guess are either invisible or Cassel just doesn’t have the skill set to look for more than one option when he drops back. Cassel’s inability is Tony Moeaki’s gain as the young tight end has been on the receiving end of Cassel’s check downs. This kid is starting to develop into a decent NFL tight end, and a weekly fantasy starter. Along with Cassel, Chris Chambers and Dexter McCluster are becoming fantasy ghost, not even worth a waiver wire sniff. Ryan Succop had a solid day, especially for fantasy owners, but he still doesn’t deserve to be added to a roster yet unless you’re in a really deep league. Entering week six against the Houston Texans I can only suggest that the Chiefs Defense/Special Teams be worthy of a start, I stand by this as I am starting them this week and putting my undefeated season on the line by doing so.
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Week 6 projections for your Kansas City Chiefs:
Matt Cassel: 210 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Jamaal Charles: 75 yards, 1 TD, 2 catches 20 yards
Thomas Jones: 40 yards, 1 catch 10 yards
Dwayne Bowe: 4 catches 55 yards
Chris Chambers: 3 catches 35 yards
Dexter McCluster: 3 catches 45 yards
Tony Moeaki: 5 catches 50 yards, 1 TD
Ryan Succop: 2/2 XP 2/2 FG
Special Teams/Defense: 3 sack, 1 INT, 24 points allowed
Around the League
QB: Eli Manning, Mark Sanchez and Vince Young
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, Ryan Torain and LaDainian Tomlinson
WR: Percy Harvin, Mike Wallace and Jabar Gaffney
TE: Tony Gonzalez, Zach Miller and Brent Celek
K: Sebastian Janikowski, Nate Kaeding and Ryan Longwell
QB: David Garrard, Kevin Kolb and Shaun Hill
RB: Ronnie Brown, Peyton Hillis and Knowshon Moreno
WR: Braylon Edwards, Dez Bryant and DeSean Jackson
TE: Marcedes Lewis, Tony Scheffler and Jeremy Shockey
K: Garrett Hartley, Matt Prater and Lawrence Tynes
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Week Five Fantasy Mailbag:
Matt Schaub has led me to a 1-4 record. Each loss has been by less than the difference of his average in 2009. Is it time to go the FA route?
Available for week 6: Garrard, Smith, Flacco. Fitzpatrick is also available, but on a bye.
Travis, Schaub has underperformed so far this season, but the options you mentioned here aren’t much better. Therefore I would stick with him for now. If this is the same league you have Colston in then try and trade Colston for a QB upgrade.
Ok, I have been offered: Michael Turner, Greg Jennings & Louis Murphy
In return I am giving away Jamaal Charles, Ryan Torain & Steve Smith (NYG)
My team right now is:
S. Smith (NYG)
I am nervous cause Charles looks like a stud and with more carries coming he is going to be a beast. Also Torain is my current flex spot and he could be big to.
BigDForever, TAKE THE TRADE! Turner so far has been much better than Charles; Jennings is a top tier WR. Charles could, and that’s a big could, find his game and return to his 2009 form, but you know what you have with Turner. Steve Smith has been a complete fantasy bust this year so if you can trade him now and get this package you got to do it. Torain may be a sleeper, but you’re getting some much better talent in return on this trade. I wish the owner who offered this to you was in my league.
I need 2 backs 2 receiver and a WR/RB as a flex out of these guys?
R. Mendenhall at CLE
A. Bradshaw vs. DET
A. Foster vs. KC
LT at DEN
I am completely torn and have been starting the wrong guy, and I feel I have a strong and deep team.
Steve, damn that’s a deep team! Do you have Tom Brady and Peyton Manning too? How can you be starting the wrong guy? For your two RBs start Mendenhall and Bradshaw. For the two WR I’d go with Nicks and Johnson (keep an eye on his injury status). I’d then suggest LT as your flex option.
I feel like my RB situation isn’t the best right now, but I have a lot of depth at WR/TE (TE not required in my league). My team looks like this:
QB: Rivers, Henne
RB: Rice, Tolbert, P. Thomas, C. Williams, Stewart, C. Taylor
WR/TE: Wayne, Boldin, Holmes, J. Finley, Celek, Hester, Naanee, Edelman, S. Rice
D/ST: Packers, Falcons
Do I need to make a trade for another RB, and if so who should I trade and what could I get for him/them.
John, as an FYI Finley will probably be out for the season. I think you should stay put on trading right now. The only two WRs you have worthy of trading are Wayne and Boldin. If you trade one of those guess then you’re in the same boat as before only dealing with a lack of WRs. Rice is a stud and when Thomas is healthy he is a good option.
I’m in a 10 team standard league. We start 1 QB, 3 WRs, 2 RBs, 1 TE, 1 K, and 1 DEF. I have Big Ben and Vick at QB, Miles Austin, Randy Moss, Nicks, Floyd, and Knox at WR, Jamaal Charles, Mathews, Greene, and Beanie at RB, Celek and Hernandez at TE, Gostkowski at K, and Giants DE. The huge dilemma is that I have 4 stud WRs for only 3 spots. I want to trade 1 WR (preferably Moss) to upgrade a different position but which position do I need to upgrade? It’s killing me having to bench a superstar WR every week! Please help me!
Daniel, if you were in my league you would be king! Keep Austin, Moss and Nicks. All of your RBs are underperforming so far so ship a WR for a better RB. You might want to look at getting another QB unless Vick can come back and shine. Defiantly try and get an upgrade at RB.
Here’s a bit of a long one. First off, do I definitely drop Finley now or wait to see if he’s out for the season or the 8-10 weeks and just wait til he comes back for the playoffs in case he does make it back this season. As for his replacement(s), I’ve already picked up your boy Moeaki, but I’m thinking I should add a little depth. Here are my choices:
Heath Miller (with Big Ben coming back) or Pettigrew.
Also, I have Michael Bush and McFadden’s owner wants him. He has Aaron Hernandez. Should I just make that trade? My other running backs are P. Thomas, Addai, F. Jones, and T. Jones.
Justin: As I mentioned in another question above, Finley is probably out for the season so drop him. Moeaki is a decent replacement but you obviously have some options. If dropping Finley opens a roster spot then I would suggest adding Pettigrew since he has actual performed well so far this season. If you have no need for Bush then go ahead with the Hernandez trade. Each option is good for you, but I feel they are both equal. Hernandez does have a stable QB situation, whereas I’m not sure if Pettigrew will get as many targets when Stafford comes back for the Lions. All options will help your team; however I can’t find one that is far greater than the other.