*Update Power Rankings 3.0
- BU Huskies (3-0), no change: Once again, no reason for this team to removed from the top yet, but PJ allday is definitely worthy of the #1 spot as well. Huskies was a shade under 120 points and that was with Drew Brees only accounting for 5.68 points. Percy Harvin's involvement in the Vikings' offense has made him a #2 WR in fantasy, so for Huskies to have Santana Moss as his #3 WR, says alot. Speaking of Moss, he went berserk on the Lions a day after reports were going around that many people around the league thought he had lost a step. Marion Barber was also out this past Monday, but some reports indicated that he was wanting to play, he should be back to his old self this weekend. Kurt Warner had another solid outing, however, he is dealing with a shoulder injury, but lucky for the Cardinals they are going into a bye week.
- purplejesus allday (3-0), +1 spot: Everybody showed up this week except Kellen Winslow. This team absolutely went off this week and has scored 300 points in the past two weeks combined (5 teams in the league have yet to score 300 points through 3 games). PJ allday can make a strong case that he has three #1 WRs on his squad. DeSean Jackson shaked off a groin injury and made big plays against the Chiefs. Kevin Walter is also stashed on the bench and he seems to have recovered well from his injury. Kolb has played well, but no matter what he does, the QB job in Philly still belongs to McNabb upon his return. Laurent Robinson, his fifth WR is out for the season.
- Thetruth (2-1), -1 spot: Truth's squad had a bad week. Pennington gets hurt (and is now out for the season), AP is held under 10 points, and Fitz is also held under 10 points. Of course this team is still rolling without McNabb. Chris Johnson played well considering he was going against the great defense of the NY Jets. The news of Brandon Marshall getting more serious and more involved in the offense will really help Truth out for the remainder of the season.
- Them Crooked Vultures (2-1), +3 spots: TCV was very fortunate to have dealt Gore away before he was injured. Solid performances from David Garrard, Brent Celek, Boldin, Donald Driver and LeSean McCoy led to the victory. The arrival of a healthy Pierre Thomas will certainly help at the RB position. Also, the recent acquisitions of Schaub and Shockey provides upgrades at the QB and TE positions for TCV. However, bye weeks are taking a toll on TCV this week, but they should still have a nice weekend with some favorable matchups for their players.
- the birdmen (2-1), -1 spot: Very fortunate to escape with a win. Westbrook (didn't play), T.O. (seemed like he wasn't playing), Fasano, and Jerramy Stevens combined for an awful 0.6 points. Could use another running back since LT and Westbrook are showing their age and have been injured basically all season thus far. An upgrade at the TE positions and improvement from the WRs is a must if the birdmen hope to return to this position next week. Turtles and Eagles aren't that far from surpassing the birdmen in the rankings.
- Turtles (1-2), -1 spot: A very tough loss to take this past weekend, but Turtles has a solid enough squad to rebound very quickly. With some solid QBs, solid depth at RB, and three quality WRs, its just a matter of time before this team goes on a big winning streak.
- Eagles (2-1), +3 spots: Big week for Eagles. Cutler has stringed a couple of great games together now and Big Ben has continue his strong season. Derrick Mason and Steve Smith filled the void left by Roy Williams sub par outing. Eagles could use a little more consistency from his WRs. Overall, a pretty solid starting lineup, just not much depth behind it.
- Gatorheels (1-2), -2 spots: Not the direction this team was expected to move in, but this is another team loaded with potential. With the recent departure of Schaub, Gator will be using a rotation at the second QB position with Garrard and Shaun Hill. If Roddy White and Berrian can get going, then Gator will have a very solid group of WRs. Donald Brown has been looking great and Steve Slaton, acquired in the Schaub trade, showed improvement last weekend. Matt Forte struggled again, but that will come to an end this weekend against the Lions. Could still use an upgrade at the TE positions.
- R-Dot (1-2), -1 spot: R-Dot had an off week. Had Willie Parker been inserted into the lineup things could have been different, but the way he had been running prior to this past Sunday's game no one in their right mind would have started him over Ryan Grant and D-Will. This is still a very scary team with plenty of potential. Donnie Avery should see his numbers go up with the absence of Laurent Robinson, but this could also mean more double coverage since the Rams have no other receiving threat on the roster. The rotation of WRs that the Broncos are using is killing the value of Eddie Royal, this guy is too talented to be a part of a WR committee and should be getting the ball more. Steve Smith needs a new QB, need no more be said.
- The Lion Pack (0-3), -1 spot: Missed out on a win this week. Had he paid attention to his lineup and benched the inactive Dwayne Bowe for Jerricho Cotchery, then he would have had his first win of the season. The JaMarcus Russell project isn't working out in fantasy or in real life. This squad still has some solid pieces to build around and could sneak out some wins during the bye week stretch.
- New York Monsta (1-2), no change: We can all agree that NY Monsta certainly benefited from luck of the draw with this past weekend's matchup. Monsta, the 2nd lowest scoring team from the weekend just so happened to play the lowest scoring team from the weekend, but a win is a win. Overall, he needs a bump in production from most of his WRs, RBs, and could use a better second QB, especially if NY Monsta wants to compete with the big dogs. Stafford may be able to fill that role as he showed much improvement compared to his previous two games. Nate Burleson was a bright spot on the bench. Has a nice spot on the waiver wire, so NY should be able to snag a good player to help improve his roster.
- LEMONS (0-3), no change: Well, we go from one fortunate team (NY Monsta) to the less fortunate team in LEMONS. LEMONS was the highest scoring, losing team of the week and could have beat seven other teams. What is even crazier is that he put up 115 points with Frank Gore receiving only 1 carry before getting injured. Also, he had his WRs combine for only 3 points. Still needs upgrades at WR and RB especially since Gore may be out for 3 weeks.
u rejected the Rivers deal? Why?
he traded for schaub.. anyways did you look at my deal i sent you?
I just did. Sorry man, I dont wanna give up Rivers in that deal. I'm still interested in Ryan but I dunnno
lol that trade defintely improved your team but thats okay. you aren't going to get ryan from me trading delhomme.. only way is if im getting rivers and giving you ryan and a rb
if you want i could give torry holt also. be more of opposite what your looking for getting solid qb and rb than getting cheap WR
I feel it is pretty close and fair depiction of our league. Some teams are higher than others merely because they were fortunate enough to get a win this past weekend.
Feel free to point out any mistakes, because I didn't go back and check anything after typing it up. Also, sorry for the delay, the internet I'm using continues to suck balls.
i think gator should be higher.... always a good read though, thanks
very nice as always.
Its just a matter of time before his team gets on a roll and starts winning, but for now I feel he is where he should be ranked based on how his season has been going.
For one reason or another, his team is just hasn't meet expectations yet, but like I said in the last rankings, it is just a matter of time before he is in the top 5.
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