10 things I learned: Brees, Campbell, Parker

Updated: September 28, 2009, 6:25 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
If the Sunday morning of Week 3 was a precursor of what to expect healthwise the rest of the season, we all could be in trouble. I mean, I fully expected Matt Hasselbeck and Donovan McNabb to be ruled out before Sunday's games, and it didn't really matter when Jamal Lewis was deemed inactive, but Dwayne Bowe? Brian Westbrook? Wes Welker again? When did he even get hurt? It's still September, yet it sure seemed like a Week 13 injury report, with many a fantasy owner scrambling at the last minute.

The sad thing is now we have to deal with the injuries and four or more teams -- healthy ones or not -- having their bye weeks each week until mid-November. I guess I learned that it's never too early in a season for injuries to pile up and force owners into using undesirables. In one of my leagues the Westbrook-LaDainian Tomlinson-Jamal Lewis owner had to use Ladell Betts. Sad, indeed. I don't need to learn that I don't want to be that guy.

I did, however, learn from Week 3 that …

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