Beck no es un perdedor
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Oh word? It’s time for another edition of "Don’t Sleep" already? It is crunch time in fantasy football and if you have a team that is struggling, you better start winning pretty damn soon or you will be on the outside looking in come playoff time. Before we get into the players that you shouldn’t be sleeping on for Week Eight, let’s take a look at how my picks did last week.
Quarterbacks from Week Seven
Carson Palmer (OAK)- 8-21 passing, 116 yards, 0 passing touchdowns, 3 interceptions, -2 fantasy points
John Beck (WAS)- 22-37 passing, 279 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 1 interception, 10 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 1 fumble lost, 18 fantasy points
Palmer played horrible, but I wasn’t even expecting him to play this week. Even though he looked about as bad as you can possibly look as an NFL quarterback, keep in mind this was his first game of the season and he has only been practicing with the team for one week. I am still recommending Palmer as a decent add for down the road, but obviously you will have to be patient if you pick him up. I’m expecting a lot of improvement from Carson after the bye. John Beck on the other hand definitely lived up to my expectations. Just as we predicted in last week's "Don’t Sleep" he was able to do something with his feet and get a rushing touchdown. Pair that with just under 300 yards passing and only one pick and you have a great bye week fill-in.
Running Backs from Week Seven
Marion Barber (CHI)- 6 rushing attempts, 39 yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 9 fantasy points
DeMarco Murray (DAL)- 25 rushing attempts, 253 yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 31 fantasy points
I hope you listened and played Murray because he went off against the Rams. It is safe to say he has earned the right for more touches than Tashard Choice and I don’t think the Cowboys will be rushing Felix Jones back from an injury. It will be interesting to see what happens if Murray keeps dominating when Jones comes back. As for Barber, he scored another touchdown, which is the only reason you should be using him anyways. If you need a bye week fill-in, Barber at least has a good chance to get a TD any given week.
Wide Receivers from Week Seven
Greg Little (CLE)- 5 receptions, 31 yards, 0 touchdowns, 3 fantasy points
Doug Baldwin (SEA)- Zeros all across the board for no fantasy points
The game played between the Browns and the Seahawks this week was maybe the ugliest game that has ever been played in the history of football. Neither offense could get anything going and they were making the opposing defenses look amazing. As a Seahawks fan, I never thought I would miss Tarvaris Jackson so much. I wanted to gouge my eyes out after watching Charlie Whitehurst play in the first half, and things never got better in the second half. Hopefully these two teams will move on and remember how to score points again, allowing Little and Baldwin to actually do what they are capable of.
Tight Ends from Week Seven
Ed Dickson (BAL)- 4 receptions, 23 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 fantasy points
The Baltimore Ravens offense also looked pathetic against the Jags on Monday Night Football this week. I will just chalk this one up as a bad week for the team and Dickson can expect better results next week against the Cardinals.
Now let’s get to the picks for Week Eight. It’s crunch time for some of you so hopefully these will help! More after the jump: