Fantasy Football Week 17: Complete NFL Player Breakdowns By Matchup

Keet Bailey@@KeetBaileyCorrespondent IIDecember 28, 2010

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 26:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills  at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  New England won 34-3.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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This is it. This is the last week of fantasy football. Well, that’s unless you’re in a league that extends into the NFL playoffs, which is highly unlikely.

This is the championship week for very few fantasy football leagues. Most leagues don’t go into Week 17 because teams rest players, and it hurts fantasy league chances at times. But for those of you in the championship, or playing for third, you have come to the right place.

NFL Soup continues to bring you the best fantasy football coverage, kicking off our fantasy football advice for Week 17 with our player breakdowns:


Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens


Cincinnati Bengals

QB Carson Palmer: Palmer shut me up last week with a fantastic performance against the Chargers. But to think he’d repeat would be silly, although Baltimore can be passed on. **

RB Cedric Benson: Look for Benson to be shut down again this week. **

WR Chad Ochocinco: C.O. was out on Sunday, but should be back against Baltimore. He’ll be the No. 1 with T.O. out.  ***

WR Jordan Shipley: Shipley’s value lies in PPR leagues only, but he will see a boost in production with Owens out. ***

WR Jerome Simpson: Simpson could see more targets after a fantastic Week 16. He’d be a risky Flex player at the most. ***

TE Jermaine Gresham: Gresham caught his first TD pass since Week 10 last Sunday. He’s still a risky player due to being inconsistent. **

Cincinnati Defense: I’ll still pass on this defense still. The inconsistency is scary. **

Key Note: Terrell Owens is out for the season with a torn meniscus.


Baltimore Ravens

QB Joe Flacco: Flacco is just a QB2 this week, as he’s not throwing the ball enough to rely starting in your championship game. ***

RB Ray Rice: Rice should still be started in all formats against this defense. ****

RB Willis McGahee: I’ll pass on McGahee. *

WR Anquan Boldin: Boldin has another tough one-on-one match-up and has been invisible over the last few weeks. I’d consider sitting again. **

WR Derrick Mason: Mason keeps making plays, as teams are focusing more on Boldin. I like Mason in the Flex. ***

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh: I still wouldn’t start Housh, but it was nice to see him get into the end zone on Sunday. There are plenty of better options. **

TE Todd Heap: Heap may sit again to avoid re-aggravating his hamstring injury. He’s not worth a start regardless. **

Baltimore Defense: I like this match-up, despite Carson Palmer coming off a hot week. ****


Buffalo Bills at New York Jets


Buffalo Bills

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: Fitzpatrick still isn’t worth a start this week. His run has been over since Week 12. **

RB C.J. Spiller: Spiller is seeing more touches, but he’s not worth using in fantasy. **

RB Fred Jackson: Jackson could have a mediocre week as a Flex runner. He seems to find ways to get yardage. ***

WR Steve Johnson: Johnson should be benched going up against Revis most likely. If Revis sits though, he could be worth a Flex start. ***

WR Donald Jones: Jones is getting targeted heavily, but I wouldn’t recommend the start in your championship week. **

TE Jonathan Stupar: Buffalo rarely targets tight ends. *

Buffalo Defense: "No thanks" to the Buffalo defense in any week. *


New York Jets

QB Mark Sanchez: Sanchez has a nice match-up but he likely won’t play the entire game. The Jets have already clinched a playoff spot. **

RB Shonn Greene: Look for a run-heavy game against a weak rush defense. I like Greene this week. ****

RB LaDainian Tomlinson: Tomlinson could see more touches and is a Flex start at the most. **

WR Santonio Holmes: Holmes is risky this week as he may not play the entire game. ***

WR Braylon Edwards: I’ll pass on Edwards this week with the Jets most likely going run-heavy.  ***

WR Jerricho Cotchery: I’ll pass on Cotchery this week. *

TE Dustin Keller: Keller could get a few looks from the backup QB spot if Sanchez sits out for the game or a half. But it’s not worth risking. **

New York Defense: The match-up is great although the Jets defense has seemed to have fallen apart. They could sit guys like Revis and Cromartie so be cautious. ***


Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons


Carolina Panthers

QB Jimmy Clausen: Clausen is one of the worst fantasy QBs out there. I’d rather have Brett Favre. *

RB Jonathan Stewart: Stewart could have a solid week, but is failing to get into the end-zone. He’s a risky play. ***

RB Mike Goodson: Goodson isn’t getting the bulk of the touches. He’s worth benching. **

WR Steve Smith: He’s not producing, so you should reduce him to the free agent wire. **

WR David Gettis: "No thanks" to Gettis. **

TE Jeff King: Jeff King has almost no fantasy value. *

Carolina Defense: There’s never a reason to start the Panther defense. *

Key note: DeAngelo Williams went on the IR in Week 11.


