In a game the Bengals won easily, QB Carson Palmer had no need to pass as prolifically as his fantasy owners would have liked. 13/19/127/0 is no one's idea of a top fantasy QB.
For Kansas City, Larry Johnson failed to live-up to his fantasy expectations also. 68 yards rushing and 80 yards receiving is good for an RB2, but for a top three pick? A score is necessary to just meet expectations.
TE Tony Gonzalez , on the other hand, met all expectations plus some. After falling from the top spot in the TE rankings, he rewarded his owners with 10 recpetions for 81 yards and a TD.
With the Damon Huard ERa set to begin in Kansas City, TGonz and LJ look like good sources for continued receiving production.
Reggie Bush did everything anyone could have asked minus scoring a TD or two. He carried the ball 14 times for 61 yards. He caught 8 passes for another 58, and he returned three punts.
If he continues to get 25 touches per game, the TDs will come, and in leagues that reward bonus points for length of scores, he should be that much more valauble.
His running mate Deuce McAllister looked good with 22 carries for 90 yards and should continue to be an OK RB2 or swing player in deeper leagues.
QB Drew Brees effort was a Bollerian 17/31/176/1, and no Antonio Gates-esque star emerged.
As for the Browns, QB Charlie Frye was also Bollerian with only 132 yards passing and two INTS. However, he did find TE Kellen Winslow 8 times for 63 yards and a score.
As with New England, the TE looks like the only receiver likely to be started most weeks.