Each week the Noise highlights 10 bold names who he believes are destined to torpedo your teamleave egg on his face. For those playing the Lames home edition, each player must be started in at least 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues to qualify. As an accountability advocate, results, whether genius or moronic, will post the following week using the scoring system shown here. If you're a member of TEAM HUEVOS, post your Week 8 Lames in the comments section below.
Cam Newton, Car, QB (60-percent started)
Matchup: at Chi
In Cam's suggestion box one can only hope some scorned fantasy owner submitted a piece of paper with "Pull head out of posterior" scribbled on it. The first half of the regular season has been a calamitous downfall for the prized early-round pick. Mired in a deep sophomore slump, he's regressed in every category imaginable, a dramatic decline that has many questioning his overall attitude, leadership skills and decision-making in high leverage situations. Though his per game average is still straddling the QB top-10, he's largely unreliable. Warren Moon's recent comments suggesting people are "overreacting" to Cam's sliding play obviously isn't representative of the fantasy community. His value, when compared to his draft day price, is drowning in the red. This week likely won't increase owner confidence. Chicago, on pace to best takeaway totals tallied by the legendary '85 team, is on the brink of becoming of the league's greatest defenses ever. Da Bears have yet to allow a multi-TD passer this season or a 16-point signal caller in Yahoo! standard leagues. They've also limited passers to a mere 6.1 yards per attempt. Newton's strong ground presence always makes him a threat to score, no matter the opponent, but until he reconnects with Steve Smith downfield another Sunday filled with unanswerable questions is on tap.
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