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Some observations after scouring fantasy sites late Sunday night into early Monday morning:

Whomever the Saints use as their primary running back is a good fantasy play. With Mike Bell out with an MCL sprain, Pierre Thomas -- himself coming back from an MCL injury -- stepped right in and ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Don't be surprised to see Lynell Hamilton, who also had a touchdown on Sunday, do the same if Bell and Thomas are unavailable during the same week down the road. . . .

Terrell Owens will have a monster game in Week 4 against the Dolphins. Owens was held without a catch for the first time since 1997 during Sunday's 27-7 loss to New Orleans. Don't think for a minute the Bills won't try to get him involved early and often in their next game. The Dolphins entered this past weekend giving up 254 passing yards per game (25th in the NFL) and gave up 303 yards to Philip Rivers on Sunday. . . .

Vincent Jackson is becoming a must-start regardless of matchup. He had his second-straight 100-yard receiving game, and Rivers is targeting him more than even Antonio Gates. . . .

Add Glen Coffee to your roster. Frank Gore is listed as doubtful next week with an ankle injury and could miss two or more games. The 49ers, meantime, play St. Louis and Atlanta the next two weeks. The Rams give up 148 yards per game (26th in the league), and the Falcons are surrendering 136 ypg (23rd). . . .

And finally, NFL.com's Michael Fabiano lists Jay Cutler and Kevin Kolb among his top two fantasy standouts on Sunday. Cutler owners have been waiting for just such a performance, while Kolb owners hopefully started him this week, since Donovan McNabb is due to start the next Eagles' game when the team comes back from their bye week.

By Gene Wang  |  September 28, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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