The Chiefs are 3-0…..let that settle in your mind for a second. Crazy huh? Be that as it may, the 49ers once again are a joke and Alex Smith stinks.
Kansas City Chiefs:
Matt Cassell: 16/27 for 250 yards with 3 TD’s and 1 INT. I have been very hard on Cassell as he was downright putrid the first two weeks. He put together a very good outing here however and once again gives you a glimpse of the potential he has. Consistency is not his friend however so he is still a very volatile commodity. If you want to grab him as a backup go for it.
Thomas Jones: 19 carries for 95 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for 1 yard. Bad news for Jamaal Charles owners: this big game from Jones will ensure that that the time share continues. All in all this was Jones’ first impact game of the season but he is a decent TD threat going forward and we know not to count him out.
Jamaal Charles: 12 carries for 97 yards along with 3 catches for 57 yards. Was the second good game out of three for Charles but again he loses the carries battle. I benched Charles for my match in my money league and almost regretted it. Every week though he stresses owners out about whether to trust him as his week 1 great game and week 2 stinker portend to how inconsistent his production will be due to the usage that Todd Haley adheres to with Jones.
Dwayne Bowe: 2 catches for 61 yards and 1 TD. I thought Bowe would be catching a few more passes but he is still a big play threat. Not for PPR leagues however.
Tony Moeaki: 4 catches for 44 yards and 1 TD. Moeaki is getting hard to ignore as he has consistently been putting up decent lines each week. Still I don’t think he is quite worth starting due to the surprising depth at the position.
San Francisco 49ers:
Alex Smith: 23/42 for 232 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Smith still is not getting the job done and he has to be on his last legs with the 49ers now. There is not much behind him but the once intriguing Smith is not worth rostering.
Frank Gore: 15 carries for 43 yard along with 9 catches for 102 yards. Gore didn’t run well but he was awesome in the passing game. That’s what makes players like Gore so valuable is that all is not lost if they don’t run the ball well. They still can make a positive impact in the passing game and he once again will be a top 5 back in PPR leagues.
Michael Crabtree: 3 catches for 37 yards. When I see Crabtree play, I see Roy Williams of the Cowboys. Two supremely talented high draft picks who don’t have the work ethic of instincts to succeed. Crabtree cant get on the same page with Smith and thus is nothing but a low end WR 3.
Josh Morgan: 1 catch for 12 yards and 1 TD. Morgan used to be intriguing but is nothing but waiver wire fodder.
Vernon Davis: 3 catches for 22 yards. Quiet game for Davis but he is still a top 5 TE and will get his catches and TD’s when its all said and done. Keep your patience here.