The second installment of this weeks Starts and Sits. We have a full complement of games this week so you will have your whole roster. Lots of decisions this week. If you have questions or hate mail hit us up on Twitter ArtOfScore
Good luck this week! The playoffs are decided this week. If you are out of it, play spoiler and piss off your buddy.
Buccaneers at Panthers
Start ‘em – RB Jonathan Stewart: With D-Willy’s quad in question, its looks like Stewart is in line for the carries this week. Tampa’s D is no joke and are playing well, but its hard to sit anyone thats set up to get 15 carries.
Jaguars at Browns
Start em – Browns Defense: The Jaguars have been playing better lately and I think they have a chance to win this game, but they are not very good on offense. They are last in points and last in yards. They are also playing in Cleveland and Cleveland has had a very good season on defense 4th in yards allowed.
Sit ‘em – WR Cecil Shorts III: Joe Hayden has had a great season, but he got beat fairly regularly last week by Antonio Brown last week. I think he comes back and has a game against Mr. Shorts.
Patriots at Texans
Start ‘em – RB Shane Vareen: He is going to be a must start from here on out. The Texans still have a very formidable defense ranked first in yards allowed. Vareen transcends this and has a good game running and receiving. He had 11 targets and 8 catches last week. Vareen also had 10 carries.
Titans at Colts
Start ‘em – TE Colby Fleener: He got a lot of garbage time yards and a score last week at Arizona. I am not in love with him this week, but I think they can attack the Titans in the middle of the field. This is a low TE1 start this week. Starting Fleener will all depend on who else you have at TE.
Sit ‘em – RB Trent Richardson: There is no reason to start him at all. He is not playing well, he is not reading his blocks well. He has shown me nothing at all. I am sure you have better starts as a flex on your roster.
Bears at Vikings
Start ‘em – RB Adrian Peterson: Of course you are going to start him. He is A.P. We usually stray away from obvious starts, I just want to point out that he could run for 200 yards in this game if his groin is healthy. The Bears run defense is laughable.
Dolphins at Jets
Start ‘em – Dolphins Defense: Man, the Jets offense has been bad. Really bad. I am not sure it gets much better at home this week. The Dolphins defense hasn’t been great, but neither has the Jets offense. It would depend on what you have as another defense, but they are worth a match up start this week.
Sit ‘em – RB Lamar Miller: Mr. Miller has 27 yards rushing his last 3 games. 27 yards rushing total! He has been a little better in the passing game as of late, but that isn’t saying much when you are comparing it to 27 yards. Say what you want about the Jets. Their defense is stout. You never know, but I see him as a low level flex this week until he snaps out of this funk. If you have to start him, I get it. I just don’t like the match up or production as of late.
Cardinals at Eagles
Start ‘em – WR Michael Floyd: With 13 catches and nearly 300 yards the past 2 weeks combined, Michael Floyd is having the season the Cardinals expected when they drafted him in the first round last year. In addition, Carson Palmer is playing better. No reason to not start him this week against an so-so Eagles secondary.
Falcons at Bills
Start ‘em – Bills Defense: Man oh man. What happened to the Falcons? One play away from the Super Bowl last year and now, they are circling the drain. Sure they are playing in Toronto, but I just don’t seem them coming out and playing well against a Bills defense that is a top 10 scoring defense in most formats.
Start ‘em – Buffalo Running Backs: I would feel good starting either Fred Jackson or C.J. Spiller this week against the Falcons. I feel that they will pound the rock against the Falcons porous and poor defense.
Rams at 49ers
Sit ‘em – WR Tavon Austin: He is a really exciting player, but he doesn’t get many touches. He only had 3 non-special teams touches last week. Yes, is one rush was for a 65 yard touch down, but that can not be counted on week to week. I think the 49ers defense has a plan for him. If you don’t have a better play as a flex, go for it, but he is extreme boom or bust.
Broncos at Chiefs
Sit ‘em – Chiefs Defense: I know they are at home and all that, but Houston and Hali are both nicked up. They are also playing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos and these guys have a pretty great offense. Its just not a good match up.
Bengals at Chargers
Start ‘em – RB Giovanni Bernard: Gio has been pretty consistent this year points wise. I see this game as a shoot out and Gio will be in the middle of it. Both teams need this game badly. Gio will continue to be used more and more as the season goes on.
Start ‘em – TE Ladarius Green: After his big game last week, the secret is out. If Antonio Gates is out or limited this week, Green might be a sneaky TE play depending on your roster and health. A great pick up in dynasty if he is sitting out there for some unknown reason.
Giants at Redskins
Start ‘em – RB Andre Brown: The Giants are running the ball better the past five games or so, that much is certain. What else is certain is that the Redskins defense is just not that good. They play hard, but they don’t have the horses. I would start Brown this week and not think twice about it.
Saints at Seahawks
Start ‘em – Wr Marques Colston: As a Seahawks fan, I am pretty certain that Sherman will be on Jimmy Graham. With that Colston will be matched up against one of the young Seattle corners. Colston is a wily veteran and should have a productive night.