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QBAlex Smith – Still available is almost 50% of leagues, Alex Smith is coming off a 303 yard 3 TD performance against the Buffalo Bills. This week he faces the New York Giants and they allow the 10th most yards and the 14th most fantasy points to QB’s. Eli and the Giants figure to put up at least 24 points, so Alex is going to need to score for the 49er’s to have a chance of winning. With players like Cam and Cutler on bye this week, Smith makes a nice fill in.QB FlierKevin Kolb - This week Kolb faces the Bills and they allow the most fantasy points to QB’s. If Alex smith can throw for 300 and 3 TD’s then Kolb becomes if nothing, serviceable. RBAlex Green / James Starks and John Kuhn – With Cedric Benson out the next 8 weeks owners are rushing to find his replacement in this high powered offense. Many think it will be Alex Green who scored last week in his absence, however almost all his yards came on one 41 yard TD run and the rest of his production was 14 yards on 8 carries. I believe that Starks will be the most productive of those 3. I doubt Green has all his pass protection assignments down which will limit him and based on the O-lines propensity to give up sacks and facing a blitzing Houston Texans defense. This week a now healthy Starks will be the more productive back. Green offers upside for later in the season. William Powell / La’Rod Stephens-Howling and Alfonso Smith – This situation is similar to Green Bay that in when you lose both Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams you have a young promising back in Powell, but a proven pass protector in Stephens-Howling. Again, I’d rather have Stephens-Howling for this situation as the Cardinals O-line can’t block and blitz pick up is vital for this offense to get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald. But, Powell will have a lot of value if this offensive line ever gets its act together.Waiver RB Priority:PPR –Starks, Stephens-Howling, Powell and Green.Standard – Powell, Starks, Green and Stephens-HowlingRB FlierLeGarrette Blount - Blount is owned in less than 25% of leagues although he scored a TD in his last game going into the bye week. Coach Schiano has recently praised Blount’s practice efforts and unfortunately young Doug Martin has only scored once this year. Blount’s carries have gone up each week while Martin’s have gone down (only 8 in wk 4). This week the Bucs off a bye will be facing the Chiefs and likely Brady Quinn. In a low scoring affair against the Chiefs who afford fantasy RB’s the 10th most points, Blount should be able to carve out about 8 carries plus goal line work.WRKevin Walter – In week 6 the Texans host the Green Bay Packers and their defense is going to be focused on Arian Foster and Andre Johnson. In a game where they are going to have to throw to keep up, Walter becomes a serviceable flex this week. Walter got 6 targets in week 5 against the Jets.Mario Manningham - We saw in week 5 what happens when a player faces his former team. Robert Meachem woke from his coma and caught two TD’s. This week Manningham faces his old Giants and his role has been pretty consistent of late getting 5 targets in each of his last 3 games. Manningham is sure to get loose for a TD this week, that’s better than an IOU!!WR FlierGolden Tate – Tate has scored 3 TD’s in his last 3 games and this week faces the New England Patriots. The Seahawks are going to need their most explosive wide receiver to make plays to keep pace with Brady. The Patriots allow the 7th most fantasy points to WR’s and the second highest total of TD’s to WR’s. TEJoel Dreessen – Last week’s TE Flier becomes this week’s TE add if you didn’t listen last week. Dreessen has now scored in his last 3 games and faces the divisional Chargers.TE FlierRob Housler - Last week Housler demonstrated his freakish athleticism and running ability. This week he faces the Bills and they allow the most fantasy points to TE’s. Housler had 6 targets last week and he’s sure to either get that many or do more with them.
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The San Francisco 49ers cruised to an easy 45-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills yesterday, but they received a scare when quarterback Alex Smith left the field with a hand injury. Fortunately for the 49ers, X-ray results showed a sprained finger and the injury isn’t considered a significant, reports Cam Inman of the Mercury News: Although he left Candlestick with his finger...
Last week, Alfonso Smith was hoping to get a phone call and get back into the NFL. Well, the patience paid off for the former Kentucky running back. Smith had several workouts before getting a call from Arizona when running back Beanie Wells went down. Well last week the Arizona Cardinals took another huge loss, when running back Ryan Williams went down with a shoulder injury...
