Week 10 Fantasy Football Versus: Decision-Maker

Wayne MakelaContributor INovember 15, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 11:  Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after a game winning touchdown run against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Need help making the tough decision between two solid players, and just have room for one of them in your line-up? Take a look at three match-ups that could help you toward a solid line-up for Sunday:


Donovan McNabb, QB, PHI (at SD) vs. Brett Favre, QB, MN (vs. DET)

McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles offense has been far from consistent this season, and has actually looked downright mediocre (that's putting it nicely), while handing in disappointing fantasy efforts against the Raiders, Redskins, and most recently the Cowboys.

The Eagles face a supposedly strong San Diego pass defense that allowed a previously defunct Eli Manning to top 200 yards and pass for two scores. I'm not so sure McNabb and co. can get it going as easily. However, they should be able to run the ball enough to produce some optimism.

Favre, on the other hand, has a tasty match-up with the Detroit Lions horrible pass defense and should be much more active than he was in the first meeting.

Verdict : It's time to stop playing the name game and come to terms with the facts: Brett Favre is better than Donovan McNabb right now, and regardless of the match-up being in Favre's favor, he's simply playing better football. Start Favre.


Ricky Williams, RB, MIA (vs. TB) vs. Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR (vs. ATL)

Williams is in a high-powered rush attack that has been surprisingly well-balanced and effective since second-year passer Chad Henne took over, and after seeing what Ryan Grant did to Tampa Bay last week, Williams has a very good chance of posting RB1 numbers in Week 10.

Stewart is right up their on Williams' projection level this week, and Carolina's starter DeAngelo Williams is banged up . Regardless of whether Williams makes the start this week (he's questionable), Stewart should still see an increased role.

Verdict: Normally just an "increased role" isn't cause for insane excitement, but going against a porous Atlanta run defense with the chance at extra carries boosts his stock. You wouldn't be losing with Williams this week, but considering Stewart's value even as a RB2, you can't leave him on your bench this week .

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