Fantasy Teams taking shape

Oct 152003
Authors: Steve Latuda

Another week approaches, and just like in the NFL, Fantasy

Football leagues are starting to take shape. How is your team

doing? Hopefully everyone listened to me and picked up Jimmy Smith,

he has had two big games in the last two weeks. No? Well let’s try

it again.

Love em’- These guys should get all the love this week.

Shaun Alexander. The Bears have given up yards to running backs

all season. Now they must entertain one of the best in the


Marc Bulger. Did anyone see Trent Green throw up and down the

field against the Packers’ defense? If Green did, then Bulger


William Green. Green is finally coming into his own. Last week

he ran for a season-high 145 yards a touchdown in the Browns

victory over the Raiders. This week he faces the Chargers and their

horrible run defense.

Priest Holmes. The Raiders defense is playing terribly. Green

ran all over them, and Holmes should not have any problems this


Others to love. Brad Johnson, Jamal Lewis, Quincy Carter, and

the Saints three-headed monster: Aaron Brooks, Deuce McAllister and

Joe Horn.

Leave em’- These are the guys you might want to leave on the

bench this week.

Any Viking running back you own. Don’t cut these guys, but don’t

start them either. They run into the Denver Broncos and their

feisty defense. No runner has seen a 100-yard game against the

Broncos this year, so don’t expect one from the Vikings’ backs.

Drew Brees. Brees has been playing better but runs into a solid

Browns defense in Cleveland. If you have a better quarterback, go

with him. But if Brees is your man, pick up Vinny Testaverde, he

should have enough to help the cause.

Others to leave. David Boston, Eddie George, the Panthers

defense and Warrick Dunn.

Pick ’em up – Finally, like Jimmy Smith, these guys should be

available on the waiver wire, and need to be picked up soon. They

aren’t playing yet, but when they do, they should contribute.

Michael Bennett- will start at running back for the Vikings when

he returns from injury.

Willis McGahee- Be careful here. He has been cleared to

practice, but if he struggles, the Bills will put him on injured

reserve. However, if he does impress, he will play.




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