Wednesday, November 11, 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 10: Houston and New York Giants

Line ‘em Up

QB Brett Favre of Minnesota. I was able to draft Favre at the end of the several fantasy drafts and he has preformed great for me. This week the ancient one has great match up against the Lions, who is 31st against the pass.

QB Joe Flacco of Baltimore. I think Flacco is a great young QB and has a favorable match up against the Browns. The Browns are 22nd against the pass but I think they are really worse than their stats. I would start Flacco over several other options this week.

RB Knowshon Moreno of Denver. Moreno is another runningback I really like. He is going against the Redskins. The Redskins are #1 against the pass but they are only 25th against the run. I look for Moreno to run well this weekend.

RB Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams of Miami. This rushing duo is sensational and going against the 30th ranked rush defense of Tampa Bay.

WR Calvin Johnson of Detroit. At first it looks like a bad match up with Johnson playing against Minnesota. But the Vikings are great against the rush but only 21st against the pass. If Detroit is going to score, they will need to get the ball in the hands of Johnson. I look for the Lions to get behind early and for Johnson to have a lot of passes thrown his way.

WR Percy Harvin of Minnesota. Harvin might very well t be the rookie of the year. He has a great connection with Favre. Look for big things out of Harvin this weekend.

Bench their Butts

QB Carson Palmer of Cincinnati. This is a difficult call. Palmer has been playing very well. The Steelers are 14th against the pass and not as dominate as they are against the run (1st). But they are playing in Pittsburgh and I have a gut feeling that this will not be pretty. I think the Bengals can still win this game but I do not look for a high point day from Palmer.

QB Kyle Orton of Denver. Orton was nearly flawless his first 6 weeks but has looked more like the Orton of the Bears over the last two weeks. Do not bet he will get back on track this weekend against the the #1 pass defense of the Redskins.

RB Rashard Mendenhall of Pittsburgh. The Steelers may be #1 against the rush but the Bengals are #2. Who would have believed this at the beginning of the season.

RB Carnell Williams of Tampa Bay. The Cadillac’s wheels might just fall off this week against the #5 ranked defense.

WR Jeremy Maclin of Philly. The Eagles go against a tough San Diego pass defense (5th ranked against the pass). Jackson will get a lot of looks but I look for Maclin to be more limited by the Chargers.

WR Brandon Marshall of Denver. It is almost impossible to not start Marshall but Marshall is going against the Redskins.

The Counselor is OUT:

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