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Texas FleaDog Report

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The FleaDogs are off to a strong start to the 2009 Fantasy season, with a 2-1 record and a 72.3 ppg avg. (third in the league). After getting spanked by the Drew Brees - led Bo Knows FB in Week 1 (87-62), the FleaDogs bounced back with a 79-67 win in Week 2 and a 76-66 win in Week 3.

The Week 2 resurgence of Matt Schaub has been a boon to the boys, along with the outstanding play of Maurice Jones-Drew, Reggie Wayne and Marques Colston.  The pleasant surprise has come from Cedric Benson, who looks to give me a good option for the Flex spot each week. If Chad Ochocinco starts producing a little more, this team will have some nice options in its run for the playoffs. Of course, all this depends on Schaub being healthy. With Jake Delhomme as the backup QB, we are one injury away from being in real trouble (though we also have Kevin Kolb hanging around the practice fields -- maybe we can but a jinx on McNabb is Schaub goes down).

Defensively, Chad Greenway is most certainly leading the way (I'm pretty sure I was the chief of the Greenway fan club going into the draft -- gotta love Iowa linebackers). The Titans Kyle VandenBosch has been a huge disappointment (that trade of Mario Williams for Delhomme is not looking good right now), but LB Thomas Howard and CB Cedric Griffin have played well, so the defense is holding its own right now (6th ranked defense in the league -- the offense is ranked 1st right now).

Up next is a HUGE game with the division-leading Goon Squad, which is the highest-scoring team in the league at 80 points a game. this week is big.


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