Monday affirmed what we knew about Brady. With 378 yards and 2 TD against the Bills, plus the news that Gisele is pregnant with his second child, it is safe to say that Brady is who we thought he was. No matter how much difficulty they had beating the Bills and how improbable a win it was, results are results. Rex Ryan will throw the kitchen sink at Brady this week, but Brady will still get 300 yards and 3 TDs.
Maroney had 9 carries to Taylor's 10 in Week 1. It looks like they're going to share the carries, as well as the limited yardage, unless Monty Burns, er, Bill Belichick has one of his trademark changes of heart.
Faulk got only 3 carries against the Bills, but was targeted by Brady 8 times and finished with 6 catches for 51 yards. With the trust he's developed with Brady over the years and his threat as a pass catcher, Faulk isn't much less valuable than the two RBs "ahead" of him on the depth chart.
Much like his QB, Moss is who we thought he was. When he caught a pass in the two minute drill at the end of the half vs. Buffalo, stopped on a dime and took off downfield, we were reminded why he's been the best WR in the league for most of the decade.
Galloway had nary a reception in his Patriots debut. Brady just missed Galloway in the end zone at the end of the half. With his guile and track record of success, it's only a matter of time before Galloway catches a TD pass from Brady.
The Pats D is still a top tier option, however, there are some chinks in the armor that were exposed by the Bills. Look for them to have a good week, showing the rookie on the Jets a lot of different looks.
The vet from Big Stone Gap, VA is a quality fantasy RB, no matter how you slice it. It is no matter that Washington gets so many touches. Jones will carry the ball 20 times. He had over 1300 yards last year with 13 TD and went for 104 yards with a TD the last time he played the Pats.
Washington's versatility will result in a huge year for the explosive little man. He had 19 touches last week, and should continue to get a steady stream of them. Fred Jones success on screen passes against the Pats D (5 rec, 83 rec yards) during Week 1 has exposed a chink in their armor. Expect Washington to see a lot of balls against the Pats.
Though he had a nice week against Houston (64 yards, 1 TD), Stuckey is not highly recommended this week. Wait and see if the rapport between him and Sanchez is the real deal before ever playing him in larger leagues.
We watched Keller bloom under the tutelage of Brett Favre in his 48 catch '08 rookie campaign. His 94-yard performance Week 1 is a strong indicator of the success he's poised to have. He seems to be a favorite target of his rookie QB in the early going.