49ers QB Alex Smith threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Bills.Fantasy Spin:Smith was coming off two down games from a fantasy standpoint but he shredded Buffalo in Week 5. He has an 8-to-1 TD/INT ratio in five games and has only thrown six interceptions in his last 21 games.
During this past week’s win over the Bills, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a sprained middle finger after getting hit by Mario Williams in the fourth quarter.49ers head coach Him Harbaugh told the media that he’s concerned about Smith’s finger.“It’s very much of a concern,” Harbaugh said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “We’ll see how it is....
The 49ers wrapped up an impressive 45-3 victory, behind a dominant performance from QB Alex Smith. There was some news after the game that left folks wary, but might not be quite so bad. Cam Inman of the Mercury News tweeted out that Alex Smith went to the x-ray room with Jim Harbaugh after the game for an unknown injury.
Thankfully it sounds like it should not be too serious....
One of the most prolific passing performances of Alex Smith's eight-year career again put the Buffalo Bills on the wrong end of a San Francisco 49ers record.
Smith threw for a season-high 303 yards and three touchdowns, Frank Gore ran for 106 yards and a score, and the 49ers amassed a franchise-record 621 yards in blowing by the Bills 45-3 on Sunday.
Michael Crabtree and Vernon...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith downplayed his sprained right middle finger after Sunday's rout of the Buffalo Bills, but the injury might be a might more troublesome than he believed. "It's very much of a concern," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. "We'll see how it is. Alex, it's well-documented how tough he is. He talks about it...
Since last season's surprising run to the NFC championship game, San Francisco 49ers fans could only imagine the possibilities if Alex Smith and the offense ever matched the defense's dominance.
Just Saturday night, Smith added another punchline when he badly bounced the ceremonial first pitch of the San Francisco Giants-Cincinnati Reds playoff series in the dirt. Some teased...
The 49ers beat the Buffalo Bills 45-3. Scratch that they humiliated the Bills. The offense put up a total of 621 yards on offense, a franchise record. We are not going to spend much time talking about how great the team looked today. We will leave you with some stats instead.
621 yards of offense the most ever by a 49ers team.
The 49ers had a 300 yard passer (Alex Smith), two 100...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer San Francisco 49ers fans are no longer booing Alex Smith and calling for his backup.
''Seems like a long time ago, longer than two years ago, for sure,'' Smith said Wednesday when reminded of some of those lower points in his career.
Things are going so well these days the quarterback got the chance to meet...
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns, and the 49ers rolled up a franchise-record 621 net yards Sunday, routing the Buffalo Bills 45-3 at Candlestick Park. The 49ers broke their old mark of 598, set on Sept. 13, 1992, in a 34-31 loss to the Bills. Smith posted a career-high 156.2 passer rating and fell just 7 yards shy...
As most know by now the 49ers did something no other team in the history of the NFL has done and that is throw and rush for over 300 yards in a game. Here is what is being said around Ninerland.
Eric Branch points out that not only was the offense historic, but the defense wasn’t to shabby.
Mike Sando points out that the NFC West is best league in the NFL and within that division...
Top 5 Free Agents
1). Rashard Mendenhall PIT RB - 91 Total Yards 1 TD
In the off chance Mendenhall is still available, grab him immediately. Despite his limited capacity, he produced a solid week.
2). James Jone GB WR - 46 Receiving Yards 2 TD
Jones stepped in nicely for Greg Jennings who continues to struggle with a groin injury. Even with a healthy Greg Jennings, Jones should...
Welcome to San Francisco, Buffalo! Maybe you can stay a little longer. Like a few more games. If Sunday's game was an indication of how the two teams match-up, the 49ers would love to play a best of five game series with the Bills.One team boasts a prolific offense (the Bills), and another team boasts a terrific defense (the 49ers), yet on Sunday at Candlestick Park in San Francisco...
(Won-Loss Record and Last Week’s Ranking in parentheses)
1. Houston Texans (5-0) (1) - Proved they can win a close one, too.
2. Atlanta Falcons (5-0) (2) - Still perfect.
T-3. Baltimore Ravens (4-1) (3) - Defense can still win game by themselves.
T-3. San Francisco 49ers (4-1) (4) - How long can they stay this dominant (ask Alex Smith, the NFL’s #1...