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Week 7: Lancaster's Locks
Jimmy Lancaster
October 19, 2007

Here Comes The Story of the Hurricane

If you haven’t seen Denzel’s performance in this film, rent it, tonight. While Dylan’s lyrics chant in argumentative fervor, the reality and fiction needed to narrate in contemporary Hollywood culture is forgotten. Of course there are fabrications; there are entire websites dedicated to proving the film inaccurate and the exonerated guilty. But drama is about passion, and making you feel good and inspired. The scene in the “hole” is one of the most intense, provocative and twisted scenes of self-examination one could create. The art is found in the intensity, just like the Lancaster, powerful and confrontational, on a Friday night (see notes below)…

This week I’m taking only two games:

Houston +1: Of course the story here is Vince Young, and generally the Titan offense hurting. Brandon Jones is out, Chris Brown may be out, or at least limited too. The Texans are pretty healthy, except for Andre Johnson, and playing at home, they could use a win. We may report a Chris Henry sighting in this one too, but expect Lendell White to get most of the carries; he just isn’t fast enough to combat the improved Texan linebackers and defensive line. He might get a score, but modest numbers are to be expected.

Over 44.5 in Detroit/Tampa Bay: Both teams are banged up on defense. The Lions’ CB Stanley Wilson hasn’t practiced this week, and should be out. His replacement Keith Smith (2 INTs in 4 games; obviously teams have been testing him) injured his ankle, but will play. For the Bucs, their right side defense end spot is hurting, with Chukwurah probably out again and Gaines Adams, the dynamic rookie from Clemson, also being limited this week with a chest injury (you wonder how he doesn’t get a neck injury, since he looks like Ichobod Crane. Also, Brian Kelly is still not expected to go, and although Philip Buchannon has done an admirable job filling in, he is undersized against the Lions wideouts, who have had a week to rest their own nicks (i.e., Calvin Johnson’s ankle). Also, the Lions should be itching to go at home, after a weak performance at Washington in week five. If the line creeps to over 45, try and buy it down under, if your book allows you to buy points on totals.

Notes: You think the Bears D is done? Look at their schedule. Trade for them now while they are down on all of the lists. If Tommie Harris and Darwin Walker play this week, count on the Bears D to give Philly fits. Remember, the Giants sacked Donovan ten times. Otherwise, Westbrook should go off right up the gut, at least for this week. But Nathan Vasser’s injury means just as much to Chicago, who have to play rookies Trumaine McBride and Corey Graham (what’s with them taking CBs from New Hampshire anyway?) They are just buying time now…Interesting that Adam Vinatieri is ranked in the bottom half of kickers this week on most lists; the reality is that the Jags have given up only three fields goals all year! Look elsewhere for a kicker this week.

Last Week’s Fantasy Sleeper: Drew Bennett: DNP, injured.
Last Week: 2-2
Season: 14-14-1

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