The Green Bay Packers may be 0-4, but Brett Favre continues to be a QB fantasy stud with his four TDs and a two-point conversion in a losing effort on MNF. What a day it was to be a Manning on Sunday!...brothers Eli and Peyton combined for eight TDs and nearly 600 interception-free yards to lead the Giants and Colts to wins. The Eagles used Donovan McNabb's arm to recover from 18 points down to defeat the Chiefs as McNabb threw for three TDs. Marc Bulger continues to be a huge fantasy quarterback with his 442 passing yards on Sunday, but loses for the second week in a row. Filling in for Kurt Warner, Arizona QB Josh McNown slowly picked apart the San Francisco passing defense with 385 yards and two scores. Brian Griese threw three interceptions and wasn't overly sharp, but still managed over 300 yards and two TDs for the win. Drew Brees continued to be solid in San Diego (in this case New England) and completed nearly 80% of his passes for the win over the defending Superbowl champs on Sunday.
LT2 once again proves he is the best fantasy player in the NFL. He busted it for 164 total yards and two TDs against the defending Superbowl champs on their turf. Stephen Davis' 19 carries for 51 yards doesn't usually cut it in the NFL, but his two TDs more than make up the difference for the Panthers and Davis' fantasy owners. Rams' running back Steven Jackson contributed a mere 59 yards on offense with a 1.7 yards per carry rushing average, but was a fantastic fantasy start with two touchdowns. Raiders' running back LaMont Jordan put it all together against the Cowboys with 148 total yards and a score. Versatile RBs Tiki Barber and Warrick Dunn had nearly identical numbers to Jordan in leading the Giants and Falcons to victories. Michael Pittman had more catches than rushes to combine for 126 total yards and a score. Larry Johnson's turnovers may have contributed to Priest Holmes' 23 touches for over 100 yards and a TD. Stud running backs Shaun Alexander and Willis McGahee both had 100 yard games (each with a TD) in losing efforts for the Seahawks and Bills. Deuce McAllister and Mike Anderson had huge games for the Saints and Broncos, but neither made it across the goal-line.
Plaxico Burress has emerged as a true number one fantasy receiver. Burress and Manning (Eli) continued to be in total sync on Sunday with completions for over 200 yards and two scores. The Chiefs could not stop Terrell Owens as he caught 11 for 171 yards and a touchdown in a comeback win at Arrowhead. The Colts regained their offensive form with Manning to Harrison for 100+ yards and two touchdowns. Joey Galloway continues to shine in Tampay Bay...this week for 166 yards and a score. Top NFL wide receiving duo Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald combined for 228 yards and two TDs for the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City. Eddie Kennison and Jimmy Smith had identical numbers...109 yards and a TD each. Donte' Stallworth, Randy Moss, Shaun McDonald, Bobby Engram, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Brandon Lloyd all had 100+ yard games, but none found the end zone.
Eagle tight end L.J. Smith was again a top passing target of Donovan McNabb with nine catches for 67 yards and a TD. Dwayne Carswell has never been a top rated fantasy threat, but his two TDs on Sunday more than make up for his three receiving yards. Stud tight end Antonio Gates may not have found the end zone on Sunday against the Pats, but he was still able to snag six balls for 108 yards in the victory.
News and Notes - The Indianapolis Colts may have the inside track to the Superbowl with a 4-0 record and a defense to finally match their offense...Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress are moving the Giants beyond mediocrity...Two-time Superbowl champ New England find themselves at 2-2 with injuries and a tough schedule...Daunte Culpepper went on record to say that his injury is affecting his play...However, Donovan McNabb's sports hernia appears to help the Philly QB's fantasy numbers (some guys just play better hurt)...The late Walter Payton looked proudly down on his son Jarrett as he was activated for his first NFL game; he finished with 37 yards on four carries for the Titans...Michael Vick sprained his knee on a hard hit by Erasmus James resulting in a strained MCL; upon being sidelined as a precaution from the incident, Vick responded "It feels fine. I just tweaked it a little bit. We had a good cushion, so it made sense to keep me on the sideline."...The Saints felt at home in the Alamodome and responded with a win over the Bills...The NFL played its first regular season out of the USA; the game was a whopping success with a draw of over 100,000 fans...Neil Rackers kicks six field goals and an extra point against the Niners for 19 fantasy points (unbelievable for those of you playing against him this past weekend); for the season, Rackers is 16 for 16 in four games (a new NFL record)...Undefeated - Indy, Cincy, Washington, Tampa Bay...Winless - Houston, Green Bay
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