Thursday, October 29, 2009

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.

Off Week 8: Cincinnati, Kansas City, New England, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington

Line ‘em Up

QB David Garrard of Jacksonville. Most people I have talked to believe that Garrard is having a terrible season. To their surprise, the Jags are the 11th best passing team but do not throw many touchdowns (only 5 this season so far). They are playing against the 32nd ranked passing defense. Garrard is a good alternative if you have off week needs.

QB Kyle Orton of Denver. There is nothing glamorous about Orton either as an NFL or a fantasy QB. He is consistent and does not turn over the ball. This week the 12th passing offense goes against a Raven’s pass defense ranked 23rd. This defense is ranked 7th against the run. Look for Orton to have a lot of opportunities in this game.

RB Steven Jackson of St. Louis. I have not recommended Jackson all season because…well… he is with St. Louis. But this week, the Rams are taking on the Lions. If Jackson can produce for you, it will be this week. Start him if you have him.

RB Kevin Smith of Detroit. Smith is also getting the nod because he is going against a terrible Rams rush defense of 27th ranked. Smith has not had a great game yet but I think this could be his week. He is a decent off week start or flex start for this week...

WR Brandon Marshall of Denver. Marshall has been really hot most of this season. He has a favorable match up against the Ravens. I expect him to be money this weekend.

WR Johnny Knox of Chicago. Knox has come on and been a good WR3/Flex player. He is starting to move up to a WR2. This week they are playing against the 24th ranked passing defense in the Browns.

Bench their Butts

QB Kurt Warner of Arizona. You want to bench Warner only if you have someone that can replace him only. Arizona is playing against the Number 1 Defense against the pass. You will be surprised to find out the number 1 passing defense is the Carolina Panthers. Believe it or not.

QB Brett Favre of Minnesota. Yes the old man had his way in the first meeting. But the Packers will be ready for Brett’s return to Lambeau field. The Pack is the 4th best defense against the pass.

RB Ray Rice
of Baltimore. It is almost impossible to leave Rice on the bench. If you have a decent second option, you might want to consider it. The Broncos are the 3rd best rush defense and only allow 79.7 rushing yard per game.

RB Joesph Addai of Indianapolis. Addai is not a great start any week because of job sharing with Brown. This week he faces addition issues in the 6th best run defense. The 49ers defense makes Addai’s a bad start.

WR Steve Breaston of Arizona. Breaston has been a great waiver wire pick up this season. This week, Boldin appear to be much healthier. The Panthers will not be able to stop Fitzgerald so look for them to attempt to stop Breaston and Boldin.

WR Greg Jenninngs of Green Bay. Minnesota held Jennings to only 31 yards in Minnesota. The Vikings are not great against the pass but I look for them to try to take away Rogers best target once again.

The Counselor is OUT:

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