Archive for December 22nd, 2008


Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Week 7 NBA Pickups

Guards

Aaron Brooks (Rockets)- Brooks averaged 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and 1.3 steals in three games last week. He also shot 45% from the field and 91% from the free throw line. He has played at least 42 minutes in two of his past three games with PG Rafer Alston sidelined with an hamstring injury.

Jarret Jack (Pacers)- Jack scored a  season high 27 points against the Clippers last Friday. In his past three games he is averaging 21 points, 5.6 assists and two steals per game. PG T.J. Ford returned to the lineup on Saturday from a groin injury. However, Jack played 31 minutes in that game and dished out a season high eight assists.

Honorable mention: Louis Williams (76ers)

Forwards

James Singleton (Mavs)- Singleton pulled down 13 rebounds, blocked three shots and had three steals against the Wizards yesterday. He played 28 minutes and can be a good source for FG % and rebounds if given enough playing time.

Andres Nocioni (Bulls)- Over his past three games Nocioni has averaged 17.6 points, six rebounds …

Week 17 pickups

Running backs

Fred Jackson (Bills)-  RB Marshawn Lynch left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury which allowed Jackson to total 113 yards of offense against the Broncos. He rushed for a TD  in the fourth quarter and could start in Week 17 if Lynch is out.

Jaamal Charles (Chiefs)- Charles caught three passes for 102 yards against the Dolphins last week. He only carried the ball three times but has a favorable matchup against the Bengals this week.

Honorable mention: Ladell Betts (Redskins)

Wide Receivers

Chris Henry (Bengals)- With WR Chad Johnson out for the game against the Browns, Henry took advantage and caught a TD for the second straight week. If Johnson is out again he could be a low end start against the Chiefs this week.

Johnnie Lee Higgins (Raiders)- Higgins has 122 yards and two touchdowns his past two games. This month he has a 56 yard catch and is averaging 18 yards per reception

Honorable mention: Devard Darling (Chiefs)

Tight End

Anthony Fasano(Dolphins)- Fasano caught two touchdowns last week against the Chiefs. …

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Giants vs. Panthers

Giants Rumors & News

Wow, what a game. If this is an NFC Championship game preview, sign me up. Of course, the Giants have to get there first, but after the last two games, this 34-28 come-from-behind, resilient victory was a good start to get back to where they were. And this wraps up the #1 seed in the conference and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Good

Welcome back, offensive line. They looked like they were their old selves again, and were back together with Kareem McKenzie returning to the lineup. They opened up 301 yards worth of holes, proving again that they’re the best run-blocking group in the NFL. And they changed some of their protection schemes to avoid a repeat of last week’s eight-sack debacle in Dallas. Their blocking led the way for the star of the game – Derrick Ward. He had a career day, with 215 yards on 15 carries. It was only the second time in NFL history that a running back had 15 or fewer …

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