Atlanta Falcons

QB Matt Ryan: Ryan has to play and beat the Panthers to clinch the playoffs. Matt Ryan has a great match-up here. ****

RB Michael Turner: Turner has an excellent match-up this week. Get him in. ****

RB Jason Snelling: It’s hard to start a guy who’s lucky to see 10 touches a game. **

WR Roddy White: White is one of the top fantasy wideouts. Keep him in every week. ****

WR Michael Jenkins: Jenkins is worth a Flex play as he keeps scoring.  ***

TE Tony Gonzalez: The match-up is great, but his production in 2010 isn’t. I wouldn’t start him. **

Atlanta Defense: This is a good week to get the Falcons defense in, going up against Jimmy Clausen. ****


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Josh Freeman: He usually doesn’t do much in terms of fantasy, but he was amazing with five touchdowns in Week 16. He won’t repeat that in Week 17, though. **

RB Carnell Williams: Williams is only valuable in PPR leagues as a Flex, being the third-down back. **

RB LaGarette Blount: Blount is running hard, and is worth a Flex start at the least. ****

WR Mike Williams: Keep plugging Williams in, he continues to produce. ****

WR Arrelious Benn: Benn is out for Week 17. *

TE Kellen Winslow: Winslow has another solid match-up and is another risk/reward match-up for Week 17. ***

Tampa Bay Defense: I wouldn’t risk this defense against Drew Brees in a must win game for the Saints. **


New Orleans Saints

QB Drew Brees: Brees gets one of the best matchups of the week. ****

RB Pierre Thomas: Thomas is back, and he should be more involved. He’s a decent Flex player. ***

RB Reggie Bush: Bush has PPR Flex value in very deep leagues at most. **

RB Chris Ivory: Ivory will most likely sit out in Week 17 to be 100 percent for the playoffs. *

WR Marques Colston: Colston is still making plays. I’ll take him for a WR2 at the most. ****

WR Lance Moore: I’d keep Lance in the Flex in PPR at the least. ***

WR Devery Henderson: Henderson can make plays, but he’s so inconsistent. **

WR Robert Meachem: Meachem is frustrating. One week he can score two touchdowns, the next he’ll be invisible. Start at your own risk. **

TE Jeremy Shockey: Jimmy Graham seems to be stealing the spotlight. I’ll pass on Shockey. **

TE Jimmy Graham: Graham is a solid sleeper. He’s a nice red-zone target. ***

New Orleans Defense: This could be a decent week for the Saints, although the Buccaneers can put up points. ***


Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns


Pittsburgh Steelers

QB Ben Roethlisberger: Big Ben will most likely play with the Steelers having to win to clinch the division. ****

RB Rashard Mendenhall: Mendenhall should have a nice week against a weak Browns rush defense. ****

WR Hines Ward: I’ll pass on Ward, as he’ll be lined up against Joe Haden. **

WR Mike Wallace: Wallace is making plays regardless of competition. Get him in. ****

WR Emmanuel Sanders: Sanders is a solid Flex player in deeper leagues. ***

TE Heath Miller: Miller is just a mediocre start this week. ***

Pittsburgh Defense: There is no reason to bench Pittsburgh’s defense. *****


Cleveland Browns

QB Colt McCoy: I’ll pass on McCoy this week.**

RB Peyton Hillis: "No thanks" to Hillis this week. Production is down and he has a very tough match-up. **

WR Mohamed Massaquoi: Mass is improving, but he’s too inconsistent to play in fantasy. *

WR Brian Robiskie: Robo caught another touchdown on a trick play. He won’t score in Week 17, though. He is getting more targets. **

TE Ben Watson: Watson should see quite a few receptions on dump-offs. But he may not get a ton of yardage. ***

