Chet Gresham

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Monday, October 01, 2012

Sell High


Chris Johnson
– I didn’t give Johnson a game ball this week because how often do you see running backs get 25 carries when their team loses by 24 points? The Texans let the Titans run and waited for Hasselbeck to throw them some gift-wrapped interceptions.


Johnson has some tough matchups coming up, sell him while the selling is good.


Jackie Battle – Sell him to the Ryan Mathews owner in your league. He has no real long-term value.


Scott Chandler: I don’t hate Chandler and think he could be a decent player with the right opportunities, but once Jackson and Spiller get to 100% and Stevie Johnson isn’t traded away, I think Chandler will have trouble being consistent.


And I always like to sell guys right after multi-touchdown games unless they are elite players.


Andre Roberts: Much like Chandler, I don’t see Roberts being able to be consistent with the amount of targets he’ll get, especially if the defense steps up like it had been before the Dolphins game.


Michael Turner – See my earlier rant.



Buy Low


Percy Harvin His 105 yard kickoff return probably didn’t help your team too much, but got you really excited for a huge letdown and Harvin had three receptions for 22 yards on six targets. This is a perfect time to get him.


Ryan Mathews Mathews was in the dog house after fumbling a couple times on his first game back last week. He was called out by the GM and then Battle got the start and of course ran straight forward and was tackled all day long.


Mathews will be back and soon. Yes, you have to worry about him getting benched if he fumbles again, but he’s so far above the other options on the team that it’s not even a question that he is going to be their feature back this season. Oh, and they play the Saints next week.


Darren McFadden The Raiders are a hot mess and they are dragging McFadden down with them. Is it their zone blocking scheme that’s hurting him? Probably, but the offense as a whole just can’t get into any type of rhythm. It may take a little time, but the Raiders’ schedule is good for the rushing attack and I believe one of the best runners in the league will turn things around.



Target Tease


I do the AFC/NFC Target Watch later in the week, but I figured I could give you a little taste before we got there with some interesting numbers from Week 4.


1Targets and receptions undrafted rookie Joe Morgan had to go along with his 80 yard touchdown.


2 – Targets Dennis Pitta had for his zero receptions.


3 – Targets Brandon LaFell had for his zero receptions.


4 – Targets Jackie Battle stole from Ryan Mathews.


5 – Targets for Michael Turner, the most he has had in his career.


6 – Targets and receptions Willis McGahee had against Oakland; his most since 2007.


7 – Targets for Greg Olsen, of which he caught six for 89 yards and a touchdown.


8 – Targets Julio Jones had, but only came up with one reception for 30.


9 – Targets Andre Roberts had for his six receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns.


10 – Targets Stevie Johnson had for just two receptions and 23 yards.


11 – Targets Wes Welker had for his nine receptions and 129 yards.


12 – Targets Davone Bess had for his seven receptions for 123 yards.


13 – Targets Marques Colston had for nine receptions, 153 yards and a touchdown.


14 – Yards rushing Andre Brown had with Ahmad Bradshaw back as the starter.


15 – Targets Lance Moore had for a disappointing seven receptions for 67 yards and no touchdowns.


16 – Rushing attempts Brandon Bolden had in gaining 137 yards rushing.


17 – Yards LeGarrette Blount had on six carries when Doug martin should have had the ball!!


18 – Yards per catch Brian Hartline is averaging this season.


19 – Targets Brian Hartline had against the Cardinals, the most of any player in the league this season.


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Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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