Monday, October 15, 2007

Offensive Woes Continue

Week 5 saw the continuation of pathetically low production from high fantasy football draftpicks. The Lions offense that had been surging through the first few weeks stalled in Washington as John Kitna and Roy Williams never got rolling. Larry Johnson and Shawn Alexander posted anemic rushing totals and therefore were no help to fantasy franchises in dire need of the premiere back they drafted to carry their teams. And what is wrong with Drew Brees, Donovan McNabb, and Matt Hasselbeck, these guys did nothing to help fantasy franchises this week. All in all sports fans, week 5 showed a fantasy football landscape that’s riddled with out of sync offenses, causing this fantasy manager to contemplate retirement.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Waiver Wire Pickup for Week 5

If you've been monitoring my Waiver Wire Pickup list on, then you already have one of the better up-and-coming NFL rookie wideouts on your fantasy football team. If not, then you've probably already missed the boat on Kansas City Chiefs rising star, Dwayne Bowe. I targeted Dwayne Bowe after Week two, and told folks to grab him then. Since Week Two, the 6'2", 221 lb Bowe has gone on an offensive tear for a total of 299 yards and three scores. Dwayne Bowe has excellent size, elusive speed, and amazing hands. This kid has the toughness to steamroll over defenders and the soft hands to cradle the ball in the endzone. Dwayne Bowe victimized the helpless San Diego Chargers defense on rout to a 30 -16 drubbing of the 1-3 Chargers. After years of first round draft wide receiver flops, the Kansas City Chiefs have finally hit on a winner. If he's available grab him immediately.

My other Waiver Wire pick for Week5 is Denver Broncos running back Selvin Young. In spot duty for Travis Henry, Young has amasses 195 all purpose yards. Young is an elusive running back with great speed and good hands. He's a formidable dual-purpose threat with the capability t run between the tackles and well as catch balls out of the backfield. Travis Henry may have himself in a heap of trouble with a possible violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. If he is suspended Selvin Young will be a very viable option in Mike Shanahan's Denver rushing juggernaut.