Is there a better activity in the world than chilling down in the man cave discussing football and girls? Red blooded American males say it in unison, "No." Of course not. This is why every Thursday FFWWH will let you all in on our own couch talk about football. And girls. And football playing girls. The down side? Football playing girls don't matter in the type of fantasy football that this site is specifically about. So uhh, we kind of had to improvise and work with what we have. So, umm, this feature will be about our mancrushes. (Ya, ya, cue the "figures, he's from California" jokes, blah, blah) Moving on. Here's each of our respective man crushes for week 3. A-Koz
Saturday, September 20
While he has struggled so far and I wasn't big on him entering the year, I really like Maurice Jones-Drew this week. Jacksonville needs to get back to their bread and butter, and that means a heavy dose of the running game. Though the loss of both their starting guards hurts, the Colts are without two key run-stoppers, DT Ed Johnson and safety Bob Sanders. Johnson's loss showed last week as Adrian Peterson racked up 130 yards on the Colts' defense. Look for MJD to bounce back this week, and if he does, that'd be the perfect time to deal him. Stat Boy
He’s playing a team that’s given up more than 200 yards per game on the ground this year, and almost 120 YPG last year. That’s right (Ed Note: Don't worry, I don't know why he said that either.)—Brandon Jacobs is my week two man crush. Jacobs has averaged more than 100 yards than this year (don’t forget, he was third last year in terms of rushing yards per game), and as Chris Berman says, this guy is going to be rumblin’, bumblin’, stumblin’ to a 100 more yards and a score this week against the lowly Bengals’ defense. Hey, I picked Kurt Warner last week, and he had 360 passing yards. (Ed Note: No one cares. Especially not morons who for some reason said to start Ryan Grant.) New Guy (Who Still Has Not Officially Been Christened Into This Brotherhood Yet Due To The Fact That His Couch Is Really Comfortable And Apparently Has Kept Him From Sitting In Front Of His Computer For 30 Minutes To Post At Least Once A Decade)
You would be crazy this week not to take Frank Gore. Gore is facing the Lions—do I even need to say anything else? The last time Gore went up against the Lions was in his 2006 breakout campaign where he torched them for over 100 yards and two scores, and I see nothing but the same in this matchup. With the passing game still working its way into the San Fran offense, I see Gore running all over the Lions as well as grabbing five-to-seven passes and turning in the best RB performance for week three. If you don't have this man on your roster now, you're probably too late, because his stock is already hotter than Rachel McAdams in a swimsuit. Tosten Burks Football Fun Toy For Week 3, Name Unknown (but really wanted):
It took a hamstring injury and an Al Davis pulse check for it to happen—the hamstring injury was not sustained by Davis but by Justin Fargas just as an FYI for all you temporarily ecstatic Raiders fans—but I am finally jumping on the Darren McFadden bandwagon. Fargas is out for a period of time that ESPN's John Clayton so helpfully described as "a few weeks."
McFadden can run 40 yards in 4.33 seconds; think how much the fourth overall pick can do in 21 days. Enough to carry a fantasy team or two, especially this week at Buffalo. The Bills have been somewhat decent against the run thus far, but does the Jacksonville offensive line or Leonard Weaver really scare anyone? Let's see how Dick Jauron and company do against Kiffin's crew.
LL Cool J killed his brief performance at the VMA's. Count Run DMC in to do the same during week three.