Start 'em If You Got 'em: McFadden and Bush...and Flacco? Dump LT...

Barnavicious XCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Kevin Burnett #99 the San Diego Chargers along with other CHarger defenders on September 14, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

With a lot of hiccups being thrown in the fantasy mix this week, Raider backs might still be available in some leagues and are poised for a big weekend. Go Flacco.

Against KC in the second week od 2008 McFadden carried 21 times for a 164 yards (7.8 ypc) and a touchdown, but he also suffered from turf toe in this game. As long as he hangs on the ball a healthy McFadden should tear it up.

Bush carried 16 time for 90 yards (5.6 ypc) and a touchdown that same week. Bush is the Raiders sleeper this year, his power and agility will serve to dominate a porous Chief defense.

This means one of these guys should score every 18.5 carries. Their combined average of 6.7 yard per carry should translate into 301.5 yards on 45 combined carries. This prediction is based off of Bush and McFadden's second game as a pros and McFadden had a bad toe.

Both looked solid last week against a stout San Diego run D, aside from McFadden's fumble an over all solid performance from both backs. KC, doesn't have nearly the talent up front to contend with the Raider's O line so look for big holes and long runs.

I've been a fan of Bush since Louisville and cleaned up with him in fantasy playoffs last year.

I would also have no hesitation starting Flacco against the Chargers. Russell failed to exploit a weak San Diego secondary on Monday. They're vulnerable across the middle in zone and can be beat deep...see Miller and Murpy highlights. Flacco has some solid weapons and will put up big numbers against a deflated San Diego defense.

Last, I'd dump LT like 5th period French..I don't care how high you took him...move on it's over.

Good luck this weekend