Sep 12, 2009
Excuse me for not posting here; it’s been a brutal week. This week is easily my least favorite of the year, but it’s almost over and soon we’ll settle into a routine and things will be more manageable.
Anyways, I wanted to chime in here quickly on Steeler RB Mewelde Moore. As you likely know, he was on the field exclusively late in their game Thursday night. That was revealing, and starter Willie Parker did not look good at all. As for Rashard Mendenhall, the team may have told us what they think of him by not playing him much in the opener. I still think he will have a large role if Parker is out of the mix – and that’s the only reason we kept him on our target list this summer (but we did downgrade him because he continued to leave us wanting more when he played).
The Steeler line is not blocking for the run well, in fact they were terrible in the opener. If they have designs on being a passing team, which they may not have much of a choice to, then Moore should have a very large role. He’s a good blocker, and he’s a damn good receiver. I think he has a big fan in head coach Mike Tomlin, so especially in a PPR league, Moore could actually be the RB pickup of the week.
Also, some quick thoughts
- I hope you guys picked up on the Percy Harvin love late and got him because the Bobby Wade release is huge for him and it tells us all we need to know about Harvin: they have huge plans for him. I’ve been targeting him in all my leagues since that third preseason game two weeks ago. I got him as my #3 in the PPR, 14-team NFFC league.
- I just picked up Ram WR Laurent Robinson in the few leagues. I think he’s going to be quite solid.
- I also picked up WR Hakeem Nicks. I liked Domenik Hixon a month ago, but I did say his margin of error was small. I think Nicks closed the gap between him and Hixon. I like Nicks’ upside over Hixon’s, even though Hixon will still get that key chance to start and show what he can do.
- In deeper PPR leagues, I’d like grab Mike Sims-Walker now. They want him to be their starter, and they need him to be their starter. They can’t rely on Troy Williamson.