It's week two and already Fantasy Football season is filled with surprises.
Who knew? Who woulda thunk it?
Who could have guessed that after running McNabb out of town the Eagles would have to look to Michael Vick to lead them.
But as it is, he is a must start this week unless you have a top five quarterback with a better matchup.
Here is a list of other guys that you might want to get a hold of and play this week.
Last year it was all about Mike Sims-Walker. Now he can't even scratch while playing a whole game. This week the Jaguars face a Chargers team that is trying to regroup.
San Diego is worried about getting their best receiver back on offense while dealing with missing pieces on defense.
I like Mike Thomas to solidify his number one status on the team. Flex him out unless you have more consistent threats.
Does he talk too much? Yep. Did he lose a step or two? Probably.
Did you draft him to be your third back? If you did you were smart.
But Mike Shanahan loves to run the ball and he gave Portis 18 carries.
How many did former all-world back and now backup Larry "I ain't grandmama" Johnson get? Three.
Three carries in a game where they had the lead and were trying to kill the clock.
Portis has to be starting if you have him.
Carolina quarterback Matt Moore threw three interceptions and fumbled twice. And that was before his concussion.
Needless to say, Tampa sees this as a winnable game so they will run the ball until they can't run it anymore.
Early in the season, before his yearly injury, Cadillac is good for yards. He ran it 22 times last week. The same number will be worth 100 yards and possibly a score this week.
But don't fall in love with him. He won't be there for you come December.
Everybody is talking about Vincent Jackson this and Vincent Jackson that. A buddy of mine called to gloat because we laughed at him for drafting Jackson early.
Jackson won't be around for weeks, so lets concentrate on the present.
Even though Legedu Naanee had 5-catches for 110-yards and a score, Malcolm FLoyd was the guy who was targeted the most times (12).
So let them all run and grab Legedu. You start Floyd.
Chicago's defense is pretty good. And Bryant made some mistakes last week. And Roy Williams had a great preseason and caught the winning catch that was called back because of a holding call.
All that said, we know Miles Austin will continue to be a beast and Witten gets his. But if that's the case, why did Tony Romo go to Bryant a team high 12 times?
It doesn't have to be this week, but sooner or later he is going to be the guy over there. And probably sooner than you think.
Jerry Jones and Romo love him.
The Rams gave up almost 300 yards last week through the air. Sam Bradford will be under pressure from that strong Raiders defensive line so he might toss up some picks or cough up a few fumbles.
All that adds up to more possessions for the Raiders and more passes to Jason Campbell's favorite and most consistent target.
Zach Miller kept trying to be a stud tight end in the past, but had no help from his quarterback. This could be a huge coming out party for him this season.
DeSean Jackson will get looks this week against Detroit because they will be focusing on Mike Vick's legs 24/7.
He only caught 4 passes for 30 yards last week, but Vick only started a half. Vick will look for him as much as any of his targets.
In fact, on the touchdown that Vick should have run in, he tried to force it to Jackson at the back of the end zone.
It's obvious Denver is going to pass the ball this year. They don't love Moreno as an every down back and no one is tougher to love than their new guy, Laurence Maroney.
Orton threw the ball 33 times last game for 295 yards. Alex Smith threw for 225 against Seattle so that equals 300 easy for Orton.
Contrary to what Coach Singletary thinks, Alex Smith is not a good quarterback and he has never been.
If you have him, drop him and pick up Orton. Or maybe even Delhomme, who can say he was good at one point so he has something to pull from.
No one knew Vick would be starting by week two. You can never predict injuries. A lot of experts out there are wondering if Vick can pull off Andy Reid's pass first offense or will his run first instincts lead him back to the bench.
I say if Vick wins and Kevin Kolb doesn't you switch the offense, not the player.
It all starts this week.
How is this a surprise start? Ask the guy who used a second or third round fantasy pick on Ryan Grant but didn't get him on waivers this week.
He'll have a few choice words for you.
Until otherwise told, Jackson is going to be the primary starter and ball carrier for a team most think can make it all the way to Dallas.
Congrats on getting him. Especially if you drafted Grant.