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Blowin’ Smoke with @zbullsmoke

Aaron HernandezWelcome to my first of a weekly series entitled Blowin’ Smoke where I will be giving my thoughts on the previous week in the NFL, previewing the upcoming week, and throwing in random humor and thoughts.

The first two weeks are in the books. There have been plenty of upsets and blowouts. Fantasy football is the main reason we are here though. How have you all done so far? 2-0 and playoff bound, or 0-2 and in full panic mode selling off your best players? Either way we have a long season ahead of us.Here are some of my takeaways from the first two weeks

Despite injuries to the offensive line, wide receiving corps and overall poor QB play, the Eagles are 2-0. Michael Vick is healthy for the most part, which in week three is a total shock.Vick still can’t read defenses, but for fantasy purposes he hasn’t been terrible. It will be interesting to see if they can continue to defy the odds.

Aaron Hernandez will be out for a month or so with an ankle injury. The Patriots signed Kellen Winslow this week, but I don’t think he is worth a look except for the deepest of fantasy football leagues. I honestly feel that Rob Gronkowski will see the increased targets. I also think they continue to phase out Wes Welker. Even though Tom Brady endorses Uggs, he proved in Week One that he can play through getting a bloody nose, which I think is safe to say more than what Ryan Mathews, from the San Diego chargers, can do.

Just as I had said this preseason Rowdy Roddy White has proven that just because Julio Jones is in town, he will still see a ton of targets and make the most of them. The Falcons rushing has gotten off to a pretty rough start. It is very clear that Michael Turner is running with ankle weights and Jack Daniels. He has obviously been running with them post game as well.

The Titans have looked pretty bad this year. Jake Locker hasn’t lived up to the hype yet, but I still feel better days are ahead for him. Chris Johnson is back to his old tricks again of doing absolutely nothing for fantasy owners. He has blamed everyone but himself so far, but he obviously can’t see the holes the size of Texas that the offensive line has created for him.

Adrian Peterson made an unbelievable comeback from last season’s injury. After the coaching staff said in Week One that he would get limited touches and would be eased back into the offense, he went out and had a great performance. This may in fact be Adrian Peterson.

The Cleveland Browns have been looking bad as well after all the hype built up on the young talent they have acquired over the last two years. The Jury is still out on both Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, but starting your Week One out like this it can’t be a good sign.

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Don’t forget to hit me up on twitter (@zbullsmoke) for any further questions about fantasy football, music or anything else for that matter. Your question may be published on my next column. Until next time, enjoy the Band of the Week and good luck in Week Three!

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