Cassel had a good game statistically against the Jags. He went 23-for-39 for 262 yards and 2 TD. Against the Raiders in Toilet Bowl I, he was 24-for-39 for 241 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT. Now that most of the byes are done, it’s tough to imagine Cassel getting a whole lot of fantasy play. That said, the four games with two touchdowns and no picks had to have helped somebody.
The speedy young back has the job now with Larry Johnson jettisoned. He could have a good week against the Raiders 29th-ranked run defense. He had a rough go against Jacksonville, carrying 6 times for 36 yards. He’s a low-end No. 2 fantasy running back this week, based on his talent and the lousy defense he’s facing.
Bowe had 4 catches for 74 yards against the Jags. He’s got 4 TDs on the year and is due for another this week after Chris Chambers caught two in his first game with the team. He’s a big red zone target, but isn’t on pace to go for 1,000 yards. At the end of the day, he’s a No. 3 fantasy WR on a lousy team.
Man, was he good in Miami in ’05 (82 catches, 1,118 yards, 11 TD). What happened to that guy? He had 3 catches for 70 yards and 2 TD in his Chiefs’ debut, five days after being claimed off of waivers. It’s hard to believe that he’d repeat this performance, but if you’re desperate, take a shot: You could catch lightning in a bottle.
Russell’s season stinks more than words can describe. He went 14-for-22 for 109 yards with 0 TD and 1 INT against the Chargers before the bye. He should not be started under any circumstances. He has a passer rating of 48.3 and has 2 TD and 9 INT! Do not start.
This Fargas guy has become a huge part of the offense the last three weeks. He had 18 carries for 59 yards and a TD against San Diego before the bye to go along with 3 catches for 20 yards. He’s a high-end No. 3 option or low-end No. 2 against a Chiefs' team that’s 28th in the league against the run.
Miller led the team with 5 catches for 52 yards in the last game before the bye. He leads the team with 28 catches for 421 yards on the year. He’s a decent lower-end No. 1 TE option, as he’s JaLousy’s top target week in and week out.
Janikowski was 3-for-3 against the Chargers before the bye and still hasn’t missed a FG in 2009 (12-for-12). Since the Raiders will struggle to get into the end zone, he’s not a bad start, especially as long as he stays perfect.