Week Four Reaches

Last week was strong as most of the listed reaches at RB and WR scored. Lets go
for it again in Week Four:

Quarterback

Jason Campbell vs. Tampa Bay – I had him here last week and he came
through so we’ll give it another try against a very bad defense that doesn’t
challenge any offense.

Eli Manning at Kansas City – The Giants face a defense which has no pass
rush. The only negative for Manning here is we wonder how much he’ll have to
throw, but when he does, he’ll have success. He’s worth a look if you’re hurting
because of byes.

Kerry Collins at Jacksonville – Have to think the Titan offensive line
has no trouble against the Jaguar front-four in this game. The Jaguars simply
have no pass rush, so Collins should be able to have success enough to be a
solid low-end starter for fantasy owners this week.

David Garrard vs. Tennessee – Titan starting CB Cortland Finnegan is not
expected to play and he’s the best player in their secondary. Garrard should
have decent success in this game in what could be a high-scoring game.

Running Back

Donald Brown vs. Seattle – Have to like this matchup against an injured
Seahawk D. Brown has been closing games and that should continue this week.
Start him as your #3 RB.

Willis McGahee at New England – If Patriot starting NT Vince Wilfork is
out, then McGahee is looking much better to start as your #3 RB or better.

Ahmad Bradshaw at Kansas City – He’s dealing with an injured foot, so Bradshaw
isn’t a lock to play his usual role and there’s a little risk. However, the
Chief D is so bad that Bradshaw should be in there enough to get it done as your
flex player.

Correll Buckhalter vs. Dallas – He’s been one of the biggest surprises so far,
but what has been even more surprising is how disappointing the Cowboy run D has
been so far. Buckhalter should get a decent amount of carries in this one, so
start him as your #3 RB.

Ricky Williams vs. Buffalo – He’s looked great so far and the Dolphins will want
to run the ball as much as possible against the small Bill front-seven. They’ll
also want to run more because they have a first-time starter Chad Henne behind
center. Look for Williams to post good enough numbers for you to start him as
your #3 RB.

Glen Coffee vs. St. Louis – The Ram D has issues and the 49ers will run the ball
a ton. Coffee is looking solid as your #3 RB this week.

Ladell Betts vs. Tampa Bay – Our thinking is that the Buccaneers are going to
get blown out and their defense is easily one of the worst in the NFL. Even if
starting RB Clinton Portis can play, Betts figures to get a lot of work in
garbage time. He makes sense to start as your flex player.

Darren McFadden at Houston – I can’t believe I’m advocating this guy, but the
Texan run D is terrible. McFadden should get a long run or two in. If you’re
desperate for a flex player, he’s worth a shot.

Wide Receiver

Mike Sims-Walker vs. Tennessee – Titan starting CB Cortland Finnegan is
not expected to play, so Sims-Walker will get to face an inconsistent secondary
which will be without their best player. Look for some big plays and start him
as your #3 WR.

Santana Moss vs. Tampa Bay – He finally did something last week against the bad
Lion secondary and now he faces perhaps an even worse Buccaneer secondary. Look
for Moss to keep it going and he’s looking like a rock solid #3 WR or better.

Johnny Knox vs. Detroit – If you watch him play, he really jumps off the page.
The Lion secondary is poor and Knox should make a big play or two against them.
He’s worth a shot as your #3 WR this week.

Pierre Garcon vs. Seattle – Very quietly, Garcon has been solid and he’ll face
an injured Seahawk secondary this week. He’s strong, physical, and faster than
you think. He’ll keep his fine play up so start him as your #3 WR.

Bryant Johnson at Chicago – The Lions will have to be playing from
behind in this game and Johnson usually gets single coverage. He’ll face a shaky
Bear secondary, so he’s worth a shot as your #3 WR this week.

Andre Caldwell at Cleveland – He has taken over the slot role vacated by veteran
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh in the Bengal offense. Caldwell is finally healthy for a
change and he’s been pretty much their second passing option each week. He’s
worth a shot as your #3 WR in a PPR league.

Tight End

Vernon Davis vs. St. Louis – He’s been one of their top two passing options each
week and Davis figures to be involved against the weak Ram D this week.

Marcedes Lewis vs. Tennessee – The Titans haven’t defended the TEs that well so
far and Lewis has been getting a decent amount of looks so far. He’s worth a
shot in a PPR league this weeek.

Derek Fine at Miami – A caller on Sirius noted how much he was targeted last
week and also keep in mind Derek Schouman, before he got hurt, was very involved
in their passing game. The problem for this passing game is that they can’t get
the ball down field because of the offensive line problems, so the TEs will be
more involved as a result. Fine makes sense if you’re desperate in a PPR league.

Dustin Keller at New Orleans – He dropped in drafts this year since fantasy
owners didn’t know what to make of the Jet passing game. Things are still fluid,
so Keller has been up and down so far. Look for him to be more involved this
week since we’re expecting them to have to throw more against the Saints.

Defense

Washington vs. Tampa Bay – You have a bad team coming to Washington with a
first-time starting QB. If you were ever going to start this defense, this would
be the week.

Houston vs. Oakland – We know how bad the Texan defense has been, but the Raider
offense has been equally poor. The Texan D isn’t a bad reach play this week if
you’re very desperate.

New Orleans vs. NY Jets – The Jets have been conservative on offense so far, but
they will have to throw more than they want this week to keep up with the
high-powered Saint offense. Look for some sacks and turnovers in this game for
the Saint D.

San Francisco vs. St. Louis – The 49er D has been mostly solid so far and
they’ll face an injured offense at home this week. Look for sacks and turnovers
in this one.

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