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11 Sep 2009

Slaton v. Kevin Smith

Steve Slaton vs. NYJ or Kevin Smith @ NO?

Standard rules: 1/10yd, 6/td, no ppr, most points wins

I was thinking that Slaton was the obvious choice, but now I'm looking at the matchups (projected defensive DVOA -0.6% for NYJ vs. 17.4% for NO), thinking about how Smith looked better in the preseason, and considering the fact that Chris Brown isn't injured yet, and I'm wondering.

Posted by: Dan on 11 Sep 2009

1 reply , Last at 11 Sep 2009, 11:00am by Fontes of Wayne

Re: Slaton v. Kevin Smith
by Fontes of Wayne :: Fri, 09/11/2009 - 11:00am

It's a theme on the comments so far that, early on, you have to go with talent. You didn't draft Slaton in the first round (or early second, maybe) to sit him in week one. Combine that with the fact that Houston is more likely to be ahead or close late in the game (and, thus, still running the football) than Detroit, and I'd still go with Slaton.

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