Cleveland Defense: "No thanks" to a team that can’t tackle. *


Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions


Minnesota Vikings

QB Brett Favre: Favre could be out with a concussion this week. He’s not worth a start at all even if he does play, which he most likely won’t. *

QB Joe Webb: In leagues where he has WR eligibility he could be a sneaky start with his passing yards, but that’s if he even starts. **

RB Adrian Peterson: Peterson should be ready for Week 17. He’s worth the start. ***

RB Toby Gerhart: If Peterson sits for some reason, I’d take a chance on Gerhart at the Flex. He’s a powerful runner. ***

WR Percy Harvin: Harvin has to deal with bad QB play. He’s worth a Flex look, however. ***

WR Sidney Rice: With Harvin back, and inconsistent QB play, I’ll pass. **

TE Visanthe Shiancoe: "No thanks" to Shiancoe in Week 17, although he could get a score. **

Minnesota Defense: Detroit can score points, and has Shaun Hill back. Minny is too inconsistent. **


Detroit Lions

QB Shaun Hill: Hill is back, and has the receivers to make plays. He’s a solid QB2 this week. ***

RB Jahvid Best: Best scored in the passing game. If you need a Flex in PPR, he’s a decent option. ***

RB Maurice Morris: Morris is finding ways to score, but he won’t get a lot of yardage. **

WR Calvin Johnson: Megatron produces no matter who is throwing to him. ****

WR Nate Burleson: I like Burleson with Hill, although Week 16 was a letdown. ***

TE Brandon Pettigrew: With Hill back, Pettigrew should see a decent amount of targets. ***

Detroit Defense: Their secondary is too worrisome for me to start. **


Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots


Miami Dolphins

QB Chad Henne: I’ll pass on Henne. His last game against the Pats was barely mediocre. **

RB Ronnie Brown: Brown just doesn’t get the yardage. It’s too hard to predict the carries between the two backs. **

RB Ricky Williams: Williams just isn’t trustworthy enough to start, but Week 16 was solid. **

WR Brandon Marshall: I like Marshall as a Flex this week at the most. He’ll be up against improving rookie Devin McCourty. ***

WR Davone Bess: Bess should be started at the Flex, especially in PPR. ***

TE Anthony Fasano: Fasano may not play on Sunday after suffering a knee injury. **

TE Mickey Shuler: Assuming Fasano is out, he’ll get in the game. No thanks.

Miami Defense: I’ll pass against Tom Brady. ***

Key Note: Brian Hartline has been placed on the IR.


New England Patriots

QB Tom Brady: Brady may not play the entire game, but you have to love his production. ****

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis: BJGE continues to score. Keep him in the Flex. ***

RB/WR Danny Woodhead: Woodhead is a solid Flex option this week. ***

WR Deion Branch: Branch has been quiet for the last two weeks. I’d be cautious starting him with so many options. ***

WR Wes Welker: Welker should have a solid game as Brady should be able to throw underneath. ***

TE Rob Gronkowski: I like Gronk for another week. He’s a red-zone stud. ***

TE Aaron Hernandez: Hernandez may sit for Week 17 to get 100 percent for the playoffs.  *

Patriots Defense: I love this defense this week. ****


Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs


Oakland Raiders

QB Jason Campbell: "No thanks" to Campbell against a very tough secondary. *

RB Darren McFadden: McFadden could be limited in playing this week. He may sit to prevent injury since the Raiders are out of the playoff hunt. **

RB Michael Bush: Bush is an excellent sleeper if McFadden doesn’t play. ***

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey: DHB shouldn’t even be on your roster. *

WR Louis Murphy: I wouldn’t start Murphy this week against this secondary. **

WR Jacoby Ford: Ford is finding ways to score, and he could be a Flex sleeper this week. ***

TE Zach Miller: Miller is a mediocre start in Week 17. Look for Campbell to check down often, however.  ***

Oakland Defense: Their defense is the reason why they are losing these games. No thanks. *


Kansas City Chiefs

QB Matt Cassel: If Cassel plays, he’s worth a start, but with the Chiefs taking the division, he may not play. ****

RB Jamaal Charles: Charles is still a great start, unless the Chiefs decide to sit him for a week. ****

