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29 Sep 2011

Cam Newton or Matt Ryan

Who would you start this week? The league is 12-team, 0.5PPR

Newton @ CHI
Ryan @ SEA

I've also got a dilemma between (2 of) Mendenhall/Bradshaw/Hillis.

And (2 of) Wayne/Moss/Moore/Nelson/Decker.

And any one of those guys can also fill in at my flex spot. Thoughts?

Posted by: Arjen.Robben on 29 Sep 2011

2 replies , Last at 30 Sep 2011, 12:13pm by jabrch

Re: Cam Newton or Matt Ryan
by mcbrown :: Thu, 09/29/2011 - 1:44pm

Ryan is the safer play, especially against Seattle. Personally, I would start Newton every week in the hopes of either (a) Carolina playing from behind and passing a lot, or (b) opposing defense finally decides to focus on Newton's arm rather than his legs and allows him to start running the ball more. But I lean towards high the risk/high reward approach.

RB: All 3 (1 in your flex spot)
WR: Is that Denarius or Lance Moore? If D. Moore, then Moss and Moore (I would play any offensive player against NE at this point). If L. Moore, Moss and pick at random. I would not start any of your WR over any RB at the flex spot.

Re: Cam Newton or Matt Ryan
by jabrch :: Fri, 09/30/2011 - 12:13pm

Ryan. Don't get too cute early in the year. Play the guy who you drafted to be your QB unless he proves he can't.

RB - Mendehall and Hills.

WR - Yuck - I don't like your options much.

Flex - Absolutely your third RB - whomever it is.

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