Every week of Start/Sit calls brings some misfortunes, but it also comes with huge benefits if you trust us and listen to our expert advice. We told you to run with Matt Hasselbeck, Ricky Williams , and Kellen Winslow in Week 10, and all of them paid off, with our only dud start, Michael Crabtree, being one of the many 49ers/Bears offensive players who stunk it up last Thursday night.
Our "sit" calls fared well last week, too, as Carson Palmer didn't do jack, and Laurence Maroney took a backseat to Kevin Faulk, of all people. Read on for this week's solid calls on both ends, as we wish you good luck in your leagues:
QB Tony Romo, DAL vs. WSH
Romo will have a bounce-back week after struggling mightily against the Packers on Sunday. He proved that even in a dismal outing he can still at least be a good start (251 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT @GB). In the Cowboys four-game win streak before Sunday, he averaged over 300 yards per game and had 9 TD tosses.
Projected stats: 23/31, 282 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
WR Anquan Boldin, ARZ @ STL
Boldin finally looks like the dynamic WR that he was before the ankle injury. Plus, the Arizona running game is beginning to be more effective, which in turn is making more pass plays open for the offense. Plus, they are playing the Rams. Expect dynamite in the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday.
Projected stats: 10 catches, 121 yards, 1 TD
RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. MIA
Ronnie Brown is out, so there may not be a “Wildcat” to be seen in “Panther-land” (talk about irony). I digress…The only Wildcat the Dolphins might use is with Pat White, but Miami will have a tough time controlling the clock if they have to rely on Henne, meaning lots of touches for football’s other dynamic duo in the backfield.
Projected stats: Stewart: 16 rushes, 98 yards, 2 TD, 3 catches, 23 yards
TE Jermichael Finley, GB vs. SF
Finley’s return to the team on Sunday will be a breath of fresh air to Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers was developing some chemistry with the second year TE out of Texas before he was injured on a pass play in the game at Cleveland. A risky play, because he is still technically questionable for Sunday, but if he goes, he will have a good day.
Projected stats: 5 catches, 81 yards, 1 TD
QB Kyle Orton, DEN vs. SD
Regardless of whether his ankle is good enough to go this weekend, put Orton on your bench. It’s a key game in the AFC West race, so chances are Orton will give it a go, but limited mobility will hurt his stats, and ultimately, the Denver Broncos.
Projected stats: 17/29, 212 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
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