Thursday, October 01, 2009

Line 'em up/ Bench their butts

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.

Line ‘em Up

QB Carson Palmer of Cincinnati. Palmer is no longer an every week starter but he is a starter for this week. Palmer goes against the Browns. I look for Palmer to have a huge game against the Browns this week. I would also bump up OchoCinco, Henry, and Coles this week.

QB Jay Cutler of Chicago. Cutler had a great game against the Seahawks last week. Look for monster stats to continue as Chicago goes against the Lions with 250 + yards and at least 2 scores.

RB Glenn “Cup O’” Coffee of San Fransico. Anyone who watched Coffee play in the pre-season could see this one coming. Gore would at sometime find himself injured and Coffee would get a start here or there and this week Gore is listed as OUT. Coffee had a lack luster game subbing for Gore last week but that was against the Mighty Purple People Eaters. This week Coffee will get caffeinated against the Rams. I look for a big day.

RB Brandon Jacobs of New York Giants. Jacobs would have been a no brainer in the preseason. After a lackluster start of 46, 58, and 92 yards and only 1 touchdown, he is not as automatic as we would have thought. This week he goes against the Chiefs. I look for the Giants to get ahead early and spend the second half running the ball down Kansas City’s throat.

EXTRA: RB Pierre Thomas of New Orleans. Thomas is back and healthy. He had a great game last week. I look for this to continue even against a tough Jets Defense.

WR Mario Manningham of the New York Giants. Manningham had a break out week in week 2 against the Cowboys. He did not repeat last week against the Bucs. But this week, the Giants face the Chiefs. I look for Manningham to burn the corners in KC and score deep on an early drive. Brandon Flowers is the real deal at Corner for KC but he can not cover all the receivers.

WR Jerricho Cotchery of the New York Jets. Cotchery continues to put up solid number this year. This week, Sanchez will try to keep up with the high flying Saints offense. I look for Cotchery to be the target of a higher amount of throws and receptions.

Bench their Butts

QB Tom Brady of New England. I know I am on the crazy train and you probably can not afford to bench Brady. He has not played up to previous Brady standards this season. He is going against a tough Ravens Defense who will be blitzing the snot out of Brady and he does not respond well to being hit. Plus, when was the last time you saw the Patriots running game?

QB Aaron Rogers of Green Bay. The Pack go to Minnesota this weekend and face a tough defense. The Pack does not typically do well at Minnesota. Rogers will be trying to prove that he is better than Favre and I believe he will fail this weekend.

RBs Buchhalter and Morno of Denver. The Cowboys have been able to stop the run well in week 2 and 3. I would look for this to be their focus in Denver. Make Orton beat you is a solid strategy.

RB Steven Jackson of St. Louis. The 49ers have a solid defense. They will be trying to take away the only weapon, Jackson, that St. Louis has. It will be a long day for Jackson and Rams fans.

WR Marques Colston of New Orleans. The Jets have been the masters of taking players out of their game this season. I look for them to target Colston and to cause him to have a sub-par game.

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh of Seattle. Housh will not have his QB healthy. He is limited with Wallace at Quarter Back.

The Counselor is OUT:

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