Fantasy Football Sunday Wrap: The Disappearance of Greg Jennings
Top Faller: Greg Jennings had 80 catches for 1,292 yards last season. His worst game in terms of catches was two. His worst game in terms of yardage was 22. In 2009, he caught six balls for 106 yards in his one game before Sunday. Obviously, at home against the Bengals seemed to bode well for the fourth year wideout. The result was a goose-egg of a game from a player who is a WR1 on fantasy rosters in every single league out there. Keep in mind, angry owners, this isn't going to happen again this year. The Packers play the Rams next week, so there's no reason to get down on him now. He'll
Top Riser: It was hard to get any lower, but Jake Delhomme actually resembled an NFL quarterback Sunday. Not only did Delhomme only throw one interception, but he went for over 300 yards. He rediscovered his rapport with Steve Smith (8 catches for 131 yards) and spread the ball around to eight different receivers. Delhomme's never going to be a QB1 in any fantasy leagues -- aside from those 24-teamers! -- but he's regained my confidence as a serviceable backup.
Other Value Shifts:
Steve Slaton Two straight stinkbombs for the man who was selected as a top-2 round running back in fantasy drafts. It does appear the Texans have faced two strong run defenses, but Sunday also showed they don't need to run to put points on the board.
Lance Moore Speaking of not being needed, the Saints are just fine without any production from Moore. Also, he's apparently hurt again.
Tom Brady Remember, the Jets defense stifled Matt Schaub last week, and this week Schaub went for 357 yards and four touchdowns against the Titans.
Kurt Warner Guess the old man still has a few gems left in his tank, huh? The 49ers defense, not Warner being washed up, seems to account for last week.
David Garrard I've mentioned this several times, but the Colts pass defense is sick. This week, Garrard showed what he can do once freed from Lucas Oil Stadium.
Carson Palmer He looked much better than he did last week against the Broncos. He may still be knocking off some rust.
Percy Harvin He's an integral part of the Vikings' offense. He's going to get close to 10 touches on a consistent basis and Brett Favre seems to like him in the red zone.
Michael Turner Paydirt and the century mark this week, which is familiar territory for Turner. Good to see after a lackluster Week 1.
Frank Gore You aren't gonna see 200-plus yards and two touchdowns often, but Gore destroyed a defense Steven Jackson couldn't solve last week. Lookin' good in the Bay Area, that's for sure.
Julius Jones As we said last week, he only plays the Rams twice.
Derek Schouman In two games, the tight end has nine catches for 103 yards in a Bills offense that actually appears to be competent.
Buccaneers running backs If they're going to continue to play such awful defense, Byron Leftwich is going to have 50 attempts a few more times this season. Thus, Derrick Ward, Cadillac Williams and Earnest Graham aren't getting many looks.
Willis McGahee He had 15 carries to Ray Rice's 8. McGahee averaged more yards per carry than Rice. He also scored twice to Rice's zero. A changing of the guard? Not quite yet ...
Philip Rivers It appears the Chargers are going to rack up the passing yards this season, at the expense of the running game.
Kyle Orton An 87-yard fluke saved him last week and the Browns' shoddy defense did in Week 2. He's a good play against weak defenses, but I'd like to see him work against a quality one.
Braylon Edwards He had a solid day against a Broncos defense that previously did a nice job shutting down a possibly potent Bengals passing attack. It's still quite possible he develops a good rapport with Brady Quinn.
Kellen Davis In Ron Turner's offense, the Bears use two tight ends. With Desmond Clark on the shelf, Davis had a nice showing against the Steelers. In deep leagues where they are upwards of 24 tight ends owned, he's worth a look. The Bears have a soft spot in their schedule on the horizon.