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I've got 2 slots left for WR (I started Calvin Johnson already). The options are:
Deion Branch (@ STL)
DJ Hackett (@ STL)
Torry Holt (vs SEA)
Plaxico Buress (vs MIN)
Lee Evans (@ JAC)
Javon Walker (@ CHI)
I'm almost definitely going to play one of the Seattle recievers (Branch and Hackett), although I'm not sure who I like better. The other spot is completely in the air though.
Buress versus MIN would be an easy decision if it weren't for that ankle injury. As is, I don't really have confidence in his ability to perform.
I'm really undecided about Evans. The JAC safties tend to play up, and that means he's got potential to go deep for big plays. However Evans tends to do poorly against good corners (see also, the first several games this year) so I'm afraid he'll underperform.
Walker has a strong matchup, but in his first week back from knee surgery I don't think he'll be very involved in the offense.
Holt is who I'm currently starting. Still, he's facing a good secondary and an above average pass-rush. This is not a matchup I particularly like, although I think it's the safest bet.
As for Hackett versus Branch, I'm leaning towards Hackett. Branch just hasn't been very involved since coming back from his injury, and I'd like to see a bit more activity from Deion before I put him in my starting lineup.
So: I'm leaning towards Hackett and Holt. Whadda ya think?
Nicks name is Nick (duh!!! next question....) Nicks name is Nick (duh!!! next question....) Nov 24, 2007 7:07 PM Flag
i agree with first poster; plax & branch. hackett makes me uneasy this week. i guess holt woudn't be a bad option either, but you gotta love a matchup against mn pass D
Hackett and Holt is your safest play.
Hackett over Branch, no question....
No way would I start any WR right now against JAX (OK, maybe Moss and Brady!) but NOT Evans
Plax is the wild card and could have huge upside, he is really due...I like Holt better tho
Would love your help with mine: "Young, Fargas, Smith or Morris?"
I would say Burress and Branch...we all know Minnesota is good at stopping the run so the Giants will have to pass alot...Holt is hard to keep out of the mix...but he did have a poor game earlier this year against Seattle...so I'm not sure on him....Hackett has been the top choice for the Hasselback...BUT that was when Branch was off the field...now that he's back I think he'll be right in the top reciever spot where he belongs...Evans is up against a rough Jaguars defense...so nah...and Walker does have a porous Chicago secondary...and I do know that he's one of the top recievers as well...but Cutler is just a QB I don't trust to much yet
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Nawh. Buress more or less has to sit.
Week 11: Detroit (47 yards 0 TDs)
Week 10: Dallas (24 yards 0 TDs)
Week 9: Bye
Week 8: Miami (13 yards 0 TD)
Week 7: San Fram (43 yards, 0 TDs)
Of those, Dallas is the only one with a decent pass defense. Granted the giants will throw a lot this week, but I'd expect most of the balls (espescially in the redzone) to go to Shockey. Even Toomer will probably do better than Buress this week (and he's not a free agent or I'd have picked him up by now).