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LOOK at what Jay Cutler did with an unheralded rookie, Eddie Royal, in 2008. And now consider that Cutler already has a rapport with Bennett (who got buried in a deep receiver platoon and sat almost all of last year). In '05 the pair connected 79 times for nine touchdowns at Vanderbilt.
FANTASY owners won't be the only ones onto Andre Johnson this year. Opposing D's will start giving Johnson the attention he deserves and will have to respect a suddenly potent running game. All of which bodes well for Walter, who caught six Matt Schaub touchdowns in 2008.
THE Redskins quietly ranked fourth in total defense last year, then they drafted D with their first four picks and signed tackle Albert Haynesworth (above), who should free up one of those picks, Brian Orakpo, to boost the team's sack count (24, 28th in the NFL in 2008).
GIVEN Chad Ochocinco, Cedric Benson and Laveranues Coles, the Bengals are shaping up to be one big reclamation project—the Bad News Bengals, if you will. Who better to resurrect those has-beens than the long-forgotten Palmer, who is healthy and has something to prove?
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KYLE ORTON'S track record on third down (50.8% completion rate compared with 60.1% for Jay Cutler) will translate into more field goal attempts for a downgraded offense. An increase of just one kicking point per game from last year's 7.1 would raise Prater to a top 10 scorer.