QB – Joe Flacco (Bal)
It’s safe to say that the Ravens offense highly underestimated the Jaguars defense on Monday Night Football. Flacco threw for just 137 yards and 1 TD and a completed pass to himself that resulted in an 8 yard loss. He ended the night with just 7 fantasy points (ESPN), tied for his second lowest point production of the season. He’s my starting quarterback in one my leagues and I only needed him to outscore Maurice Jones-Drew to break a tie and win me the game for the week. He ended up getting 1 less point than MJD (8) and lost me the match up for the week. He should definitely have a better showing this week against Arizona, but then again, he showed you never know what kind of production you’re going to get out of him.
RB – Chris Johnson (Ten)
CJ2K had is worst game of the season against the Texans this week. He had 10 carries for a horrific 18 yards. Houston does have the 7th ranked rush defense in the NFL, which could have had a hand in the pathetic 3 fantasy points (ESPN) that Johnson put up. He only has 1 TD on the season so far and if he doesn’t put up fantastic numbers this week against the Colts’ 31st ranked rush defense then fantasy owners who haven’t already gotten fed up with him might have reason to be nervous.
WR – Dwayne Bowe (KC)
The “Double DwayneBowe” is one of the most consistent and explosive receivers today. It was disappointing to see him only reel in 6 catches for 76 yards and 7 fantasy points (ESPN). The Raiders only have the 25th pass defense and the Chiefs as a team failed in the passing game. Steve Breaston and Dexter McCluster both performed worse than Bowe and Matt Cassel didn’t throw a TD but did throw 2 picks. They can be thankful their defense showed up, or that the Oakland QBs didn’t. Moving into next week Bowe’s problems might continue as Kansas City faces the 3rd best pass defense in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. He only had 4 receptions and 1 TD last time they played in week 3 so his success might ride in how well Cassel can perform.
TE – Brandon Pettigrew (Det)
It really does hurt to put Pettigrew on the list this week but it had to happen. He only had 3 fantasy points (ESPN) this week against Atlanta in the Lions second straight loss after starting out undefeated. This could be due to the fact that they are trying different ways to keep the offense productive without Jahvid Best. Look for him to get more looks as he fills the void in the run game. They are trying to work more screens and short passes his way and they go into the week facing a Denver defense that is inconsistent, so it’s a hit or miss situation. I wouldn’t recommend putting all of your trust here, but if you have a tight end who isn’t giving you the production you like, he will be getting better numbers.
In depth analysis of Joe Flacco’s faults from week 7