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Shawn’s Week 2 Fantasy WR Pick-Ups

Hey gang!!!

Alright, so the first week of football has come and gone and now it is time to reassess you roster! Since the WR position always has the biggest crop of free agent talent, it is usually the position you will have the best chance at bettering your team. Hear are five guys out there you should take a look at.

1. Eddie Royal– This guy is probably all the buzz this week in your fantasy league and for good reason. Not only did he make what experts called a “above average secondary” look silly on Monday night, but he also showed he has excellent route running skills which should lead to awsome fantasy production. Even with Brandon Marshall coming off his suspension this week, don’t fear too much of a loss of production from Royal. Monday night Royal showed his versatility by running short and sharp routes, as well as being a deep post threat. Quarterback Jay Cutler has also shown a tenancy to develop what I call “Favre Fever” where he will focus in on one receiver. Although Marshall was that man last year, taking the reigns from future hall-of-famer Rod Smith, he did so primarily as a deep threat and not so much as an all-around target. Bottom line is that if the “royal rookie” is available in your league snatch him up quick.

2. Mushin Muhammad– Talk about a blast from the past! Now many of you might be questioning this pick-up considering the Carolina WR is 35-years-old and is only owned in about 43% of yahoo leagues, but hear me out. Muhammad had the best year of his career with the Panthers(‘o4- 93 rec., 1405 yards, 16 td’s) before bailing for three uneventful years in Chicago. But what about Steve Smith? Smith was on the team in Muhammad’s two best years with the Panthers, although he was injured in all but one game in ’04. But with Smith’s return in week 3 Muhammad will lose one important thing, the double-team. Muhammad manged 6 rec. and 56 yards in week one as the #1 receiver. When Smith gets back on the field, expect those numbers for Muhammad to rise and you can even expect some red zone touches for the big wide-receiver.

3. Devery Henderson-Remarkably this big play receiver is still available in about 65% of yahoo leagues. Although QB Drew Brees throws the ball a lot to his big three play-makers in Colston, Bush and Shockey, he also is very good at spreading the ball to the rest of his offense. In week one Bush was the only one of the big three to record a touchdown while 2nd and 3rd WR’s Henderson and Patton each had a touchdown catch.

4. Matt Jones– This former first round draft pick of the Jaguars has been nothing but a disappointment in previous years. A bad NFL showing compounded with an off-season drug arrest, has had fantasy owners turning their backs on the former Arkansas standout. Jones had 6 catches for 80 yards in week one against a stingy Tennessee defense. With Jerry Porter battling injury and Reggie Williams inconsistent play, Jones is worth a look. The biggest knock on Jones has been his “soft” play. But on Sunday he made catches in traffic and going over the middle which might be a sign that the 6 foot 6 inch receiver might be maturing into an NFL receiver.

5. Greg Lewis– With Donovan McNabb missing his top two receivers in week one he did what any great QB would do, spread the wealth. The Eagles had three receivers with more then 100 receiving yards and Lewis will be in the mix even when Brown and Curtis return from injury. Lewis is currently owned in only about 19% of yahoo leagues.



September 10, 2008 - Posted by | 49ers, Blogroll, College Football, Fantasy Advice, Fantasy Football, Fantasy Sports, Football, NFL, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, shawncamilleri, Sports, thesilverbullet

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