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2008 Fantasy MVP (after week 3)

Posted on: September 23, 2008 4:35 pm
 

After week three the MVP (based on points) is Phillip Rivers

 

After 3 weeks the following scoring leaders (by position)

 

QB:  Still Phillip Rivers and Jay Cutler.  Both have managed to gain some distance on the crowd

RB:  Michael Turner and Marion Barber

WR:  Anquan Boldin and Santana Moss  (do we really expecte either to hold on?)

TE:  Jason Witten, Tony Scheffler and (surpise addition) Anthony Fasano

D/SP: Titans and then Eagles

K: John Carney (a free agent in most leagues) and then Ryan Longwell

 

So, some surprise among position leaders but it's still early.  Ronnie Brown (after that ridiculous effort against the Patriots Sunday) has come out of nowhere.  Can anyone from the Dolphins maintain consistency over the whole season?  Anthony had an excellent first week but wasn't even on the scoreboard in week two before having a decent game Sunday.  Aaron Rodgers looked human and Tony Romo hasn't had a monster game yet.  Peyton Manning?  Any other quarterbacks?  We did finally see some people wake up from a fantasy standpoint.  It wasn't impressive but Ladanian Tomlinson (finally) woke up.  TJ 'Whos-your-mama' had a decent game and Carson Palmer (considering what he's been like the past few weeks) had a great day.

 

Busts of 2008?  After week 3 we can give a couple players a break and throw a couple more under the bus instead.  Derek Alexander, Rudi Johnson (sorry, but before the season he was supposedly 100%), Stephen Jackson, Larry Johnson, Peyton Manning (he just looks off).  Interesting when you consider keeper leagues.  Most leagues (which allowed teams to keep two or more players anyway); kept all the players on the 'bust' list. 

What do you all think?

 

CB

 

Comments

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2008 9:03 pm
 

2008 Fantasy MVP (after week 3)

GREAT JOB.     It's nice to see impartial and honest analysis. You're right on the money, of course I am praying Steven Jackson turns it around or i'm in trouble this year-LOL. Keep up the good work I am looking forward to see what happens in the next few weeks.

 

      
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Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2008 10:41 pm
 

2008 Fantasy MVP (after week 3)

LOL.  I'm with you Mick, carney's a clown.  :0 Still he does have some decent points after three weeks.

No breaks to the Bengals starters.  TJ may have dug out of a hole for a moment but Carson Palmer needs to have a huge day against Clevland and I don't know if he can repeat his past numbers with this year's team.  Ocho Stinko is flat out bad, no matter what you call him.  And the running game?  Best of ironies if Rudi Johnson can out play Kevin Smith and return to form of yesteryear for Detroit (who, let's face it, need something consistent on offense).  The Rams just get worse.  Marc Bulger hasn't exactly tanked (close) but with god reason.  With the issues surrounding that team, it's not entirely his fault and I don't think he deserves to be benched for Trent (next concussion coming) Green.  Still, sitting on the bench when you used to be a top ten QB a couple years ago is a good way to say 'bust'.

Nice list CB, it'll be interesting to see what happens in the weeks to come.  Basketball is coming, when are you gonna break down BBall my man?




Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2008 10:16 am
 

2008 Fantasy MVP (after week 3)

I'm with you Cougs except with Carney. This is why he's a FA in most leagues...

Carney, the "temporary" kicker signed by the Giants on cutdown day to replace Tynes (knee, still on the active roster), hasn't missed a thing since the season opened. He has made all nine FG tries and all eight PAT efforts. Fantasy owners can cut ties with him in most leagues for this week because of the bye for the Giants and the fact he isn't likely to be on the roster for Week 5.

It's been a wild season so far and one that looks like those owners paying attention and working the waiver wire can make major improvements to their team.




Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2008 8:21 am
 

2008 Fantasy MVP (after week 3)

Good assesment. 

QB's---I agree with Cutler and Rivers.  Kurt Warner could have been in this category but he came back to earth last week.  Romo may not have a monster game, they have a brutal division and he isn't the best decision maker out there.  One of these days all of his fumbles and picks will cost them a win.

RB-- along with your two I will add a sleeper that suddenly could turn out to be a stud.  Steve Slayton of the Texans.  With Amman Green down Slayton had 100+ on the ground and caught some balls for good yardage against the Titans defense.  Look for him on waivers.

WR-- and along with these two I would add Brandon Marshall.  He missed week one and has still put up more FF points than 7/8 of the league.

As far as busts, I think you have to include injuries, so number one on my list is Tom Brady.  Is there any league where he didn't get picked in the first round?  That hurts when your number one pick goes down in the 1st quarter of the year.  Other QB busts, Derek Anderson big time, Carson Palmer looked better last week but lets see if he can back it up.  And until Pittsburgh gets some blocking Big Ben may not last the season.  I have one team Big Ben is my starter and I had to use a roster spot to keep two other QB's.  Glad I had a hunch about him last week.

Biggest surprise so far---T.J. O'Sullivan.  He is looking more comfortable in the pocket.  Pack you bags Alex Smith, you will be a 3rd stringer with someone else next year. 



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