General Message Board
- Reply to David G Dec 29, 2007 6:34 PM
when considering next year in a keeper league, you have to focus on where you can improve. At QB you are unlikely to find a better player than Ben in free agency/rookie drafts. Fitzgerald should be a top-10 reciever for the next few years so again no likely upgrade. Witten is probably top-2 TE so is a keeper. MJD and Bush are middle of the pack runners who could be replaced and improved by a top rookie or free agent. I would not use a keeper on a DEF.
I don't like any deal that would end up in me losing Houshmandzadeh, the most targeted WR this season. I would not take it for granted that Burress will keep catching TDs at the same rate either. As far as the RBs go, Jacobs and Ward could be splitting time and that would reduce their fantasy value. If you want to increase RB depth at this stage the best thing is to watch the Travis Henry situation and pick up Selvin Young.
I wouldn't use your number 1 rating on Rhodes yet, if Jordan isn't seriously hurt his performance so far this season should be enough to make him the feature back in a timeshare. Given the Raiders are on a bye this week anyway I would wait unless you are desperate for an RB in week 6.
I would play Garcia, if Tampa falls behind they will be all pass and no run (esp. without Cadillac). I don't like Bowe this week, KC have an average pass attack at best and they are up against the best pass defense in the league. I would start Marshall, with Walker probably out his looks should increase. I would play Coles too as I don't think the Giants defense is as good as their stat line showed last week (see Cincinnati DEF in week 1). I wouldn't even consider not playing Baltimore against San Francisco, they are ranked 4th on defense against the run, and Frank Gore is the only weapon the 'Niners have on offense, and with Dilfer at QB? I'd go with the Ravens.
I would take Schaub over Brees, the loss of two of his top targets (Johnson and Jones) didn't seem to effect him last week with Andre Davis looking good filling in at WR, and the Saints just look plain awful to me (just where is Devery Henderson this season anyway?). Though given Schaub has the same bye week as Romo, you would still need to look at another option for week 10, Brees has St Louis at home which could turn out OK cos if anyone sucks as much as the Saints this year its the Rams, though I like Trent Green of Miami against Buffalo at home in week 10 better right now.