Though my lawyers have told me not to talk about this until the subject has been settled in court, I have decided that BenJarvus Green-Ellis is RB1 worthy this week, seeing him matched up against Jacksonville. The Jaguars currently rank 3rd worst in total rushing yards allowed, only behind their opponent for the week in Cincy and of course, the downward spiral that is the Saints. This isn’t a highlight reel call here, of course. Anyone who has seen the acronym run knows he runs downhill and gains 3.5 YPC. I know, boring. He also had his first lost fumble of his NFL career last week. If you think I don’t know how to talk someone up, you should see me hitting on the ladies at the bar! Has anyone ever told you how knobby your knees are? Where are you going? That’s me, showing my game. I think we’ll see BJGE motivated and hungry against a hapless rush defense and the great thing is you probably have him in your RB2 or Flex for the week. Lucky you. But back to the Saints…fantasy sports is much like being a shark. When you smell blood in the water, you attack. Not only are the Saints last in rush defense, they’re the 8th worst in pass defense. For that reason, I have the two main WRs for Green Bay – Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson - in my top 10. Seeing Jennings get 70 and a TD while Jordy catches a long bomb for another wouldn’t surprise me. What does surprise me is Aaron Rodgers is the consensus #1 QB in rankings this week, yet the highest ranked GB wideout is Jordy at 12. Some day, I’ll understand…someday. In other calls that might surprise, Alex Smith is start-worthy in 12 team leagues this week in my book depending on who your actual starter is. The Jets have lost Revis for the season and Alex is currently ranked 83rd overall in yahoo leagues. If you are missing your Big Ben this week and he’s out there, I think he’s worth a start. I also have Matthew Stafford in QB2 territory this week. That is more of a concern of me not knowing if he’s healthy enough to play this week than it is me saying he’s not start-worthy. That’s the curse and the joy of ranking these guys before the Thursday games. Outside of that, I don’t think I have any more controversy to share. Tight End is deep and even if I’m wrong, it’s still going to feel so right. So with that, on with the rankings!
PS, I decided to not use the FLEX option this week. I don’t feel it does as much justice as just answering those questions in the comments. Ranking 150 of these guys in standard and in PPR weekly means you’re eventually trying to figure out where to put Joel Dreessen. I wish that upon no man, woman, nor child.