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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Line 'em up/ Bench their butts

The Counselor is IN:

This column's intent is to give the readers an idea of few good players in favorable match ups and a few good players in bad match ups. If you have a great player, then it may not advisable to bench him for someone in the Line 'em Up section. If I suggest that you bench one of your studs, you can only do this if you have a good option behind him. If you don't have a good player behind him, don't bench 'em. Remember every league is different and I am advising from a standard league. This is the start of the Fantasy Playoffs for some leagues so build your best lineup.

Line ‘em Up

QB Gus Frerotte of Minnesota. In August, I would have laughed at this pick. Frerotte has come in and has been very effective for the Vikings. He has a great matchup against Detroit this week. His defense will be missing their two stud linemen so they will need to put up the offensive numbers. He has developed quite a rapport with Berrian.

QB Shaun Hill of San Fransico. Hill is not a player you want leading your team every week but he is a good pickup for this week if you are in a pinch and he is probably available still in your league. Over the last 4 weeks, he is averaging over 220 yards and almost 2 touchdowns a game. He is matching up against a weak Jets pass defense (but a strong run defense).

RB Peyton Hillis of Denver. Hillis is the least known of the Arkansas Rookie Runningbacks. The Bronco Running system seems to help most runningbacks look great. This week he faces the Kansas City Chiefs. Hillis should be a good start.

RB Sammy Morris of New England. Morris had a rough week last week against tough Steelers Defense. This week he faces much better matchup against the Seahawks. I look for Morris to play a key role in New England's game plan this week.

WR Domenik Hixon of New York Giants. Burress is gone for the season and maybe forever in New York. The Giants are looking for someone to step up with big play ability. Hixon has that big play ability. If you get points for returns, then Hixon is a bonus. He should be a solid WR3.

WR Davone Bess of Miami. Bess may be the best WR that nobody knows outside of Miami. He is a rookie from Hawaii. He has moved into the WR2 position for the Dolphins. He is a good flex or WR3.


Bench their Butts

QB Jake Dellhomme of Carolina. Dellhomme has not preformed up to par this season. He faces a tough matchup against Tampa. If you were considering starting him, forget about it.

QB Donovan McNabb of Philadelphia. McNabb is playing against a tough Giants team. He is a must start for many teams especially if you are in the playoffs. If you have a good second option, you might want to consider it.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew of Jacksonville. Jones-Drew is facing a tough Bears run defense. Maurice has not been impressive this season and I can not imagine he will fair well this weekend.

RB Jamal Lewis of Cleveland. Lewis is facing a tough Titans defense that is only allowing 98 rushing yards a game. Cleveland does not have much of a passing threat this weekend.

WR Santana Moss
of Washington. The Redskins will face a tough Ravens' Defense. I look for Moss to be far below his usual WR2 stats.

WR Terrell Owens of Dallas.T.O. has been hot and cold all season long. He is facing the Steelers who will look shut him down. I look for a frustrated Owens on the sidelines.


The Counselor is OUT:

1 comment:

Trio said...

As usual when I check in, nice work on your rankings Counselor. FYI: Your Shaun Hill excerpt made it to the front of Pro Bono Fantasy. HERE IT IS!