This week’s start/sit column will be a little different than most. With a lot of teams playing “meaningless” games, certain players may be resting that would normally play most if not all of the game.
For each position, I will give you three normal starters you should sit, three guys you should pick up that could score you big points this week, and three normal starters who are high risk/high reward players.
QB Sits: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees
QB Starts: Brian Hoyer, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith
Hoyer could be a treat if Tom Brady sits early, while Cutler and Smith shouldn't have any issues feasting on the Lions and Rams, respectively.
QB High Risk/Reward: Aaron Rodgers, Kurt Warner, Eli Manning
WR Sits: Reggie Wayne, Randy Moss, Vincent Jackson
WR Starts: Devin Aromashadu, Sidney Rice, Roddy White
Aromashadu should continue his late-season surge against a pathetic Detroit pass defense, while Sidney Rice and Roddy White should end the regular season on high notes, with elite performances.
WR High Risk/Reward: Greg Jennings, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin
RB Sits: Joseph Addai, Beanie Wells, LaDainian Tomlinson
RB Starts: Jerome Harrison, Knowshon Moreno, Maurice Morris
Harrison is the real deal, and with another solid match-up this week, you have to play him. Moreno should be able to run all day, as well, and with Brandon Marshall expected to miss the final game, he should be more involved than usual.
The Bears defense has looked stronger lately, but still look for Morris to get some nice touches.
RB High Risk/Reward: Ryan Grant, Steven Jackson, Tim Hightower
TE Sits: Antonio Gates, Chris Baker, Jeremy Shockey
TE Starts: Vernon Davis, Jason Witten, Brent Celek
You can't sit Davis (ever), especially not with a dreamy match-up like the Rams. Witten could look to get a score to end the regular season, while you can't stop starting Celek after such solid production (like last week).
TE High Risk/Reward: Jermichael Finley, Kellen Winslow, Dustin Keller