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14 Sep 2009

Week 2 WR quandry

Looking ahead to week 2, because I've already been obliterated by Adrian Peterson and about to take a further beating tonight by Tom Brady...

So I drafted 3 WR early, unfortunately, one of them was Anthony Gonzalez. My other 2 are Calvin Johnson and Greg Jennings, so I need to figure out who my #3 is.

I have Dominik Hixon, who had an underwhelming performance, but should benefit from a less crowded receiving corps with Nicks out.

I have Miles Austin as well -- although he's more speculative... I don't trust him yet.

Some notable FA WR in my league:

Percy Harvin - MIN
Davone Bess - MIA
Mark Bradley - KC
Nate Burleson - SEA
Isaac Bruce - SF
Devery Henderson - NO

10 team league with standard scoring format with a 5 point bonus for 100 receiving yards.

Posted by: TheMike on 14 Sep 2009

3 replies , Last at 16 Sep 2009, 5:17pm by Zheng

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Re: Week 2 WR quandry
by Ten Drink Drunk :: Mon, 09/14/2009 - 1:16pm

I'm kinda surprised that Harvin and Burleson are available and I think either could be a good pick up. Burleson would be the more reliable WR I think because even though Houshmanzada is technically the #1 in Seattle (I think), Burleson got a lot of looks yesterday.

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Re: Week 2 WR quandry
by max :: Tue, 09/15/2009 - 9:31am

I have Gonzalez as well. Just put him on IR.

I have to start 3 of these guys:
D Bowe
B Berrian
N Burelson
L Robinson
L Murphy

BTW, I had Hixon and dropped him. Eli simply doesn't look for him. Smith is emerging and Manningham looks better than Hixon now. And the Giants are a running team. Nicks will be back in a few weeks and that will totally kill Hixon.

max

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Re: Week 2 WR quandry
by Zheng :: Wed, 09/16/2009 - 5:17pm

Percy Harvin - MIN
Davone Bess - MIA
Mark Bradley - KC
Nate Burleson - SEA
Isaac Bruce - SF
Devery Henderson - NO

D Bowe
B Berrian
N Burelson
L Robinson
L Murphy

I have questions about how well Harvin will be used--IIRC he's a deep threat, but his QB is older than dirt and has a bad shoulder. Berrian has the same QB, and isn't he hurt? Burleson got lots of looks deep while TJ did the possession job (with few YAC). Henderson got lots of looks in Week 1. There is no guarantee he will again, but if Brees is gonna fling 4-6 TDs a week...

You have to play Bowe, but Nnamdi will limit him. Robinson got as many looks as Avery and might be the better play if defenses continue to key on Avery. I just can't bring myself to play any Raiders WR, though JaMarcus seemed to do all right on Sunday.

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