Good morning Razzians. Here are some sitters and some starters for your perusal. While you’re perusing you might find some guys that you could play in our Fanduel Super League!
Josh Freeman: There are quite a few guys that would/will make good starts this week not named Vick/Brees/Rivers and so on, but I like Freeman’s matchup quite a bit. In their last 6 games Atlanta has given up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks. I see LaGarrette Blount slowed up which should push Freeman to throw more.
Jay Cutler: He is by no means a lock with that offensive line, but they have been getting their shizz together lately and the Lions defensive backfield likes giving up touchdowns. I’ve been getting a lot of Cassel or Cutler start/sit questions and I can say I don’t have a huge inclination (does size really matter?) either way, but my tiny inclination goes with Cutler.
Ben Roethlisberger: the Ravens pass defense isn’t all world anymore, but with his foot ailing and the Ravens still a top end defense, I have to recommend sitting him. With a rivalry game like this one it’s hard to predict, but I’m afeared.
Matt Ryan: The numbers for the Falcons’ passing game against Tampa Bay are abysmal. Ryan especially has not fared well statistically against them, but the numbers are a bit skewed due to two bad games his rookie season and getting injured against them last season. The problem is that even when he does well against them he doesn’t put up big numbers. His best game was 233 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. I think that is about his ceiling.
Jonathan Stewart: The Seahawks have just been God-awful at stopping the run recently and Stewart showed some life last week. He should get the start this week along with more carries. I like him as a Flex/RB3.
Matt Forte: Mr. Martz is finally learning that when you run the ball it’s much more difficult to get your quarterback sacked. This unMartzian strategy should keep Forte on pace for his 120 total yards and a touchdown average against Detroit.
LaGarrette Blount: The Falcons haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown or 100 yards rushing since week 2. Add that cad Caddy to the mix and I worry about Blount lagging behind.
Cedric Benson: The Saints have been better against the run lately and Benson has been better at running poorly lately. Add to that the probability that the Bengals will be playing from behind and you’ve got yourself a start for T.O. not C.B.
Johnny Knox: He finally got into the end zone last week and gets the Lions who have been burned the last two weeks. I’ve liked Knox all season and he’s on pace for 1,000 yards, but his lack of touchdowns still hurt. I think with Cutler getting more time via better line play and a more balanced attack, J.K. has a shot at finishing the season strong.
Danario Alexander: Even though he doesn’t see the field enough for my liking, his skill set is too good to ignore. Add that to the pitiful product the Cardinals put out defensively and you have a lot of upside. He’s still for the risk takers out there, but I know you are out there!
Brandon Marshall: Even though Henne and he will be teaming up again there isn’t much positive to go on. I would let him prove to you that he’s worth a start coming off his hamstring injury.
Wes Welker: It will be interesting to see how the Jets play Welker, but whatever they do they will have him in their sights. The Jets have improved tremendously with Revis healthy and you just have to steer away from starting the opposing team’s best receiver.
Kevin Boss: After Smith and Nicks come back it might be harder to start Boss, but they are out and Boss led the Giants in targets last week. He should continue to see those targets.
Tony Gonzalez: Gonzo had 8 receptions against Tampa earlier in the year and with Talib and extra help on White, we should see him get a lot of targets once again and that is all you can hope for with tight ends this season.
Vernon Davis: The Packers are very tough on tight ends (I won’t go there) and Troy Smith is not doing much for VD’s numbers. He could always grab a touchdown to make himself useful, but recently he’s been playing fake football as if he had VD (on his fantasy team).
Zach Miller: He has a nice matchup, but you just can’t start him the way his foot has been acting up during games. Maybe if he had Philip Rivers instead of Jason Campbell throwing his way he could be useful at least while he was hobbling around out there, but he doesn’t.