Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Nov 2009

Week 9 QB and RB

Do I play the matchup of Hasselbeck vs. Detroit or the better QB Roethlisberger vs a seemingly good Denver pass defense in Colorado?

For running backs (No PPR), which two of Julius Jones, Jamaal Charles, Steve Slaton, Ryan Moats. Jones is a no-brainer, but is it worth trying to figure out which of Slaton or Moats will do better or do I just go with Charles who is at least starting, even if behind a poor line and against a decent run defense.

Posted by: Red Hedgehog on 08 Nov 2009

1 reply , Last at 08 Nov 2009, 4:43am by Zheng

Re: Week 9 QB and RB
by Zheng :: Sun, 11/08/2009 - 4:43am

I'd have to take Hasselbeck over Roethlisberger this week, but Hass does have a little more risk associated with him, if only because his team has been all over the map this season.

RB is harder. Ordinarily Julius is hardly a no-brainer but given your options... Anyway, I'd go with Jamaal; he's an outside runner so that may help him avoid the legendary Jags run D. It's hard to play any Texans RBs without knowing what is going on in Kubiak's head.

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