Strong Wide Receiver Plays
San Diego has been terrible against the pass this season allowing 255.5 yards per game and 9 TDs. They have officially joined the ranks of Defenses you follow to look for solid QB and WR play each week. Last week Trent Edwards (25 of 30 for 261 yards, TD) and Lee Evans (8 catches for 89 yards, TD) were the latest to take advantage of them. Next week they face the Saints minus Reggie Bush. I expect Jeremy Shockey to pick up some of the slack, but a player I look to have a strong game is Lance Moore. Moore has 32 receptions for 341 yards, and 2 TDs. He’s second on the Saints in receptions, trailing Bush’s 42. With Bush out look for Moore to see more action underneath. Moore is also third in receiving yards behind Bush (366) and Devery Henderson (465), who I also endorse over the next few weeks. Coming out of New Orleans’ Week 9 Bye they face Atlanta (231.7 ypg, 10 TDS), who is in the bottom third in Pass D, and Kansas City (195 ypg, 5 TDs), who is just plain bad. Moore should have a nice string of games until Bush is back.
DeSean Jackson is another player I think will have a big Week 8. He’s coming out of a bye and facing the aforementioned Falcons. Two factors working in Jackson’s favor. After that he faces lowly Seattle, who is allowing 242.2 ypg and 10 TDs making DeSean a nice play for the next two weeks.