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Fabiano's two-minute drill: Week 4

Well folks, that's all for this edition of the two-minute drill. Be sure to check out the best and worst fantasy performances of the week later tonight and my Monday morning quarterback tomorrow.

» Frank Gore caught three passes and had 131 all-purpose yards, but he didn't score a touchdown and lost one fumble against Seattle. ... Larry Johnson just went over the 120-yard mark on the ground against San Diego, but he still has no touchdowns this season. ... Edgerrin James has 72 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh. He has been revitalized under head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

» Santonio Holmes has 97 yards and two touchdowns against Arizona. His second score came on a 7-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. ... Dwayne Bowe has 164 yards and one touchdown against San Diego. If he is available in your league, not is the time to add him. The Chiefs are about to be 2-2, while the Chargers fall to 1-3. The Bolts have more losses after four weeks then they did all of last season. Norv Turner could be on the hot seat. ... DeAngelo Williams scores on a 24-yard reception.

» Joseph Addai left with an injured shoulder and has not returned. It looks like he'll finish with 146 all-purpose yards and one touchdown. The Colts also lost Rob Morris (knee), Marvin Harrison (knee) and Bob Sanders (rib) in the contest. ... San Diego fans are about to revolt against head coach Norv Turner. Their team is about to lose to the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Ike Hilliard has seven catches for 114 yards against Carolina. Joey Galloway has one catch for seven yards. ... Joseph Addai has 146 all-purpose yards and one touchdown against Denver, but he just left the game with an undisclosed ailment. It didn't appear to be too serious.

» Damon Huard to Tony Gonzalez for a 22-yard touchdown. The Chiefs are now tied with San Diego at 16-16. ... Philip Rivers is having an awful game against Kansas City. He just threw his second interception, and he hasn't scored a touchdown. ... Touchdown Jay Cutler on a 2-yard run. He now has two scores against Indianapolis. ... If Jake Delhomme is expected to miss extended time, I might consider putting Steve Smith on the trade block. Smith's numbers are awful when Delhomme isn't under center for the Panthers. He has fewer receiving yards than fullback Brad Hoover against the Buccaneers.

» Travis Henry walked off the field slowly with some sort of a leg ailment. Selvin Young is in the game in Henry's absence. ... LaDainian Tomlinson has rushed for 119 yards and one score against the Chiefs. That's the L.T. we all know and love! ... Touchdown Jerheme Urban on a 6-yard pass from Kurt Warner. I can't see how Ken Whisenhunt can keep starting Matt Leinart when the offense run so much better under Warner. I'd pick him up this week.

» Touchdown Dallas Clark on a 3-yard pass from Peyton Manning. It's Clark's second score of the contest. ... Kurt Warner has looked better than Matt Leinart this afternoon and started the second half under center for the Cardinals. ... Willie Parker has just 15 yards on 12 carries against what is an underrated Arizona defense. ... San Francisco can't move the ball on Seattle. Frank Gore has just 32 yards on seven carries. ... Rob Morris has a strained left knee. He will not return. ... Touchdown Peyton Manning on a goal-line quarterback sneak.

» Rob Morris is being taken off the field on a cart with a serious left knee ailment. ... The Philadelphia Phillies have won the NL East. The Mets lost to Florida to complete one of the greatest collapses ever. They squandered a seven-game lead over the final 18 days of the season. As a New York Yankees fan, I'm not saddened at all. ... .Steve Smith has two catches for five yards in the first half against Tampa Bay. Is it me, or does he just not produce when Jake Delhomme is out? ... Larry Johnson has 12 carries, 40 yards and no touchdowns with two minutes left in the first half.

» Marvin Harrison has a bruised knee, and his return is very questionable according to Jim Nantz. ... Touchdown from Peyton Manning to Dallas Clark. ... Cadillac Wiliams will not return due to an injured knee. It looked like is could have been serious enough to keep him out for a long while. ... Deion Branch is having a monster game against San Francisco. In less than one half, he has five catches for 117 yards. He's the first No. 1 wideout to hit the 100-yard mark against the Niners this season. ... Kurt Warner is in for Matt Leinart. ... Marvin Harrison is out of the Denver-Indianapolis game with an undisclosed ailment. Aaron Moorehead has replaced him.

