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09 Nov 2009

Betts, Lewis and Dreessens

Anyone have any opinions on L.Betts, J.Lewis and Dreessens?

Can Betts do well filling in for Portis? Looks like a tough schedule ahead for him.

J.Lewis, mostly because he is playing against Oak (currently #28 in rush def) in wk 16, if I make it that far is he a good start? Do not feel comfortable playing Lewis in the Championship game, but if it's a good matchup, plus this might be he last yr, maybe he'll finish with a bang....any thoughts?

Dreessens...does Hou like to throw to their TEs or is it just Daniels that good? If Hou uses Dreessens anywhere close to like they use Daniels could he be productive enough for a pick up (especially facing Mia, #32 vs TE in wk16, and facing stl, #31 vs TE in wk 15)?

Thanks.

Posted by: Raine05 on 09 Nov 2009

3 replies , Last at 10 Nov 2009, 11:42pm by socctty

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Re: Betts, Lewis and Dreessens
by socctty :: Tue, 11/10/2009 - 7:25am

Normally you'd want to go for James Casey as the TE to pick up in Houston. However, he had his knee scoped and will be out this week (BYE) and next week as well, I believe. Dreessen is a competent replacement guy, but if there is a more established guy out there, I'd go with him.

I'm interested in thoughts on Betts as well. I'm trying to weigh him versus Justin Fargas as waiver pickups.

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Re: Betts, Lewis and Dreessens
by Zheng :: Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:01pm

Betts used to be a capable handcuff, kind of like a 90% Portis. But now the Skins' O-line is in the gutter. On the one hand, Portis couldn't get anywhere behind that line, so why would Betts do any better? On the other hand, Portis was playing hurt and old.

The question with Fargas has to do with how many touches he gets with DMC coming back.

The idea of winning a league championship with Jamal Lewis greatly amuses me, but I wouldn't have the cojones to actually attempt it. The guy is a lock to score between two and five points per game.

I know nothing about Dreessens, but another TE option would be Chris Cooley's replacement, whose name escapes me at the moment.

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Re: Betts, Lewis and Dreessens
by socctty :: Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:42pm

Fred Davis.

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