Some notes before I get into the free agents finds for this week: I thought there was a couple interesting story lines, especially for the quarterbacks.
- After a slow start Aaron Rodgers exploded for six touchdowns on Sunday Night against the Texans. He is now ranked as the Second overall quarterback in terms of AVG points per game in ESPN standard league. See what one game can do for you!
- Is Matt Ryan human? Or is he dancer? The quarterback failed to throw for two touchdowns for the first time all season, but I think he will get back on the track to “elite” ness
- RGIII rushed for 138 yards and had 3 total touchdowns. While there were some injury concerns going into the game this performance solidifies Griffin as a must start at all times. Hold on to your backup though, because his playing style could easily have him injured again.
- What to make of the Red Head Gunslinger, Andy Dalton… Yes he has thrown for a ton of yards and touchdowns this year, but he has also thrown an interception in each game.
- Speaking of Stafford. While he did throw for over 300 yards and a TD, as well as jog in a close rushing touchdown, he has been disappointing through the air thus far. Any Eagles fan who watched the first three quarters of Sunday’s game can attest for this. He looked rattled and sloppy, often overthrowing wide open receivers. For whatever reason he turned it on in the fourth quarter, but I would like to see more consistency.
- Philip Rivers stinks. In real life, fantasy, any level of dream in Inception, whatever. Just in case you thought Vick was turnover prone, Rivers was responsible for 6 turnovers this week!
- Remember the early season concerns about Wes Welker and his playing time? Well, since week 2 Welker has gained over 95 yards in every single game, including four straight over the 100 yard mark. With Aaron Hernandez coming back from injury it will be interesting to watch Welker’s production. I don’t see it changing.
Now to get to the Free Agents for Week 7: Well there aren’t many new names bursting into the scene. But, it never hurts to add depth for a bye, injury, or just a speculative shot in the dark.
Josh Freeman vs New Orleans
Freeman has been rather quiet since his breakout season two years ago. However, he threw for 328 yards and 3 touchdowns last week, and now gets a matchup against the Saints. The Bucs will have to keep pace with Drew Brees, and I think the connection between Freeman and Vincent Jackson can only go up throughout the year, further improving Freemans stats.
Christian Ponder vs Arizona
The second year quarterback has been steady all year. Don’t expect career numbers. but he has the potential to throw 200 plus yards and two scores every week.
Daryl Richardson vs GB
It looks like there is an unofficial timeshare between Richardson and Steven Jackson. Jackson seems like he has been in the league forever, and he definitely has some tread on the tires. Jackson has yet to reach 100 yards rushing or break pay dirt ALL SEASON. Richardson has the potential to reach flex play territory if he continues to improve and get carries.
Felix Jones @ CAR
Felix Jones is the epitome of a change of pace running back. He will never truly live up to the potential he had coming out of the draft. But with DeMarco Murray being injured and likely missing this weeks game @ Carolina he is worth the add. Heck, any running back that has the possibility of touching the ball 10-12 times is worth an add in today’s pass happy league.
William Powell @ MIN
Last week I wrote that Larod Stephens-Howling was the man to own in the Cardinals atrocious backfield. Well, it looks like I was wrong as Powell gained 70 yards on 13 carries compared to Howlings 11 for 22 yards. There may not be great potential here, especially this week against a stout Vikins run defense, but any running back that gets the majority of carries for their team is worth a look.
Josh Gordon @ IND
The Cleveland Brown rookie WR has shown big play ability the past two weeks, with two touchdowns coming from over 40 yards. He doesn’t receive enough volume to be considered a must start at the moment but he is slowly becoming a top target for Brandon Weeden. Right now he is more of the Devery Henderson variety: Play him and hope for a long touchdown, but don’t be surprised if you get a giant goose egg.
Brandon Meyers vs JAX
The low key Raiders TE has at least 55 yards in 4 of 5 games this year (10th in the league with 290 yards. That’s more than Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham, Dennis Pitta, and Jermichael Finley). The only problem is he hasn’t scored a touchdown all year. This has to change at some point.
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