The NFL Fantasy Funbox, Week 5

We’ve hit the quarter mark in the fantasy season, and it’s time for that crucial week 5.  If you’re winless, this is your last week to turn it around so listen up and we give you all the info you need to be successful.  We apologize for not posting earlier this week, but the Geezer was adamant on not submitting his pick until his Gold Bond arrived in the mail.  Anywho, here it is:

BEER BARON - Gotta go with my boy Donovan McNabb.This is a huge matchup for the Eagles, as to lose to both the Cowboys and Skins early in the year would not only significantly hinder their chances of capturing the NFC East crown, but also work against them in vying for a playoff spot.Bank on McNabb to rise to the occasion even without the reuben errr Brian Westbrook, and prove that It is indeed Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Honorable mention:I can’t believe I’m putting this down, but I believe partyboy Kyle Orton will have a fine performance against the Lions despite Millen’s reign of terror being over.

Raptor: Tony Romo. Is TO whining?Is everything falling apart in the Big D?Does not The Beer Baron not like to not, not drink beer? The answer - Maybe. However, Romo gets to go up against the Bengals. Barber will get his carries, TO will get his passes, Witten will get plenty of looks, heck, even Jessica Simpson will probably end up with a couple balls by the end of the night. Romo will explode this weekend. Put him in your lineup.

Honorable mention - Philip Rivers

Gizmo - Drew Brees.  I’ve decided to change things up a little this week and not choose Jay Cutler, so wish me luck. Minnesota has the league’s premiere run defense, but their protection from the aerial attack leaves something to be desired. This should bode well for Brees and the pass heavy offense of the Saints. Heck, their primary running back has 70 more yards receiving than rushing this year. Lance Moore has filled in nicely in the absence of Colston giving Brees enough options to put him in the top 3 this week.

Honorable mention - Tony Romo

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The NFL Fantasy Funbox - Wk 4

Welcome back to the funbox. We’ll tally the results from last week’s picks and start determining who is the premiere prognosticator at the end. But First, here’s our picks for week 4 where those pesky bye weeks up the ante on your fantasy decisions.

BEER BARON - Philip Rivers. Rivers was a constant fantasy disappointment for me the past two years, and thus, I decided to avoid him at all costs this year.  My bad.  He’s been a top-tier QB so far, and now that he’s had nearly a year to develop a strong rapport with his deep threat Chris Chambers, he is finally paying dividends for fantasy owners.  Count for that trend to continue this week against an Oakland Raiders team that is almost as bad as the new 90210 series. Key word: almost.
Honorable Mention – Aaron Rodgers 

RAPTOR - Carson Palmer.  Palmer started off the season slowly but the Bengals O seemed to come alive last week against the stiff pass rush of the Giants.  Chad can only play better and they can always administer a healthy dose of Antonio Chatman if he doesn’t.  Plus, this week they get the Browns.  The Browns D is atrocious.  They should be renamed ‘The Altar Boys’ because they get abused every Sunday.
Honourable Mention - Trent Edwards

GIZMO - Jay Cutler.  Matt Ryan had no problem throwing for almost 200 yards in only 18 pass attempts last week vs KC. Cutler is averaging 36 attempts/game. What does that add up to? Yet another stellar outing for this fantasy stud. Yes, I picked him last week, but change just for the sake of change is like making ketchup green, no one’s gonna buy it.
Honorable Mention: Phillip Rivers
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