Fantasy football: Quarterback carnage

Dwayne Bowe’s arrow is pointing down.

Wide receivers are the toddlers of the fantasy world. They can’t do anything for themselves and like to complain a lot.

So after a week that saw a fistful of quarterbacks go down with injuries, there’s reason for concern. After all, a wideout is worthless if his quarterback can’t get him the ball. Should we be selling?

Bad for Bowe

With Matt Cassel done for the year, the Chiefs are turning to Tyler Palko. Yikes. Palko is a former undrafted free agent, possesses a weak arm and has poor size. These are all major red flags for an offense that was already skewed toward the run. Sell Dwayne Bowe while you can as his talent can’t overcome this.
          
Trojan horse

Before we write off Matt Leinart, let’s remember his credentials coming out of college. He’s got a big arm and he’s willing to use it. Considering Andre Johnson is perhaps the best all-around receiver in the league, he’ll sustain high-end WR2 value.       

Vinsanity
If Vince Young ends up starting in place of Michael Vick, look for lots of rollouts and short passes underneath. Give Brent Celek a boost, but don’t expect DeSean Jackson to finally break out. Young figures to play it conservative.

Top NFL pickups

Denarius Moore
WR, Raiders
Freakish talent, a full-time starting role and a quarterback not afraid to chuck it deep. Moore is for real.   

Lance Ball
RB,?Broncos
Knowshon Moreno (knee) is done for the year and the Broncos run the ball 800 times per game.

Vince Young
QB, Eagles
Michael Vick is shaky for this week and won’t push it once the Eagles are mathematically eliminated. Young runs.



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