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have questions about Chiefs
Youve got mail.
The e-mail notes just keep flowing in from
our Chiefs coverage.
But instead of such complimentary words
as you are almost as stupid as Whitlock, (notice
it said almost, Jason) many of the notes have taken an
interesting turn in the last couple of weeks. Many of
these letter writers arent even Kansas City Chiefs
fans. They are fantasy football players from around the
Thats right, Im getting questions
from those I respectfully deem fantasy geeks.
Out of all of the questions, these two stood out.
This one came in late Saturday night before
the Jets game.
I have Brett Favre and Trent Green as my fantasy QBs.
I know the Jets defense is awful, and Im thinking
of starting Trent Green. Is he the real deal now?
--John K in Indianapolis.
Whoa. Can you believe its come this far
this fast? Trent Green or Brett Favre as your starting
QB in fantasy geek land?
Greens five-touchdown performance
against the Dolphins not only frightened some defensive
coordinators in the real NFL but also opened some eyes
in fantasy football world. Green seems to have snapped
out of his funk, matured and his making plays with his
arm, his head and his feet.
For the record, I told John in Indy to start
Trent Green. I also told him he may have the best 1,2
combo in fantasy football and to try and trade one of
these QBs or he is going to struggle with this decision
The other one that surprised me came in
early this morning.
I just picked up Dante Hall as my fifth
wide receiver. We start five WRs each week. Does
he also return kicks, and is he a threat to break one?
Is he the third option for Green, and how many offensive
plays does he get in on?
Ken D, San Diego.
I was one of Dante Halls most harsh
critics last season, as I never saw him break a tackle.
Now all I see him do is make plays. In the NFL world Dante
Hall is an asset.
I guess if you think in fantasy terms, it
would be great to have Hall. (And do all fantasy leagues
start five wideouts a game?) The Chiefs defense gives
up points so he will get plenty of kick-off return yardage
(do those count in fantasy football?) and if they happen
to make a stop, he gets the punt returns.
He also gets a couple of rushing attempts
a game, and he is getting more involved in the offense.
After five games he is averaging nearly nine touches a
game. My advice to Ken, hes the best number five
WR in fantasy football.
The lesson here is that the Chiefs finally
have a bunch of playmakers on offense. Al Saunders offensive
scheme has to be causing nightmares for opposing defensive
Do you try to contain Holmes or concentrate
on Gonzo? Do you try to stop Kennison deep, or contain
Morton across the middle? And where is Dante Hall lining
up? And Tony Richardson?
Opposing defenses and opposing coordinators
have to be staying up late just trying to figure it all
And they arent the only ones. Ken
D in San Diegos e-mail came in at 3:27am.
(CK Rairden can be reached by email