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This week there are a lot of obvious starts. Without further ado…
Washington at Minnesota
Start ’em – WR Pierre Garcon: my love affair with the man named Pierre continues for anther week.
Sit ’em – The Defenses: Neither are playing particularly well. Unless you are in a bye week bind I would surely look elsewhere. At this point even carrying either defense on your team is debatable.
Seattle at Atlanta
Start ’em – WR Harry Douglas: Small shifty WR’s give the big Seattle CB’s the most trouble. I think he as an OK game. Nothing great, but a solid WR3 start.
Start ’em – WR Doug Baldwin : He is a much better real life football player than Fantasy, but with Harvin and Rice out, he will have the opportunity to have a good game. Also ATL’s defense is allowing opposing QB’s an over 100 rating. He and Golden Tate could do very well this game.
Detroit at Chicago
Start ’em – WR Alshon Jeffery : He is becoming nearly an every week Flex start. I thought he might miss a step with McCown manning the control, but he didn’t. Who would have thunk that?
Sit ’em – Detriot WR’s other than Calvin Johnson: Look elsewhere unless you are in a bye week. I dont think Durham, Burleson or any other WR they trot out can produce consistently to deserve a start. Only if you are in the most dire of situations.
Philadelphia at Green Bay
Start ’em – WR Jordy Nelson: I think he will be the #1 target of Seneca Wallace. He looked his way often last week and should continue to do so. With Rodgers he was a WR2, now a WR3/ Flex and still a solid start.
Sit ’em – Green Bay Def: Clay Matthews might be back but he will have a club instead of a hand. I have a feeling that the Eagles will put up some yards and points in this game. Enough of both to make this a shaky start.
Jacksonville at Tennessee
Start ’em – WR Cecil Shorts: He is a better than average start this week. Shorts has been dinged up and has been inconsistent. This week, as the clear #1 in Jax, I think he sees a good number of targets in a surprisingly close AFC South Battle.
Start ’em – RB Shonn Green: Now this is a bye week flex start, but the guy got 9 carries last week and scored a TD. If you are in a bye week or injury bind, Greene will be able to help out. If he is on your waiver wire, get him now because most pickings are slim.
St. Louis at Indianapolis
Start ’em – TY Hilton: Holy Hell, if you aren’t starting this guy yet do yourself a favor and start him. Where have you been if you haven’t been starting him? WR2 with upside. Must start every week. After this week you wont see him on this list because it will be elementary.
Oakland at NY Giants
Start ’em – QB Eli Manning: He has been a turn over machine all year. He hasn’t been good at all, but the Raiders are vulnerable. See what Nick Foles did to them? I wouldn’t expect that, but I would expect 250 and 2 TDs at the minimum.
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Start ’em – WR Stevie Johnson: E.J. Manual is back, Steelers D is terrible. I would expect a good number of targets for Mr. Johnson.
Cincinnati at Baltimore
Start ’em – QB Joe Flacco: Baltimore ‘s line is terrible and they cant run the ball. What to do? Air it out! No all-world DT Geno Adkins will help as well.
Carolina at San Francisco
Sit ’em – Panthers Def: They have been awesome most of the year. Going into SF is a tough task. If you have a solid backup D, you might want to think about going with them this week. If the Panthers can play well in SF, they become an every week start.
Houston at Arizona
Start ’em – Arizona Def: The Cards blitz like hell. They are one of the highest percentage blitz teams in the league. Case Keenum is a nice story, but I think he struggles some under the heavy pressure of the Cards D.
Sit ’em – RB Andre Ellington: I know he is a hot commodity and is playing well, but the Cards line is pretty terrible and the Texans line is pretty great. Not the worst play as a flex, but he is at the most a flex play this week.
Denver at San Diego
Start ’em – WR Keenan Allen: The Chargers are going to have to throw the hell out of the ball to keep up with the Broncos. Allen will be the beneficiary. He is beginning to be a must start in all formats.
Dallas at New Orleans
Sit ’em – Saints Def: The Cowboys put up numbers on all the teams they have played. This game has all the makings of a shoot out. I would avoid this unless you aren’t penalized for yardage.
Miami at Tampa Bay
Start ’em – RB Mike James: He is a flex start this week. Miami has a tough D. This much is known, but so does Seattle. I don’t think he has a monster game, but I think he has the coaching staff’s confidence to carry the load and that is important moving forward.