Well, I was thinking I was early with this week’s post, but I completely forgot about the Thursday night game. Ah well, cest la vie.
Steve Breaston, KC, 42% (DEN): Well, I whiffed on Jonathan Baldwin last week while dismissing Breaston, so this week I will do the exact opposite, ala George Costanza. Stevie B hauled in 7 passes for 115 against the fish, and he gets the fairly lenient Denver pass D in this AFC West match-up (258 yds/game, 17 TDs). I don’t put much stock in previous year performances, but Matt Cassel did post his best fantasy game by far last year against the Broncos (469 yards, 4 TDs). Breaston could easily have another 100 yarder here: 95 yards.
Laurent Robinson, DAL, 41% (BUF): With Miles Austin out, Robinson slots into a starting role with a favorable match-up against the Bills (260.4 passing yards/game, 11 TDs). I wouldn’t count on a third week in a row with a TD, but the yardage should be there: 90 yards.
Michael Jenkins, GB, 29% (@GB): Jenkins had his best game of the year against Green Bay in Week 7. With the Packers still giving up almost 300 yards per game through the air and 16 TDs, combined with the likelihood that Minnesota will be playing from behind, this bodes well for Jenkins to catch a few deep balls, and maybe even a TD: 70 yards, TD.
Deep League Special:
Jason Hill, JAC, 6% (@IND): Indy is bad. Real bad. Everyone knows this. Their passing D is no exception (260.4 yards/game, 18 TDs). Jacksonville is not Air Coryell, but Jason Hill has scored a TD in 3 of his last 4 contests, all against tough defenses, and Blaine Gabbert seems to look his way often in and around the red zone. I foresee another solid game from Hill against the sorry Colts: 50 yards, TD.