RB Thomas Jones: Jones is a mediocre Flex start this week. He could see more carries if Charles sits, however. **

WR Dwayne Bowe: See Charles. ***

WR Chris Chambers: I’d pass on the inconsistent Chambers. *

TE Tony Moeaki: Moeaki hasn’t done much in the fantasy world as of late. I’ll pass going forward. **

Kansas City Defense: This is a sleeper start this week, unless they start benching players to rest. ***


Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers


Arizona Cardinals

QB John Skelton: Skelton is playing well enough to keep his job. But he has no fantasy value. *

RB Beanie Wells: Go ahead and get rid of Wells if you have him. He was useless in 2010. *

RB Tim Hightower: Hightower is just a mediocre Flex for Week 17. ***

WR Larry Fitzgerald: Fitz is a Flex start at the most this week.  ****

WR Steve Breaston: Breaston is a nice Flex player, but Skelton isn’t doing much. ***

TE Ben Patrick: I’m not sure why I even let Patrick in this article.

Arizona Defense: No reason to start Arizona’s defense in any week.  *


San Francisco 49ers

QB Alex Smith: No telling who’s starting this week, but I wouldn’t trust Alex or Troy, despite favorable matchups. *

QB Troy Smith: See above. *

RB Brian Westbrook: Westbrook has solid Flex play this week. ***

RB Anthony Dixon: Dixon could see 10-15 carries, but that’s not enough to warrant a championship game start. **

WR Michael Crabtree: He has a favorable match-up, but not favorable QBs. ***

WR Josh Morgan: Morgan is risky this week with the QB play, but he could have a very nice Flex game. ***

TE Vernon Davis: Davis is a nice option this week so long as Alex Smith starts. ***

San Francisco Defense: The match-up is excellent, but the defense is untrustworthy. *

Key Note: Frank Gore has been placed on IR, effective Week 13.  


Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans


Jacksonville Jaguars

QB David Garrard: Garrard is a nice sleeper against one of the weakest defenses in the league. *** 

RB Maurice Jones-Drew: MJD could be back. If he is, get him in. If not, look at Rashad Jennings. ****

RB Rashad Jennings: Jennings disappointed against Washington, but if he gets the start this week, he’ll have a much better game. ***

WR Mike Sims-Walker: There’s too much inconsistency. **

WR Mike Thomas: Thomas is a solid Flex player especially against this defense. ***

TE Marcedes Lewis: Lewis is a mediocre start this week, with Garrard not looking his way as much. ***

Jacksonville Defense: Keep the Jags defense on the bench every week. *


Houston Texans

QB Matt Schaub: Schaub is a good start against a very weak Jags pass defense. **** 

RB Arian Foster: No reason to bench Foster here. ****

WR Andre Johnson: If Johnson gets back in, he’s a great option. But keep up with us to let you know. *****

WR Kevin Walter: Walter couldn’t do anything even with A.J. out. I’ll pass. **

WR Jacoby Jones: Jones is a great Flex player this week. ***

TE Owen Daniels: Daniels looks to be back. A bit late for fantasy owners, but if you’re still playing he’s worth a chance. ***

TE Joel Dreessen: Dreessen doesn’t have much value with Daniels back up and running. **

Texans Defense: I can’t start this defense so long as they continue to give up touchdown after touchdown. *


New York Giants at Washington Redskins


New York Giants

QB Eli Manning: Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. But he scores a lot too, and has a great match-up in a must-win game. ****

RB Ahmad Bradshaw: Look for Bradshaw to rebound this week.  ***

RB Brandon Jacobs: Jacobs is worth a Flex play this week. ***

WR Hakeem Nicks: I like Nicks at no worse than WR2 this week. ****

WR Mario Manningham: Manningham is worth a Flex look this week. He’s been on fire the last two weeks. ***

WR Derek Hagan: I’ll pass on Hagan in your championship week. **

TE Kevin Boss: Boss is inconsistent, and is a risky play. **

New York Defense: They should rebound nicely this week. I’ll take them. ****

Key Note: Steve Smith is out for the season.


