Ask the Experts
Posted Sep. 13 at 06:10 AM
ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them:
Which big Week 1 performance was just a fantasy mirage?
My Mirage performance would be none other than "Mr. Not my Dream Pick" himself Stephen Hill of the Jets. I don't know where the Bills were on Sunday but they decided not to play and Hill benefited. Enjoy the two TDs, it could be a while until the next.
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This is probably a no-brainer, but I'm going with Mark Sanchez. After a rough start and a pick against the Buffalo Bills, Sanchez completed 19 passes for 266 yards and three scores. Despite the breakout performance following a stagnant offensive showing in the preseason, Sanchez and the aerial game will continue to be inconsistent based on matchups. Stephen Hill looked solid in his debut, but it's unrealistic to expect the rookie to produce similar results on a weekly basis. The same can be said about Santonio Holmes, who is more often than not a frustrating play. We need to see more to endorse Sanchez strongly.
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Kevin Ogletree had a career game Wednesday night with 8 catches for 114 yards and 2 TDs. But that was with a severely injured star (Witten) and others dinged up. Unfortunately, the former Wahoo is still just the 4th option for Romo behind Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten. Those numbers are a fleeting snapshot of possible potential, once Witten and the gang are fully recovered, Ogletree will fall back down to earth.
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The N.Y. J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets did not surprise me with their prolific pointage in Week 1, despite their very anemic preseason offense. Buffalo isn't a bad team, but 7-8 wins would be a successful season for them. The Jets on the other hand may have lowered expectations from experts and the media, but their perspective is that they are a playoff team and SB contender. That said, Stephen Hill's surprisingly productive debut raised a lot of eyebrows and roster pickups this week in many leagues, but caution should be the watchword in jumping on board this highly-touted draft pick's bandwagon. In the coming weeks, the Jets face premier defenses in 3 of the next 4 opponents--Steelers/Texans/49ers. Even crappy Miami 2 weeks from now usually plays tough against division rivals.
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Kevin Ogletree. He took advantage of being covered by the Giants' No. 5 CB most of the night. He's the No. 4 target at best in the passing game on most nights.
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We'll go with Kevin Ogletree. It's not that he doesn't have value, he does. Tony Romo likes the "Laurent Robinson position" and he is going to see targets. However, we have seen people spending their entire season pool of waiver wire bucks to get Ogletree. That is nuts. Ogletree busted out in a big way at NY, catching 8 balls for 114 yards and two scores but keep in mind that at one point he was lining up against the Giants' 5th string CB, and Romo was straight-up picking on him. I wouldn't completely say "mirage" but expectations out too high on Ogletree based on the big performance.
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I don't really get the impression that many of the week 1 breakouts were a true Ajirotutu type mirage but if I had to take one I will go with Kevin Ogletree. Despite the obvious Laurent Robinson comparisons in that role of the Dallas offense, I think it was more so a product of the lack of depth in the Giants secondary than it was due to Ogletree. Jason Witten was truly minimized by his spleen injury and the Giants did everything they could to take away Dez Bryant. When Witten gets back into the swing of things, I don't think Ogletree will make the kind of impact Robinson was able to last year. That said, I think Ogletree will have some value in that #3 receiver role, I just think the whole 100+ yards with 2 touchdowns was the biggest mirage we saw in the first week.
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I am tempted to say, pick a Jet, any Jet. When do they play Buffalo again? That's the next time we'll see those numbers. But I'll instead go with a young wideout burning up the waiver wire in some of my leagues, Andrew Hawkins. Everything went wrong for the Bengals against the Ravens, but most weeks they won't get blown out, won't complete 8 passes to their No. 3 receiver, and I'm not even sure Hawkins will continue to be that guy; they've got other youngsters who could move ahead of him. I'm not buying, despite his winning name.
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Posted by dean stewart | Sep. 13 at 01:21 PM
Come on now you really expect rg3 to be a stud now?My opinion it wont happen again.
Posted by KURT SCHWARZ | Sep. 14 at 09:16 AM
who is a better start M Stafford or M Ryan. Need to start 2 of the following receivers. Cruz A Brown T Smith
Posted by t d | Sep. 14 at 09:49 AM
Have to choose between Vick & Flacco this week, who do you like?
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Sep. 14 at 10:11 AM
Kurt I would start Ryan, and bench Torrey Smith. t d, both get tough matchups. I'll defer to Ian who ranks Vick considerably higher.
Posted by Jeff Stombaugh | Sep. 14 at 02:43 PM
Seems like a silly question, but... Which D/ST do I start? Ravens (@ Eagles) or Bengals (vs Browns)?
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Sep. 14 at 07:06 PM
We have the Bengals higher. I like home defenses and I like facing rookie QBs who don't look ready.
Posted by CHRIS HAMBY | Sep. 15 at 06:35 AM
In my league we give double points for receiving tds by a running back, does this move Dexter McCluster up far? It is also a ppr league, thank you Chris from Baltimore
Posted by Matt Saha | Sep. 15 at 08:15 AM
Curious to see how you would score the Green Bay fake field goal on Thursday. Is it a pass and catch or a DST play.
Posted by Jonathan Galper | Sep. 19 at 07:52 PM
Hernadez is out and im in a pickle. people available on the waiver wire: Myers, chandler, Rudolph and pettigrew. I just picked up rudolph but since my friend dropped pettigrew i was thinking of picking him up instead. What do you think? and do i drop rudolph for him? or turbin (handcuff for lynch) or david wilson. Thanks!
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