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Answers for OAK/SF & DAL/PHI

Oakland at San Francisco 4:05 p.m.

The Raiders looked better than they did in the previous week with semblences of a passing game -  more than 200 yards passing - and a rushing one - 150 yards rushing.

Other than Lamont Jordan, though, there still isn't a Raiders worth playing. Maybe something comes from the Ron Curry/Randy Moss morass, but another week or two is needed to instil any confidence in that duo.

San Francisco QB Alex Smith bounced back with a three TD game on 15/19 passing.  However, he only had 165 yards.  Is it me or does it seem like there are a lot of sub-200 yards passing games combined with two or three TDs?

WR Antonio Bryant continues to see any residual fantasy value left over from the first two weeks disappear. With only 3 receptions and 27 yards, the kindest thing that can be said about him is he is a really low Buy Low candidate.

RB Frank Gore... his RB2 value with 134 yards rushing and 38 yards receiving.  He didn't score, but he also didn't fumble.  And it is the propensity to fumble that has his owners worried.

In another piece of good news for Gore, back-up RB Michael Robinson carried the ball eleven times for 21 yards.  That type of production only merits additional touches in the Jets offense.


Dallas at Philadelphia 4:15 p.m.

Terrell Owens had yet another game that makes his theatrics intolerable.  And, yes, if he produced, he'd be given all the slack in the world to be the biggest a-hole he wanted to be.

Julius Jones had a 100-yard week.  That's good in yardage leagues and, generally, keeps him starting for fantasy teams.  However, Marion Barber had a two-yard TD, and Drew Bledsoe ran in another from seven yards.

Shouldn't Bledsoe be banned from taking away valuable fantasy points from Jones until he stops playing for the opposing team?

(Still no word when the T.O/Madonna Childrens' Book Gift Pack will be available.)

Top-ranked fantasy QB Donovan McNabb made WR Hank Baskett the latest Fantasy Stud of the Week with an 87-yard TD pass amongst the three receptions and 112 yards.

That streak is amazing.  Five games and five different receiving studs.

RB Brian Westbrook played and scored a TD along with two lost fumbles, 33 yards rushing and another 53 receiving.  He did this after most fantasy owners thought he wouldn't play at all.

I don't trust him, and I am very glad he is not on any of my teams.  

The decision to play or not play does not appear very transparent.