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Should Brett Favre be downgraded?

Updated: September 20, 2010, 3:47 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
After two games last season, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre had completed 37 passes for 265 yards and three touchdown passes. He was on the fantasy radar, but at the time he wasn't considered a must start by any means … or even someone you had to own. Then in Week 3, Favre threw for 301 yards and a pair of scores, aided by an acrobatic Greg Lewis touchdown catch as time ran out against the San Francisco 49ers. That changed everything. Favre went on to have a spectacular campaign, totally unexpected, and ended up as the No. 3 fantasy quarterback.

Now we move to today. Through two games, Favre has 37 completions for 396 yards and a touchdown, which isn't terrible, but he also has four interceptions. Last season Favre didn't throw his fourth interception until Week 12. But you know what? This isn't 2009, yet I do think Favre's best is yet to come. In fact, I have a feeling that in Week 3, Favre will make any owners who discard him following two ordinary performances regret that decision. He and his 0-2 pals are going to tear apart the Detroit Lions.

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