Brett Farve Likes Rice

Oct 6, 2009

Sidney Rice
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If you’ve watched the Vikings past two games it’s clear Brett Favre likes Rice.  With Brett Farve, anything is possible, but just to be clear I’m not talking about his eating habits.  I’m talking about his 6’4″ Wide Receiver Sidney Rice who can seemingly jump to the roof of the Metrodome.

The first couple of weeks he had just five receptions for 46 yards on 9 targets.  The last two weeks though, he has 9 receptions for 126 yards and 2 TDs on 13 targets.  Farve knows how to take advantage of a mismatch, and when you have a tall WR with good wheels and great hops, it’s hard not to go his way.  Especially when he’s hauling in those bullet passes.

With St. Louis up next, Rice makes an attractive WR3 play.  They are going to have their hands full containing Adrian Peterson, who cannot be happy with his Week 4 showing.  When the Rams stuff the box to contain AP, look for Favre to take advantage of his opportunity and get the ball to Rice deep.  When setting the table that is your fantasy football lineup this week, don’t forget the Rice.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. On the Wire: Week 5 Pickups, Drops and Bye Week Filler | Fantasy Football Fools
    October 6th, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    [...] Rice, WR, Minnesota Vikings Five catches for 70 yards and as touchdown. Sounds like he’s ready for that breakout year we’ve been expecting just as long as Brett Favre will accommodate. [...]

  2. Mike
    October 21st, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    He has always been capable of that. He just hasn’t had anybody throwing to him with any regularity the last couple of years. He played the same way in High School and College.

  3. LestersLegends
    October 21st, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    True. Plus he dealt with injuries.

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