Washington Redskins

QB Rex Grossman: I’ll pass on Grossman, assuming he keeps the starting job. **

RB Ryan Torain: Torain could have a rough day against a tough run defense. He’s worth a Flex look, however. ***

RB Keiland Williams: Williams' value takes a big hit with Torain as the main guy again. **

WR Santana Moss: Moss should continue to start as a Flex at the worst. ***

WR Anthony Armstrong: Armstrong has become a decent Flex option in recent weeks, but he won’t find the end-zone often. ***

TE Chris Cooley: Cooley should continue to be targeted consistently. ***

Washington Defense: I’ll pass on Washington’s defense. *

Key Note: Clinton Portis has been placed on the IR effective Week 12.


Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers


Chicago Bears

QB Jay Cutler: Cutler has been great the last two weeks, but was just mediocre in his last match-up against the Packers, and this time he’s at Lambeau. ***

RB Matt Forte: Forte is worth a Flex start at the worst. ***

RB Chester Taylor: He’s still limited in terms of overall value. I’d pass. **

WR Devin Hester: He has a touchdown in each of his last two weeks. I’m still not taking him, however. **

WR Johnny Knox: Knox is a Flex at the worst. He’s a playmaker. ***

WR Earl Bennett: Bennett could be worth a Flex look this week, but he was shut down in Week 16. **

TE Greg Olsen: Olsen is just too inconsistent to warrant a start in Week 16. **

Chicago Defense: They have problems shutting down plays in the air. I’ll pass against Aaron Rodgers. **


Green Bay Packers

QB Aaron Rodgers: Get Rodgers in for sure this week in a must-win game.  ****

RB Brandon Jackson: Jackson isn’t worth the start against a tough Bears run defense. **

WR Greg Jennings: With Rodgers back, Jennings should be started. ****

WR Donald Driver: Driver is worth a Flex with Rodgers back. ***

WR James Jones: Jones is a decent Flex option this week. ***

WR Jordy Nelson: Nelson had a career game in Week 16. I don’t see him reproducing those stats this week though. **

TE Andrew Quarless: I’ll pass on Quarless in any week. *

Green Bay Defense: Green Bay could give up some points to Jay Cutler, but they can also get turnovers. Risk/Reward start for the week. ***

Key Note: Jermichael Finley is out for the season with a torn meniscus. Ryan Grant is done for the season.


Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts


Tennessee Titans

QB Kerry Collins: Collins is a decent QB2 this week. ***

RB Chris Johnson: C.J. hasn’t been himself this year, but this match-up is as good as any. ****

WR Randy Moss: You can safely drop Randy Moss. *

WR Kenny Britt: Britt is a nice Flex option. ***

WR Nate Washington: Washington has deep league Flex value this week. ***

TE Jared Cook: Look for Cook to see more receptions. He’s a sleeper this week. **

Tennessee Defense: Tennessee’s defense can’t be trusted, especially against Peyton Manning. *


Indianapolis Colts

QB Peyton Manning: The Colts have to win. Manning is a fantastic start this week. ****

RB Joseph Addai: Addai is back, and ready to go. He’s a solid Flex this week. ***

RB Donald Brown: "No thanks" to Donald Brown with Addai back. **

RB Javarris James: With Addai back, he’s droppable. *

WR Reggie Wayne: I highly doubt Wayne will be shut down for a third straight week. ****

WR Pierre Garcon: I like Garcon as long as Collie is out. ***

WR Blair White: White has decent Flex value with Collie out and in PPR. ***

TE Jacob Tamme: Tamme should build off his Week 16 success in your championship week. ***

Indianapolis Defense: I’m not crazy about starting the Colts defense any week. *

Key Note: Dallas Clark is out for the season with a wrist injury. Austin Collie and Anthony Gonzalez were placed on the IR.


San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos


San Diego Chargers

QB Philip Rivers: Rivers struggled in a loss to the Bengals that knocked them out of the playoffs. This is still a great start for Rivers, though. ****

RB Ryan Mathews: Mathews should be plugged in at the Flex. He’s not a bad option this week. ***

RB Mike Tolbert: Tolbert is out for Week 17. *

WR Malcolm Floyd: If Floyd starts, he’s worth a Flex start, but be cautious.  ***

WR Vincent Jackson: I’ll stick with Jackson against this poor secondary. Despite going up against Champ Bailey, he will find a way to make a few plays. ***

WR Legedu Naanee: If Floyd sits again, Naanee is a decent Flex in PPR at the most. **

TE Randy McMichael: McMichael has red-zone value, and is a sleeper start this week. ***

San Diego Defense: SD’s defense has a decent matchup, although the Broncos can put up points. ***

Key note: Antonio Gates is out for Week 17.


