Hopefully you didn’t worry too much about Roddy White’s nagging injury and started him, because, well, he’s awesome. And I think we can officially take Baltimore off the elite defense list. Oh, and what the hell Michael Turner? Ray Rice looked good, but of course should have had more work. Joe Theisman and Matt Millen walk into a bar, and you can only hope it is a swinging steel bar. Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco are fantasy twins or possibly Bert and Ernie. I think they should do a sitcom. Ryan ended up with a better fantasy game and ran his home record to 18-1, but they are pretty much on par with each other. But we have a lot more football to go and here are some start/sit types that I just typed.
David Garrard: I am officially beating a dead horse. Start him.
Shaun Hill: The Bills have a poor pass defense, but since teams can run on them so easily they usually go that route. The Lions love to pass and pass they will. Hill has shown he can get the job done.
Tom Brady: Since Moss left Brady’s fantasy numbers have taken a bit of a dive. He’s still too good to put into the QB2 category, but he is now definitely on the low end of QB1 and can be benched against the right teams or if you have a better matchup play. The Steelers aren’t the best pass defense in the league, but they get the job done.
Jon Kitna: It’s hard to know exactly how hard the Cowboys will play for their new coach, but even if they are really primed for this game, it will be hard to go on the road against one of the best pass defenses in the league.
Jahvid Best: Yes, he’s been a bit worthless lately, but did show signs last week of breaking out of his toe-funk. And now he gets the Buffalo Bills poor rush defense. We know what he can do so starting him against the worst rush defense in the league sounds like a good idea.
Mike Goodson: With Jimmy Clausen at the helm you can’t expect huge numbers out of Goodson, but he does get work in both the rushing and passing game and gets to face the Bucs who give up 5 yards a carry.
Danny Woodhead/BenJarvus Green-Ellis: The Steelers have still only given up a long run of 14 yards. Wha? That seems insane. I can’t say I have any idea what the shortest long run given up in a season is, but that would be an interesting tidbit. Since the Patriots running backs split time there really is little hope for either against the Steelers.
Peyton Hillis: The Jets have given up one touchdown to a running back and the only back to top 10 fantasy points was Adrian Peterson with 10.8. Hillis is up there in the start your studs category and I think I’d be hard pressed to find too many teams he wouldn’t be a starter on, but they are out there, especially in 2 RB leagues.
Mike Sims Walker: He went all bat poo crazy on the Cowboys and now he gets the Texans, yet another piss poor pass defense found in Texas. He’s still too risky to feel good about long term, but you have to start him against the Texans. The same is true with Mike Thomas. Start them all!
Dwayne Bowe: The Chiefs are going to run and run and run some more, while Champ Bailey takes care of Mr. Bowe who has never scored a touchdown against Denver.
Marcedes Lewis: I hate that he has 7 touchdowns on 6 receptions, or something around that, but the guy gets into the endzone and Houston is horrible against tight ends.