To the 12 people who read my column last week, thanks for sticking around. I more than redeemed my week 2 performance with a stellar 90% accuracy rating. This brings the season average up to nearly 70% again. C MINUS HERE I COME!
More importantly, unfortunately, our beloved marine mammals forgot all about the home opener last Sunday and were summarily destroyed by a much hungrier opponent. The season is already hanging by a thread and we aren't even 4 weeks in. I can't recall a bigger let down than this season so far. Shula's last year was pretty disappointing. Marino's last season was also really disheartening. The first two seasons of Ricky Williams were let downs, and then there was the retirement fiasco that came in his third. But I would argue that this season has had the highest hopes of the past 15 years, and unless the Dolphins wake up on Sunday we are in for a LOOOOONG year. ON TO THE STRIKES!
Jordan Matthews: Trash one week, treasure the next! The Redskins secondary is awful. He's the best WR on a team that will need to be throwing some on Sunday.
Karlos Williams: Part of it is how bad the Dolphins are at tackling, but also remember the Giants aren't very good. McCoy is likely out, the Bills love to run the ball. Do the math. Better yet LOOK AT THESE CHARTS!
ANALYTICS SAYS KARLOS WILLIAMS IS A STRIKE!
Amari Cooper: The Bears don't enjoy covering people. Amari Cooper is wide receiver that will hurt you if he is not covered well. You can see the Bears conundrum here.
Philip Rivers: Nice opportunity for a bounce back game. The Browns really suck.
Courtesy Dolphins Start of the week, Rishard Matthews: I'm buying into this. The Dolphins will obviously be passing a lot. I see Revis on Landry a lot. Tannehill will look for Matthews.
Mike Evans: You probably have to start him, but I don't like the matchup.
CJ Anderson: He has been a colossal bust thus far. The Vikings D is pretty tough on the run. I don't see the trend of sucking reversing itself here.
Jeremy Hill: I really wanted to just type see above. But, seriously, see above PLUS his team has a better RB behind him.
Teddy Bridgewater: A sleeper coming into the year, and with so many marquee QBs going down, someone may be thinking about using him this week. Please don't. He is only good when playing the Dolphins and the Broncos are a very difficult match up this week.
Courtesy Dolphin Sit of the week, Lamar Miller: Just going to keep riding the un-hot hand here. They team doesn't want to run the ball (probably because they can't block). Until I see otherwise, he's gotta go to the bench. It really sucks.
There you have it folks. Should probably expect about 7 of these to be good this week. right back on course. As for the Phins, let's just say I am hoping for the best while expecting the worst. I just hope they are good again by the time my kids are teenagers...
Well, dude, sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you.