Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

Will DanielsonAnalyst IOctober 23, 2010

Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

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    Get ready for a big week in the NFL. There is a big rivalry game at Lambeau field between the Vikings and the Packers. Brett Favre comes back to Lambeau field to play the rival Green Bay packers. How will the Packer fans handle Randy Moss, since it is his first game at the Packers since his infamous mooning of the crowd? A big week for the Cowboys, playing the Giants at home on Monday night. If the Cowboys lose this one, we can pretty much put the nail in the coffin.

QB's To Start: Joe Flacco of the Ravens and Matt Cassel of the Chiefs

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    Joe Flacco has been great at home this season, averaging 19 fantasy points a game. He is playing the Bills this week, and they as we all know have a horrible defense. Look for Joe Flacco to put up a big game this weekend.


    Matt Cassel has surprised many this season, playing great for the surprise team of the league Chiefs. They are playing against a horrible Jags pass-defense, who is 28th in the league in pass-defense. The Jags have given up the most fantasy points to opposing QB's this season, so look for him to have a big night.

QB's To Sit: Carson Palmer of the Bengals and Sam Bradford of the Rams

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    Carson Palmer just sucks. He has probably been the most surprising quarterback of the year and not in a good way. He has all the talent around him, a great pass-catching tight end, a great slot receiver, Ocho-Cinco and T.O. Now that he is on the road vs. Atlanta, I would stay away from him.



    This is for the not so great fantasy football players that don't know much (BK). Listen, NEVER play rookie QB's on the road. NEVER. You should never play rookie QB's, but if one is doing okay, don't play him on the road even if he is playing the Lions. Sam Bradford has done great this year and many have played him in fantasy football. Many played him verse the Lions on the road a couple of weeks ago. WRONG! He stuck up the joint like I predicted. He is playing Tamba Bay on the road last week. We all know Tampa doesn't have the best pass-defense, but just don't do it.

RB's To Start: Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks and Peyton Hillis of the Browns

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    Marshawn Lynch is playing a crappy Arizona defense this week. Arizona has given up the third most fantasy points a game this year, and I don't expect them to get any better. Lynch is an underrated back who you should play this week.



    Peyton Hillis should play this week. The Cleveland passing game has gotten so bad I would not be surprised if they are contemplating starting Josh Cribbs at QB this week. They will run it vs. the Saints defense who is 22nd in the league in run defense.

RB's To Sit: Brandon Jackson of the Packers and Beanie Wells of the Cardinals

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    Don't be fooled by Jacksons solid numbers. He has been horrible this season and only had one good run for 72 yards. He is not a good player and was lucky on that run. Do not play him, especially verse this Vikings defense.



    The Seahawks have been great against the run this season, not allowing a rushing touchdown at home this season and not having anyone rush for over 100 yards in a game verse them. I don't expect that to change vs. a fringe starter in Beanie Wells.

WR's to Start: Patrick Crayton of the Chargers and Jeremy Maclin of the Eagles

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    With Antonio Gates injured, Malcom Floyd out, and Vincent Jackson suspended, there best receiving option verse the 29th ranked pass defense of the Patriots is Patrick Crayton. 



    Jeremy Maclin has been a monster this year. With Desean Jackson out this week, he will have a great game vs. the 23rd ranked pass-defense of the Titans.

WR's To Sit: Steve Smith of the Giants And Lee Evans of the Bills

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    In my opinion, the Giants Steve Smith has always been overrated. He has not been that No. 1 option this season. The Cowboys have a pretty good secondary and really good corners, so I would not start this guy.



    We all WANT Lee Evans to put up big stats. Not only because many draft him in the later rounds thinking he is a steal, but because we feel bad for him. Imagine him with Tom Brady. He would probably be putting up Reggie Wayne. He is playing the Ravens this week so I wouldn't start him. 

TE's to Start: John Carlson of the Seahawks and Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots

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    John Carlson is an underrated tight end. He is playing against the horrible Arizona Cardinals who do not play good defense. Look for Carlson to have a big game.



    Some people don't want to start rookies because they are inconsistent, and I agree. But there are many exceptions, and Aaron Hernandez is one of them. He is becoming a star tight end and is playing great this year. He is also playing the Chargers who haven't been great vs. tight ends this season.

TE's To Sit: Marcedes Lewis of the Jaguars and Jermaine Gresham of the Bengals

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    Many people have been loving Marcedes Lewis this season because he has scored a lot. Don't buy into the hype. He may not have his quarterback, and he is coming off a short week and is playing a really tough Chiefs team.



    Jermaine has been a pretty good tight end this season, but he is going on the road against a good Atlanta team. I would sit this rookie.