Watching for Cowboys, Patriots and new RBs
Honestly, this topic of "who will sit out" is a bore, and I was happy to see -- and not one bit surprised -- that Peyton Manning and the other Indianapolis Colts troops played the entire night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That ended up being a tremendous game, with a rare five players reaching 18 or more fantasy points. Manning and Maurice Jones-Drew produced 26 points in standard formats, Dallas Clark topped 20 points for the second consecutive week, Reggie Wayne broke out of a month-long slumber with 19 points, and even David Garrard was effective, for those who were kind of desperate. Fantasy owners are really off to a great start for this week, much better than that Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers game the Thursday before; as competitive and surprising as that game was, one total touchdown doesn't appeal to fantasy owners.
I think the Dallas Cowboys are going to give the Saints the same type of trouble, even on the road, and might even win this thing. Honestly, from a fantasy football standpoint, it wouldn't be such a bad thing if the Cowboys won. It would help ensure your favorite Saints will keep on playing ugh, how I hate this. Just play everyone, every week! Please! Here's to hoping all your Colts, Saints, Vikings and whomever play when you need them.
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