Observations and Predictions... Week 8
Here were the top performers of the week:
QB-Tony Romo:311 yards passing with 3 scores. He even pitched in with 31 rushing yards.More importantly he made no mistakes in a Cowboys win.
WR-Miles Austin: Another huge day as he has become Romo' s go-to downfield option. 171 yards and 2 scores.
RB-Ricky Williams: Didn't break the century mark, but scored 3 times in an almost upset of the undefeated Saints.
TE-Vernon Davis: 93 yards and 3 scores from Alex Smith.
DEF-New York (Jersey) Jets: Pitched a shutout and harassed Oakland all day.
Special Teams-Vikings: Percy Harvin had big returns (and a score) all day long.
Cowboys are my lock of the week against the Seahawks. I think they've turned the corner. Vikings go to Lambeau and steal one against the Packers. The Eagles hold off the Giants at home. Baltimore avoids a four game skid and hands the Broncos their first loss. Cardinals in a close over Carolina. Falcons burst the Saints bubble.
The rest of the schedule should shake out like this: Houston big over Buffalo; Bears take out last weeks Ohio debacle on the states other team... sorry Browns. Detroit wins a second one in taking out the Rams. Colts big over SF. Jets in a squeeker over the Dolphins. Jags over the Titans in a shootout. Chargers huge over the Raiders.
Fantasy Picks of the Week
QB-David Garrard: Titans have been awful against the pass. Garrard and the Jags should benefit.
WR-Reggie Wayne: Big day against the Niners
RB-Steve Slaton: Bills have been bad against the run, plus my fantasy squad needs Slaton to finally play well.
TE-Tony Gonzalez: Matches up well with the undersized Saints linebackers.
DEF-San Diego: Oakland has been a welcome opponent for athletic blitzing defenses.
Special Teams: Bears: Browns are awful everywhere. Gould kicks, and Knox returns could spell trouble.