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I've seen high-school teams that tackle better than the raiders. Plust the jags don't throw the ball effectively, so taylor will get plenty of touches against a horrible run defense.
hahaha. The Arizona D doesn't score points. I'd go with Ten.
At RB, I'd go with Smith. Unless I'm mistaken, Detroit has actually given up more points to RBs over the last 4-5 weeks than any other team in the NFL. Besides, the bengals can't run on anybody.
I'm starting A. Peterson (min) as RB1.
I've got 4 options at RB2
A. Stecker (v Phil)
C. Taylor (v Wash)
K. Keith (v Hou)
K. Smith (@ Det)
I haven't heard if Bush is back, but if he is Stecker could see dramtically less playing time. Taylor really isn't an option, but he's on my roster anyways. I don't like Keith either. If the colts decide to rest Addai now that they've got the 2 seed locked up, Keith is probably a great play. But there's too much risk there.
K. Smith is my other strong play this week, since detroit has been horrible against the run lately. On the other hand, KC has been pretty bad at pounding the rock all season, so go figure.
Basically, do I play Kolby Smith or Aaron Stecker?
Could be worse. I accidentally started Rudi Johnson. I meant to have him in my lineup as a reminder to waiver-wire add an RB. I manged to add an RB (stecker) but forgot to "save changes" after moving him into the starters spot. I noticed my error when I logged on a few minutes ago.
Bastard scored me ZERO points, and ruined my chance at winning this week.
My top choice for WR 3 is Lee Evans (@ CLE).
However if weather is bad I've got to decide between Anthony Gonzales (@ OAK) or Torry Holt (vs GB). So anyone have a decent forcast for the weather in cleveland today?
Moss, Branch, Smith.
Boldin isn't playing this week, and the Berrian situation is even worse than the smith one. Moss and Branch are both good players with nice matchups.
Lynch and Lewis.
Lynch did well last week, and if the weather turns nasty he should see a lot more carries. Same logic applies to Lewis. Also worth noting that they're both facing teams that give up lots of points to RBs.
Portis is an obvious no-no since he's been struggling and the giants D-Line is very good. Jacobs might be a decent start in place of Lewis, but I think Jamal has more upside here.
Cold never stopped Brady in the playoffs, nor did it seem to do much against Moss back with the vikings. I wish could would stop you though, 'cause the guy I'm fighting for league title with has brady and moss.
Moss - obvious starter.
C Henery - the number 3 WR in a struggling offense. Sit him.
Gaffney - the number 4 WR in a good offense w/ a great matchup this week. You could do worse, but I don't like the thought of playing the #4 guy.
Patten - lots of upside, and did well last week. Oh yeah, and the 'cards secondary gave up 4 passing TDs last week.
Rice - I've got no clue. Makes me not that optimistic.
Mason - Very involved with the offense, and has a great matchup. I'm concerned about Baltimore just running all day long though.
Coles - Struggling offense with a horrible matchup. Sit him for sure.
Jones - The Gaffney syndrome again (although I think he's the third WR not the 4th). Still, doesn't inspire much confidence.
I'd start Moss, Mason and Patten.
I'd have gone Plax, Welker, Burlison myself.
I'd tentitively put in Buress and Welker for tomorrows start. Check the weather in Washington before the game though. If it's snow or heavy rain, then pull Buress for Burlison. Eli's awful in the rain, and Buress struggles with cold.
I almost ignored this thinking it was a spambot... That's too funny.
Fargas versus IND has almost no upside at all, so let's ignore that option. Welker did fine against the jets earlier this year, and I suspect he'll do great this time as well. Gore versus Cin has considerable upside as well, but seems a lot more swingy. I'd take Welker at flex unless your league offers up crazy points to RBs.
Defense depends a bit on your scoring. Seattle is likely to generate more turnovers, sacks, and has better odds of scoring a PR/KR touchdown. Indy is likely to give up far fewer points, and get more PR/KR yardage. Without seeing your league's scoring system I'd take Seattle.
The thing that scares me about Holt is that he's facing a very good secondary this week. I do expect the rams to be forced to throw quite a bit, but I don't really expect them to be successful doing it.
Ouch. If it's any consolation, you're more or less screwed either way, so it doesn't matter much.
I'd suggest trying to make a waiver wire grab. If your league isn't very active Stecker (NO) might be free, or someone else decent.
If it's absolutely down to those two, AP has a lot more upside than Kobly. Kolby's done basically nothing since the one game against the raiders, and my grandma could get 120 yards and a TD against them. While it's a longshot that peterson does well against Minn, it seems more likely than Kolby doing well against the jags.
This week I've got:
Lee Evans @ CLE
Deion Branch @ CAR
Plaxico Buress vs WAS
Torry Holt vs GB
Calvin Johnson @ SD
Anthony Gonzales @ OAK
I can only start 3 (yeah I bet you wish you had this problem too).
My plan was to start Buress, and Branch for sure. The last slot was going to be a game-day call between Gonzales and Evans depending on weather.
The San-Fran pass rush is weak, so Carson should have a decent day. However, Anderson's been doing better than carson this year, and the Bills D has struggled against big-time recievers all year. I'd expect lots of production out of Edwards, and that means lots out of Anderson as well.
Game day call. Gates is questionable on the injury report.
He's the better player AND has a softer matchup. However if he winds up limited by his back then you might not want to play him. If you don't have time to check on things about an hour before kickoff (or don't want to gamble), the safest play is Cooley. Still, from how things look right now, I think your best option is Gates.
I'd start Branch.
Gaffny is far enough down the depth chart to not really be that great of a start, even though he's got a really soft matchup. For the pats, the WR points tend to go to moss and welker.
Holmes is (if memory serves) playing hurt. I know Ben is injured. Plus I just checked the weather report, and it's saying to expect snow tomorrow. The combination of injuries and snow makes this a sub-optimal start as well.
Branch suffers from having an offense with lots of playmakers at reciever, so the ball gets spread around a lot (hasselbeck had 4 throwing TDs last week, to 4 different players). Still, it's a passing offense with a good matchup this week.
Overall I'd say branch is clearly your strongest start, followed by Holmes then Gaffney in that order.
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