Denver Broncos

QB Tim Tebow: Tebow has now been great in two straight weeks. He faces a real defense this week, however, so I’m hesitant. ***

RB Knowshon Moreno: Moreno may not even play, as he’s still sore, and it may not be worth risking further injury. I’d stay away. **

RB Correll Buckhalter: With Moreno most likely sitting, Buckhalter could be decent in PPR leagues. ***

WR Brandon Lloyd: Lloyd is still proving to be a solid option. ****

WR Jabar Gaffney: Gaffney is nothing more than a Flex in deeper leagues. **

WR Eddie Royal: Inconsistency makes him a limited option in fantasy football. **

TE Daniel Graham: Graham still isn’t worth a look in any format. *

Broncos Defense: "No thanks" to the Broncos in any week. *


Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles


Dallas Cowboys

QB Jon Kitna: Kitna could have a mediocre game. I’d start him only if you’re desperate. ***

RB Felix Jones: Felix gets yardage, just not scores. He’s still only a Flex player. ***

RB Marion Barber: Barber got back into action and had a score. But I’m hesitant to start him. **

RB Tashard Choice: Choice’s value takes a hit with Barber back. **

WR Miles Austin: Austin is still a great player in fantasy. ****

WR Roy E. Williams: I’ll pass on Williams. **

WR Sam Hurd: "No thanks" to Hurd this week either. Dallas could have a rough game. **

TE Jason Witten: Witten is a fantastic option this week. ****

Dallas Defense: Dallas’ defense isn’t worth starting even against the Panthers. *

Key note: Dez Bryant is on the IR with a fractured right fibula.


Philadelphia Eagles

QB Michael Vick: Vick may sit if the Eagles choose to rest him for the playoffs. Be cautious. ****

RB LeSean McCoy: McCoy could lose playing time to Jerome Harrison to rest up for the playoffs, but is a great start if he plays. ****

RB Jerome Harrison: If McCoy sits, Harrison could see most of the carries and may be worth a look in the Flex. **

WR DeSean Jackson: Same thing with Jackson. He may not play much with the division clinched, but he’s a great start if he plays. ****

WR Jeremy Maclin: Maclin is a Flex starter at the least weekly. ***

WR Jason Avant: If Jackson and/or Maclin sit, Avant could be a nice start in the Flex.**

TE Brent Celek: I’m not a huge fan of Celek this season. **

Philadelphia Defense: This defense may rest some starters. I wouldn’t risk the start against an offense that can score points, but could also fall on their face. ***


St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday night)


St. Louis Rams

QB Sam Bradford: Bradford is a good QB2 this week in a must-win matchup. ***

RB Steven Jackson: I love Jackson this week against a struggling rush defense. ****

WR Danny Amendola: Amendola’s value lies strictly in PPR leagues. ***

WR Brandon Gibson: Gibson has deep league Flex value. ***

WR Laurent Robinson: Robinson is starting to see more consistent targets. Deep Flex player at the very most. **

WR Danario Alexander: He’s too hit or miss to risk starting. **

TE Billy Bajema: Bajema has red-zone potential, but that’s about it. **

St. Louis Defense: This is a nice sleeper defense to start against Charlie Whitehurst. ***


Seattle Seahawks

QB Charlie Whitehurst: The former Clemson QB will get a chance to win the division this week. There’s no value here, however. *

RB Marshawn Lynch: I’ll pass on Lynch against a stingy Rams run defense. **

RB Justin Forsett: Forsett has great ability, but doesn’t get the touches that he deserves. **

WR Mike Williams: With Whitehurst in, Williams is a very risky play. **

WR Ben Obomanu: See Mike Williams. ***

WR Ruvell Martin: Martin was a one-week wonder. Just say no.

TE Jon Carlson: Carlson has done nothing in 2010. He shouldn’t even be on your roster. *

Seattle Defense: No thanks to Seattle’s defense against an improved Rams offense. *

Key Note: Deon Butler is out for the season with a compound fracture in his right leg.


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