Hoge's Tape Room: Alexander looks good but B. Johnson in trouble

Updated: October 31, 2008, 4:50 PM ET
By Merril Hoge | ESPN

Since it's Halloween, here's something that will scare Clinton Portis owners: I saw Shaun Alexander showing some flashes of his old self when he came off the bench for the Redskins. Portis owners should keep their eye on Alexander for a late-season pickup. On to some other fantasy tips I observed on tape this week:

Former NFL fullback Merril Hoge is an analyst for a wide variety of NFL programs on television and ESPN Radio. An eight-year NFL veteran, Hoge spent 1987-93 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and joined ESPN in 1996.