Each Monday afternoon, the Fantasy Scout takes an early look ahead to the coming week and beyond. We give you the early lowdown on players to watch and consider emerging trends that will affect your fantasy strategy, even before the "Monday Night Football" game!
Entering Sunday night's game at New England, there appeared to be no reason to expect major fireworks from the Denver passing game. Javon Walker is still in his first year back from a major knee injury, and his quarterback Jake Plummer was struggling to the point where Broncos fans were calling for him to be replaced by a rookie. Walker had 120 receiving yards in his first two games, and had done nothing to convince his fantasy owners he was on the verge of recapturing the form that had made him an elite fantasy receiver in Green Bay. At New England, though, Walker proved his recovery from last year's injury was complete, as he busted loose and helped his QB stave off some critics, at least temporarily. Walker finished with 130 receiving yards and scored twice, including an 83-yard TD reception that clearly showed Walker is back in his best form.