IMPORTANT: DO NOT LET THE SELF-PROCLAIMED GENIUS TALK YOU INTO STARTING HILLIS !!
PLEASE DO NOT START HILLIS THIS WEEK!! i know his match-up looks great and i know he is the new flavor of the week and he is a RB in denver's offense.... but please believe me - do not risk your fantasy season on a 2-3 week wonder if you have other viable options!!!
here's why you don't play hillis this week:
1) he is banged up and has complained of being injured after LAST week 2) selvin young is back at 100% and will steal 5-15 touches from hillis as per shanahan. 3) hillis is an average fullback, that has good hands and no speed. he is not a tailback by any strech of the imagination. 4) the first time the cheifs played denver they allowed 94 yards on 22 carries to 3 better backs than hillis. KC run defense has improved since then and pittman and hall are on the IR now. 5) cutler threw the ball for 352 last time- you think they are going to throw less versus one of the worst pass defenses in the league 6) hillis touches have increased from 8-13-19-22 the past 4 weeks, he didnt have that many touches in any game at arkansas the past 4 years. he is already wearing down 7) here is the main reason why: if you have other starting RB's who are better players that are viable options..... you play them despite the match-up. let me ask you, do you want to lose playing a slaton, grant, portis, MJD, gore, lynch, lendale white, chris johnson, addai, jacobs, or any other starter you relied on all year? or do you want to leave it up to a 2-3 week wonder, who has some guts and runs hard, but has no play-making ability. i want my season in the hands of a stud rather than a dud like hillis. guys like sammy morris, pierre thomas and hightower are all better plays than hillis this weekend. please, heed my advice on this. i am more of a pro at this than that self-proclaimed grand-master brad, yet i feel uncomfortable tooting my own horn. but when i see the mis-guided recommendations he is giving you all and how he thinks hillis is God's gift to the fantasy player.... i had to step in and give you all the low-down and the truth. hillis may have 10-15 touches and my get 70-90 combined rushing/receiving yards. but please do not play him this week, those are the top numbers he will get this week. If you have a viable option other than him, then play that RB. DON'T RISK YOUR FANTASY PLAYOFF LIVES ON PEYTON HILLIS WHEN YOU HAVE A STUD RB ON YOUR BENCH, PLEASE DON'T DO IT. PEACE, GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL