- Scott Engel, ESPN Fantasy Games
Here are 10 key fantasy observations from Sunday's games, with analysis of the important trends and an eye toward next week and beyond.
Tomlinson's terrible day: Should LaDainian Tomlinson's startling totals in Week 7 be cause for alarm? The Eagles held Tomlinson to a career-low 7 rushing yards. He only added 26 receiving yards and his NFL record of consecutive games with a touchdown ended at 18. Is there now a "blueprint" for containing Tomlinson? It's very unlikely that he won't bounce back from such a bad outing, and many of San Diego's upcoming opponents don't have the personnel, as the Eagles did, to contain LT. Look for Tomlinson to make a big statistical comeback in Week 8 against the division rival Chiefs, and the Jets should have a lot of trouble with him in Week 9. Even the best players in fantasy football don't have good games every week. In 2004, Tomlinson had three sub 50-yard rushing performances, yet he still finished with 1,335 rushing yards in 15 games.
The bad day for LaDainian Tomlinson, plus big outings for Clinton Portis and LaMont Jordan are featured.