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  • the question the question Dec 14, 2010 12:42 AM Flag

    Should I consider benching Peterson?

    He plays the Bears next week and I feel like I should ride the hot hands of Moreno and McFadden, I also have Ray Rice, I know you shouldn't bench your stars but I really like the matchups with Moreno and McFadden. Thoughts?

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    • In your case probably but I am wondering if I should do the same. I can get torain should I use him in combination with MJD, green ellis, and woodhead as a receiver. Benching peterson or am I getting too cute?

    • I also have Moreno, McFadden and Peterson and I'm sitting Peterson.

    • Pretty good RB stable you've got there. And yes, while "you always start your studs", you also start the best of them. To answer your question, tough call. Next week's rankings will probably have AP (vs Chi) still near the top with Rice (vs NO), RunDMC (vs Den and Moreno (@ Oak) all probably fairly closely ranked about 10th to low teens. Of these the easiest matchups are in the Oak-Den game, but Rice's matchup against that Saints isn't too terrible, either.

      Peterson also didn't finish the game, but perhaps because the game was already out of reach and his knees may have been hurting after his collision with Tarvaris Jackson.

      I would probably start AP, DMC, and Moreno in that order, with Rice as the alternative to Moreno. DMC has the potential to explode in any given week, so I see him as a must-start.

      If AP isn't practicing much this week and the QB (and whole offense) situation looks iffy, I'd be tempted to sit him. But considering that the Bears aren't *that* tough (the Pats demolished them last week, even on the ground for 120+/1TD), I would still very likely play him.

    • I hate sitting your horses but the way that McFaden and Moreno have been playing you cant afford not to play them. McFaden had 122 and 3td last game against Denver and Moreno has no less than 15 points in the last 5 games and all of them were loosing efforts.

 

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