Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Sep 2009

Week 3 D

I can start ATL (@NE), or pick up
Dallas (v. Carolina)
Denver (@Oak)

The Boys' D has stunk so far, but I'm leaning that way anyway. Thoughts?

Posted by: Fontes of Wayne on 24 Sep 2009

5 replies , Last at 30 Sep 2009, 11:12am by Fontes of Wayne

Re: Week 3 D
by Zheng :: Fri, 09/25/2009 - 7:14pm

I'm not sure why Dallas would suddenly get it together in week 3. There is a lot of uncertainty around all those matchups, but I'd actually be tempted to go with Denver. JR is so inaccurate I wouldn't be surprised if his passes missed the Earth. Oakland's rushing attack is okay, but will see a lot of eight man fronts. It seems certain to be a low scoring game with good potential for picks and sacks. But you never know which Oakland is going to show up on any given Sunday.

Re: Week 3 D
by JuridianSantaal... :: Fri, 09/25/2009 - 7:22pm

I agree. Denver doesn't have a great D, but you could do a lot worse than starting whichever D plays against Russell every week.

Re: Week 3 D
by Red Hedgehog :: Sat, 09/26/2009 - 12:47am

New England's offense looks pretty hobbled by all their WR injuries. But I agree that Denver seems like the best bet, especially because of more chances of turnovers/sacks.

Re: Week 3 D
by Zheng :: Tue, 09/29/2009 - 4:59am

Looks like either Denver or Dallas were good plays this week--26 or 29 points respectively. Is Delhomme playing at JRussell's level?!

Re: Week 3 D
by Fontes of Wayne :: Wed, 09/30/2009 - 11:12am

For fantasy purposes he is, though Delhomme's not getting much help from his O-line or his receivers. In real life, Russell is worse - he's so inaccurate that the defenders aren't even in a position to catch his passes.
Anyway, I went with Denver. Dallas was worth more, thanks to the late pick-6, but I still squeaked out the victory.

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