Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 Nov 2009

Roethlisberger or Brees??

Should I start Big Ben (@ KC) or Brees (@ TB)? Brees has been kinda cold lately.

Here's my scoring system:

Passing and Rushing TDs: 6 points
Passing and Rushing 2-point conversions: 2 points
Passing Yards: 0 - 300 PaYds: 1 point for every 25 PaYds, 301+ PaYds: 2 points for every 25 PaYds

Posted by: MisterSnrub on 22 Nov 2009

2 replies , Last at 28 Nov 2009, 4:02pm by Dan501

Re: Roethlisberger or Brees??
by Wooba Gooba :: Sun, 11/22/2009 - 11:44am

I think it's a matter of the opportunities they'll both get over the course of the game. I can see the Stillers going up big on KC and rushing more... so his passing may be non-existant by the time the 4th quarter rolls around.

Although Brees has been a bit cold lately, he's still getting you decent points each week. This could also be a 300-yard week for him, throw in a couple TDs.

I'd go with Brees, even though there will likely not be many points separating them this week. Ben for TDs on low yardage, Brees for big yardage and low TDs.

Wooba Gooba

Re: Roethlisberger or Brees??
by Dan501 (not verified) :: Sat, 11/28/2009 - 4:02pm

The latest out of the 'Burgh is that R'berger is unlikely to play due to the after effects of the concussion he suffered last week. 2nd year QB Dennis Dixon will probably start for the Steelers. You have to go with Brees here.

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