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09 Sep 2009

Week 1 WR Matchups

I have a difficult choice with who to start in a 14 team standard scoring league. My WR1 is V. Jackson, and the 3 choices for backups are:
Santonio Holmes vs. Tennessee
Ted Ginn vs. Atlanta
Josh Morgan vs. Arizona

I've seen all three ranked similarly to each other in most predictions, was wondering if anyone had any insights or was facing a similar choice.

Posted by: nducks1 on 09 Sep 2009

2 replies , Last at 10 Sep 2009, 2:17pm by Too, Chief

Re: Week 1 WR Matchups
by Fontes of Wayne :: Wed, 09/09/2009 - 6:35pm

Judging by last season (which, admittedly, is far from an ideal methodology), Atlanta was a middle-of-the-road pass D, while Tennessee's was quite good. Arizona was bad against #1 receivers, but good against #2 wideouts, and has added McFadden. I lean towards Ginn, but there's a reason they're ranked close to each other.

Re: Week 1 WR Matchups
by Too, Chief (not verified) :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 2:17pm

I think Holmes is the best of that group normally, and I'd be tempted to stick with him this week for that reason. I just don't have enough confidence in our sense of the matchups yet.

I'm not sure it's predictive of anything, but Holmes did have 93 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Titans last year.

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