Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Oct 2009

Week 6 Matchups vs. Stars

League 1, Standard Scoring:
2 of
Marques Colston vs. NYG
Vincent Jackson vs Den
Nate Burleson vs Ari
Jeremy Maclin @ Oak

The Giants have absolutely shut down #1 WRs (receivers in general). Denver is second in Kryptonite for WRs. The Cardinals and Raiders tend to give up much more fantasy points (and I'm thinking Asomugha will be on Jackson, not Maclin). I'm leaning toward Colson and Burleson.

League 2, PPR
3 of
Vincent Jackson vs. Den
Andre Johnson @ Cin
Eddie Royal @ SD
Jeremy Maclin @ Oak
Donnie Avery @ Jac

Jackson and Johnson seem like no-brainers, but if you check the number, Cincinnati has murdered #1 WRs (it's #2s that do any damage to Cincy). I'm thinking Jackson, Johnson, and Avery. But I'm tempted to sub in Royal or Maclin for Johnson.

Posted by: Red Hedgehog on 16 Oct 2009

1 reply , Last at 16 Oct 2009, 9:06pm by Zheng

Re: Week 6 Matchups vs. Stars
by Zheng :: Fri, 10/16/2009 - 9:06pm

#1: Didn't I see this combination elsewhere in the forum? Anyway I go Burleson (shootout), VJax (Champ Bailey notwithstanding), Colston (based on talent and NO's swarm of good receiving options), Maclin (Nnamdi? Blowout abandon the pass?)

#2: I'd go with your 3. ESPN's Breakdown makes a good point: yes, CIN has been tough on #1 WRs... but which ones? Derrick Mason, Santonio Holmes, Brandon Marshall (week 1 holdout), DeSean Jackson (hurt/no OL), Braylon Edwards (bad team). Talented, but there are no Megatrons or Fitzes or Mosses on that list. I believe in AJ this week. Though for all you know I'm a raving lunatic.

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