NFL Week 12 Moving Up, Moving Down: Is Vince The Real Deal?
Vince Young is looking good on the heels of a come from behind effort against the Titans and five game winning streak. Meanwhile, the presence of Matt Leinart under center for the Cards knocks the Fitz-Boldin-Breaston receiving trio down a notch.
Vince Young , Titans—In five starts, he has put up serviceable fantasy points in three games and solid points in the other two, including 387 passing yards and a touchdown this week. More interesting than that, however, is that Young displayed a deft touch from the pocket and was extremely accurate. Maybe Vince has figured out that he needs to play well to earn the hefty roster bonus that comes due early this offseason.
Terrell Owens , Bills—It’s only took until Week 10 for T.O. to establish himself as a WR1. Unfortunately, it might be too late for his owners to salvage a playoff spot. Either way, with 17 receptions for 378 yards and two scores over the past three weeks, he needs to be in your starting line-up. OK—that was stating the obvious.
Jamaal Charles , Chiefs—Prior to Week 10, I was ridiculing Charles and the Chiefs for failing to have a rushing score on the season. Since then, Charles has accumulated 254 yards and two scores on the ground to go along with 76 yards and a score through the air.
Justin Forsett , Seahawks—Even though he only managed nine yards on the ground last week against the Vikings, he has 368 total yards and four touchdowns since Julius Jones was injured three weeks ago. I see little reason for the team to go back to Jones.
Larry Fitzgerald , Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston , Cardinals—Even though Matt Leinart looked decent this week against the Titans, he failed to throw a touchdown pass and the offense looked out of sync compared to when Kurt Warner is in there. Until Warner gets back, these guys are in a downward spiral.
Steve Slaton , Texans—Looks like Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has Mike Shanahan-ed the fantasy world with his announcement that Slaton was back as the team’s starter at running back. I guess in his world only spelling Chris Brown on first and second down and coming in for obvious passing downs makes you a starter.
Chad Ochocinco , Bengals—Hasn’t hit double digit fantasy points in four games, a stretch where he has 14 receptions for 200 yards and no touchdowns.
Julius Jones, Seahawks—Jones had one 100-yard rushing effort in ten weeks. Justin Forsett has two in the last three weeks. Not much more to add to that.
Dave Stringer is the head fantasy football contributor at MyOfficePool.ca. Check his weekly articles and player projections to help manage your team to the championship.
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