FFL: Sunday Review

Originally Published: October 23, 2005
By 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.

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Scott Engel covers fantasy sports for ESPN.com.

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