Another NFL weekend has passed and now its time to answer the important questions...Will the 49ers be better off with Mike Singletary? Who cares? How will the Dallas Cowboys bounce back after an embarrassing loss? NO!!!! Who is the best team in the NFL? Hell no...the real question is...How did my fantasy team do? Well Skippy it ain't pretty...Next week I will give my mid-season review. This week here are your top 5 performers in Fantasy Football. (Based on points earned)
Top 5 Running Backs
5. Dominic Rhodes - This one is no surprise to me. With Joseph Addai and Mike Hart out with injuries Rhodes was my top RB this past week. He knows the offense and Peyton trusts him.
4. Adrian Peterson - No shocker here. "All Day" Peterson will make everyone's top 5 lists for the next 7-10 years. Plus he owns the Bears
3. Mewelde Moore - Mr. Moore made fantasy owners very happy this week with a nice performance. Two touchdowns and 120 rushing yards, granted it was against the Bengals so I won't expect Mewelde to do this every week but as long as Willie Parker remains hurt he is a nice fantasy option.
2. Lendale White - Fat boy is having a very nice season. He may not get the yards but he gets those TDs(three this past week). However Fat boy squashed the Chiefs with 149 yards on the ground included in there was an 80 yard run.
1. Steven Jackson - I think the firing of Scott Linehan will have the biggest impact on Jackson. Linehan likes to throw the ball and Jim Haslett likes to run it. So expect more games like these from Jackson. I think the Rams will be a better team in the second half of the season and Steven Jackson will be the reason why.
Top 5 Quarterbacks (Based on Points earned)
Its been a weird year for the QB and this week's top five should prove that.
5. Ben Roethlisberger - two TD passes and no INTs is a great game for Big Ben who does have the tendency to throw a pick every now and again. No big fantasy numbers this year but you'll get a nice game out of him more often then not.
4. Matt Cassel - You'd think if you had Randy Moss and Wes Welker to throw to you'd be the top QB in the league but that has proved difficult for Cassel this year. Monday night however he looked very impressive against a weak Denver defense and was able to throw 3 TDs. I think Cassel is going to continue to struggle especially when they take on tougher defenses. Denver is not a good team, despite what you see their offense doing.
3. Kyle Orton - Orton has steadily improved every week this year. It helps to have Matt Forte in the backfield but Kyle has led the Bears to some impressive wins this year and if the running game stays consistent Chicago can find themselves in the hunt later on this season.
2. Dan Orlovsky - The only reason this guy is on the list this week is because of a 96 yard touchdown he threw to Calvin Johnson. The Lions are an embarrassment this season and is my pick for worst team of 2008.
1. Jeff Garcia - Nice game for Jeff, he had a favorable match-up going up against the struggling Seahawks and he made some nice throwns to Antonio Bryant. The Bucs however dont have enough fire power to really scare anyone so I expect them to falter against teams that have better defenses. Sure the Bucs can beat most, if not all, of the lesser teams but they are by no means a good team. They are a nice team.
Those were your Top 5 running backs and quarterbacks for week #7.
Later on wide receivers and tight ends, and maybe some football talk (HEY!) PEAS!