2010 Fantasy Football News (September 20th)

Jacobs doesn't look like he did just a couple years ago.

With week two of the season wrapping up tonight, fantasy football owners are beginning to realize just what their squad is made from.  Whether you’re sitting pretty like the Chiefs at 2-0 or panicking like Minnesota at 0-2, it’s never too early to start making moves to try and improve your team.  Weekly Fantasy Sportal will continue to provide you with the most up to date and pressing fantasy football news and information on all your favorite teams and players.

Brandon Jacobs, RB, New York Giants

The disgruntled Giants RB was supposed to meet with management today and request to be traded, according to Vinny DiTrani of the Bergen Record, but that has yet to happen.  Jacobs became visually frustrated on the sideline during last night’s 38-14 pounding at the hands of the Colts and is clearly upset over his lack of playing time behind Ahmad Bradshaw.

While the Giants would love to accommodate his request, his contract makes it very unlikely.  As long as he stays with the Giants, Jacobs still has limited fantasy value  but should considered no more than an RB3.  In order for Jacobs to once again be a top fantasy football running back, he will need to get traded to a team in need of a power running back like the Packers.

Darrelle Revis, CB, New York Jets

While it’s rare to have a cornerback matter in the world of fantasy,  Revis’ ability to shut down the opposing team’s top option is unmatched throughout the league.  The feeling around the Jets right now is that Revis will miss at least two games with his recent hamstring injury. Brandon Marshall owners should be ecstatic, as the #1 WR will see a combination of coverage from Antonio Cromartie, Drew Coleman, Dwight Lowery and rookie Kyle Wilson.

While these guys are certainly serviceable, their skills do not those that of Revis’ and Marshall should have his way with whichever corner lines up opposite the line of scrimmage.  Consider Marshall a definite top 10 fantasy WR this week in a Sunday night game against the Jets and their depleted secondary.

Kevin Kolb, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

Kolb, who sat out Sunday’s win at Detroit because of a concussion, has been completely cleared to practice this week according to coach Andy Reid.  Reid has made it clear that Kolb will be back at the helm for this week’s matchup as well as the immediate future.

While this news is reassuring to Kolb owners, after how well Vick has played in the first two games there are no guarantees Kolb will keep his job if he comes out shaky at Jacksonville.  While he started the year as a borderline top 10 fantasy QB, Kolb must now be considered a QB #2 on all fantasy teams until he’s worth anything near his salary.

Clausen will get his first career start Sunday.

Jimmy Clausen, QB, Carolina Panthers

Coach John Fox announced on Monday that Clausen will take over for Matt Moore as the team’s starting QB and the Notre Dame rookie will make his debut in week three against the Bengals.  While Moore had good chemistry with Steve Smith, that’s about all he had.

In two starts this season, Moore had two touchdown passes, four interceptions, two lost fumbles, and pathetic 41.8 passer rating.  Playing in a run-first offense and without a true #2 WR, Clausen should be considered nothing more than waiver wire fodder for now.

Thomas Jones, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

While it was expected Jamaal Charles and Jones would share carries relatively evenly for the Chiefs, it’s Jones who has emerged as Kansas City’s starting RB with Charles getting limited touches.  On Sunday, Charles ended up with only 11 carries, compared to 22 for the veteran.  While Jones has yet to reach the end zone yet this year, his status as the lead back in KC is excellent news to fantasy owners who drafted him as a flex play/backup.  While Charles clearly has more upside, Jones has moved up a notch since the season started and is now a solid RB #2/flex play in all fantasy football formats.

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