Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Dec 2009

Need some varied advice

Okay, thanks to Arizona's stinker, I made it past the bye round of the playoffs. Now I face the #1 team in the league. My league's scoring is pretty standard, no PPR, QBs do get 6 points for each TD throw.

QB: Roethlisberger, Hasselbeck

Roethlisberger's output against the Browns last week scares the beejeezus out of me and the Packers have a good defense. Do I bench him for Hasselbeck vs. the woeful Buccaneers?

RB: Steven Jackson, Jamaal Charles, Julius Jones, Chris Brown, Chris Jennings

While SJ's matchup isn't bad, I'm really worried that the Texans just put 9 in the box especially if Null starts again (Boller is rumored to have swine flu). Jamaal Charles seems like a great start against Cleveland's porous run defense and Jones and Jennings (and Brown) seem like great matchups, but they may be splitting/getting limited carries. (And there's always Leonard Weaver if I want to take a risk)

WR: Vincent Jackson, Marques Colston, Antonio Bryant

I haven't heard anything about the Saints resting so I assume Colston is safe. I'm very worried about Jackson against Cincinnati's pass defense. Bryant plays for a much worse team, but has a much better matchup. Waiver wire options include Lee Evans, Bernard Berrian (Harvin is out, right?), Braylon Edwards, and Jason Avant (or Reggie Brown).

TE: Brent Celek

Pretty sure I'll go with Celek, but Fred Davis is a tempting pickup.

D/ST: Jets, Texans

The Jets have done very well for me the past two weeks and against a Ryan and Turner-less Falcons team could continue that, but Houston has an extremely juicy matchup against the Rams (especially if Null plays). The Seahawks D vs. Tampa would be another option.

Posted by: Red Hedgehog on 17 Dec 2009

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