The man who was
expected to lead Miami to the Super Bowl has flopped so far, averaging a mere
232.3 passing yards and throwing just two touchdown passes against three
interceptions. It hasn't helped that the 29-year-old has lost some mobility
after knee surgery, that he's in his first year in a new system and that the
Dolphins' offensive line has already gone through three starting right guards
and allowed a whopping 20 sacks--12 in Weeks 2 and 3 alone.
Sell, if you can get anywhere near fair value. After Sunday's 249-yard,
one-touchdown effort against the Texans, his stock won't get any higher.
TIKI BARBER RB
The No. 4 pick in
most fantasy drafts has been held to 225 yards in three games, shackled not so
much by other teams as by his own. Early deficits against the Eagles and the
Seahawks forced New York out of its running game and kept Barber under 100
yards two times in three games.
Buy. With the toughest part of their schedule behind them, Barber & Co.
don't figure to be down early by three touchdowns again.
LAMONT JORDAN RB
If Jordan could
play the Browns every week, he'd be a Pro Bowler. After being stuffed for a
total of 55 yards over the first two games, he ran for 128 yards and a
touchdown against Cleveland on Sunday. The Browns, however, have the
fourth-worst run defense in the NFL, so Jordan's numbers should be looked at
with skepticism. Also, coach Art Shell has said he plans to get more carries
for backup running back Justin Fargas, who had a 48-yard run on Sunday.
Sell. With games against the Broncos (twice), Steelers, Seahawks and Chargers
in the next eight weeks, Jordan's stock is about as high as it'll get.
CHRIS COOLEY TE