Thursday, November 8, 2007

Start/Sit: Week 10


Start: J.P Losman- Some people consider threatening a man's job will give him the proper motivation. Whether or not it's the correct course of action to take, it certainly seems to have worked wonders with J.P. Just when it seemed as though Trent Edwards would be the future for the Bills, an injury re-opened the door for Losman and he has played well enough to keep the rookie at bay for now. Losman gets the woeful Dolphins D this week and should put his rediscovered connection with Lee Evans to good use. Forecast: 225 yards, 2 touchdowns

Sit: Kurt Warner- It's not really Kurt's fault...he's just not very reliable at this stage in his career. He was stuck in that Foodtown in Dubuque (or wherever) during what should have been some very productive years. In any case, playing against the surging Lions defense will not help him further his career this week. Unless you don't have other options, I'd steer clear of Grocery Boy. Forecast: 190 yards, 1 touchdown (to Anquan Boldin, of course), 2 interceptions, 2 sacks

Running Back:

Start: Kevin Jones- KJ has been somewhat enigmatic this season. He rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown against the Bears, but turns in only 71 yards against the Sieves, I mean The Broncos. Weird, wacky stuff, but look for him to have another good matchup in the offing here against an Arizona club that's been giving up 125 yards per game on the ground. He ought to be especially useful late in the game, eating up the clock. Forecast: 110 yards, 1 touchdown

Sit: Shaun Alexander- Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Only two years removed from an 1,800+ yard rushing season, Alexander managed 32 yards against Cleveland, a team your Aunt Delia could hit the rushing century mark against (provided that she uses one cut and hits the hole with authority). He hasn't been healthy the entire year and continues to make fantasy owners miserable who drafted him based on his name alone. Even with an enticing matchup against the 49'ers, he should be planted firmly on your bench. Forecast: 40 yards

Wide Receiver:

Start: David Patten- "The Little General" has averaged 90 receiving yards in his last two games and is proving to be a useful cog in the great New Orleans Comeback Story. He gets the winless Rams at the Superdome this week, which is understandably a good situation. Drew Brees has been on fire and will certainly take to the air, a pretty good thing for Patten, who has carved out an 11 year career for himself despite the fact he wasn't even drafted. He does another famous Patton (George S.) proud, who once remarked: " If a man does his best, what else is there?" Forecast- 5 receptions, 90 yards, 1 touchdown

Sit: Steve Smith- We really hate to keep harping on poor Steve, but his season has been a complete disaster since Jake Delhomme retreated to the bayou to heal his arm. He's trying his hardest, but he has 5 catches for a combined 33 yards over the last two games. I'll grant you that the Falcons are hardly an imposing defensive squad, but with either "Has-Been Vinny" or "Never-Was Carr" throwing the ball, any defense can look spectacular. Until he shows some signs of life, I'd say put Steve on the "Do Not Resuscitate" list. Forecast- 4 catches, 40 yards

Tight End:

Start: Donald Lee- It looks like Bubba Franks' time in Green Bay has come to an end and Lee becomes his worthy replacement. He just signed a 4 year, 12 million dollar contract extension and will be in the mood to show the Packers how grateful he is. The Packers play the Vikings this week, who can defend the run like no one's business but can be thrown on all day long. Even though Brett Favre spreads the ball around, Lee will still get his share and be useful. Forecast- 4 receptions, 60 yards

Sit: Vernon Davis- "Super Freak" has been on a nice little run the past two weeks, averaging 74 yards per game to go with 6 catches. However, the 49'ers play Seattle at Qwest Field this Monday night, which is where the run will end. It's not so much that the Seahawks have linebackers who can cover Davis. It's really more an issue of just how many sacks and interceptions they will force QB Alex Smith into. Forecast: 3 receptions, 40 yards


Start: Oakland- The Raiders have been pretty average when it comes to overall defense this year, but they are particularly good at garnering interceptions. Enter Brian Griese, who is pretty good at throwing them. It really shouldn't be much of a stretch to figure out what should happen here. With defenses like Tampa Bay on a bye week, Oakland makes for a nice fill in. Forecast- 3 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 touchdown

Sit: Baltimore- Can I possibly be suggesting sitting the Mighty Ravens at home? If you watched Monday Night's game against the Steelers, you'd know why. It's not that I think the Ravens are bad. It's just that I think that, with both starting cornerbacks injured, they are ripe to be had by a desperate Bengals team who will throwing the ball like it's going out of style. Forecast- 2 sacks

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