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Answers for NYG/SEA, PHI/SF & STL/AZ

N.Y. Giants at Seattle 4:15 p.m.

TE Jeremy Shockey played on Sunday and caught four passes for 58 yards.  He ran his mouth during the post-game and will be the talk of New York for the next two weeks.

It's never good for your fantasy TE to be talked about more for unpolitic comments rather than performance.

Seattle RB Shaun Alexander stunk on Sunday.  20 carries for 47 yards is horrible, and now he is out for a few weeks with a broken foot.  Maurice Morris will fill-in, but his performance looks like something a Cleveland RB would put -up - 15 carries, 18 yards.

Deoin Branch caught a couple passes for 23 yards.  Hopefully, he'll catch more next week or the Seahawks may become as weepy as Tom Brady is.


Philadelphia at San Francisco 4:15 p.m.

TE LJ Smith caught a TD pass this week - the only consolation for his owners because he had just 19 yards receiving.  With the TD, that's a 7-point week!

"If RB Brian Westbrook doesn't play...."  Geez.  117 yards and two TDs with 4 receptions for 47 yards and another score!  I feel bad when I guess wrong on injury reports for my players.

I don't own Westbrook, but I feel badly for Westbrook owners who just missed his best game of the season.  (In one of my leagues, he'd have scored 39 points.)

As for the 49ers, they were down 31-3.  Not a great sign of an emerging team, but, for fantasy players, the fact they scored 3 TDs gives me the confidence that QB Alex Smith is as good a play as Green Bay QB Brett Favre.  To boot, Smith didn't even throw a pick!


St. Louis at Arizona 4:15 p.m.

Despite 309 yards passing by QB Mark Bulger, I am willing to concede the high-flying days for the Rams' offense are gone.

RB Stephen Jackson only amassed 62 yards rushing on 24 carries without a score.

WR Torry Holt had a good game - 120 yards with a TD, but that TD was the only one St. Louis scored.

On the season, the team has two TDs and 11 field goals!  There are clearly red zone issues.

At this point, Holt is the only lock to play every week.

Cardinals RB Edgerrin James had his first good game outside a Colts' uniform - 24 carries, 94 yards and a TD.  How the bar has been lowered!

The Matt Leinart ERa begins in Week Four following another turnover-filled performance by Kurt Warner - the last of which came late in the game and deep in Rams' territory.  Even UCONN kicker Matt Nuzie would have had a shot to win the game nevermind Cards' kicker Neil Rackers.