Monday, September 24, 2007

Rough Starts

How would you like LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson and Steven Jackson all on your fantasy team? Here's what you would get: 730 yards, 2 touchdowns. Kevin Curtis, Chris Brown and Benjamin Watson have 586 yards and 6 touchdowns. Those three were taken in the 12th, 14th and 8th round in my league.

Furthermore, Jackson is now out for at least a week, Shaun Alexander has a cracked bone in his left wrist, Tomlinson is yelling at his quarterback and Johnson is complaining about his coaches. Time to look towards the wires. Once again, get Wes Welker if you can. Also, with Eddie Kennison's injury, Dwayne Bowe is becoming top receiver for KC. Even though the Chiefs stink this year, Bowe will be getting more involved, especially if LJ can't get it going.

I want to mention the Kevin Everett story for a second. A common theme for sports writers is to remark on how this is a great story getting hidden behind bad ones like Cameragate. Why is this a good story? A guy was nearly paralyzed and needed a miracle just to be able to walk again. This is going to lead to more rules about hard hitting, specifically when it comes to leading with the head. Listen, these guys get paid millions of dollars for a reason. Permanent injuries are part of the risk of professional sports. If you don't want to get hurt, don't take the money. I don't want to see a watered down version of the NFL in the next few years.


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