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  • Evan Evan Nov 11, 2009 4:00 AM Flag

    Is it time to bench Austin?

    Tough matchup this week, and I have either Sidney Rice (vs. Det) or Donald Driver to take his spot. Rice looks like a good play this week, but it's tough to bench a guy who just keeps finding the end zone in Austin.

    Thinking about flexing him, but I picked up Ladell Betts for the flex spot this week.

    Any advice? (My other starting WR is Vincent Jackson, and starting RBs are Gore and S-Jax).

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    • I would play Rice. Favre is going to have a field day.

    • My advice would be to start Driver at WR and Austin at the flex spot.
      Rice will be competing for catches against an atrocious Lions D, and seeing as the game will probably get ugly early, I see far more touches for AD and Chester Taylor.
      Driver is becoming more of a go-to guy every week and Rodgers knows it. Obvious question marks not only in the offensive line but at running back as well will force Rodgers to throw more and throw quickly. Driver's the kind of guy that can and will pick up significant yards after the catch.
      Austin will be playing against a Packers defense that has struggled as of late to say the least. The defense wont let the game get out of hand early, so Romo will be throwing the ball all 4 quarters and Austin, like you said, finds the ball and just flat out finds the end zone.
      With people like that available, I don't know why you would start Betts. I know he'll get the majority of the carries, but hes getting them against one of the better run defenses in the league and is running behind an average-at-best o-line.

      Hope it helps!

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      • yeah. what he said. jk. i agree 100 percent. i picked up both betts in case he misses more than 1 wk. bad matchup this week vs angry defense that gots their butts wooped. with that said o really feel like betts is a good underrated back that can put up numbers but its prolly a good idea to keep him out of this wks lineup

 

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