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Week 4 Recap

(NO at CAR)

Looking Good

  1. Marques Colston (NO) - He is the leading rookie WR in the NFL and is the clear #1 option in the passing game.  Her has 3 TDs already this year and has supplanted Joe Horn as the go to receiver in New Orleans.  Sure his week 4 totals were padded by a late 86 yard TD, but so what, he made the play.  Colston has topped 90 yards or scored a TD in every game this year...not too shabby.
  2. Jake Delhomme (CAR) - The yardage total was not great, but Delhomme is back to being a TD machine now that Steve Smith is healthy.  All 3 of his TDs have come in the last two weeks and if the Panthers have to play from behind, you can bet his yardage totals will get better as well.  He is a safe start every week and will remain that way as long as Mr. Smith's hammy is OK.
  3. Steve Smith (CAR) - He survived an ugly, scary hit to the knee and is 100% back for the Panthers.  He caught 10 passes for 87 yards and a TD and is once again among the elite at his position.
  4. DeAngelo Williams (CAR) - Sure Foster topped 100 yards thanks to a big 43 yard TD at the end of the game, but Williams certainly looks like he will be very special if given the full time job.  He carried the ball 8 times for 62 yards and was barely tripped up on what would have been a long TD run.  Keep him tucked away on your bench and you will reap the rewards down the line.

Cause for Concern

  1. Joe Horn (NO) - That's 15 straight games without a TD for Horn, who should not be started unless he has a very favorable match up.  If you can still get something for the Joe Horn name...do it and make a trade ASAP.
  2. Panthers DEF (CAR) - This is not what you expected when you drafted the Panthers early in your draft.  They have been an awful fantasy unit and aren't generating enough turnovers/sacks to be a fantasy force.  If they don't have a big game against Cleveland this week, it might be time to explore other options.

(CLE at OAK)

Looking Good

  1. LaMont Jordan (OAK) - Jordan ran hard behind a motivated offensive line and finished with 128 yards and a TD on 20 carries.  His 59 yard TD run was a thing of beauty and was the 2nd longest run of his career.  He also caught his first passes of the year and will be a solid #2 back for your team. 
  2. Kellen Winslow (CLE) - The knee will be a constant issue, but as long as he is in uniform, he should be in your lineup.  He adds a swagger to the Browns and leads all TEs with 22 catches.  He caught 3 passes for 31 yards and a score against the Raiders and is a must start every week. 
  3. Charlie Frye (CLE) - He makes a lot of mistakes, but the kid has grit.  He led the Browns to an improbable 2nd half comeback with 3 passing TDs.  He is not a recommended weekly play, but if you are desperate he is a solid spot starter.  He has 8 total TDs in 4 games, but already has 7 INTs this year.

Cause for Concern

  1. Randy Moss (OAK) - Moss was clearly dogging it out there and was not running at full speed on the majority of plays, which cost him a few big gains.  He had only 1 catch on the day and fortunately it went for a 5 yard TD.  Andrew Walter is terrible and Moss is not a great play as long as he is under center.

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