Fantasy Football Match-Ups Week 15: Sit Em Or Start Em
We are starting to enter play-off time and it's time to start getting serious about your fantasy football team if you are wanting to win all of the money, or bragging rights this season.
As in every week of football, there are some match-ups you need to watch for this week, including some that might just advance you to that championship round you have been looking forward to all season.
Here is my version of Sit Em or Start Em this week.
Start: Jon Kitna Vs. The Redskins
The Cowboys passing attack has not disappointed after losing Tony Romo with a season-ending collar bone injury. Jon Kitna has picked up the slack for the Cowboys this season. Since taking over the starting job, Kitna has thrown for 1,945 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Kitna will be battling against a depleted Redskins defense. They are ranked 29th in the league and give up on average over 260 yards per game. Look for the Cowboys to be able to throw all over the Redskins in this one.
Sit: Kyle Orton Vs. The Raiders
Although Orton has had a decent year, it's time to sit him. The Broncos are going nowhere fast and it's just a liability to play him the rest of the year and wondering if Denver will even score a touchdown in the game.
It's best to sit Orton this week against a decent Raiders team.
Sit: Antonio Gates Vs. 49ers
Antonio Gates is possibly the greatest tight end in the NFL, and he more than likely carried your team if you had him this season, but it's time to sit him.
He has been having injury problems for the last month and that will not change this week.
Reports are saying that he sat out of practice today and with the game tomorrow, I would say he is doubtful to play. The safe bet is to sit him in this one.
Start: Darren McFadden Vs. The Broncos
The Raiders are one of the best running teams in the NFL and have gone virtually unnoticed.
Darren McFadden their leading rusher has ran for 993 yards and seven touchdowns. Although these numbers don't seem huge, he will have a great game this week.
He is playing the Broncos who are one of the worst rushing defenses in the league. Expect McFadden to have a big game.
Sit: LaDainian Tomlinson Vs. The Steelers
Tomlinson has had a great comeback season after many thought his career was over. Throughout the season, he has rushed for 837 yards and five touchdowns on the season.
This is a game you want to sit Tomlinson. He will be facing a great Pittsburgh defense that does not allow many rushing yards. Sit LT this week.
Start: Nate Washington Vs. The Texans
Nate Washington has not had a great season at all. If you can pick him up for this week I would recommend it though. The Titans are going up against Houston, who have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL.
Washington should be able to get you a touchdown and some catches if that's what you need and look for him to have a good game.
Start: Cardinals Defense Vs. The Panthers
The Panthers have not been able to score many points all season and have just flat-out struggled offensively.
The Cardinals defense has been strong although the team has had a disappointing season overall. Playing them this game would be a smart decision especially if you have the Giants defense as your normal starter.
Sit: Giants Defense Vs The Eagles
The Giants defense has been great all season, but sitting them would be some great advice this week as they are going up against the high-powered Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles, who are led by Michael Vick will put up yards no matter what, and it's advisable to sit the Giants defense this week.
Start: Garrett Hartley Vs. The Saints
Hartley has had a rough season this year including even being benched for a few games. He seems to be back on track and ready to go.
Hartley should be a great start this week and will provide you some much-needed points.
Sit: Ryan Longwell Vs. The Bears
Ryan Longwell has been one of the best kickers in the NFL for numerous years, but he has come accustomed to the dome weather, well this will not be dome weather.
In fact, the weather is projected to be below zero with wind-chills nearing 20 below. It would be a good time to sit either kicker in this game.