Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 PM
This game may have been the Most Disappointing Fantasy Game of the Week. After winning the starting RB job and seeing RB Rudi Johnson cut, Chris Perry flopped with just 37 yards on 18 carries. QB Carson Palmer completed 10 passes for 99 yards, and WRs T.J. Housmandzedah and Chad Ocho Cinco may as well have been Greg Camrillo and Ted Ginn Jr. The Bengals lone score was a fumble recovery returned for a TD. Did anyone start the Cincinnati Defense/ST?
The Ravens were no better. QB Joe Flacco won his NFL debut and added a rushing score along with 37 ground yards of which his longets run was 38 yards. The other TD was a acored by WR Mark Clayton - rushing. While ffbers looked at rookie Ray Rice as a sleeper, he was overshadowed by 2nd year RB Le'Ron McClain's 86 yards on 19 carries.
Fantasy Player To Watch: Le'Ron McClain
Carolina at San Diego 4:15 PM
The pre-season debate in Carolina was which RB would get the bulk of the rushing carries. 3rd-year back D'Angelo Williams has seemingly been teasing ffbers forever and rookie 1st round pick Jonathan Stewart has the size and pedigree to be the 25-carry back that is increasingly rare in today's NFL. After the dust settled, Williams had 18 carries to Stewart's 10.
Ladanian Tomlinson spent the off-season between the AFC Championship game and Sunday's Opening kick-off recovering from knee surgery. No ffbers spent any time worrying about that recovery. After 97 yards rushing and three pass recpetions, his knee isn't a concern. That toe though....
As has been the case for a few years, the Chargers' WRs played third fiddle to TE Antonio Gates and L.T. in the receptions department. Maybe this will change, but I'm not betting my WR2 spot on it.
Fantasy Player To Watch: TE Dante Rosario