I may have misjudged the Cinci-Clev game in multiple ways-
-Hillis might not be a one-week wonder- 102 yards and a TD on 27 carries.
-Cinci doesn't seem to have as good a defense as I thought.
-Either Benson is reverting to prior form or Cleveland's run defense is much better than I anticipated.
McDaniels can create offense and may not be a bad coach after all. 100+ for Lloyd and Royal each, despite only 19 rushing yards- and 11 of them came from Orton. Broncos lead NFL in passing yardage, 2nd in attempts, 5th in completion percentage- but tied for 9th in passing TDs.
Shaun Hill is an excellent backup- perhaps a top-5 right now (based on non-injury preseason- Batch, Gradkowski, Kerry Collins). 300 passing yards, 2 TDs- and he has wheels, with 53 yards rushing. Almost beat GB.
If the 9ers (0-4) keep losing, at what point does Smith get benched? After the bye, when they're 2-6 or worse? When does Dixon start cutting into Gore's snaps? Just in time for the fantasy playoffs, with that juicy schedule of vSea, @SD, @StL?
Rotoworld- "On [Johnathan] Stewart's touchdown, he motioned out wide and the corner passed him on to the safety. The problem is the safety wasn't there and Stewart was all by himself for the [55 yard catch and run] score." Wonder what corner and safety were involved in that play? How will future opponents exploit this?
I foolishly plug-and-played Seattle's defense, beguiled by their 2-of-3 games of 20 fantasy points or more. Didn't realize until after the games started was that those great efforts came at home- on the road, a miserable 6 points. Qwest Field was specially designed to amplify the effects of Seattle's rowdy home crowd.
A team can win with their #1 WR doing zilch- see Santana Moss and Mike Sims-Walker.
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