Start ‘em Ben Roethlisberger (vs. NYJ): I wrote a few posts ago about how prolific the Steelers passing attack has been, despite the 0-5 record. He plays the Jets this week, and while it is a good defense, it is much better against the run than the pass. The Steelers have had their bye week to […]
Ben Roethlisberger (vs. NYJ): I wrote a few posts ago about how prolific the Steelers passing attack has been, despite the 0-5 record. He plays the Jets this week, and while it is a good defense, it is much better against the run than the pass. The Steelers have had their bye week to prepare, and the Jets have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air in the past 2 games.
Danny Woodhead (vs. IND): The fact that he’s considered a running back is kind of misleading. He is much more of a threat through the air, as he has 36 targets this year and caught all 9 of his targets last week. If you’re in a PPR league, consider him an AFC version of Darren Sproles. He’s probably an RB2 in PPR leagues and a solid flex play in standard leagues.
Denarius Moore (vs. KC): I say this with the idea that Oakland’s running game features 3 banged up RBs, and they may have to pass to keep up with the undefeated Chiefs. Moore has had success in his 2 games at Arrowhead Stadium, totaling 190 yards and 2 touchdowns. If you’re lacking a WR3, you could do worse than Moore.
Terrelle Pryor: (vs. KC): I know what you’re thinking. “You just said to play his receiver!” I know. But his receiver won’t lose points for interceptions, which I can see the Chiefs getting a couple. The Chiefs are the number 1 fantasy defense and have 21 sacks so far this year, so it could be a long day for Pryor.
Ray Rice (vs. GB): Call it a hunch, but I don’t see Ray Rice A) getting the ball as much as he did last week (33 touches) and B) scoring 2 touchdowns again. He only averaged 2.7 yards per carry on his rushes, so it’s not like he had a stellar performance. In what could be a shootout game, I wouldn’t feel great about playing Rice.
T.Y. Hilton (vs. SD): It might be really hard to sit him after his 140 yard and 2 touchdown performance, but I would like to see more consistency. Especially considering the fact that he had just 2 receptions for 13 yards 3 weeks ago. There’s always a chance for him to catch a bomb and instantly become fantasy relevant, but he can also do nothing. If you have other receivers that could play above him, I would. However, he’s one or two good games away from becoming a must-start.
Sorry for the lateness this week, it has been a busy week with family. Good luck to you this week.
I would like to end with a mini story. My brother’s wife and first year fantasy player was called as “useless as CJ Spiller” today. Her response? “Don’t you EVER compare me to CJ Spiller.” Only 5 weeks in, and she already understands the frustrations that come with owning underachieving players. Welcome to fantasy football.
Until next time,