Chris Wesseling

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There Goes That Man Again

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Tight Ends

Fred Davis, Redskins - Davis has the look of a top-five fantasy tight end for the entire season, and he’s still owned in just a quarter of CBSSports.com leagues. It should be apparent now that Chris Cooley isn’t getting his job back when Davis is the most effective offensive player on the team. Through two weeks, Davis is second only to Jason Witten in tight-end yards and fourth in tight-end receptions. He’s a stud for the long haul.

Recommendation: Should be owned in all leagues.

Scott Chandler, Bills - Evan Silva noted after Week 1 that Chandler spent quite a bit of time in the slot and was heavily involved in the passing game. Chandler saw only one fewer target in Week 2, but his production dropped to two catches for 16 yards to go with another touchdown. He has the size and athleticism to continue to be an asset in the red zone, but Chandler won’t be a reliable weekly start.

Recommendation: Worth a look in touchdown-heavy leagues.

Evan Moore, Browns - The good news is that Colt McCoy looks Moore’s way whenever the athletic mismatch is in the game. The bad news is that Moore is purely a niche weapon, averaging just 11 offensive snaps through two weeks. Moore could end up with 8-10 touchdowns, but his yards and receptions will be hit-or-miss.

Recommendation: Worth a look in touchdown-heavy leagues.

Tony Scheffler, Lions - Scheffler is the No. 11 fantasy tight end through two weeks, purely on the strength of two touchdown receptions. He’s been targeted just five times compared to nine for Brandon Pettigrew, but Matthew Stafford looks Scheffler’s way in field-goal territory. Scheffler
may be worth a look in TD-heavy leagues, but he’s going to be an inconsistent fantasy producer.

Recommendation: Worth a look in touchdown-heavy leagues.

Cut Bait: Chris Cooley, Heath Miller, Zach Miller

Cooley has two catches in two games as the Redskins’ No. 2 tight end. … Heath Miller is concentrating on blocking at the expensive of his receiving. … Zach Miller is stuck in a dysfunctional offense.

Hold Off: Jeremy Shockey

Defense/Special Teams

Bengals - Cincinnati is ninth in total defense and eighth in pass defense through two weeks. They host a 49ers offense ranked 31st overall and 29th in passing.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Panthers - Carolina is nobody’s idea of a strong defense -- especially after losing Jon Beason and Thomas Davis -- but they’re going to host raw rookie Blaine Gabbert or turnover-happy veteran Luke McCown. The knock on Gabbert remains poor pocket presence, which often leads to sacks or turnovers.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Cowboys - The Cowboys return home to square off against a surprisingly undefeated Redskins squad. Rex Grossman is moving the offense, but he’s also turning the ball over -- as always. Dallas’ defense is worth a look in a pinch purely for the chance that “Bad Rex” shows up on the road.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.



Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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