» Matt Leinart has completed four of his first 10 passes. Kurt Warner should be in sooner than later at this rate. ... Touchdown Bobby Engram on a 17-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck. ... Larry Johnson was just denied his first touchdown of the season on a solid goal-line stand by San Diego. ... Joseph Addai just scored on a 14-yard run. ... Touchdown Santonio Holmes on a 43-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. Holmes was a solid fantasy option with Hines Ward inactive.

» Ernest Graham finds the end zone on a short run. He'll be a hot name on the waiver wire if Cadillac Williams is out for an extended period. ... LaDainian Tomlinson just found the end zone on a 5-yard run. He has nine carries for 44 yards in the first quarter. ... Touchdown Brandon Marshall on a short pass from Jay Cutler. Marshall should be a monster in this game with Walker inactive. ... Cadillac Williams just suffered an ugly leg injury. That one could be serious -- they're taking him off the field on a cart. I'll keep you updated.

» Travis Henry has 65 yards on seven carries in the first quarter. ... Casey Fitzsimmons just returned an attempted on-side kick for a touchdown. Looks like Detroit will survive. ... Touchdown Brian Griese on a short pass to Desmond Clark. Griese has 256 yards with two scores and three interceptions. ... Alex Smith left the Seattle-San Francisco game with an injured shoulder. Trent Dilfer is under center in his absence. ... Five touchdowns for Daunte Culpepper! His fifth just came on a 3-yard run. Culpepper will be a hot name on the waiver wire for sure.

» Ronnie Brown is having another huge game -- he has six catches, 184 all-purpose yards and one touchdown against Oakland. ... Tony Romo finished with 339 passing yards, 24 rushing yards and four total touchdowns against St. Louis. ... Justin Fargas has 147 rushing yards for Oakland. He's seen all of the work since LaMont Jordan left with an injury. ... Touchdown Kevin Jones on a 5-yard run. He now has two scores in two games. ... Derrick Mason caught 10 passes against Cleveland. He's on pace for well over 100 on the season.

» Daunte Culpepper now has four touchdowns -- he just tossed a 27-yard score to Jerry Porter. Culpepper has to love doing this in front of the Miami fans. Jerry Porter also has two scores in the contest. ... Fantasy owners have to love Brett Favre. He has 344 yards and two touchdowns, and he was selected in the middle to late rounds in most drafts. ... Andre' Davis and Kevin Walter have combined for 195 receiving yards and one touchdown for Houston. ... The Bills beat the Jets 17-14. Nice game from Trent Edwards, who had 234 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Marshawn Lynch had 79 yards and one touchdown, and Lee Evans produced six catches for 72 yards.

» Can you have a weirder game than Daunte Culpepper. He has 48 passing yards and three total touchdowns. ... Trent Green just tossed a short touchdown pass to Justin Peelle. ... Touchdown Devin Hester on a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Where would the Bears be without Hester? ... Morten Andersen now has four field goals against Houston. Can you say fantasy stud? ... Will Chicago fans now clamor for Kyle Orton? Brian Griese has three interceptions against Detroit, and his third was returned 36 yards for a touchdown.

» Touchdown Leon Washington on an 8-yard run. ... Gus Frerotte is in for Marc Bulger, who was hammered all afternoon in Dallas. Bulger finished with 114 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. ... Daunte Culpepper rushed for his second touchdown and now has three on the afternoon against the Fins. He pointed to his knee after the last score and looked up at the Miami fans. ... Steve McNair just connected on a 4-yard pass to Quinn Sypniewski. ... Shaun McDonald just found the end zone on a 4-yard pass from Jon Kitna. McDonald has just three catches, but one was good for the touchdown.

» Touchdown Jason Witten on a 17-yard pass from Tony Romo. The quarterback now has four total touchdowns in the contest. Romo and Tom Brady are the early fantasy football MVPs. ... Who would have thought the Browns defense would have been a better fantasy option than the Ravens defense this week. ... Marc Bulger looks like a different quarterback -- one with two broken ribs and a broken offensive line. He's nothing like the top-5 fantasy quarterback he was ranked as in the preseason. I'd be shocked if he didn't miss a few starts down the line. ... Trent Edwards to Michael Gaines on a 1-yard touchdown pass. Edwards is having a decent afternoon -- 22 of 27 for 234 yards and one touchdown.

» OL Adam Goldberg is out for St. Louis. The Rams offensive line continues to lose players. ... Marc Bulger is in obvious pain (he is playing with two broken ribs), but the St. Louis coaches are still keeping him in a 28-7 blowout in Dallas. ...Patrick Crayton is having a monster afternoon -- he just caught his second touchdown pass against St. Louis. Crayton now has five catches for 150 yards. Tony Romo has 288 yards and three scores.

» Even with Calvin Johnson on the sidelines, Shaun McDonald has no catches against Chicago. He's being covered by a more formidable defender with Johnson out of action. ... Tony Romo just threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Crayton, who outran the Rams defense for the score. Crayton now has 113 yards on the afternoon. ... Cedric Benson has 27 yards against a bad Detroit defense. He's been a disappointment so far this season. ... Javon Walker is inactive for Denver, so look for Brandon Stokley to see more work against the Colts. Brandon Marshall is now a terrific start for owners.

» Jon Kitna has just 82 yards against Chicago. ... Touchdown Laveranues Coles on a 5-yard pass from Chad Pennington. The Jets and Bills are now tied at 7-7. ... LaMont Jordan was just carted off the sidelines. That could be a devastating injury for fantasy owners. If you can make add/drops, pick up Dominic Rhodes now. ... Anquan Boldin is inactive for Arizona. Bryant Johnson will start in his absence. ... Hines Ward is inactive for Pittsburgh. Nate Washington and Cedrick Wilson will see more work for the Steelers.

» Touchdown Marshawn Lynch on a hard 10-yard run. This kid is for real. ... David Carr will start for Carolina. Jake Delhomme will be the third quarterback. ... Touchdown Tony Romo on a 15-yard run. He just looks like he has fun out there. Jerry Jones will need to open his wallet wide! ... Tony Romo just made an unreal play. The center's snap went clear over Romo's head, he went back and picked up the football, eluded tacklers and rushed for a first down. The Romo legend continues to grow!

» Ronnie Brown just broke one 60 yards for the Dolphins. He now has 79 yards on the ground. ... Morten Andersen has two field goals in the first half for Atlanta. He is an ageless wonder -- he might kick until he's 50! ... Touchdown Dante Hall on an 85-yard punt return. It reminded me a lot of Hall's success when he was in Kansas City. Dallas and St. Louis are tied at 7-7. ... Brian Griese to Muhsin Muhammad for a touchdown on a 15-yard pass. Not a bad start for Griese -- he has 94 yards and one score. ... X-rays on Anthony Henry's ankle were negative. His return is questionable.

» Ronnie Brown scores on a 9-yard run. He now has four touchdowns in less than six quarters. ... The Buffalo defense is riddled with injuries, but the Jets still haven't scored with 20 seconds left in the first half. Trent Edwards has completed 12 of 16 passes for 142 yards in the contest. ... Touchdown Jamal Lewis on a 1-yard run. The veteran now has 50 yards and the score on 13 carries. Cleveland is now up 24-3. ... Adrian Peterson is a beast -- he has 108 yards on 10 carries against a solid Green Bay defense.

» Cleveland is up 17-3 on the Ravens. Is this the same team that looked awful in Week 1? ... Daunte Culpepper just scored on a 2-yard run. He now has two scores on the afternoon. Think he is motivated to beat Miami? ... Joey Harrington to Michael Jenkins for the second time, this one on a 7-yard catch. The Falcons offense looks solid under Harrington. ... Touchdown Julius Jones, his first of the season. He got a goal-line look, which is rare with Marion Barber on the roster.

» Donald Driver doesn't have a catch against Minnesota. That's a shock -- he has owned the Vikes at the Metrodome. ... The Phillies just took a 1-0 lead on Washington. ... Terrell Owens just made a nice catch for the Cowboys, but he's also dropped a few passes. ... For all those baseball fans out there, the Mets are down 7-1 to Florida. Tom Glavine was hammered by the Fish. There's no score in the Washington-Philadelphia game. ... Jeff Wilkins just missed a chip-shot field goal. He's having an awful start to the season.

» Ron Dayne has 46 yards on eight carries. He's on pace for a nice game. ... Touchdown Jerry Porter on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Daunte Culpepper. If Culpepper is solid this week, he'll be a hot name on the waiver wire. ... Anthony Henry just came off the field. That's bad news for Dallas. ... The Cowboys are all over Marc Bulger. The Rams offensive line is in shambles. ... Touchdown Michael Jenkins on a 5-yard pass from Joey Harrington. Looks like the Oakland-Miami game is ready to go. The team have returned to the field.

» Touchdown Brett Favre to Greg Jennings! Favre now owns the NFL's all-time record for touchdown passes. Congratulations to the future Hall of Famer. Jennings also caught the touchdown pass that tied Dan Marino. ... Did you know Derek Anderson is still in the top 10 in fantasy points? He'll remain there too -- he has two touchdown passes in the first quarter against Baltimore. ... Touchdown Andre' Davis on a 35-yard pass from Matt Schaub. Davis was a nice sleeper this week. ... Derek Anderson just hit Braylon Edwards on a 78-yard touchdown. Baltimore's pass defense is awful. ... Lee Evans has four catches for 49 yards for the Bills, and he just made a sick catch. It's about time he was involved in the offense.

» I decided to start Trent Edwards over Matt Leinart in one of my leagues. It's a gamble, but I'm worried about the Kurt Warner factor in Arizona. ... The Minnesota Vikings throwbacks are awesome. I wish more teams would do what the Giants and Jets did and just wear the oldies as their current uniforms. I mean look at Buffalo's white uniforms -- did the Gap design them? They're awful, but the Bills old-school uniforms are fantastic (even if O.J. Simpson wore one).

» NFL Network analyst Adam Schefter reports that Javon Walker will miss this afternoon's contest in Indianapolis. That makes Brandon Marshall a tremendous fantasy option. ... The first touchdown of the afternoon goes to Joe Jurevicius on a 2-yard pass from Derek Anderson. ... ESPN's John Clayton is reporting that Reuben Droughns will start ahead of Derrick Ward tonight. If you can still make add/drops, I'd add Droughns ASAP. ... There is a lightning delay in the Oakland-Miami game. It's pouring rain, so the field (which has the baseball dirt on it) will be a mess.

» I received some emails this week about my call to sit Marvin Harrison on Point After. Again, I think Harrison will start in most fantasy leagues, but the numbers don't bode well. Rather than tell you to sit Dane Looker, Samie Parker or Troy Williamson (no one is starting these guys!) as some other websites will do in bye weeks, I'd rather give you information on players you'll actual use. Maybe Harrison will explode for 100 yards and two touchdowns this afternoon at the RCA Dome, but he's done very little in his last three regular-season games against Denver.

» I'm hearing that Javon Walker is really questionable to face Indianapolis. Be sure to add alternatives that start at 4pm or 8:15pm EST as insurance. ... The major inactives this week include Ahman Green, Brandon Jackson, Steve Jackson, Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, J.P. Losman and Josh McCown. Daunte Culpepper, Ron Dayne, Andre' Davis, Mike Furrey, Brian Leonard, Shaun McDonald and Vernand Morency will have more value and should be active in a lot of leagues. The Bears defense is riddled with injuries. That's good news for the Lions and their aggressive pass attack.

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