The fantasy owner's top 5 knee-jerk overreactions: Week 4

10/2/12 in NFL   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

Blog Photo - The fantasy owner's top 5 knee-jerk overreactions: Week 4

Andre Roberts might could be your man in Arizona
 
The Cardinals have been playing well, and naturally we've all been looking for a way to exploit their success for our own fantasy gain. We knew that their surprising start was mainly attributed to their defense, but have been waiting patiently for their offense to take a more defined shape. Andre Roberts' 118 yards and 2 TDs against the Dolphins may have added some clarity as to where the points will come from in Arizona. Kevin Kolb seemed to have been using Roberts as a security blanket on Sunday, dumping the ball off to him as a check down when the defense dropped back into zone. This worked very well because Roberts is fast as hell. More surprisingly, however, is that Roberts was also able to go over the top of defenses and haul in the long ball. He did so well, he even earned a hug from Larry FItzgerald, who looks like he's been holding in that hug for 20 years. You did it, little man.

Blog Photo - The fantasy owner's top 5 knee-jerk overreactions: Week 4

The most vertical man in the NFL could be yours!
 
Jerome Simpson returned to the Vikings' lineup on Sunday to rave reviews. While he caught just 4 passes for 55 yards, he drew a number of pass interference penalties. At 3-1, it's safe to say the Vikings aren't merely coherent this season, but a formidable threat on any given Sunday. Just as it played out this past week in Detroit, defenses will key in on Percy Harvin, challenging Jerome Simpson to make a play or two, and I'd bet on him every time. He may just have a few catches per game, but his chances of catching a long ball or being targeted in the endzone are very high. Further, he's got a quarterback in Christian Ponder who likes to extend plays with his legs. Think about what an asset this is for a receiver who primarily runs deep routes. With the aforementioned Hartline, Battle and Roberts getting all the attention on the waiver wire this week, Simpson could be a steal, even if he just sits on your bench until his name is called. 

For more knee-jerk fantasy advice that will either lead you astray, to the promised land, or somewhere in-between, follow me on Twitter.

Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview