AFC South Fantasy Preview

AFC South Fantasy Preview

Houston Texans: There are already a few reasons to shy away from some Texans
the football players, not the citizens of Texas but let start off with the good
news: This team has everything in place to be fantasy football most prolific
team. Matt Schaub threw for more than 3,000 yards in just 11 games last season.
His touchdowntointerception ratio is a bit high, but he does like to take a lot
of shots down the field to Andre Johnson.

If he stays healthy, watch out for Houston

Johnson may have the best hands of any WR in the league, and it not just
because of those gloves he got from Dick Sporting Goods. He may be even better
than Larry Fitzgerald, but it close either way. On the other side of field from
Johnson is Kevin Walter, who is not a Wes Welkertype of receiver. Everyone
thinks that just because a wide receiver is white and isn an explosive
gamechanger, he like Wes Welker.

But Walter is 6foot3 and while he doesn catch as many balls as Welker (he
only had 60 and 65 catches in the past two seasons, respectively), he is a big
target in the red zone. Texans QB threw him 24 passes in the red zone last year,
the most in the NFL. If he is your No. 3 WR, you should feel fortunate. He is a
wellused option in this passing game and sees a lot of single coverage because
of Johnson greatness.

Owen Daniels is a very solid tight end who had the thirdmost yards of any
player at that position. He only trailed Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten. But
again, he another tight end who you can get two or three rounds after those top
options are off the board and feel just as secure. He only scored two touchdowns
last season, but he did get more than 100 passes thrown his way.

On the ground, Steve Slaton was another productive rookie runner from the
2008 draft. He is very shifty and caught 50 balls last season as well. 1,800
total yards and 10 touchdowns as a conservative estimate from your first Rob Housler Black Jersey RB is pretty good, especially when he
is still available at the end of round one.

But now we have arrived at the bad news. Starting with Slaton, he is small
(5foot9, 20o pounds), and so to help keep him healthy, head coach Gary Kubiak
said that Slaton will not handle the goalline carries this season. This makes
Chris Brown a definite pickup, but looking at his past, it very likely that he
injure himself in the role of trying to keep the team best runner from getting
injured. Still, this is a big hit to Slaton value.

With Schaub, he similarly can seem to stay healthy. He threw for those 3,000
yards last season, but what if he hadn been hit below the knee (illegally) by
Jared Allen? Alas, Schaub has missed five games in each of the past two seasons
and is already being bothered by a sprained ankle. If Schaub plays this Sunday,
he may not have one of his top targets available.

And just Rob Housler Jersey White pray that Schaub can man up for 16
games. Not only would that help Johnson, Daniels, Slaton, etc., but no one wants
any part of this.

The Texans have all the pieces, but as the cliche goes, injuries are a part
of the game. If they can avoid those injuries or at least minimize their
inevitable impact this should be a fun year for fantasy football from

Jacksonville Jaguars: It the Maurice JonesDrew show in Duval County now. And
he should be fun to watch, if people in Jacksonville ever get the chance to
watch him. Or get out to attend the games. Now can he handle it? Last year was
Jones Drew heaviest year, in which he touched the ball 259 times. But now he
probably going to be a 20carrypergame back. So let say he gets up around 280
carries. Well, he also going to be depended upon to catch 60 or more passes. He
built like a bowling ball, but can he handle being the No. 1 guy for a full
season? I am a little wary. But you shouldn worry about his recent shin

The rest of the Jaguars aren much to speak of in fantasy. Torry Holt is a
good leader for this team, which has a lot of problems at wide receiver for
years. But he pretty far away from his Show on Turf days, and Jacksonville is a
runfirst team. Holt is draftable, but only for your bench. Troy Williamson, on
the other hand, has been getting a lot of love for being the team No. 2 WR
coming out of camp. What is possibly appealing about that situation?

Mike SimsWalker could be a guy to keep an eye on. And I not just saying that
because he went to UCF. OK, maybe some of me is.

I liked David Garrard entering last season as a valuable backup QB in
fantasy. Unfortunately, his offensive line crumbled due to injury and he
struggled. He doesn have a lot of good options available, but he doesn make a
lot of mistakes and will get you some points with his legs. He will have a nice
season, but nothing close to what others are predicting him to do.

Tennessee Titans: Nate Washington is another guy who is getting too much
love. He may be the No. 1 wide receiver in Tennessee. Of course, all he had to
do in the offseason was play better than Justin Gage and a rookie in Kenny
Britt. But Washington has never been a No. 1 guy. Hell, he was hardly a No. 3
guy with Pittsburgh. And now he off to an ominous start.

He skinnier, still scores cheap touchdowns and is probably still a jerk

Just stay away from the Titans passing game. Kerry Collins isn bad. He is
just nothing more than a game manager. As long as he doesn make mistakes (which
he has always been prone to do), the Titans will be happy with him. And that
type of restraint should make you pass by all Titans receivers and keep

We all know what the story is in Tennessee: A lot of Chris Johnson and
LenDale White. Now, let me just say that I really can stand LenDale. He has been
overdrafted continuously, he isn a very good running back and really, he just
not a very flattering player to own. But, you got to hand it to him. Most
likely, the lack of Patron is going to get him into the (end) zone more easily
this year.

OK, I tried and that joke sucked.

Anyway, White is just better suited as a byeweek option unless you are in a
TDonly league. He will score plenty of touchdowns, but he also very capable to
give you plenty of clunker weeks, too. And he a sixthround draft pick?

Another reason why I hate LenDale is because he is limiting Chris Johnson
tremendous value. I love Chris Johnson, but much like Steve Slaton, you can feel
good about your firstround pick losing handfuls of touchdowns each year to some
vulture. Johnson will likely be moved out wide more often this season as to give
him more winnable matchups. The yards will be there, but lack of guaranteed TDs
is worrisome. And if you did draft Johnson, at least he has some lofty goals.
Johnson posted on his Twitter account in July what he expects to do this season:
don know excact number but over 1500yards and 15TDS and 600 receving and
5receving td I too down on him?

He great. Just great. And look at that face! He knows he great!

Indianapolis Colts: For the Colts, it just too easy. I mean, what is there to
say about them? Peyton Manning Rob Housler Youth Jersey is 33, Reggie Wayne is 30, Dallas
Clark is 30. And they are three of the most unsexy toptier fantasy players at
their position. It not like that a bad thing. I think every fantasy player would
like to have them. You know their ceiling, but their floors are still extremely
good. Just enjoy the consistency.

Anthony Gonzalez and the team running game are where the questions come in.
Gonzalez has been training for this starting role for three years now. He isn a
great vertical receiver, but he has great hands and should have a ton of catches
this year. He will never be a 10touchdown player, but he is a good No. 3 WR for
a fantasy team because he is going to be putting up 6070 yards every week with
the occasional score. Again, you have to love that consistency.

Now, how many of you had to suffer through Joseph Women's Rob Housler Jersey Addai last season? Raise your

(Shamefully raises hand. Hell, I traded for him as a buylow. He just stayed

Addai 2008 was tough to watch and it probably killed any championship
aspirations that you (or the Colts) had. To start this season, it probably not
going to be pretty either. I heard all the political correct speak about how
Addai looks to be in great shape and has his quickness back and blah, blah,
blah, blah the Colts aren going to be left holding the bag again. They drafted
an insurance policy in Donald Brown in April and then they ended the suspense in
early August. Brown is coming off a 2,000yard season at UCONN, has the ability
to catch some passes and is probably faster and quicker than Addai. Right out of
the gate, Brown will reportedly have a considerable impact. He is extremely
valuable if you drafted Addai, but even if you didn feel proud. Brown will
probably have started at least a couple of NFL games by the time we get to week
10 and will have turned into a major bargain in many leagues. I not saying he is
going to produce like Matt Forte as a rookie, but I could see him being a bit of
a poor man edition of Kevin Smith, 2008.

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