Guys impressing the Doc?
1. Ricky Williams, Miami, RB - I'm buying into his recent incarnation, though not as a fantasy starter. Ronnie Brown, if healthy, will get a fair share of touches, so you cannot depend on Williams to tow the load. But, I will say he has impressed me a bit with his drive and desire. Hopefully, he'll provide solid depth for some teams and a great handcuff for Brown owners.
2. Mike Hart, Indianapolis, RB - Everything this guy does, he does at full speed ahead. Great vision, great blocking, great burst through the hole. I've never been a big Addai fan, and Rhodes is someone who is long in the tooth. Hart's a player I would strongly recommend in a dynasty league.
3. Tim Hightower, Arizona, RB - Speaking of dynasty league keepers, anyone else here feel like Hightower is a younger version of teammate Edgerrin James? Just a gut feeling here, but I think he may very well be the future starting tailback of the Cardinals. Has both the strength and speed to make it at the next level. Certainly has a goalline presence about him, too.
4. Calvin Johnson, Detroit, WR - I would have to agree with earlier sentiments from Mooch, Calvin is ready to take the next step forward. I'm not buying into Roy Williams as a #1, but I do believe Megatron has the "it" factor you need to see in a true #1. If he's healthy this season, he's going to have a breakout season in his second year.
5. Josh Morgan, San Francisco, WR - A wideout drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round, Morgan is looking a lot like another late round pick the 49ers made at the receiver spot over a decade ago. Ok, so he's not exactly Terrell Owens yet, but he's damn impressive thus far. Nine receptions for 182 yards and a TD with the first-team offense. I'm a bit wary of the quarterback issues in San Fran, but I love what this kid has shown thus far.
6. Matt Schaub, Houston, QB - Man, he looked sharp on Saturday. 14-16 passing for 187 yards and 2 scores has to open some eyes. The line protected him quite nicely and he and wideout Kevin Walter were on the same page, connecting for 100 yards and a score against the Saints. I wouldn't take Schaub as a starter, but I wouldn't hesitate to take him as a backup with great upside. Imagine the possibilities if Schaub and Andre Johnson could both stay healthy.