Mile-High Club: Cardinals, Rams, and Broncos Give It Up in the Air

Buddy SmithSenior Writer ISeptember 28, 2008

After four weeks of play, we’re starting to see who can really play this game. As a fantasy-football owner, you should always be looking out for who the weaker defensive teams are. Lots of times, they allow fantasy points as well as real points.

I’ve taken a look at some of the weaker pass defenses in the league. Here are my findings.

Arizona Cardinals (2-2):  818 Yards Allowed 8TD 2 INT

By now, you’ve seen the highlights of Brett Favre setting a career record for touchdowns in a game versus the hapless Red Birds.

That could be your fantasy quarterback. Start him when the Cardinals come to town.

St. Louis Rams (0-4): 983 Yards Allowed 8 TD 1 INT

The Rams can play merry go round all they want at quarterback, but until they solve their problems at cornerback, they are not going to win very many games.

They are allowing 36.8 points per game. That just isn’t going to beat anybody in the NFL.

Start your quarterbacks, wide receivers, kickers, running backs, and cheerleaders—'cause when the Rams come to town, everybody scores.

Denver Broncos (3-1): 1,104 Yards Allowed 7 TD 1 INT

The Broncos can’t stop the run, and therefore they can’t stop the pass.  

They just made the Kansas City Chiefs look good.

One interception and 29.2 points allowed per game just is not going to be good enough. This must change if the Broncos are going to make a deep playoff run.

In fantasy-football terms this means...Gentlemen, start your